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Saturday's ride, Somerset Reservoir VT

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  1. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    MBC and I rode Somerset Reservoir in Vermont yesterday (about 30 min from Mt Snow) with her cousins (two non monkeys). None of us had ridden there. It was one of the most challenging technical trails I've ridden. Lots of rock gardens that I could not clean, lot of logs that I could not get over, lots of slippery roots. MBC took a pretty good beating and has several fresh scratches and bruises to show for her efforts. :)

    Here are some pics...

    These are all of MBC...







     
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  2. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    MBC's cousin Rachel.

     
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  3. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Trixie the trail dog! She had a blast. I wish our dog could be a trail dog.



     
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  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Scenery!

    (me and MBC)





     
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    Nice pictures, IRB, thanks.
     
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  6. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Last pic and the highlight of my day. I bought this '03 Norba hat for eight bucks. :dancing:

     
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  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Oh, here are some ride pics from last weekend that I never posted. I guess this thread is as good a place as any to post them....

    Four of MBC and one of me. Lucky for her she has a picture hoar for a husband. :D









     
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    Great pics Phil, and not too far from me. I might have to make a trip over there sometime, looks like fun! :)
     
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  9. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    From what I hear there are ton of trails there. We started out kind of late in the day (4:45), so we only rode about three miles and had to turn back. The loop we did is right around the reservoir, so it was very flat. Very tough trail, though.
     
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  10. MtnBikerChk

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    Also, being so close to the water, the trail was WET and SLIPPERY.

    It was also very narrow.

    I can't wait to go back and try it again (now that my brakes are fixed ;) thanks to Splat and his grab bag of spare parts)
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Awesome pics!!!!
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    woa there buddy , picture whore , thats my job!

    Nice Pics ! one of these days need to take you around lake whitehall! ( or as some call it Whitehell! )
     
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    Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
    Nice pics! Looks like a fun place to ride :thumb:
     
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    That's only when Greg leads the ride and takes us uphill the whole time. :blah:


    Nice pics, Phil. I never made it over to Somerset to ride, but did ride at Harriman Res a little further North once.
     
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    looks nice. finding prime singletrack in VT is always a tough proposition (you need some local knowledge most of the time).
     
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    Thanks for the pics. MBC - what was the deal with the crash..just slipped on a root or what?
     
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    If you happen to ever be in Hillsborough NH, you should try your hand at the mushroom trail at Fox State Forest. The trail is almost all rocks.
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    awesome pics!!!!! I love seeing all those leaves!! except when they are wet and under my tires
     
  19. I Are Baboon

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    Crashes.
     
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    :p

    well, I'm not very good.

    and the rocks were wet and moss covered. And that stupid dog kept running in front of me.
     
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    aha - a multitude of factors!
     
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    Nice pics! Looks like the fall colors are starting to show up there.
     
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    I'm calling bullsh*t! I've ridden with you, and you rip! :thumb:
     
  24. MtnBikerChk

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    thanks - I was joking but I guess Heidi really thinks I suk. Well, compared to her, I really do :)
     
  25. Heidi

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    LOL - I don't think you suck. You'd probably kick my ass at that stuff!!!!!