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  1. anthonysloan

    anthonysloan Chimp

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    That first snow we got sent me packing westward. 3 trails, two days, not a bad stab. Loveland had lifts running when we drove by, but it is prime time for GJ, Fruita, Moab and...other places. We must not be distracted by early season avalanche makers.





    First up, the New Holy Cross trail out at Tabby, aka Lunch Loops, v.i.z. nice techy riding.






    Big wheels keep on rolling..







    That there guy was our host. Chef, gentleman, philosopher. Friend to small woodland creatures, responsible rebel and all around good egg.



    Big y small. We passed a guy on a turqiouse 575 and a bystabder said something to the effect of "look at these guys, they must be employees." Nope, they are just nice bikes.



    After a hearty helping of lunch loops nourishment, we decided it would be civilized and prudent to whip up a quick dessert of Ribbon Shuttle.





    Motto: "Mind yonder ledge, live to cook another day."



    Chaz just above "Don't stuff your wheel into that gap"

    Fade out, Pablo's Pizza. Red Truck, Farmer's Friend.

    Fade up to:



    An Absa-gosh-darned-lutely perfect day out at the Koko loops.









    Somewhere in there we met up with a bevy of winsome women that were riding Koko all the way to Moab. "Come with us!" ...sigh.
     

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  2. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    ha!! nice pics... looks like a great time was had..

    so what happened to the moab bound women?? no pics??
     
  3. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Dammit, dammit, dammit!! We were there on Friday. Had to leave due to sick kids. We were gonna do that Ribbon Shuttle. Dammit, dammit, dammit.

    Oh - Holy Cross kicks huge amounts of ass! :thumb:
     
  4. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    Sucks for you!

    *edit*
    Excellent photos!
     
  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Yes. Yes it does. Thanks for pointing that out. :eviltongu
     
  6. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    At least I never even got close to a trail... or a bike for that matter...
     
  7. MizN8

    MizN8 Monkey

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    Kewl pix!

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.......just wondering N8...........remember last summer that I had no problems breathing in CO Springs when we were visiting with Paul but was having major difficulties in Alb just the previous day? Maybe it was a sign?

    Seriously............does anyone know if CO has better air than NM for asthmatics?
     
  8. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I know Denver doesn't. :dead:

     
  9. MizN8

    MizN8 Monkey

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    Just wondering.........

    I have found that I have trouble breathing just riding the easy trails in Alb, NM but had no problems at all in CO Springs and was able to ride on much more technical terrain...............N8 says I will get used to it if we move there but I wonder if that would be the case?
     
  10. MizN8

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    Bummer!
     
  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You guys better move to Taos so I have a place to crash when I come down to go skiing........ :think:
     
  12. MizN8

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    I agree........Taos is awesome........and there is a river to go kayaking in!
     
  13. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    The Taos Box = :eek:!!!!
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    You shouldn't really be referring to your wife this way..... :think:

















    Especially since you haven't even moved there yet. ;)
     
  15. MizN8

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    Maybe if my hubby would take me to Denver to go biking I can figure out for myself if it's easier for me to breathe there..............hint hint!

    D
     
  16. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Nudge nudge, wink wink. Ah... saynomore, saynomore.
     
  17. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    N8 ---> :nuts: <--- MizN8

    :p
     
  18. MizN8

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    Lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    :D
    :heart:
     
  20. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    I found out Fri nite that one of my friends has access to the Poma Ranch in Pagosa Springs, CO. His wife's family owns the ranch.

    It looks like a great spot for biking, trout fishing and elk hunting.