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Old May 14th 07, 05:50 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike
Ride-A-Lot
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Default No sleep and hot days make Mitchell something... something... something.

I could not sleep at all on Saturday night. Don't know why, but I woke
at midnight and was up until six. After a two
hour catnap, I headed to the hills dead tired. I figured I would do a
climb up Chiney Gulch until I passed out.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5726.jpg

It was brutally hot on Sunday morning. Already temps were in the 80's
and the sun was beating down on the exposed trail. I don't know if this
climb is worse than Belcher at White Ranch, but it sure seems like it.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5727.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5728.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5729.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5730.jpg

Only 2.5 miles to the top but it is one of the steeper trails in the
area and I was already starting to feel the lack of sleep take its toll.
I had to stop a couple of times to ease the dizziness.

Finally, things level out a bit, but it's still uphill.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5731.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5732.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5733.jpg

Once I get across the first saddle, there are a few trees for releif.
It was also a time to celebrate making all but one switchback on the way up.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5734.jpg

After reaching windy saddle, I decided enough was enough.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5735.jpg

So, I watched the roadies flying down lookout mountain road dor a while,
turned the bike around, and bombed down as fast as I could on the OTB
Titus without the gloves that I left in my car (ouch). I have decided
that the Racer-X and I will be parting ways this summer. I am just too
far up front and it scares the crap out of me.

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Old May 15th 07, 12:59 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike
Paladin
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Default No sleep and hot days make Mitchell something... something... something.

On May 14, 10:50 am, Ride-A-Lot
wrote:
I could not sleep at all on Saturday night. Don't know why, but I woke
at midnight and was up until six. After a two
hour catnap, I headed to the hills dead tired. I figured I would do a
climb up Chiney Gulch until I passed out.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5726.jpg

It was brutally hot on Sunday morning. Already temps were in the 80's
and the sun was beating down on the exposed trail. I don't know if this
climb is worse than Belcher at White Ranch, but it sure seems like it.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5727.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5728.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5729.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5730.jpg

Only 2.5 miles to the top but it is one of the steeper trails in the
area and I was already starting to feel the lack of sleep take its toll.
I had to stop a couple of times to ease the dizziness.

Finally, things level out a bit, but it's still uphill.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5731.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5732.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5733.jpg

Once I get across the first saddle, there are a few trees for releif.
It was also a time to celebrate making all but one switchback on the way up.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5734.jpg

After reaching windy saddle, I decided enough was enough.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5735.jpg

So, I watched the roadies flying down lookout mountain road dor a while,
turned the bike around, and bombed down as fast as I could on the OTB
Titus without the gloves that I left in my car (ouch). I have decided
that the Racer-X and I will be parting ways this summer. I am just too
far up front and it scares the crap out of me.

--
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Nice lonesome looking trails. Reminds me of these parts..

CDB

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Old May 15th 07, 02:58 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike
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Default No sleep and hot days make Mitchell something... something...something.

Ride-A-Lot wrote:
I could not sleep at all on Saturday night. Don't know why, but I woke
at midnight and was up until six. After a two
hour catnap, I headed to the hills dead tired. I figured I would do a
climb up Chiney Gulch until I passed out.



snip

Nice looking trail.
Is that trail head just South of where the paragliders land? How far
from the new homestead?

Shawn
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Old May 15th 07, 03:21 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike
GeeDubb
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Default No sleep and hot days make Mitchell something... something... something.


"Ride-A-Lot" wrote in message
m...
I could not sleep at all on Saturday night. Don't know why, but I woke at
midnight and was up until six. After a two
hour catnap, I headed to the hills dead tired. I figured I would do a
climb up Chiney Gulch until I passed out.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5726.jpg

It was brutally hot on Sunday morning. Already temps were in the 80's and
the sun was beating down on the exposed trail. I don't know if this climb
is worse than Belcher at White Ranch, but it sure seems like it.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5727.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5728.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5729.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5730.jpg

Only 2.5 miles to the top but it is one of the steeper trails in the area
and I was already starting to feel the lack of sleep take its toll. I had
to stop a couple of times to ease the dizziness.

Finally, things level out a bit, but it's still uphill.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5731.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5732.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5733.jpg

Once I get across the first saddle, there are a few trees for releif. It
was also a time to celebrate making all but one switchback on the way up.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5734.jpg

After reaching windy saddle, I decided enough was enough.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5735.jpg

So, I watched the roadies flying down lookout mountain road dor a while,
turned the bike around, and bombed down as fast as I could on the OTB
Titus without the gloves that I left in my car (ouch). I have decided
that the Racer-X and I will be parting ways this summer. I am just too
far up front and it scares the crap out of me.

--
o-o-o-o Ride-A-Lot o-o-o-o
www.schnauzers.ws


I drove home from Ridgway (the mesa) Saturday morning....jacket and full
heat going in the truck at 5:15 cmt and ended up withh full ac at 12:15 pst
when I pulled into Phx. Hit 103 which was quite a shock from the previous
weekends 8" snowfall....

I haven't been on the bike in 3 weeks since I bruised (or cracked?) my ribs
in a not-so-spectacular endo, landing on my freaking cell phone. I had just
yelled at the other 5 riders that the drop was rideable.....well...it was
the previous weekend. That and snow for three days plus rain another three,
not to mention working 12+ hrs a day on my house in Ridgway.

I'm headed back up on the 21st. Hopefully I'll get to ride before then?

Nice photos by the way.

Gary (forgot to "get back")

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Old May 15th 07, 06:52 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike
tom
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Default No sleep and hot days make Mitchell something... something... something.

On May 14, 7:21 pm, "GeeDubb" wrote:
snip

I haven't been on the bike in 3 weeks since I bruised (or cracked?) my ribs
in a not-so-spectacular endo, landing on my freaking cell phone. I had just
yelled at the other 5 riders that the drop was rideable...
Gary (forgot to "get back")


I hate it when that happens. Tom

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Old May 16th 07, 10:53 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike
Crazy Fred
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Default No sleep and hot days make Mitchell something... something... something.

On May 14, 12:50 pm, Ride-A-Lot
wrote:
I could not sleep at all on Saturday night. Don't know why, but I woke
at midnight and was up until six. After a two
hour catnap, I headed to the hills dead tired. I figured I would do a
climb up Chiney Gulch until I passed out.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5726.jpg

It was brutally hot on Sunday morning. Already temps were in the 80's
and the sun was beating down on the exposed trail. I don't know if this
climb is worse than Belcher at White Ranch, but it sure seems like it.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5727.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5728.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5729.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5730.jpg

Only 2.5 miles to the top but it is one of the steeper trails in the
area and I was already starting to feel the lack of sleep take its toll.
I had to stop a couple of times to ease the dizziness.

Finally, things level out a bit, but it's still uphill.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5731.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5732.jpg

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5733.jpg

Once I get across the first saddle, there are a few trees for releif.
It was also a time to celebrate making all but one switchback on the way up.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5734.jpg

After reaching windy saddle, I decided enough was enough.

http://www.schnauzers.ws/images/051307/IMG_5735.jpg

So, I watched the roadies flying down lookout mountain road dor a while,
turned the bike around, and bombed down as fast as I could on the OTB
Titus without the gloves that I left in my car (ouch). I have decided
that the Racer-X and I will be parting ways this summer. I am just too
far up front and it scares the crap out of me.

--
o-o-o-o Ride-A-Lot o-o-o-owww.schnauzers.ws


So thats where your at taking pictures and a might fine job. Do you
miss the pines and sand of Jersey?

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Old May 16th 07, 01:28 PM posted to alt.mountain-bike
Ride-A-Lot
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Default No sleep and hot days make Mitchell something... something...something.

Crazy Fred wrote:

So thats where your at taking pictures and a might fine job. Do you
miss the pines and sand of Jersey?


Hell no! Rocky mountain high forever!

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Old May 17th 07, 09:09 AM posted to alt.mountain-bike
Crazy Fred
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Default No sleep and hot days make Mitchell something... something... something.

On May 16, 8:28 am, Ride-A-Lot wrote:
Crazy Fred wrote:

So thats where your at taking pictures and a might fine job. Do you
miss the pines and sand of Jersey?


Hell no! Rocky mountain high forever!

--
o-o-o-o Ride-A-Lot o-o-o-owww.schnauzers.ws


Since you left Cherryhill is hotter then when the Piaza Connection hit
in the 80's. Terror Connection

 




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