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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Fruita, usa trail report for Sunday feb. 28, 2010

The Lunch Loops will certainly be the first rideable trails- operative word "WILL". Yesterday I hiked out along the Tabeguache trail and up Pete-e-kes a little way (we are jonesing like the best of them and thought for sure these trails would be ready). Longstory short is that the peeps who made these ruts clearly received the instant karma reserved for those who ride muddy Bentonite trails...happy bike washing guys.









Just think what a drag it is to ride rutted trails all summer and, "keep it in your pants" a little longer- (to borrow a phrase)











Well, not too hard to get the unfortunate point here- there is NO riding to be had out at the 18.

I will admit I thought for sure we could at least ride Kessel's after the warmer days last week, but as you can see below that would be a big N-O for awhile yet.










And awhile longer for chutes and ladders...

There is super satisfying riding to be had, just not on the dirt. Just ask all the roadies ripping up the monument with grins the size of Montana...
Let us find joy with our 2 wheels on the pavement for now and in the vision of the desert blooming out of control in a couple of months!

1 comment:

  1. Looks mucky, but more fun that I'm having. After the deluge and NCS game, it was too late for a ride. So I did 8 hill repeats. Two of which went all the way from the bottom of Graff to Graff court. Just thought I'd let you know.

    Also, I see my available trail time being seriously diminished. We just started annotating Great Expectations. But, I'm starting some cardio work outs and the roadie will be a definite ride expedient.

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