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Friday, April 9, 2010

Fruita, usa trail report for April 9, 2010

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good times at the Bookcliffs/18 mile area tonight. (*deleted*) and i went out after work and managed to cover a lot of singletrack. we didn't see any other riders once we went past the campground on Kessel run.

nice warm temperatures this evening, and no wind, either. it would appear that spring has arrived with no uncertainty whatsoever. no complaints here- i'm just looking forward to a few days off so that i can get my yahs without a time or available daylight constraint to worry about.

i am also in dire need of some direct solar application of vitamin D.

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(*deleted*) rides up Western Zippity, comfortable in short sleeves, and in a colorway complimented by the skyway.

trails in the greater Fruita area are superb and awaiting your riding pleasure. Loma/Kokopellis, Rabbit Valley, as well as the 18 mile are all reporting "good to go". weather service reports that we are headed for a stretch of nice conditions for some long rides on the trail.

roadbikes are good, too, btw. whatever your flavor, neighbor.


  1. Thanks for the trail updates! Really like the new cover pick as well, especially the choice in re-hydration beverage. Nice!

  2. Good eye LTR- you know how those Friday afterwork rides go!
    I was actually wondering what NoahColorado is doing in those spif gloves- he never seems to have no stinkin gloves on in those awesome Western Slopestyle vids of his- guess he just needs em for the big climbs...