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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

John's summer visit to Fruita, USA

Jen and i have had the great pleasure of hosting her brother John here in Fruita, USA for the past couple of days. a lot of miles were put on the bikes, both on the road and on the VTT's as well.
here's a photo montage of our riding from today and a few brief captions with the images. i don't need to blab on too much about everything that we did. i will just let the pictures do most of the talking and let the loyal AYC readers draw their own conclusions as to whether or not we had any fun during John's visit.



here is the Guardian of the Trail, posted up on his favorite rock Mary's- freshly molted and resplendent in brilliant colors.


morning light and slickrock on Horsethief Bench, Jen dropping in.



Jen heads straight for the best line on this section of Horsethief Bench- avoiding the "dragon's teeth" on her right and the deep canyon on the left. any mistakes made here are both costly and painful.



John chases Jen on the short road section between Prime Cut and Frontside out at the 18 mile.
yes, we got in two great sessions on the bikes today for about 5 hours of ride time... just in case you were wondering.



John did quite well for a guy coming straight from sea level and getting the suffer put upon him in 95 degree heat. not to mention that not-so-well fitting demo bike.



Jen powers up the climb on Frontside- it's a lot steeper than what the photo would lead one to believe.



the siblings about to point the bikes downhill and enjoy the effort it took to climb up here.



time out for a short breather and evaluation of the trail ahead.



Jen and John navigating the hogback on Zippity.



dropping into the chute on Zippity- pain awaits those who make a careless
move. Jen shows how to do it right. John cleaned it on his first try, having never ridden nor seen the trail before.

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