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Sunday, November 13
Out west
We needed a little getaway, as her folks will be in town for a week, starting next Sunday. Drove out Saturday early morning through some crappy weather (picture semi's stalled out on ice in the slow lane up Vail Pass!) and hit the Western Rim. Headed back to town for some food and a warm bed, and hit the Ribbon today. The trail's on top of cliff in pic #2, basically a huge slab 'o rock. I rode this bike all weekend, and it was good.



16 Comments:
Blogger redstone said...
Cool shots there Debaser. How's the rigid life?

Blogger htop said...
damn, you always take some good pics. spent time in the park, on gravel and the road. the wind was nasty here.

Blogger debaser said...
Glad you like the pics. Everything was deserted this weekend, kind strange, but I like it that way.

I figure if that longhaired hippie can get away with riding rigid, so can I. I havn't seen suspension in about 3 weeks. I'm picking better lines. I'm taking knarly sections a bit slower, but I'm not walking much more than I would on the big bike. Even on the scary pseudo-exposed stuff on Eagle's Wing.

That said, I still want a fork for it.

Blogger mw said...
no suspension for over a year. yeah, i'm in different terrain. sue me.

i'm stoked to see a rigid fork with the gnarly backgroud.

Blogger sda said...
me and tom wood (remember him from enduro a couple times back?) rode that trail on our visit to FFTF two springs ago ... he was on the karate monkey. we had a good good time until we got of course somehow and ended up riding on a hiking trail in the colorado national monument.

"so sorry mr. ranger man, we got lost."

Blogger debaser said...
Lots of the same terrain we rode this spring. I confess, I had the Enduro in the Jeep as a backup, never felt like I needed it. Now, if I was trying to keep up with someone, could have been a different story.

Blogger mw said...
yeah, exactly debaser...if you were trying to keep up with someone...otherwise you don't NEED it. the doing without is what i find interesting. we all can bomb a big rock section on the normal mtb, but try it without all the gagets.

Blogger redstone said...
I need it.

Blogger debaser said...
I won't be giving up suspension anytime soon - I'm anxious to ride this bike with a Reba.

Focusing on one for a while really improves riding the other - after dusting the cobwebs off the Enduro in the middle of the summer I felt like I was picking way better lines - and riding way faster.

Blogger Chaybo said...
i like that second picture.

the tree looks like he's taking a quick break by leaning on that massive rock.


Very cool landscape....i've got to drag my lazy ass down there someday.

Blogger mw said...
well, when it comes to fun there's more then one way to skin a cat.

Blogger bdiddy said...
Once again nice pics!

I wonder if I would be missed on Turkey Day in Licoln if i went westward instead?

Another nice thing about riding rigid is there is one less thing on your bike you have to maintain. The cool thing is you have the rigid fork for it now for a back up if you blow your sussy fork up or sell it off and you are in between forks! Whatever you ride Do it with a Smile!

Blogger debaser said...
Speaking of doing it with a smile, the Fisher just got dropped off at Fedex. Yeehaw!

Blogger Chaybo said...
that sold quick !

Blogger debaser said...
My bidness card reads "Sales Manager" for a reason.

Granted, I'm not a silent assasin like you...

Blogger bdiddy said...
You were like a Ninja on that last Croll auction!

Stealthy bastard ;)