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First Ride of the season

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Heading out tomorrow for the first ride of the season.  Supposed to be almost 70. Should be a great time with friends and family. All loaded, gassed up and ready to hit the road.

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Jealous. Had an unusual long cold winter might take another 2 or 3 weeks for the ice to melt. Usually out on the trails by now.

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What an awesome day, was about 32 degrees when we started but warmed to about 70 as a high.  Was an interesting ride today I didnt expect as much snow as we ran into.  So some of the trails we went on were labeled Black diamond,  have been on them before but being's they are nestled in the trees,  many were solid ice. Making the decent on some of them way more technical than what I'm normally used to. Planning how to maneuver a turn when corners are sharp and dry is one thing planning how your going slide around it without flying off the edges is another. Made for an exciting but tiring day.  My Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 performed flawlessly.  Since I was the designated leader I also doubled as the Guinea pig, made several walking trips back up the hill to guide others down and to ride my wife's machine down through several tricky areas. Was some of the best riding I've had to date,  just had to think clearly and be careful. We stopped at a spot called "The Lunchroom" an area between these big slabs of rock with a couple of rudimentary tables to eat lunch. Am growing more fond of this area each time we ride it. Rode from about 9 until 4:30, with the slippery trails that was plenty. Got home about 5:30 spent 4 1/2 hours cleaning up the machines.  Looking forward to the next ride. 

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11 hours ago, jeepwm69 said:

Great pics as always! 

Thanks Jeep, this is a great place to ride but really have to work to get some nice scenery in the distance to look at. It really is more about who you ride with, the fun you have, and recording the day for everyone, pics with people in them are more important.  But is also nice to share those AAAAHaah moments of the the views as we see as well. More to come as the spring and summer progresses.

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the picture in your avatar, looks like one i seen on the other forum. i just cant find any pictures at the old place.

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I think I did use that pic in the other avatar on the other one. I do like that area. 

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23 hours ago, Freedomflyer said:

I think I did use that pic in the other avatar on the other one. I do like that area. 

i thought it was in a series of pictures, 3 or 4.. nice country ya got up there.

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7 hours ago, LedFTed said:

i thought it was in a series of pictures, 3 or 4.. nice country ya got up there.

It is, that is one of my favorite places to ride. It is close to home, can be there in about 20-25 minutes from our driveway to the trailhead parking lot. One of our night ride trails, it is one of the prettiest areas that we ride. 

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