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Old 12-02-11, 09:21 PM   #1
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Push and slide...

Ok I'll admit that this was not my smartest move, but man it was a blast. I went up Deer Creek Canyon today after work. I did have to push a lot of the uphill, but it was worth it. The trail was empty after the first couple minutes and the views were beautiful. For those that know this trail I only made it to roughly the "wall" before is started getting dark. The downhill was a blast, the mix of fresh snow and open trail brought a huge smile to my face. However I may snowshoe it next time LOL

First Climb


Almost flat



Quick Break


The trail



Almost turn around time


Made it back!
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Old 12-02-11, 09:34 PM   #2
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Sweet pics, we are going to get out tomorrow here cold but no snow yet. Looked like you had a blast for sure.
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looks like you had a blast

nice ride.
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Old 12-02-11, 10:54 PM   #4
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Sweet pics, we are going to get out tomorrow here cold but no snow yet. Looked like you had a blast for sure.
Have fun tomorrow! It was great!

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nice ride.
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Is that the same trail that you posted pictures of last week?
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Is that the same trail that you posted pictures of last week?
No, different trail.
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The trail looked really similar to the one you posted here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/783680-My-Turkey-day-ride!

And thought how nuts that would be to ride with all of those rocks, roots and little drops all hidden underneath the snow
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The downhill was a blast, the mix of fresh snow and open trail brought a huge smile to my face. However I may snowshoe it next time LOL
Those two sentences, when combined, don't seem to make any sense


Absolutely awesome pictures man.
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Looks both scary and fun!
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The trail looked really similar to the one you posted here: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/783680-My-Turkey-day-ride!

And thought how nuts that would be to ride with all of those rocks, roots and little drops all hidden underneath the snow
When I lived in the Springs I would do that trail year round. I have pictures somewhere.

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Absolutely awesome pictures man.
LOL It seems weird but it would also make a good snowshoe trail right now

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Wow, kudos to you. I wouldn't even dream of riding in mess like that.
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If I still lived where it snows, you can bet I'd be out there doing the same thing! The snow probably turns a 5% grade into a 15% grade.
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If I still lived where it snows, you can bet I'd be out there doing the same thing! The snow probably turns a 5% grade into a 15% grade.
CA has areas of snow, are you even close? or am I totally wrong..LOL
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It snows in the mountains. I live in the valley. I don't choose to drive up there and freeze my ass off, but if I still lived in the midwest where you have no choice if you want to ride I would have a snow bike and do what you did.
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