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Old 01-09-11, 06:46 PM   #1
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three days in Sedona, Arizona

we had the annual OTE staff retreat down in Sedona (it's still going on) and i went down for 3 days. us fruitards (troy, george, landon, mary, "rad" ross schnell and me, and the folks from the Hurricane, UT store all down in a house. first day we hooked up with a local from the bike n bean who took us on some secret stash trails, then we rode the airport trails. trails weren't too bad, but snow was melting and made some muddy spots. turns out professional mountain bike racers (ross) are really fast and ride really good. guy was doing one handed wheelies and such.

second day we headed down to the Bumblebee exit on 179, north of phoenix and rode on the black canyon trail. if you don't know, the black canyon trail is about 78 miles of bad ass singletrack. it was more twisted than christopher walken, and super fun. it is a must do. we rode 15 miles of it from Bumblebee to Black Canyon City, then had beers at the Javelina Crossing.

day three we stayed in sedona. joe murray showed up to ride. some of us were pretty smoked, so joe, ross, the hurricane crew, and troy went for a bad ass ride including some new stuff (special ed). george, landon, mary, and i were too tired to try to hang with joe and ross, so we rode around the church in the rocks, then did slim shady (right up from the bike n bean) and bell rock trail. an easy day.

today i came back home. they are still down there. i'll go back down in a week or so to ride special ed and some of the other kick ass trails. life is good. that is a pic of me on the chicken after the ride. i was THAT happy.

riding bicycles is EXTRA EFFIN AWESOME and i suggest you all ride bikes as much as possible.





pic of ross being rad



black canyon trail




church in the rocks


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Old 01-11-11, 05:17 PM   #2
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Looks like a good time and great weather.

I'd forgotten I hadn't read this thread so had to go back and hunt it down. Shame on me.
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Old 01-12-11, 01:49 PM   #3
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wow the cactus are very large and thick, I like this route
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Good weather, bikes, friends, and fun. I'm jelly.
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Beautiful country. So jealous I could scratch yer eyes out.

By the way, I can tell that it's not a real chicken in the last picture.
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^^ It's a real fiberglass chicken.
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That looks like some awesome riding! I'm even more jealous since I'm going to be down in AZ near Phoenix the first week of March, but won't have a bike to be able to ride any of the trails. I think I'm too much of a newb for 78 miles of bad ass single track anyway. Post some more pictures when you go back down!
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I sampled the southern end of BCT over Thanksgiving, shooting range to boy scout loop. Great stuff
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That is such a pretty place! I would LOVE to go on a sunday ride to that church for worship, then keep on riding!
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