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    Winter Doldrums XV - Poison Spider Loop Section

    After 5-6 feet of snow the past couple of weeks, winter is starting to wain on my nerves...and muscles, and back...and...

    Four of the six who started decided to ride the Poison Spider loop section and one overlook. The other two riders decided to bypass this section and headed down to the Poison Spider TH. After going crawling speed on Gold Bar Rim and most of Golden Spike trails, it was nice to pick up the pace.

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    If we do Poison Spider this year, I doubt you will need to take the any of the easy bypasses.
    Great Video, looking forward to riding with you again and hopefully with Jeff.
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    5-6 feet of it!!! holy crap and you being on the north side of the hill....it's going to be awhile. you'll really be ready for Moab this year

    great video...wish i was there and not here
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    A nice pleasant ride as long as one is comfortable with the sand.
    Hopefully MOAB2019 in late April and early May will have an early monsoon to keep the temperatures down and the soil moisture up. I think the sand seems worse when bone dry and fluffy.
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    Although anything can happen, when I was down in Moab in early May time frame riding with grewen, the temperatures were just fine. Not too hot at all. It did rain quite a bit more than the other years I've been to Moab earlier in the season but give it a few hours after it stops raining and you're good to go riding again without too much muck.
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    Wet sand is fine – even damp ‘aint that bad – it’s the bone dry powdery deep stuff that gets me

    It’s like riding two uni-cycles

    That video makes it look like more of a “bone shaker” on the rocks – hopefully the “Bee” modifications will soak some of it up ……..
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    "It’s like riding two uni-cycles" . - We now have a candidate for 2019's Saying Of The Year!

    As far as bone shaking goes I hope you all are getting in good shape to avoid the aches and pains after a long day's ride.
    We could all likely benefit from a rigorous exercise regime featuring lots squats with weights, things like bending at the knees to pick up the beer bottle rather than stressing that lower back. I hear twist-off bottle caps make good throttle
    exercise too. Frequent TW warm up rides will ensure you and bike are in harmony; I suggest getting a dozen donuts at a time, or one big pizza, to keep from overloading the stock rack.
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