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Any mountain bikers (pedal kind) near Quartzsite now?
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My partner in crime will probably be here in Quartzsite in a couple days. He and I do a lot of mountain biking -- the kind you pedal!  We are NOT racers.

At any rate I am here now, in the Dome Rock area, where the best trails are. They are ATV trails, properly speaking. But motor-sport people seem to like it warmer, so they aren't around at 9 a.m. I think it is a good time to mountain bike around here.

Anybody interested in joining in, let me know. It's not a race.
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Unfortunately not there now or I would be in.

You going to be at the rtr?
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(12-17-2017, 08:24 PM)WanderLoveJosh Wrote: Unfortunately not there now or I would be in.

You going to be at the rtr?

I avoid Quartzsite during January, but my co-conspirator said something about showing up at RTR and looking for mountain bikers.
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Rock on, we'll I'll be there for the RTR and def be looking for people to ride with.
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(12-17-2017, 05:53 PM)kaBLOOnie Boonster Wrote: My partner in crime will probably be here in Quartzsite in a couple days. He and I do a lot of mountain biking -- the kind you pedal!  We are NOT racers.

At any rate I am here now, in the Dome Rock area, where the best trails are. They are ATV trails, properly speaking. But motor-sport people seem to like it warmer, so they aren't around at 9 a.m. I think it is a good time to mountain bike around here.

Anybody interested in joining in, let me know. It's not a race.

Hi I'm in Quartzsite wouldn't mind a not too hard ride, but 9AM isn't easily doable, plus I have a dog I need to leave in vehicle preferably in shade or leave at RV park.
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(12-18-2017, 06:33 PM)ramblinbob Wrote: Hi I'm in Quartzsite wouldn't mind a not too hard ride, but 9AM isn't easily doable, plus I have a dog I need to leave in vehicle preferably in shade or leave at RV park.

Why not bring the dog? I usually take my dog on rides, unless it will bother the other rider?
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(12-19-2017, 08:43 AM)kaBLOOnie Boonster Wrote: Why not bring the dog? I usually take my dog on rides, unless it will bother the other rider?

Ok I'll bring the dog with me, give it a try. How about a Thursday at 10 AM and how will I find you?
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(12-19-2017, 08:43 AM)kaBLOOnie Boonster Wrote: Why not bring the dog? I usually take my dog on rides, unless it will bother the other rider?
I used to run my dog that way. I had a special leash that had the typical attachment point on both ends, one would clip to my Blackburn rack, and the other to her collar. She learned fairly quickly to stay away from the wheels. It was slow at first, but soon we were doing speeds of up to 30 mph with no problems. The key is putting the time in to train your dog.
I trained her to stay on the bikes left always. I also trained her to sit with mouth open while I squirted water into it from my water bottle.
Worked well, I had control of her, and we both enjoyed the ride/run. Smile
Footnote, I always rode alone with her, so I'm sure riding with others would encompass more training. Too many spinning wheels would probably be confusing at first.
One thing about it, I never worried too much about somebody stealing the bike while she was there, as it was her bike as much as mine. She was a medium smallish Chow with an attitude if she didn't like somebody, but fine as long as I was there.
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(12-19-2017, 10:32 AM)ramblinbob Wrote: Ok I'll bring the dog with me, give it a try. How about a Thursday at 10 AM and how will I find you?

Thursday at 10 am should work fine, ramblinbob. How about if I suggest an easy-to-get-to location: the South Frontage road of I-10, just east of the Dome Rock exit, about 5 miles west of Quartzsite. "Just" east means 100-200 yards, where there is a nice pull off, with a brown carsonite stake labelled "0217."

You can always use "Private Messages", swap phone numbers, and then text or email a PIN on Google maps.
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(12-19-2017, 01:12 PM)kaBLOOnie Boonster Wrote: Thursday at 10 am should work fine, ramblinbob. How about if I suggest an easy-to-get-to location: the South Frontage road of I-10, just east of the Dome Rock exit, about 5 miles west of Quartzsite. "Just" east means 100-200 yards, where there is a nice pull off, with a brown carsonite stake labelled "0217."

You can always use "Private Messages", swap phone numbers, and then text or email a PIN on Google maps.

Ok see you then!
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