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 Post subject: Bootleg Canyon 3-6-11
PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:54 pm 
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Bootleg canyon was on the menu for the last day of our weekend. I have been meaning to get here for several years, and while we wouldn't be hitting up the gnar DH stuff, this would give me a good intro. Very fun trails. More technical than I expected, the XC trails here are more like AM with some good drops and challenging features. This is some of the best desert riding I have done to date.

We start with some quick laps around the lower features
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We climb up West leg all the way to the top. Robo goes back to prove the impossible corner is possible
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Everyone was laughing at me as I took the handlebar shot to end all handlebar shots. Who is laughing now?
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4 riders...4 thrones. As if it were meant to be :wink:
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Robo with Lake mead as backdrop
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We decided on Powerlines as our first descent, this is the entry to it:

Note the dab at 0:09


Mo gets full clean


Robo charges some rolling singletrack
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There are some nice technical bits on Powerline
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Mo navigates a corner
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Andy rolls a nice drop
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Where's waldo...or Andy
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Mo navigates rock after Powerline connects to East Leg
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Back at the bottom, we hit up a jump line
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Mo opted to skip the rest of the ride. We head up Mother to link into an off the map trail that takes us around the mountain.
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Andy enjoying some sweet singletrack. You had to ride an Ibis to get invited on this ride. Mo, as organizer, got an exemption
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There are some fun challenging sections
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Robo can lower his seat 9" putting it out of the way. Instead he does things the hard way :wink:
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Andy rounds a sharp corner
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The singletrack has awesome flow
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So much singletrack it hurts
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Robo enjoys the flow
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Andy weaves through some rock
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We climb up towards a high saddle
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View from the saddle is excellent
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Robo cleans another section
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We traverse the ridge top
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Nearing the top
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Andy rolls toward a nice drop on the first descent
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I round a corner (pic by Andy)
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Robo gets some air
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And then hits a nice rock section
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We take a higher alternate line. The main line is off to the right
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Robo ponders his next move
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On to Girl Scout we go


Robo speeds over a rock drop
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Cool bike shot
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Robo gets some more air
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And hits another rock line
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Andy and Robo speed toward the bottom
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Making full use of the day
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I will be back...


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evdog wrote:
Note the dab at 0:09



I sure hope Robo followed Robo's Rules and HAB his ass back up that scree field for a do-over. Dabs are unacceptable!


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Great pics. I love the flow at Bootleg.


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moondogg wrote:
evdog wrote:
Note the dab at 0:09


I sure hope Robo followed Robo's Rules and HAB his ass back up that scree field for a do-over. Dabs are unacceptable!


Robo Rules were in full effect for myself at least. Cleaned it on the first run and evdog wasn't prepared to film, so he made me hike back up that loose slope to do another run (secretly hoping for a fail I'm sure. :lol: )

Evdog takes an extended dab:


Some more pics coming in a bit.


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Upon arrival, evdog was pretty stoked to have a mini skills park to warm up with.
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At the top, evdog second guesses not bringing the big bike.
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The entry to Powerpole is, as usual, steeper than the camera can show.
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Due to its remote entry, I've always skipped Powerpole. But it is one of the best out here.
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Evdog on East Leg.
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This jump landed into loose kitty litter.
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Evdog drops a big rock section on Skyline.
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Andy rounds a tough bend.
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Andy squeezing through rock on Girl Scout.
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Andy on the tricky Mother section.
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A lot of this trail was slow going due to a tread width under a foot and a sheer drop.
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Even though we could see the road and even hear golfers on the course, this trail feels very remote.
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We explore options for the next trip out here.
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Andy drops.
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Evan flows.
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This one was actually easier than it looked.
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The alternate rock drop to wash line.
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Evdog on our final trail of the day, taking West Leg back.
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I was glad evdog was stoked with this place. I've been making somewhat of an annual trip out here since 2003 or so, and I'm still finding new stuff. What a blast! :cheers:


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Robo, that was about as impressive a series of action shots I have ever seen on a TR, and some really really great angles, seriously good stuff!! They just kept coming and coming . :thumbsup:


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Great pictures!
I ended up on that "unnamed" trail off Mother from the Caldera trail by mistake. I was glad that I had plenty of daylight and water because I was a little uncertain where the trail was going to lead me. :D

Did you folks ride the Lakeview trails? Not as technical, but great, great flow.


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Fnords wrote:
Did you folks ride the Lakeview trails? Not as technical, but great, great flow.


I had it in my grand route plans, but we ran out of time. That happens when you take pics every 500ft! :lol: I usually like to venture out there though, and you're right - some great flow. From Nov. 2010 on Upper Lake View:
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