1st fall trip to Decorah...

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1st fall trip to Decorah...

Postby Ken » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:42 pm

So.... after having had an excellent time camping and riding at Sugar Bottom last weekend, we decided to try the same in Decorah this weekend... usually we like to go a few weeks later because the leaves are just spectacular around that time, but looking at our fall calendar made it a do or die situation; even though we're thinking about heading up there for the Night Shift Race on the 22nd (more about that later or in another post).

Skipped Wednesday @ Bev to prep the camper and pack for the trip, rolled in just in time to set up at dusk, not too long after that our hosts showed up, these guys...
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If you know them, then you know it can spell trouble, or at least some adventure in the hills in / around Decorah.

Add this guy to the mix...
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As well as these Aqua Velvas (I have no idea what they're looking at)...
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And you get to do things like: *drink excellent IPA out of a home fridge keg thing *get escorted around the singletrack of Decorah by those who know it best *drink even more beer out of an underground cave *stay warm by the fire...
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The ladies knew better than attend this Friday PM debauchery and opted for the for local farmers' market the next morning, blowing us kisses as they departed...
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While ILT and crrimson watched the Hawks romp some high school football team, I took the Buddy on a little ride...
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The maple kind, yeah?

Whereafter he cooled off his pads in some spring fed waters...
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The women must have found good sustenance at the market because immediately upon return they wanted to ride, and they did...
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Then they shared an excellent stew with homemade bread and all the fixings...
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We had another great ride Sunday...




But the gloryhole just isn't the same in the daytime...
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The great thing about Decorah, beside the singletrack, is that there's plenty more outdoor and indoor fun to be had; and hi-jinks...
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Any chance you could untangle me, jerk?
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Our group...
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Re: 1st fall trip to Decorah...

Postby crrimson » Mon Sep 26, 2011 9:01 pm

I love Decorah. Thanks everyone for the great weekend, and the food!

My friend Micah from CR who moved to California recently to Decorah was able to come out and do the night ride with us (guy in the yellow hat).

Toppling Goliath makes a mean IPA, I think they're making some of the best beer in Iowa, and I learned (yet again) that too much of a good thing hurts on Sunday morning. Accoutremahhhhhhhhhhhh $#@!

I learned that if your tires have treads that randomly fall off it makes you roll faster, Chris demonstrated this by kicking my a$$ on the climbs on Sunday.
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Re: 1st fall trip to Decorah...

Postby iLuvTechnical » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:17 pm

I am sorry I hadn't gotten around to sharing these pictures of our awesome experience, but better late than never.
Here is a link to the whole set http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee2/ ... =slideshow
Here are a few samples.
Local boys keep the garage full of more than just bikes :wink:
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The Firey face of The Glory Hole.
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Pulpit Rock on the left.
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OMG, are those bacon-wrapped-poppers? :pray:
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A night hike to Pulpit Rock after a day of riding along w/ a belly full of yummy IPA leads to a tired boy :shhh: (view full set from link above to see what led up to this)
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There is always someplace in the world dry enough for kick'n up a little dirt.
FIND IT AND LET THE REST OF US KNOW!
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Re: 1st fall trip to Decorah...

Postby crrimson » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:55 pm

Awesome, thanks for the pics Chris!
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