The Whole Enchilada bike trip, Columbus day 2019

sixstringsteve

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Location
UT
What a fun weekend. Thanks for organizing it Corban! @jsudar, it was great to ride with you again and see the bike you built. That thing was cool. Corban, your entire family killed it. Ben, same with your family. I can't believe how good the kids are.

Harry, thanks for letting us ride your bike, that new shout is incredible. And your riding pushed me, as always. Always a blast to ride with you buddy.

One of the many highlights of the trip for me was when Nate Hills and Kyle Mears said "big props to the little man... I've never heard of anyone completing the whole enchilada that young." And I agree. Maxton should be incredibly proud of himself.

I think I'm ready to commit to never riding the whole enchilada on a hardtail again. I'm glad I did it once, and I'm glad I filmed it, but I don't recommend it. I have over 60GB of footage from the trip. Unfortunately, it'll be a few months before I get around to the edit, but it's coming...
 

sixstringsteve

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Location
UT
We've got a handful of videos of Harrison hitting some big obstacles. I'll make sure to include them in the final edited video.
 

glockman

I hate Jeeps
Location
Pleasant Grove
Nice work on the notch. You guys killed it. We got passed by Kyle on ahab when we rode it last week. It's insane the speed that guys carries. To have him and nate recognize your son is pretty sweet! Some of the best memories I have are riding with my kids. Glad you guys had fun. Keep the videos coming.
 

jsudar

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Location
Cedar Hills
I've done TWE twice now on a hardtail and once on a full suspension. Either the trail is getting rougher or I'm getting older... I think I'm with Steve on this one-- not going to do it again on a hardtail.

My fourteen year old was pretty beat by the end. He did it on his 95mm travel XC hardtail with 2.2 tires. I was pleasantly surprised he only flatted twice considering the drops he was hitting. He did some pretty big ones (possibly not intentionally) when he was following Ben. I was pretty stoked for him. He broke his arm jumping his bike a couple years ago and it really messed with his confidence, so I was excited to see him getting rowdy.

I was also excited my homebuilt frame held up so well. I figure it's probably good for the long haul if it can handle the Whole Enchilada. I was not kind to the bike. I shattered a pedal on Ahab (right at the top, so I got to walk most of the downhill) and then I trashed a my rear wheel trying to make the climb out the creek at the bottom of Porcupine. I made it up the ledge, but it wasn't as clean as I wanted, so I went back for another try at it and flat spotted my rim. Then since the wheel was already crap, I had to try till I ran out of gas.

It was super fun riding with Steve, Harrison and Jackson. They had me trying (and successfully executing) stuff I would not have even considered riding before. Obstacles that I used to think were a big deal are now just bumps in the road. Riding with them really stepped up my game. I'll never be the same.

And riding Harrison's bike... Oh my gosh-- that thing was incredible with that Trust fork. I jumped on his bike, which I had never ridden before and was not set up for my weight, and rode like I had a donkey in my Camelbak. I was hauling a$$. I could not believe how fast I was going on that bike. I went from the back of the pack to the front. I could hear them yelling behind me, "How did you take that corner that fast?!" I had to stop after a few minutes and give his bike back because I was scaring myself. So now I've got to spend six or seven grand on a new bike. Thanks for that.

It was a ton of fun riding with the kids and all the others in our group. Camping out with everybody was a blast. Everyone was very kind caring and watched out for each other. It made for a super good experience. Thanks to all. I can't wait for next time.
 

rholbrook

Well-Known Member
Location
Kaysville, Ut
I've done TWE twice now on a hardtail and once on a full suspension. Either the trail is getting rougher or I'm getting older... I think I'm with Steve on this one-- not going to do it again on a hardtail.

My fourteen year old was pretty beat by the end. He did it on his 95mm travel XC hardtail with 2.2 tires. I was pleasantly surprised he only flatted twice considering the drops he was hitting. He did some pretty big ones (possibly not intentionally) when he was following Ben. I was pretty stoked for him. He broke his arm jumping his bike a couple years ago and it really messed with his confidence, so I was excited to see him getting rowdy.

I was also excited my homebuilt frame held up so well. I figure it's probably good for the long haul if it can handle the Whole Enchilada. I was not kind to the bike. I shattered a pedal on Ahab (right at the top, so I got to walk most of the downhill) and then I trashed a my rear wheel trying to make the climb out the creek at the bottom of Porcupine. I made it up the ledge, but it wasn't as clean as I wanted, so I went back for another try at it and flat spotted my rim. Then since the wheel was already crap, I had to try till I ran out of gas.

It was super fun riding with Steve, Harrison and Jackson. They had me trying (and successfully executing) stuff I would not have even considered riding before. Obstacles that I used to think were a big deal are now just bumps in the road. Riding with them really stepped up my game. I'll never be the same.

And riding Harrison's bike... Oh my gosh-- that thing was incredible with that Trust fork. I jumped on his bike, which I had never ridden before and was not set up for my weight, and rode like I had a donkey in my Camelbak. I was hauling a$$. I could not believe how fast I was going on that bike. I went from the back of the pack to the front. I could hear them yelling behind me, "How did you take that corner that fast?!" I had to stop after a few minutes and give his bike back because I was scaring myself. So now I've got to spend six or seven grand on a new bike. Thanks for that.

It was a ton of fun riding with the kids and all the others in our group. Camping out with everybody was a blast. Everyone was very kind caring and watched out for each other. It made for a super good experience. Thanks to all. I can't wait for next time.

I don’t know how tall you are but I know that bike of Harrison’s will be going up for sale but without the fork and a much lower price
 
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sixstringsteve

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Location
UT
Dude, you and your frame killed it out there. It was a blast rising with you. It was super fun how much we encouraged and pushed each other. And your boy deserves a medal for his infectious positive attitude and killer riding. He did great. We should make annual moab trips.
 

jsudar

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Location
Cedar Hills
I don’t know how tall you are but I know that bike of Harrison’s will be going up for sale but without the fork and a much lower price

Well... I've got this old Knolly Chilcotin that I've been trying to sell, but no one is showing much interest because it's one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad twenty-six inch wheeled death machines which are totally unrideable. So now I'm toying with the idea of stealing the linkage and shock from it and building a myself new frame and swingarm to transform it into a 160mm 29er.

I feel like Harrison's bike was a little too small for me, but I appreciate the offer. And I bought a Husaberg FE450 last Thursday so I'm out of $$$ for a little while. That's why I have to resort to cutting up frames I already have :)
 

rholbrook

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Location
Kaysville, Ut
Well... I've got this old Knolly Chilcotin that I've been trying to sell, but no one is showing much interest because it's one of those terrible, horrible, no good, very bad twenty-six inch wheeled death machines which are totally unrideable. So now I'm toying with the idea of stealing the linkage and shock from it and building a myself new frame and swingarm to transform it into a 160mm 29er.

I feel like Harrison's bike was a little too small for me, but I appreciate the offer. And I bought a Husaberg FE450 last Thursday so I'm out of $$$ for a little while. That's why I have to resort to cutting up frames I already have :)
Good, lets go ride the motorized bikes. I bet Harrison would be all over that idea too
 
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