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grundy
08-20-02, 10:19 AM
Hi guys. I've been gone for a while, but - esp since Vegeto is back - I thought I'd post this up here and see if anybody was interested.

I had a nice ride with my girlfriend this past Saturday.

We started the day with a tour of a new bike shop. They had Odis on sale. I go some Lock-On grips to replace my battered Ourys. They rock. I highly recommend them. [for the non-mtb: regular grips sometimes slip and spin on the handlebars, especially in the rain. These clamp onto the handlebar and are rock solid]

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/DSC00862.jpg

Then we hit the trails. It was such a nice, warm, sunny day that we decided to take it easy, spend plenty of time resting and enjoying the views, and ride as much singletrackas possible.

We came upon a big boulder in the path. I tried it from this side

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00815.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00816.jpg

but ended up flat on my ass. No pics, thankfully.

I tried it from that side

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00823.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00824.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00825.jpg

but didnít quite make it.

grundy
08-20-02, 10:20 AM
We found a jump, too.

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00839.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00837.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00841.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00842.jpg

but I really canít jump. Iíll have to work on that.

grundy
08-20-02, 10:20 AM
We brought plenty of snacks, and made good use of them

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00836.jpg

This is steeper than it looks. The camera really flattens it out.

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00850.jpg
http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00851.jpg

Fish and Game, apparently in a fit of denial about the advisability of releasing non-natives species into an ecosystem, released a few breeding pairs of turkeys. They are ****ing EVERYWHERE now. Itís not uncommon to see four or more flocks on a single ride. Iíve seen flocks of more than 40 birds. Bad move, *******s.

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00855.jpg

I like to look over this view and pretend Iím in East Africa.

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00857.jpg

Itís a fun ride Ė through redwoods, firs, madrone, oaks, and grasslands.

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00860.jpg

unfortunately, the turkeys now eat all of the wild raspberries before I ever get to them.

Bambi!

http://home.attbi.com/~sol.w/anadelle/images/DSC00861.jpg

And thatís all for the ride! A shower at the gym, a hearty pasta dinner, some wine, and my Saturday was done.

How was yours?

Randy
08-20-02, 10:35 AM
:cool: thanks for the pics

Humboldt
08-20-02, 12:07 PM
Awesome pictures! Looks like excellent riding grounds.

Ken
08-20-02, 05:55 PM
Nice!
It looks like you guys had a blast!

How about posting the pics of the crash! :D

Banshee
08-20-02, 06:01 PM
cool pics

but don't you think it would have been easier to just go around that huge rock? lol :p :p

LT-73
08-20-02, 06:29 PM
WoW, that area looks great. Never seen wild game b4 except in jail then you can get a close up view thru the cell bars lol.

Those trails look awsome too!


Great pics, thanx for sharing them :D

A_old
08-20-02, 06:53 PM
very kewl

Chris
08-22-02, 09:48 AM
Awesome:)

ghost
08-22-02, 09:06 PM
Jeez, some of those pics DO look like Africa! Thanks for posting those, that was interesting, even to a non-rider like me. ;)

grundy
08-26-02, 01:06 AM
Originally posted by John
I can't see from the pics; do you have a rock ring?

yes, a trails-style (replaces big ring) bash guard.