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    Hellooo Speedguide - want to see some MTB pics?

    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]



    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




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

    I tried it from that side





    but didnít quite make it.

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    We found a jump, too.






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

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    We brought plenty of snacks, and made good use of them



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




    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.



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



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



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

    Bambi!



    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?

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    Thumbs up

    thanks for the pics

    I was going to post a link to that thread, but the SG search results for "bullsh|t" were too numerous

    sometimes you have to think outside the box to get inside the box .

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    Awesome pictures! Looks like excellent riding grounds.

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    Nice!
    It looks like you guys had a blast!

    How about posting the pics of the crash!

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    cool pics

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

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    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

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    very kewl

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    Awesome

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    Jeez, some of those pics DO look like Africa! Thanks for posting those, that was interesting, even to a non-rider like me.

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    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.

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