I went for a ride today, here are some pictures

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jamey
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Denver. It's definitely KIWable.

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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:46
jamey
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went out mountain biking yesterday, which was mid 70's and fucking beautiful. it was the first real mountain biking that i've done this year.

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Sun, 04/03/2011 - 16:37
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^Awesome. Looks like camping.

Went to Hells Canyon to try out the "new" RV.
Highly recommended for Cross and road bike vacations. Hiking trails we tried were steep as crap (20%+) with switchbacks you'd have to dismount for so not so much mountain biking.





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Sun, 04/03/2011 - 17:56
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i hate you guys so, so much.

michigan gnar is much more boring and often manmade, sometimes not so intelligently as i found out wednesday:


coming in hot on a fast switchback getting distracted by something or another (this part is my bad) i look up and see a brand new horribly placed log ride.


clipped the sapling with my bars cause very little room. it looked like i wasn't the first and apparently it was only built it a few days before i rode.


tried not to wreck through the corner. trail was still a bit squirmy, which didn't help. (viewed from other side of trail, back of log ride seen at left)


oh shit they also built a log pile (seen at right in prev pic) off the back of the turn, complete with piles of branches on either side where a bypass probably should be. blew the bunnyhop because i hadn't quite regained control, endo'd, and landed right on the logs with my leg and ribcage. pretty sure i bruised a rib cause that shit ain't feeling any better 4 days later.

i'm pissed because later i found out to ride it cleanly you gotta slam your brakes immediately off the back of the log ride to make the turn and then give it all you got for a few cranks to barely have enough speed for the log pile. and it used to be a fast, fun corner.

so pissed i punished myself finishing the ride (this all happened within 150yds of the trailhead, btw), which was nice. new bars/stem/fork make the front end feel hella stiff and the drivetrain is giving me all of it and the brakes, which i had my doubts about, are fine.

Sun, 04/03/2011 - 18:33
deadforkinglast
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You should rebuild that shit, man. That looks and sounds terrible.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 05:06
curiousincident
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yeah, i mean i'd consider it but i think the trail manager actually is the one who built that shit. i also don't really hit up these trails very often once the season gets going unless i'm short on time, there is a much better/longer area for riding 10 or 15 minutes further from my house. this one just tends to be the first to dry up in the spring.

also i guess my preferred trail system is getting a pretty big overhaul this year with a couple jump sections (finally!) and some new trail sections that should make a big loop of the advanced trails, which will be nice. i'm sure i'll post some pics of that place later once they open it up for riding.

Tue, 04/05/2011 - 08:00
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Man, I came here to post this turkey, but after all that, it kinda feels unworthy.

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Wed, 04/06/2011 - 14:23
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curiousincident wrote:
blew the bunnyhop because i hadn't quite regained control, endo'd, and landed right on the logs with my leg and ribcage.

Did this yesterday off a newish log pile that is around a bend and uphill. Makes it really fucking hard to carry enough momentum on a ss. Usually have to give myself a boost with one of my crankarms.

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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:35
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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 11:55
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johnnyraja wrote:
curiousincident wrote:
blew the bunnyhop because i hadn't quite regained control, endo'd, and landed right on the logs with my leg and ribcage.

Did this yesterday off a newish log pile that is around a bend and uphill. Makes it really fucking hard to carry enough momentum on a ss. Usually have to give myself a boost with one of my crankarms.

TC: Don't really like slow and technical trails. All my favorite trails are fast and flowy.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 02:40
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60* and sunny today. finally got a good long ride in

i saw a snake!

and then i was like

but then i saw some horsies and felt better

a watersfall

mai beik

mai feet

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 21:22
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toenails is purple, that cant be good.

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Fri, 04/08/2011 - 23:56
dougtruck
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really they look yello to me :(

Sat, 04/09/2011 - 00:58
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shit man, your eyes and your toenails are fucked.

Sat, 04/09/2011 - 19:27
dougtruck
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damnit

what color are they supposed to be?

Sat, 04/09/2011 - 20:36
jamey
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did a 1-night camping trip to Eldora, CO, which is about 50 miles from Denver, but we rode from Boulder, which was about 25 miles. i mountain bike a lot....but holy shit was the non-stop climbing out to Eldora miserable. to make things worse, the climbing was accompanied by 25-30 mph non-stop wind gusts, AND there was some freak snow storm the night before, which we did not know about, which meant we camped in some deep ass snow. at one point i definitely fell into snow that came up to my chest. the way back was non-stop descending, with a tailwind...and an occasional crosswind that scared the living shit out of me.

all the pictures are from either going up or from where we camped. the downhill was just too fast and fun to stop and take pictures.






where we camped. my tent, the bike tarp, and his hammock is somewhere back there.

from our campsite

view of the moon from my tent's window

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Sun, 04/17/2011 - 15:54
lofarkas
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I found one of these guys on a ride today:

The photo is not mine, sorry about cheating... But I never knew these things live here and I'm happy I ran into one. The one I saw was pretty damn big, over a foot long. The colour was almost as vibrant as in the pic. Beautiful little creature.

Sun, 04/17/2011 - 16:02
anomaly

View from todays mtb ride

Yesterday's ride

Sun, 04/17/2011 - 17:10
jamey
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that looks like so much fun.

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Sun, 04/17/2011 - 17:13
anomaly

It is, considering the road up to my house starts about 15' above sea level and the highest elevation within 7 miles is 2800' and is accessible by road or dirt.

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 01:06
Elderbear
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Goddamn, nate. Crazy shit.

Pics from weekend trip with lady:

Steeds at the ready

dat limestone. it was in surprisingly good shape considering it's still early spring

dat flooding. makin' us change our route n' shit

snow!?!?! Yes, snow. Not much, though.

WILDLIFE!

Trip was a good time. Fifty miles there, stayed a day, fifty back. Thankfully Lauren's knee didn't hurt at all after last week's dooring incident. Getting outta the city every once in a while is real nice.

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Mon, 04/18/2011 - 11:06
Jeremiah's Johnson
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Elderbear wrote:
Goddamn, nate. Crazy shit.

Pics from weekend trip with lady:

dat limestone. it was in surprisingly good shape considering it's still early spring

where was this? That looks a lot like one of the paths that I was on for a bit during the tour.

They'd be confused by all the rando and think we are a bunch of long ballers.

~coco

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 15:51
Elderbear
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You probably were. It's the Bluff Creek LRT. Goes from the city out to the southwestern suburb of Chaska. Limestone's perfect for Fargo ridin'.

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Mon, 04/18/2011 - 16:05
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yesterday rode with my homiez

my posse rolls derp yo

lookin at the sw waterfront. ten years ago this area was the largest dry dock north of port of oakland.

handsome abe gettin thirsty

if you cant be the fastest, be the prettiest
and if you can't be that
talk a gang of shit

couldnt find a MMR of this years route
but here's aero's garmin data. just edit on like another hour and subtract 10 mph from the top speed and you have my day
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/79890329

Mon, 04/18/2011 - 20:38
josh
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I've been looking through Dave Roth's pics of De Ronde (http://www.dmroth.com/ronde_11/ronde11.html). Found this pic of Cole suffering so good:

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 16:30
dougtruck
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haha so awzum. looks like brynwood maybe. note the guy walking in the background.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 16:35
dougtruck
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hella shots of amy's warface in there

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 16:43
Larry Winget
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Heh. I found Amy. So tuff.

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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 16:52
Larry Winget
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Also, get me into doing that next year. Looks awzum in a painful kinda way.

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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 17:12
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tarckeemoon wrote:
Also, get me into doing that next year. Looks awzum in a painful kinda way.

This. I'd really like to do it as well next year (though I said that last year too, so ....). In the meantime, I've been putting together a leg-crushing route of my own around Seattle. Still needs a lot of work and exploring, but it's coming along and has lots of pain and a fair bit of cobblestone. Will definitely try to get some of the team out on it in may.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 17:36
Larry Winget
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josh wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
Also, get me into doing that next year. Looks awzum in a painful kinda way.

This. I'd really like to do it as well next year (though I said that last year too, so ....). In the meantime, I've been putting together a leg-crushing route of my own around Seattle. Still needs a lot of work and exploring, but it's coming along and has lots of pain and a fair bit of cobblestone. Will definitely try to get some of the team out on it in may.

smiley Definitely in.

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Tue, 04/19/2011 - 17:44
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A lot of those photos (the Roth ones) don't really capture the steepness of it. I'm not in any, but that's okay because I ended up walking a decent part of Brynwood and College. Pain face + walking isn't impressive.

Tue, 04/19/2011 - 18:57
jamey
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my buddy just posted up some of the pics from our camping trip this weekend and i thought i'd post one of the photos showing the trail that we camped off of. pushing my bike up/through this shit wore me out more than anything else.

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Thu, 04/21/2011 - 16:39
tjayk
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hah. notice the other tracks are ski/snowshoe tracks.

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 08:59
jamey
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haha, exactly. a dude that was xc skiing was like, "you guys rode up to here? damn, that's hardcore!" this made me feel better for about 3 minutes.

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 09:12
dougtruck
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thats pretty killer atmo

Fri, 04/22/2011 - 12:08
jamey
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if i ever doubt that my industrial design program isn't the right path for me, this type of shit confirms that it really is. went on a ride with 5 teachers and about 6 classmates in my program this morning.





truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 15:44
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josh wrote:
I've been looking through Dave Roth's pics of De Ronde (http://www.dmroth.com/ronde_11/ronde11.html). Found this pic of Cole suffering so good:

hahah I'm so glad you posted this! I just checked this thread. ride was awesome, atmo. tarckee should come do it next year.

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 17:09
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I did the Thrilla route today on the Pompino, what a beautiful day. There is this one sketchy spot with a house close to the trail with lots of no trespassing signs and stuff and these guys in the yard

Which is pretty impressive since the next sign warns of bears and cougars

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 19:20
dougtruck
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did the little switzerland ride today with my buddy and his friend. they are way faster than me so i didnt see them except for food and water breaks. yesterday i did hill repeats, and today i suffered bad on every climb.
i also met a new tarck guy out on a solo brevet i think. nice to meet you Orc! (didnt catch your real name)
seent some babby sheepies

shipley road was killer. straight up ewok forest.

llamies

mt hood look all purdy

Sat, 04/23/2011 - 23:50
anomaly

Llamamamamamies!

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 00:06
josh
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Sunny and mid-60s yesterday. A friend and I took the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island to do the classic Chilly Hilly loop + a little bonus add on near the water with a super steep climb back to the main roads. Something like 40 miles and 2,700+ feet of climbing. Not the craziest amount of climbing, but it's a real leg crusher at times. Gorgeous day.


West to the Olympics.


Serious business.


Looking east towards Seattle w/ the Cascades in the background.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 22:40
jamey
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that just looks like the perfect weather.

truckdoug "never turn down free beer, dont stick your dick where you wouldnt put your face, and always ride shimano"

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 22:50
dougtruck
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hell yeah looks killer. so very stoked for nice weather.

Sun, 04/24/2011 - 22:52
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lol, weather was less nice this afternoon smiley

Did a Tarck Biathlon up past Issaquah that ended up being spring classics style. It is really fucking fun to ride 22mm tubulars on a gravel + mud rail bed at 20mph uphill in the pouring rain. It's even better when you follow that up by going out a service road up where it's snowing and shoot guns smiley

Shot a bunch of pistols, an AK-47, and an AR-15 with a drum magazine. Feels so goddamn manly to shoot upwind with snow blowing over your face.

Riding home on the Issaquah-Preston trail I completely flatted a tubular, bubbles coming out the basetape around the valve stem, and wouldn't seal up with Stan's. Had to tear it off and replace it with a preglued spare creekside:

Wore the dead tub over my shoulders like a belgian hardman:

Took the bus home from Issaquah, I really didn't want to flat with no recourse on the floating bridge:

Got home and made hella tacos.

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Thu, 04/28/2011 - 04:16
Larry Winget
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josh wrote:
Sunny and mid-60s yesterday. A friend and I took the ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge Island to do the classic Chilly Hilly loop + a little bonus add on near the water with a super steep climb back to the main roads. Something like 40 miles and 2,700+ feet of climbing. Not the craziest amount of climbing, but it's a real leg crusher at times. Gorgeous day.


West to the Olympics.


Serious business.


Looking east towards Seattle w/ the Cascades in the background.

Shop guy at Second Ascent told me there is a pretty good network of cross bike friendly trails on Bainbridge (mostly legal).

I want to hit Vashon again one of these days too.

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Thu, 04/28/2011 - 11:56
scrub
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tarckeemoon wrote:

Shop guy at Second Ascent told me there is a pretty good network of cross bike friendly trails on Bainbridge (mostly legal).

I want to hit Vashon again one of these days too.

So when the moons align we can all go together!

Thu, 04/28/2011 - 22:07
josh
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Bainbridge mixed terrain ride would be so awesome. Did the 2nd Ascent guy clue you in to how to find these trails?

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 00:33
Larry Winget
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josh wrote:
Bainbridge mixed terrain ride would be so awesome. Did the 2nd Ascent guy clue you in to how to find these trails?

Not really. I'll look into it a little more.

Also, if things go according to plan I will be temporarily cross bike-less as of this weekend.

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Fri, 04/29/2011 - 00:35
josh
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That's alright. I'm working during the weeks and booked solid for the next two weekends with stuff, so it'll be a bit before I can do any sort of time consuming ride. Plus if we're poaching trails we should probably at least try to do it when they're dry.

Edit: Found this. http://www.bainbridgeislandtrails.org/bainbridge-island-trail-maps/ Gives an idea of some potential spots.

Fri, 04/29/2011 - 00:55

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