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Old 10-16-05, 01:47 PM   #1
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To start I'll say it's the best riding weekend ever. Weather was perfect around 70 day time and upper 40's at night.The camp was awsome we met up with 3 guys from Atlanta and they rode with us as well. We had a group of 7 on sat and 8 on sun. I cant start to tell you how FUN this weekend was. The folks we camped with and the riding were unbelievable. Gastro, Karldar, some locals, and some canines made up a killer weekend. If you could've made it but didnt come you should be kickin yourself in the buttox. I'll put up pics, but they dont do justice to the weekend. We even kept a chair open for drunken chicken, and that was his spot. Gastro and Karldar are some of the funnest people to hang out with ever. We laughed till our sides hurt sitting around the camp fire. We're already talkin bout doing another one next year, and makin it 4 days. We'll plan it and I'll post dates in the spring, so I dont wanna hear excuses from anybody. We had riders of all abilities but I'll say that Gastro can rip it, and Karldar is one of the smoothest guys I've got to ride with. Fun,perfect,awsome,killer...........we'll you get the idea!
Gastro killin' it on longbranch





karldar,smoothing out the rocks


Chillin in Pisgah


In Dupont at Bridal Veil Falls(look at the sky,it was that kind of weekend)


Gastro and the boy,Parking lot Posers


Jake trying to stay dry,he didn't


The Hillbilly Hilton

When it was all over we were all smiles,thats what this trip was about. Leave your attitudes at home and just have fun. Jake,Gastro,Mtnbiker66 and Karldar.

I'm sure there will be more pics from and info from Gastro and Karldar.
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Sweet. Nice to see some sun is somewhere. Looks like a blast of a trail. Rocks roots and rivers. Its a dream I tell ya
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Glad to hear you guys had lots of fun! Maybe we can do one near NYC!
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Looks like fun was had.
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Okay, here's some more. It's really a shame I don't know how to take good pictures.

This was the best trail riding of this season for me, top 5 all-time.



Karldar through some tight stuff on Butter Gap:



Oh yes, there was climbing. Mtnbiker66 nonchalantly bounds up the mountain:



Karldar with the diesels hammering:



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Gratuitious blood and gore due to a manufacturing defect in a tire lever (or was it a nunchuck fight? No one's talking):

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I like this picture.
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^^ That picture is pretty cool. He's in focus but still gives a sense of speed. Too bad he's behind the tree.
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good, looks like you guys had some fun. and some real nice trails.

wilderness, good company, bikes, life seems to be going good

+1 for the pic konarider posted
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That pic of me climbing is funny,check out the cookies and cream cliff bar in my left hand.
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I am glad you had fun. It looks great.
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Good to see pics from a fun weekend, specially when kids are involved.

I did my share of riding too, not as nice but what can I say from a 24hr mud fest.



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Awesome! Looks like you guys had fun!
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Haha, awesome. Looks like you had a lot of fun, excellent pics.
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I rode this bike up in pisgah with mtbike66. it was a blast.
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Hambone40......... you are a noob here but I'll put up a pic of you in Pisgah from this weekend.
"I rode this bike up" is that some kind of code????
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Uh oh. He shows great leaps in ability, inquires about suspension design and technology, and now he joins an online cycling community. Got him, hook, line, and sinker.

Just be careful Hambone40, it's a slippery slope.
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Uh oh. He shows great leaps in ability, inquires about suspension design and technology, and now he joins an online cycling community. Got him, hook, line, and sinker.

Just be careful Hambone40, it's a slippery slope.
Yup, he's in neck deep. He skipped school with jake and 3 more from the bike club to ride Pisgah today. Oh wait that was a school project.
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If anyone needs an ego boost, come out west and ride xc with me. You will all feel like kings ...
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I don't need the ego boost but I would love to come ride XC with you in the great Whistler. We had a good talk Satrday night about how we need to make a trip your way.
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I'm not saying anything because I cheesed out this year, BUT....please be advised I am saving my pennies.

And I would rather shred tech backwoods XC than fight traffic on A Line any day.
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I'm not saying anything because I cheesed out this year, BUT....please be advised I am saving my pennies.

And I would rather shred tech backwoods XC than fight traffic on A Line any day.
I saw you cheese out on Sunday too. Is that just in your nature??? People would be shocked to know that you never left the parking lot on Sunday. POSER!!!!
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Do you ever run into lots of spider webs while ridin?
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Do you ever run into lots of spider webs while ridin?
First guy on the trail in the morning will.
Worse is running over big fat slugs. Really sticky stuff to clean off the bike.
A little on the pads is good for trials though, like tar. Northshore tip.

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So can anyone make it anywhere near NYC? Long Island has some nice trails.
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I'm not saying anything because I cheesed out this year, BUT....please be advised I am saving my pennies.

And I would rather shred tech backwoods XC than fight traffic on A Line any day.
I am sure you know whistler is more than a-line. But I don't ride that highway with jumps. I am much more into Garb, angry pirate, lower whistler dh. Techy trails where the rubber side is down. I am not a jumping guy. If you do decide to come up I will do the tour of course. Some whistler classics Mountain and of course the "other" mountains
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