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Old 10-29-06, 05:22 PM   #1
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Great Ride today on the Squishy bike

Well it turned out to be an outstanding ride. I found this new gear in my legs, I call it Hammer time. Ill have some pics tomorrow, cant load em at home. Anyway, we went to Demo Forest for an awesome time.http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-st...RD_165227_4519 crx.aspx

For those of you that dont know, one of the guys I ride with is 21 and really fast. At one time I was faster, but kids progress faster and Im just aging, plus I had the 3 month layoff where I couldnt ride. Anyway, I base my fitness on how far or close I can stay to Justin. Today, I did very well. I had this strength in my legs to really push tha pedals, and I was really happy with the climbs. The weather was perfect, and the forest inviting. I was pretty much pushing myself just a little to hard. I got to feeling pretty loose and soon the brake levers were just for show, I was groovin through the turns as the trees whisped by at what seemed like mach speed. Lots of rear wheel drifts and counter steering means your on the edge. When Ya get to the bottom its all fire road back to the car, oh and its uphill. 4.5 miles and my ride was complete. I had Justin in my sites all the way, but he got me by about 30 seconds. It was a great day and alot of fun. Ill post pics in the morning. Hope you had a great day today too.

As the decent wore on I was feeling better and better, I began flying off all the jumps and drops like I did prior to my injury. I was having so much fun. Then I sailed off a little jump, the landing is a bit rough and an immediate right hander. I hit this big hole in the ground on landing and it shot me wide left through the corner, all hands grab brake as I sail head on into the tree for a nice bear hug. Funny thing is, its the same tree I narowly escaped last week, this week the tree won. Fortunately I didnt get hurt, it was kinda funny actually. I kissed the tree, said Ill see ya next time and I continued on down the mountian. The last 3 miles down was fast and furious, but no more jumping.
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Sounds like a great ride Sean. Well...minus the tree kissing part. Glad that you didn't get hurt!
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Sounds like a great ride Sean. Well...minus the tree kissing part. Glad that you didn't get hurt!
If ya dont want the tree's to jump out and hit ya, you better be loving on them from time to time.
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Looks like you had a great ride! Can't wait for the pics.
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Well it turned out to be an outstanding ride. I found this new gear in my legs, I call it Hammer time. Ill have some pics tomorrow, cant load em at home. Anyway, we went to Demo Forest for an awesome time.http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-st...RD_165227_4519 crx.aspx

For those of you that dont know, one of the guys I ride with is 21 and really fast. At one time I was faster, but kids progress faster and Im just aging, plus I had the 3 month layoff where I couldnt ride. Anyway, I base my fitness on how far or close I can stay to Justin. Today, I did very well. I had this strength in my legs to really push tha pedals, and I was really happy with the climbs. The weather was perfect, and the forest inviting. I was pretty much pushing myself just a little to hard. I got to feeling pretty loose and soon the brake levers were just for show, I was groovin through the turns as the trees whisped by at what seemed like mach speed. Lots of rear wheel drifts and counter steering means your on the edge. When Ya get to the bottom its all fire road back to the car, oh and its uphill. 4.5 miles and my ride was complete. I had Justin in my sites all the way, but he got me by about 30 seconds. It was a great day and alot of fun. Ill post pics in the morning. Hope you had a great day today too.

As the decent wore on I was feeling better and better, I began flying off all the jumps and drops like I did prior to my injury. I was having so much fun. Then I sailed off a little jump, the landing is a bit rough and an immediate right hander. I hit this big hole in the ground on landing and it shot me wide left through the corner, all hands grab brake as I sail head on into the tree for a nice bear hug. Funny thing is, its the same tree I narowly escaped last week, this week the tree won. Fortunately I didnt get hurt, it was kinda funny actually. I kissed the tree, said Ill see ya next time and I continued on down the mountian. The last 3 miles down was fast and furious, but no more jumping.
See. Now who's sandbagging, I ask you! Sounds great and I second Tiffanie...pics! I'm glad you had fun with the 21 year old.
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Looks like you had a great ride! Can't wait for the pics.

I cant wait for the pics either. Got some good ones this time. Enought to give a good over view of the trails. Although I should have gotten a pic of the tree. I even did a couple of video clips, not that I know how to load them, but I do have em.
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I cant wait for the pics either. Got some good ones this time. Enought to give a good over view of the trails. Although I should have gotten a pic of the tree. I even did a couple of video clips, not that I know how to load them, but I do have em.
Do you have a Photobucket account? You can upload videos there...
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See. Now who's sandbagging, I ask you! Sounds great and I second Tiffanie...pics! I'm glad you had fun with the 21 year old.

He actually seemed kinda bummed that I stayed that close, but he did do a real tough ride yesterday.
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Do you have a Photobucket account? You can upload videos there...

Oh cool, yes I do. They are just short clips of some jumps and drops. Its easier then trying to time the camera with its delay.
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This is the right link

http://trails.mtbr.com/cat/united-st...5_4519crx.aspx
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glad you got such a great ride in Sean! Hurry and post the pics! ... oh, and stay away from the trees
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Fire road climb

A view of Santa Cruz

The start of the single track
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Justin railing the downhill

Dan chasing Justin

A mini rock garden

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A view towards my house in the valley

gotta love the shade

Justin looking too relaxed

Dan looking a bit tired
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Thats me hitting the jump through the tree's

Justin thinking about this jump, decided against it

Dan coming around the final corner

The beginning of the climb back to the car
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Great pics Sean...it's so pretty and green up there!
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Looks like great fun, Sean!
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that is WAY cool Sean! Thanks so much for posting the pictures
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that is WAY cool Sean! Thanks so much for posting the pictures

Now you see where we will ride when you finally show up.
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as long as I can walk the rock garden... its all good
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Thats the spirit Trac, there is actually a way around it on the outside of the tree. By the end of the ride you will be amazed at what you can ride. We will take a different trail down, its a bit easier then the one in the pics. But just as fun.
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Thats the spirit Trac, there is actually a way around it on the outside of the tree. By the end of the ride you will be amazed at what you can ride. We will take a different trail down, its a bit easier then the one in the pics. But just as fun.

easier is good at this point I'm looking forward to it... heck, a few more bruises never killed anybody... right?
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easier is good at this point I'm looking forward to it... heck, a few more bruises never killed anybody... right?

Well I cant be for sure, but Im still here. I prefer to call them character builders or battle wounds.
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Well I cant be for sure, but Im still here. I prefer to call them character builders or battle wounds.
okay then I'm gonna become quite the character then! UGH! If you saw my legs after two rides... you'd wonder why I'd ever get back on!!!
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okay then I'm gonna become quite the character then! UGH! If you saw my legs after two rides... you'd wonder why I'd ever get back on!!!

You can borrow my elbow and knee pads. And I know why ya get back on, its fun. Where the heck is that new bike of yours anyway?
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