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    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
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    SoCal Member CheckSix First Time to the Village on GMR

    First time GMR ride to the village for forum member CheckSix so it's worthy of it's own thread haha! Yeah yeah, another one of those "I can't climb and I'm slow" guys that nearly puts a hurt on you trying to keep up with them. We both did a pretty consistent pace together which made it nice. I was worried about the tough section at 16 miles but chatting with Checksix made the miles go by. I wasn't even aware that we were on the tough section till he brought it up. He had to go ans ask where it was when I had already forgotten.

    Well Check climbed well and for the first time, sheesh, made it look easy! We did meet RayClone on the road, cool guy. He was sitting at a landing above the shack then said, You're Mr. Beanz" as I rode up. Well we had a good time on the ride and some good convasatin'. I was a little worried when I got back to the truck and found a note on my windshield. Well nobody planted a bomb in my truck or went all John Lennon on my arse so I guess it's ok!














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    The new game"where in the world is Mr Beanz" by parker bros. See if you can spot beanz on a crowded SART ride,a busy GMR or at local eateries! You have a blast finding beanz.
    I got bronchitis, Aint nobody got time for that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    My very favorite vantage point on the ride. Congrats CheckSix on making it up! Hope you and Beanz had a great ride.
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    I've never been to GMR. I'd like to ride it someday.
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    So Tom only hires people that are nutty? Is part of the requirement to be a moderator on this site is that you have to be nuts??
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    Banned. Mr. Beanz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvrlnd7 View Post
    The new game"where in the world is Mr Beanz" by parker bros. See if you can spot beanz on a crowded SART ride,a busy GMR or at local eateries! You have a blast finding beanz.
    Sounds like good idea!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rallison View Post
    Congrats CheckSix on making it up! Hope you and Beanz had a great ride.
    Like most GMR first timers, he wants to go again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I've never been to GMR. I'd like to ride it someday.
    Let me know, I'll go with ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    I've never been to GMR. I'd like to ride it someday.
    Make it this year 'cause if you don't you will just be another year older. I did it last year, first to the shack and after mountain repeats to the Village. It was fun, air is good, views outstanding.

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    Is this the same Checksix on STR (can't see photo)? If so, GMR should be no problem for him....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAriverRat View Post
    Make it this year 'cause if you don't you will just be another year older. I did it last year, first to the shack and after mountain repeats to the Village. It was fun, air is good, views outstanding.
    Yeah but you made it look easy!


    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    Is this the same Checksix on STR (can't see photo)? If so, GMR should be no problem for him....
    You really should check out the photo when you get a chance, pretty handsome guy!

    Yup, same dude. He did well and eventhough descending on the MTB is much tougher, he did very well on the descent too! Most guys are slow the "first time" on GMR, he was pretty fast.

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    Congratulations. It's a great feeling to make it for the first time.

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