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Old 03-29-07, 11:10 AM
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Get your Flow on.

Flow is my favourite waitress. She always serves up the swervy and curvy, and reminds you that you have to get up to get down.









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niiiiice.

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And where's the fill flash on 2 and 4? Great shots.
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Old 03-29-07, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
Monitor check.

Your shots usually look well exposed but these, even though they're great shots, are very dark (underexposed) compared to your usual.

Just still playing/experimenting a lot with the camera, is my excuse, that and not taking the time to set things up decently.

I still have a lot to learn, obviously.
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Old 03-30-07, 01:44 PM
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Sweet. Maybe Flo can bring back the whole "mojo" phenomenon? I once had a stuffed iguana strapped to my stem (I was also like, 13 years old).


Anyone guilty of having a purple anodized peace sign canti hanger...or worse yet, anything kokopelli?
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Old 03-30-07, 04:13 PM
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More flow from the last weeks rides.


From some trails in an OHV area close by.


Down south a ways.


Fixed gear action. This guy has incredible bike handling skill.


Just because I like it.


More OHV area stuff.


And then back down south.


More killing it on a fixie.
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Old 03-30-07, 05:18 PM
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someone took my bike...

nice shots. I am envious...I still have 4 ft of snow on most of my trails...
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
That's one of the most impressive pics that I've seen posted here. The amount of skill require to ride a fixie in that kind of terrain is huge.

Big Johnny (of DC infamy) was riding fixed at last years Fruita fest but he was out on the lower elevation 18 road stuff. Still impressive but nothing like that action.
Yep. I've been on a few rides with that guy; a couple rides last fall in the Salida area, on some pretty burly descending terrain, he was at most 10-15 minutes back, from a group with a couple expert level DH racers.

We avoided the ugliest trail down there the other day, due to the wetness, but the rest of the stuff has some ugly bits that he sailed through. Humbling. Plus, the guy is a super nice guy to ride with. That pic is tough; I tried to get a better spot to show the steepness, but couldn't really capture it. And that section is only about 1/4 of the whole "cobblestone" bit.

I've had my fixed crosser on a few local bits, but the smooth stuff, not the rocky bits. Challenging, to say the least.

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I dont know much about fixies, but is it unusual to have brakes on them? Seems redundant, or does it help your legs out when you need to stop in a hurry?
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Originally Posted by Flak
I dont know much about fixies, but is it unusual to have brakes on them? Seems redundant, or does it help your legs out when you need to stop in a hurry?
On fixie road bikes, you'll either see them w/ one brake or no brakes. on fixie mtn bikes, I can't imagine not running brakes! Even if it is a fixed gear!
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Originally Posted by Flak
I dont know much about fixies, but is it unusual to have brakes on them? Seems redundant, or does it help your legs out when you need to stop in a hurry?
Betcha it saves the knees...trying to do a pure stop by just "Stopping"...I couldn't imagine the strength...
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Originally Posted by Maelstrom
Betcha it saves the knees...trying to do a pure stop by just "Stopping"...I couldn't imagine the strength...
yep. better for prolonged descents, quick moves, etc. the rear isn't especially needed, but it's there anyhow. even with brakes, fixed on those trails takes a lot of skill. and balls. brakes or no brakes, you still can't coast. picking a good line, and timing your cranks is everything. the pic don't show the steepness at all.
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Kirk has flow.


So does Poz.


Terry has some as well.


I've even been accused of having some, from time to time.


It's there, waiting, to be found.








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Yay flow. It's why I ride.

Thanks for the pics - great terrain.
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Who needs viagra with these pics to get ya ready for action!? yeeeeah boy. dig it. Good stuff.
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Originally Posted by Pete Fagerlin
Good stuff.

Are you headed to Fruita for the Fest? If you are, block out Saturday afternoon for the Annual Barleywine Ride (assuming we're able to smuggle it through the Zion Curtain once again).

It's tempting, even if I only get over there for that. Got to work on some shift time swapping. In Moab the 12th-17th. Then have May 2nd-9th to go play as well.

Shoot me a PM with the pertinent details, if you'd not mind? Should be doable for me to get out there early enough Saturday to ride, and head back home Sunday morning. No schedule hassles that way...
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WOW, Great ride pictures.... You got Mad Skillz
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What trails are the pics all from? Where in CO? The guy on the fixie looks like Palmer Park here in Co Springs..... Great shots..Looks like a lot of fun!
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Originally Posted by funrover
What trails are the pics all from? Where in CO? The guy on the fixie looks like Palmer Park here in Co Springs..... Great shots..Looks like a lot of fun!
Yep, Palmer. Red Gate down in Pueblo. Hall Ranch up by me in Lyons. Dakota Ridge/Red Rocks/Morrison Slide in Golden. Lefthand Canyon OHV area outside Boulder. All shots from within a week, timewise. What can I say, I have a very flexable works schedule.
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Wow, incredible photos! Thanks for sharing!
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Originally Posted by scrublover
Yep, Palmer. Red Gate down in Pueblo. Hall Ranch up by me in Lyons. Dakota Ridge/Red Rocks/Morrison Slide in Golden. Lefthand Canyon OHV area outside Boulder. All shots from within a week, timewise. What can I say, I have a very flexable works schedule.

That's awsome...... I ride Dakota ridge everytime I go to my sisters place...Fun trail.... I have never been to Hall Ranch.... easy to get to ?
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Originally Posted by funrover
That's awsome...... I ride Dakota ridge everytime I go to my sisters place...Fun trail.... I have never been to Hall Ranch.... easy to get to ?
Yeah. Just do a google search on it (and any of the others) and the various county websites should pop up. Hall is right outside Lyons, a little north of Boulder.
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