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    I am Bob
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    Glad to have been gone the last couple weeks: Photo Heavy!

    I love living in Arizona. I moved here from in and around Chicago. I spent a couple of years in Southern Minnesota. I never really felt at home until I moved into my sketchy little neighborhood near South Mountain. I really love it here. The landscape here is unique, the people are cool and there is work for me here.

    My folks moved to Central Oregon around when I moved to AZ and I have to say that there is no other place I would rather live in this country than there. The only thing that keeps me away is the lack of work and all the excellent mountain bikers and friends that I've met in AZ. It's amazing how friendly the people I have met in this state have been. Usually it takes me a long time to make friends, but that did not happen here and I love it.

    I've noticed the *******ry on the AZ board, and in the AZ population in general,and it got me thinking....
    Why the hell do we talk politics on this board? Aren't mountain bikers smarter than that?
    Why the hell do we constantly have to endure gay/ghey/Apache/Mexican/Arpio whatever cracks on this board? Doesn't riding a bike in tough conditions clear our minds of that ****?
    Sure it's summer, but are we really that predictable? Are we really as dumb as the rest of the country thinks we are?
    NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Here's my charge. If you've gotten out of PHX this summer post your photos here. Phoenix and AZ have been at a boiling point for many months now and summer has just made it worse. Who's gotten away to gain some perspective and come back knowing that PHX and it's people still kick ass?
    I have.
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    photos

    Bend area
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    well played sir.....all I've done this summer is get away and ride and it's been awesome.

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    So this ghey Apache-Mexican Arpaio hater walks into a bar... ;-)

    Great post and great pics. It's been the summer of hiking and driving up north for me as well.

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    awesome stuff Chongo, other than the Sugar.

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    Good job!

    love ARIZONA and wont ever be going back to RAINSYLVANIA ever again.. im in LAKE HAVASU CITY now and wont be moving back to phoenix but i do miss some things there (im a motorcycle guy so south mountain was to me)
    have to finish my FSR build before i can ride again here in LHC ... yes the new immagration movement has put us in the hot seat but you know what...... WE ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING.....
    anyways looks like some nice riding where ya went to.. would love to ride flag/prescott/the rim/etc...

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    Great words Chongoman!

    I haven't made it out of AZ yet this summer but here's a few from Sunrise a couple weeks ago:

    Chillin on the lift


    Chutes and Ladders


    View from the top


    GPS of our runs
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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman
    Here's my charge. If you've gotten out of PHX this summer post your photos here. Phoenix and AZ have been at a boiling point for many months now and summer has just made it worse. Who's gotten away to gain some perspective and come back knowing that PHX and it's people still kick ass?
    I have.
    A short trip to Colorado earlier this month:
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    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    We were in Beaver Creek, Colorado back in June. Freak storm moved in on the day we left.
    T-shirts, shorts one day.....and a bunch of stuff we didn't think of packing the next day.
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    I made it to Northern Calif this summer. Not sre if the pics attached

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    Quote Originally Posted by chongoman
    Bend area
    Where are your parents at in Central Oregon? I moved there in 1979 and moved here in 2004. The single track there has flow like no where else on earth.

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    Great idea, made a run north over 4th of July holiday. High Country and the 4th. The only bummer was no bike.




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    OK, here's a few from week before last on our way up to see BikeBreaker and his lovely wife Joannie in Reno. Through Sequoia NP, Yosemeti NP, Lake Tahoe to Reno the Vegas Baby. Didn't have room for the bike because of the boat, not that I've been riding any lately but did manage to get one ride in with BB one morning before he had to go to work.










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    is that tree natural or 'enhanced'?

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    Alright I got my pics sized correctly so they should post. I went to N Calif this summer and took three great rides. I rode Folsom Lake, Salmon Falls and Sly Park. This is my old stomping grounds and it was great to visit again.

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    Great Post. Well Said.

    No pics, but I did get to ride Palo Duro Canyon in Texas, and did take a trip to Flathead Lake/Glacier National Park for some incredible hiking and wildlife viewing.
    Making Milk by Day, Beer by Night

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    Holy smokes do we have some good photographers around here.
    Don't be that guy! Read the forum guidelines.

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    Nice sentiment, chongobob. I'm happy to be one of your friends! Here's some Canadian stoke from our July 10-18 trip;
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    Wow, lots of great shots!! Cookiedough, that first shot of yours in fantastic.
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    !chongarlo!

    we dont talk politics here cuz we's stoopid.

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    Here are a few pics from my little excursion to the PN-Dub.

    This first set if from overnighter on Mt. Rainier for a little skiing.

    And here is a vid of the day:
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