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    Riding With Our Wives

    I love to ride with my wife and today was kind of special since we got to ride a bunch of trails I built in the Bay Area before moving to Sedona. These are some pictures of an area called Water Dog where I either built or helped build about five different trails over fifteen year ago.

    Maybe other viewers have pictures of their wives on rides to share with the group.
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    Ok, I'll play. I love riding with mrs. rockman. In fact we met on a ride. 15 yr wedding anniversary was last week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Ok, I'll play. I love riding with mrs. rockman. In fact we met on a ride. 15 yr wedding anniversary was last week.
    rock:

    Great Pictures. It will be interesting to see how many viewers on the AZ forum even have pictures of their wives riding with them.

    TD
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    So, how does your wife ride a bike if she's blind?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    So, how does your wife ride a bike if she's blind?
    Easy:

    It will be interesting if you get a pass for such a STUPID comment. Let's get back on track and see some pictures of our wives out riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Ok, I'll play. I love riding with mrs. rockman. In fact we met on a ride. 15 yr wedding anniversary was last week.
    I want to meet a gal on a ride.

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    TD - as I've said before, Mrs. TD is a pretty awesome guide, and yes it would be great to have your wife ride as well. Unfortunately, Mrs cookiedough is the most awesome wife out there, I've got 20 yrs to prove it while looking forward to another 20. Great idea for a thread.

    rock - wow, riding the CT toward Engineer Mtn, now that's quite the ride, was able to hike some of that with the wife and daughters, just not ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Easy:

    It will be interesting if you get a pass for such a STUPID comment. Let's get back on track and see some pictures of our wives out riding.
    Lighten up, Francis. All I was saying was you married way outside your pay grade. Her having a visual impairment must be the reason. I'm just bustin' yer balls, don't go all Waco on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    Lighten up, Francis. All I was saying was you married way outside your pay grade. Her having a visual impairment must be the reason. I'm just bustin' yer balls, don't go all Waco on me.
    Eazy:

    What makes you think my wife married way out of my pay grade? I retired at 50 and she got to retire at 47. We both have been living the American Dream since July 5th. 2000.

    We can go anywhere we want (except the Northern Arizona National Forest) anytime we want. We can ride any day we want anywhere we want.

    If you have the same good fortune, I am happy for you. For some unknown reason you think it's OK to try and bust my balls maybe you can share with the MTBR viewers how that is going to be effective for you?

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    My beautiful girl. I do all kinds of riding, sometimes I hammer, sometimes solo, sometimes long distance or short but some of the rides I enjoy the most are with my girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Eazy:

    What makes you think my wife married way out of my pay grade? I retired at 50 and she got to retire at 47. We both have been living the American Dream since July 5th. 2000.

    We can go anywhere we want (except the Northern Arizona National Forest) anytime we want. We can ride any day we want anywhere we want.

    If you have the same good fortune, I am happy for you. For some unknown reason you think it's OK to try and bust my balls maybe you can share with the MTBR viewers how that is going to be effective for you?

    Francis
    OMG. You're trolling me now, right? This is as simple as I can put it. The next rung down on the algorithm will be an MS Paint.

    Okay, your wife is a good looking lady. You are kind of an ugly cuss. Therefore, your wife is out of your pay grade, out of your league.

    It started out being a compliment on your missus, and a sly crack on you, no bad feelings or offense meant, just a little ribbing and ball busting. If you want to turn it into something it wasn't meant to be, come at me, bro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    OMG. You're trolling me now, right? This is as simple as I can put it. The next rung down on the algorithm will be an MS Paint.

    Okay, your wife is a good looking lady. You are kind of an ugly cuss. Therefore, your wife is out of your pay grade, out of your league.

    It started out being a compliment on your missus, and a sly crack on you, no bad feelings or offense meant, just a little ribbing and ball busting. If you want to turn it into something it wasn't meant to be, come at me, bro.
    Easy:

    I don't do personal attacks. It would be Easy to call you something the moderators would say is against the MTBR rules, it accomplishes nothing. Your humor doesn't work for me, so I suggest you stop trying to be funny and do your own well thought out post.

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    Does this mean you won't take me to Sodomy Gulch in Sedona?

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    I love to ride with my wife......Maybe other viewers have pictures of their wives on rides to share with the group.
    Hey traildoc,

    I'll play. My wife likes DH much more that AM riding so here are a few of her from Northstar, Whistler and St. George, UT.

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    Mountain Bike Action let you use their cover wrapper to create these so I did one for Heather:
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    Since you brought up this thread subject I thought you might like to read this one on the same theme:
    Riding with significant others: the good and the bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    rock:

    Great Pictures. It will be interesting to see how many viewers on the AZ forum even have pictures of their wives riding with them.

    TD
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    I'll play too. This was Mandee's first ride at Pemberton, about three years ago. I'm so lucky she puts up with my fondness for bicycles, old trucks, and P-cars. Easy_E's comment applies to me, I did marry out of my pay grade.

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    ... and if we just ... women riders rock

    I ride with my wife and daughter and other peoples wives and daughters and have for years. In my experience a great girl rider has to overcome a lot of male ego and stupidity - not to mention lack of real support and encouragement. Therefore if Doc's wife rides, then the chances that she is cool are VERY high. Doc's evident ego and attitude suggest that he is far less cool. Who really gives a crap if you get to not work. You don't need money to be a bum.

    What would be even cooler would be her starting a post about riding with her aging and slow husband THAT WOULD BE COOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowtieterror View Post
    I ride with my wife and daughter and other peoples wives and daughters and have for years. In my experience a great girl rider has to overcome a lot of male ego and stupidity - not to mention lack of real support and encouragement. Therefore if Doc's wife rides, then the chances that she is cool are VERY high. Doc's evident ego and attitude suggest that he is far less cool. Who really gives a crap if you get to not work. You don't need money to be a bum.

    What would be even cooler would be her starting a post about riding with her aging and slow husband THAT WOULD BE COOL!
    Bow:

    Great post, I just read it to my wife and she is still laughing.. She knows I need help, but putting me in a mental hospital would not get the rental painted or her bike tires freshly charged with my home brew.

    I think in my case the good barely out weighs the bad, but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sockpuppet12 View Post
    I gots 3 shiny nickels that say if youre wife signed you over to the state, every bike shop in town would maintain her bike free of charge. maybe the tentants would even paint the house for you while youre gone......
    Great post, she is laughing again, thanks-TD

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    My better half, riding up high on the Colorado Tr, then in the desert near Cortez, CO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bituman View Post
    I'll play too. This was Mandee's first ride at Pemberton, about three years ago. I'm so lucky she puts up with my fondness for bicycles, old trucks, and P-cars. Easy_E's comment applies to me, I did marry out of my pay grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitch View Post
    My better half, riding up high on the Colorado Tr, then in the desert near Cortez, CO.
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    Nice pictures, your wife looks like she is having a great time .

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTBCanuck View Post
    What's that full suspension rig on the left?
    Eriksen 96er, a real mash up, 29 front/26 back. Ditched the Maverick fork for Fox Float 100 right after this pic was taken. Have also added Stans Crest wheels in place of Bontragers shown in the pic. Been a fun bike to ride the past few years.

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    Here's a couple of my wife...who initially said she would never do this "stupid" sport/recreation because it was a bunch of beer drink'n bike ride'n men. Well now she's out there pushing me around like a friggin drill sergeant and I'm loving every second of it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrcyrus16 View Post
    Here's a couple of my wife...who initially said she would never do this "stupid" sport/recreation because it was a bunch of beer drink'n bike ride'n men. Well now she's out there pushing me around like a friggin drill sergeant and I'm loving every second of it!!

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    cy:

    Thanks for sharing your post. It's nice that your wife took to the sport, and is having a great time.

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    Man you guys are lucky! My wife is spa wench when we hit up Sedona, Park City or Durango. The most she'll ride is to the mailbox and back. I'm embarassed to admit the mailbox is 50 yards away from our house and i'm sure the price tag is still dangling off the Myka.
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    Got to go on a fun ride in the Sierra's today on the Hole in the Ground trail. Conditions were a little dusty, but the weather was a perfect 83 degrees and my wife said she loved the ride, so it was definitely a good day. Yesterday we spent the day cruising Lake Tahoe in a vintage Sea Ray, so that was also pretty nice.

    Hope to go on a fun ride tomorrow near Alpine Meadows with my buddy Bob and a few of his friends. Will be heading to Downieville and Gray Eagle later in the week to check out the new Mills Peak Trail and all the classic Downieville shuttle runs.
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    Here's a couple...







    We like doing non-biking things together too...



    Best of times for sure...

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    Traildoc,

    Awesome thread MAN! My wife and i started mountain biking together 3 years ago. Made countless memories together that will last a lifetime. When we got married, we chose Sedona for our honeymoon. It was unforgettable.

    My wife is an amazing athlete that kicks my butt at any given moment. She actually did her first XC race about a month ago under Cat 2 and won 1st place in her age group by 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott forty G. View Post
    Traildoc,

    Awesome thread MAN! My wife and i started mountain biking together 3 years ago. Made countless memories together that will last a lifetime. When we got married, we chose Sedona for our honeymoon. It was unforgettable.

    My wife is an amazing athlete that kicks my butt at any given moment. She actually did her first XC race about a month ago under Cat 2 and won 1st place in her age group by 15 minutes.

    Here is my wife.


    Scotty:

    Great post, she definitely is a great rider and looks like she could kick my butt to. How do you do that video thing on MTBR?

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    My wife is more rad than you. (and me)
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    Thanks TrailDoc! I basically took a series of pictures and turned them into GIF images. THere are various programs online that free to do that.

    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
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    Great post, she definitely is a great rider and looks like she could kick my butt to. How do you do that video thing on MTBR?

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    I'll play...wives to-be OK, too?

    Love you, babe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waltaz View Post
    I'll play...wives to-be OK, too?

    Love you, babe!
    And I, you!
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    My wife loves to ride also...

    We ride together almost 90% of the time.
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    I need to ride more and work less.

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    Wow, those recent posts are just what riding with your wife and wife's to be is all about. Since I have been banned from the AZ Northern National Forest I have my wife to help me through this very difficult period. Life is good on the road with my understanding and loving wife.

    We rode Mr. Toads yesterday and the Flume today. Tomorrow we are off to Downieville where we hope to spend at least a week to check out the Downieville Classic.

    What a country!!!!!!
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    My wife and I have been cycling together since we were 12, as roadies. Two years ago she bought us trail bikes, living near Sedona it only made sense. Now she wants to ride downhill bikes, add two more bikes to the stable. I really have nothing to complain about, except maybe I have too many bike choices.







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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    .....Since I have been banned from the AZ Northern National Forest I have my wife to help me through this very difficult period....
    Hi Mr. traildoc,

    You've made reference to this fact in several recent posts that I've read. Would you please share the details. I don't believe I've ever heard of anyone being banned from a forest before now.

    Thanks, in advance, for the education,

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsnead View Post
    Hi Mr. traildoc,

    You've made reference to this fact in several recent posts that I've read. Would you please share the details. I don't believe I've ever heard of anyone being banned from a forest before now.

    Thanks, in advance, for the education,

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    This is what happened:

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    A second man was sentenced for an illegal trail enhancement in the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest.


    John Finch, 63, of Sedona, was convicted in federal court June 5 for constructing a one foot by four foot trail enhancement on the Teacup Trail without written approval for the exact spot he did the improvement on. Finch has done other previous approved trail enhancements on the Tea Cup Trail and he thought the small project he completed would be appreciated by the Forest Service who is doing numerous trail enhancements on the Jordan/Tea Cup alignment.


    As part of his sentence, he will not be allowed to enter the Northern Arizona National Forest for a six-month period. He was also sentenced to one year of un-supervised probation and he paid $1,000 in restitution before he received his sentence from the judge. He asked that the $1,000 in restitution would go directly to the Red Rock Ranger District and he was told that would happen.


    Finch did not admit to trail construction and maintenance near the area of Scheurman Mountain, even though a press release from the U.S. Forest Service said he did. He did admit to working on four trail enhancements on the Munds Wagon trail during an official volunteer work event sponsored by the Fat Tire Bike Shop. He also admitted to building the Aerie Trail and doing the reconstruction of the Templeton trail across from Crescent Moon Park.


    Finch does not condone illegal trail building and he recently reported a newly spotted illegal trail to the Forest Service that intersects the Carroll Canyon trail. He also reported a new illegal trail enhancement done on the Highline trail.


    Hopefully the only new trails in Sedona will be constructed by Jennifer Burns and the number one volunteer FS trail builder Plumber Phil. Over the last three years Phil has taught Jennifer how to be a pretty good trail builder and together they have developed the new Sedona trail building technique which has been used recently in the construction of the new Adobe Jack, Javelina, Hermit, Coconino, Basalt, Kaibab and Coyote trails.


    Hopefully, Phil and Jennifer will be able to bring the skilled trail building community together to help work on the ongoing maintenance of the approved Forest Service trails, the adoption of current user built trails and the construction of new well thought out trails. All things are possible, let's hope that is true for what Jennifer and Phil have planned. Finch totally supports their efforts and wishes them the best. He wishes he could still be working with them as he had the previous three years.

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    My wife is my favorite riding partner (sorry fellas).

    She's fast enough that she won the State Championship a few years back even though she stops every five minutes to take photos of flowers and clouds and sh*t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    This is what happened:

    Second man banned from the forest

    Saturday, 16 June 2012 00:00

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    A second man was sentenced for an illegal trail enhancement in the Red Rock Ranger District of the Coconino National Forest.


    John Finch, 63, of Sedona, was convicted in federal court June 5 for constructing a one foot by four foot trail enhancement on the Teacup Trail without written approval for the exact spot he did the improvement on. Finch has done other previous approved trail enhancements on the Tea Cup Trail and he thought the small project he completed would be appreciated by the Forest Service who is doing numerous trail enhancements on the Jordan/Tea Cup alignment.


    As part of his sentence, he will not be allowed to enter the Northern Arizona National Forest for a six-month period. He was also sentenced to one year of un-supervised probation and he paid $1,000 in restitution before he received his sentence from the judge. He asked that the $1,000 in restitution would go directly to the Red Rock Ranger District and he was told that would happen.


    Finch did not admit to trail construction and maintenance near the area of Scheurman Mountain, even though a press release from the U.S. Forest Service said he did. He did admit to working on four trail enhancements on the Munds Wagon trail during an official volunteer work event sponsored by the Fat Tire Bike Shop. He also admitted to building the Aerie Trail and doing the reconstruction of the Templeton trail across from Crescent Moon Park.


    Finch does not condone illegal trail building and he recently reported a newly spotted illegal trail to the Forest Service that intersects the Carroll Canyon trail. He also reported a new illegal trail enhancement done on the Highline trail.


    Hopefully the only new trails in Sedona will be constructed by Jennifer Burns and the number one volunteer FS trail builder Plumber Phil. Over the last three years Phil has taught Jennifer how to be a pretty good trail builder and together they have developed the new Sedona trail building technique which has been used recently in the construction of the new Adobe Jack, Javelina, Hermit, Coconino, Basalt, Kaibab and Coyote trails.


    Hopefully, Phil and Jennifer will be able to bring the skilled trail building community together to help work on the ongoing maintenance of the approved Forest Service trails, the adoption of current user built trails and the construction of new well thought out trails. All things are possible, let's hope that is true for what Jennifer and Phil have planned. Finch totally supports their efforts and wishes them the best. He wishes he could still be working with them as he had the previous three years.

    Traildoc


    You make that look and sound like a quoted story written somewhere.... link to it please.


    Trail building prompts $1,000 fine in Sedona

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    My question is, how do you actually get caught doing this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    You make that look and sound like a quoted story written somewhere.... link to it please.


    Trail building prompts $1,000 fine in Sedona
    Pillbo:


    The report I gave of my trial was what actually happened. I am not 62 I am 63.5. I had already paid the donation to the Red Rock Ranger District before my sentence. And I was never convicted for trail building, I was convicted of a trail enhancement on the Tea Cup trail that I did not get a permit for. I believe the enhancement still remains because it was done so well. Spin it anyway you want, but those are the facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m77ranger View Post
    My wife is more rad than you. (and me)
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    I believe this is the first post I have ever agreed with you on. Do I owe IMBA any money? Did you give them any money last year? If you did I will match it and send them the same amount .

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    Pillbo:


    The report I gave of my trial was what actually happened.

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    You need to get over yourself in the 3rd person ....

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    My first date with my wife was a mountain bike ride in Auburn, California. I intended on taking her on an easy ride but the trailhead was full of horse trailers, so we ended up on an expert trail. She never dabbed once. Two weeks later we did a group ride with friends in Moab, where she outrode most of the men. A couple weeks later she won the first race she entered, followed by many more podium finishes.

    I watched my wife and three friends win the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo, I sagged for her attempt to ride the Great Divie from Canada to Mexico, and I hauled her and Andrea's bikes from the north to south rim of the Grand Canyon when they made the first ride on the Arizona Trail. We've ridden all over North America together. I only wish she wasn't such a good volleyball and tennis player, so we could do even more riding together. Thanks for the memories, my love.




















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