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    Kathleen in AZ
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    Summer Solstice 2013 Photo Friday

    I've spent the last few years doing house remodeling, investing in camera gear, and riding my sad old bikes... This is the year of the NEW BIKE!!! I was all set to demo many and shop around, but one weekend with the new Firebird 27.5 was all it took - sometimes you just know when it's right. And this bike is oh-so-right for me! It's first rides were my commute to and from work yesterday I am lucky that half my commute is on dirt.

    I posted these pics up on Facebook yesterday and was blown away by my friend Maadjurguer's poetic words of wisdom:

    "This is the way I want to go, bouncing around, down and down. A pedal before me, a step up next, I stand up tall, suspension flexed. My bondage has ended, my wait in the stand, for my new owner welcomes me, to rock and sand - your bike"

    Thru the cemetery by the Buttes... almost to work. At 32 lbs, the FB is not exactly a light commuter bike like my Salsa dos Niner, but I'm never out to break any speed records. This bike is a joy! Can't wait to tackle some SoMo chunk this weekend

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    Give it a crank
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    What a nice looking 'bird, congrats!

    Early morning light on Piestewa Peak.

    The solstice on the trail.

    A red bike in a field of teddy-bear chollas.

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    Sweet ride. I really need to demo one of those, as my whip will need replacing soon. Torn between that and the Ellsworth Moment. I look forward to SOMO this weekend too, thank goodness. Thanks for the cool pics.
    “Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.”
-Grant Petersen

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    Plus size jersey model
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    here are a couple more here Hot week of riding. | PedalPics

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    My other ride is your mom
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    My Summer Solstice ride was a bit cooler than most....
    Summer Solstice 2013 Photo Friday-05_stand.jpg

    This was the third ride, ever, on a mountain bike for her....2nd time on singletrack....
    Summer Solstice 2013 Photo Friday-03_ferns.jpg

    ....the bar for stoke has been set pretty high....
    Summer Solstice 2013 Photo Friday-06_get-rad.jpg

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    Nice Maad! Where is that? Love Aspen stands!
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    My other ride is your mom
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstem View Post
    nice maad! Where is that? Love aspen stands!

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    parenting for gnarness
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    Some fatbike action.

    Also got to enjoy the highest tide of the year day after the Solstice - very intense, 3 ft waves crashing in 1 ft of water.

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    A few from our ride y'day in Whitford Canyon:

    Nice downhill spurt

    Break time.

    Here's an oldie

    AZT & FR650

    The vultures were circling

    Arturo on a climb

    Back near the trailhead
    My Two Schillingsworth

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    Summer soul-stice....+1...

    Awesome Friday!

    "Nobody ever told me not to try" - Curious George Soundtrack by Jack Johnson

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