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    Where Should Traildoc Go on His Five Month Motor Casa Vacation?????

    Well I am getting excited about leaving the heat and heading to somewhere cooler to do some really fun riding. I just called up my buddy Byron in Mt. Shasta to get an update on any new trails in his area. Byron is 67 and he is the number two Trail Enhancer Specialist in Mt Shasta and he was the lead enhancer on the famous Entertainer trail.

    He says there is a ton of new trails being put in on Forest Service Land in the Redding and Mt. Shasta areas. Apparently the local economies are struggling and they have realized mountain biking is good for the local economy.

    He also says Downieville is off the hook and the number of new trails there is totally amazing. I use to go to Downieville and ride the old faithfuls like Butcher Ranch, Paulee Creek and Big Boulder. Now there are trails in Gray Eagle, Goodyear Bar, Gold Lake, etc.

    My buddies Michael and Bob live in South and North Lake Tahoe so it looks like the Tahoe Rim trail is a good call. On the way to the Bay Area I was hoping to do the Canal Plunge out of Kernville I understand there is a nice shuttle there and I could enjoy some major downhill for sure.

    From the Kernville area we will probably head to San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz. Not really sure how fun the riding is in San Luis, but that is where I did my first IMBA trail enhancement class and since I graduated from college there it does have some attraction.

    Anyway from Shasta we will ride Ashland, Eugene, the Umqua, Post Canyon, Bend, McKenzie River, etc.

    I hear there is a bunch of new stuff going on in Washington and we will hook-up with our buddy Dan and ride some of his favorite rides in the Bellingham area. I also think there is some new stuff east of Seattle so we should check that out. Not sure if we will head up to Whistler or not but will certainly head to Idaho to do some fun buffed single track there. My buddy Mitch lives in Boise and he says there is great riding there.

    From there we will head to Utah to enjoy all the great trails they have created for their recreating public. We have done the Park City and Deer Valley rides previously and will try and find some addition fun stuff in the area.

    From there we will head south to Fruita and Moab. I just called my buddy Jessie there and he said all the new trails in the 313 area has increased his business more than 30% in the last year. Mag 7 will definitely be on the list and hopefully we will have friends hook-up with us to ride all the cool stuff out of the LaSals. From there we will head south and hook-up with our friend Brain Reppe in Crested Butte to do the 409 and other high altitude trails.

    From there maybe Teluride would be fun I hear they have a free tram that accesses the upper mountain for some very scenic downhill riding. From there Durango might be a good choice. We have a friend Ruthie Matthes who lives there and I think she is some kind of world champion and hopefully she can show us around there.

    From Durango New Mexico sounds good. Albuquerque is where the Bandeleros are located and I hear they have a secret stash of trails there. Next we will head to Santa Fe to ride with Tony Ballentine who has been a good friend during the Magura Press Camp event.

    After checking out New Mexico we will head back to Arizona to good old Sedona. From there it will be around November and we will see if the house is still standing and how many plants died during our departure.

    After a week or so we will head south for some good old southern Arizona riding. We will use Transition Seniors place as base camp and from there will do the whole Tucson area thing. Milagrosa will be a must and hopefully all the MTBR group who doesn't hate me will show me and my wife around.

    Anyway if anyone viewing this post has some really cool rides along the was I would appreciate some ideas and possible friends who I might be able to ride with.

    My 67 year old riding buddy Byron from Shasta cheered me up some and said I am not really a bad person I just used the wrong term for my trail building efforts. Byron is missing a hand and rides with a hook, has an artificial ankle and major skin grafts on his knee where had was struck with an overhead power line. He taught welding at Shasta Junior College where he had his class build all of his trail building tools. He has tools stashed all over Shasta Mt. to do his constant trail enhancements. He is a legend in the local Shasta area and I can't wait to ride with him again.

    He says if a Forest Service official comes up to him and asks him what he is doing he just answers, we are doing trail enhancements. It has a whole different ring than trail improvement or trail building. The Forest Service person just says wow that is great thanks a lot, just don't do any trail building.

    What a Country!!!

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    Pardon my bluntness and I do hope you have a great vacation but.....isn't this a mountain biking forum intended to facilitate the discussion of mountain bike related topics?

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    follow your shovel...

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    I suspect in another couple of weeks raging forest fires might dictate some of your targeted destinations but sounds like you've got a plan. Places that you didn't mention that have really awesome riding are Oakridge and Hood River in Oregon and of course Sun Valley and Stanley in Idaho. Lots of shuttle options off of Teton Pass in Jackson, WY. Montana? Lots of big descents there as well.

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    Inordinate fascination with oneself; excessive self-love; vanity. Synonyms: self-centeredness, smugness, egocentrism.
    Hmmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Centurion_ View Post
    Hmmm...
    C:

    You always make me feel good about myself. Thanks for the definition. Are you going to come to my retirement dinner, Friday? It would be good seeing you again. How is the riding going? Since I am banned from the Northern Arizona Forest I have become a mountain bike roadie. I did a fun 12 mile loop today that was pretty nice. Looking out at the surrounding landscape during the loop was pretty cool. Now I know what all those tourists are looking at while driving around in their cars.

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    The southern part of Mt. Saint Helens, (Washington State) more specifically Ape Canyon, Plains of Abraham and the Lewis River Trail are places that should be on everyone's "must do" list.

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    sounds like an awesome trip, can I come with you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanyonTrailJunkie View Post
    Pardon my bluntness and I do hope you have a great vacation but.....isn't this a mountain biking forum intended to facilitate the discussion of mountain bike related topics?
    If you have spent 5 mins on this forum you will see that rules/regulations do not apply to td.
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    Whatever route that ends up in Whistler will work just fine:-)

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    SEDONA! and its World Class Trails!!!!!!!
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    SEDONA! and its World Class Trails!!!!!!!
    I have been hearing this for years now and might have to make a trip up to enjoy the silence.

    Whistler would be great until he starter to pull out his shovel/hammer/nails and started to re-route the trails.
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    Tahoe

    Hard to beat Tahoe in the summer. Perfect conditions and scenery.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Places that you didn't mention that have really awesome riding are Oakridge in Oregon and of course Sun Valley and Stanley in Idaho. .
    We think alike - must be why I would see you there!
    OR-OR has an easy 5 months of singltrack alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coconinocycles View Post
    We think alike - must be why I would see you there!
    OR-OR has an easy 5 months of singltrack alone.
    - Steve Garro, Coconino Cycles.
    Yep, I fondly remember running into you at Elephant Perch. I'm still in awe that you looped the Fox Peak ride from town on a ss.

    I'll second the Lewis River trial recommendation as well as Mt. St. Helens. I'd do Lewis River over Mckenzie anyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Yep, I fondly remember running into you at Elephant Perch. I'm still in awe that you looped the Fox Peak ride from town on a ss.

    I'll second the Lewis River trial recommendation as well as Mt. St. Helens. I'd do Lewis River over Mckenzie anyday.
    Yeah - I was so tired riding back to camp that I barely had the energy to drink water from the ditch.........a 500mi of singletrack in two weeks including the CCP100.

    I'm partial to the Umpqua Trail & the Middle fork of the Willamette, and bunchgrass abv, OR-OR
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCanyonTrailJunkie View Post
    Pardon my bluntness and I do hope you have a great vacation but.....isn't this a mountain biking forum intended to facilitate the discussion of mountain bike related topics?

    People's I.Q.'s mysteriously drop when they choose to attack Trail Doc. Why is that?

    A thread discussing where to find the best mountain biking trails when going on a prolonged mountain biking vacation is somewhat of a mountain biking related topic, don't you think?

    Doc, Umpqua and Hood River and Lewis River and Mt. Saint Helens will not disappoint. Downieville will be great. Meet up with Wacky Zachy and he will tell you about trails he has been building there. Some Lake Tahoe trails restrict mountain bikes to three days a week, including the Tahoe Rim Trail. I'd stop in Bend for rides and great food. You should stop off and do some riding near Salt Lake City. Maybe Deer Valley. You can do miles of downhill riding in Brianhead. Try riding along the middle fork of the American River, near Auburn, CA., and follow that with a raft trip down the river. Indian Creek, outside Hurricane, has a lot of trail that will remind you of home. Don't forget to take some pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prodigal Son View Post
    ...Some Lake Tahoe trails restrict mountain bikes to three days a week, including the Tahoe Rim Trail..
    The nine mile section of the Tahoe Rim Trail between Mt. Rose and Tunnel Creek is even days only (advisory, not a law). No other trails have such restrictions.

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    It may be hard to beat Tahoe in the summer...but it is IMPOSSIBLE to beat the Tetons in the summer. We got it goin' on here. And I can be your renegade pirate ambassador in the ways and history of trail shenanigans in Teton Valley.
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    And then we eat them."

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    I second or is it third or more by now on the Tetons and Sun Valley. SV is ridiculous for huge loops of buff xc single track and Jackson is well........Jackson. It's always fun to visit there and the tfr crew has been doing some seriously awesome stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    It may be hard to beat Tahoe in the summer...but it is IMPOSSIBLE to beat the Tetons in the summer. We got it goin' on here. And I can be your renegade pirate ambassador in the ways and history of trail shenanigans in Teton Valley.
    rid:

    You sound like me trying to get riders to come to Sedona to ride. I will let you know when we will be getting close to your area. You don't know who much it means to me that you are offering to show me around. I think this is going to be a really fun trip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Prodigal Son View Post
    People's I.Q.'s mysteriously drop when they choose to attack Trail Doc. Why is that?

    A thread discussing where to find the best mountain biking trails when going on a prolonged mountain biking vacation is somewhat of a mountain biking related topic, don't you think?

    Doc, Umpqua and Hood River and Lewis River and Mt. Saint Helens will not disappoint. Downieville will be great. Meet up with Wacky Zachy and he will tell you about trails he has been building there. Some Lake Tahoe trails restrict mountain bikes to three days a week, including the Tahoe Rim Trail. I'd stop in Bend for rides and great food. You should stop off and do some riding near Salt Lake City. Maybe Deer Valley. You can do miles of downhill riding in Brianhead. Try riding along the middle fork of the American River, near Auburn, CA., and follow that with a raft trip down the river. Indian Creek, outside Hurricane, has a lot of trail that will remind you of home. Don't forget to take some pictures.
    Thumbs up on Lewis River East from Woodland WA (either side of the river in Clark or Lewis county will get you there), and the Umpqua River (Douglas County)...just have to go East of Glide...between Idlewild and Toketee Falls. Remember to stop at Dry Creek to get gas. Auburn is amazing too. I am jealous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    rid:

    You sound like me trying to get riders to come to Sedona to ride. I will let you know when we will be getting close to your area. You don't know who much it means to me that you are offering to show me around. I think this is going to be a really fun trip.

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    We can probably get JackBombay to prowl around as well...
    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

    And then we eat them."

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    [QUOTE=The Prodigal Son;9389458]People's I.Q.'s mysteriously drop when they choose to attack Trail Doc. Why is that?

    Well, the title of the post is "Where Should Traildoc Go on His Five Month Motor Casa Vacation?????" and doesn't mention bikes at all.

    By the way, I would not expect someone with the screen-name Prodigal Son to hurl insults regarding someone's IQ on an online forum, or anywhere for that matter. Shame Shame.

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    Well, if he is still running about a-sinnin', well then I would expect the PS to be hurling big fat insults. He will just get a lil' more whompin' from pappy when he comes crawling on home...
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    And then we eat them."

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    I still think, with all your energy, there's some random range in the middle of Nevada calling you. Big downhill into an endless bajada slant.

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    Beyond the Sun!?

    Mountain biking site?

    Yeahhhh , riggghhhttt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hfly View Post
    I still think, with all your energy, there's some random range in the middle of Nevada calling you. Big downhill into an endless bajada slant.
    hfly:

    I knew you would be out there lurking. When I get to Moab maybe we can bury the hatchet and you can take me on one of those memorable super special hfly rides. Thanks again for that very special PM, I think back to it often as I move closer to the end of my journey.

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    TD,
    Jeez, you sure do have lots of hatchets for such a cool mellow old dude.

    In 5 months it will be november. No need to hurry back. By then the trails here in Sedona will all be too difficult for you to ride , you will have lots of 'work' to do, but alas, ground will be hard..and then there is that small detail: the ground wont be the only thing thats hard...your life in Sedona on the trail will be under an eternal microscope- now you wont like that now, wont you.

    You wont be able to just bust out the pick and shovel and pick up where you left off. No. Thats not likely, but wishful thinking.

    Thats no way to live your dream is it now..

    That will be hard too. Wont it. Not like it all just goes away in six months, huh.

    Ever think of visiting Grass Valley CA? If I were you, that's what I would do. Its just north of Tahoe, and great MTB. I hear they need some trail work up there. No BS. Have fun and good riddance.

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    You're a little late to the party Acrophobe?

    You still owe TD money for that 11x17 map of the VOC trails you requested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    You're a little late to the party Acrophobe?

    You still owe TD money for that 11x17 map of the VOC trails you requested.
    Rock:

    It was the 22 X 30 custom map he didn't pay me for. The number of excuses he had for not paying me was a joke. Just like when he had his Poi Pond constructed. The poor contractor was given some sob story about him hitting his head while flying over the bars on one of his favorite trails, so he had to put the contractor on installments. I hope the contractor got paid, like I didn't. Shame on me for thinking he was a person of his word.

    A buddy of mine also was asked to do that job. He is so happy that his intuition told him something doesn't feel right with that job. As it turned out he was right. Nothing like working your butt off for someone in difficult economic times for a low profit margin and then they don't pay you, like they promised to begin with.

    If anyone wants the complete map let me know and I will email you the file. Unfortunately when I tried to download the file in MTBR it was too big. I have newer map files with more of the trails Jennifer and Phil have bought into a system status after doing the custom map for Acrophobe.

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    Well we are still in Kernville and today we did a raft ride down the Kern river. The raft trip was sponsored by the Kernville Chamber of Commerce. I think the event was pretty successful.

    We went on the 11:30 trip and boy was our guide in for one heck of a rowdy trip. I was placed in front of the raft with some dude about ten years younger than me with his son and daughter. We decided right on we were going to be the most aggressive raft in the fleet.

    Since the water is running at a record low (rockman input please) it was decided oar splashing and kidnapping of women from other boats was in order. As a team we were unbeatable. Our guide said he had never had a group so fun.

    This evening we went down to the park next to the river and I hung out with a bunch of the old local alcoholics. It kind a fun getting to know the locals to see how the world spins from their point of view. Right now they are all going to their secret firewood location to gather wood for next winter.

    When I asked them what kind of chain saws they used they all said Husky. I went over the the motor casa and got my old Husky 51 chain saw to see what they thought. It was like I was showing them a new Pivot Carbon 5.7. They started it up and did the zume zume thing.

    We also talked about their families and all their ex wives and all their friends who have died recently.

    Can't wait to do the Cannell Plunge on Friday.

    What a Country!!!!!

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    Upper or lower Kern? Times are tough all over after the winter no-show. The water to the Kern is diverted like all rivers in the southwest. The only exception is the Yampa. At the end of the Cannell Plunge you drop down to Lake Isabella which is the Kern's last bit of life blood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Upper or lower Kern? Times are tough all over after the winter no-show. The water to the Kern is diverted like all rivers in the southwest. The only exception is the Yampa. At the end of the Cannell Plunge you drop down to Lake Isabella which is the Kern's last bit of life blood.
    The Kern is so low at the upper end yesterday's trip started just below the hydro power plant where the discharge is. The largest rapid we had was a class 2. While I was in the the raft shop people were calling in to get intel on what the river was doing? I heard class 3 being mentioned, but that must be on the section below the dam.

    While doing the raft trip I noticed a large new house on the river. I asked the guide who owned it and he said our favorite governor Jan Brewer. In the large glassed in lower room you could see a large polar bear in a standing position.

    The picture is of a boy scout group we shuttle up to the JO (Just Outstanding) starting point the first day. The scout leader asked me to say a few words to the group. I told them to be passionate about what they do in life, work hard, live within their means and find a good women to share their life with. After I said that I remembered the Boy Scouts are now encouraging all sexually orientated boys to join the scouts, so I told them if they were gay finding a good man to share their life with would also be good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by traildoc View Post
    The Kern is so low at the upper end yesterday's trip started just below the hydro power plant where the discharge is. The largest rapid we had was a class 2. While I was in the the raft shop people were calling in to get intel on what the river was doing? I heard class 3 being mentioned, but that must be on the section below the dam.

    While doing the raft trip I noticed a large new house on the river. I asked the guide who owned it and he said our favorite governor Jan Brewer. In the large glassed in lower room you could see a large polar bear in a standing position.

    The picture is of a boy scout group we shuttle up to the JO (Just Outstanding) starting point the first day. The scout leader asked me to say a few words to the group. I told them to be passionate about what they do in life, work hard, live within their means and find a good women to share their life with. After I said that I remembered the Boy Scouts are now encouraging all sexually orientated boys to join the scouts, so I told them if they were gay finding a good man to share their life with would also be good.

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    Good to see an old Codger like you so open-minded

    Figures Jan Brewer would have a stuffed endangered species in her board room. You should have sprayed the glass with your water cannon in protest of how she pointed her finger at poor, defenseless Obama. What a country!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockman View Post
    Good to see an old Codger like you so open-minded

    Figures Jan Brewer would have a stuffed endangered species in her board room. You should have sprayed the glass with your water canyon in protest of how she pointed her finger at poor, defenseless Obama. What a country!
    While doing today's ride I stopped by to see if Joe A was at Jan's place for an early start on the weekend.
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    TD there are some other point to point big elevation drops like Remington Ridge in Kernville if you find the right locals. Hope you head up to Quaking Aspen/Camp Nelson Trail worth the trip.

    I see you found Whiskey Flats Trail, that is a ass kicker to ride end to end.

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    Today we did the world famous Cannell Plunge from the top of the Sierras back to Kernville. The route is around 29 miles and you start at about 9,000 and end up around 2,300. There is about 1,900 feet of climbing in the middle.
    Fortunately Mrs. TD and I hooked up with five seasoned CP riders otherwise we would probably still be trying to find our way back to Kernville. This ride is not for heavy big ring bikes unless you like to punish yourself. One rider in our group rode a downhill Intense with at least a 36 on the front. Even though there is a ton of downhill the flats and long jeep road ups killed his energy.
    The youngsters were a lot faster than us but when the boys stopped for a break we kept riding to try and stay a little ahead. Fortunately the big ring guy was far enough behind that we could keep out front.
    There was some very nice terrain along the way and even though conditions were dry and dusty, it was a lot nicer than being in Sedona riding on the hot pavement.
    After leaving Kernville we headed up to Fresno to meet up with some of my OLD college buddies. Not sure what there is to do in Fresno besides going to a water park or Denny’s but that’s what OLD people do when they meet up with their OLD friends.
    After that we will head up to the Bay Area to play property manager and maybe go windsurfing on the bay. I might even try kite boarding if I can find someone to teach me.

    Here are are some pictures of the ride.

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    My buddy Leandro, Mrs. TD and I went out and tried to find a Denny's for dinner last night. Instead of eating at Denny's we went to a local Mexican restaurant called, Pescador, that only had the menu in Spanish.The restaurant was packed with locals and the food was great.
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    The Plunge is officially on my bucket list. Nice pics and looks like Janet is representing

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    what a country,LOL, they fined his dumb ass and he still dont get it...
    whose laughing now doc?

    I suggest you reinspect who has their line in the water and just who is falling for the bait and getting reeled in..

    just about every one is laughing their asses off, and its not with you, its AT you

    you didnt cash in some coin? still crying about not being able to sell a map you made of illegal trail? bet the judge in your 'matter' would *LOVE* to get that tidbit of info...jealous of my pond? awe, pooo lil TD, could use some gasmoney for da motor home huh.. You're loosing your edge John. getting old sucks. getting banned is worse. having no social prowess about knowing when to bow your head and go away is the worst.

    silly grown man posting pics -do redeem yourself in your mind
    so you rode flag and had fun.
    good for you. big whoop, we've all ridden it

    keep stroking yourself and feelin like you need to prove to the world you are having fun
    good for you, 'doc'
    you've been demoted to trail janitor status
    youre shameless, and very detached from reality

    what do you want to hear?
    "job well done"
    "keep up the good work"
    feel bettah?

    you were just handed your ass and you somehow cant clue in yet...pretty sad to watch a grown man cry
    and then need to boast to try and preserve what little image you have left, only supported any more these days by r-man and TPS.

    It was a good run u had tho.

    I'm genuinely glad you have your chin up but obviously not the brightest light on the tree
    Good sense would dictate you find somewhere else youre wanted that needs trailwork
    I dont think sedona is it, but who am i and what do I know

    I'm sure you will feel very welcome here

    I rode this morning and the trails couldnt be in better shape without ya here. Thank you Jennifer and the FS for doing what has been a long time comin
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    Personally I appreciate TrailDoc's pictures a WHOLE lot more than his words and commentary.

    Keep the pics coming and enjoy your trip!

    "job well done"
    "keep up the good work"

    More pics, LESS words please!
    "Nobody ever told me not to try" - Curious George Soundtrack by Jack Johnson

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    see that TD? theres that validation you never got from your sibling...feel bettah? good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acrophobe View Post
    see that TD? theres that validation you never got from your sibling...feel bettah? good!
    Keep running your mouth off. Dink.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acrophobe View Post
    see that TD? theres that validation you never got from your sibling...feel bettah? good!
    How do you negative rep someone again?

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    What Does MTBR and These Pictures Have in Common???

    Today I dropped my wife and her sister off at San Francisco Airport, so they could head to DC for a 10 day vacation. Rather than go with them I decided to join in on a special day of riding in the California coastal mountains. This was an extra special ride because everyone in the pictures are all MTBR members.

    The theme of this every Wednesday ride was BLT sandwiches. Everyone kind of chips in and brings some food and beverage to share with their fellow riders. I brought two lbs. of Tony Roma baby back ribs and others brought their favorite adult beverages. Special micro brews are typical at these events and Francis of MTBR often brings several of his favorite IPA's to share with the group.

    Riding temperatures were in the high 70's during the three hour ride I did with my long term buddy Russ. I have been riding with Russ at this location since 1994 and it was nice to hook-up with him for this summer solstice ride.

    Russ took first place in the expert Clydesdale class at the Sea Otter this year. He is also a champion BMX rider and does a lot of BMX racing with his 14 year old son, David. He works for the Brisbane Parks and Recreation and is a great dad. His oldest daughter was a freshman this year at ASU.

    Which picture is the owner and founder of MTBR in? Francis is a good friend and with the help of MTBR I have been able to communicate to the advanced masses that Sedona is a great place to ride. It would have never been possible to give fellow mountain bikers the low down in Sedona without MTBR.

    TD
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    USFS asked you to not post maps containing illegal trails. You just did, again. Before paulb locks down this thread, thanks for the evidence. I have it screen shotted in high res it so it can be IP traced incase someone deletes this thread.
    Jennifer will be pleased. keep it up doc, youre a public figure and a convictee.

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