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    Downieville Post-Stoke pic thread

    I'll start:

    I missed the Saturday ride by about 10 minutes at Packer Saddle. I was running late to begin with, and I got pulled over by the local PoPo for crossing the double yellow line. No biggie. Cop gave me a warning and let me go after 10 minutes.

    I got up there, all ready to do a solo ride, and try to catch the group ride. Omar, Gwen and Bob roll up. I joined their ride. We hit Butcher's Ranch, Pauly Creek, Big Bolder to Third Divide... or something like that.

    We had a great ride. No crashes, only one pinch flat. It took us a while to get down to the bottom, but it was a blast.

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    Sorry I couldn't come back for beerz and hanging out. I had to get back to the world, and I had no cell phone coverage to say I was going to be late.

    Thanks again for letting me join your ride, Omar, Gwen and Bob!!

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    Well we have an official Downieville legend. The tour driver was telling us about a guy who on his second run wheelied his bike on the pavement at the top of Packer and wrecked so hard he couldn't do the DH. Hoolie you da man !! Good to meet you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huck Pitueee View Post
    Well we have an official Downieville legend. The tour driver was telling us about a guy who on his second run wheelied his bike on the pavement at the top of Packer and wrecked so hard he couldn't do the DH. Hoolie you da man !! Good to meet you.

    Oooops!

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    Pimpbot, it was a true epic. I have completely forgotten how freaking hard the climb on Big Boulder is. It was great fun riding wih you! We should totally ride together again, maybe at Joaquin Miller?
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    Heck yeah!

    Quote Originally Posted by rhynolite View Post
    Pimpbot, it was a true epic. I have completely forgotten how freaking hard the climb on Big Boulder is. It was great fun riding wih you! We should totally ride together again, maybe at Joaquin Miller?
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    More pictures please!

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    Full set here:
    Downieville 9/2011 - a set on Flickr

    Hiking to the lookout on Friday night.
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    ...........
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    lovely views on the hike back down
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    Too busy to take pics while riding - a couple of the other fun...


























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    Sat ride pics. Led by bailout who said prepare for lots of hike-a-bike.

    Even with three maps we seemed to have no clear plan
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    begin hike-a-bike
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    1st regroup of about 50. Spring is in full bloom.
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    Ran into another group
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    He said there would be hike-a-bike.
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    switchbaxr!!!!!!! Thanks for the paella!
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    lost
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    Night time shots

    chillin by the fire
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    Mr Paella!
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    Amazing photos from others!

    Some firsts for me:

    1) I did not do Butcher, Pauley, or Big Boulder. But I still managed some of the best riding in my old age.

    2) I did not hit the two full kegs of microbrew from Auburn Ale Works. But I still got hammered. Both nights.

    3) I hiked for two days. One to the Buttes and one around Mt. Elwell. And had fun...

    4) I rode flat pedals all trip long and lived to tell the tale.

    5) Tripped over a rock while running to take a picture. And messed up my shoulder

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    some photos: Instead of Taco Bell, we had road food at Thai Garden in Auburn. They have the finest beer selection in thai food history.
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    Not even a wheelie! Rear wheel never really moved. Just backwards flat on my arse. First time in Downieville, one run and done (paid for 2 shuttles). Mark (knife thrower), Justin and I had 5 shuttles reserved-Mark did all 5! we hiked to lookout instead. Can't wait to go back. Awesome trip anyway.

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    awesome pics from all so far but a special shout out to d bug for having mad foto skillz yo!

    keep the pichurs coming folks, this thread is the next best thing to being there.

    i'll make it one of these years, i swear....

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    hoolie!!! you are the man.
    despite the misfortune,, served-up THE BEST fire pit pork loin I have ever tasted.

    The only thing better was the forbidden fruit to Deer lake trail back to camp Huck Pitueee and I indulged in after the afore mentioned shuttle ride. "Rock-On Huck!"
    Wish I could take credit for knowing the whereabouts of this bad ass route but "Big Boulder" gave me that apple to eat the day before. What are friends for?
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    Thanks for the rad photo set d-bug!

    Quote Originally Posted by d-bug View Post
    Sat ride pics. Led by bailout who said prepare for lots of hike-a-bike.
    Inspired to tote the dslr along now...just need to find that same chest mount setup you have
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    Looks like an incredible time only if I could have convinced my better half to move her bday.

    Fast Eddy's pictures with Jdub wins!

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    Great shots boys. Wish I could've gone.

    I really liked the pic titled,"Lost" with two riders pointing opposite directions. That should be submitted to Dirt Rag !!
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    some pics to add

    Thank you everyone that was a part of such a wonderful weekend. I met a lot of neat people. Here are some of the pics I took.
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    Just got home a couple of hours ago. Three days of hiking and two days of riding. Sorry to see so many Norcalers leave on Sunday morning. Enjoyed both kegs. Kudo's to Big Boulder and Doug.. Even had some at Dville Outfitters on Sunday afternoon thanks to Big Boulder and Doug leaving them there while they were out riding. Best hike was on Saturday when I witnessed Andy, Big Boulder, Drew, Jake, John and one other crest Mt Elwell from on top of the rocks next to the trail. Took a bunch of pics and will try to post some. North Yuba trail from Dville to Goodyears Bar is sweet. Good climb, narrow, exposure, switchbacks etc. Swimming at Rocky Rest never felt so good. Many thanks to Kyle and Andy for planning this event and being great hosts. Even got a ride in at Auburn late this afternoon in the extreme heat. Ouch...Nice to meet up with Aussie Bob, Huck, Don Despascio (sp), Gaylin, Hoolie, Oolie and family, Socal group (nice folks for sure), Trailseeker, Jrm, Moschika (thanks for the Pliney Growler, Evan, Kyles buddies, Tommy (hope you're ok), SparkyJay, Sarah (glad you make it back ok), and of course Fast Eddie...Hammer time at his finest. Nice pics Pimpbot. I camped next to your riding buddies. Thanks to all for such a good time.

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    Downieville Gatering Adventure 2011

    this year adventure ruled...
    started the gathering Friday for a Bullards Bar point to point ride.


    Downed trees, landslides, missing trail, we move on forward






    With camp set up, we set off to hike to the watch tower...


    Saturday, Lakes Basin day (bonus Deer lake)

    Hike a bike



    Switchbaxer and jdubs play along



    Francois testing the blur's trail capabilities

    Alex's shock to hear of more HAB!




    Sunday, Mills Peak... testing the limits of 4x2


    we climb from the bottom and stop at fire road intersection. The peak is right above tburgers head.


    so we turn around and enjoy the lower part of singletrack


    lunch!


    after lunch I headed home and saw some riders parked along hwy 89 by Prosser Creek reservoir. So I turned back and stopped to check it out. Stampede Reservoir-

    "Commemorative Emigrant trail"

    all is good

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    some more pics.
    1. gratuitous wildflower pic
    2. on a HT, v-brakes and later to be singlespeeder she's a rockstar
    3. like all good mtbrs we stopped and let the horsies pass
    4. MTBR well represented. they are discussing "how lost will we get today?"
    5. strippin' down for a dunk
    6. at the proverbial fork in the trail, where we should've gone right instead of left, though left was probably a funner little descent
    7. glad to have made it out alive
    8. the walk of shame actually making it out with no chain, blown up rear derailleur and then pinch flatting he did alright!


    the rest are here

    it had been too long since my last d-ville gathering. will definitely not let it go by that long again. great time, great trails, new friends, old friends, couldn't really have been better.
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    We were desperate because we missed TNGR this past week.
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    Wow what a weekend! Thanks to all that came. Pictures will come later-now is the time for work.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by moschika View Post
    some more pics.

    it had been too long since my last d-ville gathering. will definitely not let it go by that long again. great time, great trails, new friends, old friends, couldn't really have been better.
    So awesome to see you man! Great meeting the mumble too. Did that pig eventually get cooked?

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    Not looking "Fast" now, no one remembered to bring the permanent marker to help decorate

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy aka Rut View Post
    Wow what a weekend! Thanks to all that came. Pictures will come later-now is the time for work.....
    You guys actually rode?

    Thanks for the rescue efforts btw!! Two wives were biking and still missing by 9pm as they went out for an easy ride at 2pm.

    Socal went into rescue patrol mode the minute the heard about it. The riders were rescued and returned by strangers and all was well in the gathering of adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tburger View Post
    We were desperate because we missed TNGR this past week.
    It was no TNGR feast but we always manage to find grub...

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post

    Thanks for the rescue efforts btw!! Two wives were biking and still missing by 9pm as they went out for an easy ride at 2pm.

    Socal went into rescue patrol mode the minute the heard about it. The riders were rescued and returned by strangers and all was well in the gathering of adventure.

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    Andy, seeing you and your posse dressed with lights ready to head off to look for our 2 riders left me speechless. Thank you.

    Those rescuers go to CalPoly and race with Menso on the Wheelmen team! Small world heh?!

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    This photo by Dan King just needed better cropping.

    2 clue rider 1 -
    sirkrameroy rider 2 -
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    Video highlight reel...Downieville Gathering - 2011

    Epic weekend, thanks to you all who make riding great...scenery, struggles, joy and pain are best experienced with fellow riders who share the passion!

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    Quote Originally Posted by switchbaxr View Post
    Epic weekend, thanks to you all who make riding great...scenery, struggles, joy and pain are best experienced with fellow riders who share the passion!


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    Howard Jones.... hee, hee, heee!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Evan and Fast Eddy on a log bridge, but who's that dude on the right?

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    Excellent to say the least ... Cheers.

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    Good job! Great shots!

    Thanks for posting all the pics. Sounds like a fantastic trip.

    I'm heading up with a few riding buddies for next week. 7 days in D'ville.

    What rides did you all do? I've done the XC race and most of the "traditional" Downieville routes, but never really explored the Lakes stuff. That's high on the list.

    Any other recommendations while it's all fresh in your mind and you're looking for distractions from work...

    Thanks!
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    One of the best parts of the weekend had to include Jenn. She is the woman that did all the clap push-ups for you a few years back. She is now 7 months pregnant and still rocked it up there; including Big Boulder, Pauley Creek and hiking up to the fire lookout. She is an A.N.I.M.A.L!

    Huge thanks to Big Boulder (Steve) for signing up to guide SoCal out around to Graegle! Deer Lake, Lakes Basin, Mt Elwell (up and over) and down to Graegle. One of the most epic rides I've been on in years! By the way my Niner was flawless!! (shameless plug)

    Francis-Always great having you out there keeping the stoke on the riding.
    Kyle-my brother from another mother. We simply need to step it up for next year.
    Everyone else-thanks for letting Kyle and I take a year off and allowing us to simply enjoy the fun of D-ville!!!

    Francis-Next year you will officially be incharge of the official beer tasting.
    Fast Eddy-please try to stay awake...
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    Next year... I have to budget more time for the party. Ugh... really sorry I missed it. Seems like I burned half my tank of gas between Auburn and Packer Saddle and didn't notice until the light came on when I parked at the top. Man, that turbo just slings buckets of gas out the window when you hit it hard. I spent the post-ride party time basically looking for a gas pump that would take my card. At that point, I was out of time. I ended up getting back to the world at 11:00 PM when I promised to be back at 8, and my Sprint phone didn't work until Auburn. Wups. Wife has infinite patience for me and my bike habit.

    Also... I need to pack more water on the trail next time. My 100oz camelbak of water and 2 20oz bottles of sugar water ran out near the bottom. Any hotter, or any more delay I woulda been in trouble.

    Bike felt great. Spot on all day. No mechanicals, no brake rubbing... I glazed my rotors and pads a bit, but not surprising considering how steep some of the stuff was. I love my RX29er with Lefty. I put some beefier WTB Stout 2.2 29er tires on there, and they were prefect for terrain and conditions.

    I think this may have been my first ride where I rode with pads and I actually did not crash. I came close once...

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    I didn't take many pics, and most were hurried.

    Sunrise in the pink tent:
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    K-max riding the log bridge:
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    I was alone on the climb up Elwell and I thought I caught some movement out of the corner of my eye, but all I saw were these trees:
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    Badly edited panorama, on the no-hike-a-bike way up to Elwell.
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    "all I saw was trees."

    lol love it!!
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    If you posted earlier than 8am, I grabbed your photos and put it in a video.

    2011 Mtbr Downieville Gathering - YouTube

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    Never thought I'd be schooled by a single speed hardtail. 6 inch travel is mostly a crutch till the speeds get higher. Good fun and can't wait till next year. Hiked Spaulding lake trail Yesterday and we should go ride it. lots of stuff on you tube on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    So awesome to see you man! Great meeting the mumble too. Did that pig eventually get cooked?
    yeah the pig got cooked, but let's say I really appreciated the paella that much more when i found it. i think we should've pulled it out of the coals/fire while we were eating the paella and drinkin' your beer.

    you gotta come up to annadel soon.
    will you rep me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moschika View Post
    yeah the pig got cooked, but let's say I really appreciated the paella that much more when i found it. i think we should've pulled it out of the coals/fire while we were eating the paella and drinkin' your beer.

    you gotta come up to annadel soon.
    I will come. But not yet. I have to drag my azz to Vegas and Bend first. Keep Santa Rosa singletrack and breweries warm for me.

    Real good converstations man. Although I don't remember much.

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    Unlike all y'all, I'm actually working as I relive this. Look what I found on CNN

    Mtbr Members Get Together for the 2011 Mtbr Downieville Gathering | Mountain Bike Review

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    The last day I was there I rode "Big Boulder" with Big Boulder (Steve) to "Second Divide". That run may have been the best run I have EVER done. The trail is in super shape unlike Butchers heavy traffic and breaking bumps. (dont get me wrong Butchers is sweet fun) but nothing like this.
    Can I Get an Amen!!! ?

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    I'm with you Fresh! We did the XC loop and added the 2nd Divide to it. Oh, the fun! Pauley Creek and the 2nd Divide were the best on that side of the mountain!!!
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    burnt pig

    For some reason this seemed really funny at the time of the photo.
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    I'm claiming the 1st place 2011 Downieville Weekend Trophy for EPIC FACIAL.

    Unless, of course, somebody else face-planted a rock garden only a short 20 minutes after shooting right over the cliff on 3rd Divide.

    Yep, joined the forum. And yep, I was wrappin up the drunk dude with the toilet paper.

    Classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SudoBasher View Post
    I'm claiming the 1st place 2011 Downieville Weekend Trophy for EPIC FACIAL.
    May I suggest people take caution if you need to Google that term. That's all. Just sayin'.

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    I'd rather google "epic facial" than "santorum". Try that on for size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SudoBasher View Post
    I'm claiming the 1st place 2011 Downieville Weekend Trophy for EPIC FACIAL.

    Unless, of course, somebody else face-planted a rock garden only a short 20 minutes after shooting right over the cliff on 3rd Divide.

    Yep, joined the forum. And yep, I was wrappin up the drunk dude with the toilet paper.

    Classic.
    Is that you Tommy? Good to meetcha!

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