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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.



















    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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    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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    Those who know, ride a Mojo AND a Mojo HD.
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    Ok, whatever, cold water on my bike boner right there.

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    Night time shots

    chillin by the fire
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    Mr Paella!
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    Those who know, ride a Mojo AND a Mojo HD.
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    Ok, whatever, cold water on my bike boner right there.

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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

    fc

    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!

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    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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