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    Skeggs 10-21 report - canuck is in town

    Today, an old friend Brad Kane was in town so we took him out to Skeggs. Brad used to live here but moved back to Calgary 8 years ago to start a family and a business. Anyway, this is his first ride back so we made sure to water the trails and groom them beforehand.

    We found someone's dad roaming the highway and scavenging for lost helmets.
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    We set up the Canuck with a Canadian bike and it promptly succumbed to the gnar trails here. Brad cleared the Manzanita wall though and he used the far right side to do it.
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    There's this spot in Manzanita with a grand vista. It's here but you can't see it.
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    Conditions were a little bit too velcro-y IMHO.
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    Is the Canuck going faster than the local?
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    Here's Crosscut from a new angle. Still shot and panning shot
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    We then meandered towards Blue Blossom
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    Noob showed us up again
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    Mr. Bustamove set off home now on a date. I think he has a proposition to make
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    Salamandahhh
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    Fricken Michael and David showed up
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    Brownies and hops
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    Bones and El Saltamontes
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    It was a good day. I have a video somewhere.

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    nice shots FC. makes me miss Skeggs (and you guys too....kinda).

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    video

    <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/K_8lzGjSR1A&hl=en&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/K_8lzGjSR1A&hl=en&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>

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    nice pics.

    Great to see the boys, 8 years and Skeggs still impresses. The trail sections are great, Blue Blossom was off the hook! Super fun afternoon, and sooooo good to see you guys.

    Double D - hope it was a success.

    oh yeah: nice pics.

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    Yep, nice seeing you and Derek at the Skeggs Parking lot. I just came back from a ~ 3 hour ride hitting all the good spots. I ran into Andy and Erin, two recently graduated, but not yet employed fellows, at Skeggs Point. They had never been at ECdM before, so I showed them the best loop around Skeggs: down Manzanita - down Cross-cut, down Steam Donkey - down Giant Salamander and down Resolution. (oh yeah and up Gordon Mills, Cross-cut, Methusalah and El Corte de Madera). Conditions were great!

    I had put my helmet on top of the car, but fortunately I heard it fall off when I left the parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL de Jong
    Yep, nice seeing you and Derek at the Skeggs Parking lot. I just came back from a ~ 3 hour ride hitting all the good spots. I ran into Andy and Erin, two recently graduated, but not yet employed fellows, at Skeggs Point. They had never been at ECdM before, so I showed them the best loop around Skeggs: down Manzanita - down Cross-cut, down Steam Donkey - down Giant Salamander and down Resolution. (oh yeah and up Gordon Mills, Cross-cut, Methusalah and El Corte de Madera). Conditions were great!

    I had put my helmet on top of the car, but fortunately I heard it fall off when I left the parking lot.
    Yeah, what were all those riders doing there mid-day?

    I wish I could have taken more video. I got Imac skills now you now. I think we can make an instructional video of how not to jump, featuring Derek.

    Go to Skeggs. It just doesn't get any better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois

    Go to Skeggs. It just doesn't get any better.

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    Yes it does...as it looks like you'll find out today. Trails up there are disgustingly good right now.

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    I did want to mention that there is a ride today in Santa Cruz. Pogonip lot at 2:45. It will be better than this one! I do not have time for it but I will have to make time since it will be my last ride for two weeks! And bones will be there!!

    Sabine is doing the epic day. Surfing all morning in epic conditions and riding from Wilder to ride with us. Then burritos then movie night then beeeeeer. )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus
    Yes it does...as it looks like you'll find out today. Trails up there are disgustingly good right now.
    Why would I want to ride disgusting and stooooopid trails?

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Go to Skeggs. It just doesn't get any better.

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    Got out there for a couple hours after work yesterday, it was pretty sweet, guess I got one more shot next week before daylight savings time hits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois

    Sabine is doing the epic day. Surfing all morning in epic conditions and riding from Wilder to ride with us. Then burritos then movie night then beeeeeer. )

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    My friend and I call that a "Santa Cruz Triathlon"...surf, ride, drink.

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    Surf and Turf

    and from the looks of the pics, I think I should have found a way to get away for Skeggs too!

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    Here's a couple photos. Oh mah gawd, that was sweet. That's Kenny G-spot, me, bustamove, el salt, sabine, bones. The pine needles fell on the trail, got ridden on and become part of the trail to form a carpet. My white roadie kit did not get a spec on it.

    The band got back together in Santa Cruz. It's only been about 8 yrs!!

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    Has it really been 8 years? Holy crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabine
    Has it really been 8 years? Holy crap.
    Such a good ride and even better to re-connect with such good friends!

    I was still on a high this morning and had to get it out of my system with a final solo run at Demo. Delicious.

    I'll have my pics up lata.

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    Brad who? I remember a hottie named Nicole or something.

    You shoulda got him a speeding ticket for old times sake.

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    Lycra is for fags.

    And, steeper than it looks?

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    Here's a couple shots from the week. LOVED seeing the crew again!

    Let's get some huck on:


    Francois and Elsalt checking the vid:


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    Hope to see you guys next year!

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    Brad--nice pics. Holy crap. friggin newbs. (they aren't showing up)

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