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    Soquel Demo, Demo photos - broadband only

    Dammit.

    My camera is was out of film. Only one photo came out Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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    I rode my bike today. Today was a good day.

    We headed out to Demo forest to do some riding. As we drove up highway 17, the fog cleared to reveal a perfect day. 70 degrees, with moist, tacky trails.

    Derek, Pierre, Rumpfy, Joe and Raymond were there to do a hot lap around Buzzards to Tractor trail.

    Joe Woods aka 'Joe Steel'


    Pierre aka 'Pierre'


    Eric aka 'Rumpfy'


    Raymond aka 'Elsaltamontes' and Derek aka 'Bustamove' in blue and green


    Me myself and I


    Just poseur photos. Sorry, this was a hot lap. We left at 8:40 am and were back by 10 am. The pace was punishing and the jumps were good. Pierre who is recovering from a broken wrist schooled everyone.

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    So we get back to the lot and there's a couple more people. 16 in total. Here's more poseur shots.

    Mike aka 'Mountain Medic'


    John


    Ivy


    Shane aka 'Shanedawg'


    Steve aka 'Ddawg'


    Rafael


    Scott aka 'JorgeMonkey' and Kyle aka K-max


    Andy aka 'crashmaster' and Ed aka 'derelict' on the right


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    On the climb up Buzzards, there's a little singletrack detour on the left. Here's some photos:






























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    A little break and regroup at the top and it's time to descend. What's that headcount again?

    Ridge trail... this is Demo forest at it's finest. Very difficult to photograph but you get the picture. As I mentioned, conditions were perfect. No dust and velcro-traction

    The action was good and the Sabine's cross bike was jammin.





    Pierre was exceptionally hard to photograph. The 15-year old wunderkid is too fast and jumps too high. He can't climb though. Ah wait a minute, he schooled all of us on the climb too.



















































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    And now for some hotttt action. The start of Saw Pit trail features three log jumps. Here is the middle one.

    Then there is the technical rocky part in the middle of Saw Pit. There's a bunch more stuff not photographed. This makes Saw Pit better than Braille or Tractor!


















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    So we get back to the lot and have a bigass house party. We eat, we drink and we heckle all who take life too seriously.

    Ed aka 'derelict' had one too many unfortunately... Medic!



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    Epilogue:

    So today was a good day.

    I get back home and my kids are as happy as can be. Here they are showing me their new bike tricks.

    I take a nap and go to my Mom's birthday party. Here's my kids with my folks.

    And the best part... my wife looks at me on the drive home and says "You riding tomorrow??" Ha, ha. I liked that she asked. No, no honey. I'm buying you some jewelry!

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    All photos were taken with a Canon G6 camera and a 420EX external flash.

    If any of you homies want full-res files of the photos, just let me know.

    fc

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    Great Ride, Nice Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    All photos were taken with a Canon G6 camera and a 420EX external flash.

    If any of you homies want full-res files of the photos, just let me know.

    fc
    Demo is a great place to ride, but worst place possible to get good pics.The fast action and dark light make it impossible.

    But you managed. Great pics. Good Ride. Wish I was there. Would've come but been busy this week.

    And gotta save my time for responding to Pete. Now where's that PPV deal?
    It's not slow, it's doing more MTB time.

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    Ahh fudge..

    Tacky trails, beer, perfect weather..what a perfect day to stay home and be sick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    Tacky trails, beer, perfect weather..what a perfect day to stay home and be sick.
    Actually these pics were from last year. You didn't miss much yesterday. The conditions were horrid and there were rangers giving tickets everywhere.

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    Forget party 'A', I want some of party 'B'. Please pass the Balut!

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    The pictures came out great!

    Thanks for taking the time to lay in the dirt to get them FC...very cool of you.

    So...uh...when's the next big group function?
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    All photos were taken with a Canon G6 camera and a 420EX external flash.

    If any of you homies want full-res files of the photos, just let me know.

    fc
    I'll take whatever pics ya got of me in hi-res. I promise not to use them for any advertising, I will not sell them, but I will use them to brag about our awsome norcal trails
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rumpfy
    The pictures came out great!

    Thanks for taking the time to lay in the dirt to get them FC...very cool of you.

    So...uh...when's the next big group function?
    I believe this is the next big group function:

    Visiting Auburn Constituency, Nov 5-6
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    Quote Originally Posted by jorgemonkey
    I believe this is the next big group function:

    Visiting Auburn Constituency, Nov 5-6

    Uh...close...close function.
    -eric-

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy

    That sounds cool! To bad I got a hockey game that nite
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    Sweet pics Francois! Great time riding with you all and can't wait to do it again!!

    would it be possible to get the 2 action shots mailed to me?

    grrrah at yahoo

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Is this Pierre's creation he had been working on for awhile? If so, looks good and seems to be holding up to the jumping.

    Wish I could have been there to ride, but had to drive to Fresno of all places for the day.

    -Derek

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    Quote Originally Posted by derek
    Is this Pierre's creation he had been working on for awhile? If so, looks good and seems to be holding up to the jumping.

    Wish I could have been there to ride, but had to drive to Fresno of all places for the day.

    -Derek
    No, this frame is a Santa Cruz Chameleon. He's now a member of their Junior X team.

    The frame he's welding has a couple of problems. Plus his teacher uno-pete is living in Japan now. So I don't know if that frame will see the light of day.

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    Nice pics

    that was fun, I did'nt anticipate that so many diehards would show up. it was good to see new and old faces, I hope to see everyone at Auburn,
    Hey! Kyle got your meesage late sorry.


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    No problem, Andy. Richelle and I had a great ride in Santa Teresa yesterday. Hit all the good singletrack with nice weather and then scoped out all the nice front yard stonework through the neighborhood to steal ideas for our backyard. Maybe I can make it up your way this coming weekend...

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    Rocking photos!

    Nice shots, Francis. A good flash, fast lens and accurate panning seems to be the secret. That was a great day! Good riding and better socializing. It's great to see so many people join these rides. Just goes to show how many people are out there doing their own thing. Looking forward to AweBurn.

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