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    Lost goggles on Apex 5/10/06

    I think I lost a pair of Oakley goggles on The main Apex trail If they are on the trail it will probibly be lower than the first cut off on the north side(can't remember the trail name). The goggles are grey, black and red and look like carbon.

    As it was I had a bad enough day on the trail. First run down I busted the bead on my rear tire about a 1/2 mile from the top. I hike-a-biked down to meet up with the other guys from the group and tossed a tube in to "fix" the problem. The next run I got to about the same place on the trail and flatted again By the time I got to the bottom I was pretty pi$$ed, and tossed my gear down by the truck. When we started to load up I noticed my goggles were gone. I had them looped on my handle bar the whole time I was hike-a-bike'n so I'm not really sure how or if they fell off, but I would appreciate it if you could keep a look out for them your next time up.

    Oh well, 10 minutes on a bike is alot better than none
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    Goggles are needed on Apex nowdays?

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    Deja Vu





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    Umm, if I was shuttling Apex and lost my goggles I sure as hell wouldn't post a thread about it here. Whatever though, hope you find your goggles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    Deja Vu





    And I'm without a pint of Ben and Jerry's just moments before the show...
    LOL! Nice one.

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    good luck, I lost a pair of Monster Dogs on apex, even saw the guy who probably picked them up. People suck
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    BBOX maybe he's riding agressive XC and lost his sight...On a muddy snowy day...

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Goggles are needed on Apex nowdays?
    It took a lot of restraint not to post something very similar when I first read this post.

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    Awww, man! What happened?!?! I was expecting the trail use nazis to jump all over this! Where did they go?
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    Quote Originally Posted by .thumper.
    Awww, man! What happened?!?! I was expecting the trail use nazis to jump all over this! Where did they go?
    Prolly cuz it's more of a poseur issue.

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    Help! I lost my clutch cable off my suzuki yesterday while riding down the main apex trail. It must of fallen off when it snagged on the handle bars of some weenie rider climbing up the trail. The moron wouldn't yield right of way to my superior riding skills. If you find a clutch cable, please p.m. me.

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    I rode Apex this morning and didn't see any goggles. Probably picked up by a hiker and long gone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Goggles are needed on Apex nowdays?

    Actually I was doing a few laps in the creek after my ride

    Umm.....thanks for the help though
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    Why is it that everyone thinks that one way is the only way. I wear a pair of goggles on EVERY RIDE no matter what kind. I wear contacts, and if I go over about 10 miles an hour I can't see at all...glasses don't do it for me so I wear the goggles. Understandably, some XC guys are afraid of going a little quicker or may not have imperfect vision otherwise...goggles are necessary on Green Mountain fer me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillazilla
    Why is it that everyone thinks that one way is the only way. I wear a pair of goggles on EVERY RIDE no matter what kind. I wear contacts, and if I go over about 10 miles an hour I can't see at all...glasses don't do it for me so I wear the goggles. Understandably, some XC guys are afraid of going a little quicker or may not have imperfect vision otherwise...goggles are necessary on Green Mountain fer me.
    Nothing at all wrong with it...You can wear leopard skin tights as well if you care.

    My wife has no problem with needing goggles with her contacts when she is going 30 MPH. But then she doesn't race DH down chasing after a rider when all the dust kicked up is still in the air. It does make sense during a race when the course is either muddy or really dusty and there are small intervals between riders.

    That said, I do wear goggles when I ride to work and it's snowing.

    Next time I ride green mountain, I will look out for you. I guess it will be easy to tell who you are. Will you be dauning a full face helmet and pads as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Next time I ride green mountain, I will look out for you. I guess it will be easy to tell who you are. Will you be dauning a full face helmet and pads as well?

    Dress for the crash not the ride.
    It's not a good ride if you don't scare yourself at least once.


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    lost some eyewear too

    I lost a pair of light blue ESPN sunglasses in Golden Gate State Park a couple of weeks ago. I am really desperate to find them; they are irreplacable since Safeway doesn't carry them anymore. Please PM me if you found them or would like to loan a pair of yours until I buy a new pair or lose the loaners.

    and oh ya - Shuttling trails around the Front Range

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy
    Everytime I read this stuff I get so amazed at the contempt expressed by a certain stereotyped set of people!
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    That reminds me, I lost my rifle scabbard, a pack of Lucky's, and a sixer of Bud off of my ATV last weekend at Mt. Falcon after colliding with one of them lycra wearing nancy boys. If anybody finds 'em, give me a call!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    Everytime I read this stuff I get so amazed at the contempt expressed by a certain stereotyped set of people!
    Lidaman- who are you stereotyping? I thought this thread was about lost items. The link (without a pro or con comment) was supposed to defer the other discussion, again.

    DWF- I may have found the sixpack of beer, but it was empty(d). I didn't see the nancy boy you are lookin for. I also lost my virginity on a front range trail about 20 years ago, keep it if you find it.

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    We'll your wife is a very lucky lady. I personally cannot snowboard with out goggles. i cannot bike with out either a goggles or b very large framed sunglasses. and if i am dhing with large framed sunglasses my eyes water like crazy.

    oh and i believe your commentary is much more appreciated on teh passion board


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    Just a refresher.

    Here's a little history on WHY YOU DON'T POST YOUR EPIC APEX SHUTTLE RIDES ON MTBR.

    Enjoy! Funniest god damn thread ever!
    For You Who Hate Snowskillz And Like Apex......

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenboy
    Lidaman- who are you stereotyping?
    They are called "Item losers!" With a big "L"
    Come on, you have heard of them, right?

    Otherwise, I have no idea what some people are being defensive about!

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    theres def a lot of wonderful threads on shuttling, and theres just as many trails to shuttle locally.

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    Hey....
    I love you all!!!! Whether yer an idiot, weight weenied, lungs fer brains, masochistic XC geek, or a loudmouthed, obnoxious, "XXXtreme(VanDiesel around?) DH rider.

    It takes EVERYONE to make the world go around..... I had never read any of the previous posts....but honestly... OK...it's not worth the effort. Yeah maybe it is.


    Lets just suffice it to say....any time anyone even MENTIONS riding downhill(whether in an XC fashion, or not....) I see two or three of the SAME people always attack.....(Oh my god my precious APEX). So....without further ado....for those people(cough cough....if ya don't remember posting it...maybe you should go back and read it again...) who are always on the attack....here is a wise adage from your own sayings. Don't remember who exactly it was that said it, but it essentially read like this.

    "have you noticed that a character shows itself by how it repetitously reacts on these boards?" hmmmm....I see Lidarman, Kitchenware....essentially all the same people attacking...and a few defending...So if I attacked you, you would attack me...and eventually you ended up actually attacking personally....hmmm, kinda sophomoric...so what happens, they attack back and we get a HUGE rift in the MTB community.

    Wonder why that happened? Instead of getting mad at a shuttler, explain to them kindly why it is wrong(or at least why you think it is). Offer solutions, or at least explain why the rules of the trails are there. I find it amazing that so many XC people think that only DH'rs come through and don't yield. It has actually been in my experience that fewer XC people will yield trail than DH(sorry, but trying to ride a little to the side to keep yer heart rate up doesn't count). If I am climbing, I expect full use of the trail. Not a small patch. And on that note....
    WHAT THE HELL DH'RS?!?!?(this means if you rode up the hill or not) Freakin' yield fer people. It is the way that it is supposed to be done, and the rules of the trail. Sure, if you are out at the resorts and you are ripping a DH run, I can understand not stopping(you did pay to ride there). However even then that is uncourteous. If you are EVER riding a trail on the front range and you see someone coming up....you should be literally falling off the bike to stop and give the uphill the right of way.

    Oh, and yes, I will have a full face helmet on...and prolly be riding my DH bike XC style....get spanked by you all the way up Green Mountain and then Spanked back down because my tank of a bike needs something to chew on in order to actually go fast.

    I hope no-one took offense. I truly did not write this in the attempt to upset either side, or declare a side. I understand both sides...and both sides have to see that they are BOTH going to remain permanently, for good or fer bad. I can say this though....if a rift continues between both factions..... We are ALL going to lose Apex...and maybe more trails on the front range.

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead!

    Oh and fer any other Shuttler out there.....

    Yer all bein idiots too....Didn't we all learn that the best way to deal with antagonism is to ignore it?

    Sorry, hope I didn't step on anyone elses toes either...but I do NOT want a repeat last years hate posts.....that was off the hook WE TODD DID(just in case...that means retarded).

    Oh, and lastly, I do not vouch for my spelling, continuity, or clarity of my writing.

    See ya'll on the trail....smiling cause I am riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillazilla
    TWO wheels ONE love
    You've got that wrong, it's: "Two wheels, one dark lord."

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    No Way!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Help! I lost my clutch cable off my suzuki yesterday while riding down the main apex trail. It must of fallen off when it snagged on the handle bars of some weenie rider climbing up the trail. The moron wouldn't yield right of way to my superior riding skills. If you find a clutch cable, please p.m. me.

    So I am heading down Apex last night (you know, on the main trail) and I see a half sheered off racer flat bar (left it there as it was no good and not my trash to pick up), a scuffed up tree and (believe it or not) this freakin' perfectly fine clutch (I think??) cable that looks to go to some kinda motorized contraption (think it says suzu...something, can't make out the rest of the word)...Anyone loose one of these in the past few days??
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    First time for everything...

    I shuttled Apex once this winter.It was indeed a strenuous ride. I'm not sure I did it right, but I got dropped off at the south end of Red Rocks, rode though Matthews/Winters down some bike paths to Chimney Gulch, up that, over Lookout, and finally down Apex to my shuttle vehicle. I can see why you gravity junkies are in shape, doing that on 50lb rigs 5 times in a row.

    Or did I do it wrong?


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    To tell you the truth, all the land managers I've talked to (UC, State Parks) are not that concerned with riding illegal trails but rather they are much more concerned about the complaints from the neighbors due to inconsiderate riders. Once a complaint has been logged then the managers are compelled to do something about it.

    The cause and effect goes sort of like this:

    Cause: The vinyard owner near mailboxes complains about the noise, trucks and construction from mountain bikers.
    Effect: State Parks Rangers ticket riders along mailboxes on the weekends.

    Cause: Riders zipping out onto Hwy 9 at the bottom of Sweetness/Magic Carpet and almost collide with cars. Driver complains.
    Effect: State Park Rangers come out and ticket riders coming onto Hwy 9.

    Cause: Residents along Smith Grade and Forest Lakes (Felton) complain about shuttlers blasting loud music parking in residents driveways.
    Effect: Rangers and UC police step up enforcement. Residents booby trap and destroy bridges on the trails (ever wonder who destroyed the bridge on 420 last year?).

    The rangers have better things to do than play trail cop. All of the rangers/land managers I know like mountain bikers. Hey, most of them are mountain bikers themselves!

    As a user group, mountain bikers bring on the additional heat by our own actions.
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    That reminds me, I lost my rifle scabbard, a pack of Lucky's, and a sixer of Bud off of my ATV last weekend at Mt. Falcon after colliding with one of them lycra wearing nancy boys. If anybody finds 'em, give me a call!

    Fresh moto tracks on CT out of Kenosha yesterday. Guess you found that cable, eh?

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    Gawd, I've got to stop submitting sarcastic posts as bait just before signing off the internet for the day. I miss out on all the action it can generate.
    I feel so dirty now. I'm gonna go wash my hands.

    Anyone want to shuttle the flagstaff mountain hiking trail with me today?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Gawd, I've got to stop submitting sarcastic posts as bait just before signing off the internet for the day. I miss out on all the action it can generate.
    I feel so dirty now. I'm gonna go wash my hands.

    Anyone want to shuttle the flagstaff mountain hiking trail with me today?
    Shuttle it?? Dude, you've got the suzuki, I think I've got the cable!! Screw the biking we'll take turns and blaze the moto down the hiking trail!!
    Black Sheep...where it'ss at!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Anyone want to shuttle the flagstaff mountain hiking trail with me today?
    I'm game but only if we poach it at night! it's gonna be a full moon. I have some new goggles I found at Apex I wanna try out with my new DH poseur outfit. I'm too scared to go to Keystone or a technical trail cuz i might scratch it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    I'm game but only if we poach it at night! it's gonna be a full moon. I have some new goggles I found at Apex I wanna try out.
    That would be sweet! Not only would we piss off all the Boulderites, but we might spook some mountain lions too!
    Hiking trails sometimes make great technical challenges.[confession:] There's a hiking trail at vail resort, I think it's called berrypicker. I use to "accidently" find myself on that trail while riding the bike bike. It was better than most of the dh runs there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    That would be sweet! Not only would we piss off all the Boulderites, but we might spook some mountain lions too!
    Hiking trails sometimes make great technical challenges.[confession:] .
    I agree about the challenge of hiker trails, but I'd rather stick to the busy trails where I can be seen in my cool garb even if it presents a negative perception of mountain bikers. I promise I will slow down when I see some hikers and not scare them too badly--I do ride slow even though I wear all this gear (yea, I'm not a very good rider but I look like I'm fast in all my gear).

    It feels good knowing that IMBA and BOA (now BMA) will be fighting to keep the trails open so i don't worry about what those f-king hikers think... which reminds me i should join IMBA sometime.

    It is all about me and my selfishness ya know!

    Gotta run Renny, ladders and stunts to build in my backyard, no time to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Gawd, I've got to stop submitting sarcastic posts as bait just before signing off the internet for the day. I miss out on all the action it can generate.
    I feel so dirty now. I'm gonna go wash my hands.

    Anyone want to shuttle the flagstaff mountain hiking trail with me today?
    I know how you feel. See the Titus thread over in passion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldozer
    I know how you feel. See the Titus thread over in passion...
    Man, did you ever ruffle some feathers over there. And you weren't even trying to! You have serious skills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bulldozer
    I know how you feel. See the Titus thread over in passion...
    Very juicy....

    Even Francis is playing.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Agreed. I personally love shuttling only local trails, scaring wildlife, and people, running over small children and looking like a storm trooper. Of course, fer some reason, whenever I am shuttling I ferget all my gear(musta taken one to many hits from going too slow, and hitting my head...head... head). Only seem to remember my gear on the easiest of rides...That is why when I see you on green mountain you will know me cause I will be in my full body armor(I find that it wicks moisture away and tends to keep me really cool in hot weather). Maybe one of these days I will try one of those skin tight lycra things that hold yer nuts all tight showing my phallus to the whole world. But I really only like wearing those when I need protection from women. Mind if I borrow those goggles too? I seem to have just lost mine shuttling table mesa(I know the secret backdoor entry).
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