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    ... and if we just ... Harmonic ConvergenSS Feb 23, 2008

    We are on for another gathering of North West riders at the Harmony Trails near Longview, WA. Many more miles of trails have been added and we are announcing the completion of the Golden Spike Trail for those hardy and adventurous enough to attempt it.
    Please meet me at the usual place off I-5 Exit 36 (Gearhart Park) by 10am on Saturday, February 23, 2008. We will leave to caravan to the trail head at 10am sharp so don't be late. Refreshments will be provided around mid ride at 9 trails where you can watch your friends attempt 285, the teeter totter, and the BIG UP. Or, if you really think you can ride, YOU can attempt it.

    Some new trail highlights,
    MORE skeloton trail
    Rubber Chicken trail (you MUST squeeze it!)
    Golden Spike sections (go as far as you can till you run into snow)

    An after ride dinner is planned, possibly at a new place near the interstate, still working on details.
    For any who wish to stay overnight we are planning a ride at another nearby trail system that the Golden Spike connects to, but, thankfully, we won't have to ride the spike to get there. :-)

    Harmonic ConvergenSS has its roots as a SingleSpeed event and you are encouraged to bring (and ride!) your one geared bikes. If you must, you can bring something that has an evil de-railler but I strongly suggest that you don't tell anyone nor be seen shifting. ;-P
    I may have some zip-ties along for the ride for the purpose of locking down a de-railler cable or two!

    Groups: there will be a grouping by ability and fear.
    Jumpers
    Hard Core Spikers (eat your wheaties)
    Medium and
    Slow Cooked
    BikeRR-GalSS

    You are encouraged to bring friends but they should be intermediate riders at least, Harmony trails are wet, rooty, loggy and fun. And don't you dare tell me the trails are flat, I'll find a hill for ya!

    I'd appreciate a shout back if yer coming and staying for din-din.

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    H'mm, this was fun stuff when I went up last year. Sounds mo' betta now with new trails. Thanks for posting up Bob. Hoping, (not yet committing, but...)

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    Gather up your grocery getters

    And head up to Longivew How are the trails up there? Smooth like a baby or rocky?

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    Hmmm...I may actually have my HT converted by then.
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    heheheh, not so smooth but not rocky.
    like goldilocks, just right.


    sorta rooty, we consider logs in the trail to be an opportunity to succeed!

    come on up...find out
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    I would but.....

    Quote Originally Posted by red-haze.com
    heheheh, not so smooth but not rocky.
    like goldilocks, just right.


    sorta rooty, we consider logs in the trail to be an opportunity to succeed!

    come on up...find out
    THe closest I have to a SS is a Kona Unit 2-9 fully geared. My trails and SS go together like wather and oil. I hate pushing and am too darn lazy to work that hard However, I have heard the trails up there are very good and would like to try them. Post some directions for us lazy gearheads

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    THe closest I have to a SS is a Kona Unit 2-9 fully geared. My trails and SS go together like wather and oil. I hate pushing and am too darn lazy to work that hard However, I have heard the trails up there are very good and would like to try them. Post some directions for us lazy gearheads

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    Trail map is what I was thinking about...

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    All the directions you need are in the opening post (except maybe "go west from Exit 36").
    Finding it would be fairly easy but how to get around would be cool with a map.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybo
    Finding it would be fairly easy but how to get around would be cool with a map.

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    If you are talking about a map of the trails, they are useless. You need a guide. The system is way too convoluted.
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    Yaw, that is what I meant....

    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy
    If you are talking about a map of the trails, they are useless. You need a guide. The system is way too convoluted.
    It sounds like a good time...makes me almost wish I had a singlespeed bike

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    Be Careful of what you ask for...

    For you may GET IT.

    a partial map of Harmony Trails, I'm way behind in my mapping and of course there are almost no signs.

    edit, that taste of what the harmony trails was just that, a taste. as you can see, maps are useless. just come out and ride

    bob
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    Dear god that looks more confusing than Whypass, and more names as well!

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    No maps !!

    Please remove the map-

    For more than 15 yrs we mtn bikers have had the wonderful privilege to ride (usually year round) at Harmony Trails aka Stella. It is with the understanding of the forest managers on whose private working forests we utilize that bikers adhere to the F (M)4 rule
    F -no fires
    M- no Metal
    M- no Maps
    M- no Motorized
    M-no Medevacs/Meatheads

    The above map should be removed at the earliest convenience-as an earleir thread contributor noted ,Stella is so convoluted that you truly do need a guide to safely and enjoyably introduce you to playing in the working forest. Enjoy our trails...without the map
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    Hey Bob!

    I plan on being there with a friend or 3, like last year.

    I will not be staying for din din, though, since I can only leave my doggies locked up for so long before they start eating the house from the inside out.

    See you all soon!

    Hopefully Susan will try not to auger in to the mountain this time! ;-)
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    I'm in! I had a trip planned to Death Valley, but it got pushed back a week. See you all tomorrow.
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    red-haze....

    I think there will be at least a half a dozen of us from the PUMP gang there also. See you all there in the morning.
    I ride at ludicrous speed

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by hydrogeek
    I think there will be at least a half a dozen of us from the PUMP gang there also. See you all there in the morning.
    Hydro-Man! Look forward to seeing you there! Be sure to say hi!
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    Dang it! I'm out on account of an injury that's taking too long to heal. On the bright side, I can still ride the road.. (;
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudflaps
    Dang it! I'm out on account of an injury that's taking too long to heal. On the bright side, I can still ride the road.. (;
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    Good job!

    [QUOTE=red-haze.com]heheheh, not so smooth but not rocky.
    like goldilocks, just right.


    sorta rooty, we consider logs in the trail to be an opportunity to succeed!

    come on up...find out [/QUOT Bob, thank you for the opportunity to completely enjoy the hills of Longview.You are a great guide that provided all that is ever required for an outstanding day on the bike...trails,sunshine,direction and a genuine smile.I would have been lost without you,seriously lost.Thanks again ...I hope to ride with you again soon.Can you always schedule weather like that? WOW...what a fine day.Goldilocks is right.
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