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    Isn't it about time for roll call?

    Who are you?
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    What do you do when you don't ride?

    I'm Nat and I live in Bend. I have a citrus Blur and you can usually find me somewhere on the Phil's network during the week. I can also be found around town on a Douglas road bike or at one of the many playgrounds with my wife and two daughters. Look for me on a snowboard beneath the Rainbow chair up at Mt. Bachelor in winter. I like thai, vietnamese, japanese, and mexican food, not necessarily in that order. When I must, I doctor people's feet to make a couple of bucks.
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    I'm a Bendite too...

    I'm Jefe', that's my big boy name for Jeffrey. I too live in Bend via San Diego, NYC...
    I ride an old black SC Heckler, Specialized Allez road bike and my favorite, a white Surly 1x1. I'm saving up for a 29" Vulture SS .
    When I'm not riding Phil's I hang out at Webcyclery and Bend Cycles . I'm still looking for a cool wife at 37 (know anybody?) I am a retired FDNY Medic (Manhattan/Harlem)
    I currently am a licensed Acupuncturist/Herbalist, my clinic is next to the West Side Cafe. I hope to meet more of you guys, I'm just getting fast again after a break from riding...
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    I'm a down to earth sagi...but seriously:
    I live in Cottage Grove, work in Eugina. I rode 3-4 times a week while living in western CO and that # dropped to about once per month when I moved here several years ago. I'm getting back into the life/scene (thank god!) although I'm currently out of commission due to a second shoulder surgery this year, but it will happen; it just takes time.

    I ride an '03 Heckler (with the fatAss spec as I call it; for clydesdales). I just like to ride technical stuff. I like to push my skills and learn/progress which is probably good since I'm not the greatest rider out there! I prefer to go downhill than grind up a huge grade, but I definately understand one must pay his dues. I dig having fun, giving crap, getting crap, getting scabs, and hanging with good people and if they ride bikes that makes it even better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Who are you?
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    My name's Davey; I live in Eugene. Started riding mountain bikes in '85 and founded the Disciples of Dirt MBC in '87. I have about a dozen bikes but my current favorites are my Vulture singlespeed and my '04 Fisher Cake with Nixon fork (I just got that baby last week!)

    I like all kinds of riding, from casual rides to epic hammer sessions, but my favorite thing to do is find the groove, the rhythm, the zone -- wherever that may be -- when flying feels effortless and I almost feel able to see a few split-seconds into the future. THAT'S what I'm talkin' about!

    I like to climb just as much as I like to descend and feel that shuttlers are thieves. (Not really, but... ) I like the Bend area in the fall or after a rain. My fav zone is Oakridge/Waldo/Timpanogas, but it's all good.

    When I'm not on the bike I'm an Account Exec at The Register-Guard, Eugene's local daily.

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    Lambone aka/Matt here,

    I live in Ashland and work in Medford.

    I ride a Turner 5-Spot and a Kona Unit SS.....depending on the trail and my mood. I ride with my dog Mia, a little golden Boarder Collie.

    My favorite trails are the Ashland watershed stuff afterwork. Applegate Lake and Brown Mountain loop on weekends. Suprisingly I hardly ever see any other bikers at Applegate or on brown Mountain.

    Wagner is fun, but it's a local secret and I'm not "local" enough to devulge it's wherabouts.

    My current biking goals are to:
    -encourage my wife to mtb more with me...it's a slow process but she's coming around.
    -find some more new trails in the area - long XC stuff...
    -meet some more local mtb riders
    -lose 10 lbs
    -Ride the Mac River trail
    -Get back up to Bend soon

    I've met a couple of Ashland riders who post here, looking to meet up with more. Have fun!

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    Albee here. Live in Creswell. From Eugene it's about 10 miles away physically, about 150 years chronologically. Been riding since 1989(?). I'm a recovering Californian, been up here 11-plus years. I did love the riding down there, but it doesn't compare to what we have in Western Oregon. I usually get away for about 3 or so days around my b-day (Sept. 10), and this year I'm looking to get back to the Applegate Lake area. Some awesome riding down there. Like the above post alluded to, I've ridden probably 75 miles total in that area and have not seen another person on the trail -- I did see a bear on Stein Butte trail and a snake on Collings Mountain Trail, though. Off the bike, I run my wife's office -- she's the best damn chiropractor in Lane County, a shameless plug but true! She's also the best mountain bike wife a guy could have. She doesn't ride, but doesn't mind when I do. And I do. I have a long, long leash -- I get to ride more than a guy with a young child should! Our daughter comes into the office after school, so it's truly a family business. I NEED a full squishy, but we're going to be building a house, so it'll be awhile before I replace my Voodoo Bizango, vintage 1997, but with a newer XC pro fork up front and Thudbuster underneath.
    Geez, I've gone on a long time here. What was the question again?!?

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    I'm Dan, and I live in Portland and work in Beaverton. Richie is my 2 year old black lab, who accompanies me on a lot of my rides.

    Been limited in riding the last 2 summers due to neck injuries from multiple car accidents, but am recovering and hope to start hitting the dirt later this month.

    In the winter I ride in Forest Park 2-4 times per month (mostly night rides), with occasional trips to Central Oregon to hit places like Gray Butte, Horse Ridge or (lower) Deschutes River when most other trails are closed or under snow. I seem to have a particular affinity for long desert doubletrack rides, so at least a couple times a year I try to get out to Southeast Oregon to explore - Sparty and I did a wicked 4-day BOB-camping trip out there in the Owyhee Canyonlands last year. I hope to make it out there again later this month. When I can't drive that far I'm hitting stuff within a couple hours of Portland like Siouxon, Tillamook, Mt. Hood, etc. Also a regular (2-3x/week) bike commuter, rail-assisted on the morning leg.

    Mtn bike is a Surly Karate Monkey 29"er, singlespeed, fully rigid at least for now. 'Crosser/commuter is a Bianchi Volpe, been running SS the last couple years but recently went back to gears due to the 800' climb on my current evening commute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Who are you?
    Where are you?
    What do you ride?
    What do you do when you don't ride?
    My name is Brandon (Like you couldn't guess )
    I live in Albany but ride all over the area (basically an area bounded by Longview - Roseburg -Bend ). Quick access to I-5 and Hwy 20 makes it easy to head out.
    I ride several bikes depending on my mood, For the trails I have an '02 M4 stumpy FSR, an '00/01 RM Pipeline, and a vulturized (EBB) GT Singlespeed. For the Road I have an old Nishiki Competition setup as a Fixie and a Fuji somethingorother as a geared road bike. I've got an old schwinn road bike setup as a commuter as well (also fixed).

    When I'm not riding I'm hanging with my dog Fritz (Alaskan Malamute) or doing laundry so I can get back out and ride some more. Somewhere in there I work too but I try not to let that get in the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Who are you?
    Where are you?
    What do you ride?
    What do you do when you don't ride?.

    My name is matt, I'm 32 years old, I like fast cards and fast women...
    Beyond that, I've lived in Eugene for 3 years, and spent time in Oakland CA, New Brunswick NJ, and Atlanta GA before moving to Oregon.
    I ride a Gary Fisher Sugar 2+ and have an old GF Big Sur hardtail that I have installed disks and use as a mud bike/commuter. I love to ride a wide variety of trails,in fact it's the variety that exists around here that I love so much. I ride in and around Oakridge alot, but when I'm feeling lazy, there's a few trails closer to home. I ride with the Disciples of Dirt alot, and by myself not so often.
    When I'm not riding, I work as an arborist for the city. After work I spend way too much time staring at a tv/computer at home. I have a dog named Gypsy, but she is part chow, and can't handle vigorous excercise so no Mountain biking for her. I do take her hiking alot, and we used to backpack regularly before biking took over my free time.

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    I'm Josh, another Bend-ite. You'll often see my wife and I on the local trails on ti-softails a day or two during the week, or perhaps out on the road for a quick "parks loop" after work on a yellow C-dale (me) or a Voodoo CX bike (Cate). If we aren't biking, we could be hiking or climbing out at Smith Rock in the summer and usually have telemark or skate skis on our feet during the winter. We seem to frequent the Deschutes Brewery enough that we no longer need a menu. (except for seasonal brews, of course!) I build bridges to pay the bills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbender
    I'm Josh, another Bend-ite. You'll often see my wife and I on the local trails on ti-softails a day or two during the week, or perhaps out on the road for a quick "parks loop" after work on a yellow C-dale (me) or a Voodoo CX bike (Cate). If we aren't biking, we could be hiking or climbing out at Smith Rock in the summer and usually have telemark or skate skis on our feet during the winter. We seem to frequent the Deschutes Brewery enough that we no longer need a menu. (except for seasonal brews, of course!) I build bridges to pay the bills.
    What's the "parks loop?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    What's the "parks loop?"
    My wife and I as well as a co-worker refer to the loop that we start from the north part of town by the mall and goes out OB Riley (past Sawyer park) and down to Tumalo State park, then up Johnson on past Shevlin park to the first round-about where we typically head up and over Mt. Washington Drive or continue down Newport and past Pioneer Park. I suppose others may call it the Shevlin-Tumalo loop or something similar, but after going past all the parks, we dubbed this ride simply the "Parks loop." It seems that there may be another park or two we pass along the way as well. Nevertheless, it makes for a nice 17-20 mile ride after work.

    Is you wife groovin on the new ride? I told my wife to keep an eye out for that pretty new bike on the trails!

    cheers,
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    Hi Im Nate and I dont ride a kona anymore, just cant figure out how to change my name . I ride all over the southern part of the state I dig catwalk, mt collins loop, and any thing that goes up. I am old school started riding mt bikes back in the 80's and still like the old long top tube bikes. I ride a souped up cannondale f400 and am building a old bianchi single speed. I love riding up to the lodge from lithia park in ashland, 4000' of climbing and most of that done in the middle of the ride. I also like the klamath stuff and dig brown mountian(great single speed trail).
    I am a ride leader for BOMB (Believers On Mountian Bikes)www.ridedirt.com, we ride alot of different trails and have a great time to boot. all of you are welcome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockbender
    My wife and I as well as a co-worker refer to the loop that we start from the north part of town by the mall and goes out OB Riley (past Sawyer park) and down to Tumalo State park, then up Johnson on past Shevlin park to the first round-about where we typically head up and over Mt. Washington Drive or continue down Newport and past Pioneer Park. I suppose others may call it the Shevlin-Tumalo loop or something similar, but after going past all the parks, we dubbed this ride simply the "Parks loop." It seems that there may be another park or two we pass along the way as well. Nevertheless, it makes for a nice 17-20 mile ride after work.

    Is you wife groovin on the new ride? I told my wife to keep an eye out for that pretty new bike on the trails!

    cheers,
    josh
    Oh yes, I love that loop. We call it "the Tumalo Loop" but I bet there are a dozen other names for it. I can't decide in which direction I like it better, clockwise or counterclockwise. Say, do you know who owns the property with the swanky gated entrance with the water feature on the right side of OB Riley as you head north? I'm dying to peek at the house; it must be a mansion.

    My wife loves her new Blur, but hasn't gotten to ride it more than a few times now. She's nursing a newborn and I'm still working, so it's hard for her to find time when she can go out. She and another lady who recently gave birth have teamed up for a post-pregnancy recovery group ride.

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    Russ from Corvallis here. I started mountain biking in Maui sugarcane fields 12 years ago. Riding's about the only thing that's better here. Well, not the only thing, but maybe the only thing that's a lot better. I have a Trek Y3, but this summer I put more miles on my ancient Rockhopper. Now I'm jonesin' for a nice steel hardtail.

    Mostly ride Mac Forest, but enjoy other areas when I get the chance. I'm lucky enough to get in a quick spin up to Mulkey Ridge and back during a long lunch a couple times a week.

    Logs are my nemesis, but some day I shall prevail!

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    Anybody else?

    I'm just posting here to move this thread back to the top so maybe more of y'all will post up. Let's see how well this strategy works...

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    My name is Phil
    I'm 22
    I live in Eugene
    I ride an 04 Stumpjumper Elite.

    Been riding since March or so. Mostly I ride with the DOD. Oakridge area, MRT and other fine places. Get over to Bend once in a while, Phil's trails is about all I have ridden on that side of the mountain. Beyond that I work for a media company by day, I freelance as a sound engineer and am currently trying to get a band on its feet. I like long walks on the beach and fire side chats, but mostly I dream of being an actress, my measurements are.....er, uh, well, guess thats a different forum.

    See you on the trail.
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    please go easy on me....

    ......for I am a roadie and as someone long ago on MTBR cloned me a wannabe mountain biker. I had the mountain bike a Trek 7000 but gave it to my daughter and it now resides in Arizona eating desert dirt.

    Now for the questions:

    Who are you?
    Kate

    Where are you?
    Beaverton, soon to be living in Hillsboro

    What do you ride?
    A Serotta Atlanta

    What do you do when you don't ride?
    Think about the next ride

    See ya on the road.

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    [QUOTE=Nat] Say, do you know who owns the property with the swanky gated entrance with the water feature on the right side of OB Riley as you head north? I'm dying to peek at the house; it must be a mansion.


    Hey Nat, as a matter of fact I DO believe I know (well, not personally) who owns that fancy pad off OB Riley - the Brownrigg's. They own one of the garbage companies in town and I guess from the looks of the entrance the citizens of Bend must be producing a lot of trash! I actually went up there a few years ago to do some concrete testing and it is quite a place, from what I remember. The guest house is on par with most of us mortal's normal housing! The landscaping around the property was certainly on par with the entrance, and it seems they had quite an expanse for horses and such.

    On the topic of big mansions, there is one on the north side of Pilot Butte and Neff, somewhere near Hollinshead Park area that is tucked up on the side of the hill. My wife and I were out for a walk one day and looked up towards it and were completely dumbfounded at this place! I'm sure there are many more tucked away here and there around Bend.

    Congrats, by the way, on the new bouncing baby! Glad to hear your wife is already getting back on two wheels and has a partner in crime to take a break with.

    Tough call on the favorite direction of the Parks/Tumalo loop. We usually end up riding it counter-clockwise, which makes it perfect to catch the sun setting as we climb up and over Mt. Washington Drive from Shevlin, but the short steep climbs the other direction are a gas. Anway, I'll just keep waving to all the cyclist I see going down the road, so perhaps one day I'll be waving 'hi' to you!

    cheers,
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    Cool-blue Rhythm

    Just onto the forum...always the late bloomer. I'm a staff photographer at The Bulletin and know what a Bill The Cat Death Trail Ride 'till you drop was like in Eugene in the '80's. Loved my Ross Mt. Raineer...then Fisher AL-1 and series of Stumpjumper Comp's.

    I've been in Bend for nearly six years and am usually in the Phil's or Shevlin/Mrazek network around an odd work schedule...midweek morning or weekend evening. Always trying to make more time for riding and always riding wishing I did it more.

    I have really enjoyed over the past several years introducing mountain biking to the variety of friends that move to town from all over the country leading rookie group rides.

    Kevin and Todd helped me build up a dream bike just before I got married--you'll see me on a blue Ellsworth Truth with Duke, XTR and disc brakes. It is heaven and not misused, it gets to plenty of rowdier trails than Phil's ;-).

    Thank you COTA for all that you do. I feel damned lucky.

    -rob.

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    Rob who?

    Quote Originally Posted by photogRob
    Just onto the forum...always the late bloomer. I'm a staff photographer at The Bulletin and know what a Bill The Cat Death Trail Ride 'till you drop was like in Eugene in the '80's. ....

    -rob.
    Rob,

    Wait a minute! You did one (or more) of the infamous Bill the Cat Death Rides back in the 80s??? Then we MUST know one another... Do you remember Dave Hallock (founded the Disciples of Dirt MBC in Eugene in '87)? That's me.

    I still ride with Bill/Don AKA shiggy on MTBR as well as Tim Kaiser & Justin Mitchell. Let's see... most others of that era moved elsewhere... Paul "Guido" Andrews lives in Portland, Miles Todd moved to SoCal many moons ago; I lost track of Steve Davis, Peter "Carcass" Prebus moved to Flagstaff, Dave Reuter is still around but I never see him on a bike anymore... others... others... help me out here...

    Anyway, what's your story? Sorry man, I'm having a hard time placing you...

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    Greetings feller Oregonians... I'm Damien. I live in Eugene. I'm also a photog. at a small studio called PhotOregon in Eugene, specializing in mainly commercial/advertising work. I'm 28 years old, single, but I have a cat. My house is filled with bike chatter, and my garage is filled with bikes. The cars park in the driveway.
    I ride and associate myself with many D.O.D. folks, and I also ride for Pauls Bicycle of Life Cycling team.
    As for trailbikes, I can be seen on my pearl white Voodoo Nzumbi SS, or my new baby, the HammerHead 100x.
    I cannot say I have a favorite trail... there are too many trails I love to ride. However, some of my favs are Maiden Pk, Fuji, Middle Fork river trail, sections of the Umpqua, and like I said I could go on and on. Hope to see you out on the trails!!
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    Sorry I am late....(Bumpt)

    Who are you?
    Mike (34)

    Where are you?
    At work (right this minute ). Live in Salem.

    What do you ride?
    Try and ride my new (to me) Vulture-ized Dean SS as much as possible, and have a geared Dean hard tail. Looking to maybe make a SS CX with a flip flop hub (so if you know of anyone with lots of extra parts etc....PM me).

    What do you do when you don't ride?
    XC ski with wife and kiddo, think about the next ride, obsess about bikes, research on the web all about bikes etc. (see a pattern?), sleep, enjoy cold beer, scotch or bourbon on the rocks, hot tub, visit the gym, camp, hike, work around the house, and manage a rental unit (no, I am not a slum lord). Oh, like Hi-Fi too. Work in Tigard with a geotechnical engineering company. I am a geologist, also involved in the graphics dept., and I do some computer network maint., one might say I wear many hats.

    Transplant from So. Cal. Moved here in 1999, my wife is from Salem. I have been riding bikes (other than the BMX bikes from childhood) since 1984. Moutain bikes exclusively since 1988. I live for flowing singletrack, where if you close your eyes, you can almost imagine what is next...rollercoaster style. I like to go up, and come down. I am not a racer, I am a rider out to have a good time. Love riding at Dallas, Forest Park (for a quick workout), Silver Creek Falls (new to me), Shellburg Falls (new to me), Brown's Camp, MacDonald Forest, and Bend area (when doing the Barbie Camp thing). Have met many cool people along the way. Some folks from the Merry Cranksters, DOD, folks in the Portland area, Longview and Seattle area peeps too! See you all on the trails.


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    My name is Bryan.
    I have been mountain biking since i was a kid,
    it has been almost a week since my last ride....
    i need it, i got to have it, and i'm gettin hooked up tonight...
    oh wait this is not that kind of forum. (just hammin it up)

    I live in Portland and ride a KHS solo one and Univega steel frame which has been rebuilt plenty of times over the past 10 years but keeps on askin for more. This winter the univega is in the closet and dont know when it will be out again since i just got the KHS and i am lovin it.

    I ride all over the portland area but lately just ride Mt. Tabor becuase it is so close.

    What i do when i don't ride? well i am usually drinkin beer with my friends. however every so often i do enjoy some good bowling. The dude abides.

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    Hey all you Oregon folks!

    I am Jason From Eugene

    At this moment I am at my desk at the University waiting to play a volleyball game. Was looking through the forum and come upon this great Oregon roll call. Props to Nat!!

    Anyway, I usually ride 2-4 times a week. A group of crazy mountain bike folks got together at the University and started the mountain bike club. It is fairly new, so I am not sure how many folks know about it. Right now we have about 12-15 people on "the list." I try to organize a weekly rid, however not always successfully. We do pretty good though.

    Bikes I ride: for the XC-mod trail, I rid a large SC blur and for the downs and jumps I ride a medium yeti asx. When I am feeling like speed, I ride a cannondale f600 track bike set up for the road rides. Also use this bike for triathlons. On the way to school I use a beat-up Eddie bauer piece of sheeeiit. Cant beleive she is still running!

    When I am not riding I am totally crazy about looking for another bike, even though I probably wont get one! I play just about any sport except basketball. Really like to ski, both downhill and XC. Recently I have begun tackling adventure races (fun stuff!!). Sailing and kayaking are also big on my list too. Really think I have an addiction problem with outdoor activities. O'well.

    As far as riding around here, I have not been in Eugene all that long so I don't have a favorite spot yet. Think it would be a great idea to get the DOD together for a group ride with the University folks (We don't have a name yet). Anyone down for that? I got a buddy who always has good home brew for after the rides!!!
    Everyone else is welcome over on this side of the valley anytime as well. (I got an extra room!)

    Enough babbling from me,

    Later
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    Yeap, Bend here also. At least in the summer. The rest of the year I am stuck in Klamath Falls for school.
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    Hey! I should play too....

    Who are you? Tim

    Where are you? Portland

    What do you ride? Which bike? (Specialized FSRxc Comp, Specialized Allez Comp, Marin Bear Valley)

    What do you do when you don't ride? Windsurf, hike, work, and all around Dad

    Cheers Nat (et.al),
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    Good job! My name Bill (wile)

    Im 40 yo just moved to South Salem area. Came from Bellingham, great riding there(Gailbrath Mountain). I am in search of some new places to ride and people to ride with. I have a Klein Palomino , I Love it. Feel free to contact me some time, maybe we can catch a log.

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    [QUOTE=Nat]Who are you?
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    What do you do when you don't ride?

    my name is cody
    i live in gresham OR
    i ride a iron horse DH teem
    when im not riding im a student a sam barlow high school

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    Trail for life


    Who?
    Jon (31) in Portland. Primarily ride trail 1-3x/week

    What ride?
    Azonic Saber 5-6" all-mountain/trail machine

    Where ride?
    SW Washington on weekends (Larch Mt., Tarbell, Three-Corner, Siouxan, Syncline). Powell Butte in Portland for local, weekly night rides

    What do?
    Study.....ride.....assist my wife.....work (as little as possbile).....ride some more.
    Recent physical therapy grad/part-time laborer who is trying to pass the boards.

    I am a native OGian. Got back to Portland last year after finishing grad school in Montana, that is where the mtb bug was caught. Since being back to Oregon, I have committed myself to riding year round from SW Washington to Central Oregon trails. Usually ride solo, but willing to hook up with anyone who is willing to ride, since my wife doesn't, but lets me get my dirt time in, so that is not a bad thing. Try to do at least one epic ride per week (Friday or Saturday) mixed with a couple of weekly night rides to keep in shape. Hoping to ride N. Umpqua, Applegate lake area, Oakridge area this coming year. Like to do at least 3-4 out of state epics/year (Utah, Colorado, Arizona, Cali, Idaho, Montana). Will carpool with anyone wanting to ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSconny
    Greetings feller Oregonians... I'm Damien. I live in Eugene. I'm also a photog. at a small studio called PhotOregon in Eugene, specializing in mainly commercial/advertising work. I'm 28 years old, single, but I have a cat. My house is filled with bike chatter, and my garage is filled with bikes. The cars park in the driveway.
    I ride and associate myself with many D.O.D. folks, and I also ride for Pauls Bicycle of Life Cycling team.
    As for trailbikes, I can be seen on my pearl white Voodoo Nzumbi SS, or my new baby, the HammerHead 100x.
    I cannot say I have a favorite trail... there are too many trails I love to ride. However, some of my favs are Maiden Pk, Fuji, Middle Fork river trail, sections of the Umpqua, and like I said I could go on and on. Hope to see you out on the trails!!
    Hey Sconny, great shot, what kind of camera are you using if you don't mind me asking. I also really liked your pics of Maiden Peak, Twin Peak, Waldo Lake as well. Keep the pedals spinning, jon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta
    Hey Sconny, great shot, what kind of camera are you using if you don't mind me asking. I also really liked your pics of Maiden Peak, Twin Peak, Waldo Lake as well. Keep the pedals spinning, jon.
    Im pretty sure SSConny uses a Canon A70 for all his trail shots.Come on out and ride with the DOD and you can see all the sight sup close with your own eyes. We do lotsa rides in the Willamette Pass area late August and September.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Who are you?
    Where are you?
    What do you ride?
    What do you do when you don't ride?
    My name is Nathan and I live in Hillsboro with my beautiful wife and kids. I have 4 girls- 6, 4, and 6 week old twins. Needless to say, I am busy. To pay the bills, I am a Manufacturing Engineer for DeMarini Sports.
    My main bike is an '04 GT I Drive 2.0 with Marz. Z1 FR and lots of other little goodies.
    I usually ride local trails including Browns Camp, Hagg Lake, Tarbell, Gales Creek, etc. I just made a trip to Falls City and did some Freeriding which was a blast. Planning on going to Post Canyon soon.
    When I don't ride I like to tinker with my Jeep and hang with the family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjsid
    My name is Bryan.
    I have been mountain biking since i was a kid,
    it has been almost a week since my last ride....
    i need it, i got to have it, and i'm gettin hooked up tonight...
    oh wait this is not that kind of forum. (just hammin it up)

    I live in Portland and ride a KHS solo one and Univega steel frame which has been rebuilt plenty of times over the past 10 years but keeps on askin for more. This winter the univega is in the closet and dont know when it will be out again since i just got the KHS and i am lovin it.

    I ride all over the portland area but lately just ride Mt. Tabor becuase it is so close.

    What i do when i don't ride? well i am usually drinkin beer with my friends. however every so often i do enjoy some good bowling. The dude abides.
    Hey Brian,

    I don't know if you are back in town or not from the holidays, but I am trying to get a ride in today (Mon.) before work tonight at 5p, thinking of Forest Park and I can't find your number. Give me a buzz if interested.

    Jon @ 503-312-3443 or jgusta@hotmail.com

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    Hood River and vicinity

    Who are you? ChazBo
    Where are you? Hood River area plus SW WA
    What do you ride? 5 Spot
    What do you do when you don't ride? Windsurf

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    Who are you? Tim Parker
    Where are you? Portland
    What do you ride? Santa Cruz Heckler, usually have a different bike or build everytime I ride. Also DK UX24 little steel singlespeed mtb with 24" wheels set up like a bmx bike.
    What do you do when you don't ride? Fix my bikes, sleep.

    I work for Kinesis USA, the bike frame factory here in Portland.
    I plan on racing indoor bmx all winter at the new permanent indoor track in Milwaukie on my little DK mtb. Also have been riding at Syncline. I love descending Little Moab.

    I just bought a 4wd Subaru wagon bike hauler after not driving for almost three years.

    Here's a photo of me at Post Canyon at the South Shore doing a photo shoot for Mountain Cycle (photo Karen Johanson).

    Let me know if you want to ride,
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWISTED
    Who are you? Tim Parker
    Where are you? Portland
    What do you ride? Santa Cruz Heckler, usually have a different bike or build everytime I ride. Also DK UX24 little steel singlespeed mtb with 24" wheels set up like a bmx bike.
    What do you do when you don't ride? Fix my bikes, sleep.

    I work for Kinesis USA, the bike frame factory here in Portland.
    I plan on racing indoor bmx all winter at the new permanent indoor track in Milwaukie on my little DK mtb. Also have been riding at Syncline. I love descending Little Moab.

    I just bought a 4wd Subaru wagon bike hauler after not driving for almost three years.

    Here's a photo of me at Post Canyon at the South Shore doing a photo shoot for Mountain Cycle (photo Karen Johanson).

    Let me know if you want to ride,
    Tim
    Hey Tim, did I meet you up at Powell Butte last Wednesday or was that someone else? I met a guy named Tim riding a new Heckler. If so, cool, if not no big deal. If you are looking for someone to ride with, I"ll ride with you anytime at Syncline or any available rides in the area during winter. My favorite places to ride right now are Three Corner Rock, Larch Mt. (WA), and Siouxxan Cr. The best times for me to ride are Fri-Sun for day rides or during the week for nightime blasts on Powell, Tabor, FP.

    Drop me a line at jgusta@hotmail.com, or give me a buzz at 503-312-3443 (Jon)

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    hey tim have you been to the road gap at post can....? if you have is it good and how big and where is it. the last time i was there with my friends we couldnt find it at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgusta
    Hey Tim, did I meet you up at Powell Butte last Wednesday or was that someone else? I met a guy named Tim riding a new Heckler. If so, cool, if not no big deal. If you are looking for someone to ride with, I"ll ride with you anytime at Syncline or any available rides in the area during winter. My favorite places to ride right now are Three Corner Rock, Larch Mt. (WA), and Siouxxan Cr. The best times for me to ride are Fri-Sun for day rides or during the week for nightime blasts on Powell, Tabor, FP.

    Drop me a line at jgusta@hotmail.com, or give me a buzz at 503-312-3443 (Jon)
    I've never been to Powell Butte. I'm not much of a trail rider, although I should try to do more. I live for the descents.
    I think I'm going to thr Troutdale skate park, B2B, today.
    I'll get ahold of you and we'll ride, for sure.
    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by downhillcrazy
    hey tim have you been to the road gap at post can....? if you have is it good and how big and where is it. the last time i was there with my friends we couldnt find it at all.
    The road gap? Sure, you do know not to drive up Post Canyon road, don't you?
    On Country Club Road, you go right on Roirdon (sp?) and follow that up.
    You'll pass family man, where there is a loop of low easy skinnies.
    Near that is Drop Out, a series of ladder drops with easy ladder landings. It's more fun to gap them out to dirt.
    Farther up the road, just past where another road forks off to the right, on the left you'll see the hip jump double. It's a fun jump to session.
    Farther up you'll pass Lower GP on the right, Farther up is GP where they had the Gorge Games freeride contest. Lot's of log rides,if you like to ride skinnies.
    Farther up the hill the road levels then descends. Here is 8- track on your left, just ahead is the road gap.
    It's about 6 feet high, 20 feet out. It's easy to overjump the landing by 10 feet if you go fast.

    Go to Mountain View cycles in Hood River and buy a trail map. For $5 it will tell you where everything is. If Jake Felt is working, ask him about the trails.

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    Hey all--I'm Craig, I live in Beaverton. I ride a new Santa Cruz Heckler, anodized black. It was my one and only Christmas present. Just a tip, if you are building up a bike and you have a friend that owns a shop, don't build it up at his shop cause he'll talk you into stuff that you hadn't even considered buying. That's what happened to me at least. Oh well, my bike turned out pretty sweet though. Anyway, I ride all over, from Alpine down in Oakridge to all the trails on Mt. Hood, do a lot of winter riding in the Tillamook State Forest on Brown's Camp. Recovering from a broken leg (ended up with 2 plates and 15 screws holding everything together), just want to get out and ride again and looking forward to it. When I'm not riding I try to finish my degree at PSU and find a job in law enforcement.
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    OR Crew:

    I'm Tony (32), aka T-Rex, & I live in Portland just west of the city. I'm a structural engineer working downtown. I recently moved from PA last fall.

    My main rig is a Klein Adept Pro gliding in around 24lbs. However this weekend I'm finally upgrading to Avid Mech's and a new disc specific wheelset - so definitely putting on some pounds. Ugh. My hardtail, Klein Attitude Comp, is now in CA at my in-laws for those "weekend get-aways". I had some incredible rides over Christmas at Annadel & Skyline Wilderness Park. I'm looking to ride as much as possible this year in OR & WA.

    Next month I'm meeting a bud in AZ for 5 days of riding in and around Sedona. To date I've hit over 100 different trails in 18 states (AZ will be No. 19). I live for road trips.

    Peace out,
    T-Rex

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    yo Benders.....

    Tapper here....a few of you i have met (mattsavage, rockbender), a few I haven't

    32 years old, lived here 2 years, moved up from Marin with wife and 2 kids

    riding a red 5-Spot on dirt, yellow Ibis Spanky on road

    love to ride standard Phils network stuff, especially the Whoop-de-doos and Swampy Lakes---> town (awww sh!t!!)

    when i don't ride i work on Wall Street, and if we had any damn pow you'd find me ripping up Bachy on a Salomon Fastback, usually trying to catch Schralper (that goes double on the dirt)

    word up

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    Carl, 26, living in north Portland with my wife and cat (shopping for a dog now though). I ride a Giant VT in Hood River, Mt. St. Helens area, and Browns Camp. I ride in traffic and mud on a Kona Jake the Snake. Sometimes race mtb/tri/adventure. When I'm off the bike I'm working at the University of Portland, and also taking a class or two for fun. Other than that, just chillaxin'.

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    Also From Bend

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
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    My name is Tim
    I'm a Native Oregonian (Central since 1975, Bend since 1993)
    I ride Phil's and anywhere else I can find. I ride mostly during the week and on some weekends until the trails get packed with spodes bobbling their way along. My wife is always along side of me (unless I'm commuting to work). I got her hooked on MTB last season.
    I ride a Cannodale F2000, Fisher Wahoo, Specialized Hardrock(commuter) and anything else bearing two wheels that comes my way. I guess you could call me a hardtail nut because I canít justify purchasing a F/S bike yet, even when my 36year old body says ouch from some hard hitting impacts on the trail.
    When I'm not riding I can usually be found at Northwest Adventures purchasing parts and shooting the BS or in my small workshop at home wrenching on some strange creation that at one time resembled a bike.
    I believe there are people who disagree with my beliefs. I don't believe they are wrong. I know they are.
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    Another Eugenian

    Quote Originally Posted by Nat
    Who are you?
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    Hey Oregonians,
    I'm Kerry and am yet another Eugenian. I've just recently started riding but have definitely got the bug big time. I've ridden with DOD a couple of times so I've probably met a few of you. I've still got a lot of trails to try out around here and I can't wait until it dries up a bit. I guess that I am part of the UO crew that Jason is talking about although I am not a student anymore, I actually have to work! JK I have a Specialized Stumpjumper Comp and molecular science helps pay the bills. Going to be riding a lot this year!
    "Only dead fish swim with the stream all the time."

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