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    Best riding images of 2012.

    As in *your* best. No need for lengthy 'splanations--we just wanna see some solid images.

    Here are ten of my favorites from the year.

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    Enjoying the season with Cutty up high.

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    An anniversary for me, and an intro to bikerafting for Flipper and Fettucini.

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    Getting flithy with the boys while bikerafting the Dirty Devil.

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    Doom and Vlad, killing it on the CFTT.

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    Savoring all that is precious about summer in the mountains.

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    Testing the limits of traction on the rock of Gooseberry, and the limits of giggles while so doing.

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    Herself, exploring our favorite part of the redrock desert near Moab.

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    Ripping through the autumnal woods with Greg as the sun set on both the day and the alpine riding season.

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    Toodling through Hell.

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    Your turn--whaddya got?
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    You post pics like that and then ask what others have?
    I would be embarrassed to show the few pics I have. lol

    Living within a few miles of both Pisgah and Dupont, I have had some good rides, but fall short in the pic depart. I need to start taking more.

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    Post desktop formatted please.
    Happy Trails
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    Yeah pretty much the hardest act to follow but I'll give it a try. Thanks Mikesee







    Nothing beats being out on the trail at the perfect moment.




    Living in the desert is rough.


    Taking the wife on an epic day.


    And this one just because can't always ride.

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    Here's mine.








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    None of these are great but they are my favorites from riding with my kids this year.

    My oldest son Jake.









    My Daughter Ryan.









    My youngest son Conner.



    And finally me, these were taken by Jake who is a budding photographer at 12 years old.




    These were taken by two of my friends


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    I didn't take it, but I'm in it:
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    And I've used both of these pictures as desktops:
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    great shots everyone. nice work.

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    Some good pics here...

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    in no particular order







































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    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    Great stuff WKD-RDR

    Here's me, getting happy on a frame I bought off of WKD-RDR

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    I spent most of 2012 in Afghanistan, but her'es a few since my return to the bike in October.








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    Quote Originally Posted by grundy View Post
    Great stuff WKD-RDR

    Here's me, getting happy on a frame I bought off of WKD-RDR
    Oh, sweet. Hows the Yelli treatin ya?
    the drugs made me realize it's not about the drugs

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    2012 was a crazy year of off-road touring. Record rain falls in the Northern Australian Alps and on the SW Slopes and record flood levels on the flatlands west of the Divide, gave a year like no other.

    I didn't take any special shots this year, but I did record the year from astride my bike on the Bicentennial National Trail, along the Murrumbidgee River and on a few Travelling Stock Routes.



















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    Here are a few favorites of mine from this year.










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    Quote Originally Posted by longboarderj View Post
    I demand you tell me where to obtain that jersey!

    (also, great shots)
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    A couple from my (formerly) local MTB race, I couldn't ride cause I broke my carbon superfly again so I went and took pics.







    And these are from November when I moved to the front range (Colorado)











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    Pics compressed - heavy mountain and glacier biased

    North Vancouver


    North Vancouver


    North Vancouver


    South Chilcotin


    Canmore


    Grindelwald, CH


    Marjalensee, CH


    Bruneck, South Tirol, IT


    Goldseeweg, South Tirol, IT


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    I broke my carbon superfly again so I went and took pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WKD-RDR View Post
    Oh, sweet. Hows the Yelli treatin ya?
    Love at first sight. I just got it done fairly recently, built it up as an SS to replace my 26" SS, and managed to get it on the trail just in time for the wet weather. I like it better in every way than the bike that it replaced.

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    Bottom of Burro Pass


    New Years Day on Slickrock

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    Welcome home and thanks for your service Brotha! I'm glad that you're getting time on the bike.

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    Riding with your buddy.....
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    Hi Folks,

    This is my "best" riding image of 2012. Obviously, that's not because of the photographic quality of the image, the artful nature of the composition or the spine-tingling bravura of the action.

    It is because this is a shot of me "returning to the scene of the crime"....so to speak. I broke my left femur at Northstar Bike Park in August of 2009. 3 surgeries, a year of physical therapy and a boatload of All Mountain rides later and this shot was taken of me dropping Big Daddy on Boondocks Trail at Northstar Bike Park:
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    Yee Haw, my limited edition of Free Ride is back!

    Have fun however you get dirty,

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    good, bad, or indifferent; a few favourites from 2012..

    in chronological order































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    my ten

    and the year isn't done yet
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    Some great shots here, wow! Here's a few of mine from this year.

    Javelina Trail, March 15th.
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    Ranger Trail, March 29th.
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    Tom's Thumb Trail, April 22nd.
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    Sunset at Phoenix Mountains Preserve, May 3rd.
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    Tom's Thumb Trail, June 2nd.
    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/2012-06-02_0049.jpg">

    Phoenix Mountains Preserve, June 22nd.
    <img src="https://sites.google.com/site/webfiles9548/2012-06-22_0034.jpg">

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    I was slacking a bit on taking a camera with me this year. But went through the collection and found a few that I enjoyed. Riding with the kid and watching him progress has been a high light.
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    Awesome post

    Awesome images so far - and what an incredible collective experience.

    Here's some of my 2012:

    Trail decorations at world famous "Phil's World", Cortez, Colorado.


    Springtime trail improvements...




    Testing out said improvements...



    Desert pump/sandtrack fun...


    Driving over Ophir Pass, returning from Telluride...



    Some all mountain flower madness - Durango...



    Not out of the woods yet -photo of my neighbor at our fave dh spot, height of summer...



    oops...


    Racing the weather - Alien Run trail, Aztec NM...



    Last run of the day...



    Had some fire round here this year...



    Zippity Doo-Dah trail, Fruita...



    Telluride with fall colors...
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    From sunrise to sunset...
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    I love year-in-review recaps, brings back a flood of good memories:

    AZT Jamboree: I-10 culvert
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    Entrance to the 24hr in the Old Pueblo
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/FGNxzAxQU6HYlc7O0WTsodMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u-pNLtqmgUo/TxuoTNT0f_I/AAAAAAAAD58/bo5cqs8jh14/s800/2012_01_21__9266.JPG" height="533" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/105985179285538905055/24HitOPPreRide?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">24Hit OP - Pre-ride</a></td></tr></table>

    Near the start of the AES Antelope Peak Challenge 65, tons of sweet AZT!!
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/gATWyKCiERDgqFpKffFuONMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-VW4W1BEEMoA/Ty45DciDPUI/AAAAAAAAEDI/noTeFUJOH7E/s800/IMG_2196.JPG" height="418" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/105985179285538905055/AESAPC65?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">AES - APC65</a></td></tr></table>

    Another nighttime finish on the AES Tor de 50
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    Our camp compound at 24hr in the Old Pueblo
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    Another AES ride, Sedona BFL (finished in the dark once again)
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/r2_Dp9oq3pCsIAsp4uuuOdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QyfPXaTrVHs/T101ei_vukI/AAAAAAAAEgE/8_F9pTo2G8I/s800/DSCN2592.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/105985179285538905055/AESSedonaBFL?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">AES - Sedona BFL</a></td></tr></table>

    Black Canyon Trail on a cold rainy day in the desert
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/6EX1GiWahTGy0IIXHOHzBtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-96QReUYgjgg/T2gnHDkJWFI/AAAAAAAAE9A/8fsP99-aMm4/s800/DSCF3545.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/105985179285538905055/AZSFBCTRainMud?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">AZSF - BCT rain/mud</a></td></tr></table>

    One of the best ridgelines in AZ, Ripsey!!
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/IMVm2uduOZpyd4TrRAuXhdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-xvIHMLn6Blc/T3AGuO88nII/AAAAAAAAFHI/VmdA_jgzljM/s800/2012_03_24__9554.JPG" height="533" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/105985179285538905055/AZTBouldersRipseyOracle?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsi te">AZT - Boulders/Ripsey/Oracle</a></td></tr></table>

    1st bikepacking ride, Oracle, AZT
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/fDmkfFLs_GICo0jil_U-WdMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-5aeN9A5O9TE/T3AG-6W2oZI/AAAAAAAAFJI/RRqwzOnqvLI/s800/2012_03_25__9573.JPG" height="508" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/105985179285538905055/AZTBouldersRipseyOracle?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsi te">AZT - Boulders/Ripsey/Oracle</a></td></tr></table>

    This helped contribute to a failed AZT300 attempt
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    Walnut Canyon
    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/rKTAi7tIsttfhIUjT09K1dMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-etiWzoB3WZU/UA94M8Hgp7I/AAAAAAAAGmw/y2jfAvd_wWU/s800/2012_07_21_00303.JPG" height="429" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/105985179285538905055/Flagstaff100?authuser=0&feat=embedwebsite">Flagsta ff 100</a></td></tr></table>

    Dag Nabitt cleaning the Waterfall @S.Mtn
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    Bikepack on the Mogollon Rim
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    Gold Canyon sequence
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    Inner Basin, Humphrey's Peak
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    Nice post race token
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    Day 3 of 4 on the Coconino 250
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    Sonoran Hotdog on our way home from the AES Kentucky Camp race.
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    Downtown Phoenix on the Flight of the Pigs route Thanksgiving morning.
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    ...and finally (sorry for the huge photo dumb, but it's been an awesome year on the bike!) Hang Loose, Brah....
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    Cheers! Here's to finishing 2012 strong & bigger better things in 2013, ride on.
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    i guess that these four images pretty much sum up my year...
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    I vow to take more photos in 2013...

    Here's what I got though, from Florida, in cronological order.

    Apalachicola National Forest in May





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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    Awesome images so far - and what an incredible collective experience.

    Here's some of my 2012:
    Moar of that, please.

    Anyone else?

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    Awesome pics, folks, I am envious of much of the ground you have covered. Thanks for sharing and keep them coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuPrBuGmAn View Post
    I vow to take more photos in 2013...

    Here's what I got though, from Florida, in cronological order.

    Apalachicola National Forest in May





    St Marks Wildlife Refuge in July





    More from Apalachicola National Forest in September









    Tates Hell State Forest in November



    Very nice pictures. Do you not have to worry about Gators setting up the Hamock so close to the water?

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    There are really some awesome images in this thread! Here are the favorite pictures of my 2012 album so far...

    Spring is finally here, first ride of the season on dirt trails. (April 24th)


    My girlfriend having fun on the trail. (July 1st)


    Me riding on Grey Mountain. (July 15th, pic by a friend)


    Mountain Hero in Carcross. (July 28th, pic by same friend)


    Amazing view while helping with trail building in Carcross. (Sept 30th)


    Chilkat River, Alaska (Oct 7th) OK, not truly a riding picture, but we had such a great weekend...


    In the 2 weeks between Sumer and Winter... I declare this the off season! (Oct 20th)


    No doubt, winter's here! (Dec 7th)


    I'm looking forward to a great Winter and an even better 2013!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mishtar View Post
    Very nice pictures. Do you not have to worry about Gators setting up the Hamock so close to the water?
    Honestly, not too worried about the Gators, they usually keep to themselves and avoid contact unless theres a nest closeby.

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    rainbows and sunsets. the sunsets really start to get good in the bay area this time of year...
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    Dohp.

    Nm, dp!

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    To the poor, sweet, tortured soul that just left me 'neg rep' for starting this thread:

    You're an ignorant d-bag.

    Specifically, your spelling is almost as pathetic as your grammar.

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    Some really great pictures posted people !!!! Gotta work on my quality for 2013 !!!
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    Not an epic year. Most of my rides this year were solo and all but 3 were within 17 miles of my front door. Most of my pix came from my phone or timer on the GoPro.
    (Edit: Short track cruiser pic courtesy of YannPhotoVideo)
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    Great pictures everyone!!

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    Dirt Rag printed this one in their "Rider's Eye" section, so I guess it's pretty good. Snapped it back in March on Bartlett Wash in Moab.
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    So many great pictures in this thread. Mine don't stack up quality wise, I don't usually take a camera riding. These are all from the same day, Take A Kid Mountain Biking day. My kids first time on single track, they are hooked! 2013 promises to be great.
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    Such good images all. Here's a couple of my favorites from this year.

    Sometimes the easiest trails are the most fun.
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    East Ely Depot
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    JEM
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    Gooseberry
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    Eastern Nevada
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    Eastern Nevada
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    My 80 year-old Dad.
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    Cave Lake SP Photo Credit: Bill Harris
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    Camelback Peak Eastern Nevada
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    Interbike Outdoor Demo, Bootleg Canyon NV (Photo Credit Craigstr with my camera)
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    Whistler (Photo Credit LeeL)
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    Fall riding in Eastern Nevada
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    Golden light in Sedona
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    Awesome pics everyone! edit...wow, some more awesome ones popped up while I was putting this together! Nice job all....

    I love the variety you get in a thread like this. I spent some time going through mine and have given up trying to narrow them down to a reasonable number. Some pics are better quality than others but they represent some of my best memories from the year. Thanks to everyone I met in my travels for their awesome hospitality, it is what makes MTB such an awesome community!

    Here they are, in no particular order....


    Sunrise over SoCal


    Hit up Lemmon Drop in Tucson. They call this the desert?


    Racing the sun


    One of my favorite ridgeline descents


    Found some epic light in Oregon


    At our local SoCal playground


    Getting our granite fix at the Dells (pic by 406)


    Jumped feet first in to bikepacking with my first multi-night trips


    Wednesday rides provided endless stoke


    Exploring the local desert


    Hit up Big Sky country


    Hitting some favorites in Sedona (pic by Maxwell)


    Found a new angle on an old line


    Moar Dells please (pic by Enel)


    Saw some awesome San Diego sunsets


    Finally got to check out Teton Pass


    This was a good year for wildlife spotting


    Found our own little Hell


    Getting high in SW Colorado


    Playing in Sedona


    New dirt is always fun, sometimes it is epic


    Finished the Coconino 250


    Getting our steep on (pic by Aquaholic)


    Last light in the Santa Anas

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedal/Paddle View Post
    So many great pictures in this thread. Mine don't stack up quality wise, I don't usually take a camera riding. These are all from the same day, Take A Kid Mountain Biking day. My kids first time on single track, they are hooked! 2013 promises to be great.
    Man I love santos. Just moved from there to Idaho....

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    Squeezing this one in today. That's me on a steep. Wildwood Canyon - So Cal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post

    Gooseberry
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    I have looked, and looked, and looked at that line and still not committed to it.

    I know it can be done. But after all of the looking and lining up is done, I pick up my bike, clip in, start rolling toward it and simply cannot commit.

    This is one of only 2 lines left (that I'm aware of) on the Mesa that I haven't done yet. Need to find some commitment over the winter--perhaps you can show me the line next spring?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post
    I have looked, and looked, and looked at that line and still not committed to it.

    I know it can be done. But after all of the looking and lining up is done, I pick up my bike, clip in, start rolling toward it and simply cannot commit.

    This is one of only 2 lines left (that I'm aware of) on the Mesa that I haven't done yet. Need to find some commitment over the winter--perhaps you can show me the line next spring?
    wasea04 showed me that line or I wouldn't even have known it was there. Quite off-camber to begin with, then very steep at the bottom with a more abrupt runout then you expect IIRC with some exposure off to the right just for good measure.

    Yeah, let's go play on the mesa come Spring..... if I have a bike by then. I'm sure Quentin or some of the other locals could show me plenty of lines out there that I never imagined let alone done.

    I need to stray off the dots more when I'm there.
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    When does the weather become fairly reliable for the St George/Hurricane trails? I'm considering the True Grit race in mid-March and then hanging around for a week to ride Gooseberry etc.
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    Here's the best I have... not the most magical photos but not bad either.

    A friend riding in North Vancouver:



    Touring the Gulf Islands, BC with the dog:



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    Screen cap of me in the air trying not to land on my buddy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement View Post
    When does the weather become fairly reliable for the St George/Hurricane trails? I'm considering the True Grit race in mid-March and then hanging around for a week to ride Gooseberry etc.
    It can certainly be nice in March and often is but having said that I think two of the three years they've run the true grit race it's been rainy, or windy, or both.
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    fat tires 2012

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/no2Q_wp5D2biJw3l3nP6N6j7EepVP0xWtZTDyuqTvPQ?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-u8K8ajaYe48/UM9PZq12UHI/AAAAAAAAF9A/ck006UmltAs/s800/IMG_0885.JPG" height="800" width="495" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/112436588463240714517/FatTiresStoke2012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOSD0py 44Lfh2wE&feat=embedwebsite">Fat Tires Stoke 2012</a></td></tr></table>

    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/TjnxqgA6pMMvBBBurGoFE6j7EepVP0xWtZTDyuqTvPQ?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1r12UU4o4gw/UNIlvICEhEI/AAAAAAAAGAQ/GK9gosgGCD0/s800/IMG_0720.JPG" height="596" width="800" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/112436588463240714517/FatTiresStoke2012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOSD0py 44Lfh2wE&feat=embedwebsite">Fat Tires Stoke 2012</a></td></tr></table>

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    <table style="width:auto;"><tr><td><a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/dANECZBKfrCtoiP9Ok6te6j7EepVP0xWtZTDyuqTvPQ?feat=e mbedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Sv2vlIWYZVk/UNIseJZGc_I/AAAAAAAAGDM/LGI8BIvt1kc/s800/IMG_0877.JPG" height="800" width="598" /></a></td></tr><tr><td style="font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:11px; text-align:right">From <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/112436588463240714517/FatTiresStoke2012?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCOSD0py 44Lfh2wE&feat=embedwebsite">Fat Tires Stoke 2012</a></td></tr></table>

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    I was on a work trip in Portland, and managed to sneek in a couple rides while I was there... Bingen, WA.




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    --- Sedona AZ - March 2012...
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    Lots of great photos in this thread! Here is my top pics of 2012....











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    I was out in the N. Foothills of Albuquerque on a memorial ride for a riding buddy who'd recently passed away from cancer when I snapped this photo. I like to think the lens flare is him passing me on this way into the setting sun.

    Ride on, Stoneman. Hasta luego amigo.

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    Great seeing everyone's pics. Here's a few of mine. Enjoy!

    There's some really talented photographers out there. 2012 was great riding and I hope 2013 is even better!
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    Most certainly a fun year. Some excellent photos of home trails and destination riding. Had some plans at the beginning, posed the question earlier about what folks were looking forward to, and as usual, plans changed but the rides were still great.

    A "Where's Waldo" shot on the Black Canyon Trail, AZ.
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    home trail, the Techy Playground, Pyramid Peak area, AZ:
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    getting ready, Flagstaff, AZ:
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    a road trip, Monarch Crest (south), Salida, Colorado:
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    road trip, Trail 401, Crested Butte, CO:
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    trail 401, Crested Butte, CO:
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    Jedi, Flagstaff, AZ:
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    Black Canyon Trail, AZ:
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    Pyramid Peak area, AZ:
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    Black Canyon Trail, AZ:
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    Thunderbird Conservation Park, AZ
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    Sedona, AZ
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    Sedona, AZ
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    Great Pix Everyone!

    Please make sure to post locations of pix. I am 51 and I want to get out and ride more of the world. So many places to ride, so little time.
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    Some amazing photos in this thread....

    ...these can't compare but are a couple of the best from Mtn Top PA....
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    There are two paths you can go by but in the long run........

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    A few of my favorites from '12
    1: Roosevelt National Forest, Co.
    2: Free Lunch Trail, Grand Junction, Co.
    3: Ginny Trail at Bobcat Ridge, Fort Collins, Co.
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    There is far too much awesome in this thread.
    Sadly, I've used up all my rep for the last 24 hrs, so I'm bookmarking so I can come back and rep the heck out of it

    Here's my contributions - not as many with people in them, as I largely ride solo:






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    I really need to get out to Moab someday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1banger View Post
    I really need to get out to Moab someday.
    The Southwest is amazing - likewise, I'm totally harshing to check out BC
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    Love this thread! Heres my picture dump, don't care for explaining everyone, plus I don't track dates. They're all from either my local hill, my home jumps, some stuff in Reno, Whistler, or Provo... Ask if you want more info.

    BTW loving all the pics in this thread. Keep them up guys.

    PM me if you want a full version of any of these... also, couldn't figure out how to add more than 10 pics, so I have more in another post.

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    I can't figure out how to add more than 10 pics, so here's some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    I can't figure out how to add more than 10 pics, so here's some more.
    That's the attachment limit, but you can post URLs to images hosted on a site like Picasa, Flikr, etc. to have more images in a post. Nice shots!

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    A couple I took this year.
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    Hi,

    A picture of my son during a trip to the Cottonwood trail just outside of Las Vegas...

    Regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by howie.dean View Post
    Hi,

    A picture of my son during a trip to the Cottonwood trail just outside of Las Vegas...

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    That's awesome howie. Welcome to the board. I took my son on a ride out there earlier this year as well.

    I love trails like this that are fun for beginners to experts alike.
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    Ok....I will play.

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    Breckenridge....






    Durango....




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    Happy New Year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    That's awesome howie. Welcome to the board. I took my son on a ride out there earlier this year as well.

    I love trails like this that are fun for beginners to experts alike.
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    Thank you, you are right it is a great place for all levels of experience! There is no chance of biking in the summer though, way too hot.

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    ... and if we just ... I hope a video counts as "images"...

    Here's my Best Of for 2012 vid (the wettest year on record in the UK, so not as good as previous years!)

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    2012

    Lakes Basin
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    Little Creek
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    Indian Trail
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    Mt. Elwell
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    Gooseberry
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    Not necessarily my "best", but a representation of last year's riding.
    My 2012 season kicked off early with a ride on New Year's Day-

    April brought the best of both worlds- stellar skiing in the mountains, and fine foothills singletrack-

    White slopes gave way to the lime green of newly leafed aspens by late May-

    Turns on dirt replaced carving snow-

    By July, higher elevation evening rides were possible-

    I feel blessed to ride in a place like this, especially on long summer evenings-

    We were also treated to the full opening of a new 42 km network of forest singletrack in 2012-

    Probably my fave of the year. I used it on the annual calendar of our outdoor adventures that I make for friends and family-

    But as usual, summer went by all too quickly-

    As 2012 wound down, weekends were again devoted to sliding on snow, weeknights for riding when the weather allowed-

    So you might notice that the same rider appears in all the photos- me!
    These days I ride solo most of the time, and strangely enough it often seems to result in better photos- no griping from impatient riders about photo stops or re-takes, when subject and photographer are one and the same.
    All the above images are from Calgary, Alberta, or the nearby foothills of the Rockies.

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    ^^^ great photos Steve. I have difficulty taking pics of myself like this - what kind of timer do you have on your camera, i.e. what sort of duration? I guess it does bursts as well, so you can choose the best?

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    My favorite from this year


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    Completing the BC Bike Race


    Not Making the mud section at the 24hr Summer Solstice
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    A couple of my favorites from the last year featuring opposite ends of the country: Utah and Vermont!

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    Some massive exposure on this rock - I'm sure it would never fall, right?

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    Selftimer shot:



    Out with a friend:


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    Wonderful Indian Trail Ridge
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    First Cloud of the Day
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    Looking Back
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    Melinda makes her 10th crossing of 12,500' Rolling Pass (Ronski happy!)
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    WOW!!! Is that trail outside Durango?

    Ride details?
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    Yeah, I live in Durango and that totally looks like similar terrain outside of town. Great pics though. Been loving seeing all the great riding pics people have been putting up. Let's make 2013 even better!

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