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    Devil's Backbone, ride pics from tonight....

    Had a great ride on the Backbone tonight. Good friends, good riding, and a good beer afterward. Thanks to everyone who made it, hopefully we can make it a regular Thursday night thing. The stars aligned just right, a lot of people ended up being able to ride tonight and trail conditions were absolutely superb after some nice rain earlier in the week that made things perfectly tacky. Ended up with a group of 11, but the pace was good other than a couple of flats. Beautiful night, nice and cool out and very few people on the trail. It was the super bling bling ride....2 Ventanas, 2 Turners, Ellsworth Moment, Titus Quasi, Titus Supermoto, Intense 5.5, etc. etc.

    A few pics....

    1. Sean, Ron, and Darren on the climb
    2. Darren from PUSH
    3. Jimmy from PUSH
    4. Joel with the Backbone ahead
    5. Sean (El Beastro) on a little downhill

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    Part deux

    1. Lou from Cali (good to meet you Lou, hope you liked the ride)
    2. Darren and Jimmy
    3. Joel says, "hey watch me ride this step with only 1 leg"
    4. Kevin with his game face on, and check that chain - woah!
    5. Ghost rider
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    WOW! It is sure green there! If the weather is crappy here, I might head up on sunday! Burn-in the turner!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lidarman
    WOW! It is sure green there! If the weather is crappy here, I might head up on sunday! Burn-in the turner!
    Yeah, it's amazing how much greener it's gotten in the last couple of weeks. All the new grass is starting to narrow up some spots on the lower part that had gotten wider over the winter too, so that's nice. Let me know if you are coming up Sunday, maybe we can ride.
    Larry
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    Great Pics. Marcus was telling me it was a great time. Nice!!!

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    Great pics. I love this time of year with the contrast of the red rocks and the green grass.
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    That's a great shot of the backbone, that's a pretty cool rock formation, and the trails look nice and chunky. Up here in Washington we have a popular trail called Devils Gulch, but most of the trail is smooth as a baby's butt, an uncommon feature in trails around here. But it's high exposure like your trail system so if you go too fast you can go for a real ride down a cliff.
    Anyways thanx for sharin, and tsk tsk for taking such a great shot with the photographers bike stashed in the bushes. i always dread doing that myself.
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    what is that on Darren's fork? one of those diagnostic thingys? where is the computer unit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tappoix
    what is that on Darren's fork? one of those diagnostic thingys? where is the computer unit?
    Yes, it's a data aquisition setup. There's a small computer box on the downtube that collects the data. He can even whip out his palm pilot and plug it in right there on the trail to see the data.
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    Great pics Larry, I definitely want to come up one Thur and ride with you guys.-Rick

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    Bling ride? Yeah, but didja have a Super Boss Big Bike Long Travel Cadillac Couch Cushion Ventana Tandemarama??????????

    I do! Thanks for making that happen!

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    Hey, no pix of Squeaky?
    Oh yeah, I was too far out in front

    Besides, we don't need to subject the masses to my frighteningly pasty legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Squeaky Wheel
    Besides, we don't need to subject the masses to my frighteningly pasty legs.
    My legs make yours look like George Hamilton...I'm pigment challenged.

    Thanks for the pics Larry, it was a great night for a ride.

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    Great ride

    Fun ride....

    I had nightmares last night of Darren's motorcycle engine sound....."Braappppp, Braaaaaaap"....of Squeek saying "Phew that's the first time I've ridden that section without getting a flat tire"....as his tire went flat and of some jerkoff yelling "On yer LEFT" in a high speed corner....oh wait, that was me.

    I don't suppose anyone saw my blue Smith sunglasses on the trail last night as we were heading out. I think I donated them to the bike gods but just thought I'd check to see if anyone picked them up.


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    love the green with the orange clay
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    And let us not forget the night's funniest moment....

    Seconds after getting my tube replaced Marcus realizes that he parked his bike in a cactus and that his tire is flat
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Beastro
    Fun ride....

    I don't suppose anyone saw my blue Smith sunglasses on the trail last night as we were heading out. I think I donated them to the bike gods but just thought I'd check to see if anyone picked them up.

    Being the good friend that I am I'll volunteer to do a search for them today
    Larry
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    Hey, what's up with my chain? Are you trying to sell me something to remedy that ?

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    Nice pics Larry. I love that first one. Talk about a bling bling ride group. Hope there's no bike bandits up on the Backbone. Is Jimmy riding a Super Moto? Is he the 'friend' you were talkin' about,Squeak, with the 32lb SM? How's he like it? How's it compare to the pack, the Moment, and the other super bling bikes on that ride?

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    The SM is killer. I don't have any good trail time on it yet, but I can verify the weight on a digi scale at 31lbs 11 oz and it sure feels nice in the parking lot. It has very different feel than the 6-Pack. Compared to the Turner it feels more compact and the center of gravity feels more rear so the front end feels lighter.

    Bling? I don't know what you're talking about. We were slumming it, among others,
    (1) 6-Pack, (2) 5-Spots, (1) Super Moto, (1) Quasi Moto, (1) Moment, (1) X-5, (1) Bruja & (1) Intense 5.5.
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    Huh?

    Hey, no pix of Squeaky?
    Oh yeah, I was too far out in front
    It's wierd how some people can be so anti-social during their "Lance-A-Thon" climbs, but yet willing to hold up the freight train coming back down? DOH! You're lucky Jimmy was playing nice!

    PUSH freight train party of two coming through!

    Oh, did I say that out loud?
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    Forgot

    Oh yeah....one for El Beastro

    Braaaaaaaaap....Braaap....Brrrrraaaaaaaaaaaapppppp pppppp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    It's wierd how some people can be so anti-social during their "Lance-A-Thon" climbs, but yet willing to hold up the freight train coming back down?
    Yeah, the Cali boys really kick arse on the flats. Must remind them of home.
    I wonder how long they can keep blaming it "on the altitude."
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    Tah-dah

    Yeah, the Cali boys really kick arse on the flats. Must remind them of home.
    I wonder how long they can keep blaming it "on the altitude."
    Ladies and Gentlemen....I have officially hit the nerve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PUSHIND
    Ladies and Gentlemen....I have officially hit the nerve!
    Braaaap....Braaaaapppppppp......Braapppppppppp
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