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    Riding with Hincapie

    well maybe for about 5 seconds then he was gone!

    today went over to my buddy Jack's house, then from there ride on over to Paris Mountain.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082285128/" title="DSC_0015 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/2082285128_671f102ed7_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0015" /></a>

    we waited for J to show, then head out onto the trails, as we passed one of the parking lots we noticed big George getting ready to head out as well.

    once on the trail within no time their group reeled us in, we tried our best to stay on their wheel ( yeah, that lasted all of maybe 5 seconds )

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082286340/" title="DSC_0018 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2270/2082286340_5de6d7af24_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0018" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082287420/" title="DSC_0026 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2079/2082287420_9ec7de19cc_b.jpg" width="686" height="1024" alt="DSC_0026" /></a>

    Crossed paths with him 3 more times throughout the park. Though it was strange he was riding a Giant instead of a Trek, I would've figured Trek showered it's superstar's any latest and greatest bike they wanted... what do i know? Cool to see a local hero out and playing in the dirt.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2081503497/" title="DSC_0028 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2401/2081503497_db16d82c8c_b.jpg" width="688" height="1024" alt="DSC_0028" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2081504479/" title="DSC_0030 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2252/2081504479_61d2082ab7_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0030" /></a>

    some pix from the days ride

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082291854/" title="DSC_0035 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2036/2082291854_4617092082.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="DSC_0035" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082294800/" title="DSC_0038 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/2082294800_c7a2b8dbca.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="DSC_0038" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2081515777/" title="DSC_0054 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2219/2081515777_48c796b5b4_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0054" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082303542/" title="DSC_0061 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2251/2082303542_8847fa7a7e.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="DSC_0061" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2081524393/" title="DSC_0078 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2319/2081524393_92163f58d2_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0078" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082313734/" title="DSC_0081 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2261/2082313734_785946e4a1_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0081" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082317480/" title="DSC_0084 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2299/2082317480_2caf1fba61_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0084" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082322692/" title="DSC_0093 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2259/2082322692_dc9cdfab47_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0093" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082323654/" title="DSC_0095 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/2082323654_56c697fdaa_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0095" /></a>

    good times, great ride thanks guys

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    Nice pics

    Since big George switched to the, now sponsorless, T-Mobile team they were sponsored by Giant, good to see him able to ride better equipment now.

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    Those pics are incredible. What camera do you use? I've never once been on a mountain bike trip where the participants were patient enough to stop long enough for pictures.

    Edit: D80, I could have guessed it. I have a D80 as well. How do you carry it on rides? When I ride I carry my Canon SD800.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenName
    Edit: D80, I could have guessed it. I have a D80 as well. How do you carry it on rides?
    Lowepro TLZ pack clipped to my camelbak straps - works great

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/1804327336/" title="PNF-NS-10-07- 099 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2113/1804327336_cdc01c3f77.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="PNF-NS-10-07- 099" /></a>

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    Gorgeous. Especially the rear view of George. But also those leaves on the gray stones in the shot above. Nice work!
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    serious stalkage

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    dauum..

    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    well maybe for about 5 seconds then he was gone!

    today went over to my buddy Jack's house, then from there ride on over to Paris Mountain.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082285128/" title="DSC_0015 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2325/2082285128_671f102ed7_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0015" /></a>

    we waited for J to show, then head out onto the trails, as we passed one of the parking lots we noticed big George getting ready to head out as well.

    once on the trail within no time their group reeled us in, we tried our best to stay on their wheel ( yeah, that lasted all of maybe 5 seconds )

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082286340/" title="DSC_0018 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2270/2082286340_5de6d7af24_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0018" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082287420/" title="DSC_0026 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2079/2082287420_9ec7de19cc_b.jpg" width="686" height="1024" alt="DSC_0026" /></a>

    Crossed paths with him 3 more times throughout the park. Though it was strange he was riding a Giant instead of a Trek, I would've figured Trek showered it's superstar's any latest and greatest bike they wanted... what do i know? Cool to see a local hero out and playing in the dirt.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2081503497/" title="DSC_0028 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2401/2081503497_db16d82c8c_b.jpg" width="688" height="1024" alt="DSC_0028" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2081504479/" title="DSC_0030 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2252/2081504479_61d2082ab7_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0030" /></a>

    some pix from the days ride

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082291854/" title="DSC_0035 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2036/2082291854_4617092082.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="DSC_0035" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082294800/" title="DSC_0038 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2169/2082294800_c7a2b8dbca.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="DSC_0038" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2081515777/" title="DSC_0054 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2219/2081515777_48c796b5b4_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0054" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082303542/" title="DSC_0061 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2251/2082303542_8847fa7a7e.jpg" width="500" height="335" alt="DSC_0061" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2081524393/" title="DSC_0078 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2319/2081524393_92163f58d2_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0078" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082313734/" title="DSC_0081 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2261/2082313734_785946e4a1_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0081" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082317480/" title="DSC_0084 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2299/2082317480_2caf1fba61_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0084" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2082322692/" title="DSC_0093 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2259/2082322692_dc9cdfab47_b.jpg" width="687" height="1024" alt="DSC_0093" /></a>

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    good times, great ride thanks guys
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    Hincapie's TREK looked just like a Giant to me. Hmmm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cucucachu
    Hincapie's TREK looked just like a Giant to me. Hmmm

    I guess with Discovery (trek) and T-Mobile (Giant) out of the game big George can choose his own ride now. Maybe he needs a Ventana or two.

    mbb

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    I know he's the Local Hero...
    But he's one of mine too, even if I'm not local...

    Great PICS!!!!
    Good Luck next season BIG GEORGE!!!!

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    From what I understand, the former T-Mobile team has the money to operate for the season without a sponsor so Hincape still has a job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm
    From what I understand, the former T-Mobile team has the money to operate for the season without a sponsor so Hincape still has a job.
    That's good. What will they do for frames then? Maybe they will break new ground by allowing each rider to ride whatever frame he or she chooses. That would be really cool, but will definitely never happen.
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    Excellent pics! A few comments to George:

    1) Your bike is WAY too clean. This ain't road riding.
    2) Lycra and mountain bikes don't mix.
    3) Discovery Channel is no longer your sponsor.
    4) Dude, you crank! You're still the man, George.
    If not biking, then what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thadthetroll
    what cha holding in your hand...are you john holmes reincarnated?
    quoting the whole photo post = rookie mistake

    NIce pics, Brado, excellent quality.

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    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/brado1/2081503497/" title="DSC_0028 by brado1, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2401/2081503497_db16d82c8c_b.jpg" width="688" height="1024" alt="DSC_0028" /></a>

    funny tongue photo . my brother use to do that when he played video games... he didn't even realize he was doing it...

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    He's my uncle! Been going to his races since I was 3 and he was 20 all the way from Farmingdale, NY.

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    You should have made him sprint, then you'd have beat him. Nice Rig too.
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    Looks like george's having a good time. And that's cool, considering that most the pictures I saw of him last year were in a ditch with a broken steerer, on the tarmac after his front wheel was chopped by that gerolsteiner slacker.
    It was April,and I was descending a local trail out here in the wasatch and saw a guy climbing up, so I stopped to let him continue his climb. As I leaned off the trail I said "great day isn't it" and his response was "yea, and it's great to be back on dirt again." As he passed I got a good look at his smiling mug, and I was speachless. It wasn't that I was star-struck, I just had no idea what to say to Floyd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thadthetroll
    what cha holding in your hand...are you john holmes reincarnated?
    YES! Only I am disease resistant (monogomous/married). My only drawback is that I still can't figure out the need to go fixie .

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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    today went over to my buddy Jack's house, then from there ride on over to Paris Mountain.
    Brado, just curious, was this ride at or near "Pla d'Adet"? I remember reading that Hincapie had started an upscale "performance training" community somewhere in the Carolinas. Lots o' money required to buy in. link --> Pla d'Adet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAmtbiker
    That's good. What will they do for frames then? Maybe they will break new ground by allowing each rider to ride whatever frame he or she chooses. That would be really cool, but will definitely never happen.

    The team is renamed Team High Road and still has sponsorship by Giant and Shimano. The only sponsors that dropped are T-Mobile (which paid a large settlement to the team) and Audi.

    I thought it funny when I first saw him riding the Anthem that Giant didn't give him an Anthem Advanced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave.
    Brado, just curious, was this ride at or near "Pla d'Adet"? I remember reading that Hincapie had started an upscale "performance training" community somewhere in the Carolinas. Lots o' money required to buy in. link --> Pla d'Adet.
    that community is going to be near the SC/NC border, Paris Mtn State Park (where i took these shots) is right outside Greenville City Limits - George's house is only 3-4 minutes from the park

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave.
    Brado, just curious, was this ride at or near "Pla d'Adet"? I remember reading that Hincapie had started an upscale "performance training" community somewhere in the Carolinas. Lots o' money required to buy in. link --> Pla d'Adet.
    I do a great deal of work for the developer that is George's partner at Plat d'Adet and have not heard of anything starting yet. I also haven't seen any signs of grading or permits pulled either. I think you should buy a lot so that it will get started soon. Brado is buying two lots so that he doesn't get disturbed by a bunch of roadie nieghbors !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4000psi
    I think you should buy a lot so that it will get started soon.
    A quote from their website "Pla d’Adet will offer ninety-seven, one to two acre homesites priced from $400,000 to $1,500,000".

    Ouch. Probably a 400% premium on those homesites I would guess (as compared to other land nearby).

    /not in the budget for sure

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