Toaday's Ride

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  • 04-25-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Toaday's Ride
    A few pics from today's ride:





















    Anybody else on the trails today?




    Steve
  • 04-27-2008
    SVCoop
    That bike is bright :)

    I did some riding around home on the cheapo Kona I bought Friday but that's it.
  • 05-30-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Anybody out today besides me?




























    Steve
  • 05-30-2008
    Lev
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
    A few pics from today's ride:





















    Anybody else on the trails today?




    Steve


    I think I might be blinded from those handlebars! :thumbsup:
  • 05-30-2008
    LititzDude
    yup
    A buddy and I went to French Creek.
    It was sweet.
  • 06-01-2008
    squads
    Holy cantilever brakes batman! Retro is cool and all, but I'm never going that route again.

    I was up at French Creek last weekend. It's easily one of my favorite places to ride. My forearms were burning when the ride was over; every mile you ride there is like two anywhere else.
  • 06-02-2008
    Energetik
    Try riding Neversink Mountain man. That one will kick your ass if you're on a hard tail. Fun though. We should all get together and ride at French Creek one weekend. I'm relatively new the scene and don't know many of the trails well enough to ride by myself and gauge time.
  • 06-03-2008
    Eastcoaster
    EastCoast Steve...you should def.....
    Post those photos over on the VRC boards (if you haven't already)
    Those guys will be DROOLING over those bikes! Nice rides!

    I ride some older equipment as well. My daily ride is a 1997 Eastern Woods Research Original Woods Bike frame. I have it as "updated" parts wise as I can get it though. Not much on it is "to the period" of '97. But, I love it.

    I was out at French Creek on Sunday and yesterday. Quick loops each evening after I got done work.
  • 06-04-2008
    PaintPeelinPbody
    Anyone got some old school parts they want to sell me? I need a quill stem (green), handlebar (green), and canti-cable-splitters.
  • 06-06-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Found a nice little spot to ride close to home:












    Steve
  • 09-19-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Finally back on the trails now that the kids are back in school....






















    It was good to get my feet wet again, so to speak.



    Steve




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  • 11-17-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Anyone out today?

    Spent a couple hours on the trails today...

    I love riding in the fall. Crisp, cool weather, and colorful crunchy leaves to break my falls.


    A few pics for you poor souls who where stuck at work today:



















    Steve
  • 12-12-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Any one else out today? Glad it finally stopped raining and I got a chance to got out and play in the puddles...


















    Steve
  • 12-12-2008
    jdinsj
    A responsible rider would have stayed home and let the trails dry or take a road ride.
  • 12-12-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jdinsj
    A responsible rider would have stayed home and let the trails dry or take a road ride.


    :rolleyes:


    Wasn't aware that my mother was a poster on this forum...




    Steve
  • 12-12-2008
    barnold74
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jdinsj
    A responsible rider would have stayed home and let the trails dry or take a road ride.

    I agree! We all want to ride but if we ride on trails after that much rain we will not have any more legal trails to ride. Please give the trail a chance to dry out before going out.

    Thanks,

    Dad
  • 12-12-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by barnold74
    I agree! We all want to ride but if we ride on trails after that much rain we will not have any more legal trails to ride. Please give the trail a chance to dry out before going out.

    Thanks,

    Dad


    Sorry, but you guys are way to PC for my taste. These aren't manicured "trails" for posers. I'm riding on deer paths in a stretch of public woods, and no amount of "irresponsible behavior" will impact your enjoyment and use of the sheep lines you guys covet. (IMO).:prft:

    Lighten up and ride your bikes nancies.



    Steve
  • 12-12-2008
    Judd97
    If you get some snow ride pics in here you'll have all four seasons represented! Cool pics, I'm looking to get out this weekend when it hits the mid 50's :)
  • 12-12-2008
    joedirt24
    That looks like fun :rolleyes: Give the trails a day or two to dry out. It has nothing to do with being PC it has everthing to do with having a brain.
  • 12-14-2008
    onegeargood
    Taking pictures of your bike in a puddle...bunny hopping a twig....you are hardcore Steve! You are definitely not a poser.
  • 12-14-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Onegeargood,

    Look, I started this thread with the intent that others would post (add pics) of their "Today's Ride" and we could all get a taste of riding locations across the state. Silly me, I never thought it would be a "let's critique Steve's pics, pound our PC chests, and whine without adding our own photos" thread.

    That's ok though, I have thick skin, enjoy RIDING my bikes, and posting pics for the few that enjoy them, so I will continue to do so. If you don't like my pics, my attitude, or the look of my mug....feel free to post, ignore, or PM me. I'm going out to get dirty and enjoy myself.

    Cheers,

    Steve


    BTW: I see from your profile you ride a single-speed 29'er and you started riding way back in '97...sounds like you're much more HARDCORE than this old man...I bow to our greatness, lol.






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  • 12-14-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Judd97
    If you get some snow ride pics in here you'll have all four seasons represented! Cool pics, I'm looking to get out this weekend when it hits the mid 50's :)




    Judd97,

    The snow pics are just a matter of time. I'm looking forward to having some soft white stuff to fall in. Glad to hear you liked the other shots. If you get a chance, snap some shots when you hit the trails this weekend I'd love to see 'em.


    Steve
  • 12-14-2008
    onegeargood
    Check your messages. I replied to your nonsense.
  • 12-14-2008
    siv
    Rode Gretna today, it was fine. Get out early and the ground will still be hard. The new trail will always be hard, its mostly rocks.
  • 12-14-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by siv
    Rode Gretna today, it was fine. Get out early and the ground will still be hard. The new trail will always be hard, its mostly rocks.


    Cool.

    Any chance you snapped a few pics...I'd love to see some new spots.




    Steve
  • 12-14-2008
    Energetik
    Well in keeping with the OP's original idea I'll share some shots from a ride I took in May or so this year: Blue Marsh Lake Ride

    That's the only shots I have right now as my computer failed on me in August taking most of my pics among other things with it.

    The bike:

    Its a 2007 Cannondale Caffeine F3 frame sized L

    This one is unique in that it has no F designation on the top tube. I got from a guy off of Ebay. He got it as a warranty replacement and sold it on ebay instead of building it up. He advertised it as an F4 (different frameset) and so I got a killer deal on it. ($150)

    Its a work in progress as you can see in the pics.

    Specs:
    Marzocchi Mz-3 fork 120mm...will be replaced ASAP with a good 100mm air fork
    Sun Ditch Witch rims
    WTB Exiwolf tires 2.1-ish
    2008 XT pod shifters
    08 Shadow XT rear der.
    vanilla xt front
    Race Face Evolve XC X-type crank
    generic man eating bmx pedals. (scarred for life from these things!)
    Avid BB7 discs 160mm. Avid SD-7 levers.
    Thomson X4 stem 31.8
    Race Face Deus XC 31.8 bar w/ WTB lock on grips
    FSA seat post w/ generic painful seat. (hence the gel pad)

    So there it is. All on a budget. The fork was free for example.

    Can't wait for spring! More pics! Hopefully by then I'll have some more upgrades like a good fork.
  • 12-15-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Energetik,


    Thanks for adding your pics...


    Blue Marsh looks like a nice ride and this shot might make me head for Reading:










    Steve
  • 12-15-2008
    jdinsj
    I don't see any puddles for you to splash around in.

    Sorry, just felt like adding a little sarcasm........:D
  • 12-15-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jdinsj
    I don't see any puddles for you to splash around in.

    Sorry, just felt like adding a little sarcasm........:D



    No problem, I'll just wait 'til it rains before I go.:thumbsup:


    Sarcasm and humor are always welcome.


    BTW, the place I rode today was wet too:









    Steve
  • 12-16-2008
    eastcoaststeve
    A couple of snow pics for Judd97...

    Didn't expect to get them so soon, but I'm still waiting for a deep blanket to mess around in.






    No, I'm not leaning against the skinny tree, and yes, I did fall off about two cranks after the pic was taken. :)






    Thought this one came out well.



    Anyone else out in the cold today?



    Steve



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  • 12-17-2008
    Eastcoaster
    Rode Mt. Gretna in the skim of snow last Sunday. Made trail 15 as much of a mental game as a physical one. They did a great job on that trail. Not many technical trails like that created these days.

    Had a great ride! :thumbsup:
  • 02-06-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    One from yesterday:










    Anyone else out playing in the snow?




    Steve





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  • 02-06-2009
    droptopchevy
    I rode this past Sunday, but it was over in the armpit of America. I wanna see about riding here in PA this weekend if the trails aren't like soup.
  • 02-08-2009
    joedirt24
    I think everything is soup right now. Maybe the southern part of the armpit is the only place you can ride without getting muddy
  • 02-09-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    Much warmer today....










    Steve
  • 02-09-2009
    jk
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
    Much warmer today....










    Steve


    Good work, where is that? Its time for me to get out and get dirty!
  • 02-09-2009
    Energetik
    Yeah I was going to ride too, but I am replacing the crankset on my ride, and the bolt is completely seized. I've tried to drill it, I broke a large easy out, and right now the bolt has a load of PB Blaster catalyst setting in it. Hopefully that'll help. I also need a new front brake adapter as the set I got didn't come with one. After all that my ride will be ready for the mud that the next couple of months will unleash!
  • 02-10-2009
    jk
    What type of adapter do you need?
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Energetik
    Yeah I was going to ride too, but I am replacing the crankset on my ride, and the bolt is completely seized. I've tried to drill it, I broke a large easy out, and right now the bolt has a load of PB Blaster catalyst setting in it. Hopefully that'll help. I also need a new front brake adapter as the set I got didn't come with one. After all that my ride will be ready for the mud that the next couple of months will unleash!


    I have a 185mm post mount adapter in front of me if you can use it.
  • 02-10-2009
    Energetik
    I need a 160mm adapter. I'm fairly certain I have one laying around here somewhere, but thanks for the offer. I'm more concerned with getting that bolt out. I think its time to break down and take it to a shop. There are some good ones around here.
  • 02-10-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jk
    Good work, where is that? Its time for me to get out and get dirty!



    Nothing fancy, just riding the banks of the Wissahickon in Flourtown.

    It's absolutely time to go out and get muddy before it gets cold again. I'd post a few more mud shots, but I don't want to rankle the "trail police", ;)





    Steve
  • 02-13-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    A few more from the other day. Yes the "trail" was soft, yes I left a bunch of tracks, yes I'm sure a few will object, but yes I had a lot of fun and was out riding while most guys were watching tv.
















    Steve
  • 02-15-2009
    joedirt24
    Where do you ride man? That looks like a nice place.
  • 02-18-2009
    Judd97
    Thanks for the snow pics! Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of my own... yet. No excuses, either. Just not getting out enough :(.
  • 02-19-2009
    dzm3
    Yes riders like you and tracks like these in conditions like that is the reason that all of us, including you, will get to enjoy a whole lot more tv when the land manager closes the trail to the bikers permanently...

    thank you for sharing...
  • 02-19-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dzm3
    Yes riders like you and tracks like these in conditions like that is the reason that all of us, including you, will get to enjoy a whole lot more tv when the land manager closes the trail to the bikers permanently...

    thank you for sharing...


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dzm3
    Not to be a party pooper, but the "trail with the rock" is a rogue trail, it's a fall line trail, meaning that it's causing extensive erosion and is is really bad for the park and for the nature. Please, do not take that trail.
    Ditto goes to the "berm" riding. As much fun as they are, by riding berms you're erodin sides of the trail and causing undue demage to the park.
    We (PMBA) and other organization are working very had at improving mountain bikers' image in eyes of other park users and officials, and working hard on maintaining the trails, to make them sustainable. Sustainable trail means a trail that will last for many many years and will not damage the park.
    The fall line and rogue trails erode quickly. Eroded trails have to be closed. Before you know, most trail will be closed if we do not make a conscious effort to protect them.

    Sorry for the rant and thank you for listening and cooperating.

    Please, take a look at FOW STI and PMBA



    Why is it that the Wissahickon s/s 29'er riders that have been riding less than 10 years are the biggest PC trail police?

    If my only choice was to ride the same manicured, marked, "maintained", over-used trails with no berm or rock riding, in only "perfect" conditions, I'd cut my bikes up and sell them for scrap.

    Maybe you'd be happier riding a trainer in the basement with a "virtual" image of endlessly boring bike paths, but I like to get dirty, feel the mud on my legs, and smell the sharp scent of a wet trail every chance I get. You won't change me, but you will entertain me...;)



    Steve
  • 02-19-2009
    tbooz
    Mountain biking is about having fun but its also about realizing when is appropriate to ride without damaging the trails that hundreds of other riders have come to know and love. Imagine if everyone had the same selfish attitude of going out and riding on the soupy muddy trails like you showed in that picture. The trails would become completely destroyed and soon enough mountain bikes would be banned, eliminating the fun for those responsible enough to wait til it freezes or dries. I am sure none of this will pass through your thick-headed skull but the efforts of PMBA in the Wissahickon are great, people like you will ruin everything they have worked so hard to attain.
  • 02-19-2009
    Evo.
    Glad I don't ride that trial... I am not even sure how that can be fun... To each his own.

    Not sure if you do trail maintenance, it would be a good idea if you contribute to trail maintenance unless you already do.
  • 02-19-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tbooz
    Mountain biking is about having fun but its also about realizing when is appropriate to ride without damaging the trails that hundreds of other riders have come to know and love. Imagine if everyone had the same selfish attitude of going out and riding on the soupy muddy trails like you showed in that picture. The trails would become completely destroyed and soon enough mountain bikes would be banned, eliminating the fun for those responsible enough to wait til it freezes or dries. I am sure none of this will pass through your thick-headed skull but the efforts of PMBA in the Wissahickon are great, people like you will ruin everything they have worked so hard to attain.



    From
    (City, State or Country):
    Philadelphia, PA
    Year started riding:
    2005
    Favorite type of riding
    (can choose more than:
    Cross Country
    Favorite Trail:
    Belmont/Wissahickon
    Bike Setup:
    Niner EMD9, Rock Shox REBA SL, Full XT, Hayes 9, Ghetto tubeless conversion



    Like I said in my previous post, 29'er+Wissahickon+2005=:cryin: ;)

    I don't think you have to worry about "hundreds" of riders riding in my footsteps, as most of the guys you refer to probably wouldn't want to soil their lacey white panties.

    I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one, as I don't plan on changing my riding to suit your concept of trail respect and I don't feel the need to justify myself further, or outline all I've done in the last 35 years to protect the environment. I respect your right to have an opinion and I wish you'd do the same. :)


    Best wishes and happy trails,

    Sincerely,
    Steve
  • 02-20-2009
    RepoMan2112
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve

    I don't think you have to worry about "hundreds" of riders riding in my footsteps, as most of the guys you refer to probably wouldn't want to soil their lacey white panties.

    I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one, as I don't plan on changing my riding to suit your concept of trail respect and I don't feel the need to justify myself further, or outline all I've done in the last 35 years to protect the environment. I respect your right to have an opinion and I wish you'd do the same. :)

    It's not an opinion, you're breaking the rules of the park:

    By accepting these term and conditions you, and / or anyone recieving a trail permit tag agree that The Fairmount Park hereby grants permission to use the facilities as outlined, subject to the terms and conditions of the rules and regulations of the Fairmount Park, and as contained herein and attached hereto all of which form part of this agreement.

    - All trail users shall us the trails with common courtesy and safety for other park users.
    - All trail users shall observe a seven (7) mile per hour speed limit.
    - All trail users, except pedestrians, must proceed single file.
    - All dogs/pets shall be on a leash of no more than six (6) feet.
    - Anyone using Forbidden Drive or designated access roads will not require a permit.
    - All trail users over the age of sixteen (16), except pedestrians, must have a permit.
    - Cyclists are limited to the green blazed trails, Forbidden Drive and designated access roads.
    - Horse drawn vehicles any be driven on any equestrian trail of sufficient width.
    - Bicycles are not permitted in the Andorra Natural Area.
    - Cyclist must relinquish right of way to all other park users, except during sanctioned bike races.
    - No person may ride a bicycle or horse in the park between the hours of 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
    - Cyclists are not permitted to use trails when muddy conditions exist.
    - Motor vehicles are not allowed on Forbidden Drive or any park trail at anytime.


    All permits granted shall be subject to Park rules and regulations, and the persons to whom such permits may be granted shall be bound by said rules and regulations as fully as though the same were inserted in said permits, and any persons to whom such permits any be granted shall be liable for any loss, damages or injury sustained by any person whatsoever by reason of the negligence of the person or persons to whom such permits may be granted, their servants or agents.


    The simple fact of the matter is that the park specifically prohibits riding in the mud. You're free to have opinions about what constitutes environmental damage, but the rules are specific.
  • 02-20-2009
    pahearn
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
    I think we're going to have to agree to disagree on this one, as I don't plan on changing my riding to suit your concept of trail respect and I don't feel the need to justify myself further, or outline all I've done in the last 35 years to protect the environment. I respect your right to have an opinion and I wish you'd do the same.

    I don't think anyone here gives a crap about whether or not you respect one's rights to an opinion, the problem Steve is that you have ZERO respect for the environment as you arrogantly display in your photos, let alone the view others have of mountain bikers. People like you are the people that get us banned and despised by other user groups. And when you're called-on for your selfish self-centered behavior, you start name calling? All of your low class antics on the trail or online never cease to amaze.

    All you've done in the last 35 years to protect the environment? Ha right, bull****.

    PS: That "Wissahickon s/s 29er rider that has been riding for less than 10 years" would serve it to you ANY day of the week, guaranteed -- a far, far better rider than you. You couldn't hold a candle to him.
  • 02-20-2009
    moonraker
    my observation on this thread....you'll reap what you sow there steve. and you are walking on thin ice in that you are riding that generation of Klein which is probably one of the last remaining framesets that hasn't suddenly unexpectedly snapped in two pieces.

    And to post up pics of yourself making ruts in the singletrack :thumbsup: while you're at it (making yourself a target) maybe next you can throw up some pics of yourself riding in a deer outfit during hunting season, that would be kuhl! :cool:
  • 02-20-2009
    joedirt24
    I don't think riding in that muck is fun. Whats with the Hebo pants are you a skilled trails ride. The point others are trying to make is you are selfish to ride on those trails and not worry about the trail damage you are doing. Karma is a *****. You ride in mud and post on here to ruffle everyone's feathers. Douchebag
  • 02-20-2009
    joedirt24
    I can't believe 3000 people viewed this thread!
  • 02-20-2009
    pahearn
    It's like watching a trainwreck.
  • 02-20-2009
    Evo.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pahearn
    I don't think anyone here gives a crap about whether or not you respect one's rights to an opinion, the problem Steve is that you have ZERO respect for the environment as you arrogantly display in your photos, let alone the view others have of mountain bikers. People like you are the people that get us banned and despised by other user groups. And when you're called-on for your selfish self-centered behavior, you start name calling? All of your low class antics on the trail or online never cease to amaze.

    Well put. I agree 100%.
  • 02-20-2009
    TheGoat31
    Why would one really want to riding in 2 feet of water or 6 inches of mud? I am not opposed to getting dirty but when it is that wet it makes the whole ride not enjoyably as well as it just tears up the single track that many people and organizations have spent hours making it nice an clean for many riders to enjoy. I am really glad I don't ride near where this guy decides it is cool to go tear up the trails because he wants to get a ride in. Respect other riders that use the same trails as you do.
  • 02-20-2009
    adoble
    Hard to believe someone would post pictures of themself tearing up trails on this site and brag about it..Seriously what did he expect everyone to say?
  • 02-21-2009
    Judd97
    Joe, everyone has an opinion, sure, but that's all you get. From the start of this thread your "opinion" has gone from condemning ECS...

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joedirt24
    That looks like fun :rolleyes: Give the trails a day or two to dry out. It has nothing to do with being PC it has everthing to do with having a brain.

    ... to agreeing with him...

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joedirt24
    Where do you ride man? That looks like a nice place.

    ...then back to condemning him, this time complete with personal attacks and punctuated with "douchebag".

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by joedirt24
    I don't think riding in that muck is fun. Whats with the Hebo pants are you a skilled trails ride. The point others are trying to make is you are selfish to ride on those trails and not worry about the trail damage you are doing. Karma is a *****. You ride in mud and post on here to ruffle everyone's feathers. Douchebag

    Instead of jumping on whatever bandwagon the general populace of posters is doing, stick with your own ideas and opinions.

    As far as ECS riding in muddy conditions, I can't say I agree with it. I also can't say that I haven't ridden in conditions where I shouldn't have been riding, and I also can't say I still didn't have fun doing so. I can't say that he's a "douchebag" for doing it, as personally, I don't know ECS and I don't think an internet forum is enough grounds to pass that judgment.
  • 02-22-2009
    dirt_merchant
    Note to self: When you are riding and you see the toolbox on the Klein retro Attitude bike, put him into the next tree or ditch (motocross style) and laugh and keep riding, maybe taking a look back to see the carnage as you blaze...

    Hope to catch you on the trail Steve... :)
  • 02-24-2009
    Callum M.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
    Onegeargood,

    Look, I started this thread with the intent that others would post (add pics) of their "Today's Ride" and we could all get a taste of riding locations across the state.







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    The reason why no one else posted any pics is because they didnt want you to ruin their favorite trails
  • 02-24-2009
    reformed roadie
    +1
    Chances of nailing the wrong guy on the Klein w/ flaming paint - 0.
    (I'd wager quite a bit that is the only one going in PA...maybe the eastcoast.)

    Chance to see toolbag crash and burn - priceless.

    The only thing that tops that is getting a pic to post here.



    DM - kudos for the work you do re: the Wiss. I do hope you see him first.
  • 02-24-2009
    mt.Pulaski
    Do us all a favor STEVE and drop the East Coast from your name....your giving this whole side of the country a bad name.
  • 02-27-2009
    antgrave
    steve, you're the man. everyone is jealous of your intensity of riding. i mean, come on here people! riding is about riding. yall want to sit around and write about riding while steve is out there doing it. so what, he put a rut in the track. i mean, i dont think thats a good thing but ****, ill tell you what, i go to blue marsh and i see horses leaving ruts up and down the single track out there. after a few rains, it will all even itself up. i dont think everyone should attack this guy.

    to the person that was talking (s***) about his bike. i mean look at his bikes. this guy just shows yall that you dont need some $400 front suspension on your bike to go out and ride. its hard for me to even come to this site anymore because so many of you ***** about the most ridiculous things. sure someone could come back and say that they care about it more than i do but i mean COMEE ON ALREADY. lighten up. relax. smoke it up, smoke it out and smoke it back up!
  • 02-27-2009
    reformed roadie
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by antgrave
    steve, you're the man. everyone is jealous of your intensity of riding. i mean, come on here people! riding is about riding.

    This is about having places to ride, respecting the work people do to create and protect trails.

    As far as intense riding? I don't see it, unless riding axle deep down a stream is your idea of intense.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by antgrave
    to the person that was talking (s***) about his bike. i mean look at his bikes. this guy just shows yall that you dont need some $400 front suspension on your bike to go out and ride.

    I don't know if you're referring to my line about the paint job, but you're missing the point. I wasn't ripping the bike, just pointing out he's an easy target to spot.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by antgrave
    its hard for me to even come to this site anymore because so many of you ***** about the most ridiculous things. sure someone could come back and say that they care about it more than i do but i mean COMEE ON ALREADY. lighten up. relax. smoke it up, smoke it out and smoke it back up!

    Don't. You won't be missed. Go back to your bong.

    Jerry is dead...let it go.
  • 02-27-2009
    Evo.
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by reformed roadie

    Don't. You won't be missed. Go back to your bong.

    Jerry is dead...let it go
    .

    +100
  • 06-08-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    Haven't added to this thread in a while...too much negativity, but I was out today and wanted to share, so love me or hate me...a few pics:























































    Steve
  • 06-08-2009
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by eastcoaststeve
    Any one else out today? Glad it finally stopped raining and I got a chance to got out and play in the puddles...


















    Steve

    Did you find your hubs and BB waterlogged?
  • 06-08-2009
    reformed roadie
    He's alive!
    [QUOTE=eastcoaststeve]Haven't added to this thread in a while...too much negativity, but I was out today and wanted to share, so love me or hate me...a few pics:










    [QUOTE]

    Am I seeing things, or is he riding a Softride Breezer w/o the Softride Beam? I don't even know what to say...


    wow
  • 06-08-2009
    NEPMTBA
    I like this thread... he's just about "rid'in"

    Keep'em com'in!

    :thumbsup:
  • 06-10-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    A few random shots for NEPMTBA and anyone else who enjoys a simple ride and the smile it adds to their day: :)































    Steve
  • 06-10-2009
    max-a-mill
    so steve has a big old collection of cool old bikes and rides them in deep mud.

    i really like the old bikes!
  • 06-11-2009
    justriding
    This whole thread is kind of a bizzare flame fest between the trail Nazis and the don't-tell-me-what-to-do crowd. Haven't we all learned by now, extremism on either side is bad. Everything in moderation, including moderation - amigos. This is the NE, if you wait for pristinely dry trail conditions, you'll spend more time on the couch than your bike; but if you ride when it is a ****-storm out there or off piste in sensitive areas, your not doing any favors to the biking community. So use your head, have fun, and put a little time into trail work to make up for your "sins" of riding a couple hours after it rained.

    One other thing - the exibitionism Eastcoaststeve demonstrates aside- who takes the pics and with what equipment? They are pretty clear and freeze him mid wheelie drop pretty nice.
  • 06-11-2009
    Energetik
    Yeah its been so wet that I've not been out much. I am going to be in the Blue Marsh area tomorrow afternoon and unless its a frikkin deluge I'm going to ride. If I find the trails to be soup and rocks then I'll cut it down a bit, but dammit I want to ride!!!!!!! :madman:

    I've got more miles on my couch this year than anywhere else. The pic link I posted earlier in this thread is from 1 year ago. :mad:
  • 12-16-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    Been pretty busy lately, so it felt good to get out in the woods for a while today.


    Pictures aren't all that great, but the ride was fantastic :)




    shakedown run for my "newest" hardtail build:























    Anyone else out in the cold today?



    Steve





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  • 12-16-2009
    jkmacman
    props to you, too cold for me
  • 12-16-2009
    Callum M.
    cant wait for the snow to show up. should be fun!
  • 12-16-2009
    jkmacman
    we had a bit in jersey last week

  • 12-16-2009
    LarryFahn
    :eekster: Is that an original Spooky or a new one?:eekster: Fahn
  • 12-16-2009
    NEPMTBA
    eastcoaststeve:

    Good to see ya back and out rid'in

    Thanks for sharing!:thumbsup:

    Happy Holidays!
  • 12-17-2009
    eastcoaststeve
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LarryFahn
    :eekster: Is that an original Spooky or a new one?:eekster: Fahn


    Yeah, it's an original Spooky, (welded up by FTW). I got it as just a frame a few months ago and just finished up the build...I've wanted one for a loooooong time, and it was everything I'd hoped it would be. I have another (older) Metalhead frame with a bunch of damage that I'm sending to Vermont for Frank to repair...I'll build it up s/s when I get it back :)



    Steve
  • 12-17-2009
    Plains Bike
    Lol...Can't really ride it, but have been dragging them around the mountain the past few days...does this count???

  • 12-18-2009
    NEPMTBA
    ...MTBR = Mountain Bike Review? :thumbsup:

    Snow making machine on MTBR in a thread showing everyone else "actually riding" Mt bikes?:confused:

    Hucking Kitty rides more!:thumbsup:

    LMAO:cornut: :cornut: :cornut: :cornut: :cornut:

    NEPMTBA
    GETTING USED TO RIDING WAY TOO MUCH

    :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin:
  • 12-18-2009
    mxer
    ESC great pics and great to see some old fashion hardcore style of riding not this watered down groomed swept clean trails stuff.Might as well as ride the rode bike.We should get together and ride soon even if it is cold,snowing,raining,wet,dry etc..:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool:
  • 12-24-2009
    motoman465
    Today's Ride
    Could we mount pedals and handlebars to that snow machine to make it easier for Plains Bike to drag it around?:smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin: :smallviolin:

    Too warm in Guam for snow this time of year!!!!
  • 12-24-2009
    motoman465
    This thread has almost 5,000 views. It is like Jerry Springer, people tune in just to see the fight!!! Ding, Ding....Round Two!!!
  • 12-24-2009
    NEPMTBA
    Moto:

    Fightning? Haaaaaa!!!!!!!!! Too busy playing snowman

    Might be making more accessory screen names though!

    NEPMTBA
    LMAO
  • 01-05-2010
    eastcoaststeve
    Looks like a hacker took down the site where I host all my pics :mad: , oh well it might be back one day, and at least this way all my past indiscretions are "hidden";)


    Staring over today...been itching for a ride, so I bundled up and took one of the old bikes out for a spin..










    cheers,

    Steve
  • 01-05-2010
    NEPMTBA
    Steve:

    Looks like ya found a snow free area!

    Thanks for sharing...:thumbsup:


    NEPMTBA
    SUPPORTED BY FULL LINE BIKE SHOPS WITH FULL TIME EMPLOYEES
  • 01-08-2010
    eastcoaststeve
    Back out today...a great day to chase the whitetails. Had a blast.



    A bunch of pics for everybody who was stuck inside today :)






























    Steve
  • 02-05-2010
    eastcoaststeve
    Finally got a chance to try out my "new" bike:


    Took a little getting used to, but man, was it a lot of fun :)


    a few pics to share the joy:











    Little kickers made for fun:








    Looking forward to the snow when it hits.



    Steve
  • 02-05-2010
    motoman465
    Toaday's Ride
    Looks like you were having fun again, Steve! In that first pic, is that mud on your tires? Watch out for the Muddy Trail Police....LMAO!!! Personally some of my best rides have been in deep, slimy mud! Ride On!:thumbsup:
  • 02-05-2010
    NEPMTBA
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by motoman465
    Looks like you were having fun again, Steve! In that first pic, is that mud on your tires? Watch out for the Muddy Trail Police....LMAO!!! Personally some of my best rides have been in deep, slimy mud! Ride On!:thumbsup:

    Correctamundo

    That's why it's called MT BIKING = OFF ROAD BIKING = RIDING IN MUD, SNOW, ROCKS, WATER, and LOGS = SIMILAR TO MOTOS, SANS ENGINE

    :D:D:D:D:D
  • 02-05-2010
    motoman465
    Riding in Mud
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by NEPMTBA
    Correctamundo

    That's why it's called MT BIKING = OFF ROAD BIKING = RIDING IN MUD, SNOW, ROCKS, WATER, and LOGS = SIMILAR TO MOTOS, SANS ENGINE

    :D:D:D:D:D

    I have written to my senator about passing legistlation that would make it illegal for even a titmouse to use a trail for a minimum of three days after the slightest hint of moisture. We cannot have our trails being deformed and mutilated! Yeah right.....BRRRRAAAAAAPPPPPPP!!!:arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :arf: :smallviolin: :smallviolin:
  • 03-23-2010
    eastcoaststeve
    Not quite "today's ride", but I meant to post these up after my first ride on the Proflex.


    fun stuff:








    hopefully the last bit of snow this season:










    smiling on the inside:





    two seconds before I went over the bars, lol:






    cheers,

    Steve





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  • 03-23-2010
    Eastcoaster
    You're actually making me miss my 857 now.....
  • 03-24-2010
    max-a-mill
    sweet ride as always!

    with some of those old school kleins in your collection i can't believe we haven't seen a mantra yet. :D
  • 03-24-2010
    Lugi
    Love that ProFLex!
    I seriously miss my 1996 Beast. I loved that bike. Stolen a few years back....
  • 03-26-2010
    motoman465
    Looking good, Eastcoaster!!! That is a cool ride!!!
  • 05-06-2010
    eastcoaststeve
    Fantastic day to be out in the woods:











    Steve





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  • 05-07-2010
    Eastcoaster
    Steve,
    One photo looks as if you're riding in the woods somewhere just off of Rt. 202... Without giving away your ride stash.... near malvern?