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    Assignment: spring.

    Your mission should you choose to accept it is to capture the arrival of spring. Get out there this weekend and use that macro lens or that landscape mode to display the essence of spring.

    Don't forget the antihistamine and stay away from the oak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Your mission should you choose to accept it is to capture the arrival of spring. Get out there this weekend and use that macro lens or that landscape mode to display the essense of spring.

    Don't forget the antihistamine and stay away from the oak.

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    I've got a nice reminder that stares me in the face 5 days a week at work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte
    I've got a nice reminder that stares me in the face 5 days a week at work.

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    That tree is in full bloom bro. You should frolick in that parking lot.

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    I'll be at CCCX on Saturday, so I'll make sure to bust out my macro while out there & get some good photos

    Now that my PO is almost gone, I plan on starting my commute to work again by bike. I love spring!
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    Spring?

    Here's my addition - shot taken last Sunday not that far from Mr. Toads...


    Here's a shot through the same window 24 hours prior to that...
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    The great thing about Spring in Norcal is it starts in Feb and moves up in elevation till August giving you the ability to enjoy spring for like 6 to 7 month's
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    Quote Originally Posted by TahoeBC
    The great thing about Spring in Norcal is it starts in Feb and moves up in elevation till August giving you the ability to enjoy spring for like 6 to 7 month's
    That's brilliant and enlightening.

    And bonus is oak doesn't move up all the way in elevation right?
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    August in the Tahoe High Country




    And no oak to be found
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    Beautiful picture!
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    My take on spring
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    Yes sir, 74 degrees, mountains of dirt and flowers, and a fat tire ride!

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    Spring says 2 things to me. New and green. I'll work on getting some pics.

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    Yes! Somewhere between 4-5000 feet. Thank goodness!!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    That's brilliant and enlightening.

    And bonus is oak doesn't move up all the way in elevation right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Your mission should you choose to accept it is to capture the arrival of spring. Get out there this weekend and use that macro lens or that landscape mode to display the essence of spring.

    Don't forget the antihistamine and stay away from the oak.

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    Dang it, got the oak itch two times so far this year. I can't seem to avoid it. Last year I had zero run-ins with the beast, looks bad for me this year.
    Too many bikes, and just enough time to ride them.

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    Nice to be out

    Yes this is a great time to be out riding and taking wonderful pictures. Their are tons of beautiful images to capture right now so go out and photograph many images.
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    Spring in Auburn...a couple of years ago
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    Today on a ride with jms (sorry no pics of that "overripe adolescent" flying through the rock garden, washing out and pogoing sideways to safety ), I got lost in the flowers.
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    Most of you MTBR spring fever folks have failed this assignment.
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    Annadel in the spring

    a bit of flora from your favorite trails:

















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    OK, I just got my new digi cam yesterday, so I guess better late than never.....= )



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    Quote Originally Posted by slocaus
    Most of you MTBR spring fever folks have failed this assignment.
    Hey slocaus, is that indian paintbrush? I've been seeing that really blooming up here - fields and fields of the stuff. Awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycledelic
    Hey slocaus, is that indian paintbrush? I've been seeing that really blooming up here - fields and fields of the stuff. Awesome!
    Yes. Those and the poppies are exploding around SLO town as well. This is going to be a great wild flower year, I hope. Here is a link to the wildflower progress report.
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    Another perspective. Spring is about life. I got up to the tree in full bloom to take a photo and the buzzing sound was pronounced. The tree had a ton of bees checking out the bounty.

    Spring is about group rides. Goodbye cold, solo rides.

    Spring is about beer. I am not sure why but I switched to coffee during the cold months. I'm back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Another perspective. Spring is about life. I got up to the tree in full bloom to take a photo and the buzzing sound was pronounced. The tree had a ton of bees checking out the bounty.

    Spring is about group rides. Goodbye cold, solo rides.

    Spring is about beer. I am not sure why but I switched to coffee during the cold months. I'm back.

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    I see you are a stout lover Francois. I haven't had a liberator in a long time..................= )

    Welcome back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Spring is about beer. I am not sure why but I switched to coffee during the cold months. I'm back.

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    YES! I hope I sense that Official MTBR Beer Glasses will be blooming as well?!
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    A few pics from today

    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Your mission should you choose to accept it is to capture the arrival of spring. Get out there this weekend and use that macro lens or that landscape mode to display the essence of spring.

    Don't forget the antihistamine and stay away from the oak.

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    One really cool thing about my job is it takes me to some nice places. This morning, I was on a hilltop in Antioch and snapped these pix:






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    Quote Originally Posted by savagemann
    I see you are a stout lover Francois. I haven't had a liberator in a long time..................= )

    Welcome back.
    I guess I am. Funny how I never really came to terms with it and just order whatever 'amber' beer is on tap. I mean I didn't even know a stout from a porter from an ipa. Now, I'm paying attention.

    So the first one I tried is the Bison Chocolate Beer. - It's got the appearance of motor oil or tar or espresso coffee. I tasted some coffee in there, chocolate and maybe molassess. It's very satisfying. The finish was a tad bitter. I'm pretty happy with it but it might be too dark and thick for me.

    Celebrator Doppelbock - Again, very black. The flavor is very strong. There's some fruits in there with some molasses, smoke. I wish it was more carbonated. It has a very strong personality so it's not a slam dunk for me until we go out some more.

    Boont Oatmeal Stout - Appearance was not too dark and I got some decent foam. Carbonation was good. Flavor is rich but not overpowering. Some chocolate, caramel, smoke. Finish was smooth. This is my favorite so far. It's satisfying but not overpowering.

    Man, I sound like a retard. But how else do you describe a beverage?? I need to take some measurements! I'll shine some led light through and measure light output with my light meter.

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    Lots of nice pictures...

    ...but this one nailed it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    I guess I am. Funny how I never really came to terms with it and just order whatever 'amber' beer is on tap. I mean I didn't even know a stout from a porter from an ipa. Now, I'm paying attention.

    So the first one I tried is the Bison Chocolate Beer. - It's got the appearance of motor oil or tar or espresso coffee. I tasted some coffee in there, chocolate and maybe molassess. It's very satisfying. The finish was a tad bitter. I'm pretty happy with it but it might be too dark and thick for me.

    Celebrator Doppelbock - Again, very black. The flavor is very strong. There's some fruits in there with some molasses, smoke. I wish it was more carbonated. It has a very strong personality so it's not a slam dunk for me until we go out some more.

    Boont Oatmeal Stout - Appearance was not too dark and I got some decent foam. Carbonation was good. Flavor is rich but not overpowering. Some chocolate, caramel, smoke. Finish was smooth. This is my favorite so far. It's satisfying but not overpowering.

    Man, I sound like a retard. But how else do you describe a beverage?? I need to take some measurements! I'll shine some led light through and measure light output with my light meter.

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    Hehehe, I like the light meter idea.
    But hey, your descriptions of the beer flavors are spot on man. Most people would have a hard time picking all those flavors out of a stout or porter. One of my ultimate fav stouts is Rogue Shakespear Stout. It's amazing.
    And that Youngs Double Chocolate Stout is a treat. Trader Joes has it for really cheap. In fact they have a few other decent stouts for a good price.
    Samual Smith makes some really nice dark ones too.
    I love beer......= )
    At one point and time me and my buddies tried every single beer at Liquor Barn, which became Bev Mo.
    Cheers to spring!!!!!

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    Here is one from the last race. I forgot about this thread

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    Ehhh, did someone say "spring"? Or was it "springs"? Doh!
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    I was really diggin' the bees today.







    Looking down into Walnut Creek from Shell Ridge Open Space.
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    another interpretation on "spring"

    This is a place I like to go in the spring... and slightly more mtb related than my last post on this topic Probably only the coe maniacs will appreciate this one:


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    New car?

    Did you get a new Element? I bought one about a year ago. Nice for hauling the bike, but I'm disappointed in the gas mileage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impy
    nice..I also have an Element and love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wherewolf
    Did you get a new Element? I bought one about a year ago. Nice for hauling the bike, but I'm disappointed in the gas mileage.

    I did, just got it last week.

    The mileage is not so great, but it's already proven its use for biking. Not to mention I can just about stand up in the back, so it's a little room for me
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    Keeping this alive, spring is not even fully ripe yet!

    Cerro Cabrillo in SLO county.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Acadian
    You have a Mt Dew spring in your yard?! That's EXTREME!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycledelic
    Hey slocaus, is that indian paintbrush? I've been seeing that really blooming up here - fields and fields of the stuff. Awesome!
    Yeah, they say the CA poppies are the first sign of spring, but it seems like the indian paintbrush starts popping up all around the headlands and Tam as soon as the clouds break... then poppies, then larkspur.

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    Bidwell Park

    Some pic's from Bidwell park around 5 today.A little hail and rain.
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    snapped these during today's ride...





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    More boring SLO county scenery, and some SLO rider.





    Ceanothis anyone?

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    My flower survey from Contra Loma this morning


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    Hey you slackers! Post up! Beat us poor riders down here in San Luis Nabisco.









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