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    Ouch
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    I feel so guilty!!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    I feel so guilty!!!

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    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Nice PT!

    Number 51 has been doing a bit of East Coast trail hopping. This past weekend I took it to the Catskills in upstate NY.



    These little guys were everywhere:


    Jockey Hill singletrack;



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    My shiney honey saddle was black after getting caught in a few rain storms riding to the trail.


    Hiding from one of the rainstorms in a Woodstock coffee shop. Number 51 waits patiently outside, getting the odd admiring look from a tye-dyed local.


    Had lunch on a big mid-stream rock on the ride back to the B&B

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    al415, did you ride any of the Onteora Lake trail system? I grew up in that area but in Va now and have not been back to ride any of that stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdg
    al415, did you ride any of the Onteora Lake trail system? I grew up in that area but in Va now and have not been back to ride any of that stuff.
    I skipped it this year. I rode Onteora when I was up there last year. I rode it one day on my rigid Fat Chance and hated it. I went back on a rented kona FS bike and loved it!

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    Thanks a lot. Really enjoy reading this thread!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by al415
    Number 51 has been doing a bit of East Coast trail hopping. This past weekend I took it to the Catskills in upstate NY.
    Looks like #51 is living the good life out on the east coast!

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    Last week we finally got the roof on the St Elmo cabin...



    And so it was time to get #49 out for a spin with her old pal #13...



    From St Elmo we headed out towards Hancock and Williams pass...



    As we headed up Williams pass one thing became clear the Mushrooms were going off!!









    Since Friday I have seen about 20 different varieties!!

    Williams pass is pretty washed out on the West side but very lush!



    From Williams we headed to the west side of the Alpine tunnel and then up and back over to the east side of the divide and back towards Tin Cup pass...







    A few more mushrooms and a very fast descent back to St. Elmo brought a near perfect day to an end!



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    Sundays Ride was even better, I will try and get that up tomorrow!

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    On Sunday Loni and I decided to ride the Crest, so after a big pile of pancakes we rolled out of town under kinda threatening skies...



    To mix things up a bit we rolled up South Fooses creek...



    Which proved to be amazing, wild strawberries, giant mushrooms, wild flowers and great single track!







    After the final hikeabike section we made it to the Crest trail with the sky clearing, perfect temperatures and not a soul in sight..





    From the Crest we headed to starvation for our descent back home...





    We did have to stop a few times to enjoy this years bumper crop of raspberries!



    The riding in the mountains is as good as it gets right now! If you get a chance get here!

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    ps have I mentioned how much I love riding # 49 lately?
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    P.T., you are living a charmed life! Keep it up.

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    So a few of us from Salida will be meeting at Mineral Bottom in Utah on the 8th of Oct for a bit of a ride around the whiterim road on the 9th if anyone of you all would like to join us let me know or just show up. It's pretty neat and really good for rigid single speeds! There are some photos a few pages back if you need a refresher on the quality of scenery!
    Hope to see you there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    So a few of us from Salida will be meeting at Mineral Bottom in Utah on the 8th of Oct for a bit of a ride around the whiterim road on the 9th if anyone of you all would like to join us let me know or just show up. It's pretty neat and really good for rigid single speeds! There are some photos a few pages back if you need a refresher on the quality of scenery!
    Hope to see you there!

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    Hey P.T., what sort of elevations is this spot at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by al415
    Hey P.T., what sort of elevations is this spot at?
    Pretty much between 4000 and 6000 feet, you should come out it is amazing! Probably the best time of the year to be in the desert, and just outside of Moab...

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    Got some good miles in this weekend.

    I had number 51 out at Hartshorne on Sunday morning. Good views of the Atlantic from the top. These pictures were taken at a picnic table at the end of the day


    The Record OR brakes / Swisstop pads are doing the job nicely.


    The Swift could use a little proofide by now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al415
    I had number 51 out at Hartshorne on Sunday morning. Good views of the Atlantic from the top. These pictures were taken at a picnic table at the end of the day
    Awesome! It's a bummer the 51 won't be joining us for Whiterim-o-rama, hopefully next time! I'll be sure to take lots of pictures...

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    Awww man White Rim-o-rama is not looking good I just found this on the NPS Canyonlands site.



    The Mineral bottom road is totally washed out. Damn it....

    So anyone have a suggestion for an epic ride in October?

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    Awwww... Come on PT! You can clean that gap!

    But seriously, what happened?

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    So anyone have a suggestion for an epic ride in October?
    Copper Canyon Mexico?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverBullet
    Copper Canyon Mexico?
    I'm going to Mexico in November, otherwise.....

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    While I sit and ponder an epic one day Utah ride in October I thought I would post a few pics of what has become our standard after work ride from Saint Elmo..

    We are headed to the ridge in the back ground, a long ways up yet to go...



    And up through the saddle in the background...



    SSR on singletrack over 12,000ft...



    Fishing for blue sky's above Tunnel Lake...



    Tracking a fine line on some rarely used singletrack...



    Contemplating how much this does NOT suck...



    Some of the best (and freshest) single track in the state thanks to the Conservation Corps and the US Forest Service...



    If you need a little loop that starts and stops right out the door at work this ones not so bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    Awwww... Come on PT! You can clean that gap!

    But seriously, what happened?
    Yea the top one was no problem but then....

    Big rain, a lot of the backcountry in Canyonlands National park is closed down kinda a bummer...

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    P.T., if you come to CA in October, I'll show you an epic ride in the Sierra Nevada.

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    Here is a pretty good one, riding my miyata near durango circa 1986(?) or so.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    Ahhh finally a new decade and how better to get it going than with a bit of skiing and then a bit of biking!!

    the last ski tour of 2009,







    Thigh deep and blower!!

    Back into town for the 1st annual Salida Full Moon Tweed Ride and New Years extravaganza!













    And then after spending the 1st chilling we got out for the first ride of the new decade!!











    So it seems to me that 2010 is going to be a banner year for riding and such!
    Happy New Year!

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    The ski photos? That one shot looks like the background is the lower parking lot of Solitude Ski Area, Utah???
    Twin sticking in the cold smoke and SS on the singletrack is so "Heavenly"
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1stiski
    The ski photos? That one shot looks like the background is the lower parking lot of Solitude Ski Area, Utah???
    Twin sticking in the cold smoke and SS on the singletrack is so "Heavenly"
    A bit of the backcountry on Monarch pass, something I hope to be doing in a few months!

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    Hi PT
    Are you doing as little touring around NZ after the SSWC? Time to make it down to Queenstown/Southern Lakes? Let me know, and I can find a trail or two for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by olddboy
    Hi PT
    Are you doing as little touring around NZ after the SSWC? Time to make it down to Queenstown/Southern Lakes? Let me know, and I can find a trail or two for you.
    Cheers
    Dan
    If I pull it off I would love to see as much of NZ as possible and will hit you up if we get that way!

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    Well it's been a while, here are a few highlights of the past few weeks...

    Early in September I got to do a loop I have been thinking about for a long time. Salida to Marshall pass, up the Crest trail to Agate creek, down to Sargents, up Marshall on the west and back to Salida, 77miles and 8000 ft of climbing...

    The end of the first 27 miles of climbing, and the start of one of the great descents in the state...



    looking back up at the top of Agate creek..



    Some wet ass feet after one of the many stream crossings...



    There are a few corners on the West side of Monarch pass that you do not want to blow or your van will end up about 400 feet below the road next to Agate...



    I stopped for lunch in Sargents and then it was eyes down and hammer home, almost nine hours after leaving home...



    and some other random rides recently...

    headed out to Silver creek, right before I took this a guy on a full suspension geared bike stopped and said "wow that looks like a real suffer machine" Of course I passed him on the short descent about half way to Silver creek



    headed toward Hancock



    on our way up Poplar gulch..





    and back



    Longfellow gulch...

    there has to be a trail here somewhere



    or not...



    yeap definitely no trail...



    All the ladies together, including my new Yeti ASR-X SS crossbike!



    Sailing in Charleston... (kind of the single speed of the sea)



    What you drink with one of the brew masters from New Belgium...



    Beach...



    And finally the stash...



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    bump for the best thread on MTBR

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    Quote Originally Posted by appleSSeed
    bump for the best thread on MTBR

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    inspiring stuff P.T.
    Thanks appleSSeed! You are gonna love the Fort pretty much the nicest people on earth live there!

    Here's a bit of what I've been up to in the last few weeks...

    The riding has been amazing this fall I havn't been taking many photos but here's one from a secret location...



    A bit of skiing last week, it is shaping up to be an epic year...



    Trying to figure out this cross thing but I'm still not sure where the Ergon grips go...



    Pretty much an Epic Halloween in Salida!



    Testing out the new BCA Whore pack, the latest in avalanche safety!!



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    Monday



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    and repeat...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
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    This is all goodness. I'll ring you up next time i head up that way to ski.

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    just some eye candy

    It was a decent Fall riding-wise for #51. However, I'm posting now just to show you guys a couple of the things I've changed on the bike since the end of Summer.

    I switched from a Phil / Open Pro wheelset to Paul / Stans. The braking surface on the Stans is minimal compared to the Mavics, but with proper set-up I haven't lost any braking power. The extra security I get with my tubeless Saguros is more than worth it...

    I removed the UN72 / White Industries cranks and am using a polished M960 crankset that I bought directly from Shawnee.... I'm very happy so far.

    The final piece of the puzzle showed up today from Hunter Cycles: A brazed stem powdercoated to match the frame. I'm really happy with Rick's work on this stem, and it fits the look of my McClung better than I could have hoped. No sexy action shots until I get out this weekend: By the way, that's a big rock next to the wall in the picture; not some manky carpet.



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    This has been my favorite thread this year !
    I vote it thread of the year !
    Very nice Job keeping it going...

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    I really like this thread as well, but I gotta say those bikes look really heavy!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vindiggitydog
    I really like this thread as well, but I gotta say those bikes look really heavy!!
    Funny you should mention it. I threw #51 on the scale at a friend's bike shop last month. With 28 inch bars, two bottle cages, Geax Saguros and a Brooks saddle it came in at 23.38 lbs.


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    Wow!! I stand corrected..... I just figured with all the extra tubing it would be heavy. How is the overall ride?? Looks like short chainstays..I ride a Jabber with long stays, and I love the way it climbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vindiggitydog
    Wow!! I stand corrected..... I just figured with all the extra tubing it would be heavy. How is the overall ride?? Looks like short chainstays..I ride a Jabber with long stays, and I love the way it climbs.
    Yeah, weight hasn't been a consideration with my build but I was pleasantly surprised. I'd characterize the ride as being a bit like a very well made track-bike: Super responsive, very quick and can be ridden intuitively. I don't know if Don did anything different to the geometry of my bike, knowing it was coming to the East Coast. P.T. gave a good description of the ride early on in this thread for comparison's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al415
    Funny you should mention it. I threw #51 on the scale at a friend's bike shop last month. With 28 inch bars, two bottle cages, Geax Saguros and a Brooks saddle it came in at 23.38 lbs.
    what tubing was used on the McClungs?
    my victoria is mostly columbus zona and its lugged. now that i think about it ive never weighed it.

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    Origins...

    this ones for you PT and Al. Where they come from...



    They're both 29er's by the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    this ones for you PT and Al. Where they come from...



    They're both 29er's by the way.
    Sweet find Tim. What is the other bike? Still waiting for my frame replacement, but looks like UPS failed to drop it off here this past Friday.

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    Thanks Crux!

    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    Sweet find Tim. What is the other bike? Still waiting for my frame replacement, but looks like UPS failed to drop it off here this past Friday.
    Thanks Crux! What frame did you ultimately decide on?

    As for this beast, it's a circa 1925 Trail Blazer possibly a Hawthorne but who knows? I picked up the frame/fork last May or June in a a very different state. See picture below.



    It's taken me that long to get the parts put together, learn how to paint/ use metal filler etc. I still need to get pedals for it but I just finished restoring the saddle today and couldn't resist putting these two side by side.


    Cheers!
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    Awesome.

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    Man o man I've been off skiing while Alastair and Timmy are just killing it over here damn you boys got some equipment rolling!

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    So far a quality winter in THE Salida! Decent skiing and the riding in town is sweet, some amazing new trails being built near town right now! Pretty much you should grab your skis and bikes and get here. We rode our asses of today, it was way too hard keeping up to take any photos but we had a pretty good day Saturday skiing...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17742261" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/17742261">North Fooses tour</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5431235">PT Wood</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    sweet vid, P.T.! love that tune, also - actually I recently made a mix cd and used it as the opening track (junip - in every direction). cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw3nty9er
    sweet vid, P.T.! love that tune, also - actually I recently made a mix cd and used it as the opening track (junip - in every direction). cheers!
    I just can't get enough, I keep listening to Fields over and over Jose Gonzalez's voice is mesmerizing.

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    wow! i hope this dont come off the wrong way PT but i have a bit of a man crush on you. BTW what kind of camera are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by claydough001
    wow! i hope this dont come off the wrong way PT but i have a bit of a man crush on you. BTW what kind of camera are you using?
    Dude, this thread has 10 pages... Get in line!

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    Quote Originally Posted by claydough001
    wow! i hope this dont come off the wrong way PT but i have a bit of a man crush on you. BTW what kind of camera are you using?
    Ha ha! I use a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ5 for when I might trash my camera and a Lumix GF1 (usually with the 20mm pancake lens) the rest of the time. My last video post was shot on the GF1, I really need to figure out a ski pole tripod setup, it seems I'm no surgeon!

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    Also PT how could I purchase some of that Fat Tire beer? It sure looks tasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claydough001
    Also PT how could I purchase some of that Fat Tire beer? It sure looks tasty.
    New Belgium Brewing Company

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    Quote Originally Posted by claydough001
    Also PT how could I purchase some of that Fat Tire beer? It sure looks tasty.
    It is! I love the Ranger IPA for a nice winter warm up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by claydough001
    Also PT how could I purchase some of that Fat Tire beer? It sure looks tasty.
    Yes Tasty indeed! My friends at New Belgium are doing a pretty good job I'd say! If you every get a chance try out some of their Lips of Faith brews super yummy! If you get through Salida give a shout and I'm sure I will have an extra in the fridge for you!

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    Well i guess i will have to wait until i get up and around that area. I live in north Louisiana and people down here drink domestic cat urine. They wouldnt know a proper lager if it slapped them in their 1 front tooth.

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    this page need pictures! i can only read pictures!

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    And some freshies!



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    Damn, those are true freshies! We got a nice dump here in Tahoe and there were some empty spots in the trees, but nothing like that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by claydough001
    I live in north Louisiana and people down here drink domestic cat urine. They wouldnt know a proper lager if it slapped them in their 1 front tooth.
    Ah quote of the week! Although with the cold I am reaching for the single malt whisky to keep me warm on the bike! Snow forcast today but not enough to ski on which not a problem as I can't ski!

    Keep posting the pics PT as this is one of the best threads on here...

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    Still snowing here...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17969586" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/17969586">No fooses 12 18 10</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5431235">PT Wood</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    And the storm is just getting going!

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    That video is good, P.T. Thanks.

    There's snow more coming your way!

    Here's some of our local fun:




    Snow next week for me. It's gonna precipitate one way or another for the next 10 days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by morganfletcher
    That video is good, P.T. Thanks.

    There's snow more coming your way!

    Here's some of our local fun:




    Snow next week for me. It's gonna precipitate one way or another for the next 10 days.

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    We love the snow you guys can't use keep it coming!

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    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref...361420&index=1

    One of the greatest weeks of the season is about to begin!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by claydough001
    Well i guess i will have to wait until i get up and around that area. I live in north Louisiana and people down here drink domestic cat urine. They wouldnt a proper lager if it slapped them in their 1 front tooth.
    I don't think NB does any (or very, very few) lagers, only ales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azultoyou
    I don't think NB does any (or very, very few) lagers, only ales.
    Blue Paddle, and it is quite nice

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    I have a keg of 2 Below for SSF2011! One of my favorite winter beers originally brewed for the http://www.facebook.com/pages/Al-Joh...e/255685411081 now enjoyed by all those that love winter!

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    I got a great three hour ride in on #51 last Sunday. Then Snowpocalypse arrived on 50mph winds and I needed snow shoes just to go out for eggs and milk while NJ ground to a snowbound standstill. Finally, by the middle of the week there were some tracks through the busier streets and I dragged the bike out; complete with a high-tech' saddle cover, for a couple of hours of sideways slush riding:







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    Quote Originally Posted by al415
    I got a great three hour ride in on #51 last Sunday. Then Snowpocalypse arrived on 50mph winds and I needed snow shoes just to go out for eggs and milk while NJ ground to a snowbound standstill. Finally, by the middle of the week there were some tracks through the busier streets and I dragged the bike out; complete with a high-tech' saddle cover, for a couple of hours of sideways slush riding:
    Nice! I love the custom seat cover!
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    I'm just home from a week of Skiing at and around Silverton here are a few of my favorite photos!





















    What more can I say?

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    :::wishes he had P.T.'s life:::

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw3nty9er
    :::wishes he had P.T.'s life:::
    Its easy:

    Step 1-Decide lifestyle is your priority.
    Step 2-Find a career you can do remote or is needed anywhere (doctor, CPA, techie, etc..)
    Step 3-Move to an area that is awesome.
    Step 4-Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    Its easy:

    Step 1-Decide lifestyle is your priority.
    Step 2-Find a career you can do remote or is needed anywhere (doctor, CPA, techie, etc..)
    Step 3-Move to an area that is awesome.
    Step 4-Enjoy!
    ...and decide that you can live in small town or middle of nowhere. You can't run to the coffee place anytime of day, or the grocery store, burger joint etc....and if you can it's often a bit of a drive on very twisty mountain roads.

    Realize and accept that your income maybe lower and/or seasonal/intermittent. You may have to get a second job and/or use your skills to start a small home business.

    There are many trade-offs for any type of lifestyle....$$$ solves many problems, but it also creates alot of problems. You choose the lifestyle and location that makes YOU happy and do it.
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    Yep, thats exactly what I was pointing out. It would be a lot easier for me career wise to live in a big city. Instead I've limited my career somewhat to live in a small town up in the mountains and work remotely so that I can snowboard and mountain bike all the time, very much like what is posted in this thread. (Although we have 24/7 grocery, starbucks, casinos, so its not the tradeoff you described.)

    I could snowboard and mountain bike even MORE if I didn't do the 50+ hours a week, travel and so on that it takes to maintain a job with a good salary. Some of my friends do it with part time and seasonal work. I did through my 20's. I couldn't support my family anywhere near as well though, as you say $$ solves a lot of problems but creates some.

    I've found a happy place that works for me. I just hope that anyone lusting after this type of lifestyle realizes that its not pie in the sky, its just making the choice to do it and follow through.

    Quote Originally Posted by Natedogz
    There are many trade-offs for any type of lifestyle....$$$ solves many problems, but it also creates alot of problems. You choose the lifestyle and location that makes YOU happy and do it.

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    You guys got it pegged, there are no free rides, but being comfortable with a minimum of stuff and having an assortment of marketable skills helps. I really just want to ride, ski and run rivers so that is how I have structured my gig. My kids aren't going to be real happy when they get me moving in instead of a trust fund but I think they will be OK!

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    What is the stand-over with your back against the saddle? I may just have to throw out my stand-over requirements in order to get a bike to look the way I want it to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat
    What is the stand-over with your back against the saddle? I may just have to throw out my stand-over requirements in order to get a bike to look the way I want it to.
    Sorry it took a while to get back! It has been a bit to nice around here to be on the puter much! 60 degrees, bluebird and dead calm the last few days some of the best riding of the year as well as sweet skiing!
    My stand over is about 2 inches I have a 30 inch inseam, my tape is at the job but if I remember to bring it home I'll throw out some measurements!

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    The ridge where I shot the video up the page a bit and that I ski a lot! ****ing Scary!!!!



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    Scary as hell! What a nightmare to be caught in that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    You guys got it pegged, there are no free rides, but being comfortable with a minimum of stuff and having an assortment of marketable skills helps. I really just want to ride, ski and run rivers so that is how I have structured my gig. My kids aren't going to be real happy when they get me moving in instead of a trust fund but I think they will be OK!

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    Cool, exactly what I meant....it is easy to wish for other stuff and places...too many people don't think about the whole enchilada...I have friends living similar lifestyle and sometimes I wish I could be in there position, but there are many times when I'm glad to be in my position. So, we all need to be happy for (and with) what we have. As usual you have posted up even more sweet pics!!! I used to have more free time....I miss the frequent road trips, camping all the time. I always look forward to your updated pics and trail ride reports.
    Get off the couch and ride!

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    I tried to ski this morning but forgot my skins so rolled back home to blue skies no wind and 65 degrees! #49 went down to Subculture and I had Jason charge up my wheels with some caffelatex and went for a ride up North Backbone then on to Cottonwood! SOOO good worth heading this way if you have a moment!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    Sorry it took a while to get back! It has been a bit to nice around here to be on the puter much! 60 degrees, bluebird and dead calm the last few days some of the best riding of the year as well as sweet skiing!
    My stand over is about 2 inches I have a 30 inch inseam, my tape is at the job but if I remember to bring it home I'll throw out some measurements!

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    Oh that makes it very tempting We are seriously considering a move to Colorado, get away from the rain and grey here in Washington. Thank you for the response!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat
    Oh that makes it very tempting We are seriously considering a move to Colorado, get away from the rain and grey here in Washington. Thank you for the response!
    Give a shout if you get out we will go for a ride!

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    Will do! The prospect of being able to ski, mtb, fly-fish all in the same day oh, and 300 days of Sun, make it real tempting! Just have to figure what the wife and I would do for work....
    Thanks again!
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    Hummm last week was COLD but epic blower on the ski hill probably the best in a few years, today I took #49 out for a valentines day date, sure we got a bit dirty but really 15 miles of single track in just my shorts and a jersey after work! Ohh hell yea Salida is awesome!!

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    Second pic is so money!

    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    I'm just home from a week of Skiing at and around Silverton here are a few of my favorite photos!





















    What more can I say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptwood
    The ridge where I shot the video up the page a bit and that I ski a lot! ****ing Scary!!!!



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    Holy sliding slopes Batman! Thankfully nobody was on that when it decided to let go. Were they?

    Glad you're safe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timmy
    Holy sliding slopes Batman! Thankfully nobody was on that when it decided to let go. Were they?

    Glad you're safe!

    TCN
    Luckily no one was caught, it was remotely triggered from above. A good reminder to watch your step!

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    I just read through this thread (maybe browsed some) And you gotta love Colorado. The bike is super sweet, I hope I have the $ to put down on a custom some day. I do question all the fat tire love though. Its alright beer, but we have so much more to offer her in Foco than fat tire.
    Bianchi San Jose commute/town duties and fixie trail riding. Bianchi C.U.S.S for days I feel like riding a MTN bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thatdirtykid
    I just read through this thread (maybe browsed some) And you gotta love Colorado. The bike is super sweet, I hope I have the $ to put down on a custom some day. I do question all the fat tire love though. Its alright beer, but we have so much more to offer her in Foco than fat tire.
    Indeed The Fort is a great beer town! NBB is an amazing brewery with a lot of great beer and a major supporter of all thing Salida, so I am a fan. Plus I have a reemerging love of the Fat Tire, it certainly fell of the radar for me, but I have rediscover it recently and frankly it is pretty fricking good...

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    Its easy:

    Step 1-Decide lifestyle is your priority.
    Step 2-Find a career you can do remote or is needed anywhere (doctor, CPA, techie, etc..)
    Step 3-Move to an area that is awesome.
    Step 4-Enjoy!

    Anybody in a mountainous region looking to hire, or know somebody in a mountainous region looking to hire a fresh PhD. Organic Chemist?! Oh, and I can brew beer!

    Sry to hijack. I had to try. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw3nty9er
    Anybody in a mountainous region looking to hire, or know somebody in a mountainous region looking to hire a fresh PhD. Organic Chemist?! Oh, and I can brew beer!

    Sry to hijack. I had to try. Cheers
    You might try to hit up genentech in SF and see if they have remote work. Live in tahoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tw3nty9er
    Anybody in a mountainous region looking to hire, or know somebody in a mountainous region looking to hire a fresh PhD. Organic Chemist?! Oh, and I can brew beer!

    Sry to hijack. I had to try. Cheers
    You might check with some of the Breweries in Colorado I think some of them use Organic chemists in QA analysis.(?)

    I am picking up a still in about a month and will be starting to make whiskey before long if you wanted to work for free for a few years I might have a job for you !

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    Lookin to collect som Heads and Hearts eh???

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgerat
    Lookin to collect som Heads and Hearts eh???
    and just the right amount of tails! Heck maybe if I live right I'll get mentioned on my favorite blog http://drunkcyclist.com/

    Cheers,
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    ps I just noticed this thing is now over 50,000 views! Holy crap!
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    thanks for the suggestions, fellas. I would absolutely love to work for a brewery in CO (or anywhere) but unfortunately most of them are looking for analytical chemists. I should try anyway. as for your whiskey still, man that would be so fun! however, "free" won't pay the student loans. good luck with it though, I hope it works out for ya!

    pm me if there's anything else you guys know about. thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tw3nty9er
    thanks for the suggestions, fellas. I would absolutely love to work for a brewery in CO (or anywhere) but unfortunately most of them are looking for analytical chemists. I should try anyway. as for your whiskey still, man that would be so fun! however, "free" won't pay the student loans. good luck with it though, I hope it works out for ya!

    pm me if there's anything else you guys know about. thanks!
    Tons of people end up doing stuff unrelated to their degree. I went to college for criminal justice and ended up doing infosec. I say beg borrow or steal your way into the lifestyle you want.

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    I am back from an EPIC week of skiing in British Columbia and thought ya'll might enjoy a few fresh photos...

    A lot of snow at the Wheeler hut on Rogers pass



    Bottom of the first run through the tree triangle, the boys got the powder fever bad!



    Blower!!





    Contemplating the pillow lines off the Glacier Crest



    BIG country!







    Then a few Days at Revelstoke Mountain!



    Syd about to play with our new friend Cliff...



    Still blower...



    The tiny black dots at the top of the couloir on the left are the rest of the crew waiting their turn at Brown Shorts...



    Just kept puking...



    Lots of pillows...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/20893181" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/20893181">pillow</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5431235">PT Wood</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    Pretty much that's how the week went...

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