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    Field Trip

    Yesterday....... JOD, Dirty D, and me, took a field trip up to visit and hang with DT.

    We were celebrating JOD's birthday and it was also an opportunity for her to trade in the old Burner and shop for her new steed.

    We arrived at Turner Bikes around noon and immediately headed over for a magnificant lunch of pasta and steaks at a local Italian restaurant. We feasted like Kings and Queens and that was then followed up by chocalate birthday cake and a seranade(in Italian) by a lovely lady!

    Back to the mighty Turner headquarters, we then took a tour of DT's operation and drooled over the plethera of Turner metal.

    DT said something over lunch about having me test out a highline. It went right over my head. I thought he was talking about a parking lot spin...but, as he's putting the finishing touches on it in the stand, he says, " Just get it back to me at Sea Otter"!


    WHOA!!!


    Anyway, I have more pics to share, and there's more to the tale...but I wanted to get these photos up(even if they are sh*tty).


    DT...Thank you very much for your hospitality and generosity.
    You have a wonderful group of people there. It was great to meet everyone.

    I'm running late and I want to go try this beast out today... more later!


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    More pics

    DT's girlfriend, Christina eyeballs my bent coat hangars.
    (Hey, it's a girl's bike).

    DT taking the big wheels for a spin.


    Me, getting fitted on the HighLine. That's a large, BTW. "DT, got one in an XL"?
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    Even more pics

    ...........
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    JOD says good bye

    Jod bid farewell to her Burner.

    And...she's back in the saddle!!!!!
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    Firstly young lady, you are looking great. And you look great too JOD. And it is great to see you had what had to be a phenomenal birthday.

    Aqua, so I guess we know what the next bike will be in your stable.....man, I look forward to the pics from riding the Highline!

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    :)

    One of the coolest posts ever !!!


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    thank you so much for sharing!
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    Duuuude.......!!!

    Great Post!

    Can't wait to see/hear about you and the 'big bike'.


    So if JOD 'traded in' her burner, what did she take home in replacement??
    ...a highline??

    *you can tell she's gonna be roostin' gravel soon...
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    Great stuff, thanks for the pics from the center of the known universe.

    As long as we are admiring gratuitous piles of the world's most precious metals, here is the ultimate Homer Hauler (with only half the load loaded):

    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Just had my last conversation with Aqua....he just called on the way to the trailhead with the "beast".....as much as I hate him I fear for his life on that thing! No way will he be able to remain sane on the trail! Fortunately there are very few brain cells to kill.

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    Great post Aqua! It must have been hard to see all of those Turner frames at once

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    That's one hell of a birthday celebration.

    Aqua on a 40 pound bike? Now I have heard everything.
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    Everyone was riding bikes and I didn't want to be left out, so I thought I'd hop on the Jones to see what it felt like. Mmmmm. It was nice. Greg must have been jealous, though, because as I was riding back in the warehouse under the rear rolling door he slid a boxed bike across the floor nearly taking me out! Whew, that was close! Here's some pics, more of the same...
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    42 lbs to be exact. I see some hiking in his future!
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    wow, that was great!

    Looks like there is lots more in store for this thread.

    JOD, delaying the decision until you do some test riding?
    (sorry if I missed it already).

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    Which one's mine please ? Some medium frames left for France por favor ?

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRREAT POST !
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aquaholic
    "DT, got one in an XL"?
    No doubt. We want an XL, dammit.

    Hey! I think I saw my 5 Pack front tri in one of those pics.
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    Just beautiful!!!!!!

    Hope you enjoy the highline...."lucky!"

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    Aqua..... get a fullface and some body armor and let that thing rip!

    Nice pics.
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    great post

    That was a great post. It's great to see all those pics of Turnes. I need that with the day i am having. Thanks Aqua. Happy b-day JOD.

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    It's really great to see the inside of Turner and puts some faces to the names. How did you get in? Did you find the elusive golden ticket cleverly hidden inside a bike box? I noticed the 'Cars are coffins' shirt. Aren't those shirts originally from the UK, or did that movement start off in the States?

    The guy with the big black glasses looks like he's a good laugh.

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    Aqua - don't be expecting any more freebies from me what with you posting my personal largess to you on the most popular bike forum in the world. Not only that, you showed my entire stock of bikes to the whole freaking world!!! now what excuse am I going to have for those guys waiting four weeks for their bikes. In fact, drop that bike off at rmac's house right NOW, and I MEAN RIGHT NOW....

    Sincerely,

    Dave (DT), "The man", "The Legend"

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    Images from today

    Let's try this beastie out!
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    Some more

    After playing on the double, we stopped and shoveled some dirt, patching up the trail. This boulder caught our eye. We first made a roller out of it, but, we weren't totally feeling it...... so we rearranged a lot of dirt and turned it in to a nice jump.
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    Even more pics

    The Red Baron flew by at one point.

    HucklerMark trying out our new stunt.


    There was a bit of snow still up in the Cuyamacas. I hope to see some up there on tomorrow's ride.


    And...the remains of the day!


    Riders:

    Dirty D

    HucklerMark

    Moi


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