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    HII (Homers in Israel)

    ok. after seeing zimooovie's excellent movie i think its really time we put the gas on the HII. maybe get pedalim the importer involved. so what do ya say? tald, pizzaman, radius, rii, yn, untold others?

    I'll bring the beer peter

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    i'll toast for that

    count me IN
    I'd like to meet the guy who invented beer and see what he's working on now.

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    I'll bring the hamentashen!

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    Definitely in.
    So that we have time to prepare, I suggest closing on Friday or Saturday in 2 weeks. (Although I am free this Friday as well )
    Somewhere fun - I suggest Kerem Maharal of course

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    I am in, and since my brother is a bike lush, he is in without me even asking.
    I'll bring Viggy, too.

    That makes two Fluxes and a 5.5 Spot.

    Any Friday morning, 8 a.m. ride time, anywhere in the country.

    Of course, after stumbling my way around Shokef and Allon last week, I'd love to be shown the trails by an expert.

    Count us in and someone make sure that JokerMTB sends the darn hamentashen!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokermtb
    I'll bring the hamentashen!
    if you bring then in person than its a deal... checked your profile to see where youre from, nice profile pic, play that funky music jewish boy!

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    jomer logistics

    Quote Originally Posted by tald
    Definitely in.
    So that we have time to prepare, I suggest closing on Friday or Saturday in 2 weeks. (Although I am free this Friday as well )
    Somewhere fun - I suggest Kerem Maharal of course
    two weeks from now sounds good, although we might need to delay if we want a big turnout. on the other hand if we delay too much its going to be so hot we'll have to hold the event at 5 am if we want to include riding in the program

    i think yn and bii have a self impose curfew on Saturdays so we should aim for Friday mornings.

    who's up close and personal with asaf at pedalim (Ive actually never been there)? we need to see if they want to pick up the event (jomer, as in jew+homer, jerseys would be cool ) and send invites to their client list.

    as far as location and itinerary go I'm wide open to suggestions. kerem maharal can work - a desert ride would be better. what do we want on the agenda? easy, fun ride and then BBQ and beer?

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    Sure, why not. Just provide enough advance warning so I clear my schedule.

    Not sensitive to location, anywhere with single tracks will do...

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    We all know it gets hotter by the day around here. I vote for Friday the 16th of May.
    That gives us more than enough time to organise and we beat someof the heat.

    Around the Carmel area sounds great. Early morning start or we will suffer.

    I speak with Assaf frequently - I can pass the idea by him. Let's talk privately about what we may have in mind and then I will call him.

    Let's talk this afternoon.

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    I'm in.

    Just give me time to re-build my bike. Took it apart, it's getting an all-new parts kit for it's birthday.

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    count me in

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    Friday May 16th works for me. Desert may be too hot.
    I can happily show you around Kerem Maharal or the University/Alon/etc trails. Singletrack, we can easily find a nice combination of more technical and less-technical in these areas.

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    Meirav

    Meirav should be the best option, with various technical level options + picnic area for the "Laughs & Beers" part.
    I'd like to meet the guy who invented beer and see what he's working on now.

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    Let's here a head count for Friday May 16th, a time we'd call the ride for, and a time we would actually ride.

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    May I suggest Ben-Shemen ? It's actually more central then Meirav, also for the Tel Aviv area guys as well as the southern guys, not to talk about the people from Pedalim.
    I also think may 16 is too early. I won't be able to finish my build until then

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    ben shemen-sick of it but it's a good central avarage location
    if you do not have something new to tell
    let someone else talk

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimooovie
    ben shemen-sick of it but it's a good central avarage location

    You can never get sick of Ben-Shemen. I can show you new single tracks I bet you never ridden before.

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    I'd love Ben-Shemen. Haven't ridden there yet (local boy...).

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    As for Pedalim, here's a thought:
    Pedalim would probably be interested... and helpful... if this were to appear in a local bike magazine.
    Anyone here acquainted with one of the standard Ofanaim or Israeli MBA article writers, Nimrod Cohen or others? If we can interest one of these guys to do an article on this "underground Israeli Turner friends via MTBR" - we should surely get Pedalim interested.

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    i'm taking your invitation

    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaMan
    You can never get sick of Ben-Shemen. I can show you new single tracks I bet you never ridden before.
    really whant something new
    if you do not have something new to tell
    let someone else talk

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    whant=want
    if you do not have something new to tell
    let someone else talk

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    Yes I know Harel who writes for Ofanaim. I also have a friend who knows Ben Shemen like the back of his hand, but would prefer Maharal, everyone pray that my wife is behind this!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tald
    As for Pedalim, here's a thought:
    Pedalim would probably be interested... and helpful... if this were to appear in a local bike magazine.
    Anyone here acquainted with one of the standard Ofanaim or Israeli MBA article writers, Nimrod Cohen or others? If we can interest one of these guys to do an article on this "underground Israeli Turner friends via MTBR" - we should surely get Pedalim interested.
    dude. youre over articulating... give pedalim benefit of the doubt... nimrod's dad has a spot, so by extention he's a homer... ill have "my people" talk to his.

    if we aim for the 16th its gonna be small and cozy - which we can do at any rate. if we want to "produce" a real event with pedalim and mags then we should plan something a few months in advance after the summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riding In Israel
    Yes I know Harel who writes for Ofanaim. I also have a friend who knows Ben Shemen like the back of his hand, but would prefer Maharal, everyone pray that my wife is behind this!!!
    its just a fri morning ride (well, with some beer at the end).... no need to summon higher powers. your wife will be fine

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    the 16th is set then.

    as far as BS vs KM i ride both frequently so im happy with either (just tell me which so ill know if i should take the flux or the spot ).

    KM is a more "fun" but i agree that if there are people coming from the south (as in beer-sheva, not rehovot) then BS is more central...

    please submit your votes

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    Small and cozy is nice. Its really just time to finally meet... and ride... and plan onwards...

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    Ben Shemen !!

    Even though I am itching to be shown around KM, I have to agree with Tald that Ben Shemen may be a better idea.

    Like he said, closer, easier...meet new folks, ride some and make plans for the future.

    I think we should shoot for the 16th, and then next year start planning earlier and that way we can get the magazines involved and make it happen like it should. We could even make the HII for before Pesach so that we'd be in cooler weatherand enjoy the green!!

    PSI - Let's talk tomorrow

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    It's going to be ....

    interesting seeng DHR's together with Burners in Ben Shemen!

    I'm in
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    Friday May 23rd or May 30?

    ARRRRRR... should have checked with wife.
    I can't on May 16th.
    Any chance we can do this Friday May 23rd or May 30?

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    Can't make it.

    My bike won't be ready until mid-june. I'm re-building it as a light trail bike instead of the MonsterSpot it was. Amazing thing is, I took it apart, and the frame looks new almost as the day I bought it. This bike was used and abused but still shines. And this is the answer to everyone who does not understand why I love my Turner so much. It simply lasts forever. The bare frame picture is from today, the XTR front der. stays as well as the CK headset. Not sure about the shock, I want a light bike, not sure the DHX fits the bill, and I also don't see how it's better than the RP23.
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    you know what ?

    you come with your other bike and you bring a note writen :
    i have a spot too ,i have a spot too !
    if you do not have something new to tell
    let someone else talk

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    I vote for the 16th. The 23rd is the day after Lag B'omer.

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    Hear that PizzaMan, I concur...

    Have you considered the Roco 3PL it will my my choice to upgrade one day, I have a DHXa 2, unless ya go pushed RP23 which wold be very sweet 2!
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    Great strip couch shot

    that's a brand-new-shinning Classic Spot you got there

    hope mine will look the same when i soon strip it for pivots replacement..
    I'd like to meet the guy who invented beer and see what he's working on now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trailadvent
    Hear that PizzaMan, I concur...

    Have you considered the Roco 3PL it will my my choice to upgrade one day, I have a DHXa 2, unless ya go pushed RP23 which wold be very sweet 2!

    Actually this would be the first shock on my list, I'm waiting for the price to drop.

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    Happy 60th! Ya all............

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    Any of you HII's still up. Going to ride Karmei Yosef and wanted to know if the new long (aroch) starts up top near the fire watch tower / parking lot. Hope to be there around 8:50 or 9 AM. If you wanna give me pointers here- fine or call me in Am -orange-562-5887
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    this is never going to work

    just talked to YN, who cant on the 23rd. i know tald cant on the 16th. so i figured 30th but just remembered the wife mumbling something about going to eilat with the kids that weekend....

    so what i suggest is delaying til fall when its not so hot and we dont have to finish the ride at 8:00 AM - which would be a wee bit early for the beer even for me

    tald, you seem like a together guy (well, way more than me) so im trusting you with the task of coming up with the perfect date. needs to be a friday, needs to be on a non holiday weekend so no one has kiddy duty. once we have a date we can take it from there.

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    Sad news....we will have to wait.

    In the meantime, if anyone wants to meet in park Britania, Ben Shemen, Karmei Yosef, park Canada...call me or PM me and I am good to go!!

    If anyone wants to ride in our area around Beit Shemesh, let me know. We have a sweet 1:45 ride that is a nice technical climb up to Derech Ceasar and then a little single adjacent to RBS A. Would be happy to show anyone.

    Until then....

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    Quote Originally Posted by PizzaMan
    Actually this would be the first shock on my list, I'm waiting for the price to drop.
    me 2
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    Happy to do it!

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    I visited Pedalim today (to replace my beaten brake reservoir) and mentioned to Asi that we are going to arrange a HII ride (eg THC style) in Israel come fall when the weather cools a bit (~September-ish). He first stated he rides a Turner as well, that this sounds very interesting, and he will be interested in joining us, collaborating, passing on the word (advertising?), etc.
    So we have a start.
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