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    Who's riding their turners?

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    From grandfather mountain district of Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. Just thought I'd throw some more shots up for those of you with real winters.

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    Just started a bigger bike commute to a different part of the city. Hope to drop some pounds by the end of the month. I'm not officially riding more via commute than my Turner on weekends.

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    Nice shots. I'll be in Pisgah in 2 weeks riding my Turner. I'd love to go ride the grandfather dist trails again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    Nice shots. I'll be in Pisgah in 2 weeks riding my Turner. I'd love to go ride the grandfather dist trails again.

    Holla at me if you're looking for a guide. I live in Boone, near grandfather, and I grew up near brevard so I know lots of goods.

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    I am!

    Rode my turner yesterday. Put 14 more miles on er on the Pinhoti trail system in nwga.
    Too wet to ride!

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    I thought it would be colder than shorts & a T-shirt must be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtfulPirate
    Holla at me if you're looking for a guide. I live in Boone, near grandfather, and I grew up near brevard so I know lots of goods.
    b- gap is the best one ive ridden...how does it stack up to the other goods???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    b- gap is the best one ive ridden...how does it stack up to the other goods???
    Butter Gap? Oh...it stacks up


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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    I thought it would be colder than shorts & a T-shirt must be nice.
    Yeah, seriously! Is that typical weather for Western NC in January? I thought snow wouldn't stick on the ground all Winter long but that temperatures would still be close to freezing in the mountains.

    I just got back from to two feet of snow in the back yard from ten days of 70F in Arizona and I am bumming already ... time to apply some wax on those skis again.

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    I did on Friday. Ill have to get some action shots.

    I must say nice socks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Butter Gap? Oh...it stacks up
    sweet, butter gap is a longtime classic. yee haw.

    love pisgah trail riding. and dearly miss it!!!

    Hawaii doesnt come close to stacking up IMO...just a bunch of jumps and berms and people that want to shuttle everything b/c they are too lazy to pedal
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    Those are some nice shots.

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    I am riding mine -- a lot! v v v

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    ...just a bunch of jumps and berms and people that want to shuttle everything b/c they are too lazy to pedal
    Speak fer yourself there, shuttleboy! Whodaphuck ain't no shuttlemonkey.....

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    These cats are!



    If only!...
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    said T.E. Lawrence picking up his fork...

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    Ill be riding my Turner in Pisgah this weekend.


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    [QUOTE=Endomaniac]Ill be riding my Turner in Pisgah this weekend.

    How's that LV can?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtfulPirate
    I am...





    From grandfather mountain district of Pisgah National Forest in western North Carolina. Just thought I'd throw some more shots up for those of you with real winters.
    We've had spring like conditions in the SF Bay Area the last several weeks. Here's a montage from last week:



    Here's the pics from the same day:
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    Quote Originally Posted by iheartbicycles
    We've had spring like conditions in the SF Bay Area the last several weeks. Here's a montage from last week:



    Here's the pics from the same day:
    Nice socks, you get a free bowl of soup with those? Looks good on you though....
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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    Nice socks, you get a free bowl of soup with those?
    A red nose

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBW
    A red nose
    Not me. That was mtbr-poster "blong" rocking a fully rigid 29'er and hucking it! He taco'd his wheel on the drop that you see in the video - rode it out - beat it back into shape on a rock and kept riding!
    Stupid, but sometimes witty. Occasionally brilliant. Slow and fat though.

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    We got a random 50 degree day on sunday, hence the shorts and t-shirt.

    Saturday, however, was a brutally cold death march through frozen creeks in Wilsons.

    Now its snowing.

    Moral of the story: we have weird weather, but we'll take the ride days whenever possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThoughtfulPirate
    Holla at me if you're looking for a guide. I live in Boone, near grandfather, and I grew up near brevard so I know lots of goods.

    TP - not sure that we'll get over that way this trip since we are staying south of Asheville but maybe later in the year for sure. I got something I need to test on some of those extended DH's.

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    Hey TP, nice shots, need more of these from you again,
    We shuttled Pisgah once back when...think you were living in Greenville then? Camped in Boone last fall, couldn't bring bike though. Lot's of folks pedaling in and out of the campground
    I'm coming up to camp and ride this next time, next month I suppose. I'll holler at ya for a tour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DireWolf

    How's that LV can?
    Ill be trying for the first time Saturday, messing around in my yard indicates vast improvments in bottom out resistance and lower overall air pressure for the same sag.

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    Mine's still muddy from last weekend - and I've got a road trip to Dallas planned for this weekend to see what trails are worth riding.

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    thanks for the hit of greenery TP, nice photos.
    and yes I'm riding, but didn't take the DHR out for it's usual sunday sesh...

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    I ride my Spot 4-5 days a week at Markham Park in Fort Lauderdale. 12 months riding here in sunny, warm South Florida. Just another sh!tty day in paradise!!!!!!!!!

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    Two different brakes?

    Levers are a different color. Excellent shots...and I'm jealous of the shirt sleeves because the weather here sucks. Plus, guys feel inferior and are not riding their pathetic Turners because of the arrival of hte DW Linked bike that were not cool until Turner started running that design.

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    Out on the lazy bike...short afternoon assualt.


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    It sucks when you miss the downslope and the tranny at the bottom altogether....

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    thats a awsome pic!

    we almost thawed out then here comes more snow, rain and ice. whos ridin their turners? short answer: not i. im a basement bawgwan.
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    Sucks here. It snows heavily every morning, sometimes blizzard-like, then melts by the end of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    It sucks when you miss the downslope and the tranny at the bottom altogether....
    Looks like you barely made it to the tranny, and are in no danger of missing the bottom, which 60 ft. down(not even in this picture).

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    My Sultan hasn't moved in over a month and my Highline hasn't been ridden since closing weekend at Diablo last year. Plus I just had to send my crappy Codes back to SRAM to be fixed as I'd had enough of them.

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    Oh that try was fine. I've come into it before when the slick rock before it was all wet a few days after a rain still when I wasn't expecting it, couldn't slow down, and just went flying off.
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    I rode Monday and today. Weather was a perfect 32 degs. Just cold enough to keep the ground frozen and warm enough to keep my toes toasty.


    Nothing big, nothing epic, just good to be out...oh hey! It's just started snowing again!
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    That's such a sweet pic Alex.
    I noticed you're riding flat pedals on the spot. Will you be going back to clipping in when the weather is warmer, or have you converted 100%?
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    Good question Renny. I've been pondering that myself. I really enjoy riding flats. A much more relaxed and comfy ride. But I can hammer a lot more with Spuds, and I'm still not as proficient on super steep techy climbs. Prolly a matter of practice.
    Steady spinning, sprinting or hard climbing seems about the same.

    Flats are just more fun.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Amen to that: flats are just more fun. They put the joy back into trail riding for me.
    The longer you ride flats for all around riding, the more you forget how spd's are more efficient. Ignorance becomes bliss with a little time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    It sucks when you miss the downslope and the tranny at the bottom altogether....

    Sick, you should take me there next time I'm down south, that looks absolutely savage!

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    I'm not even all that concerned with general effeciency, it's being able to pull on the up strokes on really techy steep do-or-die rock crawl-ups. Those times it's good to be able to thrash about w/o worring about lifting my foot off the pedal. But all other climbing, and pretty much everywhere else, I don't miss the Spuds at all.

    And then there's the fact my Adidas are much warmer than my Sidis

    Dh-Id that's a wicked drop mang! Even more wicked how you were forced to comit b/c you couldn't scrub the approach.
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    A little bit of racing in the rain a couple weeks ago:







    Some fun trail riding in Santa Barbara last weekend:



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    San Ysidro?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    San Ysidro?
    This is the Santa Cruz Trail. The fireroad climb was too muddy (intense clay) to climb, so we aborted and tried climbing the trail instead. It worked out for a few miles until we hit clay again. This is an 8 mile downhill if you do the whole loop. Cool creek crossing to get to the parking area:



    The next day we rode the Tequepis Trail. Wow! What a great trail for the Flux! Nice turns and some good rock sections. The Flux really took to this trail. Wish I would have brought the camera ...

    We were camping at Lake Cachuma so we tried some new trails that were close to the lake. Tequepis was riding distance away while the SC trail was a short drive.

    Romero to San Ysidro is one of my favorite XC rides in SB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superstock
    The next day we rode the Tequepis Trail. Wow! What a great trail for the Flux! Nice turns and some good rock sections. The Flux really took to this trail. Wish I would have brought the camera ...

    We were camping at Lake Cachuma so we tried some new trails that were close to the lake. Tequepis was riding distance away while the SC trail was a short drive.

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    I think Tequepis is one of the most fun times I've ever had on my bike. You can ride it on literally any bike and have a blast, so flowy. Now you've got me dreaming about my next trip down south.

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    I've ridden Little Pine/Upper Oso many many times. Just reminded me of a particular section on lower SY.
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    Nice to see it so green up in the SB mountains. And yeah, that clay takes for-friggin-ever to dry out. The other thing I noticed when I was driving the 154 last weekend is that the top of Little Pine had a nice covering of snow.

    Good call on Take-a-piss. I haven't ridden that for a few years.

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    This is as close the Reborn Burner has been to being ridden lately It's the thought that counts, I hope.
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    So it seems to me to be, this thing that I think I see.

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    Unbelievable conditions for this time of year!

    RCC is ridin' his circa '08 RFX.










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    I been riding my Turner... but then it is summer time here!!





    Just went and did the Brake Burner at Coronet Peak a couple of weeks back too... was awesome fun!! 6 hours of lift accessed mostly down hill trails. Do as many laps as you can in 6 hours!

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    old pic...


    the bike... (most recent pic)


    It's in pieces right now, awaiting some much-needed love (and maybe a PUSH tune...)
    I've been riding my bike hard this Winter.

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    Pretty much everyone in my crew rolls Turners so I will post a few from Sat. Can you tell they LOVE there Turners?
    (photo credit Jose)

    No caption needed on this one

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    Thanks Ricky.

    Yes, I enjoy my Turner RFX, but my eyes do wander from time to time




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    Smile picking up the pace this month

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    dw with some alone time

    large 09 spot
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    did someone say shuttle?











    go figure, 2 hour run and only took photos at the top and the bottom.

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    WTH state is that in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHidiot
    WTH state is that in?
    5-0

    the snow is on the big island.

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    That looks awesome. Are your tires in shreds after a ride like that?

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    A few pics from Monday's ride to, and from, the garage on the Turner snow bike (believed to be the worlds only double endoed Turner)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    That looks awesome. Are your tires in shreds after a ride like that?
    not hard on tires at all.

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    A little XC today:

    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    Fontana Winter Series Race #4

    Some race shots from this last weekend:

    up top:


    breathing hard here:




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    Alex, you roll stuff that small? I'm usually going much too fast to do anything else but launch a feature like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Alex, you roll stuff that small? I'm usually going much too fast to do anything else but launch a feature like that.
    Funny you should mention that. Pete said the same thing:



    "Pogies give you wings!"
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