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    Finally a reason to pick up an issue of Mountain Bike Fiction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    It's got both your type of bikes on there, right? A Ventana and a Foes.
    Yup, all it needs is a Turner and it would be garage art!
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    Sedona a couple week back






    ... wait, is this thread for 2012 rides, or 2012 bikes?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo View Post
    I saw your FB post about the shoe as I was leaving for my ride and quickly did a equip check. Where's my glasses? Yep on the counter, so Thanks!

    But more importantly WELCOME BACK! Glad to see you back on two wheels and dirt!

    Ok, about that Couple on the ECDM... I don't know what makes me cringe more, the Fox Fork, or the thought of the unprotected boom tube out at RVille. Mad props to them though for hitting that place on a 8' long beast! Wow.
    Cool to see the tandem being used. I know we will never ride there...it would be a very long drive.

    Agree on the unprotected boom tube. Our ECDM now sports a glide plate made from 2mm or so of carbon fiber.

    Now if I could get some serious frame mounted bash guard for the front chainring...

    Fork wise, there are a few folks running the single crown Fox forks on tandems. For what we ride I'll suffer with the added weight but better steering of the Fox 40 or an ATC. It just makes the bike more precise and flickable if that term can be used when referencing a tandem.

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    Is that 'school bus' yellow? Love it.

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    Little late to the show

    Quote Originally Posted by spitfire111 View Post
    Here I am riding the El Chucho down a wet Burnt Mountain trail in Dupont State Forest in North Carolina.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56904808@N00/6824524797/" title="Burnt Mountain, Dupont State Forest by csnyder103, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7161/6824524797_6a6cf443ea_b.jpg" width="1024" height="684" alt="Burnt Mountain, Dupont State Forest"></a>

    Here I am just a couple seconds too slow for the timer on the camera. This is at the top of the Big Rock Trail and the Cedar Rock Trail in Dupont State Forest. This is the location for the cover photo of the January issue of BIKE magazine

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/56904808@N00/6824549631/" title="Not quick enough... by csnyder103, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6824549631_a9d041c7e3_b.jpg" width="1024" height="684" alt="Not quick enough..."></a>
    Beautiful scenery out there!
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    Great Rockville shot!

    Liked the effects. Was that photo enhanced?
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    We had some good rain fall here on SoCal on Friday, but after letting them dry for a day, today things were fantastic!

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    Nice picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek View Post
    Sedona a couple week back
    I gotta pick your brain about Sedona. Thinking about going in the fall and wondering if October would be too late or not? Also need to get some solid trail 411.
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    Me and Ciclistagonzo riding at Sea Otter this past weekend! Ole!

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    ummmm, uncomfortable, if not disturbing.

    Some V cameo here: plus a little marketing.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek View Post
    ummmm, uncomfortable, if not disturbing.

    Some V cameo here: plus a little marketing.
    The post processing and slight HDR does bring out my sexy legs.... Oh, you mean the video!?!? My bad. LOL!
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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek View Post
    ummmm, uncomfortable, if not disturbing.

    Some V cameo here: plus a little marketing.
    Dude, that's a killer video! Awesome looking trails too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14 View Post
    I gotta pick your brain about Sedona. Thinking about going in the fall and wondering if October would be too late or not? Also need to get some solid trail 411.
    October would be spectacular.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Up from SoCal to visit the in-laws in Maxwell, CA (1 hr N. of Sac), we brought the bikes! Had two days of riding near Folsom, CA.

    Fleming Meadows Trail #8 (above Pollock Pines, CA)



    You never know who you'll bump into out on the trails in NorCal!

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    Not a picture, but here's some GoPro action from my El Toro (custom geo) over the last 2 weekends.

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    Tahoe Riding...

    Got a quick trip to Tahoe in over Father's Day weekend, no action shots as I was solo for all rides, but did try out the new Van Sickle Trail from Van Sickle Bi-State Park.

    The Veiws Sucked,
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31268906@N08/7429368648/" title="156 by CiclistaGonzo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5445/7429368648_ae2b1994a7_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="156"></a>

    and the trail was terrible...
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31268906@N08/7429376970/" title="154 by CiclistaGonzo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7260/7429376970_66a0ac4600_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="154"></a>

    and poorly marked..
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    Why is it called "Bi-State Park?".....
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31268906@N08/7429384042/" title="148 by CiclistaGonzo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5111/7429384042_a06afd4155_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="148"></a>

    One interesting side note... incredible amounts of Pine Tree Pollen, literally snowing pollen!

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    Ooof. Sorry you had to endure all that hideousness!

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    Quote Originally Posted by albeant View Post
    Ooof. Sorry you had to endure all that hideousness!
    Tough to take one for the V Board team, but I was willing to sacrifice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek View Post
    ummmm, uncomfortable, if not disturbing.

    Some V cameo here: plus a little marketing.
    Great video.....slot machine appears to be a cool trail that could cause some serious rash if your touched off the edges.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    Some pictures from Wilder Ranch (Russ then me):
    Hey, that looks like fun!
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    July 4th escape..

    Got in a quick Solo jaunt on the rocks of Granite Bay. Nice to ride in the morning during the week.

    One photo, before my batteries died.
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    4th of July ride - West Los Angeles

    So, its the 4th of July, its not supposed to be drizzling and foggy, right? Well, light drizzle, plus dusty, dry, summer time SoCal trails equal a mess. Anything facing forward... down tube, head tube, bars, legs, arms, face, body, is now covered in black sloppy goo.

    Those that know me, know I was not happy with that situation.

    I might need a trade-in, or at least a frame refurb!

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    2012 Ciclon with full XT and 150 Fit RLC

    picture taken at Rocky Ridge near York, Pa with Three Mile Island in the background

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    Threw together a little something this weekend. My attempt to bring some Ventana goodness to the midwest.


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    Quote Originally Posted by hogprint View Post
    threw together a little something this weekend. My attempt to bring some ventana goodness to the midwest.


    2012 ventana el rey by hogprint, on flickr
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    Wow, that's some serious bling! Nice.
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    Thanks. I'm hoping to start a community around these parts of Ventanaphiles. I figure the time is right to start/support a movement of buying things your neighbor makes. If it costs too much, then you don't need it at the moment. Save until you can support quality, leading edge, US designed, sourced, and made kit Until we change our national mindset to supporting ourselves (or those that support us) we are doomed to mediocrity. Unfortunately it is nearly impossible to build a 100% US made bike but one can make an effort. Thank you Sherwood and Teresa and all of the Ventana employees I've never heard of. I hope to sell many of these bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammon287 View Post


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    picture taken at Rocky Ridge near York, Pa with Three Mile Island in the background
    Is your frame cosmic orange or mango tango color?
    Nice ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuenstock View Post
    Is your frame cosmic orange or mango tango color?
    Nice ride!
    It's the stock 2012 Ciclon color, I think Cosmic Orange. I didn't upgrade. I only wish I had more time to ride it.

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    Fun weekend up at Big Bear, CA / Snow Summit - Aug 3 - 6, 2012. Not the amount of trails at Mammoth, or Tahoe / North Star, but close to home.

    Had a small crew of peeps meet up, ride, eat, enjoy some tasty drinks over 3 days. Got a little rain - thunder showers one afternoon.

    Road part of the SART trail on Sunday.

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    Northstar - 8/26..Cuervo, 'nuff said!
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    Fun stuff!

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    I already posted these pictures here on another thread, but though I should add them to the 2012 photo thread to










    Last edited by fuenstock; 09-20-2012 at 02:34 PM.

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    View Trailside from above Park City Utah on Armstrong Trail. 2012 Photo Thread-imageuploadedbytapatalk1348797703.031800.jpg
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    Racing Into Fall

    Even here in SoCal the leaves are beginning to yellow and fall. From today, Sullivan Cyn, West Los Angeles.

    The trusty El Salt.

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    A little Ciclon fun! Picture quality is poor due to my very scratched up gopro lens.....went OTB at northstar closing weekend..


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    Semi action shot

    Represent'n the 650B movement during a short break during a NorCal ride up in Skyline Park, Napa.
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    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Upper 80's in Los Angeles today, it was a little warmer than I would have liked, but the views were ok! Exercised the El Salt today.

    Sullivan Ridge ST (Jedi), overlooking the Pacific Ocean.



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    Top of the hill

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    75 Here today in Kansas! Great day to be on a bike. My El Comandante SS belt drive, I'm loving it!




    Photo from Wyco Revenge Race

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    Wow...Nice color on that El Comandante. Is that candy teal?
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    Great looking ride. I used to live in KC over 10 years ago. Is that Clinton Park? People never believe me when I tell them that KC has some great trails! Enjoy your Ventana.
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    The lake pic is from Kill Creek Park, one of the newer trails in KC. I feel lucky to be In KC we have lots of trails and more being added.

    Yep bike color is candy teal

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    Rain is falling now, light rain, here in SoCal, really only the second "storm" we've had this year, and by storm I mean heavy drizzle. Weather man is saying it may continue into Saturday, so we'll have to see. The trails can surely use it! More of our "local stuff" (you may have seen it before?) from a week ago or so.

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    A little shot from a week ago. Rockville Hills Park in NorCal. Perfect trail conditions. Such awesome dirt and freshly washed rocks before they grow any moss. :-)
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    Nice Myke,, good pics.I can't believe I HAVEN'T been to Rockville this year, SO need to change that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo View Post
    Nice Myke,, good pics.I can't believe I HAVEN'T been to Rockville this year, SO need to change that.
    I'm hoping this weather pattern, rain three days sun five days) keeps up because it sure makes the dirt perfect. Last week was money! This week it's already dry and dusty most places. But really, Rockville is a blast no matter.
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