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    2013 Photo Thread

    Well, here we are, twenty thirteen!

    Yesterday, January 5, 2013 - Sycamore Canyon State Park (SoCal). Low to mid 60's and great trail conditions.

    Let's see what 2013 has in store of us!

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    Boy do I know that hill from the Lasse Viren 20K race (running) in Dec.

    Sycamore's one of the most beautiful places to run or ride in all of LA. I wish it wasn't so darn far from me ...

    Nice pic and great bike.

    I rode my Ellsworth up in the Verdugos over by my house yesterday and it was a really nice day...

    I'm lazy...I can ride to the trail head from my house. It's only 1.7 miles. So it's hard for me to get into the car and schlep out to Cheeseboro, Sycamore, Santa Monicas or Mailbu Canyon.

    I like the riding better out there...just don't wanna hassle the traffic.

    Wish I had an El Rey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Piano Guy View Post
    I like the riding better out there...just don't wanna hassle the traffic.

    Wish I had an El Rey.
    Yes, Sycamore is about an hour drive for us, we're down on WLA, but every so often its nice to make a day out of it... ride, get some eats / drinks, etc.

    I wish I has a Zeus!
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    [QUOTE=El Salt;10044681]Yes, Sycamore is about an hour drive for us, we're down on WLA, but every so often its nice to make a day out of it... ride, get some eats / drinks, etc.
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    so, how much longer are you going to be able to hold out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nhodge View Post

    so, how much longer are you going to be able to hold out?
    Saving my pennies, and it takes a lot of pennies!
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt View Post
    Saving my pennies, and it takes a lot of pennies!
    You just need to turn the El Salt and the Terremoto into the One Bike.

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    My 2010 El Ciclon "Path" Edition.........................XC style!!!! (until I can get the proper fork!)


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    Not El Salt quality photography, but here's my El C out for a visit to the beach today:

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    Central Oregon - Bend

    Great conditions! Out there on my El Comandante... Nice for January!
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    Taking the Lobo out for the first ride of 2013. Got caught making faces while the front wheel is up
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    No pictures, just a few random clips from todays ride on my Ciclon. Rockville park, Fairfield, Ca.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stripes View Post
    Taking the Lobo out for the first ride of 2013. Got caught making faces while the front wheel is up
    Looks like you were able to get an rp23 for your bike? How's it working for you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fuenstock View Post
    Looks like you were able to get an rp23 for your bike? How's it working for you?
    It's much easier to jump now, much more snappy. Never been partial to air shocks, but the new reducers helped take the spikeyness out of the shock I was having in previous generations. Still digging the Van in the front though.
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    2013 Photo Thread

    It's not a ride shot, but a shot taken on a ride. My El Terremoto in the desert yesterday, all instagrammy and stuff.
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    Published again, this time as the rider, though I do know the photographer (yea, ok only in the "readers photos" for the second time, and third overall), in Mountain Bike Action magazine - March 2013. Not sure why they think I'm in Pasadena, this is the second time they've done that. I must be in their computer wrong or something?

    Zooming by on the Terremoto. If you look close you can make out the SEX WELDS sticker! Ole!

    Good rider , great location, and FANTASTIC photographer (my wife)!

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    Yesterday's ride @ Annadel in Santa Rosa, Ca.


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    Dialed in!!!!!!!

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    I was going to swtich to a shorter stem, but I decided to stick with the 100mm 6 degree rise Vice. After several weeks of riding the local mountains, I think the overall set up is perfect for me. The only detractor is that the rear brake still makes noise, albeit a lot less, after a bazillion tries to get it tweaked...but I think I can live with it!

    I also want to say the following, and it is with great joy and satisfaction that I say this:

    This is the greatest bike I have ever owned or ridden. I wish I had something like this back in the mid nineties. Back then, it was single high pivots and short travel forks.

    I'm completely sold on the geometry of the El Ciclon, with the 66 degree HT and the 74 degree ST, It truly is an all rounder. The Sektor, with the dual coil is a dream for me. Being able to drop the front 30mm really makes the climbs a whole lot better.

    But the best part.........the handling of the bike at high speed is phenominal. I'm talking about ear to ear grin, laugh out loud satisfaction. It really is a point and shoot bike. There have been a number of times inthe past few weeks, that I'll go into a turn thinking...no way...gotta brake, and the bike surprises me by remaining totally stable and getting around. It's amazing.


    Broke my chain climbing at Chino Hills State Park.......3 mile hike back to the car!

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    March Madness - Dirt kind..

    So needed to get out and ride, been too long. Usual Haunt for my Norcal Group, Salmon Falls Trail. Cool Temps etc.
    Summer like conditions on the trails itself, very, very dry.


    Me enjoying some of the rocky/tech goodness, photo cred to Kevin.
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    Kevin enjoying his Ciclon
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    Our fearless V leader enjoying some 69 Action!
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    And the evil weed is already sprouting... AAARRRRGGGGHHH
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo View Post
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    Kevin's got a new sexy / curvy Ciclon? Well then, Ole! to him!
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    2013 Photo Thread

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    Kevin's got a new sexy / curvy Ciclon? Well then, Ole! to him!
    Yep, had it for over a year.
    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    Mid Week Post Work Mental Relief Ride! (MWPWRR)

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    -Aaron G.

    "Before D.W., "anti-squat" was referred to as pedal feedback."

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    Late Spring Ride, Trio of V Riders... Coming and going ......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo View Post
    Late Spring Ride, Trio of V Riders... Coming and going ......
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    You still got green grasses up there?
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