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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    RCC,

    I’ve been following your build here on the Ventana board, on the other thread, but haven’t yet chimed in. Anyway, looking really sweet. BTW, great looking trails there in NM. I’ve been out to UT, CO, AZ, etc., but haven’t made it over to NM. Looks like I’d better bump it up on my list!
    Thanks Man.
    The build is:
    -2008 La Bruja Frame .
    -Fox dhx coil shock w/500# spring(I might be looking at a 550# spring).
    - RS Totem coil Fork.
    -Thompson stem 70mm no rise.
    -Sunline V1 handlebars 30" wide.
    -ODI Ruffian grips.
    -Gravity dropper.
    -WTB saddle.
    -Truvativ Hammerschmidt 24-34 gears set up.
    -Avid Code Breaks 8" front disc,7" rear disc
    -Hope ProII hubs laced to Mavic 819 ust rims(823s are in the works!)
    -Maxxis Minions DHF 2.5 front and back Tires.
    -Sram X-9 shifters
    -Sram X-9 RD low cage.
    Total build so far around 39lbs. she's a heavy baby but pedals good as long as I can keep on turning them crank arms.

    The trails around here are amazing! If you ever make it out this way, I'm sure you won't be dissaponted,just make sure is in the summer time so you can sample all higher elevation goodies stuff like this! or some buff single track is all out here

    This pictures are from a few rides from last year.peace
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    Me and RCC must ride those rocks someday man! Looks like a great place to ride. Jealous!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14
    Jealous!
    You should be! good stuff to ride out here peace
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    I bought a Bastardo a few weeks ago, frame fork and headset. Some parts from my old bike, some new stuff, and it was ready to roll! I'm still dialing in fit and suspension settings, but so far it's pretty sweet!

    Happy delivery:



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    RCC those are some inspiring pics!

    clearly not i nthe same league but here are mine



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bling
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    Nice drop!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Nice drop!
    thanks, that was my first one ever, the thing ooked so natural that I decided to give a try!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bling
    thanks, that was my first one ever, the thing ooked so natural that I decided to give a try!
    Seriously...I imagine a nice/defined edge on that bowl and the natural transition just makes it smooooffff

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    quite so



    but then there's the road!

    your stuff looks good real good, especially that long jump!
    inspiring!
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    Earlier in the Month..

    Been a while since I took pictures...

    From a ride at Rockville Hills Park, outside of Fairfield, CA

    Only a few pics, we had too much fun sessioning the Rock Garden Trail and such for pics.
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    just to show how good the orange decals match the south african soil

    wanna know more? http://www.emittedlightinsouthafrica.blogspot.com
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Bling
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    Good stuf there Mr Bling...the weather over here in northen NM is finally started to melt the snow in the higher elevation trails, been hitting some DH action but not many pics were taken! too busy having fun I guess here' s a few from a couple recent rides.

    Nice pics everyone happy trails.
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    Tasty! I'm liking the last one there RCC!!
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    Thank's Internal.

    this coming weekend is the summer opening day of our local bike park http://www.skipajarito.com/ can't wait to hit some of that stuff with La Bruja
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    RCC nice pic of you on that drop. Do you get a run-out with the drop?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    RCC nice pic of you on that drop. Do you get a run-out with the drop?!
    Thanks man...yeah you get a good run-out and a good trany as well on that drop,just make sure you carrie enough speed to clear the rocks at the base of the drop,it is smooth!

    Here's a pic of the landing,well you can kinda see it! take care.
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    great pics RCC!! keep'em coming
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    one more...

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    Duplicate...Image Test.

    Edit: Success! But only 800pix wide

    Edit II: Try No. 2

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/31268906@N08/4726145539/" title="Ventana Bruja Gen 1.75 by CiclistaGonzo, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1256/4726145539_91b5ede798.jpg" width="500" height="342" alt="Ventana Bruja Gen 1.75" /></a>
    Ok, Flicker is joke too 500pix wide?

    Let's give ole MTBR a try.

    Edit: Well it works, it's wider and easier to see but compression kills the details. Oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    Duplicate...
    Is that related to my pic? How do you mean that? Don't be so cryptic...
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    Quote Originally Posted by el saltamontes
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    Cool pic,I like how the water splash effect was captured.
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    I cant wait to get my El Chucho up and running

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    Quote Originally Posted by el saltamontes
    Is that related to my pic? How do you mean that? Don't be so cryptic...
    Sorry El Salt, I made a duplicate post, nothing to do with you. Was trying to link to photo instead of using the highly compressed versions from MTBR, not very successful for some reason.

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    Mid-Week After Work Ride..

    After work ride on a trail that I don't frequent much. Brown's Ravine.
    And some New York Creek Trail too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by el saltamontes
    Well, that gets my "best pic on the Ventana forum EVER" prize!

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    wow - some amazing pics..

    you Americans really do have some amazing trails !

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    July 5th, in the NorCAl Foot hills.

    Flemming Meadows Trail, Shockingly Green for July, awesome Conditions.

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    Wanted to give Ventana (Sherwood and Teresa) a shout-out here!

    Thank you for making some kick-ass fast (and fun) hardtails. This season I raced a Ventana El Commandante to the overall series championship at the Prairie City Mountain Bike Race Series in the Single Speed Expert Class. My El Comm proved to be reliable and fast throughout the season, and when I did have an issue with the EBB in the middle of the season, the gang at Ventana helped me right out and was able to keep me racing.

    Also, a big shout out to Mad Cat Bikes in Sacramento who were my main mechanics for the season and kept everything together as well. 12 weekly races over 3 months puts a lot of abuse on a bike.

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    A Ventanaphile among Homers. From this past week, invited to play with Aqua and others down in San Diego. Once again proving that it is not the bike, but the rider – I was fully schooled. Thread HERE.

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    Here is a pic or two from my season on my Padrino. It propelled me to few good finishes and helped nurse my to the finish in a few others.
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    3 from Monarch Crest







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    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    From this Weekend..

    Playing on the Granite Rock at .... Granite Bay!

    STIL of course.

    Photo's of me courtesy of Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces
    Wanted to give Ventana (Sherwood and Teresa) a shout-out here! ...

    Lhasas. Nice.

    (phunny looking bindings though)
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Past weekend tripto the Cali North Coast(Redwoods!)

    So, yeah, title pretty much sums it all up. Went to the north coast of California this past weekend to escape the heat and road our mountain bikes on SINGLETRACK in an OLD GROWTH REDWOOD FOREST. Pretty dnag impressive to be a tiny little spec scurrying around on the forest floor at the feet of those giant trees. And to boot, we found a waterfall to refresh ourselves in, and to give our bikes a cleaning as well.
    Sorry not heavy on the riding shots, but pretty good shots nontheless, me thinks at least.
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    Sandia Shuttle on Saturday:














    you know you're in trouble when the shuttle driver wears his helmet for the way up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
    Sandia Shuttle on Saturday:




    you know you're in trouble when the shuttle driver wears his helmet for the way up!
    This first one is my favorite.

    As for that driver...having witnessed a high-center on a stump, I'd be sure to wear my helmet in his truck too!

    Wherdaridingpiks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero

    Wherdaridingpiks?
    Sorry dood, it was one of those rides where you just rail the whole thing and only stop to regroup. We were also in and out of the rain and didn't want to waste time session-ing. Although there were a couple places I would have liked to take my time through and really figure out. The last trip up to get the vehicles we could barely see the road the it was raining so hard. Monsoon is in it's prime for central NM.

    Damn rain also kept us from hitting Paj. But I would rather miss a day riding for rain than to miss the season because of fire.

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    forgot to ask you, Wharyouridingpiks?

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    called out

    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
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    forgot to ask you, Wharyouridingpiks?
    fvcker.

    Of course, I only have one of me from the baby jumps at Paj, I was hoping to go back and hit the largest ladder in the practice area after lunch, but that was Sunday and the rain caught us in the lot. Alll the more reason to get back up there! Bummer, as there are bigger features I hit here in ATX...

    I only got a few pics from the trip, unfortunately...just like you, too much/too fast to stop!
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    Did I hear someone say:... "Sandia Convergence"?
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Did I hear someone say:... "Sandia Convergence"?
    Oohhhhhh....interesting.

    Seeing as how our group's Epic (fail?) trip is falling apart, this might be an option.

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    We are talking about camping in LA for the next set of Pajarito lift days (August 14th & 15th) would be a great photo op to fill this thread

    Maybe we could get notaknob to dust off his prefectly new Ciclon... or push him to go bigger ala Bruja

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
    We are talking about camping in LA for the next set of Pajarito lift days (August 14th & 15th) would be a great photo op to fill this thread

    Maybe we could get notaknob to dust off his prefectly new Ciclon... or push him to go bigger ala Bruja
    Hmmm...damnit, my company is paying for me to attend a class all day that Friday. I'll look to see where else it is offered, otherwise, I am not so sure of my ability to do 11hrs drive/4sleep/ and ride...but I might be underestimating myself.

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    One from the last time at Pajarito

    and two from sunday at the foothhills,Pajarito would have been better but I will sacrifice a day at Pajarito Mountain for some well needed it rain.peace
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    Here come the chicken

    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Did I hear someone say:... "Sandia Convergence"?
    If you're bringing Tequila, I'm sure there'll be be a few Ventana riders that will accompany you.

    You thinking of coming down for the Ullrfest on Sept 25th?
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    I've been working on my vid for a little - the beginning is still the same, a little edited maybe. The new part starts at 0:48

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    Quote Originally Posted by el saltamontes
    I've been working on my vid for a little - the beginning is still the same, a little edited maybe. The new part starts at 0:48

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    **** yeah! that is great man, dig the tunes!

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    little bit of Angel Fire

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    another one...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/14251541" width="640" height="480" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/14251541">Last 4:3 Action Heroes</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user4528569">Bernhard Glessing</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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