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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Did I hear someone say:... "Sandia Convergence"?
    I think I heard someone say...9/12-9/13

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    Quote Originally Posted by el saltamontes
    another one...
    I liked the Frusciante song at the beginning, look like great trails

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    I think I heard someone say...9/12-9/13
    No doubt I love the Sandias, but that weekend Pajarito and Angel Fire will both be open. Sandia is all shuttle action. Which has its perks unless its your turn to drive....

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    Quote Originally Posted by el saltamontes
    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>
    Nice descending switchback skills. Looked steep in the video which means really steep; did you have to climb back up? Great video!

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    thx @all for the kudos!

    this is one of our fave trail because you can go up on a not very steep fire road and then you've got this and another trail down. one run is like 2 hours, so 2 runs are obligatory

    and yes, it is steep
    XC legs,
    DH balls...

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    'cause it's getting quiet in here. my t'moto and me in verbier/switzerland checking out the local bikepark. the moto rides well in the park, too
    XC legs,
    DH balls...

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    Tahoe Rim Trail, 7/11, photo crd.
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    Good job! My Ciclon...

    Don't know if I have ever posted this variation of my Ciclon. Here you go, enjoy.






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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek

    Tahoe Rim Trail, 7/11, photo crd.
    big deal...now climb it

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    It's just a picture, not an attitude.

    Attitudes can be found in the next forum up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    It's just a picture, not an attitude.

    Attitudes can be found in the next forum up.
    but a very b!tchin picture...where is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    but a very b!tchin picture...where is that?
    At the place you don't want to drive to next August.....
    -Aaron G.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    At the place you don't want to drive to next August.....
    ah...ok, then i will go

    CO bound next week so that will be fun too, cept i have to see squeaky wheel which is a bummer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    At the place you don't want to drive to next August.....
    No, it's the place I don't want to drive to until October, 2011.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle

    CO bound next week so that will be fun..I have to see squeaky wheel...
    Bikes involved, or only Rocky Mountain High Man Love?
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    Video: Fleming Meadows Downhill

    This trail is underrated in my book. Short on Distance(Mileage) but big on fun. This is one of two downhill rips available.

    From the Sawmill upper trail lot to lower lot. 1.6 miles. I only edited out about 20 second of me turning around.

    Note after the edit/transition, that trail is WAY steeper than it looks, you can see my saddle at the bottom of the screen, video totally flattens the terrain.

    Big, grin inducing fun!
    Enjoy.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/14760993?portrait=0&amp;color=59a5d1" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/14760993">MTB - Fleming Meadows Sawmill Downhill</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1640888">Ciclistagonzo</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Bikes involved, or only Rocky Mountain High Man Love?
    By:Stickel shipped Friday so yes, bikes involved.

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    A couple of pics from last Sunday, I was riding alone..so no riding pics, sorry...

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/4960848659/" title="The views by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4152/4960848659_057429f9db_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="The views" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/4961443084/" title="The views by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4961443084_e97257fb1c_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="The views" /></a>


    And the reward at the top of the climb....unfortunately the soup could not wait for the picture
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/4960845613/" title="My reward @ Aueralm, the soup didn't wait for the pic by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/4960845613_bf9de5f21f_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="My reward @ Aueralm, the soup didn't wait for the pic" /></a>


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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    A couple of pics from last Sunday, I was riding alone..so no riding pics, sorry...



    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/4961443084/" title="The views by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4104/4961443084_e97257fb1c_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="The views" /></a>


    And the reward at the top of the climb....unfortunately the soup could not wait for the picture
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmadrigal/4960845613/" title="My reward @ Aueralm, the soup didn't wait for the pic by cmadrigal, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/4960845613_bf9de5f21f_b.jpg" width="768" height="1024" alt="My reward @ Aueralm, the soup didn't wait for the pic" /></a>


    Love these two... just look at the color! Bright greens, and sexy amber...!
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    another for the Bikes Leaning Against Posts series

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    Nothing crazy, just some fun riding today out at Chesebro (yep, that’s how its spelled) in the NW section of Los Angeles. Took the El Salt out for some love. Temps were pretty warm, but when you’re out on your bike having fun, who cares!

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    Wow! Didn't know you still actually rode your namesake. Nice shot. Did Mrs. Salt take that one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    Wow! Didn't know you still actually rode your namesake. Nice shot. Did Mrs. Salt take that one?

    Oh 2TNE, you know I ride the Salty one, heck we road it up at Little Pine (yea, yea, that's been a year + ago now!). You only see me on the Terremoto when I ride with you tough Turner guys!

    Oh, and yea Mrs. El Salt snapped this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Oh 2TNE, you know I ride the Salty one, heck we road it up at Little Pine (yea, yea, that's been a year + ago now!). You only see me on the Terremoto when I ride with you tough Turner guys!

    Oh, and yea Mrs. El Salt snapped this one.
    I only bring my bigger (such as it is) bike out because I know you'll be on the T'moto, and I don't want to feel like a knife to a gunfight.

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    These are the only Ventana Pics from this weekend at Pajarito.

    Bunch of Ventanaleros:

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    This drop is a lot bigger than the picture makes it:
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    God save little shops, china cups and virginity

    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
    These are the only Ventana Pics from this weekend at Pajarito.
    Nice form there Rosie. Looking forward to hitting REM with you. Can't decide if I want to be light & nimble with the pretty bike or fast & stable with the green machine. Ordered the parts on Sunday and they should be in on Thursday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
    These are the only Ventana Pics from this weekend at Pajarito.

    Bunch of Ventanaleros:

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    This drop is a lot bigger than the picture makes it:
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    chitya! good meeting you bud, and kicking it is always fun RCC!

    Way to head back up and clean up that drop man. I have several things um...haunting me, and that is one.

    I will ping you next time I head that way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    chitya! good meeting you bud, and kicking it is always fun RCC!

    Way to head back up and clean up that drop man. I have several things um...haunting me, and that is one.

    I will ping you next time I head that way!
    Good times indeed.

    That picture is right before I ate it. I came off on the low side and somehow landed with my bars all crossed up. Gotta love the full face helmets!

    Maybe a little more advanced notice this time too!

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    Thought I'd post up my El Bastardo. I already put this in the 650b forum but thought I'd put it here as well. Ventana frame with custom Cannondale spec 1.5 inch headtube, lefty max carbon fork and full sram XX kit. The best trail blaster I've ever ridden but have also used for a 100km marathon.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Calhoun
    Maybe a little more advanced notice this time too!
    Advanced notice? Ok, I'm coming to NM next year.



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    Ride Vid here...
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/15372732?portrait=0&amp;color=c9ff23" width="960" height="540" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/15372732">Pajarito Fall Trip</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/jvaughn">JV</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    SAAAWWEEEEET! Vid! Love the crash/human sequences!
    -Aaron G.

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    Sorry if any of this is a repeat. I can't seem to go "backasswards" from July to check.

    Had an awesome time back in May. Was great to meet Mr. & Mrs. Ventana too.

    http://www.mtbtandems.com/

    Still loving my ol' Pan-tara.

    Now you're cast of steel and cast aside. Broken dreams maybe, but you haven't died

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    Here's a few from my trip to Tahoe back in August.
    The burned trees are from the 2008 Angora fire

    The underbrush regrowth is impressive, some of it was above my head already.
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    -Aaron G.

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    It ain't cool if your chrome don't shine.

    SBT/NM, 9/10, photo crd.
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    Pics of my El Toro build. Just finished it last week.

    Last edited by phred; 10-06-2010 at 09:45 PM. Reason: Added Photos
    thx, Phred
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    Some photos from last week's trip to Utah. We rode Slickrock, The Whole Enchilada, Amasa Back, and Dark Hallow in Brian Head. Finished up the week spectating at the Red Bull Rampage.
























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    Nothing so esoteric as Goose, Brain Head, or Moab. Just the local stuff today. 78 degrees and beautiful out. Great pix BTW, M. Willanholly.

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    Seems like I’m always riding down some “un-knar” little roller in the Santa Monica Mtns. Well, I’m having fun anyway! Drizzly weekend ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Seems like I’m always riding down some “un-knar” little roller in the Santa Monica Mtns. Well, I’m having fun anyway! Drizzly weekend ride.
    What's funny, is that you're riding down a more "knar" line on your Salty in the pic above!
    I would have taken Drizzly, we have had none stop raing since 1 pm yesterday.

    Sigh. There's rollers with my name on them in my garage I guess....
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    Great pic, Salt! HDR with the grey came out great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    Great pic, Salt! HDR with the grey came out great!
    Thanks Zero.

    It is a “single frame” HDR (using PhotomatrixPro3). Not too easy to do 3+ shots on a fast moving subject like me! Ha! BTW, if you are at all into PS, HDR, etc… Check out the new NikSoftware HDR software. VERY nice! I just got it, and love it. I use several of their other tools. Anyway, with the Nik stuff it is much more easy to not only go crazy with the HDR effect, BUT to make more “realistic” HDR images as well.

    Tooting my own horn here. (Home on the range is a B&W HDR w/ the Nik stuff)


    Oh, and not to steal Flingit’s fun, but since I took the photograph, I figure I could post one. This is his second ride on his new El Ciclon. He came out for a shake down / tune ride. We cranked out 20 miles or so. He is enjoying his new ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciclistagonzo
    What's funny, is that you're riding down a more "knar" line on your Salty in the pic above!
    Some day we’ll get you down to SoCal Aaron. Yes, they are both just a little “knar”. The newest (photo) one is deceiving. From the bottom it looks like nothing, but when you roll over the edge at the top, you feel just a little pucker. We call that area “Red Bull”. There are three (almost four) levels. One and Two, I do. Three is just a bit more than I’m up to yet. Four is more your real Red Bull type thing, in my book anyway.

    No rain today (Monday 10.25.10), but getting windy. We are just coming off of a solid week drizzle. WX man says more rain on Friday… just in time, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    Some day we’ll get you down to SoCal Aaron. Yes, they are both just a little “knar”. The newest (photo) one is deceiving. From the bottom it looks like nothing, but when you roll over the edge at the top, you feel just a little pucker. We call that area “Red Bull”. There are three (almost four) levels. One and Two, I do. Three is just a bit more than I’m up to yet. Four is more your real Red Bull type thing, in my book anyway.

    No rain today (Monday 10.25.10), but getting windy. We are just coming off of a solid week drizzle. WX man says more rain on Friday… just in time, huh?
    Yeah, I need to get down south, er, I need to get down south with TIME to ride. I'll be there 11/10- 11/14 but it's a Family trip to Legoland, Animal Park and such...

    All rollers are like that, from the bottom no biggie, from the lip...!!!!!!!!

    Yeah the rain is scheduled for the weekend again, which will make two in a row. I'll probably drag the SS out anyway, I can't go that long between dirt fixes!
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    How is your November going? 80 degree temps here in Los Angeles. Just some long climbing today. Mt. Lowe / Echo Mtn above Pasadena.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Salt
    How is your November going? 80 degree temps here in Los Angeles. Just some long climbing today. Mt. Lowe / Echo Mtn above Pasadena.
    Yeah but it's still Los Angeles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff in Bend
    Yeah but it's still Los Angeles.

    I'll give you that... Not really happy about the place, only the weather, which was really just a tad too warm. (been to Bend BTW, VERY nice indeed!)
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    Darn you El Salt! You and your fancy pictures. Even the photo makes it look like a warm day.

    We need to get you, your El Salt, Mrs. El Salt, and some of your other Westside/Valley friends to come up to Santa Barbara soon.

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    Hey, I think I saw you there yesterday. I was rolling on my blue el salt up to mt. disappointment...

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    Quote Originally Posted by albeant
    Hey, I think I saw you there yesterday. I was rolling on my blue el salt up to mt. disappointment...
    Albeant! Sweet! Yep, that was me. My friend Brian (on the Green El Ciclon) just got his bike going recently – we just built it up, see posting here on the Ventana boad. He had never been up that way, towards Echo Mtn / Mt. Diss. I told him the pavement was a crank, but I think he was a bit surprised! Anyway, we just went up and out to Echo Mtn. Did not realize all the “signs that were posted seemingly everywhere... Was out riding the Santa Monica’s today. Sunday, Chesebro if weather isn’t an issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2TurnersNotEnough
    We need to get you, your El Salt, Mrs. El Salt, and some of your other Westside/Valley friends to come up to Santa Barbara soon.

    I know, I know... we are ALL losers.
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