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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.

    (iPhone Pics BTW)
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    -Aaron G.

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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.

    Edited to add two photo's of me. Photo Credit to Dave (Pic No. 3)
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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.

    Ole Ventana!




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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.

    Last photo was our wildlife encounter of the day.
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    -Aaron G.

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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!
    Riding

    not Riding.

    Riding: gettin' lifted (me on the left, Rob on the right)

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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?
    See the trails, be one with FOO-MTB.
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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

    XC legs,
    DH balls...

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