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    Good job! Ventanas in action

    Ladies and Gents, I humbly request your riding pics!

    It is Friday... I know some of your work weeks have slowed down, mine certainly has at this point, so here I am looking for riding pics and videos. I see TONS of great posts on other forums that are mfg-specific, the Transition guys really step up and post up some great riding pics! I know there are some guys here with new builds in process, let's give them some riding stoke!

    This is only complicated by having not been on a trail ride in weeks due to a major ankle sprain (pump track newb + wall ride = level 3 sprain...or maybe it was cuz I wasn't on a ventana). I'm jonsin' here!

    Here are a couple from a local trail. Please note that drops in the photos are 3x larger than they appear, because I had to size the pics down for attachment. Really though, they are the only spots really worth snapping a pic.

    Post'em if you got'em! Let's see some new stuff.
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    You cant beat action pics. Well done for posting.

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    nice..I need some action so that i can take pics

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    Man you keep dragging out that pic of me from Ord. THANKS!
    And to think you don't want to go to S.O.!

    BTW - have a great trip, Sayonara! (sp?)
    -Aaron G.

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

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    Ventana superiority!! Larry is riding his Ciclon (second from front) while all the Turners are pushing (including Mr. Turner himself)!!











    Larry (Ciclon) and Squeaky (Terremoto) leaving the Turner Horde in the DUST!













    PS- I apologize if the pics are a bit dark and saturated on your PC. They look great on my Mac.
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    FoShizzle tearing it up.....

    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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    I felt really bad that I couldn't oblige your request, since I'd posted most of my riding shots of late, and all my other photo's were on the home computer.

    And I'm stuck at work waiting for an important submittal to be delivered so I couldn't sneak out for a ride to post more pics from. So what's a trapped office worker supposed to do?


    Improvise!!!

    Have a great weekend everybody! Go out and ride, take pics!
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    Some of mine...

    On the TM






    On the Ciclon


    there's a video of this one somewhere...





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    Waaaaay cool........hey , most ya'll are sportin Lyriks ( must be something to this trend ) sheesh ! TIG.

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    not got many of me riding as I normally take the pics - here is one my son took in Wales



    and heres one of my lad getting a quick go on the El Ciclon in Wales - sorry about my dogs arse in the foreground !



    He normally rides this


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    Wow, this board is dead...

    From this weekend...

    Sometimes making a wrong turn on the trail is a good thing. Like when you find a play area like this...

    (Photo Cred to Steve -Winch Boy)
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    Here are some of my Ventanas in action shots. The first two are Junior racer Naish U at the Bootleg Canyon St Patty's Day Feast race a couple of weeks ago and the third is me on my '05 El Salt at Gooseberry.

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    “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”

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    More photogs, post them up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    Sickclon

    I played a bit with your image (hope you don't mind) ....the area around the face was too dark...but the rest improved some (there is some added noise and pixelation though)
    I could take a shot at the original if you have it around


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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    I played a bit with your image (hope you don't mind) ....the area around the face was too dark...but the rest improved some (there is some added noise and pixelation though)
    I could take a shot at the original if you have it around

    Thanks Chris, but not sure all the Ventana homeboys want to see my ugly mug
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    Thanks Chris, but not sure all the Ventana homeboys want to see my ugly mug


    alright!

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
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    Hey snowdrifter is that FOMBA? If so great spot, I drive up from Mass. a few times a summer to ride there. I've bumped into a guy on an X5 in there a couple times too.
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    in fact for trail type bikes I am tired of QR roady ****e in general. Lets move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkty14
    Hey snowdrifter is that FOMBA? If so great spot, I drive up from Mass. a few times a summer to ride there. I've bumped into a guy on an X5 in there a couple times too.
    You know your spots well. We do a Fomba group ride most every Wednesday, probably will start up sometime in May again. PM me if you want to get on the ride list. I'm very close to Bear Brook, we usually roll 25-30 milers out there every other Sunday, again probably a month or so away. I've been riding HP the last couple weeks

    Where are you located?

    peace out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdrifter
    You know your spots well. We do a Fomba group ride most every Wednesday, probably will start up sometime in May again. PM me if you want to get on the ride list. I'm very close to Bear Brook, we usually roll 25-30 milers out there every other Sunday, again probably a month or so away. I've been riding HP the last couple weeks

    Where are you located?

    peace out.
    I'm south of Boston so a weeknight ride is kind of out of the question for me. Plus Wed. night is my bar and pizza night anyway .

    Kidding aside, I've been meaning to check out Bear Brook for several years now so I may hit you up some weekend. Not up for a 25-30miler yet, but legs should get there in a month or two I hope. You have a recommended FOMBA route? That place as so many great ways to link different trails together.

    If you're ever down in SE Mass. drop me a line here or on NEMBA. I ride Wompatuck multiple times a week and know Otis and Borderland pretty well. Always looking to expand my library of ride spots.


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    in fact for trail type bikes I am tired of QR roady ****e in general. Lets move on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skunkty14
    I'm south of Boston so a weeknight ride is kind of out of the question for me. Plus Wed. night is my bar and pizza night anyway .

    Kidding aside, I've been meaning to check out Bear Brook for several years now so I may hit you up some weekend. Not up for a 25-30miler yet, but legs should get there in a month or two I hope. You have a recommended FOMBA route? That place as so many great ways to link different trails together.

    If you're ever down in SE Mass. drop me a line here or on NEMBA. I ride Wompatuck multiple times a week and know Otis and Borderland pretty well. Always looking to expand my library of ride spots.


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    I'll PM you a FOMBA route, get you in the loop on a BB ride this summer. Wampy is good fun
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    Many of these are a bit old (a year or so) I've been riding a steel SS a bunch this season, I need to get back out on the Pantera more.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chewieez/1173841542/" title="Me riding on the slick rock on Big Rock Trail by Chewieez, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1200/1173841542_c85e28bb65.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Me riding on the slick rock on Big Rock Trail" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chewieez/2385807034/" title="Night jump at Hamilton Creek by Chewieez, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2084/2385807034_c045707761.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Night jump at Hamilton Creek" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chewieez/2385807292/" title="Urban Ride by Chewieez, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2401/2385807292_4fbaacd360.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Urban Ride" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chewieez/2384976645/" title="Urban Ride by Chewieez, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2310/2384976645_98290e1ae4.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Urban Ride" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chewieez/2384976675/" title="Fat Tires Fest by Chewieez, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3111/2384976675_a947fa23c3.jpg" width="500" height="398" alt="Fat Tires Fest" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chewieez/2384976965/" title="Lock4 Race by Chewieez, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2326/2384976965_1dfbae4d83.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Lock4 Race" /></a>

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    A couple from today
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    One from today. Weather has been nice in SoCal this weekend.
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    El Toro in action.
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    Pic from Papua New Guinea

    Right after I got my Ventana last year.
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    Thanks for the continued posts guys/gals! Good to see Vs out in the dirt.

    I am back on the bike so I will see if I can get some more, but keep them coming anyways!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amishscum
    El Toro in action.

    Heyyyyy, I caught up to you this week and rode behind you sheltering from the wind for a bit before continuing. That's me, the guy who always yells, OLE!, when I see another Ventana.
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    Me on my Fuego at an Australian 24hr race last weekend

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    Some of this WE at the local DH track but let's be honnest the Nicolai was the fastest and most skilled rider!
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    I'll play

    1:One of Jeremy climbing some loose rocky singetrack today. The end of Mossy Rock Trail in Auburn, CA.

    2: The Ventana's resting at the 3hr point of the 4hr ride today. Sorry not an action shot...but don't they look fast?

    3: Sean happy to make it to the top finally after humping up the downhill-esk X-5. Brute of a guy....brute of a bike.

    Thankfully non of me, as I held the camera.
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    Rockville pics from Friday

    1: Dick riding thru the grass on the way up Big Hill.
    2: Rollen thru some rocks
    3: Dick looking focused.
    4: Marc pondering the pain about to be witnessed on Big Hill.
    5: Mark making his way thru some rocks. There's a reason this place is called "Rock"ville!
    6: Me, finally a pic of ME, doing a little hip drop thang.
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    sequence shot

    sequence of the Tmoto from last weekend's ride at Mt Majura:
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcus_dukakis
    sequence of the Tmoto from last weekend's ride at Mt Majura:
    maybe you should try to make an animated GIF with those.... pretty cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14
    Heyyyyy, I caught up to you this week and rode behind you sheltering from the wind for a bit before continuing. That's me, the guy who always yells, OLE!, when I see another Ventana.
    What's your class and plate #? I'll be sure to say hi when you pass me next week

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    Quote Originally Posted by amishscum
    What's your class and plate #? I'll be sure to say hi when you pass me next week
    This week I think I caught you by the motocross track(where they were actually riding) and yelled an "Ole!" atcha.

    Big guy with a yellow/white jersey on a blue el Salt. 1421...I think is my number....
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    Me at the bottom of Métabief, home of the '93 DH world cup. It's a mix of fast rocky trails like this and mostly roots and sharp rocks. Great trails.

    We also have a lenghty recording of the DH that I won't post because I am not willing to edit (I'd much rather ride with the gorgeous weather we enjoy right now) and mostly because I look totally goofy!

    Nice pics Pancho! Nothing like a late ride!
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    Old pic. Miss this bike...
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    Here's my two cents...

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    Not me but here's what I've been up to:

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    </object><br /><!-- Merci de soutenir notre projet en laissant ce petit lien! --><a href="http://www.vttfreeride.com/videos/enduro-serie-metabief-2008-1.html" title="Enduro Serie Sp&eacute;2 Metabief 2008">Enduro Serie Sp&eacute;2 Metabief 2008</a> via <a href="http://www.vttfreeride.com/videos/" title="Vid&eacute;os de vtt">Vttfreeride.com</a></div>

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    </object><br /><!-- Merci de soutenir notre projet en laissant ce petit lien! --><a href="http://www.vttfreeride.com/videos/enduro-serie-metabief-2008-2.html" title="Enduro Serie Metabief 2008">Enduro Serie Metabief 2008</a> via <a href="http://www.vttfreeride.com/videos/" title="Vid&eacute;os de vtt">Vttfreeride.com</a></div>
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    El Rey and I

    riding across "The Fin" at Thunder Mountain.

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    Just not fair! absolutely marvelous
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    Where is this "Fin?" And what is this "Thunder Mountain" that you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by saidrick
    Where is this "Fin?" And what is this "Thunder Mountain" that you speak of?

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    Thunder Mountain is a trail just outside the west entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park in Southern Utah. The Fin is a ridge line you have to ride across on the trail.
    http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/ is a great site and you will find Thunder Mt under the "Classic Must Rides" page for the southern plateau. I loved the trail, tons of fun.

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    Hello ! From Spain, Catalonia, St.Antoni de Vilamajor - Ventana Gathering May 08. Me with Salty in a famous track 'La Balena'.
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    Buena foto Nikto!

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    Gracias

    Un dia fenomenal para no olvidar !

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