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    Bend Mountain Bike Pioneers Ride Oct. 28th!

    Recent Mountain Bike Hall of Fame inductee Bob Woodward has organized a ride and after ride gathering to remember the early days of mountain biking in Bend, OR on Oct. 28th. If you are going to be in the Bend area this weekend you should not miss this event! Bring your old ride and come and swap lies over a couple GoodLife beers!
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    One of my favorite towns. Thanks for posting!

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    Looks like an awesome event.

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    I'd love to be in town just to see what shows up. Many will see this but just in case, it might be a good idea to cross-post this in the Oregon forum?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    I'd love to be in town just to see what shows up. Many will see this but just in case, it might be a good idea to cross-post this in the Oregon forum?
    Good idea..done!

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    Cascade Cruise

    A couple of pictures of a Lemans start at the Cascade Cruise in Bend, OR circa 1983 or so. Check out the Skid Lid helmets!
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    The First Cascade Cruise Bend OR 1981!

    Here are a few pictures from the very first Cascade Cruise in Bend, OR circa 1981. That year the "racers" rode up from Mt. Bachelor to a small stream crossing in the Cascades and we stopped and had lunch! We then rode the rest of the way into Sisters, OR and stopped and drank beer! If you look closely at the bikes you will see everything from clunkers and cruisers to 10-spd Huffy's with drop bars, and one intrepid gal who did the entire 30 mile ride on a 20" bike! Those were the days!
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    Busted!

    When we stopped for lunch, a very confused and very cute Forest Ranger came up prepared to write us a ticket for our un-permitted ride. Pretty soon we had her laughing and she let us all go with a warning!
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    awesome pics
    looking for 20-21" P team

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    I think you guys in Bend were a few years ahead of us in Western Washington! There were just a few of us riding mountain bikes in 81. Wish I could go to the ride- It's a great idea!

    - John Olsen, Old Fart

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    Too bad I can't make it...I'd love to take the Outback home!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyingcloud View Post
    A couple of pictures of a Lemans start at the Cascade Cruise in Bend, OR circa 1983 or so. Check out the Skid Lid helmets!
    GREAT pictures.

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    Hopefully we will see some of you in Bend this weekend!

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    Dang! I saw this thread on the day of event; - - after we'd come back to Eugene from the Sisters area.

    Not only do I remember most of the stuff in the poster, and was there for some of the events listed, I could lie about the rest.

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    cool pictures.
    Any new pics from this years ride?

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    Pics from Sunday!

    We weren't able to make the ride, but we did get by for the after party. Good to see some old farts and bikes, swap some tales and drink a few beers!
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    A few more pics!

    Enjoy!
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    I came across these pix of the Bend Dirt Bombers, circa 1977









    I wish there were photos of them riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    I wish there were photos of them riding!
    Sweet! Sisters.

    How the hell do you ride on that pumice? Single use tires.

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    Great vintage shots from Bend! The gentleman in the photos is Gary Bonacker one of the true pioneers of the sport in Bend. Gary is unfortunately battling brain cancer right now but is still one of the great gentleman of the Bend bicycling community. As for pictures of them riding, this was essentially a hike a bike to the top and then a very slow and careful descent as it was not really made for riding. The true conquest of the occasion was to have gone "where no man has gone before" with a bicycle. Right on Gary, be well!

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