Results 1 to 40 of 40
  1. #1
    The Crazy Cat Lady of VRC
    Reputation: eastcoaststeve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,949

    Bike Smiles: Time to Swing the Pendulum

    Ok guys and girls, way to much negativity going on lately...time for some good old-fashioned FUN.


    You can NOT post in this thread until YOU post a picture of yourself smiling while riding a bike (any bike, MTB, new, old, road, crap, or unicycle for that matter is fine)...

    Once you have posted a pic, feel free to make fun (good natured only) of everybody elses goofy looks, etc.

    If you don't already have a smiling ride pic, grab your camera and bike and go take one...you'll be suprised how happy you feel when you do. Embrace your inner goofiness and spread some .

    One of me to get the ball rolling:





    (I know I have some more goofy shots of myself on a disc somewhere...I'll post 'em when I find 'em)



    Steve

  2. #2
    VRC Hound
    Reputation: bushpig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    4,262


    I usually scowl when riding to look cool in the pictures.

  3. #3
    The Crazy Cat Lady of VRC
    Reputation: eastcoaststeve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,949
    Quote Originally Posted by bushpig


    I usually scowl when riding to look cool in the pictures.


    Oh Noah....so many opportunities for silly observations...must... have.. self... control....


    Seriously sexy outfit though...was the WTB fast enough for you to out run the ladies?


    Thanks for playin' along...your pic made me smile.


    Steve

  4. #4
    Neo-Retro Forever
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,572

    A Twofer

    1 - 1997 - Mont Tremblant Quebec Provincial Trials Championships - goofy grin!
    2 - 1991 Quebec Provincial XC Championships - Mont Ste. Anne - slack-jawed fatigue!
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/61478989@N00/3338935693/" title="rich by richbelson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3338935693_ea305f3e64_o.jpg" width="643" height="864" alt="rich" /></a>

  5. #5
    VRC Hound
    Reputation: bushpig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    4,262
    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    1 - 1997 - Mont Tremblant Quebec Provincial Trials Championships - goofy grin!
    2 - 1991 Quebec Provincial XC Championships - Mont Ste. Anne - slack-jawed fatigue!
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/61478989@N00/3338935693/" title="rich by richbelson, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3338935693_ea305f3e64_o.jpg" width="643" height="864" alt="rich" /></a>
    You're Quebecois?

  6. #6
    Neo-Retro Forever
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,572
    Yurp! Anglophone Quebecois, but I do fly the Fleure de Lys here in the States!

    Hence my obsession with US Mountain Bike Obscura...we never got the older stuff in Quebec.

    BTW - nice goggles, Noah! Sweet!

  7. #7
    VRC Hound
    Reputation: bushpig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    4,262
    Quote Originally Posted by richieb
    Yurp! Anglophone Quebecois, but I do fly the Fleure de Lys here in the States!

    Hence my obsession with US Mountain Bike Obscura...we never got the older stuff in Quebec.

    BTW - nice goggles, Noah! Sweet!
    I did my undergrad at McGill - total blast. I love the city.

  8. #8
    Neo-Retro Forever
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,572
    I miss it there every day...

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,640
    Smiling on the inside!

  10. #10
    VRC Hound
    Reputation: bushpig's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Posts
    4,262
    Cool shades!

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,640
    JT's baby, with the sick pro tilt barrel adjusters on the arms! I still have that helmet.. all kinds of crazy vintage stickers all over it.

    -Schmitty-

  12. #12
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    195
    Late 70's--awkward years, obviously...
    I always tried to preserve my black plastic hub-nut covers--major bike dork even then, some might say.

  13. #13
    The Crazy Cat Lady of VRC
    Reputation: eastcoaststeve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,949
    Quote Originally Posted by Matt H.
    Late 70's
    Matt,

    Cool pic. Wish my parents had taken some early bike shots. I make sure I take plenty for sharing with my kids when they are older.

    Man, those were the days...first tastes of speed and freedom. Good times.


    Steve

  14. #14
    Carsten
    Guest
    i don't have pics of me riding - not because i am not riding but because i usually ride alone and don't have a camera with me. when i first visited westend bikes here in houston the one bike in their collection i fell in love with was the 82 mountain goat in mint original condition. it was hidden away in a corner and locked with a chain so i couldn't pull it out. only the shop owner would unlock it but he wasn't around like the few other times i was there later. a few months ago it finally happened, he was there (great guy) and i was able to pull it out. boy, was i in heaven. my wife snapped the photo..i didn't notice anything around me but the bike

    carsten


  15. #15
    ...
    Reputation: ameybrook's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    1,494


    Why would you own 100 Yugos when you could own 1 Porsche? - Rumpfy



  16. #16
    bonked
    Reputation: IF52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,129
    NORBA nationals round ar Road Atlanta, 1990. Very slow, slow but still smiling. The guy on the Fat was a d!ck and was making nasty comments about me going so slow, so I let him pass. Then I passed him back for good a half lap or so later.



    Still slow, and not smiling so much



    It was about 95 degrees and had been totally clear all day until the first lap of this race. Then it rained for about a minute, just enough to make everything slick.
    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

  17. #17
    I picked two too many
    Reputation: MrOrange's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    765
    me in '82

    Showing my MX roots, schooled in motorcycle mechanics, but went on to design school.

    Uh, I think I might be smiling.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  18. #18
    Not a regular
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    4,085
    I just finished the opening lap of the 24 Hour in the Old Pueblo race after trying to make a pass on a bunch of riders and getting pushed off the trail and heading face first through a tree. I made the pass, though.


  19. #19
    mtbr member
    Reputation: chefmiguel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,502
    Amey is that a vertical smile? Don't know if thats what ECS meant, but ah whatever.

  20. #20
    mtbr member
    Reputation: tductape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    2,370
    Even though Mtn biking is more of a passion, I have been spending way more time on the pavement the past few seasons because that way I get more quality time with my sig other. She is so worth it.

    After dinner ride on local MUP

    Attachment 438443


    Finish 2008 RSVP (Ride from Seattle to Vancouver and Party)

    Attachment 438417
    Last edited by tductape; 02-29-2012 at 11:55 PM.

  21. #21
    artistic...
    Reputation: colker1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    7,034
    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    that's a pic of your ass. the thread mentioned a face.

  22. #22
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    467
    This is from a couple of years ago. I recently sold the Trail-a-bike as my son is now old enough to ride his own bike in the canyon. He likes to do laps in the dirt field behind our house also. The other day he said "Riding around in circles is more fun than it looks like."
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Mountain bikers, hikers and horseback riders are not the enemy. Bulldozers are the enemy.

  23. #23
    mtbr member
    Reputation: djmuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    725
    Here's my contribution. First shot is the only one I could find with something that resembles a smile. From '94, I was 19. First road bike race ever, a crit. Trying to hang on to 5th or 6th here, I think. After the first race was finished everyone switched to mountain bikes and raced again. I wasn't feeling quite so smiley in the second race, as evident in the photo.

    Road bike is an old Vitus. MTB is my S-Works Steel.

    crit4.jpg

    crit3.jpg

  24. #24
    mtbr member
    Reputation: bagpipes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    554
    This one was snapped after many miles on the trails, many recovery beers and after I was told that this was new Santa Cruz Nomad that somebody left in the shed at the cottage and felt the need to give it try.

    I think the fenders add some needless weight.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    There are no "mistakes"; only learning curves.

  25. #25
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    163
    Thats a happy me in the plaid on a pub ride stop.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  26. #26
    clueless
    Reputation: floibex's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    437
    @ domino day



    hiking



    and high above bad urach, magura's home.



    ciao
    flo

  27. #27
    My spoon is too big!
    Reputation: medieval's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    881
    Unfortunately I have no pics of me on the vintage steel, but here's one of me passing on the biking love to the next generation.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world."
    J. R. R. Tolkien

  28. #28
    underachiever
    Reputation: misterdangerpants's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    1,185
    My mother on my cousin's Western Flyer with the groovy stick shift. Photo was taken in the summer of 1968 up at my grandparents' home in Stonington, Maine (Deer Isle). A great place to ride a bicycle.

    Attachment 438913
    Last edited by misterdangerpants; 12-23-2011 at 05:57 AM.

  29. #29
    Neo-Retro Forever
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    1,572
    That is awesome!

  30. #30
    horn doggie
    Reputation: scooderdude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    845
    A few weeks ago at Tamaracho. Ah.... February in Norcal.....shorts and short sleeves (warmers soon came off). I think I even broke a sweat.

    And here's another from 2001, my last single-speed XC race, there. I was smiling because the race just started.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Wanted:

    Potts, Potts, Potts

  31. #31
    25-yr old Retrogrouch
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    565
    In full two-mile commuter get-up last summer:



    Yes, I know, I look like a Jehovah's Witness...
    Keep the Rubber Side Down!

    Wanted: Judy FSX decals

  32. #32
    bonked
    Reputation: IF52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,129
    Quote Originally Posted by Slimpee

    Yes, I know, I look like a Jehovah's Witness...
    Hey man, they were outstanding customers at our shop. They really REALLY get into their bikes.
    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

  33. #33
    slow
    Reputation: sgltrak's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    4,658
    Smiling and not riding. Was riding just before the photo, and just after. Hope that counts.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  34. #34
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,037
    Me after riding yesterday.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/48107563@N00/3347586779/" title="me! by unclefuzzy_ss, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3639/3347586779_17a2c1a87d_b.jpg" width="685" height="1024" alt="me!" /></a>
    Just a regular guy.

  35. #35
    The Crazy Cat Lady of VRC
    Reputation: eastcoaststeve's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    1,949
    So many great pics. It's cool to be able to "add a face" to some of your screen names.

    Keep 'em coming guys, don't be shy.

    Martini, is that ice in your beard?



    Steve

  36. #36
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    1,231
    When I saw this thread, I instantly knew just the photo:

    <img src="http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8176/cuteintow.jpg">

    That is my wife, fiancee at the time. Unfortunately, this is the only way I have gotten her to take a ride with me. Even has VRC content, the 88 Diamondback Apex.
    Get on your bikes and ride!

  37. #37
    Bird watcher
    Reputation: ckevlar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    878
    Here I am. Bow to your leader ssssssss

  38. #38
    Bird watcher
    Reputation: ckevlar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    878
    Well I'm not really riding her


    Nope. no smile here

    or here


    Ah the trailer park. That will bring a smile every time. Or is that sun in the eyes?

  39. #39
    Witty McWitterson
    Reputation: ~martini~'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    5,037
    Yup. Ice it is. It was cold. Low 20's with a brisk-ish breeze from the north.
    Just a regular guy.

  40. #40
    bonked
    Reputation: IF52's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    2,129
    You should be smiling, what with those gold teeth and all
    Quote Originally Posted by banks
    That is one big f'n dude!
    Yes I am!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •