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    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)



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

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    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

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    A Twofer

    1 - 1997 - Mont Tremblant Quebec Provincial Trials Championships - goofy grin!
    2 - 1991 Quebec Provincial XC Championships - Mont Ste. Anne - slack-jawed fatigue!
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    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!
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    You're Quebecois?

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    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!

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    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.

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    I miss it there every day...

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    Smiling on the inside!
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    Cool shades!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.


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    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

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    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.
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    me in '82

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

    Uh, I think I might be smiling.
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    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.


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    Amey is that a vertical smile? Don't know if thats what ECS meant, but ah whatever.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by ameybrook
    that's a pic of your ass. the thread mentioned a face.
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    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."
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    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.

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    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.
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    Thats a happy me in the plaid on a pub ride stop.
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