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    Mix here from the Tri-Cities although I am no where near there now. The military has stationed me out in Kosovo. This is my first year biking a friend talked me into it and I haven't looked back since. I do alot of XC and down hilling when time permits. Looking forward to getting out next year and biking in the great state of WA.
    Some days downhilling has a whole new meaning for me !

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    My name is Joey and I just moved here to Bremerton last year. I am finally getting back into the woods after a long layoff due in part to a busted elbow in a race back in 1999. To that add getting lazy and working too much. I used to race cross country back in Virginia in the late 90's but as mentioned I busted up my elbow and stopped riding. I have searched the trails on this site here in Kitsap County and am hoping to make some connections so I have people to ride with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GHolland35
    My name is Joey and I just moved here to Bremerton last year. I am finally getting back into the woods after a long layoff due in part to a busted elbow in a race back in 1999. To that add getting lazy and working too much. I used to race cross country back in Virginia in the late 90's but as mentioned I busted up my elbow and stopped riding. I have searched the trails on this site here in Kitsap County and am hoping to make some connections so I have people to ride with.
    Hey Joey; welcome to WA. Check out BBTC.org and the Single Track Mind website; you'll find tons of rides and lot's of people to ride with. Watch for rides at Banner Forest and Capitol Forest; don't be shy about writing to people and asking for ideas/suggestions. let me know if you have questions, you can reach us at bootcamp@bbtc.org.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GHolland35
    My name is Joey and I just moved here to Bremerton last year. I am finally getting back into the woods after a long layoff due in part to a busted elbow in a race back in 1999. To that add getting lazy and working too much. I used to race cross country back in Virginia in the late 90's but as mentioned I busted up my elbow and stopped riding. I have searched the trails on this site here in Kitsap County and am hoping to make some connections so I have people to ride with.
    Hey Joey; welcome to WA. Check out BBTC.org and the Single Track Mind website; you'll find tons of rides and lot's of people to ride with. Watch for rides at Banner Forest and Capitol Forest; don't be shy about writing to people and asking for ideas/suggestions. let me know if you have questions, you can reach us at bootcamp@bbtc.org.

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    Hello, I'm Adam from Kirkland and I ride all types. My favorite local ride is Noble Knob and I've done rides in Rossland, Bend, Las Vegas, Whistler, Moab, Fruita and most recently (last weekend) Oakridge. Oakridge is by far the best. I can't believe I traveled all over the western half of the US and found an unfound Mecca 5 hours away!! The people, food and rides there are unmatched and the best part about it is it's close and cheap. Let me know if you'd like to come on one of our (small) group rides.

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    Oops, I didn't know the picture would turn in to a poster! Sorry.

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    Where is Oakridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GFreak
    Where is Oakridge?
    Oakridge, Oregon

    Map LINK HERE

    It is also where the Cascade Cream Puff 100 race is held...
    "On yere Bike!!!!",

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    Thanks for the directions, I'm always looking for new places to ride so I'll be checking that out for sure.

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    I'm Chris from Richland. I primarily ride in and around the Tri-Cities. State Patrol in Kennewick and Chamna in Richland are my two primary digs. I've been known to make it over to Harris Park in Walla Walla/Milton-Freewater.

    My riding style is... horribly inexperienced Is that a style? I mainly ride XC stuff out at chamna and some aggressive XC, light FR stuff out at State Patrol. I also ride the bike path loop around the Tri-Cities (about a 20 mile ride) once the mid-summer desert climate hits and any trails that were once reasonably decent dirt turn into reasonably awful sand traps.

    My bike for the dirt is an 05 Specialized Enduro Expert upgraded with a Fox DHX Air 5.0 from the stock 5th Element. I'll also be tossing some Shimano PD-M636's on it next week (hopefully).

    My bike for the road is an 05 Trek 3700 that I just through some Nimbus Armadillo 26x1.5 tires on, a set of Ritchey V4 clipless pedals and possibly the best upgrade anyone could ever make to that particular bike... A Salsa seat post clamp

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    Patrick from Bellingham....technical XC maybe? Looking forward to making my first trip to BC this summer after I get my bike in order.

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    Bailey from Port Orchard, Just moved here from C*lifornia. (didnt live there by choice, and I lived in Port Angeles before that, so please keep the rocks to yourself :P)

    I also make frequent trips to Port Angeles and Spokane.
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    Get over that California bashing crap. I lived the first 30 years of my life there. Nothing to be ashamed of. I learned to mountain bike in the dry and dust of So Cal. Moved up here cause there's less people and less polution! Although the traffic stinks.

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    Hello from Wenatchee Wa.

    Hello My Name is Monte and I just got my bike finished. It is a Jamis Dakar which I bought the frame and custom built.I am always looking for groups or clubs in the area to ride with.
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    Rich from Seattle
    All kinds of riding, but the more technical the better!
    This year more backcountry rides, and I need to get up to the North Shore!

    My gf and I moved to Seattle last summer from Philadelphia. We ride at St Ed's pretty often, and hit Tiger sometimes. We love riding at Galbraith. We rode at Windy Ridge, Ranger Creek, and Suntop last summer; and I'm looking forward to more of those type of rides.
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    I'm Guy from Seattle. I like to climb and I like to descend. I love all kinds of riding, but am trying to build my park skills this season, so I'm spending as much time as possible in Whistler this summer.

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    Bailey Yuck enjoy yourself up here, bring you P&S and get some good shots!
    Check out BBTC.org. good folks to ride with.
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    Jimmy, I definitely will bring my compact digital wherever I go, I'll be working on my MTB photo skills of course.
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    Aaron, at UW.

    Grew-up on West Virginia singletrack, notably Canaan Valley and Kanawha State Forest.

    Riding a dual-suspension 02 Kona Kahuna... unfortunately we won't be reunited until September. But, I am looking for people in the Seattle area looking to get muddy all year long.

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    Hey, some of you mugs look familiar!

    XC hardtail

    usual suspects are:
    Tiger Mt.
    Tolt Mac Park
    Tolt Pipeline/Redmond watershed
    Grand Ridge (new fave)

    get out of town for bigger rides now and then.
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    OY!!!! I'm the Mighty Sasquatch. If there are any oldheads still on these boards I was a regular on MTBR WAY back in the day.....lots of trails posted, schtuff reviewed by me. I haven't been here in years and years as MTBR was just getting to big for me and injuries, kids all that cut my riding way down. Anywho, I'm in Vancouver, WA and I just like to ride yaknowhutImean? Ex-racer, ex-product tester, current old, chubby guy itchin' to ride more. I'll post pics and what anodder time.

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    Mtn bike for a few years back in the day, then got into road bikes, and triathlons. I am now back on the MTN bike. Having a good time. My name is Steve, and I am from Bellevue.

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    Mike from Redmond. Love it all... technical XC, freeride, fast buff ST, even long dirt road climbs to awesome views. I want to check out more of BC!


    (Just after my chainring hit and just before a spill at Tokul East)

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    Did you endo?

    Nice shot of the rock at Tokul!

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    Whoops. How do I delete a post I made by mistake? Can't find anything in the "Edit Post" screen.

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    Sorta endo'd, but wiped for sure... rode the front wheel for a few feet then flopped over onto my right side. I now have a bashguard on that bike

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    Luke K. Bellingham, WA.

    I loooove Galbraith. My favorite trails are EVO, SST, 911, and Upper/Lower Bob's. But I love them all.

    I started riding last season and couldn't believe I've lived in Whatcom County all my life and not gotten into this...

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    Sorry for the repost. I forgot to mention my favorite riding type. I'd say I'm All Mountain, but definately leaning towards freeride. I love to hit big drops and some jumps. I'm not too into big gaps yet because that's scary...

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    I love to Ride Galbraith Mtn.
    Can't wait to do it again.
    Evo, Scorpion, The luge, and 911
    Looking Forward to Whistler labor day weekend.
    "So not to be hatin' on them or anything but it's not ALL sunny skies and handjobs."
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    Finally checkin' in

    So my name is Aaron, I picked up an Iron Horse Warrior Trail about a month ago, along with my girlfriend. So i'm new to this "serious" mountain biking scene. but not new to biking in general, I've been riding 20" BMX forever (ya ya, say what you want ) and want to get into something with my girlie, that we could do together. Sorry, but you're going to get inundated with pics (i love pics!)

    Here be me, getting back to nature on a 4x4 trail out doing what I love.....being me



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    me

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    Any trail I feel I have the experience to ride, and some I don't
    Anything I can find near Chehalis
    Hit in the knee by a truck, couldn't ride for a month, but I'm back!

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    hey guys, just wanted to say hello. Ill be moving to the seattle area sometime this fall. Im living in St Paul, MN right now. We have some pretty good riding but nothing like you guys have out there. there is a trail in my area that has a few obsticles but Im really looking forward to upsizing everthing, drops and ladders and rocks and most importantly forearm bruning decents! see yall on the trails. BTW, nice looking S10 boonie buster, ive also got a 2002 grand cherokee that im building into a mild trail machine, I hear there are some good 4WD trails near seattle as well.

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    finally back on two wheels

    Sal from Elma. I love any kind of backcountry riding. Fast and narrow are my favorites, but fire roads scouting for deer are fun too. Just finally got a new bike after my trek 9800 was stolen over a year ago. Looking forward to exploring capital forest and the Montesylvia area.

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    Cool-blue Rhythm

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    epic backcountry, solo mostly
    something new

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    im jeremy i live in everett, i have no fav. trail, i love em all,
    local trails are japanees gultch, and tree farm.
    love gailbraith, lake saywer, skookum...........
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    Whidbey Island here. Normally ride in Goss Woods or other places close by.

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    is there any riding in north bend? I found a nice place up there, looking forward to skiing at the pass as well.

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    There are a good many choices around North Bend, but nothing in North Bend other then Hiker Only trails. In Snoqualmie 3 miles to the West of North Bend there is Tokul East, then Tokul West. Drive Pass Fall City and you have Griffin Creek and Tolt. Less then 10 miles away from North Bend is Tiger Mountain.

    During the Summer the options really open up just on the other side of Snoqualmie Pass with even more riding options. You'll find a lot more options then what we had in the Midwest and a lot more technical. The above is all XC.

    Check out http://www.bbtc.org trail wiki for a list of options.

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    Woohoo

    Hey I'm new to Washington from CT *actually lived here 16 yrs ago*...
    So I've been in Vancouver for a month and haven't really gotten a chance to ride.
    Anyone in the area want to go up towards Mt St Helens this weekend and maybe do the Lewis River trail?


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    Hey Im Brad, Im new to Vancouver. made it out to post canyon the other week and loved it will be heading back there..Just trying to grow some freeride skills.
    Originally from the UK, but very happy to be living here now.

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    Kyle from Oly WA. Grew up in Renton adjacent to the Tapeworm, rode that and St Edwards, moved to Oly, been riding Capitol and all over the west for the last 10 years or so. First time poster, but I think I've ran into many of you on the trails. Always up for a CF ride, I'm up there a few times a week.

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    Wow, there's a lot of us on this thread. I haven't looked at it in a long time, so I was surprised how many of us Washingtonians pop on here to check things out. Cool!

    I'll avoid the term "gathering", but maybe we should do a group ride sometime next spring (when all this f'ing rain stops).

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    Cool-blue Rhythm im steve out of A-town

    sup guys im steve im in auburn. i love to ride but the group of the freinds that ride with dont want to ride woith me cause im better then they are? so i out to find some new people to ride with. i work 3 rd shift as a machinst and can always change my sleep schedule to do what ever.

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    I love the idea of a group ride. I think it should be held on a pretty mild trail to make sure that everyone can ride it. I would also love to possibly help in any way i can to get this ride going
    Hit in the knee by a truck, couldn't ride for a month, but I'm back!

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    Hi. I'm Jim from Port Hadlock.
    I like techy singletrack.
    I like to do group rides, it's hard to trash talk when you ride solo.It also seems to hurt less when you crash and have someone to laugh at you.
    My favorite local trails are Gibbs Lake and Anderson Lake.
    Gibbs Lake is pretty dry in the winter due to the work of the local trail group.
    I want to do some more trails in the Hood River area next year, and maybe Galbraith in Bellingham.
    I ride a 2007 Heckler, a 2000 Superlite and a 2001 Eddy Merckx Corsa road bike.

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    I'm Ryan, I just moved back to Wash, lived in the Columbia River Gorge forever, then moved to Utah for a couple years. Now I'm in the camas/vancouver area.

    I used to ride XC .. but got into more downhilling while i lived in Utah, right next to Deer Valley and now i'm starting to build my confidence and do some FR.

    After coming out here i've only had the chance to ride blackrock (Oregon) once. Since it was raining no one was into the idea of hiking back up after one descent.. so hopefuly i'll be heading back down on a dry day soon.

    I want to ride post (Oregon) but i need to figure out how to get there.

    i ride a yeti as-x and a yeti dj.
    I'm hoping to build a 575 this upcoming year since i know of some good trail rides out this way... that the as-x is too big for.

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    George...(freinds call me Tuck)
    Oak Harbor, Wa....Whidbey Island. Mostly ride local. Hart Lake, Ft. Ebbey, Deception Pass, ACFL, Mt. Erie etc... Did Galbraith Mt. last year (great ride).
    I like the fast single tracks the best...plus a batch of roots and rocks here and there to keep it interesting. Did I mention drops? Gotta have some good drops.
    My ride?
    Diamondback Zetec DBR, Bomber Z4, Deore XT setup, Holowtech cranks, Koski bar/stem, Avid levers, Hayes db's. Decent bike for an old dude like myself.

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    Wa!

    tim here from kirkland, originally from NW Indiana, transplanted 'bout 4 years ago. Recently re-discovered biking in all forms after being away for a while. Rode most all spring/summer on my road bike back and forth to work. Really loving all the great possibilities for trails out here in the ol' pac-NW. I love to haul ass on single track, as I can't really say that I've done anything else. Been riding St.eddie's cuz its close and that's the only one i know how to get to. i ride a trek7000 that's been made to a single speed, basically put together via the cavernous bins at recycled cycles in seattle. would like to get a nice full sussy one day. with all the possible trails that i could hit, i'm really hard pressed to nail just one or two down for the up and coming summer. look forward to being a part of this area's great mountain bike scene!

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    Hello and welcome....

    A great resource for more riding areas for you include the www.bbtc.org website and also any of the Zilly biking guide books like "Kissing the Trail". Sounds like you have a good start....Ed's and a singlespeed go hand in hand. Another great place to ride is Tolt McDonald Park in Carnation and also Collonade in downtown seattle under the I-5 bridge.
    Feel free to email me anytime with questions or for suggestions and make sure you check out the BBTC as they are instrumental in progression of mountain biking and advocacy in our area.

    Welcome to the fold..... bennett.dennis@gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by timaverage
    tim here from kirkland, originally from NW Indiana, transplanted 'bout 4 years ago. Recently re-discovered biking in all forms after being away for a while. Rode most all spring/summer on my road bike back and forth to work. Really loving all the great possibilities for trails out here in the ol' pac-NW. I love to haul ass on single track, as I can't really say that I've done anything else. Been riding St.eddie's cuz its close and that's the only one i know how to get to. i ride a trek7000 that's been made to a single speed, basically put together via the cavernous bins at recycled cycles in seattle. would like to get a nice full sussy one day. with all the possible trails that i could hit, i'm really hard pressed to nail just one or two down for the up and coming summer. look forward to being a part of this area's great mountain bike scene!
    Liberty Lake Wa.

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    Hey everybody im Barry from spokane wa just stoping in to say hi any fellow easters on here?

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    why thank you sir! i'll definately check into that book. Does tolt park mapquest ok? i'm relatively inept at finding my way 'round the east side as of yet. i've rode the colonade a little, its prettty fun! Nice being down-town and all.

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    Hello

    If you do a google search for a Tolt map something should turn up. There may even be one on the Wiki attached to the BBTC website. If that does not work email me and I cna find you one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timaverage
    why thank you sir! i'll definately check into that book. Does tolt park mapquest ok? i'm relatively inept at finding my way 'round the east side as of yet. i've rode the colonade a little, its prettty fun! Nice being down-town and all.
    Liberty Lake Wa.

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    Wil here...

    Currently living on Fort Lewis, originally from PA.

    I'm in the Army--just puttin' that out there, as I've heard
    that's viewed as a bad thing in WA. I hope people don't
    get hung up on it; I'm a nice guy and we all love to ride
    bikes, right? (I just love America, man...and I figure it's
    worth fighting for)...more on that in another forum/thread...

    Anyway, about a year ago, the Army gave me a chance to
    choose a new duty station. My wife and I chose Ft. Lewis
    (for what surrounds it; certainly not for the post itself).
    I friggin' love everything about the NW!!! (Except that I can't find
    a pizzeria out here that makes stromboli's or NY-style
    pizza!!! WTF?!?)...

    I ride xc but, so far, due to a long "business trip" to Baghdad (will
    this thing EVER end?!?), I've ridden very little in WA:
    (starting from the farthest north in WA, to the farthest south)
    St. Ed's, Lake Sawyer, Banner, random exploring of Ft. Lewis,
    and a short ride in Capitol Forest...

    Looking forward to getting back early summer of '08 and
    linking up with locals [who don't hate on the Army thing] for a lot
    of riding....I'd like to explore Banner, Sawyer and Capitol Forest
    more, since I only scratched the surface on any of them...

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    greetings and welcome to WA

    Hi there,
    My dad is a retired colonel so I have no problems with the army. I also love to ride! and you are correct, the NW is just one of the best places to live. Have checked out the BBTC? they post rides all the time, otherwise give me a shout. I don't know Capitol forest, banner as well but do know a lot of rides closer to Seattle..

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    wow...fast reply!

    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm actually on r&r in WA right now, only for a week or so longer...
    hoping to find some small group rides not too far from Lewis...
    I'm a member of BBTC, but didn't see any social/semi-social rides
    going on anytime soon that don't require lights...(I don't have a light
    system yet)...

    Anyway, if we don't meet up while I'm on leave, I'm stoked to know there's a few folks who won't throw eggs when we return! I'm sure we'll wave to each other somewhere on a Seattle trail eventually!

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    Quote Originally Posted by penser
    Wil here...

    Currently living on Fort Lewis, originally from PA.

    I'm in the Army--just puttin' that out there, as I've heard
    that's viewed as a bad thing in WA. I hope people don't
    get hung up on it; I'm a nice guy and we all love to ride
    bikes, right? (I just love America, man...and I figure it's
    worth fighting for)...more on that in another forum/thread...
    Penser,

    Just saw your post about Banner and then saw this. Welcome.

    Dude, get out and ride with those guys at Banner before you head back to the Middle East. It's clear and cold right now and most stuff is pretty firm if it's a muddy area. Dress for the weather and have a great time. This is why you moved to the PNW isn't it? Well, we don't let a little mud or cold weather keep us off the bike in these parts.......so get on with it!

    Cheers,
    EB

    P.S. I don't believe most folks in WA have a problem with the military.....it's more of an issue with our gov't and their policies, imo. As you said, another thread......

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    Quote Originally Posted by penser
    Thanks for the welcome!

    I'm actually on r&r in WA right now, only for a week or so longer...
    hoping to find some small group rides not too far from Lewis...
    I'm a member of BBTC, but didn't see any social/semi-social rides
    going on anytime soon that don't require lights...(I don't have a light
    system yet)...

    Anyway, if we don't meet up while I'm on leave, I'm stoked to know there's a few folks who won't throw eggs when we return! I'm sure we'll wave to each other somewhere on a Seattle trail eventually!
    Hey Wil; glad you're back; sounds like you're settling in and starting to get in some rides. Bring the family up and we'll ride Sawyer; next Sunday is a good day for me. For the record, I remember you met a bunch of folk when you rode with us; everyone enjoyed your company. Bring your wife and kids up to St. Eds on Sunday; they're welcome to join the boot camp class and it's on da house; I'm thinking they might need a refresher:>). Not sure if you still have my email addres; send me a PM or write to bootcamp@bbtc.org
    Take care of yourself; look forward to seeing you again soon.
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    Want to ride McKenzie River Trail, OR this year.
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    Good Riding Down There

    McKenzie is a stunning trail and over hills from there you have Bend. Bend is a special place for us Washington folks. Try the Mrazek Trail and or also ride around in the Newberry Crater area. You are in a great location, Enjoy!

    Cheers

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    Liberty Lake Wa.

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    Yah, I rode the Newberry Caldera rim ride a couple years ago. It was sweet. I haven't riden Mrazek but I rode Phil's trail and a few others near there last summer. Bend is awesome. Wish I could live there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon448
    Brandon from Seattle, Magnolia neighborhood.

    Technical Cross Country (seems to be the favorite buzz word). I would really like to start racing/riding some endurance distance races, 50 and 100 milers. I used to race Sport XC now I race at the track (velodrome). Coming off a year and a half on the couch from a nasty broken tib-fib.

    There are so many trails in WA that I have yet to ride! Teanaway, Triple Crown, anything in Capital Forest...

    Since moved to the respectable city of Tacoma and in 2007 logged more miles and maintained more trails than in any or all of my previous years in Seattle!! I completed the 24hr race solo, the TOE 50 miler, and 73 outta 100 of the Cascade Creampuff 100 miler (gonna get it this year!!) I have also become actively involved in working to develop riding area in Tacoma and Pierce Co. along with my very good friend Courtland Capwell!
    "On yere Bike!!!!",

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    We got Will out on the frozen trails and ran him ragged, it was great fun! Something to look forward to coming back too.
    I just heard from him and he might be back a little sooner than he thought. And a month of leave in Aug.
    Will is a good guy and a pleasure to ride with.
    More fun than an open casket funeral

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    Yo-

    My name's Kyle

    I live in Kirkland.

    I just purchased an ironhorse sinister comp, and i love it
    my favorite place to ride is either tiger mountain or black diamond coal mines
    i'm currently in X-Ray school and i train in MMA, although i haven't had time for that in a while

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    Kyle,

    I instruct martial arts and combatives. My other riding partner trains under Ivan Salaverry. You're welcome to join up with us for a ride. Send a PM.

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    Woot

    connor here from bellingham. long time forum prowler first time poster. I ride a craftworks frm125 and most of my riding is done at galbraith mt. cheers folks

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    Derek

    I live in Olympia, so I'm in Capitol Forest a lot.


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    Jeremy, my friends call me Jerm or Big Perm.

    I'm a newbie. Been on a ride here and there with friends like EBextreme over the past few years but never had a decent bike. I recently purchased a GT iDrive 5 4.0 and now I am completely addicted. I hear a lot of mixed reviews on the component package of the 5 4.0 but it seems to work well for me for now.

    I live a rocks throw away from the Towers of Power (Tapeworm, etc..) in Renton, WA and ride there at least once every week. I really enjoy the tight technical stuff. Still working on jumping and trying to get up over wet roots (lots of those on Tapeworm). I'm hoping to get a full days ride in without going OTB soon, we'll see how that goes.


    I'm just very happy to be here.

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    Welcome Jeremy.

    My tip to you would be to embrace the OTB experience. My experience has been that going OTB is scary at first, then kind of annoying. Then you'll go months without doing it, and finally reach a phase of enlightenment during which time your trips OTB become great sources of comic relief for others and fond recollections for yourself. This is my happy place.

    I'm sure there are several on this board who vividly recall seeing me bunny-hop into a log at Tolt only to watch me (and bike) go OTB. So fast, so clipped-in, so on the bike, and almost a full front flip. It was awesome, save for getting the wind knocked out of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon448
    Brandon from Seattle, Magnolia neighborhood.

    Technical Cross Country (seems to be the favorite buzz word). I would really like to start racing/riding some endurance distance races, 50 and 100 milers. I used to race Sport XC now I race at the track (velodrome). Coming off a year and a half on the couch from a nasty broken tib-fib.

    There are so many trails in WA that I have yet to ride! Teanaway, Triple Crown, anything in Capital Forest...
    We live at the base of Capital Forest. Our youngest rode the trails in Capital Forest for years, after he got his first mtb at age 16. I, however, prefer riding the shoulders of the highway to Oly, and the streets of the city -lots of nice road rides in Oly. I prefer the danger of automobiles to the danger of cougar and black bear.

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    Hi,just moved to Spokane from the uk,waiting for winter to pass and a couple of seal's for me fork,then hittin the trails on me soul,can't wait!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerman
    Hi,just moved to Spokane from the uk,waiting for winter to pass and a couple of seal's for me fork,then hittin the trails on me soul,can't wait!.

    Welcome to Spokane.

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    Welcome to the US. From a fellow expat

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigPerm
    Jeremy, my friends call me Jerm or Big Perm.

    I'm a newbie. Been on a ride here and there with friends like EBextreme over the past few years but never had a decent bike. I recently purchased a GT iDrive 5 4.0 and now I am completely addicted.

    I'm just very happy to be here.
    What up Big Worm......I mean, Big Perm! Glad to hear you're getting out on the new bike a bunch.

    Hey, we'll need to get you out on some rides away from TofP when you have some time.

    EB

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    I just got an 07' Enduro and I love it! I ride St Eddies and the Japanese Gulch a lot and usually ride Capitol quite a bit too. I really want to get up to Galbraith this summer. I have been there a few times and had a great time but I didn't know my way around. I have to make it back to Devils Gulch this summer and this time I will be shuttling!

    I am always down to meet up and ride with anybody.

    See you on the trail!

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    Cheer's,Sly_foxx and Stu Money thank's for the greeting.Mr Fox do you know any good trail's in Spokane,need to get out and about.
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    Hello from Oly!

    I'm Erin from Olympia, where Capitol Forest is less than an hour away! When I moved to Oly from Bellingham, a friend told me that Cap has some of the sweetest bike trails he had ever been on, so I bought a crappy secondhand rigid Raleigh and decided to see for myself. Cap has been my primary riding area ever since, although I have upgraded my bike to a Giant Trance (big difference!) I love riding the sweet singletrack of the green (non-moto) trails. I decided to race beginner class in the Indie Series this season, so I'm hoping to get a nice sampling of some of the other trails Washington has to offer. My riding experience has been XC, mainly because I lack the DH/FR technical skills required to not break bones or my bike. This is a great sport, and I would love to see more women pick up the knobby tires and start rolling!

    See ya on the trails!

    -Erin

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    Welcome to the fold....

    The Seattle Luna Chix are a great bunch of riders that seem to have a real good time. I see you moved here from B'Ham...los of riding up there. I have never ridden Capital Forest and me and my Fiance will need a tour guide this summer. You interested? If you have not already.... check the www.BBTC.org website as we head that way some times....

    Thanks for your post... and yes please...we need more women in the sport!!!!

    d|b
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    ... and if we just ... Howdy from Woodinville

    Hey everyone!

    My name is Pete (aka Fiddler).

    Love the XC/Freeride stuff but I get out on the roadbike a bit as well. I just got into singlespeeding too.Good Times!

    Member of www.bbtc.org. Great bunch of guys working hard to keep the trails clear of trees and well maintained.

    Cheers!

    -Pete

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    I build trails in my back yard and i've put in countless hours of volunteer work at Colonnade.
    Hi im Evan, I build trails and ride them!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Robin
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    Love Smoothie single-track to fast chunky stuff

    My Favorite Trails:

    Local: Tapeworm, Tiger
    A bit of a drive: Devils Gulch, Galbraith
    Oregon: Post Canyon

    Always looking for some new places and people to ride with.

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    Newbie here. Live in Lakewood, WA. Old country girl (not that old lol) getting back into outdoor lifestyle again as I enjoy biking ALOT!
    I have ridden at Foothills Trail in Orting, looking forward to ride at Victor Falls near Puyallup and Mima Creek near Olympia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodeogirl73
    Newbie here. Live in Lakewood, WA. Old country girl (not that old lol) getting back into outdoor lifestyle again as I enjoy biking ALOT!
    I have ridden at Foothills Trail in Orting, looking forward to ride at Victor Falls near Puyallup and Mima Creek near Olympia.
    Hey there, I have a female friend in Puyallup who enjoys company on rides; she's putting a weekly ride together and could use help; send me a pm or email at bootcamp@bbtc.org. Court and Heidi do lots of south end rides, especially around Mima Falls. To the north, Eric Carlson leads weekly rides at Lake Sawyer; you're guaranteed a good time on this rides. Plenty of rides listed on the bbtc.org calendar. welcome and have a great season.
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    Another n00b here. I live in Mukilteo, right next to a popular entrance to the Japanese Gulch trails. I've finally decided I need a mountain bike to utilize the trails. Haven't been riding bikes since my early high school years, and I'm about 40 now.

    I stumbled across this forum while trying to research bikes. Seems like this is the place to come for information about mountain bikes.

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    hello

    Just signed up to this forum.

    Like all mountain, but getting more into DH/Freeride.

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    Hi, noober here at this forum as well as the sport.

    I live in BELLINGHAM, WA... trying to find more people in my area to ride with that would show a noob here how things get done

    I have only ridden in the city... but would like to try out; FR, DH or XC.

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    Hey there...always up for a good ride, and meeting new people. I dont get up north as far as Bellingham too often though.

    I did ride the Japanese Gulch area over the weekend. It's a very cool area. WAY more than we were able to see in one day.

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    Hey there...good to see another local 40ish newish rider out there. I was just in your area over the weekend, riding the Gulch trails for the first time. It's only about a 20min drive, so I definitely want to go back. Are you ever up for a ride during the week? Day time? or Eve?

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    I've been watching this site for a few months now, and finally decided to sign up.

    I rode a bike my whole childhood as my main source of transportation, even past the age when everyone else had cars. I liked the idea of saving more of my money for me. Recently Ive moved out onto my own and a car is an unneeded expense. So I ride my Spec HR sport to work and back 6 days a week and on my days off I ride trails with my roomies. I live in Sumner Wa, and commute to Costco on South hill. I know my roomies and I would love to meet some other locals who know of more trails about and who would like to enjoy the riding pastime with us. I'm 22.

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    Smile To Baldshark

    i can only ride on the weekends for now. but not the next upcoming two weekends as i got stuck working overtime. i'll PM you here with my email. email me when you come up to bellingham so we can ride. again, i am a noob

    Quote Originally Posted by BaldShark
    Hey there...good to see another local 40ish newish rider out there. I was just in your area over the weekend, riding the Gulch trails for the first time. It's only about a 20min drive, so I definitely want to go back. Are you ever up for a ride during the week? Day time? or Eve?

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    Blake from Marysville,Downhiller, Galby & Whistler veteren.

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    Hi, my name is Mark. My wife and I just moved to WA from Maryville, TN. We will soon be living in Bonney Lake (temp housing atm).

    I enjoy light downhill, flowing singletrack, and I'm trying to learn to ride trials. I'm interested in learning more downhill and freeride stuff if I can find the right trails and people to ride with. I REALLY want to visit Colonnade, and I hope to enter the Super D race at Capitol Forest in August.

    My bikes will be here tomorrow, so hopefully, I can bring at least one to our temporary housing and ride again :P Send me a PM if you have suggestions of places to ride or people to ride with!

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    Dane from Maple Valley.
    All mountain.
    Can't wait to hit Snoqualmie Falls, maybe a bit of Tiger Mountain. Non-locally, I want to hit Whistler.

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    I try to do some crosscountry on my old Cannondale.


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    Long backcountry rides
    Capitol State Forest, MT Saint Helens Area

    Moving back to Olympia in March after being stuck in South Carolina for the past 3 years.Can't wait to get back to the NW.
    The way we ride today shapes mountain bike trail access tomorrow. -IMBA

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    whats up guys im scott, living in wesnatchee, ride xc/light freeride, urban, would like to get more into freeridin tho. ride devils gulch, xanadu, always looking for new trails to ride and people to ride with or shuttle devils gulch- only been in the area 6 mos came from midwest, so anyone lookin to ride pm me or something

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    Hey I'm Brian and I'm a noob to this site and mountain biking in general. I just picked up an '09 Cannondale F5 and I really should have gotten into this sooner. So far I have ridden the trails near my house (Soaring Eagle/Beaver Lake) and I go to school at the UW during the non summer months so I will be looking for some good places to ride then. Hopefully I'll have pics up soon.

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    Hello all

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    I haven't got to try all the different styles of riding yet to say which one I like the best.
    I love what I have been able to do so far

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    Hey I'm Chris. I live in the Oly area and am new to the sport. I'm looking to build my skills slowly and grow into some freeride stuff. Love the site and all the great info on here. See ya'll around.

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    Hi im jaysin, live in Bellingham. Pretty new to all this. I ride at Galby as much as I can. Any other newbies wanna SLUG up the hill with me, let me know.

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    Hey Im Chris from Kent, just got into biking a month ago and I am loving it! Ive just been to Black Diamond and Dash Point. Next week its Tiger maybe, havnt decided yet! Im not great by any means but Im gettin there!

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