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    Hey everyone! My name is Paul and I live in Camas, WA. I have been recently trying to get back into riding after about 10 years off. I have a 2010 Specialized Rockhopper 29er. Hope to see you out there.

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    Ryan from Sequim
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    ...riding buddies/trail work buddies???
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    name is Tom.

    I ride a HiFi Pro. New here to Washington state. Bike just got unloaded by packers last week. Live on Ft Lewis.

    Looking for group rides or places close to go up, down or cross.

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    niko from leavenworth i love xanadu trail

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    renton (fairwood)

    Name - Jake
    Bike - 2009 Giant Reign X2
    Preferred trails - pretty much anything, really like the technical stuff - logs, rocks, drops, steeper the better
    Usually ride - summit ridge, tapeworm, duthie
    Hope to ride this year - whistler for first time, hope to get back to moab (grew up in utah)
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    Nathan from Western Washington. I'm new to mountain biking, and I do mostly XC riding. Looking to ride any trail I can! =)

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    Josh, 20 years old
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    I came from SC and have been riding for over a year.
    Im planning on going to capitol forest this Friday and Saturday.

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    Hi all,

    I'm Thomas. I've been riding for about 14 years now. I used to ride mostly XC with some occasional races down at Belfair in the late 90's on a hardtail Specialized Stumpjumper FS. I took a break during the mid-2000s for a few years and then started back up around 2007 when I decided to purchase a Redline Monocog Flight 29er. I rode that thing everywhere and loved it until that mysterious creaking that developed turned into a giant crack under the downtube gusset. Alas, I went a few months without a stead until I ordered a Rocky Mountain Vertex SE 29er and a Giant Trance X4, both of which I've had for a little over a year now.

    I ride a bit of everything now and love it all. A trip up to Silver Mountain in Idaho last year stands out as one of my favorite rides. Locally I enjoy 300, the Tokuls, Cranberry Lake, and Duthie. I'm all registered for Mountain Bike Oregon in August and am really looking forward to it!

    I know I've probably ridden with a few of you on the local board here through EMBA. I also lead rides on Meetup (The Cascade Mountain Bikers Meetup Group).

    See you all on the trails!

    Thomas

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    I'm Ryan,

    Just moved up here to Spokane area in November from Ohio. Been mtn biking for about 20 years off and on. Got back into it pretty good 3 years ago and upgraded now I'm looking forward to getting on some real mountains. I've mostly ridden XC but will be getting into a bit more gnarly stuff. Blowing the dust off the steed this weekend for an introductory ride around here.

    Can't wait to see you on the trails and to try out as many as I can

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    Hello, I'm Josh. Live in Mukilteo, originally from Ballard. Ride Duthie a lot and Japanese Gulch. Paradise and St. Eds, too. Hopin' to get out again this weekend, but blew out my front fork!! We'll see if I can get it fixed or replaced in time. See you guys out there.

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    Hey, I'm Erik. I live in Bremerton, WA out on the Olympic Peninsula. I'm a long time car guy who recently got back into bike-riding. Sold my Mercedes and picked up an 85' 4runner that rarely gets driven so I'd have something to take up to the mountains. I ride a single speed road bike as a commuter to and from work(4 miles each way), and this weekend hopefully am picking up a downhill bike so I can start hitting some trails.

    If anyone lives in my area and wants to show me around some trails I'd be psyched!

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    Hi all I'm Jeremiah and I live in Longview and I like to ride my SS cross country or just cross town to the grocery store.

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    My name is Evan and I live in Renton. Been mountain biking for about a year now, bought my first "real" mountain bike last summer used from a coworker, a Giant Reign X1 upgraded with a Truvativ Hammerschmidt crank set. I ride at tower of power several times a week and also like to do a little trail building. I like to ride lots of the other great trails we have around here too, Tokul, Tiger Mtn. Black Diamond, Lake Desire, and Duthie of course.

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    Hey All

    My name is Kevin and I live in Duvall, WA. I have been a road cyclist forever and am coming to mountain biking to get off the roads and away from the crazies. I just bought a Norco Fluid 2 and have been riding Duthie and Tokul as much as I can.

    Glad to meet everyone.

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    Rob from Lake Stevens...Just getting back on my bike after 7 years and multiple back surgeries. Love all mountain riding and favorite trail is Xanadu....

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    Hey I'm Robert and I'm from the Seattle area. Just getting into mountain biking and looking forward to enjoying what Washington has to offer.

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    Checking in- Bryan from the Olympia area. I have been riding a 2004 KHS XC504 for several years now though I stopped riding for a while due to work. Recently I have reignited that fire and decided I needed to upgrade to a new ride. Today I went down to a local shop and picked up a 2010 Norco Fluid 3.

    Looking forward to getting back into riding and enjoying Capitol Forest once again!

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    Checking in - I just moved here to Tacoma and am just looking around the area for intermediate single track or cross country trails to ride.

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    Good riding just across the Narrows bridge in Port Orchard. It's called Banner Forest. About 20 minutes from the bridge. Send me a PM if you want me to show you around. I am there a couple times a week. Lots of other good areas within an hour or two as well. Black Diamond, Capitol forest, Paradise Valley, and a few good parks and freeride areas as well.

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    Hello, besides DECIM8 I also go by Dan. If you went to LANs in the area Snohomish County area you may know me. Anyway, I'm getting back into mountain biking after a ~12 year hiatus. I should get my bike this Thursday and get back on the road and trails. I may be picking up a well cared for straight 6 if everything looks good. I am hoping it will last me for a season or two before needing to be replaced/added to. I work a couple miles from Japanese gulch so I will be riding there as often as I can. You may also see me with my girls on the Centennial Trail. I can't wait to get two wheels under me again.

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    I'm Tony and I live on Whidbey. My favorite place to ride locally are both areas near Stevens and near Stampede, though there are the Kettles right down from my place, and they are quite nice.

    If anyone here likes to ride all rigid, I'd love to hear from you and what rides you prefer. I look for the higher elevation stuff when possible.
    Good friction shifting is getting hard to find nowadays....

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    Looking for someone to ride the OAT from PA to L. Cresent. 21ish miles. Hitting the trail head at 9am

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    Sort of an FNG. Been at this dirt riding for about a year. Been a pavement rider for a long time. Frequent the Black Diamond areas as they as close to home. If you see a big guy on a black Kona Hei Hei say "hi".

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    I'm Roman. Live in North Seattle. Rode a bit back in the mid Nineties,then got back into it about 5 years ago, but have been hitting the trails really hard this year. I've been getting to Duthie a lot which has been amazing for progressing my skills and for trying new stuff. I'm trying to get to as many new trails as possible and have just been having a blast doing it. Hope to see a lot of you out on the trails!

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    Hi guys!

    Andy's the name. Do just about any kind of riding. The more technical the better. Used to ride DH on the east coast but don't have my rig anymore so mostly looking to do some techy singletrack. Send me a message if you are doing any riding on the Kitsap Penn. or west of that. Stationed at Bangor Sub Base.

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    Shelby in Duvall.

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    I'm Jim from Prosser. I ride at a few places around Tri-cities but would like to find the time for longer rides in the Cascades. I enjoy taking taking my 12 and 13 yo boys out for torture rides.

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    Pat in Spokane. Suffering from fatbike disease. Terminal, I'm afraid.

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    Whats up ?

    Hey MTBers !!

    I'm new in Bothell, just moved here from Detroit proper. Been living in the D for the last 9 years. Grew up in Bellingham before that. I tore up Gallbrith back in the day, now I'm looking to make my mark and get some more scars here in Bothell.

    I'm looking for a crew to ride with local to me. My gut could use some good XCing.
    BTW --> WTB a nice used XC bike for a 190lb guys who throttles on his ride.

    I currently only have a DH Mongoose Triple Black.... hoping Stevens Pass opens soon !!

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    Another rider in the northend...I'm up in Mill Creek. Been riding mtb for about a year and am hooked on XC trail riding. Always looking for a ride.....

    Santiago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motonut View Post
    Another rider in the northend...I'm up in Mill Creek. Been riding mtb for about a year and am hooked on XC trail riding. Always looking for a ride.....

    Santiago
    Right on, I'll let you know when I get ahold of an XC !! No way I'm going to try to keep up on the Triple Black !!

    BTW - My brakes are dragging like a mofo and I think i need to replace my chain with one that better matches my sprocket ( getting a tooth jump every dozen pedal cycles...) Can you recommend a good bike shop that wont empty my wallet ?

    Peace,
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    I'm Ross.

    Moved here a week ago from colorado.

    Ride dh, and some dj's (the one's i can hit on my dh rig)

    Hit some stuff off highway 90, duthie, and softies djs so far

    Love to ride.

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    Hi, I'm Peter. I'm 28 and moved out about a month ago from Duluth, MN. I've ridden Tiger Mtn twice and Duthie Hill once, and am looking for some other good spots to explore.

    I'm located a bit southeast of downtown Seattle in Seward Park, and would like to find some semi-local riders to carpool to the trails and ride with. I'm mostly doing XC riding but am an excellent technical rider (I also ride trials) and ride at a good pace. If anyone is interested in a riding partner, send me a PM. I've got car and bike space for 2 other riders.

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    Hey Peter, you should check out Evergreen's webpage. Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance - Washington's Largest Mountain Bike Club Evergreen is a great club, a great way to get involved, meet people, and have fun. Also, on the "dry side," we are hosting an event called Devil's Fest on Sept. 23-25. Evergreen MTB Calendar

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    Hello

    Hey all, new guy here. I'm a Washington guy here in Vancouver. Went to Whistler, BC back in 2007 to Mt bike and have been bitten ever since. I ride a Specialized SX Trail 2 and mostly love the freeride/all mt. variety. I also have a Haro Escape Sport that is reserved for the more casual days. I've never ridden the Cold Creek Trail up by Larch Mt. and was thinking of giving it a shot. Anyone here been?Attachment 641177
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    Hey,

    I'm Joe. I just moved back to Marysville from NYC. I mostly do DH but do have a XC bike. Been riding Japanese Gulch and the colonade but thats about it. Looking forward to stevens pass opening soon.
    I'm also real big into sailing.

    see you guys on the trails

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    Hey all. I'm Brian from Lynnwood. I was heavily into XC riding from about 1993 to 2005 or so. Sadly, around that time my bike became too old and beat up to maintain. I was pretty broke at the time and stopped riding completely. Recently, I pulled the old bike out and cleaned it up enough to survive one more ride. I ended up at Galbraith where I had to go around all of the fun technical stuff due to the bike being such a piece of crap. Anyway, I loved it so much that I went out and bought a new Kona Operator FR. For the past few weeks I've been learning how to free ride. I've been going to mostly Duthie, but have also been to the Collonade, St. Edwards & Japanese Gulch. I'm hoping to find some more free ride trails closer to home and also hoping to be able to pick up a new or lightly used XC bike in the fairly near future. Hope to see you on the trails!

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    Hi. My name is Bryan. I'm living in Anacortes and have only recently started riding in the dirt again. I got my wife hooked road riding, so I still do quite a bit of that too. I just picked up a '11 Redline Monocog 29er ($350 at Skagit Cycle Center!!!) to hit all the ACFL singletrack. I live less than a quarter mile from one of the cranberry lake trailheads, so it's perfect for after work rides. If anyone here is familiar with those trails, I'd love to find out where the good spots are!

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    Hi, Erik from Spokane. Just got back into mountain biking for something different to do, mostly a runner and tri guy. Not sure what kind of rider I am, been riding around Riverside State Park some so far with my 16 year old son.

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    I'm from spokane, just bought my first "real" bike. Fun stuff, can't wait to find some cool trails to ride.

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    Hey I'm Dean
    I ride all mountain downhill and fast single tracks
    I want to hit tiger mountain duthie hill and a couple others. Maybe soon though

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    I am Mark and I ride pumptracks, XC, DH and Duthie Hill.

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    Hi, my name is Mark and I live in Bellingham. Rode a mountain bike for the first time two months ago and was hooked. Hoping to improve my skills (got a long way to go!) and meet some new people.

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    Two new Seattlites

    Hey all. My wife & I just moved to Seattle from the SF Bay Area. Before California, we lived in the Boston area, so we've done quite a bit of riding on both coasts at this point.

    So far in WA, I've ridden St Eds once, and a couple times at Tiger Mtn. Where should I go next? (BTW, the Tiger Mtn singletrack is awesome!) I ride mostly XC, though I've been known to hop on a lift from time to time. I'm all about full day rides in interesting locations.

    I see a lot of posts here from folks new to WA looking to hook up with other riders. Have you guys managed to do that? Being new to the area, we'd love to meet some other folks into riding, beer drinking, and general good times.

    We've checked out the Evergreen site and really hope to get out on some traill works days before too long.

    noah
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    and Sarah
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    Issaquah

    Hi everyone,

    My name is Sebastian. I have lived in Issaquah for 2yrs this month. I ride anything with 2 wheels and enjoy every min of it. I have normally been riding FMX/MX for the last 14 yrs. I am coming off a broken back injury in February, and have dusted off the bicycle's and realized how much the world of mt. biking has grown and progressed. I am stoked again. I look forward to donating more time trail building, and meeting new friends to ride with as much as possible.

    P.S. Im looking for a AM bike

    Peace

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    Welcome dude, and good riding/working with you - and to everybody else, Sebastian is legit, he's been helping dig at Duthie and gave made props for the design of FT3K.
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    Luke from Sammamish area. Been riding around here for a little while but don't lurk around too much. Saying hi You've probably run into me somewhere on the trails at one point or another (ride 4-5 times a week during summer).

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    Hellllloooo everybody.
    I'm Kevin just moved to Bellingham from Auburn Wa. hopefully ill be attending WWU next year
    i mainly ride AM but i'm looking at upgrading from my GT avalanche to a full sus bike, perhaps one more freeride oriented.

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    Long time lurker first time poster!

    I am Eric I am 38 and I live in Puyallup.

    I think riding my bike was one of if not my first love. Still have vivid memorys of the first time my dad let go of the seat without the training wheels Been riding single track since mid 90s. Cut my teeth at Victor falls. Used to ride the Peek to Creek events long ago in Capital. Couple of seasons off from broken arm and dislocated shoulder out in Black Dimond from over on the church side (before all the great new trails) Did MBO summer before last, and a lot of riding off and on over the years.

    I ride a silver first gen Nomad and I like the flowy downhills like Devils Gulch and Sun Top The tight technical rocky wet rooty ones that make us better riders like Tapeworm and Skokum Flats, the occasional all day adventure that my 1998 trail guide book leads me on (still trying to get every last trail checked off), and heading out of town in search of trail bliss like the the great trails outside of Hood River, Bend Oregon and some day Whistler and Moab.

    Not the fastest or most fit but I will go on just about any trail even if I have to walk a lot. It has always been about the adventure, challenge and camaraderie to me. If you see me on the trail say hello. If you want to do some riding I can easily be convinced and if you are a local P-town rider and just need to know a few close spots for a quick fix hit me up.

    Oh, and does anyone know what ever happened to the Single Track Mind club? I searched the internet and it seemed to fall of the face of the earth. Seems like they used to be a big force and good group of folks, at least in the south end.
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    Checkin' in

    I'm Jon, 43 live in Seattle (south end no less), and am a re-invented mtb'er since I went dual suspension - 29'er earlier this year.

    Also a Clyde - 6'2 235 lbs of kick ass!

    Been bombing around the local trails mainly (Tolt/Tiger/Lake Sawyer/Duthie), and looking to get west of the mountains next spring to ride the dry side of our glorious state.

    I too am not the fastest and most fit (go Solid-E!), but I have a lot of fun trying most anything in the X-Country category.

    Sorry about the roadie pic.

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    I'm Jordan.
    I live in Tacoma, have for about 5 years now. I used to live in Boulder, CO and ride XC pretty frequently up until '03 when my bike was stolen and I just kind of quit. I spent the last year building up what I think is going to be a pretty functional and fun 1x9 29er. I lurk and don't post so I don't have enough posts to put up a picture or link...

    I did my first off pavement ride today at Fort Steilacoom, and holy hell am I out of shape. Its been long enough that a lot of my basic skills are diminished and its kind of embarrassing. Also these wet roots you guys have all over... thats a new challenge to me.

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    Tom from Bothell.
    Ride XC, mostly paradise, St. Eds, grand ridge. Moved here from arizona about 2 1/2 years ago. Big change, but I love it. I am a chef, so I work different hours than most. Would like to start doing some trail work, and give a little back. I'm old and not so fast, but I try.
    See ya on the trails!
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    Logan from north bend
    Usually rides cross country/trail
    Hope to ride sun valley Utah and whistler more

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    Stacy K (I'm the new Communication and Membership Director at Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance in case you're wondering about my forum name)

    I like technical XC and fast and flowy XC, with a preference for trails I can take my dogs on

    Still need to head down south and ride Capitol Forest

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    Scott. Live in South Bellevue. Ride at Soaring Eagle, and Duthie for the most part. Looking forward to exploring the Lake Sawyer, Henry's and surrounding trails as the year progresses. I've only been riding cross country for a couple of years but have been out consistently since purchasing a used '07 Santa Cruz Blur LT and have been loving every minute. Getting ready to catch a little more air as I am getting more comfortable.
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    I'm Chris
    Live in Mt. Vernon and am about to get a mountain bike this weekend and hopefully in the future start doing some trail riding. Hoping to learn a lot from this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cman24 View Post
    I'm Chris
    Live in Mt. Vernon and am about to get a mountain bike this weekend and hopefully in the future start doing some trail riding. Hoping to learn a lot from this forum.
    that's awesome! there's a lot to learn here, but it pales in comparison to what you'll learn just by getting out there and doing it. this is such a wonderful sport. you're gonna love it.

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    Scott. Live in South Bellevue. Ride at Soaring Eagle, and Duthie for the most part. Looking forward to exploring the Lake Sawyer, Henry's and surrounding trails as the year progresses. I've only been riding cross country for a couple of years but have been out consistently since purchasing a used '07 Santa Cruz Blur LT and have been loving every minute. Getting ready to catch a little more air as I am getting more comfortable.
    what's up Scott! I ride duthie all the time too. Such a great spot! We're so lucky to have it so close by.

    I ride a black demo with a red 40. holla!

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    Stacy K (I'm the new Communication and Membership Director at Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance in case you're wondering about my forum name)

    I like technical XC and fast and flowy XC, with a preference for trails I can take my dogs on

    Still need to head down south and ride Capitol Forest

    Hi Stacy! Welcome! I'm fairly new around wa, but it seems like the Evergreen Mountain bike alliance has done great things for the state. Congrats on your new position.

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    Hi Im Eric,

    New to the Seattle area, just moved here from Spokane. I rode the Thursday night Thrilla last week and did the Westside Race at Soaring Eagle Park on Sunday. I live in the Mountlake Terrace area, and checked out Hamlin Park the other day.

    It would be great to meet a few riders close by to ride with
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    Hi, I'm Tom and I'm moving to Gig Harbor in the next few months. Anyone know of anything in that area or West/North of there? I just moved up from a Trek 21" to a new Access XCL R9 23". I am from Denver where it seems there are millions of trails everywhere so I'm hoping I can find a few up that way.

    Please email/IM/reply for some good suggestions/advice. -Tom

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    TJ Here

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    Terry Januszewski Bellingham WA

    Rides (Old to New):
    Sekai Sasquatch ridgid, Bridgstone MB2 ridgid, Trek Antelope ridgid, Rocky Mountain Spice entry level crosscountry full suspension race, Kona Dawg Deluxe full suspension all mountain AND Currently Niner MCR 29" Hardtail


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    Close-in trails that I've ridden:
    Galbraith, Padden, Chuckanut's, Bellingham Urban Trails, Anacortes Forest Trails, Fort Ebey, St. Ed's Kenmore, Duthie Hill,

    Far-away trails that I ridden:
    Winthrop WA/Methow Sun Mountain Trails, West Fork Methow, Twisp River Trail, Cooney Lake, Buck Mountain, Pipestone Canyon, Tiffany Mountain, Cle Elum Teanaway trails, Lake Wenatchee Nason Ridge, Minnow ridge Olympia Black Hills, Yakima Cowiticchie Canyon, Spokane South Hill and Mount Spokane

    Very far-away trails that I have ridden:
    AZ Flagstaff Mt Elden/Schultz Creek Ect..., Fischer Point, Sedona various, Prescott various, Tucson various, Serria Vista Brown Canyon, Showlow Hidden Trails, CA Tahoe
    Sun Valley Utah Logan various, Brian Head Boy Scout Loop, Navaho Lake, Red Canyon, Thunder Mountain, Moab Slickrock Trail, a-d loops, Sovrigen trail, Dead Horse Intrepid Trails, Colorado Ridgway area trails, Durango Telegraph Trails, Hermosa Creek, Dry Fork, Cortez Phil's World and Sand Canyon, New Mexico Farmington Road Apple Loop, Oregon Portland Forest Park, Bend MOST of the trails there! Idaho Stanley various Sun Valley various.
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    Name is Bernie, just got into mountain biking, been a road cyclist for a couple years..

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    Tommy from Bellingham. My Dad took me to Galbraith when I was a kid but it didn't stick. I went for XC running instead. Been a roadie for a few years and in the last year have loved taking my dad's old Kona up to Galbraith. Even raced it in the Bellingham Traverse a few years back. Now I'm looking to get myself a hard tail 29er and get up there some more.

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    Name: Stu
    Location: near Spokane

    Been riding off and on for many years.
    Finally picked up my first 29er

    Will be hitting local areas to ride: Riverside, Becon Hill, Mt. Spokane, Centenial Trail, Ancient Lakes, and gonna try and see about a trip to Priest Lake this summer.

    Thanks,
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    Stu,
    Welcome! It's good to see a new member on this side of the state. I've been considering the addition of a 29er to the fleet for quite a while. May have to pull the trigger this summer. If you get the chance to ride at Priest Lake, go for it. There's some fun single track and beautiful scenery. The Lake Shore Trail at the NW end of the lake is some of my favorite riding anywhere, and it's only a few hundred yards from my family's cabin.

    Cheers!

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    godfather,
    thanks for the info.
    By any chance could you recommend a place to spend a couple of nights close to the trails that are MTB friendly ?
    My wife and I have never been so any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Send me a PM if you would like...... I think I have enough posts to finally be able to respond to PM's.
    Thank you Sir,
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    Stu,

    There are several resorts and campgrounds in the area. The closest resorts would be Grandview and Elkins. Both are easily within riding distance of the trailhead. If you pull them up on a map, you should be able to see several campgrounds in the area as well. The trail is actually on Forest Service land if I'm not mistaken, and there are multiple "hike in" camping spots right down by the lake along the trail as well. There's also a big campground at the far north end of the main lake that ties right into the trail. Enjoy!

    Rick

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    Very cool.
    My daughter is flying to Az. after school is out for 2.5 weeks so the Mrs. & I want to go someplace and ride for a couple of days that we normally wouldn't.
    Great info..... thanks again,
    Stu

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    Happy to help out. I hope you enjoy the trails, and your 2.5 weeks with an empty nest. FYI, with the snowpack we have, late June, and early July may leave a couple of small sections of trail a little wet/muddy. Shouldn't be a big deal, as there are pretty easy hike arounds in the trouble spots. Most of the areas that have consistent water (creeks, marshy areas, etc.) have some well built and easy to ride wood work. It's good fun, and a nice change from the typical dry, dusty, pine forests we see most of the year around Spokane (Riverside, Beacon, Tower). Not that those aren't fun places to play.

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    Awesome,
    we are thinking the last week of June... during the week.
    Less people and usually cheeper rates for a place to stay.

    Stu

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    jason from mount vernon. i ride xc and easier all mountain stuff. i love riding galbraith and tomorrow im goin to check out the tree farm.

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    My name is Garrett....the Eastside (of Seattle) is my stomping ground. We'll call my favorite trail, long before it was even developed, "The Trossachs Development", as the current set of remaining trails was much bigger. I've been riding out there since before I could even drive a car.

    I want to get out to Duthie hill and some others and check them out.

    Currently weighing my options when it comes to bikes...currently riding a ragged out 1998 Cannondale hardtail almost hoping something major gives up. It's been a great bike, but 14 years, geez.

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    hey all!

    Hey all! I am the High Ropes Director and the Mt. Biking Coordinator at BSA Camp Pigott. I am a road cycle enthusiset and have rode with cascade bike club in the past.

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    I'm Dominic from Renton and I like all mountain and easy downhill type stuff. Love Galbraith and Tiger, looking forward to stevens opening this year.

    Living in Renton I just try to replace bikes as fast as they're stolen.

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    Jerimiah from Seattle, just got into MTBing after visiting my friends in Utah, avid backcountry skier seeking MTBing as my summer sport. Looking to ride xc and singletrack trails

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    Just moved to Bellingham

    My wife and I moved to Bellingham a couple of weeks ago from PA. Been spending most of our time at Galby and Chuckanut so far and look forward to getting out to other areas soon. I am a XC SS 29 rider that gets out 4-5 days a week and am always interested in meeting up with new people to ride.

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    Steve, I moved to Bellevue from Tahoe (via Vegas, don't ask) 5 months ago. Just starting my first season, I've only been to Duthie. I'm a former XC SS 29er now riding a geared freeride/AM rig??

    Intense SS1, coils, 1x9. I still like XC rides and the bike (rider?) is capable of that even though it won't win any uphill races. I also like to jump off stuff.

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    Nick from Des Moines. Picking up a GT Karakoram 1.0 to get into mt biking. Used to ride at the South SeaTac trails and a little bit at Black Diamond. Excited to get back out on the dirt.

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    Al from Kitsap Co. Just picked up another MTB (Haro Flightline) to get back into trail riding. See ya round...

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    Michael from Seattle. After a year off the bike (shoulder injury) I'm back in business. Looking to make new friends and just go out and ride.
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    Marc, from Battle Ground, WA i like to ride trails of any kind. I'd like to hit Mt St. Helens next. just got into biking but im not new riding bikes if that makes sense lol looking to meet some new people if your in the sw Washington area and want to ride PM me
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    Richard in Auburn. Just got into trail riding last year and fell in love. I've only done Lake Sawyer so far, looking to get into more this season!

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    Mike from Bremerton. Getting back into mountain biking after a 15 year hiatus, it's been too long!! I have a 5 year old boy who just tossed his training wheels on his Hotrock 16 2 weeks ago. He is quickly turning into his mother's worst nightmare! :-)

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    I'm Melissa from north of Seattle. Just starting to ride and looking for a bike that fits. The kid and I hit Duthie the other day and I did three loops of Boot Camp on my brother's bike. LOVED IT! Looking forward to learning more and may do the June Dirt Diva's class via Evergreen.

    Would love to hear about beginner trails in S. Snohomish - already checked out the Evergreen site.

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    Checking in-

    Name: Bobby
    Type of riding: Fun singletracks
    Trails I want to hit up?....No idea. Just moved here from MS. Anyone got some local favorites near Southhill/Puyallup let me know!

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    Jason from Kent. Trying to get active riding this year since my Specialized Hardrock I bought a few years ago has only seen limited use. I roadraced motorcycles for 7 years ending in 2002 and took a long hiatus from 2 wheels so I am focused on looking to replace that thrill with something the wife will not divorce me over....of course that is what I said when I bought the bike originally. Not sure what trails I prefer as mostly so far it has been limited, but I aim to find out. Live fairly close to Tiger Mountain and Duthie, and hope to check both out here real soon.

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    My name is Paul from Everett, WA
    Just got into mountain biking.
    Picked up an 06 Kona King Kikapu and looking forward to many trails/places to ride in our beautiful WA state.

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    Just moved to Issaquah

    Name: Aaron
    Type of riding: aggressive xc but looking to try some light freeride and downhill
    Haven't ridden any trails here yet.

    My girlfriend and I just moved to Issaquah from florida and I am looking forward to all the great biking here. I live less than two miles from duthie hill so I am sure I'll be riding there a lot. I would like to link up with some local riders or group rides so just shoot me a pm if you would like to meet up for a ride.

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    Welcome to the Pacific NW!

    Duthie is a great place to start for sure. You can also find loads of trail info, plus a calendar packed with rides, classes and events, on the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Website Evergreen MTB Calendar
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    Snoqualmie here.
    Iím headed to Crescent Bar this weekend and Iím taking the bike.. Contemplating Ancient Lakes. Is anyone planning to be out there this weekend?
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    Introduce yourself! What kind of riding do you do? What new trail do you want to hit next?

    Kelly from Kirkland. Like to ride technical XV and freeride AM type stuff. Just tried my first lift enabled downhill at Stevens Pass this weekend and it made me very happy.

    Locally I ride Duthie, Tolt, Big Finn Hill the most. Need to get out to Tokul, Tiger, GR, The Beav and Black Diamond more.

    Further away, only been to Galbraith once and need to change that soon. Also try to plan a trip to Whistle this summer as it has fallen through twice before. Also want to ride Capitol Forrest this year.

    Next planned trip, Downieville at the beginning of August. Rode there many times, first time on a hard tail, and it is always a great ride. Looking forward to it.
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    Hi all -

    new member here, been lurking and riding on and off for years, not too seriously. Been on Preston / NW Timber, Duthie, etc. Love singletrack, plan to get more into DH now that we have Stevens.

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    Hey all,
    I am Bryan from spokane and pretty much will shred anywhere around here. beacon and mt.spokane are my favorite.

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    Hey everyone, Im Chris. I live in Mill Creek and usually ride Duthie and the various other areas. Whistler is my favorite and I can't wait for Stevens to expand. Im mostly a free ride/DH rider but every now and again I get on the XC bike. I am always looking for people to ride with so send me a PM if you are interested.

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    Hello everyone,

    Im Chris, I am up in Bellingham and I am always riding Galbraith. This is my 2nd summer riding and I love it, currently I prefer AM/FR/DH on my Norco Range, just got back from Whistler (which was awsome) and I am trying to get down to Duthie.

    Keep an eye out for me, I am usually alone or /w my GF.

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    What's up guys! Newbie here in Seattle, just did the intro in the general forum and figured I post up here.
    I've started commuting through Seattle during the week and still playing on trails on the weekends. From Holland originally so everything around here is pretty awesome as far as I'm concerned .

    Also need to get my post count up so I can post some pics!

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