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    Washington Roll Call:

    Introduce yourself! What kind of riding do you do? What new trail do you want to hit next?

    Dennis (or MTBR name)
    Technical Cross Country
    Hills above Vantage. High desert, vast views.
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    Liberty Lake Wa.

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    Everything.
    But, long backcountry epics are best.
    A new local trail!

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    Good idea, Dennis.. maybe it'll bring some of the lurkers outta the woodwork..



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    Riding type:
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    Close-in trails that I haven't ridden and really want to:
    Colonnade

    Far-away trails that I haven't ridden and really want to:
    Teanaway, Nason Ridge

    Very far-away trails that I haven't ridden and really want to:
    Downieville, Tahoe, Sun Valley
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    David Blaine in Spokane.
    Six years of 24 hour racing, now I am getting into longer stuff- check link below.
    There is a lot of riding near me but I prefer all day mountain rides- singletrack, forest service roads- it doesn't matter.
    I want to explore the Kettle Crest Trail this summer.

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    I like all types of riding. My favorite kind of trail is singeltrack, technical or not, dosnt really matter as long as it flows good. I plan on takeing a day of leave soon and going to Capitol Forest and see what its like.

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    Patrick from Woodinville
    I ride SS X country
    I would like to ride Lewis river, The Great Divide

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    E from Snoqualmie -

    I like it all……and the list keeps getting bigger.

    New Trails for this year, you’ll just have to wait for the Ride Reports……….isn't that how it works Gearz. Anyways, plan on riding in Canada, Washington, Montana, Idaho and Oregon this year.

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    Hi i'm Tim
    i still need to buy a real XC bike.
    i'm gonna ride alot of cool trails.

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    Smile Stuart

    Active trail builder in Port Townsend. I got here on a two year bike tour from the UK, ten years ago.
    I love steep trails, log rides etc, but mostly ride tech. XC
    I race Sport occationally. I ride a 2005 Dawg Dee-lux & an old Hei Hei.

    Favorate Trails:

    Local- Gibbs Lake
    Not quite local- Dry Hills
    Next State- I loved a shuttle ride I did in Ashland OR , a few years ago.
    Other- UPS To Pocupine Rim, UT
    Abroad- Rotorua, NZ ( was my first official trail ride, I had scabs on my face for weeks!)

    Dreams- Get up to Whistler, Fruita, Mt Saint Helens, race a 24 hour and a Super D or two

    And I turn 40 next week.
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    Dave Nelson

    Staight outta Spocompton

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    Bob from Longview
    I like techie XC, logs, rocks, and rides with vast vistas or waterfalls
    going to Sedona this spring, looks like a spectacular area. have done lots of Moab, would recommend Moab to everyone, especially Bartlett Wash/Tusher Canyon.
    Love the trails up by Mt St Helens, especially the lesser known/ridden ones.
    Would like ride more of the Olympic Peninsula.

    Generally ride SS or fixed, tho just put a Rohloff hub on the Vulture frame, very nice.

    Local play in the park : http://red-haze.com/vids/UrbanLegendsmtbr.wmv

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    Well, s#!t Bob

    It looks like you're going to have to come up and get a tour.

    Stu

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    I'll play. Formica, aka Penny S, Spokane
    Co founder of the Fat Tire Trails Riders club here, up to my eyeballs in the Beacon Hill Project... I hope I still have time to ride!!!

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    Peter from Spokane.

    I moved back here in 2005 and started building trails. Any type of trail is good although I really like flowy trails with pumps/jumps and berms.

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    Good job! It's a sticky now!

    Kind of like an official attendance sheet. Cool, thanks all for stopping by.
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    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...
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    Greg from Bainbridge Island. Its all new to me so looking forward to some exploration. Been to Green Mt. but don't want to go back because of all the car breakins I hear about. Hit the Poulsbo managed area when I can. Looking forward to a few events and maybe some races as a way to find/check out new places. Looks like I need a good MTB photo. Did recently get a new ride, Stumpjumper FSR Elite, which is a real back saver over my old hardtail SJ but a little on the heavy side.
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    Tyler from Port Angeles.
    Cross country and Fireroads, something with good views. I don't know how technical I need it as I'm just getting started back to riding after a break. I want to the Dungeness/Gold Creek when it warms up a little.
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    4 legs

    I love to run in the woods with you bikers, so silly with your machines.
    I like trails with jumps because I like to take naps in the dirt holes that builders leave behind. I like beer and chipmunks too.

    Anyone riding Thursdat night anymore? Brian had to take a hiadas from the Thursday night ride - where did you guys (EBX, Skook, milly) go to - Toluk?
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    Eric (although most people call me EB) from Seattle

    Favorite Riding: Tech XC and FR.

    Would like to get more proficient in dirt jumping.

    Local rides to hit this year: St. Helens stuff, North Cascades rides....More high alpine stuff.

    Next roadtrip: Rossland / Nelson in June, Blackrock/Post Canyon weekend in Spring

    I'm also planning to participate in the Shore ripper series and maybe some of the Cap Forest Super D's. Both sound like low stress, high fun events.....

    Peace!
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    Eric from Spokane (another "EB")

    Rock Climber first, Rider second. Long-time XC rider, riding a SC Blur LT.

    Transplanted to Spokane 4 years ago from San Diego, CA. Love it up here!

    Ridden the 24 Hours Round the Clock ride the last 2 years (OK, it was a team of 7 so it wasn't too intense...)

    Love riding locally at Riverside and Beacon, but also enjoy the wealth of exploring that is available to us here in the Northwest. Got a long list of trails to hit this year!

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    My name is Barry. I live in Bellingham. I enjoy techy XC and FR (Galbraith, Shore and Whistler). I normally ride a 40# ish FR bike and to a lesser extent a mid 90's steel hardtail. Currently looking at 5 inch travel FS bikes for the techy XC stuff out there.

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    Extreme stationary biker.

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    OLA ...my name is Rick and I have gone back to my XC roots.
    I plan on hitting more rides in Oregon and a few in CA, Tahoe area.

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    Heard so much and never ridden with the Boatman.

    Ghoulwe, you need to hook up with Penny "Formica" et al and get some great riding in over the long 4th weekend in July at Kettle Crest with us coasties.

    Guaranteed to be a party. EE and Skookum know what I mean!

    Good call DB to get us al together at the beginning of the year. Now, we just need to get Mellow Yellow to keep pushing for the ABS though for later in the summer...

    I think I'll go biking tomorrow....

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    Josh from Ellensburg, at least for the next year or two until college is over.

    What's my riding style? I'll climb anything as long as I get a screaming downhill on the other side. I won't pretend to love the uphill slog, but it can be nice given the right conditions.

    Ride the Taneum area mostly, try to hit up Devils Gulch a couple times over the summer and anything else thats within an hour drive.

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    FM, aka "Scott"
    uhhhh...singletrack, dude. And... golf courses!
    after riding my bike, I like to drink beer
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    FM, aka "Scott"
    uhhhh...singletrack, dude. And... golf courses!
    after riding my bike, I like to drink beer
    Holy shite, FM........that was a f'ing crazy day!! First Khyber Pass, then Nita Lake, then the slopestyle, then Citta's.....then the golf course....then St. Anton.....


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    Ben from Seattle (Wallingford/Fremont area), from upstate NY via Boston
    Favorite kind of ride: sort-of technical XC?
    Trail I wanna hit: Middle Fork Snoqualmie

    If you ever see someone slovenly looking guy on this bike, it's me. Or a bicycle thief:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Borneo
    Heard so much and never ridden with the Boatman.

    Ghoulwe, you need to hook up with Penny "Formica" et al and get some great riding in over the long 4th weekend in July at Kettle Crest with us coasties.

    Guaranteed to be a party. EE and Skookum know what I mean!

    Good call DB to get us al together at the beginning of the year. Now, we just need to get Mellow Yellow to keep pushing for the ABS though for later in the summer...

    I think I'll go biking tomorrow....
    Heh, Goulwe shows up at meetings once in a while.

    Is Kettle Crest locked down for the weekend of the 4th? That one is always iffy for me....

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    Ken, Ellensburg

    Singlespeed/fixed, Cross Country, back in the gym and on the bike since moving back from Los Angeles, I grew up in Poulsbo.

    Lewis River, MSH, and Fruita
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    Jon, aka Ole Grey Hair, Seattle XC rider
    Western Washington Trails I ride to keep myself moving, shed some pounds and feel the rush when I keep the rubber side down and actually pull off something cool w/o falling off the bike.
    I've been riding at Anacortes since there's - no tree's down and working on clearing Tolt.
    Used to live at Crystal Mountain Resort - so have ridden lots of White River Trails, Enumclaw area and Victor Falls before it got shut down.

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    im kyle..living in spokane, with my s/o carrie. we like riding anything ups, downs, all-arounds . we mostly ride locally due to being busy, riverside, beacon, and liberty lake are our favs. we hope to make more trips further out from spokane this summer. we are fairly new to the mtb scene, hi!

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    I'm Kyle as well, although I mostly ride over here on the wet side. Mostly St. Eddie's/Big Finn and Tolt with occasional excursions to Stella around Longview (Although due to work unfortunately not this year) and to Central Oregon. Mostly ride XC on my trusty Vulture SingleSpeed or ride around on my various freakbikes
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    Oh lets do a mutant bike thread

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    Kyle, that one is sweet! Is it new since BC??
    "Life is a F@#^ing story problem, get used to it - my son.

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    NN from Kitsap
    I like technical long ST routes. Past favorites inclide, Lewis river, Fish lake area, Nason Ridge, Bend, trials trail on Green, Banner.

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    Did Someone say Washington State?




    Here I am with my WSU Cougar Bike Jersey. The picture was taken yesterday at my South Cle Elum training area. Clutchman, Borneo, etc beware as I now have a FS bike to go along with my HT. The lineup is a Salsa HT and Giant NRS1. There is news to report friom Roslyn. Plans are firming up for a Poker Ride, Short Track Race and XC race all around Roslyn in the first week of August.

    What kind of riding do I do? Lots of riding, mostly road. Favorite trail is still Taneum Ridge if you get a nice flow going. Favorite race track is Winthrop but any race will do. Best race in Washington State-Leavenworth Bike and Brew. Next bike will probably be a road bike. My last race was an endurance race of 12 hrs a couple of weeks ago in Temecula, CA. Next mountain bike race will be 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo. Looking forward to the racing season starting.

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    Easy Rider!

    Quote Originally Posted by Blowout
    Mostly ride XC on my trusty Vulture SingleSpeed or ride around on my various freakbikes
    FREAKY nice bike, Kyle! Great build ... can't wait to give it a spin sometime.

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    Hello I'm Linda,
    I've biked with a few of these reprobates who've already posted. I'm mostly a lurker here, though.

    I like to stay in the air as much as possible or just give me a good ladder or log pile. Lift assist is even better.



    I currently have 3 bikes:
    Yakuza Kumicho R for the truly fun stuff
    K2 Tirade for all my XC needs
    Transition Trail or Park ( I like to call it my White Trash Bike) that I use for DJ (at least once I learn to do them properly ) or BMX/skatebarn style.

    Always looking to notch some new rides for the year. A first this year will be Borneo's Bend trip. Also want to do a first by going to the Shore and Silver Star for lift-assist riding this year. And of course, become more acquainted with Whistler.

    I've just done a BMX clinic in Abbotsford BC and riding on the track was alot of fun.

    But the bottom line is, it's all good!

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    Smile Hey All!

    My name is Qben and I live in Anacortes. That is where I do most of my riding since my commute is single track. I'm new to the forum (first post)! I ride a 2001 or there abouts Giant Rainier, but have my eye on an Ibex within the next year. I used to ride quite a bit at Tiger mountain and in the Black Diamond area.

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    It was undergoing surgery around BC

    Quote Originally Posted by gpsser
    Kyle, that one is sweet! Is it new since BC??
    I bent the fork crown (my own fault for using a 14" kiddie bike for for the crown) on my rides back and forth to the Velodrome so I had to fab a new fork. Besides, sidecar bikes are much more social. I might bring the chopper to Spring BC if I can get away from work.
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    Trace here, I love all kinds of riding from singletrack to freeride and skatepark. I have a Fetish Cycles Obsession and a Kona Smoke built up, a Kona Coiler Deluxe on layaway and a fresh-built Transition Dirtbag.
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    Mezagog aka Richard B.
    XC / Super-D
    Anything that I can't get cell signal

    To quote my wife "my husbands not real bright, but he can lift heavy things"
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    ID: Doug in Snoqualmie by way of NC, originally from NJ.

    Style: Love to ride anything XC from forest roads to technical downhills and the more log-overs the better. Currently on a Giant NRS C2 but have a 29er softail coming soon. Would try FR but am too much of a puss. I also ride a road bike "for training purposes only" I pretend not to enjoy it. At home in bibshorts or baggies and have been known to enjoy Spinervals videos.

    Favorite WA Trail: Dungeness River / Gold Creek.

    Looking Forward To: Kokopelli's Trail (Moab to Fruita) and 24hrs of Spokane in May, and TransRockies stage race in August.

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    I'm Jubilee.
    Moved to Seattle from Spokane/Coeur d'Alene about 6 mo ago.
    I've been into long trail rides, cx, xc racing, urban, and 24 hr racing.
    Now I seem to have fallen in with a group of hoodlum punk trail building beer swilling northshore-philes.
    My Times seem to have been relaced with platforms.
    I find it's just my style, and soggy riding suits me fine.
    Looking forward to more long-hour scenic riding this summer too....
    Taking it easy for all you sinners.

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    Hi All. Brian from Woodinville.

    Mostly ride the local stuff, PV, Tolt, Tokul, Sawyer.

    Last summer, I was able to get out into the Cascades for some great rides: Cutthroat Pass, Kachess, Rat Pac, Mt. Margaret, Ape Canyon. This year, I plan to hit Central Oregon, and Angel's Staircase in the Winthrop area.

    Most distant ride: Last friday (2/2/2007) I took a day and rode in Taipei Taiwan. I wrote up a little ride report if you are interested:

    http://mysite.verizon.net/bcrowley20/taiwan.htm
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    Im OLY and I was interogated..

    I like to ride as much as a father of 2 can. Capitol Forest, Green Mtn, Lk Sawyer are the norm, but I have been known to join skookie in many of his "out there" rides.

    Atop Hamilton butte.... (still the best ride ever)


    I used to race....I think this photo says alot....


    Summer time also opens up for day trips to the .....
    Shore....

    and Whisler. .....


    This Summer I would like to go ride some more in Oregon (my home state). Hood River, Black Rock, MRT...

    I will be also stoked to be a part of the rebirth of racing in good Ole Cap forest. SUPER D!!

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    Joel- living in burlington but moving to bellingham soon.

    I ride fr/dh and tech xc, I like epic rides too.

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    Are there any ladies in this forum..I like all kinds of single track and am even starting to embrace the mud. Dennis I think I rode with you out in SunValley, this is "munichjulie". I am riding a yeti these days since the frame broke on the swiss bike..

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    I may be the only other non -lurking female (?)

    Formica

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    Uh, Hey...
    Name's Ashton, Bellingham local, getting back into the game after oh, 8 years out?
    Finally picked up some wheels, so if any of y'all in the 'Ham see a tall guy on a Kona Scrap riding badly, that would probably be me.
    Look for some XC type stuff, need to work on my confidence before I get more vertical.
    Picked up my bike today, in the pouring rain, which isn't scheduled to let up for like a week, but that's Bellingham for ya.

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    Ed from Seattle

    Hay, I.m Ed from Seattle.
    I ride as much single track as I can, but sadly most of my riding is to and from work.
    I ride tiger and St. Ed's / big finn, often with my dog Jake.
    I wan't to go to Skookum flats, greenwater this summer.
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    Are there any ladies in this forum..I like all kinds of single track and am even starting to embrace the mud. Dennis I think I rode with you out in SunValley, this is "munichjulie". I am riding a yeti these days since the frame broke on the swiss bike..
    I may be the only other non -lurking female (?)

    Formica
    Yeah, all you lurker ladies... start posting!!!!!

    Also, anyone else (girls or guys) who doesn't post here cuz you think (and I've heard at least two people say this) that this forum is only for ride reports of epic, hardcore testosterone crazed 50-mile rides with 5000' climbing, where you almost die of dehydration ...... this is a catch-22 fer crissakes! So in other words... if there were more of us posting ride reports of ho-hum, run o' the mill rides... then more such RRs would actually get posted!!


    Of course I've only made 38 posts in my ten months on this site, including maybe 3 or 4 RRs, so I guess you could basically call me a lurker too.... but still ..
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    Let's see:

    I live in the South Sound area.

    I mostly ride XC, but have done the lifts at Schweitzer and Big Mountain and race as a very casual, beginner class just to humble myself. I only have one bike, a Yeti 575 so I have it set up as a "do it all" ride.

    Last season, I rode St. Helens, Devil's Gulch, Skookum Flats and my bike and I flew out to Colorado and rode Kenosha Pass too! That ride started around 10,000 ft and went up from there. I rode Tiger probably 25+ times during the season.

    I hope to ride Moab this year and maybe Whistler. Locally, maybe Green Mountain (nearby) and Sun Top (hard) would be good rides to get in this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double E
    Yeah, all you lurker ladies... start posting!!!!!

    Also, anyone else (girls or guys) who doesn't post here cuz you think (and I've heard at least two people say this) that this forum is only for ride reports of epic, hardcore testosterone crazed 50-mile rides with 5000' climbing, where you almost die of dehydration ...... this is a catch-22 fer crissakes! So in other words... if there were more of us posting ride reports of ho-hum, run o' the mill rides... then more such RRs would actually get posted!!


    Of course I've only made 38 posts in my ten months on this site, including maybe 3 or 4 RRs, so I guess you could basically call me a lurker too.... but still ..
    Okay, I'm female but definitely no lady....cuz I like to get dirty and sweaty and I don't wear white gloves! However, I lurk mostly because I've been most passionate about FR/DH and this seems mostly a forum for XC riding and interests. However, I may be wrong ...
    But since I want to stay in shape for my big biking, I will be schlepping up the mountains this summer on my own power. And I need to stay true to my roots...ahem....of XC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxOverFence
    However, I lurk mostly because I've been most passionate about FR/DH and this seems mostly a forum for XC riding and interests. However, I may be wrong ...
    But since I want to stay in shape for my big biking, I will be schlepping up the mountains this summer on my own power. And I need to stay true to my roots...ahem....of XC.
    Foxoverfence, I'd say you're correct with that assesment. Ridemonkey definitely has more DH'ers in the PNW forum than mtbr, but there's a pretty big group of DH and FR folks on this forum....we just happen to be over 16 and ride other areas besides SST. While I love hitting SST for a quick fix, our crew prefers to hit the bigger FR stuff in the area....not to mention the shore, whistler, etc. The most talented riders I know ride epic XC rides and rip the biggest stuff out there......balance is where it's at!! Plus, doing 15-20 Whistler runs a day takes a certain level of fitness.

    Post up some of your RR's and pics from your FR adventures and you'll see those peeps come out of the woodwork.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Foxoverfence, I'd say you're correct with that assesment. Ridemonkey definitely has more DH'ers in the PNW forum than mtbr, but there's a pretty big group of DH and FR folks on this forum....we just happen to be over 16 and ride other areas besides SST. While I love hitting SST for a quick fix, our crew prefers to hit the bigger FR stuff in the area....not to mention the shore, whistler, etc. The most talented riders I know ride epic XC rides and rip the biggest stuff out there......balance is where it's at!! Plus, doing 15-20 Whistler runs a day takes a certain level of fitness.

    Post up some of your RR's and pics from your FR adventures and you'll see those peeps come out of the woodwork.

    Cheers,
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    Good to know! Yeah I've seen your posts about your trips to Whistler. We're just getting into our outward expansion from SST...so definitely more trips to other places like the Shore, Black Rock, PA, etc. as well as the mountain fitness rides like St Helen's, Esmeralda, Miller Peak and so forth. You won't be getting the big huck pictures from us though as we're still in the intermediate stage not to mention searching for areas to ride that don't all feature the big stuff that we can ride...

    I do enjoy all the ride reports though and hope to contribute some in the future. As long as we can get some good action pics that aren't blurry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxOverFence
    Okay, I'm female but definitely no lady....cuz I like to get dirty and sweaty and I don't wear white gloves!
    Heh… I guess I always forget that some ladies wear those funny white gloves (I've never associated much with, much less related to, the white glove types).

    Personally, I guess I've always used "lady" and "woman" interchangeably… and "ladies" fit better together with "lurkers", just for alliterative purposes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxOverFence
    You won't be getting the big huck pictures from us though as we're still in the intermediate stage not to mention searching for areas to ride that don't all feature the big stuff that we can ride...

    I do enjoy all the ride reports though and hope to contribute some in the future. As long as we can get some good action pics that aren't blurry.

    Linda
    Linda, the size of the huck isn't what's important....it's the size of the stoke! Seriously, progression happens for different people at different rates and what's important is that folks have fun and ride within themselves.

    FYI, if you haven't done one of these camps, I highly recommend it! They've got 2 in North Van, 3 in Whistler and 1 in B'ham this year, so lots of opportunity to up the skills. From folks that have taken both the dirt series and the "spokeswomen" camps, this one gets slightly higher marks. Anyway, as someone that's seen my wife's skills go through the roof because of these camps over the years, I always recommend them......

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Linda, the size of the huck isn't what's important....it's the size of the stoke! Seriously, progression happens for different people at different rates and what's important is that folks have fun and ride within themselves.

    FYI, if you haven't done one of these camps, I highly recommend it! They've got 2 in North Van, 3 in Whistler and 1 in B'ham this year, so lots of opportunity to From folks that have taken the dirt series and the "spokeswomen" camps, this one gets slightly higher marks. Anyway, as someone that's seen my wife's skills go through the roof because of these camps, I always recommend them......

    Cheers,
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    Hey now, why isn't your wife posting some ride reports to inspire us!

    I've got some friends taking the North Van course while I'm down at the PA shuttle day so I'll miss that and I hear it is terrific. I did take a couple class sessions over the past couple years, with the West Coast School up at Whistler and then with Simon of Fluidride. Definitely learned alot. I think I'm at the point where I need to push myself and leave the tried and true behind. Kind of hard to get over the hump and do something new, though...

    But really all kinds of ride reports are good, as someone else said, it's good to see people posting reports at the more modest levels of riding or hucking to see just how they progress and places they go. And the brain trauma people go through to try something new.

    Hum, guess I'm no longer a lady lurker...well, that sounds bad....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxOverFence
    Hey now, why isn't your wife posting some ride reports to inspire us!

    I've got some friends taking the North Van course while I'm down at the PA shuttle day so I'll miss that and I hear it is terrific. I did take a couple class sessions over the past couple years, with the West Coast School up at Whistler and then with Simon of Fluidride. Definitely learned alot.
    The wife loves to ride her bike, but doesn't like to talk about riding her bike. Plus, all the incessant gear talk is more than she can handle....it drives her crazy!

    Cool, well if your friends are taking the camp, I may see them up there, I'll likely be riding sweep on some of the dirt series camps this year....

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    My name is Ray and I'm Linda's other half. Like she said we've been getting into the FR/DH more and have deen doing so for a little over a year or so. We've been to places like Whistler, Sunpeaks and Black Rock. We'd like to check out some more places like Port Angeles, Mt Hood and Beacon. We're gonna go to the shuttle day at PA and again at Black Rock. I have a Yakuza Kumicho, Kona Coiler and I'm just building up a Santa Cruz Superlight (thanks Borneo) for those epic rides. Here's me on my Coiler having fun at one of Borneo's yard rides


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    Hello to all of you!

    Okay, I'll come out of the shadows. I have been enjoying MTBR for a couple of years. I first visited the site when I was researching which bike to buy. My name is Chelsea and I live in Eastern Washington, about an hour north of Spokane. This season will be my third season mountain biking. I love long cross country rides in scenic places. I have enjoyed joining the BBTC for rides such as Ape Canyon, Devil's Gulch, Cooney Lake, Palisades, and even places as far away as Sun Valley. This summer I am looking forward to exploring the Oakridge and Bend area trails by once again joining up with the BBTC. Thanks to all of you in that club who lead rides and have made it possible for me to have others to ride with in awesome places.

    It was through an East meets West ride put on by BBTC at the Kettle Crest that I met Penny (Formica) and some others with the Spokane IMBA club, FTTRC. I have really enjoyed connecting with them and being an extension of the club as I have been participating in a community collaboration project involving the Colville National Forest Plan revision. Through this process, I have become much more familiar with IMBA and am so glad we have a group like this as advocates of mountain biking.

    The Kettle Crest is my stomping ground so I hope a lot of you will join the third annual East meets West ride there in July. There are some great trails which will likely be recommended for Wilderness in the near future so we need to enjoy riding them while we still can.
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    reporting for roll call...
    live out in duvall, just NE of seattle. mostly ride tolt-macdonald, the middle fork area, and ft. ebey. wanna get to some of the rides near leavenworth and mt. rainier.
    tight twisty technical singletrack is what i lust for.
    been riding a '97 cannondale F900 for the past 10 years. just got this beauty a week ago:




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    Turtle here in Seattle and loving the ride. Here's a couple pics from our local trails; Devils Gulch and South SeaTac. Believe it or not, there some seriously talented riders, map makers and trail pals in these pictures.
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    Jimmy B

    Ride at few of the local places. This summer should be my year to go to some other non local places. Tadrscin and Linda have both arms violently twisted behind my back and have threatened major bodily harm if I don't go up to whisler this season
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    new to the area

    sean in bothell. moved up from san jose, ca.
    so i don't really know where to ride. i've been to finn hill which was a blast, but not enough hills to earn the ride.
    the best type of ride for me is 60-90 minutes of climbing and then singletrack back down. i bought a jekyl 5 years ago and haven't found a good reason to trade it in yet.
    my old favorites for those who know the bay area:
    power poles, dogmeat, overgrown
    demo forest
    henry coe
    so i guess i'll just go through the trails listed on mtbr and in kissing the trail until i find some good ones. i've heard about tiger mountain, so that's my next stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fanucci
    sean in bothell. moved up from san jose, ca.
    so i don't really know where to ride.
    so i guess i'll just go through the trails listed on mtbr and in kissing the trail until i find some good ones. i've heard about tiger mountain, so that's my next stop.
    Sean, Just a head's up that Tiger isn't open until mid April (closes in the winter due to the amount of water on those trails). Check out the bbtc website for ride locations and some good weeknight/weekend rides. It won't take you long to figure out where a few good locations are.

    Cheers,
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    thanks for the closure note. that would have been a disappointing drive.
    i'll try bbtc.

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    There's a big difference between ripping and skidding. Those who skid don't know how to ride.

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    I'm Courtland and I live in Tacoma.I like the new blueberry Clif bar.
    I like to ride the local trails a lot.
    Barring no injuries this summer/fall will have some good long rides.
    Bend, Kettle Falls, Ape Canyon/Plains for sure. Hopefully an epic or two out of Entiat and Methow.
    Some riding in the Olympic P. Mt Mueller for sure.
    Bellingham Traverse, MOMAR adventure race in BC(or two).
    All interspersed with sea kayaking, trail running, backpack, road bike.
    Want to buck-up for the summer in Capitol Forest soon.
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    Peter Here,
    I was going to school at WSU, rode moscow mtn lots and all around campus, daytripped to beacon constantly....now i live in bellingham...

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    Pete, hit me up if you want to ride with someone less skilled than you sometime!
    :P

    Going to school, or working here?
    (based on the job market, assuming the former)

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    Aaron here...Live in Rainier, OR but ride a lot in WA

    Ride Stella Ridge, Growler's Gulch, Mt. St. Helens, and Norm's Trails (Astoria, OR)

    Would like to learn more about Growler's and Stella

    Would like to ride Capital Forest

    Miss riding in the SW (Oregon native, but UNLV grad)...Bootleg Canyon, Cottonwood Canyon, Gooseberry Mesa, Sedona

    Scaling back my FR to AM, latest ride is a Jamis XLT

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    Quote Originally Posted by SnowMongoose
    Pete, hit me up if you want to ride with someone less skilled than you sometime!
    :P

    Going to school, or working here?
    (based on the job market, assuming the former)
    Nah, i got a job up here after i graduated!

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    Howdy.

    Sean here, currently in Phoenix, but I've got ten years of Spokane behind me and at least three years of Seattle ahead starting in June. Planning on living somewhere real close to UW Medical Center. I've never ridden on the West side of the state and I'm looking forward to it.


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    Mostly Single Track and freeride. Got back from a deployment in August and here I go again in May so I guess I won't really get to bike much this year. Riding up Victor Falls while there's still trails there. There aren't any no tresspassing signs from my neighborhood Crystal Mountain has some nice trails.

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    Well, better late than never

    Known as Mellow Yellow, but my god given name is Gregg. Born and raised in Panama, Republic of Panama, but i've been in Seattle since 1982. Curently living in Renton. When I'm not being a bumb and burring my head in work, I usually ride both moutain and road; including racing on the Velodrom in Redmond and doing the North Shore thing in Vancouver. Favorate trails are St. Eddie's and South SeaTac for the near to home stuff; but love Skokum flats and Dalles Ridge over all.
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    Hi from Edmonds,

    I have been lurking and decided to post up in hopes that I will discover some new riding areas, mechanical tips and bike minded people.

    I posted a review of my Cadex ALM-1 to mtbr in 1999 but I didn't realize there were forums. I have checked back on the review page and see that others have chimed in. Pretty cool that one of the other reviewers actually bought the bike at the same place I got mine - Spokes. Another guy hinted at some information I had not previously known about the difference in model years.

    I lived in Anacortes for about 9 years and got really spoiled by the place, people, and riding. Work in Seattle and my commute got in the way of life, so I had to move closer. I am in Edmonds/ Perrinville now. My parents live in Anacortes so I should be getting some riding done up there soon.

    Previous to coming out west I lived in Itasca, IL. I rode a lot on rails to trails with my dad and friends when i was younger. When I got older and could drive I started riding XC at Palos and Deer Grove. I did a lot of XC riding in Wisconsin the last two years that I lived there. Kettles south unit, Wausau, Door County, Rhinelander, and Chequamegon.

    I ride offroad on older hardware, my Cadex ALM-1. Everything aside from the frame is changed over the years. I plan to upgrade the frontend with a new fork, wheel and disk brake at some point later this spring.

    Currently, all my riding is happening during my 10 mile road commute. For this I am using really old hardware, a 1987 Schwinn Sierra. I cobbled together a decent commuting / touring bike out of something I have owned since the summer after 8th grade. It's really enjoyable to think back on all the rides I took it on.

    I would also like to do some off road riding and exploring a little closer to my new home in Edmonds.

    I will try and post up some pictures of my bikes soon for the retro forum area.

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    Chris from Gig Harbor.

    I like riding aggressive x-country single track.

    Look forward to getting back down to Bend this year and hitting a bunch of stuff I missed out on last year. I may venture north across the border to ride for the first time. Other than that, I'll join as many rides as possible that Erik A leads.
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    The name's Rob. I live in Snoqualmie, and I get out a bit. I've been riding for years, but the past 3 have been tough on my bike schedule, as I started my own business, and got so involved to make it successful that I had to step away from all the fun. That, in turn, helped me develop a bit of weight gain, which sucks. So..... I treated myself, recently, to a new bike to motivate my ass to get back out on the trail. It worked.

    I live in downtown, so I hit Tokul (preferably East, although I've yet to really learn West) 3 times a week, Finn Hill on Tuesdays (will you see me tomorrow?), and something else different each week. My goal in 93 was to hit 200 miles a week. I did it then. I can't now, because my schedule is pretty tough, but I'm still going to hit 50-70. That's a lot on a trail, you know? I'm pretty happy, and decently fit, for a 40 year old. Ha!

    I used to ride a GT RTS2, and built it up, and fixed it, and built it up some more, until I realized I was polishing a turd. So... I went to Singletrack in North Bend and picked up a new Specialized S Works Carbon. Oh my Lord, do I love this bike. I know part of my issue over the past 3 years was time out of the saddle. Even though it's been tough getting back in shape, this new ride changes my skill level significantly.

    That said, I don't "jump." Never have. Never will. I like my bones, and don't need them broken (anymore). I'm all about Cross Country (the more technical, the better), and I live for the smell of the forest, and the open views. Washington State truly is God's country.

    Now, if I could just get to Moab.

    It's not a trail pic, but I had to show off the new beaut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasai
    The name's Rob. I live in Snoqualmie, and I get out a bit. I've been riding for years, but the past 3 have been tough on my bike schedule, as I started my own business, and got so involved to make it successful that I had to step away from all the fun. That, in turn, helped me develop a bit of weight gain, which sucks. So..... I treated myself, recently, to a new bike to motivate my ass to get back out on the trail. It worked.

    I live in downtown, so I hit Tokul (preferably East, although I've yet to really learn West) 3 times a week, Finn Hill on Tuesdays (will you see me tomorrow?), and something else different each week. My goal in 93 was to hit 200 miles a week. I did it then. I can't now, because my schedule is pretty tough, but I'm still going to hit 50-70. That's a lot on a trail, you know? I'm pretty happy, and decently fit, for a 40 year old. Ha!

    I used to ride a GT RTS2, and built it up, and fixed it, and built it up some more, until I realized I was polishing a turd. So... I went to Singletrack in North Bend and picked up a new Specialized S Works Carbon. Oh my Lord, do I love this bike. I know part of my issue over the past 3 years was time out of the saddle. Even though it's been tough getting back in shape, this new ride changes my skill level significantly.

    That said, I don't "jump." Never have. Never will. I like my bones, and don't need them broken (anymore). I'm all about Cross Country (the more technical, the better), and I live for the smell of the forest, and the open views. Washington State truly is God's country.

    Now, if I could just get to Moab.

    It's not a trail pic, but I had to show off the new beaut.

    Rob,

    bling bling dude!! Nice looking rig.....wow!! Nothing like "new bike love" to get you back in the saddle a bunch.

    Hey, me and a few others here are out at Tokul a fair bit and do a little trail work from time to time out there. If I see ya, I'll give you a shout.

    Cheers,
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    Hey, thanks!

    Yeah, I'm digging it. I took off the SRAM stuff (don't get me wrong, as it's nice gear, but I'm an XTR freak), and put on the Shim derailleurs, and shift kit.

    I'm still getting back into what I can "trail shape", but I need to ride with guys better than I so it forces me to comply. That, and I'd love to learn Tokul West. I hear there's an absolute nutso compilation of trails up there that I've apparently only bitten the tip off of. I've never seen the lids marking the trails, although I assume they are saying the trails are labelled like Tolt? Anyways, I'd love a chance to ride out there with someone who'll push me. Just don't give me too much crap when I can't make the big monster climbs. I'm still working the winter gut off.

    Drop me a note, and let me know when you might head out there again. I'll be at Finn Hill tomorrow, so that might be cool, if you're there.

    Later!

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    Rob, I hope you don't mind, but I think I may have drooled on your bike while it was on the rack at Singletrack Cycles.

    Seriously nice rig.

    There's quite a few Snoqualmie riders on this board, including myself. I don't know Tokul West as well as some of the human-GPS guys like Borneo and Hawkens do, but I'll show you what I do know (although I hear it's pretty FUBAR right now due to some massive logging).

    You ought to sign up for Borneo's "Spring Fling" on the www.bbtc.org site for a bunch of rides on 4/21. Should be good times.

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    I am told the roads are clear again at Tokul West, that report was from this weekend. I am heading out there Sunday morning to lead a ride, ya can't ride TE without also riding TW.
    The riding between the two trails systems is completely different.

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    If that's true, that would indeed be great news. For starters, I actually know my way around TW.

    (Enough to be dangerous at least)

    Also, that means the "Escape from the Fling" just got a little longer.

    uh-oh

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    Quote Originally Posted by nasai
    ..., but the past 3 have been tough on my bike schedule, ...
    Can I ever understand that one. I took the time to put some effort into setting up a commuter bike out of my oldest mtb. Now I am getting in over 10 miles every working day. My work is just a brief interruption between my daily riding. Granted it isn't offroad, but its way better than nothing. As it turns out, I may end up getting in more riding this way than I ever had in the past. I am also hoping to shave off some 'computer weight'. Here's hoping for the best.

    I assume I will start feeling a lot more fit and ready to mix it up in another month. That should coincide with the end of the DIY remodeling junk I have going on at the house. At that point I am gonna try and get in on bbtc group rides and learn some of these local trails. 98% of my previous WA riding has been N in Anacortes.

    Speaking of that, I am planning on hitting the ACFL trails Sunday morning until noon as I will be visiting my parents up there.

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    Rob those guys at Singletrack in North Bend must know you by your first name. For at least the next year they should stop whatever their doing and greet you by your first name when you walk in the door. I like that shop by the way. A lot of nice bikes plus you can work with the shop on getting the right setup.

    Doug is next up with a hot bike. Moots has the old reliable and underrated soft-tail which for race purposes is one of the fastest bikes out there plus you dont have to worry about maintenance on the rear. My NRS is looking very dated with some of the new stuff.

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    Well, it seems to me that I shouldn't have waited so long to get onto this board. I've checked out this site for years, yet never really read the boards/threads.

    You guys have made me feel very welcome. Thanks!

    As for Tokul, yes, I'm game for anytime. As long as my wife hasn't planned my day(!), I'm in. My son rides as well, so I might be able to get him to join. He's a little more fearless than I. Granted, I skydive, so fear is relative. Maybe you guys can teach me how to jump the new ride without nosing it into the ground? That'd be nice.

    Anyways, drop me a PM sometime, and I'll give you my cell number.

    Later!

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    Eric aka eio - the "adopted step child" of the HL crew (thanks Armando ).

    - I'm a pisces, and I dig fast cars, Slovakian women, and jumping up and down on the bed while listening to Motorhead.
    - I bump my head quite a bit in these small Seattle houses........Its not easy being big.
    - Fled the Dirty South to settle amongst the Scandanavians in SEA.
    - I am a seasonal bone breaker and acqiured a barometrically sensitive Ti elbow while North of the Border last year.
    - Dig the agrro-trail/FR/DH riding but have had to tone it down due to said elbow.
    - I am humbled by the skills of my brothas but I still keeps it realz.
    - Now riding a Nomad which better suits my gypsy blood.
    - Usually found following up the rear (going up and down), but I'm getting faster. Once again its not easy being big.
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    E,
    where's the first pic from? looks like oregon dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRUFF
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    where's the first pic from? looks like oregon dirt.
    Wow! You know your dirt.

    Its at Blackrock.
    "Korash your enemiez, zee zem driven bevore you, and ear ze lamentation of za vemen"

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    Hardcore, nothin' less , nothin' more


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    Well, since Borregokid mentioned it, I guess I can show off my new ride.

    As he mentioned, it's the 29er Moots Mooto-X YBB with a whopping 1" of rear travel. I probably won't race it on short course races, but I'm really looking forward to heading out on the long stuff with it. It's been a long time coming -- paid for it back in January and just took delivery today. Worth the wait? I hope so! Worth the cost? It better damn well be!

    You can see the photos on my Flick'r site

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    Congrats, Doug.

    I don't think we missed anything by bailing on Tokul today. What a nasty evening.
    Talk to you soon!

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    Yman

    Hi my name is Glen
    Live in Tacoma
    Ride SST, tiger, capitol, ranger creek, whistler....
    Looking for some cool trails w.ladders and drop and jumps thats not more than 2 hours away.

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    Jeff here.
    Yeah, you drug this lurker out of the woodwork
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    skinnies, drops, small jumps that my XC bike can handle (isn't always the bike that holds you back? )
    I need to hit Mt. St. Helens this year.

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    Capitol Forest Anyone?

    Sam here. From Olympia. College at Western State College of Colorado in Gunnison/Crested Butte but back now in Oly. 2 kids and a wife limiting my riding time a tiny little bit but...Riding the Capitol Forest couple times a week and most every Sunday for 20-30 miles. I usually ride 29er single speed but have a geared bike as well. Anyone in for a ride in the next couple weeks, Sunday's are a good day but any day might work? Probably out of Fall Creek Camp, maybe 25 miles or so. #8 and #6 out of Fall Creek are in pretty good shape as of yesterday. The lower half of the mountain is torn to shreds right now by horses and atv's. Let me know and we'll do it. Maybe a few brews in the parking lot post ride or Fish Brewery downtown if it's a weekend day we decide upon...

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    Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's been nice to meet you all a little more. We definately have a nice sized group here in Washington that ride and also frequent MTBR. A special thanks to those that had to come out of hiding. Look forward to riding with you on the trails this spring/summer and chating with you all here. There is always a wealth of knowledge to be shared.

    Thanks

    db

    PS You may even recognize yourself in this group picture taken in Sun Valley on the Adam's Gulch death climb.
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