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    Cool pix, Formica! Congrats on the jumping.

    The night ride looks like a blast, Asterope!

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    There was so much media there - a handful of pro photographers plus video people. Many of the photos were made available but you have to scroll though hundreds to find yourself.

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    I did some exploring this weekend. I finally found some trails in an area that DH likes to go for whitewater boating. Now I've got something to do besides being shuttle bunny.

    There was some of this


    and some of this


    and on one trail, a whole lot of this:
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    Looks like you found the trail less traveled, Formica!

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    Volunteer day at the Sunnyside bike park (Toronto)

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    Then got to ride it!
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    The park officially opened last weekend. I have just ordered my new DJ bike and will soon have it built up!

    In the meantime still DHing on weekends and trail riding during the week after work
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Volunteer day at the Sunnyside bike park (Toronto)

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    The park officially opened last weekend. I have just ordered my new DJ bike and will soon have it built up!

    In the meantime still DHing on weekends and trail riding during the week after work
    Very Cool! And if you don't mind me asking - is that understructure a modular system? Or did you guys hand build it all? Very well done if by hand, and I want some if purchasable!
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    I was wondering if the black was some sort of template.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Volunteer day at the Sunnyside bike park (Toronto)

    The park officially opened last weekend. I have just ordered my new DJ bike and will soon have it built up!

    In the meantime still DHing on weekends and trail riding during the week after work
    Sweet!! That's so fun to see.

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    This pumptrack is an all weather modular, non slip surface.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    This pumptrack is an all weather modular, non slip surface.
    Sorry for the threadjack - thanks! I'll just leave this here:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/F_g-6fr9r7I?feature=player_embedded" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
    This isn't a "you're doing it wrong" topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wadester View Post
    Sorry for the threadjack - thanks! I'll just leave this here:
    Love this video Wadester! The park was designed by Jay Hoots and I got to meet him during the volunteer day.
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    Out for a ride with the dog Saturday. Went back Sunday to do some trailwork on my adopted trail, and my adopted dog was not as good. I had to use his GPS collar (you can see the antenna) to find him almost a mile away.
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    We spent the week in Revelstoke BC checking out some mindblowing alpine trails. (all but one photo by kyle509, thanks for sharing)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Out for a ride with the dog Saturday. Went back Sunday to do some trailwork on my adopted trail, and my adopted dog was not as good. I had to use his GPS collar (you can see the antenna) to find him almost a mile away.
    Oh, dear! Glad you were able to find him eventually.

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    formica, now I have a strong urge to go riding in BC. Those pictures are amazing!

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    ^^ Agreed, looks like a great ride Formica!

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    Here are the rest of the pics.
    https://picasaweb.google.com/1031988...lstokeBikeTrip

    Keystone has been on my radar for years and we hit it at prime wildflower season.
    We went with another couple and had a blast. After four days of riding hubby and I were toast but the young'uns went down to Rossland for 7 Summits. That ride is pretty close to home so we are saving it for a different trip.

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    Love your pics Formica! Seems like an amazing trip

    Also love your Kona Operator, Stripes... I placed my order for a 2015 Operator... so stoked
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    First time on my new DH bike--2013 Kona Operator. I can even jump it!

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    Yeeha! Looks like a fun bike, and a fun park trip!
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    Nice!!

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    those are awesome pix formica! You look great in a FF. Revelstoke is on my bucketlist for sure now. I also got a new bike, 650b. Got me a devinci troy trailbike. From my first couple rides, it's a real DH ripper but climbs fairly good too. Got a reverb stealth and it's my best upgrade ever. happy happy new toys.
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    No real story behind this. We went out riding a little before work yesterday. Had to hustle back to beat out the storm.


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    The cloud approaches...
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    Spending this weekend building up the new enduro bike! Should be interesting, lots of firsts, first full squish, first internal cable routing, first dropper (and install), first hydraulic brakes (with bleed/shortening)...

    Either way, I'm super psyched. I got the frame over a month ago, and it's just been sitting there as I've been traveling for the past few weeks for work and waiting on the wheels. But I picked them up yesterday!!!! Sneak peek...
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    A lot of hike a bike crossings on a wilderness ride. Last blast for Long Canyon... turns into "managed as wilderness" next year.Today's Pic or Story-10704223_10100206105529943_1372940783651527125_o.jpg I am using the bike to hold myself up so I don't slide into the creek off the rock.


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    Quote Originally Posted by formica View Post
    Last blast for Long Canyon... turns into "managed as wilderness" next year.
    Dang. I read about this one in one of my bike mags...sorry I missed it.
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    just plain unfriendly and maladjusted.
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    The order hasn't been signed yet. A lot of us are holding our breath on a lawsuit that may or may not happen. ~LC got written up?

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    Wow, that's rough to lose bike access to wilderness designation. I imagine they got a lot of public comment against it.

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    I mostly ride the fatbike on snow, but I try to get to the beach a couple times in the off-season. This was a foggy day in September on Cape Cod MA with my buddy Keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbxplorer View Post
    Wow, that's rough to lose bike access to wilderness designation. I imagine they got a lot of public comment against it.
    N Idaho isn't a hotspot of activism... whether they were even listening to the public is up for discussion. There may be a lawsuit that will throw the whole ruling out. More on Long Canyon and the USFS here
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    Today's story:
    I will be 54 tomorrow. I'm convinced mountain biking keeps me young. I have a tradition of doing a birthday ride - just put it out there to the universe and see who shows up.

    Today is an amazing fall day. We met at the trailhead hubby and I + four other folks I know, one of whom brought some acquaintances. What can I say other than we had a super fun ride up to the towers, hitting all the fun little ridable rocks (some of the guys jump but not me), basking in the sun for a bit. Then back down all the bermed flow trails where I had cupcakes waiting for everyone.

    I'm sure my hubby thinks I am ridiculous in my Wonder Woman socks ( at least I tucked the capes in) with a tiara zip tied to the helmet. Methinks I missed a photo op with a dozen cupcakes, a tiara'd helmet and my socks.

    So much fun!! Maybe it's the sugar from that second chocolate chip cupcake.
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    ^ +1 Happy Birthday! I would have rep'd you but it says I need to spread it around some more. Would have loved to have seen a picture of that. I agree, mountain biking definitely keeps us young !
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    In retrospect, me setting up a photo shot with above mentioned accessories wouldn't have been any worse than the guys standing around comparing Strava data....

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    Whoa! - there are Wonder Woman socks with capes???!!! Sounds like a great time, Happy Birthday!

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    Why of course there are Wonder Woman socks with little capes on them. How we ended up with these socks is a story...

    My friend gifted me. She is recovering from a very serious brain injury that occurred with a weird little MTB fall; nothing major. She was a Cat 2 racer for Terry, extremely active and this was kind of life changing for her. I have been helping her get back into MTB. I let her set the pace - this was the first time to the top in about 4 years.
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    Those are FANTASTIC! So glad to hear your friend is on the mend and riding again.
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    ^^ ++++++
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    Quote Originally Posted by formica View Post
    I'm sure my hubby thinks I am ridiculous in my Wonder Woman socks ( at least I tucked the capes in) with a tiara zip tied to the helmet. Methinks I missed a photo op with a dozen cupcakes, a tiara'd helmet and my socks.

    HB, and I have to see these socks!

    edit I should scroll down farther before replying. Socks look great & that's a great story to go with them. <3
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    Happy Birthday

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    Aloha and Happy Birthday Formica. My friend says on a mountain bike you can be 9 years old forever. I agree. I just made my half-century last week Friday!! Still smiling and having fun on the bike. Another statement we use "Only monkeys have more fun (because they can throw poop at each other and get away with it)".

    Hope the celebrations continue..........

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    We are having a run of abnormally lovely fall weather... mid 60s-70s. It's really hard to work when it's like this. (I work in my basement at home) Today seemed like a good day to sneak out for a 12 loop at the state park by the river, especially since the fall rains are supposed to start tonight.

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    ^^Looks like a good call!

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    ^^ Ditto! And you color-coordinated your bike with the leaves - nice!
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    Two pics and stories today.
    1. I said goodbye to Stella today. I thought it would be difficult to sell this bike ( high end but "old"). I let a few people know I was selling it, and a friend of mine who used to borrow it every now and then bought it for her wife's mom. She (the bike) will have a new life down in Tahoe. I'm so happy I didn't sell to strangers.

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    2. Fall riding has been AWESOME. We finally go enough rain to get rid of the moondust and sand. Add goretex socks and warm gloves and good to go. This ride is up behind my house. It's mostly old jeep roads, but it is out the back door.

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    Luckily, close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades..."Keeper" found this big porcupine today on our ride.
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    Nice!! Aloha!!

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    ^ @mtbxplorer - good thing it wasn't "Finder's Keepers"! Great picture - you should post in "Wildlife Seen on the Trail" in the Passion forum.
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    ^^Ha!

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    Beautiful day in Oneonta.

    Today was unseasonably warm and sunny for upstate New York. Visited my alma mater today with the bike in tow.

    Please excuse the instagram filters.


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    I need to learn to put some style into jumps so I don't look like such a robot in the air.

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    Wheelie'n!

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    Nothing like finishing the ride by tearing up the stairs around campus!

    Great day overall, aside from almost losing my bike on the highway when one of the ratcheting mechanisms on my Thule rack came undone.

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