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    MBOwwwwww

    Anyone have any good MBO owwww stories?

    I managed to fall twice.. the first time was just messing around and being stupid.. but the 2nd time was today on Alpine-Tire Mountain-Cloverpath ride... on the Cloverpath section. I was unsuccesful at negotiating a switch back and I got off my bike to find a swarm of angry bees.. tried to get going quickly and got stung in the elbow. That would have been fine.. except the bee hung on for dear life and I managed to fall in the process of trying to get rid of it. No major damage sustained.. but here is a video of it for your enjoyment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy8EoGSyGxQ

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    MBO... most of my old crew was at Whistler. So Derek and I had a to form a new band. Luckily, these cats were extra special and we had a grand time.

    My pictures are not of riding. Riding photos don't do MBO justice so I don't try. You have to be a pro to capture the forest. But I will say that the two days of riding 5 trails in MBO were some of the best riding I have ever done! Conditions were absolutely perfect and the crew was solid.

    Here's some photos:

    We found some riders Fashion Touring from Portland to Bend.




    Ex pro bodybuilder, now Jeff Jones crusher, Mark De Ponzi


    Rad guy, Kyle Maxwell aka k-max


    Mark and his shadow



    Firefighter, Chris





    Survivorman, Michael aka Mountain_Medic catching dinner



    Dinner caught



    K-maxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


    Sabine aka sabine, life of the party


    Mountain_Medic's crib aka 2010 Whistler vehicle


    Sunset, night ride at Larrison Rock




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    Sweet pictures Francis. Now I'm bummed I missed the sunset ride.

    I have some crappy camphone pics coming up....

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    MBO looks like a blast as always. Glad K-max hooked up with you guys.
    Quote Originally Posted by dvanderb
    Anyone have any good MBO owwww stories?

    I managed to fall twice.. the first time was just messing around and being stupid.. but the 2nd time was today on Alpine-Tire Mountain-Cloverpath ride... on the Cloverpath section. I was unsuccesful at negotiating a switch back and I got off my bike to find a swarm of angry bees.. tried to get going quickly and got stung in the elbow. That would have been fine.. except the bee hung on for dear life and I managed to fall in the process of trying to get rid of it. No major damage sustained.. but here is a video of it for your enjoyment:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jy8EoGSyGxQ
    No dancing and cussing at the bees?
    in Whistler last week I decided to walk a section, and happened to disturb a yellow jacket nest. Got swarmed by them, tossed the bike and ran away cussing and doing the bee dance. i think some of it got caught on video. 5 stings by the time I was away... It would have been easier to just ride the section.

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    Again another fantastic year in Oakridge!
    This year was a bit cooler than last, which was a welcome change, and it was the perfect temperature. Guides were super friendly as always although some of the riders this year could stand to drop the ego and let people pass. I dunno, but by the time my patience wears off (which is a while) and i resort to patiently and politely asking 3 times to get by someone i start to get a bit annoyed. Especially when it results in the person mashing even harder and frantically trying to find that magic gear. Its cool though, everyone rides their own pace and thats ok, but if someone wants to get by you... why not let them?
    Ok, im done complaining, it was too sweet of a ride to be put off by that.

    This year i enjoyed enough of the free beer to think entering the Pixie Bike race was a good idea. Luckily i had my race sandals on and remembered all my bike shop training i had (countless hours on kids bikes) and was able to spin to victory.
    Besides all the fame i won i also got a sweet rack!
    After talking with Krista... Kristie... (sorry, im horrible with names, the girl who cleaned up in the womens race) i gave the rack to her. She totally wanted it and i just toss my bikes in the back of my truck when i go for rides so i figured she would offer it a better home than i.

    Sunday i rode Alpine and crashed my brains out. I'll blame the crash on being spent from the race the night before. I mean, who rides 3 Beergarden laps on a pixie bike!?!? A XC racer im not!

    I hooked a rock with the left side of my bottom bracket at speed and did a 180 off the trail. Luckily i had my PB&J sandwich in my camelback to break my fall. That and the large pointy rock that my thigh found quickly stopped my downhill momentum. Thank goodness i didnt crash into any soft bushes!
    As i collected my wits and was checking stock to make sure i wasn't leaking any vital fluids at an alarming rate i looked up the trail to try and figure out what happened and another rider came flying around the corner. Unable to form any reasonable thought yet i could only sit there and watch the carnage ensue. The offending rock (about the size of a small aircraft now in the middle of the trail) was right in his way and hidden from view until the last seconds... claimed another victim.
    He smacked it with the front tire and got a pinchflat, he was able to keep it under control and not go down, but when his back tire got to the rock it sliced the carcass wide open and then he went down. He crashed gracefully though and i think just skinned his knee and elbow a bit as he rode his bike to a stop not unlike a surfboard. (i need to learn that skill)
    Once people stopped crashing all over the place and i could add 2+2 and remembered my name the rock was sent on its way down the hill and i set off looking for my seat. Im not sure how it came off the rails, but it was about 10' away from the bike, which was 20' away from me.

    A little while down the trail i was JRA and came to this big ass pothole that is near the bottom. Unfortunately this pothole is about 5' deep and 8' wide, and you come across it in a fast part of the trail, and it kind of sneaks up on you. They really should mark this thing because someone could get hurt if they are not good with launching stuff.
    I realize i was off my game after the crash but im pretty good with surprises and i was barely able to clear it. Actually my rear wheel came up about a foot short and could use a new hoop. All it would take is a small sign to alert folks.
    To be fair we were warned by the guides at the start of the ride. Repeatedly.
    Unfortunately if you are not familiar with the trail "After the last road crossing" and "mile from the bottom" dosent help much as a accurate location.

    the rest of the ride was fantastic and no other shenanigans were observed. My thigh is pretty bruised and swollen, but im sure the rest of you guys know that when you bust your seat off the rails whilst you are still on the bike, all other pains are playing second fiddle.
    Who wants to have kids anyways?

    Ahh, good times!
    I know where i'll be next August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burmer_skark
    Again another fantastic year in Oakridge!...

    Ahh, good times!
    I know where i'll be next August.
    Dammmmm Jeff. That was an awesome story.

    When the photos and videos come out, everyone will realize the glory that you brought home to Norcal. Holy crap, the way you rode that pixie bike and jousted 50 other contenders was inspiring.

    So you gave up the grand prize Kuat prize? Frick, that is so awesome. You gave it Krista? She's awesome. She manufactures the feedbag.com super bag. Or did you give it to the second place 'health food store girl'. She was so awesome, racing in clogs.

    Anyway, you won the trail funds auction too for $420. Unreal. That is escorted by the hawtest guide in Oakridge but I think your girlfriend will get mad. You should give that prize to me!!!

    Good times!
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    Thanks for coming up NorCal! MBO wouldn't be the same without you on trail, in the river, and in the beer garden. How bout' those brews this year!! I think adding the local micro brews was the best single improvement made for this years event. I did lay off the espresso stout from Oakshire on the second nite. A wide awake drunk I was, but it sure is tasty.

    I heard from a reasonably reliable source that next year will bring, "more new trails" to introduce to you. Mark your calendars!


    It is always a pleasure and a privilege to guide at MBO, but this year topped them all.

    Thanks again,
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    I'm with you on that. As if the I9's weren't loud enough, I came away thinking I need to get one of those "ding! ding! ding!" bells....for the downhill sections!

    I'll be back too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by burmer_skark
    Again another fantastic year in Oakridge!
    This year was a bit cooler than last, which was a welcome change, and it was the perfect temperature. Guides were super friendly as always although some of the riders this year could stand to drop the ego and let people pass. I dunno, but by the time my patience wears off (which is a while) and i resort to patiently and politely asking 3 times to get by someone i start to get a bit annoyed. Especially when it results in the person mashing even harder and frantically trying to find that magic gear. Its cool though, everyone rides their own pace and thats ok, but if someone wants to get by you... why not let them?


    Ahh, good times!
    I know where i'll be next August.

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    Burmer Shark happy as a guppy

    Those feet were spinning hella fast coming across the finish line. I might have a video of the race. For now we have Jeff up on stage picking up his first place prize (literally).



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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Dammmmm Jeff. That was an awesome story.

    So you gave up the grand prize Kuat prize? Frick, that is so awesome. You gave it Krista? She's awesome. She manufactures the feedbag.com super bag. Or did you give it to the second place 'health food store girl'. She was so awesome, racing in clogs.

    Anyway, you won the trail funds auction too for $420. Unreal. That is escorted by the hawtest guide in Oakridge but I think your girlfriend will get mad. You should give that prize to me!!!

    Good times!
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    Umm, yeah, i think im keeping my trail rides for myself thankyouverymuch. I think my better half will understand if i spend a weekend away with a hot chick who rides and will be getting all hot and sweaty in skin tight lycra as we frolic in the woods just her and i... wait a minute. I might want to work on the sales pitch before i submit it for approval.

    The girl that won the womes races, i thought her name was Krista, she worked at the Mercantile and is gonna open the health food store in the coming months. she was totally cool and super stoked for the rack. Besides, my bikes wouldnt know what to do if they found themselves on such a nice piece of equipment. Heck, i dont even wash em. Gotta keep that "street cred" look.

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    More MBO photos

    I'll throw up a few photos, but you have to follow the link for the complete album
    MBO 2009 - bikes, beer, and buses

    Welcome to MBO 2009


    Sabine posts here twitter updates on an hourly basis


    Mark59 shows off his monster truck tires on his Jones. Sabine sends another shout out to her facebook fans


    Friday night's bike toss contest



    Vanilla wafer cookies and some beer to wash it down


    Sunset over Oakridge
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    MBO photos part 2

    Follow the link for the complete album
    MBO 2009 - bikes, beer, and buses

    Randy - tour organizer, Oakridge businessman, and leader of the best darn bike weekend this side of the Mississippi


    Randy brings out his special $300 shuttle bus for us NorCal'rs



    Sabine, K-Max, and Francois watch over Sabine's bike before heading up to Lawler


    Our Chevy Suburban shuttle bus rides better than a Cadillac


    Sabine shows off her Fox Racing outfit of the day
    Some pain is physical and some is mental, but one that's both is dental.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dan51
    MBO looks like a blast as always. Glad K-max hooked up with you guys.

    No dancing and cussing at the bees?
    in Whistler last week I decided to walk a section, and happened to disturb a yellow jacket nest. Got swarmed by them, tossed the bike and ran away cussing and doing the bee dance. i think some of it got caught on video. 5 stings by the time I was away... It would have been easier to just ride the section.
    I did actually yell s*** really loud.. but I was behind everyone else.. and if you yell s*** in the woods and no one is around to hear it. does it make a sound? The GoPro I was using is in a waterproof case.. so my expletives did not come through sadly. I have another video from Alpine Top on friday where the woman in front of me got stung on the ankle while riding.. and then stopped and danced around yelling a bunch of expletives that also sadly did not get heard by the camera.

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    MBO photos part 3

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    MBO 2009 - bikes, beer, and buses





    Francois all pooped out from too much singletrack goodness (and beer)


    Who's da man?


    Women's Pixie Bike Race


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    MBO photos part 4

    Go to the damn album already
    MBO 2009 - bikes, beer, and buses

    Albert goes for podium finish in the Mens' Pixie Bike Race




    K-max going for the gold


    Bike = xx-small, Steve = XXL


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    looks like another awesome year! It was tough to choose whistler over MBO, but next year will have to incorporate both!

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    My first round of camphone photos are here
    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...1&l=c88876f5f1

    Holy crap that was an amazing weekend.

    Endless trails, swimming holes, perfect 80 degree weather, craft beers, Scot's wine, and the company of some of my favorite mountain biking buddies. I am definitely getting more friends to come next year.
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    That was a great time for sure.

    I was up there as well with a few friends too and will definitely be back.

    Thanks for the great event MBO!
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    The trip to the falls was really special. I'm glad we all had the chance to do that.

    And I think I had naughty dreams of Hardesty-Lawler last night.

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    Back in Massachusetts and can't wait until next year

    Alot of people asked me at MBO, "You came out here (from Massachusetts) just for this event?" Now that I've experienced MBO, I can say "yes", and it was well worth the effort!

    For the full set of pictures and video, go here:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/anitac...57622130738490

    MBO was an amazing experience. Getting there was inauspicious - United charged me $175 for a tightly packed Mojo: https://forums.mtbr.com/ibis/ibis-mojo-sl-wtf-ne-thinks-david-blaine-498698.html#post6039572

    I went a little overboard and started the Facebook group Cyclists United against United. You can join here: https://www.facebook.com/home.php#/g...d=127724881835

    The first day, the rear suspension started rattling as soon as we began the descent of Alpine. That is, the rear suspension rattled off the bolts holding my rear brake caliper that I didn't properly tighten. There's always a first time for doing a ride with 8600+ feet of descending with only a front brake!
    Alpine - Tire Mountain - Windberry

    Here is the GPS track from Garmin Connect (all elevations and elevation graphs are from SportTracks, BTW): https://connect.garmin.com/activity/11863515

    Thankfully, Scot Nicol
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    and Chris came to my aid and helped to zip tie and duct tape the rear brake caliper to the underside of my seat. There was also a cool buzzing noise that the bike made every time I got a little deeper into the travel.

    Once I got going again, I was lucky enough to see the clouds and mountains together:
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    The steep hills and 5400 feet of climbing of Alpine - Tire Mountain - Windberry took alot out of me, so it was good to kick back and watch the bike toss. Nice commentary on this toss:
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    Saturday's start to Heckletooth didn't give any indication of the climbing to come, and we were able to enjoy Salmon Creek and made a stop at the fish hatchery.
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    The gravel climb to Heckletooth was filled with majestic trees.
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    Here at the rest stop you can see Gerrit (hands on hips) and his wife Kym (snapping the picture) resting before tackling the 25-30% grade singletrack to the summit of Heckletooth... (GPS log: https://connect.garmin.com/activity/11863509)
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    Salmon Creek - Heckletooth

    on rigid singlespeeds! Gerrit climbed the summit (25-30% grade) to Heckletooth in a 36x18. Sick...

    Here's Diamond Mountain (snow patches in the distance background) as seen from the top of Heckletooth
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    And me just happy to be there
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    Thanks to our guides Adam and Sherri, we were forewarned about the dangers of the descent, and enjoyed 6000+ feet of downhill fun. And what a treat the blackberries were!
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    We made a second stop to the fish hatchery to check out the sturgeon. Whoa!
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    Saturday evening had some awesome racing. Here's me at my first race in 10 years (thanks Derek for the picture):
    MBO kids bike race

    And I don't know how the judges called this one...
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    After a month's worth of climbing in New England in two days, I was ready for an easy day on Sunday. Fortunately, the 1700 foot climb to the top of Hardesty (GPS log: https://connect.garmin.com/activity/11863502) wasn't all that bad,the summit had amazing scenery
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    and the 4000 foot descent was just a blast.
    Hardesty shuttle

    I can't wait to come back next year!!

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    Steve = BFE

    It was great riding with all you MBO'ers.

    NorCal:
    You guys slay trail. Lets hook it up in Bend sometime.

    Also, you are ahead of the Oregon crew on posting some great pics. Thanks for capturing the moment so well. Hopefully OROR will represent on the boards soon.

    Until next time....keep the rubber side down.

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    Thanks for coming and the reports

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    Quote Originally Posted by newenglandrocks
    Alot of people asked me at MBO, "You came out here (from Massachusetts) just for this event?" Now that I've experienced MBO, I can say "yes", and it was well worth the effort!
    Wow! Great post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BIGfatED
    Wow! Great post.
    Yeah, nice job Albert!!

    Good to meet you Jason. Nice Sycip. Nice profile photo too. I shall go to Bend sometime!!

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    Hi All
    I am here to help you get your MBO women straight

    Catrine won the women's mini bike race works at the bike shop (the merc) and hopes to open a health food store

    Christa...is a gudie and makes the Mt Feed Bag

    Britta...is the "hottie" guide...she is a DR and taken

    I have to say it is really cool to see so many women at MBO...I started as a promoter putting on Mt Bike races in 1997 and at races your lucky if 1% of the racers are women, at MBO I think it is 20-30%+

    Take Care all
    I get to ride Alpine in the morning...very excited it's only my 6th ride of the summer because of an injury

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy23
    Hi All
    I am here to help you get your MBO women straight

    Catrine won the women's mini bike race works at the bike shop (the merc) and hopes to open a health food store

    Christa...is a gudie and makes the Mt Feed Bag

    Britta...is the "hottie" guide...she is a DR and taken

    I have to say it is really cool to see so many women at MBO...I started as a promoter putting on Mt Bike races in 1997 and at races your lucky if 1% of the racers are women, at MBO I think it is 20-30%+

    Take Care all
    I get to ride Alpine in the morning...very excited it's only my 6th ride of the summer because of an injury
    Randy, we will pay attention if you have some PHOTOS!!

    Have a great ride. Our great local rides are half as good as yours... but they're called poaching.

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    Another MBO has gone by, and it seems like each one gets better and better. Perfect weather, and killer local brews made for an awesome weekend. It hardly felt like we had a record attendance, as things seemed to run smoother, and the guests were all so nice and friendly.

    Here are some pix from the weekend, including an unauthorized night ride on Friday to Larrison Rock, Alpine on Saturday, Saturday night's shenanigans, and North Fork on Sunday. I'll post a handful of pix here, and will provide links to the rest of my pix on my Photobucket page. I put over 200 pix on Photobucket, with about half from Saturday night.

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    Looked like a bunch of "special needs" kids

    I stopped @ Greenwaters Friday morning at 8:30am on my way out to Bend for the HC 100, to say, "have fun", to couple of my guide friends [Phil, June and "Cutler the Circus Monkey"], and maybe to FC, Kyle, and Mark D. Apparently, FC and the gang we're either already hung over in their tents, or headed out to the singletrack in one of early morning "fun buses".
    Watching the school buses being loaded and rolling out onto Hwy 58, y'all looked like a bunch of lycra and camelback clad "special needs" kids headed out for field trips. Look at all the happy faces! Great stuff.
    FYI, I can say with absolute certainty, you guys had a much better weekend @ Oakridge and MBO than I did @ Bend. Hope it was as fun in real life as the pictures. I'll be hanging @ Oakridge for the next couple days, hoping you guys didn't squeeze all the fun out of the trails during the weekend.... I'm figuring there's still a bit left for me
    And Kmax, nice job snatching frivolity from the jaws of "road trip gone wrong" despair

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    Quote Originally Posted by jms
    I stopped @ Greenwaters Friday morning at 8:30am on my way out to Bend for the HC 100, to say, "have fun", to couple of my guide friends [Phil, June and "Cutler the Circus Monkey"], and maybe to FC, Kyle, and Mark D. Apparently, FC and the gang we're either already hung over in their tents, or headed out to the singletrack in one of early morning "fun buses".
    Watching the school buses being loaded and rolling out onto Hwy 58, y'all looked like a bunch of lycra and camelback clad "special needs" kids headed out for field trips. Look at all the happy faces! Great stuff. ...
    Yeah, we took the special short bus on Friday morning. We knew we weren't going to be able to get up early any of the other days...

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    Great photos Sasquatch! Really captured the event in all its glory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy23
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    Britta...is the "hottie" guide...she is a DR and taken

    Thats never stopped internet leg humping before!


    Randy, sincere thanks for putting this on. We really appreciate it and i know im already looking forward to next year.

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    Beautiful pics Sasquatch! You've got a gift. Most of these pics happened in two days! Incredible!!

    Friday was one of the best days of my life
    - Alpine-Tire-Windberry ride: perfect trail, perfect group hanging with Scot Nicol, Jeff Jones and Sabine.
    - Take the RV to the waterfall: wash up, drink up, eat up
    - Beer Garden: Eat some more, drink some more
    - Sunset/Night ride at Larrison Rock - wow!
    - Beer Garden: of course
    - then of course, talk to the family and surf mtbr with the iphone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois
    Beautiful pics Sasquatch! You've got a gift. Most of these pics happened in two days! Incredible!!

    Friday was one of the best days of my life
    - Alpine-Tire-Windberry ride: perfect trail, perfect group hanging with Scot Nicol, Jeff Jones and Sabine.
    - Take the RV to the waterfall: wash up, drink up, eat up
    - Beer Garden: Eat some more, drink some more
    - Sunset/Night ride at Larrison Rock - wow!
    - Beer Garden: of course
    - then of course, talk to the family and surf mtbr with the iphone.

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    Thanks for everything you and your crew do to put on this event. You went above and beyond for folks so many times.

    Like when we really really wanted to do the Hardesty-Lawler ride and it was full and standby was full and you brought out your Suburban bike mover to accommodate us. It totally made our day as the ride was amazing and our crew got to stay together.

    I'll definitely be back!

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    Randy

    Thanks for everything you and your crew do to put on this event. You went above and beyond for folks so many times.

    Like when we really really wanted to do the Hardesty-Lawler ride and it was full and standby was full and you brought out your Suburban bike mover to accommodate us. It totally made our day as the ride was amazing and our crew got to stay together.

    I'll definitely be back!

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    Thank you MBO

    3 days of EPIC riding.

    Day 1 Chris and I road Alpine, Windberry, Tire Mountain EPIC. 24 miles. We rode with the MTBR posse. Great trails and great friends. At the completion of day one my legs were tired! While we only climbed about 3000′ total, it seemed like a lot more. The length of the ride was perfect.
    Then we took the RV and the mtbr gang to Salmon Falls where we swam and drank and swam.































    Then back to the beer garden and the grub fest. FOOOOOD, BEEEER,











    Day 2 we road the Middle Fork Willamette Trail. 28 miles. This is a river trail that has short hike a bikes and long downhill decents. Amazing flow. Our shuttle bus blew a tire out 5 miles out from the trailhead, so we did a 5 mile pre-ride on the road. Then about mile 18, we encountered a hornetís nest on the trail where, at least three of us got stung multiple times. I got hit in the ear and thumb. Chris got it in the calf twice. Our guide got stung in the lip, which blew up like a balloon. This was an awesome trail. MBO ended this ride with a bikes for beer program. Put your bike in the truck and get a beer! Happy endingÖ











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    Night 2 festivities, FOOOD, BEEEER, mini bike grass crit race.












    Day 3 we road up to the top of Larison Rock. 12 miles. We werenít able to catch a shuttle to the top so we decide to ride the 5 miles up. about an hour later we reached the peak and enjoyed the view. The decend was flowey and fast. This was the perfect way to end the trip. We didnít see any other riders that ride and it was great considering we rode with 30+ people the last 2 days.













    These were probably some of the best trails Iíve ever rode. Had a blast, the beer was great, and the people were super friendly.

    Long live long rides.

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    from Mike on Vimeo.

    Long live long rides.

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    It Aint Over Yet

    Wellllll, it looks all you little MBO'r shuttle monkeys didn't wring all the fun out of the trails @ Oakridge last weekend:
    I confess to catching a ride up 1910 w/Randy, Ben and some of the other local luminaries for a trip down Alpine, Tire Mtn. and Clover Patch. You guys left the singletrack in far better shape than the last time I was riding them in July. Thank you! I did get a chuckle out of the some of the, ahem,"alternative" line choices around a couple of the tighter switchbacks on Tire Mtn. - looked like Eric's [Okie Dokie] work to me - but that's speculation.
    The afternoon light through the forest and the waterfall @ Clover Patch is indelible. I was reminded by the scenery, trails and my riding companions that really isn't a better place to ride a mountain bike than Oakridge, Oregon. We finished the ride with the blackberry prime @ the north shore/tree nursery. Tragically, somehow, micro-brew does seem to be in short supply @ Oakridge this week, thanks to FC, KMax and all the other MTBR/MBO faithful.
    And my personal Mountain Bike Oregon aint over yet. With the mosquito die-off in full swing, it's up to the Waldo/Tipmanagos for the next few days. It'll be my first trip @ that area. The wistful looks in the "local's" eyes tell me it should be grand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jms
    Wellllll, it looks all you little MBO'r shuttle monkeys didn't wring all the fun out of the trails @ Oakridge last weekend:
    I confess to catching a ride up 1910 w/Randy, Ben and some of the other local luminaries for a trip down Alpine, Tire Mtn. and Clover Patch. You guys left the singletrack in far better shape than the last time I was riding them in July. Thank you! I did get a chuckle out of the some of the, ahem,"alternative" line choices around a couple of the tighter switchbacks on Tire Mtn. - looked like Eric's [Okie Dokie] work to me - but that's speculation.
    The afternoon light through the forest and the waterfall @ Clover Patch is indelible. I was reminded by the scenery, trails and my riding companions that really isn't a better place to ride a mountain bike than Oakridge, Oregon. We finished the ride with the blackberry prime @ the north shore/tree nursery. Tragically, somehow, micro-brew does seem to be in short supply @ Oakridge this week, thanks to FC, KMax and all the other MTBR/MBO faithful.
    And my personal Mountain Bike Oregon aint over yet. With the mosquito die-off in full swing, it's up to the Waldo/Tipmanagos for the next few days. It'll be my first trip @ that area. The wistful looks in the "local's" eyes tell me it should be grand.
    Bastard!!!!!

    You deserve the good riding though. I heard you inhaled a wee bit of dust in your Bend adventure ride.

    I met your SLO buddy. Super cooool people so you gotta bring em up to Santa Cruz!

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    Dust Twinkies

    I heard you inhaled a wee bit of dust in your Bend adventure ride.
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    LOL. If you only knew........I'm gonna be sh!tting raspberry flavored Hammer Gel dust Twinkies for the next month. Definitely the race of the year, kinda like the illegitimate love child of Santa Cruz bikes "Hell Ride" and the Cascade Cream Puff.

    Here's the link to the results and the pictures [click the oregon velo thingy] I'm #29 and Sean Allen is #73. I've got my "axe murderer" face going @ the finish. And Sean's lookin fine too! LOL, like I said, and pictures don't lie, you guys had a much better weekend than I did.

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    Umm... yowza.

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