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    You + Bike + Picture

    New thread.

    Post up a couple favorite pictures of you riding a bike (or in the process of disembarking a bicycle).

    Doesn't matter if you are riding XC, DH, FR, AM or whatever silly way we try to fracture the cycling community. You can be riding clipless, flats, toeclips, powergrips, 29er, 26er, 69er, 650, baggies, spandex, number plate, rigid, FS, singlespeed, 2x10, 3x8, internally geared, it's all good. Hell, if it's a cool picture, road bikes, cyclocross, commuting pictures are welcome as I'm sure the majority of people here are cyclists

    There are two rules to this thread as supreme overlord.

    1) You must be enjoying YOUR ride in the picture. Only you can judge that.

    2) All posters in this thread shall be free of persecution, no judgment shall be passed on any of the above conditions or anything else you can think of.


    Riding around Laurel Summit state park in Pennsylvania. I'm in there, trying to navigate my way down this tight chute.


    Riding in Wrandees on the outskirts of Halifax. Picture was from a disposable, sorry about the quality. I'm not sure what it is about this photo, I just like it.


    Transrockies. Coming down a skree slope above Panorama. Holding on for life trying not to end up in the valley below.


    Can't help but post a couple more TR pictures, great scenery, professional photographers. Descending the rock garden heading into Elkford.


    Leading out the (a?) pack climbing up the Fairmont Hot Springs ski hill (if memory serves correctly)


    Winter riding, Shorts Hills PP


    Descending the continental divide into Alberta from BC

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    Like this thread already. I especially like the Pennsylvania shot.

    The Wrandees is where I learned to mountain bike. Love it!

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    Buckwallow O-Cup, 2010, best picture I've ever seen of myself on a bike:



    I've whored this one out before, but it is my absolute favourite:



    And I promise I'm actually having fun in both these shots.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    I'm the lensman in our family so I don't have much to pick from, but here's a few that I like...




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    Some of my fondest memories as a child (and even more recently in life) is of riding a snowmobile through the remote Northern Ontario back country. The fresh air, gentle snow falling and carved trail through the natural contours of the land. To do that all again, without the sound and smell of a 2-stroke engine would be great.

    Man, I could really see myself doing a self supported 3-4 day ride on a fatty. I just wish it was logistically a little more feasible (days off in the winter and a fat bike), but might be worth investing the effort to get done.

    BTW, love that picture.

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    [QUOTE=garage monster]Buckwallow O-Cup, 2010, best picture I've ever seen of myself on a bike:



    That's a great pic!!! I love how it captured Veteran Youth behind you with the "must catch Garage Monster gritted teeth of determination face"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louda
    That's a great pic!!! I love how it captured Veteran Youth behind you with the "must catch Garage Monster gritted teeth of determination face"!
    That's not actually VY (he'd already passed me at this point), it's John Fisher (Emily's dad) chasing down Oggie!
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    Great thread idea! Here are a few of my faves of mine doing my favourite thing: Descending.



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    I think this was my second proper race ever. I was so embarrassed when this pic was taken, but I kinda love it now.
    I totally stole this from Dave Unrau (though I don't feel too bad, since he promised at the time not to post it on the web and it turned up on mtbr the very next day).


    btw, I love this thread!

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    this is an awesome pic. Look at that emotion on your face. Like OH $HIT, who put that log there...

    This thread will be the thread of the year. I hope gnomes don't spoil it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    this is an awesome pic. Look at that emotion on your face. Like OH $HIT, who put that log there...
    There's another attaboy for anyone who can guess where that picture was taken (hint: Jouko is disqualified from this contest).
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    Buckwallow O-Cup, 2010, best picture I've ever seen of myself on a bike:


    This is an excellent pic.


    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
    I think this was my second proper race ever. I was so embarrassed when this pic was taken, but I kinda love it now.
    I totally stole this from Dave Unrau (though I don't feel too bad, since he promised at the time not to post it on the web and it turned up on mtbr the very next day).


    btw, I love this thread!
    And so is this. Captures the moment perfectly and is particularly cool because we've all been there.

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    ah yes..

    that O-Cup was one of the most enjoyable events... Good weather, great course as usual, great crowd...

    I closed down on GM on the double track and he graciously slowed down to let me by just before the singletrack section - which was the most fun section of the course... We blasted through it loudly enjoying it, despite lactic acid build up by that point....

    Johnny Fisher just blew by us, like it was no one's business...

    Great pic...

    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    That's not actually VY (he'd already passed me at this point), it's John Fisher (Emily's dad) chasing down Oggie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
    I think this was my second proper race ever. I was so embarrassed when this pic was taken, but I kinda love it now.
    I totally stole this from Dave Unrau (though I don't feel too bad, since he promised at the time not to post it on the web and it turned up on mtbr the very next day).


    btw, I love this thread!

    Hey well at least you are spotting your landing!

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    i only have one actual picture of me on a bike because i'm usually solo and it's just about the shittiest quality you can get, but nonetheless, it qualifies.

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    here is one of my favourites...

    2009 hardwood hills epic
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    Hardwood Summer Epic 2010:



    Hot August Nights 2010:


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    1994:


    2010: (I am #1525, #1502 is MTBR member Smarty)

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    Looking forward to spring riding at Hilton...
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    Mudman's favourite...

    has to be this!
    https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...127?source=pwa

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    Cyclocross this winter


    This is still one of my favourite racing pictures. It was taken in 2006, the first year I tried O-Cup racing. Back when the Boneshaker was in the Sport races.


    8h race last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth
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    Yeesh, you look like you're 10! By then, Mrs. Monster and I had already paired off and we only had one year left of undergrad!

    And, BCD, I will never ever get tired of that Mudman pic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor
    Winter riding, Shorts Hills PP
    I remember this ride! It was the first time I ever rode with you. Photo credit goes to ddakin on that one I believe.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Last year's HAN:


    Luckily, I brought my own ride on my latest trip, so I can share these:




    And my favourite:

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    another one of VY enjoying being on his bike, I've just been waiting for an excuse to post this.



    Bonus points for guessing the venue

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    Quote Originally Posted by swabag
    another one of VY enjoying being on his bike, I've just been waiting for an excuse to post this.



    Bonus points for guessing the venue
    This one is just crying out for a "Caption This" contest!
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    Up at the top of Mont Sainte Anne




    Making my way down to the bottom


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    Every photo taken of me on a bike, I seem to be mid-blink or have a look of stark terror on my face. Even when I see the photographer and think, "Okay, make it look good!" The worst was a night photo at Solstice last year. It was shockingly bad.
    Then at HAN, I saw the photog at the last second and it was a tight spot, thought I was going to hit him. I was afraid to look at the photo online, but then was delighted to find this pic. I just love it! Guess I just need to be caught completely off guard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    This one is just crying out for a "Caption This" contest!
    Like this...
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    "I love being on a bike. It helps me feel free. I get it from my dad", by Guillaume Blanchet

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    I love seeing pics of peeps on their bikes!! Love yours the best so far Nerdgirl!!
    This is from 2010 Squeezah!! Going up Decew - fun fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie
    Like this...
    Or this...
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    Time to dig through my archives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swabag
    another one of VY enjoying being on his bike, I've just been waiting for an excuse to post this.



    Bonus points for guessing the venue
    That would probably be Pleasure Valley 1998. Mike Varey on the Specialized, Galen Kennedy in the rad PI jersey and Ray Edamura (aka David Suzuki) on the left. Educated guess that other Spec owner cut off the RH side is Justin Dipoce? Can't remember what he rode that year.

    Pretty sure MV and AW were podium that race....did Justin Win? (not cheating and checking results, pretty sure the OCA website made them impossible to find anyway)

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    don't have many good ones... but...

    here is a photog of me shortly after I broke my wrist at the July 8hour last year (2010)... oh the pain of riding another 3.5km till I got to the finish to tag the next rider...
    You + Bike + Picture-mysty-broken.jpg


    riding in the fall at Albion - my most fave time to ride... first year I started riding
    You + Bike + Picture-mysty-albion-fall.jpg


    riding at night for the first time... I look freaky here...
    darn... I need me some more pics!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
    I think this was my second proper race ever. I was so embarrassed when this pic was taken, but I kinda love it now.
    I totally stole this from Dave Unrau (though I don't feel too bad, since he promised at the time not to post it on the web and it turned up on mtbr the very next day).

    btw, I love this thread!
    WOW! that is a great pic! OUCH!
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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth
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    2010: (I am #1525, #1502 is MTBR member Smarty)

    The faces we hope they don't catch in a photog memory... I think I have a grunt pic around somewhere that I burned
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    There's another attaboy for anyone who can guess where that picture was taken (hint: Jouko is disqualified from this contest).
    Nerdgirl going OTB's looks like the beginning of S16 (uncertain of new trail name) @ Albion Hills?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merdoff
    Nerdgirl going OTB's looks like the beginning of S16 (uncertain of new trail name) @ Albion Hills?
    Well done!
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    Luckily, I brought my own ride on my latest trip, so I can share these:




    And my favourite:
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    looks pretty neat .
    where is that?

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    No MTB content but has bike.

    Warning Tri Geek content.

    1987 on a Modified Apollo, 3rd in Age Group 2nd Du


    1988 Mike Pigg impression


    1990 WMSC Fall Death Ride


    2002 2 weeks before moving to Scarberia




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    Quote Originally Posted by veteran_youth
    . (not cheating and checking results, pretty sure the OCA website made them impossible to find anyway)
    http://www.ontariocycling.org/race-s...sults/page/58/

    Not completely hidden.

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    or even this
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    Clearing Extreme Section at Kelso 2007 ..


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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash
    looks pretty neat .
    where is that?
    Peru. If you go there say hi to Wayo for me, he'll be your guide. Oh and bring an AM ride, we had a few rides like the 1st pic where we started on a mountain top at 10k feet and ended up at the ocean. That was a little sketchy in places on the Moonracer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor
    1) You must be enjoying YOUR ride in the picture.
    ...Which rules out all my P2A shots.



    Tremblant 1998:


    Blue 2008:


    This chronology of weak riding my be expanded. Or not.
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    The most recent pic I have (the last 50km race at Hardwood).
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    From Hardwood Hills last year....


    Guelph Lake


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    old school urban and o cup feed zone

    Before if was called urban riding and a classic o cup feed zone. from way back
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    I dont have any pics, but somebody brought out their GoPro to a Donut Ride that I was on. I was feeling good this day so I'll show it.

    That's me in the Quick-Step kit at 8min attacking up the hill. Feeling good!

    <iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/aVnOsBaARL8?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor
    Riding around Laurel Summit state park in Pennsylvania. I'm in there, trying to navigate my way down this tight chute.
    That looks like a fun trail, and very pretty too!
    https://get.google.com/albumarchive/...127?source=pwa

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    Kelso o-cup 2008
    i was hating the heat here this day

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    2010 Provincials at Woodnewton - my expression says it all...
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    Also known as 'the brown guy at the ocups'

    me @ kelso last year

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    I'm the one on the left, racing @ Kelso weekly series last July. I have this uncanny ability to look like I'm just sauntering along when I'm actually racing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dover
    Kelso o-cup 2008
    i was hating the heat here this day
    I just noticed, I think that's Mrs. Monster in the yellow t-shirt behind you. Neat!
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    Don't have many photos of me riding, but I have this one of me noodling around at Blue Mountain
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    it tied the room together man!

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    I've been lucky to shoot some amazing photo's with good friend and pro photog Dan Barham.

    Couple of my favourites.




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    One from this weekend.

    <img src="https://www.gillcouto.com/azmtb/2011-03-19/medium/sam_0032.jpg">

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider
    One from this weekend.
    My oh my, what a funny lookin plant.
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    I guess it is only you who are able to do it from the back anyway...

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    that's because you are wearing baggies...

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    Wow, beautiful photos!
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    Sorry, I don't really race mountain bikes, but here is a picture of me having a go at one of Kelso's stunts in proper Canadian conditions, and another when I was trying to clean "Dr. Quads" on sight.
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    https://www.bikemag.com/photos/march-30-2011/

    Me and fellow former Ontario trail smasher Flipfantasia in Bike Mag photo of the day.

    Flip is clipped in and likely really not enjoying the progressiveness of this wicked loam trail with great braaaaaap corners.


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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk
    Me and fellow former Ontario trail smasher Flipfantasia in Bike Mag photo of the day.
    This is gonna sound like a really stupid question but what the heck do you BC guys carry in those giant backpacks all the time? Rain gear?

    Even my biggest pack is only half that size!
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    Kinda forgot about the photo of day's, Dan has had a bunch of them that I've been in.

    https://www.bikemag.com/photos/december-24-2010/

    Shot from a first decent heli drop we put in a few years back.

    https://www.bikemag.com/photos/december-31-2010/

    More from our first decent in Lillooet.

    https://www.bikemag.com/photos/december-17-2010/

    Singlesprocket might recognize this it's the bottom part of Arawana in Naramata

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    This is gonna sound like a really stupid question but what the heck do you BC guys carry in those giant backpacks all the time? Rain gear?

    Even my biggest pack is only half that size!
    Extra camera gear for the pro photog.

    It's nice to be prepared as sometimes we can be a LONG way from help. Help in many situations is going to be Search and Rescue, and even calling them can be an issue.

    I usually don't leave the house without a good first aid kit, 3L bladder full of water, spare gloves, extra long sleeve merino base layer, jacket, couple spare tubes, patch kit, pump, tool kit, and a small baggie of random bolts and bits.

    Add some food depending on the day. Also I'll stuff a pair of 661 knee pads in.

    Last but not least is a tall can of Pilsner, nice to have a beer after lugging all that crap to the top of a mountain.

    I do much of my riding with a Deuter Trans-Alp 25. It fits all that stuff without pause and still a ton of space left over, nice thing is that it's designed to carry all that weight so it carries really well. It's 25L and weights 1150g

    My other pack is much more slim, I use it for the less "out there" rides and after work rips. It's a Deuter Race Air X. Holds 14L of stuff and is 820g. Big thing with it is the mesh Aircomfort back panel. Breathes amazing.

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    awesome pics... i mean the trails. riders are handsome too...

    but, pfft... i know someone who rode down at least five times higher mountains with more features, not to mention the progressiveness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk

    It's nice to be prepared as sometimes we can be a LONG way from help. Help in many situations is going to be Search and Rescue, and even calling them can be an issue.

    I usually don't leave the house without a good first aid kit, 3L bladder full of water, spare gloves, extra long sleeve merino base layer, jacket, couple spare tubes, patch kit, pump, tool kit, and a small baggie of random bolts and bits.

    Add some food depending on the day. Also I'll stuff a pair of 661 knee pads in.

    Last but not least is a tall can of Pilsner, nice to have a beer after lugging all that crap to the top of a mountain.
    It's funny how habits die hard. Been out here for almost 10 years and I still can't go without doing the same for gear. Once it's been ingrained to be prepared you really don't think about what's in your pack.

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    I read an article a few years ago about what Pete Stace-smith (Norco Product guy) had in his pack for every ride. it was about 40 different things and i assume it weighed around 30 LBS. he had everything you could imagine in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    awesome pics... i mean the trails. riders are handsome too...

    but, pfft... i know someone who rode down at least five times higher mountains with more features, not to mention the progressiveness.
    Very likely they had more progressiveness.

    Sometimes we are just a bunch of posers that stand around.

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    hmmm

    i take back what i said about the riders...

    however, the brew seems to be going down smooth...

    Quote Originally Posted by shirk
    Very likely they had more progressiveness.

    Sometimes we are just a bunch of posers that stand around.

    http://www.bikemag.com/photos/february-16-2011/

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    Quote Originally Posted by raganwald
    Sorry, I don't really race mountain bikes,
    Pfft, no need to be sorry about that.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk
    Very likely they had more progressiveness.

    Sometimes we are just a bunch of posers that stand around.

    http://www.bikemag.com/photos/february-16-2011/

    http://www.bikemag.com/photos/february-09-2011/
    Ha! Being the snoop that I am, I found those pics when I poked around there a bit but I refrained from posting them since I know how shirty people can get about their "invisibility cloaks" around here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius
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    Where is this?? I wanna ride those berms!

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    It's at Horseshoe Valley which is about 15-20 minutes north of Barrie. I can sort of find my way around the trails but I have a really hard time linking them up with good flow. Let me know when you want to ride it and I'll put you in touch with the local riders, they know where all the fun stuff is and how to link it together into an awesome ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius
    It's at Horseshoe Valley which is about 15-20 minutes north of Barrie. I can sort of find my way around the trails but I have a really hard time linking them up with good flow. Let me know when you want to ride it and I'll put you in touch with the local riders, they know where all the fun stuff is and how to link it together into an awesome ride.
    I've got a few local contacts up there and have heard of those berms. That picture motivates me to make a trip there sometime this summer. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVagabond
    I've got a few local contacts up there and have heard of those berms. That picture motivates me to make a trip there sometime this summer. Thanks!
    (sidenote)
    I would be surprised to see them last the summer. those trails are VERY unpopular with the folks that manage the forest... trails should not be being built in that area and they most certainly should not look like they were built with a bulldozer.

    they cast local mountain bikers in a very bad light since they were clearly not built by a hiker or equestrian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Payer
    (sidenote)
    I would be surprised to see them last the summer. those trails are VERY unpopular with the folks that manage the forest... trails should not be being built in that area and they most certainly should not look like they were built with a bulldozer.

    they cast local mountain bikers in a very bad light since they were clearly not built by a hiker or equestrian.
    (/sidenote)

    nice pics!
    I had a feeling you'd know exactly where those were! Sweet berms, tho, be a shame to lose them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aerius
    It's at Horseshoe Valley which is about 15-20 minutes north of Barrie. I can sort of find my way around the trails but I have a really hard time linking them up with good flow. Let me know when you want to ride it and I'll put you in touch with the local riders, they know where all the fun stuff is and how to link it together into an awesome ride.
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    Those trails have been talked about on here at length, a few times, the builder is very good at what he does, they are so much fun. from what I gathered from previous discussions on here and from the signs posted the built trails are going to stay the municipality just doesn't want more built.
    Trails are fun, the way I see it if they get used more they have more support behind them and more people to protect them. so IMHO Share! show friends! Get more people riding.
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    this is a great thread that I would not want to see derailed. so although nobody is asking me to comment, this will still be my last on this topic, in this thread.

    those style of trails really upset anyone who is not into them...which is everybody other than borderline downhill'ers. They are not even my cup of tea, since I prefer nice skinny, natural looking single track. Everyone who shares the forest that does not mountain bike HATES them and will raise a stink about them to anyone who will listen, where they might have been ignoring or not noticing the subtle trails. trial building is clearly not allowed here and these trails... well, they are an extreme case of thumbing your nose at the decision makers. they embarrass me as a cyclist.

    they are fun, and while they are well built, they were not wisely built and become long tracks of mud when wet. These trails push liability concerns thru the roof and greatly risk getting bicycles banned from this government forest completely! (IMHO) ...similarly, trails featuring man made stunts were destroyed and removed.

    I understand that they are there and I need to deal with it. fine.. I guess the take-away should be that if you are thinking about doing this to your local government protected area, don't! you should not be building any trails without permission and you are putting your sport under the microscope by doing so.

    one person's opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I had a feeling you'd know exactly where those were! Sweet berms, tho, be a shame to lose them!
    Due to recently posted signs 2010 summer I would be surprised if they last. Apparently their presence is against Mother Nature's plan. A victim of their own success perhaps.

    The bulldozer comment is a strange one, since there is double-track 5-6ft wide allover that forest.

    Anyways, i'm not down with trying to please a tyrant - the ground is a forever shifting set of terms dictated by them... Witness the studded tire red herring described elsewhere in Ontario.

    I prefer to shovel and shut-up about trails. Unfortunately those trails never last because some tree hugging flagellator shows up and decides 200 yards of previously un-noticed trails(in Our forest) are a massive threat. Tragedy on the commons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Payer
    this is a great thread that I would not want to see derailed. so although nobody is asking me to comment, this will still be my last on this topic, in this thread.

    those style of trails really upset anyone who is not into them...which is everybody other than borderline downhill'ers. They are not even my cup of tea, since I prefer nice skinny, natural looking single track. Everyone who shares the forest that does not mountain bike HATES them and will raise a stink about them to anyone who will listen, where they might have been ignoring or not noticing the subtle trails. trial building is clearly not allowed here and these trails... well, they are an extreme case of thumbing your nose at the decision makers. they embarrass me as a cyclist.

    they are fun, and while they are well built, they were not wisely built and become long tracks of mud when wet. These trails push liability concerns thru the roof and greatly risk getting bicycles banned from this government forest completely! (IMHO) ...similarly, trails featuring man made stunts were destroyed and removed.

    I understand that they are there and I need to deal with it. fine.. I guess the take-away should be that if you are thinking about doing this to your local government protected area, don't! you should not be building any trails without permission and you are putting your sport under the microscope by doing so.

    one person's opinion.
    Maybe a new golf course expansion instead!

    I've got news for you, we're already under a microscope. Don't misdirect that anger at your fellow cyclists - it isn't their fault anymore than it is yours.

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    just a candid suggestion...

    read what Bill wrote - again. And then read it one more time.

    Then think about it.

    Your comments make no sense otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by electrik
    Maybe a new golf course expansion instead!

    I've got news for you, we're already under a microscope. Don't misdirect that anger at your fellow cyclists - it isn't their fault anymore than it is yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    read what Bill wrote - again. And then read it one more time.

    Then think about it.

    Your comments make no sense otherwise.
    It's all very thoughtless, particularly dragging this thread off topic further. If Bill or anybody else wants to discuss(or attack my senseless comments??) said issue then a new thread should be started.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Payer
    those style of trails really upset anyone who is not into them...which is everybody other than borderline downhill'ers.
    I gotta laugh here, are you telling me that every single mountain biker I've met in the forest and all the men & women I ride with in there are borderline downhillers? Seriously? Don't be absurd.

    Everyone who shares the forest that does not mountain bike HATES them and will raise a stink about them to anyone who will listen, where they might have been ignoring or not noticing the subtle trails. trial building is clearly not allowed here and these trails... well, they are an extreme case of thumbing your nose at the decision makers. they embarrass me as a cyclist.
    Everyone? I guess the two horseback riders I met in the forest last summer didn't get the memo. And the dozen or so hikers our ride group met on the trails, they didn't get that note either.

    As for the the legality of building trails in the forest, I don't know enough about it so I won't comment. It is however a de facto activity whether we like it or not, and has been for over a dozen years. People have been building trails & stunts in there since I was in high school, and likely before that as well.

    they are fun, and while they are well built, they were not wisely built and become long tracks of mud when wet.
    Pretty much any trail which isn't sand, gravel, or rock becomes a long track of mud when wet. These trails aren't tracks of mud unless you're riding them in the rain, right after the spring melt, or the day after a week of constant rain. You know, the times when you shouldn't be riding any dirt trail.
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    You're forgetting the rules!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor
    New thread.

    There are two rules to this thread as supreme overlord.

    1) You must be enjoying YOUR ride in the picture. Only you can judge that.

    2) All posters in this thread shall be free of persecution, no judgment shall be passed on any of the above conditions or anything else you can think of.
    Lets see some more pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by electrik
    Sorry, no pictures of my mug on a ccm.
    Well that hardly seems fair! Clearly, you're quite happy knowing what we all look like otherwise you wouldn't be posting in this thread.

    You should get to know us. We're actually all quite nice in person. Nothing to fear here; we don't bite! (Well, Louda might but that's a story for another time...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Payer
    those style of trails really upset anyone who is not into them...which is everybody other than borderline downhill'ers. They are not even my cup of tea, since I prefer nice skinny, natural looking single track.
    Ah yes. The usual your way of riding is inferior to my view nonsense. Elitist at it's finest.

    Basically you don't approve of any type of riding that you don't like. And if it doesn't fit your view they are evil.

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    ok, after looking though my computer i can't find any pics of ME on a BIKE. so here is a pic of me, and a pic of the frame I just bought today...sooo use your imagination

    i'll get some pics with me on the bike in a month when i pick it up


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    Okay..to much XC type content.







    Whenever I see this pic I miss my old Roach DH pants and shorts. Dammed bombproof.


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    dude, you are incredibly

    awesome...

    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeame
    ok, after looking though my computer i can't find any pics of ME on a BIKE. so here is a pic of me, and a pic of the frame I just bought today...sooo use your imagination

    i'll get some pics with me on the bike in a month when i pick it up


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2WD
    I love seeing pics of peeps on their bikes!! Love yours the best so far Nerdgirl!!
    This is from 2010 Squeezah!! Going up Decew - fun fun!!
    Is that a chest protector or just part of the jersey design?
    Nice username btw...i was wondering who had the one i originally wanted lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil
    Okay..to much XC type content.







    Whenever I see this pic I miss my old Roach DH pants and shorts. Dammed bombproof.

    Where do you ride? I'm so ready to go DH and looking for somewhere to get some good use out of the latest addition to my stable...2008 Big Hit aka The Tank!
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    Well that hardly seems fair! Clearly, you're quite happy knowing what we all look like otherwise you wouldn't be posting in this thread.

    You should get to know us. We're actually all quite nice in person. Nothing to fear here; we don't bite! (Well, Louda might but that's a story for another time...)
    It's true... we are all nice! Well, I never said I was nice... but I don't bite, I'm more of an Elaine pusher

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeame
    ok, after looking though my computer i can't find any pics of ME on a BIKE. so here is a pic of me, and a pic of the frame I just bought today...sooo use your imagination

    i'll get some pics with me on the bike in a month when i pick it up


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    hope you didn't pay the price on the wall for that frame - you can get it for $1300 at Jenson, minus the favourable exchange...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie
    hope you didn't pay the price on the wall for that frame - you can get it for $1300 at Jenson, minus the favourable exchange...
    nah, i didn't pay the wall price...quite a bit less

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    that's because you are wearing baggies...

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    Quote Originally Posted by awesomeame
    Looks like the wall at Kamakaze - nice frame!

    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie
    hope you didn't pay the price on the wall for that frame - you can get it for $1300 at Jenson, minus the favourable exchange...
    I saw that too...good price...although they can't ship Intense to Canada...so you would have to make arrangements.
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    Since people are posting pictures of suffering and we're a week from p2A, here I am riding the train from hell:

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    ok I'll play...

    A great photo of me taken by mtbr'er Lukey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philshep
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