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    MTBR OC group ride in Vegas!

    A few months of planning, the 4 of us rode last weekend here in Vegas and had a blast! Myself, Corn, jcd, and chaz met up at Southwest Ridge on a Sunday afternoon, was super fun fellas lets do it again next year! Not sure who's in this pic but it's one of you guys

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    Corn flyin down a trail at Bear's Best Sunday morning.

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    Flat troubles, the desert is hard on tires!

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    Hittin' some little drops -- jcd and chaz were on full rigid awesomess btw!

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    chaz and jcd chillin on the cliffs

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    Kewl!
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    Some butt puckering right here

    chaz and corn

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    I was wondering what had happened to all the cool kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Kewl!
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    I was wondering what had happened to all the cool kids.
    I think jcd might still be counting his winnings corn and chaz had to go back to work
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    Wait a minute, OC peeps ride together? Guess my invitation got lost in the mail...

    Jelly of a Purple Krampus.

    Seriously though, Looks like a sweet place to ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by *OneSpeed* View Post
    Wait a minute, OC peeps ride together? Guess my invitation got lost in the mail...

    Jelly of a Purple Krampus.

    Seriously though, Looks like a sweet place to ride!
    Come on down next year!
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    Damn, how about a little advance notice? I was there a month ago, hit Rusty Bucket & Hurl, etc. at Late Night. It's a long way for me (Eugene, OR) but Cyn & I'll be snowbirding again next Jan/Feb, would love to hook up wit y'all and get introduced to the local goods.
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    It was right at 3yrs ago that I spent almost week riding in that general vicinity. Wife had a conference in town, and we both brought our bikes. I rode every day, and she had to settle for just a few days of riding.

    I hit the SW Ridge area solo on a surprisingly cold day, and I had to run to a nearby Walmart to pick up a synthetic long sleeve shirt. I think I was the only crazy fool out riding that day.

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    It was a great ride, thanks, Gene!

    Here we are heading out, jcd, Gene and Corn (right to left).

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    Corn disappearing around the bend.

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    Taking a break to enjoy the view.

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    Sun was getting low as we were descending back down.

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    I won't be riding this weekend, gotta work straight through until next Thursday so lots of just hanging out in my hotel room after working all day. Guess what's in the glass, Gene!

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    Awesome! Several of us did this a few times a couple of years ago.

    If you're accepting applications, I'd be game to join in the next time you guys plan to it again.

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    Hell yeah! Next year we'll give everyone notice. Chaz what did you think of the mead? And cool pics too!
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    Looks like a great time! I miss the old days of MTBR gatherings. I met a bunch of cool MTBR folks at a couple of Colorado gatherings back in the day.

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    Good stuff boys. With all of your absence from here I thought I missed a mass mtbr bail out. Looks like I was wrong, I just missed a ride trip invite.
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    Good to see actual riding going on out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Looks like a great time! I miss the old days of MTBR gatherings. I met a bunch of cool MTBR folks at a couple of Colorado gatherings back in the day.
    I always wanted to attend one, but I was too poor back then and none of them were within a distance my budget could handle. I did ride with some folks back in college that did similar sorts of ride/camp weekend gatherings within the state, though, and I went to a number of those. I definitely enjoy those sorts of things. I suppose that's what a lot of mtb festivals are trying to capture again, but some of those are just too big to capture the atmosphere. Some capture it really well, though.

    I've met a handful of mtbr folks over the years elsewhere, though. Lots of good people.

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    Some cool terrain there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Looks like a great time! I miss the old days of MTBR gatherings. I met a bunch of cool MTBR folks at a couple of Colorado gatherings back in the day.
    Yeah, what happened to those Gatherings??? I miss 'em.

    Killer pics, Mr. Jeep- you have a good eye for photos.

    Give us a couple months notice next year to plan, I'm tired of being cold & wet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Yeah, what happened to those Gatherings??? I miss 'em.

    Killer pics, Mr. Jeep- you have a good eye for photos.

    Give us a couple months notice next year to plan, I'm tired of being cold & wet!
    Once in a while there might be three of us meeting up but I still see most of the guys in our OCC "rOCtoberfest" group and ride with them at least once a year.

    Some blasts from the past whose usernames you might recall:

    Katz
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    Yep, still ride with those guys. None of us live close to together but it's well worth making the journeys necessary to hang out and shred together.

    Still K.I.T. with a few others, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Once in a while there might be three of us meeting up but I still see most of the guys in our OCC "rOCtoberfest" group and ride with them at least once a year.

    Some blasts from the past whose usernames you might recall:

    Katz
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    Optimus

    Yep, still ride with those guys. None of us live close to together but it's well worth making the journeys necessary to hang out and shred together.

    Still K.I.T. with a few others, as well.
    I miss those guys. Too bad you all live 3,000 miles away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    I miss those guys. Too bad you all live 3,000 miles away.
    I'm gonna ride with Optimus in Early April out his way. I will post a pic or two when I return.

    And, I may see Katz the week after next.

    And, I will likely do a night ride in the Vegas area with Bike&Fish in early June when it's already hotter than hell there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    I'm gonna ride with Optimus in Early April out his way. I will post a pic or two when I return.

    And, I may see Katz the week after next.

    And, I will likely do a night ride in the Vegas area with Bike&Fish in early June when it's already hotter than hell there.
    Are they on any forums anymore? I know they were on pinkbike but im not sure if theyre active.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Are they on any forums anymore? I know they were on pinkbike but im not sure if theyre active.

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    Optimus posts videos on PB fairly often. Look under "Optimus1".

    The others are no longer active on cycling social media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Optimus posts videos on PB fairly often. Look under "Optimus1".

    The others are no longer active on cycling social media.
    Yeah, I catch his videos as heís been friended on there for years. Katz is on there and I see his videos on occasion also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Finch Platte View Post
    Yeah, what happened to those Gatherings??? I miss 'em.

    Killer pics, Mr. Jeep- you have a good eye for photos.

    Give us a couple months notice next year to plan, I'm tired of being cold & wet!
    Thanks Finch!

    And next year or whenever I'll try to remember this thread and see if anyone wants to meet up too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Thanks Finch!

    And next year or whenever I'll try to remember this thread and see if anyone wants to meet up too!
    Fall is really nice in the Vegas area, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Once in a while there might be three of us meeting up but I still see most of the guys in our OCC "rOCtoberfest" group and ride with them at least once a year.

    Some blasts from the past whose usernames you might recall:

    Katz
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    Optimus

    Yep, still ride with those guys. None of us live close to together but it's well worth making the journeys necessary to hang out and shred together.

    Still K.I.T. with a few others, as well.
    Hey! What about me.. erm, I mean Gordy.. or ALF if you will?

    Letís do this!
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    That's more than Catfish would do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    Hey! What about me.. erm, I mean Gordy.. or ALF if you will?

    Letís do this!
    Or OC Monkey.

    Welcome back.👍
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Fall is really nice in the Vegas area, as well.
    Maybe a biannual OC Vegas group ride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Fall is really nice in the Vegas area, as well.
    Fall is nice everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Maybe a biannual OC Vegas group ride?
    Now we are spinning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Fall is nice everywhere.
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    Not as much as in places where the Summers are pure Hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Not as much as in places where the Summers are pure Hell.
    Brutha, you obviously ainít never experienced fall in Orygun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    Brutha, you obviously ainít never experienced fall in Orygun.
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    Never, not even for a millisecond. I'm down in the center of the Universe, aka, So Cal. Where the weather is perfect all the time. Just ask the 30 million people around me. They'll tell you the same thing. I would one day like to get up there though. One of my fishing buddies retired and bought a home in Brookings, just a few blocks from the beach there. I've got an open invite anytime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor Ochmonek View Post
    Hey! What about me.. erm, I mean Gordy.. or ALF if you will?

    Letís do this!
    Nice of you to stop by and give a hoot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Optimus posts videos on PB fairly often. Look under "Optimus1".

    The others are no longer active on cycling social media.
    I follow both Optimus and Bike & Fish on Strava and I guess they follow me as I get the odd thumbs up from them.

    Also, I hear New Zealand is real nice this time of year. Bit of a trip, but totally worth it.

    Nice photos by the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Understater View Post
    I follow both Optimus and Bike & Fish on Strava and I guess they follow me as I get the odd thumbs up from them.

    Also, I hear New Zealand is real nice this time of year. Bit of a trip, but totally worth it.

    Nice photos by the way.
    I've heard the same thing about your home. In fact, I've said this before, if I ever get down your way, it's likely that I will never leave. It's my idea of paradise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Hell yeah! Next year we'll give everyone notice. Chaz what did you think of the mead? And cool pics too!
    The mead was awesome!
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    Did you guys tie Korn up and leave him in the desert somewhere? He hasnít commented in here yet.
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    Chaz, what did you do at Mead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Did you guys tie Korn up and leave him in the desert somewhere? He hasnít commented in here yet.
    Well, that was him with the flatÖ
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Chaz, what did you do at Mead?
    Check the last photo in post 13. It's in the glass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Check the last photo in post 13. It's in the glass.
    So,,, camping....houseboating....?

    Those go well with sipping wine/alcohol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    So,,, camping....houseboating....?
    There's a camp and a houseboat in the glass? Damn, you must have really good eyes.
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    Yep, same old OC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Did you guys tie Korn up and leave him in the desert somewhere? He hasnít commented in here yet.
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    Well, that was him with the flatÖ
    I'm pretty sure 4 of us rode out and 4 rode back, dunno........ I remember Corn driving off after the ride and picking up a blonde hitch hiker down the road, not sure where he went after that!





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    Yep, same old OC.
    Mead, the oldest alcoholic bev known to mankind. Some debate about that though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Mead, the oldest alcoholic bev known to mankind. Some debate about that though.
    Well, you can see how I got confused. I'm not a drinker by nature. So when I hear "Mead", I think of Lake Mead which just so happens to be next to Las Vegas, where you all were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Did you guys tie Korn up and leave him in the desert somewhere? He hasnít commented in here yet.
    I've been enjoying some time away from the forums. There's a huge world out there that can be quite interesting if you change things up a bit and take some time to explore it.

    While I'm here I might as well say my thanks to Chaz, Jcd, and Eugene! We pulled it off and had a great time, you're all super cool, thanks for the great memories! It was one of the best times I've ever had on two wheels.

    I have some pics I can post, but I might wait till I get back home for some photo editing.


    @Hawg; I think I might need to go check out Cheeseboro while I'm out here.
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    Thereís a world outside of these forums?

    Whodathunk.

    Did you find yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I've been enjoying some time away from the forums. There's a huge world out there that can be quite interesting if you change things up a bit and take some time to explore it.

    While I'm here I might as well say my thanks to Chaz, Jcd, and Eugene! We pulled it off and had a great time, you're all super cool, thanks for the great memories! It was one of the best times I've ever had on two wheels.

    I have some pics I can post, but I might wait till I get back home for some photo editing.


    @Hawg; I think I might need to go check out Cheeseboro while I'm out here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Well, that was him with the flatÖ
    lol

    I had a different vision of Korn sticking it out in the desert for awhile.

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    Man, I've been waiting for this thread! Lots of fun, and I probably walked a few more sections that the others.

    I'm in for next year! Sorry cell pix!

    Gene, all thanks for everything!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post

    I'm in for next year! Sorry cell pix!
    I see at least 2 bikes with rigid forks, plus multiple steel frames. What is the world coming to?
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    I will be on a FS 29er. I know that NV trail chatter well. My old aching joints canít handle the abuse anymore. I ride my steel HT here on So Calís super smooth XC trails. The hardpack where I ride could be compared to paved highways in smoothness.
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    This all started as I have an annual trip to Vegas for a client's show (I'm like rockerc, a production designer for corporate events*). The first couple of years, I went on trail runs/hikes, first at Red Rock and then at Mt. Charleston. Then it occurred to me that I should be mountain biking. The next year, I rented a bike and rode at Red Rock. It was super windy, with gusts of 60mph. I posted about it in "did you ride today" (hawg, you pm'ed me about my ride).

    Last year, I mentioned it somewhere and Korn said he would make a trip to Cali and would meet and ride with me and also contacted Gene about riding. Korn ended up not making it due to an illness but Gene and I rode. I guess I posted about that ride and jcd said he'd like to join us next year. So as this year was coming up, I contacted Gene, Korn, and jcd and we ended up riding.

    I'll plan on posting when I know the dates for next year, should be early March again and maybe we can have a bigger get together.

    *rockerc comes from a rock touring background and thus works more on the entertainment component of corporate events (and maybe the general session?) whereas I come from more of a trade show background and work more on the expo side of corporate events. We have another production designer that handles most of the stage work. But I'm hoping that someday rockerc and I can work on an event together; would love to hang out with him, man has he got some stories from the road!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    This all stated as I have an annual trip to Vegas for a client's show (I'm like rockerc, a production designer for corporate events*). The first couple of years, I went on trail runs/hikes, first at Red Rock and then at Mt. Charleston. Then it occurred to me that I should be mountain biking. The next year, I rented a bike and rode at Red Rock. It was super windy, with gusts of 60mph. I posted about it in "did you ride today" (hawg, you pm'ed me about my ride).

    Last year, I mentioned it somewhere and Korn said he would make a trip to Cali and would meet and ride with me and also contacted Gene about riding. Korn ended up not making it due to an illness but Gene and I rode. I guess I posted about that ride and jcd said he'd like to join us next year. So as this year was coming up, I contacted Gene, Korn, and jcd and we ended up riding.

    I'll plan on posting when I know the dates for next year, should be early March again and maybe we can have a bigger get together.

    *rockerc comes a rock touring background and thus works more on the entertainment component of corporate events (and maybe the general session?) whereas I come from more of a trade show background and work more on the expo side of corporate events. We have another production designer that handles most of the stage work. But I'm hoping that someday rockerc and I can work on an event together; would love to hang out with him, man has he got some stories from the road!
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    You guys sure you don't want to met in upstate NY? I'm sure we can schedule it around some kind of convention/trade show/corporate event.
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    You guys sure you don't want to met in upstate NY? I'm sure we can schedule it around some kind of convention/trade show/corporate event.
    How about around April 8, 2024? Total solar eclipse, and upstate NY is in the path of totality.

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    How about around April 8, 2024? Total solar eclipse, and upstate NY is in the path of totality.
    Perfect. I'll take it.

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    Still need to go through pics and thoughts of the trip. Just found a cool vid overview that will keep the memories fresh. I didn't see the good chunky stuff we did on the last stretch, but still really cool!

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    Well done!
    Pics look like a sweet riding spot indeed. I've climbed at Red Rocks a couple of times but have never ridden in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Still need to go through pics and thoughts of the trip. Just found a cool vid overview that will keep the memories fresh. I didn't see the good chunky stuff we did on the last stretch, but still really cool!
    I just got a chance to watch that, pretty cool.

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    I just got a chance to watch that, pretty cool.

    That was an awesome trip, but no room for mistakes lol.
    Heck yeah it was awesome!

    I'm want to look for footage of the gnarly part towards the end, maybe Gene can let us know if it was Menny Thanks, or Bipolar, or neither, I can't remember.
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    Looks like a very cool place to ride though.

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    Heck yeah it was awesome!

    I'm want to look for footage of the gnarly part towards the end, maybe Gene can let us know if it was Menny Thanks, or Bipolar, or neither, I can't remember.
    The last downhill bit when we bailed because the sun was going down? Menny Thanks it was. Love that trail!

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    I have been extremely lazy since I got back. I did have to move everything out of my bedroom, tear the carpet out and throw it out the window, paint the floor, and then move everything back. I'm slowly getting more motivated to take care of things on backlog. That camera I used is pretty good, and there's some ok content I'll have to post up, just not right now.

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    Thatís very peculiar at such a young age. Save that for when youíre 80.

    Did you stop and see if the driver of that rig got out safely? Doesnít look like thereís any other vehicles there rendering aid. I think I see someone standing off to the right but it could be a passenger.
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    Have Fall dates been announced yet? I'd like to turn in my application.

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    Have Fall dates been announced yet? I'd like to turn in my application.
    Somewhere in the Owens River Valley area?
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    Too cool up there in the Fall. Vegas is wonderful in the Fall, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Too cool up there in the Fall. Vegas is wonderful in the Fall, though.
    With the weather how it is now, there's no telling what it'll be like in the Fall. I'm also down for LV again, I really like what I've ridden so far! Might even be able to get Katz and B&F meet up with us!
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    Ok, I was planning on editing these, but it's taking me too long to decide how, so here they are. Also not as many good shots as I thought, I'll try to get better pics next time.

    First ride with Gene in the morning, we did Bear's Best and hit a really fun section called The Roller Coaster. I flatted last time and missed out on it. I think this shot is somewhere on the way to TRC.



    Here's the cast of goofballs minus myself. L-R: Gene, Chaz, and Jcd.



    A couple shots up on the mesa. Really wish I had gotten some pics of the numerous chunky sections, so much fun!





    I can't remember how I got out in front, I think they were letting me get a head start. It was getting a bit cold and windy at this point, but still fun.

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    Cool shots, some funny looking dudes but, cool shots. Looks like a hoot of a time.
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    I think everyone else had better shots and editing than I did, fiddlesticks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I think everyone else had better shots and editing than I did, fiddlesticks!
    Well letís see, all these guys are part of this forum, hence the OCCrew monicker. Why have they not posted up shots of this outing?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Well letís see, all these guys are part of this forum, hence the OCCrew monicker. Why have they not posted up shots of this outing?
    We hid them, they're posted right here:

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    Good stuff boys. With all of your absence from here I thought I missed a mass mtbr bail out. Looks like I was wrong, I just missed a ride trip invite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Too cool up there in the Fall. Vegas is wonderful in the Fall, though.
    What month? Down around Bishop nights are much more mild than up at Tom's place or Crowley. Tons of dispersed/free camping around there too.

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    ^^^^^^this one^^^^^

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    We hid them, they're posted right here:

    https://forums.mtbr.com/off-camber-o...l#post14098824
    Does Korns post above not speak that there are more photos that you all [except Korn] are holding out on?

    Post em up.
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    Ok, ok; maybe I do have a few more I was holding out.

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    What month? Down around Bishop nights are much more mild than up at Tom's place or Crowley. Tons of dispersed/free camping around there too.
    rOCtober, always.

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    Ok that made me lol! What happened to Gene's request?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
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    Early OCtober can be really nice there! But I think I may already have canoe trip lined up then.

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    Ok that made me lol! What happened to Gene's request?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I'll send you the one I didn't post!
    Chaz do you have the regular trade show you've been doing this year? Usually early March? And are you going to be healed up enough to ride? I have an extra full susp bike now for anyone that needs it.
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    Chaz do you have the regular trade show you've been doing this year? Usually early March? And are you going to be healed up enough to ride? I have an extra full susp bike now for anyone that needs it.
    Yes, I believe I'll be flying in March 8th. I could fly in a day earlier if we have a group to ride and yep, I'll need a bike, thanks! I'll verify the dates and get them posted here.
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    Maybe a biannual OC Vegas group ride?
    Well, our big fall show that has been in San Fransisco the last 20 years is moving to Vegas in 2020 so maybe so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Yes, I believe I'll be flying in March 8th. I could fly in a day earlier if we have a group to ride and yep, I'll need a bike, thanks! I'll verify the dates and get them posted here.
    Let me know on the bike too, although you probably prefer Gene's FS instead of my fully rigid Kona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Let me know on the bike too, although you probably prefer Gene's FS instead of my fully rigid Kona.
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    lol!

    I really appreciate the offer. I was fine on your Kona last ride. May depend on where we're riding this year. Or if we ride two days and/or if someone else is needing Gene's bike. We'll get it figured out as we get closer to the dates.

    I should be flying in March 8th but I need to check incase we're not starting work Monday like we always have in the past. And I might fly in a day early for an extra day of riding if people are up for that; I know y'all got into town earlier than me last time. Hmm, maybe I can even finagle my company to fly me in early and put me up for a night or two so I can check out a couple of the builds for the show at our LV shops.
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    Pencil in MARCH 7 & 8.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
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    Come join us, the more the merrier!
    I'll let you know if planets align.

    Past two years we've ridden around at Blue Diamond and Late Night. Don't know the LV riding area well (understatement). Hurl is one of my favorites, Rusty Bucket is another -- not that I have much to compare these to. Anyway thanks for considering an outsider crashing your party; I'd guess odds are no better than 50/50 we'll be in the LV area then, but if we are, it'd be fun to hook up for a ride. We'll have Oregon microbrew to share.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus View Post
    I'll let you know if planets align.

    Past two years we've ridden around at Blue Diamond and Late Night. Don't know the LV riding area well (understatement). Hurl is one of my favorites, Rusty Bucket is another -- not that I have much to compare these to. Anyway thanks for considering an outsider crashing your party; I'd guess odds are no better than 50/50 we'll be in the LV area then, but if we are, it'd be fun to hook up for a ride. We'll have Oregon microbrew to share.
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    Hurl and Rusty are probably 2 of the best trails at Blue Diamond in my opinion, Hurl has a new rad rowdy exit called Flowered Peak now too.

    There's a ton of other trails here that aren't "official" Trailforks has most of them now, and more new ones all the time.

    And beer is always good!
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    Ha!

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    Update for 2020 Ride

    Sadly, it is looking like I will not be able to ride this Spring due to my injury. I asked my PT the other day when I can start to ride. He said I would have to talk to my doctor. I pressed him and he said maybe 6 months as my collarbone is healing slowly. I have an appoint with my orthopedic doctor in about a month, so I still have a little hope that I'll be ok to ride sooner. I need to set up a bike on the trainer so that I don't lose 100% of my fitness, but I'm really busy at work and working long hours.

    I am scheduled to fly into Vegas on March 8th. I'm hoping you guys will still ride and maybe I can meet you and do some hiking while you ride. And I can get together for dinner, etc. But if a different date works better for you, I certainly understand. I'll still be in Vegas the next weekend, but working during the day.

    I'm also hoping to be back in Vegas in Sept. Our client has moved their event there but we don't know at this time if we've got the job or not. We normally start working on it in June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Sadly, it is looking like I will not be able to ride this Spring due to my injury. I asked my PT the other day when I can start to ride. He said I would have to talk to my doctor. I pressed him and he said maybe 6 months as my collarbone is healing slowly. I have an appoint with my orthopedic doctor in about a month, so I still have a little hope that I'll be ok to ride sooner. I need to set up a bike on the trainer so that I don't lose 100% of my fitness, but I'm really busy at work and working long hours.

    I am scheduled to fly into Vegas on March 8th. I'm hoping you guys will still ride and maybe I can meet you and do some hiking while you ride. And I can get together for dinner, etc. But if a different date works better for you, I certainly understand. I'll still be in Vegas the next weekend, but working during the day.

    I'm also hoping to be back in Vegas in Sept. Our client has moved their event there but we don't know at this time if we've got the job or not. We normally start working on it in June.

    Sorry to hear this chaz. Heal up. September is usually HOT in Vegas but let's see how it goes when we get closer.

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    Oh no that sucks Chaz! Maybe we can find a spot to ride where you can be the shuttle driver!!

    And Sept is kind of hit and miss as far as temps go, it's usually deciding weather it wants to still be summer or moving on to fall.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Oh no that sucks Chaz! Maybe we can find a spot to ride where you can be the shuttle driver!!

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    That's a bummer Chaz!

    We will take beer and tacos at the end of our ride.

    Hopefully it will work out, I can bring you the gravel bike?
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    Bummer Chaz. When I broke my collarbone, sternum and three ribs in a skiing accident in 2014 I was back on the bike in 4 months.

    Hereís my return to biking ride.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/video/411890/
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    ^^^ back to the future??
    Ha, fixed it. My hands were too cold to type.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Bummer Chaz. When I broke my collarbone, sternum and three ribs in a skiing accident in 2014 I was back on the bike in 4 months.

    Hereís my return to biking ride.

    https://www.pinkbike.com/video/411890/
    No, No DJ. We wanna see/hear the ski crash video from 2014. Bust it out dude.

    IIRC, there was some choice words used in the recording.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Oh no that sucks Chaz! Maybe we can find a spot to ride where you can be the shuttle driver!!

    And Sept is kind of hit and miss as far as temps go, it's usually deciding weather it wants to still be summer or moving on to fall.......
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    That's a bummer Chaz!

    We will take beer and tacos at the end of our ride.

    Hopefully it will work out, I can bring you the gravel bike?
    I'll keep an eye on the beer while you guys ride.
    And bring me whichever bike has an airbag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    ChazTheJeep?
    Close. More like "ChazTheShuttler/Sammichmaker/Beerserver".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Close. More like "ChazTheShuttler/Sammichmaker/Beerserver/PhotobouyĒ.
    Fixed that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    No, No DJ. We wanna see/hear the ski crash video from 2014. Bust it out dude.

    IIRC, there was some choice words used in the recording.
    Lol
    As requested: https://www.pinkbike.com/video/396250/

    The crash is at the end [obviously] of this lengthy video. Landing on my head off a jump I still had enough marbles left to turn the camera off. You can see my brother sliding in on his snowboard right before I shut it off.
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    Update for 2020 Ride

    Regretfully, I am officially out for riding next month.

    I went to the the orthopedic doctor yesterday. My bones are healing well and I asked if I could get back on the bike. He said I can, but when I questioned him what would happen if I fall on my shoulder, he said it would likely break the bones again at this point, they need a couple more months to completely heal. So I said it sounds like I can road bike but need to stay off the trails another couple of months and he agreed (I suspect he doesn't know a lot about bike riding).

    Kind of ironic that these injuries were from a road bike crash, though on gravel. Looking back, I can only remember two other road bike crashes, one also on my CX but on single track and an actual lay down and slide on a road when I was a kid on my Free Spirit 10 speed. Meanwhile, on the mountain bike, I have very mild crashes fairly often and I'm afraid being paranoid about it would make me more likely to crash. Maybe I'll ride laps on some smoother beginner trails.

    I will be landing in Vegas the morning of March 8th (Sunday) and leaving on the 19th. Sunday afternoon, I might go hiking up at Red Rock or possibly rent a road bike and ride there. Anyone is welcome to join me. But I hope some of you will still get together and ride and I can join you for dinner and beers afterwards.

    Sorry, guys. I'll be back next year and possibly in September.
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    Bummer Chaz, we can always do a road mtbr ride???
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    Hang in there, Chaz! If I'm out there I'll hang out with you.

    Until then be safe!

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    Of course, chaz, I must protest. If you are clear to ride any bike, you can participate, cautiously, on a group ride. There's no shame in walking the tech sections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    Bummer Chaz, we can always do a road mtbr ride???
    That would be cool!

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    Hang in there, Chaz! If I'm out there I'll hang out with you.

    Until then be safe!

    Plan on it!

    I was thinking something like this, with shoulder pads:

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    Of course, chaz, I must protest. If you are clear to ride any bike, you can participate, cautiously, on a group ride. There's no shame in walking the tech sections.
    AGHH! Temptation!

    I might consider a very mild trail, but not too sure others would enjoy that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Of course, chaz, I must protest. If you are clear to ride any bike, you can participate, cautiously, on a group ride. There's no shame in walking the tech sections.
    Peer pressure, I havenít seen that pushed since grade school.
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    We can all meet halfway and do a gravel grinder?

    Gene, what's the gravel scene like in Vegas??
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    Not sure what the gravel scene here is like I don't do it, but almost all the dirt here is made of gravel!

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    Let me do some pondering maybe I can think of a place where we can shuttle and all have fun at the same time! How many of us will be here for sure? Remember anyone here reading this can come along too would be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Not sure what the gravel scene here is like I don't do it, but almost all the dirt here is made of gravel!

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    With the occasional large jagged compressed together chunks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Lol
    With the occasional large jagged compressed together chunks.
    Yes and cactus thorns!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    AGHH! Temptation!

    I might consider a very mild trail, but not too sure others would enjoy that.
    I'd be good with it and I'm sure the others would be as well. I ride for mental relaxation so I am never in a hurry.

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    Looks like we're not coming up with much. I looked on Gravelmaps and didn't see much available and tough to know what the rides are like.

    Still trying to decide what I'll do. I was thinking about riding the scenic drive at Red Rock but the nearby bike store to rent from is a bit of a ride away, looks like it would be about a 50 mile ride with a good bit of elevation; something I'm not conditioned for at this point. I could still rent a bike and drive there, as long as it will fit in the rental car.

    Now I'm thinking about riding at Valley of Fire state park. It's about an hour drive from Mandalay Bay (where I'm staying). I'd still have to get the bike in the rental car and maybe rent from Bike Blast, close to the strip. I get into LV at 10:00AM on the 8th but it is a Sunday so shops tend to close early but thinking maybe I could get Bike Blast to pick it up the next day as they offer delivery to the hotel so maybe they'll pick it up instead of delivering it.

    I keep thinking I should just go hiking but I know as soon as I start driving through the park to get to the hiking trails I'll be wishing I had a bike. LMK if anyone is interested or has any ideas, I know it is a long drive for most of you for a relatively short afternoon road ride so not expecting anything from anyone. I'd be fine road riding on mountain bikes if that makes a difference. Otherwise, we'll try again if I'm back out there in the Fall and/or I promise to stay healthy for next year.
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    There are 2 or 3 possible rides just south of Pahrump, on gravelmaps: https://gravelmap.com/#@36.096451295...187,10,terrain

    Maybe Mt. Charleston area? There are MTB and hiking trails there so you all could at least enjoy the drive up & back together, if Chaz would prefer to hike.

    https://www.mtbproject.com/directory.../mt-charleston

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Yes and cactus thorns!

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    And spiders and snakes and coyotes and mountain lions, oh my!
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    Chaz I can't really think of any decent gravel riding here, most dirt roads are very bumpy and rocky and loose, Valley of Fire is more of the same. September is just a short 6 months away and you should be fully healed up by then, I'd hate to have something horrible happen road/gravel/whatever and you'd have to start over with recovery and also you'd be f'kd for your work/job here! Let's plan on a September ride, so we're all healthy and ready to hit some trails! .
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    I might still be able to make it, just didn't realize it's NEXT week lol.

    I will confirm in a day or two, is not that bad of a drive, is just my logistics have to work out.
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    I was going to be out there, probably right at the right time too, but now it looks like I may not get to go out there at all for quite a while.

    And I agree with Gene, any gravel out there would be like riding on marbles. Best to wait till you heal I think, Chaz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jcd46 View Post
    I might still be able to make it, just didn't realize it's NEXT week lol.

    I will confirm in a day or two, is not that bad of a drive, is just my logistics have to work out.
    If you can, that would be great. But I will need to stick (firmly) to pavement. Gene and Corn are right, I can't risk a spill on some loose kitty litter.
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    Be glad that whoever will be in Vegas will accommodate you Chaz, just don't be a Dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    If you can, that would be great. But I will need to stick (firmly) to pavement. Gene and Corn are right, I can't risk a spill on some loose kitty litter.
    Totally agree! I have no problem riding pavement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    just don't be a Dave.
    ???

    Can you elaborate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    ???

    Can you elaborate?
    You missed this gem?

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    *I might have been a Dave on a few rides, I think I've flatted on just about every one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    You missed this gem?

    https://forums.mtbr.com/general-disc...p-1129493.html


    *I might have been a Dave on a few rides, I think I've flatted on just about every one.
    I hadn't entered the GD forum page in at least a year until now. Go see my post in that thread. We are all "Dave" to the rider above us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Be glad that whoever will be in Vegas will accommodate you Chaz, just don't be a Dave.
    I'll be Davish in my fitness level at this point. But I'll avoid the Dave attitude.

    I get the feeling "don't be a Dave" is going to be a thing around here!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I'll be Davish in my fitness level at this point. But I'll avoid the Dave attitude.

    I get the feeling "don't be a Dave" is going to be a thing around here!
    A friend named Dave that I know would not approve!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    A friend named Dave that I know would not approve!
    He is the polar opposite of a Dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    A friend named Dave that I know would not approve!
    See, he'd complain just like a Dave!
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    See, he'd complain just like a Dave!
    Yes, he'd complain that you guys are too slow.

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    I think weíve all been a Dave at one time in our riding career. I certainly was on a trip to Big Bear years ago. Long story Iíll tell if any are interested. Right now, I donít have the gumption. If interested vote ✔️ yeh or negh. Itís actually pretty embarrassing and humorous depending on what side of the fence youíre viewing it from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    I think weíve all been a Dave at one time in our riding career. I certainly was on a trip to Big Bear years ago. Long story Iíll tell if any are interested. Right now, I donít have the gumption. If interested vote ✔️ yeh or negh. Itís actually pretty embarrassing and humorous depending on what side of the fence youíre viewing it from.

    OK, I'll bite. Spill it.

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    There's alot of Daves buried in the desert out here.

    Chaz it's next Sunday morning you are getting here right, the 8th? There's a fairly long paved trail that parallels the beltway with some decent scenery and it's safe, has bridges over the streets (mostly) if you guys are interested in that. I can bring my commuter road bike and dare I say a beach cruiser?? We might get some weird looks from the roadies, but f'k 'em they are all Daves anyway!
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    There's a fairly long paved trail that parallels the beltway with some decent scenery and it's safe, has bridges over the streets (mostly) if you guys are interested in that.
    https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/705...-beltway-trail
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    There's also a bike shop along that trail with rentals. https://www.lasvegascyclery.com/prod...ntal-pg282.htm
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    Many had also "made their bones" in 'Vegas, THEIR town.
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    Alright, two votes wins the vote off.

    So this happened before I actually bought my own mountain bike, Iíd say 1993íish. I was renting and using loaner bikes for a couple of years. This particular trip to Big Bear I was on a loaner bike from my brother. A hardtail Raleigh with a Rockshox elastomer fork and basket pedals. The bike was way too small for me and riding with tennis shoes and baskets was all the more challenging. I was way out of shape compared to the crew of 5 others I was with. My brother was always in better shape for climbing, my sister and her husband both raced XC for several years prior as did another couple that was with us. All amazing riders and were in better condition.

    So we set off on a 12 miler [I ended up doing way more than that] on trails away from the resort. Many single track trails interconnected and crossing over fire roads. Lots of climbing and with some great downs. They had to keep stopping and waiting for me. Pretty soon I just told them I didnít want to hold them up and for them to go on and Iíd see them back at the cabin. They all agreed and took off. After a few miles I came upon a fork in the trail, I wasnít sure which way they went. I chose the route I thought was correct which turned out to be the wrong choice. It was a hot 90į plus day and I soon ran out of water and energy bars. I continued on and soon realized I was completely lost. I chose a fire road which I thought headed down and would drop me into the town of Big Bear. I soon found out I was wrong, it would go down but then back up, it seemed to traverse the mountain. Thick forested large pines there was no reference point to see beyond them. I happened upon the biggest rattlesnake Iíve ever seen coiled up in the middle of a fire road. I stopped and admired the beast rested and tried to get my bearings. Totally drained and was at this point freaking out. It would be dark in another hour, I pressed on. Just when I was about to give up a Blazer came ripping up the fire road. I waved them down. Two nice guys out 4 wheeling and knew I was in a desperate situation. They loaded up my bike and hauled me down to the bottom. Once I saw pavement I knew where I was and I had them drop me off. I was still a couple of miles out of town but at least I knew where I was. I pedaled in and came rolling into the driveway of our cabin. All were out front showered up and grilling dinner. Worried sick they were about to head out looking for me. Come to find out the fork in the trail I came to where I went the wrong way. They said they positioned sticks shaped like an arrow directing me the direction to go with my name carved into the dirt. I never saw it, still to this day I wonder. This ride was a wake up call to me. Knowing the trails and being conditioned for the ride. Riding alone in unfamiliar area can get you in trouble quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    There's alot of Daves buried in the desert out here.

    Chaz it's next Sunday morning you are getting here right, the 8th? There's a fairly long paved trail that parallels the beltway with some decent scenery and it's safe, has bridges over the streets (mostly) if you guys are interested in that. I can bring my commuter road bike and dare I say a beach cruiser?? We might get some weird looks from the roadies, but f'k 'em they are all Daves anyway!
    I'd be ok with that, but don't want you guys to feel you have to accommodate the Dave if you'd rather not. I'm fine with riding mountain bikes on the pavement, or cruisers or whatever, as long as it pedals.

    And yes, I land just before 10:00 next Sunday morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Alright, two votes wins the vote off.

    So this happened before I actually bought my own mountain bike, Iíd say 1993íish. I was renting and using loaner bikes for a couple of years. This particular trip to Big Bear I was on a loaner bike from my brother. A hardtail Raleigh with a Rockshox elastomer fork and basket pedals. The bike was way too small for me and riding with tennis shoes and baskets was all the more challenging. I was way out of shape compared to the crew of 5 others I was with. My brother was always in better shape for climbing, my sister and her husband both raced XC for several years prior as did another couple that was with us. All amazing riders and were in better condition.

    So we set off on a 12 miler [I ended up doing way more than that] on trails away from the resort. Many single track trails interconnected and crossing over fire roads. Lots of climbing and with some great downs. They had to keep stopping and waiting for me. Pretty soon I just told them I didnít want to hold them up and for them to go on and Iíd see them back at the cabin. They all agreed and took off. After a few miles I came upon a fork in the trail, I wasnít sure which way they went. I chose the route I thought was correct which turned out to be the wrong choice. It was a hot 90į plus day and I soon ran out of water and energy bars. I continued on and soon realized I was completely lost. I chose a fire road which I thought headed down and would drop me into the town of Big Bear. I soon found out I was wrong, it would go down but then back up, it seemed to traverse the mountain. Thick forested large pines there was no reference point to see beyond them. I happened upon the biggest rattlesnake Iíve ever seen coiled up in the middle of a fire road. I stopped and admired the beast rested and tried to get my bearings. Totally drained and was at this point freaking out. It would be dark in another hour, I pressed on. Just when I was about to give up a Blazer came ripping up the fire road. I waved them down. Two nice guys out 4 wheeling and knew I was in a desperate situation. They loaded up my bike and hauled me down to the bottom. Once I saw pavement I knew where I was and I had them drop me off. I was still a couple of miles out of town but at least I knew where I was. I pedaled in and came rolling into the driveway of our cabin. All were out front showered up and grilling dinner. Worried sick they were about to head out looking for me. Come to find out the fork in the trail I came to where I went the wrong way. They said they positioned sticks shaped like an arrow directing me the direction to go with my name carved into the dirt. I never saw it, still to this day I wonder. This ride was a wake up call to me. Knowing the trails and being conditioned for the ride. Riding alone in unfamiliar area can get you in trouble quick.
    whew, I was afraid you were going to pick up that hitchhiker with the damn box again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    whew, I was afraid you were going to pick up that hitchhiker with the damn box again.
    Lol
    It was a bag not a box. OneSpeed was the one with the box issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Yes, he'd complain that you guys are too slow.
    Wait a minute. Are you saying the OP in that thread is really the Dave? He's been the Dave all along? Whoa, never saw that coming. I love these surprise endings out of nowhere.

    So Dave had always been the Dave. Then Dave moves away and, despite moving to where it's flat, builds up his riding skills, stamina and attitude, unknown to his friends. Then they all go for a ride and OP comes to realize he's now the Dave. Who comes up with this stuff?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Wait a minute. Are you saying the OP in that thread is really the Dave? He's been the Dave all along? Whoa, never saw that coming. I love these surprise endings out of nowhere.

    So Dave had always been the Dave. Then Dave moves away and, despite moving to where it's flat, builds up his riding skills, stamina and attitude, unknown to his friends. Then they all go for a ride and OP comes to realize he's now the Dave. Who comes up with this stuff?
    Huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    Wait a minute. Are you saying the OP in that thread is really the Dave? He's been the Dave all along? Whoa, never saw that coming. I love these surprise endings out of nowhere.

    So Dave had always been the Dave. Then Dave moves away and, despite moving to where it's flat, builds up his riding skills, stamina and attitude, unknown to his friends. Then they all go for a ride and OP comes to realize he's now the Dave. Who comes up with this stuff?
    Different Dave. No connection to that thread in GD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    There's also a great paved bike path that goes around the mountain where Bootleg Canyon is. You roll through Henderson, pass along Lake Mead, climb up into Boulder City, then drop back down after passing by Bootleg for a fun downhill back into Henderson. It's over 20 miles, close to 30 I believe.

    It's called the River Mountains Loop Trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    I'd be ok with that, but don't want you guys to feel you have to accommodate the Dave if you'd rather not. I'm fine with riding mountain bikes on the pavement, or cruisers or whatever, as long as it pedals.

    And yes, I land just before 10:00 next Sunday morning.
    OK cool lets plan on a early afternoon smooth ride, I'll bring my commuter bike for ya and a single speed cruiser for me, yee haw! JCD you going to make it? Corn sounds like you're out? Hawg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    OK cool lets plan on a early afternoon smooth ride, I'll bring my commuter bike for ya and a single speed cruiser for me, yee haw! JCD you going to make it? Corn sounds like you're out? Hawg?
    I'm out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    There's also a great paved bike path that goes around the mountain where Bootleg Canyon is. You roll through Henderson, pass along Lake Mead, climb up into Boulder City, then drop back down after passing by Bootleg for a fun downhill back into Henderson. It's over 20 miles, close to 30 I believe.

    It's called the River Mountains Loop Trail.
    River Mtn trail yep, I've never been on it but heard it's hilly af.
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    I'm out.
    Oh darn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
    Different Dave. No connection to that thread in GD.
    lol, I didn't really think you were being that deep. But we should all pile into that thread and suggest the OP is really the "friend" and therefore the Dave who's getting left out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    OK cool lets plan on a early afternoon smooth ride, I'll bring my commuter bike for ya and a single speed cruiser for me, yee haw! JCD you going to make it? Corn sounds like you're out? Hawg?
    Awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Itís actually pretty embarrassing and humorous depending on what side of the fence youíre viewing it from.
    I don't think it's either, you took a wrong turn on an unfamiliar trail, high probability anyone would have done that. I'd be more bummed that the others, or at least one or two that maybe knew the trail, didn't stay back with you so you wouldn't get lost. And then they all decided to shower and eat before they went looking for you???
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    OK cool lets plan on a early afternoon smooth ride, I'll bring my commuter bike for ya and a single speed cruiser for me, yee haw! JCD you going to make it? Corn sounds like you're out? Hawg?
    I'm out, dammit! It keeps looking like I'll never make it out there again if work and other life stuff doesn't let up! I guess things could be worse, I'll try to make the next one.

    I'm scheduled to take the test to see if I really need to be on blood thinners next week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I don't think it's either, you took a wrong turn on an unfamiliar trail, high probability anyone would have done that. I'd be more bummed that the others, or at least one or two that maybe knew the trail, didn't stay back with you so you wouldn't get lost. And then they all decided to shower and eat before they went looking for you???
    Yeah, I insisted they go on. I guess they figured Iíd see the makeshift branch arrow with my name in the dirt. Totally missed it. As far as them showering and cooking dinner, it seemed if I hadnít pulled up when I did they were about to head out to find me. I did lose my temper with my siblings upon arrival but quickly felt like it was more my fault for missing the makeshift branch arrow. I swear I looked at the dirt for tire marks to see which way they went so I donít know how I missed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    I'm out, dammit! It keeps looking like I'll never make it out there again if work and other life stuff doesn't let up! I guess things could be worse, I'll try to make the next one.

    I'm scheduled to take the test to see if I really need to be on blood thinners next week.
    Bummer man! Maybe the September one, and we'll all be healthy by then for some cool trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EugeneTheJeep View Post
    Bummer man! Maybe the September one, and we'll all be healthy by then for some cool trails!
    Do we have September dates yet? It's still cookin' hot then, is it not?

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    rOCktoberfest 2015 pt I here
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    ^^

    Not sure September dates Chaz will have to chime in on when his gig is here. That time of year is hit and miss, it's all good just bring lots of water and beer and tacos and a good time will be had by all!
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    Mt Charleston has a fun DH if we need to elevate to a cooler climate. net wurker was there when we did that run down the mountain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawgzilla View Post
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    Yep for sure an option!

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    At this point, we don't know if we have the Sept job or not. We've worked on the show for years and had the majority of it the last two years but the company had a new person heading it up last year and we'll have to bid on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chazpat View Post
    At this point, we don't know if we have the Sept job or not. We've worked on the show for years and had the majority of it the last two years but the company had a new person heading it up last year and we'll have to bid on it.
    If there is no September or second visit planned, fly out for an official rOCtoberfest!!!

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    Hey, youíve all been a Dave before. Itís having the balls to tell the story that makes you human. Tell the story ya bunch if wimps. Hawg already said heís got a story but wonít tell it out of embarrassment. Break out your ďDaveĒ stories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
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    Sounds like a great thread idea for GD.

    *Or even better, that old forgotten "Passion", or whatever it's called these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Hey, youíve all been a Dave before. Itís having the balls to tell the story that makes you human. Tell the story ya bunch if wimps. Hawg already said heís got a story but wonít tell it out of embarrassment. Break out your ďDaveĒ stories.
    I did? I don't recall saying before that I had a story. Of course, I do, but I'd never admit to it. Heck, I'm gonna flat out deny many "Dave" stories. Nope, never happened. Nope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cornfield View Post
    Sounds like a great thread idea for GD.

    *Or even better, that old forgotten "Passion", or whatever it's called these days.
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    Have you ever been "that guy"?

    Start it and they will come...

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