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    Training again

    Zilla's coming over again tonight for some more skinny/jump training. I'll try my best to return him to this forum in one piece

    I'm sure some pics will be posted after the nights debauchery

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    Oh geeze.
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    Casual & Social

    Meanwhile back at the ranch...
    (pix elsewhere last thurs)

    Bobby Bombs it:




    Farty with wrist on the mends from Diablo crash, takes the Mary...I mean alternate line:




    Bad Andy Aces it:




    Zilla goes off the deep end




    Elsewhere Farty distracts me into a false start




    Then after much verbal abuse(me screaming at Farty for my own chickenshitedness) I finally hit it




    BA decides he can't pass it up either

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    Of course Fatty's training last week was a little more rigorous:

    Bee on "Swan Song":



    Libor on the "Incisor" Gap:



    I won't see those till later this week...I hope!
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    Nice pics Alex. WTF am I doing at work right now? I wanna ride.
    So, the Big Lizard will be the next Ryan Leach by tomorrow? Cool!
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    Alls I needs is a nice pimpy set of pedals.


    Btw that was an after work ride... no really!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    WTF am I doing at work right now?
    Your doing what the rest of us poor saps are doing - looking at bike porn and counting the minutes till the evening ride not doing anything work related...

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    Pimpy pedals will bring on your A-game.
    So, did you end up pulling the trigger, or pulling the plug on that notion?
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    Trigger firmly pulled. Mailbox in waiting.
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    Cool. I look forward to your pics. You will firmly re-establish yourself as the King of Pimp.
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    You guys need a better camera, it doesn't do this action justice!

    If it's a cheap point and shoot, try using the burst mode (3 in a row) setting. This will force it into a faster "shutter" speed and you might get cleaner, less motion blurry pics.

    Killer stuff guys!

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    Hey Chasi, you wanna come over to the East Coast and say that?

    Seriously though. Those were burst mode 400iso shots. Typical NE trails have very dense canopy, gullies all around and very little ambient light. Add to that, shooting after 6PM where the sun is low and it's like shooting in the basement with the shades drawn.

    Photographically sucky till after autum or before spring bloom.
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    Is that why the pics are hazy? I figured it was from the huge swarms of flesh eating insects that thrive in the 95% humidity you east coasters enjoy so much....
    .....I don't miss Westchester/Putnam in the summertime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Hey Chasi, you wanna come over to the East Coast and say that?

    Seriously though. Those were burst mode 400iso shots. Typical NE trails have very dense canopy, gullies all around and very little ambient light. Add to that, shooting after 6PM where the sun is low and it's like shooting in the basement with the shades drawn.

    Photographically sucky till after autum or before spring bloom.
    Flash slaves are the only way to get good shots in that light level and fast action.

    This one will fit in a pack and fires off based on the flash from the camera.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Vivitar-2700-Aut...6.c0.m14.l1318

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    I've def considered that. I keep thinking my buds would beat the shafizzle outta me for geeking up the ride.
    That and we usually don't stop for more than a couple of mins...still good results would be worth it.
    Besides, I have enough trouble explaining to these guys which button is the shutter.

    I'll try to keep the hip-shots to a minimum. Prolly drop the EV a stop and compensate postpro.
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    ha ha - don't even get me started about my camera. I'm lucky if the thing even turns on. Also LCD is broken and lens cover barely closes and opens. And my wife wouldn't let me bring the good one in the woods because she knows it would only be a matter of time until it comes back busted up like the one I use...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fattireb
    Your doing what the rest of us poor saps are doing - looking at bike porn and counting the minutes till the evening ride not doing anything work related...
    I just got to work, counting the hours.... better go find something to do .

    those are some good size drops, especially for an xc ride!

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    Nice drops! What rigs are you guys riding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Alls I needs is a nice pimpy set of pedals.


    Btw that was an after work ride... no really!
    What pedals are you changing to?

    Still happy with my MG-1's, just missing a couple of pins which got smashed out somewhere on the North Shore.

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    Zilla was slayin it out there tonight. I even had to start adding up the style points for him over the grave gap. Nice Rip BZ!

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    I was riding my Bullit, Zillas was on his Huffy, Bad Andy on a Specialized, Libor on a Cannondale Perp, Bobby on a Scott

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    Does BZ owe all his success to the Highline?

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    Fatty's too kind. I had a beyotch of a time getting my act together tonight but his bigger gap was so smooth even I could get nice and comfy on it.

    On with the show:
    It was just me and Fatty, I'm sure you can figure out who's who.

    Fatty on the warmup gap:



    Bee on his new larger gap:
    (I tough run in hard corner on the exit, I passed on this today)




    Me on Grave Digger:



    Bee on the hip jump directly after Grave Digger:



    Hip Jump alt angle:




    Me pretending to style it:




    Bee actually stylin it. Note how he nut-polishes his stem:




    Pedals are on the way. 6E I ripped a few pins out of my MG1s too. Took the holes with em. I figure I'll get something else before I loose more at Wizzler.
    Airwreck, yeah I'm definately overbiked for these features but I gotta get as much time on the HL as I can to get as familliar with it as possible.

    Got some skinny shots too... later though. I gotta see a man about a Bat.
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    I don't think you're overbiked at all, I was just wondering if you feel like your progression has been aided by riding the Highline. I know I feel more confident on mine. Our crew was 100%homers last night and the boys are doing fine on their RFX's, I know I am more aggresive on my HL, and "safer" too, I'm surprised that you think you are overbiked.

    Nice shots and riding, inspiring. We have even darker conditions so I didn't bother with a camera.

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