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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by PatBranch, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    // edit: I've redone my gallery since. These photos are now here, http://gallery.pbmedia.us/p318296820


    After leaving his house in Orange County at probably 7:30 and rushing to get his gearbox bike done all night, Colin picked me up Thursday morning at my house. We threw my bikes on and loaded up all my stuff.


    Colin driving


    There was a fire not far from the race. Surprisingly, it didn't cause Smoke Otter.


    Arriving at $ea Otter


    After he practiced slalom and I practiced downhill, we set up camp. I had some new stakes to replace the thin/ready-to-bend ones that came with my tent. FAIL.




    On Friday morning, I shot the Pro/Semi DH practice.

    The 30' gap. A lot of people were just clearing to the flat deck...then bouncing a bit.












    The berm after that and 3 jumps




    I saw Ianjenn there.


    Brad of Nemesis Project


    They are now using Kowa forks.




    We went to the Premier of Clay Porter's new movie, First.


    Looking through the window


    Walking through the door




    After the movie...

    Total Heckler


    Dylan Dean :rofl:


    Brendan Fairclough





    Sam Hill (on the left)


    Rachel Atherton (right)


    The VAS sample dvd


    Another one!




    Clay


    A car in the parking lot




    On Saturday, after my dh race, I shot Pro/Semi Pro slalom practice.







    Kendall-weed...blurry :banghead:



    Then I went back to the expo area for lunch.


    A new stem


    themontashu and his new more skate style 5.10.


    Then I went and took pictures of the pros and semi pros qualifing and racing.






    I haven't ever shot a race with so many people shooting at once. I got a pic with someones flash.




    Instead of being wet it was windy. Really windy. I heard the ropes on the bouncing castle snapped and it rolled.




    Merrrrjig chimping


















    :rofl: I was freezing in a fleece sweatshirt.



    Sunday morning, when I woke it was really cold again... After some coffee, orange juice and muffins, I went to shoot the pro and semi pro dh race.

































    I went back up with brad.


    I got a few pics of the expert race in the afternoon.

    5150 biker









    I got a pic of Colin racing as well as his elbow and his elbow being cleaned in http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2907166#post2907166. After that, we went be to our campsite and packed up, then headed home. After dropping me off at 11, he still had to drive back to Orange County. He said he slept for 20min in ventura (not while driving I think). He probably got home at about 2:30am.

    After a fun weekend, I had school Monday morning...so I've just had today to sort through 900 :shocked: pics.
     
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  2. Mc.Dub

    Mc.Dub Monkey

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    Fantastic photos. Thanks for posting
     
  3. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Man I look like I'm working hard.

    Good pics.
     
  4. ianjenn

    ianjenn Turbo Monkey

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    Nice shots Pat.
    i like the atherton over the gap, the KHS blured berm shot, and also the red jersey 90 something DS shot. The Vories sequence is cool too!
     
  5. yesimaddicted

    yesimaddicted Monkey

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    yep saw you around, doesnt help that i dont know many of you rm guys by sight or camera. but great shots
     
  6. stiksandstones

    stiksandstones Turbo Monkey

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    Cool trip, pics, etc....
     
  7. evolutionbike

    evolutionbike Monkey

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    Nice photos, thanks for sharing them!
     
  8. HaveFaith

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    Dude, those turned out awesome pat! Nicely done, thanks for the company. Overall it was a success.
     
  9. Evil4bc

    Evil4bc Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks for stopping bye the booth !!
    Thoes are some great shot's , espec the ones of Rachel ..oooo Hottie !!
    -Brad
     
  10. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks a lot for the comments!!
     
  11. kuksul08

    kuksul08 Monkey

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    Nice pictures! Man I should have gone.
     
  12. Abstrakt51

    Abstrakt51 Monkey

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    Choice shots!
     
  13. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    Damn nice bro.
     
  14. tumbler

    tumbler Chimp

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    What can I say? We were super stoked
     
  15. DHsloth

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    Nice pics...thanks
     
  16. Eren

    Eren Turbo Monkey

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    niice pictures!!
     
  17. Nagaredama

    Nagaredama Turbo Monkey

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    Good meeting you Pat and good shots! I'll be in Santa Ynez in July, we head over the hill and do a shuttle run or two.
     
  18. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Nice shots man. I will be at the Firestone race next month. Booyeah.
     
  19. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks! Yeah, we should go shuttle the SB trails.

    Total Heckler, maybe I can beat you at firestone!
     
  20. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    pat, those are some great shots. thanks for sharing. rep given!

    edit - oops i gave u rep the other day, none for you now.
     
  21. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

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    Your photos have come a long way, dude. Good work :thumb:

    Was that Rebel I sold you your first SLR?
     
  22. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    I am going to say you will have a lot better of a chance of beating me there. I am only going to be there Saturday to practice then race later that day. No Friday practice for me. I might even be driving down Saturday morning. If thats the case, I don't plan on doing well at all.
     
  23. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Thanks! Yeah, it was. I've been using my 20D for probably almost 2 years now.

    Nice...I need anything that will increase my chances of beating you.
     
  24. blue

    blue boob hater

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    Indeed! Totally jealous, I wanted to go to Sea Goat meself :(
     
  25. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Haha alright, confirmed. I am getting up at like 5am Saturday morning and driving down there with my girlfriend. I am stopping in SLO to pick up my girlfriends sister so she can come watch as well. Man, I am going to be beat. I really just want to race the course again, I have no given up on doing well. Well see I guess.
     
  26. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    Josh, you know its a different course this year, not even close to the same as last years.
     
  27. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Nice photos Pat! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to get off my ever widening ass and go have some fun on my bike!
     
  28. Total Heckler

    Total Heckler Beer and Bike Enthusiast

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    Uh oh.

    Is it at least fun? The course 3 years ago was awesome. 5 inch travel bike ok? Is there still going to be beer?
     
  29. bdamschen

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    All valid questions... I want to go too!
     
  30. Zark

    Zark Hey little girl, do you want some candy?

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    The course is a work in progress, the first race on the new course was 2 weeks ago. The general consensus is its fun.....but not as bad ass as the old course. Its starts open and off camber and then gets into a gulley-ravine. This gulley is tight in places and can be a bit tricky. There's one section in there thats a total momentum killer and needs to be reworked. By race time things will be signifigantly improved. A 5" bike as the course sits now is fine, ideal really. Hopefully there will be enough big stuff later to make it a toss-up.
    The old course is still up, but not being used due to shuttle issues.

    Beer? There should be beer and beer vendors, but feel free to bring in reinforcements.

    Camp out for this race, its such a freakin sweet location its a shame not to camp out! And as always the attitude will be killer. Look for me in "mid-pack almost a geezer" division (sport 30-35):biggrin:
    And stick around town for a day and we'll do some shuttles on the real trails ;)
     
  31. m-dub

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    Fun-yes
    5"-yes
    Beer-Not Firestone ( the firestone family sold the ranch)
     
  32. Dylan Dean

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    i wasn't drunk... i was just "happy" ;-)
     
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    Those are some awesome shots. Thanks for posting them!
     
  34. dexter

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    nice pics and i want dylans nema shirt that thing is fn fly
     
  35. ATOMICFIREBALL

    ATOMICFIREBALL DISARMED IN A BATTLE OF WITS

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    I like those photo's. Might make your watermark thing just slightly smaller.

    I passed a red truck maybe duallie, and a trailer with IBIS logo/Kenda tires logo ,etc on it this morning going to work in Knoxville.I would imagine they were driving back home from the Otter!
     
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    nobody was clearing that first 30' table, i'd say only 15% of the people in pro/semi practice were clearing it. loren, stoked on the shoes, haha.
     
  37. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    New my ass. That's a Girven.
     
  38. d_c

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    hey pat, got any more shots from the slalom on saturday?

    your shots are looking pretty sano!! you still have to dig though....

    daniel
     
  39. evolutionbike

    evolutionbike Monkey

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    Haaaa...thats great that someone is trying to pass that off as new. Girven now theres a name I have not heard in a while.
     
  40. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    :rofl: Yeah. I didn't mean new design.

    I do have a few more. What do you mean I have to dig? I like digging unless the dirt is really hard...