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douglas and jackson getting skinny (with pics)

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  1. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    Met up with douglas yesterday for a ride. Wasn't real sure what to expect - I've been off the bike for about 6 weeks, first snow/winter ride of the season, new tires, new trails, etc etc. Turned out to be an awesome ride! Didn't take many pics, but here's a few of us playing on a skinny. Was my first time trying a skinny... pretty cool stuff. After the ride we went to a local bar/diner type place for a couple of beers and some great food. It was well worth the trip.

    douglas stylin':









    me, trying to hold on








    and a couple of others:



     

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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Cool !

    About How much snow did you get ?
     
  3. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    in places, it was only enough to cover the ground... an inch, maybe 2. In other places, it was a bit deeper... maybe 4" or so. That's in albany. Back here (Binghamton), we got 6-8, more in some areas. I need to switch out the Nevegals for my velociraptors before I hit the deeper snow. The nevegals were ok, but not impressive in the snow.
     
  4. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    2 1/4 hours of riding in the snow!

    it was such a blast!!! :D
     
  5. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Looks like fun! :thumb:
     
  6. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I was going to go for a snow ride yesterday. When things were cold enough not to be a sloppy muddy mess it was a solid sheet of ice that was impossible to even walk on. Once it warmed up it was an icy mud bath. I went to the gym:(
     
  7. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    thats sucks


    the trails we hit were great....99.8% mud & ice free!
     
  8. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    yea... conditions were absolutely perfect. No wind, no ice, no mud...
     
  9. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    where were you riding? Looks like a good time was had!
     
  10. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    I had *no* idea that Douglas was 475 years old......... :think:

    :D
     
  11. jacksonpt

    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    I think it was greenbush preserve... or something like that.
     
  12. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Sweet pics!! Where's all your snow? I don't think our trails are rideable right now (a foot of snow across the state)...but then again, I'm a wuss.
     
  13. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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    No habla... *snow*
     
  14. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    Pine Bush
     
  15. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Nice...pine bush is fun. Sq-Earl will be jealous, the guys he works with bailed on a ride yesterday :(
     
  16. McGRP01

    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Thanks for the invite. :(
     
  17. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    This time of the year, the powerlines actually freeze up enough so you can ride them. Try the section of the powerlines starting next to I90 and head south. There's a couple of BIG hills in there.

    The old trails at Sand Bush used to be a nice. Too many non-bikers involved there now. The loop just after the powerlines on the right when starting from the water tower, the one out by the cemetary, and by the elementary school were all decent. However, with what's left, you pretty much had to string together the water tower loops, the stuff out behind Washington square (closest to the mall), and what's on the other side of the thruway to get in a good ride.
     
  18. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    I've only been hiking in there. Which part are you allowed to ride in?
     
  19. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    not if you ignore the little white circle markers :evil:
     
  20. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    damn....sorry, I should have sent you & Sq-earl an invite


    theres always next w/e
     
  21. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Be carefull, you might run over some endangered butterflies. :p
     
  22. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    I'm hoping there's less than 6" of snow for the new years day ride.
     
  23. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Nice, riding in the snow can be a blast if the conditions are just right, otherwise, it's a difficult, hilarious, chaotic mess. I NEVER have a bad time riding though.
     
  24. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    I always bunny hop them :D
     
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    LOL! We were down that way in the Spring riding and managed to find ourselves "out-of-bounds" a few times...such a shame too because those trails were the most fun! ;)
     
  26. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Yep - stay off of these hiker created singletrack trails because you are eroding the preserve. However, don't worry about the 100+ acres we slashed and developed for the Crossgates mall and nearby office park. :p
     
  27. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    true! you hit the one w/the view of the cemetery? (a friend & I made sections of that trail)



    yup....plus the city dump is taking over 20 acres...I'm not suppose to ride on certain trails, but a dump is ok? wtf?
     
  28. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    BTW: Over near the dump in that section of Sand Bush there are some decent trails and an extended stairway to ride down.