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  1. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Of Washington State anyways.

    i decided for the Labor Day Weekend to get out of Dodge and visit family and make a return trip to the Kettle Crest Trails on the East side of the state, a healthy 5 hour drive away. i tried unsucessfully to get some Seattle area riders to make the journey, but i did manage to find 3 riders from the greater Spokane area. One of em is fellow monkey geargrrl, she's helped start up the local Spokane IMBA affiliate chapter http://www.fttrc.org/
    It was great meeting everyone and we had a very fun ride. Next year i'll be posting this ride months ahead of schedule and trying to get people from both sides of the state together for a weekend of riding.



















    It was a great time, only one minor injury and we only got "a little" lost. i guess that's what we get for making me leader, i mean heck i'm the one who lives 350 miles away haha.

    Well after the ride i drove home, got online and pondered going on another trail ride. This one was at Middle Fork Snoqualmie, a beatiful river XC trail very close to Seattle. WTA and Sierra Club had this trail shut down to Mt. Bikes for years and years, but due to the diligence and effort from members of the BBTC it's now open again.

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129233

    Anyways i poached this sucker years ago and i was very happy to have the opportunity to ride there legitamately. As were the other 23 riders that showed up for this group ride.:)





    Man i'm pooped. :D
     
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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Cool Pics as Always Skooks !!! :thumb:
     
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  3. ridetoofast

    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    yes pics are good! :thumb: and who is the hottie?
     
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  4. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Paypal me 20 bucks and i'll give you her name and email.... :evil:

    haha just kidding, sorry all the girls are married pal. :p
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    positively shocking i say...good thing im sitting down.

    when are hotties ever single, much less a mtn bike hottie? :drool:
     
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  6. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Single Mudhunnies is as hard to find as a cheap tank of gas. :monkey:
     
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    ridetoofast scarred, broken and drunk

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    thanks for the new signature :thumb:
     
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  8. Dave_Schuldt

    Dave_Schuldt Monkey

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    That Chelsea is a strong rider. When I rode with her at Banner she was complaining about lack of ride partners. I hope she's hooked up now. Great pics as usual!
     
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  9. Snacks

    Snacks Turbo Monkey

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    You didn't ask if I wanted to ride there with you :p

    And that chick is hot! :thumb:
     
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  10. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    your panning shots came out nicely, skooks
     
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    arboc! Turbo Monkey

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    what? no invite for me? *tear*
     
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    Yeh, shes hardcore xc. After the rest of us were dead tired at the parking lot she decided to climb up the road for fun. Although I probably scared off everyone with my out-of-control riding style. I only flew into one log that was in the trail :)
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    awesome pics!!!!!!!!
     
  14. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Snacks and DJP1 we'll see you there next year in July'ish. :cool:

    Whaddya talkin about? There are mines in the area, but we never stopped to pan at any of the streams. :monkey:

    Hey man it was good meeting up and riding with you. You were flying with ludicrous speed, only you should be more aware of fallen trees around blind corners. How's the leg? :D
     
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    Where the hell did you find trees on the east side!?
     
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    dexter Turbo Monkey

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    damn that trail looks sick and thats in spocompton? hmmm new freshman girl whos loaded and lives in spokane?
    me "hey you wanna pay for gas to drive to spokane for the weekend to meet yoiur mom and brothers?"
    girl "wow your so sweet of course and ill buy your food and beer and stuff"
    me under breath "im gonna ride the whole fn time"
     
  17. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    There's more to Eastern Washington than what you see on I-90. :D

    (not much more, but yes, there is more) :evil:
     
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    ftlrider Monkey

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    Contrary to popular belief, there is more to Eastern Washington than desert. This ride was 2.5 hours north of Spokane but most of Spokane County has trees. There's even a rainforest in the Northeast corner of the state (the Salmo-Priest Wilderness).

    For local riding I can hit Beacon for some FR (a 20 min. drive) or Mt. Spokane (a 30 min drive) which has lush forests and miles of good singletrack.

    I blame it on the log. If only there had been a ramp built to jump the log :(