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Finale (2005 Alpine XC) *HUGE pix thread

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  1. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Welp this year was fun in many ways, the snow has covered the mountains so chances are i'm done doing ride reports for a while. i've compiled a collection of some of my favorites, and other photos i've never shared. Enjoy.

    TRAIL WORK LATE MAY RANGER CREEK


    RIDING SAME STRETCH A MONTH LATER


    A GREAT RIDING PAL PALISAIDES


    ME ON THE DECEASED BIKEY RANGER CREEK


    MUD IS GOOD KACHESSE RIDGE


    CREEK CROSSING KACHESS RIDGE


    LET ME GET A BETTER LOOK KACHESSE RIDGE


    SCENIC KACHESSE RIDGE


    FOREST ROAD CLIMB FAWN RIDGE


    WHITE RIVER


    JUST IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THE FIRST TIME AROUND


    FOREST ROAD CLIMB HUCKLEBERRY RIDGE


    INTO THE CLOUDS HUCKLEBERRY RIDGE


    SCENIC HUCKLEBERRY RIDGE


    STEEP STEEP STEEP CHRISTOFF


    AFTER RIDE BOO BOO PRIDE


    BIKEY DIES FORCES ME TO HIKE AT LEAST I GOT THIS WONDERFUL SHOT HIYOU


    SPIRITUAL RIDE OH AND NEW BIKEY TOO KETTLE CREST SOUTH


    SCENIC KETTLE CREST SOUTH


    SECOND XC SHUTTLE OF THE DAY HUCKLEBERRY RIDGE


    THIRD XC SHUTTLE OF THE WEEKEND BISHOP RIDGE


    MY MT. BIKE MENTOR BLUE LAKE RIDGE


    KLONE PEAK SPUR


    SCENIC GLACIER PEAK FROM KLONE PEAK


    MAD RIVER CROSSING LOST LAKE


    LUCKY TOAD BLUE LAKE


    SPINNING AMONG THE HUCKLEBERRIES YOZOO


    I CAN'T HOLD THE ERUPTION DOWN MUCH LONGER! HAMILTON PEAK


    GALLAGHERHEAD LAKE FORTUNE CREEK


    RIDE SMOOTH OVER THE CLUTTER DE ROUX


    M.A.S.H. UNIT KETTLE CREST SOUTH


    KETTLE CREST SOUTH


    TRAIL ADVOCACY SUCCEEDS TRAIL RE-OPENS FOR MT. BIKING AFTER 9 YEARS OF CLOSURE MIDDLE FORK SNOQUALMIE


    WHERE ARE WE? OH.... JOLLY CREEK


    FOCUS ON THE TRAIL WEST FORK TEANAWAY


    CLIMB TO THE TOP JOLLY MOUNTAIN


    TECHNICAL DESCENT PARIS CREEK


    HIGH ALTITUDE AND FIRST YEAR SNOW MARTIN CREEK


    COONEY LAKE ANGELS STAIRCASE MARTIN CREEK


    DOWN DOWN DOWN FASTER FASTER FASTER! MARTIN CREEK


    FROM THE SKY BACK DOWN TO THE EARTH BOULDER


    SCENIC BOULDER


    DIG AND SPIN HAMILTON BUTTES


    SCENIC MOUNT HOOD AT DUSK HAMILTON BUTTES


    SUNSET HAMILTON BUTTES


    ROCK GARDEN LITTLE BALD MOUNTAIN


    FREERIDE LITTLE BALD MOUNTAIN


    I CAN'T SEE A DAMN THING! SHHHHHHH.....


    THANK YOU CREATOR END OF EPIC SEASON OCTOBER LITTLE BALD MOUNTAIN


    There is much good in the world it's up to you to try to "see" it.
     
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  2. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    Nice pics ! :thumb: As usual.
     
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  3. N8 v2.0

    N8 v2.0 Not the sharpest tool in the shed

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  4. PonySoldier

    PonySoldier Monkey

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    Top Drawer Stuff...:thumb:
     
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  5. enkidu

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    I see it! I see it! Thanks Skooks!!
     
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  6. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Your welcome.:)
     
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    I found myself not wanting to run out of pics to see. If you get lulled by the snow, it's not the scenery, but we would love to have you on many rides here, Skooks. If the frost gets you, the door is open. Beautiful stuff man.
     
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  8. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    Thanks man, if i had enough dough to skip town for a while i'd do it. We'd go poach George W's trails haha.:p
     
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  9. Kntr

    Kntr Turbo Monkey

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    When I see pics like this, it reminds me of when I use to ride a lot of XC. The last 2-3 years I only get out on all day XC rides about 5-6 times a year. I only have the time for shorter rides.

    Nice pics.
     
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  10. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    Any paved expanse of road will do.
     
  11. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Simply amazing! :thumb:
     
  12. T-Pirate

    T-Pirate RESPECT!

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    Amazing, especially this one.

     
  13. enkidu

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    During the winter months can you show us your pics of drizzly Seattle city-scape and beaches? I bet your portraits of Pike Street hippies are just as mysterious and beautiful as your nature pics.
     
  14. Trainwreck

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    Wow, incredible shots. Thanks!
     
  15. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Skook, those pics are utterly phenominal. We need more. Do a photobucket album or something we can peruse, man!


    What kind of camera are you using to take those, if I may ask?
     
  16. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Dude, your pics ALWAYS RULE!!!!!!!!!!
     
  17. berkshire_rider

    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Very nice collection. It's amazing that this year is almost over allready. :(
     
  18. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    i really like this one :)

     
  19. Dave_Schuldt

    Dave_Schuldt Monkey

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    Dude the season is never over. Bring your camera to Fort Ebey. You can get some killer shots along the bluff.
     
  20. Smelly

    Smelly Turbo Monkey

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    awesome pics skookum!
     
  21. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    hmmmm maybe.... i should just ride around with pnj downtown and take photos and turn em into black and whites.

    If i was more patient i would have figured out how to build a web page off of my web account.
    Canon G7, a big reason why it needs to be shelved as i don't have the funds to replace it. Cold wet weather cannot be that good for it.

    i'm with ya man, but i gotta tell you. i went for a ride today with a couple pals out at Green Mountain. i brought my big bike so i didn't have to worry smacking my pedals or bottom bracket, the two guys i brought i didn't have to worry about while leading, and the weather was great and i didn't have to stop to take pictures. And i had a complete blast......

    We'll see ya out there next week, maybe i'll just take one riding picture of you on the bluff and that's it.;)

    Thanks for all the compliments everyone and it's interesting to see what peoples favorites are.
     
  22. ummbikes

    ummbikes Don't mess with the Santas

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    Skookum I checked out your pictures and became inspired. So I went for a spin around town. Thank you.
     
  23. Rockland

    Rockland Turbo Monkey

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    Love the pics! :thumb:
     
  24. grundy

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    Skookum, thanks for the peak into your rides. That's quite a collection

    hard to pick a favorite, but this is the one that just makes me want to get out and ride the most. Has epic written all over it:


    Funny, I was just telling myself that I'd buckle down and do laundry after dinner. Now I see that what I meant was that I'd grab the dogs and go for a spin through the misty redwoods. Thanks dude!
     
  25. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    Wow! Awesome pics. That's the kind of riding I dream about. Unfortunately, 99% of my rides are 1hr jaunts on the same local trails.
     
  26. oly

    oly skin cooker for the hive

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    haha... thats me!! And i was just gonna pipe up and say how lame XC is... guess im busted!

    Awesome pics tim, glad i was able to get some high alpine time in with ya. Next year we do more... till then its GM, Lk SW, and Cap....
     
  27. Monkeybidnezz

    Monkeybidnezz Turbo Monkey

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    Awesome shots Skooks...luv the scenery. I get tired just thinking of all the pedaling you did.
     
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    Konabumm Konaboner

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    GREAT Pics
     
  29. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Awesome. I need to ride those trails!
     
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    pixelninja Turbo Monkey

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    Amazing post as usual! Great photos :thumb:
     
  31. SkaredShtles

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

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    Great pics, Skooks!
     
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    BAH The Red Baron

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    HRDTLBRO Turbo Monkey

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    Incredible photos. Probably one of the best collections of photos i've seen for a while. The riding looks simply amazing.
     
  34. tadrscin

    tadrscin Chimp

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    You took a lot of great pics, but I'm kind of partial to this one


    Look forward to riding with you some more.
     
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    Awesome pics yo, now I know why you won that poll about the monkey you'd most like to ride with!! :thumb: :thumb:
     
  36. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    skook, you need a roommate?
     
  37. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    that's catchy..... along with a weekly "Ask Uncle Leo" column, it would be a great site.
    And thanks for the compliment, it's appreciated.

    Haha, you always step it up a notch when i bust out the camera.:D Yah we'll see you out there soon, gotta hit some Sawyer.

    i know, that made me feel like the ugly chick with huge boobs in Jr. High......

    Sorry San Francisco i don't swing that way.;)