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Gotta love the Tuesday night Post work Ride thing (pics)

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  1. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    It's always great to end a long day at work with a ride with friends. Tonight, I hit the West Hartford Reservoir with Tonyhawk, IAB and MBC for a quick post work ride through the woods. Good times, good times! :dancing: :dancing:

    Here's a shot of Babs and Tonyhawk approaching a short rock garden that is part of the early stages of our "loop."



    Right after this is a neat log ride, but we didn't stop that long for Babs and Tony to play around on it tonight. Off we went.

    the trail weaves along a fence line and then up a hill and through some twisty singletrack and then up along some power lines. Here's a shot of MBC coming down a fun and rocky descent. MBC likes the downhills!



    IAB following behind MBC on the same section:



    You ride a little further through some twisty singletrack and then you come upon a little log pile to ride over. Here's Tonyhawk going up it


    And IAB going over it.......IAB then proceeded to cleanly ride a cool little log ride just up a bit from this.



    From here you ride a bit more turny twisty stuff, some rocky stuff etc. etc. and then you come to a tough little section that looks easier in this photo than it really is. Here's MBC cleanly handling this little rock drop type area on the trail. Nice new reflective Camelback MBC!



    After this section I put the camera away for the night and just rode.

    Oh yeah and got a flat. Thanks for the help with the CO2 cartridge Babs! :thumb:

    It was fun to bring my camera out again....but man I'm rusty........my photos kinda suck. I'll have to do better next time - tomorrow night maybe? :sneaky: :dancing: :D
     

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  2. Skookum

    Skookum bikey's is cool

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    i'd be afraid to get my bar ends caught on that fence! :eek: :eek: :dancing:

    looks like fun i'm still burnt out from my ride haha.....
     
  3. JRB

    JRB Guest

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    There is a trail in Austin that has a fence just like that. I just went for a road ride. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    Looks like fun.
     
  5. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    i will be riding that trail soon.
     
  6. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Just let me know when you arrive at AOF and I'd be happy to show you around those trails. :cool:
     
  7. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    That whole place is surrounded by fences. The place is unique in that it's 12-15 miles of trails plopped right in the middle of the suburbs.

    Good ride. :) Between hockey Monday night and riding last night, my legs are feeling it today.
     
  8. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Thank YOU for the beer!
     
  9. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

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    Thanks for the pics!

    Jewell is running with her friends tomorrow night so maybe more pics Sunday?!
     
  10. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    cool pics... it must be great to have something like that so accessible
     
  11. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I've done that before.

    nice ride pics , good to see tonyhawk actually riding XC for a change.

    Hay boon, go for the hat trick , we are riding rayburn tonight :) come along !


    oh and nice pics mark.
     
  12. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

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    cool........


    that place is pretty fun
     
  13. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    I like Rayburn. No can do though.
     
  14. tonyhawk

    tonyhawk bikerag.com whore

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    I almost forgot how to pedal uphill. It came right back to me though - its like riding a bike.

    Good ride last night!
     
  15. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    Splat - can you give me directions to those Rayburn Trails? What time does the ride start? I doubt I can make it, but it would be good to know how long it might take to get there if I get nutty and skip out of work early.
     
  16. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Nice pics :thumb: I love all the riding photos that people have been posting lately. Perhaps I'll have to bring the camera along when I get to ride again ;)
     
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    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    Looks like fun Mark!! :thumb:
     
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    splat Nam I am

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    Just off of the 122 exit off of the Mass Pike

    details here
    http://www.nemba.org/yabbse/index.php?board=20;action=display;threadid=7387
     
  19. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    Hooray for Ridemonkey jerserys!

    I went on a nice ride with Derek after work - 2.5 hours of cranking on singletrack. It's getting pretty dusty out there this time of year.
     
  20. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    :stupid: It was a hot one. I was sweating like 'Loco thinking about doing a drop.'


    But I did ride here on Monday. <-- Probably want to right click and save. Trails are in town and about 4 miles from the house.
     
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    berkshire_rider Growler

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    Do you have any bar fitting issues at Rayburn? :confused:
     
  23. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    My bar may have scraped a tree or two, but no real problems....unlike Plumber's Crack.
     
  25. urbaindk

    urbaindk The Real Dr. Science

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    I mowed the lawn last night and thought about pissing on the neighbor's bushes. Monday I did 20+ bikepath miles with the wife. Tonight I'm headed to the BMX track. Sounds like there may be a few MD/VA monkey's there. If so I'll get a few pics for show and tell tomorrow.