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  1. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    Well, the Brown Santa showed up a little early this year. After some research and test riding, I finally decided on a frame to build upon. The Intense 6.6!!! It arrived yesterday afternoon and was built up soon after that. It took a lot of restraint to take my time building it, I was so looking forward to that first ride. My first ride was on the street, it was sweet although a little soft in the suspension .. after setting the shock and fork up properly it was much much better. its a great riding bike. Now I just need to play with the front end a little, possibly lower the height. we shall see either way I am very happy with my purchase!!! anyone care to test ride???
    oh yeah.. I think if its half way decent out tommorrow im gonna have to test it out on the trail!!! I suddenly feel sick!!


     

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  2. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Dude, nice bike!

    What are you doing with the S.C?
     
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    McGRP01 beer and bikes

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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    wow, very nice :thumb:
     
  5. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I debated calling in sick to work today to go riding but obviously I'm here.

    Then I started thinking about MBW..... man that was a good time.
     
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    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Damn that's nice. :drool:
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    yea... I think about that riding a lot - was trying to get in a trip down there this fall, but it didn't work out.
     
  8. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    im not too sure yet.. I think keeping it.. to many memories!!!
    I convinced my wife this will be the last one for a long long time.. My heckler was so outdated.. i got it the 2nd year they came out. I figured I should get a new bike now while i still can. My LBS opened up an Intense account and gave me a killer deal on the frame .. and great discounts on anything she had in stock. It was something i couldnt pass up.. I know you all understand
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    me too.. we need to get together more frequently.. esp over there!!!! I m waiting not so patiently for spring!!!!i had a great weekend with all of you
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Yeah I rode Tamaqua Labor day weekend but it just wasnt' the same without all you guys.
    No swarm of RM jerseys, No case of beer waiting...


    I'll tell you, I've had some good beers in my life but coming up the hill to see you guys waiting with a case of beer, brought a tear to my eye.
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Ya dont' have to convince me!!
    What are you going to ride Mtn Creek with now since you dont' have your 7point?
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    that was some sight!!!
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I was thinking maybe in mid/late winter we could meet you and your wife for a show in NYC.
    I could see if Ray and Devon would like to come as well.
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    It doesn't get any better than that. Ride off the trail after a great ride to see a case of Lager waiting for you.

    :drool:
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    that would be great.. or at least dinner or something!!!!
    i usually go into manhattan the week after xmas.. just to see all the store fronts, the tree, etc . maybe we can meet up then grab some dinner..
     
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    Hooples,

    The bike looks great, but look don't look so hot. I think calling in is probably a good idea.

    And another :thumb: for MBW. I need to get back up there. Maybe in the spring.
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    my sneezing and coughing is already in effect!!!!
     
  18. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Do you have bad alergies?
     
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    jacksonpt Turbo Monkey

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    ah man... there's some nasty stuff going around now - you better be careful with that!
     
  20. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    Nice ride hoops! We definitely need to get some rides in next year. Any word on where the "new" MBW is going to be?
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I've been checking weekly on their site. Usually the invites for MBW go out in Feb if I remember correctly so I'm kind of hoping we'll hear by then.
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    thanks!!!!!
    nope no word just yet, but i dont plan on hearing anything until the start of summer... if nothing ever does happem we need to just plan a date and go!!! hopefully they will still have that church breakfast that weekend!!
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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  24. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    F'ing :drool: x11ty billion...
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    you know we are in that pic... that one was taken before we all left...
     
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    I didn't think they got that shot.

    What a pain that was waiting for the damn plane to fly by. Then it was the wrong plane, then the right one, then it missed us, then it hadn't come yet. Screw that, we left.

    And now it turns out they got the shot anyway. Very cool.

    I had never seen it. Thanks.
     
  27. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I heard a rumor last year that MBW may be here.

    http://www.dcnr.state.pa.us/stateparks/parks/locustlake.aspx

    This park is on the west side of Tamaqua and apparently there are some trails around. It's an equally nice campground as Mauch Chunk. Problem is you probably couldn't ride to breakfast from Locust Lake.
     
  28. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    I can see your RED shirt. I remember having a sippy cup full of SoDuh with me.
     
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    Wow! I am glad I could make your day :D

    Hooples - NICE new bikey :drool:
     
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    Bike is hot! :drool::drool:
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    next time we need to get something a lil more stronger than soduh

    thanks tree!!!!
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    dammitt.. they are saying rain tommorow:mumble:
     
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    No problem...bourbon it is!
     
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    Nice bike, but be careful. There can't be many trees those bars will fit under. :D Holy tall stack height.
     
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    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    yeah i know.. i didnt want to cut the steerer just yet, until the suspension is dialed in... its gonna be about 1 1/2 lower