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  1. ICEBALL585

    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    Morning.

    Had a decent weekend. Friend's kid's b-day party on Saturday and did a good singletrack ride with the guys on Sunday. Four day work week then off to Kingdom Trails for Monkeyfest.
     

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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    mostly cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms since the middle of june....this sh!t is getting old.
     
  3. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    too much driving this weekend :stosh:
     
  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    'Morning! My general state of mind at work this morning can be best explained with this smiley: :think:
     
  5. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    Morning! Heading into school to do some committee work and prep for a summer class I need to teach. Hoping to get in a short ride tonight with the kids too, but we'll see. Bummed because our new bikes won't arrive until Friday :( So we won't have them for Monkeyfest. Damn delays!!! We have all of parts and are just waiting on the frames!
     
  6. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Cycled the kid down to the light house, ran my first post injury 10k, then I spent a couple hours bogie boarding. It hurts to move this morning. I'm old now. :(
     
  7. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    coffee and more coffee. Driving the fat bus today but my mind is already Fly Fishing in the Sierras. Next weekend is my summer finale as I have an emt standby gig both days of every weekend in august in addition to my m-f job.....mmmn 31 days of work in a row just sounds like some much fun. hey I can use the cash so I guess I shouldn't complain ( not that I won't).
     
  8. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    I have a fun hangover after three days of this:






    Moar coffee is needed. #firstworldproblems
     
  9. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    where was this?

    and somewhat related.....

    and where the fvck is SS? where did he go backpacking?
     
  10. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    Another weekend of sitting on the couch popping ibuprofen like skittles (f'n busted ankle). Monday morning and now I'm a mod in the lounge, all y'all better keep your **** together or I'll have to open a can of Whoop-Ass (after I check with the boss).
     
  11. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Nellie Mine Trail, aka Wasatch Connection. Telluride, CO. A bit lower down it starts to look like this:





    EDIT: The ride starts at a little over 12K feet near the top of the Gold Hill Express lift and drops in to the Bear Creek drainage, just outside of the Telluride ski area boundary. The top section is gnarly and exposed, 10" skree-filled singletrack cutting across 50 degree slopes and tons of steep tricky switchbacks. As it drops to Bear Creek it gets easier, but not easy. Lots of techy moves and rock ledges exposed over 20' + sheer drops to the creek. It eventually gets away from the edge of the creekand turns to steep, winding, over-grown, rocky, amazing singletrack all the way to the Bear Creek Trail which is 15' wide hiking trail strewn with rock gardens and hikers. We made a big loop out of it from where we were camped, riding the gondola twice to maximize vert. So rad.

    http://connect.garmin.com/activity/346572470





    SS has to be near a computer right this instant, since he just commented on the above photo over on FB with his predictable "Meh."
     
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  12. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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  13. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Looks alright, I guess... Very Kootenay-esque. Would like to check that area out sometime...
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    i'll need to make it to thehelluride next time i visit my brother.
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    Wow that looks amazing. My wife want to come out and ride with me for I think for the first time ever and he first time back on dirt in 13 years. She was pretty beat at the end due to the crazy heat but did really well.

     
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  16. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    Good morning.
    Couple o' bike rides this weekend. Knee is better, until it isn't again.
    Gonna be hot as balls today.

    I can't wait for the instagraming of photos things fades away, and people return to posting clear, crisp pictures again. (not solely directed at FT, just in general)
     
  17. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Good to hear!

    Here's they are unedited... Better?

    Nellie Mine Trail:


    Wildflowers:


    I have others as well...

    Magic Meadow is magical:


    Trying to get the bike leaned over on T-35:






    Uh huh. SURE it's not directed at me. ;)
     
  18. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Back at work. Rode up to Vancouver this weekend, drank a bunch of beer, and then came home.


    Fork for the dirt jumper gets here tomorrow. Can't wait to get that built up and go hurt myself.
     
  19. SkaredShtles

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

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    At least it's a *dry* heat...
     
  20. SkaredShtles

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

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    Back from Buffalo Peaks backpacking trip. Weather was good, which was a relief since it was *very* apparent that the monsoon had created deluges of biblical proportions a day or two before we backpacked in...
     
  21. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

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    100x better. :thumb:
     
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    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    So I let it slide the first time.................. NOONE HERE thought to point out that it is the middle of JULY not june???
     
  23. SkaredShtles

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

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    Uhhh... that means he's been dealing with that forecast for a *month*...

    I wouldn't tolerate that $hit.

    :D
     
  24. DirtyMike

    DirtyMike Turbo Fluffer

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    Ha, I see that now..... Nevermind, II have moving on the mind syndrome right now
     
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    rockofullr confused

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    I think I have a case of the mondays
     
  26. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Morning Monkeys.

    I'm now a grandpa, aint that some sh!t.
     
  27. SkaredShtles

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

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    Someone needs to point out that your ellipses have too many dots...

    ;)
     
  28. SkaredShtles

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

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    Nice work, Gramps. :rofl:
     
  29. skibunny24

    skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

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    Spent my weekend in our van down by the river:


    Buffalo

    This is a pretty crappy picture of a beautiful waterfall that was directly across the river from us

    Pretty much were in the seats or in the river drinking beers and working on our tans the entire time.

    this also happened!
     
  30. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    ^^^This. And it's not just a "forecast"... it's reality. A reality that is making for some of the most excellent dirt Colorado has seen in quite some time. SO SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH about being sick of the monsoons! Because soon, mon, all the trails will be back to the blown out and dusty.



    All said, I prefer this one cropped and with the levels adjusted a bit...

     
  31. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    "You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to skibunny24 again."








    (But I've been spreading the reps!)
     
  32. skibunny24

    skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

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    :) Love your pics too! Looks epic out there!
     
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  34. skibunny24

    skibunny24 Enthusiastic Receiver of Reputation

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    Like it?? I LOVE it!!! We are having a blast in that big bad boy!!!
     
  35. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    what's the mileage like...10-12mpg?
     
  36. SkaredShtles

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

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    Naw... the Monsoonal goodness here is fine. stevew is talking about $hitty weather in the good ol' Southeast, methinks. I wouldn't tolerate that $hit. :D
     
  37. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    this.

    i don't mind clouds.....just as long as the sun can be seen.

    where are the backpacking pics?
     
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  38. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    You'll have to excuse my reading comprehension this morning. Did I mention I have a fun hangover?
     
  39. skibunny24

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    We averaged 13 coming down from Alaska :)
     
  40. SkaredShtles

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

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