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I've lurked about on here looking at all the great pictures for a while and with my 45th birthday a month away, they've started me thinking about all of the rides I've done. So here's my last 25 years of riding in images. I just hope I've got 25 more ahead of me. Not so many pictures from the first 15 years, nor many pictures of me (I'm usually carrying the camera) but thanks to digital cameras and cell phones, there's plenty in the last 10. So enjoy if you can and flame away if you must...

The Big 80's:
My first ride was a Trek Antelope 830 like this one. I went through 3 of these in 3 years. Sold the 1st to pay rent, the 2nd was stolen off my deck in Vail, and I broke the frame of the 3rd. Lost a lot of skin in those 3 years as well.


Late 80's:




The 90's:
Bought a Giant after a year without a bike and went through 1/2 dozen early forks on that thing, as well as some dislocated and separated shoulders. My fashion sense improved though...


My first race, Winter Park





Camping after a race in Moab


Spent a year living in NorCal




2 of my best friends that are no longer with us


And moved back to the Rockies




The 21st Century in the next post
 

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25 years of dirt continued...

The 21st century started out with a new FS frame, and my first Santa Cruz





Gotta love my home state





Moved back to the Best Coast for Grad School, but stopped for one last ride on Slickrock


Living alongside Monterey Bay






Summer road trips home...







Last 5 years up next
 

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25 years of dirt, part 3

Missed the mountains so moved to Tahoe for a bit





Made it back to Colorado and Monterey now and then




A rare moment where I actually lost weight as I age...


Treated myself to a 40th birthday trip to Europe






The day a good friend won at Sea Otter and went Pro


Moved back to Durango, this was the trail out my front door:





My favorite trail -out of the 200+ I have ridden- anywhere


Colorado singletrack in January



My now Pro friend racing the Short Track at Sea Otter


If you haven't fallen asleep yet, one more page left!
 

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25 years of dirt; the end

Moved back to California, again, this time for a girl that didn't bike

Still have that same orange jersey...




Talked the girl into trying a mountain bike. This is her second day:


She liked it


Then she loved it




So I married her. This is the day before the wedding


And this was our honeymoon:












This was January above our house


And these were last week



Get out, ride, and make some great memories!

Since you guys seem to like this thread, here is the video from our honeymoon this past summer. Some fun riding in it. Sorry about the shaky POV, still trying to refine that mounting set-up...

 

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Really neat biking/life pictorial...... Looks like you've followed your dreams and made some of the best biking destinations your home town and ridden in a lot of really cool places (and as a bonus made the right decision when you decided to settle down)........ but you can't post a picture of your favorite trail out of all those great places and not tell us where it is!!!:nono:
 
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