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Thanks for the inspiration XCguy!

Home from early today. Took some pictures of the SoCal rains from my front yard and balcony. Yes, my front yard is the pool. We bought the house with the pool thinking it was kind of funky in the front but it's turned out to be pretty cool in the summer after hot rides. Nice use of space too since front yards don't have much functional use around here.

Oh, BTW, Cactus, the mountain in the mist, between the two houses is Cowles mountain from Mission Trails where you rode this summer. :thumbsup:







Nice when each bike in the back of the truck is worth more than value of the truck.



Last ride before the rains.



The San Diego River runs by my house and here's what the rain provided in 2005.





I am now at home enjoying some holiday Green Flash IPA. :thumbsup:

 

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Very nice MJ that pool would come in quite handy right now for me and Maxxis its gonna be another scorcher here today, so off to beach after physio, give him a swim with the fishes!

Ya showing some good head there too :D

Always enjoy pictures of ya RFX still looking mean :thumbsup:
 

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I lived in San Diego (La Mesa) for five years

First off, great pics MJ. I can just smell the rain dripping off the eucalyptus trees! I like your choice of brews, too. What other microbrews from that area do you recommend?

Coming from Colorado I was used to 4 definite seasons. It took some getting used to when just a sprinkle of raindrops would elicit "I hate rain" from my co-workers (construction, building homes). There were some periods of stormy weather during the "winter" months but nothing I'd term more than mild shizz. One time it was in the low 50s, some actual rain and thunder happenin'. I showed up at work in long pants, a coat and wool ski hat. My cohorts were in shorts and t-shirts, of course...they scowled at me..."you like this weather, don't you!"

Another time some quasi-heavy duty weather rolled in. I saw a comment in the Tribune from a native San Diego peep "and there was this white stuff on the roads, never seen that before in my life!" It was hail. Never seen hail in her entire life there.

And, the topper. I'd been watching Broncos football in December out on my deck in my shorts, shaking my head in wonder at the weather (first year there). I went to the post office the next day, I saw it was 72 degrees (December). When I got to the guy at the counter he said, by way of small talk "pretty cold out there, yeah?" December.

I enjoyed my time out there, worked 365, no winter downtime but it sure was different.
 

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I spy an 888 on a certain Yeti.

Rain was great but I wish it would have come on Thurs or Fri so I could work on trails over the weekend.
 

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Sheesh!

It is 21 degrees and windy right now with snow on the ground. If that pool was in my backyard it would be frozen. Get a gripe! :)

Jaybo
 

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I think it hit 65 in NYC today, back to 35 again tomorrow though. My only ride was the 3 mile commute to work down Broadway dodging cabs.
 

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Thanks TA. I've got a load of pics of the dogs and the kid in the pool. All three (two dogs, one 2 year old girl) dig the pool in the summer and it's fun to just sit and watch them play.

CD, I'm going to make a poster out of that shot I think. I really like it too, thanks. Oh yeah, I found a microbrew store that sells Green Flash and a ton of other stuff only 3 miles from my home! I've lived here for 6 years and didn't know about that place. It looks like your typical bud lite / cig liquor store, but you walk in and OMG! Every micro brand my heart could desire!

XCguy, As you know I lived in CO for 3 1/2 years, but being born and raised in Socal my heart couldn't leave home. I do like to visit the snow, but not live in it.

Scooter my man, we have got to hook up and ride sometime. Yep, that is an 888 RC3, it already has shuttle damage on the lowers too. SB shuttle jockey! I've launched it from a few high places and it's one big fat slice of butter on the small hits as well as the big hits.

(Already posted on the Yeti forum but here it is again for your perusing.)



Jaybo, not complaining, I love the rain! We don't get enough here.

6th E, you are in the best damn place in the world IMO at the holidays. I have family in NYC and I love to visit and see the city during the holidays. Rockefeller center is awesome and Central Park is incredible! Thanks for bringing that up as I reminisce about the beauty there!
 

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As a little reminder of NY during the holidays here's one of my photo's from the weekend. I've got good ones from all over the city as we moved around but I think this Grand Central one sums it up:
 

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mouse jockey said:
Thanks TA. I've got a load of pics of the dogs and the kid in the pool. All three (two dogs, one 2 year old girl) dig the pool in the summer and it's fun to just sit and watch them play.
Huh sounds good, we'd be all in there too love water can't keep us out of it, good thing Maxxis is the same way

Looks a great setup, I see the barbe, slide, good place after a ride to sooth the muscles drink some of that pale ale enjoy buddy, nice pony ya got there too the old ASX huh, ya a bit of a surprise one huh, loving the old gurl truck too, cool dude, when ya going to the next level and DHRing it out:p
 

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Looks a great setup, I see the barbe, slide, good place after a ride to sooth the muscles drink some of that pale ale enjoy buddy, nice pony ya got there too the old ASX huh, ya a bit of a surprise one huh, loving the old gurl truck too, cool dude, when ya going to the next level and DHRing it out:p
There is also an outdoor bar in the corner, out of the picture. :thumbsup:

I used to bartend in nightclubs which necessitated a bar inside and outside so I could continue my raging American Idol, sex, drugs and Rock and Roll lifestyle.



:p

I'm waiting at least 2 years to upgrade the frame. I have a soft spot for Yeti because the ASX was my rig I cut my freeride teeth on. Although, the frame really does need a platform for climbing, unlike the Highline. I'm looking at the 303rDH with the 64 degree HA and low BB as a possible replacement and of course, see what DT will have in 2-3 years down the road.

6thE, that's what I'm talking about! Good Stuff!

1SR, We have a friend that goes down to Cabo and picks us up 2 750 mls every year. I'll ask her to pick up the red bottle next time, thanks!
 

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there was always somethin about the feel, the smell of the rain in so cal. its been close to 40 years since i lived there but ill never forget. thanx for the flash back moment.

must be nice to live so close to the trails. what was yer lame excuse for not ridin with us?
 
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