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Ok gals, its prino riding season in many parts and lets see where you are riding this weekend! Bring your camera, take a shot or 3 and share the goodies. I will do my part too.

Thanks!
 

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Hope road riding counts

I forgot to bring the camera for our trip to town on the 'bents with the kid trailer. Today I did a 40+ mile ride down the Vantage grade to the Columbia river and met kid and husband. The route is through farmland dissolving into sagebrush, rocks, and dirt.

Rainier peeking above the desert with her usual lenticular hat:


Wind farm entrance at the top of a 16 mile grade, and looking back at Rainier again... as you can imagine, bringing enough water is a genuine concern. From here it's a stiff 10 mile grade on 'interesting' chip seal down to the Columbia river. Breaking the speed limit could be a legitimate hazard, but I was determined to go much slower... the isolation in this area is a little sobering.


Stopped at Ginko state park on the way down the grade so I could get feeling back in my brake fingers and to let my rims cool off. Petrified wood abounds on them thar hills- along with rattlesnakes.


Back with the kid and husband at Vantage state park for lunch, a quick doze on the blanket under the trees, and some swimming.


The only bummer is that at home the wind caught my bike as I was getting it off the rack and bent the front wheel drop. We tried a home repair job but it's not going to suffice. :madman: Fortunately husband has tomorrow off, so he can drop it off at the LBS for the second check they're going to get from us in a couple weeks.
 

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Here's just a few shots from saturday's ride.....a local trail in the santa monicas called backbone - its' the kanan section. I love this trail and was quite excited to go. I was not excited about the high temps forecast, so we left early.

It wasn't early enough..

But we had fun anyway.
Sheclimbs enters the rocky tricky switchback of doom (well ok its tricky but not DOOM tricky)


And cleans it nicely


Aosty looks hot. He was hot. It was hot. A hot day on Kanan on a SS is not really so fun.


Although Sheclimbs manages to have fun wherever she is!


We actually cut the ride short due to the heat and humidity, cut our losses and went and ate barbq with cold beers. Yay!


Today Al and I did a nice road ride but no camera.
 

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Backbone is fun.

How hot was it? We are in the 90s here in western Orygun.
It was in the 90s here too. Kanan backbone just bakes in the open rocky sections.
 

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Kanan backbone just bakes in the open rocky sections.
Which is why you need to come ride in PC. Southern Utah and SW Co are much worse right now. (Nice pics, btw, haven't seen one of A in a while!)


Ok, photos. Click any of them to see more.

We acquired a new bicycle transportation device, as our poor Passat was tiring of dirt road journeys:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2667208721/" title="Subaru by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm3.static.flickr.com/2199/2667208721_3b987edd94.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Subaru" /></a>

We did a bunch of lift assisted at Deer Valley. JMH tested the prototype Corsair Maelstrom, and I wished that my new König was built up (but it will be by next weekend!):
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2667994048/" title="IMG_5471 by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3103/2667994048_a784656ef5.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_5471" /></a>

I have been buying old sports jerseys at the the thrift store for DH riding. This green one is a lacrosse jersey with short sleeves - perfect for fitting over my armor and I don't care if I wreck it.
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2667993590/" title="IMG_5466 by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3016/2667993590_ed0186f165.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_5466" /></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2667171181/" title="IMG_5464 by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/2667171181_75e84b399b.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="IMG_5464" /></a>

After a day of DH riding, our awesome friends Err and Mrs. Err helped us work on our pumptrack, shoveling 'til the sun went down:
<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2668032018/" title="Pumptrack - brick inlay by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3098/2668032018_d58b3d4b57.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Pumptrack - brick inlay" /></a>

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/2668031508/" title="Pumptrack - upper berm by hukee, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/2668031508_30a74f08cb.jpg" width="500" height="375" alt="Pumptrack - upper berm" /></a>
 

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Steppie was up at Summit; I was wondering where Lynn (and Scott) were ;)

Glad someone else posted a road ride first. No pics of me from Summit lift riding.

Yesterday - my first ever century ride! We rode from home down to Leucadia and back.



Still had a few miles to go at this point

 

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Sorry

I have to apologize...Nothing new from me this weekend. Riding buddy/fellow photographer did her knee at Diablo. Camera didn't even get a chance to come out!
But great stuff from everyone! Keep it up...
 

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Soon!

Diablo Friday, hope to get some pics to post!

Superkat - sorry to hear about your friend, wish her a speedie recovery.
 

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Steppie was up at Summit; I was wondering where Lynn (and Scott) were ;)

Glad someone else posted a road ride first. No pics of me from Summit lift riding.

Yesterday - my first ever century ride! We rode from home down to Leucadia and back.



Still had a few miles to go at this point


Hey Allison, congrats on your first Century. What can I say, when you can ride with Impy and Aosty it's tough to turn it down. Hope to see you out on the trails soon.
 

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big trees and gnomes

in june we went to oregon and found some really crappy places to camp and play along fall creek and the mckenzie river corridor.

happy friday everyone!! :D
 

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a few more

i also made friends with the coolest bunch of motley llamas i've ever seen. i'm pretty sure jim henson drew muppet inspiration from these creatures.
 

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Calverton

I went out east on Long Island yesterday to ride Calverton. It's off Exit 68 on the L.I.E.
Here's what I shot:






My timing was off on this one but I still kind of like it.



These I actually got myself in the frame:





And this makes me laugh because you can tell by that tree on the right what a tight squeeze it is through there. I guess a lot of people don't make it!

 

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Diablo Friday!

My first trip of the year on a new bike and 95-97 degrees. I sweated thru my gloves in 3 runs and had to buy new ones at the shop. Here are some pics of me and sweetbabydee.
I always ride with wonder woman on the stem "if she can do it, I can."
 

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good times

love the superwoman in bomber mode! :thumbsup:

big smiles, big air, BIG BIKES...i'm gonna have to try one of those babies sometime soon.:rockon:
 

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love the superwoman in bomber mode! :thumbsup:

big smiles, big air, BIG BIKES...i'm gonna have to try one of those babies sometime soon.:rockon:
Idaho? I was in Victor last October great place!
 
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