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I should defer to someone who actually brought a camera, but they may all be in a K-max Turkey/Triptofan induced coma, not to mention the fountain of beer, wine and well-drinks that was flowing up there. It was a fun ride. There must've been over 100 people.

Here's my one picture. This is what my cooler looked like after a speed run down Priest Rock and Limekiln with Photo John, Kenny G and Skyline35/Charlie. I'm guessing the full one that survived caused the damage.

I was riding my freebie 91 rigid D'back. It sucked a bit on the uphill with a 1:1 granny and 10+ lbs of beer on the rack, but I got a lot of comments on it. It didn't slow me down too much on the Dh.
 

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Turkey Ride

So I go for a ride today and happen to run into some fellow enthusiast. Some bring libations, some food, others desserts. Great ride after 6-8 weeks off. I had a blast. That climb was a climb, but worth it.

Kyle, let Richelle know, fantastic bird. Thanks to everybody.
Dan C.
 

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Turkey Ride II

A few more shots. Lots and lots of people and bikes.

Hope all my fellow MTBR's had a great Bird Day.

Dan C.
 

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Thanks for the great time you guys!

I've been wanting to do this ride for a while, but I was always getting sick this time of the year ([email protected] sinus infections). It was great to finally experience the annual tradition!

It was really humbling to see some riders just cruise up the hills -- especially the last 100 yd of you-gotta-be-$hitting-me climb. While I kept getting owned by the slippery slope, I saw the hill being conquered by a dude on a cyclecross bike, a young Vello Bella on a 30lb Enduro (I think her name was Vicki), and Francis with his B.O.B. trailer. Thank Gawd I finally made up the hill on a 9th try (or was it 10?), or else I would've rode back down to the car in shame...

Nice meeting you all,
- Keijiro/K-Zero

P.S. Props to Mrs. K-Max for preparing the delicious turkey!
 

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Fast Eddy said:
Here's my one picture. This is what my cooler looked like after a speed run down Priest Rock and Limekiln with Photo John, Kenny G and Skyline35/Charlie. I'm guessing the full one that survived caused the damage.

I was riding my freebie 91 rigid D'back. It sucked a bit on the uphill with a 1:1 granny and 10+ lbs of beer on the rack, but I got a lot of comments on it. It didn't slow me down too much on the Dh.
Ha - that picture does not surprise me! I followed Eddy down the lower part of Limnkiln - he was flying and that cooler bag was flopping around on the bike rack. Eddy never bothered with staying on the worn-in part of the trail so he was sliding through the deep layer of loose rocks which flew all over as he pitched it into the turns. It was spectacular!!!

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I got there late...

 

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Slide in to home......SAFE!

Skyline35 said:
Ha - that picture does not surprise me! I followed Eddy down the lower part of Limnkiln - he was flying and that cooler bag was flopping around on the bike rack. Eddy never bothered with staying on the worn-in part of the trail so he was sliding through the deep layer of loose rocks which flew all over as he pitched it into the turns. It was spectacular!!!

You gotta watch out for those loose turns...they'll reach out and grab you. Small price to pay for all the fun we had at the top.
 

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Captain Kana said:
A few more shots. Lots and lots of people and bikes.

Hope all my fellow MTBR's had a great Bird Day.

Dan C.
Sorry I missed out. I couldnt get motiveted that early. Looks like it was fun.
I ended up riding with my dog at Santa Teresa. It was her first ride, she loved it, but she was pooped. She is still sleeping. :cool:
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K-Zero said:
I've been wanting to do this ride for a while, but I was always getting sick this time of the year ([email protected] sinus infections). It was great to finally experience the annual tradition!

It was really humbling to see some riders just cruise up the hills -- especially the last 100 yd of you-gotta-be-$hitting-me climb. While I kept getting owned by the slippery slope, I saw the hill being conquered by a dude on a cyclecross bike, a young Vello Bella on a 30lb Enduro (I think her name was Vicki), and Francis with his B.O.B. trailer. Thank Gawd I finally made up the hill on a 9th try (or was it 10?), or else I would've rode back down to the car in shame...

Nice meeting you all,
- Keijiro/K-Zero

P.S. Props to Mrs. K-Max for preparing the delicious turkey!
It was cool to finally meet you!! 10 tries?? What you're saying is while we were getting drunk, you were training on the wall?

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Skyline35 said:
Ha - that picture does not surprise me! I followed Eddy down the lower part of Limnkiln - he was flying and that cooler bag was flopping around on the bike rack. Eddy never bothered with staying on the worn-in part of the trail so he was sliding through the deep layer of loose rocks which flew all over as he pitched it into the turns. It was spectacular!!!

You gotta watch out for those loose turns...they'll reach out and grab you. Small price to pay for all the fun we had at the top.
What da frank?? You go down the safe side and eat it? Give me back that beer!

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So here is my story and I'm sticking too it...

Wow, what a crowd of mtbr's. Maybe 30 I'd say. Plus the couple hundred Los Gatos poseurs up there. Man, so many friends and familiar faces. The Norcal board rules!!

So I ride up with my Burley packed with Cervezas and a table. Nice. Too bad I had to use my wife's POS 14" Schwinn bike. Actually, it was ok. Schwinn rules!

At the halfway stop, I was hot and tired. Dammm 70 degree weather near the top! Kenny-G took one of my bags with 10 beers and rode up with it. Thank you my man! The rest of the climb was much better.

So I get to the top and the Filipino Mafia was there. Frick, they want to deport me! It's aiiight, what a happy bunch of guys. One of the riders is one of my very first mountain bike buddies, Nathaniel. We used to ride Mission Peak. He stopped riding and I haven't seen him in 5 years. Good to see you again!!

So we have a good menu up top:
Turkey - k-max
Pinot, Merlot, Cabarnet - Captain Kana
Cabarnet - Rensho
Beeeer - Rensho and Portola Vince
Brownies - Aussie Bob
Ice cream - ??
Newcastle - me
Utensils - Jae
IPA - Fast Eddy

It was soo off-da-hook, the traditional organizers of the event had to come over from the other side of the hill and say... Whatda?? They didn't know what hit them. The mtbr side was better equipped and a lot happier.

Nice to see the Santa Cruz junior development team. Pierre and Menso and the rest of you should have done some junior development beer training with us.

Saw a bunch of old friends, Jill, Gabe, Mike, Niel and met a few new ones.

I asked Dude's wife about his man-whore avatars. His wife said... never mind. Their son Cody was there and he's now 6 years old. He ran most of the way up the hill cause his bike doesn't have gears. One problem though, Cody ran down the wall and took a digger and chipped his tooth. Man, I hope your son's ok.

I was kind of woozy on the downhill. My jersey dragged out of the Burley and my wallet scattered all over the trail. I didn't discover this until a couple hours later when 'johnny' calls me up. 'Dude, I have your wallet.' He still has it btw!

Thanks to all you rammers who showed up. Thanks to my family who waited for me as I played. We had no commitments this year so we spent a couple of days in sunny Carmel.

francois
 
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