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Maybe I'm retarded, but I've looked around the Portland trail reviews and such and haven't found much regarding Downtown, I mean the main organ of Portland. I found some trails about the Oaks Park loop, Forest Park, etc, but nothing about Downtown. Why hasn't anyone turned Portland into one big ass tech/ track? Some of the best rides I ever had were when I was going to school in Portland and couldn't sleep, I'd take my bike and bomb around Downtown. No pedestrians, fewer cops, and the bumbs don't care cause they're alseep dreaming of nickles and dimes falling into paper cups. You come up to a set of stairs you walked down earlier, and all of a sudden you're hurt with your bike on top of you. The drop you took the stairs around has now turned into a drop to jump off. You'd be suprised at how fast the intended use of a structure can go from boring, to "I'm gonna try it." Not only does riding Downtown at night mean good times, it looks mucho rad too. I still make trips down there as often as possible. Wanna ride?, send me some nerd mail. [email protected]
 

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18 stairs.

18 stair gap?, I think I know what you're talking about but I haven't tried it yet because I like my head when it's attached to my body. If I see someone clear it, I'd be really tempted to try it though. My bike's gonna be out of service for a couple of weeks, but when it's back I'd be willin to ride with you guys. Lets try to find a good time.
 

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Bike Stealers

My bike was stolen - I'LL FIND YOU! - , so I'm waiting for my new one to get in. It should be there this friday, but I wont be able to pick it up until next friday... I'm a broke student, you know?
 

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Sounds good. I'll post somethin when I get my bike. And no, insurance isn't doin crap. I ended up passing on some books and supplies to pull together the last part of the money I needed.
 

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Damn-da-damn-damn-damn (say it with some funk). I just got my bizznike which for some reason I almost feel embarassed of. But I don't anymore. Hardtails are good news, like me.

TWSITED, I read your post from some time back about taking pictures. I don't do nudes, but I would like to get some footage of some crazy bike rides. Sounds like there's some people who are ready and willin' from some time ago. Some Downtown shots would be good though. Hit me up on the flip side and maybe, again, we can try to get some shoots/rides in Downtown. I want to be the one with the clip of you bustin' your noodle on the stair gap.
 

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Damn-da-damn-damn-damn (say it with some funk). I just got my bizznike which for some reason I almost feel embarassed of. But I don't anymore. Hardtails are good news, like me.

TWSITED, I read your post from some time back about taking pictures. I don't do nudes, but I would like to get some footage of some crazy bike rides. Sounds like there's some people who are ready and willin' from some time ago. Some Downtown shots would be good though. Hit me up on the flip side and maybe, again, we can try to get some shoots/rides in Downtown. I want to be the one with the clip of you bustin' your noodle on the stair gap.
Let's go!
Wanna ride tonight?
 

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Let's go!
Wanna ride tonight?
I already went today, 9/24/04. Some people are in town and I must drink tonight, but Mons and Tues are the best. Not sure if I'll be able to get the cam for next week though.
 

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I already went today, 9/24/04. Some people are in town and I must drink tonight, but Mons and Tues are the best. Not sure if I'll be able to get the cam for next week though.
I work regular hours. Any chance you are free sunday? I'd like to make it out to the famous Lake Oswego dirt jumps before they are gone (should be real soon :( ) I could make it well worth it for you. I'd like to get some shots of me getting crazy off the 25 foot steep dirt jump out there so I have some photos for Interbike.
Here's a photo of Aaron Nachtrab hitting the big one.
 

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I work regular hours.
I work weekends. I watched that backflip video - :D :D :D
About riding and shooting, maybe some evening'ish rides but the suns gonna' be gone soon. Anytime Mon or Tue though and I'm willing.
 

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hey guys...

so you guys are gonna hit the streets in downtown? sounds fun. what time is your tour starting... mabey we can hook up. btw... what kind of bike do you ride? I just want to stay in shape this summer so i can hit the trails once summer is back, so im doing a lot of street riding. i hope it works out.
 

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good deal

TWISTED said:
I'll be doing some riding for sure. I'm a "go big" downhill kinda guy. I don't have a car so if I can't make it out to the good stuff then you'll find me terrorizing downtown pdx, doind stair-gaps and manuals. I've been riding a small white Santa Cruz Heckler, built up mtx / dh style.

Tim
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SW 1138 ? :cool:
Awesome man. do you do any uphilling and trailriding too?
so monday or tuesday we should meet DT. im not very good at downhilling... ive been keeping to trailriding for a long time, but have done some pretty narly stuff and am willing to give it a try.
 

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Tomorrow's Mon, then the next day's Tues, or that's how it works right? So, if you guys want to we should do some riding one these days, Downtown. Actually, right now is Mon (1:43am). Lets try to get something together for one of these days.

503-349-5440 Dan

I'm checkin' it off and on cause I left my charger in Arizona, but I'll get the message if you leave one.

BTW: I ride a Specialized hardrock, don't laugh - it's fierce.
 

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yeah...

take it easy im doing my best here! lol. lets do something tonightish (Monday) at 8:00 pm.
meet under big pink?
-max
 

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it gets dark around 7:00...

you guys know the BigPink building that has the portland grill in the top floor? we should meet infront of that.
 
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