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I notice that some other regional forums have a roll call thread where people can introduce themselves and where they're from and whatnot. Has the Utah forum ever had this, or are we all just antisocial?:p Seems like it would be a good way to meet other riders, especially if you are new to the area.

ummm, I guess I'll start, if anyone else wants to post, that'd be great:)

name: Ross

age: 18

location: SLC, the U

preferred riding: long xc rides, trials
 

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Hmm. . . .

This would seem to indicate your assumption of Utah folks being antisocial is correct. I find most folks I try to line up rides with have schedules that are equally tough to work around as my own. Therefore, most of my rides are solo or with the same people time after time. Also, most rides are early am affairs.

That being said, I like epic xc, climbing, singletrack and just plain being out there. 33 years old, 2 kids, a great wife and looking for a 29er SS.

Happy Trials.
 

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anti-social

My wife (posts as Chuky) and I moved to the Avenues in May. We came here from LA because we always visited Utah whenever we could anyway... why not live here and get out of the rat-race?

We both ride all kinds of stuff, from road racing to NCS at Deer Valley. Always looking for folks to ride with, no matter what your preference.

We are old, and anti-social. But that doesn't mean we don't like YOU! ;)

JMH
 

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I will add to this thread. Maybe it can become a sticky?

My name is Mike. I am 28 years old. I grew up in Texas but got to Utah as fast as I could for the riding and skiing. I am not married and have no kids (who am I, Shawn Kemp?). Attending the Y law school; working for a law firm in SLC two days a week and after graduation in April. I ride with a pretty steady group of guys, though our schedules suck to coordinate as well. My steeds:

2005 Turner DHR
2002 Ellsworth Joker
1999 Hardtail (old school, but light)
2006 Look 555 with Campy (newest addition - love it!)

I will also submit a roll call of the clowns I ride with if they don't get on here and do it in the next few days.

And I swear I am not a bike snob. I love to ride and just get lucky with the hook ups. I regularly take a bunch of beginners out to ride and hove gotten a number of them to sack up and buy some nice bikes. Riding is the life. :thumbsup:
 

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drboudreaux said:
I will add to this thread. Maybe it can become a sticky?

I will also submit a roll call of the clowns I ride with if they don't get on here and do it in the next few days.

And I swear I am not a bike snob. I love to ride and just get lucky with the hook ups. I regularly take a bunch of beginners out to ride and hove gotten a number of them to sack up and buy some nice bikes. Riding is the life. :thumbsup:
cool. Yeah, I was thinking if enough people post, it could be a sticky.
 

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I think the reason...

...people hesitate to participate in these kinds of threads is that they seem a little creepy. Like..."If I post on this thread, will somebody collect my info and start sending me "harmless IMs" like certain congressmen?" Me, I'm desperate for attention, and wouldn't mind a few inappropriate IMs, so I'll play along! :p

Me: 44, short, fat and out of shape, ill tempered and bitter.
What I do: Pilot a desk in a 6x6 cubicle and dream of being Che Guevara.
Where?: Northern Utah...trapped half-way between nowhere and the end of the earth.
What I ride: 2005 Dialled Bikes Prince Albert hardtail, 2005 Transition Bikes Preston FR, 1996 Specialized M2 Comp roady.
 

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Me: 32
What I do: submissvie (server) / second time student
Where: Capitol Hill
What I ride: 1999 GT Avalanche (my commuter), Santa Cruz Chameleon, Azonic Eliminator (currently in pieces courtesy of Brain Head)

Moved here in 1998 and never looked back.
 

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I am in Southern Utah (St. George area) and I ride a Yeti.

Just moved here not too long ago from Southern Ca.

Riding is great and so are the people.

Biggest problem I have is trying to find some local Lakers fans to talk about the new season.:)
 

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ucme4dk said:
Therefore, most of my rides are solo or with the same people time after time.
Boy ucme....how should that make me feel since we are together on most of the long rides. I do have to say though, that Saturday's epic(ish) ride was great...and it was out of the ordinary, especially when you knew you were in trouble for being late...I've never seen you ride like that before, you were riding out of your mind...it was great.

OK, now I'll play the rollcall game...
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I live in Draper
I like 29ers
Moots Mooto-X Y-BB (geared), GF Rig (SS), On-One Il Pompino (fixed), Novara Strada (geared)
 

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My name is Nate and I'm a bikeoholic
Haven't been sober since 1991.
Native Utah boy, currently living in Salt Lake City
My drinks-- 99 Schwinn Homegrown HT, really old Schwinn Suburban, Yeti ASX, DBR X-6, Motobecane Road bike.
 

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Gears and Suspension are for the weak?

With a signoff like that I'm not sure i'm worthy...I need both!

I'm a 35 y.o. construction manager and my own boss, which means I get to pick which 12 hours a day I work. It doesn't leave a lot of time for riding, but it's almost all my wife and I do in our spare time. 3 awesome kids, 6 bikes, (that includes the wife's) and all the construction equipment needed to make killer push tracks and dirt jumps.
 

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I'm 19, go to school when I can afford it, and work in a sandwich shop. I live next door to JMH and Chuky in the Avenues. They yell at me for not wearing shinguards and injuring myself. I've lived in the Salt Lake area most of my life and hope to branch out at some point. I used to be fast at XC, but am now just slow at everything. I enjoy riding pretty much everything, but am partial to DH and really long XC epics (provided I have the appropriate bicycle).

Bikeys- 04 SGS DH, 0something Ellsworth Specialist. I hope to replenish the stable with another road and another XC bike...someday.
 

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blurredboy) and all the construction equipment needed to make killer push tracks and dirt jumps.[/QUOTE said:
I could really use some help with some of your construction equipment...

I just graduated from college, and am currently unemployed..
I guide in the Grand Canyon in the summer, and shoot ski photos in the winter..
I have spent the last 2 months building/maintaining trails because i have so much free time..
I roll with dr. boudreaux alot..

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2005 kona stinky
2004 specialized p2
200? madwagon urban commuter
1976 schwinn cruiser (with baskets front and back)
2005 kona dawg (my wifes)

anybody out there need some photography work done?
check me out at jsolsenphoto.com
i would love to get some feedback...
 

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Not a bad idea, here's my info...

Michigan originally, Park City now, 38, single (and looking), Commercial Real Estate Broker in SLC.

Due to being busy I also ride solo most of the time and I try to ride as often as possible. 1,743 miles and 193,030 feet of vertical, uphill, so far for 2006. 200,000 is my goal.

My ride is a 2006 Lenz Sport Behemoth, 29'er, 5" front and rear. Big wheels have changed me more than I can explain. At 6'4" it's the first bike that fits me properly.
 

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Bob, 47 (sh*t, am I really that old?)

Germany, NorCal, Bountiful (UT), Japan, SLC, Detroit, St. George

Wife, 2 kids, 2 dogs

Various bikes, mtn and road
 

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Dang, all these guys on big wheels and I have only ever run into one other 29er on the trails here! I guess this isn't Socal, where you can't throw a rock without hitting someone on a Niner...:)

Dr. B- You are attending the Y? Didn't you used to ride street up at UU all the time? Or did you do your undergrad work there?

I ride:

Ironhorse 7point7
Orbea 29er
Transition Trail or Park
Orbea Opal (road bike)

JMH

PC68 said:
My ride is a 2006 Lenz Sport Behemoth, 29'er, 5" front and rear. Big wheels have changed me more than I can explain. At 6'4" it's the first bike that fits me properly.
 

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Southwest Utard here. Also riding a 29'er Behemouth and suffering through the lousy trails here. Don't move here, the trails suck.
 

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I'm 41 and totally uncool. Here's why:

My bike is a 26'er so I'm not part of the cool 29'er crowd
I don't have 6 inches of travel so I'm not part of the cool DH/Freeride crowd
I have (wow!) 80mm of front suspension so I'm not part of the cool rigid crowd
I have gears (and need them!) so I'm not part of the cool ss crowd

Half the time I wear jean shorts or (gasp!) jeans when I ride
I'm really slow.

I ride alone alot, I guess it's not hard to see why. :D

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Oh yeah, and that really is a Hawaiian shirt I'm wearing :eekster:
 

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I am at the Y until April. I rode I street a lot and UU sometimes over the summer. Lately, I have been in SLC Tuesday and Thursday and will be hitting I street after work as soon as city league softball is over. And today I will be hitting the road bike with a guy from work after work. Easy ride though tonight - semis in softball playoffs tonight.

I do need to hook up with more of you SLCers to ride up there more.

And freebird - I called you to ride Empire last week. Were you in town?
 

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Name: Brian
Age: 28
Location: In the SLC,yo. Well, Millcreek anyway.
Bike(s): white Yeti 575 for everything and a Trek hardtail for around town.
The rest: Another lame'o that has no interest in the 29er or SS revolutions. Been out here for 3 years now, originally from the mean streets of eastern Iowa. Typically ride solo but cool hitting the trails with others. Prefer techy Fruita-esque trails but no problem with some smooth, sweet singletrack either. Enjoy the climbs and the decents, never raced and likely never will. Never leave the camera behind on a ride. That's all folks.
 

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