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July 3rd, 2005

 

Most of the usual suspects made a return visit to Idyllwild to do some more playing and exploring. Most of the folks brought out their single speeds.  "Most" meaning "Not Me" as I enjoyed the marvels of full-suspension and gearing combinations like  22-34 and 44-11 as well as all the permutations in between. The temperature has been getting pretty toasty here so early starts and finishes before midday are wise.  Even with the heat it was a great day with the bike on some awesome trails.

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This was Eric's (Yellow Bike) first time riding on man-made obstacles so he was digging it.
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The views were not as great as I have seen, but they were still pretty good

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This was David's first time out with this group and in this area.  He went home tired and happy.  The word is he became a single speed convert a couple of weeks later. :)

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Views from the "Optimater" trail

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May 20th 2006

 

Our first visit back to Alvin Meadows for 2006 was a bunch of fun

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The trails were in pretty good shape and we had lots of fun working on the various moves that the place provides

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Over the winter a large pine tree fell over the trail so the locals decided to build a teeter-totter. Here is JD showing us how it is done on his first attempt.

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Chris took a couple runs at the Teeter-Totter
Check out the gallery of Chris's shot sequences.

It took me three runs to get the Teeter-Totter dialed in.
Check out the gallery of my shot sequences.

   

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David tried his best Hans Rey imitation.  (We were fooled)
David came out of this Endooooh! unscathed.
Check out the entire crash sequence.