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    Nass - 6/10/12 - The return of Greg

    Late Saturday night I decided I should go for a nice ride the next morning to celebrate my birthday. On a whim I texted Greg to see if he was ready for his annual ride yet. I expected to hear that he was too busy with his family or some other BS like that, but once I conned him into thinking it was going to be a mellow ride he agreed meet me at 9 the next morning. He opted for starting from Sessions after I told him it would probably be less climbing than starting from the soccer fields.

    For some reason I woke up way before I had to, and couldn't get back asleep. I got ready at a leisurely pace and generally tried to waste as much time as possible, but I still got to the parking lot at a bit before 8:30. I got my bike off the car, checked it out, put my shoes on, got my GPS tracker ready, did a couple of laps around the lot... and it was still only 8:40. As the minutes ticked by while I was trying to kill time I began to wonder if I had been communicating with a drunken Greg the night before, would he even remember he's supposed to be riding?? He rolled into the lot shortly before 9, bike in tow, I guess he remembered.

    Before we could get going we discovered that his rear brake needed attention, it was dragging pretty good. I tried to realign it, which helped slightly. It felt like it was overfilled, the lever had almost no travel before it locked up. I really wanted to get riding so I told him it would probably be okay, and he bought it. Nothing like doing your second ride in as many years and having the rear brake applied the entire ride! After the ride I decided to try letting a little bit of fluid out of the MC through the bleed port, which helped tremendously. Guess I should have tried that before hand...



    Eventually we started a pretty standard loop by heading across the street and making our way up to 2 Bears. We rode a nice pace, and Greg managed to keep up pretty well, considering he's a rock star who spends most of his free time touring the local bars... I wasn't surprised when he declined the Fat Kid Climb, so we headed into the Cemetery twisties. When we got to it I was little surprised when Greg opted to head up the 69er instead of finishing the Cemetery and heading right Scoville. After rolling to the end of that we took the natural choice of heading back down towards Scoville on Hinman. This was my first time on it this year and it's rolling nicely! Then, not wanting to kill Greg, we skipped any additional detours and finished up on Jug>Scoville Twisties>Truck Trail>Done.

    All told we ended up with about 9.5 miles in a little under 3 hours, with 1:40 of actual moving time. It was quite humid and I was sweating bullets, that post ride beer was especially good! It was a great ride though, and it was nice to get back out with one of the guys that I got started riding with. Hopefully we can get him out more than once this year!
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Happy Birthday!
    Thanks pal, it's about time you wished me a happy birthday!
    Brian

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    Happy Birthday guy! Glad you could spend some of it riding.

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    Hot...Humid..10 miles...Stuck rear brake (so really 20 miles for him LOL ) Glad to see ya get out Greg!! Hows the shoulder feeling?

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    WOW!! Greg got out for a ride and I missed it, Dammit!!

    Sounds like a good loop, how did you like that Bridge on 69er?
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    I heard there was some b-day doggie style post ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WoodCore View Post
    WOW!! Greg got out for a ride and I missed it, Dammit!!

    Sounds like a good loop, how did you like that Bridge on 69er?
    It was just as awesome as the last 3 times I used it! Greg commented on how much nicer it was too..

    How was the fat tire fest at Blue?
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    How was the fat tire fest at Blue?
    Pretty fantastic as I finally had a dry day to ride Blue Mtn. My legs are still a bit sore from all the climbing!
    "If you ride your bike everyday...... Your going to be a better rider!"

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