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    Video Meriden Mtn/Hubbard Park, Meriden, CT

    Met up with o3jeff, powhunter and johnnypoach at Hubbard Park. We rode up on to the ridge. A differnet route than Steve wanted to take us on (gate to the castle was closed), but still fun. A mix of mostly doubletrack, some singletrack, some no-track. Highlights included powhunter modifiying his bike to save weight, jp's "mountain bike" (vintage department store-style), and powhunter's two flights into the reservoir! Took a small amount of vid and I'll throw something together later tonight. Really good time. I crashed a bunch of time trying to clear logs and stuff. Still trying to get releasing out of these pedals. Took a branch to the skull that entered one of my vents. A little beat up, but totally worth it. Can't wait to go again. Rediscovering MTB will definitely keep me going until ski season starts!

    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Definitely was a good time. I will have to get out during the week to build up some endurance.

    Looking forward to the video and the next excursion.

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    Sorry I couldn't make it, the back was in rough shape this morning from yesterdays ride. I plan on making the next ride. When is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Definitely was a good time. I will have to get out during the week to build up some endurance.

    Looking forward to the video and the next excursion.
    Definitely lots of fun riding with you. I was pretty okay on the endurance front. Only got really winded once. What I need to build is some balls.

    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    I plan on making the next ride. When is it?
    Dunno. Propose something. I might be able to pull off a late afternoon ride somewhere too. I know Steve has Mondays off.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Great getting out with you guys.....Looks like we made the right call going early...beating out the T-storms....would have sucked getting wet ....Definately gotta try to hook up once a week.....maybe for the next mission we can recruit mr gisevel, bivert, 2knees, and grassi (Pat I think jonnypoach has a spare bike for ya )

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    Quote Originally Posted by powhunter View Post
    Great getting out with you guys.....Looks like we made the right call going early...beating out the T-storms....would have sucked getting wet ....Definately gotta try to hook up once a week.....maybe for the next mission we can recruit mr gisevel, bivert, 2knees, and grassi (Pat I think jonnypoach has a spare bike for ya )

    steve
    I am in for the next one I might be able to get Randi to come too. I just spent the last hour stripping down and cleaning my cranks and bottom bracket. They had a ton of mud in them from yesterdays ride. I think I will also have to clean the rear der.

    I also have a spare bike but it needs some work (new rear der, and some new tubes). Though it would probably be to big for Pat or Grassi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powhunter View Post
    would have sucked getting wet
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Video

    Here's a little video. It's more about us goofing off than it is actual good riding, but there are some classic powhunter/johnnypoach moments. Enjoy:



    Here's the high res for anyone that wants to wait for this...

    I ski double black diamonds.

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    I thought the skiing vids were great, but this might rival them.

    You guys look like you have a lot more fun than I do on my tame rides.
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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    That video should help draw a bigger crowd for the next ride

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