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Meriden Mtn/Hubbard Park, Meriden, CT

Greg

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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. :blink: 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. :lol: 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!
 

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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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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.

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.
 

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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 :-D )

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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 :-D )

steve

I am in for the next one:grin: 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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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... :roll:

:lol:
 

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:lol: 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.
 

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Nice vid Greg. I definitely need to hook up with you guys for the next ride!

BTW, Johnny, you're going to kill your self on that thing! :eek:
 

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BTW, Johnny, you're going to kill your self on that thing! :eek:

He needs a helmet desperately too. :eek:

Typical johnnypoach for ya right there... :lol:
 

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In an earlier post Steve mentioned that JP had a spare bike. So I have to ask, if that is his main ride what does the spare look like:blink:
 

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Looks like a good time. That high-tech hammer must be a bitch to lug around though.
 
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