Saturday, March 17, 2012

Ranier, it's like and angel pissing in my mouth






The PNW continues to amaze me; where else can there be a fundraiser-get-together for local trail group happen so quickly, with so much success, and not much litigation.  I don't know of any usually there are meetings upon meetings upon meetings with the result being less than productive.



Well I heard about this little get together to raise some money to get some equipment for these trails and had to check it out.  The support that is given by shops and distributors   (G.H.Y. Bikes, Big Tree bikes, seattle Bike supply and others) is unheard of, instead of acting like it's weird that a bunch of people would prefer to do something (skip the climb please) that gives them adrenaline.  Back east most riders live for the climb, we'll lets face it that's what we have some climbing and some pretty good single track, but lets face it, if the shops locally cared more there would be better gnarlier trails.

I don't have strobes, and I don't claim to be a photographer to any standard... that said here are some shots from last night camera is only ok to 800 iso.



Lucas from GHY crushing the berm before the hip




not sure who, trying to clear hip to next berm



and yep his evil is still in one piece

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Lucas on his norco aurum 
this thing is pretty sweet, sure
beats the old VPS bikes
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stoked on GHY stickers



stoked on everything



I had the pleasure of meeting one of the local "suspension experts" who explained that you should run your compression all of the way up on the new 2012 Marzocchi 888ti ev0, looks like they fixed all of their problems finally.  If only we would shave found out this solution sooner.  Nope i was kidding, he had no clue what he was talking about, it's that guy that walks into the shop and knows everything anyone who works at a shop has seen them, and should be warned this dude was out for some blood with his knowledge of suspension. 

On the way up the trail we ran into suspension expert type 2; the one that has been riding for six months and decided that (even lacking the knowledge to work on his own bike) he should start to work on other peoples fork

the last "group" i met were people that care about getting trails open and keeping them open.  they meet every tuesday night during the winter and fix the trails and make sure that they stay in good snape, then session a bit.



There was a raffle last night an out of 5 tickets i got 3 shirts, not too bad


someone else likes tshirts too...





the raffle went pretty well, and there were some ferns around




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