Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

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Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby chocolate girl » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:22 am

Namrita and
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and Eddie
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had a party
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on the Trails
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of Pinhoti.
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There were colorful characters on the bike
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and pretty colors in the trees.
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After we rode long and hard
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It was time to chill and eat. There were no chicken legs, just lots of warm yummy chili.
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A good time was had by all!
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Thanks, Eddie and Namrita!
Stay tuned, more pics to come.
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby chocolate girl » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:42 am

The Duckman was there. :shock:
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a guy that goes by the name of RexM
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Jessie
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irregularEPOjoe
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MarkD and Sherri
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RobinA
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ScubaCruz and Lori
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Speedy
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Rlaz (gasp, shock, whaaaa?!)
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Sweetwater
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Captain Comma The
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oh yea, that Joe guy again
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Chet
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Brenda
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The Clogger did what he does best. :roll: (and Peanut kept him in check)
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Emil
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Chickenlegs :wink:
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SkidSteer
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Okay, you must bear with me because I don't have the best of memories and did not retain any of the new names we met, and/or my photography is so bad that I can't recognize a familiar face. So work with me here and throw me a bone. If we would all wear Name Tags on rides, it would help me immensely! When meeting me for the first time, if you will repeat your name over and over to me during the course of the entire ride, it would be greatly appreciated.

I didn't get everyone's pics, but here's some more of the FUN folks with which we rode.
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Wait! I know these two. :thumbup:
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And who doesn't know these two. :cheers:
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Enjoyed it all! Look forward to seeing more pics from the other photoninjas! :rock:
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby regularjoe » Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:54 am

Great, great stuff Laurie. You don't need no stinkin' books. I'm glad the photoninja came out of retirement yesterday. You get so many different takes on the spots you choose to shoot from. It is really wonderful. :mrgreen:

Here is my take. I had such a great day. Still basking in the joy... :cheers: :rock: :thumbup:

For me, it was a perfect day. The weather was perfect. The leaf color was peaking. The trails were in perfect shape. The company was first rate and the smiles were endless. It was one of those days that makes life worth living...

Carried the camera along and captured a few memories along the way. Enjoy!

cRASH did not forget that this was to be a Halloween ride. He was ready to conquer the world. You're welcome .al... :mrgreen:
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Smiling was not an option. It was an order.
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Eddie O took it easy though. He only rode 50 some miles with his cronies. What a slacker... :mrgreen:
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Duckman and Raja paced our group. I think. I never really saw them... :wink:
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Raja defines "Weight Back"
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There was plenty of climbing...
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...plenty of smooth, flowing trail...
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...and plenty of switchback goodness.
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I saw a lot of memory making going on as well. There were photoninjas...
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...and video makers.
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We may not have conquered the world yesterday...
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...but we did conquer the Pinhoti trail!
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby badge882 » Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:42 am

Verrrrry nice! :thumbup:
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby cRASh » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:14 pm

Great stuff Laurie and Joe! Laurie some of those fill shots came out really well. Now all you have to do is talk your Sherpa into carrying a remote flash and umbrella for you. :P
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby Dr Spin » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:24 pm

Great pics!

:thumbup:

It was a fantastic fall riding day.
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby Duckman » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:28 pm

Awesome pics and captions. Evidently my camera [email protected] for anything less then still objects :( .

A few tho, mostly while stopped at the gather up points.

I knew it wsa gonna be a good day. My drive from the NC mtns.. Behold the great Cohutta's off in the distance in Blue Ridge.
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About to start out. Chilly. But we were about to warm up fast :wink: ..
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..since we went up right off the start.
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MarkD rode tough all day. Glad he made it out.
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At Gates Chapel.
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I think this is a rare pic of a photoninja slipping off up the FS rd :wink: :lol: Not sure tho..
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Top of P1. Wonder if Raja also holds purses at the Mall :mrgreen: . Sorry..couldn't resist :lol: .
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Then bottom of P1.
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Mama making it look easy up P3.
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Top of P3. Joe snack'n on EPO undoubtedly.
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Enjoyed lunch back at Mulberry afterward. Really had a good time yesterday. Really good seeing so many good friends as well.

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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby chickenlegs » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:47 pm

chocolate girl wrote:Image


Hey, that's me RIGHT THERE and I don't get any ink? Not Kewl! ;)

Seriously though, great shots! Sorry I missed you guys back at Mulberry - after the chili and cornbread I had to get home to watch the dawgs game. In hindsight I never should have left. :evil:

Thanks again to Nam and Eddie!

Edit: CG, thanks for fixing. I am SO egocentric. ;)
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby rlaz » Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:59 pm

Thanks, Laurie and Joe, for making me look like I actually had a clue as to what I was doing out there yesterday. Beautiful, beautiful weather and it was nice meeting some good folks.

I hate switchbacks.

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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby SkidSteer » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:11 pm

chocolate girl wrote:Image


That's me right there, running sweep all day but enjoying every bit of it. Great meeting the ones I hadn't and seeing some again. I certainly didn't get to introduce myself to everyone but I'll do better next time.

One thing I did notice is that you guys don't protect your Captain Comma The very well. I was the only one there when that rock jumped up and took him out...had to throw myself on the would be assassin for the sake of our biking community :cheers:

Great pics as always, I can't wait until the next one.
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby robina » Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:54 pm

Beautiful pictures!

Yesterday was a great day on some great trails with the best friends!

Thanks for pulling this together, Eddie and Namrita!
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby FarmerG » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:35 pm

regularjoe wrote:Great, great stuff Laurie. You don't need no stinkin' books. I'm glad the photoninja came out of retirement yesterday. You get so many different takes on the spots you choose to shoot from. It is really wonderful. :mrgreen:

Here is my take. I had such a great day. Still basking in the joy... :cheers: :rock: :thumbup:



Lots of smiles on that ride.

I like the sequence of the off-camber shots at the end of your show...felt like I was on the trail.
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby chocolate girl » Sun Nov 02, 2008 5:51 pm

Duckman wrote:Top of P1. Wonder if Raja also holds purses at the Mall :mrgreen: . Sorry..couldn't resist :lol: .
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Good one, Duck! At least I was running off to do photoninja duties!

Just for the record, there's 2 things mama don't do:
1) mama don't play games AND
2) mama doesn't go shopping. If we go to the mall it's for Raja to go to Sears, while
I sit and wait in the car. :roll:
BUT, if I was a mall kinda chic, you bet he'd hold my purse. He takes care of me.
This pic a friend in Switzerland took of his "shopping w/wife torture" cracks me up.
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BTW, have you seen my purse? It's 4.5" x 5".
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby Kokopelli » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:16 pm

Sunny and I were there, running super secret stealth sweep! We caught up to Nam's Ladies ride at the start of Bear, but then we heard a rumor that a group was on their way up Bear Creek. Turns out it was only 4 guys. We caught up to Neal and Mike(??) and did the Bear loop and P1 and P2, but by skipping P3 we beat everyone back to Mulberry. In the truck and leaving before everyone got back. I almost ran over Duck arriving and departing.
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Re: Pics of a great Halloween Bash Ride!

Postby namrita » Sun Nov 02, 2008 6:44 pm

Great pics CG & Joe!! Glad everyone had fun and hope to see you on the trails again soon. 8)
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