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…..And my ugly mug! Whats up everyone, well yesterday I decided to head up to Cool Ca, 20 min south of Auburn California for some mountain biking. I told myself after I came back from Afghanistan a month ago I would get into mountain biking since I ‘ve wanted to find a summer sport since I can snowboard all year around <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> So I got a bike 3 weeks ago and yesterday tackled the 8.4 miles Olmstead Loop Bike and Equestrian trail. Boy did it kick my ass, but it was fun as hell. Just wanted to share some pics since I haven’t really posted any new ones since I got my R back in March.<p>Enjoy<p>Evan <p><IMG SRC="http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/TokenBlkGuy1/Picture127.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/TokenBlkGuy1/Picture123.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Rocks.. lots of them<p><IMG SRC="http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/TokenBlkGuy1/Picture124.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Couple of miles of this<p><IMG SRC="http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/TokenBlkGuy1/Picture120.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Water break, bike shot! <p><IMG SRC="http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/TokenBlkGuy1/Picture129.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>My bike, 09 Navaro Ponderosa <p><IMG SRC="http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/TokenBlkGuy1/Picture118.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Lots of horse crap i had to avoid all day <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/TokenBlkGuy1/Picture130.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Lots of Horses around…<p><IMG SRC="http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/TokenBlkGuy1/Picture122.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>The infamous myspace/facebook shot <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m282/TokenBlkGuy1/Picture131.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Had to wash the bike and the R<p><br>
 

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Nice,<p>I'm a long time Specialized / GT rider.<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token Blk Guy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sweet, well im a noob at this but its fun, I hope to get out more and get some riding buddies.. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is it me or do you kinda look like Shaq? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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LOL thats a first i get more of the Will Smith, but in that picture i guess i could see that. Must be the goatee.<p>Do you stay in the Bay area when you ride or head up north any?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token Blk Guy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">LOL thats a first i get more of the Will Smith, but in that picture i guess i could see that. Must be the goatee.<p>Do you stay in the Bay area when you ride or head up north any? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hahha yeah the goatee made me do a double take. I was thinking, no way shaq fits in a S60r.<p>I havent ridden in years, I worked at a bike shop from about 1998~2001 during Highschool & after. The last time I took a ride was a year ago. I like to ride around SF and do some urban riding.<p>However i used to cruise around China camp, pacifica/Half Moon Bay area. <p>Judging by that bike, if you do get into it, the only thing you might want to change is the front brakes into a hydraulic setup. Otherwise you've got a nice rig for thoes trails.
 

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Dude!!!!!<p>I've wondered how a Black R with the aero kit would look with those roof racks for.ev.ar!! I'm PMing you now to see if you have any more pics.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Hahha yeah the goatee made me do a double take. I was thinking, no way shaq fits in a S60r.<p>I havent ridden in years, I worked at a bike shop from about 1998~2001 during Highschool & after. The last time I took a ride was a year ago. I like to ride around SF and do some urban riding.<p>However i used to cruise around China camp, pacifica/Half Moon Bay area. <p>Judging by that bike, if you do get into it, the only thing you might want to change is the front brakes into a hydraulic setup. Otherwise you've got a nice rig for thoes trails. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh cool i wouldnt mind heading down that area to ride. My girl has an old school mongoose bike that she rides and she is more flat land, beach riding ahha. I thought of taking her up here but i figured i would be revisiting the first time i took her snowboarding... so i passed.<p>As for the brakes the guys at the local bike shop and REI told me that disk brakes were better for the the moderate to more advanced trails, saying you will encounter brakes melting and experiencing "fading" or are we talking about the same thing?<br>I guess its personal preference?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token Blk Guy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Oh cool i wouldnt mind heading down that area to ride. My girl has an old school mongoose bike that she rides and she is more flat land, beach riding ahha. I thought of taking her up here but i figured i would be revisiting the first time i took her snowboarding... so i passed.<p>As for the brakes the guys at the local bike shop and REI told me that disk brakes were better for the the moderate to more advanced trails, saying you will encounter brakes melting and experiencing "fading" or are we talking about the same thing?<br>I guess its personal preference? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hahah @ snowboarding. Isn't that always an issue?... I went through 3 different girls with that problem. I feel a R meetup in Tahoe this year.<p>The disc's are nice since they don't get hampered when your rim gets out of round and when your rim gets soaking wet through a puddle. However the disc does heat up a bit more since it is smaller. Cable disc brakes like yours will be great regardless, If your 180+ lbs and start to ride a bit harder, thats going to be the first area you'll be dissatisfied at with fade and wanting more stopping power. The front brake on that bike is a bit small in the rotor department and then you'll probably want a more powerful hydro setup. <p>
 

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Evan! I am so sorry I forgot to respond to your email. I never did find the key to the racks...you can get new locks and keys from the dealer. Should be about 30 bucks...I had seen them online for 24 or so somewhere but I can't recall. By the time you pay shipping, it'd probabyl be a wash anyhow though.<p>The car looks AWESOME and I am so glad you are enjoying the racks. It really suits the car...so euro! I have been thinking of getting a kayak so I kind of wish I still had them almost, but oh well...you will use them much more than I ever would so enjoy in good health. Take care, man!
 

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Ahhhhhhh i get it now, Okay that makes sence that wasnt really explained to me in the detail you went into but I can see how that works. I guess if i start to notice it I'll have to explore my options.<p>As for Tahoe meet up LOL man Im always down to board. One of the main reason I got the R was to have a little fun with that than driving my 4runner beast up there all the time...<p>Thanks for the help!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MancUnited1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Dude!!!!!<p>I've wondered how a Black R with the aero kit would look with those roof racks for.ev.ar!! I'm PMing you now to see if you have any more pics.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I only found one from the rear but I have some more from different angles if you need them!<br>I pmd you the picture that I had!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>fasts60r</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Evan! I am so sorry I forgot to respond to your email. I never did find the key to the racks...you can get new locks and keys from the dealer. Should be about 30 bucks...I had seen them online for 24 or so somewhere but I can't recall. By the time you pay shipping, it'd probabyl be a wash anyhow though.<p>The car looks AWESOME and I am so glad you are enjoying the racks. It really suits the car...so euro! I have been thinking of getting a kayak so I kind of wish I still had them almost, but oh well...you will use them much more than I ever would so enjoy in good health. Take care, man!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Mike hey buddy, its okay no worries. I actually went to Rack and Road shop and they had spare keys for the snowbaord racks locks they gave them to me for like 7 bucks. Then I went to Volvo and got the keys-n- locks for the racks for like 30 bucks so it all worked out. The racks are really coming in handy. I have another bike rack for my girls bike and snow season will be here in 5 months or so so it will get lots of use then with the snowbaord racks. Funny story when I went to REI to ask how to remove the snowboard racks so i can put the bike rack on, the guys there had no idea Volvo used Thule racks. I guess thats why it took them forever to realize that those racks were the slide out/ telescoping kind to get to the rear bolt, hell it surprised me too. Thats going to help with the short GF and getting the boards down. <br>Thanks again on the sale of the racks and load bars!!<p>Oh and the R has been a blast since the day I got it. I think I have had more fun with this car than when I got my 99 Prelude brand new 10 years ago....well obviosuly this car is faster.....lol
 

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Re: Saturday pics of R, mountain bike, horses….. (Token Blk Guy)

TBG, nice ride!! (oh, and nice R too)... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I LOVE the front plate's lettering..was that coincidence, or planned?<p>There are a few MTB'ers on this forum...too bad most of us are spread out across the country too far to get together for a dRive and Ride GTG.<p>Two tips on your bike....<br>1) ditch the reflectors if you're staying off road. Not only do they eventually break off and litter the trail (I see my fair share <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> on the trails here in Joisey), but it's the MTB fashion equivalent of an R with hubcaps <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>2) when you get comfortable with various terrain, invest in a pair of proper cycling shoes (can't tell if you already have these) and clipless pedals. The shoes have firm soles for more power to the pedals, and the clipless pedals will enable you to pull up (rather than only push down) on the pedals for extra power.<p>Glad to hear you've got the MTB bug...it's addictive....sooner than later you'll be springing more for add'l bikes and parts than for your R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Saturday pics of R, mountain bike, horses….. (Token Blk Guy)

Nice! And your screen name is a freakin' hoot.<p>Joe... you beat me on the comment for the reflectors... they just slow down the coolness.<p>Happy riding.
 

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Re: Saturday pics of R, mountain bike, horses….. (icebiker)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>icebiker</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">TBG, nice ride!! (oh, and nice R too)... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> I LOVE the front plate's lettering..was that coincidence, or planned?<p>There are a few MTB'ers on this forum...too bad most of us are spread out across the country too far to get together for a dRive and Ride GTG.<p>Two tips on your bike....<br>1) ditch the reflectors if you're staying off road. Not only do they eventually break off and litter the trail (I see my fair share <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> on the trails here in Joisey), but it's the MTB fashion equivalent of an R with hubcaps <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>2) when you get comfortable with various terrain, invest in a pair of proper cycling shoes (can't tell if you already have these) and clipless pedals. The shoes have firm soles for more power to the pedals, and the clipless pedals will enable you to pull up (rather than only push down) on the pedals for extra power.<p>Glad to hear you've got the MTB bug...it's addictive....sooner than later you'll be springing more for add'l bikes and parts than for your R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Thanks guys on the advice, ill take those off asap I didn’t think i needed them since i was mainly using this for trail riding but glad to know you guys are looking out before i get called out at the trail.<br>Icebiker, I was actually wearing sneakers, some Nike ACG (old school hiking kicks) not the most secure of footwear but its all i had. I did notice a few guys that got there as i was getting ready to leave had these types of shoes on. Ill have to google clipless pedals since i am not familiar with the terminology ( that’s the noob status showing lol) But ill make sure to ask for advice up here when getting these. I noticed there are quite a few R owners who mountain bike.<p>Yeah I’m looking forward to getting into this sport. I had loads of fun even as I was getting worked...<p>Thanks for the compliments on the name its a long story how I got that name 13 years ago and I use it on all my forum as my screen name. The license plate I created a while back, the numbers represent the U2 flying units I was assigned to @ Beale AFB. The R stood for Reconnaissance, it just worked out that I now have an R too...<br>
 

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Re: Saturday pics of R, mountain bike, horses….. (Token Blk Guy)

Sweet another MTB'r on the forum! Nice pics, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I started riding in high school, but recently been giving riding a break. I burnt myself out a tad. Its a fun sport, it really is such a different workout than riding on the road. I could ride a 100 miles on road and feel beat, but half that on my MTB just about killed me.<p>There is a great park here in Santa Rosa named Annadel. Kinda small but technical and fun.<p>I am guessing you will need or want to go full suspension sometime soon. Its so much nicer than a hard tail.<p>Dude, go clipless pedals, they are amazing and a must. I recommend any Shimano pedal, they are the benchmark.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Nice,<p>I'm a long time Specialized / GT rider.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>GT eh, I have an old LTS in my garage with full XTR (8 speed of course).<p>If I had to buy a new rig today it would be an Intense or maybe Titus. Those brands are sick.
 
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