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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:25 am 
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Rich34 wrote:
Fantastic write-up! 8)


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that had me on the edge of my seat, especially when a snapped chained, broken seat post
and bent saddle were just the warm up act for the final days race. . . .

BTW my rough maths on your mileage means you drove at least 3 times
the length of Britain :shock:

That would be akin to a Brit driving to Poland just for a
weekend race ...... All I can add to that is a big RESPECT :D


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:06 pm 
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Just goes to show how tough and well designed these frames were, but then they build in a finite life with "moderns" not like BITD, when everything was built to last. Keep the pics coming!


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:29 pm 
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Retro Spud wrote:
Rich34 wrote:
Fantastic write-up! 8)


+1

that had me on the edge of my seat, especially when a snapped chained, broken seat post
and bent saddle were just the warm up act for the final days race. . . .

BTW my rough maths on your mileage means you drove at least 3 times
the length of Britain :shock:

That would be akin to a Brit driving to Poland just for a
weekend race ...... All I can add to that is a big RESPECT :D



Thanks,
It was a fun write up and a fantastic road trip. Great people and so many cool bikes.

No doubt it was a lot of driving. There is a freeway that runs N-S on the Western coast of the United States from Canada to Mexico so fairly direct route. A few times on the way down during the early hours where it was tough to keep the eyes open. Scared the heck out of my friend in the rear seat. :? Eventually just pulled over on the side of the road and shut the eyes for a little while. :oops:


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:22 am 
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A shining example(save for all the dirt on it) of what vintage mtbing is all about. Not only is the attention to detail top notch, but this fantastic bike is used the way TR intended

All pics from the Keyesville Classic stage race

Short track carnage
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The downhill aftermath
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On the XC course with his son
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The moment of the double pinch flat on the xc course

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After he flatted he threw his bike on his shoulder an told his boy he should go on ahead, I chimed in and agreed he should go and that I'd walk with Tim back to the finish line..

He turned and said he started the race with his dad, he'd stayed with him the entire time, and he was gonna finish it with him. Timmy had a mechanical on every event that weekend, but as far as I'm concerned he won

Never give up
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 8:34 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 23, 2013 1:03 pm 
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After voting for this in the bike of the month i decided to check out the build thread.

Inspirational 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:35 am 
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Jesus dude :shock:
Exceptional ! :shock:
Your Ritchey is just AWESOME !!! :D
The write up is so grpping !! I love that !! :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 6:23 pm 
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The attention to detail and patience that went into this build, plus the Keyesville story.....very deserving of BoTM!


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