Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pedaling into the New Year

Welcome riders to the new year of 2014. For those of you who were able to participate in the Knotty New Year ride, hopefully it was grand. Since there is not a ride report to accompany the callout, one is left to assume that the FT3ers that remained in the morning were unfit to post a report, and as such, rang in the new year in a 'proper' manner. Alas, we move on, ready to ride into the new year, while other parts of our country ensure harsh sub zero cold temps, we here in Cali will enjoy perfect temps in our Pollywood stomping grounds. Let's roll!

Coldest Sesh Ever? these guys make 33 and raining look lke child's play.
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In 2013 we welcomed new riders including: Cutter, Buttons and Partial Credit. We lost a couple riders... Gold Wing and Squish have yet to return, and who knows what has become of the scouts? We endured the controversy over young riders, 18 and under, and one of our founding fathers - the one and only Taco Spawn returned with a vengeance. He made his mark on the Sacramento and Bay Area Cyclocross scene, and it is clear there are more podium's to be had by this FT3'er. As we embark on a new year, please help us to remember what was rad in FT3 2013, by filling in some events in the comment field. I will start the list with these;

NoCar broke his collarbone again
NoCar became Chicken Wing
Mt. Rose to Myers FT3 Long Ride went the F Off
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ONE!!


29 comments:

  1. Cappy thanks for the props! You know how to make a grown man blush. Hear Hear to shutting a door on the past and gazing through the peep hole into the future.

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  2. Remember when Newb won the 24 hour race? That was awesome.

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  3. Remember when Cappy took us on the Hobo ride and said we would be back by 10pm and we didn't get back until 2am? That was awesome.

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    1. Was that the same ride where we stopped for late night hydration in someone's back yard? Replete with fire pit and lounge chairs? That was awesome!!

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  4. Remember when XT blew a tire doing trials moves on the EID sign? That was awesome.

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  5. 3! In for ride, out for tacos :(

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  6. Remember when someone took tacos home. That was awesome.
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  7. Remember when the hurricane hit and then we accidentally rode through a pack of children on a night hike? That was awesome.

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  8. The great Huell Howser also passed away in 2013. That was not awesome, but our tributes to him are!

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    1. YOU GUYS RIDE YOUR BIKES OUT HERE IN THE DARK???

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  9. New kits with Red Shorts happened in 2013!

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  10. Five! I think I got the Lynskey SS in working order.

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  11. I don't remember anything prior to last week.

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  12. Here's to making new memories . . .

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    I'll be at Mosquito quarter 'till six if anyone wants to make a new year's resolution to not suck and carpool.

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  13. Remember when RG could remember things? With his departure last week, 2013 may have logged the last known sightings of Ghostrider.

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  14. B is off skiing in Idaho near the Canadian border.

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  15. Remember when our DRL road with us last year.

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  16. And Bambi and the Mrs Bambi ushered in a new addition to FT3 gen2

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  17. Safety First, while not 'lost' or gone "ghost' has moved away to the bay. He still watches the blog, remains in contact, and holds the contact list!

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  18. A couple riders, not to be named tried, to change their own handles in 2013...

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  19. For those there, remember getting all mountain on the bench? That was awesome.

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  20. I'll be at Mosquito with room for one; taking spare bike in case the SS setup fails.

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  21. Anyone wanna do a Point View exit pickup?

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  22. Happy New Year FT3! Lagging knee issues and a year of changing diapers leaves me keeping an eye on the blog but not in proper form. Just broke my chain stay on the squish so dirt time is on pause. Always enjoy the ride reports and certainly plan a return in 2014, on a 29er hard tail maybe...

    How many bikes did FT3 go through this year??

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