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Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by OrangeDreamCycler, May 16, 2017.

  1. randingo

    randingo Voted "Class Lounger"

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    I think most people just saw Neil as a GS rider, but he was much more than that. After reading all his books, I can say he was a super hard core rider. He would ride hundreds of miles day after, through shitty cold weather, with most rides including some portion of dirt......and then go play that night. Frequently he would pull into a concert venue on his bike and change the oil himself before getting on stage just so it would be ready to go the next day. He was also a master at route planning spending huge amounts of time do so to get the best possible ride in. National Parks were always include on rides if they were even remotely close.
    Quite possibly even more impressive was his bicycle touring, especially in BFE Africa....lots of hardship. I always looked forward to reading his next book....RIP
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  2. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things! Supporter

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  3. CaptRick

    CaptRick Still crazy..... Supporter

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    Cant wait to see these guys on the boat in 2 weeks....
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  4. bmon

    bmon Go Thattaway Supporter

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  5. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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  6. randingo

    randingo Voted "Class Lounger"

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    That last one is freak’n awesome!!
    We all know “that guy”
  7. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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    I bought that album when it came out in '76, I put it on cassette and I think it ended up in the batch of cassettes I gave Hayduke :D
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  8. bmon

    bmon Go Thattaway Supporter

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    :lol3 Sent to several people, but not all, at work :evil
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  9. Merfman

    Merfman Cape truster... Supporter

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    ding-ding-baw-ding...
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  10. randingo

    randingo Voted "Class Lounger"

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    Now that’s F’n funny!!
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  11. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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  12. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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  13. bmon

    bmon Go Thattaway Supporter

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  14. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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  15. shearboy2004

    shearboy2004 KIWIINUSA Supporter

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  16. Blakebird

    Blakebird ran when parked

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  17. bmon

    bmon Go Thattaway Supporter

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  18. CaptRick

    CaptRick Still crazy..... Supporter

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    Pay attention.....
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  19. MountainsandRivers

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  20. CaptRick

    CaptRick Still crazy..... Supporter

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