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 #107439  by Grant
 Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:16 am
i enjoy the '72 china/riders best
 #107467  by hotasaPistol
 Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:47 pm
Portland Oregon all time favorite....can;t remember the date at the momemnt

Great transition jam that I don't understand why they quit playing

George :smile: :smile: :smile:
 #107504  by tigerstrat
 Fri Jan 06, 2012 11:12 am
I'm not so sure that's even the best Alpine Valley China>Rider! Check the 1987 edition: ... sbeok.shnf

But my all-time favorite 80's China > Rider (by a light year): Glens Falls, New York 4/14/82: ... eok.flac16 - the jam goes to breathtaking spaces, just miraculous!
 #107528  by TRG
 Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:16 pm
I love the transitions they had in '74 (i.e. Providence 6/26), but love the vigor/vocal exuberance/energy of a 12/29/77. If I recall the Alpine show (DVD release) also has a ripping rider! So many killer versions of China-Rider in so many different ways!
 #107548  by tcsned
 Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:34 am
The UJB from Morgantown WV in '83 is my favorite. Great intro! The 87 Alpine China Rider was badass too.