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    Show me your roots!

    I want to see pictures or video or your gnarly rooty sections.

    Load em up so can gaze apon their splendor.

    Who has the most rediculous rooty section?
    We will find out.

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    Show me your roots!-april-7th-ganier-lake-trail-pix-steve-ward-americorps-2015-51.jpg

    Thinking about upgrading to 160 travel, the 140 just doesn't cut it anymore. Ideally this is suited for dual crown, but it's just not in the budget.

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    ^^^ :d
    Do the math.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitsBoy View Post
    Thinking about upgrading to 160 travel, the 140 just doesn't cut it anymore. Ideally this is suited for dual crown, but it's just not in the budget.
    Amateur move. Get a rigid, grow a long grey beard, then and tell people you 'ride gnarly descents and suspension is for sissies'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy3220 View Post
    Amateur move. Get a rigid, grow a long grey beard, then and tell people you 'ride gnarly descents and suspension is for sissies'.
    Single speed and rigid. Because improvements in technology is for losers.

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    We have roots galore. Generally wet. And steep.

    I'm typically too focused on staying alive to take any pictures.

    Washington State - USA.
    Riding Washington State singletrack since 1986

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    This trail descends over 3500' in 5 miles. Delicious.

    Show me your roots!-img_1384.jpg

    Edit: Why are my pictures always rotated sideways? I even tried to "trick" MTBR by pre-rotating the files so it would turn them upright. It flat-out just won't show them the right way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookieMonster View Post
    This trail descends over 3500' in 5 miles. Delicious.

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    Edit: Why are my pictures always rotated sideways? I even tried to "trick" MTBR by pre-rotating the files so it would turn them upright. It flat-out just won't show them the right way.
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curveball View Post
    We have roots galore. Generally wet. And steep.

    I'm typically too focused on staying alive to take any pictures.

    Washington State - USA.
    Same! But take some photos anyway!

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    Here ya go...
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    We don't have any roots in Middle Tennessee because people roller blade on our mountain bike trails or something. The minute a line gets worn in enough you start to see roots, the line moves to somewhere without a root. So yeah, I ride a rigid single speed....

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    Here is a sampling of my local rootage. One is standard fare, the other starts to get a bit difficult...

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    Only thing better then a wet slippery root is an icy one..

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    Quote Originally Posted by cokratex View Post
    Only thing better then a wet slippery root is an icy one..

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    After feeling a bit guilty for being the class clown earlier, I tracked down a photo of just about the only roots we have on this oversized sandbar. If it makes it any less embarrassing, this is the climb up, not the way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cotharyus View Post
    We don't have any roots in Middle Tennessee because people roller blade on our mountain bike trails or something. The minute a line gets worn in enough you start to see roots, the line moves to somewhere without a root. So yeah, I ride a rigid single speed....
    I remember one time the trail work crew was doing maintenance on a popular trail in MN (Lebanon Hills). On the way out I noticed they had cut up and removed any root that happened to cross the trail. I'm talking about roots from pencil thin to the size of a handlebar. For some reason, it just has to be smooth enough to roller blade on.

    Now I'm in GA, roots galore!

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    The old pics from BC in Bike magazine are hard to beat.

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    I clicked on this thinking I'd see pics of people riding way back when they first started. You know, getting back to your "roots".

    Regardless, I approve of this nice n rooty thread.

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    Next time I hit The Poto I’ll snap some pics.

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    I miss fast roots. This trail had quite a few rooty sections, but most were more widely spaced out like below, some nice ones you could pop off of. Too bad it's all new houses now, so I can't go get better pics...

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    These are from my local trail. Not a lot of big roots, but plenty of them.
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    I'm Australian and this thread title amused me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GRPABT1 View Post
    I'm Australian and this thread title amused me.
    eh... spread the humor!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GRPABT1 View Post
    I'm Australian and this thread title amused me.
    Well, it was hump day over here...

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    This is about the only rooty shot I have handy. I'll have to get some better ones. This was a bit challenging on the CX, especially since it was on a little climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griz View Post
    Here ya go...
    I want to ride this!

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    That's some good rooting. I'll aim to upload some picks of my moist slippery roots!

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    OK. This gets me on the board with some roots.

    These my town roots, 5 minutes pedal from my house. Oh yeah.

    Now when i next get up the mountain ill take some pics thats where the real manly roots are.


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    Hard to tell scale in the photo, but these roots are about 18" above the trail tread on the upslope side and ~3 ft on the downslope side. The tree on the left is a 36+" diameter Douglas fir.

    The roots used to be full trail width, and the "b-line" on the right of the photo with the dirt ramp didn't use to be there. You can see in the cut bank on the right where the live roots were cut off.

    The proper line is up/over the roots right down the center. Virtually nobody rides that line anymore because of the B-line. In fairness, the roots were cut out by a hiker, not mountain bikers.
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    Hmmm. Either photos are deceiving or I am a bigger wuss than I thought.

    The good, or bad, part of this is that this is the uphill side of a creek crossing, so its easy to maintain sufficient (too much) momentum to get up and over these. The "B-line" to the left leads to a tree gate ~820mm wide, so it's kind of pick your poison.

    The B-line also looks a lot wider in this photo than it does in real life, as does the ability to go up and and to the right of the gate.
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    one time - i was riding thru a section of my favorite trail where there were a few roots but nothing too bad. some guy was digging up a root and he told me he was doing it because it caused him to flat. i wanted to tell him to learn how to ride - not f**k up the trail, but it was getting dark - and he had an axe....

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    Quote Originally Posted by be1 View Post
    one time - i was riding thru a section of my favorite trail where there were a few roots but nothing too bad. some guy was digging up a root and he told me he was doing it because it caused him to flat. i wanted to tell him to learn how to ride - not f**k up the trail, but it was getting dark - and he had an axe....
    That's why you snatch the axe out of his hand, and then give him what for. Remember kids, change your riding to suit the mountain, don't change the mountain to suit your riding.

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    Show me your roots!-roots_while_running_02.jpg

    Show me your roots!-roots_while_running.jpg

    Ok, this is not actually a bike trail, I was trail running. But it gives you an idea of what some of our trails are like around here.
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    How bout some wet roots and clay... Uphill.

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    Nice. But i would want to ride down those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plummet View Post
    Nice. But i would want to ride down those.
    Me too, but one of my favorite local trails is accessed by a rooty climb.
    These are a couple from the descent.

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    PS. Sorry about the blurry potato images, it was a bit dark in there this morning.

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    Oh that looks lush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HELLBELLY View Post
    The old pics from BC in Bike magazine are hard to beat.

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    I just got back from Cumberland, BC and let's just say... they win hands down!

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