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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Congrats to you sir ! If you made it before Nov. 23 perhaps #8 should be you and #9 for me?
    I climbed it on the 19th. Like I said traction was primo that day.

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    Nice job rogan...not cheating in the least...still gotta have the lungs to maintain that pitch. (order don't matter to me but:

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    Fixed !

    That is the correct listing. I am a big fan of coincidence and my number was 9 last year also. Thanks for humoring me ! Pretty choppy with rocks out there on dogmeat but still not bad conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    That's CHUM on pretty much anything with a positive grade...

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    Four of us visited these trails for the first time yesterday and attempted the challenge. All of us were undone in the same zone as above -- you can see the same grouping of trees in ancient rascal's picture.

    The first two guys made it a bit farther but I made the mistake of trying to stand up to try and dig a little deeper through the tough bit. It was too slick and I have no skills, so the tire spun immediately and I was done. That was annoying because I wasn't really in trouble yet, but I was worried that my heart rate was going to go critical before I got to the crest if I stayed seated.

    The view from my fail.



    It surprised me that in all the discussion in this thread (and a few others) which we read before heading down there, no one went out of their way to mention that climbing from Alma Bridge Road up Limekiln to the starting point of this is pretty damn hard in its own right. There's a long section of climbing through baby-head rocks that reminded us of Two Quarry at Annadel, and I was about ready to barf after clearing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somanygoodbikes View Post
    Four of us visited these trails for the first time yesterday and attempted the challenge. All of us were undone in the same zone as above -- you can see the same grouping of trees in ancient rascal's picture.

    The first two guys made it a bit farther but I made the mistake of trying to stand up to try and dig a little deeper through the tough bit. It was too slick and I have no skills, so the tire spun immediately and I was done. That was annoying because I wasn't really in trouble yet, but I was worried that my heart rate was going to go critical before I got to the crest if I stayed seated.

    The view from my fail.



    It surprised me that in all the discussion in this thread (and a few others) which we read before heading down there, no one went out of their way to mention that climbing from Alma Bridge Road up Limekiln to the starting point of this is pretty damn hard in its own right. There's a long section of climbing through baby-head rocks that reminded us of Two Quarry at Annadel, and I was about ready to barf after clearing that.
    Yeah your right about the initial climb to the base of "Dogmeat". The limekiln (Overgrown) climb can be a tough one especially if you weren't expecting it. My HR goes througth the roof just after the trail in your picture when it takes a slight left turn. It is a struggle to keep traction and resist the urge to stand and not have a coronary at the same time. Now you understand the reason for the challenge! There are other brutal climbs in the bay area but because of the traction issue and close proximity to civilization, this is a chart topper. I have heard of a harder one called "Bear Mountain" in Henry Coe park. Same type terrain but longer climb of similar gradient. Good try and I am sure you"ll be back to claim your spot on the list!
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    Overgrown is in especially rough shape now after all the rain the past couple weeks. It is not usually as tough to climb as it probably was last weekend for you guys. That baby head section is way rougher than normal. Good try on the challenge guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    I have heard of a harder one called "Bear Mountain" in Henry Coe park. Same type terrain but longer climb of similar gradient.
    Bear Mountain is a ball buster, make no mistake. Much more demanding than Dogmeat.
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    Both success and a failure..

    Deciding that I could work when it is raining, finished bike part realignment in the morning, went climbed Priest Rock, with some rest at the Limekiln intersection. Then with some suffering (I am not strong enough for 1x10 here) cleaned it to the top. Woohoo.

    Had lunch, decided that work is for suckers, and went back deciding to try to no-dab Limekiln and Dogmeat in one go.. Made it to the next to last steep section, got distracted.. spinned out and failed. Rested and got up, but goal missed. I pretty much have no chance of recovering there if not maintaining pace, whatever I can master.

    If it dries out after tomorrows rain, will get back with a heavy FS bike. It got granny and fat ass tires, could be easier despite extra 12 pounds.

    Weather and trail was perfect.. but I had no energy left even to descend fast enough... forgot to put clipless pedals into my tool bag... used platforms I keep there for street shoes and skate shoes. Not bad at all, actually. Maybe even easier for me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall
    Good try and I am sure you"ll be back to claim your spot on the list!
    To hear him talk about it I'm not so sure he wants to ever go back...

    Personally now that I've seen it once I don't even understand how anyone could do it ss.

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    It's inevitable there will be another weekend when most other destinations are muddy and our choices are limited to this or Oat Hill.

    Plus I still want to see what is on that segment over Kennedy trail to the top of the upper half of Limekiln.

    Plotting behind the scenes has already come up with this so far.

    Go earlier -- to allow for two attempts at Dogmeat with a break in between if the first fails.
    Skip St. Joes.
    Take it much easier going up Overgrown. Maybe even take a scenery break or two.
    Rest at the base of Dogmeat.
    I'd even go so far as to leave my ten pound backpack at the start and come back for it, if I knew I was coming back that way.

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    Lots to see ... Sierra Azul

    Quote Originally Posted by somanygoodbikes View Post
    It's inevitable there will be another weekend when most other destinations are muddy and our choices are limited to this or Oat Hill.

    Plus I still want to see what is on that segment over Kennedy trail to the top of the upper half of Limekiln.

    Plotting behind the scenes has already come up with this so far.

    Go earlier -- to allow for two attempts at Dogmeat with a break in between if the first fails.
    Skip St. Joes.
    Take it much easier going up Overgrown. Maybe even take a scenery break or two.
    Rest at the base of Dogmeat.
    I'd even go so far as to leave my ten pound backpack at the start and come back for it, if I knew I was coming back that way.
    Lots to climb ...Come and get it ! 8000 plus ft. gain to climb on 3 different routes to the top of El Sombroso @ 2999 ft. Let me know ... the boys and I will join in the misery ! Woods Trail Wildflowers, Sierra Azul Open Space Preserve
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    Awesome work Axe! Welcome to the board! Looks like I am going to need to work on a tee-shirt design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somanygoodbikes View Post
    It's inevitable there will be another weekend when most other destinations are muddy and our choices are limited to this or Oat Hill.

    Plus I still want to see what is on that segment over Kennedy trail to the top of the upper half of Limekiln.

    Plotting behind the scenes has already come up with this so far.

    Go earlier -- to allow for two attempts at Dogmeat with a break in between if the first fails.
    Skip St. Joes.
    Take it much easier going up Overgrown. Maybe even take a scenery break or two.
    Rest at the base of Dogmeat.
    I'd even go so far as to leave my ten pound backpack at the start and come back for it, if I knew I was coming back that way.
    Be careful about coming out when everything else is wet...Dogmeat can get pretty slick about mid way up which sucks if you are trying for a no dab. Also, another option is to take Priest from the bottom rather than Overgrown...steeper but shorter without any chunk to get in the way. One other thing that helps is to go ultra slow for rest at the various relief spots along the way...you probably knew that.

    Axe: "went back deciding to try to no-dab Limekiln and Dogmeat in one go"

    The ultimate challenge is to do a No-Dab from the bottom all the way to Woods Trail head...this means peaking the top of Dogmeat, continuing right, and cleaning all the roller coasters which are STEEP little batsards! Doable of course but hard on tired legs.
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    Trail should be ripe for some new faces. Anyone want to hit this Wednesday or Friday? Around noon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Trail should be ripe for some new faces. Anyone want to hit this Wednesday or Friday? Around noon?
    I might be up for it on Friday. Noon would work.

    EDIT: Do you plan on doing a No Dab all the way up to Woods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bassn View Post
    I might be up for it on Friday. Noon would work.

    EDIT: Do you plan on doing a No Dab all the way up to Woods?
    Cool! So, I have accomplished that in the past but hadn't planned on it...can be convinced but AGH that's a rough ride.
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    You guys ! ... with the ridge eh?

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    Cool! So, I have accomplished that in the past but hadn't planned on it...can be convinced but AGH that's a rough ride.
    Such show offs ! T-shirts can do that to you though ! Nonstop all the way back to Alma bridge road huh ? Did it one time only on the Klein many years ago !
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    Third time's a charm

    Had a slow day at work so I took off at noon and went up and knocked this out. Great day for it. Should be even better tomorrow.

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    Nice !

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    Had a slow day at work so I took off at noon and went up and knocked this out. Great day for it. Should be even better tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilysdad View Post
    Had a slow day at work so I took off at noon and went up and knocked this out. Great day for it. Should be even better tomorrow.
    Excellent!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lilysdad View Post
    Had a slow day at work so I took off at noon and went up and knocked this out. Great day for it. Should be even better tomorrow.
    Atta boy! Wondering when we'd see you on the wall of fame for this year. I rode today too (other hill across the way) and it was COLD!!! Numb toes on the way up...numb fingers on the way down. Anyhow, that's 11 so we all gotta make some room in our tee shirt drawer!

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    Congrats all... Lilysdad, did you do it on your SS?

    PS - You guys that climb this on SS are some strong mofos! I was stoked to clear Overgrown (non-stop) this morning on my SS... after all the rain Overgrown is pretty hairy to climb. Even with my easy/mud gearing, there is no way I could have kept going and cleared Dogmeat non-stop.

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    No SS, yet.

    I did it with gears on a 26" hardtail. Actually, it was mostly just 1 gear. I would like to try it on the SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilysdad View Post
    I did it with gears on a 26" hardtail. Actually, it was mostly just 1 gear. I would like to try it on the SS.
    Pretty sure squashyo only wants/permits one single speeder per season on the list? That may have happened already? Edit ... I'm a kidder ya know ! Proper 32x20 single speed 26er or the equiv. on a 29er etc. will be tough!
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    I remember last year trying to be all studly and attempting to no dab my 40lb Bullit...I failed both in the attempt and in getting my left lung back in its socket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    I remember last year trying to be all studly and attempting to no dab my 40lb Bullit...I failed both in the attempt and in getting my left lung back in its socket.
    Hm.. I am busy rebuilding my Nicolai (got a 170mm coil fork for it) thinking it will be easier to ride it up with larger tires and a granny ring, going even slower than my usual snail pace... I wonder if that is a correct assumption. But it is in lower 30lb range (but no silly lockouts).

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    Please add me to the list. Damp, tacky dirt almost makes it easy. Almost.


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    I chickened out this AM -- temps of 33F here in SCruz @ 6:30am just made the whole idea of riding up there unappealing.

    Tempted to do so in the morning tomorrow (7ish) or Saturday AM (weather permitting). I'll be pretty damn slow though since I haven't been riding a lot.

    Suffering is good though.

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    Dang dude, that's a big ole ride to boot! Nice work and don't be humble...it's still steep as all heck and never a gimme. I got a real pro perhaps helping with shirt design so stoked about that! Congrats!

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    ... and if we just ... Twice is nice.

    #2 for lilysdad and me today-- and I got to witness Mr. Porkstacker clear it on the Orange Fatbike!



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    Dang dude, that's a big ole ride to boot! Nice work and don't be humble...it's still steep as all heck and never a gimme. I got a real pro perhaps helping with shirt design so stoked about that! Congrats!

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    HEY HEY HEY...welcome to the board of glory LP. I hope you like Tee Shirts!

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    3 in a row LP leads the way

    Happy to be there to witness first LP then Marco then lilysdad make it one after another. Extra points for LP ... doing it on the "Orange Tractor" ... congrats to all. That ride kicked my arse!
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    I couldn’t believe how “easy” it was on the fatbike. Seriously, it should have been impossible, as the wheels/tires/hubs/spokes/tubes have a combined weight of more than 16 pounds. The tires hooked up amazingly, such that I pretty much just rode straight up the middle, without keeping to the “clean” side on the left. I think today it was 90% bike and 10% rider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    HEY HEY HEY...welcome to the board of glory LP. I hope you like Tee Shirts!

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    Yes, yes I do. Although victory beer is nice, but I heard the t-shirts are getting sort of a professional touch to them though.
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    I only did Kennedy up and back today w/ the wife, but I was amazed how sticky things were. Actually, if anything, the climb up was a bit more effort for super sticky.

    Descending was fun

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    Well, I thought my brother and I did Dogmeat and I guess we didn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    Well, I thought my brother and I did Dogmeat and I guess we didn't.
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    Please sir add a (X2) by my name! This was the easiest time I have ever gone up dogmeat. Never once got in trouble and even though my HR was high, I felt pretty darn good! Porkstacker and Tosa cleared it too. Mboldt almost made it on the 1X10 bike after a huge month of climbing and 7th consecutive day of riding. Well done.
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    Sweet...is Tosa Tosa's handle on MTBR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Sweet...is Tosa Tosa's handle on MTBR?
    Yep, and add me for another no-dab success on the fatbike.
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    Way to go Tosa!!! Welcome to the board. As for you other guys, yes, we know, you're animals...2x by your name but only one shirt for you!

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    One more and we beat last year's number! Keep em coming!
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    Conditions should be ripe to nail this one down...who's next? Jdub? Francois? Bassn? Kmax? Isn't Lilysdad going to do this with his feet tied to his peddle like in Breaking Away? PMarshall on his road bike maybe? Somebody surprise me this weekend!
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    Wink The Couch Bike has batteries doncha know!

    I would definitely try the challenge with the Couch Bike but it's too wide to fit through the gates at the trail heads.


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    Thank you, sir, may I have another!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Thank you, sir, may I have another!
    tee shirts > beer?

    Nice ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by tosa View Post
    tee shirts > beer?

    Nice ride
    No, I still love beer better than clothing.

    Thanks, it was seriously cooooooooold out there today—I ought have done this ride on Tuesday before this massive cold front washed in. Funny thing was that I got two 2nd fastest trophies (up Woods and up Dogmeat) yet it seemed like I was going really slow. Ice was on the ground, and I could see some snow at the base of the big box up on the hill at Umunhum. I can finally feel my toes now, they were numb for most of the ride.
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    I looked at it today on GoogleEarth and then zoomed into ground level where I proceeded to no dab using the mouse all the way to the top. (I did have to zoom out a few times to keep perspective) but never once put my imaginary foot to the ground...

    That's good? amiright amiright?

    Oh forgot something. I was riding my Huffy Cheater Slick while doing the climb!
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    I took it easy up lower Priest Rock, recovered on the "flats" and kept some energy in store for the few really steep sections. Once I made it past the tree on the right, even though there's one more steep challenge ahead I knew it was in the bag. It was busy there and ran into Dirk, Marco, Brett and Greg. ElHombre met the Dogmeat challenge as well and can be added to the list.
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    # 3 for me today and #4 for LP! Here is the video evidence of El Hombre's successful attempt:


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    One more new guy in

    Jason ... w/out the Argonauts also made it right after todays trio. He will join mtbr but I told him we would add him to the list.
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    The best dogmeat video I have seen. The commentators are also top notch! This might sound weird but I feel a whole lot better about cleaning dogmeat now after watching Dirk muscle up it. This video captures just how hard this climb really is and just a bit of sideways can ruin the attempts. Great job to all of you guys today and to JL for getting it too.
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    Hehe! I screwed up on the commentary on Marco’s video, as I mentioned “2012 Dogmeat no-dabs”. I should have just said “3rd annual” instead. Oh well.

    Was a great ride today, conditions up Dogmeat were just about perfect. Dirk is a macho studman, as he dabbed about 2/3 or so of the way up, but then took it like a man and went all the way back down and did it again—this time clearing it!

    Yes, yes, yes! I am now 4 for 4 (or is that four for four?) on Dogmeat no-dabs successes… seriously, it’s all in the 26"x3.8" tires, as I really am not as awesome a rider as the rest of you are. So, the list now needs updating. Oh yeah, and add that Jason Yoo fellow (also a trail volunteer dude) to the list along with Dirk and J.L.!

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    Smile No dab T-shirt

    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Here's how it works: between now and April 30, 2013, clean Dogmeat (from start of intersection of Limekiln and Priest Rock to top of mountain at the intersection...once you start, you cannot put your foot down) and you earn your name on the Wall of Fame and a Dogmeat No-Dab Tee-Shirt. I have done beers in the past so mixing it up with something more long lasting. Shirts are only available if more than 11 make the board before time runs out. Honor system.
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    AND FINALLY, if anyone wants to suggest or help with shirt design, let me know. GOOD LUCK and bring on the pain!
    Hi squashyo,

    I cleaned Dogmeat today. So how do I get the Tshirt?

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    Wow, epic day for DM! Well played JL, El Hombre, and new to the list jasony13! Congrats!!! El Hombre, nice one hand on bar/thumbs up move before the real grind...brave!

    Also, way to go you other guys for showing that this bastard of a ride can be done again, and again, and again. Jason, shirts are available when challenge is over end of April.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    The best dogmeat video I have seen. The commentators are also top notch! This might sound weird but I feel a whole lot better about cleaning dogmeat now after watching Dirk muscle up it. This video captures just how hard this climb really is and just a bit of sideways can ruin the attempts. Great job to all of you guys today and to JL for getting it too.
    Great commentary indeed... and video, though the hill looks a lot tamer on it than it feels in real life. You sure this was Dog Meat?

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    Good job guys! BTW...you guys make it look so easy. I keep telling myself, next for sure...lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    The Ancient Rascal™ after having cleared the Båstard Brothers™ no-dabs on his singlespeed (Dirk looks like he’s lighting firecrackers in that photo, or maybe burning ants with a magnifying glass)


    I was trying to find the Rascal's better looking side; here he is, right before he's about to give us some questionable marriage counseling/advice...




    Since LP ran out of challenges, he took it upon him to wheelie the entire 3 Walls, segment...




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    So… who is next? April is still a few months away.
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    Man I hate that darn Kennedy climb, but it is sure a lot of fun riding with you guys. Had a great time Saturday with A. Rascal, LP, Mboldt and elHombre, thanks for waiting for me.

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    3 times a Squashyo!

    Cleared it today and by far the worst conditions of the three times! Dry and loose and still steep. Thanks Josh for the tube at the top! I cleaned it and then at the top of kennedy pulled over to pump up the tire a bit. Snapped the stem off and Josh was coming up and donated a tube to me! Thank you, thank you!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    Cleared it today and by far the worst conditions of the three times! Dry and loose and still steep. Thanks Josh for the tube at the top! I cleaned it and then at the top of kennedy pulled over to pump up the tire a bit. Snapped the stem off and Josh was coming up and donated a tube to me! Thank you, thank you!!!!
    Nice work, dude!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    Cleared it today and by far the worst conditions of the three times! Dry and loose and still steep. Thanks Josh for the tube at the top! I cleaned it and then at the top of kennedy pulled over to pump up the tire a bit. Snapped the stem off and Josh was coming up and donated a tube to me! Thank you, thank you!!!!
    Nice! Great job Paul.

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    The mythical dog meat climb in the mist!
    Might be perfect traction tomorrow.

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    The clouds were trippy out there today
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    Alright...who's next!? Trail should be pretty good for accomplishing this beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Alright...who's next!? Trail should be pretty good for accomplishing this beast.
    I’d love to get out there sometime this week, perhaps Wednesday or Friday. But would I be a Dog Meat Whore for doing 5 no dabs in a row?
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    3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!

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    I’d love to get out there sometime this week, perhaps Wednesday or Friday. But would I be a Dog Meat Whore for doing 5 no dabs in a row?
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    I might go there on Friday if all works out. I have no bailout granny gear anymore so the possibility of me making this has gone down drastically. I also might skip it and just ride a whole lot better place since this has already been checked off my list. Hmmmm..what to do??
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    We all expected this?

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    I’d love to get out there sometime this week, perhaps Wednesday or Friday. But would I be a Dog Meat Whore for doing 5 no dabs in a row?
    Why not? .... some of us dig going for personal glory as Paul says. Give them something to shoot at LP ! Bury it I say ... Srlsy ... I'm doing a bit of shoveling on the Kennedy side ya know ! ... 2 in a row several times over the years was all I could do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    Not if you take the 29er
    Well… I’d actually been putting some thought into the idea. It will hurt a lot more than on the fatbike though—disregard the 11 pound weight discrepancy.
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    We both missed today

    LG man and I tried for the no dab today. I did not have a prayer with the hbc 19t and half crashed on the first steep one right after the first 1/4 mile. He missed the super steep one before the long uphill straight away. Brutal workout no doubt. I was able to clean the rest from this spot from an old pic.Name:  1110120819.jpg
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    Idea! Woohoo. I finally cleaned Dogmeat on Thursday!

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    Add me on this list. I have attempted 4 times in the last few months, always dabbing near the top. Even though it was pretty dry out there, I just slowed down and crawled instead of the usual, trying to scramble up the whole thing. The little bit of energy conservation was just enough to help dig deep and get over the traction /balance/steepness issues at the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vincinator99 View Post
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    Add me on this list. I have attempted 4 times in the last few months, always dabbing near the top. Even though it was pretty dry out there, I just slowed down and crawled instead of the usual, trying to scramble up the whole thing. The little bit of energy conservation was just enough to help dig deep and get over the traction /balance/steepness issues at the top.
    Spectacular! Way to keep at it and yes, slow and steady wins the race for me on this one as well. Well done sir...and gave you your first rep point but it's not showing up (say what?). (Also recognizing Paul's 3rd here too. WHO"S NEXT!?

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    Is there an easy way to get to the bottom without expending too much energy? I think I've got a shot at it if I hit it fresh enough. Compared it to Sulphur and it's just a bit steeper, but I was also tired when I hit that. I specialize in going up things very slowly but without dabbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StuLax18 View Post
    Is there an easy way to get to the bottom without expending too much energy? I think I've got a shot at it if I hit it fresh enough. Compared it to Sulphur and it's just a bit steeper, but I was also tired when I hit that. I specialize in going up things very slowly but without dabbing.
    Good man! I applaud your desire and the force is strong with you but Dogmeat is quite a bit more challenging than Sulfer...by a long shot. They may be the same height but Dogmeat has much steeper pitches especially at the end which is a very long stretch of pain. I think most of the folks conquering here are on pretty light bikes (aside from a couple of total freak shows). Anyhow, give her a go but it aint no Sulfer...let me know when you head out, maybe I can join you.

    As for getting to bottom without suffering, not going to happen. I think your best bet is to climb/hike Limekiln from the Lexington Resevoir. This is a pretty rocky mess though and it still climbs quite a bit. I prefer climbing Priest Rock from the resevoir. It is the quickest and smoothest route but has some mean pitches that can sap your energy. If you can't climb lower Priest, upper Priest (or Dogmeat) will be close to impossible. If you do head out the try the challenge, use the short reliefs as you climb unsparingly...rest like a MFer (without dabbing) till the next hill hits. On the last climb, just give her all you got. You will see it and say, 'holy ****' but just keep a good, consistant spin, stay left along the buffed out part (ha), and getter done.

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    Yeah, the one thing that worries me is spinning the rear tire and losing all momentum, since it looks a little dusty/rocky out there. I really just need to go out and try it once to get a feel. Or borrow someones 20lb 29er hardtail
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    Let out a ton of air on rear tire before you try! Sulpher doesn't compare at all. Just go slow and save energy like Josh said. You can do it. I would let you borrow my bike but it is now 1X10 and that won't help at all. Good luck young one!
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    Alright people...less than 2 months to go. Just climbed (dodging newts left and right) up lower Priest today and it was super tough. Many thick mud spots really made for a challenging ascent. I figure by this weekend, Dogmeat will be prime! Are we done here or are there anymore brave souls looking to achieve a little fame? Still no ladies representing here as well...sup wit dat?

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    T-Shirt Weather

    I was getting worried I was not going to make it this year - especially with T-shirts on the line. All my buds - lilysdad, Porkstaker, Ancient Rascal made it and were talking about next year. Today, I went up with Ancient Rascal to give it a go and....chalked down a nice clean ride. It was a nice day and fun was had by all (AR was going back for more afterward). I attached some pics courtesy of Ancient Rascal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LG Man View Post
    I was getting worried I was not going to make it this year - especially with T-shirts on the line. All my buds - lilysdad, Porkstaker, Ancient Rascal made it and were talking about next year. Today, I went up with Ancient Rascal to give it a go and....chalked down a nice clean ride. It was a nice day and fun was had by all (AR was going back for more afterward). I attached some pics courtesy of Ancient Rascal.

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    LG man is in !

    LG man made it yesterday but his post ended up off this last page 8. We saw Orthorex coming down it saying it was a bit loose. T shirt weather indeed and congrats to you sir! ... 3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah! - Page 8
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    LG Man in the house! Great job and picked a fine day to do it! That's 19! Woohoo...

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    So you feel lucky ... B. Climber ? tamale @ 3

    B. Climber is gonna pull a pistol /Scott or a Cannondale tomorrow for a no dab. I told him ... you have to have a T-Shirt bro! Then of course I had to mess with him and dare him to have me post up the 3 pm at Kennedy gate tomorrow ride to the top then down dogmeat and back up no dab. I will be going along to take pics only. Not gonna mess with 32x19 up that for a futile attempt again anytime soon. Yo ... Which bike man and will you make it?3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!-img956749.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    B. Climber is gonna pull a pistol /Scott or a Cannondale tomorrow for a no dab. I told him ... you have to have a T-Shirt bro! Then of course I had to mess with him and dare him to have me post up the 3 pm at Kennedy gate tomorrow ride to the top then down dogmeat and back up no dab. I will be going along to take pics only. Not gonna mess with 32x19 up that for a futile attempt again anytime soon. Yo ... Which bike man and will you make it?Click image for larger version. 

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    Challenging attempt today for B. Climber

    He sold his c-dale 26er with all the itty bitty gears ... so it's gonna have to be the Scott Scale 29er set up as a 1x12. Not sure what he has but it will be mighty tough running close to 1 to 1. Indeed ... he says he has 36x36. If he can do it with that ... well then he is .... as Eddie Murphy would say .... Hercules / Hercules !
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    Next time

    36x36 proved a bit too much for B. Climber today on Dogmeat. Horrible was the word he kept using. Cool that he gave it a shot saying he was gonna try. Most folks get a 22t front ring instead of the 36 he tried with. Good try my friend! 3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!-0313131633a.jpg3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!-0313131632.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    36x36 proved a bit too much for B. Climber today on Dogmeat. Horrible was the word he kept using. Cool that he gave it a shot saying he was gonna try. Most folks get a 22t front ring instead of the 36 he tried with. Good try my friend! Click image for larger version. 

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    He’s a badass for making it as far as he did with that messed-up “low gear” ratio.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    He’s a badass for making it as far as he did with that messed-up “low gear” ratio.

    Sup guys,

    Congrats to all those guys that succeeded at the dogmeat challenge,
    That's very difficult cause its already too dry and I thought it would be easier, but I won't go down without a good fight, I will try again, but next time I will have a 34t single chain ring instead of 36t!

    And A.R on a single speed up dogmeat, he is the real badass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brazilian Climber View Post
    Sup guys,

    Congrats to all those guys that succeeded at the dogmeat challenge,
    That's very difficult cause its already too dry and I thought it would be easier, but I won't go down without a good fight, I will try again, but next time I will have a 34t single chain ring instead of 36t!

    And A.R on a single speed up dogmeat, he is the real badass!

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    Dude, you got this! Looks like you made it pretty far on that gearing system...you seemed to have died where it really gets tough though watch that chuck after the left turn. Got get em buddy!
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    I've never cleared it on my hardtail either. Failed with 32/36 a few months ago. Now I'm running 34t up front but I'm a bit stronger. Will try again when my shoulder heals.

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    Sup guys,

    Congrats to all those guys that succeeded at the dogmeat challenge,
    That's very difficult cause its already too dry and I thought it would be easier, but I won't go down without a good fight, I will try again, but next time I will have a 34t single chain ring instead of 36t!

    And A.R on a single speed up dogmeat, he is the real badass!

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    Good lord.

    That was truly redonkulous. I guess riding in from San Jose wasn't the best plan for success! I was working pretty hard from the bottom of Priest Rock and spun out on the first really stout, loose hill on Dogmeat, then I walked--tail between my legs--up the top half of the Wall at the end. I've seen some nasty climbs over the years--and that's one of the nastiest, especially since you can't "tack" up the tough parts at all. Big props to y'all that pull it off.

    Ain't gonna be no rematch. Don't want one...

    You're a sick man, Mr. Squashyo--sick and twisted (which is a really fun trail, btw)!
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    Good try though! There are only a few other known south bay climbs that can compete. It is super hard so don't be down about it. Even going up Priest Rock to the trail head has super steep sections. It is a sick and twisted challenge for sure.
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    Not enough rain, I believe conditions on Dogmeat are back to impossible again!
    Squashyo you've truly set a high bar, not even twenty of us can do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    There are only a few other known south bay climbs that can compete.
    Here is a partial list of pain-inducing climbing segments here in the South Bay:

    Joice Trail Climb, STCP — 0.1 miles of exquisite pain — 140 feet of gain on loose stuff with a 19.2% average grade
    Boundary Climb, STCP — 0.7 miles of varying degrees of pain — 450 feet of gain on very loose stuff (loose in all the wrong places!!!) with grades exceeding 28% in places
    Coyote Peak to Boundary Climb, STCP — 798 feet in 1.2 miles on loose (in all the wrong places) stuff
    The Three Bastard Brothers (a.k.a. Upper Kennedy Trail), Sierra Azul/Kennedy to Woods — has steep-ass (38%!?!?!?!) uphill and downhill sections that chew you up and spit you out
    Barlow Beatdown, Sierra Azul/Kennedy/El Sombroso — just awful, especially in the summertime — the first 1/10 mile is absolutely messed-up and tourette’s-inducing fun

    I should add the disclaimer, that although some of these are called “roads”, that they are in fact loose surface dirt fire roads.
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    i believe the downhills may be worse than the climbs on the The Three Bastard Brothers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    Good lord.

    That was truly redonkulous. I guess riding in from San Jose wasn't the best plan for success! I was working pretty hard from the bottom of Priest Rock and spun out on the first really stout, loose hill on Dogmeat, then I walked--tail between my legs--up the top half of the Wall at the end. I've seen some nasty climbs over the years--and that's one of the nastiest, especially since you can't "tack" up the tough parts at all. Big props to y'all that pull it off.

    Ain't gonna be no rematch. Don't want one...

    You're a sick man, Mr. Squashyo--sick and twisted (which is a really fun trail, btw)!
    Good try soldier. She's a monster for sure and the first time out is always rough....though sounds like first and last for you. When all you have in your backyard is long, steep fireroad, you can get pretty good at it. Hope you don't let it beat you though...it's a good goal to push for even though it sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Couch Bike Dude View Post
    i believe the downhills may be worse than the climbs on the The Three Bastard Brothers.
    Dem rotten bastids ! Stand and mash on those boys always sends me home with sore feet!
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    DigDirtDude makes it twenty!!! He had to sign up for this MTBR thing to tell me. I guess AR told him about it and he knocked her down last Saturday. Good job man and welcome to the club:

    3rd Annual Dogmeat Wall of Fame:
    1) Squashyo
    2) orthorex
    3) Andy J.
    4) skidmarque
    5) pmarshall (3x)
    6) mboldt (x3)
    7) ask (Double Shot - in one day)
    8) rogan
    9) Ancient Rascal (Single Speed!)
    10) Axe
    11) lilysdad
    12) sirkrameroy
    13) Leopold Porkstacker (4x)
    14) Tosa
    15) JL de Jong
    16) El Hombre
    17) jasony13
    18) vincinator99
    19) LG Man
    20) DigDirtDude

    Side note: I am not getting much traction on Tee Shirt design options so may revert back to beer. The beer was sorta cool because people had to go back up and claim their prize with a photo...thought that was cool. Happy to do shirts still if that's what the people want but I am not sure how to tackle.

    Just over a month to go! Great turn out this year!!!
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