• 03-29-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    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!!!

    I drink lots of beer already, I’m kinda stoked about these prestigious t-shirts actually.
  • 03-29-2013
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I drink lots of beer already, I’m kinda stoked about these prestigious t-shirts actually.

    Why can't we do both? Squashyo fronts us a beer but we pay for our T-shirt maybe?
  • 03-29-2013
    squashyo
    I am all for the tee shirts too but the dude who offered to design seems too busy (which is a-ok). I'll keep digging...
  • 03-29-2013
    ancient rascal
  • 03-29-2013
    squashyo
    Dude, i like it! Easy and in my price range. Thanks bud!
  • 03-29-2013
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Dude, i like it! Easy and in my price range. Thanks bud!

    Count me in on some help with funding. Plus I may want a few of them. El hombre's pic of the worst hill deal would look killer if they could reproduce it good enough! That pic gives me the heebie jeebies !
  • 03-29-2013
    ask
    Count me in... I'll chip in for a t-shirt. I'll just put it on every time I get the not so bright idea to climb that hill again. :madman:
  • 03-29-2013
    squashyo
    2 Attachment(s)
    Attachment 785647Attachment 785648What do you guys think of this? Please feel free to submit your own design...custom ink is pretty slick!
  • 03-29-2013
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Attachment 785647Attachment 785648What do you guys think of this? Please feel free to submit your own design...custom ink is pretty slick!

    Me likey !
  • 03-29-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Attachment 785647Attachment 785648What do you guys think of this? Please feel free to submit your own design...custom ink is pretty slick!

    My only recommendation would be to properly spell the word “challenge”. “Challange” (probably pronounced “cha-long-gay”) would confused people.
  • 03-29-2013
    squashyo
    Seems I have become prisoner to spell check. Thank god I remembered the 'NU' in annual. will fix....
  • 03-29-2013
    ask
    pretty cool. I like it.
  • 03-29-2013
    dirtvert
    ...
  • 03-29-2013
    tosa
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    My only recommendation would be to properly spell the word “challenge”. “Challange” (probably pronounced “cha-long-gay”) would confused people.

    "challange" makes it seem more exotic
  • 03-29-2013
    Axe
    2 Attachment(s)
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tosa View Post
    "challange" makes it seem more exotic

    What about just the standard "steep climb" sign for graphics, with bike symbol (going up :) ), with proper distance and maximum grade.


    Attachment 785816

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  • 03-30-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    What about just the standard "steep climb" sign for graphics, with bike symbol (going up :) ), with proper distance and maximum grade.


    Attachment 785816

    Attachment 785817

    That’s a good idea also. The maximum grade up Dogmeat is 33.6%, however the average is a “mere” 12.9%, which is misleading if interpreted literally.
  • 03-30-2013
    Axe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    That’s a good idea also. The maximum grade up Dogmeat is 33.6%, however the average is a “mere” 12.9%, which is misleading if interpreted literally.

    Go for the maximum. 34% :) No distance.
  • 03-30-2013
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Axe View Post
    Go for the maximum. 34% :) No distance.

    Only if there is a 34% stretch though? Two spots may have that ? Even 15 feet would qualify it ... eh? Did not see LP's specs on the 33.6 deal. Put in Some Jeep Trails @ 34% ? Thats what those roads were built for I think. PS ... LG man and I are hitting you know where dis moanin !
  • 03-30-2013
    LG Man
    Cool Shirt!
    I am in with ancient rascal - I like the design and I am in for some funding. I like having 20 up there, looks like a world tour...:cool::cool:


    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Count me in on some help with funding. Plus I may want a few of them. El hombre's pic of the worst hill deal would look killer if they could reproduce it good enough! That pic gives me the heebie jeebies !

  • 03-30-2013
    LG Man
    ps - having the %grade on there is a good idea
  • 03-30-2013
    ancient rascal
    3 peat's shirt ?
    Maybe not really needed.
  • 03-30-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Only if there is a 34% stretch though? Two spots may have that ? Even 15 feet would qualify it ... eh? Did not see LP's specs on the 33.6 deal.

    I know you hate hearing this over and over (and over!) again, but if you were on Strava, you’d have the telemetry within a mouse’s click.
  • 03-30-2013
    squashyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Is this list correct for guys who did all 3 years of dogmeat ? ... 3 peat T-shirt ? Squashy... ask... ar... jl de long... skidmarque...mboldt...orthorex...pmarshall. Did I miss anyone ? PS ... I sent our t shirt boys a pic of dogmeat to ask/see how well they do pictures. How many years before the list goes down to one guy I wonder ? 8 member bottles of beer on the wall ... you take one down .... :skep:

    The first two challenges have been recognized and rewards were rendered so I think this year's reward (shirts) will just recognize this year's crew...unless you were thinking of crafting another batch for the consecutors. I'll try to add the 34% Grade Idea...if that's true, though the challenge (or it's french brethren Challange) to me is more about conquering the enter hill not just the pitches along the way.

    By the way, my buddy tried today and made it past the tree/left bend at top. He was so stoked and thought, it's in the bag. In his relaxated state, hit a baby head on the last push to the top which sent him sideways and dabbed. Ohhhhh, so close!
  • 03-30-2013
    tosa
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    or it's french brethren Challange

    next year I shall ride my geeahnt to meet the challange!
  • 03-30-2013
    ancient rascal
    Good turnout this year and still some time left !
  • 03-31-2013
    ancient rascal
    Zane from Customink.com said yes to photo's ... he would need a high res pic then he could show us a sample. Here's some of what he said. .... Thanks so much for emailing in! I can definitely help you with this! We offer digital printing here at CustomInk, and this will be perfect for your print! Wonder if Marco got a good pic of el hombre climbing dogmeat in addition to his great video?
  • 03-31-2013
    squashyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tosa View Post
    next year I shall ride my geeahnt to meet the challange!

    Why wait till next year...still one month left. Challenge ends April 30, midnight. Plenty of room on the back of that Tee. :)
  • 03-31-2013
    ask
    1 Attachment(s)
    3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!
    I thought today was the last day. Anyways... Dogmeat is just about prime for climbing today. I went to Demo early this morning and did a short lap... Way too wet out there and did not want to damage any trails. Cut the ride short and decided to hit Dogmeat on the way home. Not the prettiest climb I've ever done, but cleaned.

    PS - what if the shirt design was a Coors knock off. Dogmeat Challenge in the Coors font over a the mountain top image? Not a huge Coors fan... But the mtn top image could be the Dogmeat / Sierra Azul mtn.

    Cheers!
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  • 03-31-2013
    squashyo
    ...

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  • 04-02-2013
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ask View Post
    I thought today was the last day. Anyways... Dogmeat is just about prime for climbing today. I went to Demo early this morning and did a short lap... Way too wet out there and did not want to damage any trails. Cut the ride short and decided to hit Dogmeat on the way home. Not the prettiest climb I've ever done, but cleaned.

    PS - what if the shirt design was a Coors knock off. Dogmeat Challenge in the Coors font over a the mountain top image? Not a huge Coors fan... But the mtn top image could be the Dogmeat / Sierra Azul mtn.

    Cheers!
    Attachment 786249

    Coors beer consumed? ... or returned to the Tecate attitude adjustment area ? :smilewinkgrin:
  • 04-02-2013
    pmarshall
    Just listen to the guy at the end of this clip! It is my life motto!
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  • 04-06-2013
    squashyo
    Dogmeat update
    Hey, hey, hey! My good buddy up and went did her this afternoon. Picked a great day to do it too as it's going to get tougher as we head into no rain for a while. He tried a couple weeks back and hiccuped with the top well in sight. Great job Brian!

    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) (3x)
    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
    21) BRoyston

    Only a few weeks left...anyone else gonna try this meaty dog?

    Edit: Gave ASK his extra day. I think mboltd added another day too but never got confirmation.
  • 04-11-2013
    Ike22
    After getting rejected on 3/29/13, I had to takecare of this Dog Meat Challange, went out again on 4/7/13 and the conditions were great! I took it slow but made it in 22:24
    Ike22
  • 04-11-2013
    squashyo
    WELL DONE! Was starting to think we were coming to the end. Great job Ike22...picked a great day to do it too. AR and I were out there on the other side of the mountain...would have been awesome had we seen you at the top. Congrats on your first MTBR post too. ;) Tee Shirt for you!

    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) (3x)
    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
    21) BRoyston
    22) Ike22
  • 04-11-2013
    Dopaminer_09
    I have been not riding much lately, so I am not in shape to accomplish the Dogmeat No Dab. But I am feeling inspired after 4 consecutive days of riding this week. If I can get in some more good workout rides over the next couple weeks, I will give Dogmeat a go on Monday April 29th.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    WELL DONE! Was starting to think we were coming to the end. Great job Ike22...picked a great day to do it too. AR and I were out there on the other side of the mountain...would have been awesome had we seen you at the top. Congrats on your first MTBR post too. ;) Tee Shirt for you!

    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) (3x)
    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
    21) BRoyston
    22) Ike22

  • 04-11-2013
    ancient rascal
    1 Attachment(s)
    Congrats Ike22 ! Just got back from there. Did a run to the top of Kennedy with b. climber. He is gonna try a few times at least before the deadline. If the name list gets too crowded on the back of the shirt ... its OK to put # 9 on the front of the shirt ... I will take one for the team !:smilewinkgrin: Attachment 789680
  • 04-14-2013
    somanygoodbikes
    Tried again today. It was a nice day for a ride, with sun but moderate temps. But it was slick out there. Lots of loose crumble on top of hard pack. Spun out in a few places that didn't seem that steep. Things I rode right through on the first try even though I'd never been there before.

    Even went back to the start twice but after spinning out in the same spot a third time I just pushed on to catch up to my friend who had gone ahead.

    The real question in my mind was whether or not I could power up the long steep part that got me last time. The answer is still no, but I definitely did better and got within maybe 20-30 feet of the left kink. No rear wheel slip this time. Just ran out of power after maxing out the heart rate for too long.



    Looking back



    As a consolation we turned right at the top of Priest Rock and rode Kennedy over to Limekiln and back down to the PR/LK intersection. That was new dirt for us so it was fun, although that section of Kennedy has some crazy steep sections and we were sometimes wishing ill on the person who laid out that fire road in the first place.
  • 04-14-2013
    squashyo
    That last pic says it all. Nice effort for sure! With no rain, it's getting way tougher. I think you've got this one though...just rest like crazy on the little relief spots and little engine that could that last bastard wall. ;)
  • 04-15-2013
    Slonie
    That last photo is fantastic... Fireroad climbs: You don't love them, and they definitely don't love you back. I've never climbed Dogmeat, so I've gotta go out and give it a try, even if there's very little chance that I'll do it without dabbing...
  • 04-15-2013
    somanygoodbikes
    Squashyo, the encouragement is appreciated but I rested as best I could and actually felt like I nailed the pre-ride nutrition really well this time. It could maybe have been a bit cooler, but it wasn't really hot out so overall I was in the best shape I could expect. The climb up Limekiln seemed easier than last time and I took a break at the trail junction before starting up again.

    Here's my nomination for the image for the t-shirt for all those who tried but didn't make it. :)

  • 04-15-2013
    pmarshall
    So many times any of us have tried and failed at this dreaded climb! I don't have a granny gear anymore so there is no way I would be able to make it again. Squashyo is right though, it gets tougher as summer approaches. All the extra work your heart has to do to fuel the muscles in your upper body just to hold on to the bike! Hard to save energy getting to the base of dogmeat then trying to find it while on the steepest pitch. Good try and don't give up yet.
  • 04-15-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    It took me more than eight attempts before I nailed it no-dabs… but when I tried it on my fatbike, success—four times in a row. 90% bike, 10% rider skill. I’m telling you, riding a fatbike is like riding up on a couch with a beer in one hand. It really makes it easier than it should be. Metric buttloads of traction from the 26"x3.8" Surly Nate tires. These other guys who’ve nailed it no-dabs I believe have more skill than me.
  • 04-16-2013
    ancient rascal
    5 attempts in 2 weeks
    Just don't give up on it. I put a good beat down on myself to "get my name in the lights" Still always ... kind of a near death experience some would say. Thread from the first years challenge 2010-2011 Cleaned Dogmeat! F. Yeah! Club? - Page 3
  • 04-16-2013
    squashyo
    2 Attachment(s)
    Shirt
    Yo playas

    Kmax designed this wicked looking shirt. I dig it. I'll still have the winners on the back and maybe make mention of the third annual somewhere on front. But what do you think...this new one or my old one:
  • 04-16-2013
    ancient rascal
    And you could say ... "Dogmeat" ... It's what's for dinner !
  • 04-16-2013
    skidmarque
    3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!
    That new shirt is the shizzle.
  • 04-16-2013
    squashyo
    The shizzle it is'll
  • 04-16-2013
    Stmpjmpr
    That new shirt is awesome. Nice work!
  • 04-16-2013
    pmarshall
    KMAX is the man!!!!!!! He seriously has some skill and that shirt on top is a winner for sure. I will be proud to wear it. You tell me how much they are because I will buy a few and sell em on Ebay! Kidding, but I do want to buy a few. Also one little tip, if our names are on the back, I want mine to be a bit different. I want it to be emboldened with flames and also glow in the dark. This will be super cool when I am dancing at raves and the blacklight is on. People will stop me and say, "Are you Pmarshall, the guy that cleaned Dogmeat?" I will respond, "Why yes I am, would you like me to sign your chest?" That dude will be super pumped and go show all his friends!
  • 04-16-2013
    squashyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by pmarshall View Post
    KMAX is the man!!!!!!! He seriously has some skill and that shirt on top is a winner for sure. I will be proud to wear it. You tell me how much they are because I will buy a few and sell em on Ebay! Kidding, but I do want to buy a few. Also one little tip, if our names are on the back, I want mine to be a bit different. I want it to be emboldened with flames and also glow in the dark. This will be super cool when I am dancing at raves and the blacklight is on. People will stop me and say, "Are you Pmarshall, the guy that cleaned Dogmeat?" I will respond, "Why yes I am, would you like me to sign your chest?" That dude will be super pumped and go show all his friends!

    I'll make yours a tank top medium.
  • 04-16-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    The “Dogmeat… All Legs, No Feet” is awesome!!! Liking it a lot. For the back of the shirt, I feel as though Kmax’s design theme (typography treatment, etc.) from the front needs to be carried over to the back.
  • 04-16-2013
    ancient rascal
    1 Attachment(s)
    Squashyo's type is good. We need more cowbell and an eagle dropping a bike from the sky ? Attachment 791332
  • 04-16-2013
    pmarshall
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    The “Dogmeat… All Legs, No Feet” is awesome!!! Liking it a lot. For the back of the shirt, I feel as though Kmax’s design theme (typography treatment, etc.) from the front needs to be carried over to the back.

    I also like the idea of the main design on the back and a smaller design on the front.
  • 04-16-2013
    K-max
    2 Attachment(s)
    Josh and crew,

    Here's the front and back revised. Will need to update the back with final no-dabbers, but you get the idea. The shirt can be any color, but I really like the vintage grey. Goes with the style. Good job, guys. That hill is no joke.
  • 04-17-2013
    squashyo
    I likeee, I likeee! I dig the grey too. The last thing I want to add is something that indicates there where and the when.

    Something on the back perhaps below the Nothing tastes better than success that says" 3rd Annual Dogmeat Challenge Wall of Fame - Upper Priest Rock Trail, Los Gatos, CA 2013" or something like that...

    Cool? (I thought it would also be cool to have something say, " I climbed this *****" but that might offend little'uns.)

    BY THE WAY...would love to see K-max on the back of that shirt. FC? Only two weeks left and it's getting DRY!!! :)
  • 04-17-2013
    Axe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Only two weeks left and it's getting DRY!!! :)

    It will be bloody annoying if I get the T-shirt and go to climb Dogmeat in it only to spin the f**k out.
  • 04-17-2013
    squashyo
    1 Attachment(s)
    I love this! for the back of the shirt:

    Attachment 791642
  • 04-17-2013
    rho
    This is better motivation to climb that stupid hill than warm beer...
  • 04-17-2013
    pmarshall
    Squash- that is perfect!
  • 04-17-2013
    ask
    3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!
    That design is soooo good (front and back). Stoked to wear that shirt!
  • 04-17-2013
    orthorex
    Re: 3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!
    That is so good. Sad to say it calls for a 2X on Saturday.


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  • 04-19-2013
    ancient rascal
    1 Attachment(s)
    12 Day Countdown of 2013 !
    Still two weekends to get your T-shirt folks ! This first steep can stop you early but if it does go back to the start intersection ... gather your strength and give it another go. Prolly made it 3 or 4 times myself with the second try deal ! Good luck ! B. Climber ... Soares ... wat up ? Attachment 791975
  • 04-19-2013
    ziscwg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    I love this! for the back of the shirt:

    Attachment 791642

    you need the max grade in there. it should be phrased like "Max grade (in many places) 39.2 %"

    If I saw 1.4 mi at 12.9 grade and did not know the climb, I would not be too impressed.

    It's unlikely I will get the shirt unless I have a few of them wild piggies tow me up.
  • 04-19-2013
    ziscwg
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    Still two weekends to get your T-shirt folks ! This first steep can stop you early but if it does go back to the start intersection ... gather your strength and give it another go. Prolly made it 3 or 4 times myself with the second try deal ! Good luck ! B. Climber ... Soares ... wat up ? Attachment 791975

    Stop it. You are making me want to go after this next week and it's my rest week. There's no resting on this hill up or down.
  • 04-19-2013
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ziscwg View Post
    Stop it. You are making me want to go after this next week and it's my rest week. There's no resting on this hill up or down.

    Your name will even up the columns ! I can shoot a pic of you cleaning it and post it up?
  • 04-21-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Having the multiple repeat offender no-dab counts next to said repeat offender no-dabbers would be a nice artistic flair of sorts. Loving the “nutrition information” centric layup idea as well. But the “vintage 1950s drive-in sausage rodeo” design kicks ass.
  • 04-25-2013
    fast380
    Man I am so bummed!! I have ridden these trails off an on for 25 years, but never even tried Dogmeat, why would ya :). The last 6 months I have found the love for cycling again and I am getting pretty strong for 46 years old. Tweaked my back something fierce on Kennedy last week and have been down and out ever since. There is no way I can attempt this by the end of the month. 2014 hear I come........

    Is this promoted anywhere besides here? Hopefully by replying to this thread I will get notified of next years challenge?
  • 04-25-2013
    squashyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by fast380 View Post
    Man I am so bummed!! I have ridden these trails off an on for 25 years, but never even tried Dogmeat, why would ya :). The last 6 months I have found the love for cycling again and I am getting pretty strong for 46 years old. Tweaked my back something fierce on Kennedy last week and have been down and out ever since. There is no way I can attempt this by the end of the month. 2014 hear I come........

    Is this promoted anywhere besides here? Hopefully by replying to this thread I will get notified of next years challenge?

    Ah, man! Sorry about your back. Same thing happens to me...as soon as I reach somewhere near peak fitness, I get hurt and have to start all over again. Anyhow, yes, this is only promoted here and is low key. Keep your eyes peeled for the 4th Annual coming sometime next year around Oct. Unfortunately there won't likely be a notification other than it's launch on the Norcal Forum.

    Less than a week to go everyone else! :0
  • 04-25-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Less than a week to go everyone else! :0

    I might be in it for a fifth (5th!!!) no-dabs run on Saturday morning, depends on timing of the day—I have to be at my grandfather’s 80th birthday party at 3:00PM.
  • 04-26-2013
    squashyo
    2 Attachment(s)
    Thought I'd go give this a run today for ?fun?. I think next year I will name this the Absolutely Not Fun Dogmeat Challenge. Holy crap...those of you guys who can do this when it dry are talented and focused. I made it to the last big wall before the left hand turn. I tell you, one false move here and your dead. I had a mini slip out but it was enough to send me to the middle line which ain't as plush. This got me all panicky and I started leaning into the side wall on the right...even made it up the side wall for a bit but I was dead, dead, dead. We need to name this last wall. Here are my picks:
    1) The *****
    2) Dog eat Dog Wall
    3) Satan's Puppy
    4) Insert your name here

    I think the most daunting part is when you slogging up and it's not too hard then you hit that first plateau and you can see this wall and you just start to shake. The you hit the next plateau and you can see the whole sheebang and you just start crying...then you pee your pants. Anyhow, less than a week and I got my shirt already but not too late...but it's rough out there right now.
  • 04-26-2013
    mboldt
    3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!
    How about the wall of shame.
  • 04-26-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    My ideas:

    1) Ballbreaker
    2) Balls to the Wall
    3) Squashy’s Folly
    4) Shame Hill
    5) Pucker Peak
    6) Widowmaker
    7) Misery Peak
    8) 1 x None (in reference to it not being recommended to attempt on a 1 x anything setup)
    9) Jackass Hill
    10) Heartbreak Ridge (OK, so it’s not an original name, but it is heartbreaking when you dab at that point)

    Eh, whatever. I think I’m out of creativity now. :o
  • 04-29-2013
    squashyo
    2 MORE DAYS PEOPLE. Is this the final list?

    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) (3x)
    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
    21) BRoyston
    22) Ike22
  • 04-29-2013
    pmarshall
    For those who might attempt in the next two days, go early in the morning. If you try in the early afternoon, the sun will melt your face off. I have tried it and it sucks. I am one of those guys who gets tomato red when I am riding hard but this goes to a whole new level. Also, if you complete this challenge in the next two days, I will bow to your almighty cycling ability. It just gets harder and harder when it is super dry. My hats off to all of you bad mamajamas!
  • 04-29-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Would have loved to have done it on Saturday morning, but thought I was getting over a sinus cold… fast-forward to today, I am NOW getting over the sinus cold which finally escalated into a chest cold. :mad: Missed work today, there is no freakin’ way I’d be able to attempt it tomorrow (Tuesday).
  • 04-29-2013
    grumblingcrustacean
    I was contemplating early one of the next two days. Problem is, early work meetings. If I can find an excuse to be at Kennedy by 6:30am Wed, I will make one last attempt. I have gears and no shame.
  • 05-02-2013
    squashyo
    Well, HOTDAMN. Congratulations to this years Wall of Fame gladiators. First year we had 12. 2nd year 14. This year...22!!! Down right impressive. Thanks for playing and next up - rewards. I'll get cracking on the Tee-Shirts. Gonna go with Kyle's design in Grey. Will probably get larges for all unless you tell me otherwise. Would be ULTRA cool if each shirt could have our own unique handle in the sleeve...that would be sick but probably too expensive. Anyhow, way to go and can't wait till next years 4th Annual suffer-fest.

    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) (3x)
    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
    21) BRoyston
    22) Ike22
  • 05-02-2013
    fast380
    Very cool!! Congratulations to all that made it, that is no easy feat!! I have ridden down it for 25+ years, never even considered riding up it.... till now! Next year!! It hurts thinking about climbing that thing.

    squashyo, hopefully you will reply to this thread come next year so it will get everybody's attention

    till next year.......
  • 05-20-2013
    squashyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ziscwg View Post
    you need the max grade in there. it should be phrased like "Max grade (in many places) 39.2 %"

    If I saw 1.4 mi at 12.9 grade and did not know the climb, I would not be too impressed.

    It's unlikely I will get the shirt unless I have a few of them wild piggies tow me up.

    Hey Team

    We are officially working on shirts! I will order all LARGES unless you speak up and soon!

    Also, will change AVG GRADE to MAX GRADE (or something close). Is 39.2 % accurate?

    Does anyone want more than one tee shirt? (You'd have to pay) Speaking of, I am happy to pay but if you want to make a contribution, I will not turn you down. ;) Not sure what shirt costs are yet but hopeful it's somewhere around $10-$15 bucks???

    Any questions? word...
  • 05-20-2013
    ask
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Hey Team

    We are officially working on shirts! I will order all LARGES unless you speak up and soon!

    Also, will change AVG GRADE to MAX GRADE (or something close). Is 39.2 % accurate?

    Does anyone want more than one tee shirt? (You'd have to pay) Speaking of, I am happy to pay but if you want to make a contribution, I will not turn you down. ;) Not sure what shirt costs are yet but hopeful it's somewhere around $10-$15 bucks???

    Any questions? word...

    Depending on the shirt I'm either a Lg or Med... I'll order both. You have a PayPal acct? PM me... I'll make a contribution to the cause.

    Thanks Squashy for putting this together... and KMax for the design work!
  • 05-20-2013
    ancient rascal
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Hey Team

    We are officially working on shirts! I will order all LARGES unless you speak up and soon!

    Also, will change AVG GRADE to MAX GRADE (or something close). Is 39.2 % accurate?

    Does anyone want more than one tee shirt? (You'd have to pay) Speaking of, I am happy to pay but if you want to make a contribution, I will not turn you down. ;) Not sure what shirt costs are yet but hopeful it's somewhere around $10-$15 bucks???

    Any questions? word...

    Cool man ! 1 large for me and a PM from you with ur address and I send you a check sir !
  • 05-20-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Sounds good. The 39.2% max grade sounds about right to me. Put me in for a size large. Lemme know when to shoot you some dough.
  • 05-20-2013
    skidmarque
    3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!
    Squash,

    This is great. PM me your Paypal and I'll kick in some dineros. Medium for me.
  • 05-20-2013
    Axe
    3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by skidmarque View Post
    This is great. PM me your Paypal and I'll kick in some dineros.

    Ditto.
  • 05-20-2013
    pmarshall
    I'll take 2 shirts large please and I would like to donate to the cause!!! Same as Ask, PM me with paypal. Later holmes! Oh I almost forgot, I owe you a beer for the tube! Tell me what kind you like and I will put it on a secret trail in a certain spot for you.
  • 05-21-2013
    squashyo
    Hey all

    So, thanks for the offers...unfortunately, I don't have Paypal. I boycotted those rat bastards a couple years back when they charged be something like $.80 for not accepting someone else's payment. How about I simply post my bank account number here with routing number...I can also supply passwords in case you have trouble getting in. Folks can also pay me later when you get the shirts.

    Anyhow, I'll book 24 shirts (all large + 2 medium)...ASK, I'd get a large if I was you unless you're planning on walking around looking all muscular in your one size too small Tee. However, I'll get you one of each unless you tell me to change that.

    Pmarshall...thanks for the offer but seriously, don't sweat it...pay it forward or something gay like that. I sorta quit drinking a few months back...got sick of waking up on the Los Gatos Creek Trail in my wife's Lulu Lemon yoga pants.
  • 05-21-2013
    skidmarque
    3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!
    Squashyo, can you order me a M and L please. I want to be sure I can rock the dogmeat threads even if the IPA gets the better of me. Thanks bro.
  • 05-21-2013
    lilysdad
    Squashyo,
    Put me down for a medium and a large also. Thanks.
  • 05-21-2013
    Ike22
    Sounds great!!!!
  • 05-21-2013
    JL de Jong
    It's definitely the steepest trail I bike up each year. The challenge made me tackle this beast again. I had to do it twice, since my first attemp failed. But it looks like the t-shirt will make it all worth while. I will wear it proudly to the next mtbr beer tasting party. What about having one once the t-shirts are eready te be handed out? All dogmeat slayers are welcome at my place. I'll even buy some real beer. Let me know what's a good day.
  • 05-22-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JL de Jong View Post
    It's definitely the steepest trail I bike up each year. The challenge made me tackle this beast again. I had to do it twice, since my first attemp failed. But it looks like the t-shirt will make it all worth while. I will wear it proudly to the next mtbr beer tasting party. What about having one once the t-shirts are eready te be handed out? All dogmeat slayers are welcome at my place. I'll even buy some real beer. Let me know what's a good day.

    Count me in! Tell me what to bring.
  • 05-22-2013
    squashyo
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    Count me in! Tell me what to bring.

    Me too...though it would be cool if we could make a ride of it too. I also quit drinking so AR and I can sit back and watch the chaos ensue.
  • 05-22-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Me too...though it would be cool if we could make a ride of it too. I also quit drinking so AR and I can sit back and watch the chaos ensue.

    Don’t worry, I’ll drink your beers for you.
  • 06-03-2013
    squashyo
    SHIRTS...should be ready early this week! PM me how you'd like to retrieve your prize. JL de Jong suggested a party at his house which sounds cool...I could meet you at a trail head...or you can come to my house in LG and pick it up. I can also mail out though would prefer not to but will. Shirts cost me $10 each so I will gladly take your cash but you do NOT have to pay if you don't want to...seriously.
  • 06-04-2013
    squashyo
    Shirts have arrived! How do you want to gettem'? PM me or stay tuned for a meet up...word.
  • 06-04-2013
    Leopold Porkstacker
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Shirts have arrived! How do you want to gettem'? PM me or stay tuned for a meet up...word.

    I say we meet up somewhere in the forecasted 90°F degree hills of Sierra Azul this Saturday morning.

    Otherwise, if we come to your house, that would mean you will expect people to be hanging around drinking beer, sort of along the lines of a party. Wives just love this sort of thing.
  • 06-04-2013
    mboldt
    3rd Annual Dogmeat No Dab Challenge....ahhhh yeah!
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by squashyo View Post
    Shirts have arrived! How do you want to gettem'? PM me or stay tuned for a meet up...word.

    Group ride up dogmeat sounds good :)
  • 06-05-2013
    ancient rascal
    Kennedy ... Sounds horrible !
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mboldt View Post
    Group ride up dogmeat sounds good :)

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Leopold Porkstacker View Post
    I say we meet up somewhere in the forecasted 90°F degree hills of Sierra Azul this Saturday morning.

    Otherwise, if we come to your house, that would mean you will expect people to be hanging around drinking beer, sort of along the lines of a party. Wives just love this sort of thing.

    Terrible idea guy's ... I'm in ! ;) Peet's coffee is another spot I approve of. Just want to make sure I don't incur restocking/late pickup fee's from Squashyo! He's prolly gonna want a Demo or Canyon shirt pick up ride! :skep:
  • 06-05-2013
    squashyo
    You guys are nuts to wanna do Dogmeat without 'having to'. I am totally game for a ride...but Saturday is no good for me (daughter has an early soccer game). If we can do Sunday, I am in (though I just started a 10 day fast today so not sure how much 'spry' I will have to offer). If Sunday is no good, I can get AR to dole out the goods OR you can stop by on the way to dirt (I live at base of St. Joes off Jones).
  • 06-07-2013
    Ike22
    Hey, I was wondering if I could stop by sometime this afternnon or tommorow? (for shirt pick-up)
    Thanks
    Ike