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    Belmont Half Mountain II - post your time

    The second running of the Belmont Half Mountain is underway. Time yourself on the route before June 1st and enter your results in the form below. See last year's thread for history and inspiration. Maybe someday there will be a local midweek race series and we won't have to do this.

    The Route
    Waterdog Park in Belmont, CA. Start at the Carlmont cul-de-sac trailhead. Your first challenge is to ride over the rock on the left in the photo below. There is a 20 second time penalty if you don't.


    Now climb Upper Creek trail, continuing up Finch. After the 18 switchbacks, stay to the right. Immediately before the wall, you will see a large rock step-up to the right of the trail. Climb the center of this. There is a 30 second time penalty if you opt out or dab.


    Now you only need to climb the wall. Finish when you reach the large rock in the photo below.



    Time Bonuses
    • Waterdog trailwork: 30 seconds Put in a day of volunteering at one of the Waterdog trailwork events. Because of the limited time frame (I only see one scheduled trailwork day in May), you can apply any day of trailwork you already did in Waterdog this year. Doing trailwork in Soquel Demonstration Forest on the 8th will also count because there is a scheduling conflict with Waterdog. Disclaimer: this undertaking is not sanctioned by, nor affiliated with, the Waterdog trailwork efforts.
    • Sick Air: 20 seconds Post a photo in this thread of yourself getting sick air (any time, any place). The sickness of your air will be judged by the MTBR peanut gallery.
    • Haiku: 10 seconds Write your commentary and lame excuses in the form of a haiku.
    • Trials: 60 seconds Post video of yourself doing rad trials moves onto and off of the big rock at the finish.



    After some technical difficulties, the spreadsheet appears to be working. Let me know if you see any problems.

    Legend:
    1 - Rock at the start
    2 - Step-up at the end
    A - Trail work
    B - Sick air
    C - Haiku
    D - Trials




    Clarifications
    • Post as many attempts as you like. Time bonuses apply to all your attempts and can be submitted any time before June 1st, but penalties for failing on the technical features are specific to each attempt.
    • Post your sick air shots, trials videos and trailwork reports in this thread; I'll add them to the spreadsheet.
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    Other things

    If you aren't familiar with Waterdog, check out the map at Passion Trail Bikes.

    If you want an idea of previous times on this course, we did a hill climb (minus the technical bits) a while back.

    If you aren't comfortable with the technical parts, use spotters. This would be particularly wise for the first rock roll-over.

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    Postin first in this thread just like last time

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    Krishna, thank you again for setting up the second annual waterdog unofficial event. I was up there yesterday riding and the weather was great. I will time myself next time.

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    I don't know if I can handle the disappointment of measuring how much I slower I am compared to this time last year, but I'll probably try.
    Thanks for setting this up!
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    Thank you for all the opportunities for bonuses. By my calculations I can get my horribly slow time reduced by 1:20~2:20 depending on if I can do anything with that big rock at the end. When/where do we submit our sic air pic?

    Here is mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    When/where do we submit our sic air pic?
    That's perfect. You are now 10 seconds ahead of J.

    I took a run up it this morning, and indeed my dreams were crushed by the step-up at the end.

    I'll add some clarifications to the original post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    That's perfect. You are now 10 seconds ahead of J.

    I took a run up it this morning, and indeed my dreams were crushed by the step-up at the end.
    Don't worry, that 10 sec. lead won't last long.
    (I thought it was worth 20??? or was it only queazy and not fully sick enough for the full 20 sec.?)

    That step-up at the end is a tough nut to crack. Is the branch that used to hang right in the way still there? I've never done it but go close, only to be snagged by that branch and brought to a sudden halt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsimbu
    (I thought it was worth 20??? or was it only queazy and not fully sick enough for the full 20 sec.?)
    J had a haiku for 10 sec. 20 - 10 = 10.

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    Great!
    ** rubs hands **

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    Thinking of this week
    May try on trusty singlespeed
    Since I have no gears

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    Look at my best time.
    Be AMAZED! ... by my slowness.
    Now you feel better.

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    Woo hoo, I can't wait!
    I'll probably hurl a lung.
    Hope I'm not dead last.
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    This is about as close as I'll ever come to "sick air". Air sick is more likely.
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    Rock in front of me
    Umph... Uh Oh... Ouch! P.O.? No!
    In sweat I awake.
    Inch by inch, I will get there! (See my rides and stuff here.)

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    Ahh, you mean WATERDOG. I had no idea this thread was about Waterdog and ignored it as it sounded like a silly fireroad or worse, road climb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    Time Bonuses
    • Waterdog trailwork: 30 seconds Put in a day of volunteering at one of the Waterdog trailwork events. Because of the limited time frame (I only see one scheduled trailwork day in May), you can apply any day of trailwork you already did in Waterdog this year. Disclaimer: this undertaking is not sanctioned by, nor affiliated with, the Waterdog trailwork efforts.
    Since the Waterdog trailwork is on the same day as the Demo trailwork, can we get credit for either one? I'm already signed up for Demo.

    I know I'll need the bonus!!!
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    Maybe Canyon Creek with a requirement to ride the log is better then Upper Creek? Too late I guess to change.

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    I hope this drop counts.
    Drops are like air, just downward
    I need the bonus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goin' medium
    I hope this drop counts.
    Drops are like air, just downward
    I need the bonus.
    Dude, for some real points you need to dig up that video of the gap drop you did that spits you out towards Bullwinkle!
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    Tsimbu: OK, you can count the SDF trailwork on the 8th because of the conflict; I'll update the original post. The branch over the step-up is gone!

    goin' medium: That looks fine to me, though as mentioned I'm not the final arbiter of gnar.

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    Was on a Passion ride this evening and it seems that some people think the route starts on Lower Creek Trail. I just checked.

    Quote Originally Posted by kpd
    ...Now climb Upper Creek trail, continuing up Finch...
    Inch by inch, I will get there! (See my rides and stuff here.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudworm
    Was on a Passion ride this evening and it seems that some people think the route starts on Lower Creek Trail. I just checked.
    You mean Canyon Creek?

    I think that's a better start indeed, but that's not what KPD ordered.

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    Turns out I was wrong
    J's lies and propaganda
    Upper creek it is

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    Upper Creek, I went
    My lunch did not come back up
    Wonder how I rate?
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