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  1. #76
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    I'm a long way from Norcal, but I hope to conquer the nose pivot this year for the tight switchbacks we have here Colorado.

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    kovarik fireroad drifting.
    YouTube | #1 Rule for California mtb: If you're having fun, it's illegal.

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    Climb hills.and climb more. The Shasta Classic Lemurian local whiskeytown lake race for me kicks my butt 26 miles 4300 ft elv. Climb more because its harder to go up then down for me.

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    A couple more things I want to work on for the year... Descending better. Faster/hitting more features on our local stuff, Getting better at getting the bike UP stuff, ala trials moves up stuff.

    I wouldn't mind working a bit more on going really fast over chunk, either.

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    thinking about this more...

    My 2013 goals have changed a bit...originally I was thinking based on local trails.

    But, there are three family trips planned that will hit Eugene, Whistler, and some combo of Utah, CO, and TX...

    Endurance and distance are still key, but I am adding in the "skill" or "temperament" to try new obstacles as they are presented. That means use the skills I have as I encounter something new, rather than question and try and session it.

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    Aside from trying to get my XC on, I just ordered this.

    Stolen Saint 24" with freestyle geometry.

    I'm going to work on getting some of the old street tricks back. I'd like to get good at fast plants again.


  7. #82
    don't try this at home
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    keeping my bike in working order.

    anyone want to come and replace my fork seals and bleed/add fluid to my brakes?
    will you rep me?

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    Getting back into racing bmx. Need to work on my gates. I may end up selling my mountain bikes since they are so expensive and won't get much use.
    Last edited by SOG; 01-20-2013 at 02:45 PM.

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    riding more.... my endurance sux!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    For those of you looking to work on some specific riding skills, I would highly recommend this book: Mastering Mountain Bike Skills - 2nd Edition: Brian Lopes, Lee McCormack: 9780736083713: Amazon.com: Books.

    Lopes is...a bit of a schmuck, but he's also one of the most accomplished riders ever, and his book is much more readable than the average skills book. Besides taking a lesson from an ex-pro, this has probably helped my riding more than anything else. Happy trails!

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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    And as you work on skills, remember the most important lesson of all is to ride with enthusiasm and ride like a kid. Like Malcom...


    Chills. That's the coolest bike video I've ever seen. Go Malcom!

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