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    What mountain bike skill are you going to work on for 2013?

    cornering? climbing? drops? jumping? racing? endurance riding?

    beer drinkin? photographin? Safety ridin?

    How are you gonna go about it?

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    Tricks and stunts and such. I want my kids to worship me.
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    2013 skillz

    Endurance - specifically distance and climbing.
    -- Climbing - Kennedy on the SS is a late Winter/Early Spring goal.
    -- Distance - Being able to do some of those epics in places like Coe would be fun. (See Climbing).

    Diet - still debating that wholly green smoothie thing
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    Probably will continue late 2012 efforts to cut back on beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grumblingcrustacean View Post
    Endurance - specifically distance and climbing.
    -- Climbing - Kennedy on the SS is a late Winter/Early Spring goal.
    -- Distance - Being able to do some of those epics in places like Coe would be fun. (See Climbing).

    Diet - still debating that wholly green smoothie thing
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    Probably will continue late 2012 efforts to cut back on beer.
    How soon can you get to Overgrown today ? You need a good climb after your actions last night no doubt !
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    Going bigger on the drops & jumps. Practice, practice, practice. Probably work on endurance too.
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    ^^ Yep, I'm just a junior flyer. Are there any trails near the South Bay that are good for practice (and don't say Demo!)--or anybody that gives lessons?
    Why?

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    Jumps! Drops!

    I'm also going to work on my beard growing skills as those seem to enhance my single speed and cyclocross riding skills in a most wonderful way.

    Also plenty of 12/24 oz curls are in my future.

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    Everything. I'm fat and a wuss.

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    Jumping and carrying speed through turns.

    I guess climbing also, so I can do loops at Demo and finally check out Sawpit. Also, possibly riding clipped-in.
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    Riding with flats instead of clipped in.

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    Riding more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ancient rascal View Post
    How soon can you get to Overgrown today ? You need a good climb after your actions last night no doubt !
    We ended up going up to sand point in Nisene. 1600 feet over 8 miles was better for my back.

    I'm up for more Kennedy torture soon.

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    Riding more singletrack. Fewer vanilla road rides. Keeping the car running so I can actually get places I want to ride instead of just doing default rides from home all the time. Getting a geared MTB for longer rides (on single speed my limit is about 2.5 hours and also road time to/from trails either sucks if the gear is low, or the choice of trails is limited if the gear is high for road riding).

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    Less trail work and more riding.

    More single-speeding, both hard tail, front suspension, and fully rigid.

    Using a seat-dropper on my AM bike all the time.

    Trying new trails.
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    Not crashing!
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    I plan on actually getting back on my bike and riding. The rest will fall into place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supermachete View Post
    Trail building & development.
    Were've you been? Give a shout next time your in the southbay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by francois View Post
    cornering? climbing? drops? jumping? racing? endurance riding?

    beer drinkin? photographin? Safety ridin?

    How are you gonna go about it?

    fc
    working on being less fat and riding more. shouldnt be too hard. 2012 was crazy.
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    More push-ups, plowing, doubles, less braking, jumping over rooty/ rocky sections when possible.
    Last edited by Tim F.; 01-01-2013 at 07:00 PM.
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    Big senders! and going faster uphill

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    More riding with my boys, and working on their skills, they are the future. What mountain bike skill are you going to work on for 2013?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1357096684.569440.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtvert View Post
    ^^ Yep, I'm just a junior flyer. Are there any trails near the South Bay that are good for practice (and don't say Demo!)--or anybody that gives lessons?
    Get a dirt jumper and start sessioning Calabazas in Cupertino/San Jose.

    Btw, what's wrong with Demo? Thats got to be the best place to learn jumps and drops in the bay area.

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    Cornering, taking the steeps faster, and increasing my power to weight ratio.

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    PACS- Calabazas looks like the ticket. And it's only 4 miles from our new place. Thanks!

    I've been to Demo once. It was lots of fun, but most of the jumps/drops were a little over my comfort zone (XC old guy)!
    Last edited by dirtvert; 01-01-2013 at 09:28 PM.
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    Keeping speed on step ups, scrubbing jumps that are too small for the speed you have on that section of the trail, and hitting hips that air to the right (it's my non-natural side)

    Also, being able to ride certain trails from top to bottom, hitting every feature...
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