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    Mtn Biking Clyde Bites It. A Video

    I have had this posted over on the Bike Forums, but since I am a53 yr old, 255# Clyde thought my fellow Clydes and Athenas might enjoy.

    This ride was last Sunday at Dupont State Forest in Brevard, NC on the "Ridgeline". This is one set of over 80 miles of mountain bike trails in this system. This loop was about 7 miles with a 2 mile fantastic downhill that I filmed most of,

    At about the 1 minute mark, you will be witness to a 53 year old, 255# bike crash. It is now Wednesday and i hurt like hell. Sore hip and a couple of ribs that are not happy, and not much skin left on my elbow. But, I must say, that I can't wait to do it again The rest of the video after the fall has some music behind it to cool it up a bit and to cover my moaning Enjoy.

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    That's a sweet piece of east coast single track... gotta get out there sometime. (I'm in Georgia, so it's not too far).

    Nice film. Watch the leaves they can make things slippery. reminds me I gotta put a grippier tire on the rear. Sort looks like you got off the side of the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tenbsmith View Post
    Sort looks like you got off the side of the trail.
    Oh yeah. i remember the second it happened, because i knew what was to come

    That was a very emotional ride for me. I ride crappy local fire roads and horse trails here in Illinois and when i finished the Ridgeline, I was speechless. I ended up doing it 3 times.
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    Was hoping for a decent crash not a gentle wash out
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtnord View Post
    Was hoping for a decent crash not a gentle wash out
    I'll try harder next time
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    Glad you are on the mend and had such a good time. I laughed when watching your video because your reaction was identical to mine a few months back when I went over the bars and cracked a couple of ribs. Thanks for the flashback down memory lane!

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    Hope you're healing quickly -- looks like a neat trail!
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    nice vid, nicer trails.

    if that was my trails you would have landed in a pile of rocks.
    next time

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    Nice little video, thanks for sharing. That looks better than most of the biking that I remember from growing up in the East. Great looking trail and nice features towards the bottom!

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    haha always seems my crashes are in slow motion like that lol... gota love washing out doncha

    good vid... what where ya using? mount pics?
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    nice vid! thanks for posting it!
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    Thanks for posting and I hope you are on the mend! Great video and brings back memories! I lived in Brevard back in the late 90's and worked at the Jordan Street Cafe. The chef there is a mountain biker and we used to go on some epic rides! Good times!!

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    XLNT video... captures the heart and soul of Last Known Good Configuration, going to Hell in a Handbasket in seconds. BTW, put some fresh rubber with some beefy knobs on your front end if you are going to ride loose leaves like that, and stay outta the loose duff. Leaves on leaves in layers is like rolling on a layer of grease, and for sure something will get hurt when you go down, I call it riding in Fall's Follies.

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    nice video, bro. that "washout" looked as if it had potential for pain. Looks fun there, cant wait to go sometime!

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    Kudo's to you for having the stones to post that. Our trails have trees that will arrest your fall. I love me some singletrack!

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    what did you use to film while it was mounted to the fork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by clyde-the-pointer View Post
    Kudo's to you for having the stones to post that.
    Thanks man. I am very comfortable with my poser status.
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    Quote Originally Posted by donalson View Post
    what did you use to film while it was mounted to the fork?
    Same camera for both scenes. . Contour GPS with the Flex Strap for the fork. The flex strap is awesome as it can be moved around the bike for lots of different perspectives. It takes less than minute to switch. And there is not really anywhere you can't mount it.
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