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    my friends went to moab and all i got was...

    ...a sprained ankle and some broken bike parts.

    (ok, so actually i was in moab too).

    pix will surface later, i'm sure, but first, a shower is in order...

    ** note to self: start saving for a bigger/slacker bike. **
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    Hey, I got some of those broken bike parts too!



    Hope you heal up soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    ...a sprained ankle and some broken bike parts.

    (ok, so actually i was in moab too).

    pix will surface later, i'm sure, but first, a shower is in order...

    ** note to self: start saving for a bigger/slacker bike. **

    I went to moab and all my friends got was...... JACK!!! oh and they got to look at my empty mcstiffs growler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    ...a sprained ankle and some broken bike parts.

    (ok, so actually i was in moab too).

    pix will surface later, i'm sure, but first, a shower is in order...

    ** note to self: start saving for a bigger/slacker bike. **

    Ahhh.... now you're starting to come around.

    I my have my Medium VPFree frame up on the market... I need a large. The VPFree is THE BIKE for Moab.
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    see dakota ridge shock setup thread

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    I don't think any shock setup will help keep up with huckzilla or half dime
    "its not how slack your head angle is, its how you ride the bike"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt

    ** note to self: start saving for a bigger/slacker bike. **
    Just the ticket for bigger, more expensive injuries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    ...a sprained ankle and some broken bike parts.

    THIS THREAD AN SH!T WITHOUT VIDEO OF THE AFOREMENTIONED INJURY!
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsaam
    I don't think any shock setup will help keep up with huckzilla or half dime
    true, my point was that I got an all mountain bike so I wouldn't go over the bars all the time like I was on my XC bike riding tech but it's a stretch that anyone would get that from my post referencing an obscure thread about a totally different topic. apologies, I tend to suck at the internets
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    There must've been a glut of broken bike parts in Moab. I got a dented rim and a cracked helmet!
    But damn I had a good time- first time I've been in YEARS.

    Heal quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    ...a sprained ankle and some broken bike parts.

    [SIZE="1"](ok, so actually i was in moab too).[/SIZE="1"]
    And I didn't even see you! I heard the stories though...

    Bummer T, heal fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    THIS THREAD AN SH!T WITHOUT VIDEO OF THE AFOREMENTIONED INJURY!
    no such vid exists (though there should be some lovely pix of my cankle)... sadly, it was just a stupid "fooling around" injury. while we were waiting for davec to fix a flat, hillary & the boys were practicing some ledges (going down). i, on the other hand, was attempting same going up (not the one pictured in the moab pix thread)... didn't quite get the back tire up and during a sloppy dismount i ended up rolling my ankle under completely on the lower side below the ledge. sunnova&#$@ that hurt(s). but since we were at the very top of amasa, i had no choice but to ride down, gimpy style.

    you know what they say though-- a bad day on the bike is better than a good day off the bike (especially when moab is involved). thanks to ice & athalliah for tending to me at camp (when they didn't abandon me), and sportsman for the usage of the ankle brace (and shot of stranahan's on the trail... strictly to ease the pain).

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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs
    And I didn't even see you!
    ...yeah, about that...
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    Bummer T, heal fast.
    thanks. and congrats on your little ride/adventure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nomad rdr
    Hey, I got some of those broken bike parts too!
    ...yeah, though yours were a little bit more "earned" than mine.

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    One day, I will get to ride there. One day.
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    Thanks a lot Terry for the invite... And now you know how Karma pays those back that forget to invite great guys like me on Moab trips...

    ... get better soon, man! Now that you are injured, I have a chance of keeping up with you!
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    Don't feel so bad, Terry. I'd take this over any good STD.



    But I actually did get Air Terry pics before this all went down.


    And you did slay on the climbs... like usual.


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    Hands down you get Injury of the Weekend.
    Fall of the Weekend, however, goes to nomad-trasher.
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    ** note to self: start saving for a bigger/slacker bike. **

    pfffftttt
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    Ride bikes, not goats. Just good advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by icegeek
    Fall of the Weekend, however, goes to nomad-trasher.
    That was more of a dance than a fall. Michael Flatley even got a little jealous.

    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman
    pfffftttt
    sportsman's solution to the "I need a bigger/slacker bike."


    But be careful, because you might get a little too much courage.




    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsman
    Ride bikes, not goats. Just good advice

    heh heh heh, nice...
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    you obviously needed more strannies...







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    Where are the Nomadcrasher pics???
    Tact is for people not witty enough to be sarcastic...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kchri
    Where are the Nomadcrasher pics???
    I think sportsman has part of the sequence. To capture Nomad_rdr's entire crash would have consumed more memory than flash technology currently allows. It was quite a dramatic performance.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Cheers to a speedy recovery!!!

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    assorted pixels...












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    Great pics, sportsman. Snowboarding was fun, but Moab would have been funnerer.

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    Ahhh, crashing... just before I caught up to you guys at the spot the NomadCrasher pics were taken, I witnessed 2 crashes and an injury... J.C. went down hard, hurt his neck, knee, and elbow. Another guy went down and slammed his face into the ground right in front of me. It looked really bad, but just a bloody nose... and the guy on the diving board waiting for search and rescue. I'd like to see the death/injury stats in Moab...
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    Quote Originally Posted by davec113
    Ahhh, crashing... just before I caught up to you guys at the spot the NomadCrasher pics were taken, I witnessed 2 crashes and an injury... J.C. went down hard, hurt his neck, knee, and elbow. Another guy went down and slammed his face into the ground right in front of me. It looked really bad, but just a bloody nose... and the guy on the diving board waiting for search and rescue. I'd like to see the death/injury stats in Moab...
    Is that what was going on with that pile of rocks at the diving board? WTF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Is that what was going on with that pile of rocks at the diving board? WTF?
    Yeah, the dude laying down behind the rock windbreak had a broken collar bone and broken ankle. The other dude was up there to spot me in case I fell off. Lotta good that'd do since I'd likely be taking him with me if I botched that roller that bad. But hey, at least they let me roll it.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Yeah, the dude laying down behind the rock windbreak had a broken collar bone and broken ankle. The other dude was up there to spot me in case I fell off. Lotta good that'd do since I'd likely be taking him with me if I botched that roller that bad. But hey, at least they let me roll it.
    Oh man, that would suck. How'd they pick him up, ATV?
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    you mean that your wife got some of those broken parts too!





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    So how high up did you guys start on Porc?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickle
    Yeah, the dude laying down behind the rock windbreak had a broken collar bone and broken ankle. The other dude was up there to spot me in case I fell off. Lotta good that'd do since I'd likely be taking him with me if I botched that roller that bad. But hey, at least they let me roll it.
    Holy ****. That is gonna be a looooong, bumpy ride out for that poor sap.

    For future reference, proper technique on the diving board(to dry pool) is to come in super hot, yank the **** out of your bars and fly it as far as you can, trying to overcome the pull of gravity with horizontal velocity and the hope that somewhere out there (sing it now)is a sliver of transition to prevent complete suspension bottoming. Most research has shown however, a complete lack of transition and even the sensation of "uphill" landing. Godzilla has recently become an expert on such revolutionary uphill landing techniques, so pm him for exact speed and trajectory calculations.

    I really just appreciate the fact that theres a guy battling shock in a faux Anasazi shelter in your pic...and the guy without socks and sporting soiled shorts.

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    lower... we heard there was still too much snow up higher.
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    I bet Moab search and rescue hate that ledge, it's very entertaining to watch folks there tho.

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    liquid courage

    It was fun riding with you this weekend..
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! does this look right to you guys?

    (ignore the elephantitis cankle)
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    much to my surprise, i was able to "fix" this w/o breaking the rd and continue pedaling...

    . . .

    ...for about an 1/8 of a mile, whereby the dirt gods smote me once again:

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    some days the universe just doesn't want you to ride... you'd best oblige.
    Dude, I hope you get better and all, but WTF is up with your Karma? Do you kill puppies during the week or something?
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    Woah.
    As teh kids say: Gotdirt = pwned

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    my karma ran over my dogma

    Quote Originally Posted by DWF
    Dude, I hope you get better and all, but WTF is up with your Karma? Do you kill puppies during the week or something?
    you say that like it's a bad thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowtron
    Woah.
    As teh kids say: Gotdirt = pwned
    No doubt... Terry, you need to plan a "GotDirt Strikes Back" trip to Moab.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    my karma ran over my dogma
    That was by far one of the best sayings I have ever heard.
    A trail thatís too difficult wouldnít exist because itíd never be used. But, trails can exist thatíre too difficult for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowtron

    For future reference, proper technique on the diving board(to dry pool) is to come in super hot, yank the **** out of your bars and fly it as far as you can, trying to overcome the pull of gravity with horizontal velocity and the hope that somewhere out there (sing it now)is a sliver of transition to prevent complete suspension bottoming. Most research has shown however, a complete lack of transition and even the sensation of "uphill" landing. Godzilla has recently become an expert on such revolutionary uphill landing techniques, so pm him for exact speed and trajectory calculations.

    32.3 mph - trajectory? 8, 8 is the answer.
    Now with more vitriol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowtron
    For future reference, proper technique on the diving board(to dry pool) is . . .
    alternately, just come ripping down trail, totally unaware of what's to come and then let survival instincts kick in... at least that's the way i first did it back-in-the-day on my steel hardtail.
    (okay, so i haven't done it since... but what's the point now?)

    Quote Originally Posted by JSD303
    Thanks a lot Terry for the invite...
    i seem to recall a conversation i initiated last week, whereby you told me you already had plans to attend some womens MTB skills clinic or something-or-another and couldn't fit another trip out west on your agenda.


    P.S.
    upon further reflection, i now realize it wasn't the dirt gods, but rather the jeep gods who were punishing me for being in moab while the XJ sat neglected at home. time for a sacrifice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    alternately, just come ripping down trail, totally unaware of what's to come and then let survival instincts kick in... at least that's the way i first did it back-in-the-day on my steel hardtail.
    Funny.. that's exactly how I did it the first time. It actually seems to work out better than stopping to think about it first.

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    Heal fast Terry.

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    T, heal fast. It was good to see you out there this weekend, but it would have been even better to ride with you.

    It was good to have a little Moab time with you guys. Nick, fantastic riding, as usual. I still feel like I was a marble in front of a bowling ball. And no, that ain't a weight joke.

    Let's do it again sometime...but without wringing out T so hard. Nex' weekend anyone?
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    I might be down for some Moab. How ever will we sneak our beer into Moab? If only I knew a guy with a bigass trailer. hmmmm

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    Ummm, a pedal falling out of a crank arm isn't broken parts, that's bad wrenching.

    And yes, I'm just grumpy cause it's 30, snowing, and crappy here. I'd rather have a sprained ankle - it would mean I was actually RIDING at some point.

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