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    Skid bumps / Skid marks

    I noticed today that while I was out riding, some of the best lines had washboards where folks skid into the corner. It's like a crappy Jeffco dirt road.

    Is this just the fact people are freaked out that if they use their front brake like they are supposed to, they will OTB? Or is it cool to skid into a corner and I haven't figured that out yet?

    Should I swap my front rotor with my back because it's bigger? Hmmmm.... why is my front rotor bigger than the back one.... DUHHHHH ITS THE ONE THAT HAS THE MOST STOPPING POWER!!

    See youtube and I'm proven I cant ride.... dang it.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/RGjrdG0FYws" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    Proven again. I guess I should just join the in crowd and skid.

    <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/WqPzISpFG1g" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

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    NO SKIDIOTS!

    People think that Dhers are skidding on the vids, but they don't know they're just sliding their rear tires by unweighting them. "BODY ENGLISH" people! Takes a hell of a lot more skill to do it properly than to just lock up a rear wheel.

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    I believe the cool kids call it drifting.

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    unweight, body english, skid. Either way it's jacking up the best lines. Instead of being on the inside of the turn to widen the apex, it's on the outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    unweight, body english, skid. Either way it's jacking up the best lines. Instead of being on the inside of the turn to widen the apex, it's on the outside.


    Washboards are braking bumps, skidding creates berms and wide trails.
    At least that's what I've noticed... I think you're talking about two different things?

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    Holy sh*t, stop complaining and go ride. These threads are tired.

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    Use those braking bumps to go faster. Try braking before the bumps, pump the bumps to pick up speed then enter the corner faster and with more control.

    Winning!

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    Those are called Strava Bumps.

    Seriously, Ridgeline got worked over pretty hard in the past month, with the race, and all the racers. Pueblo State Park and Phil's World got the same treatment, Buff Creek will get it soon.

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    These are braking bumps. If people skid, you wouldn't have these anymore. Welcome to high traffic conditions. Get more suspension.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    holy sh*t, stop complaining and go ride. These threads are tired.
    ^^^^this

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertHurst View Post
    Those are called Strava Bumps.


    I think we should rename the Front Range Forum to something like "complaints about MTBer's by MTBer's." Geesh are things really so bad out there? I ride 2-3 times a week and there's almost nothing that wrecks what a great time I have, save for the equipment not working right. There are some boneheads and rude people, ignore them and enjoy your ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonblur View Post


    I think we should rename the Front Range Forum to something like "complaints about MTBer's by MTBer's." Geesh are things really so bad out there? I ride 2-3 times a week and there's almost nothing that wrecks what a great time I have, save for the equipment not working right. There are some boneheads and rude people, ignore them and enjoy your ride.
    ^^^^^^^ This.

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    Skid marks? That's a little personal. Give 'er another wipe or two and buy some Shout.
    "Fact is only what you believe; fact and fiction work as a team." Jack Johnson

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    First world problems. Your life is so hard because there are bumps on the trail.

    Problem solved.

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    So if you lock it up in a straight line it's braking bumps but sideways is a skid. Terminology noted. Still I ride my bike on average of 100+ miles a week. I post good pictures of good trails and encourage others to do the same. I earn my right to discuss one little thing that I think we all can prevent. I also wish they would invent the sarcasm button. Only a handful of you have met me in person so I get it. Pull a Boy George and flame on.

    I raced ridgeline and will do the breck 68 and peaceful valley as well. Every time I get the chance to ride behind and get lapped by riders of that caliber I learn something. If it's how to attack a climb or take the better line through a corner. One thing I never witnessed was a single pro rider locking up their back brake. It was smooth into the corner and smooth out.

    Back to your regularly scheduled programing. I need to go tune my bike for my commute to work tomorrow.

    PS - Sent some rep but forgot to sign it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonblurb View Post
    There are some boneheads and rude people, run them off the trail and enjoy your ride.
    fixed it for ya

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure View Post
    These are braking bumps. If people skid, you wouldn't have these anymore. Welcome to high traffic conditions. Get more skill.
    fixed it for ya by replacing the placebo and part of the problem with fact

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    SWEET!!!
    I have arrived!
    My thread has been KC'd!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    SWEET!!!
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    My thread has been KC'd!!
    What we need are some people with the same enthusiasm as the kids who build and maintain DJ parks. There wouldn't be a single pebble out of place, and anyone who disturbed the trail would get run off forever.

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    I found that decreasing certain foods in my diet reduces skid marks noticeably.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogbie View Post
    First world problems. Your life is so hard because there are bumps on the trail.

    Problem solved.
    meh. rain = trolls. should be hero dirt by this afternoon, problem solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    I found that decreasing certain foods in my diet reduces skid marks noticeably.
    Me too - I've found that a bowl of cereal after a couple of beers is not good for skid marks.
    Without rules, we all might as well be up in a tree flinging our crap at each other. Red Foreman - That 70's show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Otis Towns View Post
    Me too - I've found that a bowl of cereal after a couple of beers is not good for skid marks.
    Maybe you're drinking the wrong beer?

    Last edited by UncleTrail; 05-24-2012 at 02:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    I found that decreasing certain foods in my diet reduces skid marks noticeably.
    Everyone dies, but not everyone lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaycastlerock View Post
    SWEET!!!
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    My thread has been KC'd!!
    thread titles that bring tha lulz are a surefire way to get moar lulz

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarateChicken View Post
    fixed it for ya
    Thanks for the assist.
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    I'll leave an occasional skid mark residue when entering a turn to hot. However, it has nothing to do with braking or dirt.

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    Skidding at resorts is OK. Skidding in the backcountry is not OK.

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    Skidding happens. Even the best riders will lock a wheel on rare occasion, not on purpose. About the best we can do is say don't skid on purpose, and try to repair the trail when you mess it up.

    The real scar in the backcountry is the trail itself. Just to keep things in perspective.

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