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    Upset Rocks at Blue Mounds Have Teeth!

    Love riding Blue Mounds State Park. My friends and I have made the 2 hour trip from the QC in Iowa 3 times so far this year. Blue is an a$$ kicker, but we love it, and keep coming back for more! Not really sure if we keep returning for the trails or for the beer at the Grumpy Troll.

    Riding along after Serpentine Climb, just started Holy Schist. I was coming over some very large rocks, turning left, and climbing. Dropped off the first ridiculously huge rock and my front wheel hit another and just stopped. I felt my suspension compress and expand. Got my left foot down really fast and while trying to get my right foot down this happened:
    From Ellsworth

    Not really pissed, but it's still a bummer to have a scratched frame...

    I talked to the guys at Ellsworth and asked what the best remedy was - Sharpie permanent marker, they said. So it was said, so let it be done.
    a little bit of blue and black sharpie:
    From Ellsworth


    Hope to make one last return trip before the end of the season this year....there was NO way I was going to do the 12 hour race - you guys are nuts!!!

    Nice trails!!

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    awww...I was hoping for blood. You should see my frame

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    pics??

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    "frame" damage

    This guy had fun at the race a couple of years ago


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    I'm on my ass so much that I don't even bother with touching up the nicks on my frame anymore.

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    that reminds me....

    this seems appropriate.
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    Screeching Weasel

    First thing I do after building up a bike on a new frame is to take the three essential tools: 5mm long allen wrench, small 5in crescent wrench, and removable heads screw driver, and smack the frame in exposed easy to scratch places once with each tool. Hard. Chip/knockoff paint hard or marked anodized hard. Its done. And now I never have to worry about it or think to save the bike before me. My bikes show the number of rides they are subjected to. Come to think about it, my Titus is three years old and only has three big nicks on it. Hhmmm?

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    If you aren't crashing it, you aren't riding it.

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    Yea i was hoping for blood too. I cant count how many times ive walked out with something broken on my bike

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzy
    ive walked out
    You must be one of the lucky ones...

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    very nice

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    I'm amassing a pretty impressive hoard of broken-off bike bits gleaned from the trails at Blue Mound.

    This spring I found a water bottle. Still in its cage that was sheared from the mount. Last year I found a handle bar end cap stuck in a tree.

    I'm thinking an inner-tube vending machine would be a money maker.

    Walt

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    If you aren't crashing you aren't riding hard enough. Especially at The Mound.

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    Yup just managed to take a good amount of skin off my left arm down there yesterday. I guess what people say about those trails is no BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbaryenbruch
    This guy had fun at the race a couple of years ago

    Umm is it me or is this guys ring finger going the wrong way??!!

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    Yep...

    It was only a flesh wound!

    He had a dislocation....nothing more. Back on his bike two days later.

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    Walt, i was also thinking that a vending machine (similar to the trek sponsered ones around madison) would be profitable and also help riders in need

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