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    Clean: No dabs, No breaks, No do-overs!

    There's a 1200' climb at Cave Lake SP from the Lake up to a bench overlooking the lake at the top of the appropriately named Overlook trail. There's approximately 15-18 switchbacks over the 1.5 mile climb.

    Some are nice gradual bike appropriate turns, but many are fairly sharp, hiker built V-turns. The trail isn't super steep but it's a pretty stout climb. Over the years I've cleaned all the switchbacks at one time or another and generally on a normal day I'll clean all but 2 or 3.

    Today, for the first time ever, I cleaned them all in the same climb with no dabs, no stops, no do-overs. It felt really good.

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    Good for you !

    Your like wine.........JUST GET BETTER WITH AGE :thumbup: :beer:

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    Awesome, KRob! And the picture... that's just about heaven...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post

    Today, for the first time ever, I cleaned them all in the same climb with no dabs, no stops, no do-overs. It felt really good.
    Whoa, really? That's a beast! (at least I think so). Awesome, Krob!
    Don't ask me a question unless you really want to hear what I think.

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    Krob congrats and good for you.
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    Good Job KRob..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountaingirl1961 View Post
    Whoa, really? That's a beast! (at least I think so). Awesome, Krob!
    Well, conditions were perfect (it had rained the day before and the dirt was mostly dry but set up like asphalt so traction wasn't an issue like it is sometimes) and my legs were really fresh...... but still, you're right, it is a beast of a climb.

    Whenever I make it past #6 on the first attempt which is the toughest, tightest switchback of the climb, I start getting my hopes up.... but then normally flub up one of the easier ones that I usually clean 9 out 10 times.

    If I make it clear to the top without messing up on any of them I have an unwritten rule that I have to clean the v-turn right at the bench in order for it to count. I call that one the spoiler.

    Thanks for the Kudos everyone. The nature of that trail is such that the next time I go up there it will take me 10 tries to clean #6 then flub up on several others. But that's what keeps me coming back..... Well that, and the 4-mile descent that rewards the persistent climber. One of the best, flowiest, descents I've ever done (and I've done a ton of them all over the West).

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Well, conditions were perfect (it had rained the day before and the dirt was mostly dry but set up like asphalt so traction wasn't an issue like it is sometimes) and my legs were really fresh...... but still, you're right, it is a beast of a climb.
    I can't even begin to clean that, up or down. Tip o' the helmet to you.

    You're right about the reward for the climb, though. That downhill is pure joy.
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    Strava, or it never happened

    J/K, good job man

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    Quote Originally Posted by beagledadi View Post
    Strava, or it never happened

    J/K, good job man

    Matt
    Wow. Strava can detect rest stops and dabs too? Big Brother is watching!!

    Here's garminconnect map. Hope that will suffice.

    Oh wait. I did upload this one to strava a couple months ago. Even set up a new segment for the descent.

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    Good climbing kent!!
    "Im just going to explore a little bit..."

    Dont make me be the bad guy...

    Do I need a pass to ride this trail?

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