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    WipeFest 1

    Yesterday I met up with the DOD and some other fellow riders for a gathering at their "secret singletrack stash" known as Whypass. The event was auspiciously dubbed WipeFest and from all accounts there were around 29 or so folks that turned out. I'd say that's a pretty good start to what sounds likely to become an annual event. The weather was dry but due to some recent rains in the area this past week the trail wasn't.

    ImaKlyde was a good friend and humored me by showing up and riding at the back of the pack with me for most of the day.

    One of my highlights was checking out the new Alpha trail for the first time and watching some folks catch air on its jumps. I tried to get some decent shots of the jumpsters but there was too much backlighting from the position I was in. Maybe others were able to get better shots and will post them up.

    Here's a few pre-ride photos from the day. I didn't get any action shots since the speedsters were off the front all day long.

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    Sparticus declares "we'll ride every trail in the network today" and offers a pre-ride toast of Session Lager.

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    Air Time!

    Here are some of the air timers. Wish I had the guts... but 7 broken bones and 5 helmets later, I really don't feel the need anymore...

    The first two photos were on the newest trail, 'The Gift'


    Matt stacks it, more speed next time Matt!

    Brocko, just before he landed at my feet like a gift from the heaven. That crack I heard was the helmet visor separating violently, whew!

    We later stopped at the bigger drop on Alfa.


    PintPedaler in the Air


    Brock airs nicely. .......Don't say I never did anything nice for you Brocko


    Eric's touch-down


    Rod's buddy styling, sorry I don't recall your name at present.


    Red Haze approaches, looks it over. He did it smoothly just after this, but I missed the shot... His ride is a rigid fixie Vulture!

    And while we were reconvening after 20 miles of delicious singletrack, James drove up with his big bike, a friend and her ride


    I have to say it felt great to be back in the woods after an extended time away with an injury. I taped my ankle so it couldn't move too much and it felt OK at the end of the day. Good friends, good times, good trails.

    To whomever, Thanks for 'The Gift'
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    The "Gift" was super nice. Don't go fast on that little gap is all I can say. I cleared the tranny by like 6 or 7 feet and was way too fast trying to get by that tree...less speed on the second try and it was a nice ride! Thanks to the builder(s) (Likes2pedal and son).

    Timmy, you are so sweet but I won't tell anyone.

    Brock...
    Are the wheels roundish? Ride it.

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    wipefest 1

    i am glad to see photos of the gift up here! not glad to see someone crashing though...ouch. as you could tell, me and the boys (10 and 8 year olds) are still fine tuning the trail. we have a couple berms left to create ... and finish the very end.

    say...that Alpha drop looks fun! will you guys tell me where it is now?! please!!!

    i can almost hear you saying "come out and we'll show you" but truth is most of my freetime is spent training to race. it's an odd occurance that i get to head out there. usually after picking up the kids after work for a short ride on a weekday or at the very butt crack of dawn where you may find me shoveling at 7:00am and gone by 10:00 am.

    even if you could drop a hint as to where i might find it i would appreciate it. i don't know the trail names either....other than "the gift" "fungirl" and "SST".

    thanks and i hope to run into you guys some day.

    after seeing the photos, i recognize "sparticus" and he ran into me and my sons at the top of the gift last fall. hehe.

    dirt is fun.

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    Alfa is located across the paved road from the entrance to Fungirl. It actually starts off the short gravel stub located just past the clearcut that the paved road passes through before Fungirl. Alfa parallels the paved road until you're approx 1/2 mile past Fungirl, so just hike into the woods until you find singletrack. It's within 100ft of the pavement.

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    i am glad to see photos of the gift up here! not glad to see someone crashing though...ouch. as you could tell, me and the boys (10 and 8 year olds) are still fine tuning the trail. we have a couple berms left to create ... and finish the very end.

    say...that Alpha drop looks fun! will you guys tell me where it is now?! please!!!

    i can almost hear you saying "come out and we'll show you" but truth is most of my freetime is spent training to race. it's an odd occurance that i get to head out there. usually after picking up the kids after work for a short ride on a weekday or at the very butt crack of dawn where you may find me shoveling at 7:00am and gone by 10:00 am.

    even if you could drop a hint as to where i might find it i would appreciate it. i don't know the trail names either....other than "the gift" "fungirl" and "SST".

    thanks and i hope to run into you guys some day.

    after seeing the photos, i recognize "sparticus" and he ran into me and my sons at the top of the gift last fall. hehe.

    dirt is fun.
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    Sasquatch,

    thanks for the tip! i know right where to look. fuuny too i was suspecting that there was a new trail in the general area based off of a map that Richard submitted awhile back. i will check out and thanks again!

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    When you jump the Alpha drop, how close is that tree off your left side?

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    If you are talking about the one immediately below the log it does not even factor in. It's about three or four feet to your left and nowhere near the landing, you angle away. It's just a trick of the camera angle that it's even a consideration. There is a tree below, where you land that can be a chore to avoid if you go in fast. When you go slow though it to isn't a factor. It's when you sail in and go all stylie that it's close.

    Brock...
    Are the wheels roundish? Ride it.

    Disciples Of Dirt, come ride with us.

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