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    2011 REBEL, Rocktober - Elimination - Brawl - Elizabeth Furnace - Litmus

    This year's REBEL was a success. 4 days of riding that will test your skills and stamina.

    The line is pretty much straight towards the camera.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05814.JPG"></img>

    After the initial punch-in-the-face climb, this downhill was a lot of fun. It had medium level rocks combined with medium level speed for several miles.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0001.JPG"></img>

    The Turners (RFX left, 5Spot right) wanted a rest.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05819.JPG"></img>

    The views sucked.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05821.JPG"></img>

    Bear would have eaten this guy just on principle.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05822.JPG"></img>

    After about twice the estimated mileage, we finally exited the woods. It's always best to go too big on the first day.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0006.JPG"></img>

    The next day ventured deep into the woods before looping back towards civilization.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05827.JPG"></img>

    Saw a bear cub scampering along the trail leading here.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05830.JPG"></img>

    That might be Maryland in the distance but I'm not certain.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05831.JPG"></img>

    This next section is absolutely menacing.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05841.JPG"></img>

    Chunky ups and downs which you'd better not stop if you want to get started again.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0007.JPG"></img>

    Another crappy view spoiled.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05842.JPG"></img>

    Back to the nutty rock sections.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0009.JPG"></img>

    This does not let up.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05848.JPG"></img>

    After a while it starts to wear a person out.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0010.JPG"></img>

    If you have any latent shoulder injuries, they seem to arise here.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05852.JPG"></img>

    Finally headed downhill.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0011.JPG"></img>

    No pictures of the epic downhill which lasts for miles and throws the book at you in terms of variety and difficulty of obstacles at various speeds.

    Civil war meth lab to conclude day 2.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05858.JPG"></img>

    Day 3 was off to a wonderful and wild day trip.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05861.JPG"></img>

    The views were a little better here.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05867.JPG"></img>

    But the views still sucked.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05868.JPG"></img>

    The ridge went up and down repeatedly.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0017.JPG"></img>

    And varied from tight woods to open paths.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0020.JPG"></img>

    A tricky little up move caught you unaware since it was hidden by a corner.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0021.JPG"></img>

    A rock to roll.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05870.JPG"></img>

    One of my favorite rock combo lines.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05873.JPG"></img>

    My turn.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0024.JPG"></img>

    A spring bubbling up right from the ground created a small stream flowing down away from the trail.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05875.JPG"></img>

    Back to the chunk!
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0026.JPG"></img>

    Notice anything odd about this sign? I didn't at first.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSC05879.JPG"></img>

    The fourth and final day of REBEL had lots of tough loose climbing followed by a really run rocky downhill.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0027.JPG"></img>

    Near the end of the trip and damage had added up and I was feeling pain.
    <img src="http://uberfarm.com/mnf/20111006/DSCF0028.JPG"></img>

    Jack
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    Techy-chunk section + surprised by nude hiker could = nasty crash.

    Good stuff.

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    Very nice pictures. And I thought that it was rocky here in Utah.

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    great pics

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    Great pics Jack. I like some techy stuff, but I don't think my skill level will ever get to where I would feel comfortable on some of that stuff you ride.

    In the related posts at the bottom of your thread was one called
    Elizabeth Furnace almost killed me.....


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