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    Bloodletting









    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    29er wheels would've rolled right over that...

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    Where's the sweat and tears?

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    Rock beats skin... can you show the damage?

    Speedy recovery
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    Ouch.

    That is one chunky trail...

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    bravo sir, BRAVO

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    You literally left your mark on the trail.

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    you chose the wrong line... j/k.
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    Badass effort. Badder with no pads.

    Chiquito?

    Heal well...

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    No gloves?! owie.

    Obviously he was going too slow.



    What went wrong? It looked fairly reasonable in the 2nd pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas View Post

    What went wrong? It looked fairly reasonable in the 2nd pic.

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    It's hard to say exactly what went wrong. You know how it goes...someday's you're the fly...someday's you're the windshield. But, VonHeckler was killing it up until that section. This move is called the "Final Exam". It's a nasty piece, no doubt. You have to navigate a tiiiight left hander,which drops you into a hole. You really have less than a bike length to be lined up. If you are lined up and pull the trigger...the rock spine narrows rather quickly into maybe a 3-4" section. If you slip off to the left or right, bad things are likely in your future.

    I won't ride this line unless I'm totally feeling it. I pass on it most times.

    The Final Exam from Steve Gordenker on Vimeo.

    What the EFF is "All MOUNTAIN"???

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    1. Looks like a fun as hell challenging line.

    2. Love your drive-by postings.

    3. Nice shots.
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    I'm trying to decide when the "oh sh!t!!!" occurred, picture 3 or 4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishful Tomcat View Post
    I'm trying to decide when the "oh sh!t!!!" occurred, picture 3 or 4?
    Pic 3 for me!

    You get that moment when the front wheel stops moving, your weight starts to shift forward, everything goes quiet and time stands still....

    You're eyes scan the ground for a landing spot, the ass end of the bike starts to swing out while your feet try to disengage from the pedals... [Pic 4]

    And then time starts moving again... At twice the normal speed!!! Sound returns and the next thing you know you're in a pile of bike, rocks and dust.

    Waiting for the pain...
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    Yikes!! Hope you heal up soon. That trail looks mega fun!
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    Hopefully no broken bones.

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