• 08-16-2012
    Jwind
    Been a fun year...

    Finally got a chance to take the big bike down Horsethief. Forgot my knee pads and nearly passed but alas, all good.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/47664565" width="700" height="394" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

    This up and over spot has been bugging me for a while. Finally bagged it.
    <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-574" title="DSC01174" src="http://singletrackhack.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC01174.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="933">

    Dumb enough to finally do this one. Probably the most famous drop to flat so I felt I had to do it once.. I Think that's enough.
    <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-573" title="DSC01172" src="http://singletrackhack.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC01172.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="483">

    Then there is this guy. Better half does't like when I do this one.
    <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-247" title="amasadrop" src="http://singletrackhack.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amasadrop.png" alt="" width="710" height="329">

    And lasty, there is the fail.
    http://singletrackhack.com/wp-conten...4366200_n.jpeg
  • 08-16-2012
    ric426
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jwind View Post

    Ouch! That landing *had* to hurt. I would have broken a few bones. Then my wife would have broken a few more for me.
  • 08-16-2012
    michaelsnead
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    Michael, Nice. Can you roll down the rock, or do you just have to commit and launch?

    Hey Mr. blue,

    Commitment is the order of the day!:D

    It's way too steep, as in past vertical, and tall to roll. Even just noodling off it you land at the bottom of this picture. Maybe one of the really good guys could pre-jump it and land shorter than that. The speed I'm traveling I would guess my rear tire drops about 5 feet by the time I get it on the ground again. That said the fast guys land waaaay further down than the bottom of this picture!:eekster:

    Take care,

    Michael:thumbsup:
  • 08-16-2012
    eb5
    And lasty, there is the fail.
    http://singletrackhack.com/wp-conten...4366200_n.jpeg[/QUOTE]

    Damn! :eekster: I'm sure you'll never forget this fall
  • 08-16-2012
    blue42blue42
    I love seeing pictures like that Jwind. Is this in MI? Not much like that on the east coast. I realize I have much to improve upon.

    I hope you landed on your backpack and all you broke was your camelbak bladder.
  • 08-16-2012
    Jwind
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    I love seeing pictures like that Jwind. Is this in MI? Not much like that on the east coast. I realize I have much to improve upon.

    I hope you landed on your backpack and all you broke was your camelbak bladder.

    It's the Notch AKA upper body bag in Moab UT, for good reason. I've cleaned the first section a few times. The problem is where the camera man is standing, there is this hard right with a weird tree/root/rock chunk section. I always seem to come into it a bit rowdy. This was my attempt at slowing things down. Bad idea.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/M9l9xulKa1M" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 08-16-2012
    irishpitbull
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Been a fun year...

    Finally got a chance to take the big bike down Horsethief. Forgot my knee pads and nearly passed but alas, all good.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/47664565" width="700" height="394" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

    Mad props on that one.
  • 08-16-2012
    6thElement
    Nice work on cleaning Horsethief, it's tough to even see the line in there when you just stand and look at it.
    Plenty of pucker facter spots in Curt Gowdy too, definitely keeps you on your game.
    Ouch at the Notch crash! :eek:
    Your video isn't showing for me Kent for some reason.
  • 08-16-2012
    evasive
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Been a fun year...

    Dumb enough to finally do this one. Probably the most famous drop to flat so I felt I had to do it once.. I Think that's enough.
    <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-573" title="DSC01172" src="http://singletrackhack.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/DSC01172.jpg" alt="" width="700" height="483">

    Then there is this guy. Better half does't like when I do this one.
    <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-247" title="amasadrop" src="http://singletrackhack.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amasadrop.png" alt="" width="710" height="329">

    And lasty, there is the fail.
    http://singletrackhack.com/wp-conten...4366200_n.jpeg

    Nice pics. :thumbsup: I've looked and looked and looked at the diving board and finally convinced myself I didn't really need to do it. Never felt that impulse with that Amasa drop. And I've done the same thing on the Notch, but there aren't any pictures. It would be worth it though, to have that one.
  • 08-16-2012
    clydecrash
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Been a fun year...

    Finally got a chance to take the big bike down Horsethief. Forgot my knee pads and nearly passed but alas, all good.

    Yeah, nice work on Horsethief! As always, the route is much steeper than the camera shows. Yikes!
  • 08-16-2012
    jimithng23
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Been a fun year...

    Finally got a chance to take the big bike down Horsethief. Forgot my knee pads and nearly passed but alas, all good.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/47664565" width="700" height="394" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe>

    Headed here in a few weeks. You make it look SO easy, however I know that is definitely not the case as I've walked up and down that thing 4 times, each time thinking "there's no way I'll ever ride this!" At ~10secs in your vid, you grab the brake and make a very quick turn to the right to hit a steep roll-in...to me, that looks like the make-or-break move in the line you took. Nice work
  • 08-16-2012
    Jwind
    [QUOTE=jimithng23;9600574]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jwind View Post

    Headed here in a few weeks. You make it look SO easy, however I know that is definitely not the case as I've walked up and down that thing 4 times, each time thinking "there's no way I'll ever ride this!" At ~10secs in your vid, you grab the brake and make a very quick turn to the right to hit a steep roll-in...to me, that looks like the make-or-break move in the line you took. Nice work

    The bench is a two part problem IMO. The first, as you mentioned is the at ~10 seconds. Some people try to ride that "trench" head on, but most do what I do. Down the side. All in or nothing type of thing, no brakes till the bottom of the trench or you'll skid out.

    The second part is at ~15. Straight on, but chunky and a great place for an endo. The rest of that trail is just so awesome though!
  • 08-16-2012
    Jwind
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Nice pics. :thumbsup: I've looked and looked and looked at the diving board and finally convinced myself I didn't really need to do it.

    Pass on the diving board. I road that trail probably a dozen times before one day I just did it. Nothing about that is smooth. In fact, i'm fairly certain the landing is pitch a few degrees the up.
  • 08-16-2012
    evasive
    It is actually an incline. And I've just read a lot of accounts of people doing it all wrong. A four-footer doesn't really worry me much, but I land with all the delicacy and grace of a metal trash can full of rocks. One day, when my drops to flat get lighter...
  • 08-17-2012
    captainmorgan
    I did not clear the log ride at Movil Maze

  • 08-17-2012
    Steve71
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    This log ride :D It's about the most action my MTB has seen this year.
  • 08-17-2012
    evasive
    Well, there's probably beer at the bottom of it...
  • 08-17-2012
    blue42blue42
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Steve71 View Post
    This log ride :D It's about the most action my MTB has seen this year.

    Awesome pic. Assuming you have a good wife at home that lets you get away with that.
  • 08-17-2012
    dirt farmer
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
    I did not clear the log ride at Movil Maze


    You know, I'm a very competent rider; but this right here is why I'm sooooo leery of riding skinny logs. They kinda freak me out for this very reason.
  • 08-17-2012
    blue42blue42
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
    I did not clear the log ride at Movil Maze


    At least you fell of the right side. Left side would have cost you a hangar at minimum.
  • 08-17-2012
    Steve71
    Glad you enjoyed the pic guys. Pretty sure there was a Hazed and Infused waiting for me in the fridge as I coasted into the kitchen.

    ..and, yes I am one lucky guy with a very, very cool wife who can hold her own on two wheels.
  • 08-17-2012
    RIVER29
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    You know, I'm a very competent rider; but this right here is why I'm sooooo leery of riding skinny logs. They kinda freak me out for this very reason.

    I agree. I think skinny logs are sometimes scarier then drops and such but I have some compulsion that won't let me ride past one... I have to try it.

    captainmorgan, good attempt but the thread is "What have you cleared..." ;) I'll redeem you. Here are some skinny logs on my favorite trail, Bobcat Ridge. The third one is really terrifying because it's pretty steep down but it's hard to tell on the video. This was the first time I did all three even though it took a couple tries:

    The Skinny-Logs of Bobcat Ridge - YouTube
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  • 08-17-2012
    Gasp4Air
    Removed -screwed up.
  • 08-18-2012
    aikane
    Cleared this today
    http://i1076.photobucket.com/albums/...c8da5bd113.jpg
    Then proceeded to endo on the rocks just past the logs.:madman:
  • 08-20-2012
    captainmorgan
    You know, I never seem to have the camera on when I actually clear something well! Practiced at Ray's all winter riding skinnies and got pretty good, but apparently that doesnt translate into the real world very well.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RIVER29 View Post
    I agree. I think skinny logs are sometimes scarier then drops and such but I have some compulsion that won't let me ride past one... I have to try it.

    captainmorgan, good attempt but the thread is "What have you cleared..." ;) I'll redeem you. Here are some skinny logs on my favorite trail, Bobcat Ridge. The third one is really terrifying because it's pretty steep down but it's hard to tell on the video. This was the first time I did all three even though it took a couple tries: