• 08-20-2012
    Mountain Cycle Shawn
    Quote:

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

    Hey, I didn't say you could ride like that in my rental!!
  • 08-20-2012
    251
    Whoops.

    Armstrong Pass/Connector whoopsies - YouTube

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  • 08-20-2012
    mtbike52
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    Heres couple from New Mexico. First is a log near Otero Canyon. Second is a drop I built in my back yard.
  • 08-20-2012
    RIVER29
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    This is a good friend of mine. He's only been riding about a year and like most of us (when starting out) he has had a nemesis water bar located in a sharp corner that he never makes it up. Today was the day and on his second try I snapped this shot.
  • 08-21-2012
    2ridealot
    Great shot :thumbsup:

    Good job to him making it!
  • 08-22-2012
    blue42blue42
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mtbike52 View Post
    Heres couple from New Mexico. First is a log near Otero Canyon. Second is a drop I built in my back yard.

    Nice Backyard drop! Way to go minimal on protection. Helmet and white socks are all you ever need!
  • 08-22-2012
    blue42blue42
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by RIVER29 View Post
    This is a good friend of mine. He's only been riding about a year and like most of us (when starting out) he has had a nemesis water bar located in a sharp corner that he never makes it up. Today was the day and on his second try I snapped this shot.

    Nice. I am struggling on an uphill rooty at White Clay Creek. YOu come through a drain pipe, then across some rocks, then up a 4 foot incline through trees. this gets washed out, and is all roots, which provide little traction (they are always wet).

    Like your boy, it is tough to remember to stay seated and keep the elbows in to keep traction on the rear wheel.

    Small victories make riding awesome.
  • 08-22-2012
    s0ckeyeus
    No pics, but I cleared some decent sections of Schooner Trace in Brown County State Park (IN) this past weekend. Next time I make it up there, I hope to clear more. Maybe even I'll manage to get someone else to ride with me so I can get rid of these images of me falling to the bottom of a ravine and not having anyone to help get me out.
  • 09-02-2012
    evasive
    I managed to hold a manual all the way through a water crossing yesterday. Not super gnar or anything, but it was the first time, and it felt good. Better than getting blasted with water and gunk, for sure.
  • 09-02-2012
    Micka
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    Steeper than it looks
  • 09-10-2012
    Jwind
    <img src="http://singletrackhack.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/DSC01561.jpg" alt="" title="DSC01561" width="682" height="964" class="alignnone size-full wp-image-809">
  • 09-10-2012
    Steve71
    Nice couple of rollers there! Both of them look plenty steep in the pics and and not something you'd want to attempt with a big ring attached to your cranks.
  • 09-10-2012
    Jwind
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Steve71 View Post
    Nice couple of rollers there! Both of them look plenty steep in the pics and and not something you'd want to attempt with a big ring attached to your cranks.

    The big ring's most effective application is cutting your calf anyhow...:D
  • 09-10-2012
    sergmx
    LOVE this thread. You guys are clearing some good stuff!
  • 09-12-2012
    Eckstream1
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    Nice. I am struggling on an uphill rooty at White Clay Creek. YOu come through a drain pipe, then across some rocks, then up a 4 foot incline through trees. this gets washed out, and is all roots, which provide little traction (they are always wet).

    Like your boy, it is tough to remember to stay seated and keep the elbows in to keep traction on the rear wheel.

    Small victories make riding awesome.

    I know that section... I run low pressure (20-25lbs) on a high volume tire.
    They just grip everything!
    Clear any of the skills park stuff?


    Here is my most recent clear... I'll get some video up soon.
    Mt. Penn, Pa A-Line - Sittin Pretty
    20ft gap to double transition...



  • 09-12-2012
    sgltrak
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    I didn't jump the gap, but I did roll the steep back side of this. I also cleared the rock gardens and table tops farther up this DH run. Not bad for a guy in Lycra on a soft tail XC bike and clipless pedals.
  • 09-13-2012
    KRob
    Don't know if this counts or not. More of a long tough climb rather than one single feature. I posted this over in the Nevada forum a couple weeks ago.

    This 1200' climb would be a bugger to clean without any rests even without the 15-18 switchbacks...two or three of which are quite tricky. Finally cleaned the whole thing for the first time ever. It takes quite a bit of endurance, some technical skill, and a fair amount of luck to clean it without stopping and without dabbing.

    The view from the top.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/2734856100/" title="Cave Lake with Russ and Randy 015 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3271/2734856100_532df603fc_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="Cave Lake with Russ and Randy 015"></a>

    This is the top of the climb.
    Near the top of the Overlook trail. The lake down below is the start of the climb.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/2734855670/" title="Cave Lake with Russ and Randy 013 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3151/2734855670_acdae1e64c_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="Cave Lake with Russ and Randy 013"></a>


    Here's the infamous #6. Not that steep, mostly nice and smooth, but it's tight.
    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/2734854880/" title="Cave Lake with Russ and Randy 009 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3083/2734854880_bea1031c6c_o.jpg" width="900" height="675" alt="Cave Lake with Russ and Randy 009"></a>
  • 09-13-2012
    Jon Richard
    KRob, what is that your riding? a Mountain Cycle? I've never seen anything like it, but it doesn't look purpose built for climbing so props for that :thumbsup:.
  • 09-13-2012
    KRob
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jon Richard View Post
    KRob, what is that your riding? a Mountain Cycle? I've never seen anything like it, but it doesn't look purpose built for climbing so props for that :thumbsup:.

    That's my buddy Russ on his old mongoose something-or-other. He doesn't look purpose built for climbing either but he's an animal. These are old pics. I was on my 2010 turner 5 spot when I finally cleaned that climb last week.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/19516547@N04/7859971954/" title="iphone pics 062 by kentsaundra, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7859971954_fea83b0560_b.jpg" width="1024" height="768" alt="iphone pics 062"></a>
  • 09-13-2012
    jollybeggar
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by kayakerjim View Post
    Trail: Funner
    Location: Bend, OR
    This rock is about 2 1/2 to 3 ft high. I have always shied away from stuff like this but this rock has haunted me since last year when I rode the trail for the first time. I hit it a couple of weeks ago & cleaned it. This gave me the confidence to try harder stuff on the trail. I didn't clean everything but I did a lot more than I thought I would. It was a great day on the trail.

    I know that rock!
    I was following some dude named Todd who was showing me around Funner. He went over the rock like nothing so I followed (I'm an idiot), I actually made it, but my heart was in my throat when I saw the steep side. That was also the day I cleared my first skinny, I think it was call the hidden or ghost skinny cause you didn't see until you were right on top of it.

    I love Bend.
  • 09-13-2012
    michaelsnead
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Don't know if this counts or not.....

    Hey KRob,

    If you're doing it and you say it's hard then it counts big time in my book!

    Good on Ya for gettin' it done!!

    Take care,

    Michael:thumbsup:
  • 09-14-2012
    Jwind
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Don't know if this counts or not. More of a long tough climb rather than one single feature.

    Those are the harder ones for me :P So ya, it counts!
  • 09-15-2012
    michaelsnead
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    New Old Favorite!
    Hey Guys,

    I first dropped this a few years ago but have started playing with it again.

    Sorry for the poor image quality but I do like the effect of jumping into my shadow. As you can see it's a hip landing which is always a challenge for me!:eekster:
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    Have fun however you get dirty!

    Michael:thumbsup:
  • 09-16-2012
    arkon11
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    I didn't jump the gap, but I did roll the steep back side of this. I also cleared the rock gardens and table tops farther up this DH run. Not bad for a guy in Lycra on a soft tail XC bike and clipless pedals.


    Crested Butte? That gap scared me like heck last summer. Finally nailed it on the last day of my trip out there. I wasn't on a DH bike, but more a 5" AM bike. It was funnnn though.
  • 09-16-2012
    sgltrak
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    Crested Butte? That gap scared me like heck last summer. Finally nailed it on the last day of my trip out there. I wasn't on a DH bike, but more a 5" AM bike. It was funnnn though.

    Yep. CB. We had lunch at the bottom of the mountain the day before and watched a guy crash pretty hard on this one, so I wasn't too stoked about hitting it full speed. I only took two shots at it, as I was riding up the mountain from the bottom before the lifts were turning. I was also on a ti soft tail with 1" of rear travel and a 100mm fork - not exactly designed for the big air.
  • 09-16-2012
    Steve71
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Don't know if this counts or not. More of a long tough climb rather than one single feature. I posted this over in the Nevada forum a couple weeks ago.

    This 1200' climb would be a bugger to clean without any rests even without the 15-18 switchbacks...two or three of which are quite tricky. Finally cleaned the whole thing for the first time ever. It takes quite a bit of endurance, some technical skill, and a fair amount of luck to clean it without stopping and without dabbing.

    Nice work, and I reckon the modern slack head angles makes tight switch backs all the more tricky, even when you've wound down your fork.
  • 09-16-2012
    Steve71
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sgltrak View Post
    Not bad for a guy in Lycra on a soft tail XC bike and clipless pedals.

    Nice work, but you forgot to mention the bar ends! :D
  • 09-23-2012
    leoferus
    This works if by today you mean last year .
    :nono:

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    Forgive me for cheating. I have not had the camera with me lately. The archives will have to do. This is me in Middle Run, DE. In a few weeks I hope to have a new set of videos of the newest features we have added.
  • 09-23-2012
    jollybeggar
    Very nice video, even without the bloopers.
  • 09-23-2012
    arkon11


    Not huge, but super fun and smooth.
  • 09-23-2012
    GiantMountainTroll
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post


    Not huge, but super fun and smooth.

    Awesome! I have a feeling that I would have definately overshot that one lol
    cool pic though :thumbsup:
  • 09-23-2012
    arkon11
    It's actually pretty tough to overshoot because the run in is so small. Ideally I should be riding this on a DJ bike, but I am still getting used to riding a smaller bike haha.
  • 09-24-2012
    Salespunk
    This drop was the biggest I have done in a while. Photo was taken up a Mammoth.



  • 10-06-2012
    blue42blue42
    I am humbled and inspired by the posts of riders doing amazing things. As good as I think I am, I am a novice.

    That being said, I cleared a new feature at White Clay Creek in Delaware. The trail spinners ( a volunteer organization dedicated to maintains the trail system) do a great job in adding new challenges. The feature that starts at 1:50 in the video has been giving me trouble for 3 weeks. I have broken my bash guard twice because I struggle to "get on" the obstacle without bottoming out.

    White Clay Features - YouTube


    Mobile version ( no music)

    White Clay New Features( Mobile Version) - YouTube
  • 10-06-2012
    bloodninja
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    I am humbled and inspired by the posts of riders doing amazing things. As good as I think I am, I am a novice.

    That being said, I cleared a new feature at White Clay Creek in Delaware. The trail spinners ( a volunteer organization dedicated to maintains the trail system) do a great job in adding new challenges. The feature that starts at 1:50 in the video has been giving me trouble for 3 weeks. I have broken my bash guard twice because I struggle to "get on" the obstacle without bottoming out.

    White Clay Features - YouTube


    Mobile version ( no music)

    White Clay New Features( Mobile Version) - YouTube

    Neat feature and nice vid! I was pumped when you finally made it!
  • 10-06-2012
    leoferus
    Great job, blue42. I still can't clear "Bottom Bracket Monster". I got "Derailleur Breaker" in both directions though.

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  • 10-06-2012
    blue42blue42
    Derailer breaker lives up to the hype. It is laid out with wide planks, but the only line is pretty skinny. Nice job!
  • 10-06-2012
    Lead-Sled
    Mammoth closing weekend a few weeks ago. Finally nutted up and went for the rock waterfall on chainsmoke.



    Not my pic but the very same section of trail. And I didn't do it in the snow either. Photo credit goes to Winston.
  • 10-07-2012
    blue42blue42
    Wow that looks a little steep. Look at the way the trees are growing!

    Nice accomplishment.
  • 10-08-2012
    Plummit
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Lead-Sled View Post
    Mammoth closing weekend a few weeks ago. Finally nutted up and went for the rock waterfall on chainsmoke.


    Not my pic but the very same section of trail. And I didn't do it in the snow either. Photo credit goes to Winston.

    Holy steep. What's the run-out like?
  • 10-09-2012
    Dirt Bringer
    A snake. Last second bunny hop saved him when I realized branches don't have stripes.
  • 10-09-2012
    Antikid
    really boring video, but you get the idea. i was very happy with what i cleared. this was my first time there.
    my buddy was scared and pussed out of nearly everything

    this trail is really fun and hard

    Brown County 'Schooner Trace'
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  • 10-26-2012
    Bikesrock
    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>

    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.

    Were you clipped in? I hope not haha
  • 10-26-2012
    Snfoilhat
    What have I cased lately?
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/52248835?badge=0" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/52248835">This is a joke.</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user14321179">Matt Boser</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

    Just started to learn one of the 'big' lines at the local dirt jumps. I am afraid of lips I can't see over and suck at DJs :p Hope you found this as amusing as I did.
  • 10-26-2012
    Jwind
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Bikesrock View Post
    Were you clipped in? I hope not haha

    Yes. I was :)
  • 10-26-2012
    bloodninja
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Yes. I was :)

    Wow, that looks ugly. Were you OK?
  • 10-27-2012
    RajunCajun44
    So the trails in Maryland are so easy you have to go out of your way to build obstacles ?? I grew up in MD and so glad I live west of the Mississippi...

    no offense intended by this post, but the west is where its at dude...
  • 10-30-2012
    blue42blue42
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    Patapsco. Not very difficult, but pretty cool to see a loose pile of logs in a semi-natural state
  • 10-30-2012
    blue42blue42
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MtbAZ44 View Post
    So the trails in Maryland are so easy you have to go out of your way to build obstacles ?? I grew up in MD and so glad I live west of the Mississippi...

    no offense intended by this post, but the west is where its at dude...

    Im glad you enjoy the west coast. There seems to be a lot of great places to ride (as evidenced by this thread. Im pretty happy to enjoy Patapsco, a top 20 trail system only a few hours from my house (source singletracks.com)

    As they say, the grass is always greener, but I would imagine that someone from Asheville (or Pisgah) NC, East Burke, VT, Fountainhead in Fairfax, might also be happy with their East Coast trails.

    I hope we can agree, Wherever you are at, if you are riding, it is better than if you werent riding.

    Keep the trails in the West looking good, I hope to ride out there someday.
  • 10-30-2012
    RajunCajun44
    I did live in Morgantown, WV for one year... loved the mountain biking there.. but then again I am not a fan of technical riding anyway.. It was kind of nice to get a workout and to be able to clear everything...

    I still do quite a bit of chunk here in AZ, but sometimes I would rather kick back and cruise...