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    Quote Originally Posted by MtbAZ44 View Post
    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...
    So join in the thread.. What have you cleared lately? Lets see some AZ chunk!

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    Not very technical, but
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    That log obstacle looks pretty wicked.

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    Cleared a major turning point in recovery from broken leg suffered while landing too close to second set of doubles now I'm putting both feet on ground while using crutches.

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    Trail 15, Mount Gretna PA, small sampling of what does not look like a trail...
    approximately 3 miles of this, with a few breaks in between...
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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Ray View Post
    Trail 15, Mount Gretna PA, small sampling of what does not look like a trail...
    approximately 3 miles of this, with a few breaks in between...
    Did you go up it or down it?

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    Both directions are equally as nasty, but down is definitely preferred, especially after hitting trail 4.
    I ride there a lot, and plan to hit it tomorrow morning I think I have only cleaned the entire trail once in 5 years (going down)...

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    gotta love riding a trail that is soo challenging, you only made it once. I gotta get out there.

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    Here is another shot from last week, same as first photo from a slightly different angle. I did not realize I had a head on my back either
    This is one of the most technical trails in PA IMO.
    Sections of Mt. Penn are nasty too.
    If you want to give it a shot, let me know...
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    Aaas looks awesome. Obv skill by the operator.

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    Classic Portal shots. I walk the sections people have died. I highly recommend you do the same.
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    Great thread OP!

    After wimping out on this gap in Les Gets first time I went, I finally did it this year! Felt good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimat99 View Post
    Amasa Back drop into the step up, and a cool rock stacker roller on rock stacker.
    Nice work. It looks soooo much bigger in real life. I though I'd hit it from the pics, but when I got there..... no way!
    Happiness is a warm 2 stroke.

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    Drug test! Whew!

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    Thumbs up for Giant!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    Patapsco. Not very difficult, but pretty cool to see a loose pile of logs in a semi-natural state
    Morning Choice (blue) trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by _Alberto_ View Post
    Morning Choice (blue) trail?
    I think so . Don't ride there enough to know. It's not too far from the falls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Classic Portal shots. I walk the sections people have died. I highly recommend you do the same.
    Does anyone have photos of the sections where people have died? It would be interesting to see them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Does anyone have photos of the sections where people have died? It would be interesting to see them.
    Pretty sure this is the section.
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    Whaaaaaattt? Where's the trail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    Whaaaaaattt? Where's the trail?
    Here (don't look down)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Does anyone have photos of the sections where people have died? It would be interesting to see them.
    Here's some moving pictures of the portal in the rain. There's a few sections exposed enough to kill. You'll see this in the video.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/15873138?badge=0&amp;color=ffffff" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/15873138">Storming the Portal</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1586099">RR</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    Wow. Awesome. I don't think I'd walk it. Great stuff!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    Does anyone have photos of the sections where people have died? It would be interesting to see them.
    There are actually a couple places where folks have died and plenty other places where it's a real possibility.

    The upper right section is a rubbly wrap around turn. This is where my second photo above is taken from.

    The botton left arrow points to an oddly shaped rock. Doesn't look like much from this angle, but it has bucked folks over the edge.

    It's worth noting that this pic is shot looking back 'up' the trail where mine are looking 'down'.
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    god, that terrified me just watching that.

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    AWESOME Video!
    Enjoy Life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71 View Post
    Nice work. It looks soooo much bigger in real life. I though I'd hit it from the pics, but when I got there..... no way!
    Thanks. Yeah, pics and vids often don't show us what features are really like. I used to say I would never hit that line and now it's routine. We never know how we'll progress over the years so never say never!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coiler-d View Post
    Wait, what are all those blue d... oh nevermind.
    Disclaimer: No blue dots were harmed during the making of this video.

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    This is my favorite step up obstacle in the Phoenix Mt. Preserve on the south side of VOAZ trail climbing up to the saddle. I've mastered it now, but it's fun and challenging because it is towards the end of a lot of loose and technical rocky climbing.
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    Nothing quite as crazy as some of you guys have posted but here are a few things I have done at Patapsco in Baltimore, MD.




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    You might not be impressed to see someone ride this. But I'm proud of myself for riding this regularly now.

    You can see the roots. You can see the narrow trees. But you can't see what I used to see every time I would try to ride this.

    There was an accident a couple years ago when I was a very noob rider. A gal coming down the roots fell and got a brake lever embedded in her thigh. We had to hold her up while we disassembled the bike and removed it from under her. She had to wait quite awhile, with the brake lever still in her leg, for emergency crews to get to her.

    I finally made it through here by concentrating super hard on the trees and roots to block that image out of my mind.


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    Why didn't someone just pull the brake lever out and save her the emergency cost?
    We are such whimps these days, what would the pioneers think?
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    No biggie... But fun fosho.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jollybeggar View Post
    Why didn't someone just pull the brake lever out and save her the emergency cost?
    We are such whimps these days, what would the pioneers think?

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    todays ride....no ramp on...

    ...either side......i've endo'd here before.... but Rich got it today....
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    This is my favorite step up obstacle in the Phoenix Mt. Preserve on the south side of VOAZ trail climbing up to the saddle. I've mastered it now, but it's fun and challenging because it is towards the end of a lot of loose and technical rocky climbing.
    Just back from AZ, rode the 100, and spurred off a few times on 1A to the link irregular. AZ was pretty cool. You are right, lots of loose, which is tough on the way up, but fun on the way down.

    Im sure you enjoy this in your backyard.

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    This is the waterfall at Redd Park in De. 3 different skills on this. The toughest (for me) is to drop off the plateau. Im not there yet, but would try it if I had a face shield. I took the intermediate line, which takes you over the boulders.
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    That dog rock rocks

    You rode down the rocks at far right? Impressive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wv_bob View Post
    That dog rock rocks

    You rode down the rocks at far right? Impressive.
    Thanks. While I will say it is steep for me, I think the picture is making it look worse. Non the less, it is fun. Another biker came up on me riding it, and said, oh sh*T, thinking I was gonna eat it.

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    No picture but a short story. Out at Rockville I cleared a steep and uneven rockface that 5 other very experienced riders couldn't. What I heard was, "well we're on 29'ers and it is harder than on your 26."

    I'm not sure if they were just giving me the business or really believed that.
    I don't rattle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimat99 View Post
    Amasa Back drop into the step up, and a cool rock stacker roller on rock stacker.
    Good work, man. Now I'm going to feel like a pansy for taking the easy line next time I'm there.

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    There were some trees blown down across some trails and I cleared those with my trusty chain saw. I also cleared a bunch of drain dips and water bars of sediment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zrm View Post
    There were some trees blown down across some trails and I cleared those with my trusty chain saw. I also cleared a bunch of drain dips and water bars of sediment.
    Props! Our trails are going to be silly next spring from all the beetle killed deadfall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    This is the waterfall at Redd Park in De. 3 different skills on this. The toughest (for me) is to drop off the plateau. Im not there yet, but would try it if I had a face shield. I took the intermediate line, which takes you over the boulders.
    Put me down for this one also. I have not cleared the drop from the top but I'm working on it. Good job making this one look more vertical than it is. Having said that, it's vertical enough for me.
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    A couple of thick and loose rocky climbs and a washes that you have to drop into and climb out of
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    knock at door

    before to entry.....................................
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    Quote Originally Posted by jollybeggar View Post
    Why didn't someone just pull the brake lever out and save her the emergency cost?
    We are such whimps these days, what would the pioneers think?
    You haven't a clue what you're talking about. When something is impaled in your body, the only thing that is stopping buckets of blood from squirting out is the same object that caused the injury in the first place. She could have lost consciousness and lost a ton of blood if she had taken your awful advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurizio View Post
    before to entry.....................................
    Dude that thing is begging for a sex joke

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maurizio View Post
    before to entry.....................................
    Are you riding down the left vertical face of that or into the hole? A pic of a rider doing either would be cool.

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    Need new thread for the holes...and is there a gnome thread somewhere? Those could even be combined in the same thread. Since gnomes generally live in those holes.

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    No pics yet, but I recently cleared 3 new technical singletrack trails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esw116 View Post
    You haven't a clue what you're talking about. When something is impaled in your body, the only thing that is stopping buckets of blood from squirting out is the same object that caused the injury in the first place. She could have lost consciousness and lost a ton of blood if she had taken your awful advice.
    And that would be the best case scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by esw116 View Post
    You haven't a clue what you're talking about. When something is impaled in your body, the only thing that is stopping buckets of blood from squirting out is the same object that caused the injury in the first place. She could have lost consciousness and lost a ton of blood if she had taken your awful advice.
    Yup, a reminder that it is basic 1st aid to leave the object in place until medical help arrives. Twigs, sticks, bike parts, whatever.
    If an artery is severed or the damage is severe, the injured person could bleed out before assistance arrives or you may cause more severe damage by trying to remove the object.

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    Got to stop wearing my immobilizer sling today after 5 weeks in it following AC joint reconstruction.
    6 more weeks till I can ride.
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    Cool stuff,
    I remember riding the portal trail with my 2 riding buddies back in 2003. We started up poison spider mesa and rode to portal and back down. I 2 of us did it on hardtails. I did it with v-brakes and a 100mm judy. One friend did it with v brakes and 80 mm sid. And the crazy part is the best rider among us did it on rigid steel Giant with Canti brakes!

    Of course it was dry at the time and we did walks some spots. Given the exposure we all took it a bit easy, but in the end we survived. One of the most memorable rides of my life.
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    a couple of spots ....

    .....that give us some hesitation and trouble....rocks...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    This is my favorite step up obstacle in the Phoenix Mt. Preserve on the south side of VOAZ trail climbing up to the saddle. I've mastered it now, but it's fun and challenging because it is towards the end of a lot of loose and technical rocky climbing.
    Here is a sequence of my favorite step-up
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    Spent Sunday morning cleaning some long techy climb sections on Mormon and National Trail at South Mountain. Lots of challenging fun!
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    I think I threw up a little when I saw how close you guys were to that open face cliff especially at 1.02 when the bidoer looked like he was stalling on that cliff face!
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    COol pics MTB_pilot. I rode the Arizona preserves a few weeks ago. I rented a felt from a lbs that was a POS, and I only had 1 water bottle, but it was cool. Your pics really capture the challenges out there. Fun riding for sure.

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    Finally got switchback #14 on Holy Jim (along with the other 17).

    Yea, I know the rains helped, but it felt victorious nonetheless : /

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    Kind of a beginner here - but nonetheless finally able to clear the 'rock garden' section on the Ridge trail @ Turkey Mtn(tulsa)

    now to get Hochi down without a foot touching the ground

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    That muddy cliff descent.
    That boulder at 4:34.
    My body was not ready.

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    slimat99, I had to watch it again. Portal always brings up good memories. Always started at Negro Bill's and proceeded to Gold Bar and Golden Spike with the ever challenging finish down Portal. Nice run... I have not been since 2004 and I have never hit it with disc brakes. I know where I want to be this spring... thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poppa#1 View Post
    slimat99, I had to watch it again. Portal always brings up good memories. Always started at Negro Bill's and proceeded to Gold Bar and Golden Spike with the ever challenging finish down Portal. Nice run... I have not been since 2004 and I have never hit it with disc brakes. I know where I want to be this spring... thanks.
    glad you're stoked to ride Moab again! My first time on Portal was 04 too. Check out Mag7 next time you are there. Great way to do the Portal now.

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    The only thing I've cleared lately is my drive.
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    I hope this qualifies... I cleared this up to the point of the double timber step-up, which is much further than I have made it before. It may be a while before I get the double-timber obstacle, as I am pegging my heart rate before getting to it right now.

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    This little 2/10th of a mile, 11+% grade climb. I've cleared it all attempts over the last few months and am 3 sec. from KOM. TONS of 4-10 inch loose rocks that seem to be in different place each time I try it! Didn't get pics of the last little killer after the trees, but it's loose and steep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    This little 2/10th of a mile, 11+% grade climb. I've cleared it all attempts over the last few months and am 3 sec. from KOM. TONS of 4-10 inch loose rocks that seem to be in different place each time I try it! Didn't get pics of the last little killer after the trees, but it's loose and steep!
    Looks a lot more fun to come down than to go up. Awesome pictures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhazard View Post
    Second day on my fs 29er, Albuquerque South Foothills... took me two tries to clear this one. There was another techy climb that I didn't photography because, well, I just couldn't do it



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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMTBer View Post
    I hope this qualifies... I cleared this up to the point of the double timber step-up, which is much further than I have made it before. It may be a while before I get the double-timber obstacle, as I am pegging my heart rate before getting to it right now.

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    I have done this climb, is does qualify as tough one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowMTBer View Post
    I hope this qualifies... I cleared this up to the point of the double timber step-up, which is much further than I have made it before. It may be a while before I get the double-timber obstacle, as I am pegging my heart rate before getting to it right now.

    Burnt Mountain Climb, CCW in Dupont State Forest near Brevard, NC

    I've only gone up that once, I made it a lot farther then I thought I would (how ever far that was I don't remember). I like to do that trail clockwise so I get this as the decent, and the smooth section as the uphill. It took me a while to clear it going down too, now I can do it without touching the brakes. One day that will come back to bite me though, I'm sure...

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    Quote Originally Posted by erikrc10 View Post
    I've only gone up that once, I made it a lot farther then I thought I would (how ever far that was I don't remember). I like to do that trail clockwise so I get this as the decent, and the smooth section as the uphill. It took me a while to clear it going down too, now I can do it without touching the brakes. One day that will come back to bite me though, I'm sure...
    We go up it and come back down the same way. I love a good techy climb.
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    Just pay attention to the first min and change, videos take me forever so I put the good stuff first. The rest is a trail with a lot I CAN'T clear. (fixed or otherwise)

    So the logpile (at :20) was made from trees down from Sandy. I only tried to put a front tire on it the since first time I encountered it, but decided to give it a shot for real since I had a spotter (usually stuck riding solo). Cleared it the first time!

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56886295" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56886295">Fixed Gear Mountain Bike - Philadelphia</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user10727634">RobBoat LudThing</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike for days View Post
    Just pay attention to the first min and change, videos take me forever so I put the good stuff first. The rest is a trail with a lot I CAN'T clear. (fixed or otherwise)

    So the logpile (at :20) was made from trees down from Sandy. I only tried to put a front tire on it the since first time I encountered it, but decided to give it a shot for real since I had a spotter (usually stuck riding solo). Cleared it the first time!

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/56886295" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/56886295">Fixed Gear Mountain Bike - Philadelphia</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user10727634">RobBoat LudThing</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    nice work. Where are you riding at?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    nice work. Where are you riding at?
    Thanks!

    This is Belmont Plateau, in West Philadelphia. I still can't wrap my head around the fact that this kind of singletrack is IN the city (the Wissahickon trails are more popular but a 7 mi ride just to get to them for me).

    The log clears are on a trail called the "mouse" and the POV part is on the second half of that system (you can connect them or not). All the trails there are super tight and techy, but I feel like it's making me hone skills quick. (aka, they kick my butt).

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    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VT_cZna9-4A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>

    This is hardly a match for some of the previous posts but they are what we can clear. We were proud.

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    ^^^ Nice work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leoferus View Post
    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/VT_cZna9-4A" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe>

    This is hardly a match for some of the previous posts but they are what we can clear. We were proud.

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    Hey Ricardo,

    You should be proud as those are some fun features! The skills you'll develop on them will stand you in good stead wherever you ride.

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    I hit this roller in the dark. It was kinda scary.
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    nice work in the dark
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    Here is a sequence of my favorite step-up
    That last move is tough by itself. Cleaning it AFTER the sloppy shit you ride to get there?

    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    This little 2/10th of a mile, 11+% grade climb. I've cleared it all attempts over the last few months and am 3 sec. from KOM. TONS of 4-10 inch loose rocks that seem to be in different place each time I try it! Didn't get pics of the last little killer after the trees, but it's loose and steep!
    Where's that last section? Doesn't look familiar...

    I'll have to post a few of my successed. And there are only a few...

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post

    Where's that last section? Doesn't look familiar...

    I'll have to post a few of my successed. And there are only a few...
    Mike, it's a rarely travel trail. Basically the west side of Porcupine past the saddle are that you can go north to Fat Man's or south to T100. It's a tough climb, that takes a little skill, but mostly determination and willpower. I circled it on this map attached in PINK. YOU can....DOOO IIITTTTTT!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MTB Pilot View Post
    Mike, it's a rarely travel trail. Basically the west side of Porcupine past the saddle are that you can go north to Fat Man's or south to T100. It's a tough climb, that takes a little skill, but mostly determination and willpower. I circled it on this map attached in PINK. YOU can....DOOO IIITTTTTT!
    Yes, as soon as you said it I knew exactly where it was. I like going E > W on Porcupine Ridge and hitting that section. I've tried to climb it twice. Once a year or more ago. Failed. The second was maybe 6 months or so ago. Cleaned it. Was surprised 'cause that loose stuff is a bear and then you finish off with that section of rocks and tight turns just when you are outta gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drboudreaux View Post
    Sweet display of skills! After going down hard off an 8" wide elevated skinny in September and messing up my shoulder, I don't know if I'll have the guts to try trails like yours anymore. Where are these trails of yours?

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    Wow that was very impressive. Where is that, looks like a blast to ride!

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