• 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

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/2EhyT5CmaHw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 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...

    http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...45994314_n.jpg

    http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphoto...24655104_n.jpg
  • 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.