Hey, I didn't say you could ride like that in my rental!!
Originally Posted by Steve71
Armstrong Pass/Connector whoopsies - YouTube
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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.
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Sent on my Droid while hitting that $h!t
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.
Good job to him making it!
Nice Backyard drop! Way to go minimal on protection. Helmet and white socks are all you ever need!
Originally Posted by mtbike52
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).
Originally Posted by RIVER29
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.
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.
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.
"Back off, man. I'm a scientist." - Dr. Peter Venkman
Riding in Helena? Everything you need to know, right here
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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.
Happiness is a warm 2 stroke.
The big ring's most effective application is cutting your calf anyhow...
Originally Posted by Steve71
LOVE this thread. You guys are clearing some good stuff!
Originally Posted by William Blake
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.
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.
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This is the top of the climb.
Near the top of the Overlook trail. The lake down below is the start of the climb.
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Here's the infamous #6. Not that steep, mostly nice and smooth, but it's tight.
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Last edited by KRob; 09-14-2012 at 06:31 AM.
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 .
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.
Originally Posted by Jon Richard
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Last edited by KRob; 09-13-2012 at 10:23 PM.
I know that rock!
Originally Posted by kayakerjim
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.
Originally Posted by 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!!
If you can't keep the rubber side down......at least smile for the camera!
Those are the harder ones for me :P So ya, it counts!
Originally Posted by KRob
Originally Posted by sgltrak
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.
Originally Posted by arkon11