• 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:

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/vmaPQ6gROG8" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    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
    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...psbd9cfd1f.jpg

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

    Originally Posted by arkon11 View Post
    http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...psbd9cfd1f.jpg

    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.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000152.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...s/P1000153.jpg
  • 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.

    <iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/B_dY8RLJ_iM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 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.


    http://www.chainedrevolution.com/mem...P092207048.jpg
    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'
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/6jYUtSQ3nYQ?list=UUQEuQIz01dJN4SYmAmTMlqg&amp;hl=e n_US" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  • 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.
    http://singletrackhack.com/wp-conten...4366200_n.jpeg

    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...