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    What have you cleared lately? Pics

    Picture of the obstacle, location and brief description. Goooo


    Patapsco State Park,MD on a downhill section. Loose logs stacked in between. 3 foot drop after the 2nd tree, or you can opt for a blind board ramp to exit. Lots of fun.

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    I've cleared my desk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by howardyudoing View Post
    I've cleared my desk.
    Pics or it didnt happen

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    My cache. Don't want to leave any evidence....

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    @blue42, I am loving that obstacle. Haven't seen anything like that before. Great interpretation of the standard log pile.

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    I'm lucky to clear the parking lot, and just
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    Cool thread idea. Nice work on the clean

    Apparently I'm good at clearing my handlebar...feel like I went to a gang fight, and my gang didn't show up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    Patapsco State Park,MD on a downhill section. Loose logs stacked in between. 3 foot drop after the 2nd tree, or you can opt for a blind board ramp to exit. Lots of fun.
    Which trail is this?
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    Good on you!
    I only clear mo colon at my age.
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    I cleared a quarter mile of overgrown trail, I'll get pics next week.

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    Location: Curt Gowdy State Park.

    Brief description: Former nemesis.
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    RIVER29 is that you? I only see
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Kuhl View Post
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    I thought the thread was about the obstacle not the rider so I removed my head before this attempt.

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    The hard climbs of the Grant Hill Trail, Pinaleno mountains, AZ 9000-9500'. The place was almost deserted but we were visited by 2 skunks and a bear. Summer monsoon flowers everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    Picture of the obstacle, location and brief description. Goooo........
    Hey Mr. blue42blue42,

    I'll play! This is called Big Daddy and it's on the Boondocks Trail at Northstar Bike Park near Truckee, CA. It's very easy because of a perfect approach and an armored landing.

    The only scary part is I'm the guy on the bike and I'm 3 times the age of the biker watching me.

    Where did all the time go?

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    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.
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    A little step up, ladder bridge to step down gap that my buddy built a few years ago. I first cleaned it a year or so ago but this is the first video evidence.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spity View Post
    Which trail is this?
    I'm not real familiar so there could be a better way. It is called Vineyard spring trail. You come through the tunnel and lost lake is on your left. Turn right, and go up the trail about 1/2 mile. The trail head is on your right (under the rr track). Follow it for about 3 miles along the creek. YOu come to a service road, then shoot straight across.

    I want to try going up it next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michaelsnead View Post
    Hey Mr. blue42blue42,

    I'll play! This is called Big Daddy and it's on the Boondocks Trail at Northstar Bike Park near Truckee, CA. It's very easy because of a perfect approach and an armored landing.

    The only scary part is I'm the guy on the bike and I'm 3 times the age of the biker watching me.

    Where did all the time go?

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    Michael, Nice. Can you roll down the rock, or do you just have to commit and launch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RIVER29 View Post
    Location: Curt Gowdy State Park.

    Brief description: Former nemesis.
    River, looks like there are some challenges further up the hill. NIce picture!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    River, looks like there are some challenges further up the hill. NIce picture!
    My buddy with the camera was super tired when we got to this spot so he kinda missed the shot, but I thought it was interesting enough.

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    Cool thread! Will post a pic of the 3-4 footer ive been clearing up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    Picture of the obstacle, location and brief description. Goooo


    Patapsco State Park,MD on a downhill section. Loose logs stacked in between. 3 foot drop after the 2nd tree, or you can opt for a blind board ramp to exit. Lots of fun.

    I've gotten half way on this one a half dozen times. Can't get over the blind exit yet. Good on ya.
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    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.

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    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.
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    And lasty, there is the fail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    And lasty, there is the fail.
    Ouch! That landing *had* to hurt. I would have broken a few bones. Then my wife would have broken a few more for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    Michael, Nice. Can you roll down the rock, or do you just have to commit and launch?
    Hey Mr. blue,

    Commitment is the order of the day!

    It's way too steep, as in past vertical, and tall to roll. Even just noodling off it you land at the bottom of this picture. Maybe one of the really good guys could pre-jump it and land shorter than that. The speed I'm traveling I would guess my rear tire drops about 5 feet by the time I get it on the ground again. That said the fast guys land waaaay further down than the bottom of this picture!

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    And lasty, there is the fail.
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    I love seeing pictures like that Jwind. Is this in MI? Not much like that on the east coast. I realize I have much to improve upon.

    I hope you landed on your backpack and all you broke was your camelbak bladder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue42blue42 View Post
    I love seeing pictures like that Jwind. Is this in MI? Not much like that on the east coast. I realize I have much to improve upon.

    I hope you landed on your backpack and all you broke was your camelbak bladder.
    It's the Notch AKA upper body bag in Moab UT, for good reason. I've cleaned the first section a few times. The problem is where the camera man is standing, there is this hard right with a weird tree/root/rock chunk section. I always seem to come into it a bit rowdy. This was my attempt at slowing things down. Bad idea.

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    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.

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    Mad props on that one.
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    Nice work on cleaning Horsethief, it's tough to even see the line in there when you just stand and look at it.
    Plenty of pucker facter spots in Curt Gowdy too, definitely keeps you on your game.
    Ouch at the Notch crash!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    Been a fun year...

    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.
    Nice pics. I've looked and looked and looked at the diving board and finally convinced myself I didn't really need to do it. Never felt that impulse with that Amasa drop. And I've done the same thing on the Notch, but there aren't any pictures. It would be worth it though, to have that one.

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    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.
    Yeah, nice work on Horsethief! As always, the route is much steeper than the camera shows. Yikes!

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    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.

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    Headed here in a few weeks. You make it look SO easy, however I know that is definitely not the case as I've walked up and down that thing 4 times, each time thinking "there's no way I'll ever ride this!" At ~10secs in your vid, you grab the brake and make a very quick turn to the right to hit a steep roll-in...to me, that looks like the make-or-break move in the line you took. Nice work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post

    Headed here in a few weeks. You make it look SO easy, however I know that is definitely not the case as I've walked up and down that thing 4 times, each time thinking "there's no way I'll ever ride this!" At ~10secs in your vid, you grab the brake and make a very quick turn to the right to hit a steep roll-in...to me, that looks like the make-or-break move in the line you took. Nice work
    The bench is a two part problem IMO. The first, as you mentioned is the at ~10 seconds. Some people try to ride that "trench" head on, but most do what I do. Down the side. All in or nothing type of thing, no brakes till the bottom of the trench or you'll skid out.

    The second part is at ~15. Straight on, but chunky and a great place for an endo. The rest of that trail is just so awesome though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by evasive View Post
    Nice pics. I've looked and looked and looked at the diving board and finally convinced myself I didn't really need to do it.
    Pass on the diving board. I road that trail probably a dozen times before one day I just did it. Nothing about that is smooth. In fact, i'm fairly certain the landing is pitch a few degrees the up.

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    It is actually an incline. And I've just read a lot of accounts of people doing it all wrong. A four-footer doesn't really worry me much, but I land with all the delicacy and grace of a metal trash can full of rocks. One day, when my drops to flat get lighter...

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    I did not clear the log ride at Movil Maze


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    This log ride It's about the most action my MTB has seen this year.
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    Well, there's probably beer at the bottom of it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71 View Post
    This log ride It's about the most action my MTB has seen this year.
    Awesome pic. Assuming you have a good wife at home that lets you get away with that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
    I did not clear the log ride at Movil Maze

    You know, I'm a very competent rider; but this right here is why I'm sooooo leery of riding skinny logs. They kinda freak me out for this very reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by captainmorgan View Post
    I did not clear the log ride at Movil Maze

    At least you fell of the right side. Left side would have cost you a hangar at minimum.

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    Glad you enjoyed the pic guys. Pretty sure there was a Hazed and Infused waiting for me in the fridge as I coasted into the kitchen.

    ..and, yes I am one lucky guy with a very, very cool wife who can hold her own on two wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirt farmer View Post
    You know, I'm a very competent rider; but this right here is why I'm sooooo leery of riding skinny logs. They kinda freak me out for this very reason.
    I agree. I think skinny logs are sometimes scarier then drops and such but I have some compulsion that won't let me ride past one... I have to try it.

    captainmorgan, good attempt but the thread is "What have you cleared..." I'll redeem you. Here are some skinny logs on my favorite trail, Bobcat Ridge. The third one is really terrifying because it's pretty steep down but it's hard to tell on the video. This was the first time I did all three even though it took a couple tries:

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    Cleared this today

    Then proceeded to endo on the rocks just past the logs.

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    You know, I never seem to have the camera on when I actually clear something well! Practiced at Ray's all winter riding skinnies and got pretty good, but apparently that doesnt translate into the real world very well.

    Quote Originally Posted by RIVER29 View Post
    I agree. I think skinny logs are sometimes scarier then drops and such but I have some compulsion that won't let me ride past one... I have to try it.

    captainmorgan, good attempt but the thread is "What have you cleared..." I'll redeem you. Here are some skinny logs on my favorite trail, Bobcat Ridge. The third one is really terrifying because it's pretty steep down but it's hard to tell on the video. This was the first time I did all three even though it took a couple tries:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve71 View Post
    This log ride 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!!

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    Whoops.

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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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    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.
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    Great shot

    Good job to him making it!

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    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!

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Steeper than it looks

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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.
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    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...

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    LOVE this thread. You guys are clearing some good stuff!
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    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?


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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.
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    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.
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    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 .

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    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 .
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayakerjim View Post
    Trail: Funner
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    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.

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    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!!

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    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!

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    Good job! 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!
    What have you cleared lately? Pics-northstar-pho-dog-drop-snead-cropped-mtbr.jpg

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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!
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    This works if by today you mean last year .



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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.
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    Very nice video, even without the bloopers.
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    Not huge, but super fun and smooth.

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    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
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    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.

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    This drop was the biggest I have done in a while. Photo was taken up a Mammoth.




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    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.

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    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


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    Neat feature and nice vid! I was pumped when you finally made it!

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    Great job, blue42. I still can't clear "Bottom Bracket Monster". I got "Derailleur Breaker" in both directions though.

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    Derailer breaker lives up to the hype. It is laid out with wide planks, but the only line is pretty skinny. Nice job!

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    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.

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    Wow that looks a little steep. Look at the way the trees are growing!

    Nice accomplishment.

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    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?

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    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

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    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.

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    This up and over spot has been bugging me for a while. Finally bagged it.
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    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.
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    Then there is this guy. Better half does't like when I do this one.
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    And lasty, there is the fail.
    Were you clipped in? I hope not haha

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    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 Hope you found this as amusing as I did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikesrock View Post
    Were you clipped in? I hope not haha
    Yes. I was

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    Yes. I was
    Wow, that looks ugly. Were you OK?

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    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...

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    Patapsco. Not very difficult, but pretty cool to see a loose pile of logs in a semi-natural state
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    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.

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    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...

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