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    Anyone ride Gooseberry on SS?

    Just curious. I'm hoping to get to St. George early next season and just wondering if it is too steep for a SS and if gears are necessary (really steep hills or really high drop offs, etc...). I'm know this question depends upon the rider's ability (as I am an enthusiastic recreational rider) but I just love my SS too much to leave it home

    I guess it is just a good reason to train harder and harder (my wife will be just thrilled...)

    Anyone got SS-Goose pics?
    I guarantee I will never, ever be accused of bringing sexy back...

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    TOTALLY do-able and possibly enjoyable.

    Personally, I wouldn't do it because I can't resist hucking off of everything in sight, and my SS doesn't like that. (picture proof below)

    I've ridden it a few times with a buddy who rides rigid, he was smokin!
    It's almost perfect for SS because it's short ups everywhere....

    You'll have a blast.
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    Pretty easy as far as SS rides go. Full squish is nice because there are things to jump off of. On a pure fitness scale, I'd rate it a 5 or 6 tops out of 10. I've had fun everytime I've gone there.

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    good SS workout

    lots of riders hit GB after Interbike in Vegas this year. I only had the SS with me so not much of a choice. No prob SS'ing it, but it is a killer full-body workout with all the step downs and wheelie-ups. Lots of short, grunting climbs - short like a bike length. Then cruise for a while, step down/up, repeat. Good fun! You'll dig it.

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    I rode Gooseberry on my rigid 2x9 this year and rarely shifted. Used the 32x24 most of the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hollywood
    lots of riders hit GB after Interbike in Vegas this year. I only had the SS with me so not much of a choice. No prob SS'ing it, but it is a killer full-body workout with all the step downs and wheelie-ups. Lots of short, grunting climbs - short like a bike length. Then cruise for a while, step down/up, repeat. Good fun! You'll dig it.

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    Totally SS'able. It's pretty flat, a lot of little ups and downs.

    Fun trail!

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    ""Anyone ride Gooseberry on SS? ""

    Is there any other way??

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUGH
    ""Anyone ride Gooseberry on SS? ""
    Is there any other way??
    HUGH
    Hey, Hugh, I think it would be possible aboard something like this...whadddya think?
    Good to see you hanging out here again!
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    Gooseberry on a single is as fun as it gets. Do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Padre
    Hey, Hugh, I think it would be possible aboard something like this...whadddya think?
    Good to see you hanging out here again!
    Yea its possible but not as fun!!
    (hanging my head real low) All I have to say is that The "S" does work!! Very well!!! Thats what I will be racing this season.Mine is way better than the one in the pic though! I think I'm gonna do the marathon races this year. It's gonna be good.

    HUGH
    smile and have a great day guys and gals..

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUGH
    Mine is way better than the one in the pic though! I think I'm gonna do the marathon races this year. It's gonna be good.

    HUGH
    smile and have a great day guys and gals..
    What? *scratches head
    I'm trying to figure out where one could upgrade there....okay..I'll have to get my eyes on it someday...

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