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    Marginal Success

    After yesterdays battery issues I made plans to meet Cruz at the trail head this am for another ride. I woke up a little early to check the weather radar and it looked like the majority of the rain was going to just go a little north of Huntsville and Monte Sano. SWEET!! In an attempt to not get caught unprepared I put the camera batteries in the charger and ran them through a full recondition and charge overnight. I threw an extra 2gb SD card into my pack as well.

    It was a frigid 57 degrees and quite humid when I met up with Cruz around 7:50 AM. We planned a route that missed most of the boggy areas and would maximize the amout of good footage we could shoot. That humidity had made all the rocks very slick adding a little bit more technical challenge.

    Vid from the start of the descent.

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2782814&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2782814&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><br /><a href="http://vimeo.com/2782814">Monte Sano Tire tear</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1114455">SSinGA</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.

    I stopped because I rolled over a flat rock at the start which slid my tire into it's buddy just waiting to sink a fang into my sidewall. We had probably not even covered a mile of trail at this point. The damage was about an inch long slice in the sidewall. I put a tail-side patch on the tire, inserted a tube and limped it back to the car to see if I could do a more permanent repair.

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2782988&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2782988&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><br /><a href="http://vimeo.com/2782988">Limp back to the car</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1114455">SSinGA</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.

    Couldn't resist this one - even with a damaged tire.

    <object width="400" height="300"><param name="allowfullscreen" value="true" /><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always" /><param name="movie" value="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2783634&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" /><embed src="http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=2783634&amp;server=vimeo.com &amp;show_title=1&amp;show_byline=1&amp;show_portr ait=0&amp;color=&amp;fullscreen=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" width="400" height="300"></embed></object><br /><a href="http://vimeo.com/2783634">Wall ride</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user1114455">SSinGA</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.




    Back at the car, I made a boot from a piece of Gatorade bottle wrapped in a piece of tube. This would prevent the tube from oozing out of the slit. Back to the trail.

    We were cruising along on High trail to get to a DH that has a bunch of small rock ledges all the way to the bottom. We didn't make it. I flatted again!!!! I turned around and started the walk back as Cruz rode back to the car to pick me up when I hit the intersection with the road. I t was much harder walking on those damp rocks then it was riding on them. I paused to take a couple of still shots along the way.





    I think my Sultan has seen or heard me speak about the new DW bikes and it sabotaging my rides.
    Last edited by SSINGA; 01-10-2009 at 12:39 PM.
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    Cool pics! What's with the second one? There's some weird distortion going on there. Almost looks like a fisheye. Moisture perhaps?

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    distortion is probably splashed water or mud, but the new GoPro camera has a wide angle lens that gives a fish-eye appearance. Looks like Vimeo is running very, very slow today.
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    Looks like Vimeo woke up - all vids work now
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    Nice Sean...are you and Steve ready for a trip to Pisgah yet? I'll need to head that way to pick up a new frame in a month or so


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    Quote Originally Posted by jncarpenter
    Nice Sean...are you and Steve ready for a trip to Pisgah yet? I'll need to head that way to pick up a new frame in a month or so

    Hopefully end of Feb. Need to coordinate my work travel schedule to nail down a date.
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    nvm

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