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    How NOT to ride the Notch

    The preferable method is to use two wheels. Against better judgment, I chose one. All is good though. Makes for good stories and even better laughs.
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    nice one!

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    One handed nose manual through the notch - that is just showing off

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    Oh WOW!! That looks like it's gonna hurt!

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    Impending doooooooommmmmmmm
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    Yikes! How in the world did everything come out OK with that? Did you tuck and roll or run it out. From where you're at in that pic to the next landing spot is quite a drop! Glad you're OK.

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    Another ill-advised technique:

    Glad you're okay, that thing is a beast. Still have only ridden it twice in a dozen attempts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Yikes! How in the world did everything come out OK with that? Did you tuck and roll or run it out. From where you're at in that pic to the next landing spot is quite a drop! Glad you're OK.
    Something like that. The crux of the notch, for me at least, is making the last rider hard right at the bottom. About 2 minutes prior I had come into that section just a little to rowdy and was too chicken to ride it out and bang said right. I pulled the plug and reset with no ill consequences.

    This was my attempt to tame down my speed wich led to me stuffing my front tire.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JMH View Post
    Another ill-advised technique:

    Glad you're okay, that thing is a beast. Still have only ridden it twice in a dozen attempts.
    Awesome. On a bike, when the going gets weird, the pictures get good. That some twister like thing you have going on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwind View Post
    This was my attempt to tame down my speed wich led to me stuffing my front tire.
    "Ooooh, Can you not do it anymore?" LOL. Love it.

    Nice save, btw.

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    Remarkably unspectacular dismount for the degree of difficulty.

    I concur on the crux being the at the bottom. If you come into that improperly your hosed.

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    Saw one person do it successfully on a dh bike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right View Post
    remarkably unspectacular dismount for the degree of difficulty.

    I concur on the crux being the at the bottom. If you come into that improperly your hosed.
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    Maybe its just me, but I kind of think the last roll in on the "snotch" is harder then the actual notch. The reason being is that it was so sandy (at least when I rode it) that it was like trying to ride down a playground slide covered in astroglide.

    Nice spill on the notch though, and glad you weren't hurt (too seriously).
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    Wow, the outcome in the video wasn't nearly as bad as the picture looks like it's gonna be. Nice save.

    My hat is off to you guys who even try it. We rode the trail on Saturday, walked over and looked at the top, and then hiked our bikes down the Snotch like we always do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoon Man View Post
    Maybe its just me, but I kind of think the last roll in on the "snotch" is harder then the actual notch. The reason being is that it was so sandy (at least when I rode it) that it was like trying to ride down a playground slide covered in astroglide.

    Nice spill on the notch though, and glad you weren't hurt (too seriously).
    All of Moab us exceptionally sandy right now. I've eaten sh!t a few times this late spring due to sandier then expected conditions. I've also bailed pretty decently on the snotch. The element of danger there is, once your crest the initial pitch you have to let it run. As it is, it can be slick as sh!t with sand. Any brakes will almost ensure a wild ride.

    Problem with the notch now is that endo is in my head. That and my fiance isn't particulary hot on me riding it either
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    Very much agreed...trails are quite a bit sandier now than normal. Been a nice warm, dry spring!

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    Nice Justin! Glad you are ok. You know me, I always walk that section......

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    Yup the sand owned my arse two weeks ago. I had to catch the railing at the bottom to not eat it
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    Nice dismount! It's amusing how sometimes the most valuable skill to have in your bag-o-tricks is knowing how to crash. Roll or slide, don't stop all at once, that's when bones and bits get mangled.

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    Friend rode the snotch with crossmarks!

    I too was intimidated by the sand on the rock
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    Ouch! Gives me a pit in my stomach and flashbacks to similar ailed attempts in there. Nice pic!

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    Christ!

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    Isn't this why we all love mountain biking!!!! It is an adrenaline rush all the time.

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