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    As your signature says, but add a little twist..."trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean towards the LEFT...." cause the skinny will tilt ya towards the right...

    Once you do it you wonder why you didn't in the first place and Eujinc is right 90% mental...he didn't tell ya he went over to the right his first try, and "jump back on the horse" and did it again...when the videos are posted by Jason you'll see just how fast he cleared it the 2nd time....last year I wouldn't dare try it...last weekend did it so now it's getting easier...

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    Here I did it last week...picture same spot as Eujinc's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy46
    As your signature says, but add a little twist..."trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean towards the LEFT...." cause the skinny will tilt ya towards the right...
    But don't lean too far left because going down to your left is going to hurt a lot more than falling to your right. I have first hand experience here (see imprint of body on side of hill) :


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    And to put things in perspective, here's Ed clearing leaves off the skinny (and Ed's a pretty tall guy).


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    Yep thats a DEEEEEEPPP culvert I'm about 7'...LOL...NOT....just teasing, had to laugh over the Eds a pretty tall guy... but as you can see I'm not in the middle and I'm on my tip toes at 6'....it sure was fun...

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    Here's a quick video clip of Sunday's ride:

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy46
    As your signature says, but add a little twist..."trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean towards the LEFT...." cause the skinny will tilt ya towards the right...

    Once you do it you wonder why you didn't in the first place and Eujinc is right 90% mental...he didn't tell ya he went over to the right his first try, and "jump back on the horse" and did it again...when the videos are posted by Jason you'll see just how fast he cleared it the 2nd time....last year I wouldn't dare try it...last weekend did it so now it's getting easier...

    Ed

    Here I did it last week...picture same spot as Eujinc's.
    Ha ha, very funnyÖ

    Now I have to cross this stupid thing. I watched your video and you made it look real darn simple. Next time out at white clay, Iím going straight over!!!!!! Iíll post the pics here!
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    Aries!!!!!!!

    You know DAMN well your not going straight over that Skinny!!
    If you do my treat to lunch after the ride!

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    Street...check out the video....only leaning cause of the tongue thing...you know like Mike did...otherwise....all the way baby (Dickie V)....

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    Very nice..you guys make me want to try it..

    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy46
    Street...check out the video....only leaning cause of the tongue thing...you know like Mike did...otherwise....all the way baby (Dickie V)....
    I think that if I see someone do it in my group i'll do it as well. Looks all to easy
    Cant wait till the next white clay ride!!

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    I'm planning to hit Middle Run/White Clay either next Wed or Thursday morning. Have a 2:00 pm work start.

    Anyone interested for either of those two days?

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    I've been looking at that high skinny for about 4 months now and still havent tried it...Like someone already said, "Its 90% mental"

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc
    I'm planning to hit Middle Run/White Clay either next Wed or Thursday morning. Have a 2:00 pm work start.

    Anyone interested for either of those two days?

    i can go either day - weather supposed to be nice, sunny and chilly. shoot me a PM or post to the this thread -

    i would describe my riding as above average 12-15m normally - i know all of the trails but i would rather watch people cross the skinnys

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    Funny...lay that "skinny" on the ground and EVERYONE could ride it...GO FOR IT!!!! Piece of cake....

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    Sunday is possible for me. I'll keep watch on the times.
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    Has anyone seen the new tree crossing on the double horseshoe trail (I think) ??

    Apparently a huge tree or branch had fallen accross the trail last Thur of Fri...Instead of just cutting it up into pieces...somone had carved out the middle of it and built a ramp on each side...Kudos to whoever made it...I rode on this past Sun and saw it but didnt try becasue it was pretty wet back there...

    To get to it,I'm pretty sure you go over the long wooden bridge on the trail that leads accross Possum Hollow Trail rd and close to the bird sancturary...make a left at the end of the bridge and its about 1/4 mile dead ahead...I'll post some pics when I get some...

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    we went over it on tuesday - so new it was covered in sawdust . it is on the double horseshoe trail. somebody did a very nice job, good approach and easy angles, easier if you are going counterclockwise on the trail.

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    So excited there is such good riding in DE.

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    Where is this bridge located ?? I've never seen this before...


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    Quote Originally Posted by vyper005
    Where is this bridge located ?? I've never seen this before...
    Based on the sequence of pictures taken, this bridge is midway between the tunnel and the entrance to the Skills trail.

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    Video of the skinny crossing

    Here's NOT what to do (hesitate):

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    Here's how you should do it (aim for the end of the skinny and keep pedaling):

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    Remember folks, it's "90% mental"

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    Quote Originally Posted by vyper005
    Where is this bridge located ?? I've never seen this before...

    WHen you come out of the culvert under the busy highway you make a left to go up the hill to the skills park...well half way up the hill to the skills park is this little bridge... Thats ME...

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    Man, you did the damn thing!!! Almost blew out your ACL on the 1st one, but you came back strong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy46
    When you come out of the culvert under the busy highway you make a left to go up the hill to the skills park...half way up the hill to the skills park is this little bridge...
    Is that the same bridge where if you guys had turned around and done it the other way it leads you to the junction where if you make a right it takes you to the guardrail crossing ?? If so, then I have ridden that bridge a bunch of times...It just looked real different in the picture...Getting up on the bridge is sometimes difficult if you are seated and tired...Its uphill and a little steep

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    Vyper, thats the bridge...yep and I rode up it 4 times to get pictures and videos...was slippery too since it was a little damp...

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    Quote Originally Posted by boscoboy
    i can go either day - weather supposed to be nice, sunny and chilly. shoot me a PM or post to the this thread -

    i would describe my riding as above average 12-15m normally - i know all of the trails but i would rather watch people cross the skinnys


    I'm average in riding, just rusty. Can run 12-15 miles also without any problems. I'll drop you a PM tomorrow or Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frdfandc
    I'm average in riding, just rusty. Can run 12-15 miles also without any problems. I'll drop you a PM tomorrow or Monday.
    I haven't been on the trails in probably 3 weeks and I can feel the fat piling on. I might be able to join you Wednesday or Thursday, but hopefully you guys are talking about 12-15 miles of riding and not an average speed of 12-15mph!

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    I guess you can only advertise your bike for sale on the classifieds, I noticed the thread I posted is now gone...darn, was starting to get response...oh well do a classified with the other 1,000's of bikes...but in the meantime pass it on everyone I'm selling my 2007 Cannondale Carbon Rush 2 for $1800 OBO all stock except have different tires on it (Ignitors on rear, and Conti Explorers on Front)...thanks for your help everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinker
    I haven't been on the trails in probably 3 weeks and I can feel the fat piling on. I might be able to join you Wednesday or Thursday, but hopefully you guys are talking about 12-15 miles of riding and not an average speed of 12-15mph!
    nah - i'm talking about total distance - i like to ride for fun, not in a hurry. this wont be race training that's for sure. just post a date and time and we can meet up at the parking lot off possum hollow rd. as i said before either day works and the weather should be the same both days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cableguy46
    I guess you can only advertise your bike for sale on the classifieds, I noticed the thread I posted is now gone...darn, was starting to get response...oh well do a classified with the other 1,000's of bikes...but in the meantime pass it on everyone I'm selling my 2007 Cannondale Carbon Rush 2 for $1800 OBO all stock except have different tires on it (Ignitors on rear, and Conti Explorers on Front)...thanks for your help everyone.

    So you knowingly posted on another forum, had it taken down, and do the same thing over here..... Take it elsewhere jerky.
    Too slow to race....too sexy to stay at home.

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    Don't forget it's shotgun season. The Bryant Field Trail is closed for sure (saw it) and I suspect the David English Trail, Cart Trail, and Boundary Line Trail are also closed.

    Whitely Farms, Judge Morris, and everything in Middle Run is open.

    TS

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    wow what a mouth young man...being rude is not neccessary, certiainly won't gain you any respect around MTBR...Peace...c-ya on the trails...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eujinc
    Here's NOT what to do (hesitate):

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    Here's how you should do it (aim for the end of the skinny and keep pedaling):

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/RC6eTGh50jM&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/RC6eTGh50jM&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>


    Remember folks, it's "90% mental"
    eujinc,
    Do you have these videos in other links besides you tube ?? I can view them at home but not at work...I wanted to show a couple of co-workers...

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    There was a group of us out on Sunday. It was a little crisp,and damp,but otherwise a great day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vyper005
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    Do you have these videos in other links besides you tube ?? I can view them at home but not at work...I wanted to show a couple of co-workers...
    Vyper, those videos were taken and posted by ExigeS. I have downloaded a copy from youtube and converted to .avi format. If you like, I can e-mail to you. Just shoot me a PM/e-mail.

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    Thursday is all screwed up now for me. So i'm out for this week.

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    Me & a friend are meeting at middle run (in the upper grass field near where the trail starts,not all the way down to the paved lot) at 3:15pm today (Thursday) if it doesnt rain or snow...It s gonna be a light ride between 6 & 10 miles,normal easy pace....Anyone interested ??
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    Hopefully I'll be able to get out of work shortly - if so I'll see you there.

    Quote Originally Posted by vyper005
    Me & a friend are meeting at middle run (in the upper grass field near where the trail starts,not all the way down to the paved lot) at 3:15pm today (Thursday) if it doesnt rain or snow...It s gonna be a light ride between 6 & 10 miles,normal easy pace....Anyone interested ??

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    Was anybody else slipping & sliding on the trails at Middle Run yesterday (11-23-08) ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by vyper005
    Was anybody else slipping & sliding on the trails at Middle Run yesterday (11-23-08) ??

    Yeah, it was a tad bit 'snotty' in spots, wasn't it? Actually, I thought most areas were in pretty good shape. The worst was the low lying portions of the Lenape Trail approaching Fox Den Rd.

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    I'll be at White Clay next sunday... don't know the time yet, but would anybody like to join?

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    Me & some friends went riding yesterday (Thanksgiving) at Middle Run...Conditions for the most part were great...just a little bit of mud in some areas...

    I've been wearing SixSixOne shin pads ever since I wrecked pretty hard at Judge Morris about 3 months ago...Anyway they saved me from getting another huge gash on the very same spot...

    There is a short log (about 10-12ft long about 2ft high) at the fiberglass bridge where the approach is just a few small logs put together and the other end is just a straight drop off about 2ft...I never tried it on my hardtail cause if you dont pull up the front wheel just right you will probably end up going over the handlebars...When we got there yesterday we saw that somebody had put a log on the end where it used to drop off to form a nice kinda steep down ramp...I said to myself," This is gonna be a piece of cake,any baby could do it "

    There are 2 very small stumps on the ground before the approach which you have to go between..no problem....there are the semi loose baby logs leading onto the main log....no problem....there is a small hump on the main log that you have to watch out for...no problem..you have to keep you front wheel in the middle of the down ramp...problem...My front wheel was off to the left and it kinda missed the ramp...guess what ?? Over the handlebars I went..My shin hit the same spot as the JM crash but it didnt hurt at all...no marks no nothing...Nice

    Moral of the story...Its much safer just to stay at home...eat turkey and watch football

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    I was out there yesterday morning about 8:30 am. My buddy and i rode a small loop,had some fun.Definetly not as wet as before! Unfortunetly we didnt run into the section vyper did,too bad,it sounds fun!

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    Nice pic of the Teeter-Totter from the Trail Spinners Club...


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    Yep love that teeter-totter...just don't go too fast or it wont come down for ya quick enough then ya have to turn it into a jump...

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    Trail condition update >>>> I went to Middle Run yesterday (12-3-08) & about 75% of the trails were still very muddy.The Mountain Goat & Corkscrew were good to go..

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    Trail condition update?

    I'm looking to head down from PA tomorrow. Think it'll stay frozen? Dried out by now?
    Just don't want to make the drive for wet/muddy/don't want to do any trail damage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastcoaster
    I'm looking to head down from PA tomorrow. Think it'll stay frozen? Dried out by now?
    Just don't want to make the drive for wet/muddy/don't want to do any trail damage.
    Not expected to be cold enough to freeze 2 nite,. I have not had a chance to get over to Middle Run in a couple of days, but Fair Hill was fine yesterday so I think White Clay will be fine also, assuming nothing major happens 2 nite.

    Tim.

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    I'm going to the skills trail today (12-6-08) around 330pm and probably do some of Whitly farms & a loop of David English...I hope its not too muddy...I'll post when I get back..

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    Def. would appreciate the post if you can...

    I'm on the very eastern edge of Lancaster County. Snowing here right now.
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    Did the skills trail today then from there went over to middle run...Conditions were alot better than Thurs but still muddy in certain areas...We were leaving just as it started to flurry...I would definitely forget about Sunday...It'll be pretty bad...

    Note>>Someone, maybe the trailspinners, put some new logs in the ground at the very end of the skills trail along the last straightaway...pretty cool...

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