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    show of hands...who would ride this?

    I just don't understand my wife....she thinks its nuts to ride when the temperature is in the 20's....go figure

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    No good

    That makes the cliffs at Portal in Moab look like a safe deal. No thanks.

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    No good

    Hands down as well. If you look at pic numba 3, Hans Rey's Wheel is 'floating'. If he were to not get his wheel up the right distance, bye bye Rey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lv2ride

    Call me chicken or weak sauce or what ever, but I would say "no thanks" to that.

    Try this again with a link to the podium girls forum and I will give you a hands up .
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    The Portal is my fav ride.
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    how much of portal do you ride? I found i was off the bike a lot. I don't think i would do it again...to much exposure for this old duck
    I just don't understand my wife....she thinks its nuts to ride when the temperature is in the 20's....go figure

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    I get off at the two points on the trail that have killed people, and don't ride maybe half a dozen other sections. I don't really know how many times I get off the bike. I do know that I like to ride that trail, and could spend an entire day just playing on it. I've done it on my Vertex and on my Bullit. Regardless of what I ride on it, I like it and all trails like it. I guess that is why I like Fred's Chute and the China Wall at Reynolds Creek.
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    Jesus, just looking at the pictures on that thread makes me sick to my stomach. No thanks!!!

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    I like like the part where they roll around on visquene in Mazola wearing bunny suits.

    That's not a bike ride, it's a stunt. Sly Stallone likes to do his own stunts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lv2ride
    how much of portal do you ride? I found i was off the bike a lot. I don't think i would do it again...to much exposure for this old duck
    We were overly cautious last year, I rode a lot of what these guys walked but I dismounted several times. Not even worth it, no thanks. I am with you Al, the rocks on the last section coming down (around the corner from this pic) are hella fun.
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    Reminds me of one of the reasons I don't rockclimb anymore.

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    From what I saw on the trail Hans Rey was on, I don't think I'd be scared to, but the intimidation of actually being there is probably enought to get me to change my mind real fast...
    I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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    If you read the Santa Cruz site, he and Steve Peat said it was "kinda" windy that day....
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    Cool-blue Rhythm Wimps

    Count me in.
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    Rode this and never gave it a thought
    UNTIL - first reported death and I saw the blood the next week...

    Then NEVER AGAIN.

    I got wooped. Psyched out as they say.

    Similar spot on bottom of Dry Creek used to always ride-
    until one day... new bike, tired, sh*mono cleats got stuck and not low enough gear led to...
    Over the edge -cut up - fore arm stitches and lost my nerve, now- NEVER AGAIN...

    Getting old and careful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lv2ride
    I would not even walk it.
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    Not a chance

    I'm dizzy just looking at the pictures.
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    If you really think about it, technically, I am not supposed to be able to ride a mountain bike...
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    i would not ride that. nope. never.
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    ohyah?

    Quote Originally Posted by Howley
    Similar spot on bottom of Dry Creek
    Cliffs like that, around here? Harley, what did you just smoke?
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    notice theres only 1 rider in the last picture

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    I can't say for sure that I would RIDE it but I would be willing to walk my bike across most of it. It would be an experience, especially if you lived to tell about it

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