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    This about sums it up...

    My East Coast experience so far:
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    heh, yea thats a fact of life round these parts....if you can time your turn just right you might not hit.
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    Those are called pinch points that keep the atvs out.

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    time to bust out the hack saw!
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    That picture reminds of that old commercial "cut off the bark and the tree could die"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    time to bust out the hack saw!
    Should I plan on cutting down my wide @ss bars when I move back?

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    Yep that can be a Problem in these parts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circusjunk
    Yep that can be a Problem in these parts




    Some asshat actually cut down one of the trees in that photo last week......

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodsguy
    Those are called pinch points that keep the atvs out.
    Hey, I never thought of that. Good idea. The trees don't really bug me that much, even with my ridiculous 28" DH bars...only place that's really tough is Earle's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mdc
    Some asshat actually cut down one of the trees in that photo last week......
    No way! That sux. I liked flying over those planks and weaving through those trees. You couldn't go straight through but a slight angle and a quick manuver you could get through without losing any speed. What a freaking loser.

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    Are those trees located at Plumbers Landing in Whitinsville? I have rattled thru those many times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LIV2RYD
    Are those trees located at Plumbers Landing in Whitinsville? I have rattled thru those many times.

    Same trees :-( Not only was that tree cut, but a few of the trickier roots along the TT course were surgically removed as well.

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    I dunno, I have a 27" bar and only hit a tree once a year, if that. It's just a matter of angling yourself through them correctly.
    Then again, I've only been to (g)earl's trails twice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelly
    I dunno, I have a 27" bar and only hit a tree once a year, if that. It's just a matter of angling yourself through them correctly.
    Then again, I've only been to (g)earl's trails twice.
    That's funny btw, smelly--an east side of the Notch throw down.

    I will say that while demoing a sinister for a few weeks, it had very wide bars and I hit a few trees-but, after a ride or two-it's nt hard to adjust.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smelly
    I dunno, I have a 27" bar and only hit a tree once a year, if that. It's just a matter of angling yourself through them correctly.
    Then again, I've only been to (g)earl's trails twice.
    Yeah, it's not usually a big issue for me, I just feel bad for the people behind me who have to wait while I wiggle my big-ass bike through the trees. I have more of a problem with catching my elbows and shoulders. Yesterday I clocked an elbow on a tree at B Street and when the bars flipped around, my nuts went straight into the stem. Bad news.

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    you think those are tight try raburn in millbury
    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUNGLEKID5
    you think those are tight try raburn in millbury
    Unfortunately Rayburn isn't as tight as it was 3 -4 years ago either
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    Save a tree & wipe your butt with an owl.
    Thank your local Sierra Club.

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