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    Weekend Report: Pwned

    Or whatever the kids are saying now. I've not been updated by my Twitterati.

    Because of a huge threat of rain and longer rides, I did not dare risk my D100 to rain and much and it stayed at home. For the most part, I was content with the decision.

    I did manage four trails in two days, with three being shuttled orientation rides and one of those rides being really, really short. Still 12k of climbing this week at the bare minimum, so I'm going to be lazy tomorrow.

    On my variety pack of shuttled rides today, I had a great encounter, which I am able to pinpoint with accuracy, thanks to the miracle of GPS units. The first trail we hit was long and the group was poured on, so I made a decision not to wear my saturated gloves on an easy, 2.5 descent that was our second loop. Turns out, horrible decision.

    While I worried that the wet would freeze me, the lack of gloves was a greater threat, as I found out I heavily rely on them for traction. I hit a fairly small bump and my hands slipped the bar. At least I think. All I know is that I'm on my face in the trail, wanting to stand up, but I can't because I don't have anything near air in my lungs, so I spent about a minute doing this strange barking thing that helped force breathing into normal rotation before I could. Then I found my bike about fifteen yards further down the trail, mostly fine, outside a bent lever.

    I continued to ride, since I was sweep, even though I didn't feel really great. At the end of this short downhill, I still was hurting pretty bad and I didn't feel great for another couple hours and I was able to start downing beers. I am fairly certain my internal organs were realigned. Not sure why, but I'm pretty sure I took the stem in the chest before taking a mouthful of Oregon's finest red dirt.

    Hope everyone fared better.
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    Ouchies. Last time that happened to me I was in 6th grade, going off my first jump ramp with my friend's BMX. Handlebar to xiphoid. Guppy breathing. Lupo the butcher "Oh sheeet Ima gonna die, God damn!" Bent Liver, eh? Happy to hear you didn't rack yourself on the top tube as well.
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    glad to hear you're ok. and oh how jealous i am of those elevation changes, slopes, and speeds.

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    I drove in the rain out to Winsted


    saw some friends


    rode around in circles for a while






    then got a burrito


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    That's not pwnage, frikkin n00b.

    I was stuck at home with my kid while the wife was at some bridal shower for virtually the whole day. It was 70 degrees, partly sunny. Pwned.

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    I like the angled google map view, CB2.

    Quote Originally Posted by p nut
    That's not pwnage, frikkin n00b.

    I was stuck at home with my kid while the wife was at some bridal shower for virtually the whole day. It was 70 degrees, partly sunny. Pwned.
    I guess you win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    I like the angled google map view, CB2.
    Our hills have a Napoleonic complex so you need to present them that way for their egos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    Our hills have a Napoleonic complex so you need to present them that way for their egos.
    Hey, you're in my backyard. Sorta.


    I like the Google Earth presentations, are you guys using an export feature or screen grabs?

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    Probably a joke to you guys with mountains to mountain bike on, but we work with what we got. Big Cedar Wilderness Cat 2 Race Course
    2100' gain in 17.5 miles, typical Texas climbs-- short & steep. I did it on my 29er SS w/33:19 gearing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutBum
    Hey, you're in my backyard. Sorta.


    I like the Google Earth presentations, are you guys using an export feature or screen grabs?
    If I'm in your backyard and you are indeed a trout-bum, then you've fished Riverton.

    I'm saving the image from Google Earth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutBum
    Hey, you're in my backyard. Sorta.


    I like the Google Earth presentations, are you guys using an export feature or screen grabs?
    File to Save and then save image. It even keeps the elevation profile (if you have elected to have it up).

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    glad to hear you're ok. and oh how jealous i am of those elevation changes, slopes, and speeds.
    If you have any skillz at all, you'll top my speeds pretty quick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    File to Save and then save image. It even keeps the elevation profile (if you have elected to have it up).
    Copy that. Thanks.

    I'll get it working eventually. I seem to have a disparity between MotionX files showing elevation profiles while my exported GarminConnect files won't play nice like that.



    Either way, I miss the cows. Look forward to more pictures & less crashes.


    edit: actual footage

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5727745419/" title="satridetest by scc4, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm4.static.flickr.com/3241/5727745419_dfb841b859_z.jpg" width="640" height="138" alt="satridetest"></a>
    Last edited by TroutBum; 05-16-2011 at 03:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB2
    If I'm in your backyard and you are indeed a trout-bum, then you've fished Riverton.
    speaking of cattle... I avoid the train wrecks such as Riverton:

    <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5728158360/" title="Riverton Fishing Derby by scc4, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5025/5728158360_542acf9f0e_z.jpg" width="425" height="640" alt="Riverton Fishing Derby"></a>

    I reside a bit northwest in the Berkshires.

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    My weekend involved rain. I don't ride in the rain unless I get paid, and since I don't get paid, I don't ride.
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    Hmmm...grip failure sucks big time. Had that happen myself on occasion. Hope you heal quick.
    I see hills.

    I want to climb them.

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    I got eczema hella bad on my hands, so my gloves (full finger) are always on. The artificial leather (forgot the "proper" term) on the palms of the gloves gets tacky when it's wet, so that also helps with grip. Besides, I think my grips get kinda slippery when they're wet, too.

    What kinda grips are you running, umarth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by umarth
    If you have any skillz at all, you'll top my speeds pretty quick.
    i run 32:14 on the trails here so i can get some decent mph, but i doubt i can do 30mph on the flat. (remember, we have no hills.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexrex20
    i run 32:14 on the trails here so i can get some decent mph, but i doubt i can do 30mph on the flat. (remember, we have no hills.)
    ****. Different worlds. I run a 34x20 and I want to gear down when it gets muddy (watch out, ISAR). I've spun up to 20 some mph with that set up in a quicker burst.

    But yeah, gravity helps a ****ing assload.

    Quote Originally Posted by erik1245
    What kinda grips are you running, umarth?
    ODI Ruffians. I like them a lot. Again, I may have just ****ed up and it has nothing to do with the lack of gloves, but it was a no tech wipe, so....

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevob
    Hmmm...grip failure sucks big time. Had that happen myself on occasion. Hope you heal quick.
    I feel pretty good today. Sore, but it could be from the massive quantities of riding over the weekend as much as the crash. Thanks for the concern and I'm glad I'm not the only person to manage getting injured for little reason.

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