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    How tough is Tapatio ?

    The videos I've seen look great, but most of the written reviews I've read suggest that it is not for light weights.

    I am curious, what is Y'all's take on it ?

    I am entry level intermediate and I am considering riding there soon.


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    Ted
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    Here is my take on it (just click Tapatio Springs)

    To answer your question, some sections might just have you in over your head, but that's why they have the term 'hike-a-bike'

    Go with a friend, if possible.
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    hmmm,

    maybe a nice long ride at OP Schnabel instead hehe

    Thanks Pedigre, Great write up


    Ted


    P.S. Very nice website btw
    I'd rather be riding than healing, body armor is your friend ! :D

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    have you been out to Flat Rock Ranch?
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    Yes ! !

    I rode it last Sunday and I absolutely Freakin loved it. ( pardon my french )

    I rode the entire Lower Loop, and I met Jimmy
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    that's right, I forgot about that. Tapatio simply has a few areas that are a bit more technical. As long as you are careful, you should be fine.
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    I was pretty comfortable at Flat Rock, if it's only a little more technical at Tapatio then I am not too concerned.

    Thanks for your help
    I'd rather be riding than healing, body armor is your friend ! :D

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    Just ride it, you'll be fine. If you can ride city park, you can ride anything in central texas.

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    Well.... I'm back hehe


    Frankly, I found it to be way beyond my skill level. If I go back I'm wearing body armor.

    I made the whole course but I walked a big chunk of it, especially after the bruised ribs ( true story )

    Any way I think what did me in was the large quantity of loose rock on both ascents and descents in and amongst tight climbing and descending switchbacks.

    I think I read that the racer guys did that loop 3 or 4 times during a big norba race some years back. Guess that's what it means to be Pro.

    Anyway, I am off to buy some advil and contemplate next weekends adventure.


    Hope you guys had a good weekend !


    Ted


    Oh ! I forgot to mention, their is a secondary loop off the main loop, near the top. That's the one I found tough.
    Last edited by Ted_R; 03-13-2011 at 06:04 PM.
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    Good luck with the ribs; mine took over 4 months to heal this time around.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ted_R
    Well.... I'm back hehe


    Frankly, I found it to be way beyond my skill level. If I go back I'm wearing body armor.

    I made the whole course but I walked a big chunk of it, especially after the bruised ribs ( true story )

    Any way I think what did me in was the large quantity of loose rock on both ascents and descents in and amongst tight climbing and descending switchbacks.

    I think I read that the racer guys did that loop 3 or 4 times during a big norba race some years back. Guess that's what it means to be Pro.

    Anyway, I am off to buy some advil and contemplate next weekends adventure.


    Hope you guys had a good weekend !


    Ted

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    Ouch, four months.

    This will be my first time for bruised ribs, so we will see how it goes.
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    Ribs are gettin better ! I stopped taken Tylenol yesterday
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    I need to get my ass out there. Sounds cool.

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    I have run those trails but never ridden them. The downhill part will be fun.
    "I don't suffer from insanity!I rather enjoy it."

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    I got the impression that the trail has deteriorated, their were sections where I felt like I was riding on marbles.
    I'd rather be riding than healing, body armor is your friend ! :D

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