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    Highline Fun

    Day one of an annual bike to Panorama, BC trip with my old club. The Highline is AMAZING! This is a steep roller that you can't see until you are over the rock. It freaks out a lot of the group who are used to seeing where they are going. We have a week here including a day at Kicking Horse. Much Fun.
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    ... and if we just ... Wow that is a steep trail

    You must have a paruchute in that camelbak.
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    Trees seem to grow at a funny angle

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    nice ... any more pics?
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    Nice roller bickle. Is it this steep?
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    Pucker factor 10 on that one El C!

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    Nice roller bickle. Is it this steep?
    Yeah, that's pretty steep
    There's an 'oh sh!t' on Manager's where you get the feeling that your center of gravity has left your general vicinity
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    Somebody's gotta give the boys from AZ their props for this one. Quick video screen shot:

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    Nice work there on the manager!
    What the pictures don't show is the run-out, which is a 2' wide, 2' high ladder bridge with a corner about 12' after the tranny. Apparently many people clear the roller, only to sail off the ladder bridge and into trees/rocks.

    An aquaintance did exactly that on friday and got 23 stitches on his knee- despite wearing DH pads.

    If you want to see steep rollers, go check out Larvacide in Squamish.
    Oh and you'll have to climb for it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Nice work there on the manager!
    What the pictures don't show is the run-out, which is a 2' wide, 2' high ladder bridge with a corner about 12' after the tranny. Apparently many people clear the roller, only to sail off the ladder bridge and into trees/rocks.

    An aquaintance did exactly that on friday and got 23 stitches on his knee- despite wearing DH pads.
    Strange, there were 3 of us that knocked out the Manager. None of us had any issues with the runout. Check out 30 seconds in

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er
    Strange, there were 3 of us that knocked out the Manager. None of us had any issues with the runout. Check out 30 seconds in
    Manager's zero problem for him.... he hucks it. It had rained 2 days straight and the entire upper mountain was covered in muck (manager was closed). Our buddy was forewarned about the fast ladder section after the manager, but elected not to listen. Now, he's got 26 stitches in his knee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er
    Strange, there were 3 of us that knocked out the Manager.
    Yeah... also looks like you guys hit it while it was dry.
    Which is actually pretty rare for BC. (over 20 days of rain last year in July alone!)
    So... consider yourselves lucky!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Yeah... also looks like you guys hit it while it was dry.
    Which is actually pretty rare for BC. (over 20 days of rain last year in July alone!)
    So... consider yourselves lucky!

    Not sure I would hit it wet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er
    Not sure I would hit it wet.
    Ditto that! I got a little out of shape even when it was dry I was able to stop on the wood for a round of knuckles though

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Yeah... also looks like you guys hit it while it was dry.
    Which is actually pretty rare for BC. (over 20 days of rain last year in July alone!)
    So... consider yourselves lucky!
    Yeah, but we also had a week of dry following a bunch of other weeks of dry. The wood and rocks were nice and dry, but the dirt was dry, dusty, and kinda chewed up. I would have loved some moisture and tacky dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiSS'er
    Not sure I would hit it wet.
    Thats what she said

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    That screen shot is sick. That angle definitely looks like it represents.
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    Great stuff folks keep it coming!

    Mmmm I love steep rollers.

    Diablo this past Friday... "Stigmata"



    You should see the steep chunky stuff you have to make it through to get to this!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Mmmm I love steep rollers.

    Diablo this past Friday... "Stigmata"



    You should see the steep chunky stuff you have to make it through to get to this!
    That looks way steeper in that pic than others!

    The thing about rollers. It's harder to balls up and go than it is to actually ride it out. I've had a lot of ohh poop moments only to come out with clean tighty whities.

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    Steep is good. Here is the cheese grater line...

    Great pics
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    Quote Originally Posted by YoPawn
    That looks way steeper in that pic than others!

    The thing about rollers. It's harder to balls up and go than it is to actually ride it out. I've had a lot of ohh poop moments only to come out with clean tighty whities.
    Absolutely what you said!

    Pics of Stig do it no justice. You look at it in person and say NFW! It's on a hard left turn just off steep chunk so to add insult it's hard as heck to just to mount up after looking. Then you hit it and laugh your arse off about what the puck you were worried about.

    Funny thing is more people eat it ppl eat it just walking it the go-round.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHAHEEB
    Steep is good. Here is the cheese grater line...

    Great pics
    That's not just steep, that's balls dude Nice work!

    And here's an AZ gem called Happy Ending. Not just steep, but L O N G
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    That looks like Elden

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    That's not just steep, that's balls dude Nice work!

    And here's an AZ gem called Happy Ending. Not just steep, but L O N G
    Great Photo
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    I'm digging the steep stoke and know that all those are steeper than the photos make out.
    I loved the riding I got in when I was over that way.
    Heres a vid of the Notch,It took me three goes to clean it but I wasn't going to leave it.
    http://zzz.vorb.org.nz/moab-chute-t85748.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    Nice roller bickle. Is it this steep?
    I spent a day looking (well, I was riding a bit too...) for that one this spring. Where? North Rim?

    LMK--the season approacheth...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rackerrack
    I'm digging the steep stoke and know that all those are steeper than the photos make out.
    I loved the riding I got in when I was over that way.
    Heres a vid of the Notch,It took me three goes to clean it but I wasn't going to leave it.
    http://zzz.vorb.org.nz/moab-chute-t85748.html
    I enjoyed your vid but even you have to admit it doesn't portray the Notch in all its steepness. Peeps watching this vid will think, hey, just head down and go for it. They aren't seeing what lies just beyond that right turn at the bottom. And how far from aid you are if things don't go as planned. Props for cleaning it, very few do. I just take pics there.
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    Hey dirtbag, is the HE roller in flag on par with the rollers in Whistler. That is still the steepest/longest roller that I have ever seen. Nice job!

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    I'm definately seeing the steepness of that notch. (or is it a distant memory?)
    That's the one on Porc Rim right?
    I followed El Ching through that years back. Pretty sure I didn't clean it.
    I was just glad I didn't get hurt.

    It was hard as heck. Props.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    Hey dirtbag, is the HE roller in flag on par with the rollers in Whistler. That is still the steepest/longest roller that I have ever seen. Nice job!
    Definitely. Longer and steeper than the Filthy Ape except it rolls out smooth unlike the Ape where you have to float the gnar at the bottom.

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    Happy Ending sounds incredible! I like that shot from above, any other angles?

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    Definitely. Longer and steeper than the Filthy Ape except it rolls out smooth unlike the Ape where you have to float the gnar at the bottom.
    +1 on the Ape...Two of the guys I was with flatted at the base.
    Also Ape goes concave halfway down, kinda freaky looking down on it at that point.



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    This is from when I was there a few weeks ago. I kinda pride myself on hitting **** like this, but it was waaaaay outa my league. I think it's roughly 60' tall and the pitch is pretty much consistent all the way down.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn. Biker123
    This is from when I was there a few weeks ago. I kinda pride myself on hitting **** like this, but it was waaaaay outa my league. I think it's roughly 60' tall and the pitch is pretty much consistent all the way down.

    Sh!t, having seen you ride, you could roll it in your sleep. Top third you're thinking "hey, no sweat". Immediately after your rear let's loose, skipping and chattering and you're thinking "sh!t, it's still a long way down there". Immediately after you discover the brakes are absolutely worthless and you let 'em go and hope you don't wrap yourself around a big 'ol pine tree at the bottom. FUN!

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    It must have been all of the gnar that I had to endure even before I got to happy ending that had me very intimidated. Plus I was solo and SOBER!

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    Not a HL (not even on a Turner for that matter)...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag
    ... Top third you're thinking "hey, no sweat". Immediately after your rear let's loose, skipping and chattering and you're thinking "sh!t, it's still a long way down there". Immediately after you discover the brakes are absolutely worthless and you let 'em go and hope you don't wrap yourself around a big 'ol pine tree at the bottom.
    ^^ Quote of the day right there. ^^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    +1 on the Ape...Two of the guys I was with flatted at the base.
    Also Ape goes concave halfway down, kinda freaky looking down on it at that point.
    I'm OVER the ape. Last two times I did it because outta town friends wanted to see it done. First time, double flat and 2 broken spokes in rear (admittedly, I gave it a bit of gusto for the camera) and last time, another rear flat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtbag
    That's not just steep, that's balls dude Nice work!

    And here's an AZ gem called Happy Ending. Not just steep, but L O N G
    Props for the local shot!

    HE is sweet.

    To expand on the technique, you crawl up to the point of no-return. Modulate your brakes to give you all the slower-power they can, and then when you go past the point where you can no longer control your speed, just let go. Don't worry too much about riding it solo, it ends right next to Upper Oldham and the road is just past that. If you are concious you can yell for help
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    Got some nice Happy Ending on Wed. Got I love Flag. It was also entertaining to watch people try and walk around Happy Ending. It's way more dangerous than riding down. Might have a video of it.
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