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    Barrel Trail shots

    Thought I'd add a few Shots of Zens sister mesa, Barrel trail. Got a few shots in today, most of the trail was too fun to stop and take some photos, just kept on railing!



    Some flowy Singletrack with the "Occasional rock pop"
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    No wonder they call it Barrel trail....There everywhere!
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    Right Turn Only!
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    Decending
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    Base Jump
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    Base Jump 2
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    Bad News
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    Multi
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    High Dive
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    Nice shots that's a fun trail. Rode that last weekend That sequence is huge!

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    Looks like you took up all the travel on the tbag hit. Nice one!

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    Nice shots and nice riding How did that guy end up sideways at the bottom of the BJ?

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    Wow!

    You guys are animals!! We passed through on a 30 mile XC ride and saw most of this stuff. Amazing.
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    Sweet pics Shelbster, and some nice riding!

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    Great shots and the riding is inspirational. Very nice.

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    Nice! Is that an Enduro on the big gap? I was down there cruising around the mellow stuff this weekend, definitely need to get back to huck when my new knee is GTG.

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    It's a shame you weren't able to get more than an inch of travel on that Multi shot landing.

    I read in the Bender's Trailside Guide To Hucking And Speaking In The Third Person that you want to try and force the bashguard at least a half an inch into the ground to 'stick' a landing. You're close, only .0001 nanomillimeters left to go.

    Pretty sick I must say and no pads to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    It's a shame you weren't able to get more than an inch of travel on that Multi shot landing.

    I read in the Bender's Trailside Guide To Hucking And Speaking In The Third Person that you want to try and force the bashguard at least a half an inch into the ground to 'stick' a landing. You're close, only .0001 nanomillimeters left to go.

    Pretty sick I must say and no pads to boot.
    Speaking of hitting ur bashguard into the ground to stick a landing we just found a rock roller off of Zen trail that required you to rub ur bashguard into the rock to clean it.....3 ring cranks will require you to go over the handlebars to finish it off

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelbster15
    Speaking of hitting ur bashguard into the ground to stick a landing we just found a rock roller off of Zen trail that required you to rub ur bashguard into the rock to clean it.....3 ring cranks will require you to go over the handlebars to finish it off
    Reminds me of all the early season felled tree obstacles in the Wasatch covered in chainring teethmarks. I'd like to be a fly on a tree watching how some of those bare ring attempts ended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slcrockymountainrider
    Reminds me of all the early season felled tree obstacles in the Wasatch covered in chainring teethmarks. I'd like to be a fly on a tree watching how some of those bare ring attempts ended.
    IME they used to end with 43, then 42, then 41t chainrings.

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    Sweeeet. Great shots Shelbster. The Barrels is mucho fun.

    I've decided from looking at the second picture of the BJ of the guy on the blue bike and white long-sleeve jersey that it's the gap that freaks me out more than the drop. Or a combination of both. Anyway, nice riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    Sweeeet. Great shots Shelbster. The Barrels is mucho fun.

    I've decided from looking at the second picture of the BJ of the guy on the blue bike and white long-sleeve jersey that it's the gap that freaks me out more than the drop. Or a combination of both. Anyway, nice riding.

    That be me.....It's not the gap the kills me its the drop and the fine line between casing it or overshooting it due to the steep landing. We were there the other day talking some people into doing it and they were all worried about casing it and what not. I told em there is no freaking way your casing it, If your casing this you have major problems......5 minutes later a friend hit it and totally brake checked it after Bingo, Cased the living crap outta it. cranks landed on the top of the landing and his rim was taco'd beyond recognition. I looked back at him and said, "Well pigs really can fly."

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    Quote Originally Posted by shelbster15
    That be me.....It's not the gap the kills me its the drop and the fine line between casing it or overshooting it due to the steep landing.
    Exactly. That's my fear.

    That's the problem with the gap (and the drop of course). You have to hit it with just the right speed to land on the sweet spot of the tranny without over shooting.... and then dealing with the speed that much drop (and gap) generates.

    It should be easy.... but it's still my nemesis. Part of my problem is I've never been there with someone who's hitting it so I can follow them down or at least watch them to gage their speed.

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    Looks like a lot of fun. I need to put this on my short list to get to this spring. I rode part of Barrel a couple years ago, hit some of the features, but looks like there are a few new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slloyd
    Looks like you took up all the travel on the tbag hit. Nice one!
    Good job with the cover shot of the new bike mag, reading it right now!

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    Shelb, love your photography. I've seen a few more of your pics over on Spenser's FB page. I really like the perspective of the first Base Jump photo.

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    Is this Ron....? It is! Isn't it??? Moab is gunna be the shiznit my friend!

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