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    Wasatch Crest Spine Shots?

    I got to come up to SLC and ride last week, and had a blast. Here's a couple of shots of the spine. Post em if ya got em.
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    looks like you caught some great light

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    Awesome shots - that is a great ride too.

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    I got at least one:
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    Spine on a rigid tandem

    I don't have photos but last Saturday a man and woman rode the spine on a fully rigid tandem without putting a foot down until the bottom, at that sharp right-hand turn.
    They said they can usually make it the entire way without stopping/putting a foot down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colonel Flagg
    I don't have photos but last Saturday a man and woman rode the spine on a fully rigid tandem without putting a foot down until the bottom, at that sharp right-hand turn.
    They said they can usually make it the entire way without stopping/putting a foot down.
    You mean they rode the line NEXT to the spine. Impressive on a rigid tandem anyway.

    Am I the only one that thinks when people say they "ride the spine" that means the furthest line to the riders right which is actually up on the spine as El C and I posted?

    Any other variation is basically next to the spine IMHO.

    I'm just sayin...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bortis Yelltzen
    You mean they rode the line NEXT to the spine. Impressive on a rigid tandem anyway.

    Am I the only one that thinks when people say they "ride the spine" that means the furthest line to the riders right which is actually up on the spine as El C and I posted?

    Any other variation is basically next to the spine IMHO.

    I'm just sayin...........

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    You are correct, they rode next to the spine. They did not take the line that El Chingon took. Either way, I was impressed.

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    They were on high travel b\ikes but a couple weeks ago when we were up there, one dude nailed the whole thing with a big ass drop at the end at very high speed, super impressive, and a couple others "mostly" nailed it with a couple little fudges. But in all was pretty killer and fun to watch. There was a reasonable group of people up there built up as well...

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    I just was out there too. The spine is sick. There was a line of riders waiting to do it, about 10. I was the only one to clear it.

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    The spine itself is probably the smoothest way down, It's my favorite line for aesthetic reasons. The only tricky spot is the somewhat awkward little ledge-up at the beginning, give it a try next time and impress yourself. Chuky always takes the gnarly ledge-master route, (middle, just below the spine) I don't even try to follow her, it's too bouncy.

    Here is a stolen Photo-John photo of me leading Blue, about to angle right onto the spine. Looks tiny from here!

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    Man, I love the spine. I have hit the air at the bottom, but wouldn't say it the smartest air to take. Here is a pic of my friend Carston sending the log air.

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    Nice shots, definitely caught some good lighting on it. For being such a cool feature, the spine isn't very photo friendly since it's tough to get above the rider at any point so that you can get the view on either side in the background. On top of that all the focking rebar they've placed all over it isn't exactly photogenic. Here's a self portrait I took years ago riding up one of the cheater lines below the spine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catch22
    On top of that all the focking rebar they've placed all over it isn't exactly photogenic.
    Whoops, messed up the line, dropped the bike, hopped stylishly over the bars for a terrific save... except... oh, man, there is a rebar shaft poking through my chin and out my eye socket. Bummer.

    It would have taken them minutes to trim that stuff off near the ground, eh?

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    courtesy of C_S




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    Nice Bagtag. I like some of these different angles I"m seeing.
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    Great pics!!! thanks

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    the spine is always a highlight, especially if your dropping into mill d.

    i think the most epic time rode it was in fall last year and the wind gusts were so strong that it blew my wife 5 feet off the trail on the single track. i remember riding the spine hoping that a gust didn't come along. that would not be a fun fall off the right.

    i haven't even tried any of the other ways yet, the spine is just so fun!!!!

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    ... and if we just ... Damn, SLLOYD...you shoot shoot for BIKE magazine

    Some of those shots on your website are amazing, man...seriously.

    Nice work. Makes me wanna go ride the spine!!!!

    Where is it exactly? I'm north of SLC. Is it called "the spine" in the trail reviews?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike-wrench

    Where is it exactly? I'm north of SLC. Is it called "the spine" in the trail reviews?
    Look under Wasatch Crest trail. The spine is part of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Filip
    Look under Wasatch Crest trail. The spine is part of it
    Very cool section but it is only like 40 feet long. You don't ride the Wasatch Crest just to ride the Spine but it is a nice bonus.

    'Course I trapsed my 34lb 6.6 all over the buff singletrack of PC just so I'd have it when I got to the Spine. Nothing like the right tool for the job.

    No photos though. Sorry.
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    Tough to do it justice, here are some pictures from this morning.


    Looking back up it

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    Kudos to Lloyd

    I'll second the Kudos to Lloyd on his photography. I've ridden. climbed, and hiked many of those spots in your photos and I've never seen someone be able to make the photos look even better than the the actual spot . . in fact most can't even capture how impressive a spot is let alone make it look more so!

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    By the way - is it just me or has this spine become increasingly easier over the years? I'm not sure if it's just 20 years of being ridden and smoothed out but back in the 80's I swear that it was way more rough. Maybe my bikes just more smooth. . . who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bike-wrench
    Some of those shots on your website are amazing, man...seriously.

    Nice work. Makes me wanna go ride the spine!!!!

    Where is it exactly? I'm north of SLC. Is it called "the spine" in the trail reviews?
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    Yo, how come the only one that crashed on the spine was the one dude in full armor. Maybe I should quit wearing my armor?? Nice pics by the way.

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    I went there in July. The crest is the best trail I have ever done in my life. The scenery is incredible. i combined the crest and pipeline. Hit rattlesnake trail at the end. When I was there, a trail crew was building a connector/ new section. Is that done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob
    Very cool section but it is only like 40 feet long. You don't ride the Wasatch Crest just to ride the Spine but it is a nice bonus.
    KRob, You know as well as I do the rest of that trail is just alot of BS*.


    *Bitchen Singletrack and Beautiful Scenery.

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    No action, but a pretty cool panoramic view...


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