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Old 01-14-07, 09:16 PM   #1
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New Log Jump at Harris Lake

I posted this on the MTB forum. But I thought the gang at 50+ might get a kick out of it. I came down the single track ( you can see my Rockhopper in one of the pics) and saw the "new" log jump nature installed at the Harris Lake advanced trail. They have an unwritten policy of letting a tree stay where it falls. But this time I think they may have to cut this one. Meanwhile, we tried a go around that ran into mud about 6" deep.
And I left my chainsaw at home!
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Old 01-14-07, 09:22 PM   #2
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The pitiful thing is that I have friends who can pop those without a second thought. Personally, I stop, lift the bike over and remount on the other side. Never had a bad endo doing that.
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Good to hear you "rode within yourself" and didn't try to launch over that one!!
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Where is Harris Lake?

I'm orginally from Charlotte and there was a Harris Lake
near where I grew up, could it be the same?
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Old 01-15-07, 07:25 AM   #5
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The consequence of an unmanaged forest. That oak could make some beautiful furniture or flooring. I hope someone brings in a truck and hauls it away in board length sections before it rots.
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The pitiful thing is that I have friends who can pop those without a second thought. Personally, I stop, lift the bike over and remount on the other side. Never had a bad endo doing that.
I'd do the same. I've gone more than five decades without accidenally knocking any teeth out. I'm not gonna start trying now.
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Old 01-15-07, 10:19 AM   #7
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The pitiful thing is that I have friends who can pop those without a second thought. Personally, I stop, lift the bike over and remount on the other side. Never had a bad endo doing that.
Many moons ago I did a race and there was a log just like this one. 5 lap race and I just managed to hop for the first 3 laps. Then on the 4th- The wife was there just as I got it all wrong. Didn't even attempt it on the 5th lap but the wife never said a word- But never came to any other race meets either.

Then on the other hand- I don't race nowadays either. If it was a choice of a fowl up or 6" of mud- I'd prefer the mud. At least it is a soft landing.
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Where is Harris Lake?

I'm orginally from Charlotte and there was a Harris Lake
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I don't think so. This lake was built to accomodate the Shearon Harris nuclear power plant near Raleigh. The power plant donated extra land to the county who turned it into a park for sports that are in touch with nature. Boating, fishing, hiking and what has become one of the major attractions, mountain biking. There's about 8.5 miles of mountain biking trails at three different levels, beginner, intermediate and advanced.
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The consequence of an unmanaged forest. That oak could make some beautiful furniture or flooring. I hope someone brings in a truck and hauls it away in board length sections before it rots.
I agree Bob, but the local loggers don't. With paper mills and brick plants, wood is converted to paper or energy around here, including, sadly, large oaks. What a waste. With any luck it will spend the rest of its time as an obsticle on the MTB trail.
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