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    He's no fun, he fell right over! ;)

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    Hey. I know where you got that quote.

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    I'm only replying because an ad kept appearing right over top of the video and I couldn't see it. So this was the easiest way to copy it!

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    That you dawg? I can't ride offroad clipped in..

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    Well, he was going pretty strong for a while. But the dismount looked a little sloppy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by curbtender View Post
    That you dawg? I can't ride offroad clipped in..
    Yeah, that's me. Funny, I wouldn't ride offroad without clipless pedals. Really bad things can happen if your feet come off the pedals unexpectedly.
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    So people here remember Firesign?

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    If you remember, you weren't really there.
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    Why did you go off to the left? there must be an obsticle on the trail that I can't see in the video cause I'm trying to figure out why the veer to the left. Before that, it looked like a fast ride on a really nice trail (not too many roots).
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    That was a great shot from the cockpit; but can you do it again for us with some cameras running trail-side as well? We need to see this from all angles.


    But seriously...glad you and the bike are okay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg
    Oh he's no fun; he fell right over

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    Hey. I know where you got that quote.

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    So people here remember Firesign?

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    If you remember, you weren't really there.
    Mr. and Mrs. John Q. Smith: “...No, no. That's all very interesting, but the sun is going down.”

    Bill: “No, no you're all confused...the horizon is moving up.”

    One of the ”pack of cards”: ”I know—let's stand him on his head...See, now it's morning!"

    Another of the ”pack of cards”: “Oh he's no fun; he fell right over.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by roccobike View Post
    Why did you go off to the left? there must be an obsticle on the trail that I can't see in the video cause I'm trying to figure out why the veer to the left. Before that, it looked like a fast ride on a really nice trail (not too many roots).
    I guess the extreme grade of the short hill I was on does not show well in the video. You can gather it from the trouble I had starting to push the bike and by the tiny steps I made while pushing it up to the tree. I started up the hill and quickly realized I didn't have enough momentum or power to make it up the wall, so I veered left and stopped to dismount and walk. But as I stopped, the front wheel came up and the bike flipped backwards taking me with it.
    This new section of trail is pretty smooth, but other parts have their share of roots and rocks and other fun stuff. This was the only ridiculously steep climb on the trail. I'm not really sure if there is a way to get up it on the bike. {edit** this is, of course, nonsense. There is always a way and I'm sure it has been done.
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    There is nothing in this video that convinces me that I really need to take up mtn biking.
    Glad you and the bike were not harmed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billydonn View Post
    There is nothing in this video that convinces me that I really need to take up mtn biking.
    Glad you and the bike were not harmed.
    If that was the intent, I would probably show you the other hour and a half of fun riding and not falling, but it would not be as funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    If that was the intent, I would probably show you the other hour and a half of fun riding and not falling, but it would not be as funny.
    No offense meant... intent understood.

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    This is a few minutes earlier when I came down the hill that I fell while trying to climb later.
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    Relooked and wondering about "Tombay". Looks a typical one but you said the bike flipped rearwards.

    So were you clipped in and hit the ground still clipped in-Or did you disentangle the feet from the pedals before hitting the ground?

    If you can blame it on the pedals- or even contribute it in part to the pedals- Then Get the application in now. If you claim it will be the first application that is verifiable by Video.

    And can believe how steep that slope was. Could see that by how rapidly the bike slowed down.
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    I know the video doesn't show all but that hill looks very rideable. Centre of gravity is everything on steep climbs and being seated, you were positioned well for the result you achieved. Next time, get in the right gear, at the beginning of the climb, stand up and get up over your bars. Good luck! Nice videos btw.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
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    BD, I have a serious question. I was surprised to see a bridge. Granted, I don't do any off road riding these days and haven't in over 20 years, but I thought part of the fun/challenge was to traverse whatever terrain one came upon. This has changed? BTW, nice video and I really appreciate it when one can show those oops moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdon View Post
    I know the video doesn't show all but that hill looks very rideable. Centre of gravity is everything on steep climbs and being seated, you were positioned well for the result you achieved. Next time, get in the right gear, at the beginning of the climb, stand up and get up over your bars. Good luck! Nice videos btw.
    While the video does not at all reveal the steepness of that rise, you are correct that this was not a serious attempt to climb it. I don't know about "very rideable", but I have no doubt that there is a way to climb it and that it has been climbed. Having just come down it and being a little tired at the time, I had no intention of putting in the effort it would take to ride to the top. I was only planning to go as far as my momentum would take me, dismount and push the bike up. I wasn't expecting the front wheel to come off the ground as I stopped.

    Tombay? Maybe. Not a typical one. I was still clipped in as I flipped, but I'm not sure that was a big factor in what happened.

    Here is a better representation of the fun part of riding the trail:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    While the video does not at all reveal the steepness of that rise, you are correct that this was not a serious attempt to climb it. I don't know about "very rideable", but I have no doubt that there is a way to climb it and that it has been climbed. Having just come down it and being a little tired at the time, I had no intention of putting in the effort it would take to ride to the top. I was only planning to go as far as my momentum would take me, dismount and push the bike up. I wasn't expecting the front wheel to come off the ground as I stopped.

    Tombay? Maybe. Not a typical one. I was still clipped in as I flipped, but I'm not sure that was a big factor in what happened.

    Here is a better representation of the fun part of riding the trail:

    That's a really nice flowy trail. Looks like fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post


    BD, I have a serious question. I was surprised to see a bridge. Granted, I don't do any off road riding these days and haven't in over 20 years, but I thought part of the fun/challenge was to traverse whatever terrain one came upon. This has changed? BTW, nice video and I really appreciate it when one can show those oops moments.
    What is fun/challenging and what is sustainable aren't always the same. This is a new connecting trail between a very popular MTB trail system (Dauset Trails) and a popular State Park (Indian Springs). The bridge crosses a swampy area near a lake which would probably quickly become a big mess if bikes were riding it when it was wet. I have my doubts about the sustainability of that steep place where I fell, but time will tell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    What is fun/challenging and what is sustainable aren't always the same. This is a new connecting trail between a very popular MTB trail system (Dauset Trails) and a popular State Park (Indian Springs). The bridge crosses a swampy area near a lake which would probably quickly become a big mess if bikes were riding it when it was wet. I have my doubts about the sustainability of that steep place where I fell, but time will tell.
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    The more I see that video...it looks like your front wheel is slightly tacoed as you are straightening the bike and pushing uphill. I'm guessing it's merely camera angle/optics etc. So I called in the expert (my wife) to have a look. She sees the same thing. Of course, she's just as blind as I am.

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