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    What the heck are they called??

    what are the wood ramps called? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRqeXNSXr4k


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    Lats. Where I live at least. Maybe 'steps' where people down build them?
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    Just mention North Shore obstacles to any mtber, they'll know what you mean.

    From North Shore, British Columbia.

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    North Shore riding is also known over here. Lunacy is what I would call it. I have enough trouble staying on the bike without some obstacles put on the trail for me to fall off or trip over.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam View Post
    North Shore riding is also known over here. Lunacy is what I would call it. I have enough trouble staying on the bike without some obstacles put on the trail for me to fall off or trip over.
    Me too. In fact, my orthopedic guy would have started shopping for a bigger boat if he knew that I had watched that clip.

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    So does anyone beside me immediately think of the "Balancing Mighty Mike" toy from decades past?

    http://www.samstoybox.com/toys/MightyMike.html
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    Looks like fun, but I just had 2 broken teeth fixed because of a nasty fall on black ice. One missed ramp or a slight wobble and you could do some serious damage.

    My dentist would think I was crazy, but I would help fund his retirement!

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    thats why they wear a full face helmet... and i have no teeth.

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    Ladders
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro Grouch View Post
    Me too. In fact, my orthopedic guy would have started shopping for a bigger boat if he knew that I had watched that clip.
    Nearly spilled my coffee on key board.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dannihilator View Post
    Ladders
    +1 on they are called ladders.

    My dentist was hiking and saw some mountain bikers. She was amazed that they could ride that fast without crashing on rocks, tree roots and other things.

    She thought it would be hard to adjust to different style of cycling. That lead to her finding out I mountain biked in addition commuting and road riding.

    She was again amazed that I owned 7 bikes for different styles of riding. That seemed very odd to me, as I know she owns at least 5 motor vehicles, a range rover, a trail blazer, a bmw sedan, a bmw sport car and a japanese crouch rocket (motorcycle).

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    I have seen that sort of "tree-made" obstacles in various videos, and always wondered, who is it that builds all them dang things?

    Even if you had land and could cut the wood for free, you're still talking about a pretty sizable amount of labor and tool costs involved. And how long do they last? It'd be fun to ride on that stuff for sure--but it seems like "bicycle riding" would have to be only one of your hobbies, track maintenance being the other........
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