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Old 11-18-06, 01:18 PM   #351
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Got out for a little ride grabbed a few trail pics. I was solo so no action shots. Dupont in WNC.
Trails are pretty covered in leaves.....


Big Rock trail.....


It was a nice day for a ride....
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So 66, how is the knee? Wish I could be out there hitting the trails with ya...the next visit needs to be much longer!
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So 66, how is the knee? Wish I could be out there hitting the trails with ya...the next visit needs to be much longer!
The knee is getting better. Now I just need to get my wind back. I wish you were down here too, you could school me again on my own trails!
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66, is that first shot the infamous Pine Tree drop? It looks so small in that picture.

Glad to hear you're healing up.
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66, is that first shot the infamous Pine Tree drop? It looks so small in that picture.

Glad to hear you're healing up.
Yep,there were arms and legs and snot and blood and a hambone and a Yeti ....it was a hoot!
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Yep,there were arms and legs and snot and blood and a hambone and a Yeti ....it was a hoot!
That's where my boy Dan stacked it on an earlier visit also, right?

It looks so harmless, don't be fooled people.
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That's where my boy Dan stacked it on an earlier visit also, right?

It looks so harmless, don't be fooled people.
Things look so tame in pics. It looks like you could roll that drop but there is no way. I was looking at it today and if you hit it with speed you can get 4 to 5 feet into the turn at the bottom.I can still hear Dan as the air left his body with a dead thud.... It was Girlscouts fault.
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Here's another perspective. The problem is that you're carrying ludicrous speed into the drop, and you end up landing in the corner.
Rider is mtb_rob_nc from the monkey:




On a bad note, Chris got jacked up hard out at the kudzu farm today - still haven't heard anything for sure, but he went to the ER and suspects it's a collarbone.
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here's a couple more but it's still not the same as being there.. I was doing some tweaking on my shock today and with the speed I was going,the drop and turn felt as good as I've ever done it. I just pinned that turn it was gooood.


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rode today but have no pics. same trails near my house-a little dirt jumping, some climbing, and a steep sandy grade dh that scared the poop out of me. never did that one before. just got a new digi, too. gotta remember it next time........
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Got out with Girlscout for a ride today in Pisgah. We rode Bennet Gap to Coon Tree. weather was about 50f and partly cloudy good riding weather. man the leaves are slick right now. Now pics.....
Nice view from the Bennet ridge....


Girlscout loosing it on a steep rocky chute on Bennet....


He got it back together......

Me on Coontree.....
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Went out for a ride on the trails by my house...basically just to work out any bugs of the recently put together Rockhopper.

The ride was warm (10C) but the trails were slick with mud and ice. And after not having ridden a HT with only 80mm of travel for almost a year, it was a bit of a change. No pictures from during the ride but here are a few after shots:

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All three were spotless at the start of the ride...
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Nice legs.....ooohhhh yeah!
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We also found this log. We're gonna clear out some brush on the left and Girlscouts gonna hit it. I'll post pics when he does.
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I went out solo today and took my camera...just took it fairly easy, as im still not feeling 100% It was very muddy back there, but fun!
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We also found this log. We're gonna clear out some brush on the left and Girlscouts gonna hit it. I'll post pics when he does.
girlscout is the man! You should build a teeter-totter in the middle of it...make it a little more challenging for him!
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Old 11-21-06, 06:26 PM   #367
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I rode yesterday.


I also rode today.


And will likely ride tomorrow, slightly more east of where the last two days have been.
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Ahhhh, it looks warm. Nice pics scrublover.
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thats it, i'm moving to colorado.
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Went out for a ride on the trails by my house...basically just to work out any bugs of the recently put together Rockhopper.
Me:
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All three were spotless at the start of the ride...
why the pensive face on simon?
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I wonder how many hundreds (thousands?) of pictures have been taken at that spot. Or how many feet of video tape have been burned there?

I wish I was riding there today rather than the same ole local stuff.

I'll go with the thousands. It was nice. Two days of route variations there, and a shorty today to hit up Holy Cross on the way home. It's only a four hour drive for me. Pre-emptive strike against the boredom to come of riding the same couple places for the next few months.
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why the pensive face on simon?
Possibly because it was cold out and I was about to hose him down?
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First MTB ride ever today. Sullivan Canyon in the Santa Monica Mountains using an old Rockhopper that I got for $100 off of the craigslist. Man, I had no idea that MTBs go so fast, super fun. Only one big fall.
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Possibly because it was cold out and I was about to hose him down?
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Did a ride in Aliso Viejo with some of the socal folks today-here's a few pics for those of you that don't go over there (to the socal forum)...



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