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    How do I do it? I'm stumped...er logged

    There is this one part of trail that has been frustrating me ever since I found the trail. There are two logs that fell over the trail, and they are about 6-8" tall. I would not mind if there was just one, I coup bunny hop it easy enough. however, they are about 2 feet apart, and so when I manual over the first one, my wheel goes down between the logs. I then try to pull up the front again for the second log, and just as I do that, the rear hits the first log, sending my front tire downward, getting stuck, and usually sending me over the bars, or close to that.

    Is there any way to get over this besides just getting off and carrying the bike, a la cyclocross? They are too far apart to bunny hop both, plz help!

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    Does anybody else ride over it? You might watch someone else do it and see how. I couldn't tell you myself. Chainsaw?
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    Is there a long flat run where it would be possible to increase your speed to 12 - 15 MPH before launch. You should be able to clear 8" for 2' or more if you get the timing down just right. Keep the front wheel up and be ready to push the rear back down if you land short of or on the last log.

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    theres the other problem, it is only about 8 feet after a bend. I suppose I could take the turn wide, but I heard thats bad for the trail and environment in general.

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    Two feet apart? You should be able to lift the front wheel up and manual over both of them, unless your wheelbase is quite short.

    But since you have been, and biffed there, I'll assume that isn't on the menu.

    I would roll up, wheelie before the first one, plant the front wheel squarely on top of the first log*, shove down on the bars, and when the fork rebounds, bunnyhop, thus launching you over both logs, front wheel clearing the second, rear wheel clearing both.

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    Like this........

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    Originally posted by KleinMp99
    Like this........
    I laughed out loud at the mental video in my head of that

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    If you ride fast enough you won't have to worry about any puny logs in the trail!!
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    Whatever you do, don't do it on a Cannondale. It would not go down well if you broke the logs in two for the next rider. Who needs a chainsaw?
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    My money pits:

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    Well, Jim311, I don't have a shock on my bike, it is a rigid huffy. I'm in really cheap mode here, saving for a new *gasp* road bike. Can this
    I would roll up, wheelie before the first one, plant the front wheel squarely on top of the first log*, shove down on the bars, and when the fork rebounds, bunnyhop, thus launching you over both logs, front wheel clearing the second, rear wheel clearing both.
    work with a rigid fork?


    Two feet apart? You should be able to lift the front wheel up and manual over both of them, unless your wheelbase is quite short.
    The problem is that as soon as the wheel touches between the logs, it hits the second log, and at the same time, the rear wheel hits, launchig the back end into the air, hence the "biffing"

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    You could do it like this :

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    lol, thats like what it would look like if the world was upside down, or if there was a plater mold to that course, it would look like that.

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