As some of you know I love (d) man made obstacles. Skinnies, teeters etc...this year I hate them. I can't get any love from them. Crashing, breaking stuff..lots of fun. Like today, one of my favorite parts of River Runs through it (shortest section and considered the easiest) and I crash once, breaking my deraileur. I rig it up with a zip tie so it stays in 3rd gear which would allow me to finish the trail. (I am 10min into about a 1hour trail) 5min more and I do almost the exact same thing ripping the deraileur clean off my bike (looks like I am upgrading to sram now as I promised I would next time I broke my deraileur)
So now I am stuck on a trail with no deraileur. Pissed off at the wood and pissed off at myself for sucking so bad at manmade stuff. I am not sure what it is but the only thing I can imagine is I am taking the stuff toooo fast. Doing dh lately has really made me much faster on the trails and a lot more ballsy in the rough stuff. This works on trails but I don't think it works on skinnies. In any case now both bikes are busted and I am steaming....arg
Just needed to rant.