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    Rough trail riding 101

    Video shows some nasty trail and gives some tips: Video

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    Now let's see him ride up it.

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    thats pretty cool

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    I just don't understand why they all avoided that nice big flat rock that made a really nice transition down toward the bottom??? (I'm sure it looks different when you're there)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondaycurse View Post
    Now let's see him ride up it.
    +1

    I see very few climbing videos on the web. I wonder why that is?

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    Fagerlin had one or two impressive ones.

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    Can anyone educate me on that seat?? Never seen one of those before. Does it go up and down like that??

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    It's not the seat (saddle)...it's the seatpost that's doing the telescoping.

    Google "adjustable seatpost" and see what you get. There are several mfgrs out there now.

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    Huckin' the gnar-rad blue trail.

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    lol why not at least attempt it? all those dudes just walk down? lame. it's because they are only wearing lycra.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    lol why not at least attempt it? all those dudes just walk down? lame. it's because they are only wearing lycra.
    Just an uneducated guess but they probably don't want to fall on the jagged, pointy rocks and get effed up?

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    BTW, nice find on the vid, that "local ripper" Lance gave some excellent tips and backed it up with some smooth riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by victim View Post
    Just an uneducated guess but they probably don't want to fall on the jagged, pointy rocks and get effed up?
    so dont blast down the thing, ride your bike if you are going to fall put a foot out if you can. girls is what they are, girls.

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    Commit and hit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Commit and hit.
    word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    so dont blast down the thing, ride your bike if you are going to fall put a foot out if you can. girls is what they are, girls.
    Hmmmm... Good luck riding that section like a puss, it aint goona work. Did you even listen to "local ripper" Lance's tips? Looks like a pretty high pucker factor from the top of that drop in to me, but I'm getting old and don't heal like I used too. Also, tough to "put a foot out" when your supermanning over the bars. That being said I would give it go on my RFX with flat pedals and some leg and arm armour. Doubt I'd make it clean though.

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    I have made that section clean once. Out of many, many attempts. It's way harder than it looks on video/in pictures. The upper and lower sections aren't bad, it's the ugly shelf section in the middle that is the crux move.

    It's also normally got a nice fine layer of sandstone dust on top of the rocks that makes things interesting in the maintaining traction department.

    Still, it's a really fun section to try on for size, and the rest of Horsethief Bench is a kick ass trail.
    Last edited by scrublover; 11-09-09 at 08:00 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    so dont blast down the thing, ride your bike if you are going to fall put a foot out if you can. girls is what they are, girls.
    Well that is a particularly clueless statement.
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Commit and hit.
    Good Words!!! Ive seen a lot of **** I would normally not attempt, but with a bit of music and a look over I will ride back up the trail a bit and just hit it and see where it takes me. These are trails Ive never ridden before so I take them slow see the **** stopped and go after it full speed after. Yeah I have holes in my shins and calfs from my platforms and Ive gone OTB on more occasions than Id like but I bounce....most the time grab my bike walk up the trail and hit it again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    Commit and hit.
    I agree, but I dont think my nose or wrist would.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover View Post
    Well that is a particularly clueless statement.
    clueless as to i have never ridden it? or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craig3 View Post
    clueless as to i have never ridden it? or what?
    Clueless as in you apparently have never ridden it and cannot appreciate the simple fact that it is much more difficult than it looks in that video.

    Your posts do a great job of informing everyone that you are a vain tool.

    Good job!

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    Meaning, first of all, that you have to find the fine edge between going into it too hot and out of control and having enough momentum so the bike reacts correctly. You can't pick down a section like that. You have to decide at the top to "commit and hit."

    Secondly, don't put a foot out. You're going to retain control by staying on the pedals and keeping your arse off the saddle. Confident, loose attack stance. When all is said, it is still sometimes easier said than done.

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    i never knew i would be taken so seriously on here. yikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    i never knew i would be taken so seriously on here. yikes.
    Why are you surprised that rational people have responded to the idiocy that you have posted?

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