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Old 03-21-10, 11:29 PM   #1
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My son kicked my butt DHing

Yea - beat me by about 4 seconds in a local race. Figured it would happen sooner or later. I got 4th in Cat2 30-39 (I raced as 39). He got 7th in cat2 18 and under (he's 15). Dminor was there as well and did awesome.
Here are a couple pics of me - for whatever reason I figured jeans are great riding apparrel for DHing this year....


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I feel your pain. Great pics.
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. . . for whatever reason I figured jeans are great riding apparrel for DHing this year....
That's because you are a punk.

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This is a great shot - - makes it look like you bombed it straight down the Seattle Line.

Hey, good riding yesterday! I thought maybe I stood a chance yesterday, but you young bucks kept me in my place.
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A pic of your boy from Saturday's race:



A couple more of you:



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Your son and you down the waterfall (Dale Nunn photos):











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for whatever reason I figured jeans are great riding apparrel for DHing this year....
And all of the cool kids are wearing jeans for DH!
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BTW, how long was the course (time-wise)?
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Time-wise, the courses are just over a minute-and-a-half for the pros to one side or the other of two minutes flat for us mortals.
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BTW, how long was the course (time-wise)?
My run was 2:11..... my son's was 2:07...... - give me a 15min Dh race and might be able to do a bit better.
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Bah, only 4 seconds over 2 minutes...basically the same!
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Awesome pics, results and course! Jeans rule, but when I wear my bell bottoms things get gummed up
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great pictures, I am jealous of this riding as compared to texas. Keep it up you old guys give the young ones hope we can keep going!
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Great pics. Looks like a good time.
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Great pics. Looks like a good time.
It was fun - but the whole obsessing over "what I could have done better" kind of sucks - I thought I was done with this crap - now I want to race again. Damn-it!
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It's funny, I was that way a few years ago and now that I'm 43 I just don't care anymore. I don't go looking for big things to hit anymore. I love to hit things that are on the trail but I just like to get out and ride. I guess the old age is creeping in. It's awesome that you and your son are getting to spend time together doing something that you both love. Me and the Girlscout still love to go out for a few hours and ride (and have good talks) and he's 17 now. I'm very thankful we are still close and that riding gives us a chance to spend time together.
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It was fun - but the whole obsessing over "what I could have done better" kind of sucks - I thought I was done with this crap - now I want to race again. Damn-it!
Hehehe - - that's the slippery slope man. Ever since Sunday, I've been going over my run in my head and trying to figure out where I should have got that extra pedal-stroke or two that would have made up that .2 seconds. I say I don't care, that I spent it all up on the hill, that I feel good about putting in a respectable showing; but . . . dang! . . . .


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True that. These are the years that build it for a lifetime. My son is 25 now and, although we don't get to ride together much any more, he's still my best riding buddy.
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True that. These are the years that build it for a lifetime. My son is 25 now and, although we don't get to ride together much any more, he's still my best riding buddy.

Awww, are you guys going to start crying then have a group hug?
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^^ Hey, like the song says, "All we need is some ice cream and a hug."
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that looks to be about 45 feet or so
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great pics guys! the kid got lucky this time...

and where are the dminor pics?

are you guys clearing that double I noticed? it looks like the younger age group bypassed it?
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great pics guys! the kid got lucky this time...

and where are the dminor pics?

are you guys clearing that double I noticed? it looks like the younger age group bypassed it?
Mine are in the other thread (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...nd-2nd-(update))

There are numerous doubles on the Saturday course . . . a few less on Sunday's. That last shot of sscyco's boy is actually a small corner/step-down that can be aired out as far as you want. There are three bigger high-speed gap doubles leading up to it. You really have to be moving to catch the trannys (which I wasn't quite that day). This was me not quite making it:

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I meant this pic. that double looks nasty if you don't make it? looks like they bypass it?
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I am getting too old, I feel safe with cross country.

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I meant this pic. that double looks nasty if you don't make it? looks like they bypass it?
That double was not part of the course. The gap is about 21' (I paced it off), so it would not be out of the realm of reason to have included it. The Sea Otter 2 years ago had a similar-sized double that I hit. It was pucker-worthy indeed the first time I did it; but you had to if you wanted to carry the fast line.
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