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View Poll Results: Should I make a new trail here? (remember, it's public and you only get one choice)
For the love of God, NO, We're all gonna die!1!!11 5 29.41%
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Old 03-03-12, 09:35 AM   #1
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So... Should I?

The first drop is about 10'-15', I'm wondering about that tree and I really don't want to get my bike wet.
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Old 03-04-12, 08:07 AM   #2
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I say go for it & video tape it!
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I'd do it if I were you.
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Old 03-04-12, 10:03 AM   #4
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Is that Sedona? Nice color on the rocks, could be blood I guess.
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go big or go home!

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Only sissies choke!
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As in, 15' of free-fall onto a horizontal surface?

Or am I misunderstanding the definition of a "drop?"
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I wouldn't.
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Judging by the accouterments on your bicycle i say you're ill advised to attempt a 20ft'r

Really i think you can roll that ****.
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Really i think you can roll that ****.
so it's not just me? it looks to me like you just roll, i figured i was looking at the wrong thing.
my original answer still stands.
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Looked the same to me but I figure maybe there's an overhang or something that we can't see.
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Could somebody define a "drop" for me?

Because I am thinking "drop" as in riding off the roof of a house and falling straight down and landing on flat ground. I am trying to figure out how somebody could do this on a bike without breaking their ankles. Does a "drop" generally include a sloped landing ramp?

Like this:


If a sloped landing ramp is allowed, then I'd say you could drop as far as your balls allow. If you are limited to landing on flat ground, then I would very seriously reconsider anything higher than maybe 5'.
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i think a "Drop" is different in each occasion, but involves going off some edge, being in the air for some amount of time, and landing below, sloped landing or flat, just depends...

to me, your picture is almost more of a gap than a drop. but that's me, it's all semantics...
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Could somebody define a "drop" for me?

Because I am thinking "drop" as in riding off the roof of a house and falling straight down and landing on flat ground. I am trying to figure out how somebody could do this on a bike without breaking their ankles. Does a "drop" generally include a sloped landing ramp?
Could be either. Sometimes you hear the former referred to as a drop to flat.

I'd try to roll it. At least based on how it looks, but I'm also aware that sometimes stuff is way gnarlier than it looks in a photo. If the only option was a 15 foot drop...I wouldn't, but that's because I'm kind of a hack. If you're seriously considering it, it's probably worth trying.
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but...but...

um....

You guys are bloodthirsty.

I should have put a smiley face up there, or something, because... I was KIDDING.


oops...


There is an eight foot drop onto a flat, then the only way through is where you see the water, were my handle bars would get stuck.
It's off Vultee Arch road in Sedona. And, no, I'm not interested in making the rocks any redder then they already are.

By the way, Vultee Arch road is a hoot. I've figured out how to climb the stepped rocks without falling over. For me, that's an accomplishment. I've also 'discovered' that riding through deep sand is a challenge. I sit as far back on the bike as I can to keep the front wheel from bogging down. Is that how it's supposed to work?

Sorry I haven't responded earlier, Life has been dragging me around since I started the thread.

i was kidding... honest... i'm not even close to being good enough to consider anything even remotely close to that... A 'non-maintained primitive road' is as good as i'm going to get for a while.


yes... i'm a sissy...
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Because I am thinking "drop" as in riding off the roof of a house and falling straight down and landing on flat ground. I am trying to figure out how somebody could do this on a bike without breaking their ankles. Does a "drop" generally include a sloped landing ramp?

If a sloped landing ramp is allowed, then I'd say you could drop as far as your balls allow. If you are limited to landing on flat ground, then I would very seriously reconsider anything higher than maybe 5'.
Click straight to ~7:25 if you wanna get straight to the drop. Some people just have crazy abilities...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pToyAVyUxlA&feature
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Man up Pete, you're from AZ! The west was won with Blood! Get some pictures and give us a stitch count! Sorry, just kidding. Ride Safe!

Are you riding in the Phoenix Tour de Cure on the 24th?
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No Tour de Cure this time around. I've only been biking seriously for about eight months. The first group ride I will take will probably be the Sedona Century, or, at least, half of it.
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Click straight to ~7:25 if you wanna get straight to the drop. Some people just have crazy abilities...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pToyAVyUxlA&feature
Surprisingly not very text book form! Probably why he hurt his wrists... To his credit though it is hard to get the rearward motion correct when travelling downwards at that speed.
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^Any form that manages that drop without killing yourself is good in my book. I can't even really imagine what that looks like as you're about to go over that edge. Dude is insane/amazing.

(I'm not really learned enough in proper forms/techniques yet to identify as right or wrong. Basically still a newbie.)
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