"Go fast, pull up"
See 3:54 for for compress/unweight technique
Trying to learn clipless and jumping concurrently is not a great idea
1. Have you ever gone out to the BMX track at Tom Sawyer? That might be a good place to get airborne.
2. Ft. Duffield has sweet jumps, if you have the shocks and pegs. It's much more demanding than Cherokee. If you go out there, either come back with your shield, or on it.
But this is all silly. I'm correcting a clueless person who does not want to listen. Discussion over.
I'm glad you decreed it over. You definitely win the internet.
Cherokee is also my "home" trail. It is not DH. There are some DH-like sections (those are the fun parts), but no big jumps or drops like you'd find at Whistler, etc.
-=(8)=-, What jumps are you talking about? The only real (intentional) jumps I ever found were in a section that was closed off about a couple weeks after I found it. (Apparently it was unauthorized which is a shame because I was looking forward to trying out the jumps, if I ever got the nerve.)
Maybe I just need to go faster. I can think of some places that could make decent jumps if you are fast (and brave) enough. At my current pace I can get some air in a few places, but nothing too serious I think. Probably no more then a foot.
...or maybe you weren't referring to jumps at Cherokee.
I saw a DH race at Ft. Duffield. It looked fun, but I don't think I'm ready for that yet. I like to stay close to the ground.
Is the part of the trail you are talking about close to Lexington and runs along the paved walking trail ? They usually are only closed for a week or two in some places. I think I remember that one being closed for a week or so ???? Im new here so I dont know my way around too well.
Im going to just take the suggestion that has worked for me in the past in anything . . . . Practice, practice, practice
Be safe !
ah. I didn't realize you were new here. The jumps I saw were on a trail off-shoot just before a tennis court. That was last fall. It might be all closed off now. I haven't been to Cherokee in a few months. The jumps have probably been dismantled by now. I don't remember if the whole section was closed off or not. I think it was.
I haven't figured out how to bunny-hop any good a mountain bike. (I can do it on a bmx bike just fine though.) I just try to easily roll over stuff (rather than "ramming") by lifting the front wheel up and over and then transferring my weight forward to slightly lessen the impact on the rear wheel.
By the way, you should try out Seneca too if you haven't yet. I usually like to make one big loop out of Cherokee and Seneca.
^^^^I think you're referring to part of the trail called "No Net". It gets closed periodically for redoing. It's the toughest part of Cherokee by consensus.
The BMX track usually isn't crazy, but there will be lots of people there on nice Sunday afternoons. You might check their web page for the race schedule.
I don't hang at Bardstown Road, but I'm quite sure I've never put in an honest days work in my life.
I still get lost in Cherokee . . pretty pitiful, huh ? That said, Ill have to try to figure out a way to get to Seneca.
I think I was there once, but it was a convoluted way off of Frankfort from my job.
I was on this page:
The part called "Clinic Loop" looks very nice!!
Looks Vermontish or Mt. Pisgah'ian for want of a better term!
Thanks again for tips 'n stuff . . .
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I'd recommend following someone who knows where they're going. That's how I learned where to go.
sorry to jack your thread about jumps. It's cool to see locals on the forum.
Can you handle the unsweet jumps? Could be a palate thing.
Brian Lopes has a great book on everything mountain biking.
^^ That would probably be a great book to read if I could get past the fact that it was written by BLDB55.
This is hysterical - - go to Google and start typing in "Brian Lopes is a . . ." and see how the autofill finishes it for you. Go Team Robot, haha.