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Old 10-16-09, 04:18 PM   #1
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took my first spill today

after 6 outtings and no probs with the intermediate courses i made the great decision to hit the expert trail. i got swiftly punished by trying to traverse a stack of logs. yeah... I must say, it truly is a strange sensation falling off a bike as an adult! seems like it takes alot longer to hit the ground than it did when i was a kid. all is well, i got lucky this time. anybody have any vids or advice or vids as to how to travrse log piles?? i wish i could find a mountain bike sensei around here. i ride at jonathan dickinson in hobe sound
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Old 10-17-09, 11:15 AM   #2
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It's amazing how in general time seems to fly as you get older...until you're about to crash!

I'm glad you're okay.
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Old 10-17-09, 06:51 PM   #3
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Gotta love that slow motion feeling and that "what the heck just happened" feeling on the way down
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The expert way in which I avoid crashes while traversing log piles is to not traverse log piles. Zero log piles and zero crashes as a result of log piles, you do the math .

Seriously, glad to hear you are ok. The only way I can think of would be to check out youtube or something to see what others do. You may also want to pickup or peruse a Mountain Bike book. You can also post the question on the Mountain bike forum.
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