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Old 03-25-07, 07:52 AM
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Second day on a serious trail (several pics)

Maybe some of you read my other thread, "First day on a serious trail" .. I went out again yesterday morning with my little brother and took some pics this time. I was still having some trouble clipping in and out fast enough, but I'm getting better. I found out that I have to work on (1) watching ahead, and (2) not braking too hard. If anybody has any advice for these two skills, PM me, but I have a hunch it's just something that comes with experience.

Anyways, yeah - pics!


Me with my bike


A neat pic at my favorite drop


My little brother, Mike, looking to his demise


Mike on the rope swing at the end of the trail


Mike getting ready to splash


Me doing a dry-run on the rope swing


Me hitting the water


Me eating crap the second time down (lost my grip cuz I was all wet)


Me after coming back up

I found out later that it goes all the way down my left buttock almost to my knee. Lovely. Mostly just surface damage, though. (Thank God!) But it sure is ugly.

I had a lot of fun. I'm learning the lessons of MTBing, and getting very dirty and very frustrated doing it, but I still love it. Hopefully I'll be able to go out there again on Thursday.

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Old 03-25-07, 08:01 AM
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Well those scrapes and cuts make you look like a mountain biker! Looks like fun! Here's a piece of advice that I found usefull. " Don't look where you don't want to go "
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Old 03-25-07, 08:02 AM
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having a rope swing at the end of the trail is awesome. i love how your wipe out was on the swing and not on the trail though
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Old 03-25-07, 09:33 AM
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Ouch!
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Old 03-25-07, 09:42 AM
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there should be a screw on the side of the pedals to lossen the springs loosen them up a bitand this will make it easier to unclip. your brake problem do use them.
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boo!.. gators, yuck.

go bruins!
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Most riders get cuts and scrapes from actually riding.
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congrats on riding trails. i wish the trails here in SD had rope swings at the end. here's a little braking tip: feathering (lightly applying then letting off repeatedly) the front brake going down a hill gives you a lot of control. just don't squeeze too hard, or you'll end up looking like your last pic!
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Which bike is the maxxis sticker on?=p
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Dude, take the reflector of your bike!
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