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    Items on your 'to do' list that mess with your head...

    As a mountain biker, and one that rides the same area and trails (Nassahegan) quite often, I've sort of formed a mental list of items that I aim to clear. What are some of the items on your 'to do' list that you hope to someday tackle? They might be a bridge ot stunt, a drop, a techy section of trail. Describe them. And update this thread when you finally conquer them.



    I cleared a few techy areas today that I've been meaning to. One was a spot that I never had the intention of clearing so soon, but I pulled it off today. The next big item on my list is a spot I've dubbed the MR. evil OTB-hug-a-tree. A month or so back, Tim attempted a small probably 2 foot drop on a section of trail that is pretty tight with not a lot of landing (the trail turns). Anyway, he hit it way too slow, OTB'd and ended up throwing a shoulder firmly into the 10" diameter tree right next to the drop. I watched the whole thing transpire from below about 4 feet away.

    Today, I was third behind Tim and o3jeff. Tim styled the drop without any sort of hesitation. Jeff cruised it right after him. Me? I sallied around the lady's tee trail braid. How is it that the dude that OTB'd can take it and I still wuss it? Mind games, I tell ya. One of the greatest things about MTBing, especially when you finally conquer them. Anyway, that little drop is next on my list. I actually would like to wheelie drop it.

    Next?
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    I don't believe you never rode that. I'm the biggest wuss out there and I didn't think twice about following Tim over it.

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    I keep meaning to procrastinate, eh... maybe tomorrow.
    Click. Point. Chute.
    Days 12-13: 86
    Days 11-12: 58 ...and done.
    Days 10-11: 66
    Days 07-10: 44 (average)

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    I don't believe you never rode that. I'm the biggest wuss out there and I didn't think twice about following Tim over it.
    Thanks for the solid blow to my ego, Jeff. Mind f@cK. That's my only explanation. Just like that B street ledge you finally got the balls to tackle today.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Not mtb, but I've got throw a 360 again on my to do list. I could throw em' with ease in High School, but cracked a rib throwing one in my early 20's and haven't ever tried since. Outside of drops I hardly take to the air at all anymore. I would like to change that this winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deadheadskier View Post
    Not mtb, but I've got throw a 360 again on my to do list. I could throw em' with ease in High School, but cracked a rib throwing one in my early 20's and haven't ever tried since. Outside of drops I hardly take to the air at all anymore. I would like to change that this winter.
    Wrong forum, brotha. Move along...




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    I've cleared several of the areas on my mental list in the last few outings. One thing that I like to do on the items that were on my list and I've already cleared is to see how proficient I can get at them.

    The Tim OTB rock is on my short list, the last time I rode there was with my wife the other day and it didn't look that bad so I vowed to hit it next time. The techy sections before hitting the DT at the end of the cemetery twisty area is too. I've made a few of the sections, but never consistently and never all together. The three little bridges in the Scoville warm-up twisty area are another that I need to conquer.

    On my long list is the sketchy downhill to the bridge when going back north after crossing 69 from Session's woods.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Just like that B street ledge you finally got the balls to tackle today.
    Now I just have to put it all together and ride it without stopping.

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    i have one item on my to do list. get a decent bike.
    '04-'05 - 2 days
    '05-'06 - 11 days
    '06-'07 - 20 days
    '07-'08 - 19 days
    '08 - '09 - 23 days
    '09 - '10 - 16 days
    '10 - '11 - 12 days
    '11 - '12 - 6 days
    Lifetime Total - 109

    Namaste you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Now I just have to put it all together and ride it without stopping.
    If you can ride down it from a stand still at the top you should have no problem just rolling down it. I tried a few times to convince myself to ride it while sitting on top and never did, then I just rolled down it without stopping, no problems.
    Brian

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