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  1. #141

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    Teeter on my to do list:





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    Quote Originally Posted by awf170 View Post
    Teeter on my to do list:


    Thats awsome! where is that?

    I don't have the balls to hit that know, but may be by the end of the year. Looks like it time to set up a teeter-totter in the back yard

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Thats awsome! where is that?

    I don't have the balls to hit that know, but may be by the end of the year. Looks like it time to set up a teeter-totter in the back yard

    Bruce and Tom's in Gloucester MA. I have only been there once it and poured the whole time so there is a ton of stuff there I need to hit. It's like Lynn Woods except with a ton of built up features.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awf170 View Post
    Teeter on my to do list:
    Holy crap, that's sick looking!
    Brian

  5. #145
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Finally, the Red's Rock crash area. migs 01 took the line perfect yesterday. No room for error there. You gotta commit and just ride it out and nail the line. Seems doable though.
    Well, I guess I can check this one off the list, not that I care all that much. See below.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I haven't had many items lately that I feel I have to do lately. I've just been riding, and riding faster. One thing that's bugging me is even the little drops I've been trying are horrible (nose heavy, erratic landings, etc.). I am getting quicker on the DHs though so that's good.
    I've really altered my outlook on riding this season.

    I just ride.

    If I feel like trying a stunt, small drop, roller, techy spot, etc., I just decide right before it. Either I do it or I don't and I don't let it really bother me one way or the other anymore. If I get off and walk, no biggie. I'm never going to be the guy that goes big in the air, or takes big drops. Bridges are still nerve-racking and if I decide to get off and walk one, so be it. I did just that on my last ride.

    I like to just ride smooth and relatively fast. I'm really digging short rocky descents this year. Nothing too steep, but gnarly with steps down. I feel like I have nothing to prove to myself or anyone else so for now, I'll just ride and clearing various more challenging features will all just come in time.

  6. #146
    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Rode the Maple run loop today...and the climb I've never made up past laurens loop. Dabbed once early on Tamarack....then made it to litterally the last pedal stroke on the climb up on peek-a-view...dabbed again. Next time I feel like it's in the bag.
    Made this climb today. Part of a big loop that basically circles the valley of the West Branch of the little river, the river the Mountain Road follows. 4.5 hours, maybe 35 miles solo with one swim, finished with the new connector trail from Trapps to the High school, then in behind the school and over to the Gables, up the road, into the town loops and out behind the shop.
    Tonies>tammarack>maple run>billings road>peekaview>waterfall>Stoweschoolexpress>burt trail>ranch camp>haul road>Trapps connector>robinrun>bears trail>town loops connector>charlies.
    One more big loop on the list before the snow flies....
    If it ain't Poe, I don't go.

  7. #147
    Quote Originally Posted by awf170 View Post
    Bruce and Tom's in Gloucester MA. I have only been there once it and poured the whole time so there is a ton of stuff there I need to hit. It's like Lynn Woods except with a ton of built up features.
    That was one of my better rides of the summer... good times...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    I don't know if I've ridden the area of the Tim OTB rock again, and if I did I probably rode around it, I'm such a wuss. I've made some progress on some of those techy little climbs in the latter part of the cemetery twisties, but not consistantly. Unfortunately a couple of them have giant braids around the hard parts and it's getting hard to see the original lines. I did ride all three of the caveman bridges in the warm-up twisties before they got washed away last year, but never all three in one shot. They're not the same now that they're been rebuilt, I can ride the whole section without any problems now. I need to get the balls up to try the skinny bridge alternative at the end though.

    Still haven't been back to that sketchy downhill, it's not an area we ride that often.

    I'd like to clear the two climbs at the beginning of the Stone ride, as well as the blue trail rock garden, in both directions. I almost made it on the way out the last time we were there. That was really a confidence builder, I didn't think I had it in my to make as much of it as I did.

    The biggest thing on my list is to make the Cornwall climb. I'll be happy at first to make the section in the middle with the most pitch in one shot, but eventually I want to make it from where the climb peels off the fire road all the way to the top to where the trail crosses the other fire road. That's probably a lofty goal, but I like to aim high sometimes.
    I feel like I've been making a lot of progress this season, but I'm still a wuss to any sort of drop.

    From the list above:

    Finally got the cemetery twisties all in one shot, and I seem to be getting quicker through there, particularly in the first half.

    I ridden the skinny caveman bridge in Jug a few times now in both directions. It still freaks me out a little, but at least I know it's doable now.

    I usually ride around the Tim OTB rock, but then again I'm usually going the wrong direction these days. I tried to go up it a couple times and failed miserably.

    Still haven't made either of the Stone rd climbs, and the rock garden is still iffy.

    Haven't made any progress on the fat kid climb (Cornwall climb). Keep getting effed up on that stupid rock.

    In general I've gotten a lot better about rolling down sketchy looking downhills and rollers, as well as getting up and over stuff.

    Not on the list that I made recently is the big log stack towards the end of the Rez ride.
    Brian

  9. #149
    Technically this being my first year of "real" MTB trail riding the only thing on my to do list at the beginning of the year was to simply get out and ride. Check that one off for sure but during the course of the season have run into a bunch of features and sections of trail along the way that have frustrated me to all ends and after multiple failed attempts it's amazing how good it feels upon successfully rolling these sections of trail for the first time .

    For example I'm super stoked that was able to get up and over Brian's Rock for the first time tonight.
    "If you ride your bike everyday...... Your going to be a better rider!"

  10. #150
    Congratulations I guess...... but really how hard could that spot be of it's named after Brian?

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