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  1. #31

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    Here's a ridiculous roller that I don't plan on ever trying. Or at least in the near future.




  2. #32
    Stuff on the trail doesn't really call to me like that anymore, but Flat Land stuff haunts me. 180s are right on the cusp for me. I've hit a couple, but I want to get them dialed so I can do them at will. Also, being able to endo 180 off of log rides, but I'm not really close to that. More like a 2 year plan. When wheelie dropping, if your just sessioning a drop, lower your seat, do it standing so you can learn to be smooth, absorbing the drop (like a trials rider), not just bomb dropping off of it and landing on the saddle. Also, figure out what gear propells you a full wheel base length with less then a stroke. Most people go with too light a gear and get to the bottom of the stroke before their rear wheel clears the lip and end up nosing off or going OTB. A nice meaty gear is key. Having to pedal more then a half stroke will throw you balance off and make it hard to stay straight, esspecially as the drops gets bigger and you spend more time in the air....Progression is the fun part....
    If it ain't Poe, I don't go.

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    I love wheelie dropping and I'm pretty decent at them (small >3' drops). You're right about the correct gear selection. Wheelie drops were one of the first thing a buddy taught during my first MTB stint in the 90's.
    I ski double black diamonds.

  4. #34

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    Blatant dick waving....

    I got two more things today.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owORFXyd2_g
    (watch in high quality, it's so much better.

    I did the up down 3 drop loop at the start of the video that the guy tries a few times. Straight up, turned around, and did the drops. Didn't even think about it while I was doing it, that is probably why I actually got it.

    And I did the air at 2:05. My biggest air to date. By our rough estimate it is almost a 6 ft. drop to where I landed.

    Dick waving over. Yeah, I'm pretty pumped.

  5. #35

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    Have you done that roller around 1:20 yet?

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    A few new ones for me:

    • Making both climbs on the trail leading south from Stone Road.
    • Clearing that stupid rocky roller in the middle of Devil's Kitchen.
    • Attempt the caveman bridges in the warm-up loop north of Scoville Rd.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Have you done that roller around 1:20 yet?
    No, that thing is retarded. At least the last time I look at it around a month ago I thought it was. Seriously, just climbing up the thing would be around a 5.7.

  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by awf170 View Post
    No, that thing is retarded. At least the last time I look at it around a month ago I thought it was. Seriously, just climbing up the thing would be around a 5.7.

    Did we see that on our loop?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eatskisleep View Post
    Did we see that on our loop?
    I'm pretty sure we didn't. Not a 100% positive though. It is definitely one of the sketchiest well known roller in Lynn woods. Next time I go out I'm going to give that roller another look. Not too sure how happy my bike will be about doing it though.

  10. #40
    My To Do list:

    Areas to ride for the first time:
    Grayville Falls (NEMBA event there this weekend but cannot attend)
    Nashaheogon (sp?)
    Case Mt
    Kingdom Trails
    Vietnam
    All of Al's Trail in Newtown (20 mile epic)

    Areas to revisit:
    Cockaponsit Epic Trail
    Westwoods
    Penwood SP

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