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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    I think I added about 10 rollers at Case mt I was to much of a wuss to try on my to do list. I was really happy with the way I was riding up these stunts. With some advise from a really good rider I was consistantly making it up rock faces I would have never been able to before. I just wussed out at the top of everything I made it up and walked down.
    If you added 10 rollers then I need to add 20, for the distant, maybe someday portion of my list. I wouldn't even try to make it up most of what you got up and the stuff I did try didn't go all that well for the most part.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    If you added 10 rollers then I need to add 20, for the distant, maybe someday portion of my list. I wouldn't even try to make it up most of what you got up and the stuff I did try didn't go all that well for the most part.
    My 10 rollers are 10 of 50 or so we saw today that I actually see myself being able to do one day. The rest of the stuff they were rolling is not even on my radar screen

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    I wouldn't even try to make it up most of what you got up and the stuff I did try didn't go all that well for the most part.
    The important thing is you were trying.

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    Their is a long, climb at Graham Hills in Pleasantville. I can get near the top, completely exhausted. However, it gets a little steaper with some tricky rocks near the end.

    It will be my bitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    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.
    Check the first one off the list. I haven't been back to the other areas since. I guess I need to add the 3'+ drop in the northern dentist twisties that 2knees nailed on his first day.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Check the first one off the list. I haven't been back to the other areas since. I guess I need to add the 3'+ drop in the northern dentist twisties that 2knees nailed on his first day.
    Do the caveman bridges backwards first (clockwise)...it's easier and will allow you to understand the line much better. the last bridge is the toughest approach...you need to use the rock pile on the right to align yourself....or you'll get wet. I know I did.

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    Looks like the caveman bridges have to come off the list until they are repaired. Uber sketchy right now. A few new items:

    • Last ladder drop in the swamp twisties and then linking the A frame and two ladders all together.
    • The 3 foot ladder drop across from Scoville. Rueler assures us it's smooth, but it still scares me just thinking about it.
    • Stone Road 3 footer.
    • The rocky slot in the Devil's Kitchen
    • 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.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    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.
    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.
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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.
    It's such a non-item now. Total roller. It took me a while to do it though after seeing Tim come flying towards me OTB.

    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    need to get the balls up to try the skinny bridge alternative at the end though.
    Haven't done that either. The left option has a turn in it so it's challenging too.

    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Still haven't been back to that sketchy downhill, it's not an area we ride that often.
    I've done it enough times to not feel the need to hit it again. The by-pass seems to be the preferred route lately anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    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.
    Only rode East through the rock garden a few time. I've cleared it a handful of times going West, but always take the lady's tee in the real gnarly stretch at the East end.

    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    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.
    DT to DT would be a feat for sure. I've done all the pieces, but haven't even considered trying to link them all together. The last ledge right before the forest access road is tricky, but a fun one. You need a lot of speed heading into that and it's tough getting between the trees and into the right line, but it's totally doable once you get the rubber on the rocks. Gotta grind it out to clear it once you get that far.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    I've done it enough times to not feel the need to hit it again. The by-pass seems to be the preferred route lately anyway.
    That's not the section I'm talking about:
    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Jeff is correct. The DH before the bridge right before getting to 69 on the standard loop isn't a concern anymore. I don't think Tim has ever been there, and I'm almost certain that Greg has never rode it. This is in the section between the intersection of 69 and Reservoir rd and the fire road that intersects 69 across from Scoville. We walked up this particular section with Chris, after waiting for that large group on our last ride. It's at least as steep as the section you're talking about, but way more washed out, rooty, and rocky, much more narrow and has a drop off to the left if you should happen to fall that way.
    We've only ridden through there a couple of times, mostly because the rest of that area can be kinda boring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    DT to DT would be a feat for sure. I've done all the pieces, but haven't even considered trying to link them all together. The last ledge right before the forest access road is tricky, but a fun one. You need a lot of speed heading into that and it's tough getting between the trees and into the right line, but it's totally doable once you get the rubber on the rocks. Gotta grind it out to clear it once you get that far.
    There's two sections that I haven't successfully cleared, even in pieces; That section in the last steepish part that gets all of us, and that last section you're talking about. When I went through there with Tim last time I made it further than I ever had, but not quite. At least I'm making progress.

    Like I said, it's probably a lofty goal to do the whole thing in one shot, but what good is a goal if it's easy to obtain?
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