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    Oh. I know the downhill you're talking about. Leads down to that sketchy bridge, right?

    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Oh. I know the downhill you're talking about. Leads down to that sketchy bridge, right?
    Yes, the bridge is not on my list, just the downhill.
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    this is my next goal. i've been eating right and trying to ride as often as possible. and in that quest, i'm giving up my new routine of running before work and doing a pre-work ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishovelsnow View Post


    this is my next goal. i've been eating right and trying to ride as often as possible. and in that quest, i'm giving up my new routine of running before work and doing a pre-work ride.
    Where is that?

    You post reminded me that there's some stuff in Nepaug on my list, mostly to hit everything in the deli slicer.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by ishovelsnow View Post


    this is my next goal. i've been eating right and trying to ride as often as possible. and in that quest, i'm giving up my new routine of running before work and doing a pre-work ride.
    that's the sort of stuff Travis Pastrami hits..

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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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    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.



    Haven't done that either. The left option has a turn in it so it's challenging too.



    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.



    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.



    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    That's not the section I'm talking about:


    We've only ridden through there a couple of times, mostly because the rest of that area can be kinda boring.



    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?
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    Oh. I know the downhill you're talking about. Leads down to that sketchy bridge, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Yes, the bridge is not on my list, just the downhill.
    you guys need to post up some pics of this stuff...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootDKJ View Post
    you guys need to post up some pics of this stuff...
    Nah, then it would just further illustrate what a wuss I am. Not to mention that I don't think I have any pictures of any of it.
    Brian

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    Where is that?

    You post reminded me that there's some stuff in Nepaug on my list, mostly to hit everything in the deli slicer.
    diablo, off of upper dominion.

    deli slicer will be a good stepping stone trail for you brian. you don't have to clear anything.. you can just focus on getting the nerves to go off the jumps with out a lot of penelty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Mine are riding that ladder drop at the beggining of the sessions area and eventually riding Red's Rock (That is what Greg and I have dubbed the spot my buddie broke his ribs). .
    Red's Rock is off the list, hit it twice on our Sunday ride. Next up is the ladder drop at the beggining of sessions and cleaning the entire BIG climb top to bottom on the main loop at Nass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR. evil View Post
    Red's Rock is off the list, hit it twice on our Sunday ride. Next up is the ladder drop at the beggining of sessions and cleaning the entire BIG climb top to bottom on the main loop at Nass.
    Nice job on that one again. I know it's totally doable. It's lining up that has me freaked. Haven't really had a list in my head this season. Just having fun riding. I was glad I made that climb south of Red's Rock. I went into it knowing I had it.

    That ladder drop right off Scoville should be doable. rueler says it transitions smoothly. Dropping it is not what freaks me out, but rather riding off the thing and ending up tangled in the logs is.

    BTW, this entire first post is uber gay:

    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    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?
    That little roller is nothing more than a bump in the trail. Amazing what seems difficult when you're starting out.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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