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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.
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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.

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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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    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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    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). I was really happe that I rode every bridge on the ride today with out hesitation. The stuff I have built in my back yard has really helped with the bridges. I have my own little ladder drop in the back yard at just under 3 feet now and it is no big deal. I should have it up to 4 feet in a few weeks. Then all I will need is a full face helmet and I will attempt that sassions ladder drop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert View Post
    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.
    You put the "caveman" bridges in the warm-up route ahead of the sketchy downhill? Funny how the mind plays different tricks on different people. I have no problem with that downhill, yet I still haven't even added those bridges to my list. You go first. Maybe I'll follow.

    Quote Originally Posted by o3jeff View Post
    Now I just have to put it all together and ride it without stopping.
    You'll do it next time. It's hardly a concern to me anymore.

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    Too many things on my list. The stuff I did last Sunday at Hubbard Park, though, was significant. I picked up quite a bit of speed (for me, anyway) in those rock gardens mainly because I had to. And I'm glad I did it.

    In Nass, there are many things I'd like to do. But I have a lot more practicing before I'll get them. I'd like to do that ledge that I taped you guys on, though. Not up but down. Eventually, I'd also like to go down that ledge on B-street that Greg talked Brian into on that ride I did with you guys. I did from the dirt down last Thursday and it wasn't as bad as it looked.

    That's about as specific as I can get right now. I'm not really eager to cross any bridges on the bike, though, that's for sure.
    "Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own." ~ Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    You put the "caveman" bridges in the warm-up route ahead of the sketchy downhill? Funny how the mind plays different tricks on different people. I have no problem with that downhill, yet I still haven't even added those bridges to my list. You go first. Maybe I'll follow.



    You'll do it next time. It's hardly a concern to me anymore.

    I was thinking the same thing...... That DH is really nothing anymore, I don't think twice about it. I actually rode it faster today than ever before. Then again I didn't think twice about hitting that sketchy bridge made from tree branches. That was with out a doubt the dumbest thing I did all day.

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