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    I never stretch. I never stretch before skiing either. I know I should, but there are a lot of things I probably should do..

    I ski double black diamonds.

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    I don't stretch hardly ever either. I want to get into the habit of stretching after the ride, but I never seem to remember. When I was riding by myself last year I'd ride in for about 10 minutes to get warmed up and then stretch. I'd sometimes remember to stretch again afterwards, but not all the time. This year I haven't stretch hardly at all. I need to be increasing my flexibility, not decreasing it....
    Brian

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    the only activity i stretch before is softball. sprinting kills my hammies if i don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by awf170 View Post
    What are these sketchy bridges you guys are always have trouble? Like this?
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    No, not like that. I wouldn't try that bridge either.

    I don't think I ever said they were sketchy... Not the ones that I've hit anyway.
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    But most people walk them, and some people, like Tim, fall off. So they must be somewhat sketchy. So are they like a foot wide?
    This is the bridge in question. 1:23 - 1:33:



    It's kinda dark, but there's another at 2:31 - 2:35. These are typical.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    BTW, Tim/Brian - I think I crushed that pressure gauge.



    Maybe it will work better...
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    I'd like to interrupt this testosterone fest to post this comment from Ski Diva for Carrie!
    Brian,if you thing it was hot seeing Carrie practice bunny hops, imagine if you came home and found her turning her bike into a SS!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Severine View Post
    I did some of the stunts that I skipped last time with the new pedals - one of them flawlessly that I've never done without stopping to survey the scene first. Hit a few new things that I cleared well. We even took a different path for a little bit that was more technical than what Brian usually takes me on. I was appreciating being clipped in with all the rooty mess there. Went through a muddy valley that I have always walked through before. It was going really well.
    Woo Hoo!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Severine View Post
    That is, until I sucked in a big stick with the rear derailleur and it caused complete mayhem.
    Chaos and Mayhem, my favorite companions! SWEEEEET! Not even just a bent hanger or cage, but an actual shredded derailleur. I have an all new awe and respect for your talents!

    Quote Originally Posted by Severine View Post
    Brian had to remove it from the bike and then shortened the chain so I could SS back to the parking lot. The ride was over.
    Huhn???? We've been making bikes into SSs on purpose. You definitely should have kept riding.

    Glad your ribs weren't hurting....hope your cold goes away soon. Take care of yourself girl!
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    I asked her if she wanted to keep going, but she declined. The chain line was far from straight in her preferred gearing too, so the chain constantly seemed to be on the verge of shifting down to the next smaller cog. It was my first time converting to a SS so I think I did a fair job though.

    ETA; BTW - I think I'd be scared if I came home and she was trying to SS her bike.
    Brian

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    If it wasn't for the chain sounding like it wanted to shift into another gear, I honestly would have given it a shot. For the most part, I have been trying to ride like it's a single speed lately anyway. If I do shift, it's only back and forth between the 2 same gears. But alas, I was afraid of causing more damage to the bike at that point, so I voted for heading back.

    Brian - I can just imagine why you'd be scared by that. Does my lack of mechanical inclination scare you just a little? I don't mind watching and trying to learn, but a lot of that stuff just doesn't stick with me. I'm more right-brained than left-, I suppose.
    "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 severine View Post
    Does my lack of mechanical inclination scare you just a little?
    Uh, no... I have no idea what you're talking about...
    Brian

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    I happen to have a crank pulling tool, Carrie. I could come over and inspire you!
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