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Marc

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Here's an even simpler way to demonstrate this... with your bike on a repair stand, pedal until the back wheel is spinning. Now (carefully) try to slow the back wheel with your hand (apply a braking force).

What happens? The wheel tries to throw your hand forward with it. It does the same thing to the bike frame.
 

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The next time I hit that drop I may lightly tap my brakes in the air to get my front end down a little if need be. Will that even work on a MTB bike, I know it does for an Mx.

It totally works on a MX bike but it can be downright hairy. You can make the front end come absolutely screaming down. I doubt you'd get as dramatic a result on a MTB cause there isnt anywhere near the same mass on a mtb wheel as a mx wheel.

anyway, good on ya for hitting that thing. I agree with what you said earlier in that its probably easier then the little ladder drop after the aframe and log jump on the other side of the street. that one is harder to get alot of speed for and the landing sends you right into the trees if you're not careful. on "Ruels Jewels" the landing is so smooth and wide open.
 

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Here's a simpler explanation.........

Good, cuz I do way better with simple. :dunce:

Thanks. Makes sense. It's kinda amazing that the force of a spinning wheel when transferred can pitch the bike with a rider on it that much. Neato. :)
 

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Check this one off:
roller coaster bridge at Edwards creek


 

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Brian, you'd love this trail.
Its filled with rock gardens, drops, swoopie twisties, teeter totters, and much more. I was extremely challenged today and came out with a bunch of bruises and a whole lot more confidence!
 

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Brian, you'd love watching everyone else ride this trail.
Its filled with rock gardens, drops, swoopie twisties, teeter totters, and much more. I was extremely challenged today and came out with a bunch of bruises and a whole lot more confidence!

I fixed it for you :)
 

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Here's a log ride to put on your to do list

I did NOT do this!


Teeter totter

Both those stunts look fun!

The guy in the pictures is using some really narrow handle bars. I didn't know people still used bar ends :)
 

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Tom's bike is nearly 20 years old, but it still rocks! (or he does)

I agree that his handle bars could be wider but that is what he is used to riding with, and since he's doing stuff I don't, who am I to tell him otherwise.

He said he kept the bar ends on the bike to use for bark busters, since he likes ripping through tight tree sections.
I'm guessing they've saved him from broken fingers more than once.
:)
 

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I really want to try a teeter totter at some point. I'd probably fail, but they look like fun.
 
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