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June 14, 2012, 3:49 p.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjeA1Y5b0vM

June 14, 2012, 6:58 p.m.
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I've never done the 2 stair steps after Bart's bridge. How is it done? With speed or creep over slowly…stay left or right, what?

June 14, 2012, 7:03 p.m.
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I've never done the 2 stair steps after Bart's bridge. How is it done? With speed or creep over slowly…stay left or right, what?

It's best to go slow and stay right.

June 15, 2012, 7:28 a.m.
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I've never done the 2 stair steps after Bart's bridge. How is it done? With speed or creep over slowly…stay left or right, what?

Which part are you speaking of? Sorry, Have ridden this trail for years and never known the individual section names. :) Do you mean the part I walked near the 4th switchback?

June 15, 2012, 9:21 a.m.
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Which part are you speaking of? Sorry, Have ridden this trail for years and never known the individual section names. :) Do you mean the part I walked near the 4th switchback?

Thats the one.

June 15, 2012, 9:56 a.m.
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Thats the one.

Ah yes, okay, I ride that section maybe 60% - 75% of the time and for me it's all about how I roll into it.

Typically I like to enter the corner just before it to the left (*note the roots on the right) and then immediately sweep to a right-of-center line. At that point I like to carry enough momentum so that no pedalling (even a half pedal stroke) is required and the feel of riding it is continuous. The bike basically feels like it's rolling over 2 really high steps on a downhill grade. "Chunky" is a word which comes to mind. :)

Hopefully I'll ride it next time and be able to share!

June 16, 2012, 9:52 p.m.
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cool vid, should aim your camera tad bit higher i think.

June 17, 2012, 2:37 p.m.
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cool vid, should aim your camera tad bit higher i think.

Thank you! I completely agree. I totally forgot to use the laser-sight. What's funny is I did take the time to adjust the lens angle as the body of the camera was sitting at a weird angle on my XC helmet. Also had the helmet twisted on tight to reduce bobble. Hopefully the next one will be a little less "drunk" feeling. :D

June 17, 2012, 3:49 p.m.
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Nice little video. Glad to see other people use the "side of the helmet" mounting method as well. I've always thought it looks better than directly on top

June 19, 2012, 10:30 p.m.
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Nice little video. Glad to see other people use the "side of the helmet" mounting method as well. I've always thought it looks better than directly on top

Thanks very much! I really like the side-helmet option. A good friend uses it as well with excellent results on the snow. I like the visor/helmet/nose (hehehe) giving a little perspective to the rider's place in the experience of the ride.

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