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Good DH Training Runs

Feb. 23, 2005, 6:08 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002

Originally posted by derwood
**All y'all bitching about trails getting beaten by hacks……go look at a DH course after a race weekend.

the corners get beaten by the good riders railing and pressing into the turns as well

Fast or slow,dirt gets hurt….. **

exactly our point about the DH thing… if the racers want a trail to blaze they should be prepared to show up with shovels to keep it well maintained.

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Feb. 23, 2005, 6:11 a.m.
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Joined: July 22, 2003

Originally posted by derwood

Fast or slow,dirt gets hurt…..

i gotta argue this. speed def makes things worse. as do the big bikes.

extreme example: when i ride a rigid i don't normally go fast enough to ever really need to slam on the brakes, lock 'em up or rail corners.

same trail on a big bike and you're hauling ass, nailing brakes hard before corners, railing dirt out of the corner, etc, etc, basically trying to be like the racers. you could ride the big bike slow and do less damage, but where would the fun in that be…

lots of people don't agree with this, and think we're (some of us NSMBA folk) anti-big bike. which is probably true :)

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