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Bobsledding with Bob

June 12, 2012, 11:23 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2002

I've been hearing about this trail that everyone is hitting called "Bobsled". Never feeling I had the right craft I've avoided it. I did try it one icy winter day on my trusty cross bike but felt it wasn't enough bike.

Along came Bob! He's a hauler! I mean he was packing 40lbs extra yet he was gunning for this trail. So off we went

Despite the load Bob and I managed the Fromme climb from our house without too much work. Before long Bob was meeting Bob[sled].



Bob was excited to be working on his corners

Bridges:

Bob was a bit tentative on the wall - it was a new experience for him however he did enjoy it and wants to climb to new heights

Bob decided he wasn't a jumper though

He really enjoyed ladders

Sadly it ended far too early but Bob vowed he'd be back and better than ever!

Perhaps next time he'll shed some weight:

Conclusion? Well we did get a lot of looks and Bob is a bit shy despite the flag waving appearances. Bob was a bit confused - no one else was like him. He felt that the others enjoying the trail were all too short and bulky. Feeling a bit unwelcome Bob may not return. However happily he has heard that other trails are opening up to others like him. There is even a chance that, with the permission granted by princess [and Lady] Portia, Whippet Queen and Goddess, that he could be given temporary access to a trail only for Ladies. Perhaps even with Portia coming along for the ride!

June 12, 2012, 11:40 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 28, 2011

Great idea. Toss the lazy dogs in on the Bob…I'm sure they'll be thrilled. I thought of taking my daughter on her trailabike down there, but alas, now she's too big, and the CG too high, therefore I fear a most brutal of crashes!

June 12, 2012, 1:08 p.m.
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gnarly h-core.

June 12, 2012, 1:33 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2005

Hahahaha - this is SO awesome! Very nice work.

Reminds me of riding the first 1/2 of the Test of Metal on my CX bike, albeit w/out a trailer or an extra 100 lbs of weight! :D

June 12, 2012, 1:37 p.m.
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Joined: March 2, 2011

Next time you must do the drop.

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June 12, 2012, 1:44 p.m.
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should have mounted a gopro on the trailer for sweet self-shoot chase cam footage.

June 12, 2012, 1:51 p.m.
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No Leatt brace, no cutties, no TLD pj's, and no braiding corners??? This Bobsled-edit sucks.

June 12, 2012, 3:52 p.m.
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Next time, turn around and climb back up the same trail!

Kn.

When one person suffers from a delusion, it is called insanity.

When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

June 12, 2012, 4:04 p.m.
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Next time, turn around and climb back up the same trail!

Kn.

Not allowed - this was discussed when the trail was first opened. Would be a good xc climb though.

June 12, 2012, 4:29 p.m.
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Nice!

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June 12, 2012, 6:52 p.m.
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There is some video footage of me and another guy following Morgan down Dales and Aftertaste with Bob trailer in tow. Morg rode almost all the optional lines even with the trailer. Poor Bob.

June 12, 2012, 8:52 p.m.
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Not allowed - this was discussed when the trail was first opened. Would be a good xc climb though.

but we've all been waiting for the video.

June 12, 2012, 10:17 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 11, 2003

Very funny.

Seems no one has picked up the underlying meaning though.

Or maybe I am wrong.

Chainsmoker 8)

June 13, 2012, 8:07 a.m.
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Joined: April 5, 2007

No Leatt brace, no cutties, no TLD pj's, and no braiding corners??? This Bobsled-edit sucks.

This!!!

The lack of electro-pop music made me sad:(

Do these B.O.B. trailers mount to the seatpost or rear axle? I might be slightly interested in one

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

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