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July 13, 2019, 10:43 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Re: Best tech trail to lap over and over on the shore?

The upper sections of Severed to John Deer, to just after you hit the rock face and gap, back up the climb is a good UK style lap. 

Good for fitness and technique as it’s pedally and quite flat for the first half so you really have to know it well to maintain your speed - but also some varied tech bits - fast, slow, rocks, smooth, etc. 

If that’s too easy then the same thing works for the lower loop around Applicator. Also bottletop/ridge-runner if you don’t mind UK levels of slow traffic!

Aug. 10, 2014, 11:08 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
carrying tools and spare parts

I emptied my bag this week and had way too much crap in there but I never ride without stuff to fix a pretty decent range of issues so I'm with a few of the old school sensible and considerate types here. I've helped out many riders, and I've reaped the rewards with someone helping me out - most recently when I was getting out on my first ride back after the birth of my son - and I dropped in on Bobsled of all trails and got a double pinch flat and realized I only had one tube. I could've patched it but a friendly rider hooked me up and I was off again.

Multitool
2 tubes (see above…)
Tyre lever
Quick patches
Chocolate
Brake pads
Pump
Zipties
Chaintool
Spare powerlinks
A few standard bolt sizes - for discs, chainrings, brakes, etc.

Be prepared, don't be a cock. Pretty simple really.

Nov. 12, 2013, 12:20 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Passing along some karma....

Not great to hear about the smash, but good to hear that help was at hand.

I've had nothing but great experiences with helpful riders on Fromme, from tube donations, to handy directions, to new riding buddies, to bike setup and riding advice (watch out for the wet wood!), to stopping to help the trail fairies to pay it back, I think it's overall a good bunch of people out there all paying into the bank of karma.

You'd have to be a real douchebag to ride past a fallen rider without stopping and offering to help.

(See: Whistler.)

Sept. 2, 2013, 11:02 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Stupid crashes!

I once rode a little singletrack bombhole late in the ride, and pumped down and up the other side, stopping neatly at a tree on the right at the top.

A small snapped branch i had not seen poked right through my cheek like a hole punch.

Surreal, as it didn't hurt at all. Just glad it wasn't my eye.

Aug. 26, 2013, 10:53 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
how to self shuttle

Meet a guy self shuttling in Pemby last year with a SUV, dual sport bike on a hitch carrier and a dh bike on the roof rack. Left the moto at the bottom and hid the mtb while retrieving the SUV.

I'm going to guess he's probably not an environmentalist.

Oct. 29, 2012, 9:57 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Video quality of the new go pro is pretty slick!

Darwin awards contender imminent.

Sept. 28, 2012, 2:12 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Castles and Fortresses in Chilcotin High Country - Part 2 Added!

This is actually epic.

Sept. 16, 2012, 6:25 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Dream Build: 2013 Specialized S-Works Enduro

Tasty. Upgrade imminent. Well, imminent as in when it actually comes out. And is on sale on e-bay by someone buying the next thing. That kind of imminent.

Sept. 4, 2012, 4:22 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Leogang Commentary: Seb Kemp takes on the Worlds

Ladies, please. :D

I did enjoy the crowd pleasing giant suicide no-hander to flat from an earlier fallen rider, the start gate smash, Atkinson's massive rock drop for no reason at all, and when Neethling (and dozens of others) kept charging despite clearly having blown it. Awesome stuff, and the stuff of World Champs races.

To me it just looked like Gwin gave up a little softly and was trying to make light of the fact. Hard to tell with the semi-live footage.

The best man won on the day.

Sept. 4, 2012, 1:31 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Leogang Commentary: Seb Kemp takes on the Worlds

Nope. He's got goon down pat.

Sept. 4, 2012, 1:19 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Leogang Commentary: Seb Kemp takes on the Worlds

It was pretty dull, but it was always going to be compared to last year's absolute insanity.

Best moment was Morgane Charre coming from seemingly nowhere and absolutely stomping the steep technical section. It was like we'd suddenly switched to the men's race. There's a new kid on the block.

Gwin's clown riding was really weak.

Aug. 29, 2012, 9:05 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Leogang 2012 DH World Champs Course Cam

Those info zooms are 100% annoying.

Aug. 27, 2012, 12:51 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Things I'm Stoked On

I just ordered a print of that classic shot. Great article too.

July 31, 2012, 11:25 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
Hey Coach! Drops and Rollovers

Speed's pretty key. If your lunge runs out of lungeness before your back wheel is off the lip, you're going down.

Uphill drops really suck.

bitter experience

June 26, 2012, 4:42 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 18, 2004
AP 2012 - Eight Riders Announced!

I can't work out that Mark Matthews picture - It looks like a horrendous and bizarre crash that just happens to also resemble a super-flat table.

We've all done them. :D

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