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a Sunday Ride in the Rain , snow, sleet

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by splat, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    SO today the plan was to meet and noon and ride . well I'm going to ride over, and around 11:30 am it s raining and 38 Degrees , a really good combination for Hypotherma, but what the hell you only live once , so I ride over the Rain gets heavier , then lkets up then Mixes with snow , and the Conditions on the trail are snowy but a good grip could be had , so I got over to the meeting point , and there were 8 other lunatics ! so the 9 of us went off into the woods.

    Today the silver turtle brought the Big hit, he needed some air time .

    so here he is .



    BadDNA followed but did not land so Good .



    Slapheadmofo was having a good time too, but on this occasion , he would hit a tree after landing .



    The rain had stopped a while before , but around now the Snows decidedto move in



    as we went through this section we would have our 1 and only mechenical a flat tire , so it wastime to play.

    the silver turtle would show us the way to get up this thing



    Slappy would have a very cold foot after this one .



    and we did work up a thirst, andthe weather kept things cold.



    a down hill rock garden always Challenging



    off camber , wet slippery rocks made what is usually a nothing somewhat iinteresting , youd find your self closer to that tree then you would have liked



    this was a little more tricky then usual today



    the turtle just need to feel air beneth his wheels




    BADDna rolling



    and finally up and over

     

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  2. BadDNA

    BadDNA hophead

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    What a fun ride that was, I really needed that one today. :thumb:

    Now, be fair, I landed the first drop fine but washed out trying to make the turn for the second one.
     
  3. Riding

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    Looks like fun, but glad I didn't go, I woke this am sick as a dog. I think the turtle gave me his damn flu!
     
  4. reptilezs

    reptilezs Chimp

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    hey its me, dressed all goofy. had a great first time at vietnam today. had 2-3 crashes but i came out in one piece. the beginning of the ride when my fork was locked out(had it locked out on the warmup spin) was not the best idea though, i did catch it early in the ride. recovering with some pizza, oranges and bread, great combo haha. -Doug
     
  5. Quo Fan

    Quo Fan don't make me kick your ass

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    Looks good Splat!

    I need to get back up there for some air time!
     
  6. moxie in a can

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    wish I had the balls to ride in the cold, sleet and rain! Looks like a fun ride!
     
  7. mandown

    mandown Poopdeck Repost

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    looks like a blast.
     
  8. sperkins

    sperkins Monkey

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    Looks like you had a lot of fun. I wish it would snow here soon:(