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First Attempt at a Technical Trail

Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by bitingback, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    didn't go quite as i would have liked...but i thoroughly enjoyed being challenged. i met up with someone from NEMBA and we went to a trail in Hamden. this would be about my 10th ride.

    this is his description of what we rode:

    Big climb up to the top of the ridgeline, some abandoned pavement riding then a huge technical cliffline descent, topped off with some Middlesex-ish weaving mt laural singletrack.

    all i saw were boulders, clusters of rocks and roots, lots of tight narrow turns through trees...oh yea...and the occassional moderate path.

    i crashed 2x...both by trying to get off my bike :banghead: NOOB lesson: either commit from the get go and ride through no matter what or walk...but changing your mind midway only spells disaster. :biggrin: of course that's easy to write not so easy to follow through when in the moment.

    all in all it was a great workout and with my riding buddy's help, i was able to roll over a few logs, climb a few rock or root riddled areas and come away somewhat uninjured.








    can't wait to go back and try it again! :crazy: :weee:
     

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  2. turkishprison

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    jebus....buy some arm and leg armor:bonk:. must be a good trail if it did that to you. glad to see you werent discouraged and are ready to attack it again.

    Good luck.

    after looking at the pics again...maybe a pressure suit too!
     
  3. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    thanks!!

    the next investment will be some armor. that or bubble wrap. :busted:
     
  4. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    NICE.

    Sounds like your falls are a result of trying new things and trying to get better. Nothing wrong with that. :)

    Those bruises will get worse before they get better. :D
     
  5. Trainwreck

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    What, no blood?!? You're not trying hard enough! :biggrin:

    "A" for effort.
     
  6. sperkins

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    ouch rough pics!!
     
  7. peterk123

    peterk123 Chimp

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    My father always told me when we were skiing, "if your not falling your not learning and not trying hard enough".

    No question about you.
     
  8. johnbryanpeters

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    Good work. Hold off on the armor if you're game, some use it as a crutch.
     
  9. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    thanks everyone for the support. i only hope i'll be able to post up some pics like Splat's rides soon!!! :)

    JBP...my wallet dictates i'll be holding off on the armor anyhow...game or no game. :redface: :biggrin:
     
  10. PatBranch

    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Haha, good job! Sounds like a fun place.
     
  11. Azimuth Cow

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    Yeeeouch! Way to break yourself in. I'm glad you had a good time despite your unscheduled tenderization. WAHOO!