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Mt. Wilson 10/9 8am

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  1. tgreathead

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    Last week went off with a bang so we're doing it again (and probably every Sunday for that matter). Meet at the parking lot at 8am and we'll shuttle up.

    If you will be coming and can shuttle bikes please post how many you can take. Here's the rundown as posted last time:

    The ride is about 15 miles and is 95% singletrack. There is some uphill so come prepared to do some P & P (pedaling & pushing). More than likely it will be hot so bring water. As Ciaran once put it "this isn't the The Collective" so don't wear jeans and hoodie. Be sure to bring an extra tube in case you flat. Actually more than likely Ciaran or TGreathead will need it Any burly bike will feel right at home on this trail. Full suspensions will get it done faster but hardtails are more than welcome.

    Click here to check out last weeks thread for directions, info and pics.

    All skill levels are welcome as long as you don't complain about the uphills :thumb:
     
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  2. Argonzero

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    I'm down! Same place, same time!
     
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  3. fiddy_ryder

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    i picked up headset today,, so i have everything for he new frame.. but this damn shoulder :mumble:
     
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  4. Argonzero

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    What happened to your shoulder?
     
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  5. tgreathead

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    He took a digger off a stepdown. To his credit he hit the others with ease, some soft ground got a bite of his front tire.

    Good to hear you scored the full squish, you'll see it will make all the difference on the trail.
     
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    yah i think i just cam down right in to the soft stuff sill a bit on the brakes and ENDO city :D
     
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  7. Argonzero

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    Your sure making me think hard about that 03 Foes Fly Brian!
     
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    get it get it get it get it get it!!! :D
     
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  9. tgreathead

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    well, get it if you can, but don't kill yourself over not having the full suspension. Ciaran had talked about using his hardtail next time we went up (of course he didn't show up last time... :mumble: )
     
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    props to bfranke for the delivery.. frame is nice and clean and in great shape,, and I got the player price with the RF cranks and Thomson post w00t!.. Brian,, i owe you a beer or three :thumb:
     
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    Nice! Are you just swapping the build from the IH?
     
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    wheels, controls,brakes. fork are moving over. the bullit came with RF prodigy dh cranks and the seat post. picked up a new FSA pig pro sealed headset to throw on it since the IH had a 1.5 steer. hopefully i can get the head set cups pressed on teh way home at my LBS.
     
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    Can't wait to see the build-up, your going to rip through those pebbles now!
     
  14. tgreathead

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    The BigHit's almost done, just slapping on a fun new fork tonight and it'll be good to go. I'll bring my camera again (wife's got the better one for the weekend but this one's alright) so be ready to strike a pose...in midair :D
     
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    So im goign to head out there tomarrow, Taylor your going to be there for sure right?
     
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    Yup, me and another guy for sure. I don't know about anyone else that's totally confirmed. If you get there before me look for a silver Azonic Saber.
     
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    Good ride today aside from two things:
    1. some dumb monkey forgot the memory card for his digital camera so he took crappy pictures with his camera phone instead. Lets just say his name rhymes with B-breathead:rolleyes:
    2. the major crash had by Danny. He was going balls out and basically washed out on an off camber rock turn and dropped 20 or 25 feet to the trail below (bypassed the switchback). I took the photo looking down on him and the photo is totally out of perspective. He is literally 4 horizontal feet from me and 25 feet down. From the angle he fell it was straight down except for a rock formation halfway down. Looking down it looked like we were dealing with at least a broken leg, if not two. He shook it off and got up, totally fine. His back felt a little sore but he still rode the rest of the way down, just a little slower :thumb:



    Redical sits on his bog wheel at the ruins
     
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    yeah, great ride guys. it's always hard to keep riding when you crash hard once at the beginning of a long ride, let alone twice. take care man, ya only got 7 lives left!
     
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    Awesome ride, I'm glad we didn't have to heli anyone out. Had a blast riding with you hardcore freaks man, especially Taylor... The way he shrugs off the harder stuff means he's gotta go big next time!
     
  20. tgreathead

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    Man, didn't know I was so fast :)
    Seriously though, I was slower than the guys up front. You were keeping pace with me as long as it wasn't too rocky. But if a rockgarden appeared the sound of your bike slowly faded away...
    You'll see, ride a full squish up there one day and things that bucked you off the pedals are a breeze. I felt a huge difference between the Preston (5", Romic) and the BigHit (8", DHX 5). The Preston just wasn't designed for that type of trail and thats more of what I'm getting into.
    My new fork ships tomorrow so next time I might have to go a little faster :sneaky:
     
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  22. tgreathead

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    Glad to hear he's still doing okay. I edited my post to include his name.
     
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    We've got to bring rope or stakes to put on that section, even if you dont go over the bike will. I'm glad to see both Danny and Solar okie.
     
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    I was planning my first trip out to Wilson this weekend. I live in Long Beach and have a truck if anyone needs a lift.
     
  26. tgreathead

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    We'll probably be back there again, 8am Sunday as usual. I'll start a new thread if we're planning on it. And I'll make sure my camera works this time :rolleyes:
     
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    i wont be making it sunday morning.. got a bday bash sat night with lots o drinkin to do :D.. should be out sunday afternoon jumpin tho..
     
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    Cool, i look forward to meeting/riding with some new people.
     
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    Wish I could go this weekend, but I have a huge big bear camping trip to attend. You going to be back out there next weekend Taylor? =D
     
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    Probably.
     
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    big bear huh,, better bring the sled and poach a few runs :D
     
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    Actually they seem to be pretty lenient. Nargaredama went up Sunday and they let him and his AS-X w/170mm Breakout & 2.7 Minion up. It probably helped that he was dressed XC and had a similarly dressed riding buddy with an XC bike.
     
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    that probably did help.. show up in full armor and the same bike theyd probaby turn him back.
     
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    Just saw its supposed to rain all weekend :eek:
     
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    Wilson is so fun in the rain. Seriously. It's all cloudy at the top and the rocks get slippery and it's nice and tacky on the singletrack. Go for it! Wear jeans, it's going to be all "North Shore" up there. :D
     
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    Sounds good to me. I was mostly giving Argonzero the heads up to bring rain gear to Big Bear. We'll probably be out there in the rain.

    Now I just gotta find one of these :blah:
     
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    Atleast the trails will be tacky for the next sunday! =D Are the rangers anal about riding in/after the rain up there at Wilson? BTW, can I get one of those head umbrellas in a full face version? :p
     
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    cmon rain!!! time to get to diggin up at the whoops.. i got afew ideas to add a couple of jumps and berms
     
  39. tgreathead

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    Nargaredama and I have been talking about the same thing...

    I might be out for Wilson on Sunday, possibly doing an XCish ride.
     
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    id like to put a berm in to link that double in the middle of the trail (above the wall ride) to the outside bigger line of the side by side double on the right side. maybe build up the right side hip above those (where guys usually start off) and add another on the left (if theres room) right after to make another line.