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  1. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    really really suck .

    thanks to this horrible weather in NY these days the trails are a bit moist . And thanks to one of the above mentioned roots i have a quite wonderful looking bruise on my hip. The coloring is quite amazing. I'd take a pic but it hurts to much to walk right now.. perhaps tomorrow will be a better day. :rant:


    Dont you just love them?
     
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  2. manimal

    manimal Ociffer Tackleberry

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    yes..i friggin hate wet roots...and rocks as well. something those left coasters don't know about ;)

    east coast DH = wet everything
    (photo from Sugar mtn thread in southeast taken by hirevs)
     
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  3. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I don't mind wet roots so much. you always know they are going to be slippery. Wet rocks on the other hand sometimes have grip. Hit a wet rock garden and you have to pick the line that gravity will take you, then you a hit a rock with grip that sends you off your line.
     
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  4. psychodad

    psychodad Chimp

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    the wet roots of the northeast will rule over me forever,

    when I am old and in have to use a walker, the wet roots will still snag me and take me down
     
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  5. ridiculous

    ridiculous Turbo Monkey

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    stay away from the east side of snowshoe then.
     
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  6. Da Peach

    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    Only the fair weather left coasters. February FR can be pretty slick.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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  8. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    I love that stuff. Makes things interesting.



    No more sloppy east coast riding for me pretty soon though. SoCal here I come.
     
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  9. FlyinPolack

    FlyinPolack Monkey

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    Learn the roots.
    Ride the roots.
    Love the roots.

    Let some air outta your tires, soften your suspension, & keep your weight forward(NOT back!). Don't try to steer, it's all about the trajectory.:cheers:
     
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  10. BurlyShirley

    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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  11. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Wet roots are like ice in the ski world.

    :D
     
  12. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    This thread makes me want to ride.

    I love roots and rocks.

    The bike park at Snowshoe has tons of steep, rooty, rock infested trails, and it always rains there. Last year there was a section of technical trail that had roots growing over the rocks. I hiked back up a few times but I don't think ever cleaned it. I need to get back there.
     
  13. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    I guess roots aren't sooo bad.. its the ones that sneak up on you that hurt the most



     
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    Well, you have the power to do something about that, don't you?
     
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    sunny Grammar Civil Patrol

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    Where are you moving to? "SoCal" is a pretty large area. :)
     
  16. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Meh, they get easier the more you ride them. :)
     
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    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    Claremont. I'm going to school there.
     
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    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    I love wet roots. I know it sounds weird, but i think they are so fun to ride and really not that hard to manage. It had to be the fact that i learned how to ride DH at Snowshoe where the only conditions are wet, slightly wet, and really really wet. Just gotta pick that line, get off the brakes, stay light, and pin'r.
     
  19. mattmatt86

    mattmatt86 Turbo Monkey

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    Its been super dry here in SC and I've mostly been putting in miles on the XC bike. I now have a new enemy, horse **** in the middle of the trail.
     
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    Steering - the lost art.
     
  21. ridiculous

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    :rofl:
     
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    Well considering some of the best trails in issaqueena forest are literally 10 inches wide (see lake trail) and have a 30 foot drop on one side and a rock face on the other its a little hard to steer into rock or off a cliff when the entire trail is consumed by horse excrement.
     
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    BurlyShirley Rex Grossman Will Rise Again

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    At this point, no. I fully plan on re-dedicating my efforts when Im able.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    That's loser talk.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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