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Old July 27th, 2015, 02:48 PM   #1
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Default 2 video's from my weekend of DH mountain biking

sorry, none of me crashing this time.

First one is of the race course I rode, unfortunately the go pro smooths it out and makes it look like its smooth and un-steep, far from the case, but when you ride along with one of the top 2 or 3 fastest american men, that just happens.

http://www.pinkbike.com/video/416712/


Second is of my 9 year old riding one of the jump trails with a friend of mine following him. The trail is around 3 miles, all downhill, with something like 40+ jumps I'm told.

Not sure if the facespace link will work if you don't have a mybook account?

https://www.facebook.com/13723330/vi...8/?pnref=story
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Old July 27th, 2015, 03:00 PM   #2
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Facebook link didn't work for me, says it may be visible to an audience I'm not in.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 03:03 PM   #3
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Facebook link didn't work for me, says it may be visible to an audience I'm not in.
Figured that might happen.

I'm not super facebook video computer whatever smart, so I guess off to the recycle bin my post can go
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Old July 27th, 2015, 03:23 PM   #4
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Still a good post. It as confusing going from very light to forest. That white tape on the sides was confusing at first too. All in all, good run. I can't do it.

BTW, no go on the second one.
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Going from light to dark was a bitch this weekend. The go-pro makes it worse than it really is, but it was hard to deal with this weekend.

The white tape marks the course, if you go outside of the tape and do not re-enter at the same place (you can't go around a pole or tree the tape is tied to) you get Dq'd. If you go out side the tape and slide downhill, your day sucks, pushing bikes up these courses is a bitch, it's far steeper than it looks.

I was a 4:34, this dude turned in like a 3:18 to win the race on Sunday. I can't even imagine taking a full minute off my time. His speed is insane.
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that was badass, thanks for sharing. where was that at? would love to do something like that, but at a slower pace.

I'm a beginner with mtn bikes, but grew up doing all sorts of crazy crap on bmx bikes.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 08:43 PM   #7
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Fast. Looks like a blast...... well sorta if it's you. I can see why you like it.
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This gives me a sad. My knee still won't allow me to pedal a bike, and although this type of riding is above my skill level, I still liked getting out on trails.


Enjoy it as long as your body will allow you to!
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Wow!! That is amazing.
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that was badass, thanks for sharing. where was that at? would love to do something like that, but at a slower pace.

I'm a beginner with mtn bikes, but grew up doing all sorts of crazy crap on bmx bikes.
We were in snowshoe West Virginia this weekend. We'll be racing at the World Cup event (on the amateur course) in a few weeks. Most of our races are New York, penn, jersey, Virginias, North Carolina, etc. haven't attended too many of the New England races, just too damn far to drive
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We were in snowshoe West Virginia this weekend. We'll be racing at the World Cup event (on the amateur course) in a few weeks. Most of our races are New York, penn, jersey, Virginias, North Carolina, etc. haven't attended too many of the New England races, just too damn far to drive
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nice... looks fun!
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that is nuts...what kind of speeds are hit on the open DH?
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No idea on speeds on this course, i'd just classify the speed on the open ski slope part after the huge road gap as terrifying as hell. what you can't see in the video is the size of the drainage ditches we had to cross, there were 3 or 4. What you also can't really pick up on is how abrupt the road's we crossed up top were, my bike would bottom out on the roads and then I would be in the air for a bit after each crossing. Of course when riding with Neko it just looks super smooth, especially with the go pro mounted up on his head.

One of the other series that we race in has a speed trap at each race with a radar gun set up. Depending on the course and where they set it up the speeds typically seem to vary from 25-35. I was clocked at 37 at a race last year, that's pretty fast when you consider how bumpy those ski slopes can be.
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Looks pretty insane!! Having never riden anything like it I probably wouldn't fair well.
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There is a downhill spot on my morning route where I break 25mph and the pavement is a little rough. Yeah, I'm sure I could handle that stuff no problem.

LOL, not really.

You guys are insane.

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25 is still hauling ass.

Here's a race highlight video, one of the pro women mentions she was clocked at 40mph on the ski slope.

I'm usually just a click faster than the pro women (it's always my goal to beat all of them at a race) so I'd figure I was right in there, except i crashed in my race run into a tree.

http://m.pinkbike.com/video/417044/
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uploaded the facebook vid to youtube.

My 9 year old son being followed by a friend of mine, while I sat at ski patrol with my other 9 year old after she ragdolled down the mountain and was getting all checked out ...... she was fine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sL8...ature=youtu.be


I see downloading from face book, then up to youtube really makes for some incredible video quality
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Was the racing always that close, or was there no room to pass safely being a forest coarse so they fed off eachother?
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Was the racing always that close, or was there no room to pass safely being a forest coarse so they fed off eachother?
The video of my son and my friend was them just out riding having fun.

When we race we go down one at a time, every minute they send off a racer.
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