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Old 07-29-2013, 08:33 AM   #7367
daxm
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Originally Posted by silverspurs View Post
Sorry you weren't able to get a beast to bash-up on the Louie Lake Rd...
Here's an idea for a good simulation:
take your DRZ
add about 300 pounds of weight to it (kinda like handicapping a race horse)
put some slick tires on it

My DRZ is way used to having nearly 300 lbs on it, and for the record I used to race the Clydsdale class in MTB races
Try a 600lb bike AND a "chunky monkey". Louie Lake looks challenging however you need to add running water coming down the trail and nothing but loose gravel/boulders for traction.

Silverspurs, at Boulder Basin I got past the scree slope with no issues. It is the damn wet loose rock that took its toll.
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