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Old 01-26-2013, 09:33 AM   #10711
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:01 AM   #10712
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I' ve been watching a lot of knarly single track helmet mounted videos lately. Is it true that the camera makes the trail look tougher than it actually is? Looks like the tree or rock or root wipeout is emminent at every obstacle, but ya'all just keep charging onward and upward. I know the up and down steepness is not realistic. Knowledge is King, but Experience Rules.

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Old 01-26-2013, 11:08 AM   #10713
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I' ve been watching a lot of knarly single track helmet mounted videos lately. Is it true that the camera makes the trail look tougher than it actually is? Looks like the tree or rock or root wipeout is emminent at every obstacle, but ya'all just keep charging onward and upward. I know the up and down steepness is not realistic. Knowledge is King, but Experience Rules.

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It makes it look easier. You don't see the sweat in your eye's, feel the sore and cramping leg's arms and back , and the heavy breathing, and the bike bouncing beneath you.

Start out easy, maybe a track and check out Gopro Mx track's- those guys make it look too easy.
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Old 01-26-2013, 06:03 PM   #10714
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Just got back 6+ hours... rode the last hour or more in the dark (dual Squadron's rock!).

Switzerland was about what you'd expect... the north facing stuff south of Sunset has snow.. Pennsylvania and Bear Gulches are un-rideable (some smart guy in a jeep has rutted the hell out of Penn. while trying).
All the single track we played in up-high was snow filled.





Who'd have thought you could get to tree line on a dirtbike in relative comfort in January.





Stubby doesn't get to play in the snow much it appears...




I this bike.

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:12 PM   #10715
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Geek,

How was the road up to Gold Hill and beyond? IE. Sunshine canyon up to P2P ?

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Old 01-26-2013, 06:32 PM   #10716
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We went up Lickskillet to Gold hill - no where you had to touch snow (i.e. there was dirt tracks between it in the shade).
From Gold Hill to Peak to Peak was dirt... snow free except a few shaded spots (but you could avoid it).

Coming back down after dark (and below freezing).. things were a little more slick as the wet spots were turning to ice.

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Old 01-26-2013, 07:11 PM   #10717
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Thanks for the reply. I was more wondering if by watching a video of a ride on a singletrack, can one realistically access it's difficulty level? I would like to ride some ST, but the videos all look "over my head." Whatever happened to the ole--cow trailin-- tracks I rode in the 60's?
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Old 01-26-2013, 07:52 PM   #10718
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Old 01-26-2013, 10:31 PM   #10719
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:35 AM   #10720
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The risks of taking a long lens photo



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Old 01-27-2013, 10:37 AM   #10721
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Shouldn't you have used a macro lens?

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Old 01-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #10722
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:27 PM   #10723
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THA RICK

Thanks for the reply. I was more wondering if by watching a video of a ride on a singletrack, can one realistically access it's difficulty level? I would like to ride some ST, but the videos all look "over my head." Whatever happened to the ole--cow trailin-- tracks I rode in the 60's?
My father showed me some of those trails, back in the day. They are roads now, except for the secret ones that are in now wilderness areas used as uppity trails for the nitwit vegan who are afraid of any dog on "their" trail.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:56 PM   #10724
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Cow trailin

I grew up riding north of Billings,Mt in the 60's. Rode a 305 Honda Scrambler. Put knobbies on and a rear sprocket with about 150 teeth. Got my chain off the unending spool at the Farmers Union. Take off on an open range BLM section railing the cow trails. They'd often be worn down enough, it was like a continuous berm. Fun! Then spot a couple antelope and try like crazy to run with em. Guarnteed, you'll never outcorner a Pronghorn at 55mph. Shhhh--don't repeat that, probably end up in prison doing that today.
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:02 PM   #10725
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I made the mosaic extra large for Derek's ego
I rode back and forth trying to roost him.

His mom sent these out and now the girls are calling me mullet boy

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