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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 146 25.04%
No 151 25.90%
I have not but I want to! 291 49.91%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.72%
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:28 AM   #6751
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PS: Bet you felt real nice the next morning, was an entire bottle of Motrin enough ??

PS II: How much shit did you break on your bike??
Thanks for the comments. My core seemed to take more of a beating than rest of my body for this ride. I am guessing it was a combination of trying to keep to the bike straight in the slippery stuff and picking it up about 15 times that day. Usually my knees are shot the day after a ride but I guess this ride was so slow that I didn't absorb many high speed bumps with my legs.

As for the broken parts...some guy on KTMTalk asked "who put on the event...the local bike parts store?"
Luckily I only got a few extra dings on the muffler and scratches on the plastic. The bark busters took a beating too. Surprisingly the cracks in my rim didn't get any bigger.

I actually took out three of my drops from the video because I was so embarrassed with my riding. I told Ed after the event that I dropped the bike about 15 times throughout the ride. He says, "Wow, I didn't see you fall once." to which I replied, "Why do you think I try to stay so far ahead of you?" He had his camera on that day too.
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #6752
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I sat as far back on my seat as possible and tractored right up it-.

funny I just read about this today --
let my buddy shane drop a little knowledge on you
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A lot of people think that you get more traction on uphills if you sit down. Well, actually that's wrong. Not only can you gain more traction by standing but you can also manage that traction much better. We like to call this the leveraging technique
link:http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/974...s-more-easily/
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:16 PM   #6753
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funny I just read about this today --
let my buddy shane drop a little knowledge on you


link:http://www.thumpertalk.com/topic/974...s-more-easily/
With no due respect, shane watts is a racer- not a physicist.

I also tried the shane watts 'technique' as I read through all of his tips on his website the day before the race. I resorted to my cave-man method after several failed attempts at breaching the hill while standing.

YMMV.



The tried and true ChrisRiedinger 'look away' method worked quite well for me many times during this race, as well. I found myself steering towards that 'huge boulder' in the middle of the downhill sections and simply looking to the right of it helped me escape near disaster many times
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:35 PM   #6754
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To do this the most effectively your goal is to have the front wheel just skimming across the ground or possibly pulling a very slight wheelie.
When you're so tired you can barely hang on its about impossible to do but yeah if you can take the weight off the front then all of it will be on the rear wheel giving you the most traction possible
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:11 PM   #6755
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When you're so tired you can barely hang on its about impossible to do but yeah if you can take the weight off the front then all of it will be on the rear wheel giving you the most traction possible
I actually got a back flip on that hill Saturday before the race .And I personally cleared lots of rocks there after I made it .You guys had a handfull
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Old 08-16-2012, 03:17 PM   #6756
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I'm going back for the berkshire triple...whos in?
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:05 PM   #6757
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With no due respect, shane watts is a racer- not a physicist.

I also tried the shane watts 'technique' as I read through all of his tips on his website the day before the race. I resorted to my cave-man method after several failed attempts at breaching the hill while standing.

YMMV.



The tried and true ChrisRiedinger 'look away' method worked quite well for me many times during this race, as well. I found myself steering towards that 'huge boulder' in the middle of the downhill sections and simply looking to the right of it helped me escape near disaster many times
Here's the website that has helped me the most:

http://www.heineken.com

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Old 08-17-2012, 07:22 AM   #6758
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Here's the website that has helped me the most:

http://www.heineken.com

No need to look away with that strategy. You could be looking right at it and not see it.
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:35 AM   #6759
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Sunday ride

Anyone interested in doing a ride Sunday Morning ?
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:39 AM   #6760
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Looking for people to ride w

I just moved to the stonington area and am looking for people to ride w. hit me up if interested
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Old 08-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #6761
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I just moved to the stonington area and am looking for people to ride w. hit me up if interested
Welcome aboard! What are you riding? How old are you? You woods,dirt,road? We can lead you in the right direction if this isn't it!
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Old 08-17-2012, 10:00 AM   #6762
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You know Thad!
The heat!
The extreme humidity!
The extreme layout!
And your bike meesing up was just a bad recipe. You ride tight stuff like that every weekend. If your bike wasn't messing up you would have been golden! At least Bronze!
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Old 08-17-2012, 11:05 AM   #6763
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #6764
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OHHHHH, So thats how it's done!


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Old 08-17-2012, 12:40 PM   #6765
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I cried when I saw that video.
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