just puttin' around in WNC

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Day Trippin'' started by Cuttle, May 28, 2011.

  1. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    Alright... Trials went fine, I had a blast and things are improving (slowly but steady).

    Freezing temps Saturday morning before the event:

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    I didn't take any pics while riding and did my own thing, splitting from the guys. Since they rode line 2 and I did 3 there wasn't much point walking the sections together anyways.
    I like that, and it seems to work better for me. The grip was great and I ended up with 31 (13 clean) - definitely an improvement. Overall I could ride all but 2 sections clean.

    The guys were still out when I finished, so I followed them around for a bit:

    @kennyanc

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    Sam

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    afternoon TT and short track under lights

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    some may recognize the leathers...

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    Sunday morning we went out for more practice. Rode some of the sections from spring they seemed much easier. I finally managed to ride up the gully with the 2 steps without dabbing - @wawarides knows that one for sure...


    Graham after his mx race (missed watching the race :bluduh)
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    Weekend in a box:

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    and I found my new "spirit animal" :lol3

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    rest of the pics: https://cuttle.smugmug.com/Puttin-Around/Trials-events/Aonia-Pass-Nov-2019/
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  2. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

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    David Aldana.jpg Dave is such a cool cat. I would imagine that he swept the races as he did @ Ashland a few years back...
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  3. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    Pretty much. There was one preliminary he came in 4th... but I think they only had 4 in the class, so he was pretty much sandbagging. :lol3



    and great shirt!
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  4. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107? Supporter

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    I hate that gully. We hated to miss Aonia and seeing you guys. Glad your thumb is better.
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    Thanks for posting the pics. I like your new spirity animal.
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  6. bikerjim2000

    bikerjim2000 One thing I can tell you is you got to be free!

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    We need to build you a screen backstop for that van someday! At least on the driver side. It is no fun being hit from behind, after you hit something in the front... DAMHIK!!! Btdt!! Ride on!!!!
  7. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    I know, at least the bike can't go forward (chock secured with board and rear strap) and there isn't a lot of space above the seat. My biggest fear is @kennyanc s empty tequila bottle I took home for recycling...
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    norton73 drinkin' Supporter

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    I dunno about that, considering the mating habits of the female of the species...





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  9. Cuttle

    Cuttle Seriously? Supporter

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    :D

    people go missing all the time... :lol3
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