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Old 03-02-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Talking Riding between the levee and the Mississippi...





A place to post pics of my rides near my house between the levee and the river…

So one day I figured one could ride near the shore…if there were trails…

First, I took a trials course at TTC…



Then Santa dropped off a nice Xmas gift Dec 2012…









….then I started playing around, practicing, learning, and taking my share of slow motion crashes…



Idea is to slowly build a nice little trail over as many interesting logs and rock piles I can find…before the river wipes it all out later this spring…and then start all over again every year thereafter….at least for a while...



When the black line (current stage) is above the blue line horizontal line (the point at which the water hits the bottom of levee)…it means my trail is totally flooded by the Mississippi...

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:44 PM   #2
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plenty of logs to learn and practice the double-blip...





plus rocks, mud, sand...





all I need is real mountains…but the sunset will do...

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Old 03-02-2013, 07:53 PM   #3
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River flooded part of my trail…guess I need to get used to that…



But it is relatively easy to move the trail up…





showing off a kick turn I learned watching youtube…



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Old 03-02-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
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Riding the 3rd Sector

Even grey days are fun…







even if you get hung up…

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #5
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Neat. What's the range, 20 miles? Kind of ironic, with a name like that, no? :)
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:13 PM   #6
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yes…

2.5 liter gas tank...no idea what the range is…I ride/work on the trail about 3 hours at a time which consumes about a third to half the tank. But riding the those conditions with my level of skill is slow going and exhausting. I ride about 2 to 3 minutes then need to catch my breath... Plus scouting, opening up and building the trail, cutting branches down, etc. takes time and energy too…
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Old 03-03-2013, 05:25 AM   #7
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Wonderful idea to use river bank material for a course. Very nice bike.
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