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Old 11-02-2010, 06:58 PM   #76
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Huh?...I rode all of slick rock and the road home on a flat rear trials tire yesterday..... damn tire slipped on my rim too many times, and I got tiree of fixn it...
Dude, remind me when you get back home and I'll buy you a set of rimlocks! Then you can run <10psi and not worry.
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:02 PM   #77
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Dude, remind me when you get back home and I'll buy you a set of rimlocks! Then you can run <10psi and not worry.
I'm 'sold' on the tubliss system. A bud got a flat the other day and it was no big deal, just rode it out flat.
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Old 11-02-2010, 10:17 PM   #78
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Here's Gino marking his territory again....

The Muhammad Ali of trail riding from Paul Clipper on Vimeo.

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:24 PM   #79
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Okay, here's a quick POV of us on the approach to Steel Bender. I had some video of Steel Bender but we need to run some stabilizing software on it first.

Road to Steel Bender in Moab from Gregor Halenda on Vimeo.



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Old 11-02-2010, 10:51 PM   #80
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He had two rim locks on!

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Old 11-02-2010, 10:55 PM   #81
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Day 1, a little late

I'm a bit late with my photos, sorry about that. It took a couple days to set up my laptop. So, here are some shots from our first day.


Over the skies of Colorado.


When we got to Grand Junction, Flanny got real friendly with a local.


And here's our group shot from our first day, right before riding Book Cliffs as our shakedown run.


I learned my Husaberg needs some serious juice to fire the injectors. So this 8-cell Antigravity battery came in very handy.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:24 PM   #82
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Day 2, Rabbit Valley


Chris models his lovely riding socks for us as we suit up for Rabbit Valley.



Gino admires Clipper's booty and he even cops a feel.



I couldn't resist the obligatory shot of my bike at the edge of the cliff.



Flanny likes his legs spread wide and a big one in his mouth.



The scenery on the approach to Moab was gorgeous. I caught this one out the car window.



We got a kick out of the local rag which featured dirt bikes on the front page.
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Old 11-02-2010, 11:28 PM   #83
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I'll post some shots from Steelbender and Poison Spider tomorrow. But for now, I gotta hit the sack. Everyone is asleep and I'm writing this from the stairwell.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:55 PM   #84
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It's not fun until someone gets hurt...

Well, today was our "big day" and it went pretty well for everyone but Flanny. We did Poison Spider to Gold Spike to Gold Bar. There are some seriously steep steps on this trial that can get covered with sand which complicates the whole thing.


Gino hitting the first steep steps.


Here's Tom on the same section wheelying over the last steps.

About halfway along the trail splits and comes to an abrupt end at this cliff.


Here's Clipper waving and shooting at the same time. What you can't see is he's also chewing gum. He's got serious talent.


Here's our group shot up on the edge.


When we got to the infamous "Golden Crack" there was a pile of rocks creating an alternate route to the jump that you used to have to clear to finish the trail. I jumped it and then everyone else went around except for Tom who cleared the gap which Clipper looking on. He cased it hard and knocked the petcock right out of the tank but didn't lose more than a few drops of fuel before refitting it. It also didn't start after that but it turned out to just be a loose ground in the start switch.


Here John takes the go-around at the base of the crack.


Here's Flanny with two working knees...

I got a lot of teasing during the day because each time we came to a big obstacle I would say, "Seriously guys, this is the last hard section..." but I was honestly certain it was. The actual last hard section was this one. It was a 6' face that wasn't too far off vertical, or so it seemed when you looked at it. Without getting off and really scouting it seemed like the far left was the line over some 2' (or for Flanny 60cm) boulders and that was the line Flanny chose. Turned out to not be the right one.


Here's Gino clearing the center section. He's really stepped it this trip as has everyone.

Sadly Flanny stalled on his line and when the bike tipped he was sky high and his left foot fell into the gap between rocks and the bike fell on him crushing his knee. He heard a pop and a grinding noise.



Flanny couldn't stand but we were still 15 miles from town and it wasn't serious enough to for extraction so we cut off his pants leg and used tire irons and a tow strap to brace the knee and then I rode his bike over the face and we dragged him up the rocks and then carried him to the bike.


Gino is taking advantage and copping a feel.


Gino and Tom carrying him to the bike.


It took four of us to get him on the bike.


Our plan was to get off and spot Flanny on the hard sections so he didn't need to dab on the bad side and then to get ahead and pick the smooth line and point it out so he had an easy ride down into town.


At the hospital the after x-rays the doctor diagnosed Flanny as mentally unstable and with a blown out meniscus of the left knee.


The Moab hospital has a board that keeps track of how many injuries each trail generates, more for fun than anything else. Here Flanny marks down his trail and then adds one to "dirt bikes" which, I might add, was well over quadruple the number of injuries that mountain bikes had.

So Flanny is going to sleep on it and see how he feels in the morning...

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Old 11-03-2010, 12:59 PM   #85
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Ouch. I hear that's a nasty injury. So sorry to hear this news. Heal up quick.
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:03 PM   #86
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Damn! That sucks after so much anticipation for this vacation! We were just down there for a big weekend two weeks ago and one of our group blew his ACL right in the middle of Poison Spider. He rode it back out to the south slowly. Hope everyone else stays healthy!
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:14 PM   #87
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........Sadly Flanny stalled on his line .....
That sucks and I can relate........all of my worst wipeouts at 5MOH/Moab have been traveling "backwards" after chunking it/stalling from lack of commitment and/or just plain f'n up on clutch/throttle interplay......strong argument for a Rekluse clutch on any future trips.......
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:40 PM   #88
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Damn! That sucks. I hope that doesn't mean that's it for the Flanny-cam footage.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:05 PM   #89
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Crap that really sucks!

Keep our knee elevated and drink lots of fluids...the kind from brown bottles!
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:05 PM   #90
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i always tell the doctor i was hiking
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