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Old 05-21-2012, 07:26 PM   #16
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A "racer"??

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #17
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Thanks for the rebuild on those crossings mr thump!
Thanks for the original build on that new tree. Even if I did almost launch off the left into the drainage.

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Not sure how good of time the guy would have made at 30 tire rotations per foot of forward travel.

Oooh.. a new acronym.. R.P.F.
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:26 PM   #18
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Thanks for the original build on that new tree. Even if I did almost launch off the left into the drainage.


Not sure how good of time the guy would have made at 30 tire rotations per foot of forward travel.

Oooh.. a new acronym.. R.P.F.
+1000 on the trail rebuild! Thanks!
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Old 05-21-2012, 09:56 PM   #19
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In my experience this type of asshattery seems to be a uniquely male characteristic.

I'd bet this guy could keep pace with the Ditch Witch. He even manged to trench up the little baby climb on the dry stream crossing.

Unfortunately I didn't get much time for more than very basic repairs. I dropped in a bit after 7pm without lights so I was trying to keep from getting stuck in the dark and eaten by mountain kitties. I restacked the wood pile on the new tree crossing, but the rock stacks on the old ones will still need a little love. Not sure there's much that can be done with the switchback trenches.
The only thing you can do that isn't paving is to embed rocks, preferably flat rocks the width of the trail. You dig to size, place the rock, tamp the soil around the rock and depending on the soil use some water to solidify the soil. The ditch witch crew comes to Sovereign ALOT! I don't get these d-bags too ignorant to do the right thing and not ride a trail you're not good enough to ride.
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:06 AM   #20
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Not everybody starts out dirt bike riding with excellent skills, judgement, or the knowledge of proper behavior.

Some of us are still shooting to achieve just one of these.

If you come across this behavior in person the best you can do is educate the person in a rational manner.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:14 PM   #21
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Not everybody starts out dirt bike riding with excellent skills, judgement, or the knowledge of proper behavior.

Some of us are still shooting to achieve just one of these.

If you come across this behavior in person the best you can do is educate the person in a rational manner.
Sure, I get it. I'm a newbie myself... and if I had seen the guy(s) I would have been happy to educate them with the utmost tact and decorum.

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Old 05-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #22
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That's a sad sight to see thump. Props to you for going through all of it trying to get it back to what it was.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:19 PM   #23
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Maybe someone went down there without knowing how hard it was to get back out. It's not like there is an easy escape route from the bottom.
Not justifying, just understanding how someone can get in over their head.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:21 PM   #24
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Sure, I get it. I'm a newbie myself... and if I had seen the guy(s) I would have been happy to educate them with the utmost tact and decorum.

Wow...I think his (or Her) front brake must have locked up. bummer about the damage.
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Old 05-22-2012, 01:49 PM   #25
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Maybe someone went down there without knowing how hard it was to get back out. It's not like there is an easy escape route from the bottom.
Not justifying, just understanding how someone can get in over their head.
I'd like to give them the benefit of the doubt, but it was obvious this same crew had come up 838 prior and struggled massively. The discussion must have been "Hey fellas, we really tore the shit out of that 'Most Difficult' rated trail.. now lets go hit that one marked 'Extreme' and get rid of these remaining knobs. Yeah, we some bad mother f**kers."
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Old 05-23-2012, 01:57 PM   #26
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Sure, I get it. I'm a newbie myself... and if I had seen the guy(s) I would have been happy to educate them with the utmost tact and decorum.

Thanks for posting the pics, I honestly thought that you were exaggerating.

That's pretty bad for sure...
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:02 PM   #27
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Thanks for posting the pics, I honestly thought that you were exaggerating.

That's pretty bad for sure...
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:09 PM   #28
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Sure, I get it. I'm a newbie myself... and if I had seen the guy(s) I would have been happy to educate them with the utmost tact and decorum.

That is one hell of a sad sight.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:12 PM   #29
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You kind of feel like he walked next to the bike with it pinned.
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Old 05-23-2012, 02:13 PM   #30
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In fairness, it didn't look quite as glaringly bad when we hit it yesterday eve. It's dried out again now and I think someone else rode it in the mean time so the trenches are getting refilled with loose crap. If it doesn't see more visits from the super-pro brigade it should recover.

I can't quite pinpoint what exactly changed on the crux - I think a chunk of rock ledge is missing - but it feels a touch easier now.
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