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With a couple of clients on vacation, I've had a little more "playtime" lately. Today, I decided to do a double workout: a trail run, then a trail ride. I headed out to City Park, and right when I pulled up, I saw me matey Todd out on ye olde Titus. (Pirate humor. Todd says his bike was creeking like an old pirate ship. :) ) He was just starting a second lap (phew!), so I quickly changed, applied sunscreen, grabbed my camera and set off after him. I spent my run chasing him around and attempting to catch him on some of the more-challenging technical features. However, it soon became apparent that Todd rides those things more quickly than I expect him to, because I kept missing him!

In the descents, I'd catch him *between* ledge-drops, or right *before* he would wheelie-drop a tall ledge. Heck, I even missed him completely on a set of three tall ledges.

*sigh* So Todd's descending skills shall go under-represented in my pictures. The ascents, however, proved a little easier to capture.
 

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After my run, I made a quick dash to meet a client, then returned to City Park for a little time on the bike with David and Al. (Sorry, I got zero good shots of Al. But I did get a pic of a lizard trying to eat a humongous beetle!)
 

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austin_bike said:
Why are you taking the root line instead of over the rocks?
:prft:

Because after doing the rock garden at the bottom of the hill and then climbing up through the loose stuff, I don't have the umph left to get over that double ledge of rock at the top.

But thanks for noticing. Again, I say :prft:
 

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Nice shots, Claire.
You're mad panning skillz do miracles for my apparent speed. Nice shot of "bonk face" on that flat curve, too.

I'm sure AB would agree, that lizard is a metaphor for City Park.

Happy Bottom Bracket---er---Independence Day!
 

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Root over Rock Line

When I lived on Cape Cod there was this girl that always said you have to take the dirty line, as compared to the easier clean line up a hill. This has nothing really anything to do with this thread but after what was said about going over the root instead of the rock line, it just popped into my head.:confused:
 

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Ah yes, City Park. Let me knwo if you find all of my big chain ring teeth that I broke off in there somewhere!

Great Pix!
 

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I will...

grungePoodle said:
dude, u need a bash guard, you're lo$ing about a buck a tooth.
...swap the chain ring for a bash guard the next time I come down for riding. We don't have the insane amount of rocks and rock benches you kids have down there. Still, I do love riding me some Austin!

I took this picture on my last trip down while riding the Greenbelt. Yeah, that's actually the trail. Aim for where my bike is leaning!:eek:
<img src=https://images.kodakgallery.com/photos1472/3/21/68/37/88/6/688376821303_0_ALB.jpg>
 
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