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Gotdirt and I set out on a mission to ride the "Wall" clean. After a 2 hour Session and what seemed like a million attempts, it went clean.... ...and its on video!


Gotdirt's setup: Ti Bontrager custom rigid 69er. Less than 24 lbs.
IndecentExposures setup: SC Nomad 7 and 7, Minion 2.5's, . 35 lbs.

...who said a 35lb freeride bike couldn't climb!

Edit: Here's the unedited shot of making the wall

 

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Very nice!

Well done guys. You're an inspiration. I've always known it could be done, but I've never done it or seen anyone do it. Good job.
 

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Well done guys. You're an inspiration. I've always known it could be done, but I've never done it or seen anyone do it. Good job.
Thanks. There were some hikers that strolled through; he said, "oh, yeah, I've done it, its not that hard"...:rolleyes:
 

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All of your attempts felt familiar

except the one where you got over that top log. It's not for lack of effort you both didn't make it the other multiple times--stars have to align, Lady Luck must smile upon you...and you just have to f'ckin' make it. Good job. This video needs to be a sticky somewhere for "Giving it maximum effort 101". Any viewers who haven't tried this: it's as hard as it looks and at the same time harder than it looks.:thumbsup:
 

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that makes me tired just watching it

did you have to include all of my failed, flailing attempts? :skep:

in hindsight, i chose the wrong weapon-- next time i'm taking the FS ride... i thought the lightweight may be an advantage, but i need a little squish (up front at least) to keep from bouncing around so much.

btw, looks like we aren't the only fools to kill an hour or two up there--
(no successes, and a couple of hard hits, but looks like they had fun too)

congrats again. good times.
 

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Nice riding guys! I admire your persistence and determination.
 

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Good job! I still can't make it more than a few feet up that thing, so it's pretty impressive seeing you guys ride it all.
 

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did you have to include all of my failed, flailing attempts? :skep:

in hindsight, i chose the wrong weapon-- next time i'm taking the FS ride... i thought the lightweight may be an advantage, but i need a little squish (up front at least) to keep from bouncing around so much.
I still think FS's are the better climbing bikes. The rear suspension helps more than anything. Just dial down the front shock and let'er rip!
 

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Boys, DC is my "home" trail. I have never made it, the closest i got was 5ft from the top log, back before the stairs. Its harder now, with fewer lines. I am going to study the tape and try that same line, you made it on. Looks like high right then up the middle. Congrats. I too have heard many claim they cleaned the Wall, but have never seen it.
 

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Im impressed

I have been there one time, and only made it up about 3 ft. I saw several people try it, everyone failed. (up & down). Riding it down certainly would be easier but still is a little sketchy. Im gonna have to go back there.
 

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That's some amazing riding by both of you! I hope one day to have just a fraction of your skills!
 

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That's some amazing riding by both of you! I hope one day to have just a fraction of your skills!
Skills are built by sessioning stuff for hours like this. You can do it, just have to get over the fact that you may be there for a while.:thumbsup:
 

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Boys, DC is my "home" trail. I have never made it, the closest i got was 5ft from the top log, back before the stairs. Its harder now, with fewer lines. I am going to study the tape and try that same line, you made it on. Looks like high right then up the middle. Congrats. I too have heard many claim they cleaned the Wall, but have never seen it.
Yeah, I think some of them mentioned that Big Foot has been seen in the area... but no video?:D :thumbsup:
 

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Now that's passion!

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Skills are built by sessioning stuff for hours like this. You can do it, just have to get over the fact that you may be there for a while.:thumbsup:
A lot of people I ride with get so caught up in riding point to point. Mtb'ing is about having fun on the bike and trail.
I loved that vid! I love that kind of riding!

Thanks! :thumbsup:
 
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