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As a follow-up to the Thursday Slatyfork ride post, here's a ride report on Friday's adventure.

Gathering up the goods at the overlook on Scenic Highway 150


Into the woods on Gauley Mountain Trail


First break at the top of Red Run


At least one clown in this picture, left to right Hecklerboy, CCR, and Outdoornut


Another dry stretch of Gauley Mountain trail


Onto Bear Pen trail, my personal favorite (along with Kennison Mountain)


Some really tight spots along Bear Pen makes rock navigation tricky


The Bear Pen climb


Hecklerboy (on his non-Heckler steed) can still ride the rocks


Outdoornut carving his way through Bear pen

Davis at a creek crossing

Most of us did not make it across that one dry.

Deep dark forest near the top of Boundary


Davis at the top of Boundary


CaptPhun taking a break at the Boundary overlook


Taking a break before tackling Turkey Point

Closing in on camp


The carnage began up here. There were several crashes on this rocky ridgetop on Turkey Point. I walked the 1/8 of a mile or so rock garden.


This was a brutal trail. At the very top was a really cool stretch of spruce forest with fun switchbacks and multiple lines. Then the rock garden. Then it got steep and wet.


That's were the fun ended for me. As the saying goes, it's steeper than it looks in the picture (below) - and it really is. I took a bad line and ended up on the left side of that log lying parallel to and in the trail. I immediately realized I screwed up and the last thing I remember was tapping the brakes trying to stop. I had no idea my Blur could fly so well upside down. Unfortunately, the rider did not fare as well as the bike. I came down hard on my left hand and rib cage. Thankfully Hecklerboy and ODN heard my yells and waited. After a bone check, I was able to limp out of the woods on the last mile or so of the ride.


Any of you other Shuffle hosers got any pics, feel free to post em here or on a new thread. Like to see what you got.
 

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Could this also be called the Slatyfork Shuttle? I say that because it looks like the ride started on the highway and ended at the campground.
 

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Man, that Specialized Hardrock beat the crap out of me.
I was praying for my disc brakes and 5 inches of travel going down Turkey Point.
Now I know why I bought the Heckler.
Parts will be in next week so she'll be back on the trail soon.
 

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The heat in Slaty was nothing to what I'm dealing with now on Amelia Island. 99F now with a heat index of 115. Almost too hot to drink. Almost. Will have to see if the dead fork can be resurrected when I get home. Fully rigid on that Turkey Point descent wasn't much fun. I think we have a new contender for the title "Worst Rock Garden in WV". That's all I got, I took a grand total of zero pics.
 

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I took a few pics nothing special,I'll try to put them up this weekend.That turkey point was somthing else.Had a great time as usual,good to see and ride with everyone again.
 

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Hecklerboy said:
Yeah, I want to see that. Someone said they got a pic of me taking a bath.
Superman must have been thirsty. Or is that Hecklerboy hunting salamanders?

Guess this opens up the way for those not ready for prime time pics. Think I heard a camera snap on my half-way cross the creek run. ODN has some pics of my not so great technical riding skills on Bear Pen as I dab my way through the rock garden:D
 

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Looks like daves kissing sacred ground,
ccr on kennison

odn

pat

joe

campsite buddy

wait a minute this duechbag wasn't here



heres a few more.













 

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Well I'm on vacation near DC seeing my two grand daughters but thought I'd take a moment to post a few of my Friday pics.





Wasn't going to post the dab but since CCR mentioned it.






Whoops, more from Gauley and Bear Pen


Is that a new englanders bike?




Back to Boundary trail and Turkey Point. Smile Capt - the mud will wash off.




Still smiling ? He must have had a bear in that pack.


I love Boundary Trail even though it does kick my A$$.


Starting down Turkey Point. What an awesome beautiful trail (at the top) and scary (at the bottom ).


Didn't get any pics on the way down, was hanging on tooo hard. Will post video as soon as I get it edited.

Will post my Kennison pics in CCR's Thursday ride post.

ODN
 

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CraigCreekRider said:
Superman must have been thirsty. Or is that Hecklerboy hunting salamanders?

Guess this opens up the way for those not ready for prime time pics. Think I heard a camera snap on my half-way cross the creek run. ODN has some pics of my not so great technical riding skills on Bear Pen as I dab my way through the rock garden:D
That is freakin awesome. Probably one of the best pics I've ever taken.
The water did taste pretty good though.

And as usual you can see Capt in the background enjoying my display of skill.
 

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Finally got a chance to edit some of the video from the Slatyfork Shuffle. Here it is.


ODN
 

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Hecklerboy said:
Hey, you edited out my display of wheelie riding
Thanks, I owe you one.
Well, not completely, you can still see you on the way down before the fade :D . No problem, you can pay me back when you get that kind of shot of me. :thumbsup:

ODN
 
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