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That is it - my Everest. With nothing left to accomplish, I can now retire peacefully from mountain biking ...

Or not. Anybody have any other technical spots that I should make the new object of my fixation?
 

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FixThatBike said:
That is it - my Everest. With nothing left to accomplish, I can now retire peacefully from mountain biking ...

Or not. Anybody have any other technical spots that I should make the new object of my fixation?
good job, dude.

I remember the first time I saw a guy ride up 2 dollar hill - i was amazed.

Now that you've done it once - it's all about the averages. I average about 50% on that hill (1 success for every 2 attempts).

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Thanks for the tip. I need to get over there soon. I'll trade you for this one : the marbles on your way up the Lexington side up to Kennedy/Priest Rock. (not the Almaden side.)
 

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Yeah, now it's about repeating it.

There's a section on my home loop that I couldn't get for the longest time. (If I remember right, we rode together and you cleaned it first time you saw it.) Anyway, it starts off in a rut, goes over a few roots, goes over a few more roots around a stump then switchbacks through some loose stuff around a couple trees to an exit. I finally cleared it in March and felt like a superhero. I then failed to clean it the next 20 times I rode it (got a little obsessed on the do-overs) which was pretty frustrating. Cleaned it on the first try on my birthday and failed 3 times since.

That is it - my Everest. With nothing left to accomplish, I can now retire peacefully from mountain biking ...

As they say, once you reach the summit, you're only half way done... ;)

-slide
 

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Suh-weet! I haven't been able to clean that section in like 4 years and I think it was a fluke that time. I need to try it again some time soon.

Congrats - now to make it an everytime occurrence...
 

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So, excuse my ignorance, where's $2 hill? This sounds like something related to Better Off Dead :D
It's in Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland.
 

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imridingmybike said:
I average about 50% on that hill
Wow - 50% on that hill is impressive. If I computed my average now, I would have to use scientific notation.

Repeating it? Nah, I'm just happy to have done it once.

Anybody want to start up a semi-regular Thurs night JM ride ... starting next week?
 

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Hope you had a buddy with you

FixThatBike said:
That is it - my Everest. With nothing left to accomplish, I can now retire peacefully from mountain biking ...

Or not. Anybody have any other technical spots that I should make the new object of my fixation?
Someone's gotta kick down $2!
 

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stripes said:
So, excuse my ignorance, where's $2 hill? This sounds like something related to Better Off Dead :D
It's a short steep hill in JMP. It requires both technique and power, and since I got neither, I never made it up. :) Basically, the slope gets progressively steeper, and then there is a big railroad tie, so you have to figure a way to clean the last steep rocky part on either the left or right of said tie. I've come close, but not close enough. I'll have to try again. :)
 

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Oat Hill?

FixThatBike said:
Or not. Anybody have any other technical spots that I should make the new object of my fixation?
Well a while ago someone claimed to have cleaned the climb up Oat Hill on their first attempt. Personally I think anyone who makes that claim needs a couple witnesses. If you can clean the rock garden at the top of Oat Hill then you deserve a badge.
 

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Are we talking about the hill between the Sunset and Bayview trails?

If so I've been practicing for a few months and can clear it on a regular basis on both my 4" and 5" bikes. It actually isn't as bad as it looks, the only really tricky section is that part right before the railroad tie. I usually sprint on that part to get as much momentum as I can.
 

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Are we talking about the hill between the Sunset and Bayview trails?

If so I've been practicing for a few months and can clear it on a regular basis on both my 4" and 5" bikes. It actually isn't as bad as it looks, the only really tricky section is that part right before the railroad tie. I usually sprint on that part to get as much momentum as I can.
That's the one. Palos Colorados (sp?) is also tricky, and I've never cleaned the whole thing. The rooty section halfway up always gets me.
 

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wrinklefree said:
Are we talking about the hill between the Sunset and Bayview trails?

If so I've been practicing for a few months and can clear it on a regular basis on both my 4" and 5" bikes. It actually isn't as bad as it looks, the only really tricky section is that part right before the railroad tie. I usually sprint on that part to get as much momentum as I can.
The funny thing with that trail, is it's easier with a longer travel bike. I have a much easier time riding up it on my 35# , 6" bike than I do my 25#, 4" bike.

Go figure...
 

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FixThatBike said:
Anybody want to start up a semi-regular Thurs night JM ride ... starting next week?
I have been trying to ride that hill ever since I saw my friend Kevin clean it on his first try. I have never ridden all the way up it. But I will! I get what you're saying: You focus on this problem for so long that when you finally solve it you feel... like you need a new problem. :)

Some friends and I have been doing Thursday night rides for a couple weeks now. I'm away this week and next but I'll be doing them when I get back. We bring lights, start at 8:00 or so, ride until someone's light starts to go or we get tired.

PM me if you'd like to join us.

Morgan
 

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Well a while ago someone claimed to have cleaned the climb up Oat Hill on their first attempt. Personally I think anyone who makes that claim needs a couple witnesses. If you can clean the rock garden at the top of Oat Hill then you deserve a badge.
There was a day....

I need a helicopter to get up Oat Hill anymore.

Do I get a badge for being a has been?
 

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FixThatBike said:
Nobody actually goes up Palos Colorados. That's a downhill trail ... right? ... right?

Uh oh, do I have a new challenge?
If you want another good challenge: clean all switchbacks up and down in Dimond Canyon in a row. Have fun! :)
 

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0gre said:
Well a while ago someone claimed to have cleaned the climb up Oat Hill on their first attempt. Personally I think anyone who makes that claim needs a couple witnesses. If you can clean the rock garden at the top of Oat Hill then you deserve a badge.
Hey now! Thats me! :)

My buddy Brian was with me so now I'm going to have to drag his luddite azz onto mtbr. Or better yet we'll have to hit Oat Hill together sometime. Hopefully soon cuz I have been having waking dreams about that climb. So fun!
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If you want another good challenge: clean all switchbacks up and down in Dimond Canyon in a row. Have fun! :)
Good luck. I built those switchbacks and a few of them are pretty tight with a big drop. Sure do love that whole ride down from JMP to Dimond Park, though.

Don't retire just yet, the best lines on $2 Hill will change with the next rainy season.
 
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