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Hi Guys,

OK, dream with me for a moment if you would. Join me in a journey as you leave that comfortable chair in front of your computer and travel to a flesh and blood, sticks and stones, real world place in time and space. You've done all the homework on the theory of doing big drops on your bike, read all the books, watched all the videos, built stunts in your yard and practiced until the proverbial cows came home. Now you've spent several thousand dollars and dedicated days of your life to drive to the Mecca of mountain biking…..Whistler Bike Park! After several successful trips off of the small and middle GLC drops without crapping in your pants you've finally screwed up your courage and committed to "THE BIG GLC DROP". You make a left off the main trail, rattle across the wooden bridge trying to ignore the sound and concentrate on the looming drop ahead, make a quick right turn that ends at the edge of the cliff all the while doing your best to forget the butterflies in your stomach and spot your landing way….way….way down there when……..

Big GLC Drop:
:D :D :D :D :D

Michael:thumbsup:

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Listen to this.Last year in whislter my friend landed on a baby bear while doing a jump. He didn't see it and he landed on it. It ran away and he was ok. The funniest part was that he had hair in his bottom bracket. It was the a line club. Next time he goes to whislter that thing while pop out of nowhere and kill him.
 

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Oh, how I wish........

Iceman2058 said:
Michael - nice!!! Thanks for sharing. The feeling when you are just about to hit something bigger than you've done before...is NICE.....(yeah, and scary...)....you looked butter smooth on that one, no worries. Time to go bigger... :)
Iceman,

Thanks for your kind words but let me not perpetrate a falsehood. The text is a pitch perfect description of my feelings and internal experience the first time I dropped the big GLC drop at Whistler. However, the video is (luckily for me) of someone else. From watching the distance that guy/girl sends it I'm sure they were very experienced on that drop. Had the bear been part of my first trip over the lip I doubt I would have had the panache to pull it off as smoothly as they did.:eekster:

Here is a poor shot of my, much more pedestrian, first experience of the big GLC drop.
Slope Soil Forest Bedrock Geological phenomenon


I'd hoped that my verbiage would set a dramatic stage for the entertaining video but it looks like it had the unintended consequence of ascribing more skill to me than I possess.:D

Mea Culpa,;)

Michael:thumbsup:
 
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