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decided to take javelina from the 46th st. entrance to mormon and was gonna connect to the classic via beverly canyon until i thought i was about to hit a "snake" when it was really a root at the top of that short step just before mormon connects to national at the end of the fire road, you all know the one, where if you dont have enough steam your front goes into a rock and you look kinda dumb trying to endo. well OTB i went and my light smacks the ground and the handlebar mount breaks!! twas a fun ride back to the parking lot using my backup/batteries almost dead/ headlamp to see. im ok, but jesus those roots look just like a snake when your flyin, its times like that i dont mind looking like a moron, just glad noone saw me. anyone else have a good story of eating it for really no good reason, like your first time with clipins...?
 

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decided to take javelina from the 46th st. entrance to mormon and was gonna connect to the classic via beverly canyon until i thought i was about to hit a "snake" when it was really a root at the top of that short step just before mormon connects to national at the end of the fire road, you all know the one, where if you dont have enough steam your front goes into a rock and you look kinda dumb trying to endo. well OTB i went and my light smacks the ground and the handlebar mount breaks!! twas a fun ride back to the parking lot using my backup/batteries almost dead/ headlamp to see. im ok, but jesus those roots look just like a snake when your flyin, its times like that i dont mind looking like a moron, just glad noone saw me. anyone else have a good story of eating it for really no good reason, like your first time with clipins...?
it was the very first ride on my very first mountain bike and i was nervous as it was so I was riding on the canal the dirt part not the paved part and there were some kids who had built this plywood jump over the bottom of the wash the part with the water in it but in this case the bottom was concerete not dirt and they kept egging me on to jump the water but because i didnt want to scratch my bike and i was still getting used to it i declined and went around the jump but as i was crossing the slick concrete slab my rear tire slid out and i fell right on my ass leaving a huge black bruise on my right butt cheek this was about 7 years ago and I still have the dimple on my ass where i landed.
 

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I was flying down the ridge section on the long loop at McDowell a couple of years ago and the last 12 inches of a rattler was crossing the trail about 15 feet ahead. I didn't have time to slow down and ran over it's tail. The adrenaline injection propelled me even faster, and all I could think was that I'd rather go OTB than see another rattler on this ride. Ten minutes later I felt a trickle of water running down my leg, and concerned that I peed myself, looked down with relief to find the bite valve on the camelback had popped off. I looked back under my arm to see where it was and for reasons that still escape me, grabbed two handfulls of brake. I flew through the air and landed on my chest, tore the cartilage between the ribs and sternum. It was a slow granny gear ride back to the parking lot, and I had to ask someone else to put the bike on the roof rack for me. Ouch.
 

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we all know that feeling when you see a snake, you probably either pedal faster than ever or jump higher than ever but i wish i could see the look on my face as well as others to see just how scared we get. kinda funny:thumbsup:

camelbak and thinking you peed, priceless...
 
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