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I feel like I should name names, but for those who were seduced by the snooze button, (or have some other lame excuse :p ) here's my ride report for this (7-29-04) http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=38020
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DashRipRock, IbmkidIII, Rweddy1 and I all headed up the trail about 6:10am. I was a casualty on the first rocky tricky minefield section and Kirk and Evan seized the opportunity to pass me making me feel pretty clumsy. Richard had also suffered some stumbles there so I was in good company.

We cranked up the rest of the way and someone asked which of these steep rocky sections that we kept encountering was The Wall. Deer Creek definitely starts off at near full scale as far as gnarly approaches go, so by the time we got there it kinda looked like more of the same.

SingleSpeeder showed up about this time and we all sat and talked about how the previous year's droughts had made it dusty and crumbly and how the recent rain had eroded it and made it even more gnarly. Then we overanalyzed our strategies for attacking it and I realized that I was just psyching myself out. I decided if I didn't go now I'd probably trip over the tiny stream 3 feet in front of me.

I took two tries and made it maybe a third of the way each time. My (lame) excuse was getting sucked into a bad line and spinning out on the loose stuff. Everyone else had similar luck except for Kirk (ibmkidIII) who made it probably 2 thirds of the way his first attempt. He picked a good line but stumbled about where the top of the new staircase is. He almost pulled off a trialsy hop maneuver to rest and then get going again but lost it at the last second. He also had an impressive attempt starting from the middle but said he had to stop because his chest was about to explode or something.

After that everything else is "cake" so we headed up to Red Mesa loop and made our way around to the high point. We stopped and talked about helmet cams and making mtb videos while we regrouped. The more psycho dowhillers went first followed by me and Richard, who joked about how we must have more to live for or something.

By the time we regrouped at the sign again, Richard was missing. We waited for a bit, but it was getting obvious that he must have had a mechanical. Kirk decided to head down and the rest of us decided to go back and check out what the matter was.

We found Richard pumping his rear tire back up. Somehow he had gotten a pinch flat on the most buff part of the trail!(?) More standing around waiting for him to do I have no idea what, but it took a long time.

Since we all had to hold Richard's hand while he fixed his flat, we all decided that there was no time to do the Plymouth Mt. loop and instead we blasted down. By the time I got to The Wall it seems that Evan had crashed and burned somehow. (What happened?). I spooked on my first attempt when I picked yet another bad line certain to result in an endo. Second time's a charm.

It was a great ride and as usual at 6:AMish there's no traffic or heat. At the bottom we all laughed about all the crazy characters on this forum. Hope to ride with you guys again soon and meet the rest of you eventually.

Ed

Traffic note: Left the parking lot at 8:15 and absolutely flew all the way to work (80+mph). No stop n go, no bottlenecks. :)
 

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Thks for the trip report. Good times had by all. The hour is painful for sure, but nice to get a ride in. Hopefully can work another one out.
 

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Edderd said:
We found Richard pumping his rear tire back up. Somehow he had gotten a pinch flat on the most buff part of the trail!(?)
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I actually got that flat on the Wall and just rode the rest of the uphill with it flat until I needed to change it. :eek:

Reality now, I have not idea what happened, I am going to blame cheap performance tubes!

Great ride!!
 

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Well well well

Looks like Mr. hillbilly couldnt keep the rubber side down. btw if you go to Sheplers I bet they can reform your stupid hat. They like hillibillys there. Sucker.
 

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Looks like Mr. hillbilly couldnt keep the rubber side down. btw if you go to Sheplers I bet they can reform your stupid hat. They like hillibillys there. Sucker.
...but at least he showed up and rode.

Troll.

And Mr. Hillbilly did more than well on the trail, troll.
 

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...but at least he showed up and rode.

Troll.

And Mr. Hillbilly did more than well on the trail, troll.
Yeyah I bet. I will show up and ride anytime. You tell me when and wear.
 

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AdventureQuest said:
Yeyah I bet. I will show up and ride anytime. You tell me when and wear.
where....

AQ, no matter how often people give you crap, please never stop posting. Makes my work day so much better.

You could use this thread:
http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=38832

to what you can aspire to. You're not there yet, but man you got a solid base.
 

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Nice report, Ed! My spectacular endo descending The Wall can best be attributed to poor line selection -- the same one you nearly took. Made for a nice adrenaline rush with which to end a great ride.

SS, thanks for having my back -- you da man.

AQ: You're still a hapless little pecker-stretcher who could be outwitted by a rat terrier. Although I'm disturbed that you represent the future of this nation, I take solace in the fact that sooner or later your sheer stupidity will no doubt result in you taking yourself out of the game in truly Darwin-esque fashion.

Does your Mom let you go to the bus stop on your own? If so, you could probably find your way to a Dawn Patrol ride. See ya then, jagoff.
 

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Nice report, Ed! My spectacular endo descending The Wall can best be attributed to poor line selection -- the same one you nearly took. Made for a nice adrenaline rush with which to end a great ride.

SS, thanks for having my back -- you da man.

AQ: You're still a hapless little pecker-stretcher who could be outwitted by a rat terrier. Although I'm disturbed that you represent the future of this nation, I take solace in the fact that sooner or later your sheer stupidity will no doubt result in you taking yourself out of the game in truly Darwin-esque fashion.

Does your Mom let you go to the bus stop on your own? If so, you could probably find your way to a Dawn Patrol ride. See ya then, jagoff.
OK fine I will meet you at Falcon but not tomorrow. I have a medical appt. But there is no way anyone can get tot the top in less than 50 minutes. I cant even do it onmy Woodsman that fast. Its just not possible but I bet I can beat all you lame turds. Because of my asthma I get 10 minutes head start but Iprobably wont need it but its only fair. Dowhilling is my specialty, I dont need as much of a hed statrt I will totally fly. Oh yay, HillbillyMoFo, I also kmnow how to keep the rubber side down, he he he. Maybe when I kick your ass I will lone you some good music, ever heard of The offspring? Sucker.
 

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OK fine I will meet you at Falcon but not tomorrow. I have a medical appt. But there is no way anyone can get tot the top in less than 50 minutes. I cant even do it onmy Woodsman that fast. Its just not possible but I bet I can beat all you lame turds. Because of my asthma I get 10 minutes head start but Iprobably wont need it but its only fair. Dowhilling is my specialty, I dont need as much of a hed statrt I will totally fly. Oh yay, HillbillyMoFo, I also kmnow how to keep the rubber side down, he he he. Maybe when I kick your ass I will lone you some good music, ever heard of The offspring? Sucker.
Medical appointment? What's the problem? Scabby knees and a sore jaw from all that time you spend backstage?

Son, here's the rule I've heard for Falcon: if you can make it in your age, i.e. 35 years old = 35 minutes, you're doing well. I'm 38 and 30-35 minutes is average. My wife middle rings it in 30 mins regularly. I mean, 50 minutes to the top?! What are your riding, a 50-lb. trike?

The Offspring? Doood, that band, like, totally rawks, I'm so shure!
 

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Medical appointment? What's the problem? Scabby knees and a sore jaw from all that time you spend backstage?

Son, here's the rule I've heard for Falcon: if you can make it in your age, i.e. 35 years old = 35 minutes, you're doing well. I'm 38 and 30-35 minutes is average. My wife middle rings it in 30 mins regularly. I mean, 50 minutes to the top?! What are your riding, a 50-lb. trike?

The Offspring? Doood, that band, like, totally rawks, I'm so shure!
Mr hillbilly I think you broke your crappy timex when you wrecked because there is no way you can make it up falcon in less than 50 minutes the wind sheer on your stupid hat makes that true. I do believe your wife can kick you ass up anyhill around tho. my mom probly to. I already told you are you stupid that you cant remember anything i have asthma. But I will still totally kick your ass on falcon. Sucker.

I have an ok bike but Im working onmaking my Woodsman better on trails. If you like the offspring maybe you are not a complete dumb ass.
 
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