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I like rocks.

I like rocks of all shapes and sizes.

Some rocks are easy to tame...Some are downright stubborn mother effers.

I find that generally, if I talk to it nicely...tell it in a nice way... that I just need to mount it, and then I'll be on my way...I often have success.

Except...every now and then I run across a stubborn one. Talking to it in a kind, gentile, manner is simply an exercise in futility.

Yep...sometimes I just have to resort to hurling insults and expletives.

Like this granite Bittch I ran into today.







*&&&^%$#@@!*&)()*!!!!!



Ohhh...you little tease!!!!



Close...but, no cee-gar!

 

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LncNuvue said:
Solid effort. Looks like an ornery nub. Perhaps more speed and a little manual to get up on her?
That's what was messin' with me, Lance. I just could not, for the life of me, get enough speed coming at this thing. See that tree behind me, in this pic? It fell, and is laying across the the run-in. I've got the bike in my tallest gear and sprinting though a bed of momentum sucking pine needles... I hop over the log, traverse a gulley, and then there's maybe 2 pedal strokes to set up.

Even before that tree fell, it was only marginally easier on the rigid bike.

Lance, are you all healed up and ready to ride, amigo?

Nice pics...Snotty!
 

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The run in explains it. When did you hire your own cheerleading squad? I gotta get back out there;)

I'm getting there - been hitting the road every morning.
 

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LncNuvue said:
Solid effort. Looks like an ornery nub. Perhaps more speed and a little manual to get up on her?
You nailed it for sure.

For some reason, I have lately had success popping up on two rocks that have been thwarting me for months by finally trying them with the rigid bike. It was simply a matter of speed and commitment. When the run in is short, the rigid and lets me sprint just a bit more efficiently or something, so I have a little more speed and am able to pop up on to things I can't get the squish to grind up. The double squish is a lot harder to accelerate in a short space for sure.
 

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You woulda been up in her guts the first time with smaller wheels. This is one of the smaller is better situations.
 

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I was looking at the first pictures and thinking, "That's great but why?" then I saw the pictures in post #4. Girls! I should have known. I hope you got some for your efforts.
 

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Awesome pics, my 36/29er would roll right over with some in run.
 

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Sometimes it takes a few tries and swearing at the dog. Sorry for the repost, but it seems so in-tune with the rock riding theme.

Steve, I love the pic on the Jones that shows the body english required. Come ride some rocks in Utah with us!

JMH

 

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LncNuvue said:
This was in aqua's library - it's no wonder he's not scoring with the cheerleaders...
LMFAO!!!!!

Hey Man...Back in the day...I used to have game. No, really.
 

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