DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by Marylander » Tue May 23, 2017 6:33 pm

Shade has more in the way of difficult climbs than I saw at mountain ridge. I really like the tight section at shade with lots of turns. I suck at it but it's good practice for sure. It definitely is tiring, particularly for my left hand, which has gone 'dead' every time I've been there. I need to get back to shade now that I've got the rekluse in the xtrainer. I'm thinking my hand will be happier now. It seems like we have ended up on the southern part of the perimeter, the tougher/rockier section, when my hand is already toast... Hard to hold on in those rocks.

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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by Rut Row » Tue May 23, 2017 6:42 pm

gots_a_sol wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 5:24 pm
I have a buddy who will never step foot there again after 1 trip and he is decent in the rocks :lol2:
I let that dog BoomBoom talk me into riding Shade a few years back. :barf:

I think I sold my bike shortly after that.
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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by BigBird » Tue May 23, 2017 9:10 pm

It's actually pretty easy, except for the rocky spots! :loveit: UNLESS you have a worn out tire in the packed snow! :shrug:
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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by juddspaintballs » Tue May 23, 2017 11:08 pm

I don't hate Shade, and it has caused me more surgeries than Mountain Ridge has :lol2:
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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by Nobody » Tue May 23, 2017 11:56 pm

https://youtu.be/eJwHfNBQObQ
All my >50GB of riding video were pointing to the ground, didn't check it at the start :D.
But for muddy places it is ok, so here's my compilation of mud from Mountain Ridge.
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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by Bucho » Wed May 24, 2017 1:49 am

Keep the vids coming guys!

Sorry you had to ride by yourself nobody. Im glad you never got stuck in any of those deep mud holes, could have been a miserable experience.
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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by rclangelan » Wed May 24, 2017 8:30 am

dirtygrunt wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 4:30 pm
I'll be glad to take you up there for a ride.
Looks to be about 2.5 hours from Sykesville. About the same as Mountain Ridge. Let's do it. Might be time for me to put a proper skid-plate on the CRF.
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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by dirtygrunt » Wed May 24, 2017 8:49 am

rclangelan wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 8:30 am
dirtygrunt wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 4:30 pm
I'll be glad to take you up there for a ride.
Looks to be about 2.5 hours from Sykesville. About the same as Mountain Ridge. Let's do it. Might be time for me to put a proper skid-plate on the CRF.
:lol2: Good idea. As stated, some of the trails are tough, uphill with rocks is not fun. Some of it is not so bad. There is a gravel road running kinda down the middle for bail outs and an easy run back to parking lot.

I can honestly say that the last time I was up there I saw very few rocks --->viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4304&start=30
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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by juddspaintballs » Wed May 24, 2017 9:27 am

Last time I was up there, I saw a rattlesnake
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Re: DAMN Reunion 19-21 May 2017

Post by Boom Boom » Wed May 24, 2017 12:26 pm

Kyler wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 6:42 pm
gots_a_sol wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 5:24 pm
I have a buddy who will never step foot there again after 1 trip and he is decent in the rocks :lol2:
I let that dog BoomBoom talk me into riding Shade a few years back. :barf:

I think I sold my bike shortly after that.
Ken that was 7-mountains dual sport loop. That was more like paved road riding....Shade is what good single track is supposed to be like.
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