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MTB Pictures of your latest mountain bike ride

Discussion in 'Cycling Department Forum' started by Bram, Sep 2, 2016.

  1. Bram

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    Before it got really dark :)
     
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    Rode in complete darkness yesterday. Beautiful.
     
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  4. Jan Larsen

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    Last weekend I had an opportunity to try out a 5000 euro BMC Agonist full suspension carbon XC thoroughbred for 24 hours for free, an offer the local bikeshop was running. First come, first serve thing. I was lucky to get my hands on one. It was my first MTB experience ever, but man, what an experience! After picking it up I immidiately took it to the best trail in the country, only 6km from the shop. 12km lap of nothing but prepared single track with everything; berms, drops, climbs, downhill descents with scary speeds, jumps and lots of trees to crash into. I rode 2 laps before I was knackered and did another 2 laps the following day before handing it back.
    The ride has got me hooked on getting a fully, if only the money was there :(
    I shot a few pics on the trail, here they are:

    Beautiful scenery which was pretty much like this throughout the lap.
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    This dosent look like much, but when you're not used to continous climbing, it sure pulled out some teeth both times I went up. I joined the trail right where this climb is, so it was the first feature I was presented with. I was ready to die when I reached the top...:p
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    Some of the lap was covered in really tight, technical single track like this with lots of turns and trees (and hidden jumps) so close you could hardly get the handlevar through. I flows nicely though, I loved every single meter.
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    I found a youtube vid of a full lap of the trail on an e-MTB, its not me or made by me, but check it out if you fancy :)


    So that concludes a beginners experience of his first MTB ride on world class equipment and on world class single track. I was overwhelmed on the first lap, trying to soak it all up, but on lap 2 I was enjoying it immensely, catching myself grinning, especially on the fast downhill sections, really feeling the suspension doing its job.

    I've found a new love in my life.
     
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  5. Bram

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    One of many castles in my area. Awesome landmark.
     
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  7. Flaviu

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    I own you some pictures of my winter ride (when winter was ... winter, I mean 3 days here)

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  9. Brandon Wright

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    I had a fun ride yesterday. Wasn't on trails or anything but the scenery was very nice. :D

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    That green car in the background is Danica Patrick doing about 210mph.
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  12. Bram

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    Recovery ride today on the mountain bike. Enjoying the gravel at very low speeds, facing the sun. Life is good!
     
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  13. Brandon Wright

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    That's a great pic Bram, good composition, great depth of field, draws your eyes down the trail, and tells a story. :)
     
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    But no VR :)
     
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    Thank you for making my flag:
    the green of the grass
    the white of the front light
    and the red of the back light
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    almost like this
     

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  17. Brandon Wright

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    I got a new toy that's going to let me take some cool biking videos. It's a DJI Spark drone, it can lock on to an object and automatically track it so I can have it follow me on the bike to get some unique shots. Here's a sample of what it can do (not my video).
     
  18. arthur666

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    Dr. cleared me for all activity, but said I could expect soreness for a long time. I need to ease back into things. Ok.

    Taking it easy to start. Rode 3 miles of my neighborhood singletrack, and actually felt pretty good.
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    (I really should put the 3" wheelset back on here for this kind of thing.)

    The next day, I wasn't too sore, so I did a longer gentle ride, mostly on pavement. It's hot. Didn't see another person on a bike or outside at all. 15 miles is about the limit of what I can do with one 24oz bottle on my mtn bike in this weather. I really need to mount another bottle cage if I'm going to do rides like this.
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    (yeah, they don't mean Me, right?) :rolleyes:

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  19. Jan Larsen

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    For my 2-2,5 hour mtb trips, I usually carry 2 bottles. One on the frame and one in my hip pack. I'm one of them avoid-backpacks-at-all-costs type of guys, it makes my back sweat profusely and its annoying when jumping.

    Nice scenery and welcome back on the bike :)
     
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    Awesome to see you back in action Arthur! Especially when there's still plenty of good weather ahead to enjoy :)
     
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