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Offline slowfatguy

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Slick leaves!
« on: March 30, 2008, 05:52:25 PM »
Rode Santos today, couldn't believe how slick it was from all the leaves on a few trails. We were running Twister heading back to the parking lot and all 5 of us had some close calls sliding around. I couldn't believe how dry it was up there though!
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Re: Slick leaves!
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 06:20:22 PM »
Took two lbs off my pressure today from yesterday and no more close calls(wish we knew you guys were there)

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Re: Slick leaves!
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008, 09:50:20 PM »
Were you there with Chris? We tried calling his cell phone but couldn't get through, was probably around 8:30-:45. We had a pretty good group, about 9 of us, would have been fun with a few more. I dropped my air pressure early and it bit me with a tire burp and crash later. ::)
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Re: Slick leaves!
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 09:59:14 PM »
The loop in side of Flatwoods is the same way, pine needles and leaves galore. I came so close to eating it in a fast corner tonight I had already visualized my self flying thru the air ;D some how I kept the bike under me for a VERY close call :o

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Re: Slick leaves!
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2008, 10:01:32 PM »
The loop in side of Flatwoods is the same way, pine needles and leaves galore. I came so close to eating it in a fast corner tonight I had already visualized my self flying thru the air ;D some how I kept the bike under me for a VERY close call :o


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Re: Slick leaves!
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2008, 10:09:37 PM »
I had several close calls and 1 wipeout in the leaves at Santos today.  Twister was slippery, I agree.
Rode the WT loop Wednesday after work and it was the same way.  Damn oak leaves!
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Re: Slick leaves!
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2008, 10:26:25 PM »
I ended up putting my shoulder in a tree today while at croom on one of those sandy leaf covered down hills to. We need to start arming our trail crews with leaf blowers this time of year.
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Re: Slick leaves!
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2008, 10:28:19 PM »
I actually think the leaves help the sandy spots. Makes it slick, but better than sugar sand IMO.
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Re: Slick leaves!
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2008, 09:47:54 PM »
Were you there with Chris? We tried calling his cell phone but couldn't get through, was probably around 8:30-:45. We had a pretty good group, about 9 of us, would have been fun with a few more. I dropped my air pressure early and it bit me with a tire burp and crash later. ::)

My mom tried calling me also and could not get through.  Where are you riding this weekend?

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Re: Slick leaves!
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2008, 07:33:15 AM »
Were you there with Chris? We tried calling his cell phone but couldn't get through, was probably around 8:30-:45. We had a pretty good group, about 9 of us, would have been fun with a few more. I dropped my air pressure early and it bit me with a tire burp and crash later. ::)

My mom tried calling me also and could not get through.  Where are you riding this weekend?

Alafia@8. Riding Carter Rd Tuesday and Thursday nights after work, about 5:30 if you can make it.
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