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Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« on: March 14, 2009, 06:44:31 PM »
Met up with Uber, Bikehard, Catman, and Krunnch today for nice, casual ride today at Alafia (skills day pace, basically).  We hit Bridges/Shelly's Loop first, then headed to to Moonscape.  I just wasn't feeling it early and almost quit - I don't think I ate right prior to the ride - but we went back to parking lot after Moonscape and I fueled up and went back out feeling better.  Everyone kicked it on Moonscape and I actually made the climb into Doom for the first time in eons.  I was almost going to quit, but tried one more pedal stroke and cleaned it.  Krunnch did the highline on the Doom drop which was fun to watch.

After Moonscape, we headed over to Gatorback and everyone was riding great.  Catman was determined to make the switchback and climb up on the bridge around the tree and came so close.  On his last attempt, he had to unclip about a bike length onto the bridge, and for a split second he looked fine...

Down goes Catman, still on his feet, spinning around in some sort of bizarre dance with his Reign until he hit a tree right above the trail below.  All seems fine for another split second...

Down goes Catman again, continuing his dance with the bike over the trail below and finally stopping about 5-10 feet below that trail when he hit another tree.  He was fine minus some abbrasions and he finished the trail cleaning pretty much everything else.

Good ride today, but I have to get used to the heat and we all need to pray for some rain as it is getting sandy out there.
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2009, 06:50:57 PM »
That Catman dance was entertaining to watch.  I missed the last little bit of it as I dropped my bike and raced back down the switchback to make sure he was OK.  I thought he had saved it, but then I heard the very distinct sounds of a bike and person falling while he was out of my sight.
 
He did good to only come out of it with the scratches he had.  Good thing Gregg wasn't there, he probably would've pushed him off the trail like he did me...LOL.  :D
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2009, 07:10:44 PM »
Watch our for the chick copper inside of Alafia..she pulled me over for speeding and gave me the third degree.... I think she let me off because she saw my Turner! LOL...

First time on doom today and was not as bad as I thought! 

Next time I am bringing a dust mask as it is really dry.

Spectacular acrobatics Catman!  Dont forget to stich up those pants!  Glad u cleaned the boardwalk climb on moonscape  ;)
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2009, 07:48:08 PM »
I rewarded myself with enough KFC to feed a family (emotional eater  :'( ). Fun ride even with my hardly noticeable dab on the boardwalk around the tree. That giant hole next to the boardwalk is a death trap!
 
I'm very reluctant to check my bike for damage. For God's sake I just got the damn thing.
 
Awards for the day:
 
Bill wins the award for the smoothest climb into Moonscapes Doom entrance that I've ever seen.
 
Uber wins the sweetest looking bike award......again. Prize money is being held until you make that last long climb out of Gatorback  ;D
 
Krunnch wins biggest balls award for doing Doom's high side drop and that other crazy sketchy, sandy, deadly, I hate it, drop on Moonscape. Did I mention that I hate that drop? Broke my f'ing $100 helmet last time I tried it.
 
I've got the best crash category all taken care of even though it was really just a minor dab in the online world. Plus I totally did it on purpose to entertain everyone.
 
And Bikehard wins the cleanest bike I've ever seen award. He scrubbed the bike so hard that the handlebars came loose.
 

 
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 03:30:12 PM »
Well hell.  It may be awhile before I see that prize money.  :-[
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2009, 03:35:21 PM »
Made that last climb today on my SS. It was slow and ugly but I'm counting it. Sounds like a good excuse to hold another skills day at Alafia.
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2009, 03:47:42 PM »
Slow and ugly still counts.  Good job.
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2009, 09:14:13 PM »
Freaking $12,419.99 and it still doesn't have the bling factor of the Ibis. I'm gonna keep looking though  :-\
 
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2009, 09:20:57 PM »
Freaking $12,419.99 and it still doesn't have the bling factor of the Ibis. I'm gonna keep looking though  :-\
 
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2009, 07:21:24 AM »
$12,419 and doesn't have the 140mm of travel either.  ;)
 
 
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2009, 07:32:28 AM »
way too much money, but it does only weigh 20 lbs. super light! hmmm new bike or new truck hmmm... :o

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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2009, 08:23:41 AM »
I think you can buy a new Kia for around that price.
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2009, 08:33:54 AM »
www.speedgoat.com is going to try to build up a new carbon Blur (sub 4.5lb frame) in the very low 20lb range...should be an interesting project.
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 08:09:04 PM »
Man, I was feeling fine after my huge crash, I mean dab, but must have pushed my luck by riding Alafia again the next day. I felt all busted up today at work. Probably gonna face my demons again Tues or Thurs. Can we put up guard rails on Gatorback? And trail side hotdog stands?
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Re: Alafia ride today...or do Catmans always land on their feet?
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2009, 08:15:51 PM »
I think a nice tiki bar at the end of the last big climb on Gatorback in that clearing would be perfect.
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