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Pandemonium
« on: December 03, 2009, 07:31:24 AM »
Has Pandemonium's hard option climb out been repaired or made easier? I used to have a hell of a time climbing out of there cause you couldn't really get speed around that blind left corner. I think there was a root at the top I'd spin out on. Anyway, I can't even remember if I had ever made it but the last time I was out there I climbed right up. Not saying I didn't put 110% into it but I made it regardless. Rest of the group was fighting the easier option unsucessfully. Two guys were on Specialized so they were distracted by the whole "do you hear that noise" and the other guy was in full time worry mode since it was his first ride on a news Ellsworth and therefore he was avoiding all potential frame cracking situations :P
 
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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2009, 07:44:49 AM »
I made it on the SS twice last time I was out there.
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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2009, 07:50:17 AM »
Has Pandemonium's hard option climb out been repaired or made easier?

It was groomed for the Giantologists.  ;)
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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009, 07:57:13 AM »
drb81: Must witness or see video!

TTT: did Zeus release his volcanic power to blow the top right off that climb?
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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009, 08:00:15 AM »
drb81: Must witness or see video!

I witnessed it.


TTT: did Zeus release his volcanic power to blow the top right off that climb?

No, I think it was Darrin and a shovel that did it. ;)
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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2009, 08:15:44 AM »
There was repair on Pandemonium on momentum busting spots.  The climb out wasn't touched that I know of, but the corner just before it was groomed.  Also, the roots that had been badly eroded just 15 feet or so before that turn were filled in as it was getting worse and the line was drifting to the outside edge - which there wasn't much of anymore. 

At some point we will strengthen that edge since it gets beat up as people start to ride to the outside again when erosion happens again.  Ideally armoring those roots some more will keep people more to the inside and give traction to attack the climb out.

Thank your volunteers for the trails you get, as many of them don't ride the harder options that they build for everyone else to enjoy.

Has Pandemonium's hard option climb out been repaired or made easier? I used to have a hell of a time climbing out of there cause you couldn't really get speed around that blind left corner. ...

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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2009, 08:36:26 AM »
drb81: Must witness or see video!

I witnessed it.


TTT: did Zeus release his volcanic power to blow the top right off that climb?

No, I think it was Darrin and a shovel that did it. ;)

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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2009, 08:39:22 AM »
Not sure if I came across the wrong way but I wasn't complaining that the climb was made easier. I like it when the trails have better flow and after all you can always find a section in disrepair to go test your track stand skills on.
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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2009, 08:40:48 AM »
Good idea darrin, cause we all know roadies do not have any tech skills....
 
 
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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2009, 08:41:07 AM »
Not sure if I came across the wrong way but I wasn't complaining that the climb was made easier. I like it when the trails have better flow and after all you can always find a section in disrepair to go test your track stand skills on.

the repairs that were made probably made the flow much better giving you more momentum to make that climb...

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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2009, 08:47:24 AM »
Take a smite for indicating I wouldn't have made it without the repairs >:(
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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2009, 09:05:10 AM »
Take a smite for indicating I wouldn't have made it without the repairs >:(

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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2009, 05:37:31 PM »
Actually it turns out the climb was worked on that day.  For the better I think.  Rain and use alters the trails often and sometimes adjustments need to be made.  Usually most all trails need something done to them after the initial build.  Not thinking there were any complaints on it.  Just trying to make it to all the areas that need work here and there.  It's still a challenge of a climb.

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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2009, 04:18:14 PM »
Yes it is...  The right side especially >:D
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Re: Pandemonium
« Reply #14 on: December 05, 2009, 08:50:11 AM »
I liked it before the changes.........I like using my brain while riding.....Plus it helps having some skills.....

 

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