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Rock garden
« on: October 30, 2010, 06:52:09 PM »
Anyone ride the South Abyss climb out before you drop back into Big Drop?  There's a rock garden in there now.  Wondering on feedback.  I think it needs some more work, but riders comments?

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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 09:52:37 PM »
sounds awesome, gonna have to get out there and check it out!
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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 02:38:39 PM »
I dare not venture to black diamonds but I did drive by it yesterday on my way to sidewinder. Trail exit looked very interesting.
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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 11:08:36 PM »
I think it will be much better once it rains and then gets ridden on a little.  It is completely passable, but that fill-dirt right before the rocks definitely sucks all momentum.  Once that becomes hard-pack, that will be a nice little finish to an awesome section.
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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 11:56:34 PM »
Better than pavers. I like it how it is.
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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #5 on: November 01, 2010, 08:14:43 AM »
Surprised the hell out of me when i came around the corner and saw it for the first time. Took me three trys to figure out my line up, but I like it. Nice improvement.
I worry about erosion where the rocks end but then again maybe the rock with disperse the water and minimize erosion. Time will tell...
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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #6 on: November 01, 2010, 10:39:47 AM »
the rocks look solid at the end but the jump to them will get very high and intimidating with rain and rider erosion.  I think pavers or something similar at the bottom to ease the transition to the rocks will help further. 

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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2010, 01:52:02 PM »
I road it Sunday and I thought it was pretty interesting. But I agree with the previous posts. You might have some erosion from the rain where the rocks begin causing a big step up on to the rocks.. but only time will tell…
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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2010, 09:14:45 AM »
Was this fixed?
 

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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2010, 09:17:00 AM »
Pic above was taken 11/5 right after they put those rocks.  It needed more fixing specially at the start of those rocks to make it a smoother transition.  I hope htye finish it now.  We didn't work on it last time I was out there before the FTF.

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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2010, 10:35:00 AM »
SP - you've just gotta pull up on the bars a bit to get onto the rocks. Maybe its the weight of the massive GPS unit thats keeping you from pulling up on the bars and clearing the climb? ;)
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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2010, 11:40:45 AM »
it has been paved now
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Re: Rock garden
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2010, 12:35:36 PM »
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