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newbie riding Boyette; Abysss vs Ridgline
« on: July 04, 2011, 01:56:06 PM »
I am very new to this sport. I am able to do most of the Abyss trails, occasionally i get stuck 4/5 the way up and have tiped over due to clipless pedas. I have yet to try Ridgline. Youtube vids clearly show Ridgline to be much bigger than abyss, but it seems less technical for some reason(not as steep ups, less rocks and roots....). Is this true? If i can sort of do abysss, will i be safe to try ridgline??

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Re: newbie riding Boyette; Abysss vs Ridgline
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2011, 02:54:14 PM »
Ridgeline is much bigger than the abyss, but also much more buff. You will have no problem, unfortunatley ridgeline is currently closed due to the recent rains.

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Re: newbie riding Boyette; Abysss vs Ridgline
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2011, 03:47:13 PM »
you will be fine as Ridgeline has easier options and it is OK to walk some parts if needed. just keep your eyes open on the descents as you can get going pretty fast..

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Re: newbie riding Boyette; Abysss vs Ridgline
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2011, 04:47:10 PM »
Ridgeline is bigger but less technical. There are definitely much fewer things that can take you out if you get a little off line. Ridgeline also has much fewer big clumps of roots on the uphill sides of the dips so you don't have to be carrying quite as much speed if you're willing to grunt some. That said, it's a lot easier to carry the speed and let momentum do most of the work for you.

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Re: newbie riding Boyette; Abysss vs Ridgline
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2011, 05:00:26 PM »
Ridgeline is much bigger than the abyss, but also much more buff. You will have no problem, unfortunatley ridgeline is currently closed due to the recent rains.

Wow.... never heard the word closed out of your mouth before!! ;D
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Re: newbie riding Boyette; Abysss vs Ridgline
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2011, 08:20:05 PM »
Ridgeline is much bigger than the abyss, but also much more buff. You will have no problem, unfortunatley ridgeline is currently closed due to the recent rains.

Wow.... never heard the word closed out of your mouth before!! ;D
LOL
I see it is now legitimatly open ;)

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Re: newbie riding Boyette; Abysss vs Ridgline
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2011, 11:42:20 AM »
LOL
I see it is now legitimatly open ;)

What?!? We were just there yesterday and it was closed still! Its back open now?

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Re: newbie riding Boyette; Abysss vs Ridgline
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2011, 01:03:07 PM »
Prob gonna need a week of no rain to dry out nice......When was the last rain over there?

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Re: newbie riding Boyette; Abysss vs Ridgline
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2011, 06:35:47 AM »
I am very new to this sport. I am able to do most of the Abyss trails, occasionally i get stuck 4/5 the way up and have tiped over due to clipless pedas. I have yet to try Ridgline. Youtube vids clearly show Ridgline to be much bigger than abyss, but it seems less technical for some reason(not as steep ups, less rocks and roots....). Is this true? If i can sort of do abysss, will i be safe to try ridgline??

The abysses ARE more technical. Ridgeline is meant to be ridden a bit faster similar to a giant BMX pump track. The steep downhills provide the speed needed to make it up the next steep hill then down again. Take things slow and don't ride beyond your experience or comfort level. If a certain section looks too intimidating or sketchy get off your bike and walk that section. We have all done it in the beginning. If you hesitate that's when you'll crash. Have fun but use common sense and be safe.

 

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