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  • sunnrider
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    I was exploring some new routes round here today and found a nice little river-bed descent

    It took me 4 attempts and one over the bars until I figured out how to get round this. There´s deep rut that goes through the middle (continues round the bend) that you really don´t want to get stuck in.

    Although it doesn´t appear very steep, it is and by the time you reach it you´re already going some.

    So, my question is, are you good at dealing with new terrain and surprises?
    I guess in my case it´s slow down or crash (and I don´t like slowing).

    …in case you´re wondering, the best line was to go down the inside right of the pic, seems simple but it wasn´t 😛

    jedi
    Member

    id have gone far left under the banking

    sunnrider
    Member

    I´m glad to say thats the first thing I tried, and whacked the bars off of a tree trying to stay out of the rut. It gets a bit narrow there.

    Thats a berm near as far as the eye can see!

    But you say some Godlike put a tree in the middle of the berm? So I’d pick a point where I can cross the rut at close to 90 degrees.

    First time out – that could be pretty sore!

    Like the pink grips btw!

    Looks messy! I’m sure there’s a few lines going on in there. It’s a PR too? Could do with some drainage work!

    sunnrider
    Member

    It’s a PR too?

    Well spotted, its a descent from San Marcos towards Beraun, well worth a spin. It does eventually get smoother but that particular section is bumpy as hell.

    bigyinn
    Member

    Id have aimed for the lumpy bit between the 2nd and 3rd ruts (L-R) and then Prob cross the 3rd rut by going just to the left of the clump of grass. The rut looks like you’d be crossing it almost perpendicular by then.

    Im usually pretty good at reading the terrain (and then hanging on hoping things will sort themselves out).

    Mantastic
    Member

    Get a pugsley, you could then pick any line you want down there without any issues

    Mantastic
    Member

    Get a pugsley, you could then pick any line you want down there without any issues

    Premier Icon Davesport
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    From the tip of your brake lever, past the bushes towards the skinny tree 8)

    thomthumb
    Member

    in the LH rut.

    Slow a little, pop over the rut and pedalpedalpedal. Probably need to repeat again. Slow in fast out from the outside in.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I’m pretty useless at learning and remembering trails but the tradeoff is I’m relatively good at first-timing trails.

    Not going to judge your corner there because the camera never gives an accurate picture. Though obviously I’d just do a barrel roll while blowing a kiss to the audience (out of shot).

    just hoor it down the middle. usually works well.

    as Jedi would but manual before the tree at 45deg over the rut

    Or if you have enough travel just aim it downwards and hope for the best.. 🙄

    sambob
    Member

    I’d go from where you are, hop the first rut over to the left then probably down the furthest left rut, if i hadn’t fallen off by then.

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