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  • Junkyard
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    Unlucky – you were doing very well

    Lucky did you see how close you came to landing your nuts on the tree

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    you came worryingly close to straddling it when falling off then πŸ™‚

    fair play to you for trying though – got further than I would have.

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    [video]http://vimeo.com/50358488[/video]

    JEngledow
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    You still got further than I would have and well done at not landing on your plumbs!!

    Premier Icon wwaswas
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    was the bike ok?

    Premier Icon geoffj
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    You still got further than I would have and well done at not landing on your plumbs!!

    +1

    sturider
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    Thank you Geoff.

    Very close to an eye watering clash but got away with it. Bent crank arm didn’t though.

    Good effort! When I started watching the vid I wondered how slippy it would be. You’d have nailed that in the dry.

    Stevelol
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    Haha excellent, you got properly spat off there πŸ˜€ Still, very well done though!

    grievoustim
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    Please tell your camera person that portrait video is a terrible crime

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    much respect, i wouldn’t even have attempted that

    Markie
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    much respect, i wouldn’t even have attempted that

    +1!

    Burchy1
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    Good effort!
    Just out of interest though, where were you planning on going when you got the end?

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    Just out of interest though, where were you planning on going when you got the end?

    to the hero’s bar for a well earned beer I should think

    Van Halen
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    excellent. i love a good tree ride.

    thats why riding clip pedals is boring. it removes that ‘it kinda looks rideable but i’m not sure – oh well lets give it a go and see’ kind of approach.

    Premier Icon jes
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    Excellent effort that is very high off the ground in the centre !
    I keep looking at that tree and other options nearer home and think shall I have a go ……. I suspect I need to be in perfect form to get away with it, which rarely occure πŸ™‚

    scu98rkr
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    It doesnt even look like you do anything wrong when you fell off. That tree just must be very very slippy

    Premier Icon D0NK
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    thats why riding clip pedals is boring. it removes that ‘it kinda looks rideable but i’m not sure – oh well lets give it a go and see’ kind of approach.

    sorry but that is cobblers*, yes I wouldn’t have ridden that tree but not because i ride in clips, it’s cause I value my testicles.

    *unless you actually meant “thats why riding clip pedals is boring for me” πŸ™‚

    _tom_
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    Good effort πŸ™‚

    sturider
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    Slight up hill ending to the tree and the back tire slipped out under load.
    Always reccy the landing/crash zone.
    The stump meant a difficult/impossible ending so my intention was to reach the end and undertake a dramatic gymnastic dismount :)in my dreams.

    The poor bike suffered a bent L/H crank arm πŸ™ bit of a surprise because the only thing it hit was my now swollen bleeding shin and the back of my head when she fell on me πŸ™‚

    A right royal giggle though.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Good effort on such a long tree!
    I did a tree once, got close to the end and jumped off.
    Another ride went back and tried it again, big crowd of people, me not realising how wet the tree was this time. As soon as my front wheel touched… wham! off to the side. So so close to a direct face-tree plant. Spent the rest of the ride with a weird jittery feeling running through every fibre of my being..

    beckykirk43
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    That was still pretty impressive! Hope it’s not put you off trying something similar again!

    h4muf
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    tinsy
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    How do you sit with gonads that size… You knew from the beginning it would end with an off, but still went for it. Fair play to you Sir.

    sturider
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    I can dismount like Louis Smith.

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    sturider
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    Cannock Chase. About 2 miles from the end of the loop.

    RichieBoy
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    Thats awesome. Laughing in the face of obvious disaster. I raise my glass.

    The stump meant a difficult/impossible ending so my intention was to reach the end and undertake a dramatic gymnastic dismount :)in my dreams.

    So actually the riding was a success, it was just the controlled fall the went badly.

    HT.

    Brianblessed
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    Daft old sod !

    Premier Icon rOcKeTdOg
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    i always go around that, i’ll continue to do so, but great effort!

    The Yak is massively impressed by this feat of bravery. If you ever meet The Yak you’ll receive a high five. The Yak also gives praise as you did not crush your bollocks.

    sturider
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    It became an overwhelming stunt. “oh, I’ve got this far. Bloody hell I’ve made it half way. I’m still on the tree. Almost at the end πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Not far, concentra………..:( ouch”.

    patriotpro
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    That was close! good effort tho, further than i’d have got i reckon.

    Hope you got back on and tried again… πŸ˜€

    robsoctane
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    I’m impressed with that actually, better than I could do.

    Mind how you go Op…

    Superficial
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    Pretty decent balancing there. The tree looks ridiculously slippery.

    Premier Icon jameso
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    Good effort!

    and I liked the cameraman’s honest and proper reaction )

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