|09-30-2007, 11:20 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2002
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Bye bye summer, hello fall and winter
With summer officially over and winter in full stride, how many of you met your summer riding goals?
GLC drop- check
Dirt Merchant creek gap- check
Basic whips -check
Riding even in crappy weather- check
Improving banked cornering skills- check
Flowing technical trails better than last year- check
Improving physical conditioning- check
Fully clicked X-up- nope, back again for next season
Overall, I was pumped on the progress I made this summer. Small steps forward, but at least it's still in a forward direction.
Fall and winter goals
Enjoy shore rides 3-4X /month
Maintain physical conditioning
Continue improving flow on technical trails.
Here's to a wet fall and winter!
|09-30-2007, 11:31 PM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 2,515Rep Power: 16231
Ah, I remember waiting for what seemed like forever just before spring break just wanting to ride. Even though my season was cut short due to injury, I achieved almost everything I wanted to do and I had a great season.
Raced A-line in crankworx - check
Big Creek gap on Dirt Merchant - check
No Joke rock drop - check
wood drop before small box - check
hit everything on clownshoes - check
lower joyride - check
hip in the boneyard - check
x-up - check
ride in the wet more than dry - check
Road Gap/step down in boneyard - nope
huckfest - nope
Very successful summer for me, looking forward to next season, cant wait to ski now.
|10-01-2007, 01:00 AM||#3|
girls just wanna have fun
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,993Rep Power: 2624
no handers- check
start racing- check
podium one race- negative
for next year pretty much just podium a race i gave up on the threes haha
|10-01-2007, 01:46 AM||#4|
mountain biking..I like!
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: North Vancouver
Posts: 2,955Rep Power: 1984
was the dirt merchant gap the REALLY big one?
anyways I pretty much had the worst season because I didnt accomplish ANYTHING new... except bailing bigger than ever!
Last edited by Air Supplier; 10-01-2007 at 01:52 AM.
|10-01-2007, 01:57 AM||#6|
summer goals: ride smoother
summer acomplishments: ate shit on dm creek gap booter, so 4 months off has resulted in most likley less smoothness. Another 4 months, and I will be fucking retarded on a bike
|10-01-2007, 11:08 AM||#7|
An Aussie On Safari
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Not at Whistler... BOOOO!
Posts: 80Rep Power: 0
Ride Whistler: check.
Drive on the right side of the road & don't stack: check.
Get faster overall: check.
Don't bail bad enough to claim on the travel insurance: check.
Eat shit on the first downhill I ride since getting back: check.
Southern Hemisphere Summer goals:
Improve berm speed
Work on better vision placement
Improve core & arm strength
Tailwhips - must learn
Flatties - get them flatter
Work like an absolute bastard so I can come back next year.
|10-01-2007, 12:19 PM||#8|
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 303Rep Power: 3784
ride new trails in Vanvouver area--Check--(Not from the area)
Meet new friends-Super BIG CHECK
Do more Dh/FR--Check
trail maintance(new trail)-check
learn to do some dirt jump--check
do gap jumps(any size) ---NO
|10-01-2007, 05:06 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Double Wide
Posts: 1,093Rep Power: 95063
tons of riding-check
several great road trips-check
lots of cold ones and apre on patios and beaches with freinds-check,check,and check.
yup good summer fer sure!
BREAKIN HEARTS AND BREAKIN PARTS SINCE 76'
|10-01-2007, 06:38 PM||#11|
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 698Rep Power: 1131
Land a certain distance down the tranny of a certain "secret" drop- check...
Do the BFG- check
Big hip on blood donor, check
Come out to some NSMBA trail days -check- and I want to do this last one...
Get faster on the trails- check
start dirtjumping- yay
Ride the ripper series... 3/4 yes...
ride whistler, no.
get tables and whips sorted out- nope
I'm sure I missed at least a few things.
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|10-01-2007, 06:38 PM||#12|
Dropping to flat.
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 2,395Rep Power: 2133317
At the beginning of summer, I posted my goals up:
A-Line Rock Drop - Check
GLC Drop - Check
CBC Log Roll (at end) - Check
Do the double jumps at the top of CBC - Check
Huck the big jumps/drops on Corkscrew - Negative
Huck the big drop on Pingu - Negative
Roll the big boulder on Pangor - Negative
Do the staff housing drop in the Boneyard - Negative
I think for my first full season of riding I have definately progressed..was up at Whistler on Saturday and had a wicked time dialing in the jumps on Crabapple Hits - still can't believe that I can make it to tranny now.
I rode so many trails and tried so many stunts that a year ago I wouldn't have believed it possible..Having said that, I have created a huge mental block when it comes to doing the first set of double jumps on the Biker X course @ WB...I can approach them with speed but always throw on the brakes at the last second - so maybe I'll add that to the list for next year.
|10-01-2007, 07:01 PM||#13|
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: God's Country
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In my first official season of freeriding I feel good about most of it. I didn't have a list but I am happy to pull off a few things.
Got through the season in one piece: check
Rock drop on A-line: check
GLC drop: check
Creek Gap: check
get convinced to ride in the triple crown: check
Ride the Shore once a week: check
shock and amaze the masses with my mad skillz: uh, nope
I like this checklist idea. For the winter:
-Buy a bike with more than 5" of travel
-make sure I make the most of the epic winter dumps we are about to recieve
-break board in half so I can justify to my wife that I need a new board and bike
-stay conditioned with lots of wet wet wet xc riding
|10-01-2007, 07:39 PM||#14|
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Port Moody
Posts: 1,363Rep Power: 1225187
Lots of riding and road trips - check
DM wooden booter creek gap - check
improve cornering - check
x-ups - check but need improvement
no footers - check
tables - just couldn't get it together
basic whips - well, it feels like the bike is moving so 1/2 check
dirt jump regularly - still on my to do list - should help the above
buy a BMX and ride park - still not yet
had tons of fun - big check
|10-01-2007, 08:15 PM||#15|
Join Date: Mar 2006
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All I really wanted to do was ride more. Definitley did that.
I gained a huge appreciation for the people I ride with. They helped me over every stunt. They helped me feel confident enough to go faster and try new things they knew I could do and were rock solid supprt the whole time.
In the coming years I hope to inspire and support like the people I met this year.
Grumpy Trail Builder in Training
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