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jnva
05-19-2014, 11:11 AM
Has anyone ridden across these?

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.953147,-77.291271,3a,75y,284.3h,90.47t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sfN7IWMl2vBAqizDs4Xe6_Q!2e0

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jabberwocky
05-19-2014, 11:13 AM
I have seen someone do so (maybe not those exact ones, but very similar). Old school trials rider, made it look easy.

Bilsko
05-19-2014, 12:10 PM
Dirt *almost* did (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?3465-Capital-Cross-Classic-local-cyclocross-race-in-Reston&p=37039#post37039)

drevil
05-19-2014, 12:37 PM
I love watching people try stuff like this. Win or lose, it's always spectacular :)

So I take it you didn't give it a go, Jabs?

hozn
05-19-2014, 12:40 PM
Yeah, it definitely looks doable by someone with some trials skills. I could not do it, though someday when I am feeling stupid I will give it a try.

jnva
05-19-2014, 01:11 PM
Dirt *almost* did (http://bikearlingtonforum.com/showthread.php?3465-Capital-Cross-Classic-local-cyclocross-race-in-Reston&p=37039#post37039)

Ha, that's not possible at this one! I'm going to try it this summer. Might fall in the first couple of times but I think I can do it. I watch a lot of trial bike videos so I am practically an expert.

jabberwocky
05-19-2014, 01:31 PM
So I take it you didn't give it a go, Jabs?

I've tried them before. My trials skills aren't up to that level. I make it two or three rocks in and end up in the water. :)

Bilsko
05-19-2014, 01:35 PM
Ha, that's not possible at this one! I'm going to try it this summer. Might fall in the first couple of times but I think I can do it. I watch a lot of trial bike videos so I am practically an expert.

Hmm..I'm not too familiar with the CCT, but I think that's the same one? Are there more than one of those along the trail?

**Nevermind, just pulled up the Google Maps and realized they are, indeed, not the same ones.

I believe the picture of Dirt was this one: https://www.google.com/maps/@38.9705272,-77.2796816,21z

jnva
05-20-2014, 07:14 PM
I almost think you could power over these rocks with a dual suspension bike. No trials skills needed.

jabberwocky
05-20-2014, 10:10 PM
I almost think you could power over these rocks with a dual suspension bike. No trials skills needed.
Eh, not really. The gaps are just too big, even for my 160mm bike. If it was only 3-4 rocks long, maybe.

drevil
05-21-2014, 07:45 AM
Eh, not really. The gaps are just too big, even for my 160mm bike. If it was only 3-4 rocks long, maybe.

Did the guy you saw make it through do it trials-y style, i.e., bouncing on the rear wheel then pedal kicking? If so, ain't no chance of me ever doing it :o

jabberwocky
05-21-2014, 08:01 AM
Did the guy you saw make it through do it trials-y style, i.e., bouncing on the rear wheel then pedal kicking? If so, ain't no chance of me ever doing it :o
Sort of. He didn't go rear wheel only, he just kicked his way across, with each wheel on a rock the whole way (each kick would advance up one rock). Very little pausing and balancing. He made it look easy peasy. But he was someone who had been a trials rider for many years.

drevil
05-21-2014, 08:36 AM
Sort of. He didn't go rear wheel only, he just kicked his way across, with each wheel on a rock the whole way (each kick would advance up one rock). Very little pausing and balancing. He made it look easy peasy. But he was someone who had been a trials rider for many years.

Yup, no chance :)

Speaking of rock crossings, have you ever successfully ridden across this one at Laurel Hill? I haven't.

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5018/img0313tx3.jpg

jabberwocky
05-21-2014, 08:43 AM
Yup, no chance :)

Speaking of rock crossings, have you ever successfully ridden across this one at Laurel Hill? I haven't.

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5018/img0313tx3.jpg

The one on Giles Run? I've tried it several times but never quite made it. That one is short enough that I could probably just bash my way over, but the run-in is awful both directions so its hard to get lined up on it in the first place.