Monday, January 24, 2011

Step UP!

Erm, pretty bad weekend. Snapped my Trek remedy frame at the swingarms on the smallest step down you've ever seen 2ft tops. I'm gutted, as this is the second frame I've snapped in two and a bit years and I really thought that the Remedy was tougher than that. Bearing in mind that I've been using this bike for trail riding on sandy and loam based woods for the last six months or so, I'm pretty surprised to say the least, as this is an All Mountain frameset 160mm travel bike and should take a hell of a lot of punishment. I am a bit fat, though!

Anyway, the only thing that made me smile was whilst waiting to be picked up at Woburn, the DJ boys started sessioning their latest incarnation of MENTALNESS. Basically, a 45 degree, maybe steeper, run in for about forty foot then a maybe 7ft step up kicker, landing 25 ft up. Pretty savage. 3rd run in, literally, local mat Jones backflipped the bugger!

I've nicked this shot from a lad we were talking to that he shot a bit later in the session.

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