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rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Sun Oct. 07, 2007 11:57 pm
Results are posted here: [url]http://www.team-pinnacle.org/race-results3.php?results=8[/url]

Images: [url]http://www.team-pinnacle.org/gallery/view_album.php?set_albumName=07challenge[/url]

More Images coming soon.

Ryan
Gadget

Posts: 50
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon Oct. 08, 2007 9:00 am
Hello all. Arrived at our hotel 11:30 last night.

Finally all the photos are up on my Flickr site. Be sure to click to enlarge the ones you want to download.

Enjoy! It was a wonderful day even if I have a major sunburn and my face looks like a lobster.

[url]http://www.flickr.com/photos/hmo/sets/72157602320116851/detail/[/url]

H
 
It doesn't matter where you go in life .... it's who you have beside you.
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon Oct. 08, 2007 4:15 pm
Great job Helen, as always.
jewels

Posts: 108
Location: Sunapee

Posted: Mon Oct. 08, 2007 5:27 pm
Here are the photos from the Water Towers and Big Rock:

http://picasaweb.google.com/Julieinnewport

I'm sorry for capturing all of you in so much pain climbing up that thing! I had a 50/50 reaction; some thought I was there to inspire them to step up the pace for the camera and the others, well, not so happy to see me. I tried to encourage everyone, and I dumped the really bad photos. All in all it was a great day!! You folks are a true inspiration to all of us!

So, next year if my friend Sandy wins, I'll be participating, and if not I think Helen should climb BIG ROCK and spend the day in the woods, and I'll stay down low in the sunshine. Although I had a wonderful time, the sunscreen I wore didn't do me any good at all! Great job with the photos, Gadget:)
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Mon Oct. 08, 2007 7:26 pm
Awesome job Julie.

Between you and Helen each picture is better than the last we are blessed to have you skilled photo junkies on staff :!:

You can only race next year if you find someone of equal or greater caliber to replace you on camera. :D

Ryan
Anonymous

Posts: 52

Posted: Tue Oct. 09, 2007 8:23 pm
Thanks for hanging out in the woods the taken such great photos Brian, Helen and Jewels, now to relive the pain all over again. :shock:
sandyipp

Posts: 13
Location: Sunapee

Posted: Wed Oct. 10, 2007 8:08 am
Julie you have a whole year to find a temporary replacement. The pictures were really nice Julie & Helen except for the picture of Julie and I. That was just mean and should be deleted! Julie needs encouragement to race or I'll never get her there :lol: I had a great time in the woods and everybody was appreciative to know they were going on the correct path.

Sandy
wobblyspokes

Posts: 24
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed Oct. 10, 2007 12:39 pm
If it weren't for Julie at the top of "Big Rock" with her camera I would'nt have ran up it , but instead opted for the more desirable crawl !!.
Every time I saw the camera I'd kick it up...then pay for it around the corner.

Thanks to all who helped.
sandyipp

Posts: 13
Location: Sunapee

Posted: Wed Oct. 10, 2007 3:19 pm
I'm sure that's why Brian Currier suggested that spot. Julie loves being in the right place at the right time!! :) The photos are great!! After mountain biking down by Ledge Pond in Sunapee yesterday I'm rethinking my decision to race anyway. I think we need a lesson, it's an art! Maybe Erin Lovely will give us a class in Mountain Biking. She was such an inspiration and seemed to be really good at it ! Maybe we should stick to the helping. We'll see.
Sandy :?:
Anonymous

Posts: 52

Posted: Wed Oct. 10, 2007 6:52 pm
Sandy you give up way to easy!

Go to Erin's spinning class religiously and get in really good shape over the winter, then let her show you the ropes in the woods come spring time. I think the key to riding well in the woods is simple (in concept): be in good shape, get a good mt bike that fits you well, and balance.

Ryan
sandyipp

Posts: 13
Location: Sunapee

Posted: Thu Oct. 11, 2007 12:16 pm
Ryan,
Thanks for the advise, but I went to PJ's class religiously all winter and I'm in much better shape now then I was then. Don't get me wrong, PJ's class was fantastic, but I get in much better shape riding outdoors. I rode with Janet Cain last week around the lake and we averaged 18 mph. I'm not out of shape, I'm scared of getting hurt. I don't want to hit a tree or fall on a rock. I haven't tried riding the Pinnacle route so maybe I should try that. I'll have to convince Julie that we need to try it before the snow flies. We'll see.
Sandy :lol:
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Thu Oct. 11, 2007 1:06 pm
Sandy,

Fear paralyzes and will cause problems where none existed. Couple more tips:

- ALWAYS look where you want to go, and no matter what NEVER look where you don't want to go like a tree, ditch, or rock, inevitably you will end up where you look, expecially if you are fixated on it.

- Momentum is your friend, when the going gets tough NEVER stop pedaling. Even a small stone or root at slow speed can stop you dead in your tracks.

I have never crashed when I was focused on doing both these well. Unfortunately I have crashed all too many times because it is easy to lose focus. When you are affraid your brain tells you to do just the oposite: fixate on the danger and stop pedally, these two classic mistakes will get you into trouble every time without fail. Focus on where you are going and a strong pedal stoke will get you through 99% of the time.

Matter of fact I have gotten hurt way more times by trying to avoid getting hurt (including going slow and getting off my bike to walk) then I have by giving heck and just blasting through it.

Hope this helps.

Ryan
Anonymous

Posts: 52

Posted: Thu Oct. 11, 2007 7:25 pm
[quote:178144a7d6="ROCKBOY"]Sandy,

Fear paralyzes and will cause problems where none existed. Couple more tips:

- ALWAYS look where you want to go, and no matter what NEVER look where you don't want to go like a tree, ditch, or rock, inevitably you will end up where you look, expecially if you are fixated on it.

- Momentum is your friend, when the going gets tough NEVER stop pedaling. Even a small stone or root at slow speed can stop you dead in your tracks.

I have never crashed when I was focused on doing both these well. Unfortunately I have crashed all too many times because it is easy to lose focus. When you are affraid your brain tells you to do just the oposite: fixate on the danger and stop pedally, these two classic mistakes will get you into trouble every time without fail. Focus on where you are going and a strong pedal stoke will get you through 99% of the time.

Matter of fact I have gotten hurt way more times by trying to avoid getting hurt (including going slow and getting off my bike to walk) then I have by giving heck and just blasting through it.

Hope this helps.

Ryan[/quote:178144a7d6]


Fantastic advice!
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