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Here is a video from my ride today. Ended up being a nice trip, up and then along both sides of a ridge where the Pacific Crest Trail meanders along then down into the next valley over. Lots of fun and great scenery!



[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U0J4kSIhxw[/media]
 

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Nice video. Like to hear a bit more detail about when things got kind of 'squirreley'. It looked like you were going to 'go-down'. You said something, but I did not understand. In any event, you appeared to have stayed upright. Generally for me, when things start moving about like that, I end up eating dirt. Terrain looked pretty dry, but the rock seems to minimize the dust. Quite an adventure, hope you had plenty of water. Thanks. Gerry
 

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i'll second mr gizmow's thought about getting "squirreley".



pretty terrain, thanks for posting.
 

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The "exciting" moment was memorable. It looked like there were two paths up to this small summit. One was steep, the other was steeper with some really big rocks and drop offs that I didn't notice until I was on the way down.



I went up the one side, and and decided to head down the other. As I started over the precipice I saw that it wasn't a nice dirt path, instead there were several big rocky ridges running across the face of the way down. It was too late to stop! So shift the weight to the back, stay off the brakes, choose a line and stick to it. I think I said "Yee Haw" upon safely making it down without falling. I think I might have mentally said something a bit stronger when I saw how steep it was once I was on the way down!



It has been very dry here, no real rain to speak of and not enough snow this winter. Still there were a couple of springs active in some of the areas. I was wearing a hydration pack with 2 liters of water so I was good to go. The nice thing about yesterday was the clouds. It made the ride extra nice.
 

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Looks like a really nice area to ride. Where those gravel/dirt roads originally made for mining or logging or both? Ain't riding the TW fun, enjoyed the video, thanks for sharing!
 

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Hey, thanks for sharing a great video of your ride. I liked the video with the stills incorporated. I also enjoyed the audio. I like to hear the TW do it's thing. I assume you used a chest mount for the camera?
 

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The TW is great! I think those roads are there mostly for firefighting. I didn't see any evidence of mining and most of the area is below the big tree line. I don't know for sure though.



As for the camera, it is just hung around my neck by a strap... not really a chest mount, but in that location... unless I take an interesting diversion, then the camera finds its own line.
 

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Interesting how scale affects things.



Mormon Rocks feel like 2 miles of Moab's best when you're down in them yet in your video they look like an insignificant outcropping from above.



I love this place.
 

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Ah, being the camera was "hung", likely my impression of your 'situation' was exaggerated some by the camera moving about. I really thought you were going to take a serious fall. I certainly have crested a climb only to find myself saying something like, gee wiz
. Now, in situations like that I sometimes let off on the throttle a little to soon and then 'just barely' pull over the crest. This situation seems to rate a 'rare' expletive as well.
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Yes, the camera movement probably exaggerates the situation some. The hill I went down would not be much more than fun on a full on dirt bike with 10 inches of suspension travel. Turned out to be a non issue for the TW as well, although, it was more of a drop off than I thought it would be when I headed down the hill.



The pictures of Mormon Rocks struck me the same way. If you don't know what they are, you probably don't even notice them in the pictures.
 

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Really nice video, envy you for your great places to ride. Are regular vehicles allowed on those trails, jeeps etc?


Yes, any street legal vehicle is allowed on the roads I was riding. There are a few spots over which you wouldn't take anything but a truck due to ground clearance requirements.
 
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