|The Climbing Club
|Smack Without the Crack
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|Author:||Jon Jantz [ Tue May 02, 2006 8:37 am ]|
|Post subject:||Smack Without the Crack|
Peter riding a section of trails he's built.
Behind the viewfinder of this silly am a tour camera lacking a motor drive I began to swivel my head in what seamed like slow motion after the above frame had clicked home. Below me lay my brother, tangled with a big Ponderosa. It's never a easy to see a family member, one of your closest friends, sprawled on the ground after a speedy impact with a solid object.
"Peter are you ok?!!!"
He mumbled then slowly got up and stumbled around.
Well this was a good sign. He tried 'walking things off' but the big bad tree had left its mark. A thigh wasn't working properly and more disturbingly a hand & wrist were worse for the wear.
A day or two passed and he went to his favorite place and was treated with a set of X Rays. No broken bones! Woohoo, in weeks he'll be back in the saddle. Soft tissue damage is never serious
|Author:||Dave Burdick [ Tue May 02, 2006 10:44 am ]|
that's a big drop for a hardtail, not you're average CS grad!
|Author:||Jon Jantz [ Tue May 02, 2006 11:37 am ]|
Even though that could be taken a great number of ways I'm pretty sure I get it
Although the 'local trails' hold a lot of untapped potential, the Rushmore drop at Beacon is still the big 'un (well actually that changed in the past few months .. but that's another story).
Here's the Rushmore drop on a day I talked Peter out of it. This is something where you don't really want to blow the onsight ... and the approach was snow and ice covered in sections! Yikes! Being the older and therefore paternal brother I thought it prudent to seek out sites closer to heli landing spots. Notice he's on my bike in this shot, a soft tail.
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