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Hillclimbing practice - July 8, 2013, 03:17 PM

What's the best local spot to work on hill climbing skills? I'd better get it together before I go to hatfield-mccoy... Not looking for tips at this point. I know my biggest problem (being tentative).
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July 8, 2013, 03:36 PM

You gonna do this just to ride the trails out there? If so no need to really practice this unless you are really new to dirt biking. If you are entering a competition then good luck finding a spot. I do not know any.


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July 8, 2013, 03:45 PM

PA. Ask Jar. He would know the closest spots.

But for H-M, you don't really need it. Most of what you will run into you won't have an issue with except the really ugly single track stuff. And you do that for the challenge anyway.


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July 8, 2013, 03:55 PM

Jared or Chris may know some spots. They both found some challenging stuff (for me anyway) at Hatfield/McCoy. I was really glad I did not go down/up those trails alone (I might still be there if I did, lol).


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July 8, 2013, 04:25 PM

I'm not talking about high speed stuff but more the sort of thing you would come across on a typical east coast 'mountain' ride. I just really suck at it and always have, even when I was riding lots. I'm also not talking about days and days of hill practice but would like to go somewhere with hills similar to what I'd come across at h/m. I just don't want to get down there and wear myself out struggling and wearing myself out.
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Jared or Chris may know some spots. They both found some challenging stuff (for me anyway) at Hatfield/McCoy. I was really glad I did not go down/up those trails alone (I might still be there if I did, lol).

Nah. You'd have gotten down. If fact you looked like you were trying to blaze your own trail to the bottom from 199. Straight down the mountain.



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July 8, 2013, 06:10 PM

Big climbing weekend coming up in 2 weeks. $500 bounty on one hill.

Likely more than you were looking for.

Would be good training, but in totally different conditions/terrain


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Big climbing weekend coming up in 2 weeks. $500 bounty on one hill.

Likely more than you were looking for.

Would be good training, but in totally different conditions/terrain
Post something up, would like to come watch.
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July 8, 2013, 07:07 PM

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Big climbing weekend coming up in 2 weeks. $500 bounty on one hill.

Likely more than you were looking for.

Would be good training, but in totally different conditions/terrain
Actually, that may be just the thing. I can run some of the other hills. I've got to check my shock out before then. Had some reddish fluid beneath the bike after this past weekend...
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July 8, 2013, 07:33 PM

H and M can have some good climbs you just have to look for them
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H and M can have some good climbs you just have to look for them
This one was decent


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