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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:11 pm 
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Can anyone tell me how to ride over loose river rock (3-5" dia)? I can't seem to maintain my momentum on it and eventually bog down and have to stop myself. Many places here lay that over the dirt to keep erosion down.

Perhaps my Kung Fu is not good enough, but I really dont get it. :P

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:20 pm 
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Fatter tires? As far as turning goes I would go slow and steady until you get the hang of it. I would start with at least a fatter front tire. Also try to stay loose in the arms and legs. Don't tense up. Keep you body loose so your brain can utilize your fast twitch muscles for compensating over the rough terrain when it shifts unexpectedly.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:27 pm 
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... so far I just speed up before I hit the patch, hoping to make it across and most of the time I do, but sometimes I just cant make it.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:27 pm 
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Visit your local walmart, make sure you can spend extra two hundies with your favorite CC and get the schlongoose fatwally. :thumbup:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:34 pm 
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Sti wrote:
Visit your local walmart, make sure you can spend extra two hundies with your favorite CC and get the schlongoose fatwally. :thumbup:


You beat me to it :D
Exactly my first thought when I read the OP.

....and it does indeed make peoples asses look smaller.



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:37 pm 
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CC? Me not know what cc is. No use plastic since 2003

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:47 pm 
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Like this stuff?

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I usually go to the small ring; medium spot gear on the back. That gives me quick torque and just enough resistance to pedal forward to keep the momentum consistent. Stay loose on the bars as well as the seat. Same concept just like riding on wet roots. Or just go faster and hold on.

Forgot to add. If your in your small ring and 36 ring in the back you will start chopping causing the rear to dig down. Also if your in too hard of a gear trying to keep your speed up as you slow down your own force will cause the rear to dig down too much. Have to find that sweet gear where you can pedal just right and float not dig.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:10 am 
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wondering if it would be like sand, where you get your weight way back and pedal like crazy.


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PostPosted: Wed May 01, 2013 12:40 am 
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Yes, that stuff except it's laid down by trucks. LOL.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:59 pm 
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I agree with Hutch on gear selection. Keep your weight centered.
Bigger wheels and fatter tires really help.
Yeah, I know this is an old thread. I've been busy.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Nice to see you TN. Hope all is well buddy.


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Thanks Hutch.
Recovery is going slow but it's going. I'll put a blurb in the intros.


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