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Pre-Riding Syllamo’s Revenge

I just wanted to share a few videos we took while pre-riding some of the trails at Syllamo, but be sure to read Bob’s race report from Syllamo’s Revenge to get all of the details.

During our pre-ride on Thursday, when we got to the White River Bluff Trail (the Green Loop), we decided to play around on the rocks a little bit. It’s always a blast, and I usually learn a thing or two. And just so you know, photos and videos never do justice to what it’s like when you’re actually there.

First up is Bob.  Let’s just say he gets quite familiar with his saddle…

That was actually Bob’s second attempt at clearing this.  His first attempt was better, and he almost cleared it on the first try.  Here you can see his third and more successful attempt…

So, Bob cleared it cleanly on his third try.  Now I don’t want to brag or anything, so all I’m going to say is that it did not take me 3 tries to clear those rocks…

My wheel nearly got completely stuck in that crack.  It was not cool.  Now here is a video of my SUCCESS…

Like I said before, it didn’t take me 3 tries to clear the obstacle.  It took me TWELVE tries!  It wasn’t as pretty as Bob’s successful run, but it felt good to clear it nonetheless.  In my defense, I actually cleared the obstacle a couple of times before my twelfth attempt, but I had to put a foot down after clearing it each of those times.  I was determined to ride away cleanly after clearing the rocks, so I kept trying.  I think you can actually hear the relief in Bob’s voice as he yells, “Success!”  He was pretty happy that we could finally continue riding.

I’ll try to add my own race report soon, but I thought I’d post these videos for all of you Virtusites out there.  Um… Yeah.  I just made that word up.

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