Sunday, March 30, 2008

Upper Gussy Trail Ride


Here is the map from yesterday's ride. After the trail building, Tren, Chip, Donnie, Rich, John, and myself did a five mile loop in Upper Paugussett State Forest. The ride included sections of the Brody Forest Road, the Mullikin Trail, and for the most part the entire Upper Gussy Trail. There was a lot climbing, lots of climbing!


At the start of the main section of the Gussy Trail, Donnie looked like he was about to die. Tren, Chip, and I think Rich, made the steepest climb on the fire road. I bailed a quarter of the way up - lost traction on a sketchy line (best excuse I can come up with).
I have highlighted the points where the video was shot. Yesterday's Trail Building effort created a new rock garden/wet spot crossing #1 where we shot the first sequence of video. The second sequence is at a five to six foot roller where the Upper Gussy Trail crosses the Blue Blazed Trail. This video differs from the one in the previous post by one scene where I took out one of three scenes with Chip and replaced one that I forgot to put in of Rich. Plus, a different soundtrack.

(Rich and John)

(Donnie)

I have highlighted the points where the video was shot on the map above. Yesterday's Trail Building effort created a new rock garden/wet spot crossing labeled #1 where we shot the first sequence of video. In the initial sequence Donnie goes OTB and belly flops onto the rocks - OUCH! I make my first attempt but tanked it by coming out too wide and missing the flat rocks, couldn't get my clipless pedal engaged - I know, I know another lame excuse. My second attempt was much better. Donnie makes another attempt both ways and blows it, but finally cleans it. Everyone else did really well.

The second sequence is at a five to six foot roller where the Upper Gussy Trail crosses the Blue Blazed Trail. This video differs from the one in the previous post by one scene where I took out one of three scenes with Chip and replaced one that I forgot to put in of Rich. Plus, a different soundtrack.


video

Music by Drowning Pool, Bodies.

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