Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Harz mountains; Trip number 492 (or so)

Shot some pics on my most recent ride to the German mountains. Here is a good mixed bunch.

You have to look hard to find ultra lush trails like this one in the Harz area. It pays off tho'. Riding these rooty offcamber descend sections is not only tech as hell, but also provide a big joy. Sniff it it, and let it work inside your brain : )
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Got lucky with the lighting in this shot. Rider is unknown.
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Roots, I loove roots..
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..and I love beer as well. Germans do a great job regarding that.
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Finally a pic that justifyes this drop in Braunlage Bikepark. The transition is...interesting..not only due to its steepness, but due to the fact that it consists of big roots and rocks. Somehow it doesnt pose a problem tho' The far left drop, is actually a stepdown, and is about 3+ meters(9.8 feet), the one in the middle is about 2 meters (6.5 feet), and the one on the far right is about 1.5 meters (4.9 feet).
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I was positively surprised about the FOX Launch Pro Knee Pad (review pending), I went ahead and got the bigger version, called the FOX Launch Pro Knee/Shin Guard. It covers the shin and the calves. To my surprise, this version is INFERIOR to the FOX Launch Pro Knee Pad when it comes to knee protection. You see, the padding on the sides of the knee is very thin, barely offering any protection at all. The shin protection is fine, and the guard itself is pleasent to wear. But if you are looking for addtional protection, then look otherwise! You screwed that one up FOX.
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