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Offline Paulhere

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Re: Switchbacks...Strange question
« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2018, 10:07:50 AM »
On the Hardknott.............at speed..... Then chaos at 18mins

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Re: Switchbacks...Strange question
« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2018, 11:41:17 AM »
Wouldn't call that "at speed".  Rider going down hill extremely uncomfortable.
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Re: Switchbacks...Strange question
« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2018, 11:49:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by KildareMan [+]
Wouldn't call that "at speed".  Rider going down hill extremely uncomfortable.

Was not obvious I was joshing.  :027: At least they didn't drop them like so many do on that pass.
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Re: Switchbacks...Strange question
« Reply #43 on: January 31, 2018, 02:00:31 PM »
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Re: Switchbacks...Strange question
« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2018, 10:53:31 AM »
Some people shouldn't be near a bloody bike...

They need to come out for a bimble with the SW Crew..  :001:

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Re: Switchbacks...Strange question
« Reply #45 on: June 19, 2018, 11:26:52 PM »
They are unavoidable where I live. Best practice is doing U-Turns, both ways. Repeat on an incline. Get these smooth and switchbacks will be a breeze and youll be eager for the next...and the next.
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Re: Switchbacks...Strange question
« Reply #46 on: June 20, 2018, 08:41:56 AM »
Having ridden a few ( Trollstiggen is still my fave ) when they're busy, I would also advise making sure you can get round in one go. Some many times I noticed riders right up the chuff of a camper or car and when they slowed to a stop, the bike struggled to keep balanced.

Hold back, let them complete the turn, then follow them round.
Doesn't matter where I'm going, getting there on two wheels is always the better option.

 


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