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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1800 on: April 04, 2020, 02:15:52 PM »

I never actually rode the trail between reservoirs but I did ride it down to the dam at San Andreas Lake one time and it was terrifying on the big uni. It was off camber, fairly tight turns and steeply downhill (combine those three elements) in several sections. I barely made it to the bottom. I couldn't ride back up (too steep). I might be able to do it now. I ride a different tire now that is super light compared to the one I was using when I did it many years ago (2013). I hadn't been riding the big wheel that long either.

I always liked standing on the dam at San Andreas and imagining a huge earthquake destroying that dam and releasing all the lake water. Then imagine all that water thundering down the rift and overtopping the dam at Crystal Springs.
The Crystal Springs dam fails and sends a massive flood wave under the 280 overpass and right into San Mateo.             :yikes:   

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1801 on: April 04, 2020, 03:09:26 PM »
I dont know which is scarier an unexpected out of control unicyclist barreling downhill towards you or a massive tidal wave in Hillsborough.

Luckily I live on the second floor. By the time it got here i would just see a huge river pass by filled with debris and luxury automobiles.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1802 on: April 04, 2020, 03:38:30 PM »
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I always liked standing on the dam at San Andreas and imagining a huge earthquake destroying that dam and releasing all the lake water. Then imagine all that water thundering down the rift and overtopping the dam at Crystal Springs.
The Crystal Springs dam fails and sends a massive flood wave under the 280 overpass and right into San Mateo. 

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1803 on: April 04, 2020, 03:41:10 PM »
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Luckily I live on the second floor. By the time it got here i would just see a huge river pass by filled with debris and luxury automobiles.

 That may depend on the first floor construction.
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1804 on: June 29, 2020, 08:10:53 PM »

Got out to Pinns today with Tuff Chik for the first time since the lockdown.
Established a one bolt run out route and started another one that is going to be really fun.
Temps were decent, no one around and it felt good to be back out.
Breezes were surprisingly cool.
Saw a couple falcons dog fighting repeatedly.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1805 on: June 30, 2020, 06:14:07 AM »
Nice, John - glad to hear you made it back out to the park! It's great having these occasional cooler days during the summer - I hope that continues between the waves of more typical heat.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1806 on: June 30, 2020, 08:23:21 AM »
Got out to Pinns today with Tuff Chik for the first time since the lockdown.
Established a one bolt run out route and started another one that is going to be really fun.

Drilling bolt 1 from a hang/stance - The Great Humongous


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1807 on: July 14, 2020, 06:47:13 PM »
We finished The Great Humongous 5.8** today.
Here is Kat on the follow - stemming over to the great one  :yesnod: :thumbup: :ihih:


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1808 on: July 14, 2020, 06:58:57 PM »
Nice!
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1809 on: July 14, 2020, 07:03:26 PM »
Is her right foot on the GH? And is that same huge thing visible in the photo of you drilling the first bolt?


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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1810 on: July 14, 2020, 07:19:20 PM »
^^^
Yep.  :arf:

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1811 on: July 14, 2020, 09:43:32 PM »
looks cool   5.6
We finished The Great Humongous 5.8** today.
Here is Kat on the follow - stemming over to the great one  :yesnod: :thumbup: :ihih:


Here's to sweat in your eye

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1812 on: July 15, 2020, 05:14:11 AM »

looks cool   5.6


Nah, much harder than 5.6 - look how desperately that shrimp is stretched out.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1813 on: July 15, 2020, 07:40:21 AM »
Nah, much harder than 5.6 - look how desperately that shrimp is stretched out.

Yes, and the shrimp just found out recently that she is only 5'3", not the 5'5" she thought she was.  ::)

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1814 on: July 15, 2020, 07:44:53 AM »

Yes, and the shrimp just found out recently that she is only 5'3", not the 5'5" she thought she was.  ::)


...but also has such a wonderful presence and personality that she seems 5'8'.

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1815 on: July 15, 2020, 08:04:47 AM »
looks cool   5.6

That's what I thought too - standing at the base looking up - maybe even 5.5. It's the classic "Looks easy from here"
It looked like I might be able to get on top of the Humongous with one bolt and then a couple bolts from there to go straight up - then up and left to the top.
This is one of the most if not THE most deceiving climb I have ever done. 
Reminds me of the nature of Here's Mud in Your Eye but not quite that good and trickier.
There are multiple lips and bulges (insert joke here) and some of the climbing is surprisingly exposed where you are hanging off hand holds to get in position for the next moves - all while being nicely protected.

I was unable to place any bolt on the route without at least partially hanging on something (1st bolt partial hang) and fully hanging for all the rest (totally unexpected).

6 bolts instead of the predicted 3 or 4. I doubt anyone will complain. They can always skip bolts.
A strong contrast alongside the purists ideal to just Rock Naked. The time for me to be that bold already came and went  :yesnod: :lol: :arf:
 

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1816 on: July 15, 2020, 11:39:37 AM »
Wow, it looks good.  I need to get on it!

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1817 on: July 15, 2020, 03:59:45 PM »
Great work! When you get into a stem like that, easing up on a hand or foot to make a move is dicey!

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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1818 on: July 15, 2020, 04:34:41 PM »
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came and went

 There is a name. Right next to Incontinence

 
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Re: Quest for Mud (Special Edition)
« Reply #1819 on: July 15, 2020, 04:51:00 PM »
came and went

There is a name. Right next to Incontinence

I noticed that phrasing and was expecting something a little more vulgar from you - perhaps along the line of Walk of Shame