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The Wrightsville Beach drop is back

(updated: Nov 26, 2012)

Update: I am working on a Brunswick Brawl video which should be done shortly … I'll try to post sometime next week.

In the meantime, since it is cold now we are back to the road-trail-beach rides. This Sunday we rode to UNCW, hit the trails, then headed to Wrightsville Beach. To my pleasant surprise, the sand drops are back at Wrightsville. They are pretty big too, with the tallest spot being 5.5ft give or take (it was up to the bridge of my nose and I am 6'-1"). So Sandy has ushered in some serious beach erosion early on, and I expect that the drop will continue to grow over the winter, perhaps reaching 6, 7 or possibly even 8 ft, which would make it a veritable small cliff. That will push the limit of what I can do on a fully rigid bike, despite the massive tires. I am going to break something, probably myself. Check it out for yourself. You can practice on the smaller stuff first. Practice makes perfect … or broken bones, whichever comes first.

There were also some dips and peaks in the sand which could boost your bunny hop a bit. Sometimes I wish I carried one of those neat fold-up shovels in my pack so I could use it to make a good launch. That would be a good Christmas present for me (hint, hint).

I also learned something else over the holiday ... beer and fruitcake do not go together, despite what you might think. Sometimes I just have to learn the hard way.

Michael at UNCW campus trails:
UNCW campus trails

Michael on the Fatback

Michael on the Fatback

We made a log ride. Yay.
SBA on the Pugsley

It's the simple things in life you treasure ... That, and I am an idiot.
SBA on the Pugsley

Michael on the Fatback

Pugsley, meet Fatback. Fatback, meet Pugsley. Bonus: paddleboard dude heading into the surf.
Pugsley, meet Fatback. Fatback, meet Pugsley.

Flock of Seagulls. And I ran, I ran so far away. I just ran, I ran all night and day. I couldn't get away.

Michael on the Fatback practicing his trackstand:
Michael on the Fatback

See, you can ride a bike when it's cold out and not die.
Michael on the Fatback

SBA literally dropping holiday pounds:
SBA dropping the Pugsley

I even had a spectator:
SBA dropping the Pugsley

Take that, knees!
Wrightsville Beach

Actually, doing Yoga has done wonders for my knees, and enables me to keep doing stuff like this. Yet Yoga is completely underestimated by many in the medical community. I submit the following very inspirational video as evidence that Yoga can change people's lives: The Amazing Transformation of a Guy Who Didn't Give Up!

Pugsley sand drop

SBA on the Pugsley

SBA on the Pugsley

SBA on the Pugsley



Filed Under: Ride Reports > North Carolina > Wilmington


1. Michael said...

Good Stuff!

Nov 28, 2012 @ 6:25 PM


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