Actually, the 8 feet mentioned in the website is an exageration- it's
probably closer to 5 feet vertical.
I landed, road a few feet, and then skidded out and wiped on the gravel,
but the axle survived fine on this as well as the rest of the course (it
has since broken though). Several mountain bikers (6 or 7 of them) broke
their bottom brackets on this drop so I was quite pleased that my axle
>> If anyone's interested, I found a website with some pictures
>> of a race I
>> was in in February. There's some mountain bike shots and one
>> MUni picture. The address is:
>> Click on "North Shore indoor mountain bike challenge" to get to the
>Kris (in his modesty?) didn't mention the picture of him was of him leaping
>off an 8 foot high platform! Did he successfully ride away? Or break another
>axle? In any case you must check it out!
>Stay on top,
>John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
Kris Holm, B.Sc.
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