Luckily Remy should be ok but can happen to anyone.

2Julianas

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Sounds like a painful injury - hope he heals ok
 
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Ironjunk

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Another reason for me to hate skinnies
It's been years since i've been at creek but i remember a wood bridge over a gully toward the top that had like a 10 foot drop. I think it had an incline to it also. That thing had one of the bigger penalties for failure.
 

ebarker9

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It's been years since i've been at creek but i remember a wood bridge over a gully toward the top that had like a 10 foot drop. I think it had an incline to it also. That thing had one of the bigger penalties for failure.

Sounds like Lower Exodus. There are two bridges in a row like that and neither has a completely smooth/straight run in. I think I've ridden that once or twice, walked it a handful of times (which is arguably scarier) and now just take one of the other trails in that area. I prefer getting the riding thrill from trying to get faster/smoother/more controlled vs trying to convince my brain not to think about falling 10ft and breaking my leg on a bridge that could just as easily be a couple of feet wider.
 

sundaydoug

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Sounds like Lower Exodus. There are two bridges in a row like that and neither has a completely smooth/straight run in. I think I've ridden that once or twice, walked it a handful of times (which is arguably scarier) and now just take one of the other trails in that area. I prefer getting the riding thrill from trying to get faster/smoother/more controlled vs trying to convince my brain not to think about falling 10ft and breaking my leg on a bridge that could just as easily be a couple of feet wider.

I've ridden that trail what feels like hundreds of times and it sketches me out every single time I ride it.
 

Ian F

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I have a similar opinion about bridges and skinnies. When they are a necessary part of the trail (going over soft areas that don't drain well), I'm fine with them. When they are made dangerous just for the sake of being dangerous, I generally avoid them. I am fine with finding other ways to challenge myself when riding.

Sucks for Remy. Hopefully he heals up quickly.
 

a.s.

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I've ridden that trail what feels like hundreds of times and it sketches me out every single time I ride it.
Seriously, the dumbest features at Mountain Creek are those two bridges. They were built back in the Diablo days.

On another note, I suffered the same injury as Remy falling off Covenant. I came in too hot and rolled off the side of the bridge. I hit a tree, got spun around and landed on my back into a pile of rocks. Three vertebrae fractures. It was a painful recovery.
 

Ryan.P

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I actually enjoy those 2 skinnys at creek gives me old school vibes . Lately I've been trying to manual the second one but having a hard time committing and just get rubber legs when I want to pop the front up 🤣🤣
 

sundaydoug

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Seriously, the dumbest features at Mountain Creek are those two bridges. They were built back in the Diablo days.

On another note, I suffered the same injury as Remy falling off Covenant. I came in too hot and rolled off the side of the bridge. I hit a tree, got spun around and landed on my back into a pile of rocks. Three vertebrae fractures. It was a painful recovery.
There's nothing wrong with those bridges, the lead up to the second one is just totally blind.
 

serviceguy

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I actually enjoy those 2 skinnys at creek gives me old school vibes . Lately I've been trying to manual the second one but having a hard time committing and just get rubber legs when I want to pop the front up 🤣🤣
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