I had to put this up here. First I have to give big props to Rob for throwing the speed to this little run and making it to the berm. Also I think that might have been the problem.
Set up: Our local trail has a little Freeride area and to celebrate and give an official launch one weekend they had shindig (pun intended). Rob went out with video camera in hand. I think he was feeling the bug from the previous weekend we did a ride in Pisgah and there is a creek gap near the end. I guess about 8ft across and 4 or 5 deep. Any way it is a sketchy run up. On try number 3 I did and you talk about the biggest squirrelly... Wow, like a big rainbow. Front wheel all the way. I rode it out. The other alternative would not have been good. I'll post it when I get it transfered. Plus we talked a lot about riding Central Park and maybe Carters lake. Just some good stunts and downhill for a change. So I can understand the excitement he must have felt about going to Big Creek. It really is a lot of fun out there.
Anyway, the berm at end can handle the speed but you really have to be ready to dig in. In a good way. There's nothing like a good crash to take your riding to a different level. From what I hear he went on to nail everything else the rest of the day. A couple days later was feeling the pain. I can imagine.
This Bud's for you Rob, Mister front brake snagger guy.