Barry Meltdown

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Barry Meltdown

Postby MTB_huh » April 16th, 2019, 2:13 pm

I happened to notice someone having a bit of a tantrum on Sager Rd during Barry this weekend. I first heard swearing prior to coming over the top of a hill. Then after coming over the top of the hill, I witnessed a dude throwing his bike into the woods...pretty funny stuff. I'd say you threw your bike a good 12-15 feet.

Sorry if this person was you, it seems like you were having a hard day. Hope you worked things out. Also wondering if you just left your bike in the woods and walked out.

Did anyone else witness this first hand?
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Re: Barry Meltdown

Postby ineedanap » April 16th, 2019, 11:50 pm

It's kind of awesome.

I mean, I know I've been mad enough after a crash or mechanical that I've WANTED to throw the bike. It's kind of cool to hear someone actually did it. :)
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Re: Barry Meltdown

Postby Hudnut » April 17th, 2019, 8:21 am

Don't worry. It's all downhill from here.
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Re: Barry Meltdown

Postby flamingo » April 17th, 2019, 9:00 am

Funny. I was there but must have missed it.
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Re: Barry Meltdown

Postby bbender785 » April 17th, 2019, 9:19 am

it's certainly interesting through there, especially if you're not one of the earlier waves through. i was able to get through cleanly by staying on the very edge of the right side last year... this year, not so much. considerably more congestion.

i hope said person at least stuck around for a beer after? :lol:
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Re: Barry Meltdown

Postby c0nsumer » April 17th, 2019, 9:25 am

I really enjoyed that part of Sager during the 100 Mile (7 hour pace). There was me, and the guy behind me, who I was chatting with. It was a nice ride on some empty two track. Even got to ride over the big rock near the end!
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Re: Barry Meltdown

Postby MTB_huh » April 17th, 2019, 10:20 am

I think the anger levels were on par with the guy in the video smashing his road bike, yes. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't a little scared to ride by as this was happening.

I believe you would've needed to be traveling through Sager sometime near approximately 11:15am to have witnessed this gem. It was certainly difficult to ride Sager all the way through without dismounting due to traffic. I usually ride this section no problem on 35mm, but the congestion was just too much at this time. I don't think this meltdown was traffic related though. I'm guessing it was some sort of mechanical failure.

I would've bought this guy multiple beers after if I knew who he was. So funny. It did make me grateful to have a clean race, as I too have experienced mechanical failures on Sager in the past.
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Re: Barry Meltdown

Postby b_b » April 18th, 2019, 12:32 pm

Expensive tantrum! Is this covered by crash replacement warranty?
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Re: Barry Meltdown

Postby DynoDon » April 19th, 2019, 9:35 am

Years ago I remember seeing a Big Box store bike way up in the trees about a mile in at Maybury,, maybe it was the same guy at Barry, he just got older, same skillz..
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Re: Barry Meltdown

Postby washedout » April 19th, 2019, 4:58 pm

I’m guessing the guy is also an avid golfer, or used to be? I can’t remember how many times I’d seen somebody chuck their equipment into the water or woods. [emoji38]
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