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post #1541 of 6342 (permalink) Old 01-15-2012, 05:24 PM
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Didn't get to go today, but going to try Tuesday and Thursday this week. Monday not looking so good, going to hit 36, but still going to snow Monday and Tuesday, Tuesday hitting about 15 degrees.

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Just got back from Alpine ......ugh. horrible...ice is one thing but some runs were like riding on ice cubes. Guess I will be driving 4 hours north to get some decent riding in.
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I am planning to ride Monday day session since I have the day off work. I'm hoping that the slightly warmer temps will make that ice sheet a bit more tolerable.

I have not been to Alpine Valley yet this year so may head out that way. Anyone else in the area send me a PM if you're heading out during the day session.

I rode Pine Knob on Saturday evening didn't make it up there until about 730pm and rode until about 1040p. It was very icy, not so much the ice cubes effect but there were definitely sheets of ice where I almost ate it because I was bombing and trying to lay in to a skid (thx muscle memory!) and what surprised me was a number of posthole boot holes scattered randomly near the rollers. I kept watching, figured I'd see someone catch a tip and eat it but everyone successfully avoided them.

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Funny you mention pine knob....we almost went there. Alpine is a bit closer for us though. I was thinking of going Monday as well but after today I will pass. I was bombing down a run when it changed from snow covered ice to the cubes so I went more on edge to keep from getting tossed around.....yeah that was until I carved right against a block of ice...nearly bit it.
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Interesting about conditions at Alpine and Pine Knob. Mt. Holly had very good conditions on Sunday, only it was fairly crowded. Not the most crowded I've ever seen, but the beginner area was just crazy. We rode under the Mozart chair for most of the day, but my young son likes to go back to the yellow lift or beginner rope tow when he gets tired. Late afternoon those runs were like an obstacle course with fallen beginners everywhere.
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I'm going Friday AM again. Looks like this is my normal once a week day. Definitely less riding than what I like, but with a kid and another on the way, I'll take it. Next season is likely going to be worse.

I can however choose to ride on weekends too. It's just that I love Friday AMs because the hills aren't crowded. I'm strongly considering going to C-Burg this week. I'm even thinking about Crystal.

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Never been to Cannonsburg...how does it compare to Alpine or Pine Knob??? I'm not real big on the park stuff though.
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Never been to Cannonsburg...how does it compare to Alpine or Pine Knob??? I'm not real big on the park stuff though.
I'm just a beginner in the park. Cannonsburg seems to be all about park and I want to get better at it so that's why I'm considering it. However, if Crystal isn't that much further from Sabato, I rather go there and hit natural features.

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I'm just a beginner in the park. Cannonsburg seems to be all about park and I want to get better at it so that's why I'm considering it. However, if Crystal isn't that much further from Sabato, I rather go there and hit natural features.
I wouldn't mind hitting a box here and there (but I will likely hurt myself as I have never hit a park feature), but don't want to spend all my time there. I too would rather hit the natural stuff. I like tree runs, long blues, and steeps.

I am going to wait until after we get back from Colorado before attempting any park stuff...I would be pissed if I got hurt and ruined that trip. LOL

We may go up for Crazy days at Nubs in March. I would like to get up to Crystal though soon.
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I wouldn't mind hitting a box here and there (but I will likely hurt myself as I have never hit a park feature), but don't want to spend all my time there. I too would rather hit the natural stuff. I like tree runs, long blues, and steeps.

I am going to wait until after we get back from Colorado before attempting any park stuff...I would be pissed if I got hurt and ruined that trip. LOL

We may go up for Crazy days at Nubs in March. I would like to get up to Crystal though soon.
If you're going to do Holly this Friday, I might just go there so we can have another person to ride with. It's not really like I am going to make use of C-Burg's whole park setup. I just want to experience it. That can always wait though.

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