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Old 07-26-2013, 03:22 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Stopping in the trail or on features is lame.
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:49 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Stopping in the trail or on features is lame.
Only if you get in someone elses way. No sense in being a moron pulling off into the woods for no reason. Know your spots and be courteous of others.
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Old 07-27-2013, 08:00 AM   #133 (permalink)
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Know your spots to stop off the trail and be courteous of others by not camping on features.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #134 (permalink)
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Yeah, because look at all those riders I was obstructing. It's not a bad place to park, as long as you drop when you hear someone coming, which you can on the first jump after the turn. You have more than enough time to pedal off and the drop puts you right back up to speed. You'd know that if you ever rode there.
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i have a house in Stratton, Vt and i went up for the week of the 4th. I have herd about it and really wanted to do it so i went to mount snow. It is the most fun thing i have ever done. they had on beginner trail and after like 3 runs i went to some trails with some jumps and stuff.
Yeah it's def a lot of fun. I'd even say it's more fun than snowboarding. But bike parks like Highland are few and the bikes are relatively expensive. I'think we'll see more ski mountains adding lift access MTB though. Mt. Snow is doing a viability study. I hear Burke is building more trails. Killington has been in the game for years. Pat's Peak holds Eastern States cup races now. Attitash has lift access. Highland is adding monster trails every year.

But ya, I'd recommend everyone who snowboards try it. It's easy to fall in love with it for the same reason you do snowboarding. It's the only thing I've found that offers the same adrenaline and thrill.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:30 AM   #136 (permalink)
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You should read the sign you were leaning on on the bridge. I had a nasty wreck about a month ago when 2 guys in front of me decided to stop on top of that bridge. Theres not really space for a 3rd guy up there even if he is just trying to go by.

I was there staying in the cabin for my bachelor party last weekend. We went skydiving on saturday then stayed at highland and rode sunday and monday. The problem with that is a big group of guys drinking expensive whiskey will eventually decide to go biking in the dark. I faceplanted off the skills area and gouged out a piece of my face with the headlamp I was wearing instead of a helmet.
Moral of the story: Wear a helmet and dont go drunk biking 2 weeks before you're wedding.
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So I'm looking for a new (enduro) bike to access some DH trails that require some climbing. I say some climbing as we take a cable car or chair lift up then have to climb another 500-1000 feet up then all DH from there. I'm sick of pushing my overweight Gambler for an hour+. Anyone have any experience on a Yeti SB66 or Knolly Chilcotin?
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So I'm looking for a new (enduro) bike to access some DH trails that require some climbing. I say some climbing as we take a cable car or chair lift up then have to climb another 500-1000 feet up then all DH from there. I'm sick of pushing my overweight Gambler for an hour+. Anyone have any experience on a Yeti SB66 or Knolly Chilcotin?
I just got a Mojo HDR and I havent touched my DH bike since I got it. Ive tried a SB66 but just a parking lot test. Seemed to pedal pretty well but Ive always loved the DW link that Ibis uses. The HDR really is the one bike to rule them all. Ive done 25 mile XC rides on it and I spend at least 1 day a week riding the chairlift on it.
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So I'm looking for a new (enduro) bike to access some DH trails that require some climbing. I say some climbing as we take a cable car or chair lift up then have to climb another 500-1000 feet up then all DH from there. I'm sick of pushing my overweight Gambler for an hour+. Anyone have any experience on a Yeti SB66 or Knolly Chilcotin?
No experience with either of those but have ridden the Santa Cruz Nomad and the Ellsworth Moment sst.2 and they're both extremely capable bikes. But if you do get to ride either the Yeti of Knolly I'd like to know how what you think of them.
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I test rode the HDR and didn't get along with it. It's a capable bike for sure but it just didn't feel right for me. I preferred the fit of the Yeti, slack and low. I also didn't like the feel of 27 inch wheels. I still prefer the playfulness and agility of 26 inch wheels, just hope they stay around. I will be building the SB66c as most builds are not made for the Alps, I.E burly components and coil suspension. I will pick the frame up when I travel to the U.S next year, until then I have time to buy all the components as they go on sale. Just bought some XT brakes for 50% off. And people here complain snowboarding is expensive

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