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Platty is done

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by daisycutter, Apr 18, 2017.

  1. daisycutter

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    Looking at their site it looks like they are not offering weekly lift service this year. Sad to see back in the day Plattekill was the place to ride in the Northeast.
     

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    Times are a changing; thats for sure... I was talking with my buddy at Creek last weekend about what Diablo looked like back in the day.
    If I was a local I would be super bummed, but I surely will be there on the weekends like always. Cant replicate Plattys gnarly terrain.
     
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    Platty is probably still my favorite place to DH. Combined with camping and you always made it home with good stories to tell from the weekend.
     
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    um, platty never offered weekday lift service on any sort of routine basis. often times they'd add a friday and/or monday for big races or holidays, but it's pretty much always always been weekends only.

    unless there's something we're missing.,
     
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    Enderpo lizard overlords are making their 2nd move...
     
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    platty has been done the last few springs.

    ESC has races there on their schedule, so I have to imagine platty is not done.
     
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  8. IH8Rice

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    this. theyve never offered weekday lift service on the regular.
    i was incredibly bummed to see only one race there this year. one damn race!

    friends went skiing a few months ago and they assured them theyll be open this year.
     
  9. Sandwich

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    yeah they never offered weekday service. I wouldn't be surprised if they stopped offering recurring weekend service and went for scheduled weekends instead, but I hope they live forever.
     
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    aren't americans supposed to work most days of the year anyways? no time for downhilling! work work work!
     
  11. Electric_City

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    Can we delete this thread?
     
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    happy to delete the thread if there's no truth to the rumor. there's been speculation about platty's status for a while...anybody have any confirmation?
     
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    I heard that Platty banned handrails.
     
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    i heard platty banned xc
     
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    other way around there. they used to have XC races, but then dirt roadies started to infiltrate the xc race scene, they complained the courses were too hard (they weren't)
     
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    It was a bad attempt at a joke. Can't believe I haven't yet been to platty... of all the places. This will change this very year.
     
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    Depends how far you are traveling and what you are after. The slow ass lift and long lines are probably not an issue when they don't host a bike race on the same weekend as their fall harvest whatever festival....

    If you are after a "bike park" it's not your place.

    If you are after steep, unmaintained, often sketchy, and gnarly, that's your place.

    Note that the T-Bar last I Checked is closed, so you're in for a bit of a drive to find a good beer and bar food after riding. The T-Bar had ok beer and ok bar food, and good cheep rooms.

    I like platty, but as with any bike park, a 10 hour drive makes it a tough go for us considering some of the lack of ammentities, but I really did enjoy racing there the last couple of years.
     
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    agreed on all of the above.

    non-race weekends there's no lift lines whatsoever.

    worth noting - if anyone is planning on taking the trip that way, Windham is about 30-40 minutes away. Their bike part is worth a stop for a day of riding as well, even though there's "only" 4 trails - flow trail, jump trail, amateur race course and world cup course. They're all at least full top to bottom trails, no overlap. The jump line is really really good, IIRC it was built by gravity logic.
     
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    They need to combine a weekend ticket/pass to get people to ride @ both.
     
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    Yeah, I'm interested in going to platty for all that makes platty famous. It's been on my to-do list since the days of seth, al3x and evil crew. (i.e. 2001)
     
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    Your expectations are properly set and you will enjoy yourself, like jonkranked noted, you won't have any lift lines on a non race weekend, the suggestion of windham is also good.

    you have 1 too many really's regarding the jump line.

    It's good, but they went a little overboard on the turn the line up hill to slow people down portion. Otherwise, very fun.

    Citizens course is pretty fun.

    World cup course is fun, more fun the faster you go making it smoother, but then the odds of forking up and wrecking become more serious and more likely.

    Batavia whatever it is called...never ridden, wife said it was fairly flat and required a lot of pedaling. I skipped it. Should check it out some time.
     
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    let me know when you decide to go. I missed platty for a couple of years, ruining a 14 year streak since 1999. I never got out there often, but like once or twice a year. The way to do it is to get some friends, get in late Friday, camp and crash, ride all day saturday, grab a pizza in town (and a 12 pack), enjoy the night time, then ride some more on sunday before bailing and heading home. great weekend.

    nothing comes close for that all natural DH kind of riding. I love thunder because trail maintenance, but I can get ride platty all day and enjoy. actually, jiminy comes close but they do even less trail maintenance. having a kid hampered my ability to go to platty , and I'm too far for a day trip, for a weekend, but I miss it.
     
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    If it were me, I would set my weekend base at Windham and day trip to Platty. More amenities in Windham.
     
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    RM weekend? I'll bring the weiners
     
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    I've head Platty is well done.
     
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    someone from NJ will have to swing through PA for fireworks
     
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    thatll be taken care of
     
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    i'd like to, but it might be hard for me to swing a weekend with the second kid incoming
     
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    Let's do it!
     
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    lol