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CLIMB Works in Gatlinburg, TN

Discussion in 'The South' started by Bigfoot92, Apr 21, 2013.

  1. Bigfoot92

    Bigfoot92 Chimp

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    Just opened mountain biking two days ago apparently. Free if you bring your own bike until May 18th. Looks like it could be fun, especially once they get more trails in.

    Here's video:
     

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    Does look fun. Very smart location. There's nothing right in that area. Is it a lift?
     
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    I told my wife, first open weekend, I'd like to plan a trip there. Just under 3 hours drive for us. I too would like to know... pedal yourself up, shuttle, or other?
     
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    Says on their website it's a loop:

    our first mountain bike trail will be a two-mile loop designed for beginner mountain bikers. For more intermediate and advanced riders, there will be advanced features such as berms and alternate routes that will be optional; this way there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

    I did find this video on Youtube though... maybe you can shuttle back to the top? Obviously it's absurdly easy, but it's better than nothing I guess

     
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  5. Jeremy R

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    My dream. A place where I can ride trails, get a funnel cake, an Elvis beer koozie, and an airbrushed t-shirt all in the same day.
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    You left out telling fat people they cannot ride your skydiving machine. That is still your greatest employment/stand up gig ever.
     
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    That was the worst job ever if the person was nice, but the best job ever if the person was rude.
    "Sorry lady, our giant jet engine is not enough to blow you up in the air. But we have a nice observation tower where you can watch your skinnier friends do it." :rofl:
     
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    Liar. Liar. Part 2 should star an amusement park staff. The role of Jeremy R could be played by Vince Vaughn.
     
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    lowe's explosion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Very cool. I am glad to see something like this available in the area. I'm gonna check it out.
     
  11. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    Really folks? Looks trbl. Brennan, why you steal my patented BYT 'Lowesplosion" bro?
     
  12. mbrennan

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    Compared to byt that thing is nuclear
     
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    Cool greenway bro
     
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    Dude, every new trail built these days is a greenway. The upside here is that the gatlinburg/pigeon forge area used to be a black hole for bikes. So now at least when your wife or patents drag up to another crappy vacation there you at least have an option.
     
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    Yes I agree, something is better than nothing. I just loathe these machine swathed trails lack of any technical features and natural character. All the lumber used on that ladder bridge highway (cool looking, meh riding) could have built 34+ smaller nice elevated stunts. I hate better than I ride though for real....so just ignore me. ;)
     
  16. Jeremy R

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    No doubt. Riding there would at least be more fun than dining at the Dixie Stampede, and smelling horse turds while you eat. In all seriousness, it looks like a fun place to take your kid for sure.
     
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    The Worst
     
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    The only machine built trail I've truly come to love is Greens Lick. The earth on that run is defiant and refuses to be tamed by machine.
     
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    You must not know me very well. 3 things I hate most in the world:

    1. 4 wheelers
    2. machine built trails
    3. 29ers

    pretty much in that order. But even the worst built machine trail is still the best thing in Gatlinburg and whne you MUST be there, it is at least an option. Plus my 5 year old would love it.
     
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    Horses need to be added to your list.
     
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    For me, in Charlotte, it is runners.
     
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    I will link Candace to this post ...
     
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    Oh, she knows I hate trail runners with a passion. When will they create their own club and start building their own trails to run on!?
     
  25. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    Do runners/hikers lay branches length wise on the trail to make you crash ?
    I see this happen around here now and then. Haven't caught anyone in the act yet.
     
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    Agree X340000
     
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    Rode this place today...I like it. This 2 mile loop is the "green" beginer trail and tame enough for a couple of family loops. The good news is it is 1/3 up hill, 1/3 level and 1/3 downhill, not just that constant up and down of so many machine made trails. The climb is not too hard for familys, you can pin it and pump the grade reversals through upper (level) section and the down hill and corkscrew thing are pretty dang fun with some rollers and well made berms, one direction and no hikers means let 'er fly. The big question is, what will they build next? The guys there are very excited and open to suggestions. They have the land, equipment, staff and will to build some nice DH trails in the future. Unless, of course, we all stay home because thier beginer trail isn't Windrock.
     
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    Maybe we should hit the place as group on the way to or back from one of the WR trips and let them know what we would like to see.
     
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