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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by caputo1989, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    Im just saying this snow has got to go! Time to get on the bike. The weather this weekend is supposed to be super nice but all the trails just got a fresh covering this week.:rant::bonk:Im going crazy.
     
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  2. Mc.Dub

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    Do you ski or snowboard? I'm more of a snowboarder then a biker so I guess that why I don't freak out during the winter.
     
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  3. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    Sure i ski but cant afford the resorts so im restricted to BC and thats alot of work and is hard to find a partner that can keep up.
     
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  4. Mc.Dub

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    Yeah I know what you mean, I end up boarding alone most of the time. Summer isn't that far away. lol
     
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  5. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    Even some tame trailriding is looking good about now.
     
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    make a snow bike, there is one for 15,000 on ebay right now
     
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    I am up in the peoples republic of boulder and i am going nuts, i have a hard time even getting out on my road bike lately...its crazy depressing. needs to be summer, I cannot wait for spring series at nathrop!
     
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    boarding is so boring compared to dh. im jonesed too
     
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  9. CRoss

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    Plane ticket is your answer, me and some other friends are going to get out of here and go to Ray's mtb park for a weekend. I really need to get out and ride. I am hoping the warm weather this coming week thaws out Grand Junction and Fruita.

    I ski but after about a hour on the slopes I am bored and go home. Riding DH is so much more fun. The last few powder days(8"+) I did not even bother to put the skis on and just went to the gym(gotta be ready for the DH season) when I finished work.
     
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  10. caputo1989

    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    You buying? :busted:
    that and the closing of I-70 didnt help much yesterday.
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    My point exactly.
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    Any of the south facing stuff somewhat clear up there?
     
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    Yo, Colorado dudes - I just got done with a super fun xc ride down in Pueblo. The canyons and north-facing stuff was muddy, but it was a helluva lot better than sitting at home. The trails aren't super technical or anything and the most sustained climbing you'd get would be like 250 vertical (perfect for us dh'ers), but it was good riding in the dirt. Basically, I just charged real hard up the mesas and treated it like intervals or something.

    BTW, Pueblo is only 1hr 45 min from my house in N Denver. If you're hungry enough, you'll find a way to eat!
     
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    Somewhat clear
     
  15. CRoss

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    I have heard Pueblo might have some clear trails to ride. Just to far for me to get to so I have not looked into it.

    edit: Looks like Matt heard also.
     
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    Well shoot we should set up some kind of ride this week.
     
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    65 and sunny here today suckas. Did a trail ride and then played on my DJ's and slalom course in my backyard.

    I'm just kidding on the suckas part by the way - I'm envious of your location in the summer no doubt. I live just outside of the NC mountains and the weather has been crazy warm here the last couple weeks. Highs in the upper 50's and low 60's. real unseasonable, but I'll take it cause just like you guys I can't wait until spring and summer.

    What are some good places for lift access in your neck of the woods? Cooper? Keystone? Snowmass? Anyway, hang in there mtb season is not to far away.
     
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    Keystone, solvista...racing snowmass is alright, but not a destination like solvista

    Copper? hahaha, ever ride a lift serviced downhill park with a cross country hardtail? you'd need one at Copper
     
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    Snowmass is supposed to be running the gondola this year for DH trails. This came from a guy on their trail crew last summer as they were coming off the mountain from working on the new trails.

    I am usually to busy with races to make it for just riding weekends. Keystone is good, I was broken last year so I never got to try out Sol Vista, the place looks great.

    It is interesting how Copper who is owned by Interwest is not doing anything for DH bikes. They want simple trails for families to sight see on. I guess the DH crowd left a bad impression a few years ago.:disgust:
     
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    not to brag I went to the red bull rampage today in zions,it was a blast except it was muddy in some areas,then went to st.george to go hit some fingers, the dirt was perfect in some areas but just great to get out and ride,thought I would just share some time I had today.
    the weather is getting goood you guys and it won't be long before it gets better.
     
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    What's snow?
     
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    it's a frozen piece of water drop that falls to the earth and fills up your trails so you can't ride for a season,but thats not whats important right now,whats important right now is that people are tired of being cooped up with there bike and need to ride!! ha ha I couldn't resist,I love that line.(Airplane) best spoof show around?
     
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    got ya beat. Sunny, mid 70's with a slight off-shore breeze. Gorgeous day! Oh, and thers a sweel building, so tomorrow I might go biking and then go hit the beach for some 7-8 foot sets! :busted:
     
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    caputo1989 Turbo Monkey

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    U've decided i dont like you now.:busted:
     
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    this powdery hell needs to go away.
     
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    So you heading to Blacks then? The weather sounds nice, enjoy the waves and that cold a$$ water. How are the trails in your area anyway? I've surfed in San Diego, but never took my bike there.
     
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    Hey John,
    I just did a road ride in between in Mills River and Hendersonville and accidentally popped out on 280 near the Asheville Airport. One backtrack, an insanely beautiful stretch of fields and a butt puckering ride in high winds from Mills River Rd to Hwy 191 later..I got an hour long punch in the face from the wind. But damn am I a happy boy!!!
     
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    I worked at Copper for a few summers and their logic for not opening DH trails was the Keystone had the market cornered for DH in Summit County and so they werent going to try and compete with Keystone. My question was "why do you have skiing and snowboarding? Isn't that competing against Keystone?"

    Yet, Intrawest has started (cough, cough) "developing" Winter Park as a DH Mecca, but are doing a lousy job, thank goodness for Sol Vista and Big Crank for putting together a real haven for DHers
     
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    So.... Freakin.... Lucky....:twitch:
     
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    Better days are not too far away up here. Just yesterday, the mosquitoes started coming out and this morning I heard birds other than crows outside my window. Yeah, I'm ready to move beyond winter - BIG-TIME!!!
     
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    A couple of those roads would be sketchy in the wind we are having right now. Sending you a pm....
     
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    they were very sketchy. At one point near the end, a sudden gust punched my front wheel and nearly laid me over, head down in the big ring. "Sketchy's my middle name baby!"
     
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    Couldn't have said it any better myself. :clapping:
    Thanks to Swentz, Sharp and the Big Crank Crew!!
    You guys make it happen and we thank you!!

    On the Winter park bit:
    Q: What the F*** are they doing over there?
    A: NOTHING decent thus far I've seen.

    I'm still waiting for the DH mecca part...
    Along with everyone else. :plthumbsdown: