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Old 08-29-2012, 08:31 AM
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Prefer north side of town, e.g. White Ranch, Chimney Gulch + Apex, Green Mountain, Centennial Cone, etc.
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White Ranch, lower lot (off 93), Today, 5:15
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:51 AM
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I'm going to jump into the mountain bike thread here:

i imagine from a very brief browse that there aren't many downhillers in the crowd, and i'd like to offer to rectify that.

I ride about 40-50 days a year at winter park, and though i'll ride every trail and hit every feature on the hill, the place has a LOT to offer the general trail rider. blue trails like shy anne and long trail are really nothing more than mostly downhill wicked fun singletrack, nothing that your average trail rider wouldn't have a total blast on, and the "easy" trail called green world would be considered a flow trail of the awseomest caliber if it wasn't at a resort.

the place is totally rideable on any 5" full suspension 'all mountain' type bike, or the rental fleet offers some pretty nice specialized 8" travel bikes, or some super bling world cup bikes for a couple bucks more.

(personally, i ride a 5.5" travel transition bottlerocket)

since i'm a season pass holder, i can get anybody a 50% discount on a rental package. getting a lift ticket discount is hit or miss.

i head up every weekend, and with only a month left in the season i'll be heading up every day i can (including playing hooky from work), if anybody has interest in giving this, shoot me a message and i'll be happy to be trail guide for the day.
i've been wanting to get up there and try it most of the summer. i could probably pull a week day run too. i'll drop you a message.
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White Ranch, lower lot (off 93), Today, 5:15
if wasn't going to be on daddy duty this evening, i'd come out. haven't ridden there yet. looks like i'm going to have to brave the heat and do a midday ride today.
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that single speed will be brutal on White Ranch...
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that single speed will be brutal on White Ranch...
eh, it's just a 4 mile climb from the lower lot and that makes coming down all that much sweeter. besides, i think i rode up the long way into betasso over the weekend...
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:34 AM
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I've done White Ranch on a one speed, back before they rerouted the lower section. It's not so bad up to the junction but all the loose rocks from the horses makes the rest of Belcher suck.
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I've done White Ranch on a one speed, back before they rerouted the lower section. It's not so bad up to the junction but all the loose rocks from the horses makes the rest of Belcher suck.
ditto.. not my favorite trail in general.

but hey, everybody like different types of stuff.
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eh, it's just a 4 mile climb from the lower lot and that makes coming down all that much sweeter. besides, i think i rode up the long way into betasso over the weekend...
did you ride up the link trail? they did a lot of work on it to make it easier, but the rocky section at the beginning is still too much for me. I can't clean it.
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I went over the handle bars hard coming down the steps from the upper parking lot. There is that one pine tree at the last step, I was air born and then tagged my shoulder on that tree. WR is not one of my favs, probably reason why.

Dave you riding tonight? I just finished a mini tune, new tires, brake cable and grips.. Anxious for a Wed. night ride.
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Old 08-29-2012, 10:15 PM
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Yes, Art Hog and I did a lazy loop tonight.
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