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Which places have the best selection of XC trails? How about DH (haven't been to Keystone in 4 years, never been to Winter Park). I'm looking to do mosty XC training with some fun DH runs. Any info appreciated.

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Tcov said:
Which places have the best selection of XC trails? How about DH (haven't been to Keystone in 4 years, never been to Winter Park). I'm looking to do mosty XC training with some fun DH runs. Any info appreciated.

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Keystone was amazing today. They've added alot even since 2 years ago, and done some pretty signifigant changes with in the last couple of weeks.

The xc (blues and greens) are really fun, burms, small jumps, lots of baby heads. The DH stuff is great with a black diamond (or two) line and a go around line for most of the big stuff.

Can't comment on WP been too long since i've been there.
 

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Keystone was amazing today. They've added alot even since 2 years ago, and done some pretty signifigant changes with in the last couple of weeks.

The xc (blues and greens) are really fun, burms, small jumps, lots of baby heads. The DH stuff is great with a black diamond (or two) line and a go around line for most of the big stuff.

Can't comment on WP been too long since i've been there.
How was the weather?
 

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Perfect till about 3:30 - 4pm (at that time my hands were done anyway) Thor came in and was rather jelous that we were having some much fun on a weekday. Lightning then 5 second delay, loud thunder (don't remember how far that is but it was loud enough to make me concerned).

I tagged along with Team Kosos (sp?) B.patterson and his crew. Great guys and great ridders.
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How was the weather?
 

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Perfect till about 3:30 - 4pm (at that time my hands were done anyway) Thor came in and was rather jelous that we were having some much fun on a weekday. Lightning then 5 second delay, loud thunder (don't remember how far that is but it was loud enough to make me concerned).

I tagged along with Team Kosos (sp?) B.patterson and his crew. Great guys and great ridders.
That's great! I'm even more sorry I didn't go now. How many runs did you get in?
 

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That's great! I'm even more sorry I didn't go now. How many runs did you get in?
4 or 5 and took a different route everytime. Took tnt/loggers for the first time in 2 years, they've added some cool stuff, but for the most part it is really rocky and loose with stutter bumps i like the newer additions better, motor head and what not.

I was a good samaritan yesterday too, helped some folks from KS fix a flat (they rented and the tires were nearly bald, and there was a small flap of rubber in the middle of the tread that probably lead to the flat.

Helped a kid (14y ish) from TX recover from a slight concusion(sp?) till the keystone medical people showed up. Then found his dad latter. Hope everything is OK with them. I'm not sure if he f'ed up or if his fork lowers decided they didn't want to be a part of the bike anymore but hit hard just a few feet after the small rock drop in Wild Thing.
 

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Tcov said:
Which places have the best selection of XC trails? How about DH (haven't been to Keystone in 4 years, never been to Winter Park). I'm looking to do mosty XC training with some fun DH runs. Any info appreciated.

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I've hit both places this year. From a DH/FR perspective I would say Keystone has the more technical runs. Rougher and more stunts. As a DH warm-up or more beginner level Winter Park is perfect. Smooth trails and some stunts to practice on. But Winter Park has only one true DH trail. All other trails include some uphill or really pedally sections.

Comparing both places it looks like Winter Park has a larger community of XC riders. At least it looked like that to me. They have a good selection of trails actually rideable (and fun) in both direction on an XC bike.

Post your findings after the trip.
 

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I'd echo the sentiments of others here with respects to the technicality of Keystone. Another choice might be Copper Mountain - similar to Winter Park in regards to how technical it is, but it's all downhill. Lots of criss-crossing the ski hill.

Glenn D.
 
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