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006_007 said:
If only we had some sort of drivetrain to get to the top of hills.......
If only you had a brain. There are pics of people riding DH bikes. This is a DH forum. I'm bringing a DH bike. If I wanted to go for an XC or AM ride there are closer places.

So how much do they charge for a day?
 

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$5 a run. And you can only pay for one run at a time. They used to charge $30 for all day, but too many people were leaving early due to mech or injury, and wanting their money back. It was hard to keep track sometimes of how much money to refund. So, for both riders and driver, $5 a run works out much better.
 

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$5 a run. And you can only pay for one run at a time. They used to charge $30 for all day, but too many people were leaving early due to mech or injury, and wanting their money back. It was hard to keep track sometimes of how much money to refund. So, for both riders and driver, $5 a run works out much better.
That is actually not so bad. But I can just imagine some dude accidentally leaving his bag open with 5 dollar bills just flowing behind him while thrashing. It would make for a bling photo for sure though.
 

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If only you had a brain. There are pics of people riding DH bikes. This is a DH forum. I'm bringing a DH bike. If I wanted to go for an XC or AM ride there are closer places.

So how much do they charge for a day?
LOL, the road up there isnt that bad a grade. Feel free to put yer pannies back on and get your shuttle ;)
 

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I read somewhere that Bootleg actually
has a lift but it will cost over a million dollars to install (5 years back)
That's the rumor around here. I always envision some lift in storage collecting dust. That poor lift will never see the light of day due to the city's constant budget constraints.
 

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Hopefully they got a new truck since the last time we dealt with that place.
They have 1-2 POS trucks that barely make it up that fireroad to the top. Tranny just stops working, slips or threatens to die. Total joke.
We've been there at time's when we use to pay $25 for the day and they'd tell us at 2pm that your done, trucks got issues.
Have not been back since.

Shuttle yourselves....it's free and you don't have to depend on them.

oh...and no lift, just the thought of that place having a lift scares the hell outta me (lifties)
and yes...they did have a lift at one time donated to them. but again...money/insurance/set-up costs made it impossible.
 

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Keep the Country country. :rolleyes: Unless it's to put in a lift right? Go back to Hawaii.
What are you, retarded? This place isn't wilderness, it's a bike park that's advertised as a travel destination for DHers. You must be new so let me explain. DH bikes are ONLY ridden downhill. To get to the top you gotta push, drive, or ride a lift.
 

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Hopefully they got a new truck since the last time we dealt with that place.
They have 1-2 POS trucks that barely make it up that fireroad to the top. Tranny just stops working, slips or threatens to die. Total joke.
We've been there at time's when we use to pay $25 for the day and they'd tell us at 2pm that your done, trucks got issues.
Have not been back since.

Shuttle yourselves....it's free and you don't have to depend on them.

oh...and no lift, just the thought of that place having a lift scares the hell outta me (lifties)
and yes...they did have a lift at one time donated to them. but again...money/insurance/set-up costs made it impossible.
I am not sure what is scarier - the vehicles that they use that constantly break down (I assume they use the same vehicles that are constantly giving trouble during interbike?) or the thought of a "donated" lift. Who the hell donates a lift? What kind of scary item would that be.............
 

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Lelandjt said:
What are you, retarded? This place isn't wilderness, it's a bike park that's advertised as a travel destination for DHers. You must be new so let me explain. DH bikes are ONLY ridden downhill. To get to the top you gotta push, drive, or ride a lift.
Wow, why all the anger lela? Lack of brain, retarded, all because some people poke a bit of fun at you for shuttling?

As for DH bikes being ridden ONLY downhill I call BS to that - come to the shore and on any given day you will see lots of em being PEDALED up Fromme.

As was suggested, bring your own shuttle vehicles if possible - you will have way more flexibility that way.
 

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Actually, living in a ski town, that subject comes up a lot. Every summer at least one ski resort in North America replaces a double or triple fixed grip lift with a high speed detachable quad, lift towers and all. Most of the time this is done for marketing and to appease guests, not because the old lift was at the end of its service life. We always joke about picking one up for a co-op kind of ski/bike mtn.
 

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006_007 said:
I am not sure what is scarier - the vehicles that they use that constantly break down (I assume they use the same vehicles that are constantly giving trouble during interbike?) or the thought of a "donated" lift. Who the hell donates a lift? What kind of scary item would that be.............
From Russia with love... :D
 

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006_007 said:
I am not sure what is scarier - the vehicles that they use that constantly break down (I assume they use the same vehicles that are constantly giving trouble during interbike?) or the thought of a "donated" lift. Who the hell donates a lift? What kind of scary item would that be.............
The vehicles used for Interbike and events are 22 foot flatbeds rented from a local place (Ahern Rental). The vehicle used on regular weekends is All Mountain Cyclery's truck. Big difference. Not enough people ride there now to justify buying a new truck. Between the vehicle and the annual fee they pay to operate a business there, it's a difficult situation.

The road is very rough on vehicles. When I put on a race there last February I rented 3 of those 22 foot flatbeds, and 1 of them broke on day 1. The damage on the 1 truck alone cost me well over $500.00. Ouch!
 
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