I won't be going this weekend, but probably next weekend. I want to ride that new trail (it supposed to have a sick drop)... everything else is a little, well... ez.adirtbag said:Long time lurker, first time post. Any one going to Keystone this weekend? I am heading up on Saturday. I'll be riding a silver DHR w/ Shivers. I live in the springs, if you want to car pool. jim
Is it really sick? Keystone has a habit of overhyping terrain. There was nothing there over 3' before, and that's being very generous. I think a sick drop to them would be under 6'.ezweave said:I won't be going this weekend, but probably next weekend. I want to ride that new trail (it supposed to have a sick drop)... everything else is a little, well... ez.
I saw it while they were building it. It is really a steep down ramp, but it is long and drops straight off. It might be 20 feet long if they haven't changed it. You can see it from the lift about half way up. Some of the locals I talked to thought it would be much better.kitchenware said:Is it really sick? Keystone has a habit of overhyping terrain. There was nothing there over 3' before, and that's being very generous. I think a sick drop to them would be under 6'.
Still a fun place to ride though... except for that GD loggers way, that sh!t'l vibrate your teeth out on a hardtail.
But like COmtbiker12, there's all kinds of stuff going down this weekend. Just a matter of making a decision.
Those berms ARE nice, probably the best thing they've built to date as far as general trail features go, well that and the tables.SHIVER ME TIMBERS said:Carry your speed through the berm and you will make that double.
Yeah, it's like... hold on, let me slow up and veer to the left so I can ride this out of place stunt. I get to where I just buzz right by it toward the end of the day. The kicker to flat off trail to the right is more enjoyable.ezweave said:The 3' wide by 3' high ladder bridge on the Logger trail is just out of place.
You're correct on that one, I just ride what I've got. If you noticed in my other post, I wondered what ppl on big bikes thought of it...TCR1 said:you can't really judge a DH trail based on riding it on a bike not made for downhilling. Those courses are made to be hit at a certain amount of speed.
kitchenware said:You're correct on that one, I just ride what I've got. If you noticed in my other post, I wondered what ppl on big bikes thought of it...
I actually replied to let you know what I thought of the Keystone course because I have only ridden it on a DH race bike. The thing is, the trail IS a race course . It gets raced at least twice a summer, but gets trained on probably daily. I hate that Keystone hyped it as rivaling A line when that simply isn't the case. I have heard Vail has a trail with plenty of tables on it though.
I won't be riding until the race at Keystone on the 4-5 of Sept. because of my impending wedding, but would be neat to bump into you fellers on the trails sometime. also, if you know of anybody wanting to get a full on DH rig, I am looking to let my 2000 Giant DH team go really cheap and its local.
Also, I don't know of any DH trails with lots of jumps on them. There is a little kicker on the Snowmass DH trail but it is very sketchy. There used to be a 48' gap in 2002, then a shorter one for 2003, but it has been removed completely. Angelfire has no jumps that come to mind, Crested Butte had 2, Durango national had 2, (but you were in the air a lot because you were constantly ripping through big breaking bumps and catching air after blasting off of roads (but you didn't go high). Drops are a little more common. The Durango expert/pro course has two nice big drops, angelfire has a couple good little drops, Sol Vista was awesome for terrain...you should try to get there to ride sometime. There is a road gap right out of the start with a 7 ffot drop and 15 foot gap. If you ever want to go catch some air, try Lake Arbor's jumping trails, the V in Aurora, or the C-470 jumps. They are all very close and are super good. there is also wilderness trails in Keystone area. nice trails, but further away.
Just thought I would throw that out there.