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Not the full-armor, blast down the hill type of DH a lot of us do, but good nonetheless. Spent a day up in Winter Park doing some lift runs with my wife and sister today. One small crash with some blood and one crash due to a run in with some very uncurteous armor clad idiots, but a great day nonetheless.

Winter Park's "blue" trails aren't super technical by any stretch, but they do have great flow and really make for a fun, change of pace type day. Of course I'd love to go back with all my armor and do some fast paced stuff, but today was a great, mellow day to just ride and have some fun with family.

On to the pics....

My wife rails a corner looking over the Fraser Valley


Me getting some huge air


My sister bandaged up but still ripping it up.



And the final pic is the carnage from my sister's skid out in a steep switchback. Quite a bit of blood, next time bring the shin guards...
 

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thats some seriously fast action,, railing the corners and big air:thumbsup:

The high altitude will thin the blood, plus all the heart pumping action. That is a nice little pool of blood in the sock, ewww.

I would like to here the story about the run-in with the other DH riders.
 

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Debaser said:
Did you get to the Arapahoes? Cherokees? So good...
Did both Upper & Lower Arapahoe, but only got to Upper Cherokee. Yesterday was a pretty laid back day so we didn't get to hit everything I wanted to hit. It was my sister's first day on a mountain bike in a long time (she's mainly a roadie) so we were just trying to get her feet wet a bit.
 

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We need you in good shape for another run at Indian.:D
That's why I didn't do any of the elevated log rides and or "real" jumps. I stuck to the rocks in the trail for my big air. Thats about as much air as I get these days...

And I don't think good shape is good enough for Indian, that place is way above my current skill level.
 

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goldenboy said:
I would like to here the story about the run-in with the other DH riders.
The short version is we were riding down Cheyenne (a blue trail) and it has a short section that is doubletrack road. Two guys blew past us on the left, no problem. My wife was in front of me and a 3rd guy started to come by her at high speed, but the trail goes from 2 track to singletrack.

He was going too fast to stay in his line, so he moved into her line and basically forced her off the trail where she lost the front wheel on the loose, steep stuff off the side of the trail.

The part that really bugged me was they were in such a huge hurry to get passed us but then stopped about 100 yards past where they pushed her off the trail. The guy saw her go down and didn't stop, nor did the guy behind him in his group.

I rode down and calmly told them that I didn't appreciate it and they should realize they have to yield to the downhill rider. They said "its a downhill course" and that they didn't mean to knock her down, etc, etc. I didn't make a huge stink of it, figuring if they didn't care that they caused a girl to fall down and bloody herself up then my thoughts were pretty much lost on them.

And BTW the guy who caused her to fall wasn't a young guy, probably at least 35-40 years old.
 

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You know, maybe I should have just let it slide and not asked about the incident because its really not cool and now I just want to rant and rave about rider etiquite, etc. Trying - to - hold - back - Sorry to hear about the arses on the trail. I am a little defensive when it comes to riding with newbies, wives, sisters, etc. since their experience is easily tainted and they can be some of my favorite riding partners. Hopefully the only holes she comes across from now are the divets in the trail, not riding it.

Jdub said:
The short version is we were riding down Cheyenne (a blue trail) and it has a short section that is doubletrack road. Two guys blew past us on the left, no problem. My wife was in front of me and a 3rd guy started to come by her at high speed, but the trail goes from 2 track to singletrack.

He was going to fast to stay in his line, so he moved into her line and basically forced her off the trail where she lost the front wheel on the loose, steep stuff off the side of the trail.

The part that really bugged me was they were in such a huge hurry to get passed us but then stopped about 100 yards past where they pushed her off the trail. The guy saw her go down and didn't stop, nor did the guy behind him in his group.

I rode down and calmly told them that I didn't appreciate it and they should realize they have to yield to the downhill rider. They said "its a downhill course" and that they didn't mean to knock her down, etc, etc. I didn't make a huge stink of it, figuring if they didn't care that they caused a girl to fall down and bloody herself up then my thoughts were pretty much lost on them.

And BTW the guy who caused her to fall wasn't a young guy, probably at least 35-40 years old.
 

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Jdub said:
That's why I didn't do any of the elevated log rides and or "real" jumps. I stuck to the rocks in the trail for my big air. Thats about as much air as I get these days...

And I don't think good shape is good enough for Indian, that place is way above my current skill level.
I hear ya! I'm right there with you:D
 

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goldenboy said:
I am a little defensive when it comes to riding with newbies, wives, sisters, etc. since their experience is easily tainted and they can be some of my favorite riding partners. Hopefully the only holes she comes across from now are the divets in the trail, not riding it.
I understand 100%. It was hard for me to keep from coming across uber angry and screaming at those guys. My wife was pretty shaken up by it, so I was more worried about her than trying to teach these guys a lesson.

While it certainly wasn't intentional, it really bothered me that they were in such a huge hurry that they had to try and pass her as the trail narrowed but then they stopped right below in plain sight of where she was laying. They thought the part of the course we were on was "The Downhill" but it was a connector from a Blue Trail. I just found it funny they were so adimant of going so fast on a non-technical doubletrack road. Impressive.
 
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