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Old 07-25-2007, 01:13 PM   #1
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not sure how many there are but was wondering if anybody would want to get together for some downhill riding at Mt Snow, Jiminy Peak, or (suggestions?)
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Old 07-25-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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not sure how many there are but was wondering if anybody would want to get together for some downhill riding at Mt Snow, Jiminy Peak, or (suggestions?)
i race dowhill and am out that way quite a bit...minus mt snow. there are a bunch of places to check out, highland in NH, sunday river is opening back up in august!!, diablo, down in jersey is killer umm...attitash is ok. jiminy is awesome too. drop me a line on AIM or PM on this. nefariouspupa is my AIM screen name. a few other message boards to check out for riding www.hcor.net www.bustedspoke.com and www.ridemonkey.com
what are u riding for a bike now?
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:06 PM   #3
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i have the same screenname (prophet413) on ridemonkey but i haven't been to the other sites. i am a relative noob to DH but used to bmx alot. bought a big hit for my fisrt full squish bike a few months ago.
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Old 07-25-2007, 02:58 PM   #4
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If you are up in Vermont at all, Sugarbush is doing the downhill mtn bike thing.
Loads of good terrain. Lift takes you up.
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Old 07-25-2007, 03:08 PM   #5
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I live a couple minutes from Attitash. Their trails are tight, technical and rocky which I enjoy, but there aren't any fast, wide-open runs.

Sunday River will be reopening for DH which is great news. Anyone know exactly when that's supposed to happen? First I heard August but then I heard next summer.

Bretton Woods has lift access again but I haven't gone up there yet. I heard it's fast and not technical but still fun. That's how it used to be when they closed in 1998 (?) or so.

I was supposed to ride at Mt. Snow last weekend with friends but I fractured a rib a few weeks ago and it still hurts like hell. I heard the riding was gnarly.
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:39 PM   #6
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I live a couple minutes from Attitash. Their trails are tight, technical and rocky which I enjoy, but there aren't any fast, wide-open runs.

Sunday River will be reopening for DH which is great news. Anyone know exactly when that's supposed to happen? First I heard August but then I heard next summer.

Bretton Woods has lift access again but I haven't gone up there yet. I heard it's fast and not technical but still fun. That's how it used to be when they closed in 1998 (?) or so.

I was supposed to ride at Mt. Snow last weekend with friends but I fractured a rib a few weeks ago and it still hurts like hell. I heard the riding was gnarly.
i keep hearing early august as soon as the sale/insurance junk goes through. i guess they had a huge flood up there with quite a bit of damage though...
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:23 PM   #7
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bought a big hit for my fisrt full squish bike a few months ago.
Nice choice for a solid bike with a reliable and simple suspension design. It should do you just fine for DH riding if you have a good fork, brakes, wheels and tires.

I currently ride a Demo 9 for DH/FR and a Stumpjumper FSR Pro for my XC/Trail bike. I like Specialized bikes but as a company they kinda suck because they are notorious for screwing over bike shops, especially smaller ones.
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:32 PM   #8
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Diablo 2 days this last weekend.



Post up if people are going to Jiminy, I haven't ridden there this year and need to get out there.
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Old 07-25-2007, 05:33 PM   #9
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you all have a homework assignment: pick me out a bike. less than $1000 please, thanks.

i'm 5'11"

http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/

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um, a few details please. Do you like to ride up hill or just come down, biking to get fit, fun or racing, care about new or used - you will get a better used one for this price range.
will be riding up and down hill for fun... cross country trips. full suspension please.
don't care about new or used as long as it is reliable. i will be gentle on it... i am too old to fall and get hurt.

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Old 07-25-2007, 05:46 PM   #10
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you all have a homework assignment: pick me out a bike. less than $1000 please, thanks.

i'm 5'11"

http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/

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um, a few details please. Do you like to ride up hill or just come down, biking to get fit, fun or racing, care about new or used - you will get a better used one for this price range.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:24 PM   #11
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Diablo 2 days this last weekend.



Post up if people are going to Jiminy, I haven't ridden there this year and need to get out there.
sick, i need to get back there this year. i'm gonna try to plan on getting people together for a condo and stay a few days. did u get on tempest or BMW at all? last time i rolled into tempest a big 'ole black bear was walking up the trail towards me. i might be hitting jiminy the weekend after this...i'll be in highland on sunday racing
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Old 07-25-2007, 09:10 PM   #12
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I'll be going on my annual trip to Mt. Snow for dh in a couple weeks.
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:41 PM   #13
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you all have a homework assignment: pick me out a bike. less than $1000 please, thanks.

i'm 5'11"

will be riding up and down hill for fun... cross country trips. full suspension please.
I'm assuming by your vague description that you might want an all mountain bike that will pedal well for XC riding but still handle some freeriding. For something under $1K with around 5 or 6 inches of travel, I'd suggest an '03-'04 Santa Cruz Heckler or Specialized Enduro.

Know anyone in California who could ship you this bike? It's a pretty good deal:

http://cgi.ebay.com/2004-Specialized...QQcmdZViewItem
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:55 PM   #14
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I have a Heckler and its a great bike. I bought it a long long time ago when the Heckler first came out. I hardly ride it at all though.
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Old 07-26-2007, 01:23 AM   #15
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I still have my good ol' Trek Y22 that i just got an all new frame for last year after the original CF was showing some stress marks......ive ridden like once in the past 3 years....been too busy
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Old 07-26-2007, 07:04 AM   #16
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IMO, carbon fiber and mountain biking don't mix. I prefer to keep CF on the road.

http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.ph...carbon+failure
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Old 07-26-2007, 09:33 AM   #17
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sick, i need to get back there this year. i'm gonna try to plan on getting people together for a condo and stay a few days. did u get on tempest or BMW at all? last time i rolled into tempest a big 'ole black bear was walking up the trail towards me. i might be hitting jiminy the weekend after this...i'll be in highland on sunday racing
We rode pretty much the entire mountain. BMW was open down to the stigmata rockface and was fun, first time I've ridden BMW completly dry. Tempest is fun, the anthem drop is great, a decent gap but with enough speed the landing is so smooth.

Make sure you get the 20% discount at the condo's (black creek sancutary) that they offer to Diablo riders this year. I might come out to Jiminy next weekend, saturday or sunday?

The bears are still there, just lying in the bushes right beside the trail this weekend eating the berries. I almost ran one over last year on Dirt Merchant, a mother and 2 cubs were at the bottom of the long wooden ramp, didn't see them untill I was at the top of the ramp.

If you go down ask the girl at the counter if she remember people coming in with a blow up sheep needing a patch kit ....
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Old 07-27-2007, 08:09 PM   #18
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We rode pretty much the entire mountain. BMW was open down to the stigmata rockface and was fun, first time I've ridden BMW completly dry. Tempest is fun, the anthem drop is great, a decent gap but with enough speed the landing is so smooth.

Make sure you get the 20% discount at the condo's (black creek sancutary) that they offer to Diablo riders this year. I might come out to Jiminy next weekend, saturday or sunday?

The bears are still there, just lying in the bushes right beside the trail this weekend eating the berries. I almost ran one over last year on Dirt Merchant, a mother and 2 cubs were at the bottom of the long wooden ramp, didn't see them untill I was at the top of the ramp.

If you go down ask the girl at the counter if she remember people coming in with a blow up sheep needing a patch kit ....
i haven't decided yet, i'm leaning towards saturday next weekend for jiminy. i'll be sure to ask the girl at the counter about the blow up sheep needing a patch kit haha if i remember correctly...if this is the same girl, she's pretty hot. or at least the one 3 years ago was.
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Old 07-28-2007, 03:16 AM   #19
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Thank you guys for this thread. I use to do some downhill in West Virginia, but since moving up here last year I've been unable to find resorts that offer life access and bike rentals.

Between Mt Snow, Jiminy, and Bretton Woods, which location has the best terrain for the Intermediate rider? I am also open to other resort suggestions outside of what has already been mentioned in the thread.
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Old 07-28-2007, 07:22 AM   #20
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I will be riding Bretton Woods soon so I'll let you know. It's their first summer since 1998 with lift access, so I'm guessing it's not too developed yet. Their trails probably won't be too technical - more of the fast cruisers with an occasional water bar.

Another consideration for you is Sunday River (if they re-open in August). While some trails were definitely for more advanced riders, they always had some options that were good for less experienced riders as well.
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Old 07-29-2007, 10:19 PM   #21
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Thank you guys for this thread. I use to do some downhill in West Virginia, but since moving up here last year I've been unable to find resorts that offer life access and bike rentals.

Between Mt Snow, Jiminy, and Bretton Woods, which location has the best terrain for the Intermediate rider? I am also open to other resort suggestions outside of what has already been mentioned in the thread.
diablo (mt creek, nj) has a ton of varied terrain, from beginner all the way up to pro. fast lift too! that and jiminy i would say are the best for real DH. mt snow i've only raced at, so i can't really comment. bretton woods i havent been to in years. highland where i was today has a trail that is for intermediate riders, the rest have more technical stuff. check out diablo though...kinda like whistler on the east coast, minus the vert
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Old 07-30-2007, 11:16 AM   #22
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I might be moving back and if I do I will be spending lots of time at attitash and highlands. Right now I live on colorado so I have been hitting keystone and Winter park a lot.

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Old 08-01-2007, 03:06 PM   #23
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Old 08-01-2007, 11:42 PM   #24
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you all have a homework assignment: pick me out a bike. less than $1000 please, thanks.

i'm 5'11"

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will be riding up and down hill for fun... cross country trips. full suspension please.
don't care about new or used as long as it is reliable. i will be gentle on it... i am too old to fall and get hurt.
How about this: http://nh.craigslist.org/bik/387110880.html
This may be too small (at 5' 11" you would likely want a Medium if not a Large size frame) and it may be a little too DH oriented to ride "up and down" a hill.

I've seen some decent all-mountain type bikes on there over the past few weeks. Giant AC, Cannondale Jekyll, Specialized Big Hit - you find these in the area.

Also, if you are looking to spend $1000, you can get a NEW full suspension bike. I know S&W is running a big sale b/c of their new shop in Concord. EMS has a full suspension Ironhorse for $800. Nault's sells new & used stuff at good prices. Gooddales has a few shops in NH and I've been happy with the guys there. Look at local shops and see what they have - you may find a brand new 2005-2007 model for about what some joker on CL would charge you used...
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