I REALLY want to. But I don't think this kind of riding is good for me. I may consider it though. Maybe it will help my technical ridng. LMK when you go and I'll think about it.
Curious to get your impressions of the place. Would love to go roll around there and play on stuff - but I'm not sure what my current fitness and lack of ability will allow.
For those that have been - is it fun for someone that's never been on a pump track and wants to try it? Or is it going to be another one of my "standing in front of the class without pants on" nightmares?
To both you guys- the bottom line is what kevin said= "My advice is go, and you'll have a blast"... really it's too much fun to not go. We got there at 12:30 today (they open at noon) and rode until 6pm. Bring snacks, some water, and gatoraid. We ordered lunch and had it delivered- they have stacks of local menus from places that deliver there.
So I rented a Trek Ticket, a dirt jump bike. I was nervous at first, after warming up things started to come together. Many of the expert skinnies are too crazy for me to attempt so there is no need to worry about getting hurt on them, I hit all of the intermediate ones and fell off most of them. They are great for bike handling skills, you can start small and build up to the intermediate ones- this improves your commitment and confidence. Look where you want to go, not at the ground or rocks all over the place.
The pump track was fun and wears you out quick so I didn't spend too much time on it. They also have a mini jump section that I used to get comfortable on the rental and jumping. Then I moved to the intermediate jumps.
The xc loop was cool but I would rather be on a dirt jump bike with platforms, even if I didn't jump anything. They handle the skinnies well and this isn't a place where you spend any length of time sitting and not too much pedaling going on either. Get your pump skills on.
We HAVE to set up a day for this, it's hard to put into words how cool it was. Too bad when D and kevin posted about this place last year I didn't listen. Sort of like Brown County (now listed as an epic ride on IMBA epic ride), now I know.