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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-29-2007, 12:53 PM Thread Starter
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real MB and I have to say crazy shit.

Just check this out

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-30-2007, 12:21 PM
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Those were incredible. Thanks for posting the, c2000. I wish we had places like that here, but I'd be too much of a puss to ride the sh*t in the 3rd video.

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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-30-2007, 12:53 PM
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I wish we had places like that here, but I'd be too much of a puss to ride the sh*t in the 3rd video.
We actually did have some awesome north shore style riding at Challenge Park, but alas they closed it down due to insurance issues.

Palos did have some hidden spots that had some stunts and ladder work, I'm not sure if the tree police knocked that all down or if it is still standing.

About 8 hours away in the UP they have Marquette Mountain, they have some excellent down hill courses, but they decided to not open their chair lifts this year.

I have heard of a place near the WI Dells that has a few good downhill trails.

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Ah Whistler. The greatest place on earth regardless of the season.
They used to have an MTB package where they'd rent you a bike, drag you up in the Gondola in the morning, ride down - eat lunch, then hop in a kayak and paddle the rest of the afternoon.

Always wanted to book that trip. Hope they're still doing it when I have the time and money to enjoy it.

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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 06-30-2007, 01:45 PM
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We have gone to Whistler the last 4 years and dude it is unbelievable. We hit the shore for a couple of days and do the stunts on Seymour and Grouse mountains and then hit Whistler for the jumps and speed stuff. You cannot duplicate this anywhere else in my opinion and if you are interested in going there make it happen and stop putting it off. You will remember it for the rest of your life. My buddy had his helmet cam and made a DVD of us doing all the stupid stuff out there. It was incredible and we always have a great time. That moron broke his ankle the first year and his shoulder the second off Clown Shoes the next and we still keep going back.
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hey Chiperf, do the runs at Whistler vary in difficulty? Is it a place for relative beginner downhillers to go?

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Yes it is exactly like skiing with black diamonds for the harder ones. Keep in mind this is not the shore, and all relatively difficult stuff is posted with big yellow signs to warn you. You can stop and check out pretty much everything with the exception of A-Line which is a jump section you fly down and there are two pretty big (10' or so) rock drops that everyone just flies over so you don't want to stop there. Even at the top of the next lift (Garbanzo) you can walk it down if you need to 'cause it's crazy steep. Every run there is always someone that can't ride it but everybody gets out of each other's way so it's cool. The steep rock faces are posted also and there are a bunch of them. Work your way up to the bigger stuff and you will be surprised at how much better you get right away if you take it slow and work your confidence up. We looked at Clown Shoes the first day there and I said no frickin' way was I doing that. By the third day I was nailing it. Oh and don't go there with a CC bike like an idiot, you will find yourself renting a bike because you need a freeride or DH rig minimum if you want to try some stuff. Wicked shit though I tell ya. A close second to roadracing if you ask me.
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I will have to look into this, any recommendations for where to stay, rent bikes and Eat/Drink.

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We stayed at Mountainside lodge at the base of the mountain which worked out well because you can ride to the lift from your room (20 feet) and they have a locked room to keep your bikes in. We brought ours up in boxes for free (we race Cross Country in NORBA so we get free vouchers to fly) and assembled them there. If you need to rent check in advance and reserve some because you will be formally ass raped when you get there if you don't have something worked out ahead of time. You can check Evolution and Fanatyk for rentals. They seemed to be the best to work with for parts, service and rentals. For food you can eat lunch at the base and watch the freaks coming down the mountain at Garibaldi Lift Company or Longhorn Saloon. We always ate at Longhorn because they had the BEST looking waittresses and the loudest music. For dinner you will probably eat ANYTHING in the village because you are so damn tired. We really didn't have a bad meal so I can't say to stay away from any place.
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This is one crazy shit.
I bet the first time going downhill I would
wet and crap in my pants.

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We actually did have some awesome north shore style riding at Challenge Park, but alas they closed it down due to insurance issues.

Palos did have some hidden spots that had some stunts and ladder work, I'm not sure if the tree police knocked that all down or if it is still standing.

About 8 hours away in the UP they have Marquette Mountain, they have some excellent down hill courses, but they decided to not open their chair lifts this year.

I have heard of a place near the WI Dells that has a few good downhill trails.
I used to build those ladders on Swallow Cliff up in Palos back in the day.

I miss the way that place used to be. Much like the single track stuff shown in the beginning of the first video.

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I wish we had places like that here,
You can build this on your back yard
look at this

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Does anyone have a Bobcat I can borrow for the weekend?
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LOL I wish my backyard was that big!

Those camera angles are awesome.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

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I love the scene where all 4 of them (wearing different colored shirts) are all poppin at the same time.

Fantastic videos. Makes me wish I could afford some of them.

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Cool

I'm glad you guys like them.

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