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    it's over

    Mammoth 2010 is at an end.

    45+ days, 2 sets of tires, 3 sets of Totem seals, 4 sets of Code pads, and a new derailluer were the toll on the bike.

    Numerous Yodeler Nachos, Dubliner Pints, and Pita Pit "vacation specials" were consumed.

    It was KILLER despite the late start to the season.

    Jump line and new paver berm on Twilight Zone are freaking awesome. The trail crew this season got it done. Perfect lips on the TZ jumps.

    PERFECT transitons on the Techno Rock drops.

    FUN Mountain Cross( or whatever it is) course. 15 minutes lift to lift made for quick runs. Awesome.

    Pavers showing up in the right places.

    Park was in the best shape that it ever has been.

    If they carry it over into 2011 Mammoth will once again be fully back in action.

    But, it's over. Done.

    Time to make peace with the fact that my 40+lb bike will go up hill if I want to turn the pedals.

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    Haha I was happy to get 12 days in. Even happier that I picked up my first actual downhill bike from Footloose today. shutedawgg's vids on youtube will have to hold me over until next season.

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    12+ days for me this year at Mammoth.
    6 days on the new Demo 8.
    3 out of 4 Techno Rock drops completed (Rock to Wood still to go).
    Flow drop completed.
    Shock Treatment completed clean.
    Velocity completed clean.
    All but big rock drop on Chain Smoke, Section of DC-10 and last Techno Rock drop to go.

    Can't wait until next season.

    -Rob

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    wow sounds like you had one hell of a season, and expensive a that. post pics if you got em

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    Quote Originally Posted by robatki
    12+ days for me this year at Mammoth.
    6 days on the new Demo 8.
    3 out of 4 Techno Rock drops completed (Rock to Wood still to go).
    Flow drop completed.
    Shock Treatment completed clean.
    Velocity completed clean.
    All but big rock drop on Chain Smoke, Section of DC-10 and last Techno Rock drop to go.

    Can't wait until next season.

    -Rob

    Any trouble with the uber low bottom bracket?

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    I climbed from town to the summit today.....it was great. Didn't see a soul all day long.

    IMO the trails (at least the XC style ones) are in considerably worse shape than 5-10 years ago. Unfortunately the increase in traffic equals a decrease in trail quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectZero
    Haha I was happy to get 12 days in. Even happier that I picked up my first actual downhill bike from Footloose today. shutedawgg's vids on youtube will have to hold me over until next season.

    what bikes are they selling?
    I assume it's the rental fleet, but what brands/models?

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    Yep, former rentals. Picked up an '09 Shore 3. They also had some '10s although there was something wrong with the forks so they were really marked down. I think they were also getting rid of some Demo 8s. There might have been others, but I was only looking at DH bikes.

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    How did you afford 45 days of riding this summer?
    telling me to stay out of a former bombing range next to a dump while you build huge houses next to it? Screw you.-sandmangts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr
    How did you afford 45 days of riding this summer?
    $200 for the season pass is a bargain for the local hill.

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    But did you actually clock 45 days on the mountain on your bike? Even if I lived up there I am not sure i would have the energy or time to spend every day in the saddle.
    telling me to stay out of a former bombing range next to a dump while you build huge houses next to it? Screw you.-sandmangts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr
    But did you actually clock 45 days on the mountain on your bike? Even if I lived up there I am not sure i would have the energy or time to spend every day in the saddle.
    Clocked way more than 45 days on the mountain.

    45+ days was just when the lifts were running.

    Was pedaling to hit Shotgun/lower Flow/Downtown/etc weeks before the official opening.

    Will still be pedaling till snow shuts it down. It's not too much work to pedal for laps on Twilight Zone's jump line and Lower Shock treatment.

    It's just motivation/access/priorities. I like to ride and am fortunate to have things set up so I can ride pretty much when and where I want. I also was able to avoid injury this season.

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    Yeah what's the deal with pedaling around on the mountain when its shut down? Do they care?

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    Never had a problem. Just smile,wave, and keep on pedaling.

    Lots of big equipment and machinery moving around on the fire/access roads in preparation for winter, so it's best to stay out of the way and let them work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Clydesdale
    $200 for the season pass is a bargain for the local hill.
    Where can you get a season pass for $200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HammeredFlat4
    Where can you get a season pass for $200?
    Just buy it early.

    Check the Mammoth website for the early bird deal. It's open to everyone.

    Cheap pass deal runs till just before opening day.

    It's always been that way.

    This year, 5 days of lift service and you broke even on the pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Clydesdale
    Clocked way more than 45 days on the mountain.

    45+ days was just when the lifts were running.

    Was pedaling to hit Shotgun/lower Flow/Downtown/etc weeks before the official opening.

    Will still be pedaling till snow shuts it down. It's not too much work to pedal for laps on Twilight Zone's jump line and Lower Shock treatment.

    It's just motivation/access/priorities. I like to ride and am fortunate to have things set up so I can ride pretty much when and where I want. I also was able to avoid injury this season.
    Are you a Trust Fund baby? Even if i lived up there I would still have to work 5 days a week.
    telling me to stay out of a former bombing range next to a dump while you build huge houses next to it? Screw you.-sandmangts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klurejr
    Are you a Trust Fund baby? Even if i lived up there I would still have to work 5 days a week.
    Ha!

    Nope.

    Self made/focused/motivated.

    Full time job(5+ days a week) and other responsibilities.

    Realized I will not be able to ride forever, so it is currently a priority to ride whenever I can. Clock is ticking.

    Decided to go " John Galt" a while ago.

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    5 days of lift service and you broke even on the pass
    Also, the Season Pass got me a GREAT discount on staying in The Village condos the last week. I'll post a brief (boring) trip report shortly...

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    Got a week in mid August. Fun times as always!
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    Twilight Zone Trail Video


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