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    Downhillin' at Keystone- with Pics

    Unfortunately not the hardcore pics you were probably hoping for.... my friend (from SC) and I aren't exactly the downhill types. However, riding on my 4" travel 29'er and my friend being a bike newbie, we had fun tearing up the blues and greens and the occasional black. Here are some shots from Friday... I hope to get back up there later this summer with my real camera and take pictures of some photogenic riders.

    Two seconds after this shot, Mike was on the ground, on his back:

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    Nice! It's nice to see pictures of the blues and greens--Keystone isn't just a DH mountain and I think those trails are a hoot!

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    Me and my friends went over the Keystone yesterday for our first time. I love all that kind stuff, but have never really done true downhilling before. We ended up riding a lot of the double blacks after a few green and blue warm ups...but we LOVED "money" smooth...except when I smashed my face into the ground (full face helmets are amazing)

    That huge left turn berm on TNT is just plain amazing (you guys definitely hit it from where your pictures were taken) can bomb that thing at amazing speeds. We couldn't find another one like in the park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan

    Two seconds after this shot, Mike was on the ground, on his back:
    Yup, if you look where you don't want to go...guess where you go!
    Life is about the ride.

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    nice shots. I want to get up there soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdsantacruzer
    Yup, if you look where you don't want to go...guess where you go!
    I like doubling the last part of that feature. I've also gone straight (where the guy is looking to go) for just a fun huck.
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    Nice pic's can't wait to get up there soon..
    My new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails "

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    Bridges scare the crap out of me. I work in river run and take the aquaduct trail home sometimes. Those little bridges still scare me. I am technically able to handle them, but the drop over the side scares me.

    I have not been on any of the Keystone downhill course in 3 years. I need to work on my fear of wooden bridges and have money. There's some free downhill in Breck I participated in, but the bridges are half the size that I rode over.

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