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    Keystone Opening Weekend!!!! Roll Call...

    Who will be there? What days? What are you excited for? What will you be riding? What will you be wearing?

    I'll be there definitely Saturday and maybe Sunday (small chance on Friday). I'm excited to see the new construction that I know has been going on as well as I can't wait to finally have a liftie load my bike and I just get to sit and relax while climbing the mountain!

    I will be riding my new NEXT Full Suspension I just got from Wal-Mart and wearing a pink lacey crotchless number - you can't miss me.
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    not to dampen your enthusiasm but, do you know if the whole mtn. will be open that weekend, or will it be like last year when cowboy up, upper paid in full were closed due to snow?
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    I'll be there with about 4 other people....can't wait. I don't care if it's muddy or still snowy and sloppy I just wanna ride

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    There will definitely be some snow up top. I don't know what all will be open an closed, but I do know that the Mojo Junior Army will be showing up in force on Friday with shovels in each hand. Keystone got more snow than last year, but it has been considerably warmer this Spring than last Spring, so I really don't know what to expect.

    I did talk with one of the guys from the Keystone Bike Crew who has been building already this year and he said the snow shouldn't be too much of a problem. I may be overly optimistic, but I think that this year more will be open earlier, but I could be disappointed Saturday morning.
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    Thanks Thumper. And BTW, that outfit you're planning on wearing goes really well with your bike!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Thanks Thumper. And BTW, that outfit you're planning on wearing goes really well with your bike!
    Thanks. And I finally got my brake levers and bar ends mounted the way I like them. Took some trial and error, but I think this is the hot set-up. My sweet kick-stand finally came in, too.
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    I think he could still serve some people on that bike, though i don't know if it could handle a full days lift access (poor thing is gonna suffer)

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    I won't be there 3-1/2 more weeks and then I'm back...I hope...
    Let there be no doubt, I'm jelous of you guys and your lift assisted DHin' arses!

    Please!!! RIP UP THAT MOUNTAIN LIKE IT'S NEVER BEEN RIPPED UP BEFORE for me.

    I don't know how much of this I can take, I may need some counseling to get past this

    Btw, don't let that Sled hurt your head...NEXT!

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    Me and Shawn on Sunday. And the shovel will be in the truck bed

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    You do know that those bar ends are made to be mounted vertically, right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by .thumper.
    Who will be there? What days? What are you excited for? What will you be riding? What will you be wearing?

    I'll be there definitely Saturday and maybe Sunday (small chance on Friday). I'm excited to see the new construction that I know has been going on as well as I can't wait to finally have a liftie load my bike and I just get to sit and relax while climbing the mountain!

    I will be riding my new NEXT Full Suspension I just got from Wal-Mart and wearing a pink lacey crotchless number - you can't miss me.


    Last weekend in WP I saw you riding that bike. On the Flume trail. And the fork was installed backwards, vee brakes facing back.

    I was too shocked to say anything, so when before you get to Keystone you might wanna swap that around.

    ** This is based on a true sighting. **
    Take the long cut, we'll get there eventually.

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    I'll be there on Saturday. I'll be sporting my purple GT Karakoram with RockShox Mag 10. Not sure what I'll wear yet. Perhaps flipflops and a wife beater. I just got some Ritchey red brake pads and put on a fresh set of Panaracer smoke/dart meats. So I'm super stoked!!
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    Hopefully I'll be there on Saturday. Granted I get the fork situation figured out on the M3... If not I'll definitely be heading there next week. (Again assuming I can get some damn lowers for my Boxxer...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by SylentK
    I'll be there on Saturday. I'll be sporting my purple GT Karakoram with RockShox Mag 10. Not sure what I'll wear yet. Perhaps flipflops and a wife beater. I just got some Ritchey red brake pads and put on a fresh set of Panaracer smoke/dart meats. So I'm super stoked!!
    That bike set up is so cutting edge; I'm dying with envy! I can't wait to see you shred wild thing in your flip flops.
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    I'll be there Saturday, and maybe Sunday...

    I'll be in a fox jersey, on my 04 GT DHi, with a blue Remedy FF and Orange goggles riding solo more than likely.

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    Small chance for Friday...but Saturday it's on like donkey kong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Hopefully I'll be there on Saturday. Granted I get the fork situation figured out on the M3... If not I'll definitely be heading there next week. (Again assuming I can get some damn lowers for my Boxxer...)
    What the did you do to the boxxer?

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    If i can find the super man out fit i will be rocking that. If not i def have a magnum pi outfit that will look hot!

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    Comtbiker, is this your boxxer?:

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    What the did you do to the boxxer?
    The lowers cracked from hitting a rock back when we rode. Apparently new lowers are difficult to track down...
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    I'll be there for first chair on Friday, riding until about 1 or 2 at the latest. I'll be the one circumnavigating all the tricky drops and brake dragging down the high speed sections. Jumps and skinnies? Fugettaboutit! I'm riding fire roads all day and staying on the ground! My 303 feels SO rad on the fire roads!

    And seriously, I won't be out on Saturday or Sunday. I have plans to float down a river, drinking beers and girl-watching on them thar days.
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    C'mon guys, not even one joke about the boxxer picture? Not one "weaksauce" comment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    C'mon guys, not even one joke about the boxxer picture? Not one "weaksauce" comment?
    Well we would, but all I see is "OOPS, my image for this link is no longer here. Hosted at Photobucket." Freakin' Photobucket...
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    try refreshing your browser? I'm seeing the image.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    try refreshing your browser? I'm seeing the image.

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    Notice the pink bike sticker...

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    The lowers cracked from hitting a rock back when we rode. Apparently new lowers are difficult to track down...
    who did you ride up there with? How bad are your lowers cracked? you can use my leaking avy if need be

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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
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    Notice the pink bike sticker...
    Yup. He must have hucked it off an office building. I hear lightweight race forks are good for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    who did you ride up there with? How bad are your lowers cracked? you can use my leaking avy if need be
    It was with you, Jerry, Ryan, Kevin, Mark, Scott, Shawn, etc...

    And we only got in one run because Scott's wheel was destroyed on his truck.



    They're cracked enough that there's a small puddle of oil on the floor beneath them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .thumper.
    My sweet kick-stand finally came in, too.
    cast-iron i hope?! (don't waste your money on the ti 'stands, they're overrated)...

    you hucksters have a good time and be careful up there.
    (i heard the radio commercial this morning about "the drop zone" ... 14 foot drops? wow. )
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    yay...finally it's officially summer. Unfortunately, I'll be drinking and listening to music downtown Sat then drinking and listening to club music Sat night Sunday for some downtown Urban in the arvo though.

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    I'm going. Taking the 29r and won't be around where most of you will be. But I will be in River Run drinkin' beer Saturday night! I'll be the one hootin & hollerin!

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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    The lowers cracked from hitting a rock back when we rode. Apparently new lowers are difficult to track down...
    Thats what happens when you do buisness with pro-cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkid
    Thats what happens when you do buisness with pro-cycling.
    are you gonna be nice and gonna order him lowers so he can ride sometime this year?

    oh wait its tony, he looses bolts in order not to race

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    Quote Originally Posted by Full Trucker
    Fugettaboutit! I'm riding fire roads all day and staying on the ground! My 303 feels SO rad on the fire roads!
    Evan, No body wants to hear how smooth your 303 is
    If It sounds like jelousy talking, that would be me

    In case you didn't figure it out, I'm still waiting...ON MY 303
    mean while, nursing a broken foot dang 303 will probly show up on monday just for spite

    Seriously people, Tear up Keystone like never before

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    Quote Originally Posted by bpatterson6
    In case you didn't figure it out, I'm still waiting...ON MY 303
    No kidding? You're still waiting on that thing? I didn't realize that...

    The older I get, the faster I was.





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    The Yeti Demo Trailer...

    ...will be there on Saturday. The small one at least. I'll have new AS-X's and 575 Enduros - all with 2007 Fox stuff on them.

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    It has nothing to do with how nice i am, if he would come to my shop i would personally put in the order for him. but of course he must prepay

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    Any Reports??? Conditions???

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    Dude - it's killer. Just about everything the DHer's want to ride is open, top to bottom. Cowboy Up, Wildthing, TNT and open thanks to the Mojito Army who were up there each with shovels yesterday. Of course, most props need to go to the Keystone Bike Crew who have built some crazy fun new stuff up there! Keaton, are you up there tomorrow?
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    I'll second Grant's sentiment - there's definitely something for everyone, and some stuff that I never ever thought I would see on a legitimate trail. I'm already trying to figure out how I can get up there again on Tuesday - today was a blast. I can't help but wonder how long it's gonna take for Keystone to catch up to Whistler at the rate it's going - I'm sure it doesn't hold a candle to Whistler now, but it's headed in that direction fast. All hail Intrawest!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Godzilla
    ...some stuff that I never ever thought I would see on a legitimate trail.
    Godzeera boosted the very biggest stunt on the mountain today as well. It's a claimed 14' ladder drop to steep tranny that has about 10' from the end of the drop to the tranny where a large rock is there to eat you alive, hence the give name, Jaws. The ladder, IMO, is actually about 10' off the ground, not the claimed 14, but it's very large and scary nonetheless. Nice work, Josh - impressive!

    Jaws is in the "Drop Zone" at Keystone that start with three ladder drops. One at 5', one at 7' and Jaws at 14' (all posted heights). Each dumps into a steep landing area. To the right of that is the rock drop. It has a fun little techy trail leading into a rock where you drop to a wooden landing, proabably only about 4' or 5', but cool nonetheless. To the right of that is a rock garden, which I understand may be still a work in progress. Lastly, there is a swoopy wooden trail that twists and leads to a g-out with a takeoff ramp to stepdown. It probably drops about 5' or so with about 7' or so in distance. All very yummy stuff.

    This is just the beginning of the season and they are still planning on building more. In addition, they have replaced the skills area dirt jumps with a tiny table line, a medium table-double line, and a larger double line. All very cool. Keystone RIPS!!!
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    A few things from keystone today... it sucks when a rear brake goes out, I went OTB a few times after that. It was fun as hell, but I still suxor at DH...

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    Quote Originally Posted by .thumper.
    It's a claimed 14' ladder drop to steep tranny that has about 10' from the end of the drop to the tranny where a large rock is there to eat you alive, hence the give name, Jaws. The ladder, IMO, is actually about 10' off the ground, not the claimed 14, but it's very large and scary nonetheless.
    Thanks Grant - I thought 14' seemed pretty optimistic too, maybe they busted out their Pinkbike measuring tape on it. As for the drop, I was just following Badger, he told me he'd found a nice little wood roller and that I should follow him into it...
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    The Denver Post was there on Friday taking pics of the new area and interviewing riders. They said the article will be in the paper on Tuesday. Keystone getting much needed exposure. Exposure=$ from the resort for Dher's...wishful thinking anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doug987
    The Denver Post was there on Friday taking pics of the new area and interviewing riders. They said the article will be in the paper on Tuesday. Keystone getting much needed exposure. Exposure=$ from the resort for Dher's...wishful thinking anyway.
    The bike park even has radio advertisements. I was up in Denver visiting family yesterday and while listening to the radio heard an ad that was at least a good minute long.
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    Yeah, that drop zone is definitely a kick-in-the-pants. It is really fun stuff!

    Speaking of the photog that was up there, he asked Dave (RallyBlue) for his name after he boosted the BIG drop (Jaws). Perhaps one of our own will be in the paper.

    So we talked to one of the trail building crew members. Sounds like they still have to get signatures on some paperwork from the USFS before they can start building on the planned 2 additional trails. Lame. Somebody dropped the ball on that one....
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    Awesome weekend at Keystone! The trails were so much fun and the Drop Zone was SCARY! I tried to ride the rock garden but it was so loose and tight I just fell into a tree...I stuck to the cheese wedge jump on the trail that went around the Drop Zone.

    I fell pretty hard on the 2nd rock garden on Cowboy Up towards the end of the day on Saturday and it took me out for the rest of the day. But came back on Sunday and rode some more.

    Can't believe the buy one get one free with the Colorado Pass is good for the WHOLE SEASON! Can't beat that!

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    Any pics of these new drops?! Cmon now, there wasn't Kodak courage goin on?
    I really identify with you...SO MUCH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shabadu
    Any pics of these new drops?! Cmon now, there wasn't Kodak courage goin on?
    I took the camera - but was having far too much fun to be bothered with it. I imagine something will surface soon. If not, I'll try to get some pics when I go tomorrow afternoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkid
    Thats what happens when you do buisness with pro-cycling.
    NEW BOXXER LOWERS IN TODAY!!!!!!!!

    Thanks ProCycling for helping me out so much. (Now I just need a damn job there...)
    Tony
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