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    Trestle Bike Park Map 2011

    Hot off the Press Here is the new map for 2011,,, I can't wait to ride up there,

    http://trestlebikepark.com/downloads...1_trailmap.pdf
    My new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails "

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    So..........no Olympia lift? Instead we get two smaller lifts on the same side? How is that gonna "spread" everyone out?

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    Is it just me, or does that map look exactly like the map looked last summer? I don't see any planned new trails on it.

    I was hoping to see at least one new red and black dashed trail going from top to bottom with the word "under construction" next to it....

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    Yes the "buffness" of WP on most trails it was keeps me from getting a season pass. Im not much of a jumper so chunk is more appealing to me.

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    So ...Mt Goat's back to a half day adventure. No more rippin' GW to Lonesome Whistle? I can see Eskimo...avoiding the "show" at the base. Gemini.......really? Are they mad because the lifties at the Oly would sleep all day? Seems like a step backwards.

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    you guys are quick to jump on the negative bandwagon. Let me explain a few things.
    The map does not include any "new construction" lines but if you look at the top right corner of the map it says "trail expansion all summer including top to bottom rainmaker". Believe me, there will be lots and lots of trail expansion all summer.LOTS! Because of USFS approvals (or lack of) a few years back Trestle got criticized for over promising and under delivering due to a lack of promised new construction. They probably feel that it is now a better plan to under promise and over deliver, that is certainly what I would do. You will not be dissapointed with the amount or quality of new trails this year, Guaranteed.

    Next the lift choice seems to be confusing a few people. MOJO- No the lift company were not "mad" that the lifties were sleeping all day, they struggled with a decision to run a lift that averaged 20 riders per day, doesn't really make business sense does it and don't forget, it is a business. The fact is that the Oly chair serviced only 1 or 2 trails neither of which were very good and not designed to handle the traffic of a commercial operation. While the "phase two" plan of trail development includes more trails to the Oly chair the fact is the plan is not approved and may not make the most operational sense anyway. Phase one which has been approved will see more trail infrastructure in the Gemini/eskimo area. Eskimo chair will allow folks to ride LT, RM, NQ,FS etc. and have super quick turn around times without having to go all the way to bottom. The gemini chair makes a lot of sense if you understand the master plan. Again it is not my perogative to spell out that plan but I'll give you some things to think about. How about an operating season that starts memorial day weekend because the snow has melted lower down? How about a new super easy green trail so that beginners don't have to go all the way to the top as 1700 vertical feet can be tough for those new to our sport. How about a handful of new trails from blue to double black from the top of Gemini to get in some hot laps early season, late season, and late night especially Saturday evenings when the Zephyr is booked by weddings. Think about not having to walk your bike through the village through the lineups for the climbing wall, alpine slide mini golf etc. and don't forget that you can get off the gemini and ride downhill for 30 seconds and reach the eskimo.
    The Zephyr will continue to get busier with both foot passengers and mountain bikers and the line ups would not get any smaller as the years go on. I would suggest that a pat on the back should be given to Trestle for trying something new by operating the Oly and being big enough to admit it wasn't really working and instead of just shutting it down replacing it with some more lift options that seem to make more sense. Will it work? Hopefully, but you can be sure that if it doesn't instead of just shutting it down Trestle will continue to to try new ideas and continue to push the limits of customer service.
    In a time when bike parks are really cutting down services (NorthStar) or closing all together (Blue,PA and others) you guys should be greatful that you have not only Trestle but a handfull of other great MTB parks all within a couple hours.
    A step backwards? No way, a huge step forwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gldk
    you guys are quick to jump on the negative bandwagon. Let me explain a few things.

    snip... lots of text...

    Ride On!!
    I need to buy you a beer. Good work man! Love this place, it gets better now that GL has taken over.

    Seriously, I want to come out and throw down with a shovel for a day. I sort of miss it now that Golden Bike Park is done... although that will change soon.

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    Yo IE, speaking of a pat on the back, I'm in WV working on a project and overheard a conversation in a restaurant about how good the Golden bike park is, the guy was saying he loves it and his kids do as well, good ****. I haven't been there but will be sure to check it out this summer. Good to hear positve stuff about anywhere in CO halfway across the country though. The front range is well on its way to becoming the MTB capital of the U.S. if it isn't already.

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    Yo.. DK, first, I would like to apologize for drinking and posting! I think a lot of "visitors" didn't realize the Oly was even an option. Didn't know how to get there, or "heard" about all the "climbing" to get to MG. Didn't realize that the the top of Gemini is higher then the bottom of the Eskimo. That definitely makes more sense. So... is "phase two" still gonna happen with FS approval? I'm not worried about new trails, I know you'll be crankin' those out as soon as the snow melts. Thanks for all the hard work and I'll see you in the "pleasure dome" in a couple months. I'll bring the beer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gldk
    Think about not having to walk your bike through the village through the lineups for the climbing wall, alpine slide mini golf etc.

    This is a huge step forward, I always found it insane that WP sets people free to ride a trail like boot camp but can't trust the same rider to ride past mother and child in the village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopsalot
    This is a huge step forward, I always found it insane that WP sets people free to ride a trail like boot camp but can't trust the same rider to ride past mother and child in the village.
    I always just rode behind the buildings to avoid the walking portion of the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn D.
    I always just rode behind the buildings to avoid the walking portion of the ride.
    +1, unless I'm cougar huntin'!

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    MOJO- I sometimes wish my computer had a breathalyzer on it that wouldn't turn on after more than a few beers, such is life. It's going to be a great year and as always I'm stoked to hit up SV and KS too. Word on the street is that Steamboat, CB, Snowmass,Telluride and Vail will all be dumping at least a little bit of cash into their operations this summer some more than others for sure, things are looking good for CO.

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    Never been before, looks like there are 2 easier trails( green world and shy Ann). Will they be ok for a beginner( my girl)? About how long does it take to ride a trail?
    Thx for info, deciding between WP or Keystone for a trip in June.

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    RCP80: if your girl can safely ride a mountain bike, I bet she would LOVE Green World. Its a long, non technical, flowing trail. Nothing that will kill her, or even scare her aside from potential for speed. It might be a great intro for her.

    I can't wait for the lifts to open this year. ALL OF THEM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.
    RCP80: if your girl can safely ride a mountain bike, I bet she would LOVE Green World. Its a long, non technical, flowing trail. Nothing that will kill her, or even scare her aside from potential for speed. It might be a great intro for her.

    I can't wait for the lifts to open this year. ALL OF THEM.
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    I'm 95% done with a DHR, but my trusty 'little bike' is always fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.
    I'm 95% done with a DHR, but my trusty 'little bike' is always fun!
    New dhr?
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    No its an '08 "round tube" frame. New to me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.
    No its an '08 "round tube" frame. New to me!
    Sweet! Congrats on the new (to you) bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.
    No its an '08 "round tube" frame. New to me!


    Sweet! Is it the one w/ the zirk ports? Post a status pic man!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gldk
    MOJO- I sometimes wish my computer had a breathalyzer on it that wouldn't turn on after more than a few beers, such is life. It's going to be a great year and as always I'm stoked to hit up SV and KS too. Word on the street is that Steamboat, CB, Snowmass,Telluride and Vail will all be dumping at least a little bit of cash into their operations this summer some more than others for sure, things are looking good for CO.
    If you haven't ridden CB, its really fun.. two really good trails and a third was just opened at the end of the season that I haven't ridden, but heard good things.. When the lighting comes you can also shuttle the back side trails that are a pain to get to from the lifts..
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    Thanks Nick! Who recommends trestle over keystone for my first CO trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCP80
    Thanks Nick! Who recommends trestle over keystone for my first CO trip?
    Me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCP80
    Thanks Nick! Who recommends trestle over keystone for my first CO trip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gldk
    double black

    that's what I needed to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCP80
    Thanks Nick! Who recommends trestle over keystone for my first CO trip?

    Recommending trestle over where? Oh, that place?

    yeah, me.

    not even close. (and I live & work closer to that other place)
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    How about we take the "let it burn approach" with the rotting cesspool of the Denver metro?

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    WP park is the BEEZ KNEEZ!!!

    SOl Vista is good too. Just shorter.

    Keystone? Whats that? I think it's a watered down beer.

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    I haven't been in a few years. But from those who have, I hear it's a great place to go hit if you're setting up your suspension
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    Keystone is a ton of fun. Its rough and fast and has plenty of oh ***** sections. What it is not is manicured and buff, and thats fine with me.

    NOW, should WP develop another trail or three like the Tressle DH, 'natural' downhill with rocks and roots and steeper lines, and faster runs like Blvd., the park would have everything for everybody.
    Nick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.
    NOW, should WP develop another trail or three like the Tressle DH, 'natural' downhill with rocks and roots and steeper lines, and faster runs like Blvd., the park would have everything for everybody.
    I second this

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    Thx again guys! Trestle/ WP it is! We"ll be there June 18th-22nd.

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    Bring your skis!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gldk
    MOJO- Word on the street is that Steamboat, CB, Snowmass,Telluride and Vail will all be dumping at least a little bit of cash into their operations this summer some more than others for sure, things are looking good for CO.
    I can add to the rumor. Last year at Vail there was a lady going around with a clip board specifically speaking to folks with full face helmets asking what kind of additional bike trails we'd like to see.

    Telluride has 3 trails right now...and guess what? They are free, yup free. You ride the town gondola up and that's right where they start.

    The CB race course is an absolute blast. Nothing super difficult but there are some fun rock gardens and a great combination of berms vs off camber corners. As well as natural drops and doubles. If they add another trail or two it will be worth a visit outside of a race.

    The Snowmass race course is as FT says "a legit DH course, free speed" basically as fast as you're brave enough to go. The downside is I believe its only open for the race - but then again its a reason to give the race a try.

    CO has so much mt biking going on its hard to explain how awesome it is if you view Winter Park as your only option. Not that you shouldn't ride WP, I love what they're doing. Spot on boys. Why pick one though? I'm a greedy bugger and want them all!
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo Maestro
    Bring your skis!
    Lol my fingers are crossed that its gone! But that's the only wknd I can go right now, so it is what it is. Hope for the best right?

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    Does anybody really think WP Trestle is going to June 11th with all this snow. I just don't see it happening. Maybe July 11th. I really hope I'm wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bedell99
    Does anybody really think WP Trestle is going to June 11th with all this snow. I just don't see it happening. Maybe July 11th. I really hope I'm wrong.

    Erik
    I'm not optimistic for that or Keystone. ABasin got 11" in the last 3 days. They are up higher, but some of that elevation overlaps Keystone. So crap.

    On another note it would be strange to ride the lifts at Abasin with my board in July.
    You have just been mentally Rick Roll'd. Yup you're thinking about it right now aren't you? Don't fight it.

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    we always used to say there were only two seasons in the fraser valley, winter and fourth of July.

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    It's snowing, and has been the past few days. The trail crew will start clearning snow soon. We'll see. Cross your fingers.

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    Opening day is only 4 weeks away and they have that much snow to melt. I just don't see it. I'm guessing in all reality that it will be late June before all/any of it is ridable. What will reallys start to speed up the melting process is some rain, but with the weather the way it is, it will be just snow for a while.

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    It's starting to get painful, hearing the reports from my buddies riding Diablo and Plattekill back east. Colorado has a lot going for it, but the shorter lift-served DH season is not one.

    Patiently awaiting the melt-off...
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