• 07-07-2011
    motobutane
    Tennessee - Windrock DH runs
    Anybody interested in doing some shuttle runs at Windrock? There are several riders who meet and ride there on Sundays but I am just throwing this out to see if anyone on here wants to ride. We are riding the 10th and 17th. 10am - till we are tired:D

    I will suggest pads and fullface helmet and 2-ply tires, although I have seen people riding there with normal XC stuff and XC bikes.
  • 07-07-2011
    motobutane
    Anybody - anybody....
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  • 07-07-2011
    motobutane
    How can it get any better than this?????
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  • 07-08-2011
    OffCamber
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  • 07-16-2011
    mattbatson
    we are moving up to the asheville area soon, and I will be up for windrock trips. Never been, even when we lived up there for three years in 2005-2008, but always wanted to as I figured it would fit my freeride style.

    it looks like the stuff in the vid isnt too big to scare you off, but plenty big enough to be a blast.
    keep posting up when you guys go out there, and I'm sure the crowd will grow over time
  • 07-16-2011
    motobutane
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by mattbatson View Post
    we are moving up to the asheville area soon, and I will be up for windrock trips. Never been, even when we lived up there for three years in 2005-2008, but always wanted to as I figured it would fit my freeride style.

    it looks like the stuff in the vid isnt too big to scare you off, but plenty big enough to be a blast.
    keep posting up when you guys go out there, and I'm sure the crowd will grow over time

    It took me several trips to WR in order to ride most of the features. I do think alot of people get scared off before they even go. I have seen lots of riders walk all the sections that looked sketchy to them and then ride the rest and have a great time, I think riders think they have to have a certain skill level to ride there. To ride it all - hitting all gaps and drops and rock hucks at a descent speed would = a very experienced/highly skilled rider, there are still sections I walk or ride around, but I am gonna go and ride and have a great time.
    We are going tomorrow as posted and we'll post some video later next week:thumbsup:
    Just let me know when you get moved in and we'll ride!
    There are 3 groups-that I know of from the Asheville area that rides at WR and I have met the other two a few times but I'm not in their loop for when they are going. My group is usually only one or two regulars with several part timers who may go. 7 seems to be the maximum # of riders and 3 being the lowest to make a shuttle work.We usually meet a couple of locals there when we go.
  • 10-06-2011
    TACO721
    what? you can ride at windrock? are we talking like the atv park? im like 20 miles from there. but i never have been Mountain biking. do you guys know wear the trails that are up by Norris dam are? idk what they call them iím 5 min from them tho. and would like to find someone close to go with my first time.
  • 10-06-2011
    motobutane
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TACO721 View Post
    what? you can ride at windrock? are we talking like the atv park? im like 20 miles from there. but i never have been Mountain biking. do you guys know wear the trails that are up by Norris dam are? idk what they call them iím 5 min from them tho. and would like to find someone close to go with my first time.

    Nice bump from July :thumbsup: There is 6 or 7 miles of rough XC trails at Windrock but alot more DH trails. The DH trails are separate from the ATV trails. Funny you should ask about this-this time of year, next weekend (15th & 16th) there is a fall festival happening at WR for the DH bike riders, probably 40+ riders both days and shuttles running all day.The best time to come out and learn the trails.

    Chatter here
    = all about WR Fallfest:D
  • 10-06-2011
    TACO721
    why thank you. cool. i may see about coming one day. but what all would i need as like gear? i have stuff i used when i raced dirt bikes. and how hard would the trails be
  • 10-07-2011
    jayjudy13
    Fall Fest!!! Can't wait. I haven't been since FF last year, so stoked.

    @Taco the trails at Windrock are some of the most challenging in the east. Definitely not for beginners or the faint of heart. Tons of fun though... I agree with Moto, next weekend is a good time to go. Its the only time shuttles are provided (for a small $ donation) and there's gonna be plenty of people to show you around.
  • 10-08-2011
    Jim311
    I wish I could make the Fall Festival, there are quite a few sections of trail and features I think I could hit with some more ride time there. That place is out of control fun, super techy.
  • 10-09-2011
    TACO721
    at jay. yeah i donít think i will go. looks sick but maybe to much my first time.
  • 10-11-2011
    Carraig042
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by TACO721 View Post
    at jay. yeah i donít think i will go. looks sick but maybe to much my first time.

    No, just do what you think you can and pass the rest up. WR was where I was introduced to DH almost a year ago.

    I can't wait for Fall Fest this weekend!

    -Brett
  • 10-12-2011
    TACO721
    mmmm. did not think about that. may see if i can make it. but i think iím having a bonfire/party saturday night. and if i do i hope i donít get hurt like last time. i had fireworks go off on my hand. lol and ran in to a swing. lol donít ask why i ran in to a swing because i donít remember running in to it. just was told and i had blood on my arm the next day.....
  • 10-13-2011
    jayjudy13
    Bump cause I'll be on the road to Fall Fest in less than 24 hrs... can't wait! :D
  • 10-13-2011
    motobutane
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by jayjudy13 View Post
    Bump cause I'll be on the road to Fall Fest in less than 24 hrs... can't wait! :D

    Yeah looks like just enough rain to make some magic dirt....what little dirt there is!
    What U riding Jayjudy?
  • 10-13-2011
    jayjudy13
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by motobutane View Post
    Yeah looks like just enough rain to make some magic dirt....what little dirt there is!
    What U riding Jayjudy?

    Yeah man... just hearing the weather report alone is getting me pumped. I ride a blue Transition Dirtbag... You?
  • 10-13-2011
    Petti the Yeti
    Holy crap, am I glad I checked this forum today. I was just talking to one of my buddies today about hitting Windrock in the next couple of weeks. We may be out there this weekend. I'll either be on a black IH Sunday, or a brown Banshee Chap. He will be on a red Demo 9. If we end up going, see if you guys can find us.
  • 10-13-2011
    motobutane
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    Yeah man... just hearing the weather report alone is getting me pumped. I ride a blue Transition Dirtbag... You?

    Blue Intense 951......except traded my Deemax's for Blue I-9's
  • 10-13-2011
    irishpitbull
    I wish I lived in this area. I would never go to work.
  • 10-13-2011
    jayjudy13
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by motobutane View Post
    Blue Intense 951......except traded my Deemax's for Blue I-9's

    Yeah man, I took at peep at your user gallery, sick sled... i'm jealous. (I'm too lazy to post a pic of my bike today but there's lots of pic in my gallery.) You've got me trumped in the big bike department. But then again I only get to ride real DH three or four times a year so there's not much point in having a full on DH bike. One of these days I'll get the hell out of the flatlands for good and then it will be time to grow my stable. See ya Sat!
  • 10-13-2011
    Carraig042
    Moto isn't anything! Hahaha, j/k ( he taught me all I know dh wise) I am excited for the riding this weekend, I will be out on a 2011 Demo 8 in red and black with mismatched front a rear wheels.

    -Brett
  • 10-13-2011
    motobutane
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Carraig042 View Post
    Moto isn't anything! Hahaha, j/k ( he taught me all I know dh wise) I am excited for the riding this weekend, I will be out on a 2011 Demo 8 in red and black with mismatched front a rear wheels.

    -Brett

    OK - Thats it I'm gonna wreck you fosho :devil:
  • 10-13-2011
    Carraig042
    I ain't scared! :madman:

    -Brett
  • 10-13-2011
    Petti the Yeti
    Question; How would Holy Rollers fare on the trails out there? Trying to figure out if I would need to buy a new set of rubber for my Banshee, since I really want to take it out.
  • 10-13-2011
    Carraig042
    Not sure, they may hold the mud (if it stays wet.) I would think you would be ok unless you have the money to spare. It is a lot of dragging the rear wheel there anyway.

    -Brett
  • 10-13-2011
    Petti the Yeti
    Anyone know how much rain they're expecting overnight? Or what the trail generally looks like a couple of days after rain?
  • 10-13-2011
    MaynardSouthern
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Petti the Yeti View Post
    Anyone know how much rain they're expecting overnight? Or what the trail generally looks like a couple of days after rain?

    wunderground.com/US/TN/Oak_Ridge.html

    Looks like one more good storm tonight. Been raining off and on all day today. Never ridden up there, but except for this week it has been pretty dry lately, so it'll dry out relatively quickly I would think.
  • 10-14-2011
    Petti the Yeti
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by MaynardSouthern View Post
    wunderground.com/US/TN/Oak_Ridge.html

    Looks like one more good storm tonight. Been raining off and on all day today. Never ridden up there, but except for this week it has been pretty dry lately, so it'll dry out relatively quickly I would think.

    I hope so. I don't particularly want to buy new tires, but since I just got paid, I guess it couldn't hurt to have some backups...

    My friend and I will probably be heading out tonight to get out there. If not, early Saturday morning. But we will definitely be there all weekend. :thumbsup:
  • 10-15-2011
    Petti the Yeti
    Lessons learned from today:

    1. Don't trust videos of a trail. On Youtube, Windrock looked a LOT more tame than it really was.
    2. Don't bring the wrong bike based on what the trail looks like on Youtube. My Banshee was completely out classed in every way for that place. Next time, I'll be rolling on the Sunday.
    3. Don't flub what should have been an easy drop off, and smash your hip into a rock basically first thing in the morning, rendering you unable to ride the rest of the day.
    4. Raffles are awesome. New hubs for me! :D
  • 10-16-2011
    motobutane
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Petti the Yeti View Post
    Lessons learned from today:

    1. Don't trust videos of a trail. On Youtube, Windrock looked a LOT more tame than it really was.
    2. Don't bring the wrong bike based on what the trail looks like on Youtube. My Banshee was completely out classed in every way for that place. Next time, I'll be rolling on the Sunday.
    3. Don't flub what should have been an easy drop off, and smash your hip into a rock basically first thing in the morning, rendering you unable to ride the rest of the day.
    4. Raffles are awesome. New hubs for me! :D

    Fallfest day one was great, the weather was perfect and the trails had "Magic" dirt on them:thumbsup:

    Petti video's always smooth out the trails, Windrock is a steep narfest,I've got a season pass and ride there alot and forget that most people are shocked at how steep and rocky it is.Did you win the I-9 hubs?????Lucky!

    Jay13 good to meet you - it looked like you were killin it on that dirtbag:thumbsup:

    The best part of my day was 3 times I hit the creek gap the shuttle trailer was right there and caught a ride back to the top :D
  • 10-17-2011
    jayjudy13
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by motobutane View Post
    Fallfest day one was great, the weather was perfect and the trails had "Magic" dirt on them:thumbsup:

    Petti video's always smooth out the trails, Windrock is a steep narfest,I've got a season pass and ride there alot and forget that most people are shocked at how steep and rocky it is.Did you win the I-9 hubs?????Lucky!

    Jay13 good to meet you - it looked like you were killin it on that dirtbag:thumbsup:

    The best part of my day was 3 times I hit the creek gap the shuttle trailer was right there and caught a ride back to the top :D

    Wow what an awesome weekend. Saturdays conditions were the best i've seen there so far. Primo dirt too, just enough moisture to make traction killer. Sunday was a little drier but still was great. I got some good footage on the go pro, i'll post it when its edited. Good to meet you too moto! The Fl crew will be back next year, can't wait!
  • 10-17-2011
    OffCamber
    Jay, lots of fun riding again. Sorry to bail on Sunday but the 2 nights in the campground sleeping in my car and been gone from home so long. When I woke up I just wanted to get on the road.

    Yeti, I was behind you when you hit that rock and when I got to the intersection I heard you buddy say "he sould have brought his Sunday." Didn't realize that ruined your day. Every time I go there, I still shocked by the steepness and tech. You have to be watching very foot it seams like.

    Moto, might have meet ya but don't recall. Met alot of new people this year. See ya next time.
  • 10-18-2011
    jayjudy13
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    Yeah Don, Always good riding with you... I wondered what happened to you but figured you decided to get an early start. We only did 5 runs on Sunday. I messed up my (new) chain guide on run 2 but fortunately was able to get it working well enough to ride. After the 5th run it was noon and time to head back. We made good time though, I was home in otown by 10pm. I got some good footage but it'll take a while to edit. Here's a shot of me off the creek gap that came out pretty good...
  • 12-27-2012
    shawn_tyra30
    windrock trip!
    Looking to take a trip around the 5th or so and im from KY and have never been looking to meet up and ride with some one that knows the trails. thanks
  • 12-28-2012
    wmac
  • 12-28-2012
    jayjudy13
    South Forum on ridemonkey.com is where the WR locals post...
  • 01-01-2013
    Carraig042
    Also check out the Windrock xc/dh page on facebook we created recently. There are going to be riders there on the Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th!!

    -Brett