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A buddy and I went up and rode Sugar MTN's National DH course this weekend. It was pretty dang fun. We conned the security guy with $20 bucks to shuttle us all day. Still had to wal from 3/4 to the top. CRAP that sucked, but was worth it. The new stuff is really cool. The very first Rock drop looks VERY sketchy, IMO. I didn't ride it, so I dont' know how it flows, but maybe after seeing some people hit it I'll give it a try. The course is pretty fun, but definitely needs some bedding in and flow reworking on some sections.
Donovans Dungeon is rideable but slow and techy with LOTS of wholes in between rocks and roots that will send you over the bars if you aren't careful.
The new entrance into lizards lane could be cooler, kind of non eventful and the dump into the old entrance of Lizards Lane, could use somthing to keep from killing speed climbing that short little hill. The creek jump at the end of lizards lane could use a better transition, I think. Something farther out and with more of a transition slope to it instead of a flat type landing.
The Table at the end is absolutely worthless. MAYBE, they haven't finished shaping it yet. First off, the lip is OK, but the landing transition is steep and WAY too short for the speed that PRO guys will be carrying down to the finish. IMO, it needs to be lengthened by about 20 feet and start the transition at the top of the current one and make it more of a gradual transition so PRO guys or expert guys can air it out as far as they want.
Overall, it is a cool course to ride and should be fun if a few of the changes I've echoed from other people who have ridden it are made.
click on this link for pics from the new part of Donovans Dungeon and some of the other stuff at Sugar:
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