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    Killington

    Going to be up at Killington this weekend and bringing my bike. Anything to look for or any specific trails to seek out? Any advice and pointers welcome.

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    Killington is a blast! This is an awesome trail sequence to ride at killington: 1,2,18,2,1,4,6,6,9,24,22

    Trail map and a little more info here:
    Wild Slobs Ride Killington

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    Killington is awesome. I had a ton of fun both times I've been there. The last time I went I actually shredded on my SS hardtail Cowan. I would back up pro's recommendation. When you get your lift ticket the guys there will probably mark up a trail map for ya to show ya cool runs, too.
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    How much pedaling is involved there? I'm debating how much/little gear I want to wear. Full face helmet, knee braces/guards, pants, long sleeve jersey, chest protector? If I arrive early enough on Saturday I plan to ride Pine Hill Park in Rutland. I was reading some good things about the trail system here. Has anyone rode there before?

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    Take the full DH kit to Killington in terms of protection. Although some of the trails are not that tech, you can get going at a pretty fast clip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tech420 View Post
    How much pedaling is involved there? I'm debating how much/little gear I want to wear. Full face helmet, knee braces/guards, pants, long sleeve jersey, chest protector? If I arrive early enough on Saturday I plan to ride Pine Hill Park in Rutland. I was reading some good things about the trail system here. Has anyone rode there before?
    Totally depends on you. I went with two other guys last time and each of us had different gear. I had shin guards, a full face, goggles and gloves (and a basketball jersey haha). Another kid had elbow and forearm guards, a full face and gloves. The last kid had shin/knee guards, elbow/forearm guards, full face and gloves.
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    Pinehill park is also awesome. There will be more climbing than killington, but it's a lot of fun on the way down. A lot of buff, highly maintained, bermed single track. With some very interesting bridges and obstacles.

    Make sure to hit svelte tiger on your way down from outlook, very fun trail.

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    Killington was awesome. Ton of technical riding on the blacks and double blacks. I liked Pine Hill Park, but really felt unchallenged there. I even went through the "free-ride" sections without feeling challenged. They have done amazing work on those trails and I imagine it is great for cross country riding, but I am always seeking out the rough stuff which was severely lacking here.

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