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Thread: DH near DC?

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    DH near DC?

    I will be in No. Va. (near Manassas/66) mid July and was wondering if there was any good DH in the area. Was considering driving out to Snowshoe or up to Diablo, but wanted some local advice. I probably won't have any ability to shuttle cause I'm on my own, unless I hook up with some locals, so lift-assisted is probably my best option. While I'm in pretty good shape, I'm not going to be doing a lot of climbing in DC area in mid-July. I guess Wisp and Seven Springs are also possibilities, but if I'm going to drive I'm guessing Snowshoe is better.

    FYI, I ride all the normal stuff we have out here on the left coast, Whistler, North*, A-line, Dirt Merchant, Boondocks, etc....

    Will also need to rent a bike, so suggestions on that are appreciated.
    Last edited by Swell Guy; 05-28-2010 at 10:38 AM.

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    Go to Diablo. If you like A line and Dirt mechant than you would probably like Dominion at Diablo. It's a jump line like kinda like Aline only smaller.

    Snowshoe has great DH trails but their jump trails are a little weak. Raging bull is pretty cool but two wooden jumps and a big wall ride is about it for that one. Snowshoe's a good place to ride lots of natural techy goodness but Diablo's closer and better if you're into jumping

    If you're looking for a sick place go to Highland in NH. That place has the sickest man made stuff I've seen in the east coast.

    Never been to Seven Springs or Wisp sorry
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    I've never been to wisp but i've hear it's pretty decent... Id say stay safe and do either snowshoe and diablo. +1 for what Homeless Junkie said

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    Also +1 on homelessjunkie. Well put. Wisp has virtually zero jumping and a tortuously slow lift. Seven springs is fun and close. The jumps are nowhere near Diablo's caliber and there are limited # of runs, but its still fun. 7 springs is the closest to DC metro area worth driving to.

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