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    Doctor Park: yeti sb100, or Rocky Altitude (170/150)?

    Never ridden it, curious what yíall would ride for a rip. Gonna have both bikes with me in two weeks if the weather cooperates.
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    Altitude.

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    I already KNEW what you were going to suggest!
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    I vote for the bigger bike. You'd still have a blast on the Yeti, but there's some pretty darn chunky terrain early in the descent where you'd definitely prefer the Altitude.

    Ride it back to back, try each bike, then you'll know for sure.

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    Definitely the Altitude. Weather should be perfect, cool and dry, and leaves are going full color change right now. Best time of year to go up there.
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    Either bike will be fine.

    Keep in mind that's a 2-way trail, and people coming up are likely to be atop horses...

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    I've never seen anyone riding (or hiking) up Doctor Park, and I've ridden it several times over many years.

    And I'd take the longer travel bike, the first 1/3 and last 1/3 are fairly technical and you'll appreciate more travel. This is what it looked like last weekend:

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I've never seen anyone riding (or hiking) up Doctor Park, and I've ridden it several times over many years.

    And I'd take the longer travel bike, the first 1/3 and last 1/3 are fairly technical and you'll appreciate more travel. This is what it looked like last weekend:

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    2 weeks ago we were waiting at the beginning of the descent and we see a guy in the meadow biking up the trail. He is moving pretty quick so we wait for him. When he gets to us it turns out that he is on an E-Bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smmokan View Post
    I've never seen anyone riding (or hiking) up Doctor Park

    I've ridden it dozens of times. Maybe approaching 100.

    I've seen people coming up it dozens of times. Usually on horseback. Sometimes hunters afoot. Sometimes me -- occasionally the mood strikes and I like to ride up the trail instead of Spring Creek Rd.

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    OK, so maybe I'm mistaken. I stand corrected... very rarely (perhaps not "never") will you see anyone riding/hiking up the trail. It's not something I'd really worry about, other than the Jedi Woods section. The bottom 1/3 of the trail has long sight lines with plenty of time to stop.

    Either way, I'd bring the big bike.

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    Well, had a grand old time on the Altitude. In two days we did Fooses, Greens, Starvation, 401, and Doctor Park.
    The bike was perfect, and Iím whooped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Well, had a grand old time on the Altitude. In two days we did Fooses, Greens, Starvation, 401, and Doctor Park.
    The bike was perfect, and Iím whooped.
    My buddy rode Doctor for the first time a couple days ago and he brought his new Ibis DV9 w/ stepcast 34. He said it was kind of a hard trail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Ryall View Post
    My buddy rode Doctor for the first time a couple days ago and he brought his new Ibis DV9 w/ stepcast 34. He said it was kind of a hard trail.
    It's a legitimate trail, both up and down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Ryall View Post
    My buddy rode Doctor for the first time a couple days ago and he brought his new Ibis DV9 w/ stepcast 34. He said it was kind of a hard trail.
    It was more fast than hard.
    Heh.
    Thatís what she said.
    Heh
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    It was more fast than hard.
    Heh.
    Thatís what she said.
    Heh
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