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    Big Bear!

    The Big Bear Valley offers a vast collection of mountain biking trails and is known as one of the hot beds of the sport. Cross-country mountain bikers of all ages and skill levels will find the ideal two-wheel adventure in Big Bear.

    Cross-Country Paradise
    For novice riders, the Bristlecone Trail east of the base area and Towne Trail to the west offer gentle, rolling terrain that is a perfect introduction to mountain biking. Intermediate riders will find slightly more challenging terrain from the top of the Scenic Sky Chair including Skyline Drive, which rolls across the top of the ridge with great views of Big Bear Lake. A short, steep single-track climb takes you to Grandview Point, which is a great spot to take a break and is the starting point of a thrilling ride to Towne Trail and back to Snow Summit. It's a nine-mile loop and one of the most popular rides in the area. Those who are looking for more time in the saddle can stay on Skyline Drive all the way to the Champion Lodgepole Pine then loop back to the resort making an epic 16 miler.

    Snow Summit will no longer transport downhill specific mountain bikes on the Sky Chair during the summer months for either recreational or competitive purposes. The resort will continue to haul conventional (cross-country) mountain bikes for general public on the Sky Chair, with access to off-site Forest Service trails and roads. The resort has taken this action because of the liability exposure and forest damage from downhill bikes. Furthermore, there will be no more biking of any kind on the ski runs.

    Any one of the following four factors will disqualify a bike from being transported on the chair:

    1. Bikes must be less than 35 pounds.
    2. Designated tire size must be less than 2.5.
    3. Front shock must have less than 6 inches of travel.
    4. Bikes must have three chain rings unless they are single speed.


    just in case you were heading up there with your monster bike!

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    Sorry Holmes, but that place holds no appeal now that the DH is banned. Go spam elsewhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevirey
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    just in case you were heading up there with your monster bike!

    Heh, just in case you have been living in a cave with no news sources for the last 9 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Chingon
    Sorry Holmes, but that place holds no appeal now that the DH is banned......
    but, it still really sucked then.......


    the green runs at most other mountains on the planet are harder than the "expert downhill" trails of BB......
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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    but, it still really sucked then.......


    the green runs at most other mountains on the planet are harder than the "expert downhill" trails of BB......
    It's true. If they at least did some maintenance it would be cool.
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    no, but they are shinier....it's like the fututre, where everything is really really shiny.....but still really just the same ol'crap

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    Have you been hiding in a hole for the last few months???

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    primadonnas suck

    Huh? Two hours from the beach w/ lift access isn't cool??????

    I don't care how shitty the trails are/were, a local dh spot was way better than nothing.

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    get the hell out of the DH and freeride forum, nobody wants ur spandex.
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    Isn't the proper etiquette on this forum to wait until he posts a picture of himself dropping it, and then spend 70 posts arguing about how big it is? I mean, let's not jump the gun, without a pic of his bike in the air, we can't have photoshopped triagulations and geometrical equations showing why it's really 2 feet and not 22 feet.
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    Big Bear

    I'm saying it SUCKS!And I don't live in a hole,I live in Portland,Or.But I'm from So.Cal.And I bet at least a few poor bastardo's drove 130 miles from L.A. and found out the hard way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    my local DH trails are less than 10 minutes from my house. i don't whine about what i don't have, i make it happen.....
    So what the hell do you want people to do? Move to where they're 10 minutes away from a DH trail?

    "I make it happen"... hahahahahahahahahaaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by offtheedge
    .....I don't care how shitty the trails are/were, a local dh spot was way better than nothing.
    my local DH trails are less than 10 minutes from my house. i don't whine about what i don't have, i make it happen.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    my local DH trails are less than 10 minutes from my house. i don't whine about what i don't have, i make it happen.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    my local DH trails are less than 10 minutes from my house. i don't whine about what i don't have, i make it happen.....
    Wow, you make it happen. I'll keep tryin.

    I'm not whining bout st*t, but even a lame lift is better than no lift.

    hike-a-bike 4 life

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    was mtbr just invaded by the RM racer johnny's in this thread??

    and WCH does make it happen...it's called a shovel....so no cookie for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by irieness
    was mtbr just invaded by the RM racer johnny's in this thread??
    No, we've been here for a while now

    WCH has a point. A lift on a hill without terain doesn't make the hill any good. It makes it a waste of money.

    Why doesn't everyone cool their jets. Here's the answer to it all

    www.northstarattahoe.com
    Last edited by MVRIDER; 08-25-2005 at 03:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MVRIDER
    No, we've been here for a while now

    Why doesn't everyone cool their jets. Here's the answer to it all

    www.northstarattahoe.com
    god damnit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...if I woulda known your were "one of them" I'd have been a lot meaner to you this whole time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by irieness
    god damnit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...if I woulda known your were "one of them" I'd have been a lot meaner to you this whole time....

    LMAO!!! you've still got plenty of time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevirey

    Any one of the following four factors will disqualify a bike from being transported on the chair:

    1. Bikes must be less than 35 pounds.
    2. Designated tire size must be less than 2.5.
    3. Front shock must have less than 6 inches of travel.
    4. Bikes must have three chain rings unless they are single speed.


    just in case you were heading up there with your monster bike!
    That seems to be pretty picky...

    What if my xc bike has 2 rings and a bash guard? (Actually it's more a trail bike)

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    That's crazy 3 rings or your out. There's alot of decent trail type bikes that weigh over 35 lbs. Sounds like a spandex only party to me.

    It's pretty funny that I live in Indiana and know that Big Bear is not the place to go in SoCal .
    That's gonna leave a mark !

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    Big bear sucks...what improvements to the exsisting trails they had did they do the last 3 years before they got closed...one just looks at keystone and sees all the things they do new every year....yeah it would be nice to have big bear, but the trails needed to be harder
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyRacer
    So what the hell do you want people to do? Move to where they're 10 minutes away from a DH trail?

    "I make it happen"... hahahahahahahahahaaha
    you never hear me whine about what i don't have because, if what i'm looking for isn't around, i build it. therefor giving me tons of riding options.... BTW i live in the middle of los angeles, so if i can find places to build, so can you. so make something happen instead of crying about having nowhere to ride....

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    Quote Originally Posted by .WestCoastHucker.
    you never hear me whine about what i don't have because, if what i'm looking for isn't around, i build it. therefor giving me tons of riding options.... BTW i live in the middle of los angeles, so if i can find places to build, so can you. so make something happen instead of crying about having nowhere to ride....
    can I get a "AMEN" brother...........


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