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    NorthStar top trails

    A few of us were hitting up North* this weekend, everyone going is a proficient rider (but we're not frequent N* visitors, faves were Gypsy and Livewire for those of us who've gone). It's a 1/2 day there (some concert booo) and we want to maximize our time, so what runs would you do considering you'd probably want to do each run 2x so you get used to the flow?

    thanks!

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    Must do Sticks-n-Stones. That's my new N* favorite after they added to the middle section. Now it's just a blast! Awesome mix of tech and fast. Big booters, and some sketchy little rock gardens too.

    Other than that, Boondocks is awefully fun too, but it's kinda getting hammered right now, at least that was my feeling a few weekends ago.

    Livewire is good, but not my favorite by a long shot.

    I always use, Sinuous-Karpiel-Karpiel-PhoDog-Little Ladder Drop by the top of the old lift-Daytona Berms to mid mountain as my first warm-up run. It always makes me smile. Such fast smooth riding that run.

    I'm missing that place right now....but Whistler in two weeks, so I can't complain!
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    Boondocks, Sticks and Karpiel.

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    Dogbone.
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    +1 Dog Bone

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    My warm-up run every morning is sinuous to flameout. Not the techy-est trail by any means but it's pretty flat out. Then Boondocks, then karp, dog bone and sticks. I decided not to go this weekend because of the shortened hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccspecialized
    My warm-up run every morning is sinuous to flameout. Not the techy-est trail by any means but it's pretty flat out. Then Boondocks, then karp, dog bone and sticks. I decided not to go this weekend because of the shortened hours
    Its only shortened hours on Saturday, Karpiel race Sunday

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    I heard it was a dog bone race...

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    Dogbone (pro/expert)
    Karpiel to Speed Control to Lower Sticks & Stones (sport/beginner)

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    eh

    I guess my only reply, having been there one day a couple weeks ago is, the left upper lift is only open on the weekend. So if you or anyone else reading this is planning on going, don't plan the upper left stuff if you're not going Fri-Sun. I didn't do sticks and stone and some of the others due to this, but I'll tell you what, live wire is a must do while you are there, gypsy is a waste imho. The dirt down there is nothing like our dirt in northern Or. I was trashed by the end of the day, so you may not even want a full day there . No offense locals.

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    I'm a local and I'm offended...

    Just kidding

    Anyway do I think it's about half of livewire and there's a blue trail (frolick maybe?) and it takes u to the vista side about halfway down... Fun stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonvivant
    I guess my only reply, having been there one day a couple weeks ago is, the left upper lift is only open on the weekend. So if you or anyone else reading this is planning on going, don't plan the upper left stuff if you're not going Fri-Sun. I didn't do sticks and stone and some of the others due to this, but I'll tell you what, live wire is a must do while you are there, gypsy is a waste imho. The dirt down there is nothing like our dirt in northern Or. I was trashed by the end of the day, so you may not even want a full day there . No offense locals.

    You could have done all the other trails with an easy 10 minute walk from the top.

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    everybody else hates it, but the more rutted and beat to **** boondocks becomes, the more I love it.

    so I purposely drag my brakes as hard as I can in every possible corner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gurp
    You could have done all the other trails with an easy 10 minute walk from the top.
    I did peddle it one time to hit little trees, but doing more than once is a PITA imho.

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