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    Big Sky Mountain Biking

    Don't know if anyones rode there yet. Went this morning for first time.

    First run ripped rear tire/tube. Second run bent new Avid Code rotor, Third run went OTB and lost most the skin off my right thumb. Fourth run went good. I think my rear hub is toast, or just loose. Oh yeah, And pinched the second tube too.


    Was fun for my first Lift-accessed DH.
    No pics, next time for sure.

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    How are the new trails? Since this was your first lift accessed day, this may be a hard question to answer. But, everyone I know is waiting for someone else to go test out the new stuff (since they moved over to Andesite this year). Worth the gas and the lift ticket?

    Thanks for any info you can provide!!

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    There were about 7 trails open. 4 Specific to biking. 4 of them were pretty gnarly, others more relaxed. All the trails were dry. The techy trails were a little rough and slow for my liking. Woulda helped if I didn't lose my gloves and get blisters on my hands after 2 runs.
    Oh yeah, lots of snobby rich arses. The Blue Room trail is one of the 2 double blacks open. That where most of my carnage happened. Fell everytime I wen't down, haha. Steep and filler with ruts= cartwheels.

    Definitely worth the gas and ticket. I went from Livingston with gf- she didnt ride though. If you plan on going message me. Maybe I'll have my bike sorted out by then, haha.

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    Nice to see they opened up more stuff.

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    What kind of bike are you riding? How long have you been riding?

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    07' Marin Quake 7.2. First season with DH/FR bike. Moved here from Minneapolis last year. Raced BMX then got P.2 for street & DJ.



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    Are you running single ply tires? Single ply tires stink in Montana.

    Looks like you need some armor. Ive got a set of new TLD Brian Lobes shin gaurds for sale if interested.

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    I had that single ply on the rear, until I shredded it. The guys at Big Sky sports actually went and found a used 2.6 Marzocchi tire and gave it to me! Pretty cool of them. Tube was still $10.50! Haha. Managed to blow that one out too, haha. Had good pressure in both tubes.

    No thanks on the shin guards. When I do get some armor I'm looking for knee guards. Still need some sort of MTB apperal too. Don't have any LS shirts or biking shorts.

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    Bracket Creek pic?

    I think I seen you around on Sypes maybe, or Truman.

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    "Oh yeah, lots of snobby rich arses."

    "Oh yeah, lots of snobby rich arses."

    What did they do to you????? Can't figure out from your post what happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GetDirty
    I had that single ply on the rear, until I shredded it. The guys at Big Sky sports actually went and found a used 2.6 Marzocchi tire and gave it to me! Pretty cool of them. Tube was still $10.50! Haha. Managed to blow that one out too, haha. Had good pressure in both tubes.

    No thanks on the shin guards. When I do get some armor I'm looking for knee guards. Still need some sort of MTB apperal too. Don't have any LS shirts or biking shorts.

    The TLD Brian Lobes are shin and knee guards.

    http://www.go-ride.com/ProductDetail...000-1169848244

    The TLDs are great pads.

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    The TLD guards look good. I'm looking for knee pads only.

    The older folks in Big Sky were pretty rude. No one held the door for my GF, not that it's a law or something. They step in front of you like they are something. They walk with their noses held high. Are you from there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeyMT
    Bracket Creek pic?

    I think I seen you around on Sypes maybe, or Truman.
    Yup, that's Brackett. That is the only trail I have been to on my Quake before going to Big Sky.... Don't even know where Sypes and Truman are?

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    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by GetDirty
    The TLD guards look good. I'm looking for knee pads only.

    The older folks in Big Sky were pretty rude. No one held the door for my GF, not that it's a law or something. They step in front of you like they are something. They walk with their noses held high. Are you from there?
    Just curious and thanks for explaining.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GetDirty
    The TLD guards look good. I'm looking for knee pads only.

    The older folks in Big Sky were pretty rude. No one held the door for my GF, not that it's a law or something. They step in front of you like they are something. They walk with their noses held high. Are you from there?
    Im not from Big Sky. Im from Missoula and now live up by Kalispell/Whitefish. Fernie is real close.

    I reccommend the 661 Kyle Strait knee pads. I like both knee and shin guards myself. I hate to shin myself at resorts. We will have to meet up at Big Sky. We are planning a trip in Aug.

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    lol, guess it wasn't you then. I never seem to notice bikes, only helmets...and always se a guy with a brown full face.

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    I'll hopefully be riding up there a few times in late August once I leave work in Kellogg and go back to Bozeman for school. I'm hoping the new trails are good, because riding at Silver has made me used to uhhh....what's it called again? Oh yeah, berms and flow.

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    Any new trail reports yet? Anyone managed to take pictures of the new stuff yet? My weekends are so booked up w/ family stuff, that I can't seem to make it down there. Aug 23/24 might be my first trip this season....anybody else wanna go one day that weekend?

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    I have a Syncros/Factory downhill hub if your interested. 135mm spacing, 10mm through bolt axle. I bought it at a mislabled weight thinking I could use for XC.
    Oh sh!+ just force upgraded to cat1. Now what?
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    I went down there this weekend. They're making progress, but I wouldn't go back till they open up swift current or get some features and flow going on. Blue runs have WAY to many switchbacks, black runs basically go straight down the fall line without many drops or jumps or nice berms, there's not much flow in them either. There are 2 double blacks open, one is pretty fun, but short, and you have to ride a blue run most of the way out. Rampage is a fun run, but a lot of people were on it that shouldn't be, so watch out.

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    mxracer:
    Thanks for the update! That's the most useful information I've gotten from anyone to-date...
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    Language skills= ability to learn.
    That is all.
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    And then we eat them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit
    Language skills= ability to learn.
    That is all.
    WTF, over?
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    rode it today, lots of vert ... rode pretty much every trail except for the double black that paralelles the lift to the west i think (cant remember the name)

    not bad for a guy on a 5" travel bike though
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    rode REVENGE today which was the one that i was too chicken to hit yesterday .... was told to hit the bypasses, well first time i missed it and went off the cliff, landed that, then biffed off the little ass log after it into the 2' tall trees

    but did good overall and now am in helena gonna ride some black forest stuff tommorow.
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    Lone Peak

    Does anybody know if the old downhill trails are going to open up next summer? When I went up there a few weeks ago nobody was giving me a straight answer. I moved up here from Kansas City and I'm looking for trails trails with freeride stuff. Any out there?

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