• 01-30-2011
    CharacterZero
    Video: Reveille Peak Ranch - Super D [oo]<0
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/19354076?portrait=0&amp;color=c9ff23" width="960" height="540" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/19354076">Reveille Peak Ranch - Super-D</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/jvaughn">JV</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    Rider isn't me, it is one of the other builders.


    If you guys and gals haven't heard, there is a new ranch that will be offering mountain biking about an hour outside of Austin (close to Burnett).
    Click here for their site: Reveille Peak Ranch.

    There is going to be a Super-D race out there on 2/12, and this is the trail that has been built for it (er, I should say the top 3ish minutes were recently built, the lower sections overlap with the XC loop). The entire trail is fun, but man, there just isn't anything like this in central texas that I have seen.

    The ranch should be open for weekend activities in the near future, I'd check their site for information.
  • 01-30-2011
    ArmySlowRdr
    I understand it is very technical in nature. How much is trail I would enjoy (in other words BLORA/Dana Peak/Walnut Creek/Muleshoe/RockyHill/Warda style) ?
  • 01-30-2011
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    I understand it is very technical in nature. How much is trail I would enjoy (in other words BLORA/Dana Peak/Walnut Creek/Muleshoe/RockyHill/Warda style) ?

    The trail is TONS of fun - not like the other trails around, the flow is predominate. If you are a capable rider of trails like Muleshoe, you should be good. Riders of Walnut type trails might find this a bit more technical. It is very much like the side trails of BCGB...but with FLOW.:thumbsup:

    Knowing that you have been riding for a decade plus, I don't think you will find any sections that you are super uncomfortable with, especially if you can scope out lines ahead of time. There are no "features" that don't have go-arounds worked into them.
  • 01-30-2011
    bsdc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ArmySlowRdr
    I understand it is very technical in nature. How much is trail I would enjoy (in other words BLORA/Dana Peak/Walnut Creek/Muleshoe/RockyHill/Warda style) ?

    I think you'd enjoy most of primary trail that has been made for the 6 hour event. Lots of twists and turns. There's not much in the way of real hard, ledgy stuff. It's mostly thread-the-needle-between-the-rocks stuff.
  • 01-30-2011
    ArmySlowRdr
    Tnx ! I watched the vid and commented over on vimeo. I will make it out there one weekend for sure; likely in March. Sounds fun. If the XC portion is no more rock mine than say LGT I ought to be ok.

    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bsdc
    I think you'd enjoy most of primary trail that has been made for the 6 hour event. Lots of twists and turns. There's not much in the way of real hard, ledgy stuff. It's mostly thread-the-needle-between-the-rocks stuff.

  • 01-31-2011
    o0adam0o
    Wow this looks so fun! But its a bit too technical for me right now.
  • 01-31-2011
    53119
    that looks like a fun trail. roadtrip.
  • 01-31-2011
    TejasMTB
    I can't wait to get the Uzzi out there!

    Great call on the music, one of my favorite groups growing up.

    "flippin off brothers just like Mary Lou Rhetton"
  • 02-01-2011
    keithrad
    HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!! From the first few minuets of the video at least, I'm ready to load up the Demo 7. Thanks for sharing Character Zero, will definitely be checking out this trail. The website does'nt seem to show hours of operation, will call and get more info.
  • 02-01-2011
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by keithrad
    HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!! From the first few minuets of the video at least, I'm ready to load up the Demo 7. Thanks for sharing Character Zero, will definitely be checking out this trail. The website does'nt seem to show hours of operation, will call and get more info.

    And there are more features being planned now...really, the 1st half is very much suited for a 6-7" bike, depending on how fast you want to charge it.

    IIRC, park will be open on the coming weekends (after the grand opening on 2/12) for day use and some camping.
  • 02-02-2011
    keithrad
    BTW who is the music by? Sounds like late 80's maybe... Not really into that genre but I sorta like this stuff.
  • 02-02-2011
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by keithrad
    BTW who is the music by? Sounds like 80's maybe... Not really into that genre but I sorta like this stuff.


    Music is all off of Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest.
  • 02-02-2011
    keithrad
    [QUOTE=CharacterZero]
    Music is all off of Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest.
    [/QUOTE

    Thanks for <all> the info CharacterZero. Maybe we'll see you out at the Ranch and knock back a few!:thumbsup:
  • 02-03-2011
    CharacterZero
    [QUOTE=keithrad]
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CharacterZero

    Music is all off of Midnight Marauders by A Tribe Called Quest.
    [/QUOTE

    Thanks for <all> the info CharacterZero. Maybe we'll see you out at the Ranch and knock back a few!:thumbsup:

    sure thing, I'll be on a green bike with a white fork
  • 02-03-2011
    bitewerks
    Super-D is basically climbing then descending, right? WIll the ranch later have intermediate trails? Looks like a great place to ride. Looks like it'd be pretty rough on a hardtail too.
  • 02-03-2011
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bitewerks
    Super-D is basically climbing then descending, right? WIll the ranch later have intermediate trails? Looks like a great place to ride. Looks like it'd be pretty rough on a hardtail too.

    It just has both climbing and descending...in this case, the opposite order. Ranch does have a wide variety of trails and terrain.
  • 02-03-2011
    bsdc
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bitewerks
    Super-D is basically climbing then descending, right? WIll the ranch later have intermediate trails? Looks like a great place to ride. Looks like it'd be pretty rough on a hardtail too.

    I prefer suspension on most central Texas trails. I've done the cross country loop at Reveille Peak Ranch. It is a bit rough but probably enjoyable on a HT. It has a lot of twists and turns. There quite a bit of threading the needle between rocks, but not a lot of ledgy, rock garden stuff that makes a full suspension bike almost necessary.
  • 02-04-2011
    lost27
    Another video of the Super D course...

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/19375333" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/19375333">Reveille Peak Upper Super D Course</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user5297452">Lost27</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
  • 02-05-2011
    aaron81fire
    Sweet trails! Been looking for somewhere more technical to ride in Texas. Think I may have to show up for the super-D. Looks like the perfect place to give my Transition Covert a workout! Thanks for posting!!
  • 02-13-2011
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by aaron81fire
    Sweet trails! Been looking for somewhere more technical to ride in Texas. Think I may have to show up for the super-D. Looks like the perfect place to give my Transition Covert a workout! Thanks for posting!!

    Aaron - Justin here.

    Great meeting you and your family. Hope that the rest of your trip was well. You have a PM.
  • 02-13-2011
    CharacterZero
    A big thanks goes out to all 25 participants in the Super-D race and the other people that came out to support the racers. What a blast, I am happy to have been a part of that event.
  • 02-13-2011
    aaron81fire
    What a great event! Great trails to ride and great people to hang out with!! Who knew there were guys in Texas who like to ride down more than up? haha
  • 02-13-2011
    chardog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by bitewerks
    Super-D is basically climbing then descending, right? WIll the ranch later have intermediate trails? Looks like a great place to ride. Looks like it'd be pretty rough on a hardtail too.

    Lead XC trail designer here. Myself and one of our other main builders ride full rigid fixed gear mountain bikes and we have a blast on the trails. We ride everything out there. The place is a blast on any type of mountain bike. We rode everything out there this weekend including the Super Cross route with other rigid single speeders and had a blast! There are both "hero" lines and more moderate lines at just about every technical feature. It's non-stop fun fun fun. The first mile of trail from the main pavilion complex is pretty low on tech features and more fast dirt. Lots of variety. Check it out.:thumbsup:
  • 02-14-2011
    tomcraw
    so what's the cost to go ride on a weekend? is it always open to the public or can a large group reserve the whole thing?
  • 02-14-2011
    chardog
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by tomcraw
    so what's the cost to go ride on a weekend? is it always open to the public or can a large group reserve the whole thing?

    Last I heard from Leif at RPR was $10 day use on weekends.
  • 02-15-2011
    3WP
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CharacterZero
    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/19354076?portrait=0&amp;color=c9ff23" width="960" height="540" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/19354076">Reveille Peak Ranch - Super-D</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/jvaughn">JV</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
    Rider isn't me, it is one of the other builders.


    If you guys and gals haven't heard, there is a new ranch that will be offering mountain biking about an hour outside of Austin (close to Burnett).
    Click here for their site: Reveille Peak Ranch.

    There is going to be a Super-D race out there on 2/12, and this is the trail that has been built for it (er, I should say the top 3ish minutes were recently built, the lower sections overlap with the XC loop). The entire trail is fun, but man, there just isn't anything like this in central texas that I have seen.

    The ranch should be open for weekend activities in the near future, I'd check their site for information.


    Character,

    I would really like to tag along for your next ride out to RPR. This is my kind of riding. PM me when you go. I'm also on Mojo under "funkifized". Great video and music.
  • 02-15-2011
    JCullen
    Nice vids! After the first, I'm thinking, "I'd need a bigger travel bike." After the second, "I'd need new dental work!"

    :D
  • 02-16-2011
    CharacterZero
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 3WP
    Character,

    I would really like to tag along for your next ride out to RPR. This is my kind of riding. PM me when you go. I'm also on Mojo under "funkifized". Great video and music.

    Word, will most certainly do! We have met before, but it was quite some time back...IIRC, you or Jason helped me with some PDC planning.
  • 02-16-2011
    bitewerks
    Is the climbing tech n' rocky? Looks like a great place.

    I'm in Waco & haven't ventured out for riding elsewhere other than Cleburne State Park. I have a steel hardtail with 140mm fork. Definitely thinking of coming down before it gets too hot & gas prices get much higher.

    Here's another video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdk5iCJBM4A&NR=1