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Old 07-18-07, 01:57 PM   #1
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First time downhill questions, going to Keystone's Bike Park

Well, looks like this Saturday I should be able to get to Keystone Resort here in Colorado to check out the bike park. Since it will be my first time doing any thing like this I was wondering if anyone has been there or somewhere similar, what it is like and what to expect.

I will start out on the easiest beginner trails they have. Will clipless pedals be a problem? I don't imagine they will be as I wont be doing any jumps etc... on the beginner trails. But like I said I don't know exactly what to expect. How about bringing the hydro pack? Good idea? Any other tips will be appreciated.
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Well, looks like this Saturday I should be able to get to Keystone Resort here in Colorado to check out the bike park. Since it will be my first time doing any thing like this I was wondering if anyone has been there or somewhere similar, what it is like and what to expect.

I will start out on the easiest beginner trails they have. Will clipless pedals be a problem? I don't imagine they will be as I wont be doing any jumps etc... on the beginner trails. But like I said I don't know exactly what to expect. How about bringing the hydro pack? Good idea? Any other tips will be appreciated.
Take your pack with tools and the like. Just relax and start easy and work up from there. Have a great time,post pics.
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+1 for posting pics
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As they said, take it easy. Start on the mellower green and blue runs and go from there. Mosquito Coast, though a "blue" run IMO has some of the best flow of the park. Sure it doesn't have the bigger lines, but it's faaaaaast.

Of the black runs, TNT and Punk Rock are the mellower options. Check them out, and go to the other blacks if you felt ok on them.

My favorite run: Cowboy Up-->Motorhead--> Suz's Cruise-->Mosquito Coast-->Jaybird-->Wild thing-->River Run; gets you a mix of rocky and rooty droppy stuff, tight and twisty in the trees flowy stuff all in one run.
I like Jam Rock and High Speed dirt too, but well, you can't hit every trail on the same run. For greens Let it Ride and Celtic Way are pretty mellow,a nd pedaly in spots. Peruse the map, figure out a decent first run or two and go from there based on how things felt.

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Thanks guys. I will take as many pics as possible.
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