Te mortuo heres tibi sim?
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: East coast
Bikes: hardtail, squishy, fixed roadie, fixed crosser
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Diablo is fuuuuuun. [o]
right around 1k vert, so runs and the lift up are quick, but damn fun. very good terrain. tons of smooth buffed fast stuff, jumps, berms. tons of chunky rocky stuff that is my preference as well. ripper and a couple of the other "pure" dh trails are more my bag, but the jumpy stuff is growing on me as i get more comfortable hitting that stuff with speed. i'm the grey/black bike and clothing blurry thing hitting the wodden banana jump in the pics - the other guys are much better huckers than i, but riding with them is very much helping me out in that respect.
found myself getting more wheel onto the trannies and less on the tables as the day went on. a work in progress i guess. got comfy enough for a couple small step up moves, some smaller wall ride things. too much so - ate it going way to slow trying out one of the larger walls and pounded my left shoulder and jammed my right thumb nicely into the ground coming off the thing.
second time there. once to platty a couple weeks back; it kicks ass as well. heading for a two day killington area exploratory this coming week. one day of pedaly xc stuff, two lift days. hopefully the weather doesn't turn to crap like the last time i tried going up there.
the big tent at the bottom of diablo by the lifts rocks! leave food/drink down there in the shade, cruise through for a munhc/drink, then hop right back into the lift line. nice and shady, with a water tap and an ice machine, bunch of picnic tables. nice to not have to go all the way back to your car to get stuff.