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Old 07-19-09, 04:02 PM   #1
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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.























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Nice. I'd be happy just hitting some stuff that big, never mind throwing some steeze on it too. How far are those gaps? they look big in pics, so I'm guessing pretty intimidating in person? Thanks for the stoke.
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As always Scrub, thanx for sharing!
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You know Scrub, that is some awesome stuff. The Girlscout is checking them out and thinking we should make a road trip.....but I have found myself losing intrest in the hucks and gaps and all out speed. I am finding a lot of pleasure in just getting out and riding for several hours. I' guess I'm losing my edge at in my old age.
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To be sure, the gaps are pretty big on some of them. I'm only hitting the smallest of them, and not too interested in going a whole lot bigger. Getting to the tranny smoothly on the tables and some of the smaller drops is fine with me.

I actually far prefer hitting up the natural chunky steep and techy DH lines vs. hitting the smooth/bermed jumpy stuff.
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Looks like a fun day on good stuff. You're ready for Whistler, Scrub. A few warm-ups connecting to trannys on A-Line and then try the boost-to-the-moon stuff over on Crabapple Hits. Plus, I really think you'd like the techy/rocky stuff of Schleyer and Rock City. My son kind of dragged me into those the last time I was up (weren't my cup of tea, really) and by the end of three days, those two were tops on my list. A lot less crowded too.
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