got the climbing bug
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: San Diego
Bikes: one for everything
no hardcore DH, we can't ride down the sky slops anymore and that was all the hardcore stuff. We take the chair up (15 mins or so) and ride down the side of the mountain. There are trails that both come down the left and right side. I think there are about 6-8 single tracks to lead to the bottom. It's all fire road at the top then branches to single tracks down. Some are more technical then others, some are fast and flowy, some are steep and rocky (riding down the creek), some are mixed. I raced superD up there last year with a $250 Fuji with 2" of working front travel. It was the loudest bike coming down the mountian but I wasn't extactly slow neither. The races were 15-20 minutes from the top down. 12 minutes was the pros times. Thats ALOT of time either way, the decent is about 1100ft from the top.
Best part about it, you don't have to CLIMB for the DH, ride back to the chair and do it all over. You can rest on the chair.