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    My new bike, ready to hit the trails...!!

    Well, new to me at least. I haven't been on a bike since I was a kid, but decided to get into it as a summer activity. Got it off craigslist for a couple hundred or so, the guy said it was a downhill race bike but that he never got to ride it at the ski resorts so he had to sell it. It's nearly new....so I bought it...



    I've also got my cases of mt. dew, so I'm ready to hit some sweet jumps and tear up the local trails.....probably Killington too this summer.



    I can ride in my jeans and ski helmet, right?

    Anybody up for a bike-off???
    "For example, I ski without a helmet and with bindings that basically don't release." - Highway Star

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    Johnnypoach would be jealous.
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    Well, new to me at least. I haven't been on a bike since I was a kid, but decided to get into it as a summer activity. Got it off craigslist for a couple hundred or so, the guy said it was a downhill race bike but that he never got to ride it at the ski resorts so he had to sell it. It's nearly new....so I bought it...



    I've also got my cases of mt. dew, so I'm ready to hit some sweet jumps and tear up the local trails.....probably Killington too this summer.

    I can ride in my jeans and ski helmet, right?

    Anybody up for a bike-off???
    That is a junk wal-mart bike that would fail miserably and probably kill it's rider if it went down killington.
    Does sundown have mountain biking???

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    Quote Originally Posted by thorski View Post
    Does sundown have mountain biking???
    It's been suggested and I think Jarrod seriously considered it, but the general consensus is with great "free" places to ride nearby (Nepaug, Nassahegan, etc.) it wouldn't be that lucrative. Catamount has some DH MTB I think...
    I ski double black diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg View Post
    It's been suggested and I think Jarrod seriously considered it, but the general consensus is with great "free" places to ride nearby (Nepaug, Nassahegan, etc.) it wouldn't be that lucrative. Catamount has some DH MTB I think...
    I have often wondered about those woods a bit past GB.
    My hope is they some wood runs there with snowmaking. They could double as mountain biking trails, but yeah it might not be lucrative enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thorski View Post
    That is a junk wal-mart bike that would fail miserably and probably kill it's rider if it went down killington.
    Does sundown have mountain biking???
    I think it will be fine as long as I don't grab too much front brake.
    "For example, I ski without a helmet and with bindings that basically don't release." - Highway Star

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    I think it will be fine as long as I don't grab too much front brake.
    careful of that, front brakes can be touchy.
    I almost think i'd rather be seen in a kia then on that thing.
    Naaa don't be silly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Highway Star View Post
    I think it will be fine as long as I don't grab too much front brake.
    and you'll be wearing a full-face ski helmet, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RootDKJ View Post
    and you'll be wearing a full-face ski helmet, right?
    Downhill hillers run the full face.
    "For example, I ski without a helmet and with bindings that basically don't release." - Highway Star

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