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Highland 8-8

powbmps

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Link to trail map: http://highlandmountain.com/visit/trail-map

Met up with Frank, Mondeo and maybe 6 other people whose names escape me. Only took one run down Fancy Feast to figure out who the weak link was :lol:. Took Hellion twice. Great trail with lots of rollers. Tried out Threshold once. That one was pretty rough. Very rocky with quite a bit of downclimbing on the upper portion.

Three more people showed up from the Killington area. They needed to get warmed up so I headed off with them. Had a fun run down Meadows End and another on Fancy Feast. Hate to admit it, but I felt more at home on these two runs, probably because they are the closest thing to the "XC type DH" I am comfortable with.

Finished up with another trip down Hellion. My best feeling run of the day, but I was beat so I figured it was time to head home. A little hot in all the gear and the trails are almost too dry in spots (dust and sand), but overall the conditions were great.

Only managed a couple of crappy pictures. The jump was great, but the runout was a bit sketchy :razz:.
 
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I'd blame the bike. Highland isn't the sort of place you want a XC bike.

And my hands hurt. We stayed until around 3, a lot of runs down Hellion. I can do rocks any time, jumps like that, not so much.
 

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My hands are hurting too. I can attribute it to coming up short on every one of those Hellion jumps :dunce:.

Did any of those people you were with get some photos/video? I noticed that one guy had his camera out quite a bit.
 

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I think he ended up with video of everybody along every foot of that trail. Could probably splice together a full run of everyone. Frank will know better what's going on with that.
 

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we stayed there until around 7:00 drinking beers and watching the video that dana shot. he has a ton video that he is going to edit and then send out. the best video is of kano falling of the cliff!! (hes fine other than a cracked helmet and a headache)

great ride, hellion is the best trail in the east. we must have rode it 20 times. cant wait to go back

btw.. pete is ok, just a separated shoulder
 

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These two qoutes are making me second guess my idea of getting a dedicated light DH / FR bike.
Pete's crash (according to Frank, who saw it,) was a freak one, going around a berm the bike just stopped, he kept going. Good to hear it's just a seperated shoulder.

And we all know that no one ever goes into the woods after drops on XC bikes...
 

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Can't play vimeo stuff on my iPhone. I assume it's a video of us at Millers?
 
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