June 23, 2014
There is a real range of trails down the mountain (good for a first time DH'er like me). I worked my way from green to black runs and loved it.
I thought I'd try and get a comparison between bikes so rode the first few easier trails on my FSR Stumpy. Queue Skippy, bouncy, squirly handling that raised the heart rate a little but was still fun and rideable.
I then jumped on a Rocky Mountain Flatline, first time on a proper DH rig, and the difference was undeniable. Felt much more stable but learning to throw it into the corners more aggressively took some getting used to.
It was a dusty, rocky, rooty, twisty, fast rollercoaster and although I had a couple of minor spills, the helmet and armour (rented from the store at the bottom of the hill) kept everything where it was supposed to be.
A great place to ride but there are definitely opportunities to hurt yourself. Wear armour, start easy and work your way up to the really hard stuff.