August 24, 2009
An absolute blast. Never been downhilling, but heard how great Keystone was, checked it out over the weekend. I've never had that much fun on a mountain bike before. I tend to think ski trail ratings are pretty bogus, but downhill trail ratings aren't at all. Greens are real good singletrack, little rocky, little rooty, pretty long. Blues are a little steeper, bigger rocks, tougher lines. Blacks are amazing, they've got stunts and features in them in addition to being steep, having rock gardens, roots, etc. Double blacks are super tough, some with huge features (13' corkscrew for example). Anything you catch air off of is set up perfectly, no awkward take offs, real smooth landings. I've never felt that comfortable getting pretty decent air on a bike before. The Money trail is awesome, tons of table tops. East Forest has the corkscrew, great trails leading down to it also (Paid in Full, TNT). Highly recommend going here, just a ton of fun. Day pass is $35, but if you've got a season ski pass, knocks the price down to $25. Don't recommend doing it on a hardtail, wouldn't be to much fun. I've got 6" of travel and I bottomed it out a few times.