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Old 16.06.2011, 15:06
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Pretty exciting time for us Americans in the DH race scene. Aaron Gwin is on fire this year and is nummero uno overall. The last time an American won a world cup race.........well, lets just say it was another MX crossover. But I dont think Gwin can match his total (as in all sports) medal count nor will he ever become USA Todays Greatest Athelete like "The Palm" was in 1999. (mind you this was back when Michael Jordan still played basketball, so this achievment was HUGE for alternative sports) This movie is a classic, just look at those bikes . lol

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Old 22.06.2011, 11:34
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Was anyone able to make it to this years Dakine Trailfox in Flims? I was unable to make it this year, my best friends in Wallis wont shut up about how much fun they had. Maybe next year, but I'll have to ask our babysitter to take vacation some other time
That sunset trail looks pretty rad.





It might be the camera but this guy looks like he has three spots and no floods. Definitely need a flood light when DHing in the night. This looks sketchy.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Do you ever feel like your in a room alone talking to yourself?



Why yes I sure do.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Hi all, I am planning a trip to Switzerland just to ride. Have been hearing rumours that its a great place to ride. I am wondering if there are any guides I could dl somewhere - or maybe any of you could recomend places.

I will first stop in Germany to buy a car (cheaper there than in Norway) then drive down, so I can move around. Dunno for how long ill stay, but at least 2 weeks. Maybe a trip to italy and france while there

I am considering Uetliberg and Wallis.

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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

you should have a look at http://www.swissalpineadventure.com/Home from one of the posters here in this same thread.

when are you planning your trip? what kind of rides are you looking for? and also what do you do with the car after the trip?


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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Thank you for the nice link =)

I`d say that fitness is 4 and technical about 3. hmmm what kind of rides, i prefer mounts over woods.

I just sold my apartment, so when the papers are signed in the bank i`ll buy a planeticket to germany. So not sure yet, i`d guess sometime next week.

I am thinking of living in the car for a year and just cruise around
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

hi
im 14 and looking for some good trails around Basel
i'v had a long brake from downhill becouse my suspention, im looking for some trials to get back in to it.
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Old 09.07.2011, 23:09
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im 14 and looking for some good trails around Basel
i'v had a long brake from downhill becouse my suspention, im looking for some trials to get back in to it.

Check out this site for trails around Basel.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

hi im 15 and looking for some good places to ride around Basel.
i'v had quite a long brake from downhill/freeride becouse my bike was broken, so i'm looking for a place to get back in to it.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Can anybody recommend a good cycle path out of the city?
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Which city, bud? Dublin?
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

I am thinking of buying a new bike while in Switzerland, what would a Commencal Supreme 10 cost in a shop? in Norway it`s Ä2405
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Spent 5 days in P.D.S which was 3 days too many. One gets tired and bored of banked berms, brake holes and gap jumps after one day. Why does P.D.S have to make every jump a high consiquence gap jump? Whats wrong with tables? I noticed that they made a few tables from last year into gaps this year by digging out the middle. I think this is a business decision that was influenced by the local hospital and bike repair shops. Anyways I found a few "natural" singletrack trails that were far more fun than the brake holed out bmx courses. One of those trails happend to be the W.C course in Champery.
Man is that course sick. We rode it two days after it rained so it was still wet and slipery in the woods. It is my opinion that the only way to make it down this course is fast and fearless. Going slow does not work, trust me. Its much better to float over the rooted out shit than to navigate it. And its actually harder to walk it than to ride it.

Here is an accurate description of how I managed to make it to the bottom.


P.S This course is a mental mind fuÁk. By the time you get halfway down you are already second guessing your ability to ride over obstacles that normally you would have no problems with.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Aaron Gwin just won his 5th race in a 7 race season. The first time that has EVER happened. He went from borrowing someones bike to breaking an all time record and becoming the most dominating DH racer in just 3 years. Amazing.

There is a new term in the mtb world. Its called "Gwinning".
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More Riederalp fun. This is much steeper than it looks.










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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

That rock roll reminds me of Whistler
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I hope I can make it to Whislter some day. Yeah it looks sketchy and steep from the top but its easy, as long as you let off the brakes around that first roll......which is where all brake performance goes out the window
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Bit of a last minute thing here but worth a shot

We're a group of three Canadians. Two of us are from Vancouver/Whistler (we split our time) and one from Vancouver. We've planned a trip to Graubunden and Livigno area mainly to ride enduro/AM type of rides. Although all of us do a fair amount of downhill (unavoidable due to the nature of where we live) we're bringing 6x6 bikes and hitting the following areas listed below generally from Sept 2 - 26th in the particular order.

So the question; anyone want to ride?

Flims/laax

Lenzerheide

Davos/Klosters

Livigno

Doing these alpine rides

- Davos to Engadine traverse
- Grischa trail
- Alta Rezia


----------- We're also meeting some Brit at Flims/Laax - looking forward to it D.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Hey, does anyone out there have any recommendations for downhill/freeride mountain bike areas in the French Alps or southern France, specifically in October?

Don't know what will be open that time of year in terms of cable cars...But my teen bike maniac broke his foot (skateboarding crash ) and it would be great to cheer him up with a planned MTB trip. School's out mid October and we will be heading south.

In the meantime, he's going to be moping indoors watching endless youtube mtb clips I imagine

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Not sure how else he's going to get through this!
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