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Old 23.07.2009, 17:45
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

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in that case davos platz or davos dorf for the cable car, or do both operate?
There are multiple lifts that take bikes in Davos during the summer. The Parsennbahn from Davos is probably your best bet, but you can also get up to Gotschnagrat from Klosters.

A good ride that is not very technical but quite scenic is to get the funicular from Davos (First stop, never remember which is Dorf and Platz) up to Weissfluhjoch, then head down towards Strelapass via Hauptertalli and then follow the panoramaweg around towards Parsennhutte. The trail is narrow on the panorama weg, but not too technical and the scenery is amazing. You will have a little bit of flat and small bits of uphill on that trail but it is well worth it.
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Old 23.07.2009, 18:02
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

^^ that sounds great and im gonna do that!
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Old 23.07.2009, 18:16
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^^ that sounds great and im gonna do that!
Enjoy. Take care on the panoramaweg. Its narrow in places.
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Old 24.07.2009, 20:04
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

A few of us are doing some lift assisted riding in the Chur/Lenzerheide/Arosa area tomorrow. It is a trail riding trip so we will use lifts to gain as much height as possible but there will still be a certain amount of on the bike height to be gained at times. We will be getting the 7:37 train to Chur from Zurich. If anyone is interested in joining us PM me for details.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Guys, just new here. Living in Zug and ready to rock this area. Enduro or DH, I'm ready! Just do not know where...
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Hey guys,

Just noticed this thread.

I do alot of DH/freeride.. I'm in the Geneva region and already have a small crew of fellow ex-pat bikers. We often ride portes du soleil.. but in the shoulder seasons we're riding Saleve, Gurten, Bienne, Rochers de nayes, verbier, etc..

Get in touch if anyone fancies coming for a ride..
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Anybody up for some lift assisted descents weekend Aug 8th or 9th?

Would be travelling from Zürich, so am thinking Flims/Lenzerheide area by train.

Will also be hitting the Uetliberg trail Wednesday eve with a few people if anyone wants to join.
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Old 01.08.2009, 07:28
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Anybody up for some lift assisted descents weekend Aug 8th or 9th?

Would be travelling from Zürich, so am thinking Flims/Lenzerheide area by train.

Will also be hitting the Uetliberg trail Wednesday eve with a few people if anyone wants to join.
Lenzerheide will be pretty much inaccesible next weekend. The bike attack is on.


You will still be able to get up and probably even ride, but with 666 other bikers all there for the bike attact it will be pretty crowded to get some decent riding in. Unless of course you are doing the race!

Your best bet for being able to ride there is Saturday morning when the practice is on, but expect long lift ques.
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Lenzerheide will be pretty much inaccesible next weekend. The bike attack is on.
Looks like it'll have to be Flims then : )
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Old 03.08.2009, 11:52
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Any of you downhill/freeriders going doing the bike attack this year? I'll be in Lenzerheide from Thursday evening if any other EFers are doing it.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

How was it?
Bit wet on some sections?
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Graubünden and Tessin (Monte Tammaro-Monte Generoso) are for me the best place you can find in CH.
I live near Mendrisio on the way up to the Monte-Generoso.
Where do you ride then straight down the mountain over the rough terrain and through the forests, on the footpaths or on the road from Belle-Vista to Mendrisio?
Do you buy a day ticket or what for the Migros train that goes up the Generoso; just interested?
I rode a mountain bike (The Migros type that you all criticise) up to Belle-Vista; my first bike ride for 25 years. It killed me! I am hoping to buy a proper road bike again.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Is there anyone in/around Geneva up for some DH/freeride riding ?

I've just moved here -I've finally sorted myself out with flat/insurance and got my bike over...
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Old 08.08.2009, 21:43
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How was it?
Bit wet on some sections?
Luckily enough it stayed dry all day for the quali race. The trail was even dusty which is suprising since it rained last night.

I improved my time by 1.5 minutes over last year (21:04 from Rothorn to the valley station), but still ended up qualifying in the same sector for tomorrows race.

I really felt like I had taken a knife to a gun fight though. Everywhere I looked people were riding 180-200mm travel freeride and DH bikes, my 140mm travel All Mountain bike seemed a touch small by comparison.
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Old 08.08.2009, 22:01
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my 140mm travel All Mountain bike seemed a touch small by comparison.
I've seen your bike and it can at best be described as an aggressive touring bike. Your 3 chainrings up front also single you out as being weak and lazy compared to the downhillers with their single rings.

Glad to hear that there wasn't too much grey dust on the course this year. Good luck tomorrow - don't forget your spare brake pads.

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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Eire, have you got any cool photos from the weekend!? Are there any more competitions coming up before the summer comes to an end!?

How about an EF @ Uetliberg timed DH runs!?
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Eire, have you got any cool photos from the weekend!? Are there any more competitions coming up before the summer comes to an end!?

How about an EF @ Uetliberg timed DH runs!?
I haven't got any photos yet, but they should be online failry soon.

There are a few events coming up in the near future.

Grischa Trail RIDE, Davos, Lenzerheide, Arosa
Maxi-Avalanche, Flims.
Ride The Day, Davos


Test Days where you can test all the 2010 bikes in Lenzerheide.

For next year you can also look into the idea of something like doing the Swiss Bike Masters Freeride in Kublis.

You can also look up Datasport to see if there are any other events which take your fance.

As for an EF Downhill race on Uetli... think it would end in carnage. But we do go ride there most Tuesdays so come along and join us.
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

oooooh that test day looks good.... am looking for a new bike (i have a coilair) and tested a stab and demo last weekend but still looking for a bike that's small enough for someone dinky... any ideas let me know (really not too keen on building one up myself just because i'm little)

for the Geneva bikers here (and others who are happy to travel), is anyone interested in riding on Saturday or Sunday somewhere?
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Re: Downhill/Freeride Mountain Bike Days

Thanks for the links Eire! I'm planning on joining you on the Tuesday night ride, but I don't think I'll be able to this week!

After moving here recently, I've found an excuse to finally get myself a DH bike, but I think its going to have to wait until next year!

@Swisschick - Trying not to sell Commencal too much to you, but what about the Supreme or SupremeDH... ?
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oooooh that test day looks good.... am looking for a new bike (i have a coilair) and tested a stab and demo last weekend but still looking for a bike that's small enough for someone dinky... any ideas let me know (really not too keen on building one up myself just because i'm little)

for the Geneva bikers here (and others who are happy to travel), is anyone interested in riding on Saturday or Sunday somewhere?
The small Santa Cruz Bullit is quite small.
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