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Seeing some of your guys Mountain Bike pics got me nalstalgic for my Mountain Biking Days. Here are some pics of me at Keystone Ski Resort in Dillon Colorado about 4 years ago. I had a great time with some coworkers, weird part is this the last time I Mountain Bike'd.

Here she is, Intense Tracer I built up myself, set up with Hope Hydraulic Disc Brakes, Rockshox Pyslo Forks, Fox rear. This is more of a Cross-Country/Trails Bikes, set up to go up hill just as well as going downhill. But on this day she only goes downhill. I put on some Downhill tires, these tires alone added 5 lbs to the bike but they track great and were nice and grippy. I also swapped out the clipless pedals for some nice platforms. I do not own a full on downhill mountain bike so I had to compromise and had to jury rig this thing to make due just for that day :D



At the base of the lift. As you can see a lot of hikers.



Here I am on the lift looking down the mtn, This is only about a quarter of the way up.



Bike hangs like this going up, on a hook that is on the side of the chairlift



Me, the one and only EricCartmann at the top of the lift.



Ready to go downhill, might as well go for the "most difficult" run the first time down... called "Cowboy Up" :D



Rock Garden. I actually had to take my time on this one going around everything, I fell about 3 times, my bike with limited suspension travel could not handle the boulder size rocks. The picture does not do it justice on how steep it is or how big the rocks are. Guys with full on Downhill bikes with 8" travel were bombing down this like it was nothing.



Ladders. These wound through some thick parts and were about 5 ft off the ground. Was not that hard but if you went to slow or took the wrong angle it was easy to fall off.



At the end of the ladders had this knarly little jump, not big air, but it was steep, picture does not do it justice how steep it is.



Logs. These were easy, just make sure you have enough speed and just let the suspension soak up the bumps.




At the bottom of the hill. Here we are crossing a bridge on way back to the base of the lift.



This is where my company put us up... the good ole days when we had more cash.
 

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Thanks for the pics man. Once I get a new helmet I will get my bike out. I'm riding an 06 Rocky Mountain Vertex 50 Hardtail which is way too clean this season because I've been lazy. You just gave me some inspiration though
 

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Oh, wow, that is beautiful. I wasn't ever much for bikes... I always rode horses up the mountain instead. My little bro is almost 14 and he's been doing competitive mountain biking, though. nifty kid. :)
 

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Awesome bike man. Keystone is one of my favorite places to ski out there.

I always wondered why the hardcore downhill bikers wanna go flying down rocks or across logs or on suspended bridges... It seems like throwing rocks at a hornets nest to me :p
 

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Oh, wow, that is beautiful. I wasn't ever much for bikes... I always rode horses up the mountain instead. My little bro is almost 14 and he's been doing competitive mountain biking, though. nifty kid. :)
Utah is the mecca for Mtn Bike riders. Colorado and California has some nice rides, but nothing beats Utah. I never rode there but most of my Mtn Bike friends in both California and Colorado use to go to Utah at least once a year. So what kind of riding does your bro do? Cross Country? Downhill?
 
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