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ambatt ambatt's article
Jul 30, 2014 at 17:35
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Bitches Brew - Going Mainstream Can Make or Break an Emerging Sport
That's odd, to say the very least... Because that's not like me even a little bit. If we never met, I wouldn't have said I know you, nor would I have dismissed you so rudely. Also? The article isn't about specific social situations, it's simply a general call to a more inclusive atmosphere, but if you'd like to get specific, I'm very curious as to when and where all of this went down... Because it sounds as though you're more deeply disturbed about it than you'd care to admit. If you would like a specific apology from me, I can't give you one -- I haven't the faintest recollection of this situation ever taking place. I will, however, apologize AGAIN for making you feel unwelcomed or ignored. That's never my intention, not even when I'm being berated over the internet in a public forum about being a jerk. Feel free to private message me if you'd like to pursue this further.
ambatt stevelloyd's article
Jul 23, 2014 at 18:57
Jul 23, 2014
The Lifts Are Turning At Snowbird, Utah
While no one is talking about 'giving up' on the Bird, there is definitely a certain amount of hell that will be given as part of the growing pains process. However, I do admire your optimism and the positive spin. ;)
ambatt stevelloyd's article
Jul 23, 2014 at 18:53
Jul 23, 2014
The Lifts Are Turning At Snowbird, Utah
Well said. For a resort that put $350k into environmental impact studies before they ever broke ground, you would think they'd have researched the MTB needs of the area and their target market, which didn't happen until it was too late. At least they have a huge valley to work with, I guess? Hopefully the next trail that goes in will be better planned and thought out... ;)
ambatt stevelloyd's article
Jul 23, 2014 at 17:18
Jul 23, 2014
The Lifts Are Turning At Snowbird, Utah
I really hope that Snowbird can get their shit together after this summer and realize that anything worth doing is doing right by hiring a GOOD trail company and making an actual investment in the MTB community instead of just trying to exploit a growing market. Glad to see more trails going in, disappointed by the lack of brain matter or diplomacy used in the decisions pertaining to this trail.
ambatt stevelloyd's article
Jul 23, 2014 at 17:14
Jul 23, 2014
The Lifts Are Turning At Snowbird, Utah
Multiple emails, phone calls and even discussions with the builders and crew as it was going in and being cut yielded ZERO result... The downhill and MTB community here in Utah put such an effort into creating something good and positive, and we were pretty much told to bugger off after being pulled in by the resort to get used for our ideas. This trail was the mind baby of an aging, out-of-touch mountain president who refuses to work with anyone or take advice from people who know better, and a trails company that shouldn't necessarily be building MTB trails who also underbid the project (among other things). A lot of bad decisions were made to create this problem, and it wasn't just one issue. The management team at Snowbird was directly told they could charge a solid amount for season passes and day tickets, but ONLY if the trail was 'done right'. It seems they forgot that part of the advice and simply decided to price gouge an open and eager market, which is disappointing.
ambatt Lambchopsphoto's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 18:25
Jul 22, 2014
Recap: Pro GRT 5 - Beech Mountain
It hurt like a bitch, especially while sending some of those lower jumps! And sometimes just finishing a race run is more efficient than waiting on ski patrol. ;) Between the ribs and both hands, I thought was going to pass out once I hit that finish line!
ambatt Lambchopsphoto's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 18:21
Jul 22, 2014
Recap: Pro GRT 5 - Beech Mountain
It's not. The locals dropped them throughout the rock garden during finals, and it was more than just a bit distracting... But pretty hilarious.
ambatt gojammedia's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 9:28
Jul 22, 2014
Two Weeks Two Races - Pro GRT Photo Epic Part Two
Another great write up, as usual, and I'm loving the day-to-day details! Thanks for being part of a great weekend and your extremely kind words. :)
ambatt gojammedia's photo
Jul 22, 2014 at 9:27
Jul 22, 2014
Thanks for the shot, Jay! Well done, as usual! See you at Windham. :)

ambatt Lambchopsphoto's article
Jul 22, 2014 at 7:32
Jul 22, 2014
Recap: Pro GRT 5 - Beech Mountain
Thanks for the support, man! I went down again during my race run and broke the 4th metacarpal in my left hand, but I finished and I'm looking forward to racing at MSA and Windham! :)
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