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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 at 15:03 Quote
xTwoSnakesx wrote:
I was there this past sunday for the EWS. I rode the bike park most of the day. There were some longer lines between 11 and 12:30, maybe 15 minutes. After lunch it was under 5 minutes and the most annoying thing was navigating the carousel. If you want no lines just ride Garbanzo in the morning until the lines die down in the afternoon.

The more people watching the events the fewer people there are actually riding the bike park. Busy in the village doesn't necessarily mean busy in the bike park.

Ditto for sat, lots of traffic very few riders, garbo laps were many.

Posted: Aug 16, 2016 at 15:10 Quote
Sweet, cheers for the info. Don't think I could stay sat down for the whole weekend so will try riding

Posted: Aug 16, 2016 at 15:57 Quote
xTwoSnakesx wrote:
I was there this past sunday for the EWS. I rode the bike park most of the day. There were some longer lines between 11 and 12:30, maybe 15 minutes. After lunch it was under 5 minutes and the most annoying thing was navigating the carousel. If you want no lines just ride Garbanzo in the morning until the lines die down in the afternoon.

The more people watching the events the fewer people there are actually riding the bike park. Busy in the village doesn't necessarily mean busy in the bike park.

I find almost every time I go the lines are busy until 12. That seems to be when people are just starting their day and doing their first run. Everyone always assumes the trails will be crowded. They're never busy during crankworx.

Posted: Aug 16, 2016 at 17:17 Quote
ThunderChunk wrote:
I find almost every time I go the lines are busy until 12. That seems to be when people are just starting their day and doing their first run. Everyone always assumes the trails will be crowded. They're never busy during crankworx.
True. Although monday evening 5–8 was very crowded! People were standing almost to the beginning of the line, both singles and group lines. Don’t know why though.

Posted: Aug 16, 2016 at 18:01 Quote
Strange. Never seen it busy in the evening. Racers practicing maybe?

Posted: Aug 16, 2016 at 19:04 Quote
Monday evening was training for both Garbo and A-Line races. Racers get line priority. It was also women's night.

It was pretty rammed again tonight.

Posted: Aug 16, 2016 at 21:51 Quote
Crankworx is busy. Water is wet. Fire is hot.

Posted: Aug 17, 2016 at 5:45 Quote
A lot of people ride down to hecklers rock to watch the Canadian open, then just ride Bline down after the 12 beers they have had. There are some crashes, but it can be a hilarious train down the mountain too.

Posted: Aug 17, 2016 at 10:31 Quote
dThass wrote:
A lot of people ride down to hecklers rock to watch the Canadian open, then just ride Bline down after the 12 beers they have had. There are some crashes, but it can be a hilarious train down the mountain too.

Haha I can imagine. We might just do that... where are other good spots to spectate the DH? The lower woods section? Thinking it'd be easier to walk in there.

Posted: Aug 18, 2016 at 0:22 Quote
Anyone know if Formula has a both this year? Parking lot or other place?

Posted: Aug 20, 2016 at 16:43 Quote
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Differences to the regular model: Chromag saddle, DT Swiss wheels, single-speed, no chainguide...

Posted: Aug 25, 2016 at 10:39 Quote
Anyone have any insite on conditions after crankworx? Are the brake bumps big enough to burry a small child?

Posted: Aug 25, 2016 at 12:14 Quote
joe1989 wrote:
Anyone have any insite on conditions after crankworx? Are the brake bumps big enough to burry a small child?

Pretty much, but crews are usually out after doing a rebuff on the heavy abused Trails during Crankworx

Posted: Aug 25, 2016 at 14:39 Quote
mlr428 wrote:
joe1989 wrote:
Anyone have any insite on conditions after crankworx? Are the brake bumps big enough to burry a small child?

Pretty much, but crews are usually out after doing a rebuff on the heavy abused Trails during Crankworx

It's bumpy and dusty.

Posted: Aug 25, 2016 at 16:18 Quote
demostug wrote:
mlr428 wrote:
joe1989 wrote:
Anyone have any insite on conditions after crankworx? Are the brake bumps big enough to burry a small child?

Pretty much, but crews are usually out after doing a rebuff on the heavy abused Trails during Crankworx

It's bumpy and dusty.

A-Line tech section is pretty much the whoops at A1


 
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