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Asa Vermette & Neko Mulally's Course Preview for the Monster Pro Downhill Series Round 2

May 24, 2024
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesAsa Vermette and Neko Mulally give us a course preview on the Mountain Creek course for Round 2 of the Monster Pro Energy Downhill series. Monster Energy Pro Downhill


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34 Comments
  • 23 1
 After 35 years Americans have finally designed a good European style track.
  • 5 1
 Looks like they've skipped most of the interesting and technical parts of the Creek in favor of lots of traversing and a few jumps. Watching this video doesn't give you any insight into how much rock is on that mountain.
  • 1 1
 @jm2e:
Right! They totally skipped the “Asylum” rock garden. Confused!
  • 1 0
 Was thinking that exactly watching this.
  • 1 0
 @ldw222: Kinda wish they dumped 100 tons of big rocks in the long grassy section at the end. It’s not like MC doesn’t have big rocks.
  • 3 0
 @RevedOut: yup kept waiting for that rock garden bit. It still a challenging course. The Creek is a really great park.
  • 2 1
 @RevedOut: the old US Open course is still the best route down for a race course. I’ve always gotten the feeling that they won’t use that anymore because there is still some bad blood between mountain creek and the old owner.
  • 1 0
 @RevedOut: not skipped.... next to...
  • 1 0
 @brianpleva: Agreed. Definitely the line next to it. So did the organizers intentionally skip it for the easier line? Just wondering if you had any inside info. Thanks.
  • 11 2
 Asa Vermette Has a bright future racing DH, kid is hella talented.
  • 23 1
 one day he might just win a world cup
  • 2 11
flag tiffe FL (May 25, 2024 at 17:11) (Below Threshold)
 @averagerug: already has a couple of those under his belt at the moment and more to come
  • 2 1
 @tiffe: woosh…
  • 2 0
 @Foxmulder666: yes that is the sound that Asa creates on courses
  • 11 1
 Action Park!
  • 5 0
 No way is it really???
  • 2 0
 @owl-X: yup that is traction park for sure. Almost died there in the late 80’s
  • 1 0
 @Struggleteam: fantastic. I suppose it could be taken as insensitive to name track features after rides that killed people, but man…some great footage in that documentary!
  • 8 0
 @owl-X: man place was awesome really. Went when I was 10 with my friends older brothers. Came home missing skin, bruised and saw my first boobies in the wild. Made a man out of me. Went back one other time and then my mom wouldn’t let me because of all the press and law suits.
  • 4 0
 It is a huge source of Jersey pride to have survived it as a teenager.
  • 1 0
 @owl-X: LOL really dude?
  • 1 0
 @scott-townes: the action park doc is great. Calling a track Tarzan Swing or Tidal Wave could be chill
  • 5 0
 Asa with the big sui over the last jump.
  • 5 0
 When I grow up I wanna ride like Asa
  • 2 0
 8000 years back the receding Wisconsin shelf left us the rock pile that is MC and the Ramapo ridge. Lots of rocks not much dirt and littered with erratics all the way to the Hudson
  • 3 0
 Track looks good. That guy in front isn’t bad ay
  • 3 0
 LOOK AT THE WHIP!!
  • 3 0
 Dirty Jersey!
  • 1 1
 What happened to the course? Why did they skip Asylum? Then after Frog Pond it's all ski trail. They missed so much.
  • 3 0
 Could be that while it looks gnarly the Asylum rock garden doesn’t really seem that challenging for higher level riders. Having watched races here in the past where they used it, most racers just blast right through the middle line at full speed.
  • 7 0
 Maybe just trying to switch up from the same tracks.
  • 4 0
 @bikerdre: Exactly. They've used that same big Asylum rock roll (which is undoubtedly really sick) for YEARS
  • 2 0
 The future looks bright!
  • 1 0
 Go Asa Go!







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