Perhaps we should begin this final post of a very productive season with an update on Rock n Roll
. This trail has only been on the radar because of the closure of the big slab under the gondola. The berm at the bottom was blown out and facing the wrong way. Plus the trail below was drained of all dirt and generally sucked. The new berm now goes the right way and takes us to some previously covered slab, which is now uncovered thanks, in part, to Liisa's broom. Welcome back in the game, big slab!
Thanks for helping us Finnish cleaning the slab Liisa!
Summer morning at Kicking Horse
Using all available energy to continue the build on Swamp Donkey.
So what about Swamp Donkey
? Last week we quietly opened this jump line so that we could finally get some wheels down the thing. The way we approached the build (which was a delicate, complicated balance of compromises, enthusiasms, schedules and resource availability) meant there wasn't much we could pre-ride before the machine moved off-mountain. Ideal? Hardly. The way it was? Certainly. So the result was as much a surprise to us as to the riding public. My take? The future looks promising! Some people already love it, some have already written it off, and some are stoically awaiting improvements. There are problems big and small to be sure. But nothing that can't be solved with continued dedication, sweat and patience. In the end, it is an opportunity to hold on to your bike while flying through the air, so what isn't fun about that?Trailforks.com
We are aware that the exit of Pipestone
and Rock Garden
is not currently ideal. Bear with us on that one as we think we have a solution. You'll know when it is in place. Could start in days, could finish in years...
And finally, at long last, the nightmare that is Tragic Carpet Ride
is getting a major reroute. Hopefully it will be open for early next season. So far the digging is good and plenty of nice dirt is being found beneath the jumble of blowdown and rock on the steep slope. Never more shall we hear desperate voices crying "what the hell is this?" as they bounce over the jagged rocks.
Thanks for being part of the season. Keep in mind that we are open Friday-Sunday all September again. We haven't done that for 2 years. And September has to be the best time to ride a bike in Golden. So hope to see you up here with over a month of biking to go!
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