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france lestock-kay's article
May 4, 2013 at 18:24
May 4, 2013
User Experience: The Dominican Republic
This is a great initiative but unfortunately it is "same old, same old" , apart from the sub-tropical location. It could be any mountain bike park anywhere, as far as the trails are concerned. I think we, SMORBA and us, BikeNutz and Gravity Jamaica have a unique product in Jamaica. Unique? Yes, natural trails that are there for a wider purpose and which are not sanitized, compare this video with our upper Coptic Trail and you'll see what I mean. There is an advertising point to be made about trails that are not pretty, change regularly with the weather and have had a minimum of work to make them rideable, but link into country culture and history. Guys have I got it right? Why not come and see!
france madmon's article
Jan 10, 2013 at 7:50
Jan 10, 2013
Madmon's comments are interesting and generally relevant. We use Chain reaction on the web for speedy delivery of parts but if you come to jamaica, service your bike first. On another blog I talked about us grading trails by difficulty, we also help "learners" to avoid mashed gear and hospital. In the mountains above Kingston we have about 30 trails, the only breakages are one seat pin and a chain. I frequently ride some of them on a superlight Orbea XC bike, evidently carefully.We also use the heavy gear with an uplift Moral of the story if you want to ride like an idiot there will be hospital space, but to date no local riders have been in intensive care We certainly want to develop the Fat Tire Festival concept and have vacations available more than once a year
france Gulevich87's article
Jan 10, 2013 at 7:42
Jan 10, 2013
Video: Jah Mon
We already have multiple trails near Kingston in the mountains, at all levels and are also working on a Tour of the Blue Mountains. We have BikeNutz in Kingston ( and SMORBA( andy Giles and Jon Gosse) and the Fat Tire Festival on the North Coast,( see the website-) who also come to our yard. Most of our trails are natural but we get local help to clean them and have an "official" bar at the end of most trails, to help the local economy. A full suspension cross country bike is best but we have DH weekends where we get an up lift and use the heavy gear. We actually grade the trails from "peanuts to "Totally F*****Nuts". We also have some long all mountain rides, part trail, part disused road with ups and downs ansd spectacular scenery anyone who is interested please talk to use. We recycle equipment to the locals who have no fear and descend well.
france Gulevich87's article
Jan 10, 2013 at 7:29
Jan 10, 2013
Video: Jah Mon
Don't appreciate the comments from those who have never visited Jamaica or come and criticize what is good. Good? We have lots of natural trails as madmon says on the north coast or in the Blue Mountains but there is room for development. The successful trails we use get locals, for a few dollars to maintain them. If you want a sculpted bike park stay at home if you want a buzz, local colour try the Fat tire Festival- look it up on line. we applaud Black River ans will do anything to help it develop. many will not know ther is also an off road triathlon, ranked high in the world, nearby at Treasure Beach. we also held aDH race there that attracted the TV.this corner of jamaica is cool and totally unlike the concrete jungle on the north coast I am david linehan I live here and help to develop trails and local riders
france IanHylands's photo
Mar 3, 2010 at 8:02
Mar 3, 2010

france IanHylands's photo
Mar 1, 2010 at 15:50
Mar 1, 2010
this is the over 50 class,he came second, I'm embarrassed I beat him riding an Orbes Alma Carbon Irie! David Linehan

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