insane trail 9a?

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insane trail 9a?

Postby sdm74 » Sat Jun 15, 2013 12:13 pm

Is it trail 9a that has little bench at beginning? That trail was insane, my friend tacoed his front wheel and a rear flat by the time we hit the bottom. Is that the trail with the most features in the park?
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby diggingtrail » Sat Jun 15, 2013 7:48 pm

Yep, that was 9A. The reroute was just completed in the early winter, and some cleanup work done by a few guys in the spring. Definitely, for this area, an expert level trail. Yes it is the trail with the most features. Its a really fun trail, and I've yet to hit all the drops since I've only gone down it on my hard tail. There are guys hitting everything though.

Remember all trails are multi-use so be aware that there may be hikers and horses on the trail and that they have the right of way, even though this trail does lean far to the mtb side of the spectrum.
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby finsout » Mon Jun 17, 2013 6:50 am

Not sure about insane but Bootleg (aka 9a) is a fun trail or sure. How did your buddy taco his wheel? what Kevin said is true but hikers and horses are pretty rare. If you head down at speed, keep an eye out for guys hiking their DH rigs back up and snakes, LOTS of snakes.
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby sdm74 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:20 am

I have never seen jumps that size on a public trail before.
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby finsout » Mon Jun 17, 2013 8:47 am

go ride mt penn. the stuff there makes bootleg look like a kiddie park. the nice thing about bootleg is that it is a superfun trail even if you don't leave the ground.
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby sdm74 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 9:57 am

It is nice there are options. I guess you would need a strictly DH bike for my Penn then.
Is there other trails with jumps in RR?
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby finsout » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:05 am

not really. I've seen guys send it big off the larger stuff on bootleg with hardtails. 29ers are more prone to taco wheels and a standard fs bike will work but doesn't have the rake or travel to do it at high speeds or take the abuse over the long-term that a full dh rig has. Another fun thing at bootleg is that there are so many potential lines and some progression that you can move from staying on the dirt to smaller jumps and ride over features then progress to the bigger stuff if you feel up to but like Harry Callahan says 'A man has GOT to know his limitations'! If you like that kind of riding, hit up a bike park like Blue Mt or Launch. Those places will definitely get the adrenaline flowing!

as far as other trails with jumps, there are a few. rusty chair has a nice rock jump after the last berm heading down, oldman trail has a few smaller jumps and 6 heading down to the gut has a few. clearly bootleg had many more concentrated onto on area but it is designed to be a dh style trail so you would expect that.
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby sdm74 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:26 am

Yes it is very impressive, especially for being the first DH style trail I have seen in person.
I am just getting back into riding after 10+ year layoff, my friend had a 29r spearfish and we weren't even hitting the big stuff and 3/4 down he couldn't move anymore the front rim was bent so bad.
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby finsout » Mon Jun 17, 2013 10:36 am

this is a cool trail
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby sdm74 » Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:17 pm

Do you drive the orangish ford pickup? I saw you as I was heading out Saturday I had the black Nissan pickup.
I have a horse thief I just bought on a killer sale over winter. I don't have the safety equipment nor the large enough testicals to hit the big jumps. Want to get a little more comfortable on some smaller stuff. Would you suggest the OMT or the gut for that? We have only tried rusty chair and 9a and a trail to left off of 1, I think the first left
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby Yeti35 » Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:58 am

sdm74 wrote:Would you suggest the OMT or the gut for that? We have only tried rusty chair and 9a and a trail to left off of 1, I think the first left

OMT and Gut are fun. I do them on my hardtail 29r and I have ridden down Bootleg, but it is not for me given my bike as well as the way I prefer to ride. I would not mind watching the guys ride it, but no interest in it for me. At 46 I don't heal as quickly anymore like I used to. So I keep my riding to a sane level. Seems like the guys I have run into so far at the beginning of Bootleg have been nice when I ride by them. Everyone has always said hi even though I am a lycra rider... ;)
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby finsout » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:36 am

Lol. Yeah. The whole spandex thing is more of a joke than a serious conflict. Btw, im 48 and just started riding downhill last year.
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby Yeti35 » Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:57 am

finsout wrote:Lol. Yeah. The whole spandex thing is more of a joke than a serious conflict. Btw, im 48 and just started riding downhill last year.

So you are saying I have no excuse at 46 then? :)
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Re: insane trail 9a?

Postby sdm74 » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:31 am

Checked out 5, 5b and 6, also great trails.
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