Launch Bike Park

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Launch Bike Park

Postby finsout » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:38 am

Just got word that they are opening on 4/28 for the season.
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby finsout » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:09 pm

anybody wanna hit it this coming weekend?
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby crsmithpe » Tue Apr 24, 2012 7:47 pm

I'm down for Saturday.
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby finsout » Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:30 am

i'll keep you posted charles. im a little leery about crowds for saturday but I really want to ride so......
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby ScottyB » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:04 am

Weak. I'm on call.
Stay closed for another week.
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby finsout » Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:24 am

Charles, I have to wait until sunday.
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby crsmithpe » Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:28 pm

I'll try to catch up with you next time. Have fun.
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby finsout » Sat May 05, 2012 7:33 pm

rode launch for 5 hours today with scott b. first off, DO NOT go there if there was rain the night before! the rocks were like ice. launch is like rocky ridge on steroids with no climbs of course. the trials are very technical with extremely tight lines and lots of drops and jumps. we ended up riding the beginner trail which was high speed with some small jumps. once it dried out enough we could tackle the rockier trails. Wallys Leg and Community Toilet Bowl were the most fun. trail 6 was insane! I don't even think a mt goat would attempt that. All in all, a fun trip and definitely worth a return.
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby taank13 » Fri May 11, 2012 8:37 am

Just found out about this place the other week. Is it at all rideable with a hardtail?
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby finsout » Tue May 15, 2012 8:02 am

it depends. obviously you are not going to huck off any drops, but there are trails that could be ridden with a hardtail. I assume you want to take the lift up and ride down since riding uphill there is (thankfully) frowned upon and I'm pretty sure its not allowed. The two easiest trails Swirls and Cross Country are easily done on a hardtail. when i was there last weekend a guy was telling us that he rode it on a ht. just make sure you have plenty of protective stuff like full face and knee/elbow pads since falls tend to be head first into rocks. I will pretty much ride there most weekends so if you really want to go, pm me.
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby finsout » Wed May 23, 2012 6:45 am

Heading out again either saturday or monday if anyone wants to go along. Sunday there is a gravity east series race there.
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby taank13 » Wed May 23, 2012 8:38 am

i would really like to check it out. not available this weekend but maybe next month sometime!
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Re: Launch Bike Park

Postby finsout » Wed May 30, 2012 7:50 pm

going back out this sunday to ride the new dh bike.
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