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  1. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    Just a fact in support of the above...i saw at least one sign at the park indicating NO HIKERS. Which I think is GREATNESS. I wish I had timed the dang chair lift...it does seem pretty long but then again, as has been pointed out already, that just means you are well rested at the top, every time. Also, cell reception is good IIRC so you can Words With Friends or whatever on the way up 🙂 -cls
  2. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    The green run is called "Itsy Bitsy" and by my Garmin is 1.35 miles long. My fastest safe time 🙂 was 4m59s @ 16.4 mph avg moving speed, 23.6 mph max speed. Max speed was towards the end, 1.05 miles in. -cls
  3. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    i only rode the green today. my riding is terrible in general but today i learned in particular that i don't know how to navigate sharp turns. and i'm not talking about my little swerve-and-eat-sh*t event at the bottom after my 4th run; i'm talking about every turn on the run itself. the turns on the green run are pretty sharp and most are almost 180* but they are not tight little switchbacks. they are bermed and very deep, each turn almost has a pocket, if you know what i mean. but i was still crawling through each on e of them. or that's what it felt like, at least. i look forward to going out there and practicing more. in 6-8 weeks. no rocks or jumps on the green. just turns and rollers.
  4. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    i broke the end of my radius right behind my thumb. there seemed to be quite a few folks there....maybe 40-50 or so. i was able to do 4 runs in literally the time it took to ride the lift up and then do the run. there was no wait at the top or the bottom. the lift ride is slow, at least 5 mins, maybe 7-8. the lift does NOT appear to have been assembled by carnies on meth, which was something i was concerned about. it seemed very solid and quiet. half of the lift chairs have hooks on the backs. the other half have those restraint bars that swing down from overhead and run the whole width of the chair, which seats 3-4. it is arranged every-other-seat i.e bike seat, people seat, bike seat, people seat. you load your own bike at the bottom except for the first time, when they load it for you so you can see how to do it. you dont have to lift the bike too high but the hooks take some practive and i ended up grabbing my bike by the fork with my left hand and the seat stay with my right. but at the top they always unload it for you. the people up at the top were competent and really nice. -cls
  5. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    Well, it was a $100 day after all. $50 to get in, and $50 for the ER co-pay after I fell off my bike at the end of my 4th run. I came in too fast to the clearing where the lift is. i was headed towards going between a group of ppl and the platform. one of the ppl moved and i swerved and lost it. Just stupidity on my part. it was fun while it lasted, though - snow and all. -cls
  6. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    I'm going. -cls
  7. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    Also, you may think titanium is expensive when it is outside of your body... -cls
  8. MrTheCatLady

    Let's vote on it

    Yeah, we all need to be reminded that we are just a bunch of flapping labia every now and then. {} -cls
  9. MrTheCatLady

    Let's vote on it

    Which is the lesser of two evils? The names have been changed to protect the innocent. -cls
  10. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    Gonna be cold on that lift on Friday... -cls
  11. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    Doesn't matter what kind of company each is. Point is, leaders cannot be said to be competent based solely on their status as leaders. Or recent financial performance/successes. -cls
  12. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    Folks, You think these people are inept? You think they'll have creditors lining up at their door soon? -cls
  13. Man, you guys are really phoning it in today. BORING. -cls
  14. MrTheCatLady

    For bikecampers/adventure riders/touring afficionados

    Approves.
  15. MrTheCatLady

    Spider Mountain

    Guys, I need some clarification on Spider Mountain pricing in order to set expectations with management. Everybody talks about the lift tix being $50 but from what I can tell from the site, you need a land pass to get in as well. Another $50. From the site: $50 - Our bike park lift ticket includes one full day of unlimited uplift access. $50 - Even if you aren't riding the lift you need to stop by the ticket office and purchase a land access day pass. That sounds like $100 to me. What got me to thinking was the pricing and verbiage around the season pass: $199 - Our bike park season pass is good for unlimited uplift access until 4/30/19. That doesn't sound like any sort of season, at least not around here. Assuming that was posted in, say, January - Jan 1 thru Apr 30? 4 months? That's an odd length of time and an odd time of year to boot. *I* interpreted it as a year pass that gets you park access (land access) AND lift access until Apr 30, then after that you can get in for free (until, say, Jan 1 2020) but you have to buy a lift ticket if you want to ride the lift. I could be wrong. It got me to thinking, though, like I said. It seems to highlight a distinction between getting into the park and getting lift access. Either that or they really are talking about a third of a year, which seems weird to me. So am I looking at this wrong? Does the $50/lift, $50/access thing mean they want to get $50 out of you to step into the park, and if you want to ride the lift then that's OK, or do they really want $100/day for the full experience? -cls
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