Blackjack is Open for Business!!

I was able to get out and help build the last 200 yards of trail with about 20 other merry folk on Saturday and to say this is the toughest Black Diamond I've ever attempted to ride is an understatement. The initial drop in will have most people walking and a few moves after that will have all but the best riders questioning themselves. I was way off my game Saturday and I let Blackjack get the better of me by throwing me over the bars. After that, my belly swallowed my balls and even some of the easier features wigged me out and had me walking lines I know I can ride.

The trail though, is an understated incredible and it will become legend throughout the country. It's by far some of the best use of rock features I've seen coupled with amazing views, outstanding trail layout, and feature upon feature that will beg even the most gifted riders for a smackerel of blood or bike if their off their game. Its a big win for the Front Range riders who have been demanding for tougher trails to test their limits on.

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ribbon cutting

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Raspberry Ridge

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The Overlook (taken last Sunday)

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Blackjack

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Jason showing us how to ride the initial drop in. Aptly named "The Slot Machine"

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1 comments:

  Jason Bertolacci

April 28, 2011 at 12:53 PM

Thanks for building and riding, Jeremy. I'm pretty excited about blackjack and raspberry ridge and the new trail Little Scraggy trail to be built in 2012. I am supposed to be in Fruita this weekend, so unfortunately I'm going to miss the has ride. -jason