First Ride: Cruel and Unusual Trail at Trestle Bike Park 14

Experience Cruel and Unusual, the newest trail to open at Trestle Bike Park in Winter Park, Colorado. Full of flow, berms and jumps, you can ride this 2-minute slice of fun on Saturday, June 16 as Trestle opens for its 2012 riding season. www.trestlebikepark.com

Credit: Scott Klumb

sspomer 6/15/2012 8:27 AM

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Yep they rate the trails for tourists,Winter Park doesnt have anything to steep or nasty ..in my opinion they need to make trails just a touch steeper....but still a fun park for sure.

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damn nick, tough life. riding trails for the first time then off to highland to hit the new airbag jump? i feel for you

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Yeah, there were not any go-arounds on the trail. They will likely still be adding features to the bottom of the trail. For a trail at a bike park, there are a few mandatory gaps that are not super easy and you would not want to case, especially that one at the exit of the right 180 berm. The trail is definitely a ton of fun and while it's not steep, it does keep you on your toes.

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Eh, none of the actual gaps looked bigger than 12-15 feet, tops. Calling that stuff double black gives people false confidence when they encounter an actually challenging trail, very dangerous

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Just as a double black at an east coast ski resort is nothing like a double black in Colorado, a DB at WP is nothing like a DB at Whistler. In the context of other WP trails, this one is DB. This trail at Whistler would be single black or blue I guess?

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I believe they rate difficulty mostly based on the man made features. So a mandatory drop or gap automatically is rated pretty high on difficulty. Gotta think about all the less hardcore mtb'ers that rent a demo bike for the day.

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