Ok, this all started yesterday, when some n00b fell on the smallest drop in the blue mountain bike park. He apparently cracked his skull, no longer than an inch long. As I rode by the scene, I here crying and see bike patrol all over him. I keep riding and hit a jump in the progression park (pretty much terrain park), and continued on with my daily ride. This being my last run, little did I know this would be the last jump that I would hit ever again at blue mountain.
The next morning (this morning), I arrive at the lineup to a very unpleasant surprise. My freind, Sam is standing at the line up. I walk over to him.
"Yo Graeme, Guess what"?
"There are no more jumps at blue"
"No buddy, im not joking. A kid fell yesterday and the result is that there are no more remaining jumps on blue mountain"
"Your Kidding, Right"?
So after this, we walk into the line. The liftie says (we know all of the lifties and they know us on a name to name basis), "passes please". So we pull out our passes, like usual, and Wob (the liftie) Says "Where are your green stickers guys"?
Now, theres has been no such thing as green stickers, and so we asked what they were. He said any child under the age of 16 needs a green sticker to ride the trails now (even though there all flat now..), and that we needed to take an "assessment".
Me and Sammo (and our other riding freinds), are some of the more advanced riders at blue mountain, and we had to take a lesson. Now what happened during this lesson was pretty funny. We passed the instructors, and after one run they gave us our stickers. We went up the lift.
As soon as we got to the top we knew it was going to be bad. They had already been destroying trails since 4am this morning. We learned this at the top from the lifties. The trail list follows (and status).
From the blue mtn site.
Double black diamond - Autobahn - closed (being bulldozed tommorow)
Black diamond - Showcase - closed (being bulldozed tommorow)
Blue run - Sidewinder - closed for the season
Terrain park - Spark-a-rama - closed permanently
Blue run - Fresh-air - open with all features closed
Blue run - Raison Run - open with all features closed
Blue run - The ridge - open with all features closed
Black diamond - Grab bag - Open with all features closed
Double black diamond - The wall - open with all features closed
Black diamond - Squeeker - open with all features closed
Double black diamond - Big Sleaze - open with all features closed
Black diamond - Waterfall - Open with all features closed
Double black diamond - Highway - Permanently closed (best run)
Black diamond - R.Shore - open, comepletely flat
Double black diamond - O chute - Open, ruined after today
Double black diamond - Shot glass - Permanently closed
Blue run - Route 66 - XC run
Double black diamond - Scorpion thunder - Permanently closed
Terrain park - Progression park - Permanently closed
Green run - Happy valley - Open, Only intact trail! (no features to begin with)
Project - Fluids - will never be comeplete
Almost every trail effected. Bullshit.
I have learned through the course of 4 1/2 hours, a bike park can be comepletely ruined. Seasons passes are being refunded for only 25 % of retail... horrible.
All this because some snotty nosed kid from Toronto who has never ridden a downhill trail in his life falls. Cunts need to learn how to run a bike park.
Anyways, thats my rant, tell me your thoughts.
Stone cold skilla..
"Holy Nigger" - Tanakaskier