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    Pimp Track: $3.2 million Valmont Bike Park opens in Boulder

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    * not actually waterproof.

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    Good news everyone!
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    Me too, it looks like an awesome place that I could really progress my skills at.

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    ohhh, I'd love to check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    dang... so ]
    Where do the pimps hang out?
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    Oh. And I'm expecting a full report from our Lounge liaison's in residence there in the nation/state of Boulder.
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    I'll be up there shooting some of the Yeti boys in a week or so. I'll try to get some video as well.

    Here is a bunch of info on the park.

    http://303cycling.com/boulder-valmont-bike-park

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    I will have to check that out next time I travel to that strange land.

    Is it just me or does it look like that guy in the OP's post is going to land a bit short?

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    Went opening day.

    Went today.

    Going again tomorrow.

    As good as you could imagine it to be, it's four and a half times as good as that.

    The kiddo spent two hours (straight) going in circles around the tot track with about 10 other kiddos joining him. All the moms in town (or the cool ones anyway) are already planning on doing kid-swap dates at the park.

    It's Disneyworld. But with less spandex.
    Cats just don't feel safe on a moving bicycle, no matter how much duct tape you use.

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    It is sweet. I was there until darkness on Saturday with a few kids from the Junior team. No one wanted to leave. Once you start seeing the full scope and size of the park, you are amazed. One of the few things that the City of Boulder has done right recently.
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    Did not go this weekend. Gonna wait for the hype to die a bit.
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    Here's a good view:

    "Pardon me, but could you help out a fellow American who's down on his luck?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bocephus Jones II View Post
    Did not go this weekend. Gonna wait for the hype to die a bit.
    Pretty much my thoughts.
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    I'd friggin kill myself.
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    OMG! Just got back from this park. It's unbelievably fun. Chain...there are features for all levels from little kids to insane jumpers. Great place to train for cross as there are a couple great stairs to run up as well as a big pea gravel pit. The corkscrew course was probably my favorite. If you are in the area and like bikes you can't miss this. I'm gonna be spending a lot of time here.

    There were a lot of people, but I didn't feel crowded.

    //Did not get past the L-rated features. The XL stuff looks like you'd need pads and a full face helmet or at least a bike with suspension (I rode the rigid 29er)

    XL Line of the terrain park with a helmet cam

    http://youtu.be/sAbmtT8pPyk


    One of my kid going off a Medium line:

    http://youtu.be/KTJWXvoabkc
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    That place looks awesome! I've always wanted to try riding like that, but we dont have any places like that in Indiana!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcgill View Post
    That place looks awesome! I've always wanted to try riding like that, but we dont have any places like that in Indiana!
    Just hop on your bike and head west. You'll get there eventually.
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    Pics of Catzilla riding the pimp track or it didn't happen.

    Some bike-related pics would be cool, too.
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