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New Juniper Features

June 3, 2009

I have a short story to tell. So, please… Indulge me.

This last weekend, I was in California for a conference, and I missed the big grand opening. I sent my wife to win the bike frame, and whatever other goodies she could in my absence. I wanted to be there so bad, you have no idea. So, when I got back, I was dying to get up on the hill and try out some of the new features that were built. The first new obstacle was the ladder on the lower part of the Juniper trail.

Lower Juniper

Lower Juniper Ladder

This new feature offers two exits. The first on the left offers a small drop, and the second goes a little skinnier, and offers a larger drop.

Lower Juniper Drop

Upper Juniper
After completing the lower loop, and rounding out to the bottom, I header for the top again to see the new features on the upper part of the trail. The first new feature is a long teeter-totter.

Teeter-Totter

Almost immediately, there is a new skinny feature that this humble bike would call the most advanced feature in the park. There is a small climb, and a quick left turn followed by another left turn through the trees on a footing that gets narrower the further you get down it.

Upper Skinny

Once you get to the end, you only have about eight inches of wood below you, and a quick drop that follows. My first time attempting, I bailed at the end, taking out the small tree to the left of the trail. Best of all, I bent up my front crank, and shattered the screen on my phone. $200 later, I have a new phone, and bike parts are bent back into shape! Time to ride again!

Biker falling off a bridge!

Thanks again to all the hustle that everyone put into building these great new features! They are a blast to ride, and add a lot of depth to the trail.

Comments

4 Responses to “New Juniper Features”

  1. Cougar on June 3rd, 2009 7:45 am

    Sorry about your phone Jake. The new bridges are a lot of fun. I cut way too many 12″ pieces for the skinny bridge, so we’ll have to make another one. If it makes you feel better, I crashed my first time on it and snapped my rear derailer hanger. Only a $20 mistake, but disappointing nonetheless. I’ve been enjoying it every since though, I just needed to slow down a bit. I’ve noticed it needs a few new screws in it though, it has taken a pretty good beating already. Thanks for the pics.

    Cougar

  2. Jake Spurlock on June 3rd, 2009 8:09 am

    I need to go for walks with a better camera then my phone… And keep it out of my pocket when riding.

  3. Skyler Ray on June 3rd, 2009 8:34 am

    Looks like fun man! I’ll be commin up…. Soon to ride it!

  4. Tyler on June 9th, 2009 9:40 am

    Hey, Jake! It was nice meeting you on the trail. Cool to see you posted the pics you took of us. I’m assuming the blurry one you posted is of me clearing it my first try. ;) I got lucky!

    You’ve all done a great job building out this park! We’re looking forward to coming back, and we’re going to check out that other trail you were telling us about. Sounds fun.

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