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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.