Mountain bikes only ESPN X-Games Skatepark @ Grapevine Mills

Discussion in 'South/South West, USA' started by Sonic, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    This Friday from 11pm to 1am the ESPN X-Games skatepark will be reserved for mountain bikes only, I figure this is a good time for trials riders to hit up a park at least once. The skatepark does this once a year for Bicycles Inc I believe. Here is text from the thread at DORBA.org that talks about the event:

    Check out pictures of the park here: http://www.xgamesskatepark.com/dallasphotos.html

    It's a really nice park, Ive been there a few times just to check it out, Id really like to ride it. $10 for two hours is kind of steep, but it's a once a year kind of thing.

    I dont know how willing I am to come out that night since we'll be doing Big Rocks Park on Saturday, but if anyone else is in I might come on up.
     
  2. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    Heh, awesome, I didnt know the Mills had their name printed on top of the complex. :sonic: I love this stupid viewing program too much...

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  3. CoppellStereo

    CoppellStereo Ruff Rider

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    :eek: i am about 85% sure that i will go :eek:
     
  4. cyclochip

    cyclochip New Member

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    I kinda made plans to help Kelley's family that night, but I might be able to make it out... If not to ride, to at least take some pics.

    I've been either sick or busy - I've only ridden twice since I moved here and those were only strolls around the 'hood on the Surly. The Mono-Cog needs some park action!
     
  5. CoppellStereo

    CoppellStereo Ruff Rider

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    hey cyclo, you have a monocog?
     
  6. cyclochip

    cyclochip New Member

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    Yeah, built it up as a project while I was laid up with the broken ankle that eventually made me lose my desire for trials.

    It's been though a few incarnations, but currently it's set up as a do-it all type bike. Knobbies for the dirt and FSA cranks / Evil bashring for playing in the parks. Rigid fork.

    You have one?
     
  7. CoppellStereo

    CoppellStereo Ruff Rider

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    yeah, mine is set up for do it all too. I XC on it, i attempt trials on it, i do urban/free ride on it, ive done dirt jumps with it. I have 2.5"s on it, a Psylo SL, i upraged almost everything. Here is an older picture of it [​IMG]
    since that pic, i upgraded levers, post, stem, BB, cranks, front tire, and cables.
     
  8. Hardline

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    Hey Dustin. I know that I will be there. Stan is going and he said he was bringing both his trials bike and his SS Chameleon. I do not know if I am going to bring the Zebdi or just my Chameleon. I know alot of the Arlington urban riders will be there also.
     
  9. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    Sweet, so Stan, JJ, myself, and hopefully Steven all rounded off with Chip coming out too, this could be pretty awesome. :sonic:

    If all of you are coming Ill definitely come out.
     
  10. CoppellStereo

    CoppellStereo Ruff Rider

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    hey, yeah im going :bigthumb:, that is if you are going
     
  11. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    Im leaving now, Ill see you guys there. If anyone needs to call me: 972-948-9080

    If you can make it out Chip, thatd be awesome!
     
  12. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    Eh, that's the last time I ride park, I got that out of my system now, I just about hated that. Back to my natty.
     
  13. cyclochip

    cyclochip New Member

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    Sorry I couldn't make it, Dustin. We got done with the photo shoot about 10:45, and I was just too tired to mess with anything but getting some dinner and lying on the couch.

    Sounds like it wasn't much fun, anyway...
     
  14. Sonic

    Sonic Plaid, I have not gone.

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    It wasnt that bad, it's just the trials rider in me demanding that I ride trials 100% of the time. That park is really slick too, Ive ridden GPX in Grand Prairie a dozen or so times and Ive never had a problem with slipping around, but at the X-Games park I might as well have been riding ice. :p

    No problem on you not coming out, plenty of opportunities with all this beautiful weather. :sonic:
     
  15. Hardline

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    It was cool to ride something different but even with my urban bike it was just not my style of riding. I thought I would have had more fun than I did. Oh well. Just not my bag.Hey Dustin you asked me if I was going to sell my trials bike. Am I that much of a slacker? :ugh:
     
  16. uownme

    uownme get high and eat her

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    I rode park on my mod and I had alot of fun! I totally forgot about that...It was only like 20 minutes though