Posted by: fun-house
Thanks everyone for chiming in. To be clear, I'm not necessarily talking about DH, but Ill look into those Cypress laps some more, as long as I can avoid shuttles. Was just using those DH riders as examples of that form of developed skill. The 7th lap is too long for what Im envisioning. It's okay to slog out a pedal to get to the lap zone, but I want pretty quick laps after that. Pile of Rocks is a bit closer to the ticket. Pangor/Boogieman would take way too long. Empress is closer to the ticket, but not quite the right flavour of trail.
I think of all things mentioned so far, I need to revisit Applicator and Roach Clip. Not even sure if I've ever ridden the latter, but 1.5km per lap with 100m elevation sounds perfect.
PS - this could end up being a good lap for shockwiz tuning.
To save time on pedalling you could park at the second lookout and then bike down to the start of Roach Clip. Means less time pedalling up from the base.
FYI Roach Clip (and the rest of cypress) is totally different from anything else on the other mountains. More rocks, roots and gnar. Kind of like Lower Ladies but with way more flow. Take your first lap with care...
Once you know it its a blast though and still a good challenge for me after riding it some 500 times.