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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:35 pm 
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Durhamtown is 30$ on the weekend and honestly I’ll m surprised HP has managed to remain only 25$ over the last decade. 35$ isn’t that crazy. Especially if you live close and it saves you hours of driving and gas money.

Lotta Throttle I’ll PM you soon. You sound like the perfect tour guide. The one and only time I have been there we couldn’t hardly find any of the single track.

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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:10 pm 
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Guys, you can hate on me all you want but here's my 2-cents on the $35 price...

What's the difference between $25 or $35 to ride?



Since you asked. The extra $10 per week would cost the weekly rider $9,116.00 over ten years in lost earnings. Jumps to $32,500 over 20 years. On the flip side it would mean a difference of around $3.4 million for the owner over 10 years and just over $9 million over 20 years. :) This is assuming average weekly ridership, average investment returns and compounding interest.

Of course this was just for fun. Pay what you want to ride. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
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It's only $10 until you start multiplying by 3 or 4 when you bring kids to ride.

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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
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mog wrote:
It's only $10 until you start multiplying by 3 or 4 when you bring kids to ride.



Exactly. All these guys are thinking about riding solo.

My point is beyond that though. I have not heard a good report yet. I have only heard negative aspects and from what I understand they do not even have a decent MX track. If you are going to provide LESS to the customer it's not a good idea to charge more for the service unless you want to go out of business.


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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:13 pm 
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I haven't been there since it reopened. Looking forward to it though. Maybe in November. The single track was fun and challenging. Yes a little hard to find . The "MX" track was more of a kids track in my mind but it was a fun warm up while waiting for the slow pokes to get dressed. Good for beginners too.

Even if it isn't much different than before, I will still go once in a while. It is only 45 minutes from my house.

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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
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I agree on the price point. It’s the highest price and offers the least IMO. It’s saving grace is that it’s closer to home and has the most challenging courses of any of the parks. If they drop the price, they will get more riders.

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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
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Capitalism is a good thing. We all get to vote with our wallet. If the MM amenities are not to your liking and the price is too high then you can go elsewhere. I still say that if $10, $20 or $40 a month is a problem on your budget then maybe you should look at a less expensive hobby. ::popcorn::

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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
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I appreciate the comments. At the end of the day, we all have another legal place to ride and that's better than a poke in the eye.

I'm not able to get up to MM this weekend but if any of you find ST that needs a touch up please let me know. If you know the trail name or what loop it's in that will help me find and clear it. D and E loop have the ST action. Phil that works the check-in station is a great guy and is painting more directional signs and few trail name signs for me to nail up when I return. Phil doesn't ride ST---yet. I'm working on him ::smirk::

If you see an orange flag then that's a trail head so please get in there and ride it. Many of the trails simply need to be beat in. Last weekend I randomly met four KTM riding guys from Poland in the parking lot and showed them around a couple of the E loop ST. One guy ghosted his bike a few times on Ridge Runner and Wolf Creek--which are actually the more flattish ST trails. It's always memorable seeing a bike flying through the trees with no rider on board ::rofl:: These guys were a fun loving group and had me cracking up. If you see them they can probably get you to a few of the E loop trails. They tapped out before we could hit Jacobs Ladder or Southern Nights which was probably a good thing cause those have much larger hills and can be a nasty piece of business if you're not comfortable with more technical ST riding.

Get a map at check in, go explore and have fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
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I don't think it was stated being a problem with budgets. Just worth the extra or not. If it was a lot closer than others, then convenience is worth it. They have a history of crapping on their customers. Now people are going to pay more for it. Go ahead. I'll wait a while.

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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
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Kids aside,

$10 is the equivalent of 60 miles driven if you get 20mpg and gas is $3. So all things equal, MM is the cheaper option if it is 60 miles closer to your house, which it will be for a lot of people.

Not to mention the issue of time. I don't see many people making their riding decision over $10-$20. It's usually a lack of time to make it worth it. So if you can get there in 45 minutes and get your money's worth in a half a day vs. killing a whole day somewhere else, you aren't going to sweat $10.

There's 3.8M people within a 50 mile ring of MM, 1.7M for Highland Park, and 693,000 for Durhamtown. If MM doesn't trip over their own di//, they'll be fine.

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You mean if they don't do it again.

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mog wrote:
You mean if they don't do it again.

Again? They were filming a movie man. ::screwy::

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You mean if they don't do it again.

Again? They were filming a movie man. ::screwy::



I thought I heard that they took a bunch of peoples yearly dues and kept the money even though they closed the park for riding?


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 Post subject: Re: Moto Mountain Updates
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mog wrote:
You mean if they don't do it again.

Again? They were filming a movie man. ::screwy::



I thought I heard that they took a bunch of peoples yearly dues and kept the money even though they closed the park for riding?

Well yeah. But they did that to film a movie. ::paranoia::

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