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Re: “Park and Ride

This is a great idea! I've been to the public meetings, and I've listened to the details of the proposal and it isn't going to be anything like "A theme park" in someone's backyard. This will be a great asset to the city of Eagle and SHAME ON YOU fun-sucking neighbors of the bike park too selfish to listen to the explanation that the city and Ryan Neptune have given you time and time again! The snow-making fans are NOT LOUD, they are only using a few acres, and this project will only use the water of 21 or so homes. To all the neighbors who have had concerns and stayed till the end of the open house and applauded Ryan Neptune at the end for his thorough and honest explanation of what the project will entail, thank you. I hope the rest of the Nay-sayers can follow your example and come to the realization that this is a GREAT thing!

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Posted by Garrett Brian Kerr on 07/23/2013 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Park and Ride

I'm surprised the hill would be steep enough for anything other than mild park features -- that would be my major concern.

Re: the class card and future athletes -- that might be true for the wakeboarding, wouldn't know or care, but hard to beat Bogus for inexpensive snow sports -- many kids from less than middle class homes have been packed onto those buses over the decades. It's the step below sponsorship that typically requires money / connections: being able to afford travel to competitions, high end equip, etc.

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Posted by justblowinby on 07/13/2013 at 9:35 AM

Re: “Park and Ride

Boise Bruin, I'm not sure about that. I don't know as the hill is steep enough for slalom training but you could contact Ryan at Planet Snow and ask/suggest this.

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Posted by Tanner Peterson on 07/12/2013 at 2:35 PM

Re: “Park and Ride

Tanner, would there be space for slalom training for ski racers? Our racers in this area is hindered by poor snow conditions and this would be another area that could benefit and raise funds for the park.

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Posted by BoiseBruin on 07/12/2013 at 10:32 AM

Re: “Park and Ride

rigoropolis good question. The existing mountain bike trails will still be open the park will be built in a different portion of the park so the bike trails will still be there and open to the public.

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Posted by Tanner Peterson on 07/12/2013 at 8:55 AM

Re: “Park and Ride

Simple question: will the existing mt bike trails of the area, built by volunteers, be now 'acquired' by the private park, or will they continue to be open to the public?

Posted by rigoropolis on 07/11/2013 at 10:18 PM

Re: “Park and Ride

As someone who has worked very closely with Ryan Neptune in the ski industry for years, I will stand by his side as one of the most responsible, clean, and thorough visionaries in the sport. He has been professionally building parks for mountains all across the world! there is a reason he is the most sought after park builders in the world! we are lucky to have someone that cares as much as he does heading this project up! if you are afraid to let your kids experience life and try out their hands at something that very well may keep them off drugs and alcohol then don't let them come to the park. As for pollution, what pollution? Are you afraid that the snowboards, skis, tubes, or wakeboards are going to create any pollution at all? Do some research before you post because none of these produce any pollution at all! The snow guns are whisper quiet and will not affect any of the residents there, a tow rope will also not affect any of the residents. Please people do your research as Ryan Neptune has before you post your negativity toward a progressive sports park which is exactly what this area has been set aside for. This will promote comradery and friendship for children and adults alike. I am in full support of this proposal and would be more than happy to volunteer my time and efforts to help build this and support our local future athletes that don't come from rich homes with boats and the opportunity to spend hundreds of dollars on lift passes and equipment. Cheers to you Ryan and your support of this community!

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Posted by Tanner Peterson on 07/11/2013 at 1:21 PM

Re: “Park and Ride

Bogus? No chairlift proposed. A Magic Carpet like the beginner area.
Lucky Peak? One of their docks wouldn't fit in the Gateway Lake. The proposal is for people who don't have boats.
Pollution ? For everyone who crosses Hill Road and Bogus Basin Road this park saves 16 miles of driving as the park is 8 miles from that intersection. If you live west you are saving that much more. Everyone saves drive distance, even Highlands residents.
How many people live where the Rocky MTN Oyster Feed is held? Yet it's advertised for the whole valley. We're all from the valley. I'm betting many of the NIMBAs commute to Boise taking away my open space biking the streets.
But this area has been approved for years as a sports park. Have not heard of anything else proposed since time expired for the velodrome. Time to move forward. It appears to be a fiscally responsible proposal for Eagle to offer improved amenities to its residents without additional upfront costs as Neptune proposes to shoulder the burden.
Most all ski areas in the states make use of public lands. Not only do they charge, most activities through any park or recreation program has charged fees for decades.
Ryan isn't building America's next great ski area. He proposes an entry gateway. For the kids. Almost like a gift.

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Posted by Bob Young on 07/10/2013 at 10:16 PM

Re: “Park and Ride

Ron Garnys, I know plenty of people, including myself that live a 5 minute bikeride away, there are plenty of major neighborhoods within a 10 minute bike ride of the complex. How is this a bad idea? It gives our kids something to do very close to us, instead of them getting themselves into trouble. My good sir, you are crazy. Noise and pollution? Hardly, if at all any pollution will come with this, and the you won't even be able to hear the noise from it from any of the closest houses. I do not get how this is a BAD idea one bit. None of your information is correct you hick.

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Posted by Nancy Price Negri on 07/10/2013 at 10:06 PM

Re: “Park and Ride

This is a bad idea and the ones who support it don't even live right by the area. I mean we have Bogus Basin and Lucky Peak...are you that lazy to go there. The noise and traffic and all the other polution will follow. I don't trust this developer or the Eagle City council. This is not how we use our public lands, to close it off and charge people to use it.
Shame on Eagle City Hall for doing this under the table of the people who live right near by. Bad idea!!!

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Posted by Ron Garnys on 07/10/2013 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Park and Ride

This park would be a great asset for Boise/Eagle. Who knows, the next shawn white might be a wee lad at an elementary school right now, just waiting for the right opportunity to blossom.

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Posted by Dustin on 07/10/2013 at 3:31 PM

Re: “The Long Road

Awesome event!

Posted by ajax on 06/25/2013 at 2:27 PM

Re: “Boise's DIY Bikes Hit the Streets

Don't go to Andrew Little, or Got Fixed (his business). He is the most unprofessional bike person I have ever had the misfortune to deal with. He took my bike and my money six months ago for a paint job that should have been a week tops. I STILL don't have my bike back. He won't answer or return calls. The weekly should stop supporting this guy until he can get his act together.

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Posted by Ben Neely on 06/15/2013 at 11:41 AM

Re: “Syfy's Television/Video Game Hybrid 'Defiance' Stumbles

The guy who wrote this article does a very poor job of explaining the story and has hardly played the game. The story is extremely complex and cannot be summed up in a few half-assed paragraphs. Please do yourself a favor, read articles about this game and show from someone who invested more than the 5 minutes that this idiot did.

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Posted by RyanS12334 on 05/25/2013 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Syfy's Television/Video Game Hybrid 'Defiance' Stumbles

'The game is laggy and disconnecting might mean rebooting the computer."

I get an MMO being laggy at launch, they all have been but I don't understand how a laggy game requires the restart of a computer.

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Posted by Negro Slim on 05/25/2013 at 5:06 PM

Re: “Syfy's Television/Video Game Hybrid 'Defiance' Stumbles

Please never write anything about a game again. You clearly have no idea what you're talking about....

"The Good:

Graphically, Defiance is a solid-looking title. Some of the animations are solid as well. The effects and audio are a great combination."

Really? Defiance is one of the least graphically intensive games out right now. It doesn't look terrible but its looks are definitely nothing to write home about.

"The Bad:

The game is laggy and disconnecting might mean rebooting the computer. The monsters are a little too familiar--like they have immigrated from other games--and the general game mechanics do not offer much that is new. There have also been disconnects."

This was clearly information gathered from other websites that posted about these issues a month or so ago when the game WAS having lag problems. There has since been a major patch along with several smaller updates that have all but eliminated any connection issues. And this.. "the monsters are a little too familiar" ... really? I'm assuming this is because you're focusing on the fact that they are "aliens". It's a fantasy/sci-fi game. What do you expect?

Overall, it's a solid game. It has a few minor issues but it's still a fun and interesting concept. Not entirely sure how Defiance is "stumbling" considering they've captured over 1 million players since launch and the TV show has been renewed for a 2nd series and has decent ratings already. You should perform better research before writing ever again.

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Posted by Brad on 05/22/2013 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Adventure Filmmaker Skip Armstrong is Camera Ready

A well told story of a great man. Skip is the real deal.

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Posted by Link on 05/01/2013 at 5:20 PM

Re: “Hang Gliders Set to Return to Hammer Flat

Actually paragliders only. No hang gliders. No way to get them up there.

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Posted by Davis Straub on 04/17/2013 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Rallycross Brings Speed to Idaho's Country Roads

I'd just like to point out that this isn't rally-cross. It's just straight rally. still fun and cool though. Rally-cross is dirt and mud (like a rally) and tarmac track all in one race, it's a cross between two types of racing.

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Posted by Gary Brussé on 03/24/2013 at 2:51 PM

Re: “The Long Way

SpikeBoarding™ is full body high performance endurance sport on a longboard deck. If endurance fitness head to toe is of interest to you, nothing out there holds a candle to SpikeBoarding™ short of Nordic Roller Ski. SpikeBoarders™ never walk and go over and down everything that comes at them. It is more motor sport than gravity sport. Same as snow skiing. No difference at all. Alpine and Nordic. Choose and select the adequate terrain.

Posted by Enrique Cubillo on 02/07/2013 at 7:05 PM

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