It was totally fun while it lasted. Some amazing memories, and accomplishments. I mean in 2002 we hosted a full on Canada Cup here. There were 2 DH courses, a really cool DS course, XC - some of the best in the country according to former champ Alison Sydor, Jumps, Short BMX Style track, and a sick freeride course - so sick it got closed down after someone plummeted to the ground and broke their shoulder.
I’m told there were something around 10k people through Martock that weekend. That seems to be a lot. I liked the hot tubs, vendors and way ahead of its time festival atmosphere - not to mention insane amounts of people around participating in everything. It was awesome!!!
Could it have kept going? I dunno - maybe? It was all about the energy put in and the community. The people made it happen. I can’t remember how many users - something around 5500 when I did the last export? Some would be on all the time as it was uncommon for me to go to a rider friend’s house or business and see their browser flash up without ecmtb.com as the home page.
Now I am scratching my head to see who might have a working internet-capable old computer that can run IDE drives… I might try and dump all these drives I have on to a fingernail sized 64gb micro-sd. Yeah - that’s pretty fucked, too.