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Hornby Island Riding

June 29, 2006, 9:35 p.m.
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There is some amazing singletrack XC riding on Hornby. There're only a few shore-style structures but they're pretty well built and quite fun.

This is some of the sweet moss lined, super fast singletrack that's all over the place. Fun times!

I learned the hard way to towel off my bike before the dog. I'd rather have a slightly oily dog than a hairy bike.

Beautiful west coast, ocean inspired pottery.

June 29, 2006, 9:51 p.m.
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dope
i wanna ride there now!

June 29, 2006, 9:57 p.m.
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nice singletrack

June 29, 2006, 10:09 p.m.
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That doesn't look like a XC bike :P

I've been wanting to check that out for a while now. Would a hardtail be best? Or a 5-6 inch squishy?

June 29, 2006, 10:52 p.m.
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I don't have a HT anymore so I always bring my squishy bike. A light all-mountain bike would be awesome, but a hardtail would be more fun than a heavy big bike.

I learned the hard way to towel off my bike before the dog. I'd rather have a slightly oily dog than a hairy bike.

Beautiful west coast, ocean inspired pottery.

June 29, 2006, 11:21 p.m.
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HT would be perfect, don't really need a double banger. In fact a fully ridgid would work fine also. The single track is soo smooth!

Did you try that short section with all the natural bermed switchbacks that is located in a sort of dry stream bed, like a roller coaster on its side? Can't remember its name. I found myself giggling like a fool as I rode down that section.

Please let me demonstrate the ride around; really it's no trouble.

June 30, 2006, 12:56 a.m.
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Hornby Island is probably one of the best places in Canada, its an awesome island in every aspect, I spend quite a bit of time there, great riding, epic long singletrack with a fun freeride trail or two, fantastic beaches and atmosphere, check it out!

June 30, 2006, 7:44 a.m.
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HT would be perfect, don't really need a double banger. In fact a fully ridgid would work fine also. The single track is soo smooth!

Did you try that short section with all the natural bermed switchbacks that is located in a sort of dry stream bed, like a roller coaster on its side? Can't remember its name. I found myself giggling like a fool as I rode down that section.

No Horses

June 30, 2006, 8:15 a.m.
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fark that singletrack looks sick!!!

June 30, 2006, 10:48 a.m.
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can you shuttle the trails? im going there for a week with my bike this summer. does the bike shop hook you up with directions?

June 30, 2006, 11:22 a.m.
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There's no shuttling. The access roads are closed to vehicles but they're a pretty easy grade for the most part. I only pushed for about 100m on the main uptrack and I was riding a big bike with a totally sketched out crankset. Its really only about a 20min-30min ride to the top anyway.

There are also longer, but less steep ways of getting to the top as well. Don't go expecting to ride chainless. This isn't downhill riding like we have on the shore. Its more of a super fast, smooth, big ring rip when heading back downhill.

Jeremy at the bike rental place can hook you up with a cheap map (proceeds go to trail maintenance). I've heard that he's going to resurrect the festival and XC race that used to take place there every year.

I learned the hard way to towel off my bike before the dog. I'd rather have a slightly oily dog than a hairy bike.

Beautiful west coast, ocean inspired pottery.

June 30, 2006, 12:04 p.m.
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I have dreams about no horses…that 2nd pic is out of my dreams…you can rail that trail with the little trees wizzing an inch from your bars and the rays creating a stobing effect while flying down it….

I need to hit up hornby again soon me thinks…

June 30, 2006, 12:05 p.m.
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Jeremy at the bike rental place can hook you up with a cheap map (proceeds go to trail maintenance). I've heard that he's going to resurrect the festival and XC race that used to take place there every year.

Oh man…if this is true so many people are going to be happy…I loved going to that fest….

June 30, 2006, 1:10 p.m.
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Wow, I thought I rode every trail there, then I saw that pic of a built stunt. I didn't know any existed on Hornby. Rip it down! j/k.

4 Dead Aliens :agree:

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June 30, 2006, 1:24 p.m.
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that trail looks so fun

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