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2 days on the shore — what trails would you hit?

May 10, 2023, 10:07 a.m.
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They look... Stressful. Lol

May 10, 2023, 11:28 a.m.
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It's definitely more intense in person than it looks in that video. Fun, but has some consequence.

May 10, 2023, noon
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Yes, kudos to the builders and to those who ride that but it's not for me. The reason I like the Blind Skier, Slippery Canoe, Pull Tab, Upper Tall Cans, Wutang descent is that is (almost) all natural trail surface with a nice level of tech and creative use of the terrain but nothing too hard (for me) or consequential.

May 10, 2023, 12:17 p.m.
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looks cool! thanks for the vid. need to make a point of taking some time to explore that zone...

May 10, 2023, 12:48 p.m.
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Posted by: niels@nsmb.com

Yes, kudos to the builders and to those who ride that but it's not for me. The reason I like the Blind Skier, Slippery Canoe, Pull Tab, Upper Tall Cans, Wutang descent is that is (almost) all natural trail surface with a nice level of tech and creative use of the terrain but nothing too hard (for me) or consequential.

This is one of the best (on map) laps on the shore IMO.


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May 11, 2023, 5:04 a.m.
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Posted by: niels@nsmb.com

Yes, kudos to the builders and to those who ride that but it's not for me. The reason I like the Blind Skier, Slippery Canoe, Pull Tab, Upper Tall Cans, Wutang descent is that is (almost) all natural trail surface with a nice level of tech and creative use of the terrain but nothing too hard (for me) or consequential.

To be fair the BLT to Upper Tall Cans or Slippery is my usual go-to. That combo isn't that hard to climb to and it's pretty moderate all the way down. I only brought up SGS because it's impressive to see in person and I find Blind Skier not really worth the extra climb. BLT to BLT/UTC is really good bang for your buck. This shorter route also lets you do laps of the various sections (i.e. first down UTC then a second upper pass down Roach Clip).

May 11, 2023, 6:08 a.m.
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Posted by: thaaad

Posted by: niels@nsmb.com

Yes, kudos to the builders and to those who ride that but it's not for me. The reason I like the Blind Skier, Slippery Canoe, Pull Tab, Upper Tall Cans, Wutang descent is that is (almost) all natural trail surface with a nice level of tech and creative use of the terrain but nothing too hard (for me) or consequential.

This is one of the best (on map) laps on the shore IMO.

I'll put a vote in for Old Buck climb up to TNT/Dales/ForeverAfter then back up GSM and down CBuster/Applicator/Bridle/Empress.

May 16, 2023, 2:47 p.m.
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You guys need to check out my fav Cypress line - lots more riding than the Slippery/PT/UTC/Wu line.

UJp BLT to the Double cross connector. Hit DC or various alternatives to get you to where DC crosses SexGirl. SexGirl to Fern. Take the cross mountain (OCM Connector on TF) to S&M and go down S&M to the Upper Mountain Path.

Amazing line down.


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May 17, 2023, 6:23 a.m.
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Posted by: Ddean

You guys need to check out my fav Cypress line - lots more riding than the Slippery/PT/UTC/Wu line.

UJp BLT to the Double cross connector. Hit DC or various alternatives to get you to where DC crosses SexGirl. SexGirl to Fern. Take the cross mountain (OCM Connector on TF) to S&M and go down S&M to the Upper Mountain Path.

Amazing line down.

This is an amazing lap. Definitely a more traditional Cypress lap which that means it's a few notches steeper and more technical than the Slippery/PT/UTC/Wu line.

May 29, 2023, 7:16 a.m.
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Just wanted to thank everyone for their help and input. Had a great 2 days. Day one rode up to Fromme from Lonsdale quay, up the climb trail which was fun, and did 7th secret, leperd, Krinkum, then rode up to pipeline and did that, then along Baden Powell (which might just be the jankiest of all the trails haha) to the road, back up. Rode down upper Oil can (bypassing the big moves) for nostalgias sake as it was the first trail I ever rode on the shore 20 yrs ago), and down Expresso, and then the flow trails back down to Braemar. 2nd day I hit Seymour and did CBC, cabin trail, Dales, Forever after, up the climb trail, down corkscrew, Pingu, and then Pangor. Unfortunately I had a minor crash which damaged my brake master cylinder (I love my Maguras but a plastic body is dumb), halfway down Pangor so I had a slightly terrifying descent on the front brake only the rest of the way. Coasted home super easy on Empress Bypass but ended my day prematurely. Had hoped to go back up one more time to hit Boogeyman. Still a great 2 days so cant complain. Thanks everyone. You live in a wonderful and beautiful place and I am awed every time I come. I am a NSMBA member despite living in Edmonton, because I just think its so phenomenal what’s been done out there.

May 29, 2023, 7:23 a.m.
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Good to hear you had a great time!

May 29, 2023, 7:25 a.m.
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Thanks for the kind words, and especially the NSMBA membership!   Awesome to here visitors supporting the trail work too.  

(Sorry about your brake.   Welcome the Shore, leave parts in sacrifice pile over there please)

May 29, 2023, 8:42 a.m.
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Posted by: niels@nsmb.com

Posted by: xy9ine

someone have pics of said SGS bridges? now i'm intrigued.

From 3:55 in below video. They lead you across a steep mountainside into a difficult rock move near the end.

I haven't ridden that in close to a decade, and the last time I did, I incurred massive stanchion damage via that jagged rock that reaches out to the right at 4:35. It was a bit wet that day, and I felt like a total alien on the bike.

Isn't that the Antagonizer?

May 29, 2023, 8:46 a.m.
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Posted by: mhaager2

Day one rode up to Fromme from Lonsdale quay, up the climb trail which was fun, and did 7th secret, leperd, Krinkum, then rode up to pipeline and did that, then along Baden Powell (which might just be the jankiest of all the trails haha) to the road, back up. Rode down upper Oil can (bypassing the big moves) for nostalgias sake as it was the first trail I ever rode on the shore 20 yrs ago), and down Expresso, and then the flow trails back down to Braemar. 

This first-loop makes me feel like a weakling. That's a good effort/tour.

May 29, 2023, 9:19 a.m.
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Posted by: mammal

Posted by: mhaager2

Day one rode up to Fromme from Lonsdale quay, up the climb trail which was fun, and did 7th secret, leperd, Krinkum, then rode up to pipeline and did that, then along Baden Powell (which might just be the jankiest of all the trails haha) to the road, back up. Rode down upper Oil can (bypassing the big moves) for nostalgias sake as it was the first trail I ever rode on the shore 20 yrs ago), and down Expresso, and then the flow trails back down to Braemar. 

This first-loop makes me feel like a weakling. That's a good effort/tour.

Agreed. That is a super human loop. If that wasn't e-assisted kudos to an impressive day out!

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