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6 Crown Link-Up

June 23, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
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6 Crown Link-Up

June 17/16

Stoked, to finish my epic link-up riding 6 different mountains in the Tri-City and North Shore zones.What's so cool about living in these areas is that you can live in the urban, but still escape to the trails on a bike. After years of riding all these trails.It was fun and hard to complete the full link-up in a day.

There is road riding involved in connecting the mountain bike trails.That's how I got involved in riding, was the ability to pedal from the door and ride Seymour.

Half way through, I bent a shifting cable. I was stuck with a fixed gear on the back but three gears on the front.It was the hottest part of the day climbing up Seymour. More out of the saddle riding than I hoped for.Conditions were prime. With a fresh rain to keep the dirt tacky but not too wet, sunny but cool in the trees.

In the name of tradition.9 speed shifting was used, with a rear road deraileur.26 inch wheels,QR for the seatpost. Plus, I can't afford the latest gear.Listening to my MP3 Walkman.I pulled out The Clash/Hits Back. I forget how good they still are.

Giver don't skidder!

Coquitlam-Port Moody-Burnaby-Vancouver-North Vancouver-West Vancouver


Dur, 13:49, 111km, asc 11473', dsc 11470'

Movescount Track

June 23, 2016, 12:41 p.m.
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holy crap that's one big ride!

June 23, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
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Way to crank it up a knotch.

That's a big slog.

Nice one

People always ask me what's the phenomenon
Yo what's up? Yo what's goin' on- Adam Yauch

June 23, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
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Now lets wait till the OneUp guys post their stats…looks like a few groups were up to something epic on the Solstice weekend.

Impressive ride. I like that you linked it all up via pedal power.

June 23, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
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No. By chance Andy did this a few days before….14 liter back…..self supported….more vert….more distance….one extra peak…

June 23, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
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Now lets wait till the OneUp guys post their stats…looks like a few groups were up to something epic on the Solstice weekend.

pemby to squamish - 152km, 3370m climbing. damn.

June 25, 2016, 11:13 a.m.
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Congrats. By the way. No easy task I am sure. Sounds like your bike was hanging on by a thread. This is a first. I have been riding since 84. I do not remember anyone trying this variation. Many epic rides were put down by many riders…..Especially in in the early 90's by pro elite racers……Just not this specific variation. Good call on the self supported approach.

June 25, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
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That's a big day on the Sea to Sky.
Cool vid. I'm focusing on my backyard
Trails. Seeing what is possible riding the bike human powered with a backpack.

June 28, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
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Trout and Trouser are OG beasts.


July 2, 2016, 2:05 p.m.
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Thanks. For the kind words. :czech:@white riOt. My younger brother is really picking up the slack these days. Have a good one.

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