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Help wanted: plan a BC enduro trip in August

April 17, 2016, 11:14 a.m.
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Hi,
I'm planning a trip to BC in August this summer. I'm gonna have about 10 days or riding to do in the lower mainland probably end of August.

I know Whistler bike park and I rode twice on Seymour.
The plan this year is to bring my enduro bike and go riding some loop in Squamish, Pemberton, Fromme, Cypress and try the Whistler Valley trails.

The plan is to do about one loop per day with an average of 1500m vertical.

So do you have any advise to do the best trails in the differents locations above. There are so many and it's difficult to choose by just looking at trailforks.

So what are your recommendations (It's best for me to avoid very high skinnies and big jumps)?

Thanks

April 19, 2016, 8:50 p.m.
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check the Fraser Valley out as well

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April 20, 2016, 5:48 p.m.
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I'll give you a tour around Squamish if you give me a tour in France in September.

April 20, 2016, 6:14 p.m.
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I'll give you a tour around Squamish if you give me a tour in France in September.

Same. I will show you around parts of the BC interior if you are my tour guide for France.

April 21, 2016, 7:29 a.m.
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ENDURO!

April 23, 2016, 12:49 a.m.
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I think you need to post a very honest assessment of your riding ability and what you truly enjoy riding for people to make good recommendations, everyone enjoys different things.
Or do you wish to sample a bit and everything. Gladly pm me if you want a local contact and have any questions. I ride fraser valley, shore, squamish and whistler often.

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April 23, 2016, 9:34 p.m.
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I think you need to post a very honest assessment of your riding ability and what you truly enjoy riding for people to make good recommendations, everyone enjoys different things.
Or do you wish to sample a bit and everything. Gladly pm me if you want a local contact and have any questions. I ride fraser valley, shore, squamish and whistler often.

What routes on Seymour did you ride and how did you like them? That would be a good start for recommendations in the other areas you were asking about.

April 23, 2016, 9:48 p.m.
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check the Fraser Valley out as well

I heard it sucks there. CBC is open now anyways!

April 24, 2016, 8:40 p.m.
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I heard it sucks there. CBC is open now anyways!

very valid point , ride the shore fraser valley sucks!!!

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April 25, 2016, 7:37 a.m.
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While I know the 'CBC' comment is an old joke, if one is going to fly half way around the world and ride some trails that gave the North Shore in particular it's reputation, then CBC would probably be a better suggestion than the likes of Squidline. I'll openly disclose that I've not ridden Squidline but I've seen enough photos and videos to see that it looks great BUT trails like this are found all over the UK. Personally I'll take buffed benchcut trails over never ending chundery rocks any day, but from a tourist perspective, maybe they are looking for something completely different from their home trails?

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April 26, 2016, 3:07 a.m.
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Hi eveybody.
I just got my plane ticket this morning. I will be in the interior until the 19th of August with my family. For sure I will be able to ride Merritt, Kamloops, Savona, Harper, Sun peaks and I hope Silverstar. I'm gonna crash at my brother in law in Logan Lake.

For my rinding skills and what I already did: Whistler Bike park. I loved about everything. I just have some hard times with double jumps (I'm OK with tables) and drop if they are over 10 feet or with a sketchy landing. I'm not a big fan of skinnies if they are very narrow and high in the air.

In seymour I rode CBC (loved it), TNT, Pangor (loved it too even if I didn't some sections) and some other trails but I can't remember the name.
I like a little bit of everything technical stuffs and flow stuffs.

My wife is flying back to Toronto on the 19th so between the 19th to the 28th (my flight is on 29th) I'm gonna be commited to ride at 100% :) I'll have a rental car so I can move around. I think I'm gonna stay in Squamish but nothing is decided yet. I'm flexible.

For the tour in France in September, it's possible but in my area (French Riviera). We have good stuffs too: http://www.trailforks.com/region/figanieres--draguignan/

Thanks.

April 26, 2016, 6:56 a.m.
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Hi eveybody.
I just got my plane ticket this morning. I will be in the interior until the 19th of August with my family. For sure I will be able to ride Merritt, Kamloops, Savona, Harper, Sun peaks and I hope Silverstar. I'm gonna crash at my brother in law in Logan Lake.

For my rinding skills and what I already did: Whistler Bike park. I loved about everything. I just have some hard times with double jumps (I'm OK with tables) and drop if they are over 10 feet or with a sketchy landing. I'm not a big fan of skinnies if they are very narrow and high in the air.

In seymour I rode CBC (loved it), TNT, Pangor (loved it too even if I didn't some sections) and some other trails but I can't remember the name.
I like a little bit of everything technical stuffs and flow stuffs.

My wife is flying back to Toronto on the 19th so between the 19th to the 28th (my flight is on 29th) I'm gonna be commited to ride at 100% :) I'll have a rental car so I can move around. I think I'm gonna stay in Squamish but nothing is decided yet. I'm flexible.

For the tour in France in September, it's possible but in my area (French Riviera). We have good stuffs too: http://www.trailforks.com/region/figanieres--draguignan/

Thanks.

Hit me up when in Kamloops. I'll show you the goods.

April 26, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
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Hit me up when in Kamloops. I'll show you the goods.

No problems I will do for sure. My brother in law is riding too but he has only a DH bike so it's bike park or shuttle only.
Last tie I went to BC I had only my DH bike but this time I will have the Spartan so I can ride uphill too :)

I just checked the trailforks heatmap and it seems that Cypress is not ridden a lot compare to Fromme or Seymour. Why?

Thanks.

April 26, 2016, 11:37 a.m.
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No problems I will do for sure. My brother in law is riding too but he has only a DH bike so it's bike park or shuttle only.
Last tie I went to BC I had only my DH bike but this time I will have the Spartan so I can ride uphill too :)

I just checked the trailforks heatmap and it seems that Cypress is not ridden a lot compare to Fromme or Seymour. Why?

Thanks.

Too many enduroers. Everyone is now afraid of the gnar.

April 29, 2016, 11:06 a.m.
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Hi again,
I have a question for the Whistler specialist. If I want to go to Top of the World and riding some good trails after. I saw on Trailforks that you have some options on your way down:

1/ Stay on Top of the World and finish in the Bike park.
2/ Ride "ride don't slide" to "BC's trail"
3/ Go to Khyber pass and Middle of nowhere.

What is the best option for you? For info, I already rode the rest of the WBP and I will ride it again with a regular lift ticket anyway.

Thanks.

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