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Seymour Conditions

Feb. 26, 2019, 8:17 a.m.
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Has anyone braved the Seymour trails in the past week? Are they icy and treacherous or not bad?

My brother in law and I are considering signing up for the Dirty Duo, and I'm a bit nervous to race on icy trails.

Feb. 26, 2019, 9:08 a.m.
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I have not been up since Sunday 16th and we have had more snow since then. That day we road corkscrew, Pingu, Severed to John Deer. Was it ridable yes, was it icy and difficult, yes. It calls upon all of your skills to be utilized. I wish I had switched to flats thats for sure. I am personally staying away and using the trainer for the next little while until we get back to the conditions we all love.

Cheers. Best of luck if you do race.

Feb. 26, 2019, 11:28 a.m.
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I rode there the 23rd (Saturday) it was mostly rideable but not a "do a 30km race" level of rideable. Like whisper says it's a lot of work. I would not want to add a racing environment to the mix. It's ok for 1.5 hours or so of not trying to get anywhere fast.

But, daytime highs are pretty warm next few days though so it might melt, severed and forever are not super high...

Feb. 26, 2019, 12:39 p.m.
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Posted by: Kenny

But, daytime highs are pretty warm next few days though so it might melt, severed and forever are not super high...

That's what I'm wondering. I've emailed the organizers asking about their plans for weather/snow cancellations. If I were a race organizer, I wouldn't be putting folks (who may not be hardcore mountain bikers) out in slippery stuff. Let alone folks that have already run the course and are switching to the bike - i.e. a bit delusional with slow reaction times after that many hours of physical activity.

Feb. 26, 2019, 2:57 p.m.
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Let us know what you hear, seems like a pretty good race. It's probably around my limit fitness-wise, so something I'll be keeping an eye on in future years either as my fitness improves or trail conditions are more in my wheelhouse.

Feb. 26, 2019, 3:05 p.m.
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Posted by: Taz123

Posted by: Kenny

But, daytime highs are pretty warm next few days though so it might melt, severed and forever are not super high...

That's what I'm wondering. I've emailed the organizers asking about their plans for weather/snow cancellations. If I were a race organizer, I wouldn't be putting folks (who may not be hardcore mountain bikers) out in slippery stuff. Let alone folks that have already run the course and are switching to the bike - i.e. a bit delusional with slow reaction times after that many hours of physical activity.

Good point. They may adjust the course, but that's racing, no way they will cancel it.

Looks like for the most part the snow should be gone by then.

Feb. 26, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
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Photo from near the top of Pangor on Feb 21  

Pangor Trail Report

http://www.trailforks.com/report/493400

Feb. 26, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
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A friend took this while on a run on Saturday morning (23rd), Powerline near Pingu entrance:


 Last edited by: PaulB on Feb. 26, 2019, 8:56 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
Feb. 28, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
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Anyone aware of any trails within an hour drive of Vancouver that would be snow free this weekend? I am guessing we need some warmer weather to get rid of the snow...

Feb. 28, 2019, 12:19 p.m.
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Best bet? Go to the Air Rec Center or keep an eye out for updates at Coast Gravity.

March 3, 2019, 7:44 a.m.
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Old Buck is 80% bare and dry

Severed still has snow, but is not ice, so rideable

what ever you do, AVOID HYANNIS area, it's a skating rink (probably Fishermens too)


 Last edited by: taprider on March 3, 2019, 1:28 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
March 3, 2019, 10:56 a.m.
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yeah, I went out to try to do a quick loop of salamander/sticks and stones - couldn't make it up Highschool before wrecking and spraining my wrist - total skating rink. Luckily its a minor sprain - but yeah we need some warmer weather or a good rain to get rid of the ice.

March 3, 2019, 5:10 p.m.
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As long as this freeze / thaw weather stays in town, it'll be the same. Ice ice, baby.

March 3, 2019, 7:44 p.m.
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The connector trail from the end of Hill Drive is a good way in from Hyannis. Mostly clear. Devoid of the treacherous ice elsewhere.

Also avoid stuff along the Seymour River (Fisherman’s, trail up to Rice Lake, Bridle climb). So freaking icy!

March 3, 2019, 9:49 p.m.
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Is there much dog walking potential between Old Buck and 1st Switchback (P.E. etc....) ?

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