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Shore's Future not so bright

June 3, 2014, 8:07 a.m.
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Ledges, Newt Sac, Morning Sickness…. all are in awesome shape with old school tech and will rock your skills! Oh wait wrong wrong North Shore… :p

Nelson North Shore is one of my favorite areas to go and ride (make that Nelson in general) Every year after my visit my skill set has definitely improved :D

Think I will start planning my summer trip :dizzy:


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June 10, 2014, 6:25 a.m.
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http://dirtmountainbike.com/featured/truth-trails-smarten-dont-dumb.html#!WYBxL

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June 10, 2014, 10:36 a.m.
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"So the next time you hear someone bitterly complaining about trails being dumbed down ask them what they have done to smarten things up."

best quote anywhere.

:canada:

June 10, 2014, 11:19 a.m.
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http://dirtmountainbike.com/featured/truth-trails-smarten-dont-dumb.html#!WYBxL

A great article. I like reading Seb's stuff.

But what if that was it, that every time I rode my bike it was exactly the same? What if all trails were flow country trails? I’d hate it.

I very much agree, but the opposite is also true: if all trails were double black tech gnar, I'd hate it.

The beauty of mountain biking is the variety.

^ This.

Ride, don't slide.

June 10, 2014, 11:23 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 28, 2014

After racing the enduro this past weekend, I can say that I sure don't like riding chundery trails anymore. The parts of the trails that had obvious work done to them to help with speed and flow were super fun. The rough untouched portions were just bad. In my opinion anyway. Speed is a technical feature of a trail too, it doesn't have to be huge rocks, roots, and awkward turns to be challenging.

June 10, 2014, 11:23 a.m.
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"The beauty of mountain biking is the variety."

best quote anywhere.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

June 10, 2014, 11:42 a.m.
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Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

June 10, 2014, 12:21 p.m.
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I see the back of a young woman's head

ps Neds, as it is, is one of my favourite trails

June 11, 2014, 11:10 a.m.
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Joined: May 11, 2014

"The beauty of mountain biking is the variety."

best quote anywhere.

Exactly.

This whole debate would simmer down if some trails could be designated 'permanently gnarly' and others 'permanently nice'. The we'd all know what to expect.

It's not like the beginners are only going to ride beginner trails there whole life. Some of them could be gnar riders in training.

June 11, 2014, 11:54 a.m.
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I see the back of a young woman's head

ps Neds, as it is, is one of my favourite trails

I see Jabba the Hut eating some Princess.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

June 12, 2014, 4:03 p.m.
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"Trails for all, trails forever."

http://www.straight.com/life/662476/north-shore-mountain-bike-trails-get-smoother-cyclists-get-older

There's nothing better than an Orangina after cheating death with Digger.

June 12, 2014, 5:24 p.m.
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"the shore lol"

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June 12, 2014, 5:34 p.m.
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We rode up Old Buck, over to that new Severed Entrance, out on Baden Powell to the powerlines to Forever After, over to Greenland and Bottletop. It was as much fun as I've had on a bike in a while. Evidence of all the new trailwork and just how bright the Shore's future is on every trail. I'd say things have never been better.

June 12, 2014, 9:58 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 27, 2002

We rode Executioner/DW a week back and after mainly riding Pemby and Squamish this year and I could barely hang on at times. People who say the Shore is being dumbed down just need to speed up. It's f**king brutal if you're hauling.

"I do like how you generally bring an open-minded and positive vibe to the threads you participate in"

- Morgman

June 12, 2014, 10:43 p.m.
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Joined: May 11, 2014

We rode up Old Buck, over to that new Severed Entrance, out on Baden Powell to the powerlines to Forever After, over to Greenland and Bottletop. It was as much fun as I've had on a bike in a while. Evidence of all the new trailwork and just how bright the Shore's future is on every trail. I'd say things have never been better.

Shut up and love the gnar!

(I kid, I kid)

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