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Whistler 2013 Bike Park Conditions

May 17, 2013, 1:07 p.m.
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Most of the lower mountain was open. Pretty busy so we only rode warm up laps. nice work on Heart of Darkness!

no stutter bumps yet!

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May 17, 2013, 2:28 p.m.
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Most of the lower mountain was open. Pretty busy so we only rode warm up laps. nice work on Heart of Darkness!

no stutter bumps yet!

Thanks! Website actually says Fitzsimmons is 100% open!

May 17, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
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Nice and tacky today up until 4 or so when it started raining, then got as you would expect. Lots open, lift line went faster than it looked, good vibe all around, one of the better opening days. Get up there!

May 17, 2013, 4:57 p.m.
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Thanks! Website actually says Fitzsimmons is 100% open!

98%. Lower Canadian DH was closed.

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

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May 17, 2013, 10:11 p.m.
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Conditions were great today - then the rain came. Tomorrow - stutter bumps and slime before the berms. :lol:

May 18, 2013, 12:21 a.m.
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Holy fuck, lines were 2010 long, but were July conditions. I like it here.

May 18, 2013, 12:29 a.m.
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Everything for the most part is open. Brian and son were ripping it up. Semenuck has a really sparkly Red Bull helmet and HOD has been awesomly reworked.

May 18, 2013, 8:34 a.m.
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Everything for the most part is open. Brian and son were ripping it up. Semenuck has a really sparkly Red Bull helmet and HOD has been awesomly reworked.

Kinda strange that they would add that kind of speed to HoD..

This trip to Kelowna was definately an undertaking - Liam and I had been planning this project for 24 hours. We worked really hard to pull out all the stops in this video. We had slo-mo goggle shots; time lapses; pedal flips; outrageous product shots; unloading and loading the bike; walking through the field with your hand in wheat. At the end of the day this trip was all about just getting out and riding with all my friends.

www.letsridebikes.ca

May 18, 2013, 7:42 p.m.
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Basically the muddiest I've ever been. The rain was heavy for a bit, and left puddles in front of most jumps on A-Line… but still lots of fun.

May 19, 2013, 6:07 p.m.
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Any update on conditions from today? Hopefully it's drying out a bit. Was thinking of heading up tomorrow

May 19, 2013, 6:49 p.m.
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Greasy in the morning. Drying out though. Should be perfect tomorrow.

I think 435,324 people were riding today.

May 19, 2013, 7:32 p.m.
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Yup, it was busy today. Busier than Crankworx last summer…should be drying out nicely though

May 19, 2013, 8:18 p.m.
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Super Busy,but so fun:)

May 20, 2013, 4:37 p.m.
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Couple new ladders on Devil's Club, including the one that was tilted [HTML_REMOVED] tough when greasy. I like the rework on HOD except the straightaway along the creek. It's been widened. I always liked how it got narrow there along the orange snow fence. The jumps on DM seem bigger. Most of the rocks are greasier than they look. A lift supervisor told me that Sunday was the busiest he's ever seen the Fitz bike line-up.

May 20, 2013, 5:38 p.m.
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Couple new ladders on Devil's Club, including the one that was tilted [HTML_REMOVED] tough when greasy. I like the rework on HOD except the straightaway along the creek. It's been widened. I always liked how it got narrow there along the orange snow fence. The jumps on DM seem bigger. Most of the rocks are greasier than they look. A lift supervisor told me that Sunday was the busiest he's ever seen the Fitz bike line-up.

I always want to take that first HOD berm against the road as high as possible and always end up t-boning the following one. The need to fly outweighs my need to finish first I guess.

I wonder if they renamed Afternoon Delight to Technoir due to the fact the three choices one had coming out of it were more difficult than AD?

Anyhoo, I'm looking forward to mid-week, empty park laps.

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