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Sept. 27, 2021, 10:21 a.m.
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Re: Best place to practice drops in the north shore?

Posted by: TonyJ

Idle and Chris2 can you please delete your comments, as the it has the original comment quoted in it.

Edited to remove reference, thanks for the reminder.

Aug. 20, 2021, 12:11 p.m.
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Re: Best place to practice drops in the north shore?

Posted by: bux-bux

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Is it public?

July 25, 2021, 11:03 p.m.
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Re: WBP 21

Isn't that the one that was "revealed" in a Remy video where he follows a young shredder around?

July 9, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
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Re: WBP 21

Posted by: ReductiMat

Posted by: Stuminator

Maybe they could fit 2 unrelated folks on the lift if they sat on opposite sides of the chair?

We have been allowed to do it all year, but there’s no signage.

The top part of A-Line is open now and it’s so much better than ever. We even have a hip to play with now.

I'm not even confident enough on jumps to attempt A-Line (getting there, slowly), but even I think the new top section looked amazing while under construction.

May 26, 2021, 6:29 p.m.
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Re: Can you use Trailforks and keep rides from appearing on the Heat Map by marking as private...

Posted by: mudrunner

Posted by: idle

It was posted as a 'story,' which are temporary as far as I understand.  There is a new story posted now, so the one of their triple is gone.

"Stories" on Instagram are there for 24 hours. While the loamer entrance in question was a "story" (with the actual caption "because #Strava"), there was also a standard IG post with several images, hashtags, and an image of the Strava mapping/data. That does not have a time limit....it is only removed voluntarily.  I looked today and the post has been removed.  I am not on Strava, so not sure if that's still publicly available.

But the post was up for over 3 days...which is long enough in the IG life-cycle that all 38.5K followers get it at the top of their feed. There was no mention of the original post or any follow-up addressing the Fromme bear closure, non-essential travelling, responsibility etc... My direct question did not get answered...just outright ignored. Since he posted this all on social media and his account is not private, I can't see why calling him out would been an issue...I mean, people often pray for their content to go viral. Isn't that the point of social media?  

But sometimes the internet is a vicious/vindictive place, so I would like to see some sort of voluntary response by him and/or his sponsors instead of calling him out just yet. Something that addresses the issue and let's people know it's not cool to ignore trail closures for your personal pleasure and benefit (lets face it...posting as an influencer means there are benefits to your actions...also consequences), that non-essential travel during a pandemic shouldn't be flaunted (Squamish made a big deal of asking everyone to stay away....and vice versa), and that such action just rubbed it in the face of all of us who respected the access to our own trails enough to give Fromme a pass for a few days and alter our plans. 

Ignoring the issue won't fix it. I suspect he (or someone he knows) may read this and make it right.

I actually didn't see the post, only the story.  Both RM team members posted a story, so the audience was potentially larger than the 38k.

I understand the situation may be a bit different in Squamish with respect to trail access and building, but when riding outside your local spot (where you should have a good understanding of the rules/etiquette) you should take extra precautions to not publicize trails that aren't on maps.  There have been plenty of videos from areas, Squamish in particular lately, featuring riding on unmarked trails and clues on how to find them if you're paying attention, even if you're not familiar with the area.  It's a shame that more care isn't taken when publishing content like this.

May 26, 2021, 11:55 a.m.
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Re: Can you use Trailforks and keep rides from appearing on the Heat Map by marking as private...

Posted by: shoreboy

I believe his offending IG posts have now been removed? Perhaps someone out there is listening.

It was posted as a 'story,' which are temporary as far as I understand.  There is a new story posted now, so the one of their triple is gone.

May 3, 2021, 10:58 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Posted by: Mic

I am tired, so tired. Just two more days...today and tomorrow. Maybe some picture shooting later so I can relax and pretend full enduro bro.

You can do it!

April 23, 2021, 9:27 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Posted by: Mic

Easter weekend was a bit of a weird one, drank a few beers and 2/3 of a bottle of Laphroaig 10 on Friday and Saturday eve and night.

Woke up with a mild hangover on Sunday and decided to do something about it: Anyone remember that thread on 30 days and 30 rides? Thought that might be a good cleanse mentally and physically. So...my goal is to shoot for 30 days of riding each day, some days a bit easier and some a bit more, and absolutely no alcohol. 

So far, 18 consecutive rides out of 30 days. Legs feel tired but not sore which makes me really happy. Happy Metal!

That's great, keep going!

I did something similar last June -- my only criteria were that it needed to be at least 30 minutes, and my average HR (measured by Garmin Forerunner 235) had to be at least 130.  Not very challenging for most people, but I was pretty unfit and it was a way to kick myself into a higher gear.  Some rides were bare minimum, but most were more intense and/or longer.

April 20, 2021, 1:25 p.m.
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Re: BC COVID Restrictions

Posted by: Straw

I now have one dose of a vaccine.  My understanding is that I can still be a carrier of the virus and pass it along to others.  It's just that I don't get as sick I guess.  Can any vaccine experts confirm?  It's hard to know with so much information to wade though, in addition to figuring out how to get these new microchips out of my bloodstream.

If you remove the microchips, your 5G reception decreases.  You don't slower download speeds, do you?

You can still pick up the virus off a surface, and transfer it to a number of other surfaces that others could then touch.  Should still wear a mask and not get all grabby grabby at any stores you may enter.

March 10, 2021, 2:57 p.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Posted by: mammal

Idle, what tire did you settle on out back? I'm locked into multiple seasons worth of 2.5 WT Minion DHF, on both hard tail and squish bike.

Partly due to availability (at the one store where I was buying CushCore), partly familiarity, I decided to go with 2.5 DHF DD MaxxGrip both front and rear.  I was hoping to try an Assegai/DHR2 combo, but the sizes and casings just didn't pan out.

March 9, 2021, 4:36 p.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Posted by: tashi

Got a Tzuhalem ride in Sunday with the dirt chapter of my “WhatsApp group with a Bikin problem” and man, what a day!

Sunshine AND snow AND hail but lovely while up at the viewpoint for bullshitting and a beer. 

New tire day and it seems that the big tire on the back of the WILDCAT is key to me clicking with this short travel format. So good, finally being a bit aggressive with this bike and it’s working. 

Conditions were wet but if your technique is on than you can still rail the corners and damn, I was (doing my version of) railing the corners!

I love Tzouhalem.  Sounds like a pretty fantastic day in the forest.

Oct. 13, 2020, 7:16 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Posted by: ReductiMat

Conditions couldn't have been better this year.

Definitely miss that singles line and riding after 5pm.  Here's to hoping we get that back next year.

It really was a great year, I agree.

nickel, thanks to you and the rest of the crew for all the work you did over the summer keeping the trails running better than any season I can recall.

Oct. 12, 2020, 11:53 a.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Posted by: nickel

Agreed. It's a creekside thing. "But I live over here" is a pretty common refrain when confronting poachers. 

My recent favorite is a guy who rocks up on active tree felling. I ask him how many closures he rode past to get to where he is, to which he replied "soooo many"

Jesus.  How is that not an instant revocation?  I'd be seething.

Oct. 8, 2020, 7:47 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Posted by: Stuminator

It can be helpful if someone can "tow you in." That way you can get an idea of the speed you need.

Yes, that'd be nice.  I don't normally ride with anyone that hits it though, so a tow is possibly difficult to come by.

Posted by: nickel

Re:f2b road gap, if you're comfortable with reasonable speed on the biggest at Joyride jump park, it's not crazy different in size. Make sure you're consistently landing perfectly composed though. The corner after the first f2b drop is basically immediate. The run in is chunky but it doesn't require a ton of speed. You could start from a stop at the armor rock in the run in and be fine with a bit of work. 

The second one usually requires a bit of pedaling unless you nail the corner and pump the rollers with finesse and power. The step up onto the operating table often requires a small brake tap. The speed is all over the place in there tbh, picking the features apart one at a time isn't the worst way to go.

Thanks for this extra info, nickel.  I'm comfortable on the biggest drop, even with some extra pedal strokes.  I would definitely break it down into smaller chunks, yeah.

Maybe next season.

Oct. 1, 2020, 9:22 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Posted by: thaaad

Hard to say since you can send that large drop super small if you creep off of it. If you pedal in to it you can probably make it nearly as big as Fade to black but not quite as big unless you hammer.

The Joyride drops are easier since you see them coming a mile away and have plenty of time to adjust speed and get your line right. But the landing is occasionally shredded since it's the exposed logging road, it can get quite loose.

The FTB drop is harder since you're coming out of a tech section with a slightly chunky corner immediately before the bridge, but you definitely have time to compose yourself and even get a pedal stroke before the drop.

I would say if you're comfortable sending the large joyride drop with speed then you'll likely be fine dropping a drop the size of the FTB drop, provided you can stay composed before the bridge. There

Thanks for this info!  I knew it was a trickier run-up, just wanted an idea of the size compared to something I had hit a few times recently.  I guess I could go look at Fade to Black to get an idea.  Good point on the variability of the drop size in the Joyride park, too.  I have not been pedaling hard into it after the jump, but feel the speed is pretty decent.  That of course all being relative, and I'm not the fastest person in the park by any measure.

The trail is outside my comfort zone at the moment, and definitely am will not be trying it for the first time when riding solo.

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