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Sept. 20, 2019, 1:42 p.m.
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Re: NBR Confessions

Posted by: BigFoot

Posted by: FLATCH

I don’t know how anyone can call Justin a racist . Have a look at his record with bringing in refugees from Syria and other countries when nobody else would take them. How many minorities are in his cabinet.

uhhhh... because Justin admitted it was racist? That was your first clue.

It's called pandering...    you must be fun at parties.

Sept. 20, 2019, 11:50 a.m.
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Re: NBR Confessions

Posted by: BigFoot

Back on topic of Confessions.

1) I think people who wear blackface are racist.

2) I think people who don't think it's racist for other people to wear blackface are ignorant.

Playing "Cowboys and Indians" when I was a kid I guess makes me a racist I guess...   what about all the NFL names of teams?  Are the owners racist as well or the team supporters?  So if a black person paints his face white makes him a racist.  I'm no JT fan but I certainly don't think he's a racist.   Funny how the Cons are calling him out on this.

Sept. 19, 2019, 3 p.m.
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Re: Work on Fromme Climbing Trail

Posted by: earleb

Posted by: LoamtoHome

the problem with the climbing trail is that there is too much downhill on it and it takes too much time to climb. I'm sorry but it's poorly designed as a climbing trail and I'm not the only one who thinks this.

I agree with your statement.

Approval for "new" trail is nightmare that takes a very very long time. If the board held out for an ideal route of all fresh newly built trail we might all still be climbing the road.

What the climbing route as it is now isn't the route that might exist in 5+ years. Work is ongoing for permission to make it a better more direct route.

Why was it built like that in the first place?  Was it even approved by the Land Manager?  Did the NSMBA build it without permission?

I've always liked taking the road up... less effort and way faster than the climbing trail.

Sept. 19, 2019, 8:29 a.m.
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Re: Work on Fromme Climbing Trail

the problem with the climbing trail is that there is too much downhill on it and it takes too much time to climb.  I'm sorry but it's poorly designed as a climbing trail and I'm not the only one who thinks this.

Sept. 5, 2019, 9:03 a.m.
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Re: 2018 Seymour Trail Conditions Thread

that's crazy...  can't you just walk around the bridge.   I'll just climb my bike up the hiking trail.

Aug. 30, 2019, 9:50 a.m.
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Re: What Alu Tubless rims have you've been happy most with

just started out on a Flow EX3 with a RimpactMTB insert in the rear.  Good reviews on both products.

Aug. 29, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
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Joined: March 14, 2017
Re: Vancouver Island Trails

Posted by: pedalhound

If you want more steep, techy stuff head out to Sooke...they love the jank out there (amazing views as well)!

Zig Zag is the best trail around there

Aug. 27, 2019, 11:32 a.m.
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Re: E-bike rangers patrolling Seymour

Posted by: JLW124

Has anyone actually run into the E-rangers while riding unsanctioned trails?

yes and friends of mine have tickets as well.

Aug. 27, 2019, 11:30 a.m.
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Joined: March 14, 2017
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Grow the sport!  More people riding the trails the better....

Aug. 12, 2019, 9:40 p.m.
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Re: E-bike rangers patrolling Seymour

Posted by: earleb

I didn't say it was as easy as scratching in the average fall line skidder. It would be a boat load more work to build a sustainable trail that recreates the "experience" of the DarkSide. But until someone cracks that nut expect the status quo to continue.

Off the top of my head I'd say Full Pull does a good job of mixing steep with sustainability. It certainly wasn't a quick project, LOTS of scouting, and several seasons of building by experienced builders. Could it handle full Seymour shuttle traffic?

Blackcomb trails are steep, gnarly and have had EWS races on them but somehow they last. Some of DS trails have been around for over 15 and 20 years with lots of traffic and are in good shape. Land Managers here just want to build golden dirt trails.... why the rogue building continues.

July 30, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
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Re: Whistler Trails 2019 (not WBP)

Posted by: JVP

Posted by: grambo

Did TOTW, Khbyer, MON, LOC on Friday... they've added some new doubletrack width flow bits to TOTW to bypass what I remember as very chundery rocks in the flat section before HWY 86 near Stu Inn. It's well built, steep short berms that are fun to push into... First time down Khyber/MON. Really enjoyed them, more old school single track feeling like Kashmir with fun crux moves/chutes here and there... and cool again to be riding through a classic zone you can ski in the winter. LOC is super wet still, not just the mud bogs (thank you builder for the bridges) but just overall it feels like a solid week long heat wave is needed on that trail. Was in better shape when I rode it late June.

Middle of Nowhere, Kashmir and Line of Control have been crazy wet. A week ago it was a lot of work keeping any speed even on trail bikes since it was so goopy. Regretted having the fullface on for that one. Last time I rode it was typical mid-summer conditions and it was a lot better. I'll probably only ride that stuff if everything else is blown-out dry in the future. On the same day Dark Crystal zone was darn near perfection. 

How is RDS these days? I've avoided it in recent years since they toned it down. I've lost interest in the bike park, but a top of the world lap is a fun option when the legs are toast.

aren't the original lines on RDS still there?

July 30, 2019, 11:47 a.m.
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Re: E-bike rangers patrolling Seymour

Posted by: syncro

Depends on the terrain and trail bed

sustained steeps just creates troughs....  unless you are on granite rocks.

July 29, 2019, 10:31 p.m.
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Re: E-bike rangers patrolling Seymour

Short sections of steep and know where the water goes or know how to divert the water. Sustained steep is just bad building in a rain forest.

July 29, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
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Joined: March 14, 2017
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: Brocklanders

Ahh cute, I'm sure he really cares, doubt it. I wonder how many people brought their bikes back to the shops wanting a refund in Washington state last year? After they said no to ebikes on the best single track trail areas in Issaquah. Buyers in the Seattle area must have been stoked.

doubt it would stop anyone.

July 29, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Posts: 95
Joined: March 14, 2017
Re: E-bike rangers patrolling Seymour

Posted by: trumpstinyhands

Posted by: earleb

Posted by: skooks

Well that's one opinion. I dont think people will stop riding loamers, despite signs or fines.

Ain't nobody going to stop riding the Darkside unless the same trail experience is provided legally.

How does one provide the same trail experience legally though? The whole issue with 'loamers' is that they can't handle the traffic. As soon as someone scrapes one out in Squamish, within a month half the community finds out about it and it's fucked. Even 'semi-loamers' like the 'new' Ditchpig is a wide rutted mess compared to a year or so ago. Still quite fun but not exactly a benchmark for sustainable trail building. I don't agree with armouring the crap out of all trails, but point a dirt trail straight down a mountain legally and expect it to last is a tough ask. 7th and Angry Small Person are good compromises but I guess they're not cool enough for the open lid and googles crew :)

"Loamers" can be made sustainable. It just requires maintenance and proper alignment so that requires effort which is severely lacking with most rogue builders and riders. If you ride the trails, at least try to maintain them to a certain extent.  It's really not that hard.

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