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Aug. 30, 2020, 12:53 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Anyone care to comment on what is happening to family cross? It looks like they are taking out the rollers and jumps that you can triple and double.

Aug. 27, 2020, 5:43 p.m.
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Re: Whistler Trails 2019 (not WBP)

It is the upper portion of Up Up And Away. Really steep and gnarly rolls. I did it a few weeks ago with a friend of mine.

Aug. 27, 2020, midnight
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Re: WBP 20

Was running super well today - only one jump was wet, and a little tough to clear, but it was so smooth. The berms into both drops were pretty slick, and a little sketchy at speed.

Aug. 20, 2020, 9 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

I saw them too, from the lift. Gonna check it out tmrw.

Aug. 20, 2020, 6:34 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Anyone know if Fade To Black is going to open soon? It might be open now, but I haven't been near that section in weeks.

Aug. 13, 2020, 1:18 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Just rode DM today. It's finally gone! no weird kick, just a normal jump in its place.

Aug. 12, 2020, 4:32 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Posted by: ReductiMat

Posted by: Angu58

Posted by: ReductiMat

If you’re thinking of coming to ride while Fitz is down.. it took me one hour to get to the top. I’d suggest not planning on using it.

In other news, that new Crank It Up jump at the end of Rutabaga can fuck off.

Which one? The final step up, or the weird step-down? or another jump?

It's the new one right where it merges with Pro-Line DM, before the bridge.

Understandable. It is awful, really weird kick to it with any speed. 

It can suck my ass.

Aug. 12, 2020, 10:23 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2017
Re: WBP 20

Posted by: ReductiMat

If you’re thinking of coming to ride while Fitz is down.. it took me one hour to get to the top.  I’d suggest not planning on using it.

In other news, that new Crank It Up jump at the end of Rutabaga can fuck off.

Which one? The final step up, or the weird step-down? or another jump?

Aug. 7, 2020, 1:24 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2017
Re: WBP 20

Posted by: grambo

Fitz is 21 years old now. Time for a new 6/8 pack? We can dream, but ROI is too low since it ain't much use in the winter other than defraying gondi lines and moving people out of sight to Garbo. I'd probably vote for a 6 pack on Red instead for more VD lapping in the winter.

Gotta agree. The only times I see lines on it during the winter are pow days and New Years. No real reason for them to upgrade it, at least as the winter season is concerned. Especially because the winter Garbo line would then be absolutely massive.

Summer, however, is the only real reason for them to change it to a 6. I doubt they would bother with an 8 anywhere that is open during the summer. Imaging having 8 people trying to load bikes at once, with even 1 or 2 not knowing how to load, it's screwed. 6 person chair is still pretty tough for some people - anyone have a photo of how the bike tray would look like on a 6?

Aug. 6, 2020, 7:10 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2017
Re: WBP 20

Posted by: ReductiMat

Fitz has been bust for two days now.

Not looking good.

Fortunately we're allowed to use every gondy, but this weekend is going to fucking suck if shit isn't pulled together.

It's down? Any info as to why? I haven't been up since Monday.

July 30, 2020, 5:26 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2017
Re: WBP 20

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: idle

Some people have such a weird mentality about riding in the park.

We used to have a thread on here just for that.

Need that back. Or just another WPB thread to discuss random other things about the bike park.

Posted by: ReductiMat

Posted by: idle

Posted by: ReductiMat

Today my friend had to help down a 10? year old kid down to his father from mid to the shark fin. 

He was rightfully scared as fuck and the dad was an absolute piece of human garbage.

Fuck any of you who would do that for whatever reason.  I hope to meet you in person.

I've had a similar experience, but it was a few years back.  Young girl around that age crashed early into B-Line (I want to say just after where it now splits to Funshine) and her derailleur was jamming the rear wheel badly enough it would no longer turn.  Her entire family, father, mother, and a sibling, left her there and said they'd meet her at the village so they wouldn't miss their lap.

I couldn't free the wheel, so I carried her bike down to the service road while she rolled mine.  A patrol guy came by shortly and helped her down to the village.

Poor thing was apologizing for me having to 'ruin my lap' to help her.  Ugh.

Some people have such a weird mentality about riding in the park.

Holy hell, that poor kid... I just can't imagine how anyone can think this way.

Saw a kid who was probably 9 with a rental bike, and the wheel came off on Crank It Up. Hurt badly, likely a broken shoulder, and his dad just screaming at him, talking about how stupid he was, how he wanted to slap him. Just disgusting, and it wasn't even his fault. Before his dad walked up the trail to scream at him, I looked over the bike, which had a destroyed axle. Looked like the rental shop didn't tighten it properly.

That guy was such an asshole, wouldn't let me say what happened, and just kept screaming random stuff.

July 25, 2020, 10:38 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2017
Re: WBP 20

Posted by: ReductiMat

Posted by: nickel

Posted by: ReductiMat

Hey nickel, can you comment on why the start of A-Line is still closed?  Relative to the trail, it seems so... small?

(A-Line is the best it's ever been)

It hurts people.

No kidding!!

Squirrel catcher doing its work. Better to crash on the starting drop than the tombstone or rock drop.

July 21, 2020, 8:15 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2017
Re: WBP 20

Posted by: ReductiMat

It would appear a full Freight Train rebuild (Yes, top to Dirt Merchant) is almost done.

Lower Freight Train is open from halfway down Duffman. Rode it at about 3pm today, really dusty at the top, but riding well. Some watering and a little bit of shovel work would make it perfect. 

Posted by: Henry-Chinaski

Posted by: nickel

Literally no one was wearing a mask in the village outside the lift lines. I was really disappointed tbh. The village was slammed with people to the point social distancing was not viable and no one except myself and a very small handful of others were wearing masks. 

I went into the village Saturday to grab some food.  In addition to the lack of masks, the "I'm here to fucking party crowd" had definitely showed up in numbers.  Hope the park stays open during phase 2...

Definitely. I have been wearing masks in the bike park and in shops, but have not walked around the village, because of how close people are. Only been to Nesters for groceries outside of that.

July 16, 2020, 11:44 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 4, 2017
Re: WBP 20

Posted by: JLW124

Are the garbanzo tech trails dry?

Mostly. O-sin and no joke were pretty good, 7 year was OK, but the Duffman area is soaked. Also, new loam trail called More Duff of lower Duffman, though it wasn't open on Monday when I was last in that area.

June 15, 2020, 7:47 p.m.
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Re: Whistler Trails 2019 (not WBP)

Posted by: grambo

No 2020 thread but thought I would ask here. What's the best way to do laps of west side trails? In the past I've parked somewhere around Stonebridge and pedaled up the road/Sirloin to the flank and then back on Danimal to the car, but for multiple laps this seems like a lot of traversing. Say I wanted to ride Pura Vida then Working Class or High Society to AC/DC, is "Leftovers" on Trailforks a steep skidder you can push up to get back to the flank?

Gonna be in town 29th-1st, if the park is open we will do a day there... was hoping to ride Dark Crystal or Microclimate on the 1st but with this Juneuary weather dunno if it will be good to go.. looks like Out There is closed for IFP work. Thinking we will check out Howler (never ridden), another west side lap Pura Vida + WC or High Society and maybe one Southside up Hihi to Hindsight/Tunnel Vision.

Any other suggestions for trail rides? What's running good these days? Prefer single black or easier double black tech but don't mind some fast flow. If the park doesn't open will probably do a Pemberton day since I still haven't ridden there and this rain should keep things nice.

You do the same route that I do on the westside, but I ride from my place. Also interested in the other route options. I rode Out There, Jeff's, Young Lust, and parts of comfortably numb recently. So good. One of the best rides I've ever done in that area. Probably going to be good for a few weeks, until it gets truly hot in late August.

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