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Mountain Biking’s Worst Enemy - Aug. 8, 2018, 3:11 p.m.

Thanks for the feedback Cooper! I have emailed the municipality, but get no response....

I also want to make sure that any emails don't actually undermine the work you are doing. 

Couple of questions;

  1. Will the 2019 feedback sessions be done as a collaboration between NSMBA and the landowners?
  2. Do you have an election platform or candidates you will endorse?
  3. Do you have any idea when the DNV will finish the pump track and is there any other bike infrastructure planned (I'm jealous of Nanaimo, Surrey, Vancouver, they all have nice jump parks, pump tracks, etc.)

I really do like the new trails, it's just progression that is needed and a big picture. Each of the trail networks is isolated and planned separately. I guess it would be nice to see all landowners working together with a semi-common vision. 

I've taken a look at the new lower digger. It is well built, but still not really a challenge....

Mountain Biking’s Worst Enemy - Aug. 8, 2018, 1:38 p.m.

I've seen quite a few renditions/changes to lower oilcan over the years. I think the new work is great, there are nice jumps, and it flows really well. 

My one concern is around the building climate....the landowners seem to want intermediate trails, but keep advanced ranking. So my questions are:

  • How do rankings compare to Squamish and Whistler? 

  • Do DNV and MV get to choose the ranking?

  • If we keep advanced ratings on these "easier" blacks does that make it harder to get "harder" blacks or double blacks? Or is there a new expectation that the trails are hard enough?

Mountain Biking’s Worst Enemy - July 30, 2018, 10:57 a.m.

Long time biker/forum troll/whiner/etc., first time poster.....

The trail system 8 years ago was in a state of disrepair, with few options for beginners, and very little support from the landowners. NSMBA was instrumental in changing that....NSMBA has done a great job engaging the land owners and building a more sustainable diverse trail system. This system allows for people to try mountain biking and progress to harder and harder trails. It's fabulous to have choices for different trail difficulty levels, and trail options.

Unfortunately, many challenging trails on Fromme were closed in 2010 (pinkstarfish, jerry rig, groovula, GMG, etc.). These trails were in various states of repair, but with the loss of them, many riders lost the ability to progress (I am in the process of re-building a hardtail from spare parts for a challenge). 

Is there a plan for more challenging trails or the expansion of the trail network? What is the status of negotiations with Metro/DNV/RSTBC?

I want to help! Let us know what the long term plan is for the trail network and how we can add our voices.

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