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Aug. 12, 2021, 1:08 p.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2021 (Not WBP)

I assume the TrailsForks, Strava etc are all using the horizontal readings and mapping them to a known elevation map to generate the elevation data, or at least using that to 'correct' the figures. The more accurate the coordinates are then the more accurate the elevation data will be if using known elevation maps. Think about traversing a steep mountain side, 5m drift uphill then 5m downhill away from your true position could cause a huge difference in elevation recorded. This blog explains it quite well: http://regex.info/blog/2015-05-09/2568 

Aug. 11, 2021, 9:36 a.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2021 (Not WBP)

GPS is notoriously bad at tracking elevation changes, especially in steep terrain.

Aug. 4, 2021, 8:44 a.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2021 (Not WBP)

Once you're at the start of Into the Mystic it's not technical at all, but I'd say 1 or 2 degrees steeper than you'd really want it to be. It's a grind, but it does have a few flat or downhill spots where it's easy to catch your breath. Probably 7% grade on average?

July 30, 2021, 10:55 a.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2021 (Not WBP)

Posted by: grambo

Then there are people putting strava segments on secret trails.

I will never understand this. It's bad enough when people post the ride to Strava but making segments defies belief.

July 27, 2021, 9:28 a.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2021 (Not WBP)

Thanks mate, it's surprising how little info can be used to find a trail.

July 27, 2021, 9:28 a.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2021 (Not WBP)

Thanks mate, it's surprising how little info can be used to find a trail.

July 26, 2021, 5:05 p.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2021 (Not WBP)

....all feel like more worthwhile to climb.

Maybe don't talk about off map trails on the internet?

June 23, 2021, 12:03 p.m.
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Re: WBP 21

Line of control is a tech trail in the creekside CRA but outside of the bike park. Built as a more sustainable alternative to Kush for riders coming down the backside of peak. It's been around a while and is on trailforks.

June 16, 2021, 2:26 p.m.
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Re: WBP 21

I actually hate it when the Bike Park update trailforks, it clogs up the feed of valley trails when there's 40 trail condition updates all arriving at the same time.

Sept. 3, 2020, 9:53 a.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Is Renagade on the trail map these days? I know when I first started riding the park 6 years ago it wasnt there. Fun little trail though.

Aug. 7, 2020, 12:22 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

I missed the first hour of the biggest pow day of the season this past winter because Fitz broke down that morning. I love that chair but there's no way money gets spent upgrading it, just not busy enough.

July 29, 2020, 4:57 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Probably hard to get the size right on those. The squirrel catcher was made easier which might have contributed to more people crashing? I've also seen a fair few folks needing patrol assistance on that section. 

Before last year I always found it was easy to go very large on the second jump then last year (I didn't have a pass) was surprised to find it had gotten longer.

Sept. 22, 2019, 8:51 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

I've seen an ebiker crash up hill on Into the Mystic (which they shouldn't have been riding). Looked like they oversteered out of the corner due to the motor kicking in and they ended up off the bike and in the ditch. I can absolutely believe that there's extra wear being caused in places that it wouldn't have been before.

Sept. 16, 2019, 5:20 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Especially when his 'bike' looks like this

Especially when his 'bike' looks like this. In what world is that a bicycle. I'd be surprised if anyone could pedal that any distance at all - if the pedals even do anything.

Sept. 16, 2019, 5:19 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

If they were banned everywhere that's actually any fun to ride then people would stop buying them and companies would stop making them. It's not going to happen though.

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