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Defining /’epik/ - Aug. 2, 2016, 12:25 p.m.

This ride had absolutely no type 2 fun in it. Type 1 the whole way. First time for me. It was definitely epic by length, but the crew was well matched, in good spirits and the route was relatively mellow and enjoyable. Only a couple of 'oh shit' moments, like Cooper's OTB.

I've had my fair share of the type 2 epics; getting turned around in the chilcotins, trying to ride all 5 local peaks (Burke, Eagle {2nd narrows} Seymour, Fromme, Cypress), I've bonked on road rides, suffered hypothermia on trail runs, and for the longest time believed that suffering was part of what made it epic. This ride proved that theory dead wrong, it was simultaneously one of the most enjoyable and memorable rides I have ever done.

Your Fundamental Problem is Wrong - Dec. 3, 2013, 8:17 a.m.

There's not much left to be said really. Excellent article.
One point left out, which has been brought up by Mark Wood many times, is that this introduction of rolling trail is just the first phase of the rejuvenation of the Shore. The trails were neglected for so long that the maintenance to get them back to sustainability is almost overwhelming, and in some cases involves re-routes because the original line was never sustainable. Once the trails are stable with a long term maintenance plan, then the unique features can start being re-created. Sustainability doesn't end at how well the trail weathers, it also includes the buy-in and support of land managers. When the managers are happy, then the collective of builders can have much freedom in how the trails are built. Rogue trails that get built are really countering everything that is being advocated towards improving these relationships. I believe that if we are patient, work together, then with time we can have a trail network that far exceeds anything we have seen in the past, and will accommodate everyone's wishes.

Educating the Debate – Part III - Nov. 5, 2013, 2:39 p.m.

Maybe Keith or someone with more knowledge than myself can chime in, but does the 29er's jumping/manualling feel come from the fact that the BB drop is much higher on the big wheels, forcing the rider CG lower relative to the wheels? How does the BB drop interact with handling?

Long Term Review: 2013 Rocky Instinct 970 - July 31, 2013, 2:06 p.m.

A small addition to my review:
The CTD fork is a big improvement over the RLC forks of prior years, however, I did find it was still a bit linear; I could get through a lot of travel really easily. I rarely moved the CTD control out of descend, and wished that it was still a little more open on that setting.
Like with any bike parts, forks are incredibly personal to what you like, and I prefer something that is a lot more supple on the initial stroke, which then ramps up. That said, the function of the fork was never an issue once I got it set up for my weight.

I Only Ride Park - July 22, 2013, 5:18 p.m.

I do believe that this is the Pinkbike anthem that they have all been waiting for.

Gear Shots: Wolf Tooth Chainring - June 19, 2013, 2:29 p.m.

I'm more curious about the forward mounted axle mod on the Raggles Green One.

Tight Squeeze - April 21, 2008, 10:25 a.m.

Last time I was there, I got my handlebars jammed in between those trees. It took three of us to get the bike unstuck :)

Creek - Sept. 17, 2007, 2:43 p.m.

> emo

So emo.

The Purple Princess - Aug. 28, 2007, 1:22 p.m.

I'm waiting for the return of purple ano. Can't be long now.

bad day on the mountain - Aug. 16, 2007, 3:22 p.m.

> Ouch! That looks like a damn nasty break. Hope you heal up good and soon.
> Be careful out there everyone, it seems like the easy shit is the one that will get you.

It's always the easy stuff that snags you. I'm now fully braced for injured Giggler comments on the boards ;)

Builders Only - Aug. 13, 2007, 1:15 p.m.

So much fun

FREETARDS RIDE BIKES!! - April 4, 2007, 2:44 p.m.


monster t - March 30, 2007, 8:57 a.m.

Don't they suck for freeriding?

Oak - Jan. 17, 2007, 11:44 a.m.

Wow! I never noticed how big his head was before

New STuff - June 7, 2006, 12:56 p.m.

Cool, looks like an arrester hook that they use on aircraft carriers to stop planes :)

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