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July 17, 2020, 12:32 p.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

he's killin' the skinnies, with the weight of a motor!

July 17, 2020, 12:07 p.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: oldmanbuilder

to the people advocating braids for trails that were cut when bikes were super shitty ... the solution is not changing a couple corners.  the solution is a whole new trail.  we're not going to braid our way from old-school trails to proper new school lines.

so how about leaving the old-school stuff alone?  we've already lost enough of it.

Totally agree, and ffs, can we please stick to the trail instead of braiding it a new straightline?  Especially if you're a pro rider flogging E-bikes on classic shore trails.

Case in point, how long do you think till the straightlines over/through the edge of the trail are fully worn in at 0.11,  0.12, 1.45, 1.47, 4.02, and 5.31?   I'll give him 2.49, that's a good debating point on where the logical trail should have been, but the log is rotted out at the end, therefore a sharp right instead.  it's the first two that really get my goat.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=deShhgaRQ3s

Yes, Gully, I'm calling you out to showcase clean riding.  You might be jumping over some sections, but the jongs behind you are just following your tracks over the moss and ferns.  First youtube comment - "That was insane! So fast. So many lines down boogieman that I didn't even realize you could do."

Thanks though, for your 7th & UOC laps, they were clean.  I'm sure Pete appreciates it!

July 16, 2020, 6:02 p.m.
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Re: NEOWISE Comet

Smoke got a good one in Peachland

https://www.instagram.com/p/CCswlBNHaW5/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

July 11, 2020, 12:38 p.m.
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Re: Bike friendly craft brewpubs

Posted by: Brocklanders

Posted by: heckler

Posted by: SixZeroSixOne

I also want to try Port Moody but not a fan of the Barnett Hwy. I guess there's always the SkyTrain if I drink too much...😉

Unless you are on a skinny tire bike, gravel paths can be followed all the way to Fraser Mills Fermentation co, who have confirmed they have a bike rack out front their large windows.

From 2nd Narrows, ride the TCT trail through Montrose Park, Penzance Dr, Scenic Park, neighbourhood over to Drummonds Walk Urban trail.

Cross Barnet at Velodrome, and find the Velodrome trail behind the drome. Trail to Mountain Air, keep going along the powerline to Suncor, then cross Barnet to the north. From there, single track trail leads you past Reed Point Marina and comes out on Short St. just a few blocks from the breweries! All trail, with two lighted intersections to cross the hwy.

Doing this ride today from North Van. May go do a lap of Buntzen before having a beer. Looks like on trailforks there is a bunch of trails that link up to the lake. Any advice on best route to Buntzen?

i only know the trails in the opposite direction, starting at Mountain Ayre lane, the go down to the water from there. You probably want to ride up Bert Flynn gravel loop.  East Rd and Sunnyside are nice backroads, but might be heavy traffic on the weekend.

July 8, 2020, 4:41 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Cypress Trail Conditions Thread

Posted by: Hepcat

Tricky stuff building a sustainable fall line trail though eh, even for the pro builders it doesn't always work out. Upper Tall Cans is a master class, but Lower Tall Cans for example is a nightmare of runaway erosion.

Yeah IMBA's specific trail grade rules are kind of impossibly conservative to implement, but I agree with them on the point that bench cut trails should always be standard practice as it makes for fool-proof erosion resistant trail building.

upper TC was recently (<10years) built new trail as old man serpentine (aka IMBA std), while lower was a cleanup and refurb of an existing proper old school fall line trail, complete with a 25 year old log ride.   The differences in sustainability (it's all about water not flowing instead of the conventional perception of "flow") are quite appearant.

July 1, 2020, 9:55 p.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

A perfect day.  Trails were empty, Alice lake was warm an the beer was cold.  #goodtimesonbikes

June 22, 2020, 10:14 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Cypress Trail Conditions Thread

Posted by: rip78

anyone know why the ramp on wutang was taken out?

Wutang on Trailforks

https://www.trailforks.com/trails/wutang/

See the reports section.  And feel free to sign up and add new reports of your own, its a great resource!

June 22, 2020, 9:35 p.m.
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Re: Physiotherapists

https://nssm.ca/testimonials/

June 22, 2020, 5:07 p.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: XXX_er

Posted by: switch

Trump said 800K people wanted tickets to his Tulsa event.  6200 people attended.

Rumor is that a bunch of "youths" spammed the ticket requests to inflate the demand.

I heard it was the Tik tok & k pop crowd

You heard?  As in you're in the loop? Or you just saw the CBC article and also think its the funniest thing ever.   

Brilliant move, even if its 20% truth

June 22, 2020, 1:06 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: andy-eunson

What do others think of this?

Bikepark opening always takes a huge load off the shore

June 22, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
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Re: Waterfountains

Is this the holy grail?

https://www.cnv.org/your-government/living-city/water/water-fountain-tap-map

Nope.  Its missing a few I already posted

June 21, 2020, 1:55 p.m.
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Re: Bike friendly craft brewpubs

Send mayor bike-rack. We’ll take him.

June 20, 2020, 2:23 p.m.
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Re: Bike friendly craft brewpubs

Posted by: XXX_er

what is " bike friendly " some bike racks or events or ?

To me bike friendly means a visible & secure location to lock your ride while sitting for an hour or two.

A brewery without windows in a sketchy neighbourhood next to the skytrain and only a chainlink fence to lock to does not qualify.   A place so packed you must sit at the back by the bathrooms with a crowd between you and $2k of carbon does not qualify. 

Yes, I know.  N+1=beer bike.

June 20, 2020, 10:39 a.m.
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Re: Bike friendly craft brewpubs

Lock your bike. 

Beere is working on a street patio.

June 19, 2020, 10:08 p.m.
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Re: Bike friendly craft brewpubs

@offtherailbeer now has a three table street patio with seats right next to the bike racks.   

Im sure more will follow.

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