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July 31, 2019, 5:16 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: cerealkilla_

Posted by: shore_flea

So, yup, it's likely only a matter of time before we have some sort of collision between an uphill motor-assisted rider and a descender.....ooops wait, I think that something like this may already have happened with a recent event in Squamish where two people on ebikes reportedly smacked into each other on the Mashiter as they were cooking along. Could just as easily have happened to two pedal-powered riders, but with the addition of the motor, there was (without argument) less time to avoid the collision.

extraordinary circumstances in that case and as far as I know only 1 rider was on an ebike. One was riding down the Mashiter with broken bike on his back and head down looking for waterbars and rocks. happened on a blind corner so like you say could have happened to anyone. good thing they were friends and got each other patched up.

Feb. 17, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
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2017 Squamish Trail Conditions Thread

hey, not the correct thread, but the right crew. Any Squam riders using a gravel bike?

yes, well a cross bike.

Jan. 12, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
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u2 hype!

went in 97 and wasn't planning on going this time as I figured prices would be crazy but couldn't turn down GA on the floor for around $100

Oct. 24, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
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Rain jackets

I guess it was the SL.

Any of the Gore-tex fabric's will work great with a pack just not the Active fabric with the shakedry technology. Gore-tex is up front about that though.

Oct. 23, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
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Rain jackets

Norvan or Norvan SL? Norvan SL uses a new version of Gore Active which doesn't have the face fabric so using a pack would wear away the coating. You would be fine with any other of the Active fabrics that have the outer fabric.

May 9, 2016, 8:14 p.m.
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Arizona Trail Race 750

nice work and pics. friend of mine did it as well and ended up getting 2nd

http://alpine-works.com/footnotes/

May 4, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
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YT showroom Squamish

YT was supposed to open across from my office but haven't seen any movement.

April 5, 2016, 6:33 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2002
WBP 16

Maybe this is old news but I just got the email. WB is planning a big upgrade which includes developing Creekside to double the size of the bike park. Looks like an upgrade to Airdome as well.

http://renaissance.whistlerblackcomb.com/

Feb. 28, 2016, 2:45 p.m.
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Test of Metal now takes almost 2 weeks to sell out!

[QUOTE=cerealkilla';2909413]Not just Cliff, but also his incredible wife Darlene (sweetest party hostess on the planet!), Stewart Kerr, and a lot of other generous people have pretty much sacrificed their entire summer for the past 20 years to make this happen. TOM was never just a race, it was a week-long festival with kids events, downtown events, parties, camping, and one of the largest vollie and spectator turnouts for a MTB race in Canada. It is truly unbelievable what they accomplished and the stamp they put on the town.

The race series not only brought in tonnes of riders and money to the town, but also played a key role in preserving and expanding our trail system and providing an incredible nexus of activity where community was built and people came together. Each year there's hundreds upon hundreds of people out watching and cheering, and enjoying MTB as a true community event, even if they don't ride. People with signs, kids blowing bubbles, support teams in costumes, musicians in the woods. It's sooooooo much more than a race. For a day, almost everyone becomes a biker.

However, it puts heavy demands not only on the endlessly generous and gracious organizers, but also on the hundreds of volunteers, sponsors, and community (police, traffic etc). I don't think anyone in Squamish will express anything other than initial shock, and then overflowing gratitude for this race and the series.

Yes, TOM itself wasn't everyone's cup of tea, but it was probably the ultimate beginners epic race, and go back a decade or so it was once considered among the toughest races in Canada. Things have changed in racing for sure, and now lots of people expect steep tech switchbacks and black diamond singletrack, with timed Enduro. That's all good, racing changes, things evolve. New opportunities will arise in the space that has been left behind. Maybe DK will carry on the JABR, and AH will carry on the Orecrusher without the TOM brand. We can only hope.

But XC racing is not dead by a long stretch. It has room to be tweaked but there are still lots of people interested in such events. I think a lot of the Squamish XC crowd will now be eyeing up spandex races in other places. Look out BC, the Squamish plum smugglers are coming! In the meantime, there is an incredible opportunity to build a new XC racing institution in Squamish. The TOM series dominated the weekends of the summer for so long, it was really tough for other events to gain a foothold, and the XC crowd at some points became pretty burned out. THe creative juices are literally boiling over with the endless streams of new ideas that could be brought to bear on our incredible trail system.

Personally, I am grateful beyond articulation for what this series brought to town, and can't think of a bottle of scotch good enough for Cliff. I'm also super excited for what might come next. Just sad that my dreams of a sub-3 time have finally died. Good times.

well said.

Feb. 25, 2016, 11:15 p.m.
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Test of Metal now takes almost 2 weeks to sell out!

weren't they still getting good turn outs? I can't say I ever wanted to participate more than the once I did, personally.

it was sold out again this year.

Feb. 25, 2016, 8:50 p.m.
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Test of Metal now takes almost 2 weeks to sell out!

21 and done. this year's the last one. think of it what you will but the Test had a good run and did a lot of great things for Squamish.

Feb. 17, 2016, 10:01 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2002
roller blading on mtb trails

And that there is how you break a leg. Front booting ain't no fun when you can and have put you boot up your own ass. Go ahead ask me how I broke both bones in my right leg at the boot.

how did break both bones in my right leg at the boot?

Feb. 3, 2016, 4:22 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2002
Motorized cyclo-X

that's a stretch, imo

yup.

Feb. 3, 2016, 4:07 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2002
Motorized cyclo-X

brand defamation probably. who knows if it will work.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wilier-triestina-to-take-legal-action-after-motor-found-in-bike-at-cyclo-cross-worlds/

Feb. 3, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 21, 2002
Motorized cyclo-X

was she actually riding it? i haven't read anywhere that she did but that it was her spare bike in the pit.

Wilier bikes is pissed and threatening legal action… but having a dealer selling them with a motor as option probably doesn;t help - https://www.salden.nl/nl/wilier-triestina-e-cycl-ocrosser-met-trapondersteuning.html

"This bike is equipped with the invisible propulsion Viax which gives you 150 watts of extra power.
Do not accept bike with standard specifications!
Buy a custom built racing bike in Math Salden and enjoy all the benefits of a special for you built racing bike that you could wish for. "

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