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Nov. 5, 2014, 7:38 p.m.
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How long until this shit is rampant in Canada?

well it looks like we're actually not all that far behind.

last week there was a news item in surrey about a meal program for the homeless being told to pack it in, but i can't find a link to the story. i did find another connected story though:

http://globalnews.ca/news/1649101/couple-squatting-on-south-surrey-land-vow-to-fight-eviction/

You mean this one?

http://globalnews.ca/news/1617246/organizers-of-surrey-soup-kitchen-given-the-cold-shoulder-over-thanksgiving-weekend/

Oct. 31, 2014, 5:19 p.m.
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Jian Ghomeshi & CBC no longer

Toronto police now investigating, two women have filed complaints:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto-police-investigating-jian-ghomeshi-allegations-1.2820337

Oct. 28, 2014, 5:10 p.m.
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a good read....

What is wrong with enjoying both?

All to often this discussion gets framed in an either one or the other situation.

This!

Sept. 9, 2014, 9:50 a.m.
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Seymour 2014 Conditions

Is the new Severed entrance off powerlines past the Pingu entrance?

If you're coming out of Corkscrew to the powerlines, turn right and head downhill (rather than going left to Pingu). You'll cross the Mushroom trail climb that goes up to Ned's on the powerlines, and the entrance to Severed will be on you left just a little bit down.

If you're riding up BP, go past Pangor, Bogeyman, and when BP turns left where you used to access Severed (you can still go this way), keep going straight (up the mushroom trail), ride under the powerlines, and turn left on the powerline access.

Aug. 17, 2014, 10:12 p.m.
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Whistler Bike Park 2014 conditions

Where do I find this footage? I would like to see this. I heard there's also helmet cam footage of marcelo's garbo run. Anyone have the linkeys?

Garbo run: http://www.vitalmtb.com/videos/member/Marcelo-Gutierrezs-Winning-Run-From-Crankworx-Garbanzo-DH-Whistler,26699/iceman2058,94

Aug. 12, 2014, 10:30 p.m.
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Wanted - Enduro World Series Whistler entry

Another opinion, FWIW, from another amateur woman. 7 of the 18 in our category didn't finish. Several chose to skip a stage. Others (including Sparkplug and I) did all of the climbs, but were several minutes past the grace period for Stage 4, so were turned around. I also missed my start for Stage 3, but was in the 5 minute grace period and was started 15 sec after another racer (whom I passed; I myself was passed later in the stage when I was off to the side fixing a mechanical). I don't think the racer behind me was terribly bothered that I only had 15 seconds on her…all the women are super friendly, supportive, and (I think) happy to let those of us struggling be allowed to still continue.

I liked the course, both the physical and technical challenge. This is my third year doing the race (I was on the podium last year) and I will sign up again next year. My favourite stages were 2, 4, and 5, and I was, like Sparkplug, disheartened that I wasn't able to race Stage 4.

I think it is unrealistic (and ridiculous) to expect the fitness level of the amateur women's category to be the same as even the amateur men. I didn't need the climbs to be easier. I just needed more time to get there. For those saying you had time to swim, rest up for 10 min before your start, etc… I did not. At the end of each stage, I switched helmets as quickly as I could and immediately pedaled off to the next start, and I know Whistler well enough that I didn't get lost.

It was an amazing event. And probably the hardest day I've done on a bike.

June 4, 2014, 11:17 p.m.
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Seymour 2014 Conditions

A new rock roll you say? That will be closed down soon I guess.

Metro is not the land manager for Severed.

June 3, 2014, 8:34 p.m.
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Low Profile hip/fanny Bag for Park Days

A folding water bottle, fill up when in lift line, drink on the chair, pop in your pocket while you ride
http://www.mec.ca/product/5032-051/gsi-.5l-h2o-lite-bottle/

June 3, 2014, 7:17 p.m.
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Update: 2014 Seymour Work Plan - Trail Decommissions

Interesting publication from Metro:
http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/publications/Publications/LSCRMtnBikeGuide.pdf
(apparently from 2008 )

June 3, 2014, 5:08 p.m.
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Update: 2014 Seymour Work Plan - Trail Decommissions

Green is LSCR Yellow is DNV

Sent from my XT885 using Tapatalk

Yellow is CMHC

May 27, 2014, 12:14 p.m.
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Seymour 2014 Conditions

Checked out the new entrance to Severed on the weekend. Some nice work there.

I'm a bit confused on the reason for building it though. Will the section of the BP that it bypasses eventually be restricted to bikes, or is it just there as another option?

It's just there as another option; no plans (that I'm aware of) to restrict that section of BP.

May 15, 2014, 3:25 p.m.
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Cheap accommodation

Fireside Lodge: http://www.firesidelodge.org/Rates.html

May 3, 2014, 10:27 a.m.
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Seymour 2014 Conditions

IMO,if unsolicited help is of good quality,TAPpers should be grateful and perhaps try to work with the "rogue" builder.

In my limited experience, I suspect each TAP builder has their own "vision" for the trail. Not to mention submitting plans to NSMBA and the land manager for the work that will be done, etc… Throwing working with rogue building into the mix doesn't help the situation.

As was said, not that hard to find out who the TAP builder for a trail is and offer help.

it's not about dick swinging, just an honest question.

if riding dale's is necessary to get to forever after and (edit - some? many?) the people who want to ride forever after have difficulty with sections of dale's then maybe there's a better option to get to forever after? does the flavour of dale's really mesh that well with FA?

i actually don't know if it does as i've never ridden FA, simply going on comments/pics that have been shared here. i think it's indicative though of a need for a regional trails plan, ie if we do this one thing how does it affect everything else in relatively close proximity.

Again, come out to the Town Hall meeting on the 13th…
http://nsmba.ca/content/2014-04_town-hall-meeting-may-13th

April 16, 2014, 6:47 p.m.
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Intermediate Whistler Ski Guide Bool

Do this: http://www.whistlerblackcomb.com/events-and-activities/winter-activities/free-mountain-tours.aspx
It's free.

March 13, 2014, 1:40 p.m.
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Seymour 2014 Conditions

ya weird eh, i guess everything was pretty dry and sucked up all the heavy rain we had last week

Not really so weird…a lot of the work we've done on Severed has been water management. :-)

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