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Oct. 30, 2015, 9 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2015

……

the surprising tidbit was that the city has spent a couple hundred K on the mountain over the past couple of years and i thought really? where did all the money go? i don't see good value for that dollar in terms of on trail benefit.

the thing i find ridiculous is that in order to run a trail day the city has to be there, 2 labourers/crew and a manager for a total of three people. that costs money and the number put out there was about $2K to run a trail day. i think of the amount of work I could do for $2K and it would be quite a bit more than what we accomplished on that one day.

Well Said and pretty bang on!
The hoops and BS that need to be jumped through to just have a basic trail day are time consuming and restrictive. Moving forward to a more progressive model, which the BMBA has been actively pursuing for the last 2 years, is met with the same circular logic you heard a bit of on Saturday. IE- The City States that the reason we can't have a trail day is the cost, Well the BMBA have sponsors money to pick up the cost of the day, Problem solved right?, Nope then the reason changes,…. the city is short on manpower, ….its the wrong time of year, they have no way of accepting the money…. - UGH!

Anyways, Much appreciated to those that showed up and offered their skills. Every little bit helps, including the questions directed towards the City.

Oct. 26, 2015, 9:19 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2015

good trail day yesterday and a bunch of great work got done.

pics here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1067333119957170.1073741835.166074226749735[HTML_REMOVED]type=3

Thanks for all your expertise and hard work! Some good stuff accomplished with a small crew!

Oct. 23, 2015, 8:52 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2015

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also, is the manner in which the work to be done be set in stone - hehehe - or is it open to input/change on the day of the trail day? there are two sections in particular that are beyond saving and need comeplete reworking but there is one section that i would like to see get minimal levels of repair - only what is minimally necessary to abate any further erosion.

There is a ton of work to do in that area. We are planning on just fixing some of the bad spots tomorrow- We've based this on the amount of man power that usually shows up. The whole area needs a reroute and at least two solid days of work with a lot of labour.

Your areas might be the same ones we have identified. We do need to get the approval of the City- see me when you get there.

Oct. 22, 2015, 9:45 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2015

Good Vibes Welcomed,

Thanks:beer:

Oct. 22, 2015, 10:39 a.m.
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Have your say, City of Burnaby manager on site

So there is a trail day.
An actual event where some stuff will get done.
I find it interesting how the banter has gone quiet, Maybe just coincidence?

The last trail day had real good conversations between the City Manager and the volunteers. It was pretty relaxed over pizza lunch and at the end of the day.
However, the answers given were more proactive than we have ever heard. Directly related to this we were able to secure a small step towards a TAP plan we have been working on for years.

I encourage anyone who is wanting more stuff to happen on Burnaby Mountain, to show up for the trail day and talk with the City Manager. He will be onsite; Ask him questions.

So we just posted an update on our facebook page to our upcoming trail day, here's a cut and paste FYI:

Hi everyone, just a reminder of our upcoming trail day on Burnaby Mountain in just over a week's time - Saturday October 24. We will be working on North Road Trail, on the section between Jim's Jungle and the pumphouse (where North Road intersects with Chapman). The word of the day is "rocks", as we will be fixing eroded sections of the trail and protecting tree roots which have become terribly exposed. We will be meeting at 8am at the pumphouse, where the City will be with their tent and sign-in, and then we will be wrapping things up by 3pm. Lunch (pizza), water and pop will be provided.
Also, as mentioned previously, the attendees of this trail day and the last two of our trail days will be entered into a draw for a gift certificate to Suspensionwerx.
Hope to see you there!

Oct. 7, 2015, 11:42 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 27, 2005
October 24 Trail Day

FYI, I'm planning on going
And we ended up at Dageraad apres trail day last time :beer:

From the BMBA facebook page
Finally, our last trail day of the year will be on Saturday, October 24 - mark your calendars! At this trail day we will be pulling a name from the volunteers who attended the last 3 trail days for the SuspensionWerx gift certificate! We will provide more details closer to this date.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burnaby-Mountain-Biking-Association/166074226749735?fref=nfhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Burnaby-Mountain-Biking-Association/166074226749735?fref=nf

Sept. 7, 2015, 9:57 p.m.
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sfu trail clean-up, Sat Sep 5th, 8:30am

Nice work! Thanks

Jan. 29, 2015, 10:35 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2015

i had an interesting conversation with someone over at the COB last year regarding trail work and let's just say that it's not the city that's turning down the free labour and experience. there are other forces at play that are stinking this up for the people that ride sfu.

Mark:

You are wrong

let's just say that it's not The City that's turning down the free labour and experience.

They are turning it down.
If you have information, it's not going to help the trails by posting here.

Why didn't you get back to me last year when I PM'd you? I really could have used your "inside knowledge" at that time.
I still can use it, if it is actually anything other than COB propaganda.

Sept. 16, 2014, 10:51 a.m.
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City of Burnaby Files Civil Claim against Kinder Morgan in Supreme Court (Merged)

I think this is the link we should use to offer feedback.

http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e9pdzaamhyvsrloj/a01eci05j9no3/questions

Nothing about Burnaby though……

June 6, 2014, 12:13 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 27, 2005
Burnaby Mountain 2014

always give the climber the right of way. Maybe sfu is different /rant

I had to dismount on a technical climb as the "meet up" club zipped down. maybe it just is SFU..lots of inexperienced newbies.

on another note, I notice "ben and jerry's" have had some technical features removed of late- two nice logs I have learned to perfect over the years, and lower snake had a narrow bit of wood work removed, also rideable, at speed.
all unauthorized work.

disappointing is all. /rant

April 25, 2014, 3:41 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 27, 2005
BC Hydro Metro North Transmission Study

Does anyone know if this will affect the trails?
Map looks like it could affect Burnaby Mountain and Eagle Mountain.
I am hoping the construction work does not tear up or damage the existing trails.

It might be worth showing up to one of the Information Meetings and put in a vote in favour of MTB trails.

Thoughts?

This is what I received.

A summary report of the study phase community open houses that were held for the Metro North Transmission Study in late January and early February is now available online.
Thank you to everyone who attended our open houses and provided feedback. We continue to review and evaluate the three alternatives and work towards determining a leading alternative. We anticipate communicating this decision by the summer.
Once a leading alternative is selected, we plan to host another round of open houses in 2014 to seek feedback on detailed routing options.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions at stakeholderengagement@bchydro.com or 604-623-4472.
Sincerely,

Metro North Transmission Study Team, BC Hydro

www.bchydro.com/mnt

http://www.bchydro.com/content/dam/BCHydro/customer-portal/documents/projects/metro-north-transmission/metro-north-transmission-study-open-house-summary-report.pdf

Jan. 16, 2014, 8:27 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2014

Updated Information

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burnaby-Mountain-Biking-Association/166074226749735?ref=stream

http://www.burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Explore-Outdoors.html

Dec. 27, 2013, 2:27 p.m.
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Scotch

Still looking for a Scotch reco similar to Oban. Anyone?

Talisker is similar to OBAN on taste. very smooth.

BCLB says its only $86.99..

My current fav is Springbank 10 - only about 80 or so $$ as well. This is not like OBAN though.

Nov. 1, 2013, 4:46 p.m.
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BMBA Trail Day UPDATE start at 8:30

Just an Update

With the darker mornings,
8:30AM will be a good time for starting

At north road parking area- Right there. Nice easy, short, walk in.

Bring the friends you told.

Cheers

Oct. 28, 2013, 9:11 p.m.
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BMBA Trail Day Nov 2nd Saturday

Yes, you are reading this correctly, trail day on Burnaby this Saturday Nov 2nd. :shhh:

From the facebook page:

Ok everyone listen up, we have a trail day planned for Saturday November 2, 2013. We will be working on Lower North Road Trail (south from the pump house/parking area). Start time is 8:30, lunch (pizza) and water will be provided. We will have tools and gloves. We will be removing old rotten wood work, fixing drainage in winter boggy sections, and protecting rooty areas that have become majorly eroded.
Tell your friends!

Burnaby Mountain Biking Association

https://www.facebook.com/lists/10151999166875477#!/pages/Burnaby-Mountain-Biking-Association/166074226749735?hc_location=stream

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