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May 5, 2016, 9:14 p.m.
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Woodro down with a broken neck

Healing vibes Mark! Thank you for sharing your story and helping us all be better.

The trails will be there when you're ready. You've empowered many.

DB@EB

March 1, 2016, 11:54 a.m.
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Top trail picks for a short trip to the shore

Thanks everyone!

Yes, we can get you setup for a great time.

goodtimesonbikes

DB@EB

Feb. 16, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
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Anyone who prefers Moja to Tim Hortons espresso...

The trail's original name was Expresso

The original builder named it this as an 'express-way' down the mountain…

Just an interesting tidbit of history. Not sure what is up with signage?

DB@EB

Oct. 6, 2015, 9:52 a.m.
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Seriously crappy skills day

… Experience and skills aren't much good when your brain isn't quite on board today.

A lesson or skill development can help a rider's understanding of what is happening on your bike and with your body, what potential outcomes and options we have available at any given moment. This helps you get your brain on board and keep it there…

Great post though @kram! Some great considerations and factors to face as we age.

DB@EB

Oct. 5, 2015, 5:34 p.m.
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Seriously crappy skills day

I've done both Darren. Problem with the EB "new skills" is that you then go and try gnarlier stuff or try and go faster and invariably fall again lol.

Thanks for sharing. It takes some time to turn new skills into muscle memory and to be able to execute instinctively. It is also good to improve on what we are doing and not try to progress too fast, or we will take a step back. We climb mountains one step at a time, not by taking a few leaps and some shortcuts.

It's like learning to walk, it's best to do some jogging before we start running or sprinting. When we develop new skills, we tend to want to run. It is important to let the new skills be absorbed before applying too agressively.

If we learn to rail corners, for example, we have to then learn to process terrain faster as our timing will be off with new found speed.

Thanks again for sharing! good discussion!

DB@EB

Oct. 5, 2015, 1:35 p.m.
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Seriously crappy skills day

do you have a cure for old age? ;) I knew from the first tech climb it was going to be an off day, my leg has been feeling strange all week. I got some serious hardware in it from an other really bad skills day a few years back…but that's back when my riding was at a high level, I don't risk that much anymore.

I can relate, I've got some hardware too.

Perhaps a few tips could help smooth out some tech climbing or allow you to read terrain more effectively and thus, reducing crashes or 'bad days'.

All good, just looking for perspective as why riders will invest in 'gear' but not on skill development. We never stop learning in life, or on bikes, it's endless…

DB@EB

Oct. 5, 2015, 10:51 a.m.
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Honest question...

Ever considered a lesson?

I'm always amazed how many people will have a rough day or rough season on the bike and will just buy more gear

Why won't riders invest in themselves, improve their skills, develop efficiencies instead of repeating inefficiencies?

I'm just curious, not a sell. I just find it ironic that we will spend hundreds, sometimes thousands on gear but won't spend a couple of hundred bucks to invest in our own ability.

Discuss if you wish, just curiosity as I say.

DB@EB

Sept. 11, 2015, 10:16 p.m.
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Cornering Like a Boss - Endless

Just for reference, how did you attempt to reach us? Phone? Email? I just had a quick scan but didn't see anything.

Want to call me tomorrow? We can make sure you have all the info you need. 604.836.2517 is my number, leave a message if you don't catch me and I will follow up.

DB@EB

Sept. 11, 2015, 9:56 p.m.
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Cornering Like a Boss - Endless

I will look into this, Gord. Sorry for the inconvenience.

DB@EB

Sept. 7, 2015, 9:28 a.m.
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Great work.

It still rides great and has the same feel and challenge. Keep up the great work!

DB@EB

Sept. 4, 2015, 12:59 p.m.
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Race face knees found on fromme

There is one on the 3rd switchback (I put on a rock), one on 5th to complete the pair (hanging on a branch).

I hope whoever lost them can be re-united. They look like they fell out of pack or something on Friday Sep 4 in the am.

DB@EB

Aug. 12, 2015, 9:13 p.m.
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Endless biking courses

Thanks for thinking of us!

You can do a Single Session, to learn to corner like a boss in 2hrs for $60. These are small groups and run in North Van.

You can also book a private and work on your riding locally or in Whistler Bike Park. Privates cost more but are entirely customized to you and also include photo and video analysis.

Invest in yourself, you will be stoked!

DB@EB

July 15, 2015, 1:21 p.m.
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wife wants to learn to ride ( what bike)?

Oh so I can blame my sucky skills because I'm on a hardtail? Bullshit. I suck because I suck.

Just for this throwdown against the hardtail I'm going to take your course and skid down everything.

If this is directed to us….

It is about experiences and "if we want our new friend to have a great experience, here are some recommendations."

This has nothing to do with skills on hardtails? Even if it might be good for our skill development, it might not be the greatest experience on Vancouver's rough trails. There is a reason full suspension bikes are so popular…

We look forward to having you in one of our programs! :)

DB@EB

July 15, 2015, 12:57 p.m.
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wife wants to learn to ride ( what bike)?

Get her, or at least let her try, a full suspension bike.

We see it over and over, boyfriend comes in and rents girlfriend/wife/friend a hardtail to take them riding, while they are on a sweet squishy bike with dropper post, they take them to something "easy" like Richard Juryn trail and then wonder why she didn't have a great experience…

Our Progression Sessions are a great program, 2hrs a week for 4 weeks. Dirt series is also good if weekends line up. Sometines, it has nothing to do with your message. Follow up with a local riding club (NS Ride and/or Muddbunnies) to help her get some saddle time and make some friends and riding buddies.

We're all like kids, if it's fun and enjoyable the first few times, we'll want to do it again.

DB@EB

July 7, 2015, 11:11 p.m.
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the biggest mistake in mountain biking....

says the guy who's poised to make $$$ cha-ching off the masses of ZUmba MTBers…..just sayin'.

We would actually fair better if it were tech and more riders would need help. The smooth flowy stuff gets people out there on their own.

I've always felt that way.

Just sayin'….

DB@EB

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