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Feb. 3, 2017, 4:32 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

That didn't last long!

Feb. 2, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

After the longest break in 12 years, I got out on Burnaby Mountain yesterday and today. There is some debris down, but the conditions were excellent. Get out there!

Nov. 10, 2016, 6:23 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

How is Lower Sidewinder? Haven't been over to Burnaby Mtn since the spring. If we get a dry streak I'd like to check it out.

Its a nice little climb but isn't too interesting going down, except that it has numerous pinch points (rocks, logs, ferns along the side which stick into the trail path) so that you do need to pay attention at speed. Like Upper Sidewinder and Sidebandit, you can have fun if you go fast enough. But unlike those sections, the new one requires more attention to others on the trail - passing is not as clear.

Nov. 9, 2016, 8:50 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

Finally got a ride in on Bnby Mtn today. Some trees down, but everywhere I went they were cleared. The new trail is open (Lower Sidewinder). With all the water it's pretty soft in spots along the bottom half.

Sept. 5, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

Be simple to make SW a one way uphill for cyclists. At least until the junction where it joins from the west. 'course punks would just ignore that I suppose.

Except, I for one like to ride down that whole network to the bottom of each trail and then climb back up. I go pretty quick but those trails are straight and wide enough that downhill and uphill traffic (and walkers) should have no trouble safely passing each other.

The final section down to the base of Nicole's looks like its just going to be a crushed rock extension to what's there now below the new bridge. I have a feeling I will be sticking to the roadway for that section. That's the wide parking section. I see no reason to want to climb up a straight flat boring grind when the road is smoother and easier to get up and past. It's a shame they aren't going to put in a bit more single track to complete things. Crushed rock over a 'road bed' is a crappy way to go.

Sept. 1, 2016, 1:04 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

They are well on their way to tying all that together. They are using water and a vibrating compactor, so it will be pretty solid to start. The cut going further downhill is just a rough start.

The bridge is now finished and the lowest parts of the trail seem about 90% finished. Hopefully they will open this soon.

Aug. 25, 2016, 2:29 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

Hope they finish the bridge and tie that all in before proceeding down slope.

Thanks to whomever is trail-fairying LS.

They are well on their way to tying all that together. They are using water and a vibrating compactor, so it will be pretty solid to start. The cut going further downhill is just a rough start.

Aug. 20, 2016, 2:20 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

Good News: they have resumed work on the new trail (Lower Sidewinder?: new layer of 'gold,' compacted, and the bottom bridge approaches are filled in. Also, the bush has been wacked down where it will extend parallel to the road down to Nicole's base. Maybe it will open in the not too distant future.

April 14, 2016, 1:52 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

So, except for the bridge [HTML_REMOVED] ROW crossing, I assume its pretty much done?
I love Sidewinder/bandit, even though they are hardly singletrack beauties. I ride down them down and then climb back up to continue on the old trails. Good little climbs, and as much fun as one needs so long as you go fast enough. Can't wait for there to be a good Nicole's loop option.

Also, thanks to whoever fixed up the fallen tree hole on Mel's. The climb around is not a good idea. A more substantial structure may be needed in the long run.

April 13, 2016, 12:21 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

Geez man, I thought it was a dead giveaway! "Lower lower, sidewinder. Hmmm…:idea:"

Yeah that'd be my guess too.

One of the local bike companies should step up and fab a no maintenance truss to span it that could be easily hoisted out of the way with something like a backhoe, eh?

Yeah, I was a little slow, but I figured it out . . . havn't gone down yet though: how far down does it get you?

How long is the span?

April 5, 2016, 1:11 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

15 years and I can't believe I've never seen a deer.

And repeating myself: tungsten, where is there a "yet to be completed bridge?"

March 25, 2016, 2:32 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2016

Where is there a "yet to be completed bridge?"

Dec. 15, 2015, 2:16 a.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2015

The new leg of the trail up has a temporary entrance just off Gaglardi Way (and west of the Nicoles).

The remaining leg is supposed to come all the way down to Nicoles, so you won't have to ride on the road at all, but the remaining section won't be done until Spring/Summer 2016.

The new trail is a nice easy climb, and very scenic.

I can't wait that long, though I will. I typically start from North Road parking and climb by way of TCT, or I start at the top and ride down these new trails before riding right back up them. It is going to be great to be able to ride all the way to the bottom and then climb back; but it will be even better to start from the Gaglardi Way parking strip and hit dirt right away. This little mountain just gets better.

As for the character of these trails, I admit I was dissappointed at first. However, I appreciate the variety now: you can really rip down them (plenty of off-camber cornering practice), and the climbs are civil to say the least.

Dec. 12, 2015, 3:34 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2015

Wait, what? You mean the from curve on Galardi up to water tower road has been compleat?

Where is trailhead at bottom?

Sorry tungsten, I didn't mean that at all. That bottom section seems to still be under construction (I was last there Dec 8th) and I don't know where the bottom trailhead will be. I was only talking about the two sections above that, which have both been done for over a year, or is it already 2. I can tell you are eager for the full climb to be in place. Going by how long it took them to build Sidewinder and Sidebandit, completion should be close. However, I have a foggy memory that they didn't open any new sections in the middle of the rainy season. I'm really not sure of that though.

Dec. 2, 2015, 2:38 a.m.
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bummed becuase you frame isn't a taped head tube?

Yeah, but then there is no scintilating discussion. Google it, go to a local bike shop and talk to a mechanic, go to suspensionworx, etc., etc. Then shut down the forum. Actually, that is pretty much what I do. But I don't mind adding a bit to the confusion. There is nothing under the sun better than talking headsets with a disparate group.

I was pretty pissed off when my fork of choice (Totem) stopped making 1.5" steerer tubes. I had to make a tapered steerer work with my 1.5" straight head tube. In this case I was not interested in changing any geometry. Ended up with a Cane Creek combination: 1.5" (38.1mm) bottom, 110 Series, EC49/38.1/H16/x; and a 1.125" (28.6mm) top, internal bearing ZS49/28.6/H8/x. The top choice was to drop the bar height a bit. Works great.

By the way - 110 Series: good for 110 years, solid. My first one rusted out over one winter. But, my second one is as smooth as silk after 3 years. Odd.

As for googling: the Cane Creek website is very helpful for their product.

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