Great article, and fun stroll down memory lane for sure. I do agree that Fromme and Seymour were at the centre of the movement, but it seems unfair to discount the early MTB pioneers all over BC:
Lumpy and Binty in Whistler
Schley and Tippie in Kamloops
Vic, The Crazy Carpenter, and all the builders in the Fraser Valley.
The list is endless.
I do question how prolific "The Shore" and it's riders were to the emergence of the the modern mountain bike. When examining the modern trail bike, I feel the early European designs, are far more relevant to how and what we ride today. When comparing Wade's RM9 to Nico's Sunn World Champs bike I know which one I would pick.
Still, a fun read, Thanks.