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July 21, 2018, 2:52 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 8, 2007
Re: WBP 18

Posted by: ReductiMat

Does anyone have news on Midgaard and the new Merchant bits?

Mr. Nickel has some comments on PB. Haven't noticed any other insider info online this season.

July 9, 2018, 12:48 p.m.
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Re: WBP 18

Did a Creekside run this morning and it was Dusty's to Insomnia only. Everything else closed.

July 9, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2017 (not the WBP)

Saw a pack of dfx'ers headed that way and was wondering what they were doing. My grom wants to ride Crazy Train but would have to tow him up there and probably still too small and addicted to the lifts. Good to hear, next year going to make him do dfx xc the first few days instead of straight to the bike park.

July 4, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2017 (not the WBP)

Blackcomb report?

July 4, 2017, 9:44 a.m.
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Re: WBP 17

Crazy how there has been no lift lines until yesterday afternoon.
Groms are taking over, mine is one of them, he can't get enough and is frothing to ride every trail on the mountain, he's turning 7 this week. Apologies to all the people who've been inconvenienced by our slowness crashes etc, he's getting his pullouts figured out but interrupting his focus is hard.
My suggestion is to open a lift and trails on Blackcomb as a grom only zone.
Blueberry is awesome, kid wants to hit it, and as much as he wants to ride garbo we'll have to do it from Creekside.
Too tight is awesomer, I will volunteer to extend it up to the top.
Warms my heart to see all the kids and families riding the mountain and the valley.
Thanks trail crews, I understand how frustrating this dry weather is.
Cheers!

May 14, 2017, 5:53 p.m.
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Re: WBP 17

Looks like no more GLC finish straight? Noticed some berms on the webcam.

Jan. 31, 2017, 9:57 a.m.
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Click here if you have Hayes Stroker Ace brakes

I have a set and they've never worked well enough to go through a set of pads! Actually won them on phat wednesday years ago, thought I'd try them again the other day when my saints failed but easier to just wait for new saint caliper to show up.

Jan. 17, 2017, 10:39 p.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

Saw this on facebook, artist working on the map for "Blackcomb new summer trail system".
https://www.facebook.com/JamesNiehues/photos/a.253075348185053.1073741827.251408548351733/736655619827021/?type=3[HTML_REMOVED]theater

Dec. 11, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
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Seeking 20" bike recommendations

The Shred's lever reach adjustment screw just doesn't do it. Maybe it's possible to ream it out and put a longer set screw in, or just get different brakes. Kids need all the help they can get braking, might as well have hydros.

We have looked closely at all the kids bikes and the Commencal geometry, 13" chainstays, low bb, weight, plus parts spec sold me. We will likely swap out the brakes and drivetrain for shimano stuff but for now it's good to experience the Tektro's and be happy with them. Fork upgrade too, no hurry. We also swapped out the tires immediately.

I do like the charger, fork and brakes, but it's too tall for him. The meta is the smallest of them all, and we'll get a taller fork when he grows.

Of course we will take a beating when it's time to unload it but the stoke it's instilled him is worth it.

Dec. 11, 2016, 12:35 a.m.
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Seeking 20" bike recommendations

Neighbor kid has the Shred and I haven't been able to adjust those brake levers so that he can stop. The Commencal's brakes are probably one of the reason our boy has been riding more aggressively.

We also had a Scott 20" before this one, it was grip shift, the new one is trigger and he's doing well with it. At first he was using the palm of his hand to push the lever, now he's using his thumb.

Almost 6.5 years old and small, 42 inches/107 cm. Under the suggested height for the bike but no problem.

Dec. 10, 2016, 11:40 p.m.
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Seeking 20" bike recommendations

Picked this up in Squamish early October. It's amazing how much his riding has progressed with this bike. Charging downhill, jumping, he's even pedaled up hills that have surprised me.

Oct. 25, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
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Bye Giant.

So the Giant rental gig is done. Curious what might be planned for next year so did a little searching and found that Vail Resorts Retail Inc. has a website for their other resorts called rentbikes.org. Must not be money to be made renting bikes, thus the non-profit domain name?

Anyway, Scott and Trek's next year?

Oct. 11, 2016, 11:37 p.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

Nice frozen puddles at the top of Micro Climate this afternoon, few mud holes after that. Otherwise pretty sweet.

Oct. 9, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
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WBP 16

Angry Pirate may be too soft to reopen. Only other closure was c-more, did it ever open? and garbo. Early saturday the gondola wait was longer than a fitz ride and not many sightseers so lots of empty cabins going up.

Oct. 9, 2016, 9:29 a.m.
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WBP 16

Slush on the wood, especially offload ramp had me worried but no problems. Garbonzo had no tracks/riders. Rivers were running down the trails in a few spots, only hit one puddle that was more than axle deep.

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