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June 4, 2010, 3:58 p.m.
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extradite vandeman ?

I haven't looked into this guy, but what does anyone have against mountain bikers? Is it a trail damage on public lands kind of thing? Lame…they should put that effort towards ATV/snowmobile rednecks.

That's exactly the kind of attitude that's the problem. It is extremely common to have "level of technology" conflicts between wildland recreation users. Your intolerant attitude toward ATV and snowmobile users is exactly the same as Vandeman's attitude toward Mt. Bikers.

Everyone needs a place to enjoy their recreational activity. Some activities require separate areas, others are more conducive to shared use trails. Marginalizing groups only leads to increased conflict because of illegal use.

June 1, 2009, 11:11 p.m.
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smooth, flat trails

I second Da Peach's suggestion. Once she's comfortable riding a bike on level ground, Galbraith would be an excellent place to introduce her to trail riding. Bellingham isn't very far from Vancouver, as long as you hit the border at the right time. There are plenty of trails where both of you can have a good time, I introduced my girlfriend to trail riding on the Ridge trail. Check out ridegalbraith.com for a basic trail map, or stop at Fanatik (there are signs on the highway) to get specific directions.

May 26, 2009, 11:12 p.m.
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Linking banked turns?

Another critical point, look at every riders eyes. They are all looking at the exit of the corner, or as far ahead as possible. As you go through the berm, be thinking about the next one. Just like any section of trail, the farther ahead you're looking, the better your reaction. It feels slower but its actually coming faster, etc.

May 22, 2009, 5:01 p.m.
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Update

I can't wait to check out the park tomorrow!

I'm also very curious to see the changes to Dirt Merch. I'm sure it'll be sick!

March 18, 2009, 10:05 p.m.
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2009 prices and opening day are set.

yep,
for 19-64, $115 until June 20th, then $125. $39 per day after the first three days.

Feb. 19, 2009, 11:11 p.m.
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Scum of the earth...

11.) Mountain biking downhill provides zero exercise benefit.

:orly:

Jan. 12, 2009, 10:01 p.m.
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Suggestions to the park, 2009.

more money for maintenance means, more expensive ticket. Not sure if whistler would risk that.

Either that, or it means less money for new trail sections. That's really the question, isn't it: Develop the park and make it bigger, attracting more riders which leads to increased maintenance needs -or- spend a lot of time doing maintenance, but little time building new trails to spread out the increases in riders, while risking stagnation.

What would you focus on? new stuff or maintenance?

Dec. 6, 2008, 5:31 p.m.
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Freelap at Whistler

It doesn't have to be an uninterrupted run from top to bottom though. One trail would be plenty, just make sure it doesn't cross another trail anywhere in between the poles.

Dec. 2, 2008, 1:46 p.m.
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Freelap at Whistler

It seems like a good idea to me as long as its limited to certain trails. Maybe double black's only, because the people riding those trails obviously have more riding experience, so they will be more understanding. It shouldn't be a problem on trails like Whistler's DH, Goat's Gully, Biker-x, etc.

Trails where it would be a BAD idea to have the freelap set up would be Dirt Merchant, A-Line, Crank-It Up, or any Blue trail. Although it might be fun, blue trails do not belong to racers.

Dec. 2, 2008, 1:06 p.m.
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2008 Trail Building Clinic

cool, I'll check this thread for exact dates.

Dec. 2, 2008, 1:03 p.m.
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Accident in Seymour?

Is there any follow-up by NSMBA, or trail authority/land manager after an accident on a trail stunt? When I read that a stunt has taken a number of people out, maybe something should be done!?!

This has been a pretty contentious comment, eh?

It might be a good idea to check the crash zone for this stunt. No one wants the world covered in mattresses, but moss makes for a pretty good landing in an accident, and no one will notice the difference on the shore.

Or this could just be a waste of effort. Riding is inherently dangerous, we all know it.

Dec. 2, 2008, 12:47 p.m.
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2008 Trail Building Clinic

I'd be interested, but I'm at school in Seattle. Any possibility of a clinic some time between dec 15th and Jan 3rd?

Sept. 5, 2008, 9:27 p.m.
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Close call...

I did the same thing july 11 on the last jump in the 4x. T8, 10, and 12 were compressed, and I broke both elbows (tried to roll…) The doctors said I came out amazingly well, and as of today (8weeks) i get to ride again.

Hang in there, the first week and a half are by far the worst. after that, you get more mobile in no time. healing vibes coming your way

July 26, 2008, 5:08 p.m.
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First timer

lol, he said a little air, not half the time off the ground :-)

July 26, 2008, 3:55 p.m.
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Near death experience on WS DH

You know, I think its actually WBP's fault that I went over the bars on the last table in the biker-x and ended up with a broken back and both elbows. it was poorly designed (way too much lip for the speed. obviously) and there wasn't a nice soft landing for me. Now, I can't ride at all until september, and there's no way my park pass will be worth it.

OR I could acknowledge the fact that maybe I just lost control, and its my own fault. But that would be taking responsibility for my actions. Nah, impossible.

quit whining about the park conditions, at least you can ride.

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