Nice post Flip,
Sick crash, buddy comes in a tad too hot and must have forgot to pull up. Awesome, hope his ego was the only bruise.
Finally, I'm glad Whistler is building bigger hits, they need trails for nutbar riders and people who like to go big. If Joe Public is scared to hit the jumps then it means they are thinking about their skill levels, which is a good thing. These jumps arent for everyone, do or do not, there is no try and you cant fake being a Jedi. There are plenty of trails in WBP to learn on, they are blue trails. Its like a video game, level up and earn that leg shaking adrenaline rush. I for one am looking forward to hitting this line, Crabapple is a scary trail to over shoot, so this will be a nice change. YEEEEEEHAAAAW:trinity:
You can camp out like some of the real die hards, or you can work under the table for cash. Lot 4 has a real nice shed in the bush too, maybe Wheeldrop will rent it out to you. Its water proof too.
The best dumpster would be outside the gorcery store, wait till they toss the stale veggies and bread, you'll eat like a champ.
In the fall/winter months I like cypress. Shore play, 5th Horseman, sex girl and sex boy, these trails are good in the wet, lots of rock for grip. On drier fall days Sagar is also a great choice, although I dont think I'll ride it on a 4 inch bike again.
Sun Peaks gets my vote, lots of steep and speed! Not super technical but it has some sweet free ride trails and a few huge booters in the jump park.
Hmmm… from what I can tell you suffer from the same issue. Just from the opposite side of the argument.
No not at all, I wouldnt do anything to that overtly aggressive and dangerous no matter what my beliefs are. If I built the trail and it was modified, I'd welcome it and try the new lines myself. Or id ride the line I built. I wouldnt block lines on a high speed trail knowing people are expecting them to be open, thats foolish behavior.
Your story is all over the place, I thought you said there was nothing indicating the trail was blocked? I believe you also stated you didn't know it was a new line yet you also stated you ride Cypress all the time?! Hard to believe you now that it was a booby trap.
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How about you read my post instead of just waiting for your turn to write, you'll see that my story is consistent. What you believe and what is reality are two different things. The fact that someone has made braids wasnt the issue, they exist. My beef is those who plug the braids in a bad way that is designed to cause injury. I've put a lot of laps on Shoreplay, these lines have always been clear, they were clear the last Friday when we rode and blocked not even 12 hrs later, one block was done at the very bottom of a steep line, a block that almost took out 2 riders who were going at considerable speeds. That has always been the story. I'll call out that practice everytime I see it.
The way that log was placed was done by a human and I seriously doubt it was a hiker, it was a nut bag zealot holier than thou fackhead who wanted to teach braid riders a lesson, thats my take and thats why I bitched. End of story. I've never said creating braids was good but on Shoreplay these lines do seem natural and they flow and they are not disruptive to the regular lines, some of the regular lines are naturally being taken out by nature, so these braids serve a purpose.
So some of you want to pooh pooh poor Freddy for stating he wants to ride the lines that the trail obviously has and I'm not the only one hitting the lines, its not reasonable to block these lines on a high speed trail just to satisfy the builders ego or your version of how the trail should run, especially if riders who frequent the trails on a regular basis expect the lines to be open. Its also unreasonable to say dont ride the trail blind. Natural interference I can deal with, this I wont deal with. Its selfish and ignorant behavior.
Bottom line if you built it great thanks, you dont own it weather you put your blood sweat and tears into it or not. Whoever did that block knows it was wrong and did it for one reason to fuck someone up and to make them think twice about choosing that line. You cannot defend that action.
So fack you and the horse you rode in on.
Exellent point. Trails can change over winter into the spring. Trees can get knocked down and so on. In some cases the decrease in activity by riders allows some more freedom to lay traps.
I think I can tell the difference between Mother nature falling a tree and a mini log place by humans. Trail was clear 12 hours before, 12 hours later all braids are blocked and one has a booby trap.
Youre obviously not really getting this.
So lets simplify things.
multiple lines (braids) = bad.
therefore, riding these lines = bad.
I get it but you cut and quote something that is not the intended message. Stuffing crap in blind spots where people can hurt themselves is a bad practice, thats all I have ever been saying. So go ahead hurt your brothers your entitled to do it, you built the trail, right? Its ok to shoot that hungry man, you grew the corn? Kinda sounds ridiculous. Whats scary is these are my neighbors spouting this crap.
Ride how you want but no argument can made for this silly practice.
Who are these trail police anyways? Telling someone how to ride is like telling a bird how to fly, bio-mechanic principles aside, all styles should be accomodated.
Trail options are endless, variety is the spice of life. Change is good Donkey! There is more than one answer. It was never your land to change in the first place so if it changes or evolves, accept it. Resistance is futile!
One mans ball quaking fear is another mans adrenaline fueling line.