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Aug. 7, 2015, 10:07 a.m.
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Dogs and slats

Just curious.

Has anyone ever seen or heard of a dog injuring its legs while running on mtb trail bridges.
I have had many dogs, and they obviously do not like bridges. Quickly learn to run beside them, or run/walk awkwardly on them. Keep hearing the argument that spacing on bridges needs to consider dog injury.

Just not sure if it is true.

Oh! and my dog is a royal clutz. So if any dog is likely to injure itself it is my dog. Border Collie, with no concept of agility.

July 28, 2015, 5:22 p.m.
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No Flanel Shirt Yet, But I might get one!

If I could afford one, I would buy one to trail build.

July 16, 2015, 3:03 p.m.
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Squamish 2015 Trail Conditions

I would go for entrails/boney elbows/hueso.
Room with a view is a great trail, but pretty mellow as far as difficulty.

July 15, 2015, 9:52 p.m.
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Squamish 2015 Trail Conditions

Easier than intestinal.
harder then the rest.
The builder speaketh.

Just yell "canadian coming through!" and you will be fine.
;)

July 11, 2015, 9:08 p.m.
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Squamish 2015 Trail Conditions

There is parking at the hospital and it is free.
Residential streets around hospital hill, valleycliffe, and ravens plateau are all safe.

I am more worried of leaving my bike in a garage these days, then having my vehicle shot at.
Mags 99 should be your food destination post trip.

July 11, 2015, 8:41 p.m.
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Squamish 2015 Trail Conditions

Pretty much anywhere that is not a parks or climbing parking lot.
Any residential street you should be fine.

I park my truck in front of my house, and have left valuables in it. Have not had any worries.
If you want to park in front of my house send me a message - my house is in Garibaldi Highlands though.
Guessing indian arm adventure. if so road is in good shape.

July 8, 2015, 1:43 p.m.
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the biggest mistake in mountain biking....

Can't we have new discussions on this site. Seems like a bad movie with a hundred shitty sequels repeating the same story lines.

My take: It doesn't matter.
People will walk into the woods and build trails they desire. Yup, they might get shut down, and yes "the man" might make an example of you. The hardest trails tend to be built by those who have a vision and a dream. "The man," does not have that. I also teach my son that "the man" hates independent volunteerism.

As far as Flow trails… I have no problem with them. Most towns actually don't have many of these. Squamish has two, Half Nelson, and Pseudo Pstuga. I wouldn't count tinder (and that trail would have been hell to build with out a machine). The greatest thing about them is that they are popular, and take people away from more "primitive trails".

As far as sustainable, in Squamish, we build trails in future cutblocks. Those trees, are going to come down eventually. And in 20+ years new ones will be there. Head to the barber shop beside Sushi Zen in Squamish. Great photo of Edith Lake as a cut block.

As far as kids being the reason we build easy trails. I wouldn't worry. The one's I hang out with have no problem riding technical trails, and have no problem walking stuff. They know that to progress you must develop skills and conquer fear over time.

Biggest mistake in mountain biking. Not creating a limit on the number of times discussions/threads are allowed to repeat.

July 1, 2015, 9:01 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 7, 2008
Ripcord versus Norco Fluid 4.3

Looking for advice.

Narrowed it down to these two bikes for my 7 year old boy. Fluid 4.2 and Ripcord
Probably will change gear ratios to improve climbing.

We ride and build in Squamish and that other place south of town.
Boy is seven and been riding a Norco Charger. Gear ratio is wacky on that bike and I have not been impressed by the Spinner fork.

Boy wants to ride technical trails - he loves the plunge, loves long rock slabs, and loves roots. He likes half nelson, but prefers other trails. So jumping is not as important as pedalling up then pointing it down.

I think bikes run on spinny things and magic, so while I pretend to understand geometry, gear ratios, and other things - I am actually clueless (bike shops love me).

Already read the NSMB review on the ripcord, and trust Omar. He understands spinny things.

Oh, and looking at the bikes - tell me what I should immediately swap out, while walking to the bike till.

I dont have much to offer other than reps but promise to build more hiking trails (cough).

June 1, 2015, 12:30 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 7, 2008
2 Roadies Dead near Pemberton

I have been reading comments that people should not ride highways (in response to this accident).

That section of road, is not what most people would consider a highway. It has little traffic, tight turns, and a steep grade. Pretty much forces drivers to drive slow, and pay attention (would be a hard place to text while driving).

On the other note, of riding on highways. I do it tons, yes I am scared, yes I try to pick the right hours. But simply being near any road in any type of vehicle (moped, bike riding, motorcycle, car, truck) is risky. Presently, rehabbing a knee, and road riding is what the doctor ordered. Doing it inside or on the valley trail, will break me.

I live in Squamish and there is never a weekend that there are not numerous accidents on the Sea to Sky. FYI - be scared anytime you drive near Brohm Lake - that spot produces an accident nearly every weekend.

May 29, 2015, 10:52 a.m.
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Trail Thank You Thread

Thanks to Rob Coquet for the rebuild of lower Pseudo Pstuga.
Masterpiece!
Speed reducing uphill berms are beyond incredible. One of my favorite types of turns.

May 6, 2015, 7:38 p.m.
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Help fund new trail in Squamish

Threw a 100$ dollars at it.
That zone has the potential for a ton more (i.e Alice ridge descent, or laps via the logging road that goes to 700 meters).

Alas, i fear the campaign is running out of time.
Too bad it did not have a lift attached to the proposal ;)

April 19, 2015, 5:09 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 7, 2008
Squamish Terminal Fire

I live in Squamish, and it is a terrifying place.
Fires, rockslides, and ticks.
No safe place to hide. The water has floating creosote, the mtn is angry and is falling apart, and the ticks are everywhere.

Dont even think of moving here. But if you do - call my wife she is a real estate agent.

April 12, 2015, 8:40 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 7, 2008
Kids dirt bikes - 2nd hand and gear

On the lookout for a kids dirtbike and gear for my 7 year old.

Floating through Craigslist looking and its sparse.
What FB groups, or "nsmb" type sites are there for the dirtbike crowd.

Thanks for any help - will fire my rep gun.

April 12, 2015, 8:40 a.m.
Posts: 222
Joined: Aug. 7, 2008
Kids dirt bikes - 2nd hand and gear

On the lookout for a kids dirtbike and gear for my 7 year old.

Floating throught Craigslist looking and its sparse.
What FB groups, or "nsmb" type sites are there for the dirtbike crowd.

Thanks for any help - will fire my rep gun.

March 31, 2015, 1:43 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 7, 2008
anyone ride all flats all the time?

One of the things I like about clipless is the feeling of forced 100% commitment on challenging stuff. I've ridden FR/DH on flats on and off over a few years, and I found that I was a lot more tempted to dab when things got sketchy rather than tough it out as I do when I am clipped in. Clipless puts me in a "failure-is-not-an-option" frame of mind.

Of course, I've had some crashes as a result, but speaking as someone who tore my ACL and MCL while riding flats - dabbing in a fight for control while crashing - I think I prefer to crash clipped in. (I ride with the minimal SPD, no pedal cage - cuz that's the way I like it, like it, like it).

Hmhh…
Thanks for that information. I have always ridden clipless. Blew my acl on my trials bike recently, and just had acl surgery.

Bought some flats, for riding in the future, but your beta has me re-thinking that decision. I have never had an issue of getting out of my clips, and believe I ride pretty aggressively. Might have to pass those pedals onto my son, and go back to clipless. Will ponder more.

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