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July 10, 2014, 3:46 p.m.
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Deactivated Trails and Stunts

Parking for sports recreational activities should be free.

July 10, 2014, 8:26 a.m.
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Grumpy Old Schoolers

I think you fail to understand politics - I've been part of the NSMBA, I was a trail leader before, I left because of the politics, I won't return without a clear picture of what I will be getting involved in.

You probably won't want the Czar of Gnar position then. There you'd be responsible for balancing the wishes of Land Managers (who are employed by politicians), grumpy riders who will all have different opinions on what trail features to keep and how to maintain them, and good trail building practices.

For the role your suggesting to be viable it needs someone who is willing to take time to analyze the black+ trails to come up with a clear picture. That's a huge job which is why the NSMBA has trail adopters for each trail to do exactly that for just 1 trail.

July 8, 2014, 5:07 p.m.
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Deactivated Trails and Stunts

I think they need passports, shots and visas for that.

I've heard travel insurance is really expensive to travel to areas across bridges too!

July 8, 2014, 2 p.m.
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%$!@# JUST BECAUSE YOU CAN'T RIDE IT DOESN'T MEAN ITS CLOSED!!!

new expresso should be renamed and given a big ol green circle

"Non-fat, chai, skinny latte with extra foam" is still not a green trail no matter what all the advanced riders say. There are some green sections, mainly blue with a couple of black features.

July 3, 2014, 1:22 p.m.
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Grumpy Old Schoolers

Slightly off topic.

Gord,

I'm assuming you're using MS word to write your documents (as we all do). Word has this nasty feature called "smart" (or dumb as I like to call them) quotes. These typically aren't handled well on most web sites as they are in a special windows character set. Getting these supported in web forms used by forums is tricky. As a result they come out as funny characters in html making text hard to read. I have my word settings set to disable smart quotes to avoid the issue.

July 3, 2014, 8:59 a.m.
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Grumpy Old Schoolers

As others have said the NSMBA has been doing a lot of work trying to maintain the trails that we have. They have limited time so are focussing on areas that get a lot of value for their time and money. The more volunteers they have the more they will be able to do.

The best way to be able to make the voice of advanced expert riders is to participate by doing the following.

  1. Join your local trail organization
  2. Attend AGM and other meetings of the trail organization
  3. Take a trail building course
  4. Attend trail days (yeah I know I need to do more of that myself)
  5. Volunteer to be a director (of Gnar!)

I think Alan [HTML_REMOVED] Gord's approach where they are taking on Cypress and working with the NSMBA is the way to go.

June 24, 2014, 9:06 a.m.
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Shore's Future not so bright

Work with us or we will ignore you.

Just don't wreck access to trails for the many people who enjoy the new school trails.

Yes we do need to have a advanced trails. But ignoring the land owners is not an effective way to achieve that goal.

June 12, 2014, 12:04 p.m.
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2014 NSMBA Toonies

I'm sure we went through the "what's the correct names for these trails" when we created the map data last year. The ones on the map should be based on the physical signs that are actually at the top of the trails.

June 10, 2014, 7:08 a.m.
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Map for "high school league" trails.........

nsmba.ca

High school in search box

http://nsmba.ca/content/2013-07_high-school-league-trail-project-phase-2-starting-mid-july

May 21, 2014, 1:40 p.m.
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Fromme parking open house

I feel sorry for the Mountain Hwy residents between McNair and the gates if the District goes ahead with this ‘solution’. That section of road is steep, narrow, and has no sidewalk on either side. Blind driveways feed into it. Residents walking their dogs or just out for a stroll have to use the road due to the lack of sidewalks. Plus, for whatever reason, many of the residents up there opt to street park making it an even tighter squeeze.

It's pretty much like any resident of kits or any area near public recreation have to deal with. Except in kits the roads are narrower and have wall to wall cars either side.

May 18, 2014, 8:58 p.m.
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NIMBY Fifty 2014

Forget Nimby Lite. Nimby Dubbel - Sea2Sky Enduro Pemberton edition on Saturday followed by a full Nimby pre-ride on Sunday!

May 18, 2014, 9:19 a.m.
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Sea to Sky Enduro Series

Thanks to twinone and all the volunteers for putting on a fun and challenging event.

Great times hanging at the back of the pack with MrsG and a group of 4 friends.

May 2, 2014, 8:16 a.m.
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2014 NSMBA Toonies

Thanks to Brian [HTML_REMOVED] Maya for organizing. North Shore Bike shop for sponsoring and providing us with a BBQ. And all the volunteers for help out.

Looks like a good start for another year of NSMBA Toonies!

Jan. 2, 2014, 4:13 p.m.
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Oregon camping/riding
  • Hood River
  • Sandy Ridge (good for a day of riding only)
  • Bend
  • Oakridge

All have good riding and the towns have good brew pubs/breweries.

Also if in Hood River there is some good riding just over the river in Washington

Check out the maps from these guys for ideas and trails.

http://www.adventuremaps.net

Nov. 5, 2013, 2:57 p.m.
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Need Feedback on Roof Rack Concept!

Why don't you just get the wide set of Yakima bars and mount the bike racks alternated. I've had 4 that way but I'm sure you can get 5. Bit of a pain getting to the middle ones!

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