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June 23, 2019, 1:21 a.m.
Posts: 101
Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
Re: 24 North Shore Triple Crowns in a row


Human powered is the best style from your doorstep as long as your healthy. Much more rewarding. Pushing your own personal limits. A bike gives you freedom. No officer of cool present checking if your riding the latest bike.Get up ride up.

June 23, 2019, 12:40 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
Re: Teeter Totters on North Van trails to be removed...

Just found one last month in Kelowna. So fun, a part of mountain bike history in North Vancouver. That  should be saved for the next generation to enjoy. Big props to the builder.

June 10, 2019, 12:23 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
Re: Teeter Totters on North Van trails to be removed...

Save those teeter totters, such a fun feature from that era of mountain biking.

June 10, 2019, 11:56 a.m.
Posts: 101
Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
24 North Shore Triple Crowns in a row

The goal was to ride 12 consecutive North Shore Triple Crowns in a row. Mountain biking every month of the calendar year,

on my favourite local epic. The streak just kept going and tapped out at 24. Snowed for the last one. The journey is the reward.

Andy Traslin

Jan. 2, 2017, 11:25 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
Seymour MTB 10000'

Thanks @mudrunner @miketraslin

@bmak, Here's the link from the South
couloir of Mt. Bishop. It turned out to
be an 8000' day. It's not smooth skinning
by any means. Complex North Shore

Dec. 26, 2016, 4:43 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
Seymour MTB 10000'

Thanks for the stoke @Ddean @Taprider @Ned @The Don @biking_cam @Ol Dirty
@The Wasp @Duncan @Tungsten @Bryce

@Bryce Someone can add TNT next year for the link-up. I did actually do a Fromme link-up a few years ago. 13000’climbing. I will look for the link.

@Ddean, this past summer I pulled off the first unsupported 6 crown.[HTML_REMOVED]referrerid=37663

Yes, @JBV All on a 26” bike, 26 years Seymour riding. I tell you this ride would
have been a lot smoother and funner on an updated bike.

@Sharon Don’t give me ideas. I’ve done a 7000’ powder day on Seymour. A 10000’ first descent on Mt. Bishop in the Seymour backcountry.

@Bryce that sounds fun too, way less suffering.

Dec. 22, 2016, 10:48 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
Seymour MTB 10000'

Seymour Mtb 10000'

June 28/16
63.40 km

After 26 years of mountain biking Seymour,I was motivated to try to link up as many trails as possible in a day. Hitting 10000 feet of climbing was a goal,
I was stoked to achieve door to door style.

I would to Thank all the trail builders. Present, past and beyond.

Lap 1
CBC-Pinchflat Alley-Corkscrew-Incline-Powerline-Pingu-Pangor-Bridle Path-Old Buck-Baden Powell

Lap 2
Boogie man-Boogie Nights-Bridle Path-Old Buck-Powerlines-Mushroom Trail

Lap 3
Upper Dales-Dales Trail-Forever After-Highschool League-Bridle Path-RaR Climb-Pennylane-Good Sir Martin-Baden Powell-Power line

Lap 4
Sever D-C-Buster-Asian Adonis-Adonis Buster-RaR climb-l-Good Sir Martin-BP-Powerlines

Lap 5
Severd D-John Deer-Bridle Path-Academy Climb-RT connector-Penny Lane-Good Sir Martin-BP-Powerlines

Lap 6
Severed D-RT connector-Academy Climb-Penny Lane-Good Sir Martin-BP-Powerlines

Lap 7
Severd D-C-Buster-Lower C-Buster-Bridle Path-Hyannis-Greenland-Ridge Runner-Powerlines-Hyannis Trail

Virtul ride:

Rider: Andy Traslin, Ride to the Hills

Nov. 18, 2016, 11:29 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
500 laps 5 different (Seymour) trails

The 500 laps was over a 2 year 8 month period.

Forever After 100
John Deer 100
Good Sir Martin 100
Asian Adonis 100
Served/ C Buster 100

Thanks to all the trail builders. Present, past and beyond.

Taprider, That's a great idea to link-up as many trails as possible.

This summer I did the Seymour Mtb 10,000'. Climbing up to CBC, then riding as many as trails as I could. All the classics: Severd,CBuster, Forever After, Asan Adonis, John Deer, Dales,Pangour, Boogieman.

There's so many options for a big day link-up.

June 25, 2016, 11:15 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
6 Crown Link-Up

That's a big day on the Sea to Sky.
Cool vid. I'm focusing on my backyard
Trails. Seeing what is possible riding the bike human powered with a backpack.

June 23, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
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Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
6 Crown Link-Up

6 Crown Link-Up

June 17/16

Stoked, to finish my epic link-up riding 6 different mountains in the Tri-City and North Shore zones.What's so cool about living in these areas is that you can live in the urban, but still escape to the trails on a bike. After years of riding all these trails.It was fun and hard to complete the full link-up in a day.

There is road riding involved in connecting the mountain bike trails.That's how I got involved in riding, was the ability to pedal from the door and ride Seymour.

Half way through, I bent a shifting cable. I was stuck with a fixed gear on the back but three gears on the front.It was the hottest part of the day climbing up Seymour. More out of the saddle riding than I hoped for.Conditions were prime. With a fresh rain to keep the dirt tacky but not too wet, sunny but cool in the trees.

In the name of tradition.9 speed shifting was used, with a rear road deraileur.26 inch wheels,QR for the seatpost. Plus, I can't afford the latest gear.Listening to my MP3 Walkman.I pulled out The Clash/Hits Back. I forget how good they still are.

Giver don't skidder!

Coquitlam-Port Moody-Burnaby-Vancouver-North Vancouver-West Vancouver


Dur, 13:49, 111km, asc 11473', dsc 11470'

Movescount Track

Feb. 12, 2016, 2:19 a.m.
Posts: 101
Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
12 North Shore Triple Crowns in a Row

@Max That has been my goal too, to try and ride as much trail as possible.Since I usually ride door to door, there is a fair bit of road riding involved.Over the years I have been able to connect all kinds of short trail sections which would be impossible to describe.

I would say if you start at Seymour, park at Hyannis or Bottom of Seymour that will be all trail up to the power lines. Pick a trail from there something like Forever After, Severdick. Drop down to Seymour river. The destruction of Twin Bridges really hurt the ride.Which was a quick climb up to Fromme. Now I ride down to the pool 99 area cross a bridge and hike a bike up a set of stairs to a new trail that is being worked on. Ride trail up to Demo forest.Drop to Lynn Valley and road ride up to Fromme.

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:11 p.m.
Posts: 101
Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
12 North Shore Triple Crowns in a Row

@Silk, those rippers were fun, classic shots.

@Mic, pulling off one triple crown is fine, doesn't matter how many you pull off, as long as your having fun. A tattoo has no bearing on the result. Athletes get tattoos whether they qualify for the Olympics or win a gold medal.

@heckler that was a fun day.

@skooks, one triple crown is more normal and probably a lot funner. One and done.I like that idea for the sea level to gain 10,000', might try that. I usually climb to the top of Seymour, Grouse and Sagarmartha and still barely hit 10,000.

@mtraslin, yup budget for sure, on my last triple crown ride I got a stick stuck in my wheel night riding and bent hanger deraileur. I had to ride in granny gear form the Lonsdale Quay. I had to borrow 9 speed road deraileur from my old road bike to keep going.

Good thing Brian Kelly hand made a 29er hardtail frame for me. BK Ripper 29r. I switched the drive train over to finish the journey.

Jan. 29, 2016, 5:27 p.m.
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Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
12 North Shore Triple Crowns in a Row

12 Triple Crowns In a row, 1 calendar year.

Last year was one of the lowest snow years in a long time. I can usually get my quick hit ski tour for a short side stash on one of the local North Shore mountains in the winter.

It was February still no snow, I pulled out my mountain bike for a longer day in the sun. I managed to pull off a triple crown ride. Then again in March. I thought about turns all year. Where you ski every month of the year. My brother and I have a streak of 112 months in a row. Earned turns every month.I thought of climbing and skiing Mt. Baker every month of the year. A lot more involved due to avalanche hazards in the winter.

Riding my favorite ride seemed to make more sense. Since, I could pedal right from my door in pure human powered style. I figured I could see how many months in a row I could ride and try and hit a calendar year. Door to door. Each ride usually takes 5 hours up to 10.

A standard ride is Severdick on Seymour, Espresso on Fromme, stupid Grouse on Cypress.One epic would have to be mandatory, where I start in Deep Cove, descend CBC. Climb to the chalet at Grouse, descend Jet Engine. Climb to and descend Sagamartha and finish at Horseshoe Bay.

Then different variations on each mountain along the way for regular rides. You can really find your rhythm and flow state through repetition of your route. After 25 years of riding the North Shore,I defenitley have the route dialed.

Such a fun classic ride, Giver don't skidder!

Turns all year ski edition
95 To Infinity - Traslins' Never Ending Shred

Mike V legendary skateboarder quote:

Burn it.
The body feeds the mind.A physical philosophy.A poetic willpower.A moving meditation.Forged through muscle and heart.Transforming the body.Transforming the character.Breathing ecstasy into life.Spirituality.The body feeds the soul.Burn it.

Photos: Mike Traslin

Jan. 22, 2016, 4:47 a.m.
Posts: 101
Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
Old School Shore

Air to flat to whiplash. Golden era of
North shore mountain biking. There was
No shortage of personal progression.

Jan. 13, 2016, 2:09 a.m.
Posts: 101
Joined: Aug. 30, 2009
No Respect

Was the rider Deaner? I think he rides
for Team CCM. I can't remember his last
name. Maybe, Super Troopers bike patrol will
get him on the second lap.

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