It's possible he would be a free man right now.
I would never rule out foul play in regards to anything that happens behind those walls.
Honestly it was mostly curiosity. I didn't know it was still considered a public road since the gate was always closed. I figured I'd note the plate if it was an issue and since it's not the notes already off the phone. Just didn't know and figured it's better to ask than assume.
Fair enough. I might be sensitive as I love all things with 2-wheel. There seems to be so much mud being thrown these days.
We are all lucky to live in such a cool area where we can shred all these bikes.
Ask a few local trials riders about the condition of Half-whip since the DH crew found it. In the old days getting a heli up Disneyland was a luxury and truly caused little damage, but now it's a whole new world of MTB peeps hitting up the lower to mid mtn. access points.
The words "fully destroyed" come out a lot and it is the opinion of the current and longstanding user group not ours that counts. If the trials guys feel we are "destroying" trails then true or not we need to abide. Even The Dude abides. Lol.
I'm amazed there hasn't been more backlash against all the "wicked cover shot, bro", and "sick front page edit, bro" that's been happening on this trials zone.
It's a small backlash from a small group of concerned users.
I think it will sort itself out, but with anything add more humans add more drama.
Lots of room for everyone that's for sure.
Calling in guys with plates on their bikes for riding up a public service road in the evening probably after a long day at work….
Really? The fact that you felt the need to come and ask here concerns me. Not doing anything wrong and insured, even if they did "tear up" the ROAD a bit?
It's a road bro. Nobody on a plated bike is gonna get far even if they did venture on to the trails.
With all the arguing and hate we are seeing in Squam between user groups it seems the users are really the issue.
All the stories I have heard involve an entitled MTB'er that is unaware of the actual laws and/or trail designation. This generally ends w polite moto/trials rider explaining the rules to the MTB rider who then apologizes.
We even had some MTB'ers take a shit in back of a truck that was parked in a moto legal zone(Uni Trails). Who knows what went down in the woods for this to escalate this far.
There is room for everyone and it's best we all work together to keep all the zones open for everyone.
Funny thing is we currently have a crop of riders that are fully destroying 30 year old trials moto trails in Britannia but too bad MTB's don't have license plates for us to call the Trail Cops.
Some of us ride all things with 2 wheels and see the infighting between groups as silly. How many MTB guys that used to have moto hate are now twisting hmmmm, let's go see how big the moto and trials threads are in NBR…..lolz
Enough with the politics. Yes I live here, and it can be frustrating at times. However I am in my 6th year and this town has changed my life for the positive.
When I moved here I had big ideas of what Squamish was going to do for me. Since then I have changed my view and advise the others to save themselves the time and look at if from a better perspective.
Ask not what Squamish can do for you, but what you can do for Squamish.
Yes it is a weird town, and can be quite insular, but things get better every year, and those that struggle with local politics?
Get involved or STFU. Haha. If you have legit concerns get in touch w Susan Chappelle. She actually tries and works very hard for this town.
listen to this guy ^^, he's got alot more experience teaching and explaining than a hack like me.
I think shifting weight just comes naturally in a corner after time though, when was the last time you were cornering and actually thinking about what you were doing? When I go into a corner there's not alot to..process.
Shralping sure ain't the fastest and it sure kills trails fast but once and a while it's a fun and steezy-looking way to throw the bike around
You're no hack TW. I try and keep my coaching pretty liquid these days, some things will always remain, but new things pop up all the time. That's why I love working with fast riders as they all have little tricks.
It seems to me that simple ninja shit in terms of body stuff, and doing less is more when riding. True speed allows for effortless style and delicious mini whippers on the trail. Thomas Vanderwho? comes to mind. Powerful, focused and fluid. The Kid woulda been a pro no matter what sport he dedicated his time to.
shift weight backwards before apex of the turn/shift weight forwards after apex of turn; play around with that until you strike a natural balance where you're movements counteract each other. Occasionally slam the rear binder and throw a foot out for a second like he does at the end of the video to lose traction and get a little roost of dirt if that matters to you.
I don't know, just ride your bike. It'll come naturally.
I would love to see a demo of this technique. Sounds like a lot to process at high speed into a turn.
In order to do this the rider must stay balanced between front and rear, a subtle amount of pressure on the bars will allow the "tailwhip" into the turns. Most of what you are seeing is for the camera, and does not translate to real speed. Drop a foot? Again for the camera.
I don't use opinion, I use timing systems to tell me what is fast. Smooth is fast, skidding, shralping (ie: trail destruction) is not.
Yes he is fast, and but I saw a point made elsewhere that if everyone rode like that trail would be gone in 2 weeks.
If we were to create an actual coaching moment here we would look at braking points, maybe if he braked earlier he wouldn't have to slam through, but that wouldn't make nearly as cool of an edit.
In no way am I picking on him, just saw the opportunity to discuss something we see a lot. In training i catch the guys doing it all the time- riding like they see in vids (slow). I call it PinkBike speed. Lolz.
So don't get me wrong, Sid is an excellent rider, and the vid was awesome.
ps: He could also develop more speed if he stood up a bit more as he approaches turns, this is a World Cupper technique (watch that Stevie Who kid?). This allows the body more room to push into the bike when you hit the Apex. 90% of people blaming their clips for a mid turn blowout could've prevented it by entering the turn taller and thus not grinding themselves outta the pedal.
Imagine, if you will. A world where everyone's concerns, priorities, needs, wants and financial state are not the same as yours…
Uuhhhg. Really Dave? Maybe head on over to Europe bro.
You post wreaks of NA entitlement.
Isn't this a thread themed towards our desire for NA manufacturers to bring us efficient mid size diesels?
Why. Is it that people with small dicks always claim that people with big trucks have small dicks?
I just need a 6 seater that can carry my camper for fuck sakes.
Yeah, well let's do a poll, and see how many of the "big truck" guys actually carry campers, or pull trailers.
We live in the Lower Mainland. Count how many of those full size trucks have a tonneau cover on the back.
It's a joke. I am also from a small town full of cheese dicks driving big ass diesels.
Guys that buy full size diesel trucks but don't tow may not have small dicks, but they have small brains. It's obvious they can't do basic arithmetic.
With the price of diesel vs gas, the extra cost at time of purchase, as well as the pricey repairs it makes no sense.
It's an ego/image thing. I would love to own a big ass diesel myself, I chose to own my home instead.
I've owned 3 of those little 2wd yota's, 1 Nissan, and 2 Chevy's. Year after year I got car mileage and went 90% of the places the 4by guys were going.
My fave was the 91 2wd 3.0l V6 that I put a fabtech prerunner kit in. That thing flew, and I wiped it out in a month.
I have long believed that all the extra moving parts, and weight of the 4by was pointless.
I currently have a 2005 4by, 6spd TRD Sport and I already miss the Prerunner. It really shines on the fireroads and pulls a trailer as good or better than the 4x4 version.
Most guys have little dicks and the truck is a reflection of that. Haha
Buy my 2001 TRD Prerunner V6. Ultimate MTB truck. 2wd that looks exactly like 4by. Cheaper on fuel, faster, and handles way better on dirt roads.
They are only sold in the US, and it's a shame as it's really the ultimate lower mainland MTB truck.