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May 8, 2019, 10:58 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Trail use etiquette

Posted by: shoreboy

Not bear spray, but bear bangers and flares. Thankfully havent had to use either yet, but we did run into a bear two weeks in a row riding in Squamish.

spray is the only effective deterrent, a work colleague is a grizzly bear expert with extensive experience in Kananaskis, Banff and says having it accessible and ready to go is pretty much the only thing that will work in an attack/charge situation. Bangers are easy to use incorrectly and can make a situation worse by overshooting the bear and having it scared towards you, better to group up, make noise, make yourselves big (bike overhead), and slowly move yourself away from the bear.

May 6, 2019, 10:28 a.m.
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Re: BC XC tires

I just stick with 2.35 minion dhf's front and rear in EXO, tubeless of course. Rudy's/Overnight is pretty raw and rocky, and even the backside has it's moments, I'd rather take the marginal weight penalty in favour of a bit of extra traction and protection.

April 23, 2019, 4:20 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: WBP 19

Posted by: Stuminator

Hoping to conquer a few sections this season; The vee-ed rock on In Deep. First camelback on Lower Joyride. (The second one freaks me out just looking at it.) Anyone else have any sections that they'd like to clear?

Hwy 86 climb to ride don't slide

April 9, 2019, 10:17 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: tashi

Accept that things have changed, stop volunteering my time cutting and maintaining trails in official areas...

Pretty much this, have spent decades advocating, planning, maintaining and building for non-moto, believe firmly in that distinction between user types, not interested in volunteering my free time for motorized bike users.

April 5, 2019, 3:44 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Squamish Trail Conditions Thread

rode chossy for the first time couple weeks ago, just rolled in following some friends and don't remember anything too intense...

April 3, 2019, 9:30 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: cerealkilla_

And don't think the bespectacled protectors of the frogs who hate all bikes aren't just rubbing their grubby little hands together with glee as bikers quarrel among themselves over the respective virtues (or lack thereof) of emtb and mtb.

Make no mistake, the anti-all-bike rabble will seek to make the most of the ebike issue, and use it to forward their own petty claims to the trails. They won't even bother with booby traps this time.

And THAT is why it is so important that the people that are pushing and marketing ebikes need to step up and address the valid issues regarding their responsible integration into trails. Instead of just sticking their thumbs up and saying "just ride" or "be rad" and marketing blah blah blah, they need to actually acknowledge there are some legitimate issues, and articulate a strategy for dealing with them.... Insurance, directional trails, responsible use of (now motorized) machines when mixing with other trail users, and potential trail impact issues (still subject to debate).  We should be looking to get past the baseless issues (i.e. how people feel or what they think they've earned), and focus on the concrete issues that matter when it comes to trail access and actual impacts on trails and other users.

We need a sober and evidence-based discussion of these issues, with direct participation from those that want ebikes on the trails....not just more internet speculation, squabbling, and marketing excuses....and no more of this silence from the profiteers. Until that happens, it is reasonable to expect continued reluctance to embrace ebikes within the riding community. I think we've reached a point where the majority of riders really don't care or judge what other people ride. It's more that what we have achieved as a sport in terms of trails and trails access is extremely precious, and we should be extremely cautious (and responsible) about how we integrate new technology into the mix. And no, ebikes are not like disc brakes and suspension in the 90s, not like DH bikes, not like paddle boards in the breaks, and not like snowboards on the hills. They involve the addition of energy via a motor that increases power and speed. This is a unique direction change in technology, and it deserves a thoughtful analysis.

great post

April 2, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: Sethimus

Posted by: Kenny

Posted by: Sethimus

Why is using one kind of vehicle that destroys the environment to enjoy your sport considered OK but the one that could be powered with renewable energy considered bad (for whom?)

The difference is the ebike is on the trail. The truck stays in the parking lot. If people were just using ebikes to tow their non motorized bikes to the trailhead your point would be totally valid. I think that is a perfect use for an ebike actually. I am all for ebikes on pathways built for motorized traffic.

But between this and the fact that most people will still transport their mopeds to the trails via vehicle make this attempt at justification kinda irrelevant.

funny how you left out my bit about shuttling. i don't remember anyone in this forum complaining about shuttling heavy dh/freeride rigs up the mountain with pickup trucks a few years ago. yet, that kind of activity damaged the environment for good vs. only "damaging" some trails. and you still defend using gas to right your bike. so in a way you are also doing a motorsport. you just don't see it's damage (yet).

now do trail networks that aren't shuttleable

March 29, 2019, 12:29 p.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: ISCG Chain Guide

where are you located that you ordered one? out of stock in canada as of the other day online the website says

March 26, 2019, 3:18 p.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: ISCG Chain Guide

Posted by: nouseforaname

Posted by: FlipFantasia

the one-up bashguide is amazing, super easy to install, does it's job, takes a pounding....50/50d the step up rock on heavy flow in the fall after rain and fresh work had it running slow....it shouldn't have held up imo! good reminder that I need to order one for my new rig

You going to ride the Cannondale you won?

was thinking more like the bronson I got late fall

March 26, 2019, 2 p.m.
Posts: 133
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Re: ISCG Chain Guide

the one-up bashguide is amazing, super easy to install, does it's job, takes a pounding....50/50d the step up rock on heavy flow in the fall after rain and fresh work had it running slow....it shouldn't have held up imo! good reminder that I need to order one for my new rig

March 26, 2019, 7:30 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: ebikes on the Shore

I'm actually not against them, I'm for managing them and planning for the impacts of more users and different use types, Wade....which no land managers or e-pushers are really doing aside from expecting traditional mountain bike advocacy groups to do it for them. And as a long time volunteer I've decided that I'm personally not interested in that.

Todd

March 25, 2019, 1:21 p.m.
Posts: 133
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

I just hope all these e-proponents step up for the maintenance and advocacy side like they claim will happen....after a couple decades in the game, I'm spent and pretty much done. Holding out hope that we don't see a resurgence in user conflict or overuse due to ease of speed and access, but generally people suck and are selfish, so I'm staying cynical. It's been tough the past few years even without the extra users from moto-bicycles, not sure how much more capacity our trails have at this point and I know we're seeing increasing push back against new trail development here in Whistler, so expect trails to get more congested, imo.

March 25, 2019, 9:23 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Whistler Trails 2019 (not WBP)

just sea to sky trail, or some techy xc north of brandywine falls on west side of Cheakamus river.

March 14, 2019, 11:35 a.m.
Posts: 133
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Re: Do you ride a hardtail?

Posted by: nouseforaname

Posted by: tungsten

I was going to transition my Scout (see what I did there?) into a Wideangle w/boutique wheels but the wheel size debate in that other thread has me paralyze with indecision. thanksarot.........

If you're over 5'2" there is no wheel size debate.

pick a wheelsize, be a dick about it

March 13, 2019, 7:22 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Seymour Conditions

Posted by: cooperquinn

Lets just all agree to give the trails some time to thaw and drain?

pooooor naive, Cooper...not that you're wrong

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