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July 27, 2018, 11:05 a.m.
Posts: 133
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Re: Whistler trails 2018 (not WBP)

Posted by: Bull_Dozer

What is the most popular/efficient way to climb up to LOTS? Up Stonebridge, left on Flank trail to Into the Mystic? Or is it better to come in from Function Junction?

I prefer lower sproatt/industrial waste personally. South Flank out of Function is, efficient, but a grind. lots of people still go up stonebridge but we'd prefer if people didn't park up there, besides, then you miss out on finishing the loop with a blast down westside trails right to valley.

July 26, 2018, 11:49 a.m.
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Re: Whistler trails 2018 (not WBP)

Posted by: hypa

So, a month later and my boy and I have pooched the "cut yer bars" area. Lots of exploring the area, and wow are there some steep spots. The dirt in there is terrible for building, and a lack of accessible water makes some of the areas a dusty mess. I can see why this isn't more a popular spot for riders. But hey, it's close to us and it's a fun pedal so no real complaints from me. 

I'd love to explore the north side, or even west side above Function. The problem is that I get lost in a phone booth. That's really the part that is keeping me from exploring other areas. Once I know an area, it's no problem. It's just getting to that point.

trailforks keeps ya on track pretty good....I haven't ridden CYB area much at all in the past few years, but then again I'm a southender and use the cheakamus area for my shorter rides

July 24, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
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Re: WBP 18

pretty sure the end of RDS has been co-opted for all the other new stuff.....congrats on the kid, I'm a couple weeks out from that new reality too!

July 20, 2018, 11:09 a.m.
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Re: Chicotins Tire Picks

Posted by: nortonwhis

Posted by: FlipFantasia

there's just the one crux step/up move before the final grunt on camel that I haven't been able to clean...didn't think it was doable then saw vid of a friend making it last summer, tough lunge move for sure!

If your talking about the one just pass the pearson trail merge (or general area), thats a doozy.

yeah, that's the one!

July 19, 2018, 6:11 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Maintenance of Lord of the Squirrels & Into the Mystic

Mystic/Rocks/LOTS open as of tomorrow!

July 19, 2018, 11 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: South Chilcotin - Lorna to Spruce

Posted by: skidrc

yes, lots. there is an old spike camp at the junction. watch out for bears.

to add, it's in the trees beside the creek, the trail 'junction' sign post is usually laying in the grass, you'll go right through the meadow towards the treeline along the creek

July 19, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Chicotins Tire Picks

there's just the one crux step/up move before the final grunt on camel that I haven't been able to clean...didn't think it was doable then saw vid of a friend making it last summer, tough lunge move for sure!

July 18, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Chicotins Tire Picks

Posted by: taprider

Nobby Nic 2.35 snake skin

but I take it you guys don't try to clean Windy Pass or Camel Pass

wrong

July 18, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Chicotins Tire Picks

gun creek rd back to lodge crushes so many souls, lol

July 17, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
Posts: 133
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Re: Maintenance of Lord of the Squirrels & Into the Mystic

Posted by: grambo

Posted by: FlipFantasia

Posted by: grambo

What's LESS about? I see it popping up on some builders instagram... lower elevation descent off ITM?

well, you could do LOTS, or LESS....Lower Elevation Short Squirrels, will result in a loop that's half the distance of the shortest alpine lap, goes from ~1400m on Mystic to just above 1200m on Squirrels. 1+ week or so until completion. The builder is Zander; Howler, LOTS crew, previous WORCA trail maint crew...he's a private contractor now.

Hah, great acronym there... I do follow him on Instagram that's where I saw the Less hashtag. Great idea for a quick rip and a shorter experience to help newbies/tourists feel out whether they are actually up for the whole thing.

yeah, we're hoping that the bail out option will allow a lot more people who are out of their element 'save face' and still get a bit of descent out of it. We were noticing way too many people who just wouldn't turn around when they should've, which means getting to the alpine spent, and then having no energy to hold on for the descent. Will also make for a way better early/late season when alpine is closed and we can get rid of up/down traffic situation we have now.

July 17, 2018, 2:59 p.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Chicotins Tire Picks

what skidrc said, and also, while there are definitely buff sections of singletrack, there's actually a lot of very rough and rocky wilderness trail and terrain that will eat lightweight tires. the smallest I typical go are 2.3 dhf, but have run larger and wasn't upset about it.

biggest thing imo, make sure the bikes are all well tuned with lots of brake pads, bring more food and water and spare jersey/jacket/gloves thank you think. make sure people don't ride like goons as you're VERY far away from anything and it takes a lot longer than you think to get places. And, no freeriding scree or off-trail riding while in the park....that and make a shit ton of noise so you don't startle any bears!

have a blast, it's amazing up there

July 16, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Maintenance of Lord of the Squirrels & Into the Mystic

Posted by: grambo

What's LESS about? I see it popping up on some builders instagram... lower elevation descent off ITM?

well, you could do LOTS, or LESS....Lower Elevation Short Squirrels, will result in a loop that's half the distance of the shortest alpine lap, goes from ~1400m on Mystic to just above 1200m on Squirrels. 1+ week or so until completion. The builder is Zander; Howler, LOTS crew, previous WORCA trail maint crew...he's a private contractor now.

July 16, 2018, 2:34 p.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Maintenance of Lord of the Squirrels & Into the Mystic

lots of alpine trails are only open for limited portions of the year.

July 14, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Posts: 133
Joined: Nov. 19, 2002
Re: Nelson - Trail and Camping recommendations

Posted by: D_C_

I loved Mountain Station when I was there. Steep and fast. I did Skirt, Eli Slim and TNT, I think. All very fun.

Morning Mountain wasn’t as steep but was fun. I find machine-built flow trails are a bit dime-a-dozen but I thought Turnstyles was one of the better ones out there. The area has a nice singletrack climb.

yeah, Upper Skirt/Skirt to TNT and back to Ei Sim is mucho fun! that was a regular lap for me when I lived in nelson, bit of a grunt to Upper Skirt but worth it!

July 14, 2018, 10:40 a.m.
Posts: 133
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Re: Best “bang for your buck” descents?

Posted by: andy-eunson

Posted by: Kevin26

Posted by: RAHrider

Anyone know a good way to make a great loop of business time that incorporates some other trails?

Add highside/hi hi/highline first

Yes. Or ride higher on the Microwave Road and do Heavy Flow/Hindsight and ride back up Tunnel Vision which is a bit of a grunt and the end will see you humping up the rock and then blast down to IBT. I don’t do that often because the climb is not completely rideable. Or after the full IBT or even AMPM cut off go back up the road and do the TV, Heavy Flow, Hindsight lines. One can also incorporate the grind up lower Babylon By Bike for a flowing descent down See Colours and Puke (aka Hair Straight Back).

Yeah, lower babylon has been brushed out so doing microwave rd to that is probably about 45-1hr climb to SCAP, then long fast bermy with a few side hit options into High Side

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