I agree that shuttling up to closed trails is a no no, as is operating without the right permits….and any good shuttle service must help maintain the trails in my mind…….but really I don't think a shuttle service necessarily increases rider traffic. do people shuttle now? hell yeah, you see way more guys shuttling than climbing seymor. in my mind a service like this simply allows people who would normally be driving on their own to leave their cars/trucks/vans whatever at the bottom and let someone else worry about the driving, it doesn't necessarily increase traffic as much as it just gets people up the road differently…..it can reduce the number of cars running up and down the road, thereby reducing congestion in that sense and making it safer for the roadies that are always climbing up or the other mtb'ers…..can it have negative impacts? sure, anything done improperly can, but done smartly it could be very beneficial….
Originally posted by GIANT BOY
Are the x games really going to be at whistler,if they are,fiannaly,we have a better terrian park then most mountains!!Still going to go bikin!
whistler's hosting the superpipe portion of the global x-games I believe, which is a bunch of different venues around the world having comps at the same time, all tied in through the magic of modern technology no doubt……..oh and all you rippers, I'd be careful this summer, have a feeling they're gonna be cracking down hard on aggresive riders on busy trails, at least from what I've gathered through my mountain sources, they're also brainstorming on ways to better seperate beginners and advanced riders, no easy task really….
so was there saturday afternoon and couldn't believe the amount of trash laying around, real good way to get the public pissed off at us, if you feel the need to eat there at least have the deciency to bring your trash with you when you leave…..
Originally posted by mike
the nsmba website has some good info on it…
notice nsmbA not nsmb
sharon has put together a few great articles about the proper way to design and build trails, with structures, definitely read those and be sure to incorperate a lot of the suggestions if you want to build a durable longlasting trail….
Originally posted by wilkez
**you can ride some nice rocks yo
did u see on the news about blackcomb? they were like moving snow down the lift how sad is that. just to open half the mtn! **
half the mountain? not even, try three runs, green lane from horstman, the terrain park trail, and one down to glacier express, oh, and the glacier, it's icy, and lots of people, got a few hours in this morning, was good to get out, but there ain't much open….