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July 16, 2019, 9:56 a.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: WBP 19

Posted by: Ddean

Yeah Rick onecutmedia did an Aline vid Friday with my son in front of him. A line has never been so sendy.

If I didn’t love Garbo tech so much I’d go check ALine out!!!!

EDIT: Received a few requests for the link to the video...here is it: what the hell is going on with my 14yo?

Jackson needs to get some tricks in now.

July 13, 2019, 8:09 a.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: Friggin doors. Watch out!

I'm amazed at how many people in Vancouver open their car doors so carefree even when there is traffic coming let alone a bike.

Poor guy.

July 11, 2019, 2:42 p.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: Best tech trail to lap over and over on the shore?

I ride both my DH and trail bike on Cypress. Obviously, I go much faster and have more fun on the DH bike. A trail bike is more than capable especially if you aren't looking to hit all the big stuff.

July 9, 2019, 8:11 a.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: Best tech trail to lap over and over on the shore?

Posted by: fun-house

Thanks everyone for chiming in. To be clear, I'm not necessarily talking about DH, but Ill look into those Cypress laps some more, as long as I can avoid shuttles. Was just using those DH riders as examples of that form of developed skill. The 7th lap is too long for what Im envisioning. It's okay to slog out a pedal to get to the lap zone, but I want pretty quick laps after that. Pile of Rocks is a bit closer to the ticket. Pangor/Boogieman would take way too long. Empress is closer to the ticket, but not quite the right flavour of trail. 

I think of all things mentioned so far, I need to revisit Applicator and Roach Clip. Not even sure if I've ever ridden the latter, but 1.5km per lap with 100m elevation sounds perfect. 

Thanks folks.

PS - this could end up being a good lap for shockwiz tuning.

To save time on pedalling you could park at the second lookout and then bike down to the start of Roach Clip. Means less time pedalling up from the base.

FYI Roach Clip (and the rest of cypress) is totally different from anything else on the other mountains. More rocks, roots and gnar. Kind of like Lower Ladies but with way more flow. Take your first lap with care...

Once you know it its a blast though and still a good challenge for me after riding it some 500 times.

July 8, 2019, 8:56 a.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: Best tech trail to lap over and over on the shore?

Agree on Cypress DH.

But try and bang out quick laps of Roach Clip. It's not too much of a climb to get back up to the top. it is easily one of the more technical fast descents on that side of the mountain.

July 7, 2019, 8:02 p.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: Lost - OneUp pump & EDC tools on Cypress July 6

Didn't see it today.

July 3, 2019, 8:29 a.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: What Alu Tubless rims have you've been happy most with

Posted by: Brocklanders

e*thirteen LG1.

Beat the crap out of them. They have stayed true and only one spoke snap in a year of use. Still rolling them.

Yup, happy with my e13 LG1+ (not sure what the + stands for?). They are on my DH bike.

So far totally solid at both ends and that's after years and years of going through rims like there was no tomorrow.

June 28, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Posts: 159
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Re: Vanier Park Bike Park Vancouver - CoV Survey

Posted by: Timv

Boom.  A bunch of local kids registered to speak at the meeting and the vote passed.  The plan includes a permanent eagle nesting pole out in the woods, so "the bike park might disturb the eagles, let's put a fence around it for a while" should be OFF the table in the future.  Build starts Aug 1.

Great news! It's not time convenient for me to travel to other skills parks with my young kids.

Any idea how long it will take to complete?

June 23, 2019, 7:33 a.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: WBP 19

I have days to use. Waiting for my shoulder to get stronger before I hit the park. Thinking a mid week visit for my first one. I'd prefer to hit the new stuff without onlookers :)

June 19, 2019, 6:05 p.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Oh right, so its ice underneath the water. When I saw the image it didn't actually say anything about that.

Good to know it's not fake but sad to know its real.

June 19, 2019, 6:44 a.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

I've seen that picture recently. And as a photoshop whiz something about it seems phoney. I'm not saying it is, but the fact you can't see the ground just beneath the water is a little suspect.

I really hope misinformation isn't been spread around as it's not going to help the cause.

June 10, 2019, 1:18 p.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: LoamtoHome

I saw two Park Rangers on ebikes yesterday.  They were going up Old Buck exiting on Deep Cove Lookup and saw them coming down the road on CBC later on.   Looks like they are trying keep the riff raff off the rogue trails.  $115 fines if you get caught.

Got to catch them first.

June 10, 2019, 12:37 p.m.
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Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: Teeter Totters on North Van trails to be removed...

Posted by: Kieran

There's one on Salvation.

Oh, I didn't realised yours got removed. Bummer. It was fun.

June 10, 2019, 12:30 p.m.
Posts: 159
Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: Teeter Totters on North Van trails to be removed...

There's one on Salvation.

June 6, 2019, 5:18 p.m.
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Joined: June 28, 2011
Re: ebikes on the Shore

I'm with you. I'm not likely to buy one unless I need assistance to ride. All the bitching about them isn't going to help, there are here and here to stay. We just need to find a way where it all can work together, its totally going to be a culture thing like you say.

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