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July 13, 2015, 8:22 p.m.
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In lieu of a couple of beers for a trail builder...

Supported!

Huge thanks to all the trail builders out on the Shore (and everywhere for that matter). Happy to chip in a few bucks here or there given how infrequently I manage to get my ass out to trail days.

Hope the new saw rips!

June 23, 2015, 12:58 p.m.
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Travelling in the USA with cell phone

Depends how long you are there for, but Roam Mobility is a pretty good option for frequent visitors: https://www.roammobility.com/

June 10, 2015, 11:14 a.m.
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Recommendations/Locals in the Puddle

Awesome thanks guys!

June 10, 2015, 9:59 a.m.
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Recommendations/Locals in the Puddle

Should mention we will have a truck, but would also happily compensate locals in gas money/beer for shuttles/trail guiding.

June 10, 2015, 9:56 a.m.
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Recommendations/Locals in the Puddle

So I am heading up to Williams Lake this weekend with a buddy, looking for a couple of suggestions:

1. Any must ride trials. We are both pretty capable riders, will ride most anything there is to ride in the sea to sky. Will be riding biggish trail/enduro bikes.

2. Any suggestions on places to meet up with likeminded folks for shuttles. Looks like there are plenty of shuttle options. There are 2 of us, but it would be great to hook up with some local folks for some shuttle action and maximize our vert. If this sounds like you or someone you know, would appreciate any leads.

Thanks!

Oct. 24, 2013, 4:53 p.m.
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Riding in New Zealand

Was there in march. Nelson on the south island was really good. Around lake Taupo, Wellington has a bunch of stuff. Like phixx said the entire country has something. Lots of hut to hut bike packing type trails as well. When I go back I'll for sure do more bikepacking there.

If you do want to do a bike pack, the Heaphy Track is incredible. I wrote a post about it when I did it a couple of years back: http://version3.co.nz/the-v3-guide-to-mountain-biking-the-heaphy/

Oct. 24, 2013, 11:38 a.m.
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Riding in New Zealand

Shuttles in Rotorua: http://www.southstaradventures.com/

Good spots all over the country. I haven't been home for a few years, so will leave someone with more recent experience to give you a run down on the current situation.

Nov. 18, 2012, 5:53 p.m.
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Our Final Trail Day on Expresso: Sunday, Nov 18. Last chance to win a fork!

Awesome day guys, thanks for organizing. My first trail day since I arrived in Vancouver last year, but will be making sure I get out for plenty more. Can't wait to ride the new bits!

Aug. 7, 2012, 1:05 p.m.
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Must-do biking in BC and other road tripping tips?

Sounds like an awesome trip. I did 4 weeks around BC in an RV in 2010 - was rad.

We just parked up off the main roads and didn't have any problems. So long as you are sensible and you don't do it in residential areas/on people's property you should be fine. We stayed in paid camp sites a couple of nights just for convenience. Also, Silverstar has a camp site right at the bottom of the chairlift that is super cheap and has showers etc…

In terms of other places to ride - take your pick!

Pemberton has some great trails. Make sure you do some riding around Kamloops (not in the parks, just around town). Also worth making the trip across to Kicking Horse if you have the time - that park is quite different from all the rest, steep with lots of rock and wood, and super fun.

Have fun!

Aug. 6, 2012, 5:56 p.m.
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Anyone headed to Whistler this week?

Anyone is heading up to Whistler on Wednesday or Thursday this week and have room for an extra with a bike? Happy to pitch in for gas etc. I am downtown, but can meet you wherever. Drop me a message.

:dizzy:

Oct. 3, 2011, 10:35 a.m.
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Anyone headed up this week for a last blast?

Is there anyone planning to make the trip up from Van this week for a last blast in the park before the curtain falls?

I am pretty keen to head up on Thursday (ideally) and spend a few days. Have got a ride back sorted, but need to suss a lift up for me [HTML_REMOVED] my ride…. anyone planning on taking the trip and have a spare seat/space on their rack?

:D

Sept. 2, 2011, 5:18 p.m.
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Anyone headed up this weekend from Van?

Thanks for the offers guys - sorted :D

Sept. 2, 2011, 1:17 p.m.
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Anyone headed up this weekend from Van?

Going up now till tues just gonna leave from east Richmond,taking hwy 99 sorry i just seen this at last minute ,That grey hound sucks and is overpriced.if you can get to squamish there is a city bus that takes you there.

Yeah, the big grey dog does suck. Thanks for the offer, guess I missed you. Keen to stay on for a few days next week, so wont be coming back Sunday - thanks though.

Sept. 2, 2011, 11:07 a.m.
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Anyone headed up this weekend from Van?

I am pretty keen to head up, but looking to catch a ride. Have already taken the greyhound a few times this season, and would rather avoid it if I can (and give a fellow rider some gas/beer money, rather than GH).

If you can give me, my bike, and a bag a lift on Saturday or Sunday (doesn't really matter which) let me know. I will be staying up there for a few days, so just need a lift one way at this stage, can worry about a ride back next week.

Aug. 24, 2011, 12:07 p.m.
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Current conditions

Anyone know what park conditions are like after today's rain? Supposed to go up tomorrow and it was a downpour today on the shore - I'm curious if garbo, afternoon delight, schleyer, etc. are now a slick, soupy mess.

I was up at the weekend, and rode on Monday during the rain, and again yesterday. It needed the rain pretty bad. Monday was a bit muddy, but not too bad (it was raining after all). Yesterday was perfect. Trails super tacky, but not muddy. Rode the whole mountain, both the lower mountain and Garbo were great. Best day I have had up there this season.

The only thing to watch out for was the wood that was still a little damp, but I am sure that will dry out if there are a couple of fine days in a row [HTML_REMOVED] some traffic.

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