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June 17, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
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Re: WBP 17

So how was Garbo today? Worthwhile or let it dry for a bit? Heading up tomorrow but I remember most garbo opening weekends as being mudfests!

Feb. 14, 2017, 10:40 a.m.
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2017 Fromme Trail Conditions Thread

Went for a walk up dempsey trail monday. Dempsey, Pennzoil, St Marys, BP all snow free and amazingly dry. Wish I brought my bike!

Oct. 22, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
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How important are the Mt Seymour trails within CMHC to you?

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Oct. 14, 2016, 9:02 a.m.
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Vancouver Ski Swap - Oct 15th & 16th

Has this show improved much? I went a few years ago and it was tiny. It didn't seem worthwhile compared to the local shops turkey sales etc. I used to go to the Toronto show (when I had the unfortunate experience of living there) and it was great.

Oct. 5, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
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WBP 16

Fatcrobat was unusually smooth, that's for sure. Such an under rated trail, I love all the little rolls. I hadn't been that way in a while an even the main line on In Deep beside the triple rock roll is filled in and the exit tranny from the chute seemed easier. Do be careful when you take a hard left onto that ladder bridge on fatcrobat, slippery coming off that new gold! I personally like that wooden line though. Drop off the end then rock roll to berm, pretty cool. I got a little confused at the loam across the ski hill, seemed to be multiple lines. It would be cool if you could exit to lower BV there (might be one of those lines), the final section is my favourite part of BV. Looks like D1 is going to be a machine made trail. More fun for next season!

Aug. 9, 2016, 10:35 a.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

Interesting, didn't know you could do a TOTW ticket from Creekside. Might have to try that descent one day during our Crankworx trip to beat the crowds, after EWS I guess.

How's the difficulty of Khyber/MON/Kashmir/Kush? Single black in the park no problem for our group as well as easy double blacks like BC's and Schleyer. In Deep is probably the limit of our skill though. We would be on trail bikes prepared with tools/food/gear etc.

Sounds like similar skill level to my wife. She walked the occasional bit on Khybers and a number of spots on Kashmir but gave in and started riding the steeper root lines later in the trail as it is pretty relentless and she still had fun. Kush struck me as more of a double black line. I had read on the app that it was easier than kashmir but seemed much steeper. short though. If we do the same run (which she is game to do) we may skip kush and pick a different way out from there. Big Timber was ok but I would just as soon finish on BCs trail. I would NOT ride kashmir in the wet!
The TOTW Express ticket gives you two scans, if you go over that it uses a day of your pass. I scanned at creekside and at peak chair. They weren't sure what would happen if we scanned at the village gondola so I just walked around the scanner at mid station to be sure. (they said they would fix it on my pass after if it used one of my days though) You might be able to get away with going all the way to the village first (although the peak to creek was exhausting enough as it was!)
Here is a nice rock roll vid on kashmir https://www.instagram.com/p/BIv4-44g4r6/

Aug. 7, 2016, 7:29 p.m.
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Bear on TNT

Just a heads up that we got chased by a bear on TNT today. Wife was scoping lines down the rock rolls just a bit up from the cabin trail junction while I was below and a rather large black bear snuck up about 10 feet behind her and was very interested in us. We hopped on our bikes since it was downhill and sped away but the bear chased after us! (I know you are supposed to make yourself big and yell but this one snuck up on us and was very close so retreat seemed like a better option.) I'm guessing its a mum with some cubs nearby and didn't appreciate us hanging around. Cute though! Keep your head up if you are in the area.

Aug. 7, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

Came down totw, The Khyber Pass, Middle of Nowhere, Kashmir, Kush, Big Timber on friday. Wow, what a descent! KP is an awesome trail, highlight of my whistler week. MoN has some cool bits, great views of potential tree skiing lines! Kashmir is very dry, it would be way harder in the wet, so many roots! Cool trail, like an xc In Deep. Kush seems to be slammed by bike park traffic, fall line sliding. Uploading from creekside was great because we got to warm up on FT, Little Alder, Too Tight on the way to mid station. The $34 TOTW express ticket was money well spent!

July 31, 2016, 9:07 p.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

Did any one come down Khybers this weekend? Just wondering if it has dried up enough now, sounded pretty greasy a week ago. I was thinking of hitting it later this week and either doing Kasmir/kush or upper babylon, SCAP, hihi-highline, duncans. Bringing the all mountain rigs to whistler/pemby for the week. Thanks for any intel.

July 18, 2016, 10:12 a.m.
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Nice work

Can anyone comment on what happened with pink starfish? Awesome looking well built stunts built and now torn down? I hadn't ridden it yet and now I'm too late. Rode the Ladies Only refresh last night and it was nice but was already a great trail. I was kind of hoping the heritage fund would do something like resurrect an older trail such as pink starfish. Maybe next year?

July 4, 2016, 10:50 a.m.
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WBP 16

Thank god for creekside parking. We came up on saturday, highway was busy at the usual merge spots, lineup to the village was out past function like it was a powder day! But Creekside deserted, garbonzo dtl, even fitz wasn't much of a lineup. Surprisingly not busy if you can avoid the tourists

June 29, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
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Best hitch install spot

order from hitchweb.ca and install yourself. I can barely change a tube on my bike and did it, and saved a couple hundred bucks

June 28, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 8, 2011
Could a full length flowy jump and berm trail be build on the North Shore?

air supply? I always figured that was a good candidate for a jumpy rebuild, being a skid road and all. But still, the amount of money needed would go a long way on the existing shore network. Ride the bike park for jumps!

May 6, 2016, 9:01 a.m.
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Woodro down with a broken neck

+1 on the first aid training. Did a standard first aid course last weekend and learned a lot. Healing vibes…

May 6, 2016, 8:57 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 8, 2011
nsmba town hall meeting

a reroute around that chute would be nice. It is only going to get more eroded!

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