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Posted by: ReductiMat
Today I learned rain is good and freezing is bad.
The hoar frost has fucked us over for the last bit but this morning was really good (until I blew three spokes and called it).
... at least from what I can gather. I'm no geologist.
We're calling it dirt hoar (future trail name patent pending) and it is indeed bad.
It's what makes everything so nice and soft in the spring but it really fucks things having it happen ever night and then biking on it.
I think these are some of the coolest temps we've had during normal park season. It was very near -10 at the peak this morning apparently.
This morning, ice melt had to be used on the woodwork in the upper half of Fitz.
It's being closed for 2 reasons afaik:
one is ice all over the trails. Not just snow, big stretches of proper ice.
Second reason is people. Imagine being dressed for village temps of say 5 degrees. You get on Garbo and the chair stops for half an hour while you're two towers from the top. It's now -5C and blowing 50kmh with gusts pushing 70. How many hypothermic people do you now need to deal with? All so a handful of people can go ride in ice and mud? In the process putting patrollers at risk by making them ride on frozen nonsense?
It's not my call at all but IMO opening garbo today would have been silly. So would wanting to go up there.
Will it open again this fall? Maybe, but with city temps forecast to be between 1and 3 degrees the next two days, I'd expect -5 at top of Fitz so I can't see it happening in the next couple days. Besides, it's wet as hell or frozen icy crisp up there. just enjoy the part of the park that's actually riding well, no?
In the end it will become Duffman methinks. Single black mostly loamer with some slabs.
There's no sign yet so keep your eyes open. Bypasses the entire skidroad portion of old duffman. Goal is to make it more attractive to ride sidetrack, Mackenzie river, no duff or duffman from the split with freight train by having something better to ride at the end.
Hope you like it!
The weasel extension is not accessible from In Deep, other than a refurb on Little Alder which will sort of be incorporated into the blue connector. If that question comes from a lengthy closure of In Deep at the fatcrobat split, it's because the meeting area at bottom of In Deep and top of Little Alder has been the site of much machine activity lately and required closing In Deep to modify the exit as well as keep people out for safety reasons.
1199, named as a (slightly subtle) tribute to Stevie is going to be our new race track which is moving to creekside. Expect a wild beast of a trail well off the beaten path. It's name comes from Stevie's points tally from the year he took the overall WC crown.
yes. it was meant to go in earlier this year but stuff happens. it also rained a lot which let us off the hook. B-line next in line for irrigation.
May as well drop a little update while we're on the topic of new stuff.
We've been working on a reroute for the end of duffman to get it off the old road bed after the merge with side track. this is very near completion and we're hoping to give it to the people before end of season if weather permits.
New weasel juice extension also nearing completion although moisture content means you'll have to wait until next year to be able to connect weasel to blueberry without riding expressway.
Lots of stuff happening in 1199. I hope people can stay out of there and not go looking for it as we're excited to offer a full product when the time is right. Don't go trying to peek at the gifts before Christmas morning.
Upper CIU is going to go under the knife soon so expect closures there. We will be able to keep Fantastic open for most of the remainder of the season to be able to access lower CIU and C-More, although that may change.
Posted by: nortonwhis
Sorry I meant i caught them at the junction from where you would jump on A-line if you came out of DBV. All of us were on aline the whole time. 100% never get upset on blues or lower if someone is slow and doesn't pull over.
Bummer. There's definitely been a lot of that going on and it's unfortunate. Hard one to convince marketing to tackle.
Posted by: nortonwhis
Pretty much perfect out there right now. except the lines. and the slow people. I've really noticed that people just don't seem to wanna get out of the way. Tailed someone pretty much from the del boca entrance to aline all the way, across the flats, then they looked over their shoulder, saw me sitting down right behind them and still proceeded.
In fairness, DBV is not a trail on which they are supposed to get out of the way for you. You should be the one pulling over and waiting. Green trail and all that. A-line? Wait a reasonable amount of time and then inside them. It goes both ways. Respect the slower riders on green and blue, teach lessons on black, double black and pro line.