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June 3, 2021, 10:04 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Lost Elbow Pads - Fromme

Lost my POC VPD 2.0 elbow pads on somewhere Mountain Highway tonight between the parking lot and Seventh.

Aug. 14, 2020, 12:21 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Re: The Evolution of the Ebike

Hmm. I was at Fromme one evening last week and there was a younger couple on e-bikes tearing up MH in between laps of Bobsled. At a point, the women shouted, "on your left" as she tore by a couple of riders at about 3 times their. I came back from riding Pipeline and decided to ride Bobsled as I hadn't done so in awhile and it's a great way to finish the night. When I arrived at Bobsled, the couple was just setting off. I took a minute to adjust my pads and took off. I would put my riding ability in strong intermediate category and in  few corners I caught to her. I said, "hey can I squeeze by?" She apologised for being in my way and I said as I passed, "I think this is a lot better than shouting, "on your left as you blow past someone". She had a somewhat puzzled look on her face. In one ear and out the other.

July 30, 2019, 9:07 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: shore_flea

Yesterday I was getting set to ride down Dale's/Forever After and guy on e-bike is zooming UP Dale's! WTF, really, REALLY bad idea, dude, even if it was a Monday morning.

Had I started riding down  a few minutes earlier....

I wish this stupidity was limited to e-bikes. Riding down Bobsled on Sunday I had to hit the brakes to avoid the people pushing their bikes UP the wood berm.

May 4, 2019, 6:16 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Re: the future of mtb's

I was curious for a couple of reasons. I've noticed while looking a simple hardtail for my 13 year old son, the smaller frame sizes use 27.5" wheels and larger ones use 29" wheels. Although, they plan to introduce frames with other wheel sizes, I found it interesting that Forbidden Bikes first frame is a 29" wheel. This is not a criticism or a complaint; just an observation. I bought a 27.5" wheel bike last year for two reasons. First I was changing from 26" wheel so the 29" wheel seemed like big change and the much larger wheel felt a little cumbersome as I'm about 5'9".

May 3, 2019, 10:13 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Re: the future of mtb's

How long will manufacturers stick with two wheel sizes? While bike shopping last year, one shop employee at a well respected shop on the shore figured that 29 would eventually take over. Are 29ers more popular elsewhere? Not wanting to start a debate over which is better.

Sept. 14, 2018, 12:33 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Re: E-Bikes- They work!

If we are going to hate e-mtb we need to decide why. If it's just because someone can climb MH faster than me, I'd should starting hating the people who do that now on regular bikes (might be a big list). Is because they didn't pedal up? Well, people shuttle Seymour. Is it because they climb much faster and that could create conflict? How is this different than riders of varying skill levels going down? The extra wear and tear on the trail argument isn't much better. All we need is that argument to be extended to mtb by some mtb hater. I haven't made up my mind up on e-mtb. At this point I have no interest whatsoever in buying one and can't see buying one any time in the future. It might nice to make the climb to 7th a little easier but I don't think I want to ride 50lb bike down.

Sept. 10, 2018, 12:21 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Found - Clear Lens Glasses at Seymour

I found a pair of clear lens glasses on Saturday on Bridal Path heading back towards Old Buck parking lot just after John Deer. I left them on the map sign at the parking lot.

Aug. 21, 2018, 1:58 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Re: Lower Mainland Smoke...changed your riding habits?

Pedalled up to 7th on MH from the parking lot starting about 4:30pm. Never really noticed the smoke. When I got to 7th it seemed as though the sky had cleared at bit. Pic from the top of 7th.

Aug. 9, 2018, 5:59 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Re: Rocky Mountain Riders - Ride 9/4 positions

I've had my Altitude A70 for about 2 months and just left it in the neutral position. I'm happy with the way it goes up and down. Keeping in mind that I am more an easier black (severed D, seventh) kind of rider.

Oct. 18, 2015, 5:02 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Losing Confidence

I've been going through this lately. After starting riding again a few years ago and progressing slowly but nicely, I am losing my confidence. Stuff I just rolled through with hardly a second thought is causing me to pause. I'm not really sure why this happened. I always had good rides and bad rides but I never worried about it. I had a few minor crashes but nothing serious. I am creeping up to 50 but 4 months ago I was doing fine. I'm going to start over again and build back up slowly and most importantly as others have suggested, I'm going to invest in myself with an EB skills session or two.

One a final note; it really is great to have this forum to express these thoughts.

Thank you NSMB!

Jan. 8, 2015, 5:10 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Thanks

Thank you for the replies. I did realize that the night skiing wasn't open yet. I thought I'd ask about the lighting in case I need to buying something. Then I'd be ready to go when it does open. I guess I also a little optimistic with the snow that was falling on Sunday when I was up tubing with my son.

Cheers.

Jan. 6, 2015, 8:58 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Night XC at Cypress

Has anyone tried XC skiing at Cypress?

The Cypress website mentions that some of the trails are lit for night skiing. Do you think there is enough light or should I bring my own headlamp? Are the unlit trails closed? Can you ski them if you have a suitable light? If so,any idea what a suitable light might be?

Nov. 5, 2014, 9:40 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Leave BP Alone

Another beginertinmmediate here. I agree with what others have said. Yes, the last 200m and a few other spots of BP take a little practice to ride but isn't that the point.I'm still working on riding the last little bit of BP smoothly (I can ride it I just don't always make the first right gracefully). I can remember having a big stupid grin on my face after riding section with the short ramp and then the longer one. I did what I do with everything else - just progressively work my way up to it.

April 13, 2014, 10:56 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
Hitch Rack

I agree with the other replies. I find a hitch rack is cleaner an very secure.I have had 3 hitches done by Burnaby Hitch and have been pleased with the service. I bought a Swagman Semi2.0 last year and I am very happy with it. One of the things I like about Swagman racks is that the come with adapter plates to go from 1.25" to 2.00" receiver. I had a 1.25" on my Mazda but have a 2" on my Subie so I just added the adapters.

http://www.swagman.net/#

Sept. 24, 2012, 10:08 p.m.
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Joined: June 17, 2012
New Suspension Design?

So what is a new suspension design? FSR. Even the DW link is several years old.

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