I did some lower laps on the west side of Fromme yesterday. The snow starts on the climbing trail where you hit the Baden Powell. Trails below the Baden Powell (Dreamweaver and lower) are clear.
I went out for a quick one at lunch, a few lower Fromme laps, never higher than Bobsled. There is about 5 cm of slush on the ground in open areas, but it's clear under tree canopy at that elevation. Bridges are the slushiest and are absolutely treacherous.
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Since the heights of old-school we've lost: Pink Starfish, Upper & Lower Bitches Brew, Executioner, old-school Lower Digger, and old-school Expresso.
What happened to Executioner?
Executioner and Bitches Brew were amalgamated around 2011 or so. I’m assuming it’s a reference to that.
I responded to your post on the PB forum but figured I'd keep the discussion going here - I don't see anything wrong with providing that feedback to NSMBA, but as land manager, DNV is the ultimate decision-maker. I would think an email to DNV Council would be useful.
I’m back on Contis on my Chromag Rootdown for the winter, this time Der Baron front/Der Kaiser rear, and am thoroughly impressed. The grip on wet roots is in the same realm as the Assegai Maxx Grip I have on my full-suspension.
I was looking at Continental’s DH casing tires and they do a Der Kaiser and a Mud King, but no Der Baron. It looks like a lot of their pros run the Der Kaiser front and rear; it doesn’t seem like a tread pattern I’d choose for a front tire, given the close knob spacing. What’s the deal, do you think it would work well in front?
Here's the DNV download link to the standalone report:
In my experience, X01/XX1 Eagle chains last considerably longer than GX Eagle and are worth the approximately double in price, with well over double the lifespan. Getting the good chain is useful for protecting that $300+ cassette.
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I also emailed Metro, and DNV's Metro representative (Councilor Muri). I have a response from Councilor Muri, but don't expect to hear anything back from Metro Vancouver... Councilor Muri mentioned that the DNV is trying to set up a steering committee and develop an overarching trail plan, which does sound interesting.
Muri was responsible for getting Metro to rip out a small optional skinny that was rebuilt on Bridle Path a couple of years ago, Metro tore it out on a Sunday & it had just been finished the week before (feature was rebuilt with Metro permission). We did eventually get to rebuild it again, but it wasted many volunteer hours
What was her concern with the feature that got removed?
I’ve gotten pretty good at using C02, and a 20 g or 25 g cartridge results in more than enough pressure to keep riding. I can’t remember the last time I had a misfire.
The biggest drawback I see with C02 is you need to decide early whether you’re going to try re-inflating your tubeless tire that may or may not have sealed with sealant or a bacon strip, or if you’re going to throw in a tube. You get one inflation, and it better work.
If you’re going to carry a pump, it only makes sense over C02 if you carry a good one. Lots of times when friends need to use their mini-pump, the pump is just garbage - faffy, poor seal on the valve, leaks as much air as it puts in.
But, by all accounts, the OneUp pump works quite well.
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If you get the Oneup pump with the EDC you can mount it on your frame and don't have to worry about threading your steerer...and you'll have a pump. You can fit tire plugs in there too if you forego storing the C02 in the pump.
Thats what I did. I don't really understand why one would only run the steertube edc and no pump/plugs.
I run the EDC tool with plug kit in my steerer and carry C02 with a small Specialized inflator strapped with my tube to my top tube. I flat pretty infrequently so carrying C02 is fine for me. The steerer tube storage is pretty slick.
(Now watch me flat next ride)