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Nov. 16, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
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Re: Trail signage on sanctioned trails

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: seanluge

Welcome to COVID-19. I think hiking has become the most popular family activity right now. If it’s not raining they’ll be out.

Pretty much...but so has family mountain biking (same deal re: rain). If you haven't noticed, it's pretty damned busy between Mtn Hwy parking lot and Bobsled. ..and the summer was so busy, riding up Griffin and KOS  was like being a salmon swimming upstream with all the families riding down. That's fine....they should be out enjoying the trails...on bike or on foot. It's a new world. We just have to adjust.

Like the inference to new hikers, new riders may also not know what is hiking primary or riding primary.

Signage isn't perfect, so let NSMBA, Metro, and DNV know. Whether you're a hiker, trail runner, or rider.

Nov. 15, 2020, 8:13 p.m.
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Re: Lost helmet on cypress

How's the lice, Bdub? Still chronic?

Nov. 15, 2020, 8:12 p.m.
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Re: How low is the snow?

Rode there yesterday. Dales was clear...only a dusting at the open area at the very top of Ned's. Rode Fromme today...snow on Mountain Highway at the 5th switchback. Rode Crinkum, etc...snow free. Looked like the tail end of Leppard was clear.

Nov. 8, 2020, 10:42 p.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: mudrunner

Posted by: syncro

They’re right on the edge, so I would disagree with the idea there is no run-off that heads into the watershed. $$$

All the effluent from Grouse drains down the line of the Cut (there was a sewage overflow a few years ago....it was a mess at the top of Skyline/Baden Powell). Cypress flows west in all cases where there are structures.

Run-off isn't the same as effluent. I find it hard to believe that nothing along that blue line won't end up in the watershed and the reservoir.

It looks like anything south of the gondola will not end up in the water shed (look at the line of the creek in the topo). Anything above that is hiking trails and not open to camping or overnight. The structures being the main source of discharge, are not in-line with run-off (or effluent) to the water shed. But it's a moot point. Dump a water bottle of coloured substance and see if it makes it 100'.

Nov. 7, 2020, 11:06 a.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

Posted by: syncro

They’re right on the edge, so I would disagree with the idea there is no run-off that heads into the watershed. $$$

All the effluent from Grouse drains down the line of the Cut (there was a sewage overflow a few years ago....it was a mess at the top of Skyline/Baden Powell). Cypress flows west in all cases where there are structures.

Nov. 3, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

Posted by: earleb

Posted by: heckler

Posted by: earleb

Posted by: D_C_

Posted by: earleb

Convince BC Parks and the Metro watershed to let bikes in and we'd get that.

Keeping people out of our water supply is a good thing...

Not saying people should be swimming in the water, but does a few trails in the watershed really have an impact?

A trail next to the lake?  I’m in.  Literally.   So, yes.

I am okay with them fencing you out of the lake if we can get access to the damn alpine by bike.

It's not just the lake...it's the watershed. All water flows downstream, so any water source in the area, will drain into the lake itself. Which is why you can't camp on Crown Mtn, West Crown, Dam, etc... 

Interesting that we used to take sailing lessons in Glenmore Reservoir....Calgary's water source.

Nov. 1, 2020, 10:27 p.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

Posted by: craw

I think it's remarkable that we have so much incredible wilderness adjacent to Vancouver and yet there's no trail infrastructure that links the three big mountains to each other. i.e. If you wanted to travel from Cypress to the Lions and around to Fromme or beyond. It's still remarkably segmented. Being able to do longer off-road traverses near the city would be really cool.

We do the Triple every year, so there is infrastructure. The traverse limitation has more to do with geography. If you spend time running or hiking the trails, you'll see why it's not as conducive to riding.

Oct. 16, 2020, 12:17 p.m.
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Re: What variables push you to "ride around."

Depends. Some days I just don't feel "it". Other days, same place, I have mojo. Not always sure why because sometimes I pass on a section when I'm with a group (and you'd think peer pressure would egg me on), sometimes I'll ride a questionable line when I'm by myself....and vice versa.

Oct. 8, 2020, 4:18 p.m.
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Re: The end of BIKE mag?

I'm still lamenting the loss of the Fat Tyer Flyer

Sept. 29, 2020, 10:45 a.m.
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Re: Anyone local stock Ergon grips?

A simple Google search "Ergon grips Vancouver" shows a slew of shops carry them....BSP, John Henry, Bicicletta, Dunbar, Westpoint, etc...

Sept. 24, 2020, 2:42 p.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

Posted by: trumpstinyhands

Most of the new trails in Squamish are unsanctioned. It's just that many of the land owners don't object to trails being built. But for sure it's more 'mountain bike positive' when it comes to getting trails on Crown Land authorized. It helps that it's a M0n!ca free zone! (Is she still around?)

(Yes. She is.)

Sept. 9, 2020, 3:17 p.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

Posted by: grambo

Posted by: mudrunner

Posted by: TheWasp

Had to do something to stave off the cat and mouse happening with the rangers and the loamers in there I guess.

Especially when some loamers are starting to have groomed berms and gold appear on them. wtf?

It's been discussed before, but with land managers seeming unwilling to allow new trail development on the shore, and continued growth in ridership, unauthorized building will flourish. Not blaming NSBMA here, it's the land managers, but what new trails have been built in last 5 years since GSM and Lower Expresso? Some awesome rebuilds, i.e. lower Digger. Then you look at a place like Squamish and how much new legal (and rogue) trails are built each year... again different land managers (and available space to build).

Interesting point (Asian Adonis comes to mind as well). 

It just seems that bermed corners are anathema to riding a loamer. Almost the opposite of Dales Trail.

Sept. 8, 2020, 9:26 p.m.
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Re: Cypress access

Posted by: Taz123

Drove up yesterday for a hike.

Yes you can drive up, you can also park without restriction. However if you want to go for a hike, you need a day-pass - and yes there is someone there checking.

Day passes are only for the high-use trails (St Marks and Eagle Bluffs). You don;t need passes for Strachan, Hollyburn, or any other area.

Sept. 2, 2020, 3:49 p.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

Posted by: TheWasp

Had to do something to stave off the cat and mouse happening with the rangers and the loamers in there I guess.

Especially when some loamers are starting to have groomed berms and gold appear on them. wtf?

Sept. 2, 2020, 3:45 p.m.
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Re: Mountain Highway has turned into...a highway.

Posted by: PaulB

I've seen families, who were clearly not planning to do any MTBing, pedalling up, presumably on their way to Grouse.  Usually self-propelled, but sometimes on e-bikes.

As someone who rides Seymour 90% of the time, when I do go to Fromme it feels a bit like visiting an amusement park, at least on the climb up.  Not so bad once on the trails.

We refer to the section between the parking lot and Bobsled as "the Daycare".  Not to discourage young riders or families...it's great that they are getting out on the trails...but that's what that section resembles on busy days. Parents coaxing young 'uns up with treats, or towing them behind an e-bike. I even saw someone riding into Bobsled with a child in a cross-bar mounted seat. 

My favourite one was seeing/hearing the 5 year old kid having a crying fit because "I REALLY (sob) want to go down (sob) Floppy Bunny!!!!" Mom and dad made up an excuse that it was under construction and not ride-able.  North Shore kids are bad asses.

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