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Sept. 15, 2020, 9:02 a.m.
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Re: Clipless shoes that last

Yeah, do it. You won't be disappointed. It's also really good to use on material that needs to retain some stretch, as it stretches pretty well when cured.  For best results, Isopropyl alcohol to clean the surfaces before you use it, and a wet finger allows you to spread it without making a mess.

Sept. 14, 2020, 6:56 p.m.
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Re: Clipless shoes that last

E6000 is an automotive sealant of the shoo-goo type. Use it like shoo goo, but it actually works and is amazingly strong. Cheap at Canadian Tire.

My pair of AM9s are still rocking after 3 solid seasons. I've also replaced the laces once with MEC Solomans, and patched up a few things with the ultra goo, but they'll have at least another season in them.

Aug. 10, 2020, 1:14 p.m.
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Re: Lost dog

Confirmed: https://www.facebook.com/groups/findoakleynorthvancouver/?hc_location=ufi

Aug. 10, 2020, 1:07 p.m.
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Re: Lost dog

I had to do some digging, but according to this post, Oakly was found safe an hour ago!

https://www.facebook.com/groups/488117378041717/

Aug. 4, 2020, 2:05 p.m.
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Re: Lost dog

My GF and friends went looking yesterday, still at large.

July 6, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

100% agreed with what cerealkilla_ wrote... 

But I'll add: Aside from ebikes attracting the "jerks" perhaps more than a regular bike would, they are also attracting complete beginners. And although they may not intend to act in a "jerk manner" the natural progressive nature of traditional mountain biking (beginning on lower/shorter trails, not having the fitness to blow past others) tended to keep those people somewhat in check until they have gained more knowledge of the nuances and etiquette of the sport. The popularity of Ebikes has "short-circuited" that natural process in many cases.

July 2, 2020, 9:22 a.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

The "aggressive ebike jerk" on the uphill has been an issue I've been struggling with a surprising amount, mostly since the start of Covid times. I think a lot of people pulled the trigger, after either being very infrequent mountain bikers, or always having thought it was something they wanted to get into. Either way, there's way more people on them over the last 6 months, and a lot of those folks don't have experience with the etiquette side of the sport. I was amazed to encounter this same situation on 4(!) consecutive rides up No Quarter on Fromme in May (why wouldn't you ebike up the fire road??). And let me tell you, after being practically pushed off the trail at your upper cardio threshold, it's not the easiest time to play the good samaritan, love thy neighbour, "just glad everyone's out here", free instructional guide to the motorized newbies. I don't give a flying F how you get up the hill, but have a bit of respect for the fact that people are working their asses off to accomplish the same thing. And yeah, don't be a dick, ESPECIALLY if you aren't even getting out of breath or breaking a sweat whilst being a dick.

June 30, 2020, 11:42 a.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Squamish is a great place to ride, and I think that every riding area in the Sea2Sky is seeing an uptick of use from all types of riders during the Covid times. None of the issues there are absent on the Shore, but I think issues in Squamish may get noticed a bit more because it's so friendly to all rider types/skill levels, and is right in the middle of the Sea2Sky sandwich.

June 1, 2020, 2:42 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: DanL

Can confirm it's open now - what's the story with Hyannis/Old Buck ?

Seymour and Cypress park were officially slated to open today... So I'd assume they are open. Not sure about the lot at the bottom of Old Buck, but I'd assume that's part of Seymour.

May 14, 2020, 10:04 a.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: Xorrox

The last time I was up on Seymour they still had a closed sign at the top of Corkscrew. While I understand why they might not want vehicle access up the mountain (for the reason you mentioned), there is absolutely 0 reason to close trails. At the very least, they should open all self powered trail access and the Old Buck parking lot.

I agree with trail access, but that tiny section of Corkscrew is only closed because the park is closed. They aren't really enforcing that at all, because they know that none of the mountain bikers they let past the gate-check (and there are LOTS!) are coming back down the same way. They are mostly turning a blind eye, with regards to the Corkscrew access.

As for the parking lot, I don't necessarily agree. I think parking lots are the highest risk areas, when it comes to the people being outdoors. The Safeway 2 blocks down has tonnes of parking, even allowing extra spots between cars in most cases, as has been the case since the park closure.

May 14, 2020, 8:48 a.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: Xorrox

That said, I hope people will not go into full idiot mode this weekend and next week by gathering in groups, sharing food and drink, or shuttling with 10 of their best buddies crammed in a truck. 

I think this is exactly why I think they aren't planning on opening Cypress and Seymour soon (and no plans currently in place to do so), as per the current parks status: http://bcparks.ca/covid-19/parks-affected/

The week before they closed Seymour, I was riding up the road to access Corkscrew and countless shuttle trucks were flying by, packed full of riders. Social distancing protocal was in full swing at that point. They know full-well that's what will happen when they open those two parks up. Cypress is a bit of a downer, but Seymour can still be accessed by bike, so not really an issue unless you're looking to shuttle.

May 13, 2020, 6:08 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Hilarious actually.

May 13, 2020, 3:40 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: D_C_

Parking is one thing, but it's the "No mountain bike drop-off" sign at Mountain Highway and Coleman that pisses me off. Residents up there getting annoyed about kids getting dropped off at the yellow gate is nimbyism at its finest. We are all inconvenienced by this pandemic.

Right before they stopped allowing dropoffs, I witnessed a line up of 15 cars trying to access the same dropoffs option. You can imagine how that works out on such a constricted residential stretch of road. It was the district controlling mayhem, not nimbyism. You can still drop off 4 blocks down the hill, really not a big inconvenience.

May 13, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: Bull_Dozer

I’m not saying that you shouldn’t be generally entitled to park in front of your own house under normal circumstances, I’m referring to the special circumstances we are in right now. We’re in a global pandemic, the Fromme parking lot is closed, mountain biking is a safe and healthy activity to continue doing and you can effectively “social distance” while doing it. I don’t think homeowners being able to park in front of their houses should be the top priority at this current time (especially since 95% of them have a garage/driveway). The overall situation sucks for everyone and we all have to make some additional allowances vs. our normal pre-virus lives. It’s temporary and once the Fromme parking lot opens (I assume in the not too distant future) this “problem” will largely disappear.

And speaking of the Fromme lot opening - does anyone know if this is part of the "Phase 2" easing of restrictions that I think go into place tomorrow?

Considering that neither of the local provincial parks (Cypress/Seymour) are slated to open soon, I wouldn't expect the fromme lot to open up any time soon either. Trails are generally much easier to manage distancing than a packed parking lot.

May 12, 2020, 8:11 a.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: gramm

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: tashi

Houses near mountain biking spots aren’t going anywhere so mountain bikers are going to have to get used to people caring how they behave outside their homes.

I wish I could rep u for that. Mountain biking is a privilege not a right. Some need to remember this.

Mountain biking may be a privilege, but access to our parks is a right to any citizen and street parking is not owned by the homeowner in front despite what they may think.

When did Fromme become a provincial park?

Fromme is most certainly a park. It's under the DNV, not a provincial park.

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