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Sept. 24, 2017, 10:05 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Re: Whistler trails 2017 (not the WBP)

Trail 102 and Kill Me Thrill Me are running real nice. Had a great time on an unmentionable on Blackcomb too.  Hey Bud was goodish too, but got more rain after my ride. Should be better now.

Saw a couple of ebikes on LOTS. Passed me while I was chilling on top of the hard Rock climb on Into the Mystic. Apologized for how awesome their life was and kept moving. A couple of old broads, and I think they were serious. Maybe the joke was lost on me?

Pemby is much improved over the last ten days too.

Sept. 15, 2017, 8:39 p.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Re: Looking for a couple riders for Barbour drop

We've got four....looking for one more. 

We are looking at this Monday or Tuesday pending weather. 

It's $230 per rider.

Sept. 8, 2017, 10:18 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Re: Looking for a couple riders for Barbour drop

We are completely open on dates pending our Canadian friends availability. 

<div>Unfortunately the Pemby drop is more expensive. Blackcomb wants $230 per rider. </div>

<div>If a date or day works for you, let me know and we can work towards that. </div>

Sept. 6, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Re: Looking for a couple riders for Barbour drop

Found one. Still looking for riders to fill two more seats. 

I wish I didn't lose all my posts and pm's. what happened to this site? Seems like it's a lot slower.

Aug. 29, 2017, 6:19 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Looking for a couple riders for Barbour drop

As the title states....we are looking for more bodies for a helidrop on Barbour. We did Rainbow last year and would like to hit another. We are only bringing two riders and looking for another 2-3.

We will be in the area Sept 13-22. Probably not riding epic the first or last days.

About us....Americans that come to BC every summer for two weeks. We've done a Squam/Whis/Pemby trip twice and a Nelson/Revy trip twice. We aren't looking for a babysitter but are pretty chill dudes.  

JoeDick should be able to give a reference if you guys are hesitant.

Probably will head up to Chilcotins before or after Barbour if you wanted to tag along. That's pending weather and closures of course.

Sept. 18, 2014, 12:56 p.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
South Chilcotins 2014

^^^^ you guys are wanting the early snow removal option, correct? it has a place for regular user from USA, so I'd be glad to fill it out.

Sept. 10, 2014, 1:12 p.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Heading to Nelson and Revy for 10 days. Advice, tips, and critiques needed.

Yeah, the trip is in a couple of weeks. I realize that some snow has already fallen, so I'll just cross my fingers. Originally planned on late August but work got in the way. Also separated my shoulder and did some hip damage not long ago. The whole trip has been in limbo as I have progressed through some rehab.

I'm leaning toward KC on saturday, but it would have to end in a night ride. I absolutely love night riding, so I'm going to try and convince a local to have a go with us.

I think we are going to stay on the US side for the first night and make a push for seven summits in the AM.

Sept. 9, 2014, 1:10 p.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Heading to Nelson and Revy for 10 days. Advice, tips, and critiques needed.

Thanks for the tips….this is exactly what I was looking for when posting. I'll strongly consider switching the Revy rides around. I have been in contact with Matt, so the shuttles in Revy should be good. I have a friend that has some property in Revy, and supposedly I have a contact to ride with there, but haven't spoken to him yet.

I have already read up on the old trip report and had seen the recommendation on Lions campground. It seems that all reviews aren't as golden, but for Saturday night, it might foot the bill.

Kettle Crest seems to be a good option to hit on the ride up north. thanks a bunch for that one. i'll spend some time researching and planning a quick hit. we tried that with Bellingham last year, and ended up running behind and racing dark. We used our wild card for it on the way home.

One of your members, and a friend, JoeDick suggested hitting up the Slocan, as well. I'll take this second hint and pencil it in for the last day.

someone please rep CraigH for me.:clap:

Sept. 9, 2014, 11:24 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Heading to Nelson and Revy for 10 days. Advice, tips, and critiques needed.

You guys were very helpful in planning my Western BC trip last summer, so I thought I would try to get some input this year too. I know it's not just down the street, but figured many of you have ridden the areas.

I have a suggestion of the extra day for some riding in the Slocan, but everything else is as written.

copypasta from my mtbr post:

A buddy and I are headed to Spokane on the 20th of September for 10 days of Eastern BC biking. We did 10 days in Western BC last summer and fell in love with the beauty, abundance, design, and gnarliness of BC trails. I think either of us would love to stay permanently, but alas we need an income. Despite being enslaved by the man, we have decided to embark on another epic summer trip.

We will both be on all mountain 150mm and 160mm bikes.

We plan on camping but don't have anything set up due to the fact we like to be flexible and open to change.

Ride Plan:

Day 1
Arrive in Spokane, pick up some supplies, head north and get bikes assembled. Any riding will be close to Rossland and short/shuttled. I would love to sneak in a night ride if anyone local is interested.

Not sure where we are planning on camping, but looking for a free spot to throw down a tent. Might make a reservation at a private campground just to assure a place to sleep.

Day 2
Seven Summits: I have contacted Mountain Shuttles and plan to ride it Sunday the 21st, as we will be short on time the 20th. Head to Nelson for a place to camp. Will check Kokanee Creek and any private campgrounds along the way. Really looking for a free site off of a FSR.

Day 3-4
Nelson!!! I have the guide book, and plan on putting in two 8-10hr days of riding. We will probably take a lunch break each day and then try to hook up with anyone we can meet for an afternoon ride. Hopefully a local will take pity on us. I plan to try and ride everything that we can, sans trails that are for the immortal.

Day 5 Half Nelson Half Revy
Ride for 4 hours on anything that we missed on Days 3-5 and haul ass to Revvy for the afternoon shuttle deal with Matt from Wandering Wheels. Have access to someone's land/yard to throw down a tent. Still looking for that primo spot.

Day 6
Martha Creek DH and Boulder Mtn Area
Will stay in the same spot unless there is a problem or we find a better solution.

Day 7 Frisby Out and Back plus the Frisby DH.
Same deal on camp

Day 8 Keystone Standard Basin to Peak(long version)

Day 9 Hit something we missed on the way back to Spokane
SUGGESTIONS NEEDED

Day 10 Fly home and be very sad for another year.

What we need:

We have the one day as a wild card, but think that it will most likely be spent in Nelson unless one of you fine folks gives me another idea.

Which pubs and restaurants should we hit? Avoid? Anything cool that we should try to see or check out other than trails?

Beta on good, free campsites. PMs are welcomed and info will not be shared. We are used to lots of roadside camping in the US, but we spent a lot of time driving FSr's last summer and didn't find many good spots in the vancouver to pemberton corridor. Is this common for Western BC too?

Thanks in advance and I'll rep where appropriate.

July 8, 2014, 10:10 p.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Anyone following the "Illegal Immigration" issue in Murrietta CA?

When you look at the sheer volume of the influx, it's obvious that the current plan and methods aren't working. I don't know what the answer is to the overall problem, but I have mixed feelings. I am all for ANYONE having a chance at a better life and being able to choose where they would like to live/work. I just wish that it wasn't so one sided. I am even for gov't assistance to ensure assimilation success, but this isn't always the intention of said new citizen. I am far from the front lines, but I am constantly bombarded with negative stories regarding the actions of illegal citizens locally, not to mention where it's a higher concentration.

Are the vast majority productive and law-abiding? Yes. Would they jump at the chance at becoming a legal citizen? Less than you might think.

The whole system from entry point to citizenship to assistance needs to be reworked on a united front. But how the fuck do we accomplish that when the morons running this wayward ship can't agree on what time of day it is.

BTW, those people protesting are fucking idiots and part of the problem. edit: blockers, not the pro folks.

July 7, 2014, 10:30 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Camping spots down to NorCal

national parks, not state parks

wrong, as well. free camping is in national forests. np and sp will most certainly be pay for camping and more heavily managed. 1/4 mile from road and 100 feet from a water source and you are good to go in a national forest. You will likely find pull off spots along many of the forest service roads where recreating is popular.

June 25, 2014, 11:06 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Meanwhile, in the "war on drugs"

from earlier today

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/new-photos-released-toddler-injured-swat-raid/ngR67/

45K people in the county that covers 722km^2

this might also shed some light as to why the hicks were scared of the armed farners. Habersham county is 88.88% White, 4.48% Black or African American, 1.89% Asian, 0.29% Native American, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 2.99% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. 7.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

June 25, 2014, 5:52 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Meanwhile, in the "war on drugs"

While I agree almost unanimously with what has been said so far, the articles seem to deviate from the local news accounts. For the record, this wasn't swept under the rug and is a continuing story. Not that it's an excuse, but the area where this happened is not the suburbs of Atlanta. This is a small town 60+ miles north, on the edge of the mountains. Small time drug dealers and meth manufacturing are probably the highlight of their busts. I am kinda of surprised that they have a SWAT program at all.

June 18, 2014, 11:12 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Heavy Equipment

i have no idea what the above conversation is about.

i'm getting kind of old, but i am pretty sure it's about drugs.

June 13, 2014, 11:09 a.m.
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Joined: July 11, 2013
Carbon Wagon Wheels

another vote for the LB rims. over a year on my HT 29er with me at 225lbs. have run as narrow as 1.9's and still hitting smallish jumps to flat. i haven't given them a good all mountain work out since they are on the race bike, but have been very happy.

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