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Feb. 26, 2019, 9:08 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 19, 2015
Re: Seymour Conditions

I have not been up since Sunday 16th and we have had more snow since then. That day we road corkscrew, Pingu, Severed to John Deer. Was it ridable yes, was it icy and difficult, yes. It calls upon all of your skills to be utilized. I wish I had switched to flats thats for sure. I am personally staying away and using the trainer for the next little while until we get back to the conditions we all love.

Cheers. Best of luck if you do race.

Jan. 1, 2019, 5:11 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 19, 2015
Question, re: bottle top.

So, recently due to the fact that the new bridge across Seymour river linking fisherman’s and Lynn valley has opened I have been riding bottle top again. 

My question is this,  is bottle top a Mtb primary trail? 

As the old exit from bt was techy the new bt is esentially a gravel path as you come out of a fast single track section with blind corners. 

I ask this as if it is there needs to be some signage posted ASAP. As I have had three close calls with hikers both in the steeper single track and in the techy sections. 

If you are using this trail be aware and in control or someone is going to get hurt. 

Cheers all, happy New Years

Sept. 11, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 19, 2015
Re: Bobsled? Trail Etiquette?

Wow, thanks all for your comments in the thread. 

I will answer a couple of things pointed out to me from my original post. 

Yes! is the simple answer, riding with my 18 month old is pretty much fun for me. I have never had an issue with people passing me when I am with him. He loves it too. Bump bump and cheering and laughing the entire way down and high fiving and fist bumping all the way up.

My issue was with my 4 year old getting passed. I ride behind her to give her a buffer and I make sure people know they are about to pass a 4 year old. But, please just do so with care. I do my best to ride at times that are not too busy, and trust me she can handle everything that bobsled can throw at her she just does it at 4 year old pace. All I ask is let us clear the track for you when it is safe and then get back to your top speeds.

Both my kids will learn proper trail etiquette as they grow up, including the climbing rider has the right of way and pass only when it is safe to do so. As their skills improve they will be looking to get on to bigger and better trails so this debate will never really end. it all comes down to RESPECT. Then we can all get along on the giant playgrounds that we are all so fortunate to get to play on.

Sept. 6, 2018, 3:02 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 19, 2015
Bobsled? Trail Etiquette?

I have been noticing a ton of little groms out riding recently, I myself have been spotted by many towing my 4 year old daughter with friends, or riding up with my 1.5 year old son on his Mac-ride to do bobsled laps or road side rips. Was hoping to get some opinions and create understanding that I believe that both of these trails are beginner oriented and I totally appreciate the riders that slow down and take it easy when they see us, as we do our best to move the kids quickly off to the side. However there have been occasions recently where people have ripped passed the kids and scared the living hell out of them. I think that the 'learning rider' has the right of way. (I could be wrong, but this is what I feel)

Please accept my apologies if we ruin your strava hunt for KOM. Encourage these little rippers, don't push them they are doing the best they can, which at 4 is a huge accomplishment.

Thanks to all those who support us out there. We are trying to promote the love of the trails, the outdoors, and riding in our young families.

Nov. 7, 2017, 11:06 a.m.
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Joined: Oct. 19, 2015
Gate Closer?

Just curious with the clock change and daylight dwindling quicker than most can get home from work. Now that we are well into light bright season what time to the gates at the Fromme lot close, and what time do they stop trucks shuttling up Seymour? Any info would be appreciated.


Sept. 25, 2017, 1:37 p.m.
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Joined: Oct. 19, 2015
Re: North Shore style freeriding still exists?

I am a big proponent of showing and sharing with new to the area riders. I have met many of my riding group and current good friends by having a conversation on the trail. Then either showing them where to go or them showing me where to go. This includes all levels of riders from beginner to advanced we plan our rides to allow for everyone. I find challenging myself with the better riders is a great push and the same for the lower level riders. We all started somewhere and learned trails. Share them with people. 

I have recently over the past 5 months started riding Cypress. I have introduced it to a few friends over the last few months. I am a die hard Seymour guy but we have really been riding Cypress hard this past summer, including yesterday. There are some amazing trails up there and they are running great. Get out there be friendly and share the experience.

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