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Dec. 9, 2018, 6:09 p.m.
Posts: 132
Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Re: Sore ankles!

Where do you feel the pain and how would you describe it? 

Without knowing exactly what's going on, a very broad recommendation would be to improve your calf/ankle strength (and leg strength in general) so you're better able to absorb force.

Oct. 2, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
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Re: "Waterproof" shorts

Nope. Mine are the older ones. No belt loops and only one pocket on the back over the tailbone. 

Posted by: Ouch

Are they the 2018 model? The ones in this link- https://www.endurasport.com/product/mt500-waterproof-short-e8084/ 

Ive ordered a pair and I'm going to see whether the RF Agent or the Endura fit better.

Oct. 1, 2018, 8:58 a.m.
Posts: 132
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Re: "Waterproof" shorts

I have the full waterproof MT500 2 shorts (not the spray shorts), and I have mixed feelings about them. They keep you dry, but the leg openings are too narrow (and maybe a touch short). They end up riding above my knee pads which allows water/dirt in causing chafing around the thigh. It pisses me off because the potential is there for me to love these shorts, but I often finish my ride disappointed. They would be fine over a minimal knee pad, but not over my IXS Carve Evo pads.

Sept. 27, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Re: Let's Talk Cyclocross

Here's the ad: https://www.pinkbike.com/buysell/2446182/. I was thinking about hanging on to it and giving CX a try at that Halloween race, but it's been 2.5 months since I've ridden it so it's time to move on.

Sept. 24, 2018, 9:43 p.m.
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Re: Let's Talk Cyclocross

Looking to sell my cross bike and am wondering if there are any groups/boards/forums that someone can recommend to post to? I picked up a Norco Threshold for something to ride while I was recovering from an injury and couldn't MTB, but haven't touched it since I was able to get back on the trails.

Sept. 10, 2018, 11:11 a.m.
Posts: 132
Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Re: E-Bikes- They work!

What's your rationale for 'better body position'?

Sept. 6, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Posts: 132
Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Re: Froome Gate Update

Went for a quick sunset lap tonight and noticed that the gate is now closed at 7pm. What happened to summer :(

Aug. 31, 2018, 5:07 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Re: Recommend me a Fromme lap (or two) for my GF

Posted by: Rainmaker

Posted by: DangerousDave

Try the Delta Water Shed. It's one of the few legitimate XC areas that I've come across in Greater Van. Took my wife on a few rides there and she enjoyed it. Mellow grade, short trails, smooth and flowy. Perfect spot to build confidence (there are also a few jump trails and features there as well).

This is intriguing. Never would've thought of this. I just looked up the maps on Trail Forks but any other info would be super useful, thanks!

I can't remember any specific trails unfortunately. We just rode around aimlessly and it worked out :p

Aug. 30, 2018, 8:01 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Re: Incident on Mount Seymour Road

Sobering reminder of the risks when you hear stories like this. I had a big crash during a solo ride on Salvation earlier this year and could have been paralyzed. Luckily I was able to walk away with only a fractured vertebrae, separated shoulder and sprained thumb. Reading that article reminded me how easily I could have been that person.

Aug. 27, 2018, 1:46 p.m.
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Re: Recommend me a Fromme lap (or two) for my GF

Try the Delta Water Shed. It's one of the few legitimate XC areas that I've come across in Greater Van. Took my wife on a few rides there and she enjoyed it. Mellow grade, short trails, smooth and flowy. Perfect spot to build confidence (there are also a few jump trails and features there as well).

Aug. 9, 2018, 10:54 p.m.
Posts: 132
Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Re: Rocky Mountain Riders - Ride 9/4 positions

I rode my Slayer in the steepish position most of the time. Gave me a more lively bike with tons of travel. I don't really think a slacker bike is needed for 90% of the riding on the shore. I occasionally rode it in the slackish position and then once or twice in the slack position at the bike park.

June 18, 2018, 5:53 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Salvation vs. Imonator

I submitted two shore entries to the GoPro/Pinkbike Evolution contest and was pumped when I checked Pinkbike this morning to see that my run down Salvation had made it into the finals. Then when I checked again at lunch, my Salvation entry had been replaced with my Imonator entry. I'm not entirely sure what happened, but either way, here are my two videos. If you like what you see, you can go and vote over on Pinkbike: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/gopro-evolution-part-1-voting-is-now-open.html. 

A huge thanks to Marc Rowe, Rob Hlus and Ian Collings for their creativity and hard work on these trails. You could post a POV just walking down these trails and it would make it to the finals. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KP4I-Q83VCo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkQgLFKUiWI

April 17, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Re: Invermere and Area

Posted by: LoamtoHome

Trailforks?

That's the go to, but you don't always get a sense of what trails are actually like or how to link them up for a good ride.

Posted by: DaveM

These guys can help you out http://columbiacycle.ca/

Thanks, I'll check them out!

April 16, 2018, 10:33 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Invermere and Area

I'm heading to Invermere for five weeks and was wondering if anyone has any trail recommendations or can put me in touch with some local riders. 

Thanks!

April 10, 2018, 8:50 p.m.
Posts: 132
Joined: Feb. 8, 2016
Re: Happenings on Seymour

The ratings are funny sometimes. I rode Pipeline in the wet last week and it reminded me just how janky that trail is (which I enjoy). I think it deserves its black rating and could see how it would be frustrating for some with it's slick rock armouring, woodwork and roots. 

It's pretty hard to grade some of the trails though. I often think Ladies should be downgraded to a black, but I suppose there are no ride arounds. Upper Oil Can without the stunts is a blue/black. But then what makes something challenging? Do you grade based on the tech, features, jumps?

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