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    Paradox inspired by it's Pacific Northwest surroundings

    Went across Puget Sound to ride some trails on Orcas Island. This place was a dream. Never seen so much moss before. My paradox eats this stuff up
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    Sick photo. Love your Paradox.

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    Here's the bike in action
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    Drago looking down at Mountain Lake.
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    wow, really pretty place. I'll have to make a point to put that one on my list of potential places to visit

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    Nice pics.
    Missed a chance to ride there with my buddies a few weeks back, on a nice sunny saturday.


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    Looks like a killer place with amazing loam! I'll take a riding vacation to the PNW next Summer and I am already counting days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unclekittykiller View Post
    wow, really pretty place. I'll have to make a point to put that one on my list of potential places to visit
    Just be aware they don't allow bikes on the trails over the summer, only during the off-season. I really enjoyed riding Orcas Island's trails when I was there; you won't run into many others! The woodwork is really (and I mean REALLY) slippery when wet - lost my bike and almost went over the edge myself into a ravine! Luckily the bike was retrievable.

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    Hah, I had forgetten about the woodwork there.
    I had the same experience riding N. Umpqua trail years ago!

    Luca, keep me posted when you come over.
    IMO the eastern cascades of Wa. state are the must-hits....best around early august

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    FYI, I am going to use your first pic as my desktop background.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    Luca, keep me posted when you come over.
    IMO the eastern cascades of Wa. state are the must-hits....best around early august
    Will do! I am going to be in Hood River for a wedding in August and will make a vacation out of it, so my wife and I will likely travel to a few spots and the rides we will be looking for are exactly like the ones in your pictures!

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    Looks nice man, would love to ride in some of that lush forest with such loamy ST, maybe when I next visit Edmonton and head out to Canmoore I can head a bit further west.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    Looks nice man, would love to ride in some of that lush forest with such loamy ST, maybe when I next visit Edmonton and head out to Canmoore I can head a bit further west.
    Hmmm, grass is always greener syndrome; Canmore area trails are still the best I've ever ridden and I've ridden a few!

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    Yeah, I guess and I guess we have some decent trails and weather here, but nothing longer than 2.5 miles and loads of gravel or road connections. Rainy season is easing up a bit now, so going to be trying to get out and clear up all those nice trails so we can really put in some nice, long, mainly trail only rides. Know one thing for sure, we have steep and slick, if only less than a 1/2 mile long - confirmed Friday by a 12 year MTBer visitor to the island who has ridden a few places and said he's never experienced anything so steep, rocky and slick Dude regretted not bringing his 29er.

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    Hmmm, grass is always greener syndrome; Canmore area trails are still the best I've ever ridden and I've ridden a few!

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    We're talking the area around Banff, right? Those rides were a lot longer than that but I do remember riding some roads for a ways.
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    If you're referring to me, then yes, start at Canmoore, but the trails make their way into the park. If memory serves me right, the brochure said 350KM of trails in the Canmoore Nordic Centre. Won't probably be for a couple years yet though, not until things pick back up in this economy

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    We're talking the area around Banff, right? Those rides were a lot longer than that but I do remember riding some roads for a ways.
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