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    Whistler Bike Park and trails conditions

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    Going up June 9th for a few days!
    Can't wait to read some early ride reports!
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    Dont be shy people ...

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    Trails in good shape


    New South Wales represent!


    Two riders from Hobart, Tasmania and one from Bath, England


    Advice from an instructor for first timer bike park noobs

    "Keep your pedals level"

    "Don't make A-line your first (and likely your last) run ever" — Sebastian Bunney (who moved here from the UK just three years ago and now is living the dream).





    Lineups to get the pass are going smoothly. Whistler Blackcomb has a lot of staff there to keep things rolling
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    From an 11 year veteran of the WBP who began patrolling when the only trail was B-Line

    "Take a warm up run"

    "Check your bolts and your bikes after a few runs. The Park is hard on bikes". — with Shawn Beaudoin.



    From a guy who's worked with trail crew for the last three years: "Progression is key - start small and build from there" — with Trevor John Berg.



    Rob McSkimming is the bike park's "dad" and proudly looks after his other kid as it starts the season.




    Lineups weren't bad - 15 to 20 mins. That's good for opening day. So many trails were open everyone spreads out



    Straight from Squampton. The Goldstones enjoy opening day — with Ron Goldstone.









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    1st run 1st scar. Who left rocks on the trail? And where are all the Pivots?
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    In the afternoon we blew out of the park to ride Kill Me Thrill Me on the north side for some xc





    26ering on the Firebird





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    Gorgeous pics and super report! I see lots of happy faces!
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    Quick edit for some of the lower trails
    - B-Line
    - Ninja Cougar
    - Crank it Up
    - Heart of Darkness

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    Looks like too much fun, Lee. I sooo want to be there...... NOW!

    And all good advice too.
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    good to see the trails looking nice and buff. hope they stay that way for us when we arrive in 3 weeks time. and after reading the pinkbike article yesterday i would also like to say a special thanks to the trail crew for all their hardwork . thanks guys keep up the good work

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    It peed rain all day. Bike Parkers were looking wet. Weekender crowds did not materialize.

    I did some morning gardening hoping the rain would stop then bailed to go riding in Pemberton. It was dry all day there








    Sun came out so perhaps tomorrow will be good!
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    I just got my season pass... never been. Bought the pass for a 3 week trip starting Aug. 1st... but now that I have the pass I'm tempted to make a trip up in June, then in July, then the big one in Aug.
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    Where do you live? Deals on lodging all over the place right now
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHgnaR View Post
    I just got my season pass... never been. Bought the pass for a 3 week trip starting Aug. 1st... but now that I have the pass I'm tempted to make a trip up in June, then in July, then the big one in Aug.

    bearbackbiking have a good set up and affordable to, check em out at Welcome to Bear Back Biking.
    if you have a season pass it would be rude not to go in june and july lol. we always get the early brid passes, we usually do 2 weeks in june and 3 in sept.

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    I'm coming up from San Diego. I've emailed a few rental places for smoking deals but haven't had luck as far as actually landing a place to stay for the 3 week trip. I'll check out BBB. I got the early bird pass. it pays for itself after 13 days of riding which we'll hopefully get in on the 21 day trip. I'm toying with the idea of multiple trips over the summer... but my friends are busy with life and can't get away so it's less motivating knowing I'd be up there solo. I'm a free man come June 15th though finally graduating uni so this summer is my time to get out as much as possible. Nice to know the park is open until september.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHgnaR View Post
    I'm coming up from San Diego. I've emailed a few rental places for smoking deals but haven't had luck as far as actually landing a place to stay for the 3 week trip. I'll check out BBB. I got the early bird pass. it pays for itself after 13 days of riding which we'll hopefully get in on the 21 day trip. I'm toying with the idea of multiple trips over the summer... but my friends are busy with life and can't get away so it's less motivating knowing I'd be up there solo. I'm a free man come June 15th though finally graduating uni so this summer is my time to get out as much as possible. Nice to know the park is open until september.
    Check out Pique magazine online. I don't know any good rental spots in Whistler but if you're coming up for three weeks you should ride Fromme and/or Seymour at the end of your trip. Lynn Valley B&B is less than $100/night and 5 minute bike ride to the bottom of Fromme. Andrew and Vanessa cater to MTBers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homeless junkie View Post
    Check out Pique magazine online. I don't know any good rental spots in Whistler but if you're coming up for three weeks you should ride Fromme and/or Seymour at the end of your trip. Lynn Valley B&B is less than $100/night and 5 minute bike ride to the bottom of Fromme. Andrew and Vanessa cater to MTBers.
    Unfortunately Lynn Vally B&B is no longer in business, you can check out North Vancouver Bed and Breakfast | Crystals View - North Vancouver - Canada. Andrew recommended this place.

    allluradirect.com in another good place to check out accommodations. If you have a pass, the WB site sends out email deals to pass holders.

    Lots of people come to the park to ride solo. easy enough to hook up with people.
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    That blows! I hope he still lets me stay with him. Won't be a first time I slept there when they were closed.

    That other place is way out of my price range! Maybe I should have kept the XX1 off my bike and stuck with XO... Then I could afford a suite! Good thing it's not muddy in July and August. Can't imagine walking in that B&B dirty and sweaty much less muddy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brodiegrrl View Post
    Unfortunately Lynn Vally B&B is no longer in business.
    What?? Ah that's unfortunate. We really enjoyed our stay there and it was so convenient to the Mt. Fromme trails.
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    ya its too bad. Email him and ask. He's still there.

    Accommodations in NV are tough for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DHgnaR View Post
    I'm coming up from San Diego. I've emailed a few rental places for smoking deals but haven't had luck as far as actually landing a place to stay for the 3 week trip. I'll check out BBB. I got the early bird pass. it pays for itself after 13 days of riding which we'll hopefully get in on the 21 day trip. I'm toying with the idea of multiple trips over the summer... but my friends are busy with life and can't get away so it's less motivating knowing I'd be up there solo. I'm a free man come June 15th though finally graduating uni so this summer is my time to get out as much as possible. Nice to know the park is open until september.
    not to sure if bearback would be booked up at that time of year, usually july through august early sept they can get busy. but its worth a try, you never know your luck,.
    very intresting you should say that about your mates lacking motivation and being free from june 15th, how's this for inspiration and motivation ha ha ha my brother ( colin) and my self will be flying out to whistler for 2 weeks on the 15th of june. we will be staying with bearbackbiking if you want and if they could fit you in, you would be more than welcome to ride and hang with us. we ride everything from park to xc, choice is your's matey, the offer is there if you want.

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    Not too bad in the morning but busier to the afternoon. The opening weekend sure went well.





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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    not to sure if bearback would be booked up at that time of year, usually july through august early sept they can get busy. but its worth a try, you never know your luck,.
    very intresting you should say that about your mates lacking motivation and being free from june 15th, how's this for inspiration and motivation ha ha ha my brother ( colin) and my self will be flying out to whistler for 2 weeks on the 15th of june. we will be staying with bearbackbiking if you want and if they could fit you in, you would be more than welcome to ride and hang with us. we ride everything from park to xc, choice is your's matey, the offer is there if you want.
    There's a chance I'll actually take you up on this. My graduation is on the 15th so technically I'm a free man the 16th, but I'll price out everything and maybe come up for a few days. I'll be in touch!
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    Yet another bike park video

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    After a few days of unsettled conditions the sun is out and the trails are dry and tacky!

    Lee on Crank it up, feeling out the shin after bashing into his bike two days ago


    At the bottom this jersey was too warm... on the lift and trails it was just right!


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    everything looks great....but no bears
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    Even getting dusty now. Mum and Cubs out now
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    getting dusty now. Mum and Cubs out now

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    I love seeing the baby bears...from the chairlift! lol
    This momma bear was busy last year....a three bagger!
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    Bikepark's not busy in the afternoon. THought everyone was escaping the 30deg heat by heading up to Garbo but even that isn't busy



    Trails out of the park drying up well









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    i wish it had been like that last week and the week before,,, it was shall we say a little bit greyer and slightly wetter then lol..

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    i wish it had been like that last week and the week before,,, it was shall we say a little bit greyer and slightly wetter then lol..
    yah - weather is all about luck. Its getting ridiculously good now
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    I love seeing the baby bears...from the chairlift! lol
    This momma bear was busy last year....a three bagger!
    Hat trick?

    LeeL, I was up there two weeks ago as well and saw the same family hanging out under the lift. Seems to be the favorite spot -- there's a new bunch of cubs every year during the early season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeePhroh View Post
    Hat trick?

    LeeL, I was up there two weeks ago as well and saw the same family hanging out under the lift. Seems to be the favorite spot -- there's a new bunch of cubs every year during the early season.
    That's the mum with some gold hair on her back and the cubs. There's a couple of two/three year olds that are hanging out on the Blackcomb side too near Hey Bud. Best to keep the noise level up if you go wandering out.

    Saw tons of bear poo near RDS but its all blueberry fresh and well fed so prob its all good there.

    Stuff is melting out so nicely now i bet top of the world cracks in two weeks
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    That's the mum with some gold hair on her back and the cubs. There's a couple of two/three year olds that are hanging out on the Blackcomb side too near Hey Bud. Best to keep the noise level up if you go wandering out.
    Gulp! I was fumbling my way around solo over there trying to find Yummy Numby up to CN that same weekend. Glad I didn't run into mom...

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    Garbo conditions - drying out. Lower mountain - dry on the top bit of dirt; tacky below





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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    yah - weather is all about luck. Its getting ridiculously good now
    lol.... story of my life,,,, always seems to be more bad than good lol...
    i did get lucky last september though, 3 weeks of hot sunny weather,, though the 4 trips prior to that 2011 and 10 were total washouts.
    me just hopes for more sun in september when we return,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    lol.... story of my life,,,, always seems to be more bad than good lol...
    i did get lucky last september though, 3 weeks of hot sunny weather,, though the 4 trips prior to that 2011 and 10 were total washouts.
    me just hopes for more sun in september when we return,,,
    Yeah, we got 8 straight days of perfect 60 degrees and blue skies when we were up there first week of October last year. Everyone kept saying how incredibly lucky we were to get that kind of weather that late in the year.

    So next time I go I should expect crap weather?
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    Thanks for the continuous updates Lee and Sharon. Stoke meter = high. Hope to see and ride with you this fall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Yeah, we got 8 straight days of perfect 60 degrees and blue skies when we were up there first week of October last year. Everyone kept saying how incredibly lucky we were to get that kind of weather that late in the year.

    So next time I go I should expect crap weather?

    tell me about it, over the last 6 years its been very varied for us,
    may 08 ( first ever trip for 7 days,) we got 5 days sun 2 rain,
    sept 08( 2 week trip) 10 days sun 3 days rain.
    may 09 (2 week trip) wash out, about 12 days rain, maybe 2 dry days,
    sept 09 ( 3 week trip) again wash out, arround 17days rain, maybe 4 dry days.
    may 10 ( 2 week trip) total wash out, and lots of snow on the ground, 11 days rain, 3 days dry,
    sept 10 ( 3 week trip) another wash out, 19 days rain, 2 dry days,
    may 11, (2 week trip) again record snow fall, lots of ground snow, only 8 trails open, most riding done in squamish, total washout, 11 days rain, 3 sunny days,
    sept 11. ( 3 week trip) yet more rain,,, 19 days of it, maybe 2 dry days,
    june 12. ( 2 week trip) we got lucky, 10 days sunny, about 3 days wet,
    sept 12, ( 3 week trip) yet more luck,,, 19 days sunny mega hot, 2 wet days,
    then this years june 13, ( 2 week trip) wash out agan, 10 wet days 4 dry ones. plus back injury putting me off the bike after 5 days riding,
    so as you can see we have had more bad ones or should that be wet ones than we have had dry ones, but you have to make the most of it, throw on the gortex/event and mud guards and go out and get wet and muddy lol. i suppose at the end of the day whistler is in a temperate rainforrest, and its not called rain forrest cause of the amount of sunshine it gets lol. i look forward to another wet one in september lol...

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    Trails are dry and dusty!
    Nice work on Blue Velvet!

    Top of the World Trail is now open, so nice in the alpine when it's 30oC in the village!

    Check out the pics and a short video here;
    Video: Top of the World Trail, Summer 2013 Opening ? Whistler, BC | Mountain Bike Review

    New trail from Roundhouse to the peak, sweet!


    View doesn't get boring


    Trail is holding up nicely.
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    Hi guys, am going to be riding the park the two weeks after Crankworx. Will the trails be destroyed?

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    They will be great. The trail crew is always working and keeping the trails in primo condition. No issues at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbell View Post
    They will be great. The trail crew is always working and keeping the trails in primo condition. No issues at all.
    does this mean all the braking bumps on the trails we be fixed soon...

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    Ya mbell's a bit putting lipstick on a pig. Lots of braking bumps on lower mountain. Upper mountain is faring better especially the tech trails which are riding well. Hard to take care of trailwork when its so dry
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    Remember..... You ARE mtn biking.

    The trails will be great and don't let some braking bumps ruin your trip.

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    Cheers guys, am sure it'll be a blast either way. However, even though it's mountain biking, flow trails should flow.

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    to be clear - not complaining. Just trying to describe trail conditions that;s all. Angry Pirate has the latest work btw. As does CIU but its hard for the work on CIU to settle down and tighten up without moisture.
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    Wow, delirian has bad luck. I've been going since '07, and I've had the opposite experience. Mostly dry conditions with a day or two of rain. I usually go July and August. I think you especially have to be careful about early season trips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbell View Post
    They will be great. The trail crew is always working and keeping the trails in primo condition. No issues at all.
    um...lots of braking bumps on easier trails (rode with wife)....harder trails way better
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    Forgot to bring the camera to the bike park so here's some Whistler XC

    Back to Whistler - the Yummy Nimby to Numb backwards route can be tricky when wet but it was dry and even faintly tacky

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    Top of the World is running awesome! Mosquitoes are FIERCE in the trees though.

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    The mosquitoes have been bad this year! I don't remember bugs being a problem ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lochussie View Post
    Hi guys, am going to be riding the park the two weeks after Crankworx. Will the trails be destroyed?
    This will be our 8th year making the pilgrimage to Whistler.....and we always go the week right after Crankworx. Coming from Northern California where our 'park' is Northstar, I can't tell you how funny it is to hear people in Whistler complain about braking bumps and dusty trails. Ya'all don't know dusty until you've ridden Northstar!! Oh, and those little ripples in Whistlers? Those aint braking bumps son. Come on up to N* and I'll show you some real braking bumps.

    So, take it with a grain of salt when people talk about trail conditions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lochussie View Post
    Cheers guys, am sure it'll be a blast either way. However, even though it's mountain biking, flow trails should flow.
    Where you coming from? Location wise that is.

    We're up there Sept. 2-8 this year. That about when you are going to be there? Maybe meet up for some turns?
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    Video: Valley Trails and Whistler Bike Park Conditions ? Whistler, BC ? July 29, 2013 | Mountain Bike Review

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    Lower mountain video in the linky too
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    Still raining this morning after starting yesterday afternoon. Supposed to rain today and Saturday and it REALLY needs it. Rode Sunday-Tuesday and it was dusty and pretty blown out (BIG holes in many berms). Still getting used to the changes since my last trip. Cool choices with a HUGE booter on the first jump after the ALine drop...same hugeness further down on the last of the 3 jumps...the lead in to Fade to Black seems a lot tech-ier, kinda shorted my first road gap...Rode the Garbo DH course and it was crazy even dry and dusty. A friend overheard one of the Canadian coaches suggesting a girl racer skip the race because of the course.

    Time to swap the 60a for a Supertacky on the front and have a non dusty day.

    edit: Lee, that you doing the triple hump with a single crown bike? Props to whomever it was...amazing how much scarier it is looking down that in person even with a burly dual crown fork to throw out in front of you.

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    Where you coming from? Location wise that is.

    We're up there Sept. 2-8 this year. That about when you are going to be there? Maybe meet up for some turns?
    Cheers but am there 17-31 Aug. From Scotland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck View Post

    edit: Lee, that you doing the triple hump with a single crown bike? Props to whomever it was...amazing how much scarier it is looking down that in person even with a burly dual crown fork to throw out in front of you.
    I'm the one filming so yah that's me. Its a Totem and they're so huge they're basically a dual crown,

    Good news. The lower trails got enough rain to keep the dust down. THe upper trails got enough rain that they're even vaguely tacky - I'd forgotten what that hero dirt felt like. Is that kind of dusty blown out shitshow what Tahoe and Mammoth riders deal with --- all the time?

    Bad news. The rocks on Goats Gully were still slick enough that i pinballed wizard'ed down a chute; tore out a front brake line and worst of all - broke my bell. How will i slalom all the Wanderlust stand up paddleboarding yogis ??
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    Rolled up to upper blue velvet just as the rope finally came down after the extensive rework. All very soft, going to be interesting to see how it holds up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck View Post
    Rolled up to upper blue velvet just as the rope finally came down after the extensive rework. All very soft, going to be interesting to see how it holds up.
    Garbo sees less traffic than Fitzsimmons so Blue Velvet should stay buff for a while.

    The rain was welcomed in my camp... No more sliding uncontrollably... well less uncontrollably! Haha..
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    Quote Originally Posted by lochussie View Post
    Cheers but am there 17-31 Aug. From Scotland.
    bah...so close. Enjoy!
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    All the fast trails are cratered with braking bumps...good practice setting up for jumps with blurred vision. Conditions have deteriorated noticeably in the 10 days we've been here. The rain last week took care of the bad moon dust of the first couple of days, but with none forecast until next week the Crankworx crowd is going to work the trails. The good folks at WBP are busy though and you can see hoses and hear machines working all the time, so if you're going keep your eyes open because newly buffed trails are opening daily. Techy trails are all dry and fun though and the set up in the Bone Yard is looking sick!

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    Well its back to dry and dusty so looked for some nice trails to ride the XC bike

    Back to the woods and rocks











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    leel what trail is that you are riding ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by delirian View Post
    leel what trail is that you are riding ?
    I'd like to know too! Going up in a week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    Valleycliffe area - Squamish
    Thanks Lee. Guess I'll borrow my buddy's map of that area. Is by the
    Nelson trails? I pinch flatted the first 1/8 mile down Half Nelson and had to walk out
    and haven't been back yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blcman View Post
    Thanks Lee. Guess I'll borrow my buddy's map of that area. Is by the
    Nelson trails? I pinch flatted the first 1/8 mile down Half Nelson and had to walk out
    and haven't been back yet.
    Its a maze of trails on the S side of town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeL View Post
    Its a maze of trails on the S side of town.
    Thanks. I'll bring my compass and figure it out somehow.

    Unless....

    I only ride park!!!!
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    Lee went to the Chilcotins this week so I volunteered for crankworx Tues/Wed/Thurs

    Weather cooled off, rain fell Thurs/Fri so conditions should get a bit tackier!

    Some shots of the events:

    Garbonzo DH. I was at the top, you can really see the difference in skill levels between the riders! While I ride the same trails at the pros, I don't think we do the same sport!

    Brazilian rider, came in 14th.


    Next day was the Air DH, I was near the bottom on the turn when B-line merges, some pretty sketchy moves here!


    Emmiline Ragot 4:39, 2nd in womens


    Sam Blenkinsop 4:18, one of two riders to take the outside line


    Steve smith- he won...4:12


    Then I was at the jump for the Best Trick. Don't ask me to describe it...

    Mike Mongomery - I think this was the winning one, or the one before the winning one without the tailwhip


    Sam Dueck - he performed.


    more of my pictures here

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    Checked out TOTW today and Kyber Pass.

    Chilly 7oC at the top! 17 in the valley.

    The rain has done the trails good. TOTW is pretty rocky, you wouldn't know a race went down Kyber Pass unless you were told a race went down. Minimal impact on the trail, few deeper ruts but not bad considering.





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    Volunteering at Crankworx, Fun, Rewarding and another way to see the action!

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    It was like this on Sunday. The park is definitely thrashed, but is still many orders of magnitude better than anything in the states.
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    A-Line and Dirt Merchant looked pretty good considering it's August?

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    ya, looked like hero dirt! Not dusty and not muddy!
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    Yeah the weather really did the trails some good over the last few days. From what locals had told me, it really hasn't rained prior to this video in over a month or something like that, which prevented the trail crew from being able to do any major maintenance. I'm sure they will get to it now.

    I rode for 10 days straight bell to bell. Had a blast. The trails were just a bit rougher than they were in years past. I'm not really complaining though

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    Current conditions please, and other areas of BC. Should be there by Saturday.

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    Will be on site sunday...Been twice to whistler and can't wait to shred it again...There till the 8th. posted on w-Canada. going to xc or shuttle on rest dayz. so if town hit me up. Gonna ride squamish and whtev pops up?

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    Hope for sun. We had SO MUCH rain just now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostrangertodanger4 View Post
    Will be on site sunday...Been twice to whistler and can't wait to shred it again...There till the 8th. posted on w-Canada. going to xc or shuttle on rest dayz. so if town hit me up. Gonna ride squamish and whtev pops up?
    We're arriving Monday afternoon. Leaving Sept. 8th Sunday.

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    Just sprinkles today, many little puddles, feels like traditional May conditions, dried out this afternoon a bit. hopefully will continue to dry as the weekend progresses.
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    I didn't persist with many laps yesterday because of the lines, but for the most part it's hero dirt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasevr4 View Post
    I didn't persist with many laps yesterday because of the lines, but for the most part it's hero dirt.
    That's the reason for the Singles line! Braaaap right through.
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    rain

    No rain the past couple days and the lower trails were juuuuuust starting to get a touch dry, then the rain came back in last night. Not a lot, but just enough.

    Another hero dirt day on the hill today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Internal14 View Post
    That's the reason for the Singles line! Braaaap right through.
    The singles line was about 5 times the length of the 4 pack this day. Gondy was backed up to Longhorn with sightseers so they were letting a trickle of bikers get on. Quickest option was the main line but still took forever.

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    Keep this info coming!

    We have a late trip this year, will be there Sept 27 - Oct 6

    Already seeing snow on the peaks here in CO, hopefully we won't contend with that too much being so late!

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    Last week was awesome! July weather and September lift lines.
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    Lower Freight Train, Duff Man and No Duff just opened earlier this week. Unfortunately, Duff Man was a tad too wet, but there's some great new woodwork, berms and doubles on it. It really flows nice, but needs more time to dry.

    Lower Freight Train berms and jumps were reworked and in primo condition. When I left on Tues, Container was still not open, but they were working on a new platform for it, and looked like it would open any day now. Rerouted Lower ALine just opened late this week (Friday?) and it looks awesome from what I saw in progess and buddy reports, but I was already gone.

    Agreed, starting to get a bit dry, except for some tree sections. Everything exposed to sun is getting dry and beat up, though it looked like the trail crew was filling in many potholes on Aline and Dirt Merchant. Thanks Guys!

    Crank it Up a mess of brake bumps as usual. Not sure why I ride that trail except for a warm-up run.

    No real changes I could see elsewhere.

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    Here's my TotW coverage from a few weeks ago. I think Sept. 7th or thereabouts.

    Oh, and if anybody found/finds a gopro2 with a broken mount attached to it on the lower mountain trails(CiU or HoD maybe) let me know. My nephew was using my old camera and 'lost' it somewhere along there.....


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    This was a fun run down Joyride with my 17yr old nephew who this was his 5th day on a DH bike....not bad! Kept myself slooooow so I could keep him in the frame, but still impressed he rolled it all without hesitating much.

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    it rained pretty hard today,,,, made the trails quite soft, so the braking bumps werent to noticeable,,, aline and freightrain reopend on friday, but were quite soft,,, not sure if it was open today, they only run the gondola, and i heard whispers in the lift line that garbo was closed, not sure if this was true or not,,,, conditions weather wise were pretty crappy.

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    Might want to think about heading to Pemberton for a bit for trail riding. Their trails can handle the wet better
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    Trails are like Velcro right now

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    Where the hell are all the people? Trails are tacky. They were so dry the dirt absorbed all the rain gratefully.

    That new A-line work is redonkulous. The berms are so deep you regret every bit of braking you did before you hit them - it seems like you can sail into them forever. The work's tightening up now





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    I would love to be there Lee, but nearly 2,000 miles is a hell of a commute for a ride. At least I did get a few days there the first week of August.

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    Raining here today and I melt like sugar so rode dry Pemberton trails

















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    Winter is coming.



    Meanwhile though it's still warm in the park


    Dirt is soooo tacky right now


    It's so tacky you can't even drift the berms


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