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    the official blue mountain thread

    we are getting there...

    "The Opening Date is always up in the air based on weather and trail conditions, but we are shooting for Friday, May 24. That is the weekend following the long weekend"

    looks like there will be a bike fest up there in july also
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    They're still skiing at Blue!

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    I hopeful for that posted opening date but would be surprised considering how much snow is still on the hill. Spring temps creeping in at a snails pace isn't helping either.
    Can't wait though !!

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    Temps are up and the snow is going fast. There is very little snow off of the ski trails but the areas are very wet.

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    Im looking at the mountain right now and it is totally covered in snow.

    3 stge is also covered. Kolapore is almost rideable I hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machine4321 View Post
    Im looking at the mountain right now and it is totally covered in snow.

    3 stge is also covered. Kolapore is almost rideable I hear.
    thanks for the update!
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    yeah, hopefully we will get those warm temps soon. just have to wait it out.
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    I should get my Dh bike sorted so I can smash some downhill runs, I'm getting antsy to rip at Blue!
    it tied the room together man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by canadian-clydesdale View Post
    I should get my Dh bike sorted so I can smash some downhill runs, I'm getting antsy to rip at Blue!
    what's your build?

    this year i'm running a tr 250 with a singlecrown fox 36 float 180 and a cane creek double barrel air, tubeless wheelset.
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    Knolly Podium
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    Only ridden so far at Trashmore...

    Can't wait for opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    Knolly Podium
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    Only ridden so far at Trashmore...

    Can't wait for opening.

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    Hope to see you for opening, Michael. We need more days like today to melt the slopes!

    We will be watching for that Knolly!
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    Yup, hoping this week of sun and warm will have the desired effect on the frozen water still layin' 'round.
    (apologies to the spring skiers, but it is May and it is our turn on the hill )

    Hope to meet up with yous guys as well.

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    we are going up this weekend to check out conditions. last weekend we were in kolapore...







    there was still the odd drift around in the fields...
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    my ride for 2013



    though will run this rear shock...


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    awesome snow melting temps this weekend....

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    the long push

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    wet your whistle shack


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    double barrel review here...

    Cane Creek Double Barrel Air - Tested - Pinkbike

    interesting fork...

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    some inspiration

    <object width='500' height='281'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/307517/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/307517/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='281' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object><p><a href='http://www.pinkbike.com/video/307517/'>Dominican Republic Downhill</a> on <a href='http://www.pinkbike.com'>Pinkbike</a></p>
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    Getting my Transition Syren tuned and new seals for the fork. Can't wait to ride another season.... then maybe a new bike?!
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    pics up on blue's facebook page of the new builds going on...

    https://www.facebook.com/BlueMountainBikePark

    looks like the weather will be nice this weekend.

    runs open:

    Embryo
    Fresh Air
    Raison Run
    The Ridge
    Waterfall
    Showcase (weather/work dependent)
    O Chute (weather/work dependent)
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    All set for shreddin'... just need to give Mother Nature a nudge and dry up the trails for opener
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    opening day postponed till sunday due to thursday/fridays rain
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    Blue officially opened today. Runs were very wet. Otherwise temps were perfect. And all riders seemed very happy.

    Loading the bikes


    Georgian Bay water level appeared low.... more than usual sand bars. There was a big unmelted patch of ice half way up near Showcase


    At the top


    Runs were fun/ Runs were dryer at the top. Collector was muddy in spots


    Here's me shreddin. I was noticeably faster, I think all the hard work over the winter paid off. I love the bermy sections on the Intermediate trails
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    Here's singlesprocket owning the run


    We had a blast. Bumped into some familiar riders. Felt stoked by the end of the day. Wished we could have stayed til closing. Can't wait for next weekend
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    yeah it was a pretty awesome day, some major work going on also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Georgian Bay water level appeared low.... more than usual sand bars.
    The Bay is very low this year. Sounds like the lower anyone has ever seen. It's flowing out the St. Clair into Lake Michigan.

    Drove up to Parry Sound last weekend it's shocking to see how low it is. I feel for the cottage and business owners affected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    The Bay is very low this year. Sounds like the lower anyone has ever seen. It's flowing out the St. Clair into Lake Michigan.

    Drove up to Parry Sound last weekend it's shocking to see how low it is. I feel for the cottage and business owners affected.
    There were a lot of exposed sand bars, and the shore looked, from our view point, very shallow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    There were a lot of exposed sand bars, and the shore looked, from our view point, very shallow.
    probably a cumulative effect from previous low precipitation winters and summers. could take a couple of years for the water levels to go back up. lots of for sale signs up also on the bigger properties i've noticed...
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    According to the website, 5 /16 trails are open today at Blue. Fresh Air, The Ridge, Raison Run and Embryo. Temp a little cool but c'est la vie! We've ridden in colder weather

    Singlesprocket and I are heading up for the afternoon ride today and again tomorrow all day.
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    I went today. A bit muddy but got better when I left around 4. Overall, dry enough to let loose a bit. I'm going back again tomorrow, and it should be near perfect by then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thimk View Post
    I went today. A bit muddy but got better when I left around 4. Overall, dry enough to let loose a bit. I'm going back again tomorrow, and it should be near perfect by then.
    Singlesprocket and I rode til 6. Loved the work on the berms on Fresh Air and Raison Run. I also liked the widened Collector. We;re going back tomorrow as well



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    They've opened Ochute back up this year? I remember going last summer and it was closed for the entire season because of erosion.
    I'm heading to blue on the monday after the 24 hour race for some shakedown runs. It will be the first week where they are open 7 days, hoping the lift lines will be short and that all the runs will be open. Also hope my legs won't be completely toast from the 24, it's always a ton of pedaling at blue.

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    Some trails like Ridge and Grab Bag were muddy (slippery!) and we got dirty

    Riders unanimously agreed Raison and Fresh Air were fast and bermy!

    These pics were taken near the upper and much drier section of the Ridge.





    Bigger turnout of riders Sunday... there is quite a buzz about the changes/improvements to the trails.
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    Anyone planning on going tomorrow or sunday?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smoke_Eater112 View Post
    Anyone planning on going tomorrow or sunday?

    Yes singlesprocket and I are going tomorrow (TGIF!!!) and Saturday and Sunday. Hope we see you at blue

    Singlesprocket will be riding a black TR250 (and testing the DB air) and I will be pinning it on my white and pink Syren, I'll be testing my new Troy Lee helmet ... which is way lighter than my old Giro
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    Looking forward to getting on the hill for the first time this year
    hope to see some of you out there. I'll be on the Black Nomad C. Praying for more trail openings by tomorrow. especially Squeaker, O-chute and Shot Glass !!

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    Ill be there on sun for sure. 2013 Norco Aurum with a black Shoei mx helmet

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Yes singlesprocket and I are going tomorrow (TGIF!!!) and Saturday and Sunday. Hope we see you at blue

    Singlesprocket will be riding a black TR250 (and testing the DB air) and I will be pinning it on my white and pink Syren, I'll be testing my new Troy Lee helmet ... which is way lighter than my old Giro
    We have friends doing Met Con Blue on Saturday...see you there. Rain Sunday, sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JM01 View Post
    We have friends doing Met Con Blue on Saturday...see you there. Rain Sunday, sadly.
    We arrived at blue mid day, and saw the big turn out for Met Con Blue. The organizers did a good job to avoid any interference by re-routing the Collector

    Hope your friends did well in the race... the weather was perfect
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    2 solid days of riding... we'd be heading up today, if it did't rain! Embryo, raisin run and fresh air were dry. Grab Bag soggy and Ridge was a mud bog at the top. Steady flow of riders

    Friday on the Ridge
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    On FreshAir
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    Singlesprocket On Raisin Run
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    Saturday on Raisin run
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    Silverstick attacking the berm
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    Singlesprocket whipping it on the Collector
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    Great meeting and riding with Cyclelicious and Singlesprocket ! Thanks for the pic too

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    Has OChute/Shotglass/BigSleeze been opened yet this season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstick View Post
    Great meeting and riding with Cyclelicious and Singlesprocket ! Thanks for the pic too

    It was nice to meet you as well silverstick Hopefully you'll be able to get away and ride at blue a few more times this summer.

    Singlesprocket thanks you for the helpful information regarding dropper posts

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by robbbby View Post
    Has OChute/Shotglass/BigSleeze been opened yet this season?
    There is major construction work being done on the trails in the south side (both on trails and prep for skiing). The focus is to get Haole open soon. It will become a black diamond run and a skills assessment required for anyone riding it

    The black diamond trails will be Grab bag (which is open now) Haole and Waterfalls (which is not open yet)
    Singlesprocket and I have been speaking with trail crew members and lifties and they report that because there is so much work being done on bike trails and ski trails that the trails near the gondola may or may not be ready this year.

    Squeaker (my favorite second to grab bag) and Big Sleaze may be affected by the construction (they are installing another lift and preparing a new trail which affects some trails) so they may need to do a reroute to open those trails. We did not hear anything about Ochute /Shotglass opening. Showcase does not look like it will be opening

    There are changes to Embryo (nice steeper, flowy sections near the top), Raisin and Fresh Air have improves (awesome switchbacks and berms... you can really fly!) Ridge and Grab bag remain the same
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    Ughh, I think i'll save my $40, thanks for the heads up.

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    Singlesprocket and I took Friday off work and headed for blue!
    What a great day
    More trails opened (O-chute and Shotglass) O-chute has a slight reroute and like Grab Bag and The Ridge still muddy in sections. The best and most popular trails are Raison, Fresh air and Embryo.

    Here's Singlesprocket popping it


    There was a huge wedding taking place that I checked out. The decorations were the most beautiful I've ever seen. The colourfully dressed lady wedding guests carried red umbrellas


    The groom rode in on this white horse while musicians beat drums and the guests sang and cheered when the bride arrived! It was spectacular! The riders all talked about wanting to eat at the buffet!


    Summer solstice fun!
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    Here's a short vid from the weekend

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/68931751" width="500" height="375" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/68931751">my summer on a bike</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/user3593422">single sprocket</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>
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    Thanks for sharing. Never been to Blue to ride, which run is that? It seems to be manageable for me

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