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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!
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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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    Only ridden so far at Trashmore...

    Can't wait for opening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel View Post
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    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

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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
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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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    looks like Raisin Run was in great shape this weekend. Hope the weather is as good next weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baymoe View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Never been to Blue to ride, which run is that? It seems to be manageable for me

    Singlesprocket shot the video of Raison Run on Friday. Raison is considered an intermediate trail which is fast and flowy. There are a few spots to catch air and currently it is the driest trail. If ever you are planning to go to blue... PM or email Singlesprocket. He would be happy to provide you with more information
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    It was a hot one today!. 36C with humidex. Appropriately it was Salsa day in the village

    We got there early


    Shotglass and OChute were open. Riders were enjoying all the trails which are drying up nicely



    Singlesprocket and I got 10 runs in each! I did Grab Bag 4 times! It was sweet
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    Sunday at blue. Singlesprocket nailing the big rock drop on Grab Bag



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Singlesprocket shot the video of Raison Run on Friday. Raison is considered an intermediate trail which is fast and flowy. There are a few spots to catch air and currently it is the driest trail. If ever you are planning to go to blue... PM or email Singlesprocket. He would be happy to provide you with more information
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstick View Post
    looks like Raisin Run was in great shape this weekend. Hope the weather is as good next weekend.
    Raisin run was wicked. The forecast is 40% chance of precipitation but that can change (as it did last weekend)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Raisin run was wicked. The forecast is 40% chance of precipitation but that can change (as it did last weekend)
    I find that the POP% screws me over most of the time. I just look at the radar and make my decision from there.
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    Downhill will be open this Canada day right? Stupid question, as the gondola is open for hiking according to their site.
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    Yes, as of June 22nd blue is open 7 days/ week (weather permitting). We have a 4 day weekend so hoping for some riding
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    You guys need a better photographer

    Weather permitting, I might be up there this weekend. Got my full-face from Jenson so I'm running out of reasons not to pick-up my pass and shred some revamped trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VR6ix View Post
    You guys need a better photographer

    Weather permitting, I might be up there this weekend. Got my full-face from Jenson so I'm running out of reasons not to pick-up my pass and shred some revamped trails!
    That's what you get for a pocket camera... The nice thing is it fits easily in the camelbak and it's robust

    Now for serious pics I would like:
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    and then I'd need a good pack to lug that equipment around.. preferably it should offer some spine protection

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    If you get your pass (too bad you didn't get the early-bird) maybe we'll see you at blue
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    If you get your pass (too bad you didn't get the early-bird) maybe we'll see you at blue
    I got one at the Bike Show no way I'll pay full-price for anything at Blue! haha
    Totally depends on the weather, it's not worth the drive for me if it's going to be wet up there. Let's see how it goes! I'm itching to see the work done on the trails.
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    Heading to blue today. A lot of rain fell on Friday so hopefully most trails are drier today
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Heading to blue today. A lot of rain fell on Friday so hopefully most trails are drier today
    How is it? I'm heading up there tomorrow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thimk View Post
    How is it? I'm heading up there tomorrow.
    It should be a little drier than yesterday. We're heading up again today
    Ochute, Raisin, Ridge and Fresh air are open. Grab Bag opened by mid afternoon and it was awfully slick!

    They started the riding assessments for Haole



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    Happy Canada Day to all Shredders!

    7 DH trails open Whoo Hoo!

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    What's the process for the assessment? How long did it take?

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    The assessment consisted of 2 tests. 1st part was riding the wood berm with control. Then pushing back up and riding off the drop and the following jump in control. Took me less than 5 minutes to do with no one else in line. The instructor admitted it was designed to be easy to pass for intermediate riders. But new riders who are uncomfortable when their tires leave the ground or are sketchy in the air will most likely not be passed.

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    I was up on Sunday with my wife. We had a great day even with only a few trails open. I was worried that since only the blue trails at the south end were open that all the fast riders would be barrelling down at us and intimidating my wife who is new to the dh side of things. But she had a great time and we appreciated that when we pulled to the side to let faster riders by, most people asked if we were ok or thanked us for letting them by.
    I couldn't believe how busy the gondola was with the regular non-bike passengers. When we left around 5 the line extended up the stairs, almost into the village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickboers View Post
    What's the process for the assessment? How long did it take?
    JRB covered the main aspects for the assessment. I 'll just add that the assessor is looking for comfort level when riding off camber and especially comfort level when airborne

    The test does not take long and it's a pass or fail
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    It's cool that your wife is getting involved in dh. I was new just a few years ago and now I'm completely hooked

    We were there Sunday (and today) and crowds died down a little. Hope you and your wife visit blue again... Ill keep an eye out for you
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    Hey Cyclelicious and Singlesprocket...nice to meet you guys up there yesterday! I'm sure we'll get a chance to rip the trails together sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pucker Factor View Post
    Hey Cyclelicious and Singlesprocket...nice to meet you guys up there yesterday! I'm sure we'll get a chance to rip the trails together sometime.
    It was nice to meet you as well! Hope the trails dried up enough for you by the end of the day.

    Weather permitting we will be riding again this weekend
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    Canada Day ride at blue was aces! Singlesprocket and I jam packed 10 runs non stop

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    Great to see so many riders out this weekend
    Conditions got better with each passing day and they were simply awesome on Tuesday. Can't wait for the New Haole !
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    Cycleicious, looking at your pictures I think I ran into you at the bottom of Grab Bag on Sunday. You were stopped before the drop in to the bridge on Collectors and I commented about how muddy Grab Bag was. That was such a fun, sketchy run on Sunday. Surprised they opened it while it was still that wet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.R.B View Post
    Cycleicious, looking at your pictures I think I ran into you at the bottom of Grab Bag on Sunday. You were stopped before the drop in to the bridge on Collectors and I commented about how muddy Grab Bag was. That was such a fun, sketchy run on Sunday. Surprised they opened it while it was still that wet.
    That was me! Singlesprocket and I did the Haole assessment and Grab Bag had just opened. It was very greasy in sections...I slid out on one of the steeps and my whole left side was coated in mud ! When i got to the top of the collector, I heard someone behind me and I pulled over to let them pass. So that must have been you! Sounds like you had a good day
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    Can it really be true?

    Koneil from Blue just posted this over in the Pink-Palace.

    "The announcement you've all been waiting for! We're pushing to have everything open for this weekend, barring any last-minute setbacks!"


    One month after the car accident and I have been cleared to go mountain-biking. ....just don't think the doc knows what my type of mountain-biking entails.... Maybe I can make it up this weekend, ride teh grampa trails (Blues) and get my Haole pass....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykel View Post
    barring any last-minute setbacks!"
    Thanks for the heads up Mykel. I'm keeping my fingers crossed! Hope you can make it. We will keep an eye out for a super cool and rare Knolly

    Glad you are feeling better. My doctors have given up setting parameters with me.. they now say "you know what you're doing"
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    PedalFest kicks off on Friday July 12th at Blue Mountain Resort.

    Here's the itinerary:

    FRIDAY

    8:30am – First Tracks Yoga, meet at the Village Stage
    9am-9pm – Scavenger Hunt, Activity Central
    10:30am – Columbia Guided Family Hike, meet outside Columbia Sports Store
    4:30pm-6pm – Registration for Whip It Contest and Blazin’ Saddles Relay at the Gondola, Lift Plaza
    6pm-8pm – Live Music on the Village Stage featuring: Suzie Vinick
    6pm - Centurion Welcome Ride
    6pm – Centurion C25 Mile training ride
    7pm-9pm – Whip It Contest – Invitation Downhill
    DUSK – (9:30pm) – Outdoor Movie “Where the Trail Ends” — Village Plaza
    “Where the Trail Ends” is a film following the world’s top freeride mountain bikers as they search for un-ridden terrain around the globe, ultimately shaping the future of big mountain freeriding.
    This unparalleled story documents man’s challenge of mother nature and himself showcased through a cast of colorful characters. This is the most progressive and ambitious mountain biking ever attempted resulting in an entertainment adventure unlike anything experienced before.
    SATURDAY

    8am-9am – Registration Blazin Saddles Mountain Bike Relay – Gondola area, Lift Plaza
    Blazin’ Saddles is a mass-start mountain bike relay race and the first of its kind here at Blue Mountain Resort. Teams will climb and descend across four different trails in four legs: First leg -Hill Climb, Second -Downhill, Third – Hill Climb, Final leg – Downhill to finish into the Blue Mountain Village. Course TBC. Categories include Cowboys(fastest men’s Team) Saloon Girls (fastest female-only team) and Outlaws (fastest mixed team). Participants must have a Blue Mountain Bike Park Pass.

    9:30AM – Blazin Saddles Mountain Bike Relay
    9am-9pm – Scavenger Hunt - Activity Central
    9:30am – Centurion C50 Ride
    10am-6pm – Vendor Village
    10am-6pm – Bike Demonstrations
    10am-6pm – XC, Mountain and Downhill Biking, Trail Rides and Guided Tours
    10:30am – Columbia Guided Hike, meet outside Columbia Sports Store
    11:30am – Ribbon Cutting of Green Trail
    12pm, 2pm & 4pm – Unicycle Street Performer – GREG
    1pm-5pm – DJ
    1pm – Bicycle Action Performer & Speaker – Trevor Bodogh
    1pm-1:45pm - Registration for Jr. Ranger Wrangle Kids XC Race, Gondola area, Lift Plaza
    Kids will race on cross country bikes for a 1.5 km loop. Distance will depend on age, categories include: 3& Under, 4-5 yrs, 6-7 yrs, 8-9 yrs. Parent or legal guardian must be present during the race.
    1pm-4pm – Kids Creation Station – Make Your Own Button
    2pm – Jr. Ranger Wrangle Kids XC Race
    3pm – Centurion Ride Clinic
    SUNDAY

    9am-9pm – Scavenger Hunt Activity Central
    10am-6pm – Vendor Village
    10am-6pm – Bike Demonstrations
    10am-6pm – XC, Mountain & Downhill Biking, Trail Rides & Guided Tours
    10:30am – Columbia Guided Hike, meet outside Columbia Sports Store
    12pm, 2pm & 4pm – Unicycle Street Performer – GREG
    1pm – Bicycle Action Performer & Speaker – Trevor Bodogh
    1pm-3pm – Kids Creation Station – Make your own Button
    1pm-5pm – DJ
    3pm – Kids Bike Parade


    PedalFest (July 13-14) : Ontario?s only 4 Season Pedestrian Village Official Site


    That Blazin Saddles Relay looks like fun event!
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    Vid cam of Haole

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yDve0Tz66sM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I'm stoked
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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    Vid cam of Haole

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/yDve0Tz66sM" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

    I'm stoked
    Snuck in a few rides on Haole yesterday. Its fun! Enjoy today's grand opening if your going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by modelo151 View Post
    Snuck in a few rides on Haole yesterday. Its fun! Enjoy today's grand opening if your going.
    Awesome! Yes we're packing the bikes and heading to blue today
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    Haole was a hoot! I did 4 runs on Haole. I did my very first off camber and gap jump

    Trail head was busy... we waited our turn
    <a href="http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/mudbunny2/media/trailhead_zpscd5588cb.png.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b500/mudbunny2/trailhead_zpscd5588cb.png" border="0" alt=" photo trailhead_zpscd5588cb.png"/></a>

    Singlesprocket railing the wall ride!
    <a href="http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/mudbunny2/media/sswallride_zps478d30e3.png.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b500/mudbunny2/sswallride_zps478d30e3.png" border="0" alt=" photo sswallride_zps478d30e3.png"/></a>

    We also rode the new green trail which will officially open next Saturday at Pedalfest.
    We liked both trails very much. Blue Mtn rocks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by modelo151 View Post
    Snuck in a few rides on Haole yesterday. Its fun! Enjoy today's grand opening if your going.
    Looking forward to hitting Haole next time I'm there.

    I did assessment before I left yesterday. I was surprised at how quick and easy it was. I sort of wanted to fail on purpose, for the sake of a good joke... Lol.
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    I did The Ridge about six times yesterday. My favourite run this season:

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    Sweet video Tkimh. That mucky section is drying up

    We saw you in the upper parking lot. Looks like you had a blast! Sure was hot (and fun)
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    New trail will be even better once it's worked in. They really made good use of the landscape contours to create a 3km+ green DH



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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclelicious View Post
    New trail will be even better once it's worked in. They really made good use of the landscape contours to create a 3km+ green DH



    From what I'm told, the green trail goes further down hill and joins the collector almost at the village. It's not complete yet I guess.

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    That's right binrat, the trail will extend past the spot where the green trail meets the collector. The trail is currently cordoned off. So that will add more distance.
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    More distance = more fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by binrat View Post
    More distance = more fun.
    Singlesprocket and I love the trails at Mont Ste Anne especially La Grisante and La Vietnam which are both almost 10km (including the double track back to the lift) So we're big fans of distance.

    It's great how the trail builders at blue (which is much smaller than MSA) milked the contours to create the dh green trail
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    If anyone is still curious about that rider assessment, fast-forward to 3:18... And yes, that is literally it:
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    Nice little promo vid.

    Pedal Fest this weekend.

    I have a friend who is planning to do the Centurion Clinic
    Singlesprocket and I are hoping to demo some bikes and shred
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thimk View Post
    If anyone is still curious about that rider assessment, fast-forward to 3:18... And yes, that is literally it:
    That doesn't look too terribly difficult. Even I could probably do it!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    That doesn't look too terribly difficult. Even I could probably do it!
    Everyone I've spoken to that did the assessment didn't find it difficult.

    What the assessors are looking for is a degree of comfort and skill ie getting 2 wheels off the ground and landing solidly as well as having the capacity to ride off camber and wooden features. They are also looking for riders who are recklessness and lack control. Those are probably the riders who have failed (because there have been a few according to the assessors)

    The best reward for passing the test is riding Haole which is an exaggeration of the test features plus more. The features are bigger than in the test: drops and gaps. You can see that in the pic I took of singlesprocket on the wall ride.

    The more I rode Haole, the faster I got and I was getting "big air" {by my standards} on the tabletops.

    In addition, the new trails and the reworked trails are a blast.
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    Can hardly wait to get on the new and improved Hoale! work and weather has been conspiring against my dh riding this year!
    it tied the room together man!

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    Hope to see you cc!

    Weather is going to be great! Dry and between 23c and 28c Friday-Sunday!

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    Today was the kickoff to the Pedalfest at blue.

    9 trails open including the new Gulch intermediate trail which we checked out first.
    <a href="http://s1288.photobucket.com/user/mudbunny2/media/P7120008_zps0cb3000e.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1288.photobucket.com/albums/b500/mudbunny2/P7120008_zps0cb3000e.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo P7120008_zps0cb3000e.jpg"/></a>

    Singlesprocket reports that O-chute is dialed. And I hit and landed the wall ride on Haole perfectly!

    The Ridge was fast and fun
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    Trevor Bodogh dropping in
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    Whip it
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    Whip it good
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    Where were ya? Was keeping an eye open for yous guys, but didn't see you.

    Blue was awesome today.
    Still no Showcase, but you can see they have been working on it.
    Word is that it is pretty much done, but needs to be packed, it may be open next weekend.

    Kept it to grandpa pace most of the day, got my Haole pass - that was pretty much a joke, sent the drop way down, and boosted the jump by several times the minimum distance....even with a buggered chest it was just too easy.

    Rode the rest of the way down Grab-bag - that was a mistake - hurt bad a couple times, going so slow that you plow into everything, wanted to open it up a bit, but just did not trust I would have the chest strength to pull it back in when needed.
    The new rebuild of Haole is a blast - smooth so not hurting too much - ran it 3 times, rolled, 1/3 speed and about 2/3 on the last run....had fun gapping off of the wall-ride. Love the step-up where the old entrance to Embryo is...not as bad at the bottom as I was lead to believe, although the top is much better.
    Looked at O-chute a couple of times, but resisted the temptation after the Grab-bag gong show - heard from the rest of the crew that it was butter and running fast.

    Going to ice the ouchies, probably going to pretty sore tomorrow - might be a good idea to go to the inlaws, crush a few beers and hang out in the pool....

    Next weekend - Blue or Mountain Creek? There is talk of going on a last minute road trip....

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