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    Whistler!

    opening day for Garbonzo yesterday and of course I had to take the DHR up for some initiation. Everything is open and surprisingly dry, a lot less snow than same time last year up top. First run was o-sin, goats gully, in deep, F train and then all the way down DM, lower A, and off the big GLC .

    forgot to bring a camera .

    what's the word fellow homies, who's here, who's coming, where and what are you riding.


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    Maybe you could go buy one at one of those overpriced whistler shopping stores....j.k... squamish has your camera, you could find just a cheapo....we gotta see some pics of the trip. and the dhr on the couch in the condo,
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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    opening day for Garbonzo yesterday and of course I had to take the DHR up for some initiation. Everything is open and surprisingly dry, a lot less snow than same time last year up top. First run was o-sin, goats gully, in deep, F train and then all the way down DM, lower A, and off the big GLC .

    forgot to bring a camera .

    what's the word fellow homies, who's here, who's coming, where and what are you riding.

    Lee and Sharon are looking for you over in the DH forum:

    airwreck jewel

    Get lots of sunscreen - gonna be hot here next few days.

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    I will be there but not this year :(

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    heading there 21st to 28th july, with my new DHR. soo stoked. dirt merchant is calling my name!
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    What's the reality...

    of a a guy from AK living in Whistler and living somewhere on the cheap for the summer? Are there places to cram in to make rent cheap? Any of you guys live there and mind housing a co-Turner owner? I was down last summer, and can't wait to get back but a week isn't long enough. A week in a hotel room at 250/night is crazy.

    That's one of the best videos I've seen of the park by the way. Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfbkr50
    of a a guy from AK living in Whistler and living somewhere on the cheap for the summer? Are there places to cram in to make rent cheap? Any of you guys live there and mind housing a co-Turner owner? I was down last summer, and can't wait to get back but a week isn't long enough. A week in a hotel room at 250/night is crazy.

    That's one of the best videos I've seen of the park by the way. Nice.
    250 a night is totally overboard. Try Whistler employee housing. Post at NSMB.com also. If you can hang here all season, do it!

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    prof, that is a great vid, thanks!(except it made me realize I suck...)

    okay, back to wrenching, btw, no liftlines this morning, saturday. Hard to pass that by but I'm tired (thursday all night flight in, friday ride) and the bike needs some love.

    need to go buy a disposable camera.



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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    prof, that is a great vid, thanks!(except it made me realize I suck...)

    okay, back to wrenching, btw, no liftlines this morning, saturday. Hard to pass that by but I'm tired (thursday all night flight in, friday ride) and the bike needs some love.

    need to go buy a disposable camera.


    Ok, I know extended play is going now, but really dude.....you need to stop surfing the web, get the rig dialed and get out on there pronto!

    E, you've picked your trip perfectly with Garbo opening up yesterday. We'll see if we can make it up next weekend.

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    ahhhhh yes! you must see seasons if ya havent yet. thanx for that reminder prof.
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    Fly there in a week.

    But just chipped the stantion on my fork riding today and it's pissing oil out

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    Tagging along with the DFT Aug 19th
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebxtreme
    Ok, I know extended play is going now...
    did sweep upper and lower mountain if that makes you feel better .

    The bike park seemed less crowded today then yesterday (friday).

    There is a new step up above GG entrance to the right of the old one so you get a straighter shot at it and good thing too, it's big, pretty sure it's the biggest step up on the mountain now.

    The DHR is sick. More difficult to jump, but once you get it in the air it keeps flying . There is no doubt that I am going farther off stuff than I ever have. Have to work to not clear the trannies on pretty much everything, especially lower CIU. Kinda missing the highline, but we'll see what I have to say after I get back on it.

    It was nice to get a solo day in and refresh my memory of all the good/sick lines.

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    Prof, I was standing in the LBS when I saw that very segment on the screen there. I bought the Seasons Disc on the spot.

    AW break that place in for us real good. The krew talked about our pending trip all day.
    Faster is better, even when it's not.

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    hey east coaster's, you flying WestJet? noticed they have a Newark flight. Great airline, funny flight attendants, and they allow 2 carryons, 2 checked bags 60 pounds max each, and only 40 bucks for the bike if under 60 pounds, although of some friend were way over and still only 40.

    It was hard to keep the bike under 60 with a cardboard box, and the dakine bags are 10 by themselves. We brought lots of parts and tools and had one peice of regular luggage pushing 60. Parts are expensive and the shop wrenchs are busy, so be prepared. Also suggest doing carry on with the helmets to free up space in the luggage.
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    Shame all that snow has to melt.
    I only ride bikes to fill the time when I'm not skiing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    AW break that place in for us real good. The krew talked about our pending trip all day.
    and we're still talking about it all day too ...

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    Tnx brotha. Helmet under arm check.
    Hardcase reserved from LBS. I already paid xtra for "Bike" luggage...hopefully they won't sweat me on the total weight.
    Flying AC... WJ sounds cool though.

    Folks have been chattering about getting traveler's insurance or AAA. word is that normal US HC won't touch third-world nations like Canada.



    Dude, the Boneyard is psychotic. I plan to get no closer than the nearest chair with beer service:








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    me too!

    Looks like I'm gonna be able to make some Whistler Days this year as well. Getting in July 14, not sure for how long, but no later than the 25th. Now I just need to convince my self I can ride one more year on my 04' Big Hit, and don't need a highline (or blindside).


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Prof, I was standing in the LBS when I saw that very segment on the screen there. I bought the Seasons Disc on the spot.
    That segment and this one are my favourites,this one is great as well, cool intro with his son.

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    I've just returned from Whistler - didin't realise the whole mountain wasn't open until this weekend (bummer!).

    Took my new 5 Spot - I think I had the shortest travel bike on the whole mountain last week. Sure was tough on a 5 inch bike with a Pike!

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    Just got back from Whistler. I am staying at the C$N Backpackers Hostel in Pemberton, 20-30 min from Whistler for $26.50 a night. Pemberton has everything you need, beer, food, coffee. groceries, and gas

    By riding bud came up from Vancouver for the day and we were there riding both the lift and trails for about 6 hours. Very hot today but still an incredible experience It's one of those places that you must ride, like Moab, Fruita, and St George area. Highline was brilliant but a RFX would be cool too.

    Go to Whistler!
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    This thread is hurting me! ... I need to check my shedule


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    Gotta plan it...

    I live in Alaska, and made the trip last summer. For 1 week it cost a lot of money. Close to 2500 actually. I had to rent a bike each day (which is what you should do if you don't have a downhill bike) and It was worth it, but having a group go would make it much cheaper. Hotels are 250 a night, and take 5 people. At that they are 50/night. Maybe there are cheaper places, but if you have to rent a car on top of it I'm not sure it would be worth it. We walked/limped each morning to the rental bike shop and jumped on the first few chairs each day. Being in a hotel right there and in the village was cool. What I'm saying is, if there are people out there looking for a trip to Whistler next summer we should start talking. I'd go this year, but I already have a bike trip planned this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla

    Folks have been chattering about getting traveler's insurance or AAA. word is that normal US HC won't touch third-world nations like Canada.
    This is the one I got for my last 3 trips up there:

    http://www.imglobal.com/coverage/patriot_extreme/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla

    Dude, the Boneyard is psychotic. I plan to get no closer than the nearest chair with beer service:









    ooh that looks fun


    Shame that stuff isn't on a trail somewhere
    STRAVA: Enabling dorks everywhere to get trails shut down........ all for the sake of a race on the internet.

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    TB, saw you wheeling the blue bike to the lifts this morning, you were probably done riding by the time I finally got on the hill. Hopefully we'll bump into you, how much longer you here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikezilla
    Tagging along with the DFT Aug 19th
    I'm planning on being there that week too.

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    Heading up wednesday night....

    You guys have walkees? Set 'em to 5-29 and I'll check in!

    Airwreck, how is garbonzo?

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    garbonzo. awesome!
    radios, yes.
    too hot for the locals this past weekend, mountain was almost deserted. Got some clouds today.

    Quote Originally Posted by FM
    Heading up wednesday night....

    You guys have walkees? Set 'em to 5-29 and I'll check in!

    Airwreck, how is garbonzo?

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    Pulled the trigger on a place with Kevmo for the weekend! We're heading up up EARLY Thursday morning. I'm planning to work in the afternoon and will try for a late afternoon park run / evening swim on Thursday.

    I heard from a lil' birdie that Friday is Jewels' b-day. I see some celebrating in our near future.

    EB

    EDIT: E, don't forget the Phat Wednesday DH race. Course this week is Angry Pirate, World Cup Singletrack to Ho Chi Min. Sounds like CBX might do the Loonie Race on Thursday with some friends.
    Last edited by ebxtreme; 06-30-2008 at 11:31 AM.

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    this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.
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    12 more photos to go on the disposable camera, then processing, hopefully one hour and to CD, so be patient, unless somebody shows up with a digi cam...

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    12 more photos to go on the disposable camera, then processing, hopefully one hour and to CD, so be patient, unless somebody shows up with a digi cam...
    AW, you and Jewels both forgot the camera???
    Must've been hectic the day you left. You ever get your goodie box from the Frieze? How many bikes did you bring?
    Hope you guys have a ball, stay safe and make it home in one piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whodaphuck
    AW, you and Jewels both forgot the camera???
    Must've been hectic the day you left. You ever get your goodie box from the Frieze? How many bikes did you bring?
    Hope you guys have a ball, stay safe and make it home in one piece.
    yep, jewels had to surf all day instead of pack . Brought the HL and DHR. Dane's here and killing it. Yesterday was his first full day, literally, he was at the dirt jump park at 6am, lesson at the bike park at 10 am,and then rode with him all afternoon until 8:30. We are definatly having a ball and trying really really hard to be safe, but there has been some moments.

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    a day in the life of a whistler addict.
    thought I could be a dh racer. finished one minute out on a four minute course.
    so I tried freeriding. stepped on my fork and broke it.
    drank some beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    a day in the life of a whistler addict.
    thought I could be a dh racer. finished one minute out on a four minute course.
    so I tried freeriding. stepped on my fork and broke it.
    drank some beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    a day in the life of a whistler addict.
    thought I could be a dh racer. finished one minute out on a four minute course.
    so I tried freeriding. stepped on my fork and broke it.
    drank some beer.
    Talk about a reality check, eh??

    See you two manana!!!

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    reality .

    hey, I came in eigth place in females.
    p.s. never ride clown shoes with a 13 year old...

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    a day in the life of a whistler addict.
    thought I could be a dh racer. finished one minute out on a four minute course.
    so I tried freeriding. stepped on my fork and broke it.
    drank some beer.
    Awwwwcrap! The Totem or Boxxer? Fixable?

    was it good beer at least?

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    Proof that AW is in We-Slur!

    Hung out with E and Jewels this weekend. They were in a camp most of the time, but got some ride time with them on Friday. Got a bit of riding with FM as well.

    E showing off his air skills on Freight Train. Not bad for an old man.



    More pics with a write up here.

    Cheers,
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    Nice pic EB..

    Dam the Higlines look gooooooooooood, bad ass picc..........

    Just riding a muddy trail. . ..

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    Lots of fun for my first day on the mountain, here's to the rest of the week

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Lots of fun for my first day on the mountain, here's to the rest of the week
    we were looking for you, it was our last day riding for the trip. How's the hands feeling?

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    Getting there on the 29th staying until the 2nd. Taking a week to hit Sun peaks, Silver star and then Golden on the way home. Gonna be fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by airwreck
    we were looking for you, it was our last day riding for the trip. How's the hands feeling?
    Yeah, we should have arranged something. I did wonder if it was you and yours I passed on one of my runs yesterday. A group with a few people and there was a lady in pink armour and a DHR resting amongst the bikes.

    Fingers and forearms are definitely feeling it after day 2

    Favourite trails today were Orginal Sin, Upper and Lower Joyride and In Deep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikesinmud
    Getting there on the 29th staying until the 2nd. Taking a week to hit Sun peaks, Silver star and then Golden on the way home. Gonna be fun!!
    Was just up in Sun Peaks on the weekend, what a blast. The only time I had to wait in line was when riding in our group of 10.

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