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    2nd Whistler video

    Group ride from the top down, hitting the cool tech stuff all the way X-Post from DH/FR forum...

    from Ken Bennett on Vimeo.

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    Yea!!! Now lemme go find my plane ticket. got it. Bike? check. Gear? yup....
    @ 10:16AM today we're in the air for our turn at Whistler! Thanks for the super stoke

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    the holy fawking grail
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    God damn it!!!! I have to go change my shorts now.
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    Wow great video, you don't have to answer this if you don't want to but how much did this excursion set you back?

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    OH. MY. GOD.


    ...jealousy.
    REAL MEN LOVE JESUS!!! (...but only when the wife's out of town)

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    Cost for this one was a little different since we went up for the symposium (Decline gets us a very nice rate for lodging/food/lift tix/shuttle)...Last trip cost me about $1700 US, that included airfare, rental bike, lift tix, food and shuttle from Vancouver. It's fairly pricey since you're in a resort town, even parking is crazy (there is a small amount of free parking though).
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    im still mad ken put me in ur suitcase next time
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    As long as you don't mind spooning my nasty riding gear all the way home
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    s h i t i'd spoon ur chamis and socks to get smuggled up there and back lol
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    Yeah Ken that looks like a dream vacation, I envy you.
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    I was up there just 3 days ago... damn, im already wishing to be back there and your video made it worse
    btw, whats the name of the trail at the start of the video?? I recognise what follows the freight train tunnel but i dont remember ever riding the part with the skinnies... its was my first time there
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    We went from Freight Train to In Deep then connected to Fatcrobat...The bridges in the later segments are from Crack Addict and Devil Club. I want to get a job naming trails up there. Best one EVAH: Samurai Pizza Cat
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    sh1t, I wanted to do in deep but I always missed the entrance..
    the bridges on smoke and mirrors are nice too
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    "jesus would huck it"
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    Yeah, usually do Smoke & Mirrors then continue to DC but we hit Crack Addict instead. In Deep is way cool, not quite as gnar as Goat's Gully but plenty hard.
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    That was really nice.

    Damn I need to get out there. Did your ride the FB with the Van36 for the whole trip?

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    Yep! The bike worked sooo nice Kevin was rocking the new RC4 on his and a 40 up front. I do need to replace the seals on my fork now though, been putting a ton of abusive mileage on that thing.
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    +1 props,,,,looks like Im going to have to start practicing my skinnys!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kenbentit
    Yep! The bike worked sooo nice Kevin was rocking the new RC4 on his and a 40 up front. I do need to replace the seals on my fork now though, been putting a ton of abusive mileage on that thing.
    where you riding with "the new piece"?
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    Yes indeed
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    Kenny, your riding always impresses me.

    Was that a nose wheelie that the guy in front of you did on that rock face? That was a sick move.

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    Oh yeah! That was actually Peter from Norco (head of sales and mktg)...Dudes can shred like you wouldn't believe.
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