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    Hey Calgary riders
    just a few questions...so i can reconize some of the MTBR people out there
    what bike do you ride?
    what type riding do you do?
    whats you favorite trail?

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    what bike do you ride?
    pimped out DMR Trailstar LT
    what type riding do you do?
    Urban, DJ
    whats you favorite trail?
    not to sure at this point

    DMR

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    Hey DMR

    what bike do you ride?
    2002 Giant NRS Air,

    what type riding do you do?
    Path, offroad


    whats you favorite trail?
    Lots of everything...Hit the City paths allot and ride in Canmore, Banff, Kananaskis, Bragg Creek and just about anywhere else I can find a trail.

    Trails in upper Spray Lakes are alot of fun

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    Bike: Turner Burner
    Type of riding: Cross country
    Favorite Trail: There are so many great trails. JP & Cox, its a classic. Everything in Fernie, Golden... Forgetme not Rounder in the fall... Miniwanka in the spring... Stoney Squaw in the evening...

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    Howdy,

    Bike: Transition Preston. Not much riding this year because of knee surgery.

    Type of Riding: All mountain/ light freeride.

    Favorite trails: Moose Packers, Moose Mountain freeride trails, Jumping Pound, Cox hill, Powder face system. In Calgary I like "Side Bob Bob" and the rest of the single track in Bowmont Park. I ride Nosehill and Fish Creek also. COP is fun as well.

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    thanks...hey ronny....side bob bob is on the south side of the river correct?

    DMR

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    Oops.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMR For Life
    thanks...hey ronny....side bob bob is on the south side of the river correct?

    DMR
    I screwed up the name of the trail. It is called "side show bob", not bob bob . The trail is on the north side of the river. The easiest way to get there is to go to Home road in Montgomery, ride to the top and keep going once you hit the gravel road. If this is confusing just go west of Market Mall and you will see the trails carved in the side of the river valley.

    There is some small stunts and trials type stuff once the trail ends.

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    hey, I'm not familiar with this side show bob trail. I live right at the bottom of shaganappi trail on bowness road, so it sounds super close to me. is it on the hill where market mall is, at the top of shag? got any directions specific to my location? thatd be rad, to discover another new trail so close to home, thanks man.

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    home road up the hill till you get to the 90degree turn...go through the gate(thats straight up the home road hill) down the hill and then theres a trail on the side of the valley there...or you can come in from the market mall side...follow the road on the south side of the mall all the way to home then turn right through the aforementioned gate
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    There is a few tech lines to ride in the area also. Side show is just one of many trails there.

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    My Favourite: Terrace Trail

    Quote Originally Posted by DMR For Life
    Hey Calgary riders
    just a few questions...so i can reconize some of the MTBR people out there
    what bike do you ride?
    what type riding do you do?
    whats you favorite trail?

    My Answers:
    what bike do you ride?
    pimped out DMR Trailstar LT
    what type riding do you do?
    Urban, DJ
    whats you favorite trail?
    not to sure at this point

    DMR
    Bike: Commencal Meta 5.3
    Type 'o' riding: XC, Road, BMX
    Fave Trail: Terrace trail (if forced to choose) - Starts at Kananaskis Village and most people think it is a wanker beginner ride. I say, do it faster until it is fun. Total roller coaster feel that puts the fun back in XC riding. Do it out and back. Can be good when other trails are too wet to ride. Short, but sweet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    There is a few tech lines to ride in the area also. Side show is just one of many trails there.
    are you refering to the trails out in bowmount proper? or did i miss some of the trails when i rode it?
    DMR

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMR For Life
    are you refering to the trails out in bowmount proper? or did i miss some of the trails when i rode it?
    DMR
    The Sideshow trail got pretty messed up last June by slides. Some nice folks did some rebuild work, but there are still some very skinny, sketchy, lumpy sections.
    Last edited by fsrxc; 12-07-2005 at 01:09 PM.

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    Fav trails - Stony Squaw, Moose packers (I'm dying to hit some of the FR trails up there too), Cox (fav killer climb).

    I'll do XC trails, ski hills, fish creek, all is good.

    Bike:
    trailbike - '01 Spec FSRXC (gaudy yellow and black paint scheme)
    playbike - Planetx HT with "Jamaican" graphics (I don't smoke the stuff but it does)

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    Hi,

    bike: Cannondale Prophet
    riding: all-mountain/x-country
    fav trail: Powderface, Telephone loop and COP.
    A climb is really just a flat piece of road that points up. A headwind is a climb that you can't see. So it's all flat road, really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc
    Fav trails - Stony Squaw, Moose packers (I'm dying to hit some of the FR trails up there too), Cox (fav killer climb).

    I'll do XC trails, ski hills, fish creek, all is good.

    Bike:
    trailbike - '01 Spec FSRXC (gaudy yellow and black paint scheme)
    playbike - Planetx HT with "Jamaican" graphics (I don't smoke the stuff but it does)
    the trails you listed are they all out in k-country?
    thanks
    DMR

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    Yup.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMR For Life
    are you refering to the trails out in bowmount proper? or did i miss some of the trails when i rode it?
    DMR
    I am talking about the Bowmount trails. There are a bunch of lines to try in this park. You can access sideshow from the gravel road via home road or go to the top of the ridge and there is a few lines that hook up with sideshow that are pretty steep. If you stay on the very top of the ridge there is some single track that goes down the hill and branches out to some different line options. There is single track beside the river that goes for a few kilometres and continues past the waterfall and finishes at the Bowness train bridge.(The one that everyone jumps off into the river in the summer).

    On top of the ridge there is a huck that was featured on "Drop In" a couple of years ago. I guess it is around 8ft to the top of the tranny, but the lz is very sandy and looks sketchy to land. With any real speed you will land a good 12ft down the tranny. I have never hucked it as I am not a serious freerider, but other people do, because the landing area is cleared out and there is deep tire grooves from landing the jump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fsrxc
    The Sideshow trail got pretty messed up last June by slides. Some nice folks did some rebuild work, but there are still some very skinny, sketchy, lumpy sections.
    Yeah, the flooding caused some landslides on Sideshow, and the trail lost some of its flow in a couple of sections. On the other hand, the trail is a little more technical to ride now.

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    bike: balfa 2step, balfa belair, rocky element, DMR trailstar
    riding: whatever, i like to ride.
    trails: anywhere in BC, although moose will suffice. (in fairness TW is a pretty sick trail.)

    btw, sideshow is in great shape, better than ever if you ask me. going there saturday with the studded tires in fact (on the DMR) maybe i'll see some of y'all.
    what would rainbow unicorn do?

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    well maybe i'll see you out there then
    DMR
    P.S. Grey trailstar LT here

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    Bike : Gary Fisher Sugar 3 Disc, Kula Supreme (under construction)
    Riding : XC in Kananaskis, Banff
    Favorite Trail : Lake Minnewanka, Rundle Loop

    Anyone here live around Coach Hill/West Springs ?

    Ken.

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    Hi !
    what bike do you ride?
    Giant XTC hardtail

    what type riding do you do?
    XC, road a bit, used to ride trials

    whats you favorite trail?
    Lady MacDonald area
    Banff-Canmore trail

    Jean-Sebastien

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    bike..s....Kona cinder cone..lots of commuting and trail bike..no fav trail.telephone is fun and fast, if it's dry.
    Kona Coiler...spend a lot of time at COP but of couse whistler is the bestest ever.
    Getting a Kona kikapu this winter/spring. Doing the Test of metal in Squamish in June..anyone else doing that race?...it would be nice to train with someone. and then the 24 in canmore. And thats about it.. Kona

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    What bike do you ride?
    04 Enduro Expert. Upgraded to full XT / XTR, Marzocci Z1 FR SL, CB Mallet.
    03 Allez Pro, Full Dura Ace, Selle Italia SLR & Ksyrium SL
    72 Falcon Olympic. Reynolds 531 Touring/Commuter bike

    What type riding do you do?
    All mountain, road & commuting

    Whats you favorite trail?
    There are many but mostly in Kananaskis (Powderface, Cox Hill / Jumping Pond Ridge, Sulpher Springs, Telephone, Prairie Creek, Minnewanka)
    LIVESTRONG

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    What bike do you ride?
    97 FSR - only original parts on the bike are the main frame and rear derailleur
    Late 90's Cannondale Rigid (commuter)
    '05 Turner 6-pack

    What type riding do you do?
    All mountain, light FR & commuting

    Whats you favorite trail?
    JP/Cox, Powderface Ridge, and lots of others in K-Country and Bragg Creek area.
    "Lightweight , durable , inexpensive
    Pick 2."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMR For Life
    Hey Calgary riders
    just a few questions...so i can reconize some of the MTBR people out there
    what bike do you ride?
    what type riding do you do?
    whats you favorite trail?

    My Answers:
    what bike do you ride?
    pimped out DMR Trailstar LT
    what type riding do you do?
    Urban, DJ
    whats you favorite trail?
    not to sure at this point

    DMR
    Santa Cruz Heckler

    XC AM FR

    Riding on a frozen creek in the winter. But in the summer... it's all good
    Orange Heckler

    Blue Pinscher

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    First post over here

    what bike do you ride?
    Canfield F1
    24 Letoy 3
    Kona Unit
    Free Agent Devil 24
    Norco Bigfoot - commuter


    what type riding do you do?
    Pretty much everything, but not a lot of road due to the lack of a decent bike

    whats you favorite trail? (this is a toss up)
    Race of Spades
    That Whore
    MT7 race course
    I always have a blast on Aggrivated Assault and Hollow Tree in Fernie

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    Quote Originally Posted by konaken
    Bike : Gary Fisher Sugar 3 Disc, Kula Supreme (under construction)
    Riding : XC in Kananaskis, Banff
    Favorite Trail : Lake Minnewanka, Rundle Loop

    Anyone here live around Coach Hill/West Springs ?

    Ken.
    Hi Ken;

    I'm in Coach Hill - in Quinterra.

    Bike - what bike do you ride?
    Building a Giant Reign from the frame up - only bling!
    (Pike, XT, Juicy 7, Thomson etc.)

    What type riding do you do?
    All Mountain / XC

    What's you favorite trail?
    Moose Packers, Minnewanka, Powderface, Prairie View - basically everything in Bragg Creek / Kananaskis.

    Also, for the Coach Hill / WestSprings / Cougar Ridge people - there's a nice loop I'm doing in the summer - about 22k - it involves a bit of asfalt riding but it's just connectors:

    Leave Coach Hill, go down through Patterson, get to Edworthy park; there's some awesome singletrack on the North side. Head downhill, then cycle by the river heading west. At some point there's some more singletrack in the forest - amazing fast rollercoaster. Get to Sarcee, go across Highway 1, hit the pathway system, cross the bridge over Bow River and you're in Bowmont park. Multiple options here; my favourite is to hit Sideshow Bob the opposite way almost up to Market Mall; Or ride the singletrack by the river - it's great! One mistake and you're wet... Then head back north, cross Bowness Road and you're in Edworthy Park again (at the bottom). Now you have a short [email protected]#ch of a climb to the top of Edworthy. Catch your breath going south to the Sarcee / Bow Trail intersection. Then, there's another 15 minute climb through Patteson to Coach Hill. You're home!!

    It's a super sweet afternoon ride. Not too easy, not too difficult.

    PM me, maybe we can hook up in the spring.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zamolxe
    Hi Ken;

    I'm in Coach Hill - in Quinterra.

    Bike - what bike do you ride?
    Building a Giant Reign from the frame up - only bling!
    (Pike, XT, Juicy 7, Thomson etc.)

    What type riding do you do?
    All Mountain / XC

    What's you favorite trail?
    Moose Packers, Minnewanka, Powderface, Prairie View - basically everything in Bragg Creek / Kananaskis.

    Also, for the Coach Hill / WestSprings / Cougar Ridge people - there's a nice loop I'm doing in the summer - about 22k - it involves a bit of asfalt riding but it's just connectors:

    Leave Coach Hill, go down through Patterson, get to Edworthy park; there's some awesome singletrack on the North side. Head downhill, then cycle by the river heading west. At some point there's some more singletrack in the forest - amazing fast rollercoaster. Get to Sarcee, go across Highway 1, hit the pathway system, cross the bridge over Bow River and you're in Bowmont park. Multiple options here; my favourite is to hit Sideshow Bob the opposite way almost up to Market Mall; Or ride the singletrack by the river - it's great! One mistake and you're wet... Then head back north, cross Bowness Road and you're in Edworthy Park again (at the bottom). Now you have a short [email protected]#ch of a climb to the top of Edworthy. Catch your breath going south to the Sarcee / Bow Trail intersection. Then, there's another 15 minute climb through Patteson to Coach Hill. You're home!!

    It's a super sweet afternoon ride. Not too easy, not too difficult.

    PM me, maybe we can hook up in the spring.

    Cheers!
    Sounds like a fun loop. I would like to ride the single track around Edworthy. I live in Varsity, so I usually stick to Bowmount and Nosehill. I prefer to Sideshow the regular way though. More flow. I have a ways to go before I am riding shape, but I am interested in going on some group rides in Calgary and beyond.

    The Reign build sounds good. I am still deciding on my next frame myself. There are too many sweet frames right now, that I can't make a decision.

    Later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronny
    Sounds like a fun loop. I would like to ride the single track around Edworthy. I live in Varsity, so I usually stick to Bowmount and Nosehill. I prefer to Sideshow the regular way though. More flow. I have a ways to go before I am riding shape, but I am interested in going on some group rides in Calgary and beyond.

    The Reign build sounds good. I am still deciding on my next frame myself. There are too many sweet frames right now, that I can't make a decision.

    Later.
    You're right about Sideshow Bob - it's more flowy East to West. And less dangerous, I must say...

    There's a bike shop called Pedalhead - down south. They organize group rides every Wednesday. I've been to a couple last season. It's awesome. We do Powderface, Moose Packers, Sibbald Flats etc. There are three skill groups: Fast, Intermediate, Beginner - every one of them with its own leader. There were around 30 people when I went, but the guys are saying that they had up to 100. It's super fun. And it's free. You just need to show up, sign a waiver, and ride. I dropped by the shop about a week ago and they said they're gonna do it again, starting in May.

    Look for hte schedule on their website (www.pedalhead.ca) - which is down right now...

    Yeah, I can't wait to build the Reign. I got the frame already - waiting for the next batch of parts. Rode a VT last season and I loved it. Now I have to try and build the Reign in the same weight range...

    Maybe we should get together in the spring - do some riding around Edworthy or Bowmont. I hate Nose Hill with a passion. Went there - super hot day, and it felt like there was only climbing...
    I loved Fish Creek though - excellent riding there. But it's kinda ruined now. We can try that too...

    Happy riding!!!
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    There are a few of us on this board that want to hook up for a ride sometime. There are some decent trails to do on Nosehill. Some fun, steep cliffs on the very top also. It is a bit of a climb to get up there, but fun to rail back down. I have been up there on my rigid commuter bike a few times this winter.

    Cheers.

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    what bike do you ride?

    See signature. But the Dawg Deelux is my wife's and the Lana'i is her beater hardtail.

    what type riding do you do?

    Any type of trail riding....I prefer it over road. But I do a bunch of road riding and also ride a 60 km daily commute (30km each way) to and from work.

    whats you favorite trail?

    Depends on what I want to ride and if I want to leave the city or not...there's a fun little trail right by my house in Tuscany, Bowmont is fun, including Sideshow Bob, most trails in K-country, Minnewanka and other Banff trails...lots of options.

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