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 Post subject: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:57 pm 
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I am traveling to Vancouver and Whistler at the end of July, and want to ride something other than the bike park one day while there. Riding alone has kept me on the trails right at Whistler. But, if I can get someone willing to ride my pace, I want to ride a trail not on the Whistler map.

Due to a bad knee I am a dead slow climber and not too fast on the flats, so I get that someone OK with riding with me might be hard to find.

Any leads would be great!


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:15 pm 
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Johnny Smoke leads guided rides in the interior (Okanagan)

https://www.facebook.com/bushpilotbiking


LBS should have info re trails, shuttles etc


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:31 pm 
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Riding solo would be OK if the trail was reasonably easy to follow, someone would give me a more precise location of the trail than "back some toward Squamish", and that I wouldn't die of exposure before I was found if things went bad for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 12:43 am 
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If you can find Trail ninja, he is in BC somewhere. But I haven't seen or hear form him lately.

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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:00 pm 
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Thanks for the info.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2015 8:45 pm 
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The mountain biking trails in Whistler (worca trails)? Aren't most of them rather up-down? Have you checked out Squamish for mountain biking? Or are you talking road biking?


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2015 3:05 pm 
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I will go to Squamish if I don't end up staying on the Whistler area trails. The worca map may have the area trails I hear people talk about that are not on the Whistler trail (not bike park) maps handed out at the local shops.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 12:17 am 
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Squamish has lots and lots of great trails. A lot of the popular ones will have traffic on weekends.

Just pick up a SORCA trail map and have fun.

Make sure you try all the great ones around Alice Lake. The Half Nelson trail and that whole area are very enjoyable.

But there is climbing. It's earn-your- turns kind of stuff but quite manageable if you have ok cardio and a good sized hydration.

Squamish is a hidden gem for singletrack and the folk there are quite happy if tourists pass by and head to Whistler.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 7:24 am 
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http://www.bikepirate.com/product/squamish-trail-guide/

Apparently 240 km of mountain bike trails in Squamish. Seems as bit overestimated to me, but with 177 trails and all, possible.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2015 11:04 pm 
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I will have to see what looks the best once I get up there. Half Nelson may be the Squamish trail I had seen written about if it was there in 2013.

I can say that not many folks at shops, or locals I spoke to on the Whistler trails are happy to not share info. I might entertain trying Vancouver, too, since I will be there a few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 4:08 am 
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If you pass through North Van, I'll be glad to show you a few fun rides on Fromme (with long fire road climb). Seymour is pretty awesome too.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Mon May 11, 2015 7:04 pm 
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I will be in North Vancouver near the Lonsdale market and seabus station. I would have to find a shop that rents bikes, though I imagine there is one.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:41 pm 
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Oops I just checked the thread. Endless Biking is a bike rental/lessons company here in North Van. Give them a shout.

The trails are all awesome right now and the weather is perfect for riding.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 9:02 pm 
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Thanks for the shop name, spinnnorama. Your video of Bobsled looks like it would be fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Wed May 20, 2015 10:47 pm 
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Give them a shout and get a 140-160mm travel 27.5/650 b for the Shore.
Then message me and I'll give you a tour :)
Bobsled, Espresso, 7th Secret on down, Pipeline. Just a few good ones to try on Fromme.
And then there is Seymour ... ... so many on Fromme and Seymour.
Pack a knife and bear-bell. Some cougar spottings lately and bears if your lucky enough to see one.

On Fromme (and the Good stuff on Seymour), you have to really climb to earn your turns. On Seymour you can shuttle up too - but not Fromme.
The 'Mountain' Highway that leads up to the Fromme gate is a good measure of personal fitness - that's where I usually blow past my max heart rate ..
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You can even ride all the way to the gondola station on Grouse if your ambitious ...


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 1:11 am 
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Had a little fun this weekend in Squamish

Tracks from Hell


Half Nelson (well known trail)
It gets more jumpy/bermy as it gets along. Non-stop pump flow for 5 to 7 minutes of fast riding.
A really amazing trail!


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 11:11 pm 
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It is getting to the point where I would like to spend a month riding up there if I could.
Also tempted to see what shipping my bike would actually end up costing after getting a box. Renting for 3 days at Whistler, and a day or two otherwise, might make it cost effective in the end. I would just be stuck on the Driver 8 for everything, which isn't too bad.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:23 pm 
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How are you getting here?


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:41 am 
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Flying.
Looks like $150 each way on the plane, but a good travel case costs. The shops that have travel cases for rent don't close well with the 150mm axle.
If I drove out both the Nomad and Driver 8 would be coming along.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:45 am 
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Hey spinorama, I sent you a PM.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:02 am 
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Got it.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:58 am 
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Thanks to Spinorama for hanging back with me on a ride today. I would liked to have ridden more, but the climbs are more than I am used to doing.
Much appreciated!


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:57 am 
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:) Thanks Kronk :) It was my pleasure. You did well! And a wet and grimmy ride it was (now eating cake and having hot coffee).
Come back to ride again soon!


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:11 pm 
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I do intend to return, loved those trails.


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:16 pm 
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Oh, and we did most of Expresso with the rear shocks locked out!


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 Post subject: Re: Vacation in BC
PostPosted: Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:27 pm 
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Kronk wrote:
Oh, and we did most of Expresso with the rear shocks locked out!

Not even sure I noticed. The shock blow-by must have saved me on the big hits.

Hardtails rule :)


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