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Manitoba Riders Thread
Posted: Apr 3, 2010 at 9:39
About time the snow is all gone..
I'll be doing more photography now instead of riding now that i got a new camera
So if anyone wants to shoot.. Let me know
I have a new profile i started on here for 2010.. I'm gonna scrap this one
Posted: Apr 27, 2010 at 15:16
HEY FELLOW TOBERS!
hows it going. where yall from. im from brandon. i just wanna know where you guys are riding i like doint freeride/downhill riding. but just trails through bush and stuff is funn or technical rock stuff. we also have a decent little pumptrack in brandon thats used quite a bit here. just wanna know if anyone has some good places to go in manitoba for this kinda riding. also wondering if anyone has checked out riding mountain national park and the riding that is offered there.
Posted: Nov 18, 2010 at 16:16
Hey guys, i'm from winnipeg, i ride a norco wolverine, and my girlfriend rides a custom ironhorse that i built to suit her needs, we ride everywhere we can, from Grand Beach to Whitter park, river trails, Birds hill. thats about all that i can think to mention right now. The season is pretty much over, but i would like to make some new trails next year in grand beach, theres a sweet area by the east trail in the park that would make a "Killer" and i mean killer down hill run/trail, i ran short of time this year, not to mention just got back into the sport. If anyone would like to make some new trails to ride next year, i think it would be great to orginize with a few people to get some new trails made, or even just follow me once there made to wear them in and so people know about them, i havent been to Brandon hills yet, but ive heard nothing but good things about it.
Posted: Nov 18, 2010 at 16:27
I've worked as a conservation officer in the grand beach area for the past two years.
I ride those trails literally everyday and i know them like the back of my hand.
Olympia is to thank for the amazing single track loop that is there right now. The only problem is that it is hard to find the single track loop if you don't know where to look.
There are LOTS of downhill sections that could be cut and have jumps/drops added...
Grand Beach has SOOOOO much potential.
Posted: Nov 18, 2010 at 16:49
here are a couple videos of rides that we've taken out there this year.
night time - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XLT2sWYT9k
day time - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85TVfBQtIL8
Posted: Nov 18, 2010 at 16:56
Posted: Nov 18, 2010 at 17:52
Agreed, Grand Beach does have alot of potential. Question though, with you being a conservation officer, will there be any problems making trails? only as far as moving sand/dirt, and making a path, or is this one of those i seen nothing instances?
Posted: Nov 18, 2010 at 23:07
In the two years that i've worked there, i have been the only guy to go patrol in the hills. everybody else is just too lazy/doesn't care. being a mountain biker that uses the trails daily, i obviously am not upset when i see new trails being built!
If something ever happened that you did get stopped by a conservation officer while trail building, the easiest thing to do would be to say you're building for Olympia, as they have an ongoing trail building permit in the grand beach hills.
Posted: Nov 19, 2010 at 4:44
looks like from those videos I've been missing out on the sweet single track. my seasons focus was bird's hill park. But now look out Grand Beach. Bob I'd love to help build some stuff there! We talked abotu building before, let's do it!
And the season is not done yet... just some snow down, which makes riding far more fun I think. As a mechanic I've spend summers so everyone else can ride, and winter I ride. I hone my skills more on the slippy snow, then in the dry of summer. Anyone wanna go ride soon?
psssttt Bob it's Paul from B&B
Posted: Nov 19, 2010 at 10:01
the single track run is a 12km loop that is pretty nice.
i think i was talking to you about that beat up bottlerocket the other day paul... your avatar pic looks familiar.
Posted: Nov 19, 2010 at 13:18
wasn't me tbone. although a bottlerock sounds sweet.
12km loop? WOOOOO. Does ti get tracked down for winter riding?
Posted: Nov 19, 2010 at 13:28
i've never seen it winter ridden. i'm not a winter rider myself, so i'd be a little leary about it!
there are some pretty interesting 'rock garden' sections that would be a little sketchy!
Posted: Nov 19, 2010 at 17:00
Paul whats going on! i'd try biking in the snow, but what the hell would you wear to stay warm and be mobile?
i have my own loop set up in my head, and i finally got a smart phone to do some GPSing with a good application. theres trails that just seem to shoot in every direction, but mostly ride along main routes.
Tbone, im not to fond of the rock garden area as its where i see the most bear tracks, but oh well, i always try to make lots of noise in that area. I noticed last time out where theres a huge ridge on the north trail there was alot of old latters that went from rock to rock, they were build for biking purpouses, but they were black and green rotted, would be sweet to make some North shore style trails in there.
Paul, if you wanna get a hold of me this weekend just PM me on here, i gotta bring my bike in for some warrante work, i broke some parts(finally) on my last ride out, so i gotta get to the shop one of these days
And thanks for the tip Tbone, hey, is your first name troy?
Posted: Nov 19, 2010 at 19:00
nope. not troy!
and as far as the bears go, i REALLY wouldn't worry about them. i literally deal with them all the time, and there really isn't anything to fear. they're more scared of you than you are of them.
Posted: Nov 19, 2010 at 19:03
also, this might help.
this was taken last time we were out there.
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