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Posted: Nov 13, 2019 at 17:17 Quote
awhite76 wrote:
Andrewfdennis wrote:
Question from new rider (age 27, M, riding Al. Kona Process 153)
New to North Shore this yr, new to mtb this yr
On Fromme I noticed a lot of the black diamonds like 7th secret etc. seem pretty janky and kinda crashy for novice

Can you guys give me a progression of some more intermediate or 'easy black' north shore trails where I can work on basics?

If you are new to riding I suggest starting with the following on Fromme:
Upper and Lower Griffen
Floppy Bunny
Crinkum Crankum

Good list. I'd add Lower Expresso and Pennzoil as well. You can park on Braemer road and get practice climbing singletrack on For the Kids > Dempsey ascent and do laps of those two trails back to back pretty quickly. Lower Expresso is singletrack flow with some rocky bits and Pennzoil is technical but pretty flat and nothing with consequences. Check Trailforks...

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 at 4:33 Quote
Hey everyone, do you guys have a recommendation for a bike shop that has good rentals? Going to be visiting Vancouver in a couple weeks!

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 at 10:55 Quote
Endless biking is a rentals /guiding /lessons company and fairly close to the trails. If you're visiting over the holidays maybe find out what days they're closed though. Hopefully there isn't snow on the trails in a couple weeks!

Posted: Dec 4, 2019 at 18:06 Quote
Hopefully there is snow on the trails. Snow riding is the best.

Posted: Dec 6, 2019 at 5:38 Quote
I agree with Nonsmoker, steeper and deeper make a sick ride, bring it on.

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