Old Riders....But not "Old School"

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Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 15:26 Quote
My guess would be Spine trail. It’s an amazing bit of work but not necessarily for our demographic. It’s an adaptive trail which is super rad and I’d be over the moon grateful for if I were in such circumstances.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 17:09 Quote
d-man wrote:
billbek wrote:
d-man wrote:


We spend a lot of time in the Slocan Valley during the summer.
This year I had an amazing July with tons of time on the bike. An old injury came back to haunt me during most of August and didn't have a lot of trail time.
There is a new loop above the Spine Trail that rates green in difficulty.
Didn't get a chance to check it out.
I would love if a climbing trail could be built to access Spine/Butter. Last year I rode some of "Bear Spray". I didn't know where it would drop me so I only did a 15 min out and back on it. You can find it off the fire road between upper and lower butter.

The stuff off the Galena, west of New Denver seems to be less traveled since more traffic has gone to Butter/Spine.


I spoke to the club president about it, his response was the club will not make a formal complaint to the forest or recreation departments because it is not an official trail. I have documented the damage and will be making my own complaint as a resident of the area. I have been disappointed with the direction of the club lately and this non action by the board pushes me farther from the organization.

Very much an anti Albertan sentiment by a select few of the residents of the Windermere Valley.
I spent a great deal of time in the 80s and 90s in the valley riding mountain and road, skiing, water skiing and back in the day there was a great deal of resentment to our presence there.

I remember being at Lussier hot springs and having some locals throwing rocks down the hill at us. Crazy drunken red necks! They also vandalized our nearly worthless trucks...

I haven't spent a great deal of time there for the last 20 years. I moved my travels to the West Kootneys as well and love it out there. A bit too much travel time for a weekend trip but lovely country.

I have been a lurker on the old school thread for some time and this is my first post here.

Cheers,
Bill
Most of that bs is gone nowadays, many businesses rely on the tourist season to survive.

Where you at Bill? I'm heading to Nakusp to check out what a million dollars spent on trails looks like.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 17:20 Quote
What trail system saw that kind of investment? Might have to reconsider my real estate search!

billbek wrote:
d-man wrote:
billbek wrote:


Very much an anti Albertan sentiment by a select few of the residents of the Windermere Valley.
I spent a great deal of time in the 80s and 90s in the valley riding mountain and road, skiing, water skiing and back in the day there was a great deal of resentment to our presence there.

I remember being at Lussier hot springs and having some locals throwing rocks down the hill at us. Crazy drunken red necks! They also vandalized our nearly worthless trucks...

I haven't spent a great deal of time there for the last 20 years. I moved my travels to the West Kootneys as well and love it out there. A bit too much travel time for a weekend trip but lovely country.

I have been a lurker on the old school thread for some time and this is my first post here.

Cheers,
Bill
Most of that bs is gone nowadays, many businesses rely on the tourist season to survive.

Where you at Bill? I'm heading to Nakusp to check out what a million dollars spent on trails looks like.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 18:33 Quote
mtnmanjake wrote:
My guess would be Spine trail. It’s an amazing bit of work but not necessarily for our demographic. It’s an adaptive trail which is super rad and I’d be over the moon grateful for if I were in such circumstances.

Oh ok, so the trails closer to New Denver. I heard there was a adaptive trial going in around there.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 21:21 Quote
So that new trail at Revy Mountain resort is f*cking unreal. Like load your car and drive there now kind of rad. Over 15km and 5000 vert feet of bermy goodness. The pedal up is a bit of a dog but totally worth it. What a rad day.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 21:25 Quote
criscokid25 wrote:
So that new trail at Revy Mountain resort is f*cking unreal. Like load your car and drive there now kind of rad. Over 15km and 5000 vert feet of bermy goodness. The pedal up is a bit of a dog but totally worth it. What a rad day.
Awesome, I thought it was a blast as well. I have to admit that I was bummed when I got to the part where you had to rip the road for a bit, but then the berms and jumps just kept going on, and on, and on! It's on my fav list for sure.

Posted: Aug 24, 2019 at 22:18 Quote
criscokid25 wrote:
So that new trail at Revy Mountain resort is f*cking unreal. Like load your car and drive there now kind of rad. Over 15km and 5000 vert feet of bermy goodness. The pedal up is a bit of a dog but totally worth it. What a rad day.

Rad. I may be passing through there in a few weeks. Will ride it for sure.

Posted: Aug 25, 2019 at 13:42 Quote
Just back from one full week at the cottage.

Had to come home.

My " check liver " light came on.

Fish. Drink. Eat. Repeat.

Posted: Aug 25, 2019 at 13:59 Quote
criscokid25 wrote:
So that new trail at Revy Mountain resort is f*cking unreal. Like load your car and drive there now kind of rad. Over 15km and 5000 vert feet of bermy goodness. The pedal up is a bit of a dog but totally worth it. What a rad day.

You do one lap or two?

I only did one when I was there last weekend. Will be there Friday too, and I'm thinking about trying two laps. ~1000 m climbing, but you get a bit of a La Baguette break in the middle.

Posted: Aug 25, 2019 at 14:13 Quote
whoadragon wrote:
Just back from one full week at the cottage.

Had to come home.

My " check liver " light came on.

Fish. Drink. Eat. Repeat.

Nice. Always been jealous of that North American pastime. Can copy it here, not quite the same. It's on the list.

After watching 'Casino Royale' last night, the lady wants to go to Montenegro. So I'm now scoping for trails...

Posted: Aug 25, 2019 at 15:16 Quote
I am super fortunate that we have a family cottage to go to. Fishing is a passion for us as well as bow hunting.

Fishing is easy if you pay attention to details.

Posted: Aug 25, 2019 at 15:37 Quote
whoadragon wrote:
I am super fortunate that we have a family cottage to go to. Fishing is a passion for us as well as bow hunting.

Fishing is easy if you pay attention to details.

Used to go with the old man, many moons ago. A spot of see fishing out of Poole, but his real passion is Carp.

I'd like to give fly fishing a good go, be great to bag a nice trout.

Posted: Aug 25, 2019 at 17:34 Quote
husstler wrote:
criscokid25 wrote:
So that new trail at Revy Mountain resort is f*cking unreal. Like load your car and drive there now kind of rad. Over 15km and 5000 vert feet of bermy goodness. The pedal up is a bit of a dog but totally worth it. What a rad day.

You do one lap or two?

I only did one when I was there last weekend. Will be there Friday too, and I'm thinking about trying two laps. ~1000 m climbing, but you get a bit of a La Baguette break in the middle.

Wanted to do 2 but legs said one. We rode a quick lap in/on flowdown instead. 2 is totally doable with a break. Get some! Fricking fun trail!

Posted: Aug 25, 2019 at 17:38 Quote
MHY wrote:
whoadragon wrote:
I am super fortunate that we have a family cottage to go to. Fishing is a passion for us as well as bow hunting.

Fishing is easy if you pay attention to details.

Used to go with the old man, many moons ago. A spot of see fishing out of Poole, but his real passion is Carp.

I'd like to give fly fishing a good go, be great to bag a nice trout.

Fly fishing is pretty great. Learning how to cast, read the water, understand whats latching and then tying flies... artistry.

So many people around here claim to fly fish but really all they do is troll with a fly rod/line. Thats all good but it is not fly fishing.

Posted: Aug 26, 2019 at 11:58 Quote
So the Marz Bomber 58 did the travel drop thing again this past Wednesday night. It was taken apart Thursday. There was a wack of extra grease/slick lube inside so it was cleaned up. Hopefully it was just the extra goop plugging up the port in between the positive and negative cambers.
One ride since, all good so far.


 
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