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owenbfoster TransBCEnduro's article
Jul 1, 2022 at 11:17
5 hours
Video & Race Report: Trans BC Enduro Days 1 & 2 - Rossland
So cool. Seeing images of the drop in to Flume and Dreadhead bring back high adrenaline memories of the 2016 TBC!
owenbfoster remymetailler's article
Jun 25, 2022 at 20:53
Jun 25, 2022
Video: Remy Metailler Follows Thomas Vanderham Down the New OneUp Components Trail in Squamish
@pasales: I too hope the jump builders' next location is never found. This one however was 10m from Another Mans Gold, a 25 year old trail that currently has 8,523 rides logged on Trailforks and 7463 on Strava
owenbfoster remymetailler's article
Jun 25, 2022 at 20:46
Jun 25, 2022
Video: Remy Metailler Follows Thomas Vanderham Down the New OneUp Components Trail in Squamish
Let's fill the people in then... So, first off, OneUp didn't decide to do any of what you are laying out, I did. Point your sarcastic shade squarely at me if you must. It was my decision, and I'd make it again. Secondly, nothing on this trail build came easily. Not the least of which was a workable and consistent grade for this much-needed brakeless jump trail. Above or below were not easy alternatives as you say. The Trail boss of the jump line at the time we were in the final layout phase (approved section 57 in hand) was Justin Whyper @wypdaddy. He was pleasant, measured, and reasonable when we met. He seemed to understand how in the middle of everything the jumps were... a stone's throw off of the busiest trails in Squamish. He was disappointed that we had gotten a trail approval in for that area, which I totally understood a the time. It had to sting to have your spot found and have a target on it's back. Maybe Juston will chime in here, I didn't take him to be the type to wait 4 years only to troll our opening day press release but maybe he's 'user101'? At the time it was clear our lines were going to interact, but the details were years away. At that time I said that we would delay working on that zone as long as possible, leave it to the end and call it good knowing that the jump line was filmable for (likely) years still. We exchanged numbers/texts and left it. I believe there was a Dirt Diaries entry in the works or something, they were deep in film prep mode so we just moved on. Much later, when it looked like we were inside 18 months from getting to that end of the alignment with tools I reached out to Justin and he said he was not involved any longer and referred me to Dawson Amann @_thewildduece who had taken over the trail boss status. I reached out to Dawson and we met for coffee at Cloudburst Cafe in late 2019. He was understanding of what I was laying out, which was... We'll do as little as possible to the line and advocate with the Rec Sites and Trails BC officers who need to sign off on our trail to leave the jumps be and not decommission them completely, which was the assumed outcome from everyone all along. He and I left it at essentially 'it's time to get all your filming in asap because I don't know what the province will do when they get to these unsanctioned massive dirt jumps' In the 2 fulll years after that meeting we didn't disturb a thing. Shimano filmed Jackson Goldstone for his 'this is home' segment there but otherwise it didn't seem like much activity was happening. Last year we chopped the set-up lip down in order to cross Airplane Mode off the old road grade it traverses before intersecting the dirt jumps. This was done with the aim of keeping the showpiece tombstone left hip still hittable, which it is. Max Langille sessioned it literally the same day as Remy and Thomas filmed this trail preview. From what I hear, sailed that hip like a boss. The new shared roller with Airplane Mode acts as the setup now, that's it. Other than the sketchy blownout plywood ramp at the back (which the province said had to go) all we removed was a large load of trash, many empties, discarded broken buckets and plastic film and tools. It was a trashy forgotten insult to that forest with some rain-beaten jumps in the middle when we got there. I personally advocated for keeping these impressive jumps alive as much as possible. The feature that remains is the whole point of that spot from my understanding. I feel absolutely zero remorse about changind a setup jump from an unsanctioned jump line, build without permission on crown land in a Squamish nation woodlot that is 30m from a forestry highway and the epicenter of mountain bike tourism in BC. None. This is not a hard-to-find, far away secret spot, it nver was, not even close. Worth noting also is that there was another decade-old jump line that Airplane Mode crossed as well, just below the Half Nelson lot. When the province said they absolutely had to go as it was a one-rider-landing-on-another level safety concern, I reached out to Pat and Jeremy who built them. You know what the response was... "Yeah no worries, they had a long run. Excited for Airplane Mode!" They both came up and did a bunch of laps today and shared a beer with me after. They got to enjoy progress and improvement. Literally, hundreds of people had a great time on this trail today. Thousands more will this year. I get that it sucks to not have your hard-won 3 piece jump line remain untouched, unfound, and preserved forever...but if that means others can't go through the established process and bring a far more inviting riding experience to people than hyper elite/niche djs... I think you need to rethink where you are digging rogue. As far as 'taking away another jump spot' that is simply out of touch. The move is still there and works AND is as grandfathered in by the Province as possible. The Casino jumps, many private property jumps sets, and AIRPLANE MODE itself are all new and wide-ranging options that have popped up in the last 4 years since this project began. RIP a setup jump and a rotten old plywood ramp...
owenbfoster sarahmoore's article
Jun 24, 2022 at 5:22
Jun 24, 2022
owenbfoster edspratt's article
Jun 19, 2022 at 8:39
Jun 19, 2022
Final Results from EWS Petzen-Jamnica 2022
We Are One Arrival makes it on the U21 mens podium ! Well done Helly!
owenbfoster seb-stott's article
Jun 17, 2022 at 16:11
Jun 17, 2022
Pinkbike Poll: How Do You Decide Which Bike To Buy?
Each of answers are actually ‘marketing’ it’s simply different levels of self delusion we are being asked to identify with.
owenbfoster yoannbarelli's article
May 14, 2022 at 11:06
May 14, 2022
owenbfoster JesseMelamed's article
May 12, 2022 at 20:15
May 12, 2022
Video: Jesse Melamed Paces Us Through A Long Enduro
Well done Jesse. The warp speed button on Kiki really got smashed there. Wild. Thanks for sharing this and best of luck this year.
owenbfoster lmfilms's article
May 7, 2022 at 6:28
May 7, 2022
Video: Fast & Flowy on Mount Prevost in 'Touha'
Lad has stacked piles of dirt the size of which I was certain had to require a machine down at the bottom there. The love and dedication to those jumps is inspiring. Also, more edits of dank whips please. Really Good
owenbfoster squamishenduro's article
May 6, 2022 at 22:11
May 6, 2022
Details Announced for the Squamish Enduro
Stage five long course got 50h Myself 3x 8h days + 2 x 4 h sessions, mainly on Rigs Proper, armouring and capping the steps of doom, tidying up the little bridge after the chute area, brushing, clipping roots, hand and tool raking thousands of rocks off the trail. Rebuild of Side Husslte and the junction of rigs / dirty Jane two as well as a full pass top to bottom (that’s 3kms and 400+m of vert) with two rakes, first stuff then steel leaf rake. 2x8h I was joined by one other 2h of saw work by another friend on That’s 50 and how we used it. Also, likely the first work done on it since I/we/Squamish enduro out days into it for the 2019 race. I’d bet it rides better on Sunday after the race than the last time you saw it. What’s your name anyhow? Have we met? I’m Owen, I live here and I work on the trails lots. You sound like you want to have a say what trail work gets done, reach out if so and we’ll grab tools and collaborate!
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