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a goofy little place called Rays...we couldn't think of a name the day we named it, so....

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raysmtb1 alicialeggett's article
Sep 24, 2022 at 13:34
Sep 24, 2022
65,000 Square-Foot Indoor Bike Park Coming to North Vancouver
Leon-forfar is correct. Wood is better. The comment above is spot on in every way.
raysmtb1 alicialeggett's article
Sep 24, 2022 at 9:59
Sep 24, 2022
65,000 Square-Foot Indoor Bike Park Coming to North Vancouver
Indoor riding is about making the best of the bad situation of muddy trails and long winter nights. It’s a very social thing. When I first started Rays everyone was concerned about it being too lame. So the first few years we built stuff that was way too big for a lot of the locals because I wanted it to look bad ass. The next five years all we did was make things a little easier to ride and more fun and flowing. We found that people didn’t want to take as big of a risk during the winter indoors as they would outside in the summer. They use the indoor park to just chill, out recover from their summer injuries and generally just have fun. I’ve had some of the best riders in the world visit my place And I’ve asked them personally what they thought and the responses I got was right in line with what I just said. You can’t put a mountain indoors but you can build stuff that’s reminiscent of being outside that doesn’t have a huge penalty. Riding indoors is basically about saving your strength for summer or just maintaining your skill level and fitness until spring comes. Everyone should be happy that somebody is willing to stick their neck out to open up a place for everyone to have such fun. Instead of making jokes and making fun of the place you should be there offering your help and being happy to pay the entrance fee to have such a place to hang out with your friends, talk bikes and just have fun until summer comes back. That’s what my place has morphed into. this winter if you happen to be at this new place and see the owners, take five minutes and thank them for building such a place. You have no idea how much work it is to keep such an endeavor functioning. Don’t walk around and think about how much cooler it would’ve been if you did it, you didn’t do it. They did. So don’t worry about what you would’ve done until you’re ready to write the check for it. Just stay in there and smile and say, I’m grateful for this place and I’m going to support it and just have fun.
raysmtb1 sarahmoore's article
Dec 20, 2021 at 17:45
Dec 20, 2021
Bike Check: Cole Bernier's Bowhead Reach 3-Wheeled Adaptive eMTB
If any of you know of anybody who’s looking for another Bowhead I have one for sale. It’s brand new I found I couldn’t ride it with the tilting function I have issues with my arms to. Send me an email if you’d like to discuss a deal ray@raysmtb.com
raysmtb1 sarahmoore's article
Dec 20, 2021 at 17:40
Dec 20, 2021
Bike Check: Cole Bernier's Bowhead Reach 3-Wheeled Adaptive eMTB
I have a lightly used one for sale if you’re interested. I bought one brand new a year ago and I found it I wasn’t strong enough do use the tilt function, I also have issues with my arms. If you have any interest send me an email ray@raysmtb.com
raysmtb1 sarahmoore's article
Dec 20, 2021 at 17:39
Dec 20, 2021
Bike Check: Cole Bernier's Bowhead Reach 3-Wheeled Adaptive eMTB
Hey everyone! I have a Bowhead for sale. I have limited movement in my arms and I just wasn’t strong enough to ride the bike with the tilting wheel function. It’s never seen dirt I’ve only ridden it in the grass around my house. If anybody is interested I’m gonna let it go for a song. You can contact me at ray@raysmtb.com
raysmtb1 RADTrails's article
Apr 3, 2020 at 16:53
Apr 3, 2020
Video: Cam Zink Opens New Flow Trail in Florida
All of you guys who are doubters should give Florida a try. I started going down there in 2010 and they are some of the nicest hard-working folks you’ll ever meet. I’ve been building wood features there from around 2011 until I got her in 2017. They have a huge support from the local writers and the donations are through the roof. You really don’t need a lot of elevation to build some fun stuff. I built an empire in a dead flat building. Who would’ve thought?
raysmtb1 danielsapp's article
Jan 27, 2020 at 15:50
Jan 27, 2020
Video: Ruben Alcantara is Experimenting with a Full-Suspension BMX Bike
I don’t know much about BMX except that they enjoy spending the winter in my bike park. I was wondering if they were putting on the fat tires and the shocks because it made it easier for them to ride a lot of those big jumps like dark fast. Do you guys think it’s an adaptation to be able to ride that stuff? Like I’ve seen guys bring their BMX bikes to a downhill park and they get beat to death
raysmtb1 astonmtb's article
Jul 14, 2017 at 3:17
Jul 14, 2017
Trek Debuts New RE:aktiv Thru Shaft Shock Technology
I just spent the day riding my new fuel ex with the new shock. It's as smooth as any coil over I have had. I've been pretty fortunate and have new bikes every year since 2010. I've ridden all the versions from drcv to realtiv to this new thru shaft. There's been improvements on every change. You guys should read up on the Penske design, it's pretty sick. By the way, what's wrong with having the balls to make progress and move our sport forward? Link below http://shop.penskeshocks.com/PENSKE-RACING-SHOCKS-7700-THRU-ROD-SHORT-TRACK-SHOCK/ http://shop.penskeshocks.com/files/downloads/PS_7707_TR_088C%20(REV%201).pdf
raysmtb1 astonmtb's article
Jul 13, 2017 at 17:42
Jul 13, 2017
Trek Debuts New RE:aktiv Thru Shaft Shock Technology
I just finished my first ride on the new shock mounted to a fuel ex. It is the smoothest air shock I have ever ridden. I don't think I could tell the difference between a coil over or this shock. Amazing, they are totally on to something here. The rear suspension is actually smoother than the new pike that is on the front. Ray
raysmtb1 raysmtb1's article
Apr 22, 2016 at 15:54
Apr 22, 2016
Ray's Season End April 24th
Don't cry bud! We'll be open again October 8th!
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