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tonestar Tajlucas's article
May 18, 2022 at 17:47
May 18, 2022
The Conundrum: More Shocks or More Shovels?
As someone who has maintained trails on The Shore for may years, I think the obsession with using "gold" to make trails smooth is futile. Every winter, the "gold dirt" disappears and you are right back where you started. This is specific to our climate and terrain, so take it for what it is worth, an analysis of "flow/gold/berm" trails on The Shore. There is a reason bulders used rock in the past, if you do basic drainage and some work with "gold", you can keep your work going year after year. I rode 7th Secret in early April, the gold was completely gone (trail was gold buffed and smoothed over the summer, as they try to do with Expresso every season), the rock work was coming apart, because they tried to just bury it all in "gold" instead of properly anchoring the rocks into the trail. I have used the same method, it is time cheap and easy, but it only works on trails with little or no traffic. For me (as a trail maintainer), the goal has always been to keep the trail running consistently, with the least amount of maintenance/time per trail. Berms are for machine built bike parks, they will not work in mass use pedal accessed trails, without a shit ton of labour every season (see Upper Dales). I have friends who have spent a whole season building a 10 second section of flow/berms, the maintenance is not worth the build, it is 20 hours every year to keep 10 seconds of trail going. I am now trying to keep this 10 seconds going, but I will be time cheap and easy, because it doesn't make any difference.
tonestar Tajlucas's article
May 18, 2022 at 17:22
May 18, 2022
The Conundrum: More Shocks or More Shovels?
How will we be able to put up with the crowds. Oh wait, hardly any responses from Canadians, probably because we just ride what is there and say nothing. HAHA I only complain when the trails become too wide and full of braids (Lower Oilcan right now), the ditches have become the main line, because they are the lowest/easiest lines.
Apr 25, 2022 at 17:43
Apr 25, 2022
Apr 14, 2022 at 8:50
Apr 14, 2022

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tonestar BlackcombHelicopters's article
Apr 8, 2022 at 18:42
Apr 8, 2022
Blackcomb Helicopters Acquires Tyax Adventures
@skogland: I agree to a certain extent about the Weddings a Picnics, although I doubt that the purchase would have allowed BC Parks to cancel the Tenure without a breach of contract. I believe the tenure would be a contract based on how, what and when they could access the area, meaning that they probably can't start flying a shit ton of heli's into the area. If this is not the case, then you are 100% correct, this is bad news for everybody, especially the bears.
tonestar BlackcombHelicopters's article
Apr 8, 2022 at 18:33
Apr 8, 2022
Blackcomb Helicopters Acquires Tyax Adventures
I think that would have happened regardless, with gas prices going through the roof, plus 2 years of being shuttered by Restrictions and Mandates, I think Tyax was probably on it's last legs as a 1 man show. The influx of cash, marketing support and all the other perks of a bigger company like BH, may be the only way for Tyax to survive. Only the owner of Tyax can tell you the whole story. I am just speculating, based on the fact that his business was cut by at least 50% (underestimate?) over 2 seasons. It couldn't have been an easy go for him.
tonestar pinkbikeoriginals's article
Apr 8, 2022 at 18:22
Apr 8, 2022
Video: Friday Fails #217
The Dogs look at 57 seconds, "Wait, who is this guy, I'm not with this guy would never fall like that..."
tonestar edspratt's article
Mar 25, 2022 at 9:35
Mar 25, 2022
Video Round Up: Track Walk at the Lourdes DH World Cup 2022
I came looking for Cathro, anybody know where Cathro is?
tonestar remymetailler's article
Mar 17, 2022 at 17:21
Mar 17, 2022
Video: Remy Metailler & Richie Schley Ride Hangover Trail in Sedona
I was looking forward to a Shleybletop, but the conditions did not look condusive to that happening. Thank goodness I watched the video to the end, Richie never fails to deliver.
Mar 1, 2022 at 20:52
Mar 1, 2022
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