Hey Geolover!geolover said:Galbraith is great for XC as well. In fact, most trails lean towards XC/All Mountain. You'll enjoy all the trails and Bellingham is a great place to live (but don't tell anyone else).
Damn! Looks like I'll be missing out on trailwork again...how convenient! I'll be at Whistler on Saturday. Maybe I'll catch you guys next time. I'm off to Alaska for work on Sunday for about two weeks.FM said:Hey Geolover!
I am heading up to galby saturday- there is a trailwork party that I'm going to hop in on. Sounds like 2-3hrs of trailwork and then a top-to-bottom rip. EBX and some other MTBR'ers will be there- we are meeting on the lake padden side at 10:30. Look for a green van, I will probably be on my gold RFX.
All good... I just got back from whistler- so fun. I will be up there again july 21-30.geolover said:Damn! Looks like I'll be missing out on trailwork again...how convenient! I'll be at Whistler on Saturday. Maybe I'll catch you guys next time. I'm off to Alaska for work on Sunday for about two weeks.
Can't wait for the new section below Evo. Hope you guys make some good headway.
There is alot more XC on Galbraith that FR/DH and even the FR/DH is great to at least go and take a look at since there are go-arounds. The trails around the roads are more focused on built up stunts, and tend to take steeper routes but where there is a mile of this there are 5 more XC miles taking a more rolling descent off of Galbraith Mt, with a few little bridges and techy sections thrown in for good measure....rider72 said:I'm moving to Bellingham at the end of July and was wondering were the good place are to ride? I heard that Galbraith is fun for Freeride/Downhill but I also like to crosscountry for fitness. Could someone help me out.
Ok, you can move here. Coloradans are acceptable. I've met more folks from Colorado around here than folks from around here. Explains the swap.Bigwheel said:My wife and I are moving up in September. We are going to be there next week to house hunt. I think I have a good idea but want some feedback if possible about what hood is the best mix between downtown and the trails? We are looking to buy a place and want to do it right the first time if possible.
I know it seems like everyone is invading B'ham but I have met 4 folks here in Crested Butte this summer that have moved to Colorado from there so I figure it is more about balance perhaps.
Unfortunately hiking will be the order of the day this trip as I am laid up with a torn rotator cuff but by the time we get there for good it should be all better.
Well, if you help out on trailwork in the area, I'd guess folks wouldn't care if you were from LA! There's a trailbuilding forum on ridegalbraith.com.....check it out to keep abreast of trailwork taking place. Bill Hawk is a good person to contact as he's leading the FR trailwork up there.rider72 said:I have been know to do a little trail work here. Maybe I can give you guys a hand next time. I'm afraid to tell you where I'm moving up there from. If people from Colorado are just O.K. then were I'm from might get me cast out.
It's the same exit (Lakeway drive). You'll literally drive right by the turn to the ridge trail (birch st.) on the way to your new house and on the way to Lake Whatcom.....although, I'm not exactly sure how much further past the trails Sudden Valley is....rider72 said:Hopehully all these trails aren't far from Sudden Valley because thats were my wife and I will be living.
It's not a matter of where you are coming from, but Where You are Coming from.rider72 said:I'm afraid to tell you where I'm moving up there from. If people from Colorado are just O.K. then were I'm from might get me cast out.