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I've tried to fix this as bast I can...delaing with a new site I'm not familiar with for the pix.

At 10 we met and shuttle up to the top of Seymour in North Van. Alan B. Kirk H ( moderator Craig H's bro) Dave S from our night rides and 2 of his buds Mike and Jason.

The top is now rerouted to trailhead, a short but up/down wet slimy rooty entrance that takes your HR up to about 180, and tests all your balance skills. What a great way to start Sunday, pooped and demoralized before the descent starts :rolleyes:

Off we go with much ado and lots of stopping to assess the potential carnage in front. 1st up is Jason, who drops a small ledge Craig and I built 3 years back - a loud kerwhang sounds a bit "bad", and Jason has ripped the top holderoony off the Fox shock on his super 8. He gets to walk the rest of the way down to get road access and coast out to the parking lot.

Next up is Alan B, who drops the final log roll to rock strewn face onto the end of the trail. Alan as always aces the trick, but augers in with his bars and head? at the end. His Hayes lever now only works if you are seated on the front tire and riding the bike backward. A few wrench bends alter it is sort of operation and off we go to Corkscrew.

Being full of beans I lead off determined to clean the 1st drop thats been dogging me for a long time...hard to line up right for it. forward I go and then I discover the skinny plank to drop is gone, replaced be loose rocks on another line. *sigh* next time. We continue on down and simply amaze a herd of Japanese tourists on the trail as we twist and drop and slip around an old creek bed of baby heads. On to Pingu...

No carnage there, simply just fun, and we all try to open up for speed and flow and hit the jumps to clear streams and holes and assorted stuff that's fun to just jump over....

and on to Pangor, I got down some skinnies that elude me most of th time. I must be getting a bit better. Everyone makes it fine, and 3 of us take easy Empress, 2 on hard Empress.
hard Empress: https://idriders.com/cgi-bin/album.pl?photo=Rides/05-05-01-Seymour/IMG_0290.JPG
A fine ride for all, no broken bones, but bruises and scrapes and sweat and smiles.

Later, Alan B and I took time to make April 31st become May 1st over a beer. Life is pretty darn good.

Jim

here are the links, watch out for some pretty humongous pix, it's my 1st time on this site, I dunno why they' re so huge.

Me riding off a log somewhere near the top...
https://idriders.com/cgi-bin/album.p...ur/IMG_0287.JPG

and Alan B on a newly rebuilt section near the Gerbil Cage...

https://idriders.com/cgi-bin/album.p...ur/IMG_0274.JPG

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JimC. said:
I've tried to fix this as bast I can...delaing with a new site I'm not familiar with for the pix.

At 10 we met and shuttle up to the top of Seymour in North Van. Alan B. Kirk H ( moderator Craig H's bro) Dave S from our night rides and 2 of his buds Mike and Jason.

The top is now rerouted to trailhead, a short but up/down wet slimy rooty entrance that takes your HR up to about 180, and tests all your balance skills. What a great way to start Sunday, pooped and demoralized before the descent starts :rolleyes:

Off we go with much ado and lots of stopping to assess the potential carnage in front. 1st up is Jason, who drops a small ledge Craig and I built 3 years back - a loud kerwhang sounds a bit "bad", and Jason has ripped the top holderoony off the Fox shock on his super 8. He gets to walk the rest of the way down to get road access and coast out to the parking lot.

Next up is Alan B, who drops the final log roll to rock strewn face onto the end of the trail. Alan as always aces the trick, but augers in with his bars and head? at the end. His Hayes lever now only works if you are seated on the front tire and riding the bike backward. A few wrench bends alter it is sort of operation and off we go to Corkscrew.

Being full of beans I lead off determined to clean the 1st drop thats been dogging me for a long time...hard to line up right for it. forward I go and then I discover the skinny plank to drop is gone, replaced be loose rocks on another line. *sigh* next time. We continue on down and simply amaze a herd of Japanese tourists on the trail as we twist and drop and slip around an old creek bed of baby heads. On to Pingu...

No carnage there, simply just fun, and we all try to open up for speed and flow and hit the jumps to clear streams and holes and assorted stuff that's fun to just jump over....

and on to Pangor, I got down some skinnies that elude me most of th time. I must be getting a bit better. Everyone makes it fine, and 3 of us take easy Empress, 2 on hard Empress.
hard Empress: https://idriders.com/cgi-bin/album.pl?photo=Rides/05-05-01-Seymour/IMG_0290.JPG
A fine ride for all, no broken bones, but bruises and scrapes and sweat and smiles.

Later, Alan B and I took time to make April 31st become May 1st over a beer. Life is pretty darn good.

Jim

here are the links, watch out for some pretty humongous pix, it's my 1st time on this site, I dunno why they' re so huge.

Me riding off a log somewhere near the top...
https://idriders.com/cgi-bin/album.p...ur/IMG_0287.JPG

and Alan B on a newly rebuilt section near the Gerbil Cage...

https://idriders.com/cgi-bin/album.p...ur/IMG_0274.JPG

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Jim - the bottom links seem to be broken (for me, anyhow...)

What kind of shape is Pingu/Pangor/Corkscrew in these days?
 

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dang pix site won't co-operate

yeah, I can't finger this site out! :rolleyes:

What kind of shape is Pingu/Pangor/Corkscrew in these days?[/QUOTE]

Some say 'great', I say OK. rutted, lots of new work done, lots more needs doing, but it's well worth the ride.

Jim

this link should work; of course I can't name anyone or place. sorry.

http://idriders.com/cgi-bin/album.pl?album=Rides/05-05-01-Seymour

at the bottom, there's a large/medium/small menu to sesize the pix.
 

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You must have been ahead of us

Trevor, Andy and I were on Seymour yesterday. Andy and I saw Kirk at the lot, I guess we just missed you.

Was a good ride until I face-planted on one of the Pangor skinnies. Managed to ring my bell and break the face guard on my helmet.
 

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I saw Trevor

at the bottom, a bit "discouraged". Had a great ride, killed a log on CBC with my ribcage; so far I think I'm OK. why do you always fall where there's no protection when you're already covered head to toe????

one move try at upload....

 

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and Alan B on a newly rebuilt section near the Gerbil Cage...

https://idriders.com/cgi-bin/album.p...ur/IMG_0274.JPG

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That looks nice!

We're going to try to rejuvinate that swamp. 1st thing is to stop people from hucking into it an dragging their bikes through.

Yes Pingu and Pangor are pretty beat. But that's what you get on a trail that can be shuttled all year...
 

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They need one of these to haul gravel to the trailheads:

http://www.mucktruckspain.com/index.php
Don't give Jeremy Ideas.

We're already getting a rock drill!

We're planning more work on Neds. I've hiked it a lot in the last few weeks. One of the most long standing structures that is still in great shape is the American Bridge!
 

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The top is now rerouted to trailhead, a short but up/down wet slimy rooty entrance that takes your HR up to about 180, and tests all your balance skills. What a great way to start Sunday, pooped and demoralized before the descent starts :rolleyes:

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Jim and crew,

Great pics. You mentioned a reroute. I'm assuming you mean the short climb up the road to the trail that takes you back down and connects you to to the hwy. near the beginning of CBC, correct? Just curious as I plan to be on Seymour on Saturday or Sunday this weekend.

I was up on Fromme this past Saturday with a crew. Between the drizzle and the opening of the bike park, it was totally empty up there!! Everything on UOC and 7th Secret were rideable including the U-turn and Big Smooth (although it was a bit slick). The lower stuff (Pink Starfish and Digger) got pretty slick and gave a few of our crew a beatdown. I followed a guy off of the Air Supply gaps for the first time.....and nearly shat myself. Folks must have done some recent work on them because they were in great shape. A quick vid of it.....

http://vanderpol.org/bike/images/eb-airsupply.avi

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Nope another route

great vid BTW.

You know the iron gate you used to ride past? Immediately to the right, @ the highway and gate, is a new entrance that's carved out of the woods...you can't miss it. Get into granny and spin and don't stop :D

I was at Whistler Sat... 3/4 hour to validate my card and sign a waiver, and then a 1/2 hour in line to get up the fargin' hill. Not in great shape, but I've been off the big bike almost a year...need to get my sea legs back so to speak. And a new bike I gotta get used to also.

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Aha, yep I know exactly what you're talking about.

I've seen guys ride up past the gate in the past and a buddy said that he had taken that entrance to CBC a while ago, but said it wasn't worth it. I'll have to try it this weekend. Thanks for the head's up. My girlfriend is in a Sugoi bike camp all weekend so that leaves me to ride with my buddies on Friday (late afternoon), Saturday and Sunday. :)

About the park, I'm gonna be picking my pass up in the next couple of weeks. Let all of the fuss die down (yeah, right!) and then get up there. I actually heard the entire bottom half of the mountain was open (except for Whistler DH) from my crew. Pretty crazy for this time of the year!!

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Don't give Jeremy Ideas.

We're already getting a rock drill!

We're planning more work on Neds. I've hiked it a lot in the last few weeks. One of the most long standing structures that is still in great shape is the American Bridge!
That's good to know, usually we hit Corkscrew so I haven't seen Neds for some time. What kind of rock drill is he getting? What are you guys doing to Neds?
 

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That's good to know, usually we hit Corkscrew so I haven't seen Neds for some time. What kind of rock drill is he getting? What are you guys doing to Neds?
we're dumbing it down!!!!

There were some sections that were too close to the creek that need to be rocked in, there are some braids that need deactivating, there are some ruts that need rerouting, there are some trees that need protecting.

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What are you riding now?
One of these..... but with a Super T and Louise FR's with 210/190mm rotors, though I may put my Gustav's back on. And I have a Gazzi Jr on the front and a Syncros rear, nice being able to stick to stuff instead of sliding all over he//. Oh and not one stinkin shimano part LOL
 

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One of these..... but with a Super T and Louise FR's with 210/190mm rotors, though I may put my Gustav's back on. And I have a Gazzi Jr on the front and a Syncros rear, nice being able to stick to stuff instead of sliding all over he//. Oh and not one stinkin shimano part LOL
Hey! Finally a bike you can ride! Nice!

I thought about that bike for a second until the turner 6pack was introduced to me!
 

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Hey! Finally a bike you can ride! Nice!

I thought about that bike for a second until the turner 6pack was introduced to me!
I am still trying to figure out how to ride it, that SPV shock feels like the tire is flat....really weird. But it rides completely different than my pipeline did, so far I am very happy with it, though I may try and change the shock for a 5th, mine won't hold air for more than a day or two.
 

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I am still trying to figure out how to ride it, that SPV shock feels like the tire is flat....really weird. But it rides completely different than my pipeline did, so far I am very happy with it, though I may try and change the shock for a 5th, mine won't hold air for more than a day or two.
odd, take it back to the shop for warrantee. Lee and I both had the Giant AC2 last year with the Swinger and really like it! I"m getting a 3way for the edge bike.... shhh don't tell Lee!
 

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Whistler

Saturday I hope Pat, bike in shop for stiffer springs in the fork. I bought a season's pass for Whistler in hopes I can ride it a bunch. My early Summer will be relatively free for tie, after July I'll be working almost 7 days a week...new job. Argh, Jim
 
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