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    So there's a lip on top of it now?


    If so, then shirk.......I think you are joyfully, wonderfully mistaken. The entertainment value just went up a hundred-fold. In fact if that's the case, I may take a trip up there and not even buy a lift ticket. I may just sit on the GLC porch for 5 days straight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    So there's a lip on top of it now?


    If so, then shirk.......I think you are joyfully, wonderfully mistaken. The entertainment value just went up a hundred-fold. In fact if that's the case, I may take a trip up there and not even buy a lift ticket. I may just sit on the GLC porch for 5 days straight.
    ya there's a little berm with a medium'ish sender. The gaper potential is actually quite large

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    I see some light footed awesomeness in the dead sailor department in my future.
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    I have not seen it yet, but you're right that with a lip there could be good carnage for post ride beer patio viewing.

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    Here's the GLC Drops now


    New GLC drop takeoff


    New GLC drop takeoff and landing. Note you can sneak thru on the left side but its still a small lift your wheel up


    GLC drops


    Hopefully this short little vid will help reduce the incidence of people walking up to the lip for inspection while the jumps are open and in play. Hopefully!

    You really don't need that much speed for it.
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    Off to Pemberton today


    Up the Nimby Fifty climb where some nice benchcutting has taken place probably for the race.




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    Mark my words, from that looker's right line, there will be landings here

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    I know it's kind of absurd to whine about 'bike parking up' the bike park that literally invented 'bike parking up' trails........but that normal rider's right line looks sad. Plus they cut out the man line option a year or two ago that involved going terrifyingly fast through some tight trees off the rock and onto the middle line landing. Seriously, where's billingshurst? Is he still working there? If not, bring that mofo back on board!
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

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    I don't see why people want jumps they've hit a million times to stay the same, new glc drops ar nice

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Mark my words, from that looker's right line, there will be landings here

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    I know it's kind of absurd to whine about 'bike parking up' the bike park that literally invented 'bike parking up' trails........but that normal rider's right line looks sad. Plus they cut out the man line option a year or two ago that involved going terrifyingly fast through some tight trees off the rock and onto the middle line landing. Seriously, where's billingshurst? Is he still working there? If not, bring that mofo back on board!
    I seriously doubt anyone will make it over there. As far as I can tell, all that's happened is you've seen some pictures and armchair quarterbacked the thing as unsafe and that people will overhip into a big giant hole? Doubtful. The second drop has two rather difficult corners into it and speed is not granted to all who desire it.

    As for the old big GLC drop, it's rollable because the old third drop/roll is gone for one, and for another thing, a whole bunch of people were pretty sick of braking all the way into a feature only to still land flat so we pulled the actual transition out 15-18 feet. Try coming into it brakeless from monkey hands and see if it feels as sad as you think it looks.

    As for the sneaky pete line you refer to, I don't mean any disrespect, and hey, maybe you did it, but that thing was for men. You didn't need to go that fast or you'd be on the patio. It's still there in a same-same but different kind of way.

    Adam doesn't work for the BP anymore, but if you miss him so much, I bet you'll still find him around. I'm sure he'll be thrilled to know how much you love him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    Mark my words, from that looker's right line, there will be landings here

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    I know it's kind of absurd to whine about 'bike parking up' the bike park that literally invented 'bike parking up' trails........but that normal rider's right line looks sad. Plus they cut out the man line option a year or two ago that involved going terrifyingly fast through some tight trees off the rock and onto the middle line landing. Seriously, where's billingshurst? Is he still working there? If not, bring that mofo back on board!

    dude, let me do it before you start ridiculing my riding.

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    I thought new GLC2 was well done. You can basically coast all the way - maybe throw a few pedal strokes in and the speed's then perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel View Post
    I seriously doubt anyone will make it over there. As far as I can tell, all that's happened is you've seen some pictures and armchair quarterbacked the thing as unsafe and that people will overhip into a big giant hole? Doubtful. The second drop has two rather difficult corners into it and speed is not granted to all who desire it.
    Bike riding is sereeuz bizniz. Don't ever forget it.

    "as far as you can tell" is a little different from what I've literally said. I haven't said a single thing is 'unsafe'. Driving the sea to sky on a friday afternoon, is 'unsafe'. All you've done is build some things with potential. And all I've done is offer some commentary on the talent pool that exists in our sport when people get fired up on big bikes at ye ole whistler bike park. If you can't picture some tweaker locking into that right hand turn and yanking like an idiot out of the end of it because he's got more adrenaline than good judgement, then you're really not enjoying your job as much as you could. Because as an experienced builder, I'm sure you know what happens when pulling out of berm shots like that in a given radius without straightening up. I can tell you know this because the rider's right landing is friggin ginormous. But a guy can hope. And hoping is not the same thing as criticizing the work of the trail crew involved.

    That middle line huckeroo into the other landing was there like 5-6 years ago. After coming to terms with the trees grazing my arms yeah I did it then. After things started changing with the landings over there I never looked at it again. And hell yeah it felt fast for how tight that run in is/was.

    As far as my bike parking comment, keep in mind you're hearing this from someone who very happily laps the crabapple thingies like a dozen times in a row. Some bike parking is okay.

    Relax. You build bike trails for a living in the summer. Life's good. I know what's like to bust your ass on something and then have to sit there and listen to people bitch about it before they've ever ridden it. That's not what I meant to do. It had everything to do with the people riding it, not so much the building.
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    Well when you put it like that... passive aggressive comment redacted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickel View Post
    Well when you put it like that... passive aggressive comment redacted.
    It's cool, I have a long history here of being misunderstood by canadians (who later become who I consider friends). Just ask lee and shirk


    But speaking of 5-6 years ago, do you remember that year that the 4x course thingy in the boneyard was just retarded fast, with bigger jumps than anything that had ever existed up on the mountain? Any chance of that ever happening again? That was real good n' stuff
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    But speaking of 5-6 years ago, do you remember that year that the 4x course thingy in the boneyard was just retarded fast, with bigger jumps than anything that had ever existed up on the mountain? Any chance of that ever happening again? That was real good n' stuff
    I remember those. Big fucking looooong senders.
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    They have socalized healthcare up in canada. The whole country is 100% full of pot smoking pro-athlete alcoholics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    But speaking of 5-6 years ago, do you remember that year that the 4x course thingy in the boneyard was just retarded fast, with bigger jumps than anything that had ever existed up on the mountain? Any chance of that ever happening again? That was real good n' stuff
    Probably not. As fun as the GX was in some of it's old iterations, it's an egress issue. Black jump riders have lower A-line and the Can Open, tech is a bit limited but still has hornet and monkey hands, green has ez-does-it, and blue has the Highway of Darkness. Given the highway scoops up a dozen or more trails, it gets way too busy. Thus someone decided the GX would become blue, so we named it the Family Cross and made it blue. Also, the Joyride boys are actually going to be doing everything boneyard related this year so they can tie everything together a bit better. But I'm assuming he'll be running under the same "blue trail" orders we were, and that those orders are here to stay.

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    Did some Whistler pedally laps yesterday. First a Westside lap on Rockwork - Korova - Wizard. Then a climb to Howler to nice fast dh.









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    Finished off the weekend with some pedally trails in the Squampton area.


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    Wonderland recently got a rework from DreamWizards and Podo and hums along beautifully

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    Quote Originally Posted by shirk View Post
    I have not seen it yet, but you're right that with a lip there could be good carnage for post ride beer patio viewing.
    GLC2 drop delivered today from the patio. So many people rolling into the first berm hip take off with nowhere near enough speed, and then had their rear tires clip the 2nd "drop" lip (if you can call it a drop, it's like 1.5-2ft?) before awkwardly bouncing to the landing. Soooo darn awkward and some people are going to have some very stiff necks tomorrow morning. So many people riding up to it, stopping, and then having other people flying thru trying to make it with speed. I foresee a high entertainment value, and from a safety standpoint, joeys are going to hit drops regardless, especially if they're prime real-estate. The way I see it with the first, main GLC drop, they prevented scraping more people off the hill and medical evacs, and will probably as a result have it closed less. At least there are two decent options. Change is good, right? The GLC patio is now hecklefest, I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNads View Post
    GLC2 drop delivered today from the patio. So many people rolling into the first berm hip take off with nowhere near enough speed, and then had their rear tires clip the 2nd "drop" lip (if you can call it a drop, it's like 1.5-2ft?) before awkwardly bouncing to the landing.
    Yessssss -- as predicted!

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    is this trail Wizard burial ground named after the Umphrey's McGee song ?

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    Bikes bikes bikes! Some fun on local valley trails this weekend with my doggle. Sorry for overstoked-ness on being let out of the lecture hall on the weekend. Being cooped up indoors all week is driving me crazy.





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    Quote Originally Posted by GoNads View Post
    ...............The GLC patio is now hecklefest, I love it.
    Man who could have seen that coming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo View Post
    But speaking of 5-6 years ago, do you remember that year that the 4x course thingy in the boneyard was just retarded fast, with bigger jumps than anything that had ever existed up on the mountain? Any chance of that ever happening again? That was real good n' stuff
    Those were super fun. Also the site of the hardest crash I've taken in quite a while. Joeys hanging out on the landings = no bueno. But at least it was right under the lift so everyone got to see the carnage.

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    New garbo sections, love it? Hate it? Loving the new berm turns on lower FT, but holy crap... those new jump take-offs/knuckles at the bottom of lower FT/the jump before the bridge drop, yikes! That's definitely a make it or awkward bounce/pain scenario now.

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