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    TR: a week in Bellingham

    I hadn't touched my bike for 2 months. The doctor said I could ride but that I'm not allowed to crash. Why not spend a week in Bellingham riding some fun trails.

    Mostly it was foggy, rainy and moody. Which is really perfect biking weather but occasionally we got some blue sky and views.


    trees, lots of big trees








    the dirt was pretty ok




    Got a couple of night rides in. And also some day rides where lights were needed.


    ate well and way too much








    There's only 12 or 13 breweries in town so it can be hard to find a beer








    This used to just be a quick stop on the way to Whistler for me but things are pretty good in Bellingham. Felt like I had only scratched the surface after a week there.

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    Great pics! Wow! Thanks for sharing... Lots of good things happening in WA state!

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    Man I fucking love that place, moving there is Long term life goals

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    I was looking for jobs and houses. The job part seems to be the challenge.

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    Great photos! That looked fun.
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    All ye punterz! Leave thine stupid heavy skis in the past, or at least in the resort category, for the age of lightweight pussy sticks is upon us! Behold! Keep up with the randocommandos on their carbon blades of shortness! Break thine tibias into spiral splinters with pintech extravagance!

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    All killer, no filler!

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    It really sucks here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtngirl79 View Post
    It really sucks here.
    Yeah, that's what I meant to say. It could be ok if there was more trails to ride other than Evo and U-line.

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    Awesome pics, thanks for posting! Bummed I didn't ride there more when I lived in BC

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    Sweet pics


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    Looks like you found Cougar Ridge. I used to own a house at the base of it. Great riding.

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    Sigh, miss that place. Never owned a bike when I lived there. Need to get back with a bike.

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    Holy shit, great photos!

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    So there's not enough loam in Utah?

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    Nothing but loam and endless free ride trails in Utah. I had the hankering to ride some boring trails in an ugly forest so I headed north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunder View Post
    Looks like you found Cougar Ridge. I used to own a house at the base of it. Great riding.
    Cougar ridge isnt what it use to be...

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    Lots of locals complaining but it was still my favorite trail of the trip. Obviously I donít know what it was like before but it definitely didnít ruin it for me.

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    Yeah. Its a cool flow trail now. It just use to be pretty techy and raw. Kinda funny I fucked my shoulder up crashing on a corner right before they went to town on it and I cant even figure out what corner it was.

    Not sure if you rode el Diablo, the big rock roll, but the ride around use to be right before it. It was steep and loose and not easy but also not out of line with the rest of the trail... so they piled a bunch of crap and made the old ride around completely unridable and then rerouted the trail way before so people following their buddies or wanting to check it out and then not wanting to ride it have to back track up some steep parts that arent super great to back track.

    Cougar Ridge was an old classic and now just about anyone can ride it.

    Its part of the big expansion and linking Galby to Lookout mountain so I see why they did it. Its just sad to see the old trail lose its character, but thats kind of the way trails seem to evolve...

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    Gotta grow the sport!

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    That's rad. Reminds me to spend more time there next time we pass through.

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    did you crash?



    also: why can't you crash?
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

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    No crashes! I rode pretty scared the whole trip, the rainy days (most of them) were pretty exciting. I'm 5 or 6 weeks out from getting a plate, 10 screws and some donor bone in my shoulder to hold my collarbone together.

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    Remind me. We'll send him a red cap and a Speedo.

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    ^^^wow, nice photos, looks like a good post recovery trip. They didn't offer to take bone from your hip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfinn View Post
    No crashes! I rode pretty scared the whole trip, the rainy days (most of them) were pretty exciting. I'm 5 or 6 weeks out from getting a plate, 10 screws and some donor bone in my shoulder to hold my collarbone together.
    Wait, didn't you break it like 4 months ago? Second surgery? Damn, riding 6 weeks out from a bone graft is bold!

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