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September 22, 2010

Nelson: Paper Bag

Filed under: 2010, BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 9:55 am

The day after the Seven Summits epic we were moving about scarecrow-stiff.  Fortunately this was a moving day.  We’d relocate the Airstream (more…)

September 8, 2009

Seattle–I-5 Colonnade (Ride 28) and the trip back

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 4:43 pm

The ghost town of Shaniko, alongside US-97 in Oregon

The ghost town of Shaniko, alongside US-97 in Oregon

During an impromptu visit last winter, Quiver and I walked through Seattle’s I-5 Colonnade Mountain Biking Skills Park.  The I-5 Colonnade recaptures the space underneath the I-5 viaduct in downtown Seattle for a collection of skinnies, drops, jumps, ladders, and rock (more…)

September 7, 2009

Bellingham—Galbraith take 2 (Ride 27)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 8:49 pm

The long ladder on the top of Evolution

The long ladder on the top of Evolution

Our last day in Bellingham started with a visit to the farmer’s market in the Fairhaven District.  This extremely popular mid-week market featuring vendors offering perfectly arranged fruits and vegetables under the pergolas on (more…)

September 5, 2009

On to Bellingham and Galbraith Mountain (Ride 26)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 6:11 pm

Knobs rolling a build-up on Cheech & Chong's Wild Ride, Galbraith Mountain, Bellingham, Washington

Knobs rolling a build-up on Cheech & Chong's Wild Ride, Galbraith Mountain, Bellingham, Washington

Our original plans included a stop at Hood River Oregon for a few days of riding.  Somewhere along the way, Quiver, after talking to some other riders, became convinced that we should visit Bellingham Washington instead.  Quiver wasn’t along for this part of the trip, but we changed our plans and stopped at Bellingham anyway.  Maybe the logistics were easier.  Or maybe Quiver is an all-powerful being and we are will-less and easily manipulated by outside forces.  Who knows?

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Northern Vancouver General Mountain Biking Information

Filed under: BC 2009, General Mountain Bike Travel, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 12:37 am

Knobs on Seventh Secret in Mt. Fromme

Knobs on Seventh Secret in Mt. Fromme

When you first consider riding the trails in North Vancouver, the concept seems nebulous.  Where do you go?  What do you ride?  Do you shuttle or climb up on your bike?  What routes are good?  Hopefully the information here will get you started on discovering some of the best trails anywhere.

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September 4, 2009

Our BC Trails List

Filed under: BC 2009, General Mountain Bike Travel, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 11:30 pm

Powersmart in Squamish (photo by Uncle Knobular)
Powersmart in Squamish (photo by Uncle Knobular)

I’m a list oriented individual.  I thought that I’d share my mental spreadsheet of my favorite North Shore Trails.  Now, your mileage may vary, but if you like the types of trails that we do, some of the trails on our list are sure to float your boat.

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September 1, 2009

CBC and Ned’s return visit (Ride 25)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 5:21 am

Knobs slips off the long skinny on CBC

Knobs slips off the long skinny on CBC

Knobs was still nursing his hand injury, but acquiesced to a return visit to Mt. Seymour on Friday.  The weather forecasters were predicting rain the coming weekend.  This could be our last chance for dry trails.  Uncle Knobular wasn’t sure how is hand would (more…)

August 30, 2009

North Vancouver—Mt. Fromme (Ride 24)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 6:09 am

Seventh Secret, Leppard, Krickum Krankum, Kirkford, Griffin

Knobs rolls down Seventh Secret

Knobs rolls down Seventh Secret

We took a day off to transfer the trailers to Vancouver.  This was our second stop in the greater Vancouver area on our BC adventure.  You might be wondering why we needed a second stop in Vancouver.  The truth is, for me, the riding in North Van is very (more…)

August 28, 2009

Squamish—General Information

Filed under: BC 2009, General Mountain Bike Travel, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 6:27 am

Bed Race contestants

Bed Race contestants

For those considering a mountain biking trip to Squamish, I’m including some basic information in this section to get you started.  Though we’ve spent a lot of time in Squamish, the percentage of trails on the map that we have ridden is low.  There are so many trails there and we HAVE to re-ride our favorites.  That being said, the bike shops have been directing us to some prime offerings and those have been reflected in our choices.  And did I mention that the riding in Squamish could be the best anywhere?

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Squamish—Powersmart (Ride 23)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 5:53 am

Knobs on the upper portion of Powersmart

Knobs on the upper portion of Powersmart

Yesterday was supposed to be our last ride for this trip to Squamish.  Somewhere along the way, we decided to extend our stay a day.  If we’d have followed our hearts, we might still be in Squamish.

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