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August 21, 2012

Whistler: Pura Vida


Climbing the wooden switchback on the Stonebridge trail extension

Pura Vida is located on the western side of the Whistler Valley not far from High Society and Cheap Thrills.  We reached the trailhead by ascending the newer singletrack at the end (more…)

August 28, 2011

Mountain Biking: Sooke’s Harbourview

Filed under: British Columbia, British Columbia, MTB Travel, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:34 am

Victoria’s most notable mountain biking locale is Hartland/Mt. Work a.k.a. “The Dumps.”  There’s plenty of good stuff to ride at Hartland.  The area can easily occupy several days of (more…)

August 25, 2011

Mountain Biking: Mt. Seymour, Bridle Path and Sticks and Stones

Filed under: British Columbia, British Columbia, MTB Travel, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:18 pm

Riding around the rock on Mt. Seymour's Sticks & Stones

The truth is we don’t expect to find new mountain biking trails in North Vancouver.  In Squamish we can count on riding a newly minted trail each visit.  In North Van, the trail (more…)

August 23, 2011

Mountain Biking: Squamish’s Powersmart, Plum Smuggler, and Word of Mouth

Filed under: British Columbia, British Columbia, MTB Travel, Travel — anotherheader @ 7:14 pm

Powersmart is one of our favorite Squamish rides.  I’ve started a ride report this way before but it remains true.  Steep and often loose at the top, this mountain biking trail is (more…)

Mountain Biking: Pemberton’s Ph.D. Trail

Filed under: British Columbia, British Columbia, MTB Travel, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:13 pm

"Falling Hazard Ahead" is truth in advertising: Becky on slopes of Pembertons Cream Puff (left) and Ph.D. (right)

The hunt for the perfect slab of whaleback granite continues.

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September 12, 2010

Rossland: Seven Summits Trail

Filed under: 2010, British Columbia, MTB Travel, The List — anotherheader @ 5:56 am

Rolling down the ridge: Seven Summits Trail

It would be a good presumption that the majority of mountain bikers who find their way to Rossland are coming to ride one trail in particular, Seven (more…)

September 5, 2010

Rossland: KC Ridge and more

Filed under: 2010, British Columbia, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 7:27 pm

Padding up at the top of KC Ridge

It rains a lot in Rossland.  We don’t know that as a statistical fact, but, for our first few days, every time we headed out for a ride, the rains came.  (more…)

September 1, 2010

Rossland: A Shot of Whiskey

Filed under: 2010, British Columbia, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 1:32 am

Oh shit, were in Rossland

Becky and I managed to turn the short three-hour drive from Osoyoos to Rossland into a full day trip.  We were in no particular hurry.  With stops (more…)

August 28, 2010

British Columbia: Spotted Lake

Filed under: 2010, British Columbia, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 6:02 pm

Spotted Lake near Osoyoos, British Columbia

After mountain biking in Vancouver’s North Shore, we decided to move to the British Columbia interior.  Around Rossland and Nelson there would (more…)

August 26, 2010

North Vancouver: CBC and Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, kind of.

Filed under: 2010, British Columbia, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 11:51 pm

The long exit log on Mt. Seymour's CBC trail

After a day lost to rain, Val shuttled Scott, Thermo, and myself to the top of CBC.  CBC is a full-faced helmet and full body armor type of trail.  Not (more…)

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