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Discussion in 'Ride Reports' started by w00dy, Apr 16, 2008.

  1. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I haven't had much of a chance to post since I got into canada. I'll put some more pics up soon. Big thanks to whoever put me on the front page. My Mom saw that and she's very proud.
     

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  2. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    This thread rocks.

    Keep living the dream w00dy.
     
  3. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Ok, time for some north shore pics. I went to Seymour mountain on a rainy day and had a total blast. I guess it was opening day for CBC, the highest trail, which had been under snow up until then. The level of work that goes into these trails it immense.

    Anyways...


    I didn't hit this, since I was alone.


    Hard to tell from the photo, but this rocky roll-in was about 6' tall.


    Crooked Tree!!


    And the rest of these photos are all the same bridge.







    I started giggling half way through because I couldn't believe it was still going.
    OMFGWTFBBQ, so much fun. More pics soon.
     
  4. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    Holy COW that bridge is amazing!!! got any pics riding it? no way in hell i could stay on that thing the whole way through!!
     
  5. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Why the hell not? It's wider than most of the singletrack around here.... :think:
     
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    SquadraCorse Monkey

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    Looks.........slippery. And more fun than you can shake a stick at.
     
  7. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Gahh....I hadn't seen this thread. It would of been awesome to hook up for a few trail rides while you were passing through Seattle....or at least a couple beers.

    You in Whistler through the middle or end of June? I've been looking for a better excuse to tell the wife to get up there for a Saturday than just to ride alone...
     
  8. missiongravity

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    That log is awesome...it goes over a creek.....I think they call it the millennium log ride.

    Looks like you have had pretty cool trip so far. What is the plan of action for a return trip. And how long will you be in whistler? The best and cheapest showers are at the riverside campground and only cost a Loony. Definitely check out Squamish for some awesome off Whistler riding as well as some of the trails in Pemberton.

    PM me for some of cool hints about living on the cheap in Whistler.
     
  9. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    After my month is up I'll probably try to live as close as possible to the border for a little while. Are there any good mountains with summer programs in the north end of Washington state?
     
  10. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Galbraith Mtn near Bellingham is one heck of a riding spot.

    I'm not sure about summer programs there...(no lift accessed areas anywhere in WA!!!!!! :disgust1::twitch::huh::banghead: )
     
  11. moff_quigley

    moff_quigley Why don't you have a seat over there?

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    Why w00dy does not have "golden banana" status is a mystery to me.
     
  12. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Well...he is in Whistler...so there's a 95% chance that he could have "diseased banana" status...
     
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    fortenndu Turbo Monkey

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    Hey woody, are you going to be in Whistler June 23rd-27th?
     
  14. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    I'll be here until July 1st. After that, I don't know...
     
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    fortenndu Turbo Monkey

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    Lets do some runs. I don't know if I have anyone to ride with.
     
  16. bitingback

    bitingback Turbo Monkey

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    there's something about being able to FALL OFF the sides that throws my balance off. :banghead:
     
  17. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Ok, finally managed to peel myself away from the bike long enough to take some shots of whistler. The trails are sooo much fun. I couldn't have picked a better bike for the terrain either. Enough talk, time for some pictures.

    Crank it up is a fun, fast easy warm up trail. Sweet little wallride section:


    For those of you seeking something a bit more technical:










    And then there's A Line. I have no words for just how much fun this trail is. For those of you familiar with Diablo, It's like Dominion, but better laid out, and 4 times as long.











    Edit: Couldn't Resist.
     
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  18. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    did you buy a season or extended pass, or are you just buying day passes for the times you're up there? trails look awesome, thanks for the video.

    I can't head up there as I recently found a position and they want me to start asnap. Wish I could, believe me.

    I did, however, get the 26er to work on the back of my bike. Sadly, I don't have a spare 26" gazzi. Meaning I have 4-5 2.6" 24" gazzis. I wish I had given you like 4 before you left...sorry I forgotted. What are you riding on now?
     
  19. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    oh PS I bought a hardtail, a schwinn homegrown for trailbike usage. Found it on CL, seemed like a really good deal. It's mint. Cable v-brakes too.
     
  20. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    No to 1up you, but I've just made a couple of good scores myself.

    The first score puts be back within reach of easy internet access. Something I've been starving for. There's a local used/broken/salvation army type store nearby. I managed to score a busted up, but still totally useable laptop. All I had to do was buy a charger for it. To put the icing on the cake, I was able to guess the password on my fourth try. I didn't even have to reformat! Thank you, you heavy-handed tourist, for choosing 'password' as your password. I am in your debt. Christ, this thing is better equipped than the desktop I left at home!


    Oh, and I'm a set of brakes and a chain from putting together a loaner bike. Outdated parts are like water around here.
     
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  21. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    There was an amateur slopestyle comp on the boneyard the other day. A bunch of my photos were whited-out because it was so sunny. Here are some of the better ones in no particular order.














     
  22. sneakysnake

    sneakysnake Monkey

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    Absolutely Fantastic!!! I've given rep until I can't give any more.

    I love looking through these pictures, following you path through the country. Its awesome.
     
  23. wannabeabonedoc

    wannabeabonedoc Turbo Monkey

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    May I save some of your pictures as desktops? I couldn't imagine why you'd have a problem with it, but I wanted to ask anyway. You must be having the time of your friggin life.

    Let the EPIC AMOUNTS OF WIN continue!!
     
  24. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    I'm flattered. Save all the pics you like, just give credit where it's due if anyone asks.

    I'm kinda disappointed because some of the best shots were ruined because I didn't have the light settings right.
     
  25. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    I'm gonna start giving 7 day bans to people who don't give woody positive rep for this thread :D
     
  26. Konabumm

    Konabumm Konaboner

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    Freaking AWE S O M E! Woody you're the FREAKING M A N
     
  27. DRB

    DRB unemployed bum

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    this i highly approve
     
  28. .Pit Steelers.

    .Pit Steelers. Nostradumbass

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    Very cool! Shows me just how small Hawaii really is. I gotta get out and do something like this one day before i get frozzen and woked up in 3030. Great pictures too.
     
  29. giantkenny

    giantkenny Chimp

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    any updates? =P been following this thread for a long time.
     
  30. manhattanprjkt83

    manhattanprjkt83 Rusty Trombone

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    incredible woody, i what trail at whistler was that where you wrote 'if you need something more technical', i thought i hit almost everything but i dont know i got that one with the berms and the big rock roll in

    i want toe be sure to hit that this season, let me know...

    The shore is a bit more sketch in person aint it? You look like you were riding in the same conditions as i did when i was there, greasy and sketch...ride on
     
  31. tmx

    tmx aka chromegoddess

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    :stupid:
     
  32. TA..

    TA.. !

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    What a great thread, road trips are the bestest!

    Fantastic pix, and great rigs, esspecially the BMW and ToP, :clapping: nice work on the rig carrier, how many bikes can we get in a Civic on a nationwide road trip classic:monkeydance:

    Hope Woody hasn't got lost up there in the Whistle, I know I would, I'd never come home!

    Enjoy woody, where all looking for the updates but no rush, keep ripping the Cannooks:cheers:
     
  33. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Sorry for the long stretch with no pictures. I've been enjoying the area as you can imagine. I managed to get a gig doing a bit of driving for the Camp of Champions in exchange for a lift ticket and some schwag.
    In my free time I built up that BB7 for my friend Marie-Eve. We hit the mountain yesterday for her first time downhilling. Needless to say, she killed it. I'll let the pictures do the talking though.

    Ready to Rock


    That brown lump is a bear.







    Sweet helmet head.






    This doesn't show it, but there's a steep wallride/drop back to the path.




    M-E ripping.


    For some reason there's a big ass treehouse on the hill. She decided to climb on the roof.


    Sorry for the white balance on the last two. I did the best I could to recover them.
    Standard-issue bridge drop.


    It's hard to tell, but this is a jump onto the top of a cargo container. Pretty badass.


    Grainy video of Marie-Eve rolling a steep rocky section.
     
  34. Sandwich

    Sandwich just shake your rump
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    man, i can't believe I'm catching flak for such a goofy joke. oh well, i'll make it worse.

     
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  35. Broken_Spoke

    Broken_Spoke Mr. Big Hot Pastrami

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    What an awesome bike for your first time.
     
  36. tmx

    tmx aka chromegoddess

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    Thanks for new pics. We are selfish buggers here stuck at home/work/any place other than where you are.

    Cool on the driving gig.

    Your buddy is RAD! Can't believe that's her first time DHing and she did that ladder ramp thingy. Badass indeed. She a BMXer?
     
  37. MTBracer

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    ok...those "sexy mami" pics Really freak me out. She is scary as all hell:shocked::crazy:
     
  38. TA..

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    Dam I hear ya having trouble opening this page now, not sure if both related or not but :shocked:

    next page please more scenery piccs and action shots:poster_oops:

    Nice hook up on the driving as tmx says!

    chur..
     
  39. w00dy

    w00dy In heaven there is no beer

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    Okay, I've had some pretty badass pics taken on this trip, but I'm pretty sure the next couple rank at the top of the list. I woke my friend Marie-Eve up at 6:30 to take this photo for me. We had to beat the traffic because the run-in is on a busy street. Enough description, here it is:





    The bricks are a bit slippery when wet and I promptly washed out when I landed back on the transition. I re-opened a scrape on my arm doing that. Looks worse than it is.




     
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    You're leaving Rad Juice everywhere you go Dave.