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Anyone ridden Mt. Washington?

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Sandro, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Sandro

    Sandro Turbo Monkey

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    I'll probably be in BC over the summer, and while i will of course make the mandatory trip to Mecca, i would also want to check out Mt. Washington since i'll be setting up camp on Vancouver Island. Does anyone have any experience with Mt. W.?
     

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  2. BlackAthlete

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    Mt. Washington is in NH.
     
  3. Sandro

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    ...oops my bad. I just realized i'm not going to canda after all, turns out Victoria is actually in Australia :imstupid:
     
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    it's a bit 'rustic' in comparison to whistler, but crowds are surprisingly non-existent. if you're on the island it's worth checking out.
     
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    A few buddies that race Mt. Washington say it's the best course in BC. Rough, rugged, off camber, some in the woods tech sections and a wide open finish. Throw in the fact that it usually rains makes it all the more challenging. Fairly long course too, the Pro Men are coming in a couple seconds under 4 minutes.
     
  6. Sandro

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    Thanks guys, I'll give it a shot for sure, i think it's only about a 90 minute drive from Nanoose Bay. Anything else you would recommend on the island? I'm taking my ReignX, so uphilling isn't out of the question.
     
  7. davet

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    Even less than 90 minutes, closer to an hour.

    Mt. Washington has a great bike park, it's never really that busy and there's a pretty wide variety of trails. While you're there ask around for a tour of a local area called "Forbidden." The local trails are pretty good.
     
  8. cmoney

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    Best downhill on the island is Mount Prevost in Duncan about 30 minutes south of Nanoose Bay,it is a shuttle mountain or you can ride up if you like pain, it is about a hour and fifteen to the top riding.
    There are about six trails but you can link various sections together so you can mix it up between full dh to full on freeride gaps and drops.
    If you pin one of the three dh trails it will take about 12 mins top to bottom.Send me a email before you come into town and I will see if I can give you a guided tour.
     
  9. Sandro

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    Thanks a lot cmoney, i'll do that:cheers:

    edit: just checked out some mt. prevost vids on youtube, that does look awesome!
     
  10. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    The trails on mt washington were super fun, but the mosquitoes and black flies and horse flies made it a pretty miserable week when i as there last summer.
     
  11. sperkins

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    yeah the trails were pretty great!