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Off to Whistler on Friday

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by ILikeFood, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. ILikeFood

    ILikeFood Chimp

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    Any advice for riding this time of year up there? I was there last year during high summer, but this is quite a bit later.

    Mostly just wondering about the typical weather; I'm assuming it is wetter and a bit colder. Is the upper lift still open? Are the days getting pretty short? Are the bears hungry?

    Last time we were there we spent a lot of time after the park closed on "A River Runs Through It", any other trails you guys would recommend?


    Thanks,
    f00d
     
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  2. DamienC

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    To whet your appetite...
    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=129469

    A bunch of us were there about two weeks ago and had an incredible time as usual. The braking bumps on A-Line were pretty burly when we were there but apparently they've buffed out and did some maintenance on most of the trails since. The Garbanzo zone should still be running but I think extended play hours are cut back some now.

    Have a great time! :thumb:
     
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  3. Roasted

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    As I said in that thread. Bring rain gear. Rainy season officially started this morning.
     
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    I dont think you will have any worries bro. Whislter is fun in any kind of weather...if only it was open during ski season... :mumble: I am going to be up their next weekend as well, and the weekend after that and so on untill they close. The upper lift is open but their is no extended play. The upper lift just closes at 4 and the bottom closes at 5. Unless if i was told wrong, that should all be spot on. See you up there!
     
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    i want to go to whistler
     
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  6. FlipFantasia

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    big time.....I woke up at 8ish, heard that loud steady rain, rolled over and slept till 12:30! then wandered around the village scoruing the multiple 50% sales, and some others........found a TL d2 helmet for 300 at one place.......I think I'm about to buy a new helmet finally.....hope the rain pisses itself out though.....doing tenquille via birkenhead tommorow morning, early.....and I don't like gettting wet whilst riding.....at least not as wet as I would've been this morning!
     
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  7. Roasted

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    It wouldnt be any fun in the winter. The atmosphere is .,... different. Besides a-line isn't as fun on planks
     
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  8. Roasted

    Roasted Turbo Monkey

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    for me it was


    Wake up
    work
    24 hour race - help
    merlins - I love cheap beer and waitresses
    home + little rye + nwdV...=night without cable
    Hopefully I can ride tommorow, ribs still kill after 5 weeks..

    damp=cool
    wet=wheres the rye :)

    I can't wait haha
     
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  9. xy9ine

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    it was semi sunny in vancouver this morning, so decided to drive up. it was pouring when we rolled in. we opted to leave the bikes on the rack, grab lunch @ splitz & head back home. on the bright side, prior snowboards was having a factory sale & the gf picked up a sweet '06 deck at a great price. twas a lazy day, but at least i didn't have to do laundry...
     
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    Ahh man, the rainy season. Iam goin to Whislter for the first time on the 14th-21st (from Ottawa), but it probaly won't rain then right :monkey:
     
  12. Roasted

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    Traditionally it always stops those days :)
     
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    we got wet today up tenquille, very wet.....it was snow mixed with rain at the lake......lots of blowdowns via the birkenhead route.......but I now remember why it's worth it, that's one of the best dh's going.....seriously great.....I couldn't wipe the grin oiff my face.....
     
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    summer is truly over...
     
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    keep your bike with you 100% of the time, or else it will get stolen.
     
  16. Roasted

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    While there are a lot of thefts, I would love to know the percapita stats w/ visitors. I doubt it would be very skewed from a normal big city.
     
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    S.G.D Monkey

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    when i was there (july) there had already been 80+ stolen bikes from the base of the hill alone. the RCMP admitted it was an extremely serious problem, and that atleast one bike per day goes missing.

    you want to risk it, be my guest but chances are, your bike will get jacked.
     
  18. Kntr

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    get insurance
     
  19. Roasted

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    Would still be interested to see those numbers vs number of people visiting.

    Hey I don't take the chance, just a curiousity :)