So where is the "North Shore" anyway?

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  1. Da Peach

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    Hi,

    I'm waaaaaaay new to Vancouver, moved from here from Montreal.

    I'd like to tour around a little this weekend and have a looksee at a couple riding spots. You westerners enjoy riding in this miserable weather?

    Anyway, where would you guys recommend I go check out? I'm pretty much novice, but would like to just take a walk-around and check out a few spots.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. Secret Squirrel

    Secret Squirrel There is no Justice!

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    Ok...you go out and take a right. Go three quarters of a mile (that's 452 klicks), you'll see a Chevron, make a left. Go another 2 miles (521 cliques), there will be a guy in a yellow slicker. His name is Hank. Ride him. That's the North Shore.
     
  3. Da Peach

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    What about the retard selling fireworks?
     
  4. largextracheese

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    Look up the "Cove bike shop" in North Vancouver. They are situated right next to the Shore and they sell maps. Gutsploder.com is a good reference as well. Have fun ya lucky bastard!
     
  5. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    You are not a novice. You qualify as a fast "sport" level, or slower "Expert".
     
  6. DBR X6 RIDER

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    At the risk of being banned, I'd also suggest asking around on the NSMB.com forum. There's a lot more "locals" there...you just have to deal with an legion of groms to get info.

    Most of us still like riding in this wonderful weather. The others tend to take their skis and boards and hit the big hills over the winter. I prefer the mud, personally.
     
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    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

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    You called Bird yet?
     
  8. Da Peach

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    We spoke over the holidays, but he's in Fernie.
     
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  10. Da Peach

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    You're making me blush...
     
  11. Da Peach

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    Cool, thanks. They make the trails sound pretty scary. That's why I want to go and walk around a little with the missus. It'll give us something to do this weekend too!
     
  12. Neal

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    if you're scared, start on the UBC endowment lands...move over to Burnaby Mtn [SFU]...then move over to Mt. Seymour and try Ned's...there's no reason to start deep in the gnar
     
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    Lies Fromme is practically a paved parkway now.
     
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    I'm thinking that walking the Shore trails is about all you will get to do until it dries up around here a bit.
     
  15. Neal

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    never been to Montreal, have you...
     
  16. carbuncle

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    Burnaby's a good time, Nicole's is a fun trail that's close to the city and usually not snowed in. The South Surrey bike park is a blast for DJs and low-consequence skinnies from beginner to nearly expert level.
     
  17. How

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    North Shore (Vancouver) is in North Vancouver (imagine that.) Get a map, find the trans canada highway



    Go North on the Transcanada Highway, over the Burrard Inlet, voila, you are now on the North Shore.

    For beginner freeriders I suggest Mt. Seymour, Trail, CBC. This is a great introduction to North Shore Riding. Bike Shops to visit: Cove, John Henry's and On Top.
     
  18. Da Peach

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    That's on the menu for next weekend I think.
     
  19. Da Peach

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    Yep, I'm thinking I'll start slow. I can ride reasonable well, down most anything, slowly. It's the built up skinny stuff with a 10'+ drop if you screw up that I'm worried about.
     
  20. carbuncle

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    Seriously, check out the South Surrey bike park! There's a crapload of skinnies and features to work on in there, and since it's in the lowlands it's pretty much snow free most of the time. Sandy, quick-draining soil as well. For review:

    http://www.sorcebikeclub.org/

    http://www.bmba.ca/
     
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    Don't be a pussy. You need to man up if you're going to fit it out there.....
     
  22. Da Peach

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    Yes, that can be a fun place. Langley recently built a MTB specific jump park as well. The Watershed is not bad either (small, but fun). I honestly do not know how any of them have been doing in all the rain lately.

    Since moving back I have been forced to love riding my bike on 6" of slippery wood 10' in the air. :twitch:
     
  24. Neal

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    pinkbike?