Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby jacks0n0 on Thu 25/Jul/13 2:36pm

You will love the Comfortably Numb trail Trail
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby Trail on Thu 25/Jul/13 4:08pm

jacks0n0 wrote:You will love the Comfortably Numb trail Trail


You are not the first to say so :thumbsup: although someone else did refer to it as "Numb bum" and was recommending other riding...
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby BrentD on Thu 25/Jul/13 4:38pm

BrentD wrote:

In case you don't only ride park, the attached trail map is reasonably current.
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby Astoria Paranoia on Thu 25/Jul/13 9:35pm

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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby Trail on Mon 29/Jul/13 11:23am

So... another question. I have my bike set up 1 x 10 at the moment (32 to 11-36) and while am reasonably fit and a relatively strong rider I am not at mega fitness levels. Should I put a double (22:32) on so I can winch my way up steep climbs or are most of the climbs there ok on the single ring?
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Mon 29/Jul/13 11:50am

Climbs :ib:
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby Trail on Mon 29/Jul/13 12:01pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:Climbs :ib:


Yup. 3 weeks riding. Whistler, North Shore, Squamish, Pemberton and Chilcotins... Will probably only spend a day in the park on a hired DH bike which means the rest of the time I will be earning the rewards...
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby dwgknz on Mon 29/Jul/13 12:20pm

Make sure you have a caesar when in Canada, too many people return without having tried one of the best morning cocktails/ hangover cure in the world.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caesar_(cocktail)

Don't have any other practical advice about BC sorry, apart from the airport have only made it as far west as Banff. Other thing is Canada's not the US when it comes to buying stuff, not the range as the States and comparable price to NZ.
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Mon 29/Jul/13 12:34pm

dwgknz wrote:Other thing is Canada's not the US when it comes to buying stuff, not the range as the States and comparable price to NZ.


That's not true of Whistler itself, at least with respect to range of stuff available.
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Mon 29/Jul/13 12:35pm

Trail wrote:
Yup. 3 weeks riding. Whistler, North Shore, Squamish, Pemberton and Chilcotins... Will probably only spend a day in the park on a hired DH bike which means the rest of the time I will be earning the rewards...



:baaa:

Going to Whistler and riding xc is a bit like going to a whorehouse and spending your time jacking off.
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby Trail on Mon 29/Jul/13 12:59pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:
Trail wrote:
Yup. 3 weeks riding. Whistler, North Shore, Squamish, Pemberton and Chilcotins... Will probably only spend a day in the park on a hired DH bike which means the rest of the time I will be earning the rewards...



:baaa:

Going to Whistler and riding xc is a bit like going to a whorehouse and spending your time jacking off.


True... but only riding park goes a bit like this

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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby mfw on Mon 29/Jul/13 1:25pm

I went to 'REPORT!' this thread to the moderators but there was no 'Inzanely jealous' option to click on for the reason :alien:
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby BrentD on Mon 29/Jul/13 1:40pm

Trail wrote:So... another question. I have my bike set up 1 x 10 at the moment (32 to 11-36) and while am reasonably fit and a relatively strong rider I am not at mega fitness levels. Should I put a double (22:32) on so I can winch my way up steep climbs or are most of the climbs there ok on the single ring?

I took my Reign X last time and rode in the park and everywhere else you are going setup as 2x9 (24:36 to 11-34) and only found I needed granny for one particularly long climb out in the Chilcotins at the end of the trip when I'd been riding for 15 straight days. I'd say you'd be OK on a single ring 32 front but if you've got the bits then why not.

My Nomad is setup 2 x 10 (24:36 to 11-36) and that will be how it remains for my trip there this time riding the same locations except not heading out to the Chilcotins this time (stunning country though).
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby BrentD on Mon 29/Jul/13 1:41pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:
Trail wrote:
Yup. 3 weeks riding. Whistler, North Shore, Squamish, Pemberton and Chilcotins... Will probably only spend a day in the park on a hired DH bike which means the rest of the time I will be earning the rewards...



:baaa:

Going to Whistler and riding xc is a bit like going to a whorehouse and spending your time jacking off.

Whistler XC is more like NZ all mountain I'm sure you'd agree.
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Re: Whistler - Must Rides, Where To Stay Etc

Postby Bigfoot on Tue 30/Jul/13 10:48am

BrentD wrote:
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Nice beaver :)
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