November 2020 Trail Update

November 2020 Trail Update

Check out some of the work that’s been going on this past month! More skinnies on Slash – Photo by Dave Clendenan Lots of fresh dirt on Pennzoil Drains, rock armouring and fresh dirt on Leppard Strengthening berms on Expresso Baden Powell from Mtn Hwy to...
Trail Jargon of the Month: Berm

Trail Jargon of the Month: Berm

BERM /brr-mm/ noun Generally attributed to a banked corner on a trail meant to allow riders to smoothly turn. Typically constructed using mineral soil (also known as dirt / gold). For best results while riding – to avoid overshooting the top and damaging the...
October 2020 Trail Update

October 2020 Trail Update

Nothing beats trail work in the Fall. With the advent of the rainy season, it makes the dirt perfect for raising the trail bed, protecting routes and shaping the perfect berm. From a new reroute on Pangor (look for the orange flagging tap), a rebuilt drop on Imonator...
September 2020 Trail Update

September 2020 Trail Update

It was a productive month out on the mountains as the trail crew, builders and volunteers have keep up with maintenance while trail users get in their last few adventures before the end of the summer. A lot of fresh gold (mineral soil) has been transferred to the...
Trail Jargon of the Month: Skinny

Trail Jargon of the Month: Skinny

SKINNY /ski-knee/ noun A term often used to describe roadie tires, but in this case refers to a built cedar feature that comes with the risk of a broken derailleur. . Our local trail network has lots of skinnies and they make riding more fun, interesting and...
Trail Jargon of the Month: “Braiding”

Trail Jargon of the Month: “Braiding”

. BRAID/brād/nounAn alternate line taken by a trail user off of the trail. These can include shortcuts, trail widening, ride arounds, or any alternate line not envisioned or constructed by the trail builder. .BRAIDING/ˈbrādiNG/  verb The act of riding or walking off...