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Other Stuff => Random Non bike stuff => Topic started by: Michael.R on December 16, 2016, 11:29:06 PM

Title: Checking In
Post by: Michael.R on December 16, 2016, 11:29:06 PM
Thought Id check in with all the super awesome swansea riders...its been a while! Whistler and surrounding areas are covered in snow, and its absolutely freezing here at the mo (-15) with -25 wind chill. My plan to ride Squamish all winter has taken a hit as Squamish has had a foot of snow at sea level, so will be about a month before that melts  :(

So theres not much else to do right now other than pull skids on the icy roads!

Here's some photos so far:
(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/09202016_ALineTombstone_ROP_B_096_zpsj2q19smx.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/09202016_ALineTombstone_ROP_B_096_zpsj2q19smx.jpg.html)
(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/Photo%2028-09-2016%2019%2055%2033_zpsrsefhr1u.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/Photo%2028-09-2016%2019%2055%2033_zpsrsefhr1u.jpg.html)

aaand now that its winter and cold:
(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/15337498_10153847101317202_3074369100874565839_n_zpspczxk9yv.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/15337498_10153847101317202_3074369100874565839_n_zpspczxk9yv.jpg.html)
(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/15390756_10153847101287202_2355288183526663851_n_zps2ra0atm2.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/15390756_10153847101287202_2355288183526663851_n_zps2ra0atm2.jpg.html)
Yes, I have managed to make some friends over here!
(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/15400937_10153847101327202_671829503638788938_n_zpsclgkrgby.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/15400937_10153847101327202_671829503638788938_n_zpsclgkrgby.jpg.html)


I also made an end of season video for those not on facebook:
http://www.pinkbike.com/video/460595/ (http://www.pinkbike.com/video/460595/)

Will try and update this thread when I remember, but in short. Its awesome here , even when I cant ride bikes!

Mike
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Pilau on December 17, 2016, 08:39:59 AM
Merry Christmas buddy! :o I hate you! :P  :D  ;)

Aren't you going to take up snow boarding then?  (Keep living my dream by proxy)  ;)
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Tristan on December 17, 2016, 05:57:53 PM
Enjoy the snow mike. It's just wet here! Although unseasonably warm which is nice.
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Steve ;) on December 17, 2016, 08:03:45 PM
Happy crimbo mate ...... keep updating us
at least when the snow is it slows the bears down ! 
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Michael.R on December 17, 2016, 11:02:48 PM
Merry Christmas buddy! :o I hate you! :P  :D  ;)

Aren't you going to take up snow boarding then?  (Keep living my dream by proxy)  ;)

Cheers Andy, Kinda jel you guys get to ride bikes right now! I was going to try snowboarding but then I bought a truck, and couldn't afford the winter pass which is 1500 dollars

(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/15183907_10153811297062202_1542333806_o_zpszgmfogqm.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/15183907_10153811297062202_1542333806_o_zpszgmfogqm.jpg.html)

Snow rides are awesome fun when you have no control anywhere, but its pretty much fatbike territory right now, and il never go full fatbike!
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Rob.T on December 17, 2016, 11:04:11 PM
Have a good Christmas Mike and enjoy the cold.... I wouldn't.
Nice friend.
BTW I should take Andy to Pembrey snowboarding when his back sorts itself out........
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Pilau on December 18, 2016, 12:48:58 AM
You bought a truck! My god you've gone full Kurt Sorge!   ;) :D Even got a blanket over the tail gate! ;D
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Pilau on December 18, 2016, 12:51:17 AM
Have a good Christmas Mike and enjoy the cold.... I wouldn't.
Nice friend.
BTW I should take Andy to Pembrey snowboarding when his back sorts itself out........
I used to be able to ski (but not pretty) dunno if I still can ::)  bit I always disliked artificial slopes. You can take me to the alps though!  :P
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Jon on December 18, 2016, 08:49:53 AM
Have a good Xmas Mike - nice to hear from you.
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Paul on December 20, 2016, 04:27:23 PM
Merry Xmas Mike. looks too cold for me there mate  :o
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Michael.R on April 19, 2017, 07:17:40 PM
So bikes are finally back and snow is starting to melt in Whistler as well. Squamish is the place to ride if you like huge rock slabs. il get some photos once i start riding properly. for now though:

(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/17966354_10207719483299552_4099705119240308741_o_zpseec4ircq.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/17966354_10207719483299552_4099705119240308741_o_zpseec4ircq.jpg.html)

(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/17757409_10154159012497202_2379674933099890715_n_zps0mzdvobr.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/17757409_10154159012497202_2379674933099890715_n_zps0mzdvobr.jpg.html)

(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/17759745_10154159012592202_7108577722203853153_n_zpsapbz2l4h.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/17759745_10154159012592202_7108577722203853153_n_zpsapbz2l4h.jpg.html)

(http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l530/VOLATILEMIKE12/17793028_10154158976982202_1509397900_n_zpsgzeizeeu.jpg) (http://s1122.photobucket.com/user/VOLATILEMIKE12/media/17793028_10154158976982202_1509397900_n_zpsgzeizeeu.jpg.html)

That last pic was because i was so happy to see loam and took a picture of it.
Title: Re: Checking In
Post by: Pilau on April 19, 2017, 07:57:34 PM
Looks like a cross between Clyne  and Kilvey!  :P