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Old 09-08-08, 01:29 PM   #1
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Seven summits ride report

I finally made it to Rossland BC to ride the 7 summits trail – I have heard the hype on this trail for years – I was not disappointed. It was an organized ride through Revolution Cycles in Rossland – they teamed up with Adrenalin Adventures (provided the shuttles) to put on a poker ride. For 25 bucks you got the shuttled to the start and from the finish, a T-shirt, dinner at the end and a bunch of beer. The prizes for the ride were pretty good, a bunch of Dakine gear, Santa Cruz Chameleon frame, tires, helmets etc. I rode it with my 13 year old son (who received an award for being the youngest rider) – here are a few pics of the day

A bit of exposure in some spots

Incredible Views

All the trails are ridable - some are rougher than others
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Looks like a great time, thanks for the pics!
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Awesome! It's great that your kid is out with you. Looks like a great ride.
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Beautiful trails, shuttling, beer...yeah I guess that sounds pretty fun.
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Nice... hmm.. I think I have a free weekend next summer..
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Takes a little patience getting him up to speed – but in couple more years…..

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Yea - I will probably make this a annual ride
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Thanks for the pics and report. Looks like the dirt had a touch moisture in it - - how'd that come to be? The break from bone-dry-and-dusty must have been nice.
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Thanks for the pics and report. Looks like the dirt had a touch moisture in it - - how'd that come to be? The break from bone-dry-and-dusty must have been nice.
Yea - it was nice - there was a bit of dust, but nothing like Silver. The only real bad part of the ride is that it about took out my back tire because of all the rocks - three sidewall cuts. I guess I could have walked the rock gardens (and not jumped into a couple) - but what fun would that have been.
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Takes a little patience getting him up to speed – but in couple more years…..
Let me tell ya how this works. I'll finish it for ya.......


....... he'll get stronger and develop mad skills.

Now I get it handed to me on a regular basis. It's not that far off,trust me on this one.
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Let me tell ya how this works. I'll finish it for ya.......


....... he'll get stronger and develop mad skills.

Now I get it handed to me on a regular basis. It's not that far off,trust me on this one.
I'll second that one for sure.
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It already has started - here is a pic of him training for the DH race at Beacon earlir this year -




Right after this he asked "When do you think I will be as fast as you" -
"Up or downhill?" my response
"Both"
I replied "If you keep going the way your going, maybe next year on the DH, uphill and XC - maybe when you are my age, I'm not giving that one up."
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....... he'll get stronger and develop mad skills.

Now I get it handed to me on a regular basis. It's not that far off,trust me on this one.
So, if you adopt me, does that mean I'll finally become a decent mountain biker?
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That's one of my favotite little step-downs at Beacon. Of course, I say 'little' now; but the first time I went off it, it felt like I was trying to gap the Grand Canyon .

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So, if you adopt me, does that mean I'll finally become a decent mountain biker?
Have any family in NC, SC, Tennessee or Kentucky? You might already be related.
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Hmm. Friends, but no family that I can think of.
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Yup......mad skills. Very nice.
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I think friends are just the cousins you aren't aware of .
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