Thursday, April 30, 2009

Ride 090430

The look out on seymour looking south
Hard to believe there is a City of 2million +
Out there.

Dan had just built his new Cove Shocker very Nice
Sporting the new Team Colours, check out the gold anodized pivots and stays.

Shuttled today with Dan,Steve Mc, Seb and Me.

Me on Salvation

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Ride 090429 (Bridal To Bottletop & return)

I sure hope Every thing goes well in Mexico with the Swine Flu thing We are thinking of you guys

Steve Mc and I rode out of Blair Range we did bridal Path over to bottle top and back with a side track down Wills Way I put up the map which I thought was cool

This is Steve Mc on Ridge Runner

Back Side

Me on Ridge Runner Steve On wills Way

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Ride 090428 (G Bridal Path)

We sure have been getting some great Spring weather.

Chaz demo-ing the Brodie on G section

Dan on G section

Monday, April 27, 2009

MY XC-AM rig

Ride 090427 (g )

Steve On a techy little climb

Steve on a skinny bridge

Ride 090427 (g)

Pikey and Steve McCabe climbing Fed Bear Dead Bear.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Work Party @the Strata

No ride today we have a work party at our Complex to remove the dead and damaged shrubs from our real winter we just had. Hopefully get out tomorrow before work at the rail.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Fast lap

Steve McCabe, Pikey, Dave Katz (the Jew) and Myself did a fast lap on C- Buster it was very nice No pics though next ride.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Spring Skunk Cabbage Blossoms

It is Skunk Cabbage season on the shore Nice matching colors

Shuttle ride

Steve and I Shuttle this am

Steve on Trout lake at the end of Pangor

Me on the Bannana Ramp

Log on Pangor

29th Anniversary

Today is the 29th anniversary of working as a trainman this day 1980 I started in train service for BC Rail in Williams Lake BC also today i start back at the Cove Bike shop, not before a lap on the XC bike. I'll post that later.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Evening Shuttle

Nice evening Ride we met at Old Buck 6:00 pm for a quick shuttle we rode the usual Seymour lower trails it will be a few weeks yet before the snow is off the CBC. It was great to get out on the bike I haven't been riding since last Saturday,the whole rules thing.
tonight our crew was Steve McCabe, Pikey, Colin, Manny, Myself and Thanks Bob for the shuttle return.

Colin On Salvation Syncros Log

Thursday Evening Shuttle

Pikey on Salvation, Syncros Log Gap Jump

Thursday Evening Shuttle

Cornering on Pangor

Still goin

Climbing up the end of Pangor

The crew Chillin

Busy evening at the church

Thursday Evening Shuttle

This Is My Ride

Pikey and his Hardtail
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Rules Suck

Today I had to write my rules, I was a little nervous. Every 3 years you have to write rules to work on the rail as a train conductor well i can go another three years now. I've been studying the last few days, oh well glad that's behind me Time TO Ride

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sat 09 04 18

This shot is of (Dave Ford)Pikey on the steep chute on Severed Dick

What A ride we had.Steve McCabe Chaz, Pikey, Dave Katz (the Jew) and me. We rode out of old buck lot on Seymour up the road to Baden Powell trail then up BP to Severed Dick, we descended the dick to Bridal Path then over Cardiac Bypass to Hyannis up Hyannis to Neds close to the end then down Neds to Bottle Top down Bottle Top to Fishermans, down the river to Bridal Path back up to Hyannis from there we traversed our way back Via Cardiac Bypass and Bridal Path to Old Buck Lot This ride took 3.5 hours then I had to go play trains for the Man.i HAVE TO GET A gps and a cycling computer so we can log the mileage
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Friday, April 17, 2009

KB In Puerto Vallarta

I am posting this from our trip to Puerto Vallarta back in Feb. Hi KB Sorry it took so long I had to work out my new computerand ,as you can see we ride alot.

This ride was El-salto We had awsome Cevechie at the end of this ride from a street vendor Alonso turned us on to we went back several times during our stay in Puerto Vallarta

GO Canucks GO

No ride today I fixed my free-hub thanks to Shimano and the Cove Bike Shop. I'm getting good at replacing that part oh well I'm back rolling, Made some Indian food Beers and watched the Canucks Game 3 to 0 for Vancouver :) over St Louis series lead 2 to 0. Good luck John racing @Sea Otter In Monterey Pin'er Your Hustler looks awsome.
The Church on Pangor
My Dirt Bag Shuttle rig 8 riders 8 bikes
Me on the same climb
Steve climbing on the Bridal Path.

XC and Freeride Same Day

Steve McCabe and I rode XC bikes in the morning, we rode up Mount Seymour to Dales. Then descended Dales and After Taste which popped us out on the bridal path then we traversed back to Old buck Parking lot. My Xt wheel set blew up its second drive hub awsome wheels but a week drive hub. I've been told the problem should be fixed lets hope so. Shimano is standing behind their prouct so that makes me happy. We then got a bite to eat and then met up With Pikey and Colin for a shuttle ride they rode their hardtails (cove stiffee's) We rode Seymour again all downhill though. We did the usual Corkscrew, Pingu, Pangor session at the church then out the bypass. Then back to Steve's for another session and a couple of tall boy Lowenbrau.
What a great day
Video to follow

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

More Video

Shutttle Ride


Steve and I rode the big bikes today, we've been riding lots of xc so a day on the big bike was a blast. We rode our staple Corkscrew, Salvation,Pingu and Team Pangor then a buzz down the bypass

Tuesday April 14/09

Rode with Steve McCabe and Chaz today. We did the same lap as yesterday. I had to work the rail this aft so we had a quick rip no pics Sorry. Sure was a nice day I have to get a smaller camera as ours is to large to ride with everyday

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Easter Monday

Rode with Steve McCabe today. We rode out of Blair range and traversed over to bottletop by way of hyannis point, then we came out of bottletop, rode back up the brdal path to the end of the dick and back to blair range. it was a good adventure i hadn't gone that way before, Sorry no Pics

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Can't ride today

Have to do some chores and go play trains at 3:30 maybe tomorrow

Friday, April 10, 2009

Steve Mc rippin Pangor

Jeff Rippin looking good Jeff Youv'e been rippin it as well

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Shuttle Day Good friday

This is a vid of me on the same rock on Pangor

Rode the big bikes today shuttled Seymour there were lots of other riders on the hill today. Healing vibes to Phil (sheep shagger) he dislocated his shoulder he should be good to go in three weeks or so. So in his honor we finished our lap and did another with Jeff and there crew had a ball
here are some vid and pics

This is steve on the rock at the end of pangor

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pikey and I did a lap late this aft, we rode Bridal to G and Back no Pics and I now have A second ankle from A little mishap This is an old shot

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

John's new hustler frame all stickered up and waiting for parts. It should be ripping up thr singletrack of Colorado very soon.
Steve Mc the stand

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This is A little rock roll passin by the Empress

Steve Mc sending it


Sorry for the fuzzy photos
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Rode with Steve today did a quick lap on the Bridal path and coconut express.
This was just a little way in on coconut

Steve MC

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Haven't been riding the last couple of days. Just been playin trains should get out tomorrow.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Hi Nice sunny day no pics, Rode with Pikey did a loop from blair to G via the bridal path and back

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hey, Rode the dick again today,did it solo made the climb right to the 420 mark which is right at the dicks trail head. it was funny cause i told the Jew that i could only wait until 10:30 so i left at 10:35 when i was done the Jew and Trevor were just starting out 2 hours late. It was a nice sunny day so I thought this pic was fitting Yelapa What a day that was.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Rode severed dick again today The climbs are getting easier, especially when you start out of Blair rifle range. Steve Mc went over the bars he's okay couple of bruises. Video of Chaz on the first part of the dick

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Factory Tour

The finished product ready for decals

Factory Tour

In a factory this size quality control is first and foremost. If you have ever ridden a Cove or yess bike you'll know this. Iif you haven't its time to throw you're leg over one and feel the difference.

Factory Tour

After the frames are welded and cooled they are checked for straightness and re-aligned

Factory Tour

Rear triangles ready for heat treating and then Paint

Factory tour

More Tigg welding

Factory Tour

The welder in the background is tacking the frames in the jig and the welder sitting is laying down all the welds and steve getting photos

Cove /Yess Factory Tour

Chaz let Steve Mc and I have a Tour of yess mfg to see the Shocker and STD being built.
It was quite a treat This is the CNC machine making Linkage plates