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Old 05-04-2012, 12:13 AM   #1
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Trail Day on Empress/Empress Bypass Sunday May 6th

Trail Day on Empress/Empress Bypass this Sunday

Empress and Empress Bypass will be closed this Sunday May 6th for a trail day. Please plan your route to avoid these trails. Riders will be re-routed via Bridle Path and Old Buck.



After the great success last year on Bottle Top and Ridge Runner, NSRIDE is excited to be part of the NSMBA Trail Adoption Plan (TAP) once again in 2012. NSRIDE and Different Bikes will be working together on Empress Bypass and Empress. We are fully subscribed for this trail day but if you'd like to help at the next one please contact us at info@nsride.com

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Old 05-05-2012, 04:07 AM   #2
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don't wreck it!
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Old 05-05-2012, 04:13 AM   #3
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don't wreck it!
Get off your ass and pick up a shovel!
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:49 AM   #4
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don't wreck it!
By "it" I assume you mean Empress and not the bypass. Both trails will be worked on with the most focus being on the bypass. We're planning to duplicate the 6 trail days we did last year so feel free to join us.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #5
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Wtf the Epress trail .......the trail not the bypass.....is armored top to bottom. The trail is perfect. I'm choked.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Even on fully armored trails you need to replace the dirt that holds all the rocks in place occasionally so they stay put. It's not maintenance free
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:13 PM   #7
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Wtf the Epress trail .......the trail not the bypass.....is armored top to bottom. The trail is perfect. I'm choked.
Choked? That people are doing work on trails?
Perfect?
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reroute?

sure hope not. no more flow needed on Empress, but I do know there's sections that need work once in a while.
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Old 05-06-2012, 12:29 AM   #9
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The plan our trail builder has for Empress is no more than a bit of cleanup which may only take a day to complete. It might have better to ask what the plan was for Empress and not jumping to conclusions that it will be wrecked. The main focus will be the Bypass, as stated previously, which needs a lot of work.

We have had a lot of positive feedback on the work we did to Bottle Top and Ridge Runner (very little done to this one) and don't plan on making these trails any less fun. We are mountain bikers, not some government body, and ride these trails too.
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Choked? That people are doing work on trails?
Perfect?
Empres is perfect........if it ain't broke......don't fix it.....I do tonnes of trail work. I don't advertise...Great that peeps put back into the sport.Empress is rock armored top to bottom so let's put some dirt on top of it.........Brilliant! Quote from puntorpass ' don't wreck it!"
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Empres is perfect........if it ain't broke......don't fix it.....I do tonnes of trail work. I don't advertise...Great that peeps put back into the sport.Empress is rock armored top to bottom so let's put some dirt on top of it.........Brilliant! Quote from puntorpass ' don't wreck it!"
So you think the awkward blown out rocky filled corners are awesome as they are? A few buckets of dirt to return it back to it's former glory are a good thing. Don't equate hard because of erosion with awkward.
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Empres is perfect........if it ain't broke......don't fix it.....I do tonnes of trail work. I don't advertise...Great that peeps put back into the sport.Empress is rock armored top to bottom so let's put some dirt on top of it.........Brilliant! Quote from puntorpass ' don't wreck it!"
You assume too much.
The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.
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You assume too much.
The only thing you have to fear is fear itself.
A few buckets of dirt should bring it back to its former glory......OK. dirt does not hold rocks in place. Interlocking rocks and I mean large rocks do not move. This is the beauty of the Shore. Solid rock armoring. I have three vids of empress all less than a month old. No loose rocks not one...........Empress is a right of passage, it humbles you. ,on a,perfect day a very talented rider can clean this trail with no dabs.traffic is light on Empress do to its difficulty. Can we have one trail on seymore that isn't dumbed down for the masses?Yes I fear for the legend of the North Shore slipping into obscurity.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:23 PM   #14
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A few buckets of dirt should bring it back to its former glory......OK. dirt does not hold rocks in place. Interlocking rocks and I mean large rocks do not move. This is the beauty of the Shore. Solid rock armoring. I have three vids of empress all less than a month old. No loose rocks not one...........Empress is a right of passage, it humbles you. ,on a,perfect day a very talented rider can clean this trail with no dabs.traffic is light on Empress do to its difficulty. Can we have one trail on seymore that isn't dumbed down for the masses?Yes I fear for the legend of the North Shore slipping into obscurity.
This whole idea of 'dumbed down for the masses' is a fallacy. The trails have become eroded because they are unsustainable simply because when they were new, no thought was given to sustainability or maintenance. Some people like riding this nasty blown out crap, most do not. You can make a trail hard without it being awkward and dangerous, which Empress was bordering on.
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hmmm... maybe one could read the plan before jumping to conclusions.

then I think it should be rerouted completely as an easy to roll down switchbacky 6 foot wide hiking trail. no, wait, that's already been done.

http://nsmba.ca/documents/2012%20Ass...%20By-Pass.pdf
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