Monday, July 30, 2012

Razor's Edge is for pussies...

Well compared to the shit these guys are riding anyway...
Where the trail ends
If you can't afford the heli-drop or simply a mere mortal then RE still pretty intense..
Razor's Edge
(Kudos to the guy who shot that, I walked a bunch of it!)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Logging Public Consultation

On August 2, Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development will host a facilitated information session to discuss FireSmart planning for the landscape west of Bragg Creek. Fire managers, scientists and industry representatives will be on hand to answer your questions about proposed FireSmart activities on public land. The event will take place from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. August 2 at the Bragg Creek Community Centre. Those unable to attend the event will be able to view presentations and share their comments August 4-12 at

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Trails that dry quick

Below is list (roughly in order) of XC trails that dry out pretty quick after rain.
1/ Road - yes, seriously - tarmac dries very fast and does not get damaged by bike tires!!
2/ Lower Sulfur/Elbow (skip the bit near SF and enter the trail opposite Paddy's Flats)
3/ Rest of Elbow out to Powderface (Canyon Creek flows fast after rain but I've never seen it impossible to walk through - your pooch may end up in Calgary tho)
4/ Husky/UShoulda (some puddles near bottom but the best bits dry quick)5/ Pneuma (above upper Sulfur to Packers, bottom sections holds moisture)
6/ Lookout road down to Packers and Packers (a few streams usually on the road but mostly a path around)
below here is the OK stuff, give the rain a chance to soak first tho
7/ Ridgeback (top two and bottom section, R2 has had some great reroutes but still has some mud issues also this trail is 'younger' than the above so prone to more damage if you ride it wet - ie wait a bit after rain)
8/ Braggin Rights East and Long Distance out+back in West Bragg