Spring Ride and Social Wrap Up Pre Ride Pictures

tomcycle

Past President DSBC 2004 -2018
Staff member
Here it is, some of the pics and hopefully interesting stories of 2023 Spring Ride

We will start with some of the pre-rides that were done months before the event, Trail repair, and clearing

Jan 21 2023, let the windfall be removed

Just getting around Tamihi on the EZ trails was almost impossible, here we have Sylvain doing what he does best
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DSBC trail clearing crews love the electric chainsaw but when it comes to the big jobs out comes the gas
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Tamihi Bridge is looking a bit sketchy but we dont plan on using it for the ride (that will change soon enough)
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Jan 22, WTF its snowing, it will pass
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The snow level continues to drop
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This trail need a lot of work to be ridable, it does not show here but the mud if more than a couple of feet deep and stuck on the side of a slope (how does that happen?)
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Starting to take shape after years of neglect
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Feb 12
Woodys viaduct over the mud, another bridge in bad shape
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A couple of days of hard work and it is ready to go again.
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Feb 13
Second Bridge on Woodys in some need of love new section repaired and corner widened
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Feb 26 way more snow than we could imagine. Should we cancel the event?
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If not us, who will get the job done? shovel the snow off the trail and start working again
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Done
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March 4 Only 8 days to event day

The Tamihi Staging Area
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Trail Marking Crew hard at work, even with all the snow on the ground
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Follow the Pink Arrows
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Tamihi Connector "the ice bridge"
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Fresh Tracks
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March 5 Panic is setting in and all the pre planed routes have gone out the window and new route being cleared
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Wynonna's Bridge
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Skippy
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March 10
Keeping fingers crossed that enough snow melts in two days so the Spring Ride can proceed

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The Happy Volunteer
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One day before event FSR is clear enough, but do have some challenging sections
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That's it for PRE RIDE PICTURES, now you can head over to the Main Event Pics
https://forum.dualsportbc.com/threads/spring-ride-and-social-wrap-up-main-event-pictures.355146/
 
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