At Home In The Loam

Loam. Steep Loam. Finding the steepest loam we can normally plays a large part of local rides in the woods especially when we are still waiting for the singletrack to dry out.

Got to get switchback practise in for an Alpine summer. This was the fourth attempt at this particular bit of trail.

Sadly, the 'Slow-mo-footplant-scrub' technique proved ineffective. 6 attempts at it and I only got round it once.

Cal quickly got fed up of such nonsense and we headed of to some of the dryer DH trails. He was pretty on it through the bus stops. On an unrelated note, when I wake up tomorrow it will be summer. Thank God

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  1. These forests were once home to settlers who came to British Columbia in the late 1800s to ship mhir, a very profitable resource at that time. With them they brought camels, they let some of these camels go when the mhir resource went dry. You can still see the elusive high alpine Columbia river valley camel roaming the woods. They left many trails, and though the camels have more or less disappeared, this film documents the mountain bikers who come to ride them.