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gf

climber
Sep 3, 2012 - 04:40am PT
Jim gets the keener award -he's out on that 29er for many an adventure these days
gf

climber
Oct 7, 2012 - 07:10pm PT
lick creek shot of hamish fraser taken on an earlier outing -part of a...
lick creek shot of hamish fraser taken on an earlier outing -part of a recent 97Km day.
Credit: gf
Ok, this one is just too good not to post up.
One time climber and now avid mtn biker Hamish Fraser just cranked a pretty amazing 10.5 hr day stacking two classic chilcotan rides -Lick Creek and then Windy Pass -both done as car to car loops with no shuttling involving lots of gruelling climbing over 97km of wonderful country.
For a guy that was nearly fully bed riden for close to 2 years until about a year ago due to undiagnosed and debilitating joint ailments from what might have been an infection of his joints following surgery,this is a doubly remarkable achievement!
Long live the enchainment whether its climbing or riding and well done Hamish!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Oct 7, 2012 - 07:28pm PT
TWO THUMBS UP FER HAGGIS !!!!!!
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
Oct 7, 2012 - 07:48pm PT
NICE WORK HAMISH ! ! !
thekidcormier

Gym climber
squamish, b.c.
Oct 7, 2012 - 08:06pm PT
Nice effort hamish! And Greg!

I must be too slow, hf took me out on one ride and never invited me again.

But we're all stoked you fought off that gnarly ailment!
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Topic Author's Reply - Oct 7, 2012 - 08:21pm PT
+1 for enchainments. Seriously awesome guys, 97k on trails in a day is amazing! I may have done half that BITD when I used to downhill, but that was all downhill & I took the chair up after each 4km. I don't even think I had a chain on my bike :-)


On another note a bike was forced upon me by my boss so it looks like I might be part of the "something to do when it rains" club. Its a specialized enduro & i picked it up for a song. We'll see how much use it gets, the temps are pretty prime at Pet wall these days.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Oct 7, 2012 - 11:15pm PT
I rode .97 km on my mountain bike today. 0.485 down the hill to the gym. Then almost couldn't make the 0.485 back up after wasting myself trying to push lumps of metal up and down.

But hey, at least I got on my bike.
Big Mike

Trad climber
BC
Oct 7, 2012 - 11:22pm PT
Nice work Hamish! Good to hear you are getting out and killing it to boot!

Thanks for the report greg!
gf

climber
Oct 8, 2012 - 05:31am PT
i should have put SOLO in caps -sorry if i gave impression i was chest beating as opposed to being a sycophant trumpeting a friends' accomplishments -it was just too cool not share....

gf
mrtropy

Trad climber
Nor Cal
Oct 8, 2012 - 11:46am PT
Local unknown trails

hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Oct 8, 2012 - 12:07pm PT
GF would've been there if he were an unemployed bum like myself.
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Oct 13, 2012 - 08:09pm PT
Just in case anyone out there is looking for a chilcotin length ride without driving over the hurly, the more people that ride this one, the better.
Park in Pemberton, ride up bathtub trail, happy trail, nimby, middle earth, onto owl lakes via the Skelu'la 7 trail, and then up to chain lakes. Cruise along the 3 chain lakes and drop into the chain link descent. Primo! Then ride back along the birken road to pemberton. This car to car loop took me 7 hours my first time and I suggest it for all keeners. I was pinning it quite a bit to beat the sunset so maybe allow a little extra time.
The bike shop in Pemby sells a great map and those guys are a wealth of information.
gf

climber
Oct 13, 2012 - 09:30pm PT
any pics out there for that one?
hamish f

Social climber
squamish
Oct 14, 2012 - 12:54am PT
Unfortunately I only took a couple of low grade cell phone pics and they're both pretty bad.

Here is a write up from one of the builders:

Skelu'la7, Chain Link connection / Pemberton Valley Trail Association
gf

climber
Jan 20, 2013 - 11:23pm PT
Tres Canuck-mtn bike foreground, hockey on alice lake to the rear. Who...
Tres Canuck-mtn bike foreground, hockey on alice lake to the rear. Who needs NHL?
Credit: hamish fraser
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 21, 2013 - 12:43am PT
Ha nice gf! I was wondering if the trails were all iced up still. In the trees it's probably ok??
gf

climber
Jan 21, 2013 - 12:57am PT
Well Hamish had laid down the killer circuit over the past few weeks thanks to a family that dragged a toboggan around the 4 lakes trail -gave compact snow and ice sections but fully rideable albeit at a slower pace for yours truly. Good there are lots of recreation opportunities at present.
gf
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