Friday, July 9, 2010

Ladies Only

by Sanesh Iyer

Jul 8, 2010

Have you heard about the new Ladies Only? Well, you have now. It's been re-done, and now it's even more fun that before.
Adam Yunker & thought it would be cool to tribute a small article and some photos the one of the greatest builders and trails of all time.
May I present Todd "Digger" Fiander & Ladies Only!

Pics from photographer Adam Yunker

First roller, wraps around a rock, casual but fun.

First roller, wraps around a rock, casual but fun.

My favourite part of the trail.

My favourite part of the trail.

Look closely and notice that the root is intertwined with the rock work, that is definitely something that a lot of thought and effort was put into.

Hike a Bike

Hike a Bike

This section was a pain to hike up, suppose I should've waited for the photographer to setup! Oh well it's all in the good spirit of getting the perfect shot!

Coaster Time!

Coaster Time!

Ladder Bridge roller coaster section, three nice whoops in there, again casual, but tons of fun. Replaced the so called "Shitcoaster".

Riding Blind

Riding Blind

Why do I love this shot? It just reminds me of how the trail was for me that day...Blind thanks to the sweat of all the pushing up I had to do!

Reduce, Re-use, Re-Route!

Reduce, Re-use, Re-Route!

And of course the re-route, biggest change to the trail, Digger did a great thing here and re-used parts of the Shitcoaster to build a bridge around what was the gnarliest and an extremely dangerous part of the trail. Thanks for that buddy!
This trail is one of the best on the shore by far, it encompasses a full skill range. If you want a nice, casual shore ride with lots of ladders, this is your trail. And you can thank Todd "Digger" Fiander for that too. He's been building and pioneering some of the best trails and stunts, he spent two months on Mt. Fromme re-building this trail for all to enjoy. And we are all forever thankful! Thank you Digger for the amazing trail, and all of the other amazing ones.
If you guys like the photos give Adam Yunker his well deserved props! Or shoot him an E-Mail at spokedmedia@gmail.com!
Huge thanks goes out to North Shore Bike Shop, Banshee, & Race Face for the bike and offering tons of support for all of us!

2 comments:

rob c said...

I met "The Digger" at Cypress Bike Park in 2005, and had a great chat with him

he remembered me from an abortive video section in NSX that my buddy somehow "lost" on his computer, after Todd had agreed to include a UK freeride section in his latest NSX video

I was privileged to ride the Cypress bike park, talk to Todd, and see first hand his super high quality trail building, and then experience his trails on Vancouver's North Shore trails

a true legend, for sure!

great to see he is still "digging" after all the cr*p he took from the local authorities on the North Shore

Jay MacNeil said...

Yeah Digger is a super skilled.
I hope they get the Cypress park going again and let him build. He really made a smaller moutain work and had some great wall rides and neat features. He was just getting started too and then the Olympics came and stopped that.
Also big props to Adam, and Sanesh... they work good together and those are some wicked pics!