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Blow out the candles

Average Rating:    (3.25 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

windy, bridges, drop offs, log length to ride on, plenty of roots and logs to get over
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Latitude
49.63295140504026
Longitude
-125.16105651855469
Trail Directions
Head out to Courtenay side of Comox Lake using Comox Logging Road. Go left into trail about half a km from the dam. Down the trail a little way turn right. Turn left to go into Cake Eater.
Trail Length
about an hour at most
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Courtenay
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
August 19, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: MCG , from Comox Valley

Summary:
This is a fun XC trail, mostly flat. It's littered with technical obstacles: strange root sections, bridges with tough approaches, sneaky fast log drops, speedy sections with surprising ends and logs ranging from a few inches to as high as your bars.
Riders just getting into technical stuff will find this trail fun and challenging, it's a good skill-builder. I remember the first time I cleaned it. Many local hardcores finish their long day down the mountain with it, when fatigue renders the trail totally challenging all over again.

Recommended Route:
It's definitely best to approach this from the Tomato Creek trail, which is near the exit of Arbutus, Sniper etc. just past CL7 on Colake Main logging road. At the end of Tomato Creek turn right on the old closed road and look for a trail to your left ( toward the dam ). The sign for the trail is a 100m in or so (typical of the trails around the lake)
Alternatively, from the dam, ride up the (damn steep) logging road until you see a road on the left with ditches dug across it. This is the road that Tomato Creek ends at. Find trail as above. It will cross another old road half way along. Keep riding.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Approach this from 2 Sheiks & a Dog or Screamin Demons (upper trails) then Monkeys Challenge and Arbutus or Sniper then Tomato Creek. Part of a good 4 hour run!



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Review Date
June 27, 2000

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: This fag keith , from a

Summary:
A

Recommended Route:
THIS IDIOT KEEPS ON PUTTING TRIAL REVEIWS ON THIS SITE IN BC WITH MY ADDRESS ON IT.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
A



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Review Date
May 14, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dylan , from Courtenay, BC

Summary:
The best way is to ride Tomato Creek and then Blow Out Your Candles. You can start riding the trail from the logging road. If you've never been to the Comox Lake trails just go to a local bike store and ask. Logs, Bridges, Roots, Short Climbs, Short Drops. Beginners will find this trail challenging but it's a good test, not to crazy, advanced riders will be able to fine tune their log riding skills on some of the larger logs.

Recommended Route:
I usely ride some of the downhill trials (Arbutus, Monkeys Challenge, Bics, Tomato Creek) and finish the day with "Blow Out Your Candles" & "Tony's Trail (and adjoining trail that)".

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tony's Trail, Beven, Shithouse, Tomato Creek, Arbutus, Bics, Monkey's Challenge (Upper & Lower), 2 Sheiks & a Dog, Demon's Breath.



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Review Date
February 19, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Kieth Roberts , from Bill town

Summary:
Fun

Recommended Route:
poop trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
10211 Almond ST. Sidney BC



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