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YFTC & NSMB SURVEY

The YFTC & NSMB Reader Survey

Words Pete Roggeman
Date Dec 14, 2019

This is a very short survey (2 or 3 minutes max) that will ask a few basic questions about your environmental impact as well as your risk profile as it pertains to MTB and travel. We've teamed up with our friends at Your Financial Tree (YFTC) who are working on a suite of insurance and financial products (theft, travel, LTD, even mortgages) aimed squarely at mountain bikers and other athletes. As a thank you for participation, YFTC will plant a tree in BC in May of 2020 - you can name it and will be able to follow its progress as it filters water and processes C02 over the course of its life.

Tree planting will be handled by TreeEra, a company that helps individuals and businesses reduce their carbon impact by community-funding the planting of trees.

Planting trees won't solve the problem of climate change, but it's a step in the right direction. Plus, trees planted now are an investment in loam for the future. 2-3 minutes of your time will put a tree in the ground on your behalf. Sounds like a good deal to us. Thanks for being a part of this survey.

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dbozman
+1 dave_f
dbozman  - Dec. 15, 2019, 6:01 a.m.

No offense, I started to do the poll and midway through it became pretty clear that someone just wanted to sell me insurance.

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rolly
+4 James Vasilyev Cooper Quinn Mammal BicycleBroker
rolly  - Dec. 15, 2019, 3:19 p.m.

I'm fine with that.  No obligation to buy.  Nothing is for free.  So, if denying an offer will plant a tree and remind me to check my insurance policies, I'm good.

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GladePlayboy
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Rob Gretchen  - Dec. 15, 2019, 10:46 a.m.

Yeah, I got that feeling as well...

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pete@nsmb.com
+1 BicycleBroker
Pete Roggeman  - Dec. 16, 2019, 7:44 a.m.

While it's true that, one day, you could be contacted by YFTC, let me assure you that: 1 - the insurance products they're going to be offering will be tailored to mountain bikers and 2 - you won't be pestered.

We know and trust the people behind this - some of them are riders - and we wouldn't be presenting this to you unless we believed in it. It will also be helpful to us to get some of these metrics, although we'll be releasing a more comprehensive reader survey early in the new year.

Appreciate your right to decide whether 3 minutes and a tree planted in your name is worth it for the cost of, one day, an email offering to run you through your risk profile. That's it! Thanks to everyone who's participating by filling it out.

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thaaad
+5 Perry Schebel Timer Pete Roggeman Mic Andrew Major
thaaad  - Dec. 17, 2019, 12:59 a.m.

lol

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xy9ine
+1 thaaad
Perry Schebel  - Dec. 17, 2019, 12:58 p.m.

impressive

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lacykemp
+1 Pete Roggeman
Lacy Kemp  - Dec. 17, 2019, 10:34 a.m.

This is a great way to plant a tree. I don't mind the occasional offer. It wasn't overtly obnoxious.

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Mic
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Mic  - Dec. 23, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

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Mic
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Mic  - Dec. 23, 2019, 2:58 p.m.

Done. Did not come up with a fancy name though. Albus was my choice....hopefully a grandfather to other trees one fine day. And I hope they plant Western redcedar. Such beautiful and powerful trees once fully matured.

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SixZeroSixOne
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SixZeroSixOne  - Dec. 24, 2019, 8:36 a.m.

Fail @ Q13...

No option for "I eat whatever shit food I want, whenever I want"

Maybe they won't consider insuring me if my diet isn't up to scratch...

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DanL
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DanL  - Dec. 24, 2019, 3:23 p.m.

and South America twice as a destination, but at least they planted SquirrelF#cker for me

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Kenny
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Kenny  - Dec. 24, 2019, 5:01 p.m.

That falls under "balanced" :-D

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