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MEC = Dangerous

May 26, 2009, 4:55 p.m.
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im pretty sure they run on some kind of environmentally benign fuel.

May 26, 2009, 4:59 p.m.
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Well, you should organize something to make their Sierra Club donations more well known in the industry if it bothers you that much.

I know that locally they give a lot to the local club, donations, they have had lots of staff come out for trail days and givin away a lot of schwag to the local trailbuilders.

Does that make the Sierra Club donations a good thing…no, it does not but it also does not negate all of the good they have done for Mt. Biking either.

The only thing I ever really buy there is Tubes…half the price over bike shops…lol…but all my other bike stuff gets bought at Sooke Cycles…best service and bikes near Vic. :D

May 26, 2009, 5:27 p.m.
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Hey Big Perm there is a Valhalla Pure here in the Nam too. :)

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May 26, 2009, 5:29 p.m.
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i should have just waited until i was in comox to go to valhalla

end rant on shitty customer service

Vp matches MEC on products they carry ,its automagicaly updated in VP's system

if you havent used them yet …take em back and buy from VP

May 26, 2009, 5:40 p.m.
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Ruck march Thursday! :woot:

Fuck the ruck march. Where doing the infantry battle test. 10km speed march with full pack, rifle, and combat load. The whole route will be sandy double track.

then without pause, 100m knockdown the steel plates with 20 rounds. And then immediatly folowed by 100m carry of fire team partner. Then immediatly do the obstacle course in full webbing and with rifle.

Then pause for a refreshing drink from the a Royal Marine Canteen..

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May 26, 2009, 7:36 p.m.
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oohrah!

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May 26, 2009, 7:55 p.m.
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Vp matches MEC on products they carry ,its automagicaly updated in VP's system

if you havent used them yet …take em back and buy from VP

they are used but as i learnt from mec last year, they will just sell them to someone else.

oh well next time ill get teh garmont sitka gtx from valhalla

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 26, 2009, 7:57 p.m.
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but seriously i wont shop at a bike shop that cant give me sound advice so why would i support a place that cant give give me advice

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 26, 2009, 8:04 p.m.
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you know you're a gear monger too - admit it.

the day they issued you your ruck, webbing, compass, boots etc (your KIT) was one of the happiest in your life.

come on - you know its true…

Yes, because I didn't pay for any of it.

And then promptly tried to figure out what shit I actually needed out of the useless crap they issued. Whoever thought that Garrison dress was useful was definitely a Quebexican.

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May 26, 2009, 8:09 p.m.
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can you two get a room?

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

May 26, 2009, 8:58 p.m.
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I go there for the $10 brake pads

May 26, 2009, 10:13 p.m.
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Well, you should organize something to make their Sierra Club donations more well known in the industry if it bothers you that much.

I know that locally they give a lot to the local club, donations, they have had lots of staff come out for trail days and givin away a lot of schwag to the local trailbuilders.

Think locally…

How much does MEC donate to your local mountain bike organizations, trail days, and builders in Sooke?

How much does MEC donate to the Western Canada Wilderness Committee? (you can check it out here: http://www.mec.ca/Apps/GrantRecipients/enviroFund.jsp)

….

What does the Western Canada Wilderness Committee (a regular partner of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund) think of you mountain biking in Sooke?

….

"- Prohibit mountain biking on the trails in order to
minimize erosion and damage to sensitive ecosystems as
mountain bikers often go off-trail(eg. damage to
sensitive moss/lichen outcrops). Mountain bikers
already have an extensive trail network at the Hartland
Landfill site."

Linkage: http://www.sierraclub.ca/pipermail/syc-victoria/2006-November/000134.html

Here is a little story on the whole thing that NSMB.com cooked up:

http://www.nsmb.com/shore_news/sooke_closure_11_06.php

Here is a thread discussing it:

http://bb.nsmb.com/showthread.php?t=88185

Here is your view on the issue:

Thank you NSMB! [HTML_REMOVED]3

Everyone gets to decide for themselves the value of:

…the $10 brake pads

But the tools are definitely available to make an educated decision.

-D

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May 26, 2009, 10:16 p.m.
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Think locally…

How much does MEC donate to your local mountain bike organizations, trail days, and builders in Sooke?

How much does MEC donate to the Western Canada Wilderness Committee? (you can check it out here: http://www.mec.ca/Apps/GrantRecipients/enviroFund.jsp)

….

What does the Western Canada Wilderness Committee (a regular partner of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund) think of you mountain biking in Sooke?

….

- Prohibit mountain biking on the trails in order to
minimize erosion and damage to sensitive ecosystems as
mountain bikers often go off-trail(eg. damage to
sensitive moss/lichen outcrops). Mountain bikers
already have an extensive trail network at the Hartland
Landfill site.

Linkage: http://www.sierraclub.ca/pipermail/syc-victoria/2006-November/000134.html

Here is a little story on the whole thing that NSMB.com cooked up:

http://www.nsmb.com/shore_news/sooke_closure_11_06.php

Here is a thread discussing it:

http://bb.nsmb.com/showthread.php?t=88185

Here is your view on the issue:

Everyone gets to decide for themselves the value of:

But the tools are definitely available to make an educated decision.

-D

Interesting post. I must admit to being a fan of MEC in the past but maybe it's time for a change. I still remember a bike mechanic friend accusing me of supporting the COMMUNISTS by shopping there. :lol:

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May 26, 2009, 10:22 p.m.
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Holy carp this has sure stirred up a mess! Like kicking over an anthill.

Maybe we need to do a MTB take-over of MEC - elect some people to the executive/board of directors and change their attitude for them.

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May 26, 2009, 10:22 p.m.
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Thanks Drew….lol…nice find on quote…but you gotta lower the price of the fucking louise brake pads, thats highway robbery…LOL…

I took a look around that mec donations page earlier today….and they give A LOT to Sierra…that made up my mind there, now this info is even better. Gunna send a letter or make a post on my the SIMBS site when I have some time and see what they say.

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