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Sept. 15, 2004, 9:57 p.m.
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holy crap synchro. thats just amazing. great job.

Being an agoraphobic adrenaline junkie would be pretty convenient, because you could get your rush from just going to the store to get some milk instead of having to jump off a mountain or out of an airplane.

they also call me "balloon"

Sept. 15, 2004, 10:38 p.m.
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Originally posted by synchro
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That is a work of art. Absolutely beautiful work there Synchro.

Sept. 16, 2004, 7:36 a.m.
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oh boy, these pictures are just making me miss building even more!
keep up the good work! i'm not gonna have as much time after classes as i thought mark,and the weekends are a little tight but if you wanted help i could probably pull off the odd sunday.

Sept. 16, 2004, 10:47 a.m.
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You da man Markā€¦. it looks totally:thepimp: Rideable art:D

:beer: :beer: :beer: for you.

Originally posted by Smoke
8 weeks in Whistler + greenhorn English boy = venereal disease + compound fractures + angry collection agency pursuing you around the world.

Sept. 16, 2004, 11:28 a.m.
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mark that looks amazing. The only headsup I'll give you is that sometimes if you put rungs so close together mud packs on the rungs. Jer is now spacing the CBC rungs a little further apart for that reason. I cant really tell how close they are in the pic so just ignore if the mud isnt a problem

Sept. 18, 2004, 6:01 p.m.
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Synchro, that looks really amazing. Its just awesome how you take the time notch the supports and stuff. Le work d'art.

Sept. 19, 2004, 12:02 a.m.
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Trail porn at it's best. :drool:

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- Josiah Stamp

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

Sept. 19, 2004, 9:13 a.m.
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beauty work syncro

ORIGINAL FREETARD
and now I'm CROSSTARDED

Sept. 20, 2004, 10:49 a.m.
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As we will all witness shortly, Synchro has taken the time and effort to construct a trail that will be enjoyed by riders for many years to come. His attention to detail and rock-solid building techniques are a testament to his pride of workmanship. When the trail opens, remember to stop and have a look at the quality and innovation of this man's work.

Thanks Synchro!

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Sept. 21, 2004, 11:23 p.m.
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i wana ride it mark.. i wana ride it. :(

Fear me. I have a Cabin in montana.
::Team Pancake Pride::

Sept. 25, 2004, 9:28 p.m.
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wow, rough day on the trail today. there is nothing more frustrating than realizing you've made an error and have to rip stuff out an rebuild it. i had a choice of taking the lazy route out and just cutting out a tree to fix my problem or to do things right and rebuild a ladder section. even tho i really wanna get this thing done i don't want to cut corners - so rebuild it was. i made a couple other little booboos too, but nothing major and they will be easy to fix.

t'was one of those days where i planned to work hard and get a lot done. i worked hard, but at the end of the day it feels like i took a step back. guess you can't win em all.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Sept. 26, 2004, 5:57 p.m.
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hey mark, its Earl
need a hand next weekend?
i could make it out sunday for shure and maybe saturday but i might have work
but thats only if you need me

ride more, post less.

Sept. 26, 2004, 6:17 p.m.
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i will of course be there on sunday, but sat i may go riding instead

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Sept. 26, 2004, 7:12 p.m.
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you seriously split those slats by hand? either you should be a professional log splitter, or vancouver cedar is weird. Our Cedar is white, your is red. Different species perhaps?

Sept. 26, 2004, 7:29 p.m.
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Originally posted by skimtb1
you seriously split those slats by hand? either you should be a professional log splitter, or vancouver cedar is weird. Our Cedar is white, your is red. Different species perhaps?

yeah, all the rungs were split by hand. i've split some ugly ones too. the key to getting rungs like that is using the right piece of wood. if you take the cut the rungs from an older tree (at least 75yrs) and closer to the base the wood has no knots in it and the grain runs very straight. wait till i throw up the pics of the planks i split for the wallride; 7ft tall, 1ft wide and almost as nice as those guys. getting palnks that long to split nice is not easy.

the cedar is reddish (western red cedar) in color in that pic because it's wet. when it dries out it lightens up in colour. it may be a different sub-species that what you guys commonly use to build. you may have been using yellow cedar which is typically found at higher elevations and is much whiter than the red cedar.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

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