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Nov. 25, 2020, 7:09 p.m.
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Re: Screaming brakes...

I had a problem with my Zee brakes that turned out to be caused by the cheapo rotors I was using. The front brake/rotor would hit a resonance frequency under hard braking and howl like crazy. Wouldn't stop worth a dam either. I installed better quality XT rotors and haven't had a problem since. And yeah, OEM pads for sure

Nov. 25, 2020, 3:30 p.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

I received this in an update e-mail from Metro Van this morning.  It's interesting and disconcerting that there is no mention of NSMBA involvement in this trail planning, I wonder why?

LSCR East Area Trails

Metro Vancouver is continuing to implement recommendations from the 2018 Trails Strategic Plan. This month, we have begun working with LEES+Associates and IMBA (International Mountain Biking Association) Canada to specify upgrades for CBC and Cabin trails. Like all trail projects in the LSCR, this work aims to minimize impacts to sensitive ecosystem areas, such as wetlands and old growth forest stands. We also recognize there is room for improvements to the user experience for mountain bikers in particular, and will be working to retain the character of classic trails while making them appealing for contemporary riders. We plan to continue to focus resources on the Mt. Seymour area of our trail network in the coming years. Make sure to watch this newsletter for future updates and ways to participate!

Nov. 24, 2020, 1:01 p.m.
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Re: Teh new prez

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Have more fake news fellow serfs!

Dominion Voting Systems hired a PR firm for their Fox interview about voter fraud?

Sydney Powell seems to be tweeting out of her ass. She gonna blow up GA first along with the Gov and SOS?... I'll be with you guys on that saying that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. But what lawyer tweet's that unless they do? She also added this: Sidney Powell: 35,000 Votes Were Added to Every Democrat Candidate – I’d Be Willing to Bet It Happened Everywhere

Sekulow told Newsmax host Tom Basile“We have got lawsuits likely to be filed in Georgia on either Monday or Tuesday; I can’t get into the details. I can’t tell you right now, but what’s coming in Georgia will be shocking, when we file this in federal court Monday or Tuesday It’s nothing that we have talked before. It’s not what you heard in the press conference [Thursday] either. This is something completely separate… I will tell you, the Lt. Gov. [Geoff Duncan] in Georgia, the Secretary of State in Georgia [Brad Raffensperger] in Georgia, they’re in for quite a shock on Monday and Tuesday about how poorly they run and they ran – there’s going to be a proof – of how poorly run they ran the elections in one of their major counties”

Let's follow up on this in a couple days.  How confident are you that this will come to pass Shogun?

50/50 dude.

Like I said, its all still fluid despite what your news in telling you.

He lost. Get over it.

Nov. 23, 2020, 3:29 p.m.
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Re: Trail signage on sanctioned trails

"Severed was originally a hiking trail, and is presently designated multi-use. It's on land owned by CMHC and managed by Rec Sites & Trails BC. It should stay multi-use, it's not a DH race course. Ride it expecting to see foot traffic and be able to stop or slow down when you do."

This should apply to any trail built on public land, especially in busy areas like the north shore. My friend almost got run down by a bro racing down lower mushroom just above the power lines. Bro had to put his bike in the ditch to avoid piling into her, then couldn't understand why she was upset with him. What an a$$hat!

Nov. 6, 2020, 12:32 p.m.
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Re: CBC - what’s happening?

Logging and road building were allowed in all 3 watersheds until the early 1990's.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metro_Vancouver_watersheds

Oct. 22, 2020, 3:15 p.m.
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Re: What variables push you to "ride around."

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: Ddean

^Progression still matters to you - which is awesome. It may always or perhaps your priorities will change one day; there's no wrong answer. People's priorities are what they are on any given day and people are allowed to change them whenever they want!

The only thing that matters is that people get to do what they want. Im glad that I get to ride with some absolutely incredible riders, who are also great people, and they dont care whether I skip stuff or not. Its all about the great times on bikes!

Word....great times on bikes, the most beautiful and fun machines ever created.

I totally get what you mean about progression, and I understand why it's a powerful motivator. Personally I have reached the point where the primary motivator is maximizing the amount of years I will be able to keep enjoying outdoor pursuits under my own power at some reasonable level of performance.  Trying to keep the dreaded e-bike at bay for as long as possible!

Oct. 21, 2020, 6:51 p.m.
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Re: The Evolution of the Ebike

Cool. I am (hopefully) still a long ways from needing one  of these to get me up the hill, but I'm hoping by the time I do they will weigh 25 pounds, have a 200km range and cost < $5K.

Oct. 21, 2020, 6:37 p.m.
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Re: What variables push you to "ride around."

Posted by: AlanB

Rule #1 - When you ride up to a stunt you can see the future. If you don't see yourself riding off it cleanly, then don't do it!

Rule #2 - It's not what you can ride, it's when you can ride it.

I would add a third rule:

Rule #3 - It's when you can no longer ride it.

I am finding there are a bunch of features that I used to ride that no longer make sense to me as I get older.  I am still pretty good at riding steep rock rolls and skinnies that aren't too high above the ground, but elevated structures and high skinnies no longer seem worth the risk.

Oct. 20, 2020, 6:39 p.m.
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Re: What variables push you to "ride around."

Posted by: AlanB

Rule #1 - When you ride up to a stunt you can see the future. If you don't see yourself riding off it cleanly, then don't do it!

Rule #2 - It's not what you can ride, it's when you can ride it.

Words of wisdom Alan!

Oct. 16, 2020, 9:42 p.m.
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Re: Anyone running a "tiny" bike on the shore?

I went from a 155/160 Warden to the 135/150 Fugitive LT, and never wish I had more travel.  I occasionally wish I was back on the smaller wheels, but 95% of the time I prefer the 29er.

Oct. 16, 2020, 9:33 p.m.
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Re: Best smiles/dollar bike you've ever bought?

Posted by: J.Stubb

Interesting thread for me. Until 2015 I had only really had dh bikes when I bought a 2015 Norco Range. Having a capable "enduro" style bike opened up a lot of riding for me and the Range has turned out to be great bike for me. I've been smashing that bike for 5 years now and thinking about upgrading but the prices of new bikes have me a little gun shy. I've noticed the new Status and been thinking it might be one of those high performing smiles\dollar bikes. They're decently spec'd for around $3600 cdn. As opposed to 7k for a Santa Cruz.

2010 Range was a game changer for me. Loved that bike. I have helped quite a few of my friends find deals on used ranges, and it has worked out well for all of them.

Oct. 16, 2020, 9:25 p.m.
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Re: What variables push you to "ride around."

It's highly variable for me, and depends totally on how I am feeling/riding that day. I haven't been able to fully identify why I am 'on' one day and 'off' the next. The crew I am riding with makes a difference, as does my energy level, state of mind, and weather conditions. Most of it is in my head though. I skipped the woodwork onto the millenium log the other morning, even though I had ridden all of the skinnies on pangor and all of the woodwork on boundary a few days before. Some features will always be a hard pass though, such as the gangler and the egg on ladies. I used to ride the high log on 7th and the Boogie man bridge, but the risk no longer seems worth it to me.

Oct. 11, 2020, 7:09 p.m.
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Re: Do you Enduro full-face

Posted by: JBV

i've been committing to using my IXS trigger on every ride in the last few weeks and i'm used to it now. it's such a light and well fitting lid and easy to doff anytime i want to take a drink, etc.  the fidlock is the bomb and the back of the head dial is perfect for snugging it up before a descent. no wobble on fast chundery trails. love it.

I feel the same way about my TLD stage, although I usually take it off for fire road climbs like fromme or Burke. No problem drinking with it on. I absolutely love it on the way back down. Lots of air flow and no excess movement. IXS sounds like a great option for a light weight FF too.

Oct. 7, 2020, 10:52 a.m.
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Re: Custom Wheels- Which is more important to you? - Hub vs Rims

Posted by: Poz

On this topic of custom wheels. What are some good resources for someone who wants to learn how to build wheels? I've got a Park stand, the home mechanic one. Thinking this could be a good winter project.

Youtube?

Sheldon Brown?

Any other solid sources to check out?

Worth every penny. Even has plans for a really nice, simple DIY truing stand.

https://www.wheelpro.co.uk/wheelbuilding/book.php

Oct. 6, 2020, 7:42 p.m.
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Re: Best smiles/dollar bike you've ever bought?

2009 Rocky Mountain Slayer. Bought used for $500 and was my first FS rig. I hadn't been mountain biking for a decade or so, and this bike reignited the spark. Ended up selling it to a buddy who was just getting into the sport, and it did the same thing for him. Last I heard he had passed it on to a young kid just starting out. Best Joy/$ I can think of.

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