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Feb. 16, 2018, 8:10 a.m.
Posts: 222
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Best roof rack for mountain bikes

Posted by: brad-sedola

I have the newer Thule Sidearms on my roof. Been deflating my fat bike tire to cram into the front over the last 2 years without issue. HOWEVER, 3 weeks ago on a 4 hour drive the front tire continued to deflate on me to the point where the hook had nothing to grab on to. Bike came off the roof rack at 120km/h. Luckily nobody ran it over nor did it go through anybody's grill. Tough bike though, all it needed was new bars, stem and grips.

I now add a toe strap to the front wheel as well as deflating the rear tire to the point where the stock strap works instead of relying on a toe strap.

That's what I get for using the wrong tool for the job.

I also gave up on continually removing the roof rails/towers from the car. I'll take the 0.5L/100km hit on the wallet vs. scratching up the door frames/roof.

I don't notice the fuel issue when there are no bikes on the roof. When the bikes are on the roof it's like driving with a parachute off the back of the car. Driving back from Marin County a while back I did the I5 Sacremento to Eugene stretch into a headwind. Got slaughtered in fuel consumption, was so brutal . The rear racks are much so better IMO, although it feels like a big hit in the wallet for the hitch and rack cost. Way cheaper in the long run for sure

Feb. 14, 2018, 11:47 a.m.
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Re: Best roof rack for mountain bikes

"Thanks for the pic! Have you ever had any issues with it popping out? Looks like it would be totally fine for normal paved roads but Iooks like it could get a little sketchy on a dirt road."

Driven my Subaru up the Duffy to Tyax a couple times, with 2 bikes on the roof.  Ripping along having fun sliding the car around corners etc, rough and bumpy thru the switchbacks....  all good

Feb. 13, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: 2017 Fromme Trail Conditions Thread

Fromme was great on weekend. Some new work done on first part the NQ climb.

The final rib cage section is still the endless suck. Good times

Feb. 13, 2018, 7:51 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Best roof rack for mountain bikes

Posted by: XXX_er

BTW does everyone take these things off the car at least once a season to put anti sieze on any threaded fasteners OR do you just leave them up there to sell with the car ?

Used to take them off in winter, now they just stay up there year round.

Feb. 9, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Posts: 222
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Best roof rack for mountain bikes

Have the Yakima High rollers, super bomb proof. Super easy to use, can get the bike in and out of the rack faster than my rear platter one up rack.

Feb. 9, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: War with Alberta

This was a fun read.

http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/could-alberta-bring-b-c-to-its-knees-by-shutting-off-the-oil

The Keystone was halted, Amazon said no to 2nd HQ in Calgary. Kinda looks like they are going to panic mode, and picking on us now.

I want Canada to prosper but I'm torn on the new pipeline. Looks like it will be tied up in the courts for years, First Nations leading the charge.

On the upside if they really wanna keep their money out of BC as they are threatening. We wont be seeing so many Ed Hardy wearing, Nickleback listening, useless giant lifted truck driving, Albertans at our fine lake resort towns this summer. Ya right.

Feb. 8, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Altered Carbon

Posted by: DemonMike

freaking hooked!!!!!

great show , heard it,s $10million per episode too shoot.

Apparently it was like shooting a feature film for 8 months instead of 2. Had a huge prep crew, soaked up a lot of members in our local.

Feb. 7, 2018, 5:18 p.m.
Posts: 222
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Altered Carbon

Watched a couple episodes so far. Looks good, acting is good. Story is a bit lame so far but heard it gets better. Hope it does well and heard a season 2 will be going into production. Which is great news for my industry because its shot here.

Feb. 7, 2018, 10:20 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: War with Alberta

Cranking it up a knotch.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/wine-boycott-alberta-british-columbia-trans-mountain-1.4523473

Hit BC where it hurts. Go after the part of BC that is flooded with Albertans. This is going to be good

Feb. 2, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: War with Alberta

They drink wine in Fort Mac? That's a surprise
Wonder how the yelp reviews are on this place?

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/fort-mcmurray-alta-restaurant-refuses-to-serve-b-c-wine-after-proposed-bitumen-ban-1.4515836

Jan. 31, 2018, 2 p.m.
Posts: 222
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Fly in midweek ski & stay 2nd wk Feb.

Posted by: tungsten

Both times I was there they said "you shoulda' been here last week!".

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Actually, one of the times it was pretty dry snow now that I think of it..

LOL watched this vid a half dozen times. Was so stoked

Jan. 31, 2018, 1:58 p.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: We need more refugees

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

You're too late to wish for that... or your wish was already granted:

Our Somali born Immigration Minister is bringing in about 300,000 per year for three years.

The new norm?

I missed the point of this post? Ok then

Posted by: switch

Posted by: bux-bux

Keep hearing we need more people accepted into Canada to keep our numbers up.

What does it cost to house, educate a refugee until they become a contributing factor in society and not a cost?

Would it not be better to encourage the current population to have more kids? Maybe make daycare free, big tax breaks for having a big family?

Instead we are punished financially and taxed to death.

Canada should let in more Norwegians.  Maybe then Canada can win a medal in the Nordic events at the Winter Olympics.

What u mean? We have Alex Harvey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhprSUj3i0M

Jan. 31, 2018, 10:51 a.m.
Posts: 222
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: We need more refugees

Keep hearing we need more people accepted into Canada to keep our numbers up.

What does it cost to house, educate a refugee until they become a contributing factor in society and not a cost?

Would it not be better to encourage the current population to have more kids? Maybe make daycare free, big tax breaks for having a big family?

Instead we are punished financially and taxed to death.

Jan. 30, 2018, 10:43 a.m.
Posts: 222
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Fly in midweek ski & stay 2nd wk Feb.

Well we rolled the dice, booked a place for 4 days at Mount Cain this weekend. Weather has turned  to shit with super high freezing levels.

Trips off, super bummer.

That's skiing......

Jan. 30, 2018, 7:28 a.m.
Posts: 222
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: flying with bike

When I saw the title thought this....

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