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Jan. 16, 2018, 11:25 a.m.
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Re: 2018 - the year the world goes into the toilet?

"Have a little faith baby" - Oddball

Jan. 15, 2018, 10:17 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Trump.

I think you mean they Nationalized all oil exports? I lived there for a winter season and the set up they have going in that country is what Canada should strive for.

Post secondary- Covered, Childcare, covered. Although they only have 5 million people, they said forget being bought out by foreign corporations. Something we should have done years ago. We have been sold out so bad, hate to think about it.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/norway-s-sovereign-wealth-holds-lessons-for-canada-1.3002803

Jan. 10, 2018, 10:43 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Trump.

The Oprah thing is such a load of crap. If the USA votes in another celeb out of touch with the general population they are truly screwed.
Her speech was such a load of B.S.
They all knew what was going on with Harvey and look, best buds.

Jan. 10, 2018, 10:38 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Froome Gate Update

Was locked on weekend.

No snow there, what gives?

Jan. 10, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
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Re: CMHC agreement reached

Posted by: DangerousDave

I found that I needed to hit the wall ride pretty low to maintain enough speed to make the high side of the right hander afterwards. I really want to see someone hit the high side of the wall ride!

Way too much of chicken to try that line.

But if I pulled it off I'm sure I would be as stoked as this guy

Jan. 9, 2018, 12:53 p.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2018 - DH/Park Bike Thread

Posted by: ReductiMat

I appreciate pedaling up for the goods, but given there are endless powder days in the summer I struggle to make sense of the angst towards those of us who like to fall down mountains.

I have mathematical proofs showing how much better 39 downhills are better than one, but I'm considered the heathen.

I'm in Whistler a lot.  Come to me people.

Doing a few days in the park really gets the skills sharp. Do a couple days back to back in the bike park, then hit the local tech trails the next day. Overflowing with confidence and swagger is the result.

Jan. 9, 2018, 10:47 a.m.
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Re: 2017 Fromme Trail Conditions Thread

Rode both days on the last weekend, rained off and on.
Have to say the trails drain off so well the puddles were almost non existent.
Especially lower Espresso and the new Dreamweaver re route.

nice

Jan. 9, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
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Re: Electric Vehicle (EV) discussion thread

Posted by: KenN

Posted by: tungsten

e the big boys are gunnin' for 'em.

No, they really aren't. If you'd actually done any research, you would know that the "big boys" still don't get it. They are making plans to manufacture BEVs and PHEVs in small volumes in an effort to just barely comply with regulations. Not a single manufacturer outside of China has plans to mass market any EVs. By the time the "big boys" respond, Tesla and maybe a few others will be so far ahead they'll be playing catch up for decades. Tesla may never become as big as the others, but they will continue to expand and sell everything they can build for a long time yet.

My bet, the automotive landscape is going to change radically in the next 20 years. Some of the biggest will either disappear or become irrelevant. BMW and FCA are very likely going to be some of the first victims.

Will be interesting to see what happens, all about what sells.

Tesla obviously is quite elitest, other avail EV's are not attractive or useful to this guy.

Hope some more sport utility options show up

Until then.... meh

https://www.caranddriver.com/best-hybrid-electric-cars

Jan. 9, 2018, 7:36 a.m.
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Re: Which knee pads are you guys using?

Posted by: stinky_dan

Dakine slayers and Race Face flank legs when it's going to get rowdier. The Dakines are a sleeve style so it's important to size for your thigh size as much as anything. The flanks are great because they strap on so there's no messing about with shoes etc

Have the Slayers, they have really lasted better than anything else.

Mine slide down a bit but no biggie, just adjust before descent.

Jan. 8, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
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Re: Electric Vehicle (EV) discussion thread

Posted by: Sethimus

https://vimeo.com/188105076

game changer

Going to be interesting how the public reacts to self driving cars. Many people really identify with what car they drive, for example the valley boys here at work with their giant lifted dodge pick ups, if they can't drive around like obnoxious dicks what is the point of having one? If somehow in the years to come self driving cars become a law how do the car companies market a car for the driving experience? Will we even own cars or just order one to pick us up and take us to our required destination? I can't see this happening without legal battles out the yin yang. As much as I like the tech I'm not sure this will come into play for many years.

Jan. 4, 2018, 8:39 a.m.
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Re: Japan getting dumped on..

Buddy of mine went last winter. They got pounded with snow.
Bucket list for sure

Jan. 3, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
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Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Skate skiing

Posted by: Ddean

A workout it is! The hills are painful but isn't that the point? Ive been out three times now - getting my stride back. 12km last time out at an avg of 13 kph - its coming along....Now I need to get waxing equipment again! It would be good if I could dump 20 lbs this winter

Next stop, 20km - maybe tomorrow eve.

The point for me is to get out in the winter, get exercise, fresh air and yes the workout. I just find Cypress frustrating due to the up and downs that never end. If you sk8 Silverstar, Sunpeaks, The Callaghan. The Trails flow way better and on Sk8 skis that to me is the best part, cruising at a good clip without blowing up.

I don't really have anyone to sk8 with these days, if you wanna do a Monday or Tuesday night sk8 at Cypress Ddean I'm down. Message me

Jan. 1, 2018, 2:21 p.m.
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Re: Skate skiing

I was out here in Sunpeaks .The trail system here is kick ass, fast and super dry snow.

I'm not crazy about Cypress, its too hilly for my liking, needs a flatter circut to keep a nice quick flowing pace going. I still usually go up a few eves in the winter. Still a great workout.

Dec. 15, 2017, 2:23 p.m.
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Re: the hypothetical new bike discussion w spouse advice thread...

Whatever you do don't marry a middle child. The FOMO is so strong in mine. Buying anything and getting it past her not noticing is an impossible task. When busted the only card I can play is the safety issue card.

Dec. 14, 2017, 3:26 p.m.
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Re: Beer of the week.

Posted by: J.Stubb

Posted by: bux-bux

Just thought I would start a thread for favorite beers. There is so many craft/micro brews popping up here in Van.
Just would to like hear what may be something you really enjoy.

Happy Holidays

I will go first: Blackburn ESB @Callister
                        Wunderbar Kolsh @ Bridge
                        IPA @ Black Kettle

The Blackburn Bitter is great. The brewer Adam of Real Cask is a buddy of mine. I can be found some Sunday afternoons sitting at the Callister bar having a beer bs'ing with Adam. He works the bar Sundays and is very entertaining.

Powell Street Brewing Ode to Citra is one of my local favourites. 

The newest brewery in my area is East Van Brewing but I have yet to go in. Has anyone sampled their beer yet? I see they have a pinball machine in there so I'll definitely be stopping by soon.

Yes that Blackburn bitter is by far the best and closest to a real english ale I have had outside the UK.

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