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May 14, 2019, 4:02 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Nice pic, but you couldn't make it up that trail without a battery?

May 13, 2019, 11:16 a.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: Hepcat

Three walls of text later and this lifelong cyclist has completely changed his mind. FIRE UP THE COAL PLANTS AND PLUG ME IN. ⚡⚡⚡⚡ Sunday morning family trail traffic here we come! Let's go BLAST some uphill singletrack under POWER and watch hikers jump into the bushes! Triple the mileage!! Let's get some motorized noise and into those wooooods!!!

Man, what a salesman. Really earning that pittance from the e-bike sponsor this morning Norona. Hoo boy.

We don't have coal fired power plants in BC.

May 10, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
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Re: Trail use etiquette

Pedestrians shall have the right of way, up hill or down. 

I trail run and mountain bike on Bby mountain and have never had a problem. The signs at the trail heads are confusing because they warn hikers to be careful but on their website state that pedestrians have the right of way, always.

April 5, 2019, 4:17 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: shoreboy

You are correct that the NSMBA has zero authority as to which groups use the trails. They can only advocate for trail use, but it is obviously not in their mandate to enforce any policies. That is up to the land managers. In the case of Fromme, that is mostly the DNV.

Their responses to my inquiries about e-bike policy are the same as others have received here: "As of yet, there is no formalized policy pertaining to e-bikes. However, the District of North Vancouver currently does not encourage the use of e-bikes on mountain bike trails on District property."

This would be fence sitting at its finest. No idea what 'does not encourage use of' means.

"Does not encourage use of means that it is "not ok" or "no confirmation they are allowed" to be used on their land. I'm not sure where you get "fence sitting" from.

Jan. 4, 2019, 10:40 a.m.
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Re: Multi use vs bikes only

Posted by: syncro

there is a fair bit of onus on the downhill rider to be riding in enough control so they can avoid people coming the opposite direction.

Well said, if you're not in control, you're out of control.

Nov. 6, 2018, 4:04 p.m.
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Re: Keeping a bike in a condo

Posted by: Brocklanders

I was Strata council prez for a few years in my last place this is how it kinda works.

Changing a strata's bylaws is a legal process and a pain in the ass so if a building has no restrictions you are probably fine. They can't vote at an AGM and just change laws without going thru the process. If it does you can appeal it, thru the strata owners assn. Hopefully this won't happen.

If buying a strata with restrictions you/realtor can write a request to be exempt from the rule. Stating that , bike being too expensive to be put in a bike room etc. Bike thieves will spend all night getting thru your locks in a bike room, cameras are useless unless being monitored. I have first hand experience of this.

Bikes do cause damage, trust me it happens there is no way around it. So wiping off wall skuffs and cleaning the dirt left behind in the hallway keeps the neighbors whining to a minimum.

Good info, Thanks !

Nov. 6, 2018, 3:48 p.m.
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Re: Why I don’t want an ebike (but I don’t hate them)

Is trailforks a reliable way to find out where e-bikes can be ridden?  When i use their ebike layer, all of the trails disappear!

July 4, 2018, 2:57 p.m.
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Re: Maple Ridge 2016 Conditions.

Who is the trail builder at Thornhill? Great Job!

Let me know if i can help you with anything.

Nov. 10, 2017, 3:46 p.m.
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Re: Are enduro bikes needed on the shore?

Posted by: Taz123

Seems like Lama Cycles is the Canadian distributor. Were they easy to deal with or did you get it shipped across the border?

Yes, he got the bike at Lama where he is also sponsored. They are really good to deal with.

Aug. 11, 2017, 1:18 p.m.
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Re: The first e-bikes of the season riding up Mountain Highway

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: BigFoot

Watch "See the World" series on Youtube. Johan is not elite, he takes his time and uses a granny gear and has toured the world self supported.

Just checked it out - looks pretty awesome. I'm going to have to put that on the play list/ You're right that there's definitely some parallels,  but there's also some differences too between the type of riding he did and a 4-6 day self supported trip in the Chilcotins. The biggest thing would be no place to stop to pick up food.

Yes food but he always seems to run out of water. One of those filter straws would come in handy.

Aug. 11, 2017, 12:21 p.m.
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Re: The first e-bikes of the season riding up Mountain Highway

Posted by: syncro

Here's something to consider, how many people would like to do 4-6 day self supported bike packing trip through the Chilcotins? How many could actually handle that or would your route selection be significantly limited? Would having a pedal assist bike to get you through some of the tougher days make the trip more enjoyable?

I did a 5 day supported trip in the Chilcotinst a few years back with Lee ... The question is can I devote the time I need to riding/training to get in the kind of shape I'd need to be in to be able to complete that same route self supported? I'd wager that the type of fitness it would take be be at a fairly elite level, like close to pro-class racer.

Watch "See the World" series on Youtube. Johan is not elite, he takes his time and uses a granny gear and has toured the world self supported.

July 26, 2017, 11:54 a.m.
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Re: Are enduro bikes needed on the shore?

Posted by: flowrider

So bringing this back up again. The Giants were sold out at the warehouse so now I'm looking at Devinci's. The Troy has almost the same angles as the Trance but now I'm also looking a the Spartan. I'm at a loss as to what to order (if they're in stock in the warehouse). Do I go short with the Troy or go bigger with the Spartan. I don't ride park often at all, may ride it once this year at Sun Peaks) and I don't shuttle. Suggestions?

Also look at the NS Snabb, I have a friend who owns one and the are are really well built bike.

June 12, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
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Re: Are enduro bikes needed on the shore?

Nice purchase! Hit me up if you want to go for a ride on anything EXCEPT vertical!!!

June 8, 2017, 2:13 p.m.
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Re: Are enduro bikes needed on the shore?

The A7.2 is my first Enduro bike.

June 8, 2017, 11:50 a.m.
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Re: Are enduro bikes needed on the shore?

Thanks! Climbing at first was tough but i added some more air pressure in the rear shock and it's fine now. I ride up Cariboo Hill in Burnaby quite often and I'll be trying the sidewinder climb on Burnaby Mountain this weekend for the first time. 

How tall are you? I'm 6'-1 and the large fits perfect.

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