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The Problem with "Tribe" - July 21, 2020, 1:45 p.m.

Oh, I won't argue that there's not plenty of people on the left doing nothing more than shouting on the internet! 

Neckbeardism doesn't know political lines.

The Problem with "Tribe" - July 21, 2020, 11:30 a.m.

"he net-net of that interview being that it is entirely up to indigenous people to decide what is appropriate and what is appropriation."

Ding ding ding, winner!

The Problem with "Tribe" - July 21, 2020, 9:34 a.m.

Neckbeards shouting about cancel culture, and points Dave covered in the article they'll never read.

The Problem with "Tribe" - July 21, 2020, 9:25 a.m.

How would you suggest Yeti, "change the way the word is used, ascribe positive meaning and collaboration to an area that has a very mixed and frequently sad history behind it"?

The Problem with "Tribe" - July 21, 2020, 9:23 a.m.

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The Problem with "Tribe" - July 21, 2020, 9:05 a.m.

I'm sure the FB comments will be really special.

The Problem with "Tribe" - July 21, 2020, 9:05 a.m.

...its almost like he covered all of those points in the article.

Living With A Lust For Luxury - July 20, 2020, 9:32 a.m.

I'll take my fancy hubs & stem in whatever color you've got, as long as its black.

Dream Rides: 2018 Porsche 911 GTS & 2020 Specialized Enduro Expert - July 17, 2020, 12:55 p.m.

Aaaaand this is why I just go to Dirtfish and flog other people's cars. 

$1,000-1,300 per day. No capital cost. Fully covered by insurance if you bin it in to the ditch. Fully caged. Comes equipped with human in right seat to yell at you to do it better. 

Not included: infinite frustration of driving a fast car at 1/10th of its abilities 99% of the time.

Digging COVID: Four Rules to Build By - July 16, 2020, 8:54 a.m.

Oh totally. I was like.... 99% sure I was reading you right, but just wanted to clarify/elaborate. 

Risk is part of why a lot of us ride bikes - that's the fun. But minimizing unexpected or unnecessary hazard is important.

Digging COVID: Four Rules to Build By - July 15, 2020, 5:31 p.m.

Um, just to clarify, there's absolutely a lot of trail work that needs to be done in the name of safety. I think I'm following your train of thought, but... yeah. Just wanted to clarify. 

Its also worth noting that 'safety' can mean different things especially as trails change: eg if a feature on a blue trail has degraded to the point where its potentially a black feature, you've got a giant liability on your hands without either 1) changing the rating and signage for the entire trail, or 2) "dumbing" the thing back down. I think that's what you mean by 'original intent'. 

What the Shore often sees is people latch on to a particular snapshot of a trail, at a particular point in time. If trail work modifies this, suddenly its 'dumbing it down', when in reality it may actually just be returning it to an earlier state. Or, in many cases here, its original state was a loamer, and the whole thing was way easier when it was first built. 🤷 

Or in a very recent case, we're catching flak for re-armouring a section of trail, that is now an eroded trench.

Digging COVID: Four Rules to Build By - July 15, 2020, 10:16 a.m.

Oh, not referring to people pruning and raking existing trails. That's great!

Digging COVID: Four Rules to Build By - July 15, 2020, 9:45 a.m.

It takes a while, and RSTBC is chronically and critically underfunded. CB can speak to more specifics as we don't really do much S56/S57 stuff down here. 

But like... lets get past this whole instant gratification thing. Does it suck that your trail application may not get approved for 6 or 12 months? Sure. 

...if you aren't even committed to it for that long, how are you planning to maintain a trail that now exists indefinitely?

Digging COVID: Four Rules to Build By - July 15, 2020, 9:43 a.m.

Sure. But... there *should* be barriers to entry. Just because you have a pair of pruning shears, a rake and an insta account doesn't mean you're a trail builder. 

There's a process. Yes, sometimes it takes a long time. That's not an excuse to just wave middle fingers and do burnouts to the next fall line you scouted. 

(I know you know all this, of course).

Digging COVID: Four Rules to Build By - July 15, 2020, 9:40 a.m.

I'm with this guy.

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