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2-Minute Expert: How Gore-Tex Works - Jan. 25, 2020, 11:11 a.m.

A friend at Dead Bird says a big part of their customer service is basically shouting "DIRTY GEAR DOESN'T WORK" into the phone a la Jim Carrey in Liar, Liar.

The Best Of Lubes vs The Rest Of Lubes - Jan. 16, 2020, 11:29 a.m.

I have, and, meh. 

I do use Boeshield on the inside of steel bike frames?

The Best Of Lubes vs The Rest Of Lubes - Jan. 16, 2020, 11:29 a.m.

Up next, Perry suggests White Lightning. 

Andrew bludgeons him with a handlebar with unusual sweep.

The Best Of Lubes vs The Rest Of Lubes - Jan. 16, 2020, 10:37 a.m.

"I'm also a fan of Dumonde Tech's Regular formula chain lube but I know personal preference reigns in that category. "

Incorrect; Dumonde Tech or GTFO. There is no personal preference here.

Best of 2019 - Cam's List - Jan. 7, 2020, 1:07 p.m.

Its an interesting conundrum (and a very first world problem).

We have long travel bikes that are light and pedal incredibly well.

We have well geometried short travel bikes that are lighter and are incredibly fun and can play with the big bikes, and to your point may be more versatile in many locales. 

Its honestly hard to pick a side, or find the 'appropriate' spot on the spectrum.

2019 Gift Guide: Week 6 - Dec. 19, 2019, 9:47 p.m.

High five back from the NSMBA. (nsmbA, to use Cam's capitalization :) )

Dear Santa: Cam McRae's List for 2019 - Dec. 17, 2019, 2:37 p.m.

This.

Knolly's Builder Program Gets Bigger for 2020 - Dec. 16, 2019, 11:24 a.m.

Stoked on this!!

Uncle Dave: Saving the world with bicycles! - Dec. 12, 2019, 1:14 p.m.

"A combination of righteous glow and guilt, as usual. "

???

2019 Gift Guide: Week 5 - Dec. 12, 2019, 11:30 a.m.

Yes, rinse lightly with water first to reduce nucleation sites. 

Same reason any good bartender will rinse a beer glass first.

Uncle Dave: Saving the world with bicycles! - Dec. 11, 2019, 3:47 p.m.

"So those 'poor people' are soon going to be no longer poor, but contributing just as much per capita (perhaps more) as we are."

So maybe we should be leaders? There's zero reasons we need to "destroy our economy" to lower our footprint, or that other countries can't become greener while continuing to improve their quality of life and grow their economy other than that the will isn't there. The world has the means and tech. 

Is it going to be cheap? Nope. Can we afford the alternative? Definitely not.

Uncle Dave: Saving the world with bicycles! - Dec. 11, 2019, 11:33 a.m.

Yeah, I was agreeing with much of what you said. 

My other point would be though, that on a global scale "poor people" have a low carbon footprint; this is where we as (relatively) rich consumers come in. The footprint of our lifestyles is MASSIVE comparatively - and as much as people love to point at 'but [pick a number] of big corporations produce [insert large percentage] of global emissions!!!!!'.... thats because people are pickin' up what they're throwin' down. If there wasn't a market for whatever they were producing, or moving.... guess what.

Uncle Dave: Saving the world with bicycles! - Dec. 11, 2019, 10:45 a.m.

China exports over $2 Trillion a year in manufactured good; part of the reason the US and EU have been able to reduce emissions is that we've just farmed them out overseas. 

This piece is a bit old, but still relevant for the basic concept and math. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/anaswanson/2014/11/12/heres-one-thing-the-us-does-export-to-china-carbon-dioxide/

Uncle Dave: Saving the world with bicycles! - Dec. 11, 2019, 10:04 a.m.

Wanna reduce your carbon footprint? Drive (and fly) less. 

https://phys.org/news/2017-07-effective-individual-tackle-climate-discussed.html

What Goes Into Building Legal Trails in Squamish? - Dec. 5, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Curtis is such a dreamboat.

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