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Nov. 1, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Syncro, I definitely wasn't trying to single out Norona! Just bring attention to the incremental cost of adding motors/batteries/etc to mountain biking. 

I agree that we need to find a way to support the trail crews and funding through some form of luxury tax would be great. Your idea would need to target online shoppers as well as the LBS...or else it'll just make them less competitive!

Oct. 30, 2019, 1:49 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: Brocklanders

The outdoor sport equipment industry is a huge polluter, lets not kid ourselves. All we can do is try to get longevity out of our equipment. The bike industry is one of the worst for jamming new gear down everyone's throats, ebikes or not. Hence all the product embassadors on social media flogging the latest and greatest, or sites like this with new gear posted everyday for us to see..... Just how it is, but maybe if some of us aren't into throwing batteries into the landfill because we don't need them on a bike that's a good thing?  

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: RAHrider

Posted by: Brocklanders

Posted by: Sethimus

Posted by: norona

I have over 14,000km on 4 Devinci bikes now and I go through a set of rear brake pads and a rear tire every 9OOkm or per month, that is all I have ever replaced except for a chain my wife broke on a new bike first ride by shifting in a Tricky spot over too many gears. I also have one bike with 5000km on same drive components and everything else, still running it and fine although I have a new chain and cassette ready for it , 200.00 retail which is cheap. I also have a battery with roughly 8000km on it and works as good as new, these easily will go over 20,000km with out loss, and then can be recycled. Sorry to disappoint. Lots of shop guys trade them each year as it is easy to ride them for cheap or free by selling and getting the new model much like they do with an Acoustic Bike. All I do for maintenance is clean the chain and pulleys more often, simple and easy and a daily task since I ride every day usually twice. Love the misinformation here by guys that don’t ride them, keep it up, to the informed you just look like haters on technology you would all benefit from, from racing to DH. Get off the forums and ride! 👍

why do you need 4 of them? and where exactly is that place where you can recycle you batteries?

Who cares we live in throw away society. Lithium batteries get chucked in landfill, been a well known fact for a while. Although the bike industry is a small drop in the bucket in comparison to the amount used in other consumer goods worldwide.

And this attitude is why our world is dying. Create a disposable product that is unnecessary. Market the hell out of it. Fly people all over the world to promote it. The people who use it say "it's a drop in the bucket, who cares?" 

And repeat.....

I would like to hear where these products are recycled too?

Funny how I’ve never heard anyone here worry about where all your old carbon parts go. When I googled lithium battery recycling a long list of recycling companies came up. The arguments are getting even weaker all the time.

The outdoor sport equipment industry is a huge polluter, lets not kid ourselves. All we can do is try to get longevity out of our equipment. The bike industry is one of the worst for jamming new gear down everyone's throats, ebikes or not. Hence all the product embassadors on social media flogging the latest and greatest, or sites like this with new gear posted everyday for us to see..... Just how it is, but maybe if some of us aren't into throwing batteries into the landfill because we don't need them on a bike that's a good thing?

That is what I was thinking, when I posted about recycling batteries. We're going to ride bikes. They aren't great for the planet. But e-bikes are worse! 

Recycling of batteries is getting better, but only 2 to 5 % are actually recycled. Carbon fibre is bad too! But, there is ongoing research into recycling carbon fibre and bio-carbon fibre...bike components could be more environmentally friendly soon!

Oct. 28, 2019, 12:20 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Less than ~5 % of lithium ion batteries are recycled...most end up in the landfill (https://cen.acs.org/materials/energy-storage/time-serious-recycling-lithium/97/i28). 

A lot of these e-something type vehicles are not as environmentally friendly as they seem: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-thursday-edition-1.5240203/e-scooters-are-coming-to-canada-but-they-re-not-as-eco-friendly-as-you-might-think-study-1.5240209

July 1, 2019, 9:45 a.m.
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Re: Teeter Totters on North Van trails to be removed...

I understand the need to mitigate liability...but this seems like a knee jerk reaction to perceived liability, without looking for other solutions. 

It also comes down to communication. People generally tend to be pretty forgiving, if you let them know what you are doing and why...the district should/could communicate how they plan to add to the trail network, it might feel less like they are constantly taking things away.

July 1, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
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Re: Inter river bike park

A little tidbit more information from the district...light on details, but gives a timeline (September to November 2019). Does seem fast??

https://www.dnv.org/recreation-leisure/inter-river-park-pump-track 

This work is only asphalt pump track, so will probably not be subcontracted...But the budgets are similar, so we can only hope for similar results.

June 10, 2019, 10:14 p.m.
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MetroVancouver feedback

Looks like a final chance for feedback on the MetroVancouver trail management strategy. This Sunday June 16th, 10 AM to 2 PM.

Metro Vancouver is developing the new LSCR Trail Management Strategy and is currently in the early stages of gathering input from several stakeholders and specific user groups. The new strategy will include a 10-year plan that will enhance the current trail network including trail connections, potential restoration of non-sustainable trails, environmental protection, and improvements to trail user safety. A final plan is expected to be implemented in early 2017.

Link here; http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/water/engagement/lscr-public-consultation/Pages/default.aspx 

Interesting to implement in 2017...

June 10, 2019, 10:05 p.m.
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Re: Teeter Totters on North Van trails to be removed...

Is there any way to provide feedback or change the plan? Doesn't seem like the land managers are interested in meeting the need/demand or listening to feedback....

June 10, 2019, 10:02 p.m.
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Re: Inter river bike park

Survey completed. A pump track would be a great addition to the vanier park jumps!

I think that Alpine is allowed to modify the pump track if necessary....would be nice to have some variety! There is quite a bit of space there to work with.

June 7, 2019, 3:02 p.m.
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Re: Inter river bike park

I walked the track yesterday...it is pretty bad. I'm hopeful, the work that Alpine shows on their website looks fabulous!

June 7, 2019, 2:25 p.m.
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Inter river bike park

Looks like some exciting news for inter river. 

DNV has awarded a contract (https://www.bcbid.gov.bc.ca/open.dll/welcome?language=En) to Alpine Bike Parks (http://www.alpinebikeparks.com/). Took a look at their previous work, looks like North Van could get a really cool pump track! Quickly too, the work completion date is October 30th, 2019....

March 13, 2019, 9:43 a.m.
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Re: 2018 Fromme Trail Conditions Thread

Unfortunate that the DNV decided to close that one. Looks like some similar decisions on Seymour.

MetroVan has finally published the LSCR trail plan....http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/ParksPublications/LSCRTrailsStrategicPlan.pdf. Looks like good news for CBC and Neds. Metro will finish Dales...and close TNT, Lumpy Gravy, Enquist, Gnomer, Loamer, Dirty Diapers...some of them were in pretty rough shape, but used to be great loops!

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