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Aug. 26, 2005, 7:26 p.m.
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longbeach pics - nbr

the whale, the tree [HTML_REMOVED] the seagull are my favourites - what gear are you using?

Aug. 26, 2005, 12:48 p.m.
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Back on the horse.

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Damn I hate stationary bikes with a passion. :fu:

Ha! I know what you mean. Good luck with the healing… On a positive note, my sister had surgery for her ACL and her knee was back to full force in 6 months. The surgeon said just as strong as if she hadn't had surgery. So, hope things come quickly for you.

Aug. 26, 2005, 12:42 p.m.
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Possible broken wrist

The Lonsdale drop in clinic sounds like the way to go. I've heard that the schaphoid (sp?) bone is one of the worse ones to break in terms of range of motion once healed. As for knowing whether you've broken anything or not… when I looked at my arm and it made an s shape at my wrist - that was a pretty good indicator!!! (2 weeks til that cast and pins come out - yeah!)

Aug. 26, 2005, 12:34 p.m.
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slopesistair

Should be sweet! Stephanie's gonna kill all those girls…. She's got the skillz

without sounding completely ignorant - Stephanie who? what's her riding background? I'm looking forward to going to see what these girls can do and hopefully give me some inspiration to up my game too.

Aug. 22, 2005, 8:57 p.m.
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what type of trail

all of the above in one long trail would be cool… aren't we lucky that we have so many different trails around here to satisfy our needs even if not in one trail?!

Aug. 20, 2005, 9:46 a.m.
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National > Detroit Rock City

the first rock garden looks worse than it is… its amazing what the bike can soak up… so, ShoreIH, don't be turned away - at least go check it out.

Aug. 17, 2005, 8:55 a.m.
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strongest 24" rim

doubletracks are so strong. the abuse my rim has taken could be an ad for them!!

Aug. 17, 2005, 8:52 a.m.
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roi recreational outfitters sale??

Sharon will probably post something when the next sale comes around. I haven't been to one, but it sounds like there isn't much in the way of biking specific gear?

not really… maybe some packs and long underwear for winter riding. but lots of athletic/outdoor clothing. and if i don't see a post from sharon, i will post when the time comes.

Aug. 16, 2005, 10:14 p.m.
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roi recreational outfitters sale??

answering my own question… spoke with them this afternoon- last year's sale was so successful that they sold out most of their inventory. They will now only have one sale per year [HTML_REMOVED] it should take place in Nov. For those wondering the warehouse sale includes items like MEC [HTML_REMOVED] Coast Mountain gear, equipment [HTML_REMOVED] clothing except at major discounts. Lots of Deuter, Blurr, Cloudveil stuff…

Aug. 16, 2005, 1:16 p.m.
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roi recreational outfitters sale??

does anyone know when it is this year? or have i missed it already?

July 21, 2005, 10:11 p.m.
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-Garb Status Thread-

Thursday 21st - Garbanzo in great condition. Only the odd muddy patch on No Joke and Original Sin. All the rock rolls are grippy again (Captain Safety, In Deep etc). Lower Freight Train is great. D1 and Too Tight dry but still tacky - excellent. Anybody going up should have a great weekend.

July 16, 2005, 8:28 p.m.
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Favourite bike video segment song(s)?

Sunday Jen from the Collective, that is a great segment.

I like this one too but good luck finding it. Anyone know where to find Slackstring's CD??

July 13, 2005, 12:33 p.m.
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Ride more - no bitching: Triple Crown was fun

Nice web write-up and good job on all the climbing! I'm exhausted just thinking about that kind of elevation gain!!

June 13, 2005, 8:35 p.m.
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Specialized Lo-Pro Pedal Owners...

i'm running them on both my demo and my sx trail and i'm loving them. i have 14 months on the one and 3 on the other. after 12 months, my one pair seemed a little worn as there was a little float side to side.i decided to take them apart and re-grease them. the float has been reduced (likely because of the re-tnesioning of the nut) and they spin like new.i'm figuring i will get atleast another year out of the stock bearings.

i ride on average about 2-3 times a week.

i think more servicing(ie greasing) would reduce the problem and prolong the life of the bearings. if your already doing that then….time to think of getting some different pedals, inless the bearings are cheap. then it's just the cost of having a nice thin grippy pedal

May 22, 2005, 6:40 p.m.
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Getting your wife/fiancee/girlfriend/female friend to ride...

You really have to know your wife's personality here. If she's an agressive and competitive woman, any ride may be enough to give her the "bug". My first ride was on a K-Mart special with no supspension and questionable rim brakes on a rainy day down Ladies Only with experienced riders who could clean everything with ease. Needless to say, it wasn't pretty for me but I was hooked. Now, if she is passive or somewhat tentative, your best bet is to ease her into the sport in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Women's courses are definitely a good bet to promote a gentle and fun learning atmosphere. Good luck. I'm certainly glad that my boyfriend and I both ride… we're currently planning our next MTB trip.

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