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Sept. 17, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
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WBP 16

Go see a physio! Shoulders don't heal properly without the proper work and right exercises. I've some friends who tried to ride thru and can pop there shoulder while sneezing…

Agreed. Those are two different injuries, a separated shoulder and dislocated shoulder. Ball out of socket is dislocated. A separation is a torn ligament at top corner of the shoulder.

Sept. 17, 2016, 1:31 p.m.
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Rain jackets

A waterproof vest makes no sense for most people. I tend to agree with that sentiment because if it's wet enough to need a waterproof vest, you'll want sleeves as well especially for the wet branches and shrubs. I find a cheap wind vest is ample for when it is just cold out and I need wind protection for descending or road riding.

There are also some interesting soft shell water resistant jerseys out there. I bought a Castelli Gabba a few years ago. Excellent for showery weather. So good that pros that were not sponsored by Castelli bought their own and blacked the logos. Castelli actually sold a version of the jersey that came with a felt pen. They also have a short sleeved version. They are form fitting though. 7mesh have something similar. Good thing to have in ones drawer though.

What I want is a jacket with large holes on the shoulders to show off my tats all year.

Sept. 15, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
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Rain jackets

is the hood removable ? I really like the collar similar to my Bontrager jacket

Yes on the Sugoi and Acre.

Sept. 14, 2016, 4:38 p.m.
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Rain jackets

It's going in the drier then. I too sweat like Hunter S Thompson. It's just how it is. I always laugh at the assholes that say a pack or helmet makes them sweat. No. Riding a bike makes you sweat. It is how you and the garment manage the sweat that counts. With neoshell sweat does not build up as fast and can evaporate at least a little.

Sept. 14, 2016, 1:27 p.m.
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Rain jackets

I have this Sugoi jacket and it is really good. http://ca-store.sugoi.com/collections/mens-bike/products/72758u-rsx-neoshell-jacket. No venting other than the front zip but it seems to breath really well. The DWR has stood up really well too. On the other hand I also have the Acre neoshell jacket and its DWR is pitiful. The fit and cut and pockets are better although it is a slim fit but I am disappointed by the not durable DWR. It may be because the Sugoi can be machine dried but not the Acre. I may machine dry the Acre next time to see if that helps.

Sept. 12, 2016, 8:55 a.m.
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wasp stings on the trails

They are nasty. I don't react much. It hurts for about twenty minutes and goes away. If you find the nest under ground, simply bury the opening with dirt. Apparently that deals with it. I have done this in the past with success. I believe those are bald face hornets or yellow jackets that nest under ground or under shingles of your house. Paper nests are easy to deal with too. Long stick, smote the nest and flee.

Sept. 12, 2016, 8:50 a.m.
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shimano cage vs cageless pedals

I'm just wrapping up my 3rd year on XTR trail pedals and they function exactly like new. They are battered from taking many hits over that time and still, everything is tight. These were hits so bad that it made my rear tire go airborne.

I'm not sure how pedal are breaking these, maybe it was a bad batch or something?

There was a bad batch. The axle broke at the outer cone. Problem addressed though.

Sept. 12, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

That skid road is on the map app. I have walked part of it from the microwave road. The boy staying with us had started building something in there that would drop onto the valley trail. I have walked around the area off trail exploring. It is pretty cliffy in places.

Sept. 11, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
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shimano cage vs cageless pedals

The XTR has a slightly lower profile. The cage adds a bit of platform when not clipped. Adds zero support when you are attached. But if you look at the race and trail side by side, there is a larger polished area where the sides of the shoe beside the cleat contact the pedal which is larger on the trail pedals.

Sept. 11, 2016, 8:10 a.m.
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Your choice wet cond/light* weight tyre...

Maxxis shorty is good. Works just fine on hard surfaces too.

Sept. 11, 2016, 8:07 a.m.
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Helmet or Handlebar Lights?

Both. You have to have a backup light in case of a failure or crash or something so two decent lights make sense. You want a helmet light if you do choose one bright light and a small emergency light as backup only. Personally I have never experienced any issues with only a helmet light which I will do when I am climbing slowly.

Sept. 5, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
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Silicon Grippers

Shoe Goo?

Sept. 3, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
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Pedalling from Lonsdale to No Quarter

Cross 23d and go through Greenwood Park. Drop under the highway at Lynn Valley Rd, go left through that neighbourhood up the trail on the dirt embankment. Make your way through the school yard to the power line and over to William and another School yard. I forget the names of the schools or follow up that power line to Princess Park and beyond.

Aug. 26, 2016, 6:47 p.m.
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Why has Pink Starfish been decommissioned?

Trying to reason with her is like trying to explain evolution to some hard core religious nut. Trust me, NOTHING you say is going to convince her, you are just encouraging her. So stop wasting your time. Ignore her.

Yeah but other less batty people might believe her crap and might frequent this board.

Aug. 26, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
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Carbon Rim Lifespan

The take home message I am implying is that making a flexible carbon hoop is the answer to a strong DH worthy rim. Overly stiff is not the way to go.

Agreed.

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