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Sept. 3, 2016, 4:51 a.m.
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The unaffordable subway

Yeah Mpls. peeps are car zombies. Give it more time and connecting lines.
41 stns in little over 20 mi = fantastic accessibility trackside as opposed to having to transfer in from a bus. Hop on hop off no climbing stairs crowded platforms load distributed fluidly.

29kph average speed. Ssslllllooooowwwww

Sept. 2, 2016, 9:21 p.m.
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The unaffordable subway

Dunno' about that, at grade system in Mpls. is max'ed rush hour.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SX66-HjAQk

Exactly. In your own words "maxed".

21.8 miles
41 (!) stations
Daily ridership of a little over 70,000
10 minute headways…. Yawn.

Canada line does more than that on a slow Sunday.

I'm not saying at grade doesn't have a place. But it's defeitly not for densely populated high trafic areas.

But what do I know.

Sept. 2, 2016, 7:15 p.m.
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The unaffordable subway

Meh….

I remember people complsing about Canada Line before it was built saying the ridership not justify the cost. Look at it now. Years ahead in ridership numbers and suffering from crowding issues. I think the average daily ridership is 115-120,000 now.

For every expert there is another that will give you an opposite option.

You will never get the capacity of a separated system with an at grade system.

As far as comparing us to Portland our daily numbers on Canada line are substantially higher with a much smaller system. Apples and oranges as far as I'm concerned.

Aug. 31, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
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Cutting Cable

I think I'm going for Surf Internet 60 with the TV option.
You all still happy with them?

Still with surf. No tv or phone for us. Works fine and is dirt cheap compared to Telus etc…

July 27, 2016, 9:10 a.m.
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stuff that makes you happy

Watching my son play at the BC Sumer games last week made me pretty happy!

They managed to come out in 8th of 15 teams from around the province.

July 20, 2016, 10:04 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Fuck that. ALR feeds us and provides jobs that aren't Starbucks in the first floor of the condo tower.

This!

July 20, 2016, 9:56 p.m.
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Tire / Rim Question

Bought song of these (in 26 cause I'm old school):

http://www.on-one.co.uk/i/q/TYOOCM65/on-one-chunky-monkey-650b-tubeless-ready-tyre

Loving them so far. And cheap too.

July 6, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
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Teksavvy

any one have experience with them?
I am this [HTML_REMOVED]-[HTML_REMOVED] close to telling telus's annual 10% rate hikes for no reason to go fuck themelves up the fuck hole.

Try surf internet. Been in them for a year or so. All good.

July 5, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
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New CHEAP tire day!

http://www.on-one.co.uk

First ride impressions seem ok. Kind of wishing I would have put a "trail extreme" on the back instead of the "Enduro". Seems like it will be a little slick in any moisture.

Time will tell.

June 30, 2016, 12:03 p.m.
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New CHEAP tire day!

Well I have't seen anyone locally riding these but the price was right ($62 to my door for two tires!)
26 X 2.4 50/42a for the front
26 X 2.4 50a for the back
Will report back once I have some time on them!

June 29, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
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Best hitch install spot

It was $20 for Uhaul to install it. If you're that cheap or that macho that you want to do it yourself to save $20 then have at it. I dropped my car off and went for a bike ride then came and got my car after riding and it was done. I'm to old to enjoy spending my saturday crawling around on the ground trying to save $20. I'd rather go ride my bike.

Wow that is cheap! Even a tightwad Scot like myself would pay to have it done for that little.

June 29, 2016, 2:26 p.m.
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Best hitch install spot

yeah not always easy, my van had tons of undercoating inside the threads and wasn't able to scrape it out in the driveway due to the location of it. hung my head low and paid a shop to clean them out while it was in for other service

but yeah usually pretty simple

You fail.
Turn your man card in at the front desk.

;)

June 29, 2016, 2:21 p.m.
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Socialism is bad

Nice! This google thing is going to be big. Mark my words.

I heard about this bookface thing that is supposed to go huge too!

June 28, 2016, 9:56 p.m.
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Best hitch install spot

Another vote for DIY. It's not like your building the space shuttle.

June 22, 2016, 5:33 p.m.
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Vanvouver Costal health warning about riding.

Wow pretty sensitive bunch here. The article doesn't tell anyone to not ride, I wouldn't call it fear mongering either… That's pretty extreme.

And kind of brash to claim the only intent of this campaign is to save money; who knows if it will work. But what if this campaign is enough to raise the awareness of just 1 rider to ride within his means, prevent a possible broken neck or spine fracture and allow this guy to not spend the rest of his life as a para/quadriplegic? What's the dollar value you put on that? We all know shit happens, but there are also MANY cases where we've all pushed beyond our abilities.

There's more to life than shredding and strava KOMs honestly a bit disappointed by how defensive some of you have responded to this campaign intended to merely raise awareness, aimed at the general public. We can criticize the data, the intent, all we want. But really, the message is just to be careful.

Full disclose I work in health care FWIW

They should be more worried about what the vast majority of North Americans are (over) eating.

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