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June 20, 2016, 8:30 a.m.
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Trailer hitch Bike tray rack- Advice

I rock a saris that I found at the dump. It works flawlessly. I recommend you all do the same

I like the cut of your jib!

June 14, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
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Mass shooting in Florida.

So what's a terrorist's primary purpose?

How many terrorists have used motor vehicles to mow over 50 civilians?

June 8, 2016, 9:03 p.m.
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Fences appear on Cypress

Yeah you have to make a serious donation to Christy's account in the Cayman Islands to keep the Chinese investment property laundering scheme going.

Would be funny if it weren't true.

June 7, 2016, 10:06 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Yeah, because she's never worked a day in her life. :rolleyes:

Maybe if she'd done at bit more "work" at home billy bob wouldn't have gone fishing off the company pier as it were…

June 3, 2016, 12:59 p.m.
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WBP 16

So apparently someone got offended. The name was reverted to its pre-bike park name which is POLP or "people of lesser pride". It's a reference to being given a hard time for lowering their seat back when you didn't do that.

Make of this what you will….

Overly PC bullshit. So over this kind of shit.

June 3, 2016, 12:51 p.m.
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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

I wouldnt do that on an old 70s tent trailer. there basically held together with staples and dry rotted wood.

Can confirm!

June 2, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

actualy I have always wondered about putting weight on top of a tent trailer anybody know of a roof being wrecked ???

I think if I were to mount bars on the roof of a tent trailer I would secure aluminium channel front to back down the entire length of the roof as close to the edge of the roof as possible where it would be stronger …just like on the edges of a canopy

if you use several bolts along the edge of the roof and space it away from the FG top, Thule or yakima bars would clamp to the channel where ever you want it, the channel would add strength and you could also use the rails to tie stuff on top of the tent trailer

I wouldn't worry about holes, a dab of silicone and a washer will keep the rain out

I would stay away from silicone and go for butyl tape and dicor.

June 2, 2016, 2:38 p.m.
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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

I have a tent trailer that I want to mount a rack to, something that I can put my canoe and/or a couple of bikes onto. Has anyone either fabbed something themselves or found a good solution. I really don't like the idea of drilling into my roof but I don't think I have much of an option.

It's funny I'm going through this exact problem right now.

What I think I've finnaly settled on is getting an aluminum rack welded up by my neighbor. My plan is to mount it to the sides by removing the fasteners that the roof raising jacks attach to the roof and drilling out the holes through the side of the top and picking up on these fasteners to support the rack.

I don't want to drill holes directly in the top and don't really trust the 3/4 ply the top is constructed of to transfer the load from the top through the sides to the body of the trailer.

Does that make any sense at all? ;)

June 2, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

The mouth breathers voted against a specific plan for improved public transportation, and not against improved transportation. They also vote against how the method in which the transportation if managed.

Public transportation can still be improved.

In not saying it can't be improved but the longer we wait the more it's going to cost us to both construct and time waisted in congestion until it gets built.

June 2, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

I've been slowly working on my $500 tent trailer I bought last fall and the outside is almost done. I was going to wait for the inside to be complete before sharing, but I wanted to share the fruits of my labour!

It definitely isn't as fancy as some of the other rigs in this thread (a little jealous here!) but I've been trying to do this for around $1000 all in.

Does anyone know where I could get this thing weighed? I took the kitchen out as I really don't want to cook in a tiny cloth tent trailer (The curtains behind the stove were about 3" away!). I believe the original weight was around 750 lbs and I've been trying to get it down as my tow vehicle is my Hyundai wagon.

The foam and covers for the new cushions is proving to be a bit expensive, does anyone have a source for inexpensive foam?

I will post more pictures of the interior when it comes together.

June 2, 2016, 12:40 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Great point - that's another big problem with Vancouver, the LACK of decent transportation. In most world class cities (London, NYC, Tokyo, etc.) they have sufficient options so that you can live pretty far outside of the city (in a more affordable area) and still easily commute to work each day. In Vancouver, if you live more than 20km from your job you probably have a min 1 hour commute each way.

Have they ever discussed creating more routes for the West Coast Express? For example, one line straight south through Richmond to White Rock and another through Surrey and to Langley? Would make a lot more sense for someone who works downtown to live in Langley if they could just jump on a train and be downtown in 30 mins.

All the mouth breathers voted against the transit plebiscite…. We only have ourselves (as a collective) to blaim for the shit state of transportation in the outplaying areas of metro Vancouver.

June 2, 2016, 12:31 p.m.
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Sure is a bad year to be an aging rocker. Prince ...

Sad….

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/prince-death-overdose-1.3612770

May 31, 2016, 2:08 p.m.
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Vanvouver Costal health warning about riding.

this x1000

public health knows that people have much worse health outcomes from being inactive than from riding bikes

this goes for personal health outcomes, and for health-care system expenditures

given the rising rates of general and childhood obesity, and decreasing rates of childhood physical activity across north america, vch and the like should be doing everything they can to get more people out on bikes

fear-mongering campaigns like this one do exactly the opposite - they frame mountain biking as dangerous, and reduce its appeal, thereby depressing activity, instead of actually improving safety outcomes - and the public health officers at vch know this, which makes this campaign doubly foolish

they should have thrown the money and time at an initiative like trips for kids, which has been working for over 10 years to get underprivelleged kids in metro vancouver out on the trails, and teaching them both how to be safe and to love riding and being active

http://tfkvancouver.org

Thanks for confirming I wasn't the only one who thought the campaign was out to lunch.

Trips for kids looks like a great program! That is what we need more of!

May 31, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
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Vanvouver Costal health warning about riding.

^ This

What the hell is wrong with trying to make people more conscious of injury and the potential of preventing it? I think it's an important message, I agree that wearing body armour isn't the "perfect solution".

From a personal level, I have seen way more serious injuries this year in my circle of friends than in previous years, hell, I even wrote an article about it that will be published in the next issue of MTB4Her. I think people need to spend more time being self aware, and as previously stated by others "ride within their limits"

The amount of health care $ spent on fixing up a few unfortunate mountain bikers is dwarfed by the amount of $ spent on treating preventable disease caused by inactivity and poor lifestyle choices.

The advertising campaign just rubs me the wrong way. They should be aggressively trying to get people on bikes NOT scaring people off them.

I would rather my kid broke his arm riding his bike, and in the process learned something about risk versus reward and improved his physical fitness. Versus him sitting on his ass playing PS3 and becoming obese and all the associated health problems that would cost substantially more for both the health system and him personally.

May 30, 2016, 1:32 p.m.
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Vanvouver Costal health warning about riding.

I'm actually not sure the results of that would be in your favour.

Before biking and in my youth I spent a good 10 years not doing much in the way of physical exercise other than weightlifting c/w PEDs. No cardio, ever. Much alcohol and substance abuse.

I can't recall ever going to the doctor for anything.

After 15 years of biking/trailbuilding and a couple of years of hockey I'm in the best condition of my life, but I've visited doctors/health care professionals for the following:

  • Torn ACL - reconstruction
  • Meniscus repair
  • Multiple back strains
  • Elbow dislocation
  • Multiple stitches
  • Groin strain
  • Shoulder injury - still trying to figure out what's wrong

Sample size of one. ;)

You are older than you were. If you stayed with the poor choices from your youth you may have been 250 lb diabetic with a heart condition and a failing liver, costing the health system more than the relatively trivial incidents you listed.

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