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Jan. 13, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
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New Ford Ranger and Bronco

whats the towing capacity on a Tacoma?

Jan. 4, 2017, 11:23 a.m.
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If You Put A Flat Bar On A CX Bike Does That Make It 29er???

I run wide bullhorns which still gives me the same hand postion of being in the hoods for longer streaches but I can then go to regular hand position when its more tech

Oh and Hope six pot DH brakes just cuz I had them lying around

Jan. 3, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
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Free Helicopter Rides

some phones are super shitty in the cold, iphones in particulr. At -5 or so mine shuts down. Otherwise itd be sweet for skiing trees and spotting glades below. But anyway, yeah theyre clueless or made some really bad decisions..

cold weather phone trick is stick your phone in a ziplock with a handwarmer,

Dec. 28, 2016, 7 a.m.
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shout-out for MSD and Mammut

on the opposite end of the service spectrum, Ortovox took 7 months to repair my S3+. first they tried to talk me into just buying new one for 100 off. took a bunch of emails and phone calls to get any service. I wouldn't buy their product again

I bought a new tracker and just use the ortovox as a loaner now.

Dec. 27, 2016, 6:20 p.m.
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Ride more, bitch less.

snow has been way to good this past month to spin wheels

snowshoe, skin, ski, snowbike have all been sweet.

Nov. 7, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

Its seems very much as though Haze/smedly/scrooge is trolling hard so that other will threaten or slander him so he can peruse some other vindictive cause. Perhaps he simply peruses these things to take legal action to line his own pockets.

Nov. 6, 2016, 2:39 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Repeating syncro's analysis using a 3 bedroom townhouse (which I think many people would be happy to have as a proxy for a SFH), starting at $650K instead of $850K, you get pretty much the same results.

Even with equity built up in a smaller condo, most people would need a $250-300K mortgage to "move up the ladder".

they are roughly 400k in Langley. dont get me wrong langley sux but there are choices

Nov. 6, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

dude c'mon, that's a poor argument considering how the R/E market has played out in metro van over the past decade. before that you didn't have the "i can't afford a ferrari bitchers" because there was a decent amount of modestly priced housing stock, inlcuding SFH's in vancouver proper. YOY price increase of 20-30%? that's totally unreasonable. hell, even jumps of 10% could be considered out of line considering other factors like wages in this region. the market has been unreasonably skewed by foreign investment and housing stock has been turned into a commodity.

20 years ago i could buy a house in the east of sfu region for a bit more than what i paid for my condo 8 years ago. now that condo is priced about the same as what a home on the east side of vancouver was worth about 5-6 years ago. we're looking at across the board 100% price increases (or more) in less than a decade. that's just fucked.

in the past living in the burbs might have meant east side of burnaby, tri-cities, surrey, etc, now that means mission, abby, hope. it's fucked. you have 60 yr old homes getting close to $1 million on the east side of burnbay and in most of coquitlam and port moody with poco not being far behind.

here's the picture if you set SFH prices at $850K. there are two anomalies, the one blue dot in vancovuer is actually a houseboat and the one on the north shore is actually a listing for a property on an island with no ferry service.

now cut the price to $700K - even bleaker

now cut it to $600K - well holy shit.

if i'd have said even 5 years ago that unless you went out to or past the east side of maple ridge or the shit parts of surrey that you couldn't buy a house for under $600K you probably would have lauged. in many places, home prices have come close to doubling in 5 years - that's insane. that you can't get a house for under $630 in poco for fucks sake is just stupid. even if we have a major correction of 25% the idea of owning a SFH for most people who don't already have significant equity in a property is GONE.

So dont buy a SFH.

Nov. 6, 2016, 11:51 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

I'm sad that we keep coming back to this strawman.

Should foreign money be allowed to use our housing stock for speculative purposes and should we allow them to leave them empty?

A "yes" answer is non-compatible with the belief you hold any importance on local community, never mind the damage caused by ghost-towns.

no i think the current 15% tax did a decent job regulating foreign money, more importantly the CRA cracking down on unreported income. all out ban of outside ownership would go to far and probably break most of our global trade agreements , also think of the all the poor prairie snowbirds who couldn't buy a place in Phoenix or florida!

Nov. 6, 2016, 10:56 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Sure, on a relative scale they are.

But a little perspective is important.

Prices in Abby are up 40% YoY, how much longer is the valley going to remain affordable?

And the ridiculous suggestion is - get in before you're priced out.

How about we actually discuss how tens of thousands can actually be priced out of ever further flung suburbs, let alone anywhere near the city?

all I'm saying is that everyone runs around with "can'taffordamillion" but refuse to accept that they just don't want to live the burbs.

I dont disagree that I wouldn't jump in to this market if i was on the sidelines .

Nov. 6, 2016, 9:56 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

550sq/ft, one bedroom condos here cost more than a Single Family houses in 90% of Canada, and probably North America.

I know you think what you're saying makes sense, but unfortunately it doesn't.

Langley, Maple ridge condo's and townhouses are still affordable though.

Oct. 21, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
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rossland/trail/castlegar - the kootenays - for living

whatever you do don't come narth … its cold and a bar will git ya!

splinky only gets drunk on root beer

he could work on his organic shampoo idea, would fit right in the koots

Oct. 19, 2016, 3:28 p.m.
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all around touring bindings?

I run beast 14s on dynastar chams. skied them inbounds and they were fine but not as good freerides which i ran exclusivly for 6 years… but they were pretty close

tech climbs so much better than frame bindings I would have a hard time going back

j

Oct. 19, 2016, 3:04 p.m.
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all around touring bindings?

inbounds was alot more fun when you could ski freshies all day even if you had to do it on skinny 205s

now its a shit show of line ups and racing for your fresh stash. id rather tour than deal with the gong show.

Oct. 17, 2016, 3:59 p.m.
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rossland/trail/castlegar - the kootenays - for living

also depends how long Splinky has to stick it out to collect his 70%

depends on years served and age.

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