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July 3, 2019, 12:34 p.m.
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Re: Cancer, Before I die

just wondering... not sure why I was thinking of him today.

Dec. 29, 2018, 1:39 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002
Re: China Syndrome

Ha!

Dec. 20, 2018, 7:27 p.m.
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Re: China Syndrome

Just to be clear, it has nothing to do with Chinese people but with Chinese government. That type of government is not compatible with ours. We believe in democracy and the law. They seem to do whatever suits them. How about you Google Nortel and Chinese espionage. Funny I haven't heard anything about that in the news...

Dec. 13, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
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Re: China Syndrome

Stop buying made in China crap. I try the best I can, have for years. Not everything but most.

Nov. 28, 2018, 9:10 a.m.
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Re: Tips for teaching toddler to ski

Remember it's just my opinion. Some people think those things are good, I don't. One thing I can recommend is a level 1 instructor course if you have time. If you want to teach your kid how to ski, it's the best thing and it will improve your skiing as well regardless of level. There so many tricks to get kids turning, stopping/slowing down etc. Anyway, I'm a bit of a ski weirdo...

Nov. 27, 2018, 12:12 p.m.
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Re: Tips for teaching toddler to ski

Anything flattish and seriously loose the harness. Better for them to ski between your legs as you can adjust their mistakes and let them figure out there balance, it's a bit like learning how to ride a bike. Better for them to learn proper balance first as it the basics for everything else. If balance is shit, nothing will work and it will be frustrating.

Nov. 27, 2018, 11:22 a.m.
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Re: Tips for teaching toddler to ski

BTW it can be a long process but it worth the effort. Nothing like skiing to keep a family together.

Nov. 27, 2018, 11:18 a.m.
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Re: Tips for teaching toddler to ski

It depends on the kid..

The first thing I did was boots on their feet at home, let them walk and get comfy with them. After that, boots and skis. Walk around with them on flat ground (no slopes!) CAUTION When you see they have enough, stop!!! Play in snow with boots, build forts, dig holes, etc.. (get them used to the equipment without them knowing)

When you see they are keen, start with flat ground and push/pull them, get them used to the feeling of gliding. I would never use harness or other devices, if they need that stuff they are not ready. And it gives them bad habits from the start (as in lean back)

2-3yrs is still a bit young for "actual skiing", at that age, all you can expect from them is to get used to the gear.

If/once they like it and are comfortable with the skis and boots, then and only then should you bring them on a slope.

my 2 cents, I'm sure others will have their own opinions.

Nov. 23, 2018, 9:27 a.m.
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Re: fromme 6th switchback sold to gun club?

...and that's how you start rumors!

Oct. 2, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002
Re: ISO Accountant

Posted by: syncro
My guy seems to have fallen off the face of the earth and I'd like to find someone sooner than later.

That's not suspicious at all!!!

Sept. 22, 2018, 8:42 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002
Re: Ingrid Doerr

RIP. legendary gear. She made me a custom vest back in the day. Hate that I lost it. My condolences to her family and friends.

Sept. 19, 2018, 10:35 a.m.
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Re: Another bike shop on the shore...

People still buy bikes and parts in bike shops??? That's weird...

Aug. 1, 2018, 8:34 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002
Re: Polish Trials Champion Michal Nowak visits Vancouver

Cool.

Now why is trials not in the Olympics I will never understand...

June 29, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002
Re: Reliable mechanic - east north shore

What's a major service?? Besides maybe suspension, a bike is pretty simple to maintain.

June 21, 2018, 11:24 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002
Re: Car vs truck for sea to sky mtb ppl

Second rnayel

Just get a cheap front wheel drive car and good winter tires. I had a dodge colt, cost me 1000$ and it worked perfectly fine. Never got stuck, regularly passed SUV and pickup trucks in the ditch.

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