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June 29, 2018, 3:42 p.m.
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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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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.

May 31, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Nimby50

Can't end a Nimby thread like this...

Best Nimby yet. Weather was perfect and the new course is awesome!  Sad to see it end next year. Maybe next year I'll finally train for it properly.

May 23, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
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Re: 2018 Nimby50

Maybe shit is a bit harsh. I've been riding Pemby for a long time and can tell you that overnight (not all lines but some) is an eroded mess and not very fun (mind you I'm on a hardtail). The rest of the downhills are an absolute joy. Kickers, berms, just flow... specially after middle earth, so rad!!  Not sure, but I think they closed the steep section where you can chose the ride around or not on overnight for the race. That section is basically a trench now, it needs to be fixed or permanently closed. We rode it on the weekend and it's pretty bad.

May 22, 2018, 9:57 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Nimby50

Rode the course last weekend. I was thinking that removing let it go was a mistake but let me tell you the new course is way more fun! Overnight is shit tho, that needs to change. Overall I like the new course better. Second half is much easier.  I'm betting times will be fast this year. If your on the fence do it, it's worth it.

May 17, 2018, 11:41 a.m.
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Re: Travelling the world with my bike

good on you! nice work!!

June 13, 2017, 10:58 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002
Scary letter

The scariest letter I have read in a long time

http://www.campofchampions.com/

May 31, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 20, 2002
Re: Charging money for cardboard bike boxes

Posted by: D_C_

What's up with that? Most shops in Van will give them to you for free, but used cardboard bike boxes in Whistler seem to carry value.

I went into one shop in Whistler and they gave me one, but said they normally ask for a six-pack. And I just saw one for sale on a Whistler Facebook group.

Obviously it's anyone's right to sell something if they can, but we're talking about something someone got for free with a new bike that would otherwise end up in the bin.

What's with that? It's where you live now, no more free ride, you must pay!! Not the place I moved to 20 years ago... still some but Vancouverites used to be chill and cool. Now it's full of snobs. Whistler is even worst, that's the capital of lame snobs. I go to other ski resorts and people are so nice, ready to help, even invite you to their place for drinks!!! Go to Whistler and they charge you to take a piss. I do love the mountain, to bad the people are ultra sucky.

March 20, 2017, 10:33 a.m.
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Re: NSMB - 2017 - Hardtail Thread

stupid question but where is your dropper cable?? I see the hole on the seat tube but no cable???

Feb. 14, 2017, 2:46 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

That's like giving 1$ to a homeless dude on the street and saying you did something about it. The lack of infrastructure in this city is beyond inadequate. Not sure you can fix it unless you spend mega $$$ and developers will not do that. Citizens/tax payers on the other hand…
Developers are not tax payers, they are tax recipients.

Jan. 31, 2017, 9:33 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

I need to stop reading the news in the morning. It only makes me angry at the moment.

that's what most do, it's too much, depressing, feel like they cant do anything… so they just ignore what's going on and give up. That's how they get away with the shit they do. What's that saying? complacency kills

Jan. 13, 2017, 3:04 p.m.
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Snowboarder caught in slide in Whistler.

yeah a "few" pro's fuck up but no where near "many"

but there lies the question. Did they actually fuck up as you say. Or, they did everything right but things happened for whatever reason and only after do we understand. I'm not pretending to know but one thing I do (I've learned that from my job) is we pros can and do fuck up, by making a mistake or learning something new that we never considered.

edit:
btw "many" was used for effect and yes it was a stupid thing to say…

Jan. 13, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
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Snowboarder caught in slide in Whistler.

One positive that is coming from this is that Im sure everyone viewing this thread is doing a self assessment of how we conduct ourselves in the back country.

that's one thing no one can disagree with.

Jan. 13, 2017, 1:16 p.m.
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Snowboarder caught in slide in Whistler.

Many? Really? Many pro guides are getting swept? I highly highly doubt that.

Have pro guides got caught in slides? Yes. But I think your wording above is pretty disingenuous to the ACMG/IFMG guiding community.

fair, many was for effect.. I'm just trying to say that it and does happen to the best. Why limit yourself. Saying many was kind of stupid…

Jan. 13, 2017, 12:30 p.m.
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Snowboarder caught in slide in Whistler.

$350-$450 for something that could save your life or the life of one of your friends and should last for about 5-8 years works out to about $50/season - that's pretty cheap protection.

all I'm saying is why limit yourself? it all helps. Specially if it's proven that it works. Don't be stupid but shit happen.

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