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Nov. 25, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
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SNOWLINE TIME!!!!

yesterday was one of the deepest powder days I have had on blackcomb in the past 5 years.

literally over the head in spots. Still early days though, hit loads of stuff.

I was with my kids!! dont get me wrong i love them but they sometimes they get in the way!!

Nov. 22, 2016, 9:12 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

The government building anything is only contributing to the problem, with the added benefit of lining more developers pockets.

Policy will fix this, but as long as their biggest contributors pay them to do otherwise, they'll do otherwise.

Yep

Nov. 19, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
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SNOWLINE TIME!!!!

I'm sick on Wednesday, sorry boss. and the kids as well Mr principal.

Nov. 19, 2016, 5:24 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Elections coming up, go vote. If you really want change participate by joining activist groups, unions, associations… internet, facebook does not work. Be a participant not a bystander. Good example of action is the teachers winning at supreme court againts bc libs.

Nov. 19, 2016, 7:59 a.m.
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Who says North Vancouver housing is expensive?

3rd street down is all rezoned. as far as I know it's the biggest rezone of it's kind in vancouver. Bus depot will be a mini mall or something. Big change not sure it's all good.

Nov. 16, 2016, 8:32 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

So where is the money originating from … it sounds like a big circle jerk to me ?

Stock market, Wall Street, that's what it is. And it's a dangerous game…at least on Wall Street it's pros.

Nov. 16, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

what about all the direct employment. construction, banks, real estate agents, lawyers, retail(home depot etc..) the list is long. Not to mention property tax revenues for the government. If the housing market crashes in Vancouver the price of housing will the least of our problems.

Nov. 15, 2016, 5:21 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

You sure…
https://www.biv.com/article/2015/12/housing-metro-vancouver-bcs-biggest-industry/

Nov. 15, 2016, 3:10 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

This is why corrections are long and painful. Sellers refuse to "give up equity" and buyers don't want to catch a falling knife, so we get a long slow melt.

Lots of stuff at play:
- 5-year rates up
- US Treasuries on the rise, very high chance Fed hikes rate on Dec 14 which will put more upward pressure (yes in Canada too)
- Foreign buyers tax BC
- Empty house tax in Van
- New mortgage stress test for high leverage goofs

Once the negative momentum starts, it's hard to reverse, especially in a slow growth economy like ours.

Not to mention that anything that is related to housing is the #1 employer, by far, in the GVRD. I cant think of a single industry that comes even close in BC. Correct me if I'm wrong but I dont think I am.

Nov. 11, 2016, 11:48 a.m.
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washing machine repair referrals

Repair clinic

Nov. 11, 2016, 9:51 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Baha my buddy who bought in Coverdale at the peak in the summer for 900k is now likely underwater. Just that easy folks.

Why would he be in trouble? Unless he's fliping it or cant aford it he should be ok. The only way he can get in trouble is if he's on the edge and intrest rates go up.

Nov. 1, 2016, 3:32 p.m.
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Cost of bikes

I disagree. Anyone climbing on one of the newer bikes will tell you the angles are one of the biggest differences. A lot of R[HTML_REMOVED]D time goes into adjusting the geometry and testing it to make sure they get it right while maintaining (within certain parameters) strength and durability).

do you know how easy it is to weld up a steel frame for testing.
If I remember correctly, when Santa Cruz was testing/designing the V10 each bike was super expensive. Today with solidworks and other engineering software, testing is way better, easier and cheaper. rnd is getting cheaper all the time.

Oct. 31, 2016, 3 p.m.
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Triple crown

Oh man that was tough.. I did Seymour and fromme but bailed after that, the 2 people that said they were going to join me bailed this morning and I attempted it solo. I got kinda discouraged at the daunting task of still having to ride cypress with wet loaves of bread on my feet. Next year in the dry with people is more sensible..

still pretty good considering the weather.

Oct. 31, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
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Cost of bikes

I bet the markup is huge on carbon bikes and components.

Oct. 30, 2016, 2:40 p.m.
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Cost of bikes

What's the life span of a new carbon super bike now? I bet if you ride it hard 3-4 years and it's scrap. For 10 Grand… that's retarded.

Which is why I'm pointing out that you can now buy a better riding bike for less money :)

To give some hard facts:

Here's a Norco Fluid LT2 from 2009:

http://nsmb.com/3043-review-2009-norco-fluid-lt2/

Some of the parts are in terms of branding 'better' than the current Sight I mentioned before but it weighed best part of 35lb! Steep head angle. Shitty narrow rims. Useless fork. Nevagrips etc.

Compare with the current Norco Sight A7.3:

https://www.norco.com/bikes/mountain/all-mountain/sight-aluminum-7/sight-a73/

650B wheels. Tubeless compatible rims. Decent rubber. Dropper post. Decent enough fork (older damper tech but proven chassis). Current style drivetrain with NW ring up front. Some brand name parts thrown in. There's nothing amazing about this bike in terms of bling, but it'd blow the old LT out of the water and it's a few hundred dollars less (enough to upgrade the brakes at least.

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