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Kaz's 2001 Toyota Tacoma TRD and 2023 Trek Fuel EX - Feb. 2, 2023, 9:43 a.m.

I was meaning a pickup truck like the new F-150 or rams, almost no one will be towing 14,000lbs. You also would definitely have trouble parking it along most streets in Vancouver, especially more downtown. 

It might get slightly better mileage than a petrol one, but with the current price of diesel that small difference is negligible.

It also sounds like you actually use the truck, at least in Vancouver most people who own one have it for the image not because they need it. I can assure you, that our Honda Odyssey or Rav4 is almost always filled to the brim due to having 7 people in our family and two dogs.

Kaz's 2001 Toyota Tacoma TRD and 2023 Trek Fuel EX - Feb. 1, 2023, 10:41 a.m.

Awesome truck, and it is actually practical unlike most pickups nowadays, which are oversized monsters that are only practical if you are towing something massive.

I need to hit up Cam McRae and see if I could help contribute and in return get some experience (https://www.instagram.com/sethsimonyigindele/, https://sethsimonyi-gindele.myportfolio.com/work).

Shootout At The Fantasy Factory - Jan. 14, 2023, 9:11 a.m.

The main reason I suppose why I don’t necessarily agree with you is I was thinking about more kids, than just Canadian (western) kids, which I should clarified. In the 17yrs of my life I have lived in 4 countries and the problem with people glued to their screens is largely a more western problem. 

I think that a major contributor to people being on their phones so much is because of how individualistic western culture is. People are on their phones all the time to distract themselves from the fact that they probably don’t have any deep friendships and are extremely lonely. 

I most of the countries I lived in were in Africa, and yes people there don’t really have phones due to the lack of infrastructure and availability, but I still think people there wouldn't be so caught up with their phones simply because they think differently from the average westerner. They value community and family much much more than it is valued in western culture. 

An interesting thing to note is how western of an idea social media is, you are basically saying to everyone look at me, look at what I am doing, if you think about it there is nothing social about it it is all about yourself.

Sorry for the long tangent, but the point is this whole phone, mental health crisis is largely a developed western world problem.

Shootout At The Fantasy Factory - Jan. 13, 2023, 12:01 p.m.

It is interesting that they are cutting these ambassadors in the first place, but not cutting any of their racers' support. I could see how before the rise of social media racing would be a great way to advertise and sell bikes since it seems like a lot more people would go to the races. Though the thing that the brands seem to miss, as other commenters have pointed out, influencers have more of an impact when it comes to selling bikes (who else has looked at the Propain website after Remy got sponsored by them?). 

I wonder if a possible reason for hanging on to the mentality that the more race teams you support, the more bikes you will sell, is largely pushed by the white middle-aged white men who hold the power and money. These brands will need to change or die, the mountain biker demographic is changing.

That is one reason why I support smaller brands and shops that are trying to change mountain biking for the better like Dialed Bike Service, or brands like Transition.

Shootout At The Fantasy Factory - Jan. 13, 2023, 10:55 a.m.

That is a pretty unfair judgement, maybe it's just your kids that have no patience, but that doesn't mean they reflect the majority of teens. I have no problem focusing on reading an article like this, and you would be pretty surprised by the number of teens and young people who do not have or use social media.

The New Dark Age - Nov. 3, 2022, 11:24 a.m.

Awesome photos! I find too many MTB-related photos lack originality and a cohesive theme/story.

You should try film again, it is worth it, especially in medium format. Don't know if you have ever used these film grain overlays but I find they are often the "cherry on top" when editing digital images.

Paint Fast: Red Bull Rampage Finals 2022 - Oct. 23, 2022, 4:39 p.m.

Were the printed photos taken on pack film? Also, this is a super cool way of blending photos with drawings.

Who to Vote for on the North Shore - on October 15th - Oct. 14, 2022, 11:45 p.m.

Doctors also need more funding, I read somewhere that BC is the lowest-paying province. Yes, doctors can make six figures/per year (if they work themselves to death). Around 40% of the salary though goes to paying for mandatory insurance (my dad is a family doctor). 

Also, the cost of living is not going down, the minimum wage really should go up. Though I do find it funny that MPs had a substantial pay raise recently.

Who to Vote for on the North Shore - on October 15th - Oct. 14, 2022, 7:49 a.m.

“cuss you out for suggesting they not block your driveway, and proceed to defecate on your lawn." Sounds like somebody got traumatized.

Norco Presses Pause on Factory Race Teams - Oct. 3, 2022, 9:15 a.m.

I imagine they are doing this because of increasing inflation? and they are worried that people will be buying less and less of their bikes?

Internal Routing: Will Sanity Prevail? - Sept. 29, 2022, 12:04 p.m.

Also, a benefit of headset cable routing is dumb people will buy bikes that have it and sell them for super cheap when they find out how much of a headache it is. So you could buy the bike, 3D print external cable guides, and glue them onto the frame. Problem solved!

Internal Routing: Will Sanity Prevail? - Sept. 29, 2022, 11:59 a.m.

Wouldn't it be pretty easy to design a headset routing it so that you wouldn't need to remove your brake hose? Couldn't they make an oversized straight headtube and then drop in cups that have notches (instead of holes) on the outside perimeter for the hoses, and then you would put the bearings into the cups? Another benefit of cups would be the ability to easily adjust the geo of the bike with offset cups.

Gear Shots September 27, 2022 - Sept. 27, 2022, 12:06 p.m.

Would you guys consider doing a review on these pants? - https://www.wearfoehn.com/collections/mens-mountain-bike/products/mens-tobin-schoeller-mountain-bike-pants

They look like they are super high quality but they are also subdued enough looking that I would happily wear them all the time, unlike most MTB pants.

The Ergonomic Grip Shootout - Sept. 23, 2022, 8:50 p.m.

Mountain biking is not a great way to get "fit" the only real way it impacts your fitness is cardiac health and mental health. There is a reason that pro downhill riders and even XC riders spend so much time in the gym or doing cross-training.

The Ergonomic Grip Shootout - Sept. 23, 2022, 8:45 p.m.

I do find that ergo grips are super comfortable. The only problem is the wide flat section when the grip has only one clamp because it applies more leverage, so when you go off a jump they can twist which is not exactly helpful.

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