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July 8, 2014, 3:16 p.m.
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I'm going to pre-ride purely for safety. I ate it twice on stage 1 last time because I dove in blind.

Ps, Timmigrant can you please make it your mission to smash my friends on strava? That's all they talk about hahaha!

LOL … really!? I'll continue to try my best. Better yet let's go out for a ride!

July 8, 2014, 3:15 p.m.
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Hold tight map coming shortly.

But the highlights that will get you to where you need to go.

Severed to Shorn (using the new Severed entrance)
Applicator to Rapid Transit to Sticks and Stones
East end of Sticks and Stones lower Cardiac and the same finish down into the Blair Range that we used last time on Seymour.

Thanks for the info Shirk. I'll go and do a recon mission tonight after work. Sounds like a fun course.

July 8, 2014, 11:16 a.m.
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Shirk could you divulge the course goods for Thursdays toonie?

As for dropping chains, I've dropped chains on a couple different systems with 1x10 and 1x11 on narrow wide chain rings, with Shimano and SRAM clutch derailleurs. Hard tails are probably less susceptible since the rear end isn't going through any motion relative to the chain ring. Since installing a tiny Blackspire Trail X guide around my 30 tooth chain ring I've yet to drop a chain, and like the added protection of the taco bash plate underneath.

June 24, 2014, 11:43 a.m.
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i'm losing my faith in the power of narrow-wide rings; dropped mine on s3 (the only two other times i've dropped chains have been during races, naturally). time to pick up a guide.

Shirk any word on the course for Thursday and or fixing times from the last race?

Perry, I long lost my faith in the narrow-wide rings, I was dropping chains regularly. I picked up this little gem in 26-32 range and haven't had a dropped chain since:

http://www.blackspire.com/TrailX-Guide

While you're at maybe get a new "Shift" key, yours seems to be broken.

June 22, 2014, 8:33 p.m.
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Start times North Shore BC Enduro Series

It's up on PB. Pretty cool!

You sure show up a lot in that video edit! You're like famous and shit.

June 13, 2014, 9:23 a.m.
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3hrs+ did seem a bit off the pace for you, tim.

a fun little rip in the forest, as usual; thanks guys!

Damn Perry, I didn't even see you last night!

June 12, 2014, 11:40 p.m.
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http://nsmba.ca/content/2014-06_results-toonie-4-presented-lynn-valley-bikes

Results.

Another kick ass event from the NSMBA. I left the event feeling like I just robbed the place … only $2 for such a good time!?! How can it be? Huge thanks to the vollies, the sponsors, the man who made my tasty burger, and the organizers, you lot are the best.

Shirk, don't forget to massage the times a little when you fix my Stage 1 beep in, m'kay.

June 12, 2014, 8:52 a.m.
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So yeah Pipeline at race pace is uh spicy.

LOL yup. I'm glad it's not just me. I hadn't been down there in ages and I was literally thinking to myself, "What sadistic bastard rated this a blue trail".

June 11, 2014, 11:23 a.m.
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Just saw the map. Shirk are your start and finish icons backwards for Stage 3? :)

June 10, 2014, 11:04 p.m.
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Great course. I am excited.

I prerode the course tonight, and it is a great course, not to mention hard to ride fast, rough and slippy. It's gonna be a toughie. Props to Shirk for getting that info up so faust.

June 10, 2014, 5:15 p.m.
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Working on getting the map up.

Liaison 1: Climb from Water Towers to Leopard
Stage 1: Leopard - Kirkford down to 3rd switchback
Liaison 2: Climb from 3rd Switchback up to Pipeline
Stage 2: Pipeline
Liaison 3: East on BP
Stage 3: BP (it will include the climb up to Stairs of Despair)

Sweet, thanks for the info Shirk, that sounds like a fun course! If anyone is looking for me I'll be spending the next two days making cut lines on those trails.

June 10, 2014, 2:38 p.m.
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I'm looking forward to the race this Thursday. Any word on what stages you're thinking Shirk?

May 29, 2014, 10:55 p.m.
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I did my first NSMBA toonie today and wanted to give major props to Brian, the NSMBA, the volunteers and Obsession Bikes. I can't wipe the grin off my face. Seriously $2 for a perfectly organized event, on a kick ass course, with instant results at the bottom, a pulled pork sandwich and a beer? It's a no brainer! Epic cheers to all involved, I can't wait till the next one.

March 12, 2014, 12:17 p.m.
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Shock service

While I do ride for John Henry Bikes, and this could be taken as a shameless plug. I am genuinely impressed with the recent investment that store has made in equipment, personnel and training to service various brands of suspension. With suspension being such a critical part of a modern mountain bike John Henry is rebuilding new and used forks / shocks to ensure optimal performance. Full bike services are offered with various levels of suspension rebuild.

Marzocchi Canada would a natural option to service the fork. But to my knowledge the John Henry guys could service both fork and shock and help out with suspension setup. At the very least it'd be worth popping in and having a discussion and see what they could do for you, and likely for a good price too.

Nov. 14, 2013, 7:53 p.m.
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888 spring change

hallo! i have the 2012 888 rc3 v2 ti, and will change the ti 5.5 standard spring with a steel 6.5 firm spring (i am 81kg - 178lb, so i guess it is a right decision, as the fork feels very soft, with little mid travel support and divey in braking)

i want to ask 2 things:

1.
is the firm spring the right choice? many say that the firm is perfect for weights 75-90kg, others say that with the firm spring, the fork loses its small bump sensitivity and silkiness and becomes hard for the wrists/hands. feedback please :coo:

2. do you put around the spring a shrink wrap or a heat shrink?
i read it is necessary in order to avoid the clank in the fork leg.

thanks!!

I'm around your weight, same fork, and run the 6.5 steel spring. I'd say that's a good bet for your weight. I also had the VA removed and run substantially higher oil heights than stock. Reason being that I want the fork spring curve to be as progressive as the linkage on the Aurum I ride. What compression, rebound, preload and VA settings are you running? I personally run 3-4 clicks from fully open compression, rebound to taste, no preload, and VA delete. I also have an air cap installed on the spring leg that allows me to increase and decrease the spring curve ramp depending on the steepness of the track I'm on. The stiffer spring obviously increases the spring rate, but shouldn't "ruin" the small bump sensitivity.

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