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Dec. 20, 2017, 8:38 a.m.
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Re: boot fitting on North Shore?

Looks like Destination it is. Thanks guys!

Dec. 16, 2017, 7:25 p.m.
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boot fitting on North Shore?

Looking to get my wife some ski boots, the two obvious places on the NS are the new Comor or NS Ski and Board. I've had good experiences at both for small stuff. How are they for boot fitting?

Sept. 4, 2016, 8:32 a.m.
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Bent steer tube, frame or ???

Had a pretty big bail that impacted the front end and taco-ed the wheel. Now that I have another wheel in place the bike pulls to the left when I let go of the handle bars. I pulled the fork (Rockshox revelation - 2008) out and the steer tube appears to be straight (put a straight edge on it). Visually the frame (2006 Norco Fluid) looks fine, but I have nothing else to verify. Any other ideas other than taking it to a shop?

Sept. 3, 2016, 2:07 p.m.
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Best Place for Kids Ski/Snow Clothes?

It's hit and miss, but have gotten killer deals at the re-use-it centre at Funtion Junction. Also try North Shore sports swap (assuming you;re looking used)

July 27, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
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stuff that makes you happy

the Hip…nuff said

July 20, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
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NBR Whistler - River of GD beta

I'm pretty sure you have to buy a bunch of inflatable Explorer's and then leave all the garbage in a park. And be completely wasted.

So no issues with cops if I tuck a few brews inside the kayak? I heard something about people getting busted last year.

July 20, 2016, 8:48 a.m.
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NBR Whistler - River of GD beta

yeah should be fine. Often at that time of the year the water level is low, but this year has been cooler so more gradual snow melt i assume.
I would recommend going early to avoid the crowds of party people, but it all comes down to luck.

One of the advantages of having kids (I guess) that we'll be on the water well before the yahoos. Thanks!

July 19, 2016, 4:05 p.m.
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NBR Whistler - River of GD beta

The family will be up there for August long weekend. Thinking of trying to run the river with the family. Me and the 4 year old in a 10' kayak, wife in an 8' kayak, and the 9 and 6 year olds in their little sit-on kayaks. Does this sounds like a stupid idea!? Scoped it out last year and looked like fun. Put in at Rainbow and take out at Meadow Park. Thanks!

March 3, 2016, 3:43 p.m.
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Disaster Kit

Went to a presentation a couple of years ago by Delta Police, he recommended keeping a kit in the trunk of your car. Most of the time you are within walking distance of it, and if your house collapses you can still access it.

Great idea except with a family of 5 our kit has filled an 80L rubbermaid tote!

March 3, 2016, 1:54 p.m.
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Disaster Kit

I built one up myself, fortunately having older backpacking gear is helpful. Once you have a stove and some fuel it opens up having canned food which is way cheaper and palattable than those sugar bars. Plus cans basically last forever.

If you are anywhere near a water source, a lifestraw or something similar solves the water problem.

My biggest issue is where to keep it. If the house is standing, then I have access to all our food in the pantry etc…if the house falls down (and we survive) then the kit will be in the rubble. I am kind of thinking outside in a shed.

Feb. 5, 2016, 12:56 p.m.
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Lynn Valley Traffic Plan

lol… last night was fun!

Ive put my two cents in and to my suprise had a good dialogue with what I can only assume is the project manager (Jay Porter). In my opinion there are two big flaws here:

- Not having a dedicated HWY on ramp westbound from Mtn Hwy (they say it's planned for later)
- Not dividing the traffic that is destined for Seymour Parkway vs what is going onto the highway. It's damn near impossible to move east/west between the rest of NV and dollarton / seymour. I don't see much in this plan that will improve that.

Jan. 12, 2016, 8:18 a.m.
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Nissan Titans... A used truck thread

12K towing capacity is pretty good for the size of the vehicle.

A friend recently purchased the Dodge EcoDiesel. It's rated at around 7K or 8K towing capacity. Cost him 40K with the towing package. He said highway mileage at medium speed is pretty good.

The Nissan XD powertrain looks pretty strong.

Towing capacity is one thing, but payload is what really matters. The 1500 eco-diesels are a joke for towing as most of the actual (door sticker) payloads are less than 1200#. The Titan is supposedly going to have payloads over 200# which starts to make sense. The F-150 could be ordered with a HD payload package that gets it up closer to 2000# but good luck finding one of those on the used market.

Anyway, that's my rant on payload…the Titan styling is garbage!

Jan. 7, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
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The Camper, Trailer or Adventure Vehicle Thread

http://www.sigmarine.com/SIG-CCHSF.html

I burn 1"x5" pieces of wood. Small trees and branches are perfect. It only holds a small amount of wood so you do have to keep adding more fuel quite frequently. It also isn't an airtight design so it doesn't damper down too well.

On cold mornings it is very nice to have and keeps me from having to use the propane furnace too much.

What does one of those set you back?

Oct. 21, 2015, 7:53 p.m.
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Free stuff thread

Bag full of leftover Schluter Kerdi membrane for waterproofing a shower install. Some inside and outside corners as well as the pipe seal and mixing valve seal.

Oct. 18, 2015, 9 a.m.
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Free stuff thread

A couple boxes of leftover RG6 and Ethernet wire from a reno. Pickup in Lynn Valley. CL ads:

Craigslist produced a number of failed pickups. These are still available, come get 'em.

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