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Oct. 1, 2011, 1:43 p.m.
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winter xc/am tire options

Ignitor 2.35 eXC/LUST/UST. 835g.
I just took off my Ikons for the fall… forgot how much I like the Ignitor. Pretty hefty but worth every gram on the way down. Haven't tried minions or highrollers though.

Aug. 8, 2011, 9:47 p.m.
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North Shore loop - leisurely 10560 ft climb over 27.5 miles

the late Benoit Mandelbrot is not reported to have encountered mountain biking in person

http://www.ph.biu.ac.il/~rapaport/papers/11b-ijmpc.pdf

Feb. 1, 2011, 9:31 p.m.
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2011 Island Cup Series - Official Thread

back to back weekends?
that is going to be some serious pain.

looks like there are 5 straight weekends of xc only 5 weeks from now?!?

ouch!!

Nov. 26, 2010, 3:35 p.m.
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Spearhead Hut Fundraiser

This sounds great to me. Good luck with the event.

I'm also not a fan of the ACC hut model of hut operation - plush but pricy, locked doors, etc.

With the exception of Kootenay Glacer, all the ACC huts I've been to are pretty basic and decent value. A middle ground between free iceboxes like Russet Lake/Sapphire Col and private lodge plushness. BC Parks isn't about to get into the hut business a-la NZ's awesome Dept of Conservation hut network, so like Sharon says, someone has to do the maintenance.

July 20, 2010, 4:54 p.m.
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TDF 2010 Prediction Thread

Ryder's quote:
[HTML_REMOVED] If you draw your sword and then drop it, you die.

Sure, AC slowing would have been classy, but no reason to hang the dude out to dry because he didn't. Mechanicals are part of racing.

April 15, 2010, 4:38 p.m.
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Nickel and Butcher - two new sleds from Santa Cruz

As with the heckler, no water bottle cage bosses.
Too bad - look like nice bikes but I get thirsty out there.

March 25, 2010, 8:44 a.m.
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cross for commuters?

Jake the Snake cobbled together with 1x9, riser bar, v-brakes [HTML_REMOVED] 30c marathons is my commuter. Works great, esp for shorter rides.

March 11, 2010, 10:07 a.m.
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Official Mount Washington Conditions

I would be sick today if it wasn't quite so far away.

Feb. 12, 2010, 3:13 p.m.
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Whistler during the olympics

And so, the first pedal has been turned / jump has been skiied in ANGER!

sweet pix.

Feb. 10, 2010, 9:47 a.m.
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Places to tour/ride with an 11-year old

Hornby/Denman is a great suggestion.

The Goose from Victoria to Sooke is no problem on a cross bike and there are lots of lakes and rivers to check out en route. But it is more of an A to B trip. Going north via Lochside Trail is good too, and the surrounding roads are much flatter.

I wouldn't choose this area for camping, but you could potentially have a great time staying somewhere like Metchosin or Central Saanich, mixing in a bunch of road riding and hiking/beachcombing at CRD parks. http://www.crd.bc.ca/parks/map.htm

Jan. 17, 2010, 4:49 p.m.
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Ridgetop alpine rides

I wondered if there might be anything bikeable at jumbo…looks like it could be good. thx for posting.

Dec. 21, 2009, 6:40 p.m.
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FS Lowa Structura AT boots, fit mondo 28

In good shape. $125obo

Dec. 11, 2009, 7:30 p.m.
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Victoria bike shops

if you're looking for bike shops and coffee shops, you're coming to the right place. I think there is one of each on every corner…

Yes, OBB/Trek/Straight Up are the best for performance stuff. Check out Fairfield, Capital City and North Park for more commuter/urban/recumbent/local flair.

Discovery Coffee [HTML_REMOVED] Ferris's are good spots that haven't been mentioned yet.

Dec. 8, 2009, 5:05 p.m.
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cypress XC season?

^^ You're still going to have to learn technique for XC!

Relatively speaking, $150bux isn't too bad for an xc season's pass, even without February. (Washington is $350)
Cypress is pretty small, but even so it is easy to ski 2-3 times a week if you are close by [HTML_REMOVED] enjoy it.

Dec. 2, 2009, 8:58 p.m.
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Online Maps - New Tool

very nice.
and their mapping tool is super slick too.

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