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Sept. 20, 2012, 8:45 p.m.
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Sumas Smack Down

There's easily more than 100 riders going down that trail on any given Saturday or Sunday. Some are shuttling it multiple times in a day. In all kinds of weather. That 1600 riders a month wasn't a number Matt pulled out of his ass…there's a counting device on the trail.

I don't think it's realistic to expect race organizers all over the province to have a crystal ball to be able to predict perfect weather and trail conditions months in advance. Are race organizers supposed to just up and cancel an event because of the weather?

I just would not choose a new trail to hold a race on. When it is ridden in and the kinks are worked out weather becomes less of an issue(No crystal ball needed to know that).

If I built that trail (paid or not) I would be pissed you were holding a race on it. Was the Trail built for holding races? Was the original trail builder asked if he thought holding a race on his trail was a good Idea? Im guessing he would know since he built it.

Sept. 19, 2012, 9:42 p.m.
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Sumas Smack Down

FVMBA Trail days have already been discussed for after the race.

1600 rider/month for the past 3 months and the lack of rain might have a bit more to do with the shape Squidline is in, not that there will be a race held on it. We won't be doing any major trail prep prior to the race. That would make matters worse. The mountain needs some moisture before any sustainable work can be done on Squidline and any other trail up there.

That is my point. it is in ruff shape due to dry weather. Why would you send 100 riders down it in the current condition? I guess I just dont understand the racer mentality.

Sept. 18, 2012, 8:56 p.m.
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Sumas Smack Down

I just rode squid line and it is not in race shape. It is dry and blown out. It is going to be destroyed after the race. Are the organizers planning a rebuild of squid line after the race? There is going to be a ton of work needed.

Sept. 15, 2012, 7:39 a.m.
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Hafjell World Cup DH Replay on NSMB.com! Spoiler... STEVIE!!!

So when is the last time a Canadian won a WC?

Hoping 2013 will be his year….

I think Andrew Shandro was the Last Canadian to win a world cup. He won two world cups but that was like 15-20 years ago I think.

Aug. 19, 2012, 9:38 a.m.
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So whats stopping the BMX guys from showing up at crankworx and taking all the prizes

They probably dont want brad rubbing his fat gut against them when they finish there run. Why does he feel he has to get so close? Its creepy.

Aug. 10, 2012, 9:49 p.m.
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Jerry Willows Rides his Specialized Carbon Demo on the Shore

Dunbar shuttled and filmed in the rain and performed no maintaince.

That is awesome.

July 21, 2012, 10:02 a.m.
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29ers

It's been 5 years?

And 26 inch wheels still rule. Its funny watching pro riders running -17 degree stems and no top caps on there headset to make the bike work. And than saying how great the bikes are.

July 9, 2012, 9:22 p.m.
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Fucking Mountain Bike Action

Did they mention that Georgia ran a lighter tire set up than her team mates. Maybe had she chose a more durable tire she would not have flatted.Or maybe if she had on heavier tires she would not have dominated the race.

June 21, 2012, 9:55 p.m.
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Brian Onofrichuk is... Mr. Stepdown

I met him once and thought he was kinda cool.

June 14, 2012, 5:50 p.m.
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Why bother?

I spent 40+ minutes on the phone yesterday trying to source a 70mm 5/6/7deg rise high end AM stem.

Six (6) stores in North Van, NADA! (one had one in the proper dimension but was too f/r oriented)

Five (5) stores in Van., NADA!

Offers to order but what is the point in waiting 2-3 days and then having to go to the lbs and pay for example a hun + hst when I can order on line and have it delivered to my door for 20-30% less?

As I understand it the margins on bikes are slim and stores bread and butter are service and accessories but if I want to buy and install a bike part on my day off, what's the point in even attempting to patronize local bike stores if nobody bothers to carry any stock?

If you sit back and think hard enough Im sure you can figure out the reason for this. But I will help you anyway.

Bike shops are not warehouses. Stems range in size,degree of rise and style. Do you expect bike shops to stock 50+ different stems when they can bring in odd sizes with in a few days of ordering? Shops are going to stock the most common sizes and order in the rest. If you said you couldnt find a 50mm with no rise than you would have a valid point.

June 14, 2012, 5:37 p.m.
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Gettin Ice Cream....

you look very awkward on that bike. Maybe its just the wheels.

May 21, 2012, 7:32 a.m.
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Buy & Sell for Roadies?

Canadiancyclist.com

May 6, 2012, 5:01 p.m.
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Private insurance in BC?

I disagree. Never had an issue with private insurance. Picked the auto body shop I wanted, zero hassle, easy loaner car, towing services, etc.

Also, price is less than ICBC.

As a body tech I can tell you for certain that private insurance is awful to deal with 90% of the time. It does not matter how good a tech is, If they are forced to repair a panel that should be replaced it sucks for the owner. If all you care is that your car is shiny after the repair than go with private insurance.

May 6, 2012, 3:50 p.m.
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Private insurance in BC?

If you own a nice car I would shy away from private insurance. There great until you actually get into an accident. If you dont really care how your car is repaired and it saves you a bit of money go for private insurance.

March 23, 2012, 1:02 p.m.
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Vid: Deity Team in the Lower Mainland

Sweet, shredding trails in the pissing rain that none of you work/build on.
Why dont you hacks got build your own trail and shred that, oh wait you guys are too lazy and would probably rather go wreck someone's else's hard work

Get a life.

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