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Oct. 9, 2021, 12:22 p.m.
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Re: How much of your suspension do you use?

I tend to use full travel on most rides, unfortunately it's usually from poor line choice, casing everything in sight and a general lack of skill.

Oct. 4, 2021, 7:22 p.m.
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Re: fuck i hate facebook

I wonder how much productivity went up a workplaces around the globe.

Sept. 19, 2021, 8:42 a.m.
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Re: Thunder / Lightning

Posted by: syncro

That was just DaveM farting.

I don't deny that, although the lightning was a suprise. Must have been the chili.

Wife said it was so loud and the lightning flash so bright that she screamed. The flash and thunder were almost together so if you go by that theory it must have been pretty close (Burke Mtn area)

I was playing hockey, didn't even know it happened.

Sept. 4, 2021, 10:01 a.m.
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Re: Revitalizing the CBC trail on Seymour

Posted by: samroberts

I never rode the line over the swamp, it was already chainsawed apart the first time I rode CBC, but I've tried to stand on its remnants on a rainy winter day, and it was slippery like greased ice. Was it a dry-weather-only feature, or did it just get mildewy after the vandalism?

As I recall that line was all weather.

CBC had so much traffic back then, nothing got mossy or green. They had a counter at the trail head at one point. The amount of riders hitting CBC on an average weekend was staggering.

Aug. 30, 2021, 7:09 p.m.
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Re: Anyone know why none of the 3 ski hills on the shore run bike parks in the summer?

Posted by: Hepcat

Cypress Bowl bike park from '05 was a blast and everyone rode it. Always wondered what made them shut down

Really? I remember it being fun for a couple of runs and then the novelty wore off real quick.

I'm pretty sure it shut down to accomodate the Olympics construction.

Aug. 22, 2021, 2:59 p.m.
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Re: Official NSMB Coffee Thread

Posted by: Mbcracken

I have that same Eureka grinder and it a big step up from Rocky grinder I used for 17 years.  I still have the Rocky grinder for doing other coffee grinds.  We'll mix it up from time to time...French press, Moka pot, and recently the Aeropress for traveling.  A couple years ago, I picked up a Profitec 500 Pro PID.  It pulls a lovely brew.  

Cheers, Mike

Yes, I would say if there's a downside to that grinder it's if you want to use it for different grinds. It's tough to dial it in for different beans or drinks. Luckily, I'm just an esspresso shot guy, I use the same beans and the grind setting is dialed in and only gets minute adjustments as needed.

Aug. 21, 2021, 6:48 p.m.
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Re: Official NSMB Coffee Thread

Posted by: RAHrider

Posted by: DaveM

I bought the Rocket a couple of years ago, the grinder last year. I'm pretty hard pressed to pay for coffee anywhere these days. Even when I mess up it's still better than most store bought shots.

What a beautiful machine (I have the exact same one except the older version). Firstly, where did you find so much counter space in Vancouver? Mine is tucked in a corner of the kitchen that my wife begrudgingly allows me to have. Which grinder is that? You like it? Small enough increments on the grind setting? Clumping? Messy? Finally, I feel like you deserve a fancier tamper to go with that setup.

Mine's tucked in a corner too, must be a bigger corner. The grinder is a Eureka Mignon Silenzio. It'll grind however you need it. The adjustment is a rotary dial, increments are infinite. The bonus is it's also super quiet which helps as I'm up way before everyone else in the morning. It doesn't clump, not messy at all. As far as the tamper, I use a distributor to even the grind, the tamper just finishes it off and polishes the surface. I don't feel I need anything special there.

Aug. 14, 2021, 6:23 p.m.
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Re: Official NSMB Coffee Thread

I bought the Rocket a couple of years ago, the grinder last year. I'm pretty hard pressed to pay for coffee anywhere these days. Even when I mess up it's still better than most store bought shots.

Aug. 9, 2021, 9:06 p.m.
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Re: Bearing supplier in BC/the Web

I recently needed some bearings just before leaving for a trip. Motion didn't have what I needed in town but I called Amcan and they had stock. Amcan doesn't do direct sales but you can purchase through Motion and pickup at Amcan's warehouse. Motion uses Amcan as a supplier but sometimes their part numbers don't match up.

https://www.amcanbearing.com

Aug. 7, 2021, 4:20 p.m.
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Re: Stone cutting particulate/dust

Posted by: tungsten

syncro, you got a special sauce you can recommend to dude for that hammy sammy?

It's more of a gravy

Aug. 6, 2021, 10:34 p.m.
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Re: North Shore relics

Toe clips are a fad that never should have stopped

June 15, 2021, 8:04 p.m.
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Re: Revitalizing the CBC trail on Seymour

Posted by: LoamtoHome

IMBA....  lol, that's not going to go well.  They yet to have built a trail that's worth riding.  Good luck in that zone.

They have built a few things that had to be repaired to be rideable though

April 22, 2021, 9:21 p.m.
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Re: Vaccines for all of us... assuming all the people under 40 left this forum.

I got the AV shot a couple of weeks ago. I registered at a pharmacy close to home on a Thursday, got an email to book on Sunday and got the shot on Tuesday. I didn't feel anything the day of but was pretty achy and a headache the following day. I had a couple of things I had to do at work in the morning and called it at noon and slept for the afternoon. I was back to normal by later in the evening and no other side effects since. I haven't had a hangover in almost 30 years but that's about how it felt.

April 1, 2021, 6:29 p.m.
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Re: How many times you visit the hospital after a ride?

I've only been once. On a ride in Campbell River on boxing day, I didn't make it up a hill so I pulled to the side to let me wife pass, saddle was high, foot slipped on a rock and I went over a bank, cartwheeled for about 30 feet and landed upside down. I couldn't move and my wife couldn't move me. Luckily my brother was waiting at the truck at the end of the trail. He hiked in and pulled me up the bank. I couldn't bear weight on one leg and my elbow wasn't where is was supposed to be as well so I couldn't put my arm around him to help me walk. He tied my jacket around my knees so one leg could support the other, made a sling for my arm and I shuffled 20 minutes out to the truck. We briefly considered calling search and rescue but didn't want to wreck people's Christmas. We got to the hospital and straight in for x-rays; sprained MCL and a dislocated elbow. They set the elbow and gave me a knee brace, pain killers, and sent me on my way. I fell again getting from the wheelchair to the truck so they took me back in and gave me a hip to ankle brace. Later in physio rehabbing the knee they realized my ACL was torn as well, had surgery a year later.

March 28, 2021, 4:54 p.m.
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Re: 2018 F1 thread.

Sure did, but the season is looking really good this season. My money is on Perez to surprise a few folks pretty soon

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