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Feb. 21, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
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Crazy Pills

I used to buy Santa Cruz bikes. There's a reason why I switched to YT…

Feb. 19, 2017, 7:13 p.m.
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Any car salesmen here?

did you^^ buy an Infiniti?

Yes. A QX50.

Feb. 19, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
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Any car salesmen here?

Which institution picked up the Loan?

Infiniti Financial Services

Feb. 18, 2017, 9:06 p.m.
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Any car salesmen here?

I just bought a $30k used car from Auto West Infinity dealership. 0.9% financing from the dealership over 3 years on the amount I decided to borrow. I was going to borrow less, but have decided to invest the extra money instead.

Jan. 4, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
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2016 BC Property Assessment

Some good info on here regarding the home owners grant.

There was a 15% decrease in downtown property prices 2008-2009. I know, because I was trying to sell. Luckily I didn't accept any lowball offers and ended up keeping the place.

It's amazing what a difference a year can make. If like you, I would have tried to sell a year earlier, then the place would have gone. I was trying to sell to fund chasing tail further south :)

Jan. 3, 2017, 2:57 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

What is going on with that seat?

Yeah - it's certainly a bit different. I'm still trying it out. It's meant to be better for your "man parts"…

Jan. 3, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Also got some NOBL 33 wheels in November. Quite a different ride to what I'm used to, but liking a lot. Nice to deal with a great bunch of local guys. Wheels with some metal and rubber attached:

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Jan. 3, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - DH/Park Bike Thread

Thanks for embedding for me Dean! The bike looks a little dirtier these days :)

That RM Maiden will be my next DH bike - but not for a few seasons yet.

Jan. 2, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - DH/Park Bike Thread

Mine is real old school with 26" wheels! :)

Jan. 2, 2017, 1:15 p.m.
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2016 BC Property Assessment

I'm a SW guy, but interesting to see there are HW jobs up north in Prince George. How did that 3 year commitment work? If IBM fired the guy he would be paid the remaining term of the 3 year contract?

When I moved further east from downtown to the eastside almost 4 years ago I already thought house prices were ridiculous. I remember saying to my friend, "yes I'm buying another place, but no way are prices going to go higher". Wrong.

For people like us who like the outdoor pursuits it's starting to look a little ridiculous working 5 days a week when you could sell up and go mountain biking/skiing every day…

Jan. 1, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
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2016 BC Property Assessment

I wonder how much longer it will be before people cash out and there is a max exodus from Vancouver?

Dec. 29, 2016, 3:33 p.m.
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Non Boring Transportation Appliance?

There is too much sense being made on this thread, you should throw sense and sensibility to the wind and buy the upcoming Alfa Romeo Stelvio - 500+HP of "I do what I want"

That's the one to get. They also have a lightweight 280hp version, but if you're going to get an SUV you need at least 300hp.

Dec. 23, 2016, 9:01 p.m.
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Snow line on Cypress

I was at Cypress tonight. Snowing all the way down to the highway.

Dec. 21, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

Vancouver being the best place to live in the world is the root cause of the low salaries - more skilled workers here than the local economy can support, which drives down wages.

That definitely used to be the case. Until Microsoft and Amazon came to town.

Dec. 18, 2016, 8 p.m.
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snow tires (Merged Thread)

Nice to see someone with a truck with snow tires. You tend to see more trucks in the ditch on the road up to Cypress than little cars.

I run 19" tires during the summer, but 18" Blizzak's in the winter. Glad I've had them on for the last few weeks.

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