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Jan. 1, 2007, 12:59 p.m.
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Damn I gotta start riding again

For the record, I rather stay behind her than keep up - it's a great view :eek:

You'll still need to keep me in sight for the view… :P

pd

Dec. 18, 2006, 9:13 p.m.
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The textbooks you need thread:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?db=Books

for searchable online copies of various biomedical textbooks. Not very printer friendly though.

Dec. 11, 2006, 1 a.m.
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Headphones?

http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=[HTML_REMOVED]langid=EN[HTML_REMOVED]sku_id=0665000FS10074452[HTML_REMOVED]catid=11174

come with all kinds of attachments to get the right fit in your ear. good times for sure.

cool…I've always had a hard time finding comfortable earbuds, thanks for the info.

Dec. 10, 2006, 8:05 p.m.
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Knolly Delerium T - It's finally done

Sweet ride!

Dec. 10, 2006, noon
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Merry Christmas, everyone!

Cool! Thanks for sharing :-)

(I'm jealous, I'm stuck behind a desk for the next week…)

Dec. 8, 2006, 6:03 p.m.
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Suggestions Part II

i ride a rocky flow (among other bikes) from a few years back, and love it. but yes, she'll need to ride a few to figure out the best fit for her.

one thing i needed to switch out was the fork - way too stiff for me and marzocchi didn't make soft springs for it - that's another disadvantage of a DJ bike for lighter women. i run a fox 36 talas instead now.

cheers,
pd

Nov. 30, 2006, 8:03 p.m.
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Elton John: 'I would ban religion completely'

These type of activities occur a lot on a daily basis throughout the world, and I've never seen (or heard of) any group of atheists that perform the same kind of charitable work on behalf of their fellow man. The people of the organized religion, even the poor, will make an effort. The atheist might if they have a lot of money.

You piqued my curiousity; Google found this: http://www.atheistcharity.org/

While charity groups that label themselves as "atheist" may be few and far between, there are certainly lots of charities that do not have a specific religious association. As a side note, the Bush administration (from my limited understanding) tends to give preferential funding to religious organizations with respect to AIDS work.

(though I definitely do agree that many churches and other religious organizations provide a positive contribution through charity work)

Nov. 26, 2006, 11:13 p.m.
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How Much Snow?

Anyone know what it's looking like at SFU? I tried to check their conditions updates, but the site is down.

Try calling 604.444.4929 (road conditions hotline)

edit: phone line report at 11:30 pm Sunday indicated that SFU would be closed Monday (buses aren't running)

Nov. 26, 2006, 8:55 p.m.
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Turbidity.

Our water (Burnaby, SFU area) looked the worst last weekend, its pretty clear now, but we're still boiling it to drink/cook with (though I've been using tap water to brush my teeth since its been clear again). When water is boiled, O2 is pushed out, which contributes to the nasty taste - use a little cappuccino "frother" to aerate it and it tastes just fine.

Burnaby is served by both Seymour and Coquilam, but it gets mixed in the system so the advisory is still in place for all of Burnaby:

http://www.burnabynow.com/issues06/114206/news/114206nn3.html

Nov. 17, 2006, 2:05 p.m.
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Planning a big road trip next summer

We did a trip this August that I'd love to do again. For the most part we had friends to stay with the whole trip and I really recommend finding locals to show you the goods.

We rode 3 days in Kamloops, then Silverstar for a day. From there, headed to Golden. Planned to ride Mount 7 but a massive thunderstorm made us hide in the tent. Next day, pedalled up to the 10 km mark (we'd been shuttling and wanted to stretch the legs - if you can arrange a shuttle, do it, the climb was LONG!!) A woman in one of the board shops on the main drag gave us a number of a guy who did shuttles, sorry can't remember more details.

Next was Fernie. Park was fun, again, if you can meet some locals to show you stuff around town, there's some really sweet riding, not to mention beautiful views.

In Nelson and Rossland, some of the local shops run rides weeknight (Rossland was $10 for the shuttle), again, lots of trails and lots of fun.

Nov. 3, 2006, 12:16 p.m.
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Perogies...

There used to be a good perogie joint near the burrard bridge (south side) - that was many years ago. Anyone know a good place now?
The frozen kind just don't cut it.

Another reason not to bail us on the next trip to Rossland…Grand Forks has a few joints to get good grub at…perogies, borsch, cabbage rols…yum!

Oct. 30, 2006, 3:23 p.m.
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Skid Lid on Air Supply

Women numbers remain low and they have to ride the same 3 or 4 trails because the level gets too high fast.

So, as a woman there are only 3-4 trails on the NS I can ride? Funny, I wonder who all these other trails I've been riding are for then…

pd

Oct. 28, 2006, 5:38 p.m.
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Christmas Pressie Ideas

Great ideas! I especially like the idea of the custom painted helmet (but I'm too picky for that to be a good one for me - I'd want to be involved).

I'm a VERY lucky girl with respect to bike-related gifts. Instead of a diamond ring, I received a custom steel hardtail for our engagement…my man definitely knows me well!

Other past gifts have included forks, armour, Roach pants, XTR rear hub for my XC bike, a full-face helmet, and others. Last Christmas I got new lights for night riding (a bit of a surprise as I didn't think the hubby wanted to encourage my current racing hobby - 24 hour solo races).

This year's wish list isn't really bike related as I think I'm pretty set for stuff. I could use a new pair of gloves though. :-) Other things on the list (for when he reads this!): the new Delerium album, new kitchen gadgets, and a nice silver chain to go with the pendant I got last year.

pd

Oct. 5, 2006, 7:47 p.m.
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Help! Lost cell phone

Hey folks,

If anyone's riding Ladies/Skull/Lower Skull over the next few days and spies a cellphone, it's likely mine - seems it tumbled out of my pack this afternoon while riding. It's a Motorrola V220 and has some bike-related stickers on the front and back.

Please send me a PM if you find it - I"ll bake the finder some tasty cookies :-)

Thanks!
Penny

Aug. 15, 2006, 10:53 p.m.
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Anyone ridden a 2006 Slayer?

Took one for a spin in the Spring (in the Soquel Demo Forest in Santa Cruz) - had a super fun ride. It bobbed a bit climbing, but felt super smooth on the descent. Usually I feel a bit out of sorts when I hop on a new bike, but I was comfortable on it right away.

I'm short (5'2") and previous version of the Slayer had minimal stand over clearance for me. The re-design this year gives me more room, and the bike over all felt less tall - for me it just fit really well. Previously the bike leaned more to the XC side of things and that's changed with the 06 model.

I haven't ridden either the Nomad or Enduro or another "all-mountain" (my main rig is a Knolly V-tach - which pedals smoother on the climb, but is much heavier!) to compare it to though sorry.

Boils down to where/what you're looking to ride, and fit…

Happy shopping,
pd

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