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Nov. 8, 2016, 11:57 a.m.
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NBR Voted 2016 Aftermath

lol like father like son.

Nov. 7, 2016, 1:03 p.m.
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NBR Voted 2016 Aftermath

http://www.snopes.com/clinton-newsweek-cover/

Oct. 28, 2016, 6:48 p.m.
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The Evil Thread

NSBS carrying Norco now?

Yes.

Oct. 27, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
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How much do you know about financial independence?

I just read the blog post but not the forum or the thread that it refers to.

Curious why the thread has sooo many people so deep into that stock? Just happened that everyone that lost their shirt all found the same place to share a tear over the loss? Was there info on the forum pumping up this stock that lured these people in deeper and deeper?

Or is it just some Trump supporter forum???

Oct. 21, 2016, 1:24 p.m.
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rossland/trail/castlegar - the kootenays - for living

That will be my costume when I come visit. Gotta fit in with the Kootney kooks.

Oct. 21, 2016, 10:34 a.m.
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9point8

Am I the only one who could use a smaller travel dropper? I have a 125mm and could be happy with 100mm and I'm only 5'9". But some bikes mixed with taller people, would have an issue with shorter posts I guess.

I am with you here. On the 125mm Reverb I set the "enduro" collar at about 75mm for most all riding. On my Gravity dropper I drilled a new hole at 50mm and that is the one I use most.

In some racing situations I'll adjust my post but this is more for a set top out position vs needing a lower setting. I'll set the full up position about 25mm down from my normal climbing height, most stages climbs are short/mostly flat. This encourages me to stand and sprint a bit more. Also if I happen to fumble getting the post lowered as I enter the tech it's not as bad as full climb height.

But the requirement for a 200mm post baffles my mind.

Oct. 21, 2016, 10:06 a.m.
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rossland/trail/castlegar - the kootenays - for living

Like some people recommended, just load up your bikes and family and camp/stay/hang out in and around the different towns and get a feel for them to figure out your jam.

Splinky and his family will fit in just fine in the Koots.

Up side not nearly as much trail political stuff to worry about. :)

Oct. 19, 2016, 4:24 p.m.
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all around touring bindings?

Some of the complaints of running tech bindings inbounds is that on firm/hardpack they have a very harsh feel. This comes from that fact that your interface between ski and boot are rigid metal and very little elasticity (non in the toe of most designs).

Do some reading on the Fritschi Vipec, it has side to side movement in the toe (elasticity) and this removes some of that harshness.

  • formerly the company I work for was the Canadian distributor for Diamir, we're no longer so I am no longer affiliated with Diamir.
Oct. 18, 2016, 5:51 p.m.
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all around touring bindings?

My bad. Just double checked that and you are correct. The original Guardian was not 9523 certified. I missed the update in the Warden.

Oct. 18, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
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all around touring bindings?

Salomon warden do the same, it's basically just the toe/heel from a guardian. And Rossi fks duel

Not technically the same. The Marker is indemnified for a AT ISO 9523 sole, aka a rockered walking sole. The Solly and the Look are for WTR soles.

The WTR sole has a hard AFD plate in the sole similar to a classic alpine sole.

Oct. 18, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
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all around touring bindings?

Yeah the screw being flush indicates a proper fore-aft placement of the heel piece but i don't think there is a lot of forward presssure from that spring, or maybe i'm imagining it ?

It's not as large a spring as some of the heavier duty full alpine bindings, but it's forward pressure and does it's job.

More than a few people broke bindings by way over cranking the fp think more is better.

Oct. 18, 2016, 12:29 p.m.
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all around touring bindings?

I'm reading that having forward pressure on the boot is a BIG thing to look at when it comes to the latest crop of AT bindings and so off the top of my head:

The Fritschi freerides didn't have it

Incorrect regarding the Fritschi frame style bindings. They have forward pressure that is set via the length adjusting screw and their in a spring in there giving it some elasticity.

Oct. 17, 2016, 9:25 a.m.
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2016 - Fiver Series

Wreckers or Checkers, the Fiver World Champs will be October 22nd. One day for glory to be crowned the Fiver World Champ. Get to wear the coveted stripes for a whole year.

It will be three stages on Fromme. Expect it to be a bit longer than our usual length of stages but not an all day affair.

Sorry to share that the Fiver World Champs will be cancelled.

Due to the recent rains and the forecast this week the trails would be excessively impacted by the event. I hiked some of the course on Fromme yesterday late afternoon and it's very saturated.

These are fun but they shouldn't create unnecessary trail impact.

Already planning the 2017 series, I'll be adding a "World Champs" into the mix again but will try for late September to hopefully avoid too much rain.

Oct. 11, 2016, 9:33 a.m.
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WBP 16

Props to the trail crew, they killed it this year. Excited to ride the revamped Fatcrobat and "new trail" next summer. The countdown begins!

Yes the trail crew has a hell of a job keeping that place running.

After hearing AP got buffed I was hoping to get a lap on it. We've raced that so many times in events and it's always knackered I wanted to see what it would actually feel like without axle deep holes. Napped a lap on it late Monday afternoon. Props to the trail crew, soo smooth.

Oct. 11, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
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WBP 16

I have not properly ridden the park in a long time. The last 3-4 years the only days I've ridden the park have been practice days for enduro racing or just enduro stages.

Was great to spend Sunday and Monday lapping Dirt Merchant, Del Boca and Dirt Merchant, A-Line. Took a few laps to get the jumping skills back. Only two jumps that I wasn't able to stretch all the way to transition was the biggest one on DM and the second hit of the A-Line doubles.

Never been a park rider but with a toddler it was great both mom and dad to be able to get laps in taking turns wrangling the little guy.

I see a park bikes and passes in our future. :rocker:

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