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Aug. 29, 2011, 2:51 p.m.
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New DJ's opening - Sept 3rd!

The jumps look great so far! This is an awesome addition/improvement to our local riding. This 'DJ Grand Redo' should be highlighted as a front page article.

Something like this doesn't happen without a lot of sweat. Huge props to the pres. of SORCE, (aka old,fat, slow), Peninsula cycles (Les, Damian, Simon and Dustin) - nice work with sweet Kona Dj bike up for grabs for one lucky rider!!, Corey, and tons of others
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Get out there and win a bike!

Dec. 14, 2009, 9:44 a.m.
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Fall/Winter Bike Clearout

Good shop to deal with. Damian, who co-runs the shop, is a true ambassador for local cycling. From great shop rides and training help to strong after purchase support, these guys are an asset to the community.

July 23, 2009, 9:33 a.m.
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heart rate monitors

The costco garmin 305 is a pretty good deal, a fun toy and may even be useful for training. It is an hr monitor on steroids and EPO.

I bought one of these about 3 months ago after getting severe gps-techno-toy-envy. I also picked up a couple of the cadence monitors to mount to the road and mtb bike. This tool won't make you faster but it sure fun looking at the details on the garmin training centre after the ride. I admit it I am a graph whore now!

Graphing my heart rate against speed and elevation and comparing it to past rides on the same course has given me an idea of cardio progression (or lack thereof). It has allowed me to see avg heart rate and total calories burned on rides to help compare the training merits of each ride…this is useful information that every weekend warrior should have…do you think there is a multi-step self help program I'm ready to admit I have a problem.

June 30, 2009, 1:49 p.m.
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BC BIKE RACE Coverage

Great coverage Dave! Looks like an awesome race and a good test of riders skills.

A friend of mine is in the race and emailed this out after day 1:

"We have come to several realizations,
1. We are not "downhillers' free riders" or "all mountain assassins" we are middle aged cross country light weights of middling ability.

2. When they say on the start line PA system "If you are running high pressure in your tires, you're in for a long day" you should probably drop your pressure

3. When the "Godfather of Freeride"( Wade Simmons) tells you to "lower your saddle for the down dude" you should probably lower your saddle….

laughed my ass off!

March 9, 2009, 12:31 p.m.
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Galbraith conditions

Rode Galby on Sunday. Snowy but very rideable. The higher you are the firmer the trails are, it's muuuddy down low though (aka best avoided.) Props to the dedicated local group who maintain the area.

Feb. 24, 2009, 3:46 p.m.
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Fox Fork repair - who? recommendations?

James does a great job. He went out of his way last year to get a stuck-down shock fixed for me while I waited. Awesome guy, I would recommend him to anyone looking for shock and fork service.:clap:

Dec. 28, 2008, 10:03 p.m.
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Missing a Banshee? checkout the fishy craigslist posting

This just does not seem right. Look below.

http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/bik/972401849.html

Banshee - $99 (Commercial Drive)


Reply to: sale-972401849@craigslist.org [?]
Date: 2008-12-28, 3:22PM PST

no questions asked pls. interested, bring 99. bike is yours

Sept. 9, 2008, 3:02 p.m.
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The new lights thread

I have the trailtech HID and lithium battery from Batteryspace.com. I can't help you with you battery light compatibility question but I'd definitely give trailtech a thumbs up for service. After a crash inflicted cable/switch problem they fixed it free of charge(after warranty expired), it took 1 week to get it back and they even threw in a new handlebar mount plus 2 helmet mounts.

I really can't see how you would notice the difference between a 10 and 12 degree flood??

The only downside of the light is that it can be a bit heavy on the XC helmet- it makes the lid move around a bit too much!

July 3, 2008, 12:54 p.m.
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2008 Test of Metal Race Pictures

Ian, the picture "from the feed zone" is of a friend of mine named Eric, (he is the dude trying not to check out the feed station attendant- his wife and three kids must have been close by.) Thanks for posting these great pics, I have forwarded your link on to him.

Cheers,
SdB

June 20, 2008, 1:23 p.m.
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Props to the Ride2Survive riders- 400km from Kelowna to Vancouver!

A local nsmb board member and avid shore rider "leggatt" will be doing this ride. These guys(and gals) are in for a tough ride this Saturday June 21st. They are riding 400km in one day, starting at 4am in Kelowna with a goal of arriving in Delta at 10pm…that's 18 hours…The purpose is to raise awareness and money for the Canadian Cancer Society. I couldn't do it this year but I want to get in good enough shape to do it next year. We all know people who have been impacted by cancer. I hope this doesn't seem like spam but check the details out at: http://www.teamcoastalcycling.com/display/r2s/ride2survive

May 22, 2008, 9:06 p.m.
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Test of Metal Course?

I pre-rode the Test yesterday and the conditions were perfect. No snow. Dry with almost no standing water. 9 mile is still steep. The plunge was very fun. Not sure if the new single track climb is faster than the old scramble up the hill? It seems like you will have a choice.

April 27, 2008, 9:59 p.m.
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Formula k24 brake problem

I will try to describe this- When I squeeze the levers on my formula brakes the lever does not return back to its original position after releasing the brakes- the only way to get it back is to physically push it back. The brake is not engaged completely after the lever is released but there is still some drag on the pads. Any ideas on where to start to fix this??

Thanks

Jan. 3, 2008, 12:32 p.m.
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What are you doing to train for TOM 08?

I'm hoping to simulate some of the climbs with interval training on the indoor trainer during the week then throw in 3+hour tough rides on the weekends.

I'm sure glad I don't have a 35lb bike to ride 65+K though- not fun! It would be a miracle if I broke 4hrs even on my 28 lb rocky etsx!

Jan. 2, 2008, 9:07 a.m.
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What are you doing to train for TOM 08?

As the title asks?? How many are in the sub four hour crew?

Dec. 28, 2007, 10:26 a.m.
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Trainers - rollers or trainer?

My vote would be to get the free rollers from leelau, and pick up a cheap magnetic windtrainer as well (I think MEC sells them for a good price). I'm sure the fluid windtrainers are quieter but they are higher priced and I have heard they don't last as long. The windtrainer seems to be to be safer compared to the rollers if you have the kids around you at any time.

I hear what the others are saying about the benefits of going riding no-matter the conditions, but with a young family you have other things going on as well. The rollers/wind trainers allow you to get in some exercise after the wee ones have gone to bed.

The problem I found with the indoor training though is that it can get boring very quickly! I have only been using the windtrainer for a month, but to keep things interesting I bought a playstation2 so I could spin in front of the TV and play games like offroad fury and downhill domination. As an added bonus the kids enjoyed watching and attempting to play the games as well.

Another interesting option that I recently saw at the LBS was the indoor spin training DVD's. The DVD's lead you on a ride through different road oriented terrain, and coaches talk you through intervals to make the workout more intense and efficient.

Sorry for the long post but it's something I had been recently putting a lot of thought into.

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