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July 5, 2011, 9:32 a.m.
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Arduum Gun's and Rotars - CANCELLED

That would be my guess, they are dealing with record snow.

We are heading to Hemlock this weekend to make the call on that event. Apparently the snow is pretty much gone, but we'll know more this weekend. We don't even have a full course yet.

More information and pictures early next week.

Dan

I'd appreciate it if you could let me know if Hemlock is a go. I need to book my flights for that weekend.

Thanks,

Rob

June 29, 2011, 1:07 p.m.
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Hemlock BC Cup

That is wicked that you are flying out.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you out there!

Karla and Dan aka Dunbar Cycles Productions

I learned to ski at Hemlock as a kid and I have a free place to stay in Mission.

I really wanted to make it out for Arduum but I couldn't get the time off. Looks like we'll do a hikeabike in the fall to ride it.

June 29, 2011, 12:53 p.m.
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Sun Peaks!!!

For the past two years we got about 5 or 6 days in during each September, I guess the extended season doesn't pay off for them. Unfortunately for us, September was the best riding time with amazing dirt and cool fresh air.

September is the best time of year to ride there. I've been out the last few years for weekends in September.

It would be nice if they stayed open later in the evening too. Its a lot cooler once the sun gets lower in the sky.

June 29, 2011, 12:50 p.m.
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Alberta Drivers

Oh you guys have no idea, I used to live in Invermere BC. The Red plates would flood into our sleepy little town once summer hit with there big trucks and their wake boats. They drive like aholes, cutting people off, racing merge lanes, and they are on the horn if you're not on the gas the millisecond a light turns green. Don't even get me started on the amount of drunk driving they do. +

Not to mention they'd pull out their MX bikes and ruin our MTB trails because they figured they are Albertan's and they are the reason Canada even exists so they can do what they want.

Now that I live here I don't see them as much but when I do I still curse them.

No one in BC would ever do such atrocious things. :lol:

I know plenty of DBag drivers and MXer's from BC. Some of them even drive lifted trucks and 4X4 in areas they shouldn't. There are plenty of DBags from Alberta too, but saying its just people from AB is stupid.

The poacher that I reported two years ago was running your nice blue plates and killing shit illegally in your backyard.

June 29, 2011, 10:20 a.m.
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Alberta Drivers

dunno about that, travelled across Canada a few times now. the only drivers that do not pull over when a faster car approaches are BC drivers. Period. That includes all the foreign rental motorhomes in Ontario - they even pull the hell over. NOt BC drivers.

QFT. I love coming back to the valley only to have some douche do 90km/hr in the passing lane with a line up of cars behind him.

June 28, 2011, 9:33 a.m.
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Hemlock BC Cup

I know its early but I'm looking at booking flights to head out to the Hemlock race.

Is there any info out there about this race or a website?

June 10, 2011, 12:31 p.m.
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Shipping with Chain Reaction Cycles?

I used the free shipping and got my stuff in a week and a half.

June 2, 2011, 1:06 p.m.
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2011 Turner DHR Reviewed by Tim Coleman

I'm definitely interested in reading a second review. I was a fan of the DW link on the Sunday and the dual progressive rate that my Evil had.

I thought this bike might have been my holy grail. I was scared off by the rumors I've heard about the head tubes.

May 4, 2011, 10:02 a.m.
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Sun Peaks!!!

Ya it's snowy up there just like Silverstar so they open on the weekend kids get out of school. I hear they may open a little earlier this year though.

Any more info on the hill opening earlier this year? We're trying to plan a trip in June and Sunpeaks is the obvious choice logistics wise.

Thanks.

April 29, 2011, 8:57 a.m.
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Race the Ranch

I had a good time even though I got smoked and had a sh!t run. I'm torn on the steep section; its really the best part of the course for me but we had a few of the kids on our team get banged up on it.

If there was an easier ride around option for the little guys I think it would cause less congestion at that section of the course and prevent a few injuries.

Next year I'm praying for rain.

April 13, 2011, 8:54 a.m.
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race the ranch camping

Is it still snowing in the Loops?

April 7, 2011, 1:30 p.m.
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Carbon Evil

Well better to have a frame show up late (that wil be an easy sell if you don`t want it) than not at all.

I bet Rainguage is a happy man with this news.

I'm very happy. I guess I'll see how my V10C rides and go from there. I already have a friend with his name on the V10 if I decide not to keep it.

I wouldn't say that the misalignment issues were completely Evils fault. It's not like they were welding in house. The factory should know how to align a frame and make design suggestions if they can't build it consistantly. That's why you go to a big MFG for something like this; their knowledge and expertise.

April 4, 2011, 9:40 p.m.
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Sun Peaks or Silver Star

Definitely Sun Peaks over Silverstar. They are both good but the peaks is better.
Sunpeaks DH to Arm pump is my fave. It would be Insanity One to Arm pump. But like the previous people have said. There is a log ladder bridge to death on it that shuts me down :(
Anyone have any vid of Insanity one?

DH to Arm pump is also my favourite. Add the last section of home run while pinned on a quiet day and that run has everything you want.

I like the way the trails at SP carry speed. You're never really pushing to go faster you're just picking better lines and getting off the brakes.

March 24, 2011, 10:24 a.m.
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race the ranch camping

This might help a bit.

http://cyclingbc.net/mountain-bike/downhill/downhill-calendar/

March 23, 2011, 7:03 p.m.
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race the ranch camping

I don't think the registration is open until April first.

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