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July 23, 2020, 7:58 p.m.
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Burnaby Mtn trail access threatened

Just saw the news that the City of Burnaby (COB) is looking at banning mtb’s from the trails on Burnaby mtn. 

If you live in Burnaby or use the trails there take the time to connect with BMBA on facebook or consider sending a politely worded email of concern to the parks department and the mayor and councillors.

July 23, 2020, 4:24 p.m.
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Re: Tri-cities / Burke / Eagle trails / Coquitlam living

Send me a pm and we can go for some rides.

July 22, 2020, 12:26 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

Posted by: Brocklanders

Lockdown coming up.

https://vancouversun.com/news/covid-19-party-held-on-vancouver-beach-despite-social-distancing-pleas-from-health-officials

Driving out to Kits last night there was a bunch of middle aged guys playing soccer and I was like wtf, that's not practicing physical distancing. People are definitely getting a bit too comfortable and maybe resting on our laurels.

July 21, 2020, 4:22 p.m.
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Re: Russia

Posted by: tungsten

Of course they are, they're created by human beings, who are the source of all evil.

Based on that then the only viable solution seems to be to eliminate humanity. You have a weird way of looking at things.

July 21, 2020, 1:15 p.m.
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Re: 2020s Half Over - What else is next?

pot scrubber, landing strip or hardwood flooring?

July 21, 2020, 1:11 p.m.
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Re: Russia

Posted by: tungsten

We are both correct.

Who's we, you and Putin and the voices in your head?

You need to be way more nuanced in your opinions vs the all or none stances you typically take. And FYI, economic, political and social systems aren't the root of all evil, that's people (men typically) who are power hungry and they exist across all domains.

July 21, 2020, 12:25 a.m.
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Re: Russia

Posted by: tungsten 

What're you some white supremacist who thinks other nations/peoples can't make decisions in their own best interest?

lol

Your train wreck of thought is absolutely comical at times.  

But to answer your question all one has to do is take a look around to see that most nations can’t act in their own best interests  these days no matter their ethnicity. If you look back in history some cultures were capable of it, Coast Salish people come to mind as one. However, once a culture has become poisoned by technological advancement and a surplus of goods things tend to fall to shit. 

All it takes is one person who likes the idea of abundance to throw a wrench into the works.

July 20, 2020, 11:01 p.m.
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Re: Russia

Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: chupacabra

If America (Western) control is reduced in an area, China will quickly fill that void.  

If teh amerikkkans abandoned violence and economic coercion and instead instituted a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Good_Neighbor_policy maybe there wouldn't be a void to fill?

You can't seriously believe that?

July 20, 2020, 12:26 p.m.
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Re: COVID-19

seems fitting...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9N8piRFVcU

July 19, 2020, 11:50 a.m.
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Re: Tubeless Tape

Posted by: DaveM

Posted by: syncro

There's this new invention called tubes that saves you having to deal with all this rim tape and sealant bs. I've had good luck with them so far.

keep talkin...

lol - still have the same bike, shorts, shoes gloves and jersey. helmet is different tho. not sure about the underwear or socks.

July 18, 2020, 7:15 p.m.
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Re: Tubeless Tape

Posted by: ReductiMat

Shady Acres to DBV is one of the best laps in the park.

Maybe I'll come up this summer for a few spins in the park with you one morning and you can show me the goods.

July 18, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
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Re: Tubeless Tape

Posted by: ReductiMat

Posted by: syncro

There's this new invention called tubes that saves you having to deal with all this rim tape and sealant bs. I've had good luck with them so far.

I had 130+ days in the bike park last year and didn't blow anything.  Combined with 2bliss, there is zero reason to deal with that...

Yeah I've heard the stories of you crushing it all day on Del Boca Vista, that's impressive.

ps - check your esarc meter, it may be off slightly.

July 18, 2020, 2:11 p.m.
Posts: 494
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Re: Tubeless Tape

There's this new invention called tubes that saves you having to deal with all this rim tape and sealant bs. I've had good luck with them so far.

July 18, 2020, 12:50 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: FLATCH

As for Burke I think Triple Crown or elevator would be fair examples. You are pretty accurate about some of the old and out of the way lines are still pretty close to their original line. Sawblade comes to mind. As far as the Woodlot goes, take your pick. I’ve ridden the woodlot for over twenty years and I can’t think of one trail there that hasn’t evolved in some way. But don’t leave me hanging, which trail?

Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of the lower Burke trails, I'd much rather ride the west side like Bean et all. I haven't been out to Woodlot in a while but agree there's been lots of progression/evolution out there, but I also think some of that has to do with the terrain and the way the original lines were cut. Can't really say that for the older Burke stuff. As for which Woodlot trail, maybe I'll tell you if we ever get out for a ride some day ;) My thoughts there tho are of course influenced by a number of things, including riding friends at the time, what I was riding, etc.

July 17, 2020, 7:14 p.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: FLATCH

Now that said , most trails on Burke are good examples of trails that over time have evolved, mostly for the better. Trails, like most things in nature evolve.

Most trails? I guess it depends which part of the mtn you ride, but it seems to me that few of the original trails have evolved that much and that the "evolution" has mostly occurred on newerish trails. Plenty of older lines all over have been modified a bit to become newer school, but imo it's kind of hard to turn classic old school into new school unless you significantly change the line. Expresso comes to mind as that type of significant change. As to when/how that evolution has happened, there's one trail at the Woodlot that kind of stands out, to me anyways, as sort of the dividing line between old and new school here in the lower mainland.

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