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July 10, 2020, 4:37 p.m.
Posts: 469
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Re: Good jackets

Posted by: Kenny

I had an Alpha SV and it was great but definitely not for mountain biking. Way too heavy/hot. I tried it once and even in December I totally cooked inside it. 

It's an alpine climbing jacket. For much colder temps and lower aerobic output.

For Mountain biking you need something ending in SL or LT.

Thanks for that advice. I ended up going with the Beta SL for riding and picked up a Rush IS for boarding at half price. Thanks to cashing in my Amex points for Sporting Life gift cards and the sale they have on I paid $200 for $1700 worth of gear including a pair of Vans Implant snowboard boots.

If anybody is looking for a good deal on a jacket for winter sports or even in general, Sporting Life at Brentwood has most of their winter outerwear on sale right now for 50% off.

July 10, 2020, 10:53 a.m.
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Re: NSMB 2020 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: tashi

twk, I have a lot of respect for a bike like that. Built for someone who knows what he’s doing, but not fancy fancy for no reason. 

I have a RSD on the way that’ll be a similar vibe. I’ve been mountain biking for over 25 years and still ride hard but have no lust for paying for the top end shit anymore, particularly when the mid range stuff is so damn good now.

Yeah, if you’re patient and arm yourself with some knowledge it’s not too difficult to put together a high performing rig on a budget these days.

July 9, 2020, 1:12 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Cypress Trail Conditions Thread

Posted by: LoamtoHome

Machine built trails with big berms have the biggest foot print and require the most maintenance.  Look at Upper Dales and Empress Bypass, the berms have collapsed down and have minimal support with rocks pointing out everywhere.  How much is it going to cost to fix/redo them?

We're going a bit sideways from the thread but yeah, I'd agree with you on those examples. With UD that's a Metro thing tho and there's been zero maintenance since it went in. EB has seen some maintenance - one giant revamp last year - but not much. Personally, I think with better design both those trail would have lasted longer - they're too tight for the terrain they're in and the level of use they get. Bobsled is a better example of design. IMO a big part of Cypress's "sustainability" is lower ridership compared to other areas and some dedicated builders. It hasn't always been that way though, there are trails that have been bombed out and suffered.

One of the cool things about the Shore is that each Mtn has it's own distinct overall flavour and that it's not the same thing spread over three areas.

July 8, 2020, 6:44 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Cypress Trail Conditions Thread

I guess that depends on how one defines sustainability. I think a better term to use would be maintainability. To me a trail that is sustainable has a minimal amount of impact on the ground and requires no or very little maintenance.

Let’s face, while it’s not exactly strip mining or clear cutting, mtb’ing is not an ecologically friendly activity. Too bad it’s just so much fun.  The thing we should do is try and minimize our impact as best we can.

July 8, 2020, 12:34 p.m.
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Re: 2018 Cypress Trail Conditions Thread

Posted by: LoamtoHome

Greatest thing about Cypress is there are no IMBA style trails.  Funny how the "authorities" say steep fall line trails are unsustainable but here these trails have existed for decades.  It's just about controlling what they don't understand.

That's too simple a statement for an issue affected by a lot of factors including geology, geomorphology and the amount of traffic a trails gets. There are more than enough trenches to bedrock on Cypress to show that steep fall line trails are typically not great for the environment. IMO the two biggest factors that keep trails on Cypress relatively sustainable are more rock and lower levels of riders compared to other places on the shore.

Cheers to the builders there for sure.

July 7, 2020, 4:47 p.m.
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Re: Good jackets

Posted by: Bull_Dozer

For those of you that own high quality gore-tex jackets - do you find that they are actually close to 100% waterproof? I have one of the highest end Arcteryx jackets (with the highest waterproof rating, etc.) and I took it for a hike recently in pretty heavy rain and it didn't take long for me to get absolutely soaked. Although perhaps some of the moisture I was feeling was due to sweat from overheating. Seemed kind of weird to me though that a jacket that retails for like $800 on the basis that it is super waterproof still can't keep you dry in the rain. Or perhaps I just need to treat it or something?

What were you wearing under the jacket? My experience is that the performance of a waterproof jacket "feeling" waterproof is dependent on what you're wearing underneath. Cotton t-shirt in humid conditions with you working hard enough to sweat means you're going to feel damp. Same situation with a merino wool shirt and you'll  feel dry.

July 7, 2020, 3:54 p.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: tungsten

........

yeah, but here's a pic of you and Trump so it's not like your pics prove much.

July 7, 2020, 3:19 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Can't get the stink out, it's been hanging round for days...

Posted by: Brocklanders

Also somewhat related to this topic.... Mental note to self, never buy MTB shorts without belt loops. I lose weight every spring/ summer. Then proceed to bitch my shorts won't stay up because I'm at the max smallest with the lame velcro systems they are flogging....

July 6, 2020, 8:31 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: The Riots of 2020

This probably needs to be here too.

Posted by: syncro

You relayed information that is clearly false without rebuking or calling into question it's legitimacy. Continuing the chain of misinformation is as bad as supporting it imo. Claiming you didn't watch is not an excuse or a get out of jail card.

If you want to be taken seriously you need to state your point(s) clearly and be able to support your argument with references that are independently verifiable. Most importantly you need to be accountable for what you say. If you get called on BS own up to it. I think part of the issues you face here is that you tend to post speculation as fact or truth and then try and absolve yourself of any fault when it gets called out. People do not trust your word.

July 6, 2020, 5:59 p.m.
Posts: 469
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Free Fox Doss dropper

It worked fine but leaked air and was a pain to keep refilling after every ride. I tried taking it apart to replace the seals (which are available from Europe) but you need a proprietary tool to disassemble it os I had no luck. 'm only posting as Fox will give you credit towards a new Transfer so it could save you a few bucks.

July 6, 2020, 5:55 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Good jackets

yeah SV = most durable/heavy fabric, SL = super light and AR = all around

July 6, 2020, 3:40 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Good jackets

Besides the Arc'teryx Theta jacket that thaaad recommended are there any other rec's on Arc'teryx jackets that would be good for riding and staying dry?

Specifically I'm looking at the Alpha SV, Beta SV, Beta AR and Beta SL

Also considering this as a possible snowboarding jacket as well

July 6, 2020, 12:44 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: COVID-19

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Bro... did you see what the effin' WHO just said? Tweet is quoted from the Wells feed. Not my words so not my context.

That’s not what the video clip says at all.

This represents a classic case of people hearing/reading want they want to hear and not understanding what was actually said.

This also answers your question from yesterday on why I seem to call on you and tungsten so much. If you didn’t misrepresent things so often there wouldn’t be a need to.

No this is a classic case of me throwing up a tweet that I didnt bother to watch. Now why would I do that? Because I know one of you will bitch about it even if I said not my words or context. If you think its fake news, take it up with Twitter. I no longer need to check my sources with you guys ;)

You relayed information that is clearly false without rebuking or calling into question it's legitimacy. Continuing the chain of misinformation is as bad as supporting it imo. Claiming you didn't watch is not an excuse or a get out of jail card.

If you want to be taken seriously you need to state your point(s) clearly and be able to support your argument with references that are independently verifiable. Most importantly you need to be accountable for what you say. If you get called on BS own up to it. I think part of the issues you face here is that you tend to post speculation as fact or truth and then try and absolve yourself of any fault when it gets called out. People do not trust your word.

July 5, 2020, 4:21 p.m.
Posts: 469
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: COVID-19

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: LoamtoHome

but Trump says it will just disappear so no worries....

Bro... did you see what the effin' WHO just said? Tweet is quoted from the Wells feed. Not my words so not my context.

https://twitter.com/JohnBWellsCTM/status/1279036203451416576?s=19

John B Wells 11:11
@JohnBWellsCTM
·
Jul 3
BREAKING:

The #WorldHealthOrganization made a complete U turn and said that #coronavirus patients doesn't need to be isolated or quarantined. No #SocialDistancing and it cannot even transmit from one patient to another. *See the video.*
#coronascam

That’s not what the video clip says at all.

This represents a classic case of people hearing/reading want they want to hear and not understanding what was actually said.

This also answers your question from yesterday on why I seem to call on you and tungsten so much. If you didn’t misrepresent things so often there wouldn’t be a need to.

July 4, 2020, 1:17 p.m.
Posts: 469
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Ya that wasnt my best post but definitely not Chups or Mr N's either. Seriously though Sync, would you let me or Tungsten say that back in the day about Obama? First all of you would've asked wtf for (because hes so innocent) and or that would be after calling me a racist or stereotypical.

And why do you insist on trying to better me or that other guys posts but never really call out your e-friends? Not saying you dont, just saying usually you expect more from me or the dense guy and not many others.

You can't make that comparison of you or tungsten saying something lke that about Obama unless there is a hidden list of misdeeds he participated in somewhere that we've never seen or heard of. Their comments were directly about Trump's fairly well documented behaviours in regards to criminal activity and racial bias.

It's not so much that I expect more from you or tungsten, but you both post a relatively large amount of objectionable material compared to most other people here. In this particular case it wasn't really about what you were trying to say, just the confusing way you said it. For the record though, I think the point you were trying to make is not very strong considering how Trump acts. There are cases to be made for him being in jail and not having a clue about the issues racialized people face.

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