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March 30, 2020, 10:34 a.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: oldmanbuilder

our health care workers aren't just risking their lives, but also the lives of their family members. 

if the shit hits the fan all this recreational use needs to stop to ensure that no health care resources are spent on avoidable recreational injuries.  maybe we're not there yet, but the time may come when riding becomes an extremely selfish act.  i do not agree that the risk can be managed.  many people have serious accidents on easy sections of trails.

waiting for the trails to get shut down.  won't be disappointing.  at that point if you go riding, just be prepared to bleed out or crawl home and pray your bones heal in some usable manner.

if you need to workout to maintain your sanity there are less risky ways to do that.  if you think it's riding or nothing, see my selfish comment above.

Well people slip and fall in the shower, do we ban showers too? How about lightning strikes, they kill people, can we ban those? Alcohol causes issues too, better stop selling that. And cigarettes. And anything with sugar in it. And, and, and... Just how many people have serious accidents on easy sections of trails? What is the nature of these serious accidents, just how serious are they? Do you have ant data or info to back this up?

C'mon man, you haven't really thought through your statement and are trying to support it with a dubious claim. People can manage the risk, I saw lots of them doing it on Sunday.
However, I will give you points on the thought of whether some people are responsible enough to manage the risk, but that's a deeper conversation.

March 29, 2020, 11:01 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

It wasn't too bad, but climbing up from riverside I noticed a lot of people coming down had no clue about good trail etiquette and yielding right of way to the person going uphill - hikers and bikers.

March 29, 2020, 10:34 a.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: life at home 24/7

Posted by: thaaad

I just want to go out for breakfast so fucking bad.

Why do people have to do dumb shit like eat bats and pangolins and ruin shit for literally the entire planet?

March 28, 2020, 1:52 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: COVID-19

nice edit

March 23, 2020, 5:56 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Whats your brightside POV from COVID?

Posted by: KenN

Posted by: syncro

I've only lost a bit less than $3K across all my retirement investments.

So you had $9k invested beforehand?

lol - not even close.  $3k  

Ha!

I’m not gonna disclose the full amount but it was a fair bit more than 9k. The loss was all on one vehicle and I’m still above the original investment so I feel pretty relieved so far. Unfortunately I know a few people who have taken a bit of a bath and lost 20-45% of their original investment

March 23, 2020, 1:53 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Whats your brightside POV from COVID?

I've only lost a bit less than $3K across all my retirement investments.

March 21, 2020, 8:30 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: Brocklanders

Fuck the large groups of people which def were not families out today... might as well just let this thing run its course. I can see a province wide shut down on its way. Get your hands on a mag/fluid trainer before the lockdown. It's coming....

yeah it's been fucking shocking seeing the amount of people out and about like it's just a normal day and not taking any precautions whatsoever.

March 21, 2020, 8:29 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

**Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

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You tell me - would a real racist put themself in a position to be around the people they hate?

It's the perfect cover to convince the dimwits that he's just a normal guy.

March 20, 2020, 6:50 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: Fast-Orange

Social distancing in east van seems to be degrading into groups of drunk people wandering around..shit is definitely getting weird. The more heavy handed rules seem just around the corner..

I tend to agree with you. 

Freedom is a great thing, but is sucks that we have to deal with shitheads who can't appreciate how awesome it is to have it.

March 20, 2020, 5:19 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: 2020 Seymour Trail Conditions Thread

you could do it up traslin style and bike up to the ski hill and then tour up to the top for a rip down.

March 20, 2020, 4:20 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: 2020 Seymour Trail Conditions Thread

kills any split boarding which is too bad

March 20, 2020, 9:38 a.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

Posted by: chupacabra

It was in relation to bussing.  Not everyone was too keen on the idea at the time including a lot of black people because it was just putting the kids all together and hoping it all worked out at a time with a lot more racial tension.  I think it was a good idea in my hindsight, but the quote is definitely being used to indicate that Biden was against desegregation in general and the context has been mainly lost.  This is what Kamala went after him on in the early debates.

Yeah, I got the bussing bit. I had more or less the same feeling over his words; that he had some valid concerns over the bussing issue that he felt needed to be addressed before moving forward. Unfortunately I haven't seen full disclosure so who's to say whether he was motivated by racism or had racist intent. This is yet again another example of why discourse in this age is broken.

1. You can't always be sure if what you're seeing/hearing is real
2. You typically don't have the full story
3. You don't know the intent/bias of the author

Considering that far too many people aren't even aware of their own biases it's not surprise that the spread of disinformation is so rampant. I'm not sure what's a greater plague to humanity, something like coronavirus or the disinformation/misinformation we get subjected to on a daily basis. Can you imagine if people considered the impact their words have and took the idea of being truthful and accurate as a serious responsibility instead of only considering how to gain an advantage?

March 19, 2020, 9:41 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

Posted by: ReductiMat

If I could find a way to bet against the USA over a fifteen year time span I would put a lot of money on it.

did you listen to that podcast i posted? with then pandemic the USA may become insolvent in as little as 5-7 years.

March 19, 2020, 8:28 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

Posted by: switch

...in 1977, in which Biden, then a U.S. senator representing Delaware, allegedly expressed fear that desegregation, if not done in an “orderly” way, could result in his children growing up in “a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point".

Verified as true on Snopes.

I'd like to see the whole passage and take that into context before laying down any sort of judgement. Nevermind that a lot can happen in 40 plus years.

edit - just read the passage that was take from and unfortunately the follow up words after that last statement are missing. too much grey imo to call it one way or the other.

March 19, 2020, 7:34 p.m.
Posts: 322
Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Grease and bearings

Posted by: taprider

where you can get superweb locally?

probably easiest to get it from amazon.ca

https://www.amazon.ca/Rock-Roll-Super-Web-Grease-4-Ounce/dp/B001CJVFBG

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