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March 11, 2020, 11:07 p.m.
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Re: The Hockey

basketball is done, I'm sure the NHL will be by the time we're eating breakfast tomorrow

https://www.cbssports.com/general/news/coronavirus-live-updates-nba-suspends-season-after-utah-jazz-player-tests-positive-for-covid-19/live/

March 11, 2020, 8:37 p.m.
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Re: The Hockey

where the heck is IFO? considering how well the flyers are doing right now I figured he be here singing their praises

March 11, 2020, 8:31 p.m.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: switch

Good read.

it is, but there seems to be some flaws in the article. the big one that stands out is that while talking about the deaths in WA state they don't seem to account for the fact of where those deaths came from - the nursing home. so as we know now a worker who was infected can unfortunately pass this on to a large number of highly vulnerable people who are more susceptible to dying. so using those deaths to try and establish some sort of estimation of total infections without considering the context seems like faulty logic to me.

March 11, 2020, 7:34 p.m.
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Re: China Syndrome

Posted by: Fast-Orange

The local government shit the bed..by the time the central government knew what they were dealing with the lockdown was swift and efficient. 

Have you ever known a western government to do anything swiftly of efficiently? By the time they enact the required measures it will be too late and nobody will obey them anyways. I'm pretty sure I'll survive covid 19 but hundreds if thousands will probably die in Canada. Millions in the US. It will overwhelm the medical system and crash the economy.

has a western govt ever done anything swiftly and efficiently? probably, and probably on more than one occasion as well. BC and Canada has been pretty good so far based on what I'm seeing in the news. much better than what's going in the US anyway.

March 11, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: Fast-Orange

Your ignorance of mainland Chinese culture is showing. Most people were willing to make the personal sacrifices neccessary. And yeah I saw the video of the kid in the mask. I saw lots of other videos too...I could share them but they dont have subtitles

maybe, but the vids of people being locked in their apartment buildings or forced into ambulances and military vehicles seem to suggest that the lock down wasn't an entirely compliant affair. maybe your love of chinese culture is blinding you to some of the problems that do exist?

March 11, 2020, 6:26 p.m.
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Re: China Syndrome

Posted by: Fast-Orange

Say what you will about individual rights but if they hadn't done that they would be looking at tens of millions dead by now. 

Just wait until it starts exploding in the states. China did the necessary thing. Something we are incapable of doing because people are so hung up on their rights. 

Slowly but surely business is coming back online in China. They seem to have weathered it for now. It helps that they all save money too. When you have a year's living expenses socked away like almost all Chinese people do, not going to work for 3 months isn't gonna bankrupt you. How many Canadians or Americans can afford to suddenly take a year off work? 

China had a crisis. We're gonna have a fucking disaster.

You have to balance that thought against the CPC's initial denial of there ever being a problem. I think a large part of the reason it go so bad over there was because they were so slow to acknowledge what was going on and to take measures against it. They reason they had to enact such extreme measures is because they shit the bed at the outset.

March 11, 2020, 6:23 p.m.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: Fast-Orange

Posted by: syncro

I wonder what the final infection rate  will be - as high as the 65% some experts have predicted?

If we enacted the same measures the Chinese did it wouldn't have to be but we all know our culture couldn't accept it so yeah probably.

I don't think Chinese culture accepted it either - they were forced into it.

March 11, 2020, 5:48 p.m.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

I wonder what the final infection rate  will be - as high as the 65% some experts have predicted?

March 11, 2020, 4:07 p.m.
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Re: Travel adjust forks

good point about the low BB fellas, it was something I hadn't considered.

March 10, 2020, 6:47 p.m.
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Re: OneUp Rings and 12spd chains

2005 and it's one chain width for all 8/9sp drivetrains called to laugh at you

March 10, 2020, 5:37 p.m.
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Re: Travel adjust forks

Posted by: earleb

Posted by: heathen

Paging 2005 Mark wants your forks.

This.

I'm building up an extreme mullet hardtail, 29 up front and 24 out back, so a travel adjust fork would really help. It'll be a bike that can roll 4ft drops.

March 10, 2020, 5:36 p.m.
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Re: Travel adjust forks

Posted by: heathen

While I agree with your idea that they make climbing better. The problem was most travel adjustment systems negatively affected the quality of movement. ie RS dual position air made the fork harsh. The only two systems I used that did not affect the performance of the for was RS U-Turn coil and Maz ETA. The Maz was the best as all it did was crank up the rebound circuit. So the harder you pedaled the lower the front end would drop. Boring fireroad climbs it stayed high in its travel but once you got into tech and started putting down power the fork would drop in travel and made for great tech climbing.

Yeah, that's what I recall as well. I was just thinking  that with advancing tech maybe someone out there had given this idea another go and come up with a product that works well for both tech climbing and descending.

March 10, 2020, 4:24 p.m.
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Travel adjust forks

Is there a company making decent ones these days? Considering the trend towards enduroing or riding up down, the geomentry wars and the geo advantages in climbing with a TA fork why aren't they way more popular? They seem like a perfect solution for the type of riding most people do these days.

March 10, 2020, 4:13 p.m.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

Posted by: tungsten

My kitty would appreciate that^^^^^^^^^^

March 9, 2020, 8:26 p.m.
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Re: FOX 5wt. Teflon Infused Oil for GRIP. Where to buy.

buy it here:

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ship it here:

https://inoutparcel.com/

and pick it up when you want

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