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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.
Posts: 519
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.
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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.
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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.

July 4, 2020, 3:43 a.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

I figured I'd lump it all together instead of splitting hairs between diversity, hate, liberalism, etc.

that still doesn't make any sense. diversity is a state of being, a thing unto itself, whereas diverse is used to describe something, specifically a grouping of something.

i get what you're trying to say, but your choice of words just doesn't work in the context you're trying to use it in.

July 4, 2020, 2:59 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Trump.

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: KenN

My dream scenario is a contingent of FBI waiting at Orange Turd's door on inauguration day, 2021.  The moment Biden (bleh) is sworn in, they move in to make an arrest.

A few years in prison will teach him a thing or 2 about diversity.

You two talk about diversity and then continue to say dumb non diverse tripe as that.

That makes absolutely no sense at all shogun, it's like you don't understand the meanings of diversity and diverse.

July 3, 2020, 10:12 p.m.
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Re: Don't you hate losing that tiny part on your shop floor?

Posted by: Poz

Dropped a hope pawl the other day. Luckily found it quick though it was dirty. 

Funny thing is I found a ball bearing for an early 90s Dura-ace hub I lost 3 years ago right where the pawl ended up. Auspicious.

Sound like your shop area is infected with loose parts gremlins. They awake in the middle of the night to randomly move parts around. Sometimes you get lucky and come across one while you're looking for some other typically unrelated object. I once found a missing shoe cleat while scouring the floor for my sanity. Happy to get the cleat back, but honestly I'd rather have the sanity.

July 3, 2020, 5:50 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: 2020s Half Over - What else is next?

I was at the doctor last week to investigate a lump in the nether region, worried I might be the next Lance Armstrong. Talked to him yesterday and thankfully he said not to worry he's seen lots of this thing lately. Apparently plenty of single guys are spontaneously growing a third testicle in order to keep up with increased output, so to speak. He also said all this time locked up inside with nothing to do seems to have caused a spike in carpal tunnel wrist injuries too.

July 3, 2020, 2:14 p.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: Kieran

They have a motor, let them pick the passing point. I ain't moving over for anyone who isn't putting in serious effort.

Just because a rider is on an emtb doesn’t mean they aren’t putting in serious effort. I wish we could put that myth to bed.

The point is that it can be much easier for an ebiker because they have a motor helping them. So sure, an ebiker can put in serious effort uphill if the trail allows it, but comparatively they need to put in less effort to pass someone grinding up a steep section of trail. Based on that, imo anyway, the ebiker can wait until there's a good place to make a safe pass. At the end of the day the local trails aren't a race track, so there should be no expectation for someone to pull over for you because you're going faster - it's done as a courtesy to other riders. I'm happy to pull over and let someone pass when I feel there's an appropriate place, and likewise I'll wait to pass someone at an appropriate place and let them know before hand. Whether it's on an ebike or not, passing should follow the same principles. Unfortunately it seems that some ebikers feel entitled to just blast on by without any warning or consideration for other riders and that is BS.

July 2, 2020, 9:27 p.m.
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Re: Trudeau

Posted by: Stuminator

Hey Trudeau, you got some of China's jizz on your chin. What is the mincing pimp doing to get the 2 Michaels back? They are confined in squalid conditions while Meng Wanzhou makes do in her $4.2 million mansion.

What should he do? Send on the army? Economic sanctions? We have zero leverage on this one.

July 2, 2020, 1:26 p.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: Bull_Dozer

For sure. Being an aggressive jerk is a totally different story. I've just been getting the impression that a lot of MTB'ers are getting pissed off from the pure existence of e-bikers (as they fundamentally disagree with the concept of an e-bike) rather than it being an aggression issue.

I think it was like that in the beginning, but it seems general negative attitudes towards ebikers have softened. From some of the discussions I've seen it appears that a some/many ebikers lack courtesy when passing on climbs and just blast on through without any consideration at all. I expect somewhere around 10-15% of people to behave badly, but with ebikes on climbers the numbers seem to be higher. I recognize too that impression is purely anecdotal and not based on any hard data, but the "stories" are out there.

July 1, 2020, 9:50 p.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: Bull_Dozer

Posted by: syncro

having your climbing groove busted

First world problems. I'm not an e-biker, and don't plan on being one anytime soon, I just think that we as mountain bikers (and outdoor enthusiasts in general) are quite spoiled (especially in this part of the world) and to get riled up about such minor occurrences is unjustified. "I went on a 2 hour mountain bike ride on some of the best trails in the world, but I had to pull over a few times to let some e-bikers pass me a few times during my ride...". 

Rider traffic has never once been an issue for me outside of riding the most popular trails in the WBP on the busiest days.

Context matters, it's not as simple as pulling a partial quote from my post.

If I'm busting a lung to clean a  difficult section of a climb and someone on an ebike is riding my tail and being aggro about getting by then they can get stuffed and wait for an appropriate place to pass and do it in a reasonable manner. I have no issue slowing up at the right spot so a faster climber can get by as long as they're good about it. Likewise, if I get stuck behind a slower rider I'll hang back a bit and wait for an appropriate opportunity to pass. It's got sweet fuck all to do with first world problems or being spoiled and everything to do with not being a shitty person.

July 1, 2020, 3:01 p.m.
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Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: Bull_Dozer

or you have to pull over 5x for 10 seconds each time to let an e-biker pass you on a climb

Or the flip side of that is having your climbing groove busted by people relying on a motor to get to the top?

June 30, 2020, 7:27 a.m.
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Joined: Nov. 23, 2002
Re: Spokes and wheelbuilding

what have you all for truing stands? anybody tried these cheapies from ebay?

https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Bike-Wheel-Truing-Stand-Bicycle-Wheel-Maintenance-Mechanic-Stand-Fits-16-29-Inch/153974574334?hash=item23d9998cfe:g:yroAAOSwS89dpBAR

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