I think a few of the biggest things would be 1. having a smart phone in your pocket. 2.social media. I use to cruise forums mainly to waste some time, check out maybe a few new things, see whats happening. That can easily be done on your phone with a quick cruise through FB, Instagram and twitter not leaving much time left for forums.
It seems to be all about Facebook groups now, which is unfortunate. Trying to follow a discussion of any depth or complexity on there is horrible. I also really dislike the trend of posting a friend's name as a comment as a way to bring a post to their attention. /oldschoolrant
For me, Facebook lately has almost become intolerable. I feel it has become misguided.
I realize people are free to post as they wish but with the recent election, the "fun" if you want to call it that has been sucked away nothing but political posts that I truly don't care about.
Noticed it has been slow around here lately, got me thinking about quite a few forums I know that are slow or some even barely hanging on. I don't think the younger generation is into chat forums as much and the user group that was has aged and lost interest or grown out of it.
I know I don't spend anywhere near as much time on them as I use to. I use to visit at least 7-9 forums quite frequently, now maybe 2 and I rarely post. This just my completely non fact based opinion, What say you?
Depends what you like. I would hit blockhead, numbskull, DCDH, bucket of blood, vanilla, upper, lower thirsty beaver. Those were my faves when I went for 3 days last month. Also when you go up the main climbing road and reach the first clear and chlorine shack, in the middle of the clearing is a nice little jump line. unmarked.
I think you need to post a very honest assessment of your riding ability and what you truly enjoy riding for people to make good recommendations, everyone enjoys different things.
Or do you wish to sample a bit and everything. Gladly pm me if you want a local contact and have any questions. I ride fraser valley, shore, squamish and whistler often.
OP, sounds like me. I'm aging (39) have a fairly physical job, play lots of hockey and love to ride lots of bikes. For me I try to live a fairly healthy life style. So eating well of course, a mix of stretching (especially after games and rides) foam rolling and I drink a protein shake after games. Muscletech Phase 8. 8 hour slow release protein , low carb so not bad for weight gain, and as close to 8 hours of sleep as possible. http://www.muscletech.ca/products/performance-series/phase8/
Ive always wanted to live and train like a professional athlete, either for MTB or Hockey. Not be confused with being a professional. Im always in competition with myself each time I got out that day to be the best I can on that day. Having the time to truly train, recover and train to see what my actual max physical potentials are.
OP is essentially talking about gambling with his current home to try and get a bigger home. Right out of the gates that's a pretty risky move, never mind living with the parents.
I'd say buckle down and accept townhouse life until incomes grow enough to get a home. Better to live with a shared roof than to end up back in the rental market.
Not sure where you got "gambling " from. Im not willing to risk anything really. Im going to sell my place and buy another. Im just going to take a 1 year break in between to save a nice chunk of cash and wondering wheres the best place to put my money for a year. So I don't see how that's risky in any way. Plus living with moms for a year would be great, between her and the wife ill be on easy street for the year lol.