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Aug. 30, 2013, 11:04 a.m.
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Weekend in Okanagan

We are camping at Okanagan North, just outside of Summerland and did a thread search for Summerland which brought me here. We're looking for suggestions for XC trails and skills park/pump tracks between Penticton and Westbank.

Aug. 13, 2013, 12:39 a.m.
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wasp nests while building

I've used a can of RAID on two separate occasions. You can safely kill'em from 8' away Plenty of escape routes to use to avoid getting stung.

June 19, 2013, 11:24 a.m.
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FVMBA Bear Mnt Enduro - June 22nd

The third race in FVMBA's TrailBlazer series is this weekend at Bear Mountain. There will be activities for the young kids, Giant will be on site with demo bikes and timing results will be posted within the hour after the last racer finishes.

If you're new to racing and were thinking Bear Mnt Enduro might be a bit too much for you, there's going to be a beginner [HTML_REMOVED] U15 course Red Mnt. To help those riders get better acquainted with racing, there will be a free coaching session offered by Trail Dynamic prior to the Beginner [HTML_REMOVED] U15 race on Red Mnt.

Need more details at about the race FVMBA.com or check out the Trailblazer's facebook page -
https://www.facebook.com/fvmbatrailblazer?fref=ts
OR if your interested in getting some great race Karma and want to vollunteer, post up on our Trailblazer facebook page .

Here's some great testimony from a guy who came out to pre ride the Bear Enduro course already -
http://bcmountainbiking.com/why-the-bear-mountain-enduro-is-going-to-be-awesome/

June 13, 2013, 3:23 p.m.
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Game of Thrones - Season 3!!1

Ya there are a few more major events in the Third book that can be saved for Season 4. They dragged their heels a bit with Tyrion's wedding and the Red wedding that would have made it feel rushed if they tried to fit everything in. But IMO, book 4 only has two main story lines that are of any interest, and they are epic. Besides those two plot lines, there's a lot of filler in book 4. So they can cover those, with the left over bits from book three, for TV Season 4.

June 12, 2013, 11:32 p.m.
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Heavy Equipment

This thing is awesssssssome. Power skiff!

Would this boat have a purpose? Or is it a matter of "hey we've got a lot of motors, lets see what we can build to accommodate them"?

June 11, 2013, midnight
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juliana

Santa Cruz has had a women's specific bike in there line up for a long time now. But what I really like, and what shows that they are committed to the growth of women's riding, is the introduction of the carbon Juliana Joplin [HTML_REMOVED] Furtado line up. To dedicate 6 molds for carbon production of S/M/L in each model is impressive.

I got my wife on a Juliana frame set last year and built it up with a variety of parts that came off an older Blur I had. Fork was my old Fox 32 Talas that I had freshly rebuilt to put on her bike. The Chris King parts and XT crank [HTML_REMOVED] derailer were also from an old Blur.

New for her was the carbon rims (downsized an old hardtail XC bike out of my bike shead in trade with a buddy who imports the rims), the Joplin dropper post (she prefers the manual dropper to a remote on the bar), the flats and the new XT brakes, levers and shifters. The splash of Specialized parts were odds and ends that came to me cheap through my buddy at the shop to complete the build.

All in all, she's quite happy with her new bike. She's got a ladies ride group out here in the Valley and is riding 3-4 times a week. I'm jealous, cause thats way more than Im able to get out.

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June 6, 2013, 7:24 p.m.
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Game of Thrones - Season 3!!1

This isn't a spoiler see it is pulled footage from this season. But if you really need a tag, here it is

Spoiler Alert*

Every wonder how the Lannisters knew Rob and Catelyn Stark would be at the Twins? This is the Honeypot Theory http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsTVnZm9hFg

side note - any help on how to properly embed youtube would be appreciated.

June 5, 2013, 3:47 p.m.
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Game of Thrones - Season 3!!1

^ not a cool post dude. You should delete it. Thread title should now read contains spoiler.

But yeah, I think I speak for everyone when I say: HOLY FUCKING SHIT!

The episode had already aired, so I don't think it could really be a spoiler. And anything else I mentioned wasn't that specific and would only make sense to the book readers seeing that show watchers don't know the difference between book characters and made up show characters.

But to keep all happy on this thread, my post is now deleted.

May 28, 2013, 6:48 p.m.
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Abbotsford 2013 Conditions

Let me know when you plan to go up Gary. My new 250 is itching to make some chips!

May 27, 2013, 1:08 p.m.
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NIMBY Fifty 2013

I have to ask as I missed the race this year - did the changes make the course faster?

Not faster, but way more fun. Actually maybe slower. Agreed, conga line leading to the road crossing section slowed things down.

May 27, 2013, 12:59 p.m.
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NIMBY Fifty 2013

Saw lots of photographers on course. Anyone have links to some sites?

May 27, 2013, 11:19 a.m.
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NIMBY Fifty 2013

3rd year racing the Nimby and best one yet! First two times racing the Nimby, I finish just smashed by the end. At times wondering why do I do this. I love the race but it hurts. I would go out hard and always told myself I'll deal with things when and if I seize up, which always happened on the second half at the open road feed zone or starting up Sphincter.

This year, different game plan. Swallowed the ego and allowed guys to ride away on the opening climb. Instead of getting caught up in the mad rush to Radio Tower for the opening decent and the positioning for the hour in change of climbing that awaited on Happy Trail/Big Nimby, I took it easy. I didn't worry too much about rushing to pass the guy in front of me in the switchbacks. I kept telling myself, patience was going to pay off. I knew in order to have a good race I needed to avoid cramping or walking up the punch climbs in the second half.

Man did that strategy pay off! I wasn't cooked for the Red Bull Downtime (45th place) and I never seized up once during the second half up Sphincter/Meat Grinder/No Err. I managed to actually climb almost all of the steep punchy bits, only having to tripod two or three pitches as I crested them.

I told myself I would be happy finishing up around 3hr 15mins, while I secretly I was hoping for closer to the 3hr mark. But crossing the finish line at 2hrs 54 mins blew me away! I was stoked. 30 mins faster than last years time.

The Nimby by far is the hardest yet most rewarding race I have ever done. It punishes you yet puts a smile on your face. There's so much single track. The climbs are real XC climbs, the descents are DH descents and technical. There's minimal road sections. The Nimby is truly a racers race. I love it!

May 24, 2013, 1:18 a.m.
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NIMBY Fifty 2013

Great thanks. Budgeting 3:45 from Abbotsford then.

May 23, 2013, 11:51 p.m.
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NIMBY Fifty 2013

Quick refresher…. How long is the drive from NVan to Pemberton? It might have already been said but I, too lazy to too reread this thread to gong the answer.

May 21, 2013, 10:11 p.m.
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Abbotsford 2013 Conditions

Thanks. FVMBA is now working with some of the land owners for the trails on Ledgeview. They have asked us to take stewardship of the trails up there. Legitimate signage is soon to come. One of the things the land owners don't want to see is the development of another gap jump city on Ledgeview.

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