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April 6, 2008, 12:04 p.m.
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The grassy k...

I loved how they protested a bus loop with a few smelly rotten couches and a few pathetic garden plots over asphalt. Did they really expect to turn anyone over to their cause with a park that turned into a pile of trash in a few weeks?

Seems to be way too late in the planning process for a protest to make any sense now. Also seems like most students support the bus loop.

April 5, 2008, 11:59 a.m.
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whistler bike park gets a change of face

Holy S*[HTML_REMOVED]t! $30 000K/km of trail?! So lets see…30cents for a pencil, .5cents for a sheet of paper, $10 an hour for some labour grunts…now let me get my abacus out-how much did I just make! Give me a shovel and I'll do it for $5K! Maybe I'll open my own uber consultancy firm too! Sounds like there's money to burn:flame:

Here's a common situation in construction. Someone who can do a project right the first time might put in a bid for say $100k and some jackass will look at it and figure they can get some grunts to work at $10 per hour for a total cost of let's say $25k. $75k in savings right?

In reality it'll cost more than $125k. $25k wasted on the jackass, $100k to get the pros to finally do it right (not to mention money lost due to delays), plus additional costs to fix what the jackass screwed up.

Do it once, do it right!

April 4, 2008, 8:45 p.m.
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are you kidding me

I think it is time to close the final chapter on this thread.

The horse is dead and decomposed.

I loved that horse.

April 3, 2008, 9:01 p.m.
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"How Much Have You Spent On Your Bike Thread" 2008 edition.

Sold 888's for $325

Bought:

SX Trail (used) - $1600
Marzocchi 66's (used) - $350
King Headset - $129
Chain - $34
Tires - $20

Broken parts through the season are always what kills me but the goal this year is to never miss a ride due to broken parts. I'm gonna mail order and stock up on the parts I always break so the tally is gonna go up fast in the next few weeks.

The SX Trail came with with an XT rapid rise rear derailer. Anyone care to trade it for a regular-ol' shifting XT rear derailer? Or SRAM if we swap shifters too.

April 3, 2008, 4:38 p.m.
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are you kidding me

I think the horse is long rotten away.

She was a good horse. RIP.

April 3, 2008, 4:33 p.m.
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california

santa cruz
french laundry
napa

reservations taken two months prior to the date. phones open at 10, good luck getting through. reservations full by 10:15. $550 check for two people (if you order from the bottom of the wine list).

Best dining experience of your life though.

April 3, 2008, 4:27 p.m.
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california

How old are you? Is the purpose of the trip primarily riding or just having fun partying, meeting girls, etc? Keep in mind that the legal drinking age is 21.

I'm a Bay Area native but moved up here last year mainly because the trails are way better than the trails around the bay. There are a lot of good trails but they are far apart. My top five would be Skeggs, Soquel demo forest, Auburn trails, Downieville, and Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Look em up on mtbr.com

Definitely gotta spend some time in San Francisco. Blondie's is good but the best thing about it is that it's in the Mission district which has tons of small restuarants and bars so you can barhop all night. Well, only til 2 am.

Alcohol is dirt cheap compared to BC prices. Explains why I drink so much less up here.

Some of the other places are worth checking out but think about if you really care to end up in a tourist trap (fisherman's wharf, cablecars) or a haven for old people like Carmel. Carmel is beautiful but holy fuck it's boring after sunset. Go to Santa Cruz. Camp out on Manresa beach.

April 3, 2008, 4:02 p.m.
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are you kidding me

Holy shit this thread got completely fucked since I checked it last night!

yea i agree, anyways this issue has been resolved they got different jobs in the company that dont require hard hats
the thing i got fired up about was people implying that they shouldn't have come to canada if they wanted to keep their culture and religion

Agree with you here. People should recognize that this case is about two Canadian men and immigration shouldn't have any bearing on it.

I do get annoyed at Punjabis that make our people look like a bunch of tits. Drop that shit samsquampsh!

April 2, 2008, 11:03 p.m.
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are you kidding me

Is it possible to wrap a turban around a hard hat? I understand it may be inconvenient, but rules are rules.

On a side note: what do Sikh welders do? fireproof turbans?

It takes a long time to put on a turban so it wouldn't work because you'd have to wear it like that all day. Plus it'd look fucked up so nobody would do it.

I never knew any Sikh welders but it would be possible to wear a small turban and wear an oversized mask on top of it.

April 2, 2008, 10:46 p.m.
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are you kidding me

waivers mean nothing. any good lawyer will find a way around it.

the problem is Canada is too PC and will bend over backward for any/all minorities because they don't want to offend or upset even one person. another thing that is the problem is these minorities are so quick to use the race card when and where its beneficial to their situations. what do you think would happen if the situation was reversed and it was a white person trying to create special exemptions to the rules in india or china etc and then tried to say the company is screwing him because he is white?

That's why I live in North America rather than India or China where the government is less likely to give a damn about a discrimination claim. We are talking about two Canadian Sikhs so it has nothing to do with China or India anyways.

If this sawmill was smarter they would have offered these two employees an adapted work situation in the first place rather than kicking them to the curb after 20 years. The employees would've likely been happy to stay employed and not considered a lawsuit.

I have a feeling that the lawyer in this case is seeing an opportunity for himself and is really driving the whole lawsuit. Consider that possibility before accusing minorities of pulling the race card.

April 2, 2008, 5:56 p.m.
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are you kidding me

This issue hits home for me since my Dad wears a turban and so do many of my relatives. I haven't taken any of them mountain biking yet but I've made it clear to them that if they do want to go they have to hae acceptable protection. Some are less sensitive about taking off their turbans so they'll take their turbans off, tie their hair back, and put that helmet on. The ones that are sensitive will probably just pass on mountain biking and that's fine because it's only recreation.

The men who file the lawsuit have their livelihoods at stake, not a recreational activity. I would agree that the foreman would be right to tell them to put on a hard hat or get the fuck off the site if they were showing up for the first day of work as a new employees. These men worked there for twenty years and are now told to put on a hard hat or get the fuck off the site. Did the company attempt to make any adaptations so that these 20 year industry veterans didn't have to find new careers? Not until a lawsuit was filed so good for them for fighting back rather than just fucking off like they were told to.

I definitely wouldn't support any hard hat exception rule for sites that mandate them but the thing that bothers me is that if it is so unthinkable to be at a sawmill without a hard hat then why did the company wait until Nov 2007 before implementing a requirement?

April 1, 2008, 10:02 p.m.
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Is this a marked trail?

you can contact roll the whole thing now…..

Crap! I have no excuse not to roll it now and I'm scared.

April 1, 2008, 5:43 p.m.
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rOk i pray a rong

That belongs on the pages of Found Magazine.

www.foundmagazine.com

March 31, 2008, 5:53 p.m.
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Gli

That is badass! Congrats to Tom, Dave, and Rob for taking full ownership!

I was discussing universities and trade school options with my High School students today and trying to give them some advice on how to decide where to go. The best I could come up with was to choose a trade/profession and find out about people in that profession that really epitomize the things that draw you to that field. Then find out how they got there and do whatever you have to do to gain the same experiences.

Now here are three guys that my students will definitely be inspired by. Could you imagine a better position for someone with the same talent and experience?

March 25, 2008, 11:50 a.m.
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Sterl's choices for Money Shot week three.

The pushing comments are weak IMHO. Big F@#$ing deal if they're walking.

Biking is about ones personal experience between the mountain, your bike, and the individual challenges you face each time ride. Wade rides up? Good for him but that has nothing to do with anyone else.

The photo captures their experience, just because it's different than yours doesn't make less valuable/fun to the individual.

It captures their experience but it definitely isn't worthy of being called a MoneyShot. Nothing weak about encouraging the youngins to giver harder at something they're definitely capable of.

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