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Sept. 13, 2019, 1:46 p.m.
Posts: 12,676
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: syncro

https://reviews.mtbr.com/understanding-e-bikes-in-downieville-and-the-lost-sierra

The article is interesting - and the comment section is gold. It seems that some people understand the "bigger picture"and long term effects of the increase in sales, while others can not understand that.

Having travelled to the Alps four years in a row, I really noiced an even bigger increase in numbers this year. It is amazing, as in "wondering", even childrenˋs bikes had batteries and had pedal assist.

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:40 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: FLATCH

Thanks, owe you a beer sometime.

you must be new here ;)

Still enjoying that occasional ROOT beer, syncro?

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:38 p.m.
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Re: Healthy eating

Posted by: Endur-Bro

“Eating clean” is the hashtag you seek.

Because of my body's incapability of processing sodiumphosphate (e450s) I am eating "clean"pretty much all the time....I have to read every bloody label. 

Some really nice recipes for veggie/vegan patties. Wow. And I got myself a decent cookbook ...The Vegetarian Athlete's Cookbook. I have a few colleagues who have been vegan for a few years and have given me a few books as well. 

I definitely notice that my digestion has changed  in the last two weeks.

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:31 p.m.
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Re: Who is your mechanic?

Posted by: rnayel

Posted by: earleb

Posted by: rnayel

Posted by: heckler

Cyclists (road & mtb) in Italy cant believe I carry a spare tube. And a pump!  And I carried Stans sealant from Canada in my bike bag??  Crazy!

What do they do when they get a flat Sven?

Walk 20 feet to the nearest cafe and have an espresso.

I wish the upvote function was still available.  This is Gold, Gold Jerry, Gold!!!!

That would be really cool. That upvote funtion would probably increase traffic in the forum as well.

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:29 p.m.
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Re: Who is your mechanic?

Posted by: heckler

They sit by the side of the road and get out the cell phone till a nice canadisn offers to help.

45 y.o. Guy #1, flat on the side of the road on a 26” mtb with schraeder. I ended up taking the tube out of D’s wheel and swapped his out 20 km up a highway to the lake (long story). He was trying to arrange a vehicle pickup because he had no idea or tools to change a flat.

16 y.o. Kids half way up a 10 km, 900 m elevation road up a mountain, they had a 2€ pressurized foam in a can type repair kit but no patch, tube or pump. I lent him my pump to no avail but no way waa he getting my spare tube as I was solo night riding an unknown trail

Oh, the cafe is at the top of the 10 km mtn climb and it sells beer. We suck in that aspect.

On holiday? Or moved there? And if yes....where? I am going to go to Finale between Dec 24 and Jan 2.

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:24 p.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: Sethimus

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: tungsten

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/09/09/confronting-global-warming-and-austerity/

You're a borderline bot speaking in links and bad meme's.

kettle, meet pot.

Oh SNAP! 

Man...sometimes I really miss the emojis.

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:22 p.m.
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Re: make or break

In 2021...I am probabl going to buy a new hardtail and am really curious what is going tohappen until then. I read the article/feature/paid ad by Cotic about their new BFe - and I would love to testride one as well as a Stanton Switchback (frame size 18" and long), and compare these two with the current Stylus. I still ride my old-ish 26" Stylus and it feel slike a BMX.

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:17 p.m.
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Re: Front page news?

Posted by: syncro

It was on the CBC website a few weeks back so it was picked up in the news cycle and I'm not surprised it made it to the front page of the Province. The province has had a few front page pieces over the years including the "Watchmen" debacle. There are fair points on both sides of the issue wrt rogue building, but in the current climate I think that local clubs need to state that don't support rogue building if they want to continue to have the cooperation of the land managers. Technically there are ways to put in a new trail without getting section 57 approval on crown lands, but it definitely hampers trail building creativity and ironically trail sustainability.

https://www.theprogress.com/news/we-need-to-talk-fraser-valley-mountain-biking-group-addresses-rogue-trail-builders/

*note, edited*

As you know, over here in my area the situation is totally different and any stunt or trail feature or even singletrack (without any stunts) is in danger of getting destroyed....there is zero tolerance to rogue trail building, although quite a few are tolerated. 

Lots of local clubs are forming / have been formed in the last fw years trying to get a small bikepark-y trail with a few jumps/stunts or "flowtrails". But proper "rogue building" is seriously dangerous and risky. 

So my question is out of curiosity. You state that rogue trail building is not only limiting trail building creativity (I guess along the lines of the issue of liability) but trail sustainability as well....why is that? 

And yes, social media is interesting in this context, be it IG or Strava, which for me is social media as well.

Sept. 13, 2019, 1:03 p.m.
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Re: RIP - Muammar Al Gathafi

It seems as if tungsten and chup were talking about two different persons with the same name. 

Tungsten, why can you not simply acknowledge that he was a dictator as sick and twisted and psychotic as the rest of these "wanna-be folk heroes turned into Mini Stalins/Hitlers/Pol Poths/Maos"?

Sept. 13, 2019, 12:59 p.m.
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Re: Trump.

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Not suprising you threw in the white nationalist pride part BUT, I'm not sure how you even equated those two (nationalism and religion) to make a coherent paragraph but realistically, I'll ask you the same question:

Why is nationalism all of sudden bad?

All of a sudden? Umm. WW2?

Nationalism and religion have very strong similarities and I am not the first to point this out. Did you know that when North Koreans escape DPRK (where religion is banned), they flock to churches in South Korea? They are quite different when practiced personally (spiritual journey vs civic duty and patriotism) but as an organized movement, they merge pretty closely. Authoritarian leaders often ban religion not because they are atheists, but because they don't want the competition for the devotion of the people.

And ya I brought up white nationalism. They are 100% behind Trump and I bet they all shared your post on their FB pages.

you forgot WW1 or the beautifully Golden Age of Imperialism and Colonialism. The millions of bisons killed in North America, hundreds of thousands of people killed on the African continent and in Asia, all in the name of Nationalism and, let me use that disgusting phrase, "progress" and Civilization.

Sept. 13, 2019, 12:55 p.m.
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Re: Paging Mic! Mic to the White Phone please!

the (in)famous military industrial complex cum lobbyism cum big data....the werd thing is, I do not really think that anything can be done about it. And to a certain extent I do not really care, because the next "rebellion" would in turn end up where all kinds of great ideas ended up....on the same pile of ideas gone wrong. 

Power does always corrupt, and if the local small town politician ends up on a commitee or in the senat or parliament or whatever the name of that insitution is....he/she would be corrupt as well. 

sigh...no, I do not bury my head in the sand....I just acknowledge certain basic facts and am old enough to be devoid of any youthful ideas of a glorious utopia.

Aug. 29, 2019, 6:35 a.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: FLATCH

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

This almost should get its own thread but it's a sensitive hot topic imo.

"meet the virtuous pedophile" A Canadian "dr" no less.

He's trying to add a "P" to the LGBTQ...

Sensitive is an understatement. Someone should get the orange guy on that

Should it get its own thread?

I bite....

Why should it in the first place?

Aug. 27, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
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Re: Rage, chaos and crashes are ignored realities of life in the biking mecca.

Symptoms like that...the overcrowding...too many cyclists on bike lanes designed for way less traffic...are starting to happen in quite a few big cities I regularly ride in. Definitely time to start thinking about designing a different infrastructure. And I think Amsterdam might be on to something.

Aug. 24, 2019, 1:35 p.m.
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Re: Who's had a Disectomy?

NSMB is still awesome....just saying. 😊

Aug. 24, 2019, 1:32 p.m.
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Re: Healthy eating

My problem is....I really like a good BBQ. But....plant-based burger patties are a no-brainer these days. 

I definitely look forward to it. Definitely curious.

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