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Jan. 30, 2020, 2:30 a.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: syncro

How much thinking does everyone put into their mtb vacation plans/riding vs the environment? I'm thinking things like choosing climbing over shuttles or say heli drops? What about flying overseas vs doing more of a local trip? Has anyone ever run the math on the difference on say flying to Europe for a trip vs say driving to the Kootenays?

I do....not the amount I would like to but I try and have a minimal impact. 

I use chairlifts though and if I travel alone in my car in the Alps, I try to climb on my own power as much as I can. All-day alpine mountainbiking. But with my kiddo....well.....chairlifts and bikeparks. 

I do think that such decision  might minimize individual impact but what is needed is political decisions and laws. 

So far, I have significantly reduced my online orders and using my car for getting to places. 

But....BC in 2021 would be awesome. As would be in 2022.

Jan. 29, 2020, 11:18 a.m.
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Re: 2020 Fitness Goals

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: Fast-Orange

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: Fast-Orange

I'm hoping to lose about 30 pounds and increase my core conditioning so I can run downhill for longer without blowing out my knees.

I'm the heaviest I've ever been. 220

I can't picture you at 220.

Re picking up and putting down, be careful with that as that will add body weight. If you need to trim down it's really about what you're eating as opposed to what you are or aren't doing. That said, adding in some strength training with the right exercises will help. I'd suggest overhead squats, step ups, upright rows and some pull ups.

I'll see your overhead squats and raise some overhead lunges

And yeah as far as weight gain goes...married life has been good to me.

I would be highly impressed with a set of overhead squats at 135/5. Most people can't even do a set of 5 with just the bar

OH squats are interesting. My best was 40kg for reps before my shoulder started to whisper that the stabilizing might go south soon-ish. LoL. And people behind me muttered that I was irrsponsible for doing such a dangerous exercise....the joys of bigbox commercial gyms. I sometimes do a few sets of 5 with the bar only as part of a general warmup. It feels that my shoulders are happy then. Plus some band pull-aparts after and my back and shoulders feel great. 

Btw...am at almost 500km this month but hardly any lifting apart from some movement and pattern practise. My goal of overhead pressing are not really smart.

I think I might continue light-ish (24kb for one arm pressing and 40 to 50kg barbell for 'easy' reps) but my focus is on riding. Some hang PCs (no more wrist pain!), Zercher Squats, some stabilizing work and swings thrown in for good measure.

Jan. 29, 2020, 11:13 a.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: tungsten

Less than two days left for comment, takes 2 minutes, multiple choice.....easy peasy.

https://engage.gov.bc.ca/oldgrowth

Done.

Jan. 29, 2020, 11:07 a.m.
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Re: Wuhan Coronavirus

We can only wait and see how that is going to develop....but the Webz is full of conspiracy. Oh well.

Jan. 19, 2020, 2:21 p.m.
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Re: Saint/Zee vs. Magura MT7/MT5 : mini review

Posted by: eknomf

I wanted to update this with my experience as the info here helped me get my MT7s working after much messing around.

My buddy (who is mechanically minded and I trust was suitably gentle with them) bought them, and had leaking issues from brand new.  Both sets were leaking from the lines, the front one from the factory (the rear I believe was internally routed so hard to know if it is a factory or installation issue). Magura provided him good warranty service and sent a new set of lines.  He got tired of messing with them and went to the xtr 4 pistons, and sold me the mt7s at a loss.

I installed them on my SB 150 with the new lines being very careful to follow the torque and installation instructions.  I could get them to about 60% of the lever firmness I would expect, but they were in consistent and I kept losing brakes on rides. It seemed like the system was sealed when the levers were adjusted horizontally in the bleeding position, but had a slight air leak when tilted to riding position. I tried bleeding them multiple times and had a friend who is a mechanic try as well with no luck.

I read about using shimano levers, and my friend had an old tektro lever (which uses mineral oil) around which we tried. It worked perfectly, isolating the issue to the lever.   I pulled the pin on some current Gen non-servowave xtr m9100 levers.  We installed the xtr levers with the magura hydraulic line bits, and now the brakes seem amazing.  Got the xtr levers for $82 cad each off bikeinn.com, which I read many bad reviews of, but had no issues dealing with them.

My takeaways:

-The levers are very fragile and over complicated.  Made of plastic with many more seals than are necessary.  For example, two plastic on plastic bleed ports on one lever? That’s a recipe for leaking.  I would not trust these levers for any extended trip away from the ability to repair them based on my experience.

-I have little trust for the magura lines base on the leaking issues with the original lines. I will swap mine out for Shimano lines and fittings next time I feel like messing with brakes (which will be a long time from now).

-These are not a good set of brakes to buy used from anyone, unless it is just for the calipers and rotors.

-The Magura calipers are a very nice design.  I like the magnetic pad holding feature and the one piece design.  Using thicker rotors for heat dissipation seems logical to me, and magura makes 220mm rotors which I may try in front.

-Combined with the shimano levers the initial impression is they seem to be a very nice brake and a much more reliable system.  I can update further once I have some miles on them.

Thank you for the info...and looking for the feedback. 

I am probably buying a used bike with MT7 and I am already planning on getting shimano non-servowave levers and hoses for the calipers. 

I read that non-servowaves are the better option. Which ones did you chose?  

And already excited. On my current park bike I still run the Gustav Ms....such a nice brake.

Jan. 19, 2020, 2:15 p.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

I saw a Marino Hardtail in Finale Ligure a few weeks ago....man, that was a friggin tank. Unbelievable. 

I remember reading that they welded for Sick bikes and sold these hardtails for cheap.

Jan. 17, 2020, 10:51 a.m.
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Re: first world problems

Posted by: chupacabra

Posted by: Stuminator

Imagine meeting the person of your dreams, then finding out they think the two guys on local morning radio are funny.

LMAO.  That would kill the magic fast.  "I just love Crazy Ira and the Douche".

That bad?

Jan. 16, 2020, 5:11 a.m.
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Re: Chromag fully?

Posted by: Hepcat

Posted by: Kenny

I hope it's a huge beast with doctahawk geometry, simply so I'm not tempted to buy it.

If they make something with around 110-120mm of super progressive rear suspension and reasonable head tube, like 65 or so, my wallet will be dead. Like basically a super hardtail. Ugh I hope that's not what it is. It's be like a $6000 tractor beam.. lol

Ditto. I can feel the gravity already

As do I.

Jan. 15, 2020, 9:42 a.m.
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Re: So I'm giving a TED talk....

How to safely genetically engineer my evil twin bro.

Jan. 15, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Perhaps Syncro just wants a reaction from me? Is he an authority?

Are trolls only white people?

School me - what are my posts showing?

100% expected this reaction, silly questions.....you know what a clichée is, I assume.

Re syncro: If you were properly interested, you could re-read syncro's longer post on your rhetorics.

honestly, this is

Why are you so hung up on someone else's questions? I'm interested enough to see that myself and Tungsten are the only ones who can do wrong here in NBR land. If you want an idea why I'm not answering some of Syncro's questions, it's because I find it hilarious he pulled the tough guy act ("fuck you and I'd say it your face") followed by the attempts at an some e-psycho-analytical with the longer posts of his. And who has time for that much bullshit.

If you were interested enough you would answer the questions I asked above but sadly, you're a liberal hypocrite.

Hahaha...that is awesome. Totally predictable...but in the end it does not matter. 

To be honest, I have no idea where syncro gets all that precious time to post so much pseudo-analytical bullshit, I'd rather ask myself why you keep posting yours and are so unbelievably stubborn. 

But...whatever floats your boat. If in your world I am a liberal hypocrite, so be it. 

The past has shown that arguing with you is utterly futile - there simply is no point in engaging in meaningful debate.

Jan. 14, 2020, 2:31 a.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

I know, but you still have not really answered or reaxted to syncro's post on your typical patterns/rhetorics either. 

Funny....yes...sort of, simply because the last few days were quite eye-opening. I honestly think that you are not open for a proper debate. No post or user can convince you of a different perspective. For reference, see syncro's original post, among others. 

And that, Marcus, is kind of funny. But maybe you want to school me again on what is true, not to mention just, when I have the audacity to use the word "funny" (as in 'hilarious' and 'silly') when describing your posts. 

Maybe others are right and you are just a self-righteous and ebtitled and angry white person, a typical troll. 

Who knows. 

Your posts are showing quite a lot though.

Perhaps Syncro just wants a reaction from me? Is he an authority?

Are trolls only white people?

School me - what are my posts showing?

100% expected this reaction, silly questions.....you know what a clichée is, I assume.

Re syncro: If you were properly interested, you could re-read syncro's longer post on your rhetorics.

honestly, this is

Jan. 13, 2020, 2:18 p.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

Still calling names and getting agressive and arrogant.

For a user who accuses all the others of "taking things way too seriously" your anger is quite self- explaining.

Sticks and stones right? Agressive is also defensive. Anger is frustation. And how many names have I been called ?

For whats supposed to be the nice liberal crowd, you guys are a bunch of homophilly assholes.

In all honesty, can you be anything else than the silly jester. Always provoking and evading, false leads and whatnot.

What you quoted wasnt a jesting comment. And since when did I become funny to you?

I know, but you still have not really answered or reaxted to syncro's post on your typical patterns/rhetorics either. 

Funny....yes...sort of, simply because the last few days were quite eye-opening. I honestly think that you are not open for a proper debate. No post or user can convince you of a different perspective. For reference, see syncro's original post, among others. 

And that, Marcus, is kind of funny. But maybe you want to school me again on what is true, not to mention just, when I have the audacity to use the word "funny" (as in 'hilarious' and 'silly') when describing your posts. 

Maybe others are right and you are just a self-righteous and ebtitled and angry white person, a typical troll. 

Who knows. 

Your posts are showing quite a lot though. 

But that is fine, as long as you do not fall prey to nationalists or alt-right stuff or any other idea that snuffs creativity, for example. 

Then I would consider you "funny" no more but dangerous. And history has shown that it is useless to try and debate with idiots.

Jan. 13, 2020, 9:08 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Posted by: Stuminator

Did she do a dorp to falt? Her wheels look taco'ed something fierce.

Maybe the print was folded? And what we can see is the folding line distorting the perspectve?

Jan. 13, 2020, 9:04 a.m.
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Re: Climate Change - so I'm starting to panic a bit

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

Still calling names and getting agressive and arrogant.

For a user who accuses all the others of "taking things way too seriously" your anger is quite self- explaining.

Sticks and stones right? Agressive is also defensive. Anger is frustation. And how many names have I been called ?

For whats supposed to be the nice liberal crowd, you guys are a bunch of homophilly assholes.

In all honesty, can you be anything else than the silly jester. Always provoking and evading, false leads and whatnot.

Jan. 13, 2020, 9 a.m.
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Re: Canada the bully

A different topic that popped up on my IG account and an honest, not provocatively meant, question:

If you know or follow the news on that issue, what is your take on the Wet'suwet'en issue?

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