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March 8, 2021, 3:08 a.m.
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Re: New body armour....input please

I tried the IXS offerings last season but found them a bit on the weird side of fit.

And yes, high speeds and high speed crashes in the bp call for hard shell that can slide and deflect.

March 8, 2021, 3:07 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Went for a quick spin at a more or less local dirtjump spot with my kiddo. Guess it is N+1 again since our Enduro tanks were a bit on the heavy and cumbersome side of style, I have to get a used BMX and for Little M a dj bike. But it was fun, good times with the locals who were pretty skilled but low key.

Going for a quick spin in the afternoon, typical Monday morning...am in need of singletrack.

March 5, 2021, 1:13 p.m.
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Re: New body armour....input please

So..for trail riding I decided to get the d30 equipped Fox baseframe vest for both me and my kiddo. 

On top of this he is going to wear the Leatt 4.5 chest protector and an O Neal neck brace thingy, while I got the Fox Raptor to wear over the vest. Never had one like that. Definitely feels different to my old armour. 

Happy Metal.

March 5, 2021, 1:07 p.m.
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Re: PQOD

Water can crash, or it can flow. Be like water, my friend. 

- That kid from HongKong who changed quite a bit

March 5, 2021, 1:03 p.m.
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Re: Update on Wade

Gooch....you ok?

March 5, 2021, 1:03 p.m.
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Re: Update on Wade

I was just searching for our Gooch sign on teh Google, the one we had back in the days. The Batman sign, just with G. 

I really have to come over as soon as this mess is over.

March 5, 2021, 12:59 p.m.
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Re: Natural High

Posted by: syncro

Posted by: knnn

Posted by: heckler

Info@nsmba.ca please to start the discussion.  Fromme is a whole new world.

I have lurked enough to know it is, although I am not sure I wish to be part of the new world order..... :).

Thanks for the link, i'll touch base.

They’re good at supporting independent builders, so no need to worry. I hear that Sven dude is sketchy tho.

Scary dude. Still get the WTF moments when thinking and remembering about that one ride in Nam. 

Not to mention having to take a dip in an ice cold river. Good times.

March 5, 2021, 12:56 p.m.
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Re: Natural High

Posted by: knnn

My son and I have been covering this braid with large pieces of woody debris for the past 8 months, and it keeps being thrown aside.  Not sure if it's riders or hikers.  Anyhow, I decided to put in something a little more permanent, including three posts buried to at least 2.5 feet and transplanting in a couple of large ferns. 

The before:

Pre braid image

The after:

post braid work

braid busting

Will this be enough to stop the braiding, I guess time will tell?

Beautiful. Props to trail fairies and builders. Everywhere.

March 5, 2021, 12:55 p.m.
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Re: How many times you visit the hospital after a ride?

Holy cow....I just had a few concussions and xrays to make sure that nothing was broken. 

In my skateboarding days I twisted my ankles and knees more ways I can count....tore that small muscle on the back of my neck while training for a bboy competition, knocked me out during powermoves and cracked a few ribs trying to fly through the air in style. 

Biking...seems as if I have been lucky.

March 5, 2021, 12:23 p.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Posted by: aShogunNamedMarcus

Posted by: Mic

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

^^ Why do ‘conservatives’ equate Freedom of Speech with Right To a Megaphone and Freedom from Consequences?

Because as long as the conservatives have the freedom of speech all is fine, totally fine. Quite simple, you may NOT argue against this though - then you might be the evil lefty or liberal.

Really? It seems I cant post anything non liberal or dare I say pro Trump without pages of people telling me I'm all sorts of things along with how wrong the idea of even supporting that argument is. If the left isnt allowed to argue against it, the right isnt allowed to try to explain a thing or there's no point in trying.

Could you rephrase that? I am sort of deaf from the bullshit I have to endure every day coming from woke and libtarded parents and colleagues at work in my lefty high school, Shogun.

Edit: I am tired of these silly little debates and arguments, Shogun. Or even reading these to and fro arguments. Syncro has asked you to be more specific or not use your little mind games and rhetorics more than once, without anything changing.

This forum used to be a great place to exchange ideas and share thoughts and have a meaningdul debate. But these petty arguments only drain. They are not constructive, not conducive to growth - be it on a personal or intellectual level, but divisive and not going anywhere which is sad. And silly, really silly at the same time.

You can make of this whatever you want or need or feel, I do not think that the underlying issue would change - or matters. We all have a certain perspective on life. Some change, some will not and some simply can not. 

One can not explain the color red to a blind person. One just has to endure that this blind person can never understand nor grasp the color red without him or her losing sleep over that.

March 5, 2021, 12:19 p.m.
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Re: Socio-political flap of the week - Dr Seuss

Posted by: tashi

Every new generation has the opportunity to learn from our past and build a better future on top of it, the beautiful thing is that us old dogs can learn from them as well.  It’s amazing to me how much I re-examine the things I “know” when I have to explain them in 3 year old terms.

This.

March 4, 2021, 4:04 a.m.
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Re: Socio-political flap of the week - Dr Seuss

Posted by: switch

PETA wants to ban the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird".

LoL.... 

Afew years ago, I started reading Pippi Longstockings by Swedish writer Astrid Lindgren to my kid and realized that a few expressions would e considered racist today, I changed the word and when he asked me why I had not read that N-word, I explained it to him. Amazing that little children can be more understanding and thoughtful than many grown-ups.

March 4, 2021, 3:58 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Posted by: Silk

More ride time on the frame that has surpassed my skill over and over. She does not like the Climbing routes....

Yes!

I have my old Cove STD frame in the hallway, waiting to be thoroughly cleaned and hung up.

Yesterday I was rocking my long arm green-black-white Cove roadie jersey.......20 years old this summer. Sigh.

But...notice my legs a bit today, did some light strength training after the commute.

March 3, 2021, 2:22 a.m.
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Re: The NSMB Random Conspiracy Theory Thread

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

^^ Why do ‘conservatives’ equate Freedom of Speech with Right To a Megaphone and Freedom from Consequences?

Because as long as the conservatives have the freedom of speech all is fine, totally fine. Quite simple, you may NOT argue against this though - then you might be the evil lefty or liberal.

March 3, 2021, 2:13 a.m.
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Re: Ride more, bitch less.

Did my first commute by bike this morning, it was still cold but beautiful. I so look forward to spring. Feel still burned out from my last year's commutes - mtb is way more fun at the moment, plan a mini road trip for the coming weekend. And I am really looking forward to a future park season one fine day, me and my kiddo are itching for some lift-supported air.

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