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June 2, 2017, 3:30 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Re: Surgery following crashes

Yeah I've thought about it a bunch. Don't think a neck brace would have helped as t6 is mid spine (scorpion crash) though I will probably invest in a detachable full face for pedaling. At least I now know the first bridge I built can hold a wheelbarrow + 7 people.

June 2, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
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Re: Surgery following crashes

Posted by: Ddean

As someone who is also recovering from a crash and off the bike, I can understand why you made this.

You're bored as hell! You miss riding! You're looking for stuff, anything, to do! May as well make a video!

We should have a thread stickied where people unload on their crash and recovery.

Me: ladder drop crash resulted in separated shoulder, separated ribs, badly torn hamsting, left leg nerve damage (temporary), sprained wrists/hands, destroyed helmet but no head or neck injury. Worst part is that for the first two weeks after, my ribs were disclocating dozens of times a day and would not go back into place by themselves. I had to manipulate them back by extending my back and pushing them back in with my hands. Awesome. One time I had the hiccups and they dislocated repeatedly just from the hiccups for a couple minutes. Id put them back in between each 'cup because at that time it was super painful when they were out - it doesn't hurt anymore but its gross! Itll be 4weeks this weekend that I'm off the bike.

Brutal. I crashed hard at similar time (6 weeks ago). Overshot a jump on a trail I'm building (it had packed in since I'd hit it before) and landed next to my gf and friend. From how they saw me land they decided to call SAR. I'm in a brace for 10 weeks total with a burst fracture to t6. Guess I've just got to count myself super lucky though as I didn't need surgery and don't have any spinal cord damage.

May 14, 2017, 11:22 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Re: Trail hoe

Those are awesome! PM sent.

May 5, 2017, 9:43 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Re: Tell me some Spots

Get fit. The best trails are usually the ones you have to pedal the furthest to around these parts.

April 17, 2017, 8:25 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Re: new chainsaw time

Thanks for the info. I think I've just been stupid and running my chain a little too loose and then my chain develops a lot of side to side movement. I use a file guide and bench vise at home. Decided to just buck up and buy a new bar/chain and take better care of it. I'll probably swap the bar/chain for any buried logs.

April 12, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Re: new chainsaw time

How often do you guys seem to go through bars/chains? Given I'm cutting a lot of old growth half buried logs but still.

Feb. 20, 2017, 6:49 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
What do you carry to remove tight tubeless and procore Presta valve locknuts?

Does sealant ever actually work? Aside from helping seat my tire I always wind up using a tube to get me home if I do flat.

Yes but most people probably don't notice it. I've had a race where I front flatted on stage 6 (sprayed in the face by fluid) didn't want to bother or have time to put in a tube and finished 2 more stages.

Feb. 16, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
2017 Squamish Trail Conditions Thread

Was wondering what kind of damage the recent rain and warmth has done to the snow?

It's probably done lots but I haven't heard of anything open yet. As of yesterday afternoon it looked like there was still a foot of snow on the bottom of half Nelson. The Alice slab trails will be the first to melt out but there's going to be a ton of water on the trails so probably best to stay off them. I'd head to the city/Bellingham. Bellingham was completely dry with 0 snow Monday.

Jan. 12, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
New Ford Ranger and Bronco

I had an 05 Tacoma quad cab till early last year when I bought a used 08 quad cab Chevy.

Got to say, while the Chev might be physically 2x the size, wow do I miss my Toyota. If it wasn't for towing a big trailer I would buy another Toyota in a heartbeat. Not only was it a well thought out vehicle and a joy to drive, it was also way nicer to drive off road. Obviously my truck being 2500hd and a diesel makes it a little stiffer of a ride off road.

While I can see how the Tacoma is pointless for some, to others it is a great truck.

Also I lost about $22,0000 over 10 yrs with the Tacoma, while the guy who owned my truck likely lost $50,000 over a shorter time frame.

Yep, work in Forestry, drive Tacoma's and f150s mostly, own a b4000. It's pretty absurd how much more money we put into the f150s. The Taco's are definitely way nicer to drive.

Jan. 5, 2017, 2:43 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Dakine Poacher Vest

vests are warm.

This. I have a wary vest. Buddy tried it slackcountry and said it wouldn't work. Great for resort and sledding though. Apparently there was a North face vest at the whistler outlet in squamish though it might be gone by now.

Jan. 4, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
NSMB - 2017 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Same build, new frame after I put a massive dent in my old frame 2 months into owning it.

2017 Banshee prime L

Lb hoops still going strong after a full season of racing. (30mm dh layup)

Nov. 18, 2016, 7:46 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
5 stars for bell super 2r mips

Any ill effects from this crash GT?

Was looking at photos from the last round of EWS this last weekend and was left wondering, and maybe you or someone else can comment..is a full-face a requirement of enduro? Or just a suggestion?

Cheers.

Depends what series you're racing. BC series you don't need one at all. EWS requires one. Some ews races (finale) even state you're not allowed to carry a second helmet (also require back protection).

Nov. 11, 2016, 6:36 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Stolen giant Liv whistler

Posting for a friend. She was moving house in whistler and had her bike in the hotel lockup at work. Unfortunately some guys broke in and stole it.

2016 LIV Intrigue SX
Mostly stock parts with
- xfusion dropper
- xt clipless pedals
- ethirteen chain guide
- maxxis tires
- 180mm rotors (160/120 stock)

Please keep an eye out.

Nov. 9, 2016, 5:37 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Rim suggestions

Also, why do people like hope hubs so much? I've had to replace the free hub bearing twice in the last year after it's fully disintegrated. Or is this something more common with wider range cassettes putting more torque/side loading the free hub body?

Nov. 9, 2016, 4:34 p.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008
Rim suggestions

What sort of psi do you run? I'm a fan of the 25ish range… I'm not a super heavy guy, prob about 160 with gear.

I killed my rear after having burped the rear, not noticing, then hucking onto a rock on Pingu with an underinflated shock. (yes, I know… awesome move. I had just bolted the bike together…)

On that note lb rims went from 180 to 250 (USD) recently. Has anyone tried any other companies? For example nextie?

My lb rims have been super good. Run/raced them for a year with no issues. My girlfriend managed to annihilate hers though but that was from coming up short on one of the homebrew gaps (dh layup 35mm).

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