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Feb. 21, 2017, 12:18 p.m.
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Crazy Pills

That V10 price is MSRP, so I'm guessing that a shop could move on that a fair bit (percentage margin means more to play with at $14k than $7k), whereas the YT price is set in stone. Could that impact things? Lets not get into the intangibles that an LBS brings, just overall price to price comparison.

Feb. 16, 2017, 12:12 p.m.
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Post yer rippers!

If anyone has some experience/advice on getting their kid to make the transition to pedal bike from run bike, I'd sure like to hear it. My guy just turned 5 and he still prefers his run bike - and it's getting way too small for him!

Trouble is, he's so fast on the run bike he can keep up to friends on the pedal bikes, so no real incentive to make the jump.

I took the pedals off of my son's pedal bike, he used it as his run bike for a while to get used to it. Then I started re-introducing the pedals. It was a little tough as he couldn't figure out which direction to spin the pedals at first (Spawn Fuji with a proper freehub in the back), but combined with me giving him a push to start, eventually he started with just his feet on his pedals and then started actually pedaling. Now I'm trying to teach him that he doesn't have to pedal at 100% the entire time. As with all things involving children, patience is key.

Feb. 7, 2017, 8:06 p.m.
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Liberals abandon electoral reform

So check out the following video, starting at 5:45. Good parts at 6:50, and 9:18.

http://www.cpac.ca/en/programs/question-period/episodes/50234383

Feb. 6, 2017, 7:51 p.m.
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Liberals abandon electoral reform

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I would like to see that. I'm sure it'll get online soon enough.

Looks like it takes a few days to come online, but they replay them on CPAC. Should be the 6 Feb edition.

Feb. 6, 2017, 2:10 p.m.
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Liberals abandon electoral reform

Question period today was one of the best I've seen for a while (it's usually on over lunch here). Nathan Cullen basically asked the PM why he doesn't have the courtesy to at least blush when he lies to the Canadian people, and another French MP mumbled something about the smell of smoke and the PM's pants being on fire.

Trudeau's response was pretty asinine but predictable.

Jan. 16, 2017, 6:47 p.m.
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Dawn of Canadian Trumpism

On the Canadian trump-o-meter, I think Kellie Leitch is well ahead of O'Leary.

This. She's working from the Trump playbook, trying to woo every disenfranchised right wing racist out there.

Jan. 6, 2017, 5:04 p.m.
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NSMB - 2017 - Hardtail Thread

Same bikes I had last year:

From one extreme:

To another:

Now if only my Pro 2 Evo freehub bearings would stop exploding.

Jan. 3, 2017, 9:08 a.m.
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Non Boring Transportation Appliance?

Did your wife find the Pathfinder too big as well? We test drove one of those a few months ago and liked it, but couldn't get a good price for our Santa Fe so didn't end up pulling the trigger.

Dec. 18, 2016, 8:09 p.m.
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Ideal north shore do it all bike

I can't tell you what's the best, but I can tell you what I see more than any other modern bike platform when I ride the shore: Rocky Mountain Altitudes. I suspect the owners aren't the ones with high post counts here, but they have the numbers. I own one. It rips up and down with me being the limiting factor. You can't buy one now but I'd bet dollars to donuts you'll read about a revised version at SeaOtter. YMMV.

Didn't realize that they were done. It was always my plan that upon leaving the riding shithole that is northern Alberta I'd pick up an Altitude for wherever I end up next. A few years back I picked up a Chilcotin then a couple of months later demo'd an Altitude, worst thing I could have done because I could never forget that bike. The Pipeline looks good too but there's a big price premium over the Altitude for a lesser spec.

Nov. 11, 2016, 7:42 a.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

Republicans "voting their conscience"? Trump has brought then the presidency, house and Senate for the first time since 1928. 2 weeks ago Paul Ryan was distancing himself from Trump…today he's talking about "making America great again". I wouldn't be surprised to see the GOP move even further to the right now.

Which is why this could be interesting. Maybe it'll be the same old shit again. But six months ago some electors on the Republican side said that they'd never vote for Trump. One was even "encouraged" to resign by the GOP over such statements. And while there are token punishments for electors in some states for not voting with the party winner, the whole point of the electoral college was that the founding fathers didn't fully trust the electorate to do the right thing. It's happened before that electors didn't vote with the party, although not in significant numbers (at least in the last century).

Nov. 10, 2016, 8:14 p.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

Are there any bets here saying it's not going to happen? If so, please reach out to me.

No, but these are strange times and I'm curious to see how this turns out. I also expect to see a lot of people on social media picking up on this over the next few days and grasping at straws as a way to keep their hope alive.

Nov. 10, 2016, 7:54 p.m.
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Donald Trump... Narcissist in Chief!

So for all the panic in the US, I think a lot of people have forgotten (or more likely don't know) that Trump hasn't actually been elected yet. He won the number of electoral college votes he needs to become president, but they don't vote for another month and a half. And there's nothing saying that they have to vote for him.

The Electoral College Was Designed to Prevent Trump

Nov. 9, 2016, 7:45 a.m.
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Who is Hillary Clinton?

Some good may come of it, in that form. However if I was an American and cared about anyone who was black, muslim, LGBT, a woman, sick, or disabled…I would be very worried right now.

This. A nutjob like Trump in the White House, a Republican controlled house and senate, and soon to be another right winger on the Supreme Court. Scary time to be an American if you aren't a straight white Christian.

Nov. 6, 2016, 7:40 p.m.
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No Trespassing signs on CMHC lands and trails

Lego is the best ….. except when stepped upon:dead:

I put this guy together with my son the other day.. Costco had it for 2/3rds the price the Lego store had it as well.

Nov. 5, 2016, 5:25 p.m.
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Forum Moderation.

Oh, I think it's entirely appropriate to give some people exactly enough rope to hang themselves.

I'm sure all the posts on here will come in handy the next time Hazen Colbert tries to run for public office. Doubt he'd even get 3.84% next time around.

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