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Sept. 10, 2008, 5:31 p.m.
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New 5.10s

Stolen from ridemonkey. The Freerider looks nice. The Rennie 2 is uber-fug!

Sept. 1, 2008, 10:32 a.m.
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Maxxis Adrent

I'm running a 3C 2.4 on the back with a DHF in the front. I like this combo and it has made climbing Fromme a bit quicker. However, I'm not sure I'd run this tire in the front on the Shore. Perhaps I've yet to find the pressure sweet spot, but I don't find it brakes nearly as well as the High Roller I used to run out back. For winter, I will probably go back to the High Roller or a Minion. The 2.4 Ardent is nice and big though-bigger than a 2.5 Minion!

Aug. 18, 2008, 8:59 p.m.
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What the hey?

With all the news about bears recently, I would've thought people in North Van would be a little less ignorant. At the parking lot at the end of Dempsey Braemar somebody has dumped a crapload of apples behind the concrete barriers. I noticed this as I was removing my pads today…I also noticed my rear tire and chainstays were covered in what appeared to be bear shiat (due to high berry content :p). ugghhh :rolleyes: Some critters gonna have a feast tonight.

Aug. 14, 2008, 4:56 p.m.
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Best Place to Practice Drops

Camera = Yard Sale, in my experience anyway :).

The only trick with this small drop is NOT TO LOOK AT THE TREE (trust me on this one).
Good luck.

Yeah, I've been eyeing that, and I keep riding around it because of that bloody tree! :P sigh, it's not a big drop dangit…must grow a pair!

July 26, 2008, 4:34 p.m.
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Michelin front?

Maxxis needs to make a 2.35" - 2.5" Larson TT dual ply for dry conditions. It rolls like a slick, rolls over to the side nicely, and has plenty of braking knobs.

They do! : http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=17338

;)

July 21, 2008, 12:53 p.m.
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Mace Clothing - Why do they think gluing clothes together will work?

+3 for the MEC shorts. I have the old Huck and new Huck shorts and they are wearing well. The newer Huck looks pretty good too and is a bit longer below the knees.

July 2, 2008, 4:19 p.m.
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Apparently dogs aren't liek on MTBR.com

Trail dork, eh? :P

I see lots of riders with dogs on Fromme and they never bother me.

Don't get me started on dog walkers in the UBC Endowment Lands though. facepalm

June 20, 2008, 4:34 p.m.
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Chain Lube

I'll throw in another recommendation for Pro Link! Cheap at MEC, and a bottle lasts for ever. Only thing is the bottle drips all over the place. Triflow has a better applicator and smells like candy (Can't be good for the brain cells :cow: )

June 19, 2008, 2:27 p.m.
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Vancouver riding help

Hey, I go to UBC and live not too far from your new place. I've had no problem with taking my expensive bike on the bus including bringing it through the downtown eastside to SFU and Fromme. When I first started, I brought my pedal wrench in case I needed to fend off any junkies. :P

I mostly ride Fromme, and usually take the 22 to downtown and then the 210 from Burrard Station. The route back consists of ripping down Lonsdale Ave and Seabus to downtown, followed by the 22 home or ride if I have energy left. :D

I'd be willing to show you around Fromme if you'd like. PM me I guess.

June 16, 2008, 8:02 p.m.
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Don't forget: June 15th - Fromme Trailday with the lads from Steed Cycles

Nice work! I used this as a warm up lap today before heading back up Mtn Highway to 7th! Might make it a routine. :D

June 16, 2008, 4:37 p.m.
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Cypress - Sunday 15th

hmmmm…On my way to Fromme Saturday, there were 5 or so Ferraris that pulled out on Georgia St and came behind me over the Lions Gate. Lots of $$$$$$ cars out over the weekend on the shore apparently.

June 2, 2008, 11:57 a.m.
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Pipeline thanks!

Good advice…yeah I saw the rollout when I was looking back on my ass. :D I will try rolling it while I go slowly looking for pieces of my helmet. :D

May 31, 2008, 3:30 p.m.
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Pipeline thanks!

Long time lurker, first time poster here! :P

I had a great ride on Fromme today, did 7th and then Pipeline. I finally got the nerve to ride the teeter on Pipeline today and I guess that made me a little overconfident. I made a not so graceful landing after the small rocky drop after you climb up and go down again after the teeter. I landed face first but my Giro Remedy saved the day. I did suffer a lot of road rash on my right arm (will now be purchasing arm and elbow armour!!! :D). I think the Remedy really saved my ass because I did slide on my head for a bit but felt nothing! After composing myself I was able to ride out and down to Lonsdale Quay.

The point of this: I want to give huge thanks again to the guy who helped me bandage my arm at the junction of Pipeline and BP. I know it's a long shot whether you're on NSMB.

Also, if anyone finds the rear vent cover of a Giro Remedy near a log by the side of Pipeline down the hill by that drop, let me know. :D I might want to see if I can glue it back on. The helmet appears to be structurally sound just some scratches.

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