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Jan. 23, 2016, 2:49 p.m.
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recovery from getting snipped

I took three days off from work and worked on a section of trail (blue balls is what it ended up being called).
Dont do that - I am an idiot, but got away with no infection or problems.

Good luck!

Jan. 15, 2016, 10:33 a.m.
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new $120K trail for squamish

This is incredible!
Shows how organized Sorca is and that councilors on local government are supportive of spending tax dollars on trails.

I wouldn't focus on trail passes. I would focus on dedicated trail crews, amazing race series (downhill and toonies), fun rides(23 trails), social rides (non competitive and fun), and paying next to nothing for beer and food post sorca rides. This is where people will happily shell out some dough.

Climbing trails are a hellish ordeal to build, so anytime I see dollars going to those it makes me super happy. The other trails are nearly always built by volunteers who build them for free.

On a secondary note: Kudos to all BC communities. Seems like the trail network is taking off everywhere. It was not all that long ago that trails were hidden in the woods, and people feared the "liability" monster. Thank goodness that era is over.

Jan. 12, 2016, 10:21 a.m.
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Hard Enduro

I have been watching the dirt bike Hard Enduro series on Red bull.

We used to have something quite similar in mountain biking with the Tony Horn Samurai series and Clark Lewis Races in Whistler. The races are definitely not "enduro", but a survival/sufferfest/high-five series. Goal was always to punish and see who made it. Definitely, needed to be a jack of all trades, to do well.
Some of the events made me laugh (i.e. phd climb and descent race, lost lake night-time time trial, 5 person hole shot race up Yummy Numby, Pemby samurai long course).

Personally I love this type of racing. It's a ridiculous event, that causes excitement, banter and fear leading up to the race. Usually super grass-roots (with the typical timing glitches - which I enjoy).

So, what's similar on the 2016 calendar in BC this year. I think I have already burnt out on the strict format of enduro.

Jan. 8, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
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04/05 Fritschi part needed

I have a spare diamir Fritschi Freeride + in my garage.
I have no use for it. White and black (like the photo).

It is in Squamish, yours for a high five.

Dec. 14, 2015, 11:21 a.m.
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2016 Norco Sight C7.2

For those looking, I have a 2015 Carbon Range 7.2 for sale. Just bought the 2016.[HTML_REMOVED]title=2015-norco-range-7-2-carbon-[HTML_REMOVED]cat=13

Dec. 9, 2015, 10:12 a.m.
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Kids Bike Suggestions

Kids bike for sale.

Nothing better than a bike for xmas.
Norco Charger.
Stock - except a nimby 50 stem cap, and new grips.

Boy is way more meticulous about keeping his bike in perfect running order then I am.

Dec. 4, 2015, 10:36 a.m.
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Kids Bike Suggestions

yup the towing system works well.
I have even towed the little gaffer to elphin.
Strava - needs to create a parent tow selection, then we will see some battles on the fsr roads.

Nov. 26, 2015, 3:05 p.m.
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Black Friday - searching for a cycling computer (with gps)

Been looking for a new Garmin (garmin 230, or Edge 520).
Can't find one anywhere for some crazy U.S. turkey madness.
Tried the usual culprits (jenson, chainreaction, amazon).

Any advice?

Nov. 19, 2015, 6:24 p.m.
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Squamish 2015 Trail Conditions

Hey Mike,

I imagine the deactivated fsr road will have some snow (800 meter elevation).
if taking a bike, fire me a note, i have some beta for you to improve the day's exploration.

Nov. 16, 2015, 10:59 a.m.
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Ripcord versus Norco Fluid 4.3

Thanks everyone,

Went to the Republic sale the other night and sized the little gaffer up on a Fluid 6.2 (26er) and the 4.2 (24er). 26 is definitely not dead, for kids.

Going to get him the 4.2 for his bday (he is paying half with money from grandma). Tough fitting a kid with a long torso, massive head, and short arms, and legs.

It was a tough choice - he could ride the 26er - but it does not fit him at the moment. Best fit is still the little bike. However, I imagine that mid summer I will be throwing down on a 26er if he sprouts again.

Pretty fun seeing the evolution and stoke.
Oh! and those older Juliana's are perfect. Friend has one for his 9 year old and it works perfectly.

Nov. 9, 2015, 10:18 a.m.
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Squamish 2015 Trail Conditions

Its amazing, but the gov't people do not like it.

Oct. 22, 2015, 10:03 a.m.
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Mini excavator - purchase

Being spoiled by the wifey.
She has given me permission to buy a mini-excavator.
Sold her on the idea, that the yard will get beautified, and that our boy needs to become a man and learn how to drive machinery (he is 7).

So oracle of knowledge known as NSMB. Coach me on mini-ex's. Yup, I know they cost 15,000$ old and 25,000$+ new.

Oct. 20, 2015, 2:18 p.m.
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Props, Shout outs and Respect

Is it common procedure on the Shore to leave little treats for the builder, like, a pack of nails, a six pack of (root) beer?

Why not simply start with it? One beer for a builder hidden on the trail where he/she is working….why not?

WOW! Does that ever actually happen?
I build all the time, and have been cyber offered beer so many times I laugh. Never had one, actually given to me.

But… My private, hidden stash of Scotch has been pilfered so many times, that I usually find it empty.

Maybe the shore has it perks.

Aug. 15, 2015, 9:48 a.m.
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Squamish 2015 Trail Conditions

Option number two for a ride and hike.
Look up watersprite. Top of nine mile.
Park at km 16 on the new skookum ipp road. ride bike up to the top of old fsr road. Park bike at trail head and walk in.

Gorgeous spot, no maddening crowds.

And no thieves!!! (yet)

Aug. 12, 2015, 11:37 a.m.
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Dogs and slats

Uh oh, thread might go down the NSMB derail.

I am a trail builder. So familiar with building bridges. I was curious if there was truth to "dogs hurting themselves on bridges". Just wanted validation that this was a true concern and not some fictional fact.

A commentator stated, that when dogs, change their minds and turn around, on a bridge it is a sketchy move. I agree with that.

Personally, slat bridge spacing for me has a lot to do with how far my harvest tree is from the bridge zone. If it is close, my slats are close, if it is far… Well I get lazy and my spacing grows.

I guess I have learnt, that people prefer tight spacing, gunk is an issue, and no one has an anecdotal story of a dog breaking his leg - yet.

I do recognize that when my dog goes over bridges, he tends to become hyper aware of what his feet are doing and either walks like a ballerina, jumps the bridge, or runs beside it.

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