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April 3, 2011, 5:14 p.m.
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Vancouver Taxis

I think it's worse these days because of the drinking and driving laws. When they upped the penalties, people didn't want to to get in a car even after having one drink, but the city didn't increase the number of taxi licences. Result? Can't find a cab.

Hopefully it doesn't lead to people going back to driving to/from bar after drinking.

April 2, 2011, 10:16 p.m.
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Mercer wants a Harper - Iggy debate. Politics just got interesting!

harper will chicken out

Agree 100%. According to the Globe and Mail he only does 5 questions a day from media and no unscripted interviews.

April 2, 2011, 4:13 p.m.
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*Official 2010/2011 Fromme Snow Line Thread*

About a foot of snow for the first 1500m or so of Seventh Secret, rest of the trail is super though.

I hope you meant to say 150M. Otherwise, 7th is completely buried.

April 1, 2011, 10:34 p.m.
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Dirty Pussy

Hahaha

March 30, 2011, 10:05 p.m.
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Cbc

If you have to askā€¦

March 26, 2011, 10:25 p.m.
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Nuclear fallout...there's nothing to worry about.

That being said, I am on 24 hour godzilla watch. It's happened before, and now with a new nuclear exposure, it could happen again. So keep your eyes open for a mutant marine iguana destroying cities.

Don't let your guard down. There's also an increased threat of a giant lepidopteran by the name of Mothra to show up. My guess is they'll start battling somewhere over Richmond Centre Mall.

March 26, 2011, 10:09 a.m.
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*Official 2010/2011 Fromme Snow Line Thread*

Ladies and Pipeline are clear from top to bottom. Easy pedal to the trailhead.

Espresso is all clear as well.

March 23, 2011, 10:31 p.m.
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Need new tires

Those Falkens suck. I bought the 512s when they first came out and they were getting worn at 30K kilometers. Howled, and finally a tire blew on the freeway.

Agreed. I had a set of the 512's in 235/40/18 and they had the squirreliest sidewalls. POS tires.

Running Dunlop SP01's now and happy so far.

March 23, 2011, 10:26 p.m.
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*Official 2010/2011 Fromme Snow Line Thread*

Ladies was awesome today. A bit slick on the first 100 yards or so due to a bit of left over snow on the wood and cold tires from the last bit of snow at the entrance when we were gearing up, but the trail is virtually bare. Good times!

March 20, 2011, 5:44 p.m.
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Duty on tires from the states

I assume you're talking about car/truck tires?

If they aren't made in North America, yes. I think it's 6%.

Plus HST.

You might get a nice customs guy and they'll give you a break. I had one that only charged me duty on the tires from a tire/wheel set even though the wheels were made in Japan.

March 20, 2011, 11:53 a.m.
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*Official 2010/2011 Fromme Snow Line Thread*

Did Pipeline this morning. Ride up is OK (some snow but not much)until just past the 5th. Had to push the last bit to Pipeline. Top of Pipeline was rideable for the most part, but had to push a bit on the flat section just after the entrance (as mentioned before). After the newer woodwork, the trail was bare and really grippy.

Doesn't look like yesterday morning's snow made any difference. Good ride!

March 19, 2011, 8:01 p.m.
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*Official 2010/2011 Fromme Snow Line Thread*

Any update from today? Snow line was low this morning, but melted pretty good this afternoon. Any new under the canopy below the 5th?

March 16, 2011, 7:53 p.m.
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*Official 2010/2011 Fromme Snow Line Thread*

So I rode Fromme today. Rain, hail, sun and some snow. Awesome ride.

Took Baden Powell from Dempsey [HTML_REMOVED] Braemar. Good conditions, some water but not too bad. Hit snow by the fifth switchback on the climb up. Pushed and peddled up to Ladies (two to three inches of hard pack ). Some snow for the first 200 meters or so on Ladies, then it was fine. Good grip on the wood. Great ride.

Can't see it being worth going too much higher though

Nice! Snow has melted to the fifth already. Looks like Fromme is back on the menu! :woot:

March 16, 2011, 7:50 p.m.
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mexico resorts

I liked the Riviera Maya.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Riviera_Maya
Lots to do, cheap to get around, nice beach and Playa del Carmen has lots of great places to eat if you get tired of eating your hotels food.

Agreed. Mayan Riviera was great. I stayed at a nice all-inclusive right near Tulum, the Bahia Principe. Nice, clean resort, decent beach. Close to the ruins at Tulum, Play del Carmen. We did a day trip out an saw the ruins at Coba, did some swimming in underground cenotes, repelling and zip-lines. Did another trip down to Xel-Ha and swam in the waters there with some amazing fish. It's like you're in an aquarium.

Wasn't too expensive and was 4 star. IIRC it was Air Transat doing packages down there.

March 12, 2011, 7:26 a.m.
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Tofino Accomodation?

We stayed at the Terrace Beach Resort in Ucluelet a few years back. http://www.terracebeachresort.ca/home.html

No, it's not Tofino, but they have nice private cabins, some with private hot tubs, access to the Wild Pacific Trail from the south side of the property and only about 20 mins drive from some surf spots. And their rates at the time were very reasonable compared to some places in Tofino.

If the primary reason for your trip is to surf, maybe not the best spot. But for an anniversary, it's a nice property, quite private and still fairly close to Tofino and places to surf.

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