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Oct. 20, 2009, 8:24 p.m.
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Nsmb Wine Guru's

I'm not a big wine drinker, but I had this Californian Zin called Earthquake in the summer with a bbq and it was one of the best wines I have ever had.

$46 CDN at Everything Wine, but if you go stateside, it'll only set you back about $20. I brought 2 bottles back last trip down.

http://www.lodivineyards.com/earthquake.htm
http://www.everythingwine.ca/index.cfm?method=products.productDrilldown[HTML_REMOVED]productID=63824591-0f15-f20e-2c0b-232032ba402c

Oct. 20, 2009, 12:51 p.m.
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Winter Riding Wear

Like most of the others have said…

5-10's
2 pairs of gloves (if climbing)
one long sleeve shirt as a thermal layer under the jacket that armour can fit over
one short sleeve jersey to fit over long sleeve if its cold
decent jacket with pit-zips

I usually just wear shorts, not pants. I find pants too restricitve to climb in. Plus, all the years playing soccer in the winter on the Wet Coast keep my legs from feeling cold. Armour keeps them warm on the way down.

Oct. 19, 2009, 3:59 p.m.
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Best Of Craigslist : Manly Bike For Sale

Truly NBR, but related to a Craigslist type of ad:

Scary Washer!
http://www.trademe.co.nz/Home-living/Laundry/Washing-machines/Top-loader-6kg-under/auction-223309871.htm

Oct. 16, 2009, 7:45 p.m.
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CBC to Canada: "Screw you hockey Fans!"

excuse-moi s'il vous plait, i'd say Les Habs base is equally as large if not more so.

I'd say leafs fans are more die-hard though. They have supported them through decades of suck. At least the habs win cups more often.

Oct. 16, 2009, 5:41 p.m.
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CBC to Canada: "Screw you hockey Fans!"

As much as I hate the Leafs ALWAYS getting coverage on HNIC, they are the biggest hockey market and the most die-hard fanbase. If I were CBC, I'd likely do the same.

But I'm not, so I say FUCBC.

Oct. 15, 2009, 10:25 p.m.
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Olympic medals

I like them. They're original. IMO, medals shouldn't have to explicitly represent the country in which the games are held, but implicitly represent the region. I think native art is a huge element to west coast culture and these medals represent that. In addition, they are all one of a kind pieces of art.

I say good on the designers for bending, if not breaking 'traditional' rules for meh-looking medals.

Oct. 15, 2009, 1:02 p.m.
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What have you bought or will buy from the U.S., now that the dollar is almost at par?

So y'all factor in cost of shipping /duty/gas used driving to pt roberts/maybe time to do that in some cases but the point is ALL costs ?

Yup. I have. By picking it up stateside, you also save any brokerage costs because you are brokering it yourself when you bring it across, although I have noticed companies including brokerage fees in their shipping charges as a nominal cost since they do more of it these days.

To give you an idea of savings I had, a set of wheels and tires that would have cost me over $3200 in Canada was $1680 USD. Duty was 6%, then GST. Well worth the 45 miunte drive south.

Oct. 15, 2009, 10:10 a.m.
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What have you bought or will buy from the U.S., now that the dollar is almost at par?

Do it right by shipping it to some mailbox place in Blaine or Pt. Roberts, there are places that will hold a box for your at a charge of about $4 a box…

www.tsbshipping.com

I have used them several times, from bike parts to sets of winter wheels and tires for the car. Only downside is that they aren't open on weekends, so you have to make it to Pt. Bob before they close through the week.

edit - looks like they are open on Saturdays now.

Oct. 15, 2009, 9:19 a.m.
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What have you bought or will buy from the U.S., now that the dollar is almost at par?

I brought back 3 bottles of California wine at about 1/2 the price of what it costs here. Damn taxes in Canada are stoopid on wine.

Had to laugh - Labatt Blue was $4.50 a 6 pack down in AZ. Still not cheap enough for me to buy it.

Oct. 14, 2009, 8:52 p.m.
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The Expendables

Must be a summer 'blockbuster' for 2010. Too bad I'll be doing late laps on Fromme instead.

Oct. 8, 2009, 10:09 p.m.
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PREVIEW - Giant 2010 long-travel bikes

The Faith article will be up later this week. Plan was to have them up right away, and then Crankworx got in the way of things. Just a little more patience…

Hey Stuart, did the Reign X article ever get published?

Oct. 8, 2009, 8:55 a.m.
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Smuggling Cubans to the US

does your friend really want them?

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/clearing/restricted/cuban_cigars.xml

That's enough to tell me that if I got the wrong customs guy (most seem to be OK, but…) when I enter the US, it has potential to get ugly.

I'll buy my bro-in-law some Malboros at the duty free instead. :)

Oct. 7, 2009, 4:35 p.m.
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Smuggling Cubans to the US

Anyone know how strict the US customs guys are on bringing Cuban cigars across the border? I[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;m going to be flying down to Arizona in the next month or so to visit family down there and my brother in law has asked if I could bring some Cuban cigars. I know they aren[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;t [HTML_REMOVED]#8216;allowed[HTML_REMOVED]#8217; in the US, but I[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;m not quite sure just where they fall in the spectrum of [HTML_REMOVED]#8216;illegal[HTML_REMOVED]#8217; vs. [HTML_REMOVED]#8216;can[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;t import[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;.

What happens if I get caught? Do they just get confiscated? Or do I get to grab my ankles for the [HTML_REMOVED]#8216;rubber glove[HTML_REMOVED]#8217; treatment and get banned from the US for 10 years?

I[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;m also travelling with my wife and young daughter [HTML_REMOVED]#8211; even more reason I am wondering about possible problems.

Oct. 6, 2009, 9:36 p.m.
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what do you guys think of my sweet halloween costume?

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

Oct. 6, 2009, 3:59 p.m.
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Volcom Jackets

Or you could just buy something at MEC and duct tape 100 dollar bills to your chest.

Sorry, couldnt resist.

I find some MEC stuff is good and some is just OK. All Arcteryx I have owned has been 100%. You pay more, but worth it. Well, I wouldn't pay retail - get it at the outlet. Still expensive, but well worth it.

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