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Sept. 17, 2009, 9:52 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…

Did I miss the Reign X write-up too?

Sept. 16, 2009, 12:37 p.m.
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pvr type harddrive

Archos 605 wifi with the DVR Station.
http://www.archos.com/products/gen_5/archos_605wifi/index.html?country=dk[HTML_REMOVED]lang=en

If you get the wifi widget you can stream video to the TV via the DVR station too.
On it's own, its like a portable DVD player plus MP3 player, Wifi browser.

You'll likely find decent deals on the 605, as their newer gen tablets are coming out. I picked up an 80GB version at Future Shop last boxing day for ~$220. DVR station is an extra $150. Should be cheaper than that now.

Sept. 12, 2009, 6:45 a.m.
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dear nsmb

how do i know that's not butt cheeks

Wow, you know yer buttz

Sept. 11, 2009, 8:55 p.m.
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dear nsmb

Sept. 10, 2009, 12:49 p.m.
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must see movies

Usual Suspects
The Big Lebowski
This is Spinal Tap
Ronin
Monty Python's Holy Grail

Sept. 9, 2009, 8:31 p.m.
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Mountain Equipment Co-op: MEC or Emm-Eee-Cee?

I wish I had a t-shirt that said that, I'd walk in to MEC, Capers, The Nam, and most of the shops on Granville Island and I'd just do loops around the stores. I wouldn't even look at any of the stuff, just me, walking in my shirt, spreading the love.

Reminds me of an old favourite T-shirt
http://store.theonion.com/img/uploads/79

Sept. 9, 2009, 7:04 a.m.
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Mountain Equipment Co-op: MEC or Emm-Eee-Cee?

I know it as both, but pronounce it Emm-Eee-Cee. Always have. I recall some people way back calling it the "co-op" but I think that's when it was just the one store and it was just them and Taiga (or Taiga-works, as I think some called it then).

Sept. 4, 2009, 8:50 p.m.
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Fromme-A-Thon 8 Laps, 11,300 feet of climbing

Nice work! I think I may have seen you on lap 5. You passed me and a friend on the climb, but we passed you at the Espresso trailhead while you were getting ready to drop in. Perfect day/night for a ride.

Aug. 30, 2009, 7:47 p.m.
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New bike for 2010

I know these threads people kinda hate on. But I have been out of the biking scene for awhile. If you had $4000 to spend on a bike what would you get. I'm looking for something 6- 7 inches of travel and a long travel single crown fork. A dual ring guide would be nice as I never have had a bike in the past that could pedal all that well. I'm 6'2 235 lb. Ideas that come to mind are the new faiths or reigns, rocky flat line, demo 8 or 7 Not a huge fan of Norco but at the same time willing to look into anything. Thanks for any help. Also the trails I ride would be, 7th, oilcan- upper and lower, diggers, pink starfish, boundary, and whistler and vedder also.

Brad Fyffe

I ride a Reign X and do much the same riding you have described. I'm 6'1'' 220lbs and find the Reign X can do almost everything. Pedals well, jumps great. Climbs decent but can still do the park (Whistler, Silverstar). I switched out the fork for a '07 66 RC2X and it makes it much nicer (IMO) than the 36 for park riding and my weight. Add some Minion DH's and it's a capable shore bike.

Only downside is the BB runs pretty low, so I occasionaly hang up on some technical stuff, but nothing too bad. And the bash guard does its job for that.

The 2010s claim to be 2-3 lbs lighter than the current generation. I'd say they're worth a look.

Aug. 28, 2009, 1:56 p.m.
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Las Vegas

Have you tried this?

LOL

Google description for LMGTFY.com:
"For all those people that find it more convenient to bother you with their question rather than google it for themselves."

Aug. 26, 2009, 9:38 p.m.
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american beer haul (beer snobs only)

If you think the US has a lot, go to Belgium. Every village has a local brew.

Aug. 26, 2009, 9:29 p.m.
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Robot hand..... umm scary

Jeebus. Prequel to android ninjas.

Aug. 26, 2009, 9:23 p.m.
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Hello Darwin Awards?

Yup. Straight to the short-list.

Aug. 26, 2009, 12:50 p.m.
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Osoyoos Riding?

Nothing to see here….move along people..

Damn, that wasn't on this past July 27th was it? That's when I was in Osoyoos! Didn't have my bike with me, but dammit anyway!

I have family who just bought land outside Rock Creek. I expect I'll be exploring that area and building some stuff in the future. Terrain looks fantastic.

Aug. 25, 2009, 10:48 a.m.
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Osoyoos Riding?

I was there late July and was wondering the same as you. The terrain looks like it could have some awesome AM/FR trails around, but there just wasn[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;t any evidence of a mountain bike scene there. I did try that bike shop you mentioned, but I went on a Sunday and they were closed. I had a look in their window and didn[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;t see many bikes, but what I did see seemed to be light recreational bikes or commuter/hybrid types. But I would think that they would know if there are some good trails around. Maybe give them a call? (I was hoping they[HTML_REMOVED]#8217;d have a map or at least directions)

The roads around there were full of roadies though [HTML_REMOVED]#8211; likely due to the upcoming Iron Man in Penticton. The #3 between Keremeos and Osoyoos was busy with riders. You could likely have a good road ride to Keremeos one day. Looks like about 100km round trip.

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