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Nov. 26, 2014, 8:37 p.m.
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The perfect North Shore Jacket??? (Merged)

I've been wearing a Gore Fusion Tool jacket the last couple of seasons. Doesn't pack down that small, but in only wear it when it's cold and I know I'm going to use it. Windstopper fabric is awesome, sheds heat well with pit zips open and breathes very well when you want to keep the heat in but shed moisture from sweat. Has been the best riding jacket I've owned.

Sept. 17, 2014, 8:28 p.m.
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Impreza

Oh, and the 2.5 is not a fuel efficient engine. Then add AWD.

Sept. 17, 2014, 1:31 p.m.
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Impreza

I test drove a 2011. Found the suspension a bit spongy for my liking. Power was OK. Lots of room in it given its footprint, especially headroom.

But I ended up with the WRX :) Add the Cobb Tuning device and you have STi power out of the box.

Sept. 12, 2014, 3:23 p.m.
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evoc

I think Lynn Valley Bikes carries them too

Sept. 12, 2014, 3:17 p.m.
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Aftermarket wheels

tirerack.com

I've bought several sets of wheels and tires through them. Over the years they've really improved how their shipments get handled at the border too, so you don't get screwed on brokerage.

Some tires have comparable prices in Canada, but not many. Have yet to see a wheel come in cheaper to Canada.

Sept. 7, 2014, 8:39 p.m.
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Best Place to get bike serviced

Rick at Lynn Valley Bikes, hands down.

Aug. 9, 2014, 10:48 p.m.
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Vancouver Independent Mortgage Broker

Also - do not buy mortgage insurance, it is hella expensive when sold attached to a mortgage. Just buy a separate life insurance policy.

Great point. Mortgage insurance pays to the mortgage first. A separate life insurance policy gives the flexibility to pay however the beneficiary chooses.

Aug. 8, 2014, 1:27 p.m.
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Vancouver Independent Mortgage Broker

Are you just after the lowest rate? Some mortgages limit options you have for annual lump-sum payments, increasing payment amounts or frequency, having a LOC attached to the mortgage etc. Make sure you get a mortgage with the right options (if you need them or can take advantage of them).

May 23, 2014, 2:08 p.m.
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pending teachers strike, BCTF and the gov't

All I seem to hear is the teachers saying they want smaller class sizes and more support for special needs. Then it always boils down to they want a pay raise. The two statements don't equate for me.

The part I'd really like to understand is how the school districts are managed (or not). Seems some school districts do OK and others suffer. Is it due to changes in the number of kids per district? Is funding based on that and that alone?

In the end, both sides act like school yard bullies and regardless of anything they say, neither party is putting the kids' needs first.

April 13, 2014, 5:20 p.m.
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Roof Rack vs Hitch Rack

I prefer the hitch mount. Easier to load / unload, no muddy roof afterwards and if you want to go on a trip you can put a roof box on and are still not overheight on the ferry.

March 21, 2014, 10 p.m.
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Favourite Bike technician

Rick @ Lynn Valley Bikes

March 9, 2014, 10:31 p.m.
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Fromme 2014 Conditions

Expresso was in great shape today. Props to Digger and the NSMB. Given the amount of moisture out there the trail was smooth and grippy.

Jan. 30, 2014, 10:22 p.m.
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would you date an older woman? like 60yrs old?

Not 60, more like 50, but there will never be a more beautiful MILF than Elle Macpherson.

Jan. 17, 2014, 10:13 p.m.
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Nice hike with a view?

Probably covered in snow, but Eagle Bluff on Cypress or Dog Mountain on Seymour are easy hikes with great vistas. Maybe Dog Mountain with snowshoes right now.

Jan. 10, 2014, 9:10 p.m.
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Online ring stores?

Although they don't have a huge online store, Harlings Jewellers might be one to consider and I think they have a store in Victoria. They got their start doing insurance replacement, so they have a lot of experience with custom ring designs and can do ones that look exactly like a major manufacturer.

When I decided 2 weeks before a trip to Mexico that I was going to propose I was in a panic for a ring. A friend recommended them. I went downtown on a Friday afternoon. They were almost closing, but brought me in, offered me a beverage and walked through different designs. Then let me choose the diamond. Everything was done within a week and much cheaper than anywhere else for the quality of product I received.

Not sure if they still do the same business. It's been a while since I've been a free man. But might be worth looking into.

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