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Dec. 25, 2013, 9:29 p.m.
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40th birthday ride(s)

South Chilcotins

Sept. 24, 2013, 12:42 p.m.
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1.5" Hitch mount rack for 2.5 bikes?

An option from Saris

One of these:
http://www.saris.com/en/bike-racks/vehicle-racks/hitch-racks/thelma-3-bike.html?page=shop.product_details[HTML_REMOVED]flypage=flypage_images.tpl[HTML_REMOVED]product_id=73[HTML_REMOVED]category_id=8

With one of these:
http://www.saris.com/en/bike-racks/vehicle-racks/accessories/hitch-rack-accessories/thelma-juvenile-retro-fit-kit.html

Sept. 2, 2013, 1:35 p.m.
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hydration pack bladder stank

My "Source" brand bladder has no plastic taste. MEC sells these. My Camelback brand bladder's plastic taste has never gone away. I put a slice of lemon or lime in to cover up the taste.

This

I bought a new camelback and put my Source bladder in it. For some reason, its been the best one I've ever used. Doesn't go mouldy either.

Aug. 18, 2013, 10:17 p.m.
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Good camping spots

lotsa flies.

Not when I was there in July. Lake was hella cold then though.

Aug. 18, 2013, 10:12 p.m.
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Good camping spots

Birkenhead Lake

June 26, 2013, 10:32 p.m.
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when does a boat become a ship?

I've heard two alternate answers:

A ship goes port to port, a boat goes ship to shore (didn't like that one)

Or

Boats are open hull or if covered, have only one deck. Ships have one or more decks.

April 28, 2013, 10:37 p.m.
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Expresso Trail Day: This Sunday, April 28th

Great crew on the trail today. Was great to put in a few hours in the morning. The trail is looking better all the time. Hope to put in a few more before she's done.

March 10, 2013, 9:51 p.m.
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audi sweetness

I already have a highly recommended mechanic outside the dealership lined up. No way Im going to have it serviced at the dealership. I have also subscribed to as many Audi user forums as I can find :) I am a DIY guy to a certain degree for sure, but some things should definitely still be left to the pros.
First issue - the 5 year old NAV/Stereo system WONT recognize SDHC cards?!?! It does fine with plain old SD cards. Anyone got any 2 or 4gb SD cards lying around? :)

LULZ

That's one thing Audi never kept up with, IMO, was sound systems. My 02 had a frickin cassette deck in it. WTF?! In the new millennia?

I actually might have some old SD cards around I'd donate as a former brother or the four rings.

March 10, 2013, 9:16 p.m.
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audi sweetness

Wife and I just picked up a 2007 A4 Avant (3.2 6MT). It was dealer maintained and has low KM, so we will see how it goes. I think you definitely pay to play in this case. This car drives head and shoulders above the subarus I have tried, not to mention the fit and finish. Keeping my fingers crossed nothing goes to far wrong with it, cuz it is by far one of the best cars I have ever driven.

I agree. I've never driven a car that was so well sorted. Fit and finish on the interiors is second to none and they are so smooth on the highway. Treat her well and hopefully she does the same for you. But you're also right that you have to pay to play with those cars. Try to find a good mechanic outside the dealership or get on the forums if you're a DIY kind of guy. You'll save a fortune. The Bentley manuals are also a huge benefit. Find someone who has one or a forum where you can get access to info from one. They saved me a bit of $ out of warranty.

March 9, 2013, 4:39 p.m.
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audi sweetness

Since were on the Audi topic here, anyone have first hand experience owning one? I been looking around at 06-ish Audi's but there seems to be mixed opinions on the reliability front, and some scary engine sludge issues.

Anyone have experience?

I had a '02 A4 Avant. Absolutely loved that car, but it was a maintenance nightmare. At least every year I had a major mechanical which was fine while under warranty, but frightened me to own it long term. Lots of little problems too. They are well designed, but I would argue over-engineered. After 5 years, I traded her in on a Subie and now own 2 Subies with zero issues for 6 and 3 years each.

I don't think I ever loved and hated a car so much as that Avant.

Jan. 3, 2013, 12:47 p.m.
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Burnaby Mountain 2013

I was up there on Tuesday. Some snow on cardiac and quite a bit at the top of Mel's, but the trail down was clear. Roots and wood were a little slick especially that downramp on Nicole's, but overall the trails are in good shape!

Oct. 29, 2012, 9:48 p.m.
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Suits, shirts, ties...

I personally like the Bay's West End room, the guys there are pretty knowledgeable and the stuff they sell fits well, the strellson and Canadian made stuff they have is nice and their sales are good if you get the timing right.

Second this

But I thought it was called the Hudson Room? Either way, solid quality and hit it on a sale and you're good to go. Bought several Strellson suits there and even some of their house brand suits were decent (I think they it was the Gianni Fillaci brand?)

Most recent suit purchase was at Banana Republic. If you get in on a 40% off sale its a pretty good buy.

Oct. 14, 2012, 12:25 p.m.
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2012/13 Snow tires thread (cars & trucks, merged thread)

If you want to have a more performance oriented tire, check out the Dunlop Wintersport M3s. Great winter tire, good traction in cooler temperatures, shed water really well. Great tire for Vancouver winters in my opinion.

Oct. 14, 2012, 8:59 a.m.
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Red Bull Stratos

It's on Sportsnet Pacific

Sept. 30, 2012, 8:15 p.m.
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Expresso - Self Film

Glad you liked it! It's a real shame that Bob showed you guys up and nailed Expresso Smooth! :lol:

Doesn't surprise me. Bob and I used to ride that trail a lot. He's got that move down.

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