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Sept. 30, 2012, 7:59 p.m.
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Expresso - Self Film

Hey, I came past you near the top of the trail when you were setting up on the first ladder. Nice work!

How did Bob make the final cut? ;)

Sept. 7, 2012, 12:43 p.m.
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Well played Samsung, well played

Wow … I'm amazed that there are still 51.1 million Indian Head pennies in circulation. Those went out of production in 1909.

Kn.

Edit … my screwup … those are Indian head dollars in the graphic. Gold! (still, only produced until 1889)

I'm surprised by the number of $2 bills. I thought those were pretty rare.

July 27, 2012, 2:11 p.m.
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Top of the World is OPEN this weekend! NSMB Team scoped it this week...

Exposed but an easy ride, everything is built very well. I agree it should probably only be a single black or blue.

I looked at the Peak zone on the WBP map and it's marked as a single black.
http://media.intrawest.com/whistler/bike/map/WB_BP12_garbo.pdf

Maybe its not so bad being marked as a double. Might keep traffic off it. :D

July 27, 2012, 1 p.m.
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Top of the World is OPEN this weekend! NSMB Team scoped it this week...

Amazing photos. Looks like an awesome trail.

But there must be some more steep, technical lines for that to be a double black though, no? Based on the pictures, that looks like a high altitude Bobsled trail.:???:

July 23, 2012, 4:07 p.m.
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Stupid crashes!

Here's a question: who didn't find out what happened when you jam your foot into the front wheel at speed when they were a kid?

Fortunately, I found out seeing someone else do it.

July 23, 2012, 1:26 p.m.
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Stupid crashes!

About this time 2 years ago, I hadn't ridden Seymour in about 9 months. Coming down Corkscrew where you go up a small ramp, down a bit to the left and through two tight trees I forgot that I had moved from 27" bars to 30" since I last rode the trail. Bike stopped, I managed to sneak the bars through, but by that time my momentum had carried my weight so far forward I went right over the bars, smashed the side of my knee into my shifter on the way over and slammed my right arm into the ground on a stone.

Had a ping pong ball sized lump on my knee for almost a year and a massive hematoma on my bicep for about a month.

And I was running a headcam at the time. Maybe I'll post the youtube link later.

July 9, 2012, 9:10 a.m.
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Recommended Squamish trails around Half Nelson

I've been wanting to check out Half Nelson for the longest time and I think I'll get a chance on Friday. I was thinking of doing a couple of laps up there as I'll have most of the day. Anyone have some recommedations for other nearby trails to make a few interesting laps? I was thinking of picking up the TrailMapps app, but I like getting intel from folks in the know.

Something flowy like Half Nelson would be preferable as its kind of the reason for the trip up. I ride Fromme regularily, so I'm OK with some steeper techy stuff too, but some nice flowing singletrack would be ideal.

Any info would be appreciated.

Cheers!

July 8, 2012, 6:45 a.m.
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Sugoi Factory Sale

If you work across the street, why not walk over at lunch and ask them?

June 7, 2012, 9:03 p.m.
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new (to me) car.... what to shortlist

Do not get a Subaru. As my mechanic friend said "everyone has a story about why they love their Subaru, and they tell me the story ever time they have to come in and spend $2k on repairs". He told me he just nods and smiles; it keeps him in work.

Why don't you just get another Diesel Jetta and buy the best winter tires you can for it? The diesels are great because they have alot of weight over the front end and thus get good traction. Over 75% of the population drives front wheel drive cars in my area and we have 6+ months of extreme winter driving and some of the worst roads in the province to contend with. You really don't need 4WD or AWD to get to Whistler and back.

This is quite contrary to my experience. Had an 02 Audi A4 Avant that was an awesome snow machine, unless the snow was too deep. But it had serious repair issues all along the 5 years I owned it. After being out of warranty for 1 year (and paying for repairs), I bought a 2007 Outback and still have it to this day. Zero issues. Also have a WRX for almost 2 years with zero issues. As far as I'm concerned, you lease German, you buy Japanese.

May 25, 2012, 12:37 p.m.
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Mt Everest

From the article:
"If the government isn't able to help with the repatriation, the cremation will be performed in Kathmandu, and the remains would then be brought back to Toronto, Lamba said."

If the family can't pay for the flight back from Kathmandu, I guess they can ask for the Canadian Government to do it. I sure hope the government respectfully declines. I'll be pissed if they (we) pay for this.

May 24, 2012, 8:45 a.m.
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Expresso Trail Day This Sunday May 27th! (And Executioner too!)

I'll be helping out on Executioner Saturday and hoping to make it out for an hour or so on Expresso Sunday too. Lots of good work happenning on the trails this weekend!:woot:

May 16, 2012, 10:36 a.m.
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Pangor - May 13 trailday to finish the reroute

Rode the new section last night and it flows pretty nice already. Once its bedded in fully on the back part on the right of the rock it should be really nice.

Great work!

May 13, 2012, 8:49 p.m.
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Pangor Trailday this Sunday, May 13

Thanks AlanB and friend for stopping to help out!

:rocker: Please respect the old line being closed. Thanks Muddbunnies and Ryders Eyewear!

The rerouted trail entire length is 100 meters long (approximate via GPS), and the old straight fall line
section closed was approximately 50 meters long, effectively doubling the rider's experience.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLT8QKL00CM

Glad to have helped out. I just happened to bump into Alan At the trail head, so we arrived at the same time - but we actually used to work together.

Nice to have given a bit back, but big thanks to you guys for the hard work. Can't wait to see the results on the next lap!

April 1, 2012, 12:11 p.m.
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april fools!

Kargokids from West Jet

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=M4SkoJy3D0M

March 22, 2012, 12:40 p.m.
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Core Shop - Ken Maude and Lynn Valley Bikes

I've been going to their shop since they opened for business. Good guys, really knowledgable and great service.

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