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Oct. 20, 2016, 2:17 p.m.
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Byebye oil industry

Time to buy copper?

ever since auto manufacturers announced that they would be moving to electric and hybrid vehicles by 2040.

Oct. 14, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
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Helmet or Handlebar Lights?

I have found that two lights work best for me. as previously mentioned, a flood lamp for the handlebar and more of a spot light for the headlamp. what i've found when using just headlamp is that during turns, my peripheral vision loses bearing or sight of the ground in front of my wheel because i tend to look up and ahead while i'm turning. so having that ground flood in front of the wheel really completes the picture on the turns. power wise, it really depends on your brand. I've had lamps that are of lower quality that claim 1100 lumens that are less bright than better brands that report 900 lumens. Obviously it comes down to how each manufacturer measures luminosity and how the circuitry of their systems utilize the diodes and the focus that their lenses or reflectors project the light. anyway, happy riding before the snow falls. hoping it's an awesome ski season this year.

Edit: For a headlamp, I really like the Australian Ay-Up system. I find they're really powerful despite the "900" lumen rating. Way brighter than my magicshine 1100 Lumen lamps. You can also adjust the two sides of the lamp independently, so you can get a "longer" distribution of light ahead of you. I've asked them before if they meant that the lamps and individually 900 lumens each, thus constructively making a 1800 lumen spot if the two lamps are aligned, but I've never gotten a clear answer. Doesn't really matter to me at the end, I think they're the best lights I've ever owned. the super plus side for me is that the batter is very very light, lasts a long time and can be mounted to the back of your helmet. you don't notice the battery in the back, basically weighs the same as a deck of cards. Avoids the fucky, annoying cable going into a backpack. I kept getting psyched out at first when taking my pack off at night because I was so used to having a cable running from my light to bag. It's the little things sometimes.

you don't necessarily need to the buy the MTB specific set. You get lots of stuff with just the road kit that they have. I'm happy with the Ay-Up on the helmet and a cheaper flood light on the bar.

http://ayup-lights.com/lighting-kits?product_id=2

Sept. 10, 2016, 1:55 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/real-estate/vancouver/out-of-the-shadows/article31802994/

Wow. 604 is done.

came here to post this as well. fuck that fucking fucker and his fucking fuck friends.

Sept. 7, 2016, 1:08 p.m.
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Banshee bikes

Ive gone to the torque specs and it did nothing. Maybe ill try some sort of loctite.

i lost my retention nut for the axle. instead i used an old aluminum washer from my other bike and cut a regular 5 mm bolt down to length and put that in instead. the thing has never backed out even without the loctite. i think the one-piece design of that retention bolt is more susceptible to backing out compared to the two-piece setup.

most likely loctite purple or blue.

Sept. 7, 2016, 1:02 p.m.
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Boycott your local aquarium

tungsten, maybe if you changed the title of the thread you might get a more positive response to what's actually going on in the article.

I agree. the content of the article is definitely of concern and the parties involved with those activities should definitely be penalized.same goes for the fuckers who captured a polar bear to put into a mall in china. fucking fuckers should get the same punishment for doing such a thing.

Sept. 7, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
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Boycott your local aquarium

well our local aquarium is the vancouver aquarium and they don't buy animals for shows. they haven't captured an animal for show for over three decades.

In 2014 The Park Board proceeded to commission an independent report from US wildlife veterinarian and scientist Dr. Joseph Gaydos[45] in which he examined the aquarium's animal care standards, accreditation and research and compared it to similar facilities in North America. In his report[46] he found that the Vancouver Aquarium "either meets or exceeds North American industry standards". He also concluded that the aquarium had "an active research department that seems to make good use of studying captive cetaceans, not only for being able to provide better care and understanding of captive animals, but to a greater extent […] to benefit our understanding and conservation of cetaceans in the wild."

i used to volunteer at the aquarium as a university student. behind the scenes their emphasis really is about conservation research, habitat rehabilitation, and education of the public to better understand how to coexist with marine life that surrounds use here on the west coast. so i think your statement to "boycott" aquariums does more harm to the situation than good.

Sept. 7, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
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Banshee bikes

I had that same issue with my prime, then I bought a torque wrench and that issue went away. Also try using some of that white plumbers tape on the threads… That can help.

or loctite.

Sept. 6, 2016, 10:57 a.m.
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Banshee bikes

Hey Guys,

Just to give you a bit of an update on whats been going on here at Banshee, and what the future holds.

We parted from our North American distributor about a year ago so that we could switch to a dealer direct model in order to offer our customers a better price, dealers a better margin, and expand the network of dealers across the whole of North America.

We didn't take this descion lightly as we knew it would cause a year or so of banshee's being a bit thin on the ground while we set everything up in order to do this properly. However we are now very close to having everything fully up and running in a simple fast and efficient way so that any dealer can potentially bring in a banshee frame, and stocking dealers will be well looked after.

We appologise for the delays in setup… but we are excited about what the future holds for our dealers and banshee riders.

Thanks man! I am a massive fan of the Spitfire and am glad to hear you guys are about ready to get back into the N. American market. Everyone that has thrown a leg over my bike is always surprised what it can do and how adaptable the bike is while being sturdy as.

Sept. 2, 2016, 9:34 a.m.
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Banshee bikes

Spitfire v2 with lyric u turn here on 26.
No reason to change bikes last 3-4 years. It rips.
Still original bearings.
$1000 was reasonable replacement cost going from my v1 rune.
I've got the 650b drop outs, but need a fork and wheels.
How is the bike at 27.5 compared to 26?

i love the 27.5 wheels on my spitfire. noticeable for the fast descents just floating over things. the extra height of wheels took a few rides to get used to and once i got the stack dialed it was perfect for everything. i absolutely love my spitfire and i say it every ride i go on. such a great bike.

Aug. 8, 2016, 10:32 p.m.
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Banshee legend

Think they are standard Abec sealed bearings, no? Just need a bearing press to push them in. Unless the older ones were different.

Aug. 4, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
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Byebye oil industry

So that would still leave all the localized pollution problems unchanged … unburned hydrocarbons, particulates, VOCs, SOx, NOx, noise, heat. It just allows the atmospheric carbon cycle to balance.

Also, where are they planning to get all this free hydrogen from to combine with CO2?

Cracking during hydrocarbon refinement … from the oil industry. Like with other hydrogen dependent fuel cell solutions :/

May 30, 2016, 9:22 a.m.
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healthy and satisfying breakfast ideas

How'd this one turn out? I've been debating soemthing liek this at work.

pretty decent really. i think if you threw it in a wrap it would be equivalent to the mcdonalds breakfast wrap ;) Just watch out for the egg boiling over if you heat it too much.

May 27, 2016, 9:45 a.m.
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healthy and satisfying breakfast ideas

i'm impatient in the morning. so i've given the two minute eggs a go.

Two-Minute Microwave Coffee Cup Spicy Egg Scramble with Salsa
Ingredients
2 eggs
2 tablespoons salsa
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese
1 dab of coconut oil (to grease the mug)

Directions:
1. Coat a 12-ounce microwave-safe coffee mug with dab of coconut oil.
2. Add eggs and milk; beat until blended.
3. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds; stir.
4. Microwave until eggs are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.
5. Top with salsa and cheese.
Pro Tip: If you're like me and you don't like having any dishes to wash (not even one coffee cup!), you can hollow out a red or green bell pepper and cook your eggs inside the pepper and eat it!

Three-Minute Breakfast Burrito
Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 8-inch whole-wheat sprouted grain tortilla
1/8 cup salsa
1/4 cup black beans
2 slices avocado
2 tablespoons milk
* 2 tablespoons shredded cheese

Directions:
1. Coat a 12-ounce microwave-safe coffee mug with cooking spray.
2. Add eggs and milk; beat until blended.
3. Microwave on HIGH 45 seconds; stir.
4. Add in black beans and stir again.
5. Microwave until eggs and beans are almost set, 30 to 45 seconds longer.
6. When the eggs and bean mixture is hot, spoon it out onto the tortilla, and top with shredded cheese, chopped avocado and salsa.
7. Wrap it up and enjoy.

Read more: http://www.livestrong.com/blog/eggs-or-cereal-which-is-a-better-breakfast-for-weight-loss-2/#ixzz49sKksYZ4

May 27, 2016, 9:37 a.m.
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Surf Lesson/Camp in Tofino.

when i was a teenager back in the 90's i did a surf camp at inner rhythm tours. looks like they might be still around. but if that fails relic is a rad shop. very good bunch of guys.

http://ukees.com/activities/surfing/

i vastly prefer the town of ucluelet to tofino in my older years as a surfer. less of a migrant population, the dt is much cozier, relic is a nicer surf shop, the aquarium is freakin' awesome! plus tofino has really gotten "upscale" in the past few years. lots of new fancy smancy places. i still like the town lots. just more $$$. plus ukee has a bar with a restaurant that has a bowling alley. how can you beat that!?

also, my friends and i generally like surfing at florencia bay which is closer to ucluelet.

April 4, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
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Ride with a Folding Saw

Phil (of Filzer) is a good dude. Mechanical engineer by training.

yeah! i met him at a trail day last year. rad dude. cool van. hah. wish mec still carried their product though. it was a nice selection of tools that didn't blow the bank.

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