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July 23, 2013, 12:07 p.m.
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Kayaking

Two trips already this summer - 9 day kayaking up from Fair Harbour and Kyuquot Sound to the Bunsby Islands and up to the Brooks Peninsula - 2 families, 4 adults, 5 kids age 9-14. Between the families, we own 2 doubles, and rented a double and a triple from West Coast Expeditions right out in the sound. Fantastic beaches, unbelievably sunny and dry weather, sea otters, high winds in the afternoon, no crowds…!

Trip #2 much more tame but still great for less experienced paddlers, Pender Island, Port Browning again rented a couple extra kayaks for the cousins, a one-hour calm paddle to Beaumont Marine Park, beautiful 2- sided white shell beaches, no car access= fewer people. Paddle across harbour to Poet's Cove resort where grandma and the aunts stayed, go to the pub for drinks and dinner and swimming at the pool! Lots of paddling day options, didn't get to Saturna this time, but a great destination, calm bays for kids to play around in the single kayaks, lots of seals, great views of Baker from the water…

Trip #3 will be out to Tofino for paddling around Vargas, Flores, Meares, always great…

Fill the rest of the summer on the bikes!

July 19, 2013, 10:58 a.m.
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Toonie #6 - Final Toonie of the Season

I suspected the skin suit would make an appearance! And no DQ, of course! So much awesomeness and I had to be sitting on a beach on Pender Island….! Glad to be able to vollie and race most of the series.
Well done, Brian!

June 22, 2013, 8:51 p.m.
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Bronson? Chilcotin? Other?

I tried the Chilcotin at the Knolly demo days - loved it, but heavier than i expected…what is the "light and strong" built, exactly? I did have the big dh tires on….but that bike went thru everything.
I also demo'd an altitude, again absolutely loved it, esp. climbing and maneurverability, but components are a bit on the low side, did have a good suggestion to get a frame and build it up, but again more $.
I'm moving up from a trance…More suggestions, ideas, welcome!

June 16, 2013, 3:32 p.m.
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Pocket chain saw

anyone know where you get replacement blades for corona saws?

May 26, 2013, 4:32 p.m.
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Joined: July 4, 2010
NSMB - 2013 - Enduro/Trail Bike Build thread

A Knolly would be my dream bike…

May 12, 2013, 9:58 p.m.
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Joined: July 4, 2010
NSMB - 2013 - Enduro/Trail Bike Build thread

@Jonny: Nice Nomad

Here my 2013 Rocky Altitude

Is there any reason not to get an Altitude?
I'm looking to upgrade from my Trance, and demo'd the Altitude 770 msl in Squamish at the Rocky demo day.
Loved the climbing, maneuverability, and ease getting air. The 750 does seem to give you the most for your money, the 750msl and up have the remote suspension adjust…but would I really use it on the shore? How do you find the 750? How's it handle compared to your last ride?

May 5, 2013, 12:42 p.m.
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Anyone repaired a stripped crank?

thanks, not carbon, looks like it's not too expensive to get done, just a pain when I was getting ready for a ride!

May 5, 2013, 9:20 a.m.
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Joined: July 4, 2010
Anyone repaired a stripped crank?

So I stripped my raceface crank changing my pedals back to flats after the sunshine coaster. Has anyone done a heli-coil repair on crank thread or do i look for a new crank?

May 4, 2013, 12:05 p.m.
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Fromme 2013 Conditions (merged)

Trails are in mint condition. Big thanks to builders laying down gold in little spots that were needing love. Some sweet surprises out there!

April 10, 2013, 11:40 a.m.
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Joined: July 4, 2010
Pink Starfish

http://whimpsmtb.org/north-fork-anniversary-volunteer-day-april-21st/

I hope the North Fork riding community is able to work with the landowners like TAP is doing - I couldn't watch the chainsaw massacres of bridges and woodwork…we got a great thing going here.

Any Bellingham riders out there - what's the latest with North Fork?

March 15, 2013, 1:38 p.m.
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Dear Pat (& NSBS)

Yes, really appreciate all your work - let us know when you'd like some gold diggers and bucket carriers!
Now if it would only dry out a bit…!

March 4, 2013, 5:02 p.m.
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Fromme 2013 Conditions (merged)

^^^ this today, just gorgeous in the sun, and a big thanks for the freshly patched up spots with gold - really appreciated!

Feb. 9, 2013, 2:08 p.m.
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Fromme 2013 Conditions (merged)

so any chance u could push up to 7TH and actualy be able to ride once inside the forest canopy ??

or waste of time ?

snow on road past Ladies was frozen and quite rideable this morning, had an urge to ride executioner. First 5-10 minutes down were …interesting… some good free-riding on frozen surface (had no idea where the trail was in spots!) and the occasional nasty post-holing in ankle-slicing crust, but after that, it was all good. Watch for a couple trees down.

Jan. 15, 2013, 5:38 p.m.
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Seymour 2013 Conditions

was out Sunday (awesome) and heading out tomorrow, I think lower Seymour will be the same, tends to be a little warmer and less snow or frost under the tree cover - luv riding that frozen peanut butter!

Dec. 21, 2012, 12:40 p.m.
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Seymour trail conditions. (2012)

lower seymour report Fri am: BP some slush, mostly rideable, , S [HTML_REMOVED] S all clear, salamander and RT clear with snowy stretches higher up, mostly fantastically rideable - love it! Quite a few trees down, bring saws. The 2.4 Continentals are the way to go - great for wetness and half-frozen slurpee riding!

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