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April 20, 2022, 5:16 p.m.
Posts: 488
Joined: April 11, 2011
Re: Stolen - Spawn Kotori 24''

Posted by: syncro

Been there, that sucks. I'll keep an eye out for it when I'm on the Westside. If I find do you just want the bike back or the bike and the fingers of the perpetrator?

You know, it pisses me off that someone would steal a kid's bike.  Then I think about how desperate or angry this person must be, and feel worse that we've let it get to this point.

April 20, 2022, 11:33 a.m.
Posts: 488
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Stolen - Spawn Kotori 24''

My Son's Spawn Kotori was stolen on the Westside of Vancouver yesterday. He left it unlocked for 2 minutes, so it's on him. Nonetheless, he spent a full summer mowing lawns and doing yard work to pay for the bike, so I told him I'd post. Hard lesson to learn.

Oct. 1, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
Posts: 488
Joined: April 11, 2011
Re: Cypress - New Survey is up - TRAILS ABOVE 1200ft IMPACTED

Posted by: AlanB

Hang in there. I can't get too specific, but there's good news coming soon.

10-4, Alan.  Obviously, no slight to any of the work that you and others have done.  Appreciate it.

Sept. 29, 2021, 10:07 p.m.
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Re: Cypress - New Survey is up - TRAILS ABOVE 1200ft IMPACTED

Posted by: SixZeroSixOne

Hmmm, I'm ambivalent about the proposed gravel path. Let's face it, by the time the District actually get around to doing anything, as opposed to pushing out endless surveys or studies, most of use will be too old ride!

Amen.  I'm tapped out on these Cypress surveys as well.  I went to the Cypress open house in 2012 and left feeling encouraged.  How many bullshit surveys/studies since? My son is pictured in the colorful hat in the background of the photo with the guy in glasses, signing his life away.  The little guy started high school this year...

https://nsmb.com/articles/5071-cypress-open-house-report/

July 14, 2021, 1:23 p.m.
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Re: Welcome former PB users!

Posted by: xy9ine

Nsmb, the (only) independent, locally owned source of MTB infotainment. we're (mostly) friendly here. 

Pretty good slogan but somebody needs to add a like button, stat!

March 25, 2021, 1:02 p.m.
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Joined: April 11, 2011
Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: Znarf

You don‘t know how tempting that sounds, Henry! (I currently live in Heidelberg, Germany)

I had the privilege to spend three summers in BC and even got to go to the Chilcotins and the backcountry, I will never forget that! Thanks James!

The people were incredibly nice and welcoming. And the biking was spectacular.

With the pandemic it seems as far away as another galaxy and another life.

And we will have our first baby in September, too.

But someday...

Met you and James at Tyax campground in 2016?? Thought you'd make the connection on Lorna:-) Hopefully, Sterling Lorence is still featured on a wall in your house.

Congrats on your first. The young ones travel well!

-A

March 25, 2021, 11:28 a.m.
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Joined: April 11, 2011
Re: 2021 - Full Suspension Bike Thread

Posted by: Znarf

The bike works on flowy and flat trails, but it is made for gnarly stuff.

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-It needs proper terrain and trails (while it is fun enough on the occasional mellow trail, if you only ride blue stuff, get something else)

Awesome review on the sled, boss! One of my riding buddies is on nearly the exact same bike. May I humbly suggest a post-pandemic, Lower Mainland extravaganza? I have some very specific trails in mind :-) I even have a second bikepacking set up for a return trip to Lorna! Think about it ;-)

March 24, 2021, 9:59 a.m.
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Re: Full Suspension replacement for aging Chromag Rootdown?

Posted by: craw

The G16 corners well. It's just that the G1 corners better :)

Money saver!

March 24, 2021, 9:20 a.m.
Posts: 488
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Re: Full Suspension replacement for aging Chromag Rootdown?

Posted by: craw

I had a G16 - the main complaint is not nearly enough BB drop so the bike never really corners properly. AJ said the same thing https://nsmb.com/articles/personal-rides-ajs-new-geometron-g1/.

HA! Well if you and AJ say the bike doesn't corner well, it must not corner well... because of the...wait for it... BB drop (desperately need emojis).

You couldn't pry this bike away from my cold, dead hands. I suspect that I would feel this way about any of the bikes mentioned in this thread.

The bike industry is fucking killing it! Carry on!

March 23, 2021, 12:12 p.m.
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Re: Full Suspension replacement for aging Chromag Rootdown?

Posted by: craw

What would be the benefit of running at G1 in shorter travel mode? It'll still be a heavy bike with very aggressive geometry. You may as well enjoy the extra travel!

This! I'm on a G16, year 3.  I wouldn't recommend short travel on the G1 either.  Inquire about the G13 if you're bent on the "trail" category.  I ride my long travel setup like an XC bike;-)

March 4, 2021, 9:50 a.m.
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Joined: April 11, 2011
Re: reporting posts

Posted by: niels@nsmb.com

My preference would be to eventually migrate to Discourse forum software. See https://try.discourse.org/ for a demo. It's very feature rich, has a modern interface and I find it very pleasant to use. Have a look at the demo and let me know what you guys think.

Please be aware that right now this is just me thinking out loud. From a quick look we should be able to make it work with our site but it would cost time to set it up. Unfortunately, time is something I'm in short supply of. So I don't see it happening in the short term. But it would probably be a better time investment than trying to improve the current forum software IMHO.

Seems like a good idea:-). Lots of work, I'm sure.

https://nsmb.com/forum/forum/the-shore-3/topic/look-at-this-forum-141/?post=2776#post-2776

Aug. 17, 2020, 11:57 p.m.
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Joined: April 11, 2011
Re: PSA - the bears are out too

Posted by: Brocklanders

So was just having a chat with someone about the grizzly factor a few days ago in the Chilcotins. Have a friend who was bluff charged near Eldorado cabin a few years back. 

This is the first attack on a rider there I have heard of.... Not too far from Spruce lake...

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/man-injured-grizzly-bear-attack-bc-1.5689571

I just got back from a 4-day self-supported tour on Friday.  I've done 3-4 day tours almost every year since 2014.  This doesn't really surprise me.  There are 200+ Grizzlies in the park and even if you make as much noise as you can, there are so many blind areas.  It was really just a matter of time.  There were also a ton of people in the park this year, or at least way more than I'd seen in the past.  It just seems like a bit of a numbers game.  More people, mean more encounters.  New docks, pit toilets, bear caches, picnic tables, trail work, etc.  My money is on more people visiting the park in the near future.  It's just my two cents, but these things seem a bit counter to keeping a healthy wildlife population.

My group met a hiker while staying at Lorna that had a run-in on Wednesday with a mother and yearling that were hanging around Lorna/Elbow Pass.  She had a surprise encounter and met them at close range while cresting Lorna pass.  She ended up letting out a puff of bear spray to send the bears back over the pass, so she could retreat.  My buddy and I came in Relay and the group ahead of ours saw a grizzly in a meadow about halfway into the Relay trail.  We talked to some people that had seen a grizzly up on Manson Creek trail.  Our group ran into a bear that we spotted early about 100m off, close to the Tyax Bear Paw camp.  We waited him out until he was done eating.  The place is special but it does seem like the park would benefit from fewer visitors.  Would definitely be curious to hear what others think.

July 21, 2020, 2:38 p.m.
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Re: WBP 20

Posted by: nickel

Literally no one was wearing a mask in the village outside the lift lines. I was really disappointed tbh. The village was slammed with people to the point social distancing was not viable and no one except myself and a very small handful of others were wearing masks. 

I went into the village Saturday to grab some food.  In addition to the lack of masks, the "I'm here to fucking party crowd" had definitely showed up in numbers.  Hope the park stays open during phase 2...

July 2, 2020, 10:09 a.m.
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Re: Best riding/cornering technique vid ever!

Posted by: Matt_D

edit: I don't know how to link to a specific time but aforementioned Australian is at 3:23. The whole video is gold!

Probably not his first (or last) rodeo.  Super classic!

June 27, 2020, 10:17 p.m.
Posts: 488
Joined: April 11, 2011
Re: Whistler Trails 2019 (not WBP)

Not sure if this has been posted here yet but WORCA is trying to raise money for the upper half of Chipmunk Rebellion. Flowy descent that extends LOTS to the valley floor. Given the hordes of people that ride LOTS, you'd think more than 49 people could find a couple of extra bucks.

https://www.amilia.com/store/en/whistler-off-road-cycling-association/shop/fundraising/622622

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