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March 25, 2021, 1:02 p.m.
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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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

June 17, 2020, 4:20 p.m.
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Re: Help me sort my front fork out.

Posted by: LoamtoHome

I've heard mixed reviews...

Total bullshit. His space is constantly full of industry folks. People that know, know. Dude is managing all of the suspension tunes for Norco! You like the new Norco Sight and associated suspension setup guide...Arthur was a major part of both.  IMO, an amazing resource.

May 31, 2020, 9:22 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: Silk

The builders of Fromme pinch ourselves each day knowing we are able to build legal world class trails just outside of a metropolitan area.

We pinch ourselves knowing that we get to ride it.  Appreciate you!

May 13, 2020, 12:31 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: FLATCH

Then you should understand that when you pay thousands a year in taxes how some may be pissed off when six months a year they come home from work and can’t park anywhere near their house. So much of this me me me attitude.

You got me dying...residents can't park anywhere near their house 6 months out of the year???  Space is at a premium now.  We should all be nice and respectful to each other.  The parking lot will open again :-)

April 6, 2020, 3:05 p.m.
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Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

I saw they just added that so I've deleted my post. I chatted with someone over Facebook at DNV that gave me opposite info.

March 23, 2020, 7:50 a.m.
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Re: Going for a ride?

Posted by: RAHrider

I have personally admitted 3 patients to hospital this week that I was sure were going to be COVID - all looked pretty shitty with high fevers and respiratory symptoms. All had high ferritin and LDH with normal white blood cell count and low lymphocytes (supposed to be the calling card of COVID). They all had influenza. But we have found COVID in the community, it is going around and unless you isolate, you will perpetuate it. If you want to go riding, stay away from other riders and don't hang out in the parking lot.

Those of you that think that you will be fine, you are probably right. But the pregnant lady, or the guy on chemo or the old lady with COPD or heart failure that you infect won't be so lucky. Be smart. Follow the rules. I have a patient with zero immune system. If they get COVID, they will die. They have been living with no immune system for a year and I have treated them for multiple infections but COVID would probably ravage them and we would have nothing to treat with. Imagine being that person, holed up praying not to be infected and meanwhile your neighbours are acting like it doesn't matter what they do. Think of the people not so lucky as you and follow the damn rules. You will not be the one treating a ward full of COVID patients, that is my job. The least you can do is keep some distance from everyone else.

Thanks for the post.  I just don't think people understand the severity of the situation.  My mom and sister in law are in the line of fire down in the Seattle area.  The world has lost 40 medical staff to date.  Yesterday, 300 doctors in BC signed a letter pleading with people to stay home.  I'm sympathetic to the individual needs of soothing the mind in order to cope, but it's crucial to practice distancing now.

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