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July 6, 2015, 11:38 a.m.
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Translink & 0.5% vote (merged)

A quarter of the revenue of the transit system comes from tax on gasoline. Fares only account for half of the cost of running the transit system.

How much more is driving subsidized? Is it a lot more?

Glad you asked switch. Here you go:

https://www.biv.com/article/2013/7/news-flash-for-drivers-cyclists-are-helping-subsid/

and here: http://www.vox.com/2014/6/27/5849280/why-free-parking-is-bad-for-everyone

Here's some more food for thought:

"The new report pulls back the veil on the “users pay” myth, finding that:

· Gas taxes and other fees paid by drivers now cover less than half of road construction and maintenance costs nationally – down from more than 70 percent in the 1960s – with the balance coming chiefly from income, sales and property taxes and other levies on general taxpayers.

· General taxpayers at all levels of government now subsidize highway construction and maintenance to the tune of $69 billion per year – an amount exceeding the expenditure of general tax funds to support transit, bicycling, walking and passenger rail combined.

· Regardless of how much they drive, the average American household bears an annual financial burden of more than $1,100 in taxes and indirect costs from driving – over and above any gas taxes or other fees they pay that are connected with driving"

Link here: http://www.uspirg.org/reports/usp/who-pays-roads#.VUj0AFtROwM.twitter

July 2, 2015, 9:10 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 22, 2002
Svein Tuft

Ryder is going to the TDf this year again. He wasn't a shoo-in after his grueling 5th place in the Giro, but Cannondale-Garmin decided to go with him in the end.

Another interesting note - not just 1 but 2 Canadian-based bike companies will be at the TDF this year. Cervelo of Toronto is the bike sponsor for MTN-Qhubeka the first team from (South) Africa ever invited to the TDF and Argon18 of Montreal Quebec for Bora-Argon18 (a German team).

Cervelo has a history as a sponsor of road racing in Africa. The signed some young Eritrean riders to their team a few years (Eritrea has a history of producing great distance runners, I guess they hope they can make the transition to cycling).

After that Dutch group bought Cervelo, it seems like it is more and more of stretch to call them Canadian. Even when the go the length of fabrication in this continent, they do it in Cali. Perhaps if they drop BBright, I'd cut them some slack…

On TdF start lists, I count just 3 Americans. That has to be some kind of record. Am really hoping Farrar keep the rubber side down this time around.

May 4, 2015, 9:02 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 22, 2002
who rides hard tail?

Why do I ride a hardtail?

Well, at the moment it's because I'm waiting for parts on my FS bike, but usually when I do it's because I want to.

It's for none of the reasons suggested above. My hardtail weighs more than my Nomad. I hate riding it on long rides, and I don't like riding smooth trails ever, unless they have big jumps on them, are called Aline and I'm on my way down from Garbo. And I don't really see it as being simplistic (certainly not when you're trying to pick a line).

The number one reason I ride a hardtail in places like Garbo zone is because it takes exactly 3 roots before I'm switched on and fired up. None of this 2 lap warm up wake up shit on a DH bike. Nothing like getting the sense knocked into you 3 seconds into your first run and then you're ready to rip.

Number 2. It makes familiar trails new again and it makes easier trails harder. I like to ride it sometimes when I ride with my wife. It's supposed to slow me down, but it usually just makes me act sillier.

Number 3. It does wonders for your 'beatdown fitness'. Want to get good at taking abuse from bulk DH laps? A couple of days on the hardtail here and there will make riding top to bottom non stop laps on a DH bike feel much easier.

Number 4. I don't give a shit what anyone else thinks, but I feel like a rockstar in my own head when I destroy a high speed rough section, especially when I'm tailing someone on a DH bike and they can't drop me. Sometimes you can hold them, and sometimes you can't. It's the challenge in trying that makes it fun.

Number 5. RDS (and others like it) is just awesome to do once in a while on a bike that makes everything harder.

Not all the time; not even most of the time, but once in a while it is just plain fun to make myself hurt and struggle, with both my body and my mind, as I try and ride my Stylus down some gnarly rough shit as fast as I possibly can. Good clean fun.

But after 3 months of waiting for parts to build my Nomad, I'm admittedly over it. I see a HT as a 2nd or 3rd bike and never an only bike for me.

I think this guy nails it. I'd add Number 6 - less maintenance cost/time [HTML_REMOVED] shock fiddle.
If being fast on rough descents or hucks are important to you [HTML_REMOVED] you're over 35 (ie not Jinya), I think you should look elsewhere before choosing HT. Of course, when you old guys come off the bike at those speeds, you'll need to budget for PT. The HT guys are the only ones with creaky bones…

April 28, 2015, 9:18 p.m.
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Any suggestions for a new rain jacket?

Vancouver does not have the Production capacity to support Apparel companies that do larger volume. Finding tech experts to make patterns and run sewing machines locally is a huge problem.

I love companies like Mission and Kitsbow, but their factory orders are quite small, so fulfilment is possible here. If there plan is to grow, they will have to move offshore too.

As comsumers, we killed local manufacturing.

April 25, 2015, 6:34 a.m.
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How much do you know about financial independence?

Right then, back to "I got my green, hope you got your's, sucker". Carry on…

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April 24, 2015, 7:38 p.m.
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How much do you know about financial independence?

April 24, 2015, 7:37 p.m.
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How much do you know about financial independence?

April 23, 2015, 7:40 a.m.
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Amgen

Should cycling (Tour of Cali) take their $$ after this stunt?
http://www.thestreet.com/story/13121810/1/amgen-earnings-reveals-ugly-truth-about-drug-pricing-and-sales-growth.html

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April 22, 2015, 7:15 p.m.
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Ultimate bike for the Shore?

Parts kits will always differ, so stay focused on frames to see the value

April 22, 2015, 2:53 p.m.
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Ultimate bike for the Shore?

Reign is pretty damn good and much cheaper than nomad

It's only cheaper if you ignore resale. Kind like the Toyota Tacoma argument.

April 21, 2015, 10:48 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 22, 2002
Dorel news

How do the locals here feel about buying Dorel (Sugio/Sombrio/Cannondale) after they pull something like this?

March 21, 2015, 10:44 a.m.
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29er 1x10 question

Fair enough- take my advice if you're on a HT but heads back to Praxis 40t w/30t n-w for the FS 1x10 gig

March 20, 2015, 8:43 p.m.
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Translink & 0.5% vote (merged)

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March 19, 2015, 7:13 p.m.
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The Decline of Vancouver.

LOL "High Inflation Trudeau Years". People (especially those in Alberta) love to in the blame on Trudeau for everything. Did Trudeau also cause the US Prime Lending rate to spike in the early 80s as well? This was actually a Global phenomenon.

To the same end: did Alberta actually do a good job managing their finances as compared to the have-not Provinces?

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March 19, 2015, 6:54 p.m.
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Joined: Dec. 22, 2002
How much do you know about financial independence?

Fixed it for you..

It's all about making money with money after your housing cost are minimized through old $$

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