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Nov. 10, 2015, 12:34 p.m.
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vandalism on Leppard

i hope Pete cut it out just to spite you guys.

given the hours he put into the trail i think he can pretty much do whatever he wants. but hey, continue to slag the guy who has put the most hours into the shore of any active builder except for maybe digger.

Peter wouldn't do that. You likely would.

Nov. 10, 2015, 11:57 a.m.
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vandalism on Leppard

Rivs is right.

The log ride was fine the way it was. It was less rotten than most structures on the shore and was completely safe. If it wasn't I wouldn't ride it. The only risky thing about it was slipping off it in the wet. The ones who are saying otherwise don't know what log ride we're refering to. I too know Peter and have a great amount of respect for the man. He is however, not infalable and in this instance, he was dead wrong.

Nov. 2, 2015, 8:50 a.m.
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vandalism on Leppard

Just wanted to thank Pete for doing the work that needed to be done and that most riders will never know was done. They didn,t crash on a rotted structure and rolled off the rockface onto solid ground and carry on down ripping a great trail. He sees things on a trail that are not even noticed by most riders and that those things can be addressed. He cares enough to put the time and energy into fixing things before they are issues. I commend him for his efforts.

jim leppard

Well said. I've been enjoying your trail for years Jim. Thanks for chiming in. I too applaud Peter and all the work he's done. I run into him often and have expressed some concerns about changing the course and style of the trail. I ran into him on Leppard mid September and we talked a bit about the trail work being done. I never imagined the log ride would be removed and I wish now I had said something.

Nov. 1, 2015, 12:20 a.m.
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vandalism on Leppard

Yeah. Hmmm
What don't you get. The guy does a ton of building and makes some serious decisions he kicks over a structure. Deems it unsafe, then saws it up so some idiot like you! Doesn't put it back up! Think about it. The one structure you can ride is taken out for the good of all. Wash Wah Wah. Get a life
Tired of people that bitch at builders for making decisions nobody want to.

Nice use of language and punctuation. Maybe this structure was out of your league, just like the natural rock feature. The original poster does make a valid point. The rock face has been jack hammered. No matter how you look at it this is not an appropriate thing to do to a natural rock structure; a rock face which has been ridden in both directions, for years. There are plenty of entry level trails you may find more suitable.

It's not a far stretch to assume that if a solid rock face has been obliterated, the same thing happened to a solid log ride.

Oct. 31, 2015, 6:32 p.m.
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vandalism on Leppard

only had to give it one or two good kicks

Maybe you missed that part.

I sure as fuck don't want to ride a structure that only requires a kick or 2 to send its rotten carcass rolling down the hill.

I guess you missed the part about the chainsaw.

Oct. 31, 2015, 3:32 p.m.
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vandalism on Leppard

The log was solid enough to ride and was ridden successfully by many over the summer. I don't buy the safety thing. Yes it was slippery when wet; isn't that par for the course on the shore? It was very much optional and just like any trail you make judgment calls based on conditions. I found it impossible to climb wet but still just ridable down, and much less challenging dry. The whole point of mountain biking is to be challenged both mentally and physically. While the original poster may have sounded a bit alarmist in his reference to vandalism, I tend to agree with his or her view over the destruction of the log ride.

Oct. 31, 2015, 11:25 a.m.
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vandalism on Leppard

The log ride half way down on the right hand side has been chainsawed. This was a well built and solid little structure which when dry, was rideable in both directions. It was purely an optional structure as it was off to the side of the trail. Why anyone would destroy this is a mystery to me. I've met Peter many times over the years, he is a stand up fellow and I applaud his efforts, however I can't agree with the senseless destruction of existing trail features for no apparent gain. I personally found Leopard the way it was to be excellent as both a climber and descender. There are plenty of buffed out entry level trails already. If people want more then build more, just don't destroy existing trails to make them.

March 25, 2013, 11:54 p.m.
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New Bike Rack - NSR4 or Hang5

I saw that one as well, it looks great. Again the issue is with fenders on the front wheel. Not certain it would accommodate them well or would perhaps break them. Also it is available starting in April. I am going to be without a bike rack as of tonight. Need to have something in place a little earlier. Although it doesn't specifically say, but it looks like it might not work for 24" wheeled bikes, which I have for my boys. So that also puts it out of the picture.

I have ordered the Hang5 from MEC. MEC has an excellent return policy, so if it does not work for our bikes or vehicle I can return it. At which point I would likely get the NSR4. I will take some pictures and advise on how it works out once I receive the rack.

Did you get the rack yet… pictures? What's the verdict?

March 25, 2013, 11:47 p.m.
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Pink Starfish

Skinnies, with technical wheelie drops. I remember coming to the shore from the Island in the late 90s and being completely humbled. Made me buy a new bike!! Nothing but good memories about it and should definetly not be made into the typical flow jump trial like all the rest.

March 25, 2013, 11:39 p.m.
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Top notch experience at BSP

I've had good experiences in the NV store.

Oct. 23, 2012, 4:46 p.m.
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Human Powered Helicopter - Armchair Engineers Welcome!

Cool… A centre of gravity shift type of control like a hang glider might be the answer.

Oct. 23, 2012, 8:41 a.m.
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I love new ideas but this?

Looks like a direct drive double ended 29er… with short cranks.

Oct. 18, 2012, 4:06 p.m.
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Reverb dropper post measurement

That's what think too.

Oct. 18, 2012, 2:10 p.m.
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Reverb dropper post measurement

Does anyone know how the measure the length for these posts. I assume the advertised lenght is the fully extended length. Is the 380mm 125mm drop post the same compressed length as the 355mm 100mm drop version?

Oct. 18, 2012, 1:57 p.m.
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Gotta love these guys

It just brings a smile to my face so see the antics with gun and then to see the respect they showed by repairing the water pipe. Guys with honour!! Makes me want to go out and buy some Sram Rockshox swag. Oh ya and riding was sick too.

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