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Feb. 5, 2021, 9:06 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Fork - ERA or 36 w Smashpot?

Posted by: RAHrider

Sorry to hijack but anyone have experience with MRP forks, or more specifically the MRP Ribbon Air? CRC has them for $930. Not sure if this is actually a good deal?

Not the Ribbon Air, but I’ve quite enjoyed my Ribbon Coil for the past season.  Recommended  to me by SWerx  when I was building up my bike.

Oct. 21, 2020, 9:15 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Best Trails in Squamish

I had to choose one area to ride over and over it would be in that circle.

Sept. 10, 2020, 6:28 a.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Clipless shoes that last

I've been wearing the specialized DFO cliplite for 3 seasons now and they're going up great.

July 30, 2020, 10:28 a.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: WBP 20

Posted by: idle

Posted by: ReductiMat

Today my friend had to help down a 10? year old kid down to his father from mid to the shark fin. 

He was rightfully scared as fuck and the dad was an absolute piece of human garbage.

Fuck any of you who would do that for whatever reason.  I hope to meet you in person.

I've had a similar experience, but it was a few years back.  Young girl around that age crashed early into B-Line (I want to say just after where it now splits to Funshine) and her derailleur was jamming the rear wheel badly enough it would no longer turn.  Her entire family, father, mother, and a sibling, left her there and said they'd meet her at the village so they wouldn't miss their lap.

I couldn't free the wheel, so I carried her bike down to the service road while she rolled mine.  A patrol guy came by shortly and helped her down to the village.

Poor thing was apologizing for me having to 'ruin my lap' to help her.  Ugh.

Some people have such a weird mentality about riding in the park.

Good for you to help her.  Sounds to me like that girl deserves a new family.  Why are people such pieces of shit?

July 26, 2020, 11:15 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Rockshox service

FF in Squamish regularly works with many North shore shops.  They’ll ship your fork

July 24, 2020, 6:21 a.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Help. Lost water bottle on Executioner July 22

Bottle was recovered yesterday!  Thank you to the good person who tucked it out of harms way.  😁

July 22, 2020, 11:04 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Help. Lost water bottle on Executioner July 22

My Guerrilla Gravity branded water bottle ejected somewhere around upper Executioner.  This is a great little 550ml bottle which came with my bike.  I would be very happy if I can find it.  

I plan to hike up there tomorrow afternoon, but if anyone on here finds it please PM me.

Thanks!

July 16, 2020, 10:59 a.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: 2018 Squamish Trail Conditions Thread

The top of Perth has pretty limited parking as of last summer.  SORCA is recommending that riders park at the elementary school just down the road, just off Portree way.

July 11, 2020, 10:48 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: The boogeyman still gets me everytime

My understanding is the roller coaster is called The Drooler.

It's the rock rolls leading up to The Piledriver that makes me pucker a bit.

One of my favorite trails on Seymour.  Thank you to the builders!

April 7, 2020, 4:38 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: North Shore Trail Riding Etiquette and Behavior in a Global Pandemic

Posted by: mudrunner

Coleman/Dempsey/Kilmer area was a mess with cars trying to park near the school and fields. Since many riders aren't carpooling these days, it means more vehicles. It's frustrating to see people are not respecting the neighbourhoods. The last thing we need is to get parking restricted even further away, or have the trails closed like at Quarry Rock and Lynn Canyon. This applies almost any day, but with the threat of closures looming, it's more important.

Some common sense:

-CLOSE your driver-side doors! Unless you are actively getting in and out. It's amazing how many people leave them open....especially around the corner from Mtn Hwy. I'm surprised more doors haven't been ripped off. Not all drivers are good drivers....some are young and learning, some are old...

-Don't cover the sidewalk with your gear. Pedestrians use the sidewalk and with social spacing being what it is, you force them to walk on the road. That said...

-Don't sprawl your gear on the road..seems obvious, but not for everyone (ask the guy in the RAV 4 last Sunday who had his helmet run over)

-Leash your dogs when not in the trail. As friendly as you know your pooch is, not everyone trusts Fido....and there seem to be way more people walking their dogs these days.

-Put your rack up. Parking is getting tight....leaving your rack down when you're out riding is potentially a wasted of parking space. It's getting tighter out there.

-Get changed IN your car. I saw some dude strip down in front of Upper Lynn Elementary while another Dad was walking his 3 youngsters...really?

-If you start early (or late) keep your conversations for the trail. People don't need to be woken up to hear about your that awesome scotch you had last night.

-If your done riding, and parking is tight, no need to revel in your awesomeness for 20 minutes with your buds....do it on Zoom while downloading your GoPro vids so that someone else can grab that spot and head off to KOM glory.

I'm sure most on this forum know the issues at hand, but if you know any noobs to the area ....you might want to educate them.

Really well written.  Thank you!

March 31, 2020, 11 a.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Great shows to binge watch - social distancing.

Posted by: TonyJ

I'll throw out a few more.

True Detective (I've only seen season 1 & 2, 1 was amazing, 2 was good).

6 Feet Under

Better Call Saul is the best show going for fans of Breaking Bad, the storytelling is spectacular, characters are fantastic.

True Detective season 3 was a return to form.  Never reaches the heights of the first season, but way better than the trainwreck of season 2

March 29, 2020, 12:51 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Here's a fun one. What was the first mountain bike you owned? Second bike?

1996 Kona Kilauea bought from Russ Hay's bike shop in Victoria, BC. 2 of my roommates worked in bikes shops during university, one at Russ Hay's and the other at Ryders Cycles.

The bike came with a rigid fork, but I bought my buddies Pro-flex Girvin fork off him as he was probably getting one of those new Marzocchi Bombers. With its elastomer suspension and probably 2 inches of travel, I thought it was the shit back then.

March 27, 2020, 4:55 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Great shows to binge watch - social distancing.

Posted by: Hepcat

Posted by: Cabana76

.... order, is Breaking Bad. The wifey and I just rewatched it last month.

If you haven't watched it yet Better Call Saul has the same great storytelling style but  somewhat lighter subject matter.

I love Better Call Saul!  So good these days now that the timelines are converging

March 27, 2020, 4:52 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Great shows to binge watch - social distancing.

Posted by: Brocklanders

Posted by: Cabana76

The 5th on the list, which was in no particular order, is Breaking Bad. The wifey and I just rewatched it last month.

Think we may start BB from the start also. Missed a bunch of episodes in the first couple seasons when it was on AMC...Watch it up to where that guy shoots the kid.

The timing is perfect for you. Finish BB, watch El Camino, then start Better Call Saul. That’s my favorite current show

March 26, 2020, 10:26 p.m.
Posts: 84
Joined: March 28, 2012
Re: Great shows to binge watch - social distancing.

A crave subscription gives one a goldmine of classic HBO.

I’m gonna revisit 4 of my all time top 5:

The Sopranos

The Leftovers

Deadwood

The Wire

The 5th on the list, which was in no particular order, is Breaking Bad. The wifey and I just rewatched it last month.

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