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Jan. 19, 2013, 7:24 p.m.
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Mountain bike in condo?

My building doesn't allow bikes to come into the units. I usually leave my bike in the bike room with a really good lock. There are some other nice bikes down there so that seems to be the norm. When I need to bring the bike upstairs to work on it, I sneak it into the elevator through the parkade. I've never had any issues doing so, though my gf isn't so fond of bike parts and dirt strewn across our relatively small unit. You can bet I waited until she went out of town before taking on a fork overhaul!

Jan. 19, 2013, 7:19 p.m.
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Fromme 2013 Conditions (merged)

Nice riding today, and lots of people out. Bobsled, Floppy Bunny, NH and Immonator are in great shape. Kirkford starts at just the edge of the snow line and is also riding really nicely. The road gets quite snowy after the 3rd sb. I went up to 4th to try to sneak into Ladies but got freaked out and turned around. There are a couple trees down on Mountain Highway and one on Cedar Trail, but nothing that affects riding experience.

Jan. 17, 2013, 8:26 p.m.
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Best riding right now

Has anyone ridden in Squamish recently? Anything going out of Alice Lake or is it all under snow?

Jan. 14, 2013, 10:43 p.m.
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Fromme 2013 Conditions (merged)

Can't believe how few people are out riding.

Lower Seymour was hopping on Sunday. I'd imagine more people are heading there than Fromme to take advantage of its lower (snow-free) elevation.

Jan. 10, 2013, 7:25 p.m.
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Seymour 2013 Conditions

Pangor and Severed are snow-free. Conditions are excellent on both, but Severed has 2 trees down at the bottom as mentioned previously, one smallish and one pretty large. There's also a big tree down across the Baden Powell near the entrance to Pangor that can be ducked under but should probably go at some point. All of these trees will need a saw for clearing.

Nice to see some sunshine today!

Jan. 9, 2013, 9:48 a.m.
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Seymour 2013 Conditions

I'm planning to ride tomorrow. Is it still snow-free from BP and below or did yesterday's dump creep down?

Dec. 15, 2012, 6:12 p.m.
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Seymour trail conditions. (2012)

I rode Pangor and Severed today around noon. There was a dusting on snow pretty much halfway down both trails. It made riding the skinnies on the flat area at the top of Severed rather slick, but overall the trails are quite rideable and probably a good bet due to their low elevation.

Dec. 14, 2012, 4:17 p.m.
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Fromme 2012 Conditions

Anyone ride Ladies or Pipeline today? Trying to plan tomorrow's ride and deciding between Fromme or Seymour (would ride BP - level stuff like Pangor and Severed).

Dec. 10, 2012, 11:44 a.m.
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Adios Aftertaste

They don't sue to cover your ass, they sue to cover their own asses.

Understood. That's something I'd want to avoid if I were getting coverage. Is there any way to ensure that?

In my view, the premiums should be what pays for claims. By then suing, the insurance companies are basically double-dipping. I know we live in a free market, capitalist society but that doesn't make it ethical.

Dec. 10, 2012, 10:59 a.m.
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Adios Aftertaste

On the topic of insurance, I certainly wouldn't want an insurance company to press charges without my consent. Is there anything one can do to avoid such a situation when getting coverage?

I'm eager to see how this turns out. I only started riding the shore this year but my impression in this short time was that things were in a good state.

Dec. 6, 2012, 11:04 p.m.
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Afterwork Quickie

Yup, Fromme is accessible and the lower trails are never far from the road in case it gets darker than you expect. Check out Bobsled, Floppy Bunny and Natural High/Griffen for fun, short laps.

You'll be closest to Cypress, but runs there are longer and scarier, and there's less people around. Drive the 10 minutes to Fromme…

Dec. 1, 2012, 9:22 p.m.
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New Expresso.

It's a good one.

Nov. 29, 2012, 7:31 p.m.
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Vancouver Rockshox servicing

I got my Lyrik serviced for free at Dunbar (pay for parts but labour's free). As others have said, you have until end of day tomorrow to drop your bike off.

Nov. 27, 2012, 8:18 a.m.
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Bike to replace a Pitch for $2-3000?

I ride a Reign 2 (2011 build) and really like it. The value is pretty hard to beat, and the spec is pretty good on it. Slowly I have replaced a few parts but not with great urgency. It's nothing fancy but everything that comes on the bike works well. Chainguide tabs are a nice addition for 2013, but I've been running a Bionicon C-Guide and seldom drop the chain. If I added a clutch derailleur, I'd probably be golden.

The one thing I will say, the bike performs better with a beefier fork on it. I swapped out the stock Fox 32 for a Lyrik U-Turn and really appreciate the stiffness and slacker head angle. For this reason, you may want to look at the Reign X instead, which comes with the bigger fork.

In all, I've been thrilled with my bike. It is right at home on the Shore, works well for the more XC trails in Squamish, and holds up for the odd day in the bike park.

And as others have said, I've seen lots of other Reigns on Fromme.

Nov. 20, 2012, 10:28 p.m.
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FREE SUSPENSION SERVICE FOR NOVEMBER

Thank you guys for overhauling my Lyrik and Float RP2. The new DU bushings make the bike feel like it's supposed to.

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