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June 8, 2015, 10:28 a.m.
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Trail Dawgs are Awesome!

Trail dogs are cool, but what is with people wrapping up their dog's shit in bags and leaving it on the side of the trail. Is dog shit that toxic to the environment ? Seems to me preserving it in a bag is worse, then just lettings it rot in the trees.

June 8, 2015, 10:21 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2012
Cougars?

Apologies to the guy I yelled at last night around 8pm on 7th. Hadn't seen anyone on the mountain for a while, had large animals on the mind, and when you made your presence known with a bit of a grunt, scared the fuck out of me.

May 12, 2015, 3:15 p.m.
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Why are all the trails so clapped and dying

"CBC [HTML_REMOVED] Cambodia: NSMBA submitted plans to Metro for both, not permitted to work on either"
Why would an organization such as NSMBA be denied working on a trail like CBC? (I'm in the camp that likes that trail a lot)

"Dale's: Metro has identified as a priority. Goal: a full connected route of CBC, TNT, Dale’s, Forever After"
Sweet.

Isn't that mostly there ? besides the lack of bridge over the creek on cabin trail ?

April 25, 2015, 10:40 p.m.
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NSMBA Bike & Gear Swap

I forgot to ask when I was there on Friday - but when are we supposed to show up and collect our stuff that didn't sell ?

April 20, 2015, 2:45 p.m.
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new Star Wars trailer.

cue: weeping actor.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYHdQUyOunA

April 15, 2015, 10:14 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2012
Android vs. iOS

Just came back to IOS after a few years of Android, love it, don't miss Android at all. Simply don't have the time or care to fuck around with my phone. I'd agree that it's not as tweak-able as the Android, but everything I need is there and it just works.

Would say that apple does a better job of supporting their hardware over the longer term for OS upgrades. Your kind of at the mercy of your hardware vendor for providing updates, and unless you want to play around with Cyangenamod.

April 9, 2015, 9:12 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2012
new (to me) mtb questions

I've owned a number of forks ranging from Manitou 1 to Monster T, but also including 32mm Z1, older Pike, Revelation and Reba and I wouldn't say that they feel flexy, it's just that 34mm and 36mm forks feel a bit stiffer. I'm building up a 'hack' full suspension 26er and will probably go with a 150mm 32mm fork again, mainly because I can't justify the cost of the likes of a 36. If you are going to be hitting things hard though, I'd pony up for something bigger though to minimise the dreaded fork CSU creaking.

probably close to a thread violation - but I've a 2013 Fox 34 Float 150 CTD for sale, fork looks brand new, just had the upgraded dampers installed as part of the Fox recall.

April 8, 2015, 10:57 a.m.
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Burnaby Commuters

so park and ride downtown from Kensington on the Greenway but would like to try some other routes

whats the Burnaby Mountain urban trail or even the TCT through burnaby mountain like

riding a cross bike

I think the TCT on Burnaby mountain includes that climb up from Barnette Highway - it kills me with all the granny gear I can get on my mountain bike. Was never able to get up it without pushing on my cross bike.

Jan. 7, 2015, 2:58 a.m.
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Joined: Dec. 1, 2012
Night XC at Cypress

unlit trails are closed, I don't believe Night Skiing is open yet either.. maybe for the 8th last i checked.

Nov. 22, 2014, 8:59 p.m.
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Tree down on bottletop

Big tree laying across bottletop. Will require some chainsaw work to get it out. It's about halfway down the trail, maybe 20 feet down from the tight rocky corner.

Also big thanks to the folks who put the new bridge on forever after. Got to hit it first, and then do the ride of shame past all the awesome folks who were walking back after finishing it up. Was a great reminder to donate to the nsmba trail fund.

Nov. 14, 2014, 10:19 a.m.
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Which brakes do i want?

CRC has had some pretty great deals on Shimano components this fall.. picked up the XT M785 for $165.00

Nov. 4, 2014, 9:06 a.m.
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Jian Ghomeshi & CBC no longer

http://canadalandshow.com/ - love this podcast -Listen to the last 5 minutes of episode 56 - (the rest of it's ok) - but wow - sweet justice. :woot:

Nov. 1, 2014, 5:12 p.m.
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LBS in Vancouver that carries kid sized equipment?

Thanks everyone! Will keep an eye out next time I'm up in Whistler.

Oct. 30, 2014, 11:04 p.m.
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LBS in Vancouver that carries kid sized equipment?

Anyone recommend a LBS that carries a more then a minimal amount of kid sized equipment ?

(Specifically would like to find a pair of five ten shoes ) but Jerseys, Shorts, etc would be a bonus.

Thanks!

(Should qualify that with an age range - 7 to 12)

Oct. 29, 2014, 10:04 a.m.
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Seymour 2014 Conditions

Tree down on Sticks And Stones, first stretch going from west to east. Moved it off the trail. Only posting because this stupid tree tried killing me when it fell down last night. Missed me by --[HTML_REMOVED] [HTML_REMOVED]-- this much. (Which translates to about a foot from my rear wheel). Seriously scared the shit out of me, and killed my mojo.

Unfortunately it got me thinking about how stupid it might be to be riding in the dark, foggy rain by myself when no one else is out.

Fortunately, I'm a slow learner and will probably be out again next week. :)

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