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Andrew's Gift Guide For Good (Mountain Bike) Friends - Dec. 2, 2021, 8:54 a.m.

I have a similar Remy signting - I recognized him biking up a gravel road in Squamish, approaching from behind, coming in hot. I was confident (hopeful) he was on an eBike based on his speed. Nope, no eBike. Passed by politely, flew by like I wasn't moving.

Andrew's Gift Guide For Good (Mountain Bike) Friends - Dec. 2, 2021, 6:51 a.m.

Re: BSOs;

My brother in law told me I was "wasting money on expensive bikes" and he got a brand new one (with shocks!!) for $149. I'll be damned if it's not made of actual cheese. Not even a hard cheese, but soft cheese like brie. It's crazy how easy it is to bend things on that bike - in to shape, out of shape. Fixing it is like trying to walk on shifting sand.

Not trying to be elitist, but I am trying to keep him pedaling to the CircleK's and camp site bathrooms of the world, and it's a challenge.

Dual Squish vs Hardtail: Service Spending - Nov. 30, 2021, 7:08 p.m.

I’ve chalked up the odd win with spinning up a frame bearing on a drill, if they’re maybe just barely perceivably  worn it can make them good and smooth again. Pack grease, spin, pack grease, ride.

Hidden in the Boundary - Nov. 23, 2021, 7:17 a.m.

This place looks like heaven!

The BC Bike Race Experience - Part 2 - Nov. 9, 2021, 7:49 a.m.

Penultimate

The 40 year-old Gym Virgin - Part 2 - Nov. 5, 2021, 6:27 p.m.

Yep, here too. Keep my HR low until at least 20-30 mins in, depending on how I’m feeling.

Race Face Next SL Wheelset - Nov. 3, 2021, 1:29 p.m.

"I've owned a lot of WAO product but never warrantied anything, so I can't really say who's process is better"

There's your answer. What's even better than a good warranty is not needing to use that good warranty.

The Gear We Live In - Nov. 2, 2021, 3:47 p.m.

Ibex Merino Bib Knickers for fall/winter

7Mesh Glidepath shorts for summer

NF DP3 pants for fall

NF Berzerker pants for winter

Icebreaker Merino t shirts year round

Darn Tough socks

That’s my list of top value purchases. Every time I take this stuff out of the drawer I think about how durable it’s been. 

I used to ride with an old guy that said “Buy something nice and cry once, or buy something cheap and cry every time you use it.”

2022 Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay with Dyname 4.0 Motor - Oct. 28, 2021, 1:57 p.m.

Ha, bit of a comment puzzle. Thanks for the info - it's lovely to look at but I think in a shower surround it would look pretty miserable pretty quick (in my house at least). My bathroom needs a reno for about the cost of this bike before I am cleared to spend the cost of this bike so I have a little work to do.

2022 Rocky Mountain Altitude Powerplay with Dyname 4.0 Motor - Oct. 28, 2021, 6:27 a.m.

Cam, what's that tile like to clean?

BeggarsWouldRide - Oct. 14, 2021, 11:56 a.m.

Welcome in, Mike, I think you'll be a fine addition here.

Lessons from the Trek Sustainability Report - Oct. 12, 2021, 11:38 a.m.

The amount of something can make it a problem or not a problem.

Makers - ENNEF Design - Oct. 8, 2021, 9:36 a.m.

Love my NF stuff. Yeah, you have to wait a little for it. But, it’s very worth it.

The Worst Purchase - Oct. 7, 2021, 10:28 a.m.

They were hell to seat straight too.

The Worst Purchase - Oct. 7, 2021, 10:26 a.m.

Those Manitou Mach 5s with the ejecting top caps might fit into this list ...

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