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March 10, 2017, 10:19 a.m.
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Re: WBP 17

From Vail quarterly report this morning:

"At Whistler Blackcomb, the Company plans to invest approximately C$23 million (US$17 million) in calendar year 2017 for maintenance and discretionary projects. The plan includes key summer investments for the resort with the expansion of the bike park into the Creekside area, the construction of a signature suspension bridge at the top of Whistler Mountain and other summer amenities that support the already robust summer visitation at the resort. These investments are the first capital projects associated with the Renaissance plan following the renewal of the Master Development Agreements. The Company anticipates that additional spending related to the Renaissance plan will commence in calendar year 2018 and additional details will be provided as the timing of the projects is refined.

Additionally, the Company plans to invest approximately $17 million in capital during calendar year 2017 for the Whistler Blackcomb integration. These investments will allow us to fully integrate Whistler Blackcomb's systems, marketing and operations, including hardware at the resort, to achieve our anticipated synergies and create the streamlined, centralized approach that is consistent across our network for guests and employees."

Feb. 23, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
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2017 Seymour Trail Conditions Thread

Riding Seymour for the first time on Sunday. Can somebody recommend a couple hour ride on trails that should be clear/OK to ride wet? Just started looking at Trail Forks and I don't even know where to park at this point.

Nov. 23, 2016, 8:47 a.m.
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4k monitor

I used to run two Dell 30"'s at 2560x1600 until switching to a single Seiki 39" 4k about 3 years ago. I am definitely happier with the 4k setup. I wouldn't go smaller on the screen size at 4k.

What output are you using? You need HDMI 2.0 to run higher than 30hz at 4k.

My laptop (Intel HD4400 graphics) was not fast enough to smoothly play full screen video, but my desktop has no issues and I use it for Zwift at 4k and max detail/framerate (on HDMI 1.4).

Aug. 8, 2016, 7:44 a.m.
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gear ratios...

You're looking at how many pedal strokes it takes to rotate the wheel, but one wheel rotation of a 29" wheel will make the bike travel further than a 26". Need to look at the tire circumference (not wheel dimensions) to compare the two.

Aug. 8, 2016, 7:21 a.m.
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gear ratios...

My quick math looks like a 28t on a 26" would be very similar to a 25t on a 29". Hope he has a 10t cog.

July 3, 2016, 10:13 a.m.
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WBP 16

Busy in the village, but most people aren't here to ride park. I've heard the lines have been pretty reasonable the past few days.

Not much of a line right now, but just opened:
http://208.181.17.164:8081/axis-cgi/jpg/image.cgi

Shouldn't be much traffic coming into town today.

June 28, 2016, 12:35 p.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

I personally think Business Time/AMPM/Jeff's are a big leap from the Zappa trails.

The municipality's suggestion actually looks pretty good for what you're looking for:
https://www.whistler.ca/sites/default/files/whistler_valley_singletrack_map.pdf

I know River is having lots of work done on it (trail night Wednesday too), but you can ride around whatever you're not comfortable with. Would be a good loop starting from trails you know and ending at the lake, then pedal back on the valley trail back to the village.

Danimal might be the easiest single black in the valley so I second that suggestion and you could add that after the lake (by taking Hot Dog Alley to Scotia Creek Climb). Tunnel Vision would be a good next step to try.

June 24, 2016, 9:43 a.m.
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WBP 16

Ended up going 2.5, thanks for the votes. Had just heard MM's roll slower than Minions overall, nothing specific about 2.5 vs 2.35 MM. Anything should be a big step up from the old 2.4/2.3 HR II's on the ex-rental I just bought.

June 23, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
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WBP 16

About to order some 27.5" Magic Mary's for my Glory. Do you recommend running 2.5 or 2.35? Ride all conditions but only in Whistler bike park. Lighter (150 lb) rider. Heard they roll pretty slowly and heard the 2.35 is more like a 2.5 Minion.

May 18, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
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WB Clamps Down on Trails not in the Bike Park

More than rumours I think…

May 18, 2016, 11:12 a.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

Definitely a legit trail. WORCA had a trail night there last week and the Waldorf school kids spent the whole week working on it. Weekly trail nights are running until July if you can make it: http://www.worca.com/trail-days/

March 20, 2016, 8:52 a.m.
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Whistler trails (not WBP)

Cut Yer Bars was 95% rideable a week ago, but Kill Me still has a long way to go.

Aug. 18, 2015, 5:38 p.m.
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Who's using oval rings?

42t

Aug. 18, 2015, 3:33 p.m.
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Who's using oval rings?

I just tried my Absolute Black 32t ring with my XT 1x11 setup for the first time yesterday. I'm used to using a 2x10 with 22t granny ring and staying in the two smallest cogs on my 11-36 cassette for the steeper climbs around here, but was surprised that I didn't have any issues at all yesterday.

It's barely noticeable just pedalling around and I'm sure it doesn't make a giant difference, but I would definitely buy again.

Price was about the same as any standard chainring and I was ready to pick up a round 30t if I wasn't perfectly happy with this.

May 15, 2015, 4:11 p.m.
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4K Monitors

I currently run an older 39" Seiki 4k off my laptop via HDMI. It's a pretty basic $500 Lenovo using the onboard Intel graphics chipset.

I definitely wouldn't recommend it for gaming, but for what I do, it works perfectly. I can only run it at 30 hz, but I prefer it to my previous setup of dual 2560x1600 Dell 30"s.

Definitely recommend the 39" as things would be pretty tiny on a 32".

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