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Jan. 17, 2019, 4:37 p.m.
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Re: China Syndrome

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/china-envoy-warning-huawei-ban-1.4982601

Looking good China, nothing like a good threat.

Jan. 17, 2019, 1:25 p.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Posted by: craw

Harley Davidson and Maxim giving the finger to trail access advocates everywhere.

HARLEY-DAVIDSON UNLEASHES 2 NEW ELECTRIC MOUNTAIN BIKE CONCEPTS, "pedal less mountain bikes".

Or as I like to call it, the worst of both worlds.

The pendelecs are just the wedge in the door. Will be interesting to see how the bike industry reacts to the motorbike industry making these things, branding them a bicycle. Who is going to spend the day at the trailheads regulating what ebikes are permitted on trails and those that are not? Now one sees why places like Moab said no motors of any kind, they could see this coming.

Jan. 16, 2019, 8:32 a.m.
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Re: ebikes on the Shore

Wow did this thing every go up in flames.

https://www.pinkbike.com/news/video-bike-explodes-as-aftermarket-motor-catches-fire.html

Jan. 15, 2019, 7:59 a.m.
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Re: Any riding groups around

https://www.meetup.com/Kinetik-Cycles-Mountain-Biking-Club/

Jan. 15, 2019, 7:53 a.m.
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Re: Hostage!

Posted by: Fast-Orange

Most Canadians don't try to smuggle 220kgs of meth over there either.

Yeah I don't like the death penalty but it's a pretty common penalty for smuggling large amounts of drugs in China. They executed a guy from the UK a few years back for smuggling in a kilo of heroin, not to mention how many of their own citizens get executed for drugs. For 220 kg of meth the death penalty is par for the course and China is far from the only country with this kind of backwards zero tolerance policy.

This guy knew the risks. He was attempting the big dirty, get rich or die trying.

For sure a dumb ass move. It's just hard not to think the punishment change was not politically motivated.

How are our other guys that were arrested doing I wonder?

Jan. 14, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
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Re: Hostage!

Coincidence?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/schellenberg-death-sentence-china-1.4976959

Jan. 14, 2019, 8:32 a.m.
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Re: Multi use vs bikes only

Was great to finish up on Bottle top yesterday after all these years. Ya so Metro Van has put this perfect hiking trail right at the end of the bridge. Of course hikers/walkers are going to think the whole trail is going to be groomed gravel which it is not. They can only walk up so far because its a mud pit where its draining half way up. Lots of dog walkers with little dogs on the bottom half of the trail, so be careful.

There is zero signage at the bottom indicating that this trail is multi use with a strong chance of bike.

Jan. 11, 2019, 1:47 p.m.
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Re: Hostage!

Well then

Jan. 11, 2019, 11:57 a.m.
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Re: Multi use vs bikes only

Going to go ride it on Sunday. God damn hikers better stay outta my way or I will give them a stern talking to which won't be pleasant to say the least.

kidding

Up thru circuit 8, down to fisherman's over the new bridge to Seymour.... it's been years. Looking forward to it.

Jan. 11, 2019, 11:33 a.m.
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Re: Own a Road Bike?

Posted by: Hepcat

Gravel bike.

Cyclocross and road are so 2018.

There is some great gravel routes to ride. Nice to get away from the cars but hate being called a MAMIL.

Great event

http://www.goldenearsfondo.com/

Site is being redesigned. looks crap right now

Jan. 11, 2019, 10:52 a.m.
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Re: Help with tough fork decisions

Posted by: Bagheera

May I suggest buying a Yari (same chassis as the Lyrik) and have some competent suspension service put in a damper custom tuned to your weight and riding style? No idea who would do that in your part of the world, but I'm sure there's someone. Will probably make a way bigger difference than the one between a 36 and a  Lyric.

Friend has a Yari on his Specialized enduro. I thought it felt great to ride, kept hearing that it was a crap fork.

Jan. 11, 2019, 10:43 a.m.
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Re: Saint SPD pedals

Don't have, want. Nothing but good reviews.

Will buy when xt's die which may be never.

Jan. 10, 2019, 3:31 p.m.
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Re: Help with tough fork decisions

It appears that these are the two most popular forks but I'm always interested to hear reviews from riders about the others in this category like : Suntour, Cane Creek, Marzocci, Manitou, DVO, etc. Are they the best two out of the bunch?

My Last Fox fork was super creakey also. The Pikes on both current bikes have been great.

Jan. 10, 2019, 9:57 a.m.
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Re: Strava downhill segments decommissioned

I like the Relive app. Just use it to see how far and meters of climbing on the bigger rides, then get a cool 3d animation at the end.

Funny how on strava you can do a ride with someone also using strava and one of you does 900 meters more distance than the other rider. GPS drift maybe?

Jan. 7, 2019, 8:40 a.m.
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Re: wife wants a new car...

Posted by: DaveM

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Posted by: Kevin26

I thought it was the law all mtbers must drive Tacomas

Win

Subaru CrossTrek might be the new Taco.

Wife just bought a Crosstrek, loves it.

My 08 outback is getting to the end of its life. Looking at the Crosstrek I'm just not convinced it's powerful enough. I like the shape/size of it, need to test drive it again. We also have a 2016 Forester XT , thing rips but not crazy about it in other departments, especially the road noise on the hwy. The Outback is way quieter.

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