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Sept. 16, 2020, 9:35 a.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: MEC in recievership

Posted by: Endur-Bro

Why are people so emotionally attached to paying more for items one can purchase from any other online retailer for less?

Because much of the profit was used for positive environmental projects. 

The NSMBA would not be where it is today without grants and sponsorship from MEC. MEC grants were used to springboard from struggling volunteer board to paid administration staff. It seems small but it's a quantum leap in capacity.

Sept. 14, 2020, 1:02 p.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Sourcing Shimano Parts in Canada

So glad I had ordered a box of housing and cables last year. I am tight on housing ends but if I get desperate I'll spin my own with some stainless on the lathe. 

Now I do need a drivetrain for my commuter bike...so we'll see how fun it is to source cassette and chain in these out of stock times.

Sept. 14, 2020, 12:30 p.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Sea to sky gondy

Crazy to think this happens twice. 

Some serious vendetta to hit this a 2nd time.

Sept. 11, 2020, 2:33 p.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Van Life and Van Conversions

Everything you might need to know is buried in here somewhere. 

https://expeditionportal.com/forum

What's your plan/goal for the build?

Aug. 20, 2020, 11:28 a.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Mid-size truck (Tacoma, etc.) - short bed or long bed?

It would be great if we could get cab over small / mid sized trucks in North America. You can get a 7ft box on a small footprint.

Aug. 13, 2020, 11:47 a.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Cane Creek Helm for long travel 29ers

If that's above isn't a glowing endorsement then I don't know what is. 

Wait, Craw is that a 29'er or a 26 dirt jumper? 

I have a new MK1 on the shelf waiting to go on the next build and keen to ride it.

July 22, 2020, 10:10 a.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: RAHrider

Isn't saying that you prefer flow trails just another way of saying "I like easier trails" while sacrificing your ego? Espresso on Fromme is a perfect example. It's got to be the most boring trail on the shore save a couple of boulders and ramps. Anyone who says they like the flow trails on Fromme are really saying they like the easy ones, aren't they? 

No, it also means some people like to go fast sometimes. 

I like to creep around at a snails pace on Bookwus, Upper Crippler and Upper Digger but I also like so feel some speed sometimes on Expresso and Lower Expresso. Mix n match.

July 21, 2020, 3:06 p.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: WBP 20

The world needs a way to put the "I'm here to fucking party crowd" back into Phase 1 lock down so the rest of us can function in a Phase 3 world.

July 15, 2020, 9:54 a.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: How hard is it to swap RS Super Deluxe travel spacers???

No need to bleed or change the oil, this is as simple as an air can service or adding tokens. I stuffed a homemade shim in mine last summer, from memory I think these travel spacers sit down under the tokens.

July 14, 2020, 9:20 a.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Squamish just ain't what it used to be

Posted by: LoamtoHome

sometimes braids indicate the original trail line isn't that good.... as a builder I've learned to look at braids and see if the braid is actually better. Most times it is.  Builders don't always get it right the first time.

I think this is often overlooked on the topic if braids, especially on older Shore trails.

July 9, 2020, 1:48 p.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: 2018 Cypress Trail Conditions Thread

The real question is the ratio of tall cans consumed in the making of Tall Cans vs Upper Dales? The more tall cans consumed on a trail by the builder(s) the better the trail. It's simple math.

edit: and root beer doesn't count. Sorry syncro.

June 18, 2020, 2:16 p.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: WBP 20

$80 a day? F that crap.

May 28, 2020, 3:21 p.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: WBP 20

Posted by: Stuminator

This could be shaping up to be the perfect storm. No Yanks, no Euros, only BC residents?

I support this.

March 27, 2020, 9:14 p.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: WBP 20

Thanksgiving opening and closing weekend all in a one shot deal.

March 23, 2020, 9:56 a.m.
Posts: 148
Joined: Feb. 24, 2017
Re: Whats your brightside POV from COVID?

Posted by: FLATCH

On the down side though, where did all the uneducated hikers come from?

The mall, the movie theater, cafes, brunch spots, restaurants, pubs, strolling along Granville....

All the people that would usually be crammed into high density higher contact type spots decided to go for a walk in the woods. They need some work on spacing out and go in smaller groups but I think I'd rather have them walking around in the forest then packed into their usual high contact lifestyles.

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