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    It only rains on tourists. The best day of...

    It only rains on tourists.

    The best day of the season is the day after guys like DanoT have to heard home from their week ski vacation.
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    Anything you would need to learn about the AWD GM...

    Anything you would need to learn about the AWD GM van's could be found in the Expo thread.

    https://expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/gm-fullsize-awd-van-info-thread.137390/

    Or in some other...
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    You go ahead and fuck up your body to get there,...

    You go ahead and fuck up your body to get there, smart people will take the easier way.
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    He's had several Porsche's over the years. A...

    He's had several Porsche's over the years.

    A his n her's pain at one point.
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    A friend is selling his very clean 2011 BMW 328i...

    A friend is selling his very clean 2011 BMW 328i Trouing. 6sp manual.

    https://vancouver.craigslist.org/van/cto/d/vancouver-2011-bmw-328i-touring-sports/7361622024.html
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    Several weeks (maybe a month+ now?) restrictions...

    Several weeks (maybe a month+ now?) restrictions were lowered from mandatory masks to just suggested use. At that point many stopped wearing them but there is still lots using them. Also some...
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    https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/travel-warni...

    https://www.emergencyinfobc.gov.bc.ca/travel-warning-interior-region-of-bc

    https://drivebc.ca/#listView&severity=Major

    Both Highway 5 and Highway 3 have major closures due to wildfire. That...
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    Damn no more Barpa's. Coulda swore I ate there in...

    Damn no more Barpa's. Coulda swore I ate there in November 2019 when I was last there for the Film Fest. It was the highlight of my yearly Banff work trip for the Fest.
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    Awning would be on small camper van where the...

    Awning would be on small camper van where the side door is frequently open and it's not tall like a truck camper to cast it's own shade.

    I think we are going to get some more trips under our belt...
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    Anyone have or use a Thule Hideaway or Fiamma F45...

    Anyone have or use a Thule Hideaway or Fiamma F45 awning?

    The ARB style and it's hundreds of knock offs are the budget and popular choice but I would really like the option for partial deployment.
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    He's still mad at Pierre Trudeau for the...

    He's still mad at Pierre Trudeau for the metrification of Canada in the 70's.
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    Heard on the news that New Zealand has suspended...

    Heard on the news that New Zealand has suspended quarantine-free travel with Australia.

    Let's set bets on just how short an opening of the Canada - US border we see? I'll bet it shuts down again...
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    Well it was a good run. Thread soon to be dead...

    Well it was a good run. Thread soon to be dead dead dead.
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    Here is background on why masks were not an...

    Here is background on why masks were not an initial main priority.

    https://www.wired.com/story/the-teeny-tiny-scientific-screwup-that-helped-covid-kill/

    tldr
    Science on 5 micron boundary for...
  15. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    So no Macan? Love the full collection of wagons.

    So no Macan? Love the full collection of wagons.
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    Dodge? Yuck no. 2001 VW Eurovan Weekender.

    Dodge? Yuck no.

    2001 VW Eurovan Weekender.
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/C3gmY66OuVDst1Uu...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/C3gmY66OuVDst1UuIAR-uKJx55k4YWQtrOK2HP8Z-NAxkv1UHy-BJB9kwFUIoRqcxOru00lYlS8JsH6eMx_AqUdMqPW8Vyv8t8gxx8c4--vLqXjbTP6rpb_3IbYq0O2gcWJL7soKkcI=w999-h749-no

    Not soo...
  18. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Just clicked on this...says $12.5k now...did they...

    Just clicked on this...says $12.5k now...did they add $2500 to it? Clean car.
  19. Thread: Trucks.

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    All the AWD systems are different you you can't...

    All the AWD systems are different you you can't lump them all into one bucket.

    The rear end on the Ridgeline as pointed out is a vectoring system, so it's two wet clutches on either wheel axle...
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    I just overpaid for an old VW so hopeful I can...

    I just overpaid for an old VW so hopeful I can get someone to do the same on an old BMW. hahahah
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    https://youtu.be/CWYqEinNGUM?t=176 ...

    https://youtu.be/CWYqEinNGUM?t=176

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CLr0dfbB-PP/
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    From memory towing, payload, bed size and fuel...

    From memory towing, payload, bed size and fuel economy. Someone else can dig into the finer details, but I think with the Taco you have to pick towing between towing or payload to get similar...
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    It's pretty simple really. Trucks should be...

    It's pretty simple really.

    Trucks should be the size of a semi and not ever used for anything but posing and getting groceries. Bigger than big is always better and be sure to trash talk anyone...
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    The big ticket items have been done (timing belts...

    The big ticket items have been done (timing belts and transmission) as long as those continue to hold out I am not too worried. But no they are not cheap. Considering there are no alternatives in the...
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    Catching up on the thread. Sad to read the death...

    Catching up on the thread. Sad to read the death of Buster's S4.

    We recently bought a 2001 VW Eurovan pop-top so now I need to decide what to do with our semi-wagon. 2004 X3 with the rare 6spd...
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    Said guy is a realtor....so it's not too off...

    Said guy is a realtor....so it's not too off topic.

    Sleeping in a GFC at -10F (-23C) would suck regardless of having a little diesel heater. Just do your part and be like every other realtor...
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    Old oil rich Alberta is a great example of how to...

    Old oil rich Alberta is a great example of how to get nothing for their resource then piss away what crumbs they did manage to secure. A fine example for the rest of our country.
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    You are a broken record on repeat complaining...

    You are a broken record on repeat complaining about Quebec. Just say the word Quebec and you're triggered. My bet is some rad Quebecois ski dude stole your girlfriend?
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    But does the Gov have the info to definitively...

    But does the Gov have the info to definitively say "yeah or nay" when a person rolls up to the border?

    A Merican can roll up to the border and our CBSA can pull them up to see if they've had a...
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    https://scontent.fcxh3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9...

    https://scontent.fcxh3-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/208574543_2988732161402367_3653684251069770973_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=UNOUbctJS-oAX_oyFsq&_nc_ht=scontent.fcxh3-1.fna&oh=f5...
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    That's a dialed kit Hubbs. Good stuff.

    That's a dialed kit Hubbs. Good stuff.
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    This.

    This.
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    Why on earth would you buy Wiha standard 1/4 hex...

    Why on earth would you buy Wiha standard 1/4 hex bits when you can buy Wera Hex Plus 1/4 bits????

    https://www.kctool.com/1-4-drive-insert-bits-1/?_bc_fsnf=1&brand=43
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    yep

    <nodding in agreement> yep
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    Yes that house is in a specific area now zoned...

    Yes that house is in a specific area now zoned for towers and major density increase. Part of the Cambie Corridor Plan along the Canada Line. The Canada Line is our North / South transit line that...
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    It's finally a buyers market here in Vancouver. ...

    It's finally a buyers market here in Vancouver.

    Nice little starter home here built in 1949 on a 55ft lot.

    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/22700287/407-w-43rd-avenue-vancouver

    All yours...
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    Or he coulda paid a bit more and bought this...

    Or he coulda paid a bit more and bought this place and he'd be a much much more sharp guy nowdays.

    https://www.realtor.ca/real-estate/22700287/407-w-43rd-avenue-vancouver
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    Two water bottles was likely also a big driver...

    Two water bottles was likely also a big driver for them.

    I love the way it looks, personally would do a bit more slope to the tt but other than this I think they nailed it cleaning up the...
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    doh. Missed editing my XC team, still had...

    doh.

    Missed editing my XC team, still had Pidcock on there.

    Also missed creating a DH team. oh well.
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    There is more French in Western Canada than most...

    There is more French in Western Canada than most would expect. Just because someone doesn't have a thick Quebecois accent doesn't mean they are not French Canadian.
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    If someone wanted a winter use pop-up this one is...

    If someone wanted a winter use pop-up this one is rad. Fiberglass modern Alaskan.

    https://www.supertrampcampers.com/flagship
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    Do you have a Patreon and youtube channel yet????...

    Do you have a Patreon and youtube channel yet???? I bet your patch game is on point.
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    Bob wasn't soo bad, he got us some extra days off...

    Bob wasn't soo bad, he got us some extra days off school with them Rae Days.
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    As a guy that grew up in Ontario and moved to BC...

    As a guy that grew up in Ontario and moved to BC 15 years ago it took a bit of time for me to figure out the BC political translation.

    BC NDP = Liberals
    BC Liberals = Conservatives
    BC Greens =...
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    There is a lot of progression in the linkage of...

    There is a lot of progression in the linkage of the YT, I am really surprised that you find the need for a progressive coil spring.

    Did you go with a lower initial rate and your regular second...
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    Nice. I need to look and see when we can book...

    Nice.

    I need to look and see when we can book our 2nd. We are just over a month in after first dose.
  47. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Riding pants....what's wrong with you people????...

    Riding pants....what's wrong with you people????

    The Specialized size chart is their generic clothing chart so not helpful in measuring for pads. Tags are long cut out of my RF Chargers but I...
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    Anyone running the Specialized Atlas Knee pads?...

    Anyone running the Specialized Atlas Knee pads? Looking for sizing recommendation.

    I've been using the Race Face Charger pads since they first launched and time for some replacements. These are...
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    Break down of the round. Mp-mtb - 1038 shirk...

    Break down of the round.

    Mp-mtb - 1038
    shirk - 947
    toast - 908
    tincan - 898
    DMal - 810
    grabtindy - 718
    flip - 626
    smarty - 574
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    Beaver is spot on there. I have a Tongsheng...

    Beaver is spot on there.

    I have a Tongsheng and have been pretty happy with it. My first one met it's downfall because I like to tinker too much and opened it up when I should have left it all...
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