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    33.2lbs with the battery and motor removed. Same...

    33.2lbs with the battery and motor removed. Same weight as my Nomad.
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    Nah, Iím more interested in riding it as a...

    Nah, Iím more interested in riding it as a normal, no motor bike most of the time, then if I want to do a big ride with some tough climbs, plug the motor and battery in and use it to save my energy....
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    I don’t want to have two $5000+bikes. This: ...

    I don’t want to have two $5000+bikes. This: https://ebike-mtb.com/en/lapierre-ezesty-am-ltd-ultimate-2019-review/ is close to what I would consider a EBike I would buy. Remove the motor and...
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    Well, I think I am going to just do the minimum...

    Well, I think I am going to just do the minimum to keep the bike going. To many possible issues with buying parts I ‘might’ be able to use on a future bike. So I guess fork rebuild, new 10 speed...
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    Well easier would be nice, but I’d settle for not...

    Well easier would be nice, but I’d settle for not worse. Actually I think a 30/46 would be a tiny bit lower. A 28/42 would be exactly the same as what I have, so 28/46 would be enough of a change to...
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    Currently running 24/38 x 11-36. Could use...

    Currently running 24/38 x 11-36. Could use slightly lower gearing for grinding up steep stuff. What would be a good 1x11 combo?
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    A lot of our trails can include some pretty...

    A lot of our trails can include some pretty rooty/rocky sections, hard tail might be a little sketchy at anything other than a slow crawl.

    I might have to just settle for a fork/shock rebuild,...
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    Extending the life of an older bike

    Was hoping to pickup a replacement for my gen 2 Nomad this fall, but unexpected home repairs, car repairs etc have made that a no go. Going to have to stretch it’s life out for another year. Built...
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    There is always the possibility you just had bad...

    There is always the possibility you just had bad luck. Now if you keep doing that to the same brand of tire, but no other, then I’d say it’s the tire.
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    Not me. :cool:

    Not me. :cool:
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    Well no day 31. Ended up having to work all day,...

    Well no day 31. Ended up having to work all day, now it’s thundering, and since I don’t have to go out, I’m not going to.:tongue:
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    Done. Except I am going to ride tomorrow cause it...

    Done. Except I am going to ride tomorrow cause it should really be everyday in July. :smile:
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    Yeh, I have been keeping the rides below 15k and...

    Yeh, I have been keeping the rides below 15k and 500m climbing to keep going, kind of looking forward to a few days off, then going and doing some of the trails that aren’t reachable in that...
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    Yeh, at times looking at some rides I go, what...

    Yeh, at times looking at some rides I go, what the hell? One chairlift lap of a blue trail, and that counts? But then it is supposed to be about just getting out, and on your bike, or else they...
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    They only draw the day prizes twice, once on the...

    They only draw the day prizes twice, once on the 15th is then at the end, I guess they only contacted the winners as I haven’t seen any list of who was drawn. Probably to keep people from...
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    Had to head to Creston to visit my Mom, no trails...

    Had to head to Creston to visit my Mom, no trails in Canada within an hour, and can’t take that much time to go for a ride, so been going down to ride a little loop in Idaho. Shows as green in the...
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    Today’s ride almost wasn’t. Stopped and check my...

    Today’s ride almost wasn’t. Stopped and check my phone about half way through and discovered that my GPS must have had a breakdown, after just over an hour of riding, it had me at 35km and over 1000m...
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    Nah, you’ll wince every time you go out on it and...

    Nah, you’ll wince every time you go out on it and someone says ‘nice bling man’.. you should skip the next day so you don’t risk it.
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    Well today’s ride was a short one, dropped the...

    Well today’s ride was a short one, dropped the chain and snapped the derailleur hanger off 15 minutes in. Luckily I a had ridden one short trail as a connector and it got counted, so made my badge. ...
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    I am trying to get out first thing in the morning...

    I am trying to get out first thing in the morning to avoid the afternoon thunder storms, so I get to enjoy the soaked over night trails and early mosquitoes. Nice thing is there is no one else out...
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    I am still in, although today I did a shorter...

    I am still in, although today I did a shorter ride today with less climbing to try to let my legs have a recovery day. Currently at 105km and 3700 m climbing. There are some big numbers out there,...
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    Finally stopped raining long enough to get back...

    Finally stopped raining long enough to get back on ‘real’ trails. Forgot just how much fun it is to ride wet, muddy roots, probably going in the direction I want to only 25% of the time.
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    To few days lately where it hasnít been pissing...

    To few days lately where it hasnít been pissing down rain out here.
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    No paved or gravel pathways you can do? That is...

    No paved or gravel pathways you can do? That is what I am having to do the last couple of days since it has been pouring down. So I just ride longer and faster to still get a work out, and not feel...
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    I was on the crew who built all of those trails,...

    I was on the crew who built all of those trails, the weren’t actually built that badly, but they were designed for hikers and horses, and due to budget cuts were left to decay for years, by which...
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    Well I might have to try it again, but I was on a...

    Well I might have to try it again, but I was on a 160 travel the last time and it was still an ugly mess.

    But I used to ride it when it was newly built, would have loved a modern bike on it back...
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    I haven’t been on Jumping Pound, Cox Hill for...

    I haven’t been on Jumping Pound, Cox Hill for years, and it was blown out back then, creeks running down the middle of the trail, climbing over rooty muddy disasters. Might be considered old school...
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    Weird, did a ride yesterday, definitely on trails...

    Weird, did a ride yesterday, definitely on trails in the app but didn’t get credit for it. Sent a message to see why. Today’s showed up fine.

    Update, if you don’t ride at least 50% of a trail,...
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    Signed up a couple of weeks ago, so of course it...

    Signed up a couple of weeks ago, so of course it started raining immediately after, rain and showers are predicted for the foreseeable future. Going to end up riding old well access roads at some...
  30. Thread: Trucks.

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    If the owner kept on top of things the later...

    If the owner kept on top of things the later Tacoma frames should be fine, I have a 2008 double cab with 250k km, it was inspected and the frame cleaned and sprayed with some sort of coating by the...
  31. I see the same thing, constant ride arounds of...

    I see the same thing, constant ride arounds of rock features, to the point where the actual feature becomes unrideable because the detour has compressed the dirt so much you end up with a big ledge,...
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    First gen, 66” wide, second gen 72” wide, makes a...

    First gen, 66” wide, second gen 72” wide, makes a difference parking it in our spot. As for better or worse, in Canada a lot of first gens ended up scrapped because of frames rusting thru, they can...
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    Nice, I need to do first gen, second gen is to...

    Nice, I need to do first gen, second gen is to wide. Deck is definitely an option.
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    Thanks for that, that is the kind of info I...

    Thanks for that, that is the kind of info I needed.
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    So I am back in Whistler next winter, I need to...

    So I am back in Whistler next winter, I need to change up how I haul my sled around. Our place in Creeksid has underground parking, but the space we have is not big enough for our 2008 Tacoma double...
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    Skiing at Pano today, was fairly good high up,...

    Skiing at Pano today, was fairly good high up, Trigger, Tayton, were good at the top, heavy powder, got chunkier as you went lower. Any slope that wasn’t well protected from the sun was well melted...
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    Most days I had to be at my desk for support,...

    Most days I had to be at my desk for support, weekends I was usually sledding or BC ( I didn’t count that in days).
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    Re quick access. That was the main reason I...

    Re quick access. That was the main reason I didn’t get out as much, I could have headed out for an hour or so a lot of mornings, but with delayed alpine openings, and the time to get up and then off...
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    Excepting this winter I have spent the last 6...

    Excepting this winter I have spent the last 6 winters in Whistler while working full time. Computer programmer, could somewhat set own hours depending on projects. Didn’t get in more than 40 days a...
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    Never ridden a sled in ‘real’ ski boots, only...

    Never ridden a sled in ‘real’ ski boots, only touring boots, which aren’t to bad since you can unlock and flex your ankles. Having said that I went back to snowboarding for pure sled laps and only...
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    How long did you try the Alpha for. ? I’ve only...

    How long did you try the Alpha for. ? I’ve only owned Cat, few times I tried a Doo it felt like it didn’t want to go where I wanted it to go. Pretty sure it has nothing to do with the sled and...
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    Have a buddy who proposed this the SRD when it...

    Have a buddy who proposed this the SRD when it closed the last time and they took back the lease. They insisted that the land use designation only allows for a public ski area. He has been hassling...
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    Iíve been to VMT a bunch of times, although never...

    Iíve been to VMT a bunch of times, although never that late in the year. We usually stay in Nakusp the night before, but if you are coming from the US you are probably better of in Nelson. Fair...
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    Yep :FIREdevil

    Yep :FIREdevil
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    They have, but he has a job offer in Vernon, and...

    They have, but he has a job offer in Vernon, and Revelstoke Real Estate has already gone way back up after the temporary dive. Not sure if ALL of Whistler has moved, but seems quite a few have. We...
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    Doo riders who hopped on my 2014 Cat used to fall...

    Doo riders who hopped on my 2014 Cat used to fall over as soon as they tried to sidehill as well. :rolleyes2. Maybe that’s who you are seeing trying to ride the Alpha?
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    People don’t seem to have trouble doubling on...

    People don’t seem to have trouble doubling on Doos, even with the t-motion, not sure why it would be worse on the Alpha. Might even be better when you have to sidehill across tracks to get up a hill...
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    Thanks guys, I’ll pass this thread onto them. He...

    Thanks guys, I’ll pass this thread onto them. He does sled, although doesn’t have one at the moment so options there are good.
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    Vernon and Silverstar

    Friends from Whistler are looking to relocate somewhere they might be able to afford to buy a place, he has a possible job offer from a company in Vernon. Any threads I can find are way old but make...
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    Neither Kicking Horse nor Fernie are on the...

    Neither Kicking Horse nor Fernie are on the Mountain Collective if that matters. What didn’t you like about Lake Louise? I can understand not thinking much of Sunshine if you weren’t going into the...
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