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    Those prices are maybe from 10 years ago, around...

    Those prices are maybe from 10 years ago, around double these days unfortunately
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    The bc-Washington ferries haven't been running...

    The bc-Washington ferries haven't been running unfortunately
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    There's that one or Riverside that's just a bit...

    There's that one or Riverside that's just a bit north of the village but probably way more expensive than the other one
  4. I think it's a work around for fox suspension. I...

    I think it's a work around for fox suspension. I think rockshox has the patent on the sag percentage indicators on the stanchions, fox you need to guesstimate or measure, looks like this gadget makes...
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    The best local sports radio station got taken off...

    The best local sports radio station got taken off the air and now most of their best hosts started podcasts and I'm all for it.
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    I have a jacket just like the Houdini (MEC...

    I have a jacket just like the Houdini (MEC equivalent 'far point') that's held up surprisingly well to a fair amount of crashes. Use it for some hiking and xc skiing too.
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    I think some of those base 2 spots are for...

    I think some of those base 2 spots are for founders pass snobs. Base 2 has been kinda hectic this year, taking transit is the way to go for me.
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    Lately it's chill, I do a lot of late starts like...

    Lately it's chill, I do a lot of late starts like 11/12, only thing is free parking at creek and base 2 fills fast but lift lines are fine.
  9. One of my first winters I told a ski school kid I...

    One of my first winters I told a ski school kid I was working three jobs (I think it was ski instructing, parking lot attendant and line cook at that point), and they said "wow you must be very...
  10. I've xc'd in these...

    I've xc'd in these https://www.toadandco.com/products/5-pocket-rover-lean-pant-soot?variant=32689389207600
    Worked great
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    Most of my days have been starting at 11 or 12...

    Most of my days have been starting at 11 or 12 and it's usually straight on then. But I haven't skied any weekend days, and it's holidays now, but it was a short line for Excalibur at about noon...
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    Blackcomb had some lines but nothing crazy, I...

    Blackcomb had some lines but nothing crazy, I think crystal opened, shut for wind then re opened. The snow overnight and bit throughout the day helped.
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    I haven't read anything really concrete either...

    I haven't read anything really concrete either that's why I'm not going to worry about it. Just this off the reservations page

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    Our goal is to accommodate everyone who wants to ski and ride at...
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    I'm booking every day I might want to ski (pretty...

    I'm booking every day I might want to ski (pretty much everyday except weekends), cancelling when I decide not to. I guess I'll be the one to find out about these penalties for cancelling days but...
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    At least it's cheaper than the island one as you...

    At least it's cheaper than the island one as you only pay one way.
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    This is the number one thing I like about pants,...

    This is the number one thing I like about pants, legs stay clean. A lot of my riding I do from home and when I get back I brush dirt off the pants and leave them in the garage and throw on sweat...
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    I think the boxes they ship in are very similar...

    I think the boxes they ship in are very similar size to boxes TV's come in, if that helps. Or if you have a bigger box you could trim it and use a lot of packing tape.
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    I don't have one but these look awesome...

    I don't have one but these look awesome https://www.lynxogt.com/ small Canadian company thats geared towards backcountry winter uses
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    I think the parking lots will be roughly the...

    I think the parking lots will be roughly the same.

    Upload from the valley is going to be ssssslllooowwww, if bike park was any indicator of what its going to be like.
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    I had a lot of extra time in the spring and...

    I had a lot of extra time in the spring and loosely followed the Ryan leech program (when it was free), and was very stoked on improvement. I'm considering spending $ on more of it. That being said...
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    I think sometimes people use 'bleed' as a blanket...

    I think sometimes people use 'bleed' as a blanket term for something wrong with their brakes when it's just as often; caliper not lined up, master cylinder swollen/damaged, brake hose damaged, pads...
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    Ultimates, RSC ones need a special tool that...

    Ultimates, RSC ones need a special tool that conviently comes with the rebuild kit and its pretty easy.
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    Could get the lever rebuild kit and do it...

    Could get the lever rebuild kit and do it yourself. On the 'R' lever the trickiest part is removing and re installing the circlip, circlip pliers help, tricky with a pick
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    I think this takes the cake...

    I think this takes the cake https://youtu.be/SjU_C85uBx8

    If you don't want to click: rods that attach to your fork lowers and go up like 4-5 feet to stop spider webs hitting you in the face
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    Everyone's different but I wouldn't worry too...

    Everyone's different but I wouldn't worry too much about water, 1.7 would be plenty. That would be a great first ride in pemby.
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    What bike? I pulled apart/cleaned...

    What bike? I pulled apart/cleaned everything,bought a new bottom bracket, , turned out putting a bit of grease along the pawls in the hub solved it.
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    Ha, I've had a similar thing happen when I last...

    Ha, I've had a similar thing happen when I last resort fixed a tube by cutting it at the hole and tied it in a knot, held air and 'thumped' at the knot. Skinny road tube on commuter bike, would be...
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    I think he's asking about downsizing those...

    I think he's asking about downsizing those tubolite tubes, which apparently don't stretch the same so you might need to stick to one wheelsize. I've never used one but I bet 'downsizing' one is fine,...
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    The recent pinkbike field trip group test was...

    The recent pinkbike field trip group test was looking at exactly the bikes you're after, budget(ish) all around trail bikes.
    ...
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    The Simpsons, D'oh! And the climbing movie...

    The Simpsons, D'oh!

    And the climbing movie 'free solo'
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    Tbsbikeparts.com can sometimes have awesome deals...

    Tbsbikeparts.com can sometimes have awesome deals on tires I bought a lot over the last few years. Has always been quick shipping, based in Kelowna I think.
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    I'd bet that there is lots, lots more whistler...

    I'd bet that there is lots, lots more whistler locals without kids, common progression for lots of my friends has been move to whistler-rent in Whistler-buy in pemby have a kid. And then there's lots...
  33. I can remember needing a hangar (either me or...

    I can remember needing a hangar (either me or usually with someone who did) a few times over the years, and when you break one its very much a ride ruiner and can be very hard to find a replacement,...
  34. Wondered what the argument for having the roll...

    Wondered what the argument for having the roll mounted the other way was, then I saw a cat do that
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    For what it's worth I've been really happy with...

    For what it's worth I've been really happy with my ride concepts transition shoes, up to you if they look casual enough but I am happy leaving them on to walk around/hang out/ do whatever post ride.
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    Does fiveten still do the 'district' shoe? Meant...

    Does fiveten still do the 'district' shoe? Meant to be exactly that.

    Edit, found the clip one https://www.adidasoutdoor.com/five-ten-district-clips-men%27s-mountain-bike-shoe/BTM22.html
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    Fairmont has their own vehicles to shuttle you...

    Fairmont has their own vehicles to shuttle you around no need to walk like a peasant
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    I've done it before with a little side stepping...

    I've done it before with a little side stepping previous years, this year quick boot pack, I guess the shifting horstman glacier or different snowpack changes things
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    Just out of the village, alpine café is great and...

    Just out of the village, alpine café is great and riverside café is pretty good (I'd give the edge to alpine). Both open pretty early I think.
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    The "fuck load" of demand at most resorts is only...

    The "fuck load" of demand at most resorts is only xmas, presidents holidays, and a few other weekends. Most hills are quiet 300+ days a year, complete ghost town a lot of that too.
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    In the afternoon Whistler bowl/surprise/headwall...

    In the afternoon Whistler bowl/surprise/headwall /etc was chalky with a bit of good snow here and there. Icy in spots too though and debris all over. Sounds like blackcomb slack country was the place...
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    My guage ...

    My guage

    https://www.sks-germany.com/en/products/airchecker-new-generation/?cn-reloaded=1

    No complaints about the new 'Gen 2' version. Had the older version and had problems with it and...
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    Maybe something with a digital guage would be...

    Maybe something with a digital guage would be easier. Or get a separate digital guage.
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    Topeaks floor pumps work great. For the pack...

    Topeaks floor pumps work great.

    For the pack I've been loving having a 'mini floor pump' style one, I have a filzer mini zee that's great, with a guage. Topeak and crank brothers do similar ones....
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    Yes. I remember finding one of the college MLK...

    Yes. I remember finding one of the college MLK trips Facebook group and it had no mention of skiing/snowboarding haha. Maybe the $180 day tickets would leave them no money left to spend at the bars....
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    It was pretty dead on Whistler and the snow was...

    It was pretty dead on Whistler and the snow was awesome.


    Wait I meant to say everything's terrible and this winter is a write off.
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    Do you just need a cheap pair for commuting or...

    Do you just need a cheap pair for commuting or whatever? Any bike shop should have some basic pedals under 20 or so.
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    There's a new five ten model that looks like it...

    There's a new five ten model that looks like it could work https://m.pinkbike.com/news/first-look-five-ten-drops-2-lightweight-trail-shoes.html

    Not sure on 'waterproofness' but the tight gaiter...
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    Pros and cons to each; Skylynx; set schedule,...

    Pros and cons to each;

    Skylynx; set schedule, drop offs at creek and gateway loop in village. Good if you have little luggage or a friend picking you up or something, and the set schedule works...
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    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a30085091...

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/a30085091/these-guys-just-drove-an-e63-amg-across-america-in-a-record-27-hours-25-minutes/?fbclid=IwAR2LzXdslUPnbWYvZUmzC9UFKey3TPEVdRH5dLN8bnTh29RFyBlcSobsvPw...
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