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  1. Thread: DIY Art

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    Into the Heart of Darkness “The Conquest of...

    Into the Heart of Darkness


    “The Conquest of the Earth, which mostly means the taking it away from those who have a different complexion or slightly flatter noses then ourselves, it is not a...
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    Z is for Zorro Vesna is over eight months...

    Z is for Zorro


    Vesna is over eight months pregnant now. Soon the baby will be in our world. I feel compelled to get these stories on paper before the baby gets here. Before that new adventure...
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    ^^ Lol , ok sorry, too much politics. I know...

    ^^ Lol , ok sorry, too much politics. I know those last few sections were a bit much for our more sensitive readers.

    More self indulgent ski stoke coming up! Pay attention, you might learn...
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    Nov 11, 2003 The Taoist and the Confucians...

    Nov 11, 2003

    The Taoist and the Confucians describe what it means to be human in different ways. Both rely on harmony to bring their respective concepts of the true self together.

    The Taoist...
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    I was also responsible for driving Teddy 10 hours...

    I was also responsible for driving Teddy 10 hours south to Saskatoon on my way south. What followed was some of the most harrowing driving conditions I have ever endured. At –40C diesel fuel will...
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    Part 3 Move to Whistler By November 1,...

    Part 3

    Move to Whistler

    By November 1, 2006, we had finally relocated to Pemberton, BC. Located 35km north of Whistler, Pemberton offers small town atmosphere with world-class recreation...
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    Vanity Fair Essay Contest (note: I didn't win...

    Vanity Fair Essay Contest

    (note: I didn't win the contest)

    Re-al-i-ty:
    actual being or existence, as opposed to an imaginary, idealized or false nature

    I assume that this contest is being...
  8. Thread: DIY Art

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    The Furthest Temple What do you do when the...

    The Furthest Temple


    What do you do when the sun that you view becomes skewed and the Earth gives birth to the thing that you dread in your head and the signs point to the things that you know...
  9. Thread: DIY Art

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    The Power of Perception 329947 So I finally...

    The Power of Perception

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    So I finally went and saw the new TGR movie and had a good time. The show was held at the Glenwood Hall outside of Smithers. Any event at the Glenwood, aka...
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    Linky no workie... Lol , looks like the...

    Linky no workie...

    Lol , looks like the Leftist Cancel Culture machine had to roll into action on this one.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK6tst9PLSk
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    Coke head DJ renter dude burned half the property...

    Coke head DJ renter dude burned half the property down a couple years ago after doing the spring grass burning thing . Original Carpathian ski factory was a casualty
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    ^^ doesn’t Smithers have more churches per capita...

    ^^ doesn’t Smithers have more churches per capita then any other town in BC? Something like 13 churches for 5000 ppl
  13. Thread: DIY Art

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    It’s a Shame! The chairlift stopped. Our...

    It’s a Shame!


    The chairlift stopped. Our conversation continued along oblivious for some time. We did not take notice for a while because the chair stops all the time and it never seems to be...
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    Warning: political rant from over a decade ago....

    Warning: political rant from over a decade ago. Life was so simple then...

    Adbuster Essay


    I am amazed at how neatly the editors at Adbusters managed to stack pure swill between the covers of...
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    Politics at Work I just finished working my...

    Politics at Work

    I just finished working my first season in the booming mining industry here in BC. I have had the opportunity to travel all over the province and beyond, make good money, learn...
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    Tasu Sound Immediately after the crash Vesna...

    Tasu Sound


    Immediately after the crash Vesna and I decided to go to Whistler, BC to do some downhill biking. I figured that if life is short we might as well follow through with something that...
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    First attempt on the original KOM that climbs up...

    First attempt on the original KOM that climbs up from downtown watopia in over a year . Wanted to get high 2 min , maybe break 2 ... bam! 1:50 and the jersey and new power number 574 for 1 min and 1...
  18. Thread: DIY Art

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    ^^Thanks JONG! here is another 'Torch Light...

    ^^Thanks JONG! here is another

    'Torch Light Parade from 10'000 ft' (on aluminum)

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    Every year on New Years Eve the resort runs a torch light parade down the mountain, you can see it...
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    ^^ Cool, glad to entertain! Here is some bike...

    ^^ Cool, glad to entertain!

    Here is some bike stoke...

    Whistler Crank Worx 2006


    Every time I go to Whistler it changes me, usually for the better. I leave as a different person, someone...
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    Once we got to shore we were kind of pacing and...

    Once we got to shore we were kind of pacing and wailing naked in the mud. I retrieved my pants, shirt and gloves from the jet fuel-slicked water. Debris littered the whole area like the helicopter...
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    Some of you who read 'Star Light Over David' all...

    Some of you who read 'Star Light Over David' all the way through may find this next story interesting. It is the specific story that catalyzed the writing of that novel. It it details a shocking and...
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    I’ve wondered about all those funky badges and...

    I’ve wondered about all those funky badges and how to get them. I suppose Zwift insider has all the info? I went for ‘whole lotta lava’ badge the other night and cranked out a KOM attempt on...
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    The next day the weather continued as expected....

    The next day the weather continued as expected. The air cooled and soothed the snow into something more manageable for the skier. The crud began to dry out and firm up as the crust evolved into being...
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    The Passion of the Crust The story begins...

    The Passion of the Crust


    The story begins around 9:30 pm on a Tuesday night in Smithers BC. Vesna and I were hanging out in our camper parked behind our office, Interesting Productions Studio,...
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    Weren't the evil contrarians to the green...

    Weren't the evil contrarians to the green movement saying this like 10-15 years ago?
  26. Thread: DIY Art

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    Ski Town I finished building the first ski...

    Ski Town

    I finished building the first ski fence in town the other day. It only took about a month before I collected enough pairs of brightly colored, 70’s era skis. It only took an hour to drill...
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    Part 3: “Yeah, the Sasquatch is like the...

    Part 3:

    “Yeah, the Sasquatch is like the Freudian personification of the ‘Wild Man’, which is just the unknown aspect of existence in general, that is scary.”

    So the Sasquatch. So you know my...
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    Inner Visions of a Mountain Man When we got to...

    Inner Visions of a Mountain Man

    When we got to Canada on May 15, 2004 we kept the camera rolling and ended up filming a total of 65 hours of footage. By September I started the intense process of...
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    Part 2 Move to Canada, Life at the Lake House...

    Part 2

    Move to Canada, Life at the Lake House

    So I had slight existential melt down?! What is the big deal? It felt I had slipped away to a new life in Smithers, BC. We kept the camera rolling...
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    327816 'Coho Fly' (test on aluminum) 327817...

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    'Coho Fly' (test on aluminum)

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    'Spring in the Garden of Eden' (on wood)
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    ^^That is awesome, thanks!

    ^^That is awesome, thanks!
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    This badge hunting game has been a nice refresh...

    This badge hunting game has been a nice refresh on Zwift for me. I'm just going down the list and banging them off as they come. Was gonna do Three Sisters last night then saw that Innsbruck was...
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    What is with that crit course? It comes up in...

    What is with that crit course? It comes up in events or location map ?

    You burning out by May like I warned against ?! Lol.

    I pulled off a number 1 spot on the reverse Epic KOM at 20:25...
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    ^^ I guess you could cross reference the case...

    ^^ I guess you could cross reference the case numbers for the locales of those hospitals. That at least seemed like it had real people in it. Where is everyone? Not legit question? Ive seen a couple...
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    My brother is pretty die hard maga fan. The...

    My brother is pretty die hard maga fan. The other day I was texting him about something or other , as I was thumb typing fast trying to get some point across , he responded like I was talking...
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    I’ve been working 40 hours a week all along...

    I’ve been working 40 hours a week all along building this house for a guy. You should’ve seen the look on my workers face when I tried to convince them to pile into a tiny shower stall to look at a...
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    The snow finally melted enough for me to take...

    The snow finally melted enough for me to take these Zoom 4% out for a test run this afternoon. Holy Smokes! I know I'm late to the party but these things are amazing. Feel like spring loaded run...
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    Oh shit I missed the BIKE part. Yes 100 lb bike...

    Oh shit I missed the BIKE part. Yes 100 lb bike would be heavier, making you go faster on the dh
  39. Thread: DIY Art

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    To Whistler Living in Alaska was good and...

    To Whistler

    Living in Alaska was good and great but there comes a time when you just have to get out of there. The isolation, the long dark ours…they can wear on your psyche. So on January 2, 2004...
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    Ester Island Bike Trip Late in the summer...

    Ester Island Bike Trip

    Late in the summer John, Tim and I hatched a plan. Tim knew an older guy named Paul who had a boat and he had a lot of free time and wanted to take us out boating in Prince...
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    Bike in the Dark After I had been kicked off...

    Bike in the Dark

    After I had been kicked off the ski hill I turned to downhill mountain biking as a way of maintain my sanity. My 'plan A' had always been to be some sort of pro skier and things...
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    World Freeski Championships Over an...

    World Freeski Championships

    Over an eleven-year period from 1998 until 2009, I usually competed in a least one ‘extreme ski competition’ a season. The idea is to ski the hardest line possible for...
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    Summit Pass Circus Vesna is officially 8...

    Summit Pass Circus

    Vesna is officially 8 months pregnant now. Our little cabin is beginning to feel small. I am scrambling to finish the main cabin before the baby comes and everything is going...
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    Just the opposite, as in real life the heavier...

    Just the opposite, as in real life the heavier person will go faster on the DH .

    I was in a race last year with 2 laps on Innsbruck climb. On the dh I saw this name of a person behind me 45 sec...
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    Dang I’m jealous! I been in this kinetic rock and...

    Dang I’m jealous! I been in this kinetic rock and roll (wheel on) for 1.5 years or so and like it enough but I know I’m missing out on wheel off setup. My Trump bucks had to go to the auto shop for...
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    Baird Peak in Summer 325292

    Baird Peak in Summer

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    Can Not Crash I can remember the first day...

    Can Not Crash

    I can remember the first day when I realized that I could not crash.

    It was a Wednesday and it had snowed about 6 inches. In the morning it was cloudy but the sun was already...
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    Dog Falling I awoke this morning to find Vesna...

    Dog Falling

    I awoke this morning to find Vesna in the early stages of labor. She is walking around the property in a bathrobe and pausing with each contraction. We will wait until the contractions...
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    Baird to Byron, view from Portage Lake 325050...

    Baird to Byron, view from Portage Lake

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    The mud flats of Turnagain Arm are notoriously dangerous. I remember hearing a story about a girl, a long time ago, who got stuck in...
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    This is when I fell in love with down hill...

    This is when I fell in love with down hill biking. My friend John had two bikes but no car. I had a car and no job and lots of time on my hands so we embarked on winter of exploratory down hill...
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