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    Mt biking Oregon

    Was thinking about a road trip to Oregon the beginning of next month. I've never been there. It's the only state in the west I have not been to.

    Anyway wondering about my biking there in early...
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    Hard Icy groomers are all that are opened. Was...

    Hard Icy groomers are all that are opened. Was out on sunday never hit any rocks, but you do have to watch where you are going. If you got narrower shaped skis I would bring them. On the positive...
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    Yes definitely tr Tubeless ready. This is the...

    Yes definitely tr Tubeless ready. This is the first time I had an issue sealing a tire. Every tire I have ran so far sealed itself almost immediately. I am trash canning it right now. I am thinking...
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    I'm sure it's the tire. Stem is tight. When I...

    I'm sure it's the tire. Stem is tight. When I submerged it in water I saw no leaks other than tiny bubbles forming on the sidewalls. In the past I used Maxxis Icons and Ardents, they worked...
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    Tubeless issues

    Been running tubeless for a couple of seasons with Stans Crest rims. The other weekend I tore out a sidewall on my front wheel on some sharp rocks. I put in a boot patch and a tube and finished the...
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    Tubeless Tire Blues

    Hey all, just looking for a bit of advice on going tubeless on my 29er.

    This is what I did, the bike has Alex rims. I bought a new set of Maxxis Ikons. I took of old tires and taped the rims with...
  7. No it was $3350 Canadian dollars. Ghost is not a...

    No it was $3350 Canadian dollars. Ghost is not a new company. They have been around 20 years in Germany and make all kinds of different bikes. A buddy of mine recently bought a Ghost full carbon...
  8. If your in Canada you should go to MEC and check...

    If your in Canada you should go to MEC and check out Ghost 29ers. I was a long time Specialized fan until I had a warranty issue on my last carbon Enduro (which I paid over $5000 for), I did not like...
  9. If you make your way into the interior of BC...

    If you make your way into the interior of BC check out Nelson and Rossland. These places got a lot of kickass downhill and they are only a couple hours apart. If you come that far you might as well...
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    Ghost Rider

    Here is my new ride: Ghost AMR Lector 2978. Carbon frame, total xt components. Weighs just under 28lbs with pedals. This is my first 29er. So far so good. There's not much open for trails here yet. I...
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    Thanks guys! :)

    Thanks guys! :)
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    Who has cut carbon fiber tubing?

    I got a seat post I need to shorten. My thought is a wrap of duct tape and hit it with a SHARP tubing cutter. Not sure how a tubing cutter will work on carbon....anyone have words of wisdom to share?...
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    The Lizard Range is severely wind hammered in...

    The Lizard Range is severely wind hammered in the alpine, was out touring a couple bowls down from Island Lake on the weekend. Island lake has lots of terrain below treeline, so I'm sure they will...
  14. We rode the Portal Arch trail and Jacksons trail...

    We rode the Portal Arch trail and Jacksons trail off Amasa yesterday, super fun, there were a couple sections on Jackson's that I chose to walk but I rode 95% of it. Sure is nice to be riding single...
  15. We rode Soverign yesterday including some of the...

    We rode Soverign yesterday including some of the new loops, excellent. Rode Pipe Dream today. What a great trail, lots of fun, challenging in spots. Big kudos to the trail builders for that one :)
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    I've been riding an 08 Specialized Enduro SL...

    I've been riding an 08 Specialized Enduro SL Carbon, this will be year 4. It's seen it's share of hits and crashes and never had any issues with the frame and I'm in the 200lb range. 2 of my...
  17. Sounds good we will be in Moab and riding sunday....

    Sounds good we will be in Moab and riding sunday. :smile: It's gonna be a few weeks yet before we will be able to ride much here in Fernie Thanx for the info!
  18. We did LPS before, we were told the UPS was not...

    We did LPS before, we were told the UPS was not really a legal trail so we didn't try it. Is that still the case? I love Sovereign, not sure if the extensions were there last time or not, but we...
  19. Any new trails in Moab in the last couple years

    Heading down later this week. Last time we were there was probably 3 years ago. Baby steps was one of the newer trails then. Any new ones worth doing since then? We've done most of the old trails...
  20. I agree you get what you pay for. I wouldn't...

    I agree you get what you pay for. I wouldn't consider Acid pedals that I paid over $200~ for, entry level, but I do consider them junk just because they don't stand up. I like the way they perform,...
  21. Does Crank Brothers build ANYTHING that isn't friggin junk?

    Expensive Acid pedals....toasted the bearings within one season, also broke the spring in them twice...sure they warrantied them but each time it means sending them back. I finally gave up on them...
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    Glad you guys had fun...also glad you like my...

    Glad you guys had fun...also glad you like my trail signs;)! Next time your here you gotta check out Porky Blue it is truly epic.
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    Specialized Buzzsaws. Great for hiking and...

    Specialized Buzzsaws. Great for hiking and riding.
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    Ditto on Sram X0...I started running Sram last...

    Ditto on Sram X0...I started running Sram last year and it is far superior to Shimano. The shifting is way nicer, never seems to go out and it is much tougher than XT. Just like Lindsey Buckingham...
  25. Nickleback, Red Hot Chilli peppers, Pearl Jam,...

    Nickleback, Red Hot Chilli peppers, Pearl Jam, Genesis, Supertramp, Abba, The Bee Gees,......those are a few.
  26. Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club (FTSTC)

    The Fernie Trails and Ski Touring Club website is up and running. We've finally added some content such as the history of the Thunder Meadows ski hut and also information about booking the hut. There...
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    Not very good. It monsooned for 48 hrs. The rain...

    Not very good. It monsooned for 48 hrs. The rain level was up to 1700m. Lotsa closures due to avi conditions. Today I'm told it's boiler plate, even the groomers bite cuz they hit them when it was...
  28. They found the last guy this afternoon. Very sad....

    They found the last guy this afternoon. Very sad.

    http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20081229/BC_search_081230/20081230?hub=TopStories
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    I had the same problems with a Blackburn pump,...

    I had the same problems with a Blackburn pump, but what was even worse was the head fit so tight on the presta that I would often tear the stem trying to get the damn thing off. Especially on my...
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    Same here I like to hear what's going on around...

    Same here I like to hear what's going on around me while biking or skiing. Even while your on the climb skiing if you got phones plugged in your head you might miss that critical 'wumph' and we all...
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    There's more than just the resort. If you can...

    There's more than just the resort. If you can arrange truck drops try Al Matordore and Dirt Diggler they are accessed via the microwave tower. There is also Porkypine Rim accessed at the summit of...
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    I'll be riding in it this year. Did a lot of...

    I'll be riding in it this year. Did a lot of route checking etc in years previous, so this year we decided to give it a go before we get too old. My partner and I will probably be the only guys...
  33. Man oh man, am I ever glad I live in a nice...

    Man oh man, am I ever glad I live in a nice little laid back ski town! Everyone here respects each other, (probably cuz most people ride bikes). I couldn't imagine getting all stressed and full of...
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    I wore out my first pair of Buzzsaws. I liked...

    I wore out my first pair of Buzzsaws. I liked them so much I went and bought a second pair. If you do any hike-a-bikes they are the shoe to have. I've always used them with Time pedals. They work...
  35. I've owned 2 enduros now. My old one is a 05...

    I've owned 2 enduros now. My old one is a 05 Elite with a 5th element shock. Some people had issues with the shock, but mine was bomber, still is actually, never had a problem with it.

    I just...
  36. All the arm chair extremists out there can...

    All the arm chair extremists out there can analyze this one to death for weeks, it really doesn't matter. Sure these guys fucked up, but at least the story has a happy ending (which is kinda...
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    Very nice pics there Dr. evil. What a great way...

    Very nice pics there Dr. evil. What a great way to start a winter road trip!:D

    It was busy beyond belief today Toiletduck. But they had everything opened. Guess where my first run was? You got...
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    They're only reporting 8 cm this morning. ...

    They're only reporting 8 cm this morning. Hopefully they open it all up. My widows are rattling as I type this with all the avi bombs going off. When they open Snake Ridge it's gonna be insane, no...
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    Did they open upper Cedar and Snake? I heard the...

    Did they open upper Cedar and Snake?
    I heard the masses are arriving:(. Tomorrow will be nuts. I guess we got spoiled all week all that pow and hardly anyone here. I see there's more in the...
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    FYI another 25cm is reported this morning. To...

    FYI another 25cm is reported this morning. To make 167cm in the last week. This is the kind of Fernie all of us old locals remember:eek:. I gotta stay a work today. I'll be out Saturday.
    Hope...
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    On the old side the triangle was opened (Bear,...

    On the old side the triangle was opened (Bear, Boomerang, Cedar ridge) The bowls were closed. I never went over to the timber side, just stuck to the steeps on the old side.

    It's puking out...
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    They won't even open the bowls up. I think the...

    They won't even open the bowls up. I think the face lift only ran once for a short time this year. I don't think the headwall will ever be opened before 4PM.

    Robin is getting more and more...
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    Fernie getting hammered!!!

    32cm overnite, 61 cm in the last 48hrs. 142 in the last 7 days and it's still puking. All blower. Well over a 3 metre base now.

    20 cm rule is in effect for me this AM WOOOO HOOOO!!!!...
  44. Fernie is sometimes up to a week getting Curry...

    Fernie is sometimes up to a week getting Curry and Cedar Bowls opened. The problem is the big headwall above the top of the lifts. In Cedar Bowl there is no safe way to access the far gun tower...
  45. That totally bites!!! Keep it inbounds people at...

    That totally bites!!! Keep it inbounds people at least for now. There's been so many close calls around here, everyone is staying put now (I hope!!) Fresh lines are great but their not to die for!...
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    Yeah but it's a lee slope. We've had a lot of...

    Yeah but it's a lee slope. We've had a lot of wind events lately, I would suspect it was quite wind loaded.

    Check this out here are some pictures from the guy who got buried:...
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    Wait there is more just when I thought nobody was...

    Wait there is more just when I thought nobody was crazy enough to be doing any serious back country, I read about this one yesterday, which resulted in a total burial but no injuries:
    ...
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    I figured that that Dec rain crust/facet layer...

    I figured that that Dec rain crust/facet layer was only in the interior/ rockies. I didn't realize it was a problem in the coastal mountains as well.

    This weekend bombing on the hill produced some...
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    bumpity bump

    bumpity bump
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    I broke a chain stay early this year on my now 3...

    I broke a chain stay early this year on my now 3 year old enduro. They went good for it, no questions asked.
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