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bigmike9699 RichardCunningham's article
Mar 4, 2015 at 10:31
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Liteville 601 MK 3 - Review
I think it will be a lot less than "one percent" who are riding this bike. Regardless, looks (and sounds) like a well designed bike for the intended market.
bigmike9699 pinkbikeaudience's article
Feb 10, 2015 at 6:20
Feb 10, 2015
BOS Suspension Opens Its First International Office
Except that Vegas is pretty epicenter for alot of riding in the United States. There isn't just Bootleg (which is pretty awesome), but within a reasonable drive in virtually any direction, you can reach riding that really does rival anything we have here in Canada. Yes Vegas is close to (if not in) a desert, but the areas around are still quite hilly with some pretty phenomenal riding. If you haven't travelled to that part of the US to go riding, and especially if you haven't ventured a few hours out of Vegas in any direction to go riding... you are really missing out and need to add it to your riding bucket list. And, lets not forget Interbike...
bigmike9699 mikekazimer's article
Feb 9, 2015 at 20:29
Feb 9, 2015
Norco Range C 7.2 - Review
In Canada, it's nearly $2000 less (well, $1700) than the comparable specialized (Enduro Expert carbon), and actually around the same weight, if not negligible where the weight difference is in terms of riding feel. The closest priced Enduro would be the Enduro Elite, at $5700, which gets you an Aluminum frame (vs Carbon), and is almost 1.5 lbs heavier. And for what it's worth, aside from having a hoist link, the suspension curves are ENTIRELY different between the Range's ART design, and the Enduro FSR. I've ridden both an Enduro and the Range extensively, and can attest that they feel like entirely different bikes.
Feb 9, 2015 at 14:51
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Feb 9, 2015 at 14:48
Feb 9, 2015

Rock Shox Monarch Plus RC3, 8.5x2.5

$300 CAD
Hey, Selling a brand new 2014 Rock Shox Monarch RC3. Came on a bike, but switched out to a different shock immediately. Size is 8.5x2.5, and comes with an ML tube. The ONLY trades I would consider are: - Marzocchi 350 CR or NCR fork - Fox 36 TALAS w/ 15mm axle (650b) - Manitou Mattoc fork (650b) I am not interested in anything else in trade, so please don't waste my time or your time,. Thanks for reading! -Mike

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Feb 9, 2015 at 14:40
Feb 9, 2015
bigmike9699 bcenduroseries's article
Nov 22, 2014 at 9:39
Nov 22, 2014
BC Enduro Series 2015 Schedule Announced
one thing race organizers ALWAYS struggle with is avoiding scheduling conflicts. We cant forget that there are MANY very well established race circuits down on the coast and on the island, so finding alternative race days/locations without creating conflicts of interest is very difficult. I'd encourage each of you to try organizing a race, let alone an entire series, and see just how difficult it really is. if you live on the coast and are disappointed that the bc enduro isn't coming to your location, or conflicts with another race you want to do, then like any racer/competitor in any other sport does, you have to choose and prioritize which events you go to. the reality of racing/competition is that unless you focus on ONE series/circuit, you will NOT be able togo to every event, and really, for the sake of physical peaking and results; nor should you. It would be nice to have an event up north, but it's hard to convince people to make the trip when there is so much going on in the south. Believe me, cycling is not the only sport which struggles with that.
bigmike9699 dbaker's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 14:08
Nov 19, 2014
Privateer Racing With the Nomads
My apologies if you've taken offense, but do you not agree that essentially you are taking a vacation paid for by (our) Canadian tax dollars when you get laid off in the summer, claim EI, and travel elsewhere and ride your bike all summer with no intention of working? If I'm way off base with that, then again, my apologies, but your original comment says differently... And again, my apologies if you're a hard working contributing citizen of society the other 9 months of the year and took offense to comment about laziness, but I stand by my original comment that it IS laziness when someone cheats the EI system and takes a tax-dollar paid EI vacation with no intention of working during that time, regardless of how hard you're riding your bike. I don't think you are any more entitled to that than any of us, no is it right (or legal for that matter). There's no need to get so worked up, I was just pointing out what, based on your original comment, was obvious.
bigmike9699 dbaker's article
Nov 19, 2014 at 5:48
Nov 19, 2014
Privateer Racing With the Nomads
... and people wonder why we're in so much debt because of out social safety net... I guarantee you haven't paid as much into EI as you've received over the years. Quite the model of a productive citizen of a healthy society we're seeing right here. And you're right, big difference between EI and welfare, but the way you are using it, it may as well be called welfare. EI exists to support people as they transition between jobs, where a big part of that transition is them actively SEARCHING for jobs (or at least re-educating), not to support someone 'living their dream" by riding mountain bikes in another part of the country...
bigmike9699 dbaker's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 12:01
Nov 18, 2014
Privateer Racing With the Nomads
I am not referring to the individuals in the article. I am referring to the comment by mhoshal above, indicating he was planning on collecting EI and ride next spring. What the dudes did in the article are quite inspirational for the amateur athlete. What I am saying is that I disagree with individuals who get 'laid off', claim EI, then spend the summer biking/racing (and surely not claiming any race winnings for tax purposes).
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