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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).
bigmike9699 dbaker's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 10:56
Nov 18, 2014
Privateer Racing With the Nomads
I understand quite well the residency and reporting requirements of the EI system... but it's naive to think that people don't falsify their reports, and often (in fact, there is plenty of evidence supporting how much money is wasted on people falsely reporting). On top of that, seasonal employees are often prone to embellishing their reports and I know many mountain bikers who work through the winter and then live off EI in the summer... makes me despise them even more for how good of bikers they often are.
bigmike9699 dbaker's article
Nov 18, 2014 at 5:06
Nov 18, 2014
Privateer Racing With the Nomads
I love it when I hear about my tax dollars paying for people's vacations and laziness... I guess that's why we live in Canada.
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Oct 19, 2014 at 13:20
Oct 19, 2014

Easton Haven Carbon 31.8 bar, 711mm, low rise

$60 CAD
Hey, Selling a great condition Easton Haven carbon bar. 31.8 diameter, and 711mm width with low rise. Bar used for only a month on a woman's XC bike. Selling because she wants wider... apparently size does matter, unfortunately for me. Asking $60. Thanks! -Mike

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Oct 19, 2014 at 13:18
Oct 19, 2014
Selling
Oct 19, 2014 at 13:18
Oct 19, 2014

Truvativ Hussefelt 83mm cranks w/ BB

$60 CAD
Hey, Selling a used set of Truvativ Hussefelt DH cranks. They are 83mm spindle, and comes with howitzer external BB and bash rings. Used, but in perfect working order. BB still spins smooth! Asking $100. Thanks! -Mike

Selling
Oct 19, 2014 at 13:17
Oct 19, 2014

E13 LG1 Guide, 32-36, ISCG05

$85 CAD
Hey, Selling a brand new, in packaging, never opened E13 LG1 guide. It is ISCG05 and 32-36T ring. It is black, comes with all mounting hardware. Asking $100. Thanks! -Mike

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