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29ers are gay Screw your xc and 650b Stop dumbing down the Shore Mountain biking should be an extreme sport only.

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Anonymous-5000 MaxBerkowitz's article
Aug 18, 2014 at 4:11
Aug 18, 2014
Video: Journey of the Cephalopod
If he had used a visor on his helmet.
Anonymous-5000 TheFEST's article
Jul 28, 2014 at 12:26
Jul 28, 2014
Video: Hillbilly Huckfest Highlights 1
The fake crowd cheering was gay.
Anonymous-5000 mikelevy's article
Feb 15, 2014 at 4:43
Feb 15, 2014
Anonymous-5000 mikekazimer's article
Feb 14, 2014 at 16:07
Feb 14, 2014
Anonymous-5000 Hayescomponents's article
Feb 10, 2014 at 7:38
Feb 10, 2014
Gulevich, Chase, Wittman Added to Hayes Components' Roster
Hayes Nine was a good brake... 10 years ago. Hayes has failed to keep up to today's product technology and advancement, as there are much better offerings out there from companies such as Shimano, Sram, Hope, etc.
Anonymous-5000 Hayescomponents's article
Feb 10, 2014 at 7:31
Feb 10, 2014
Gulevich, Chase, Wittman Added to Hayes Components' Roster
Friends don't let friends ride Hayes.
Anonymous-5000 mikekazimer's article
Dec 28, 2013 at 5:12
Dec 28, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Will Mountain Biking Ever Be a Mainstream Sport?
@dglass: I see how that phrase sort of contradicts itself, but since erosion is always happening, instead of working/maintaing the trail to make it easier, just leave the chunder and focus on fixing the stunts instead. @caletonman: Thanks for the reply. I understand the NSMBA and your position on the trail maintenance issue, unfortunately it is not the same as mine. My only request for if/when phase two of TAP happens is that the trails do not resemble A-line or Bobsled style trails. There is already Whistler for that and I'd like to have the trails on the shore remain unique, challenging, steep, and fun. I will be the first one there if there ever does become an opportunity to rebuild trails like Air Supply, Jerry Rig, etc. to their former glory.
Anonymous-5000 mikekazimer's article
Dec 27, 2013 at 21:03
Dec 27, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Will Mountain Biking Ever Be a Mainstream Sport?
@Zakir: I'd like to know where you're getting this information that "Lynn Valley residents hate mountain bikers"... Mountain biking as well as hiking on the North Shore are in fact very popular. Did the 1999 Cypress chainsaw massacre stop mountain biking? Even back then when the sport wasn't nearly as popular as it is today. If the NSMBA were to oppose what the DNV wanted and started building more stunts and challenging trails and the DNV decommissioned every single trail on the mountains. The trails would be cleared and rebuilt within a matter of weeks due to popularity of the sport. It has gotten to the point where it cannot be stopped, mountain biking is too well developed and besides that, a fairly large portion of the district's tourism revenue comes from outdoor recreation. No trails = no money. Even if someone wanted to adopt trails such as Jerry Rig and Flying Circus, they would not be allowed to do so, and any work done on these trails would be decommissioned by the NSMBA, DNV, or both. It's not just that the NSMBA doesn't have the time and or money to built more challenging trails, it's that it is not allowed. So if someone like Dangerous Dan came back to the Shore, his trails would be decommissioned just like they were in the past.
Anonymous-5000 mikekazimer's article
Dec 27, 2013 at 17:42
Dec 27, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Will Mountain Biking Ever Be a Mainstream Sport?
Contiuned from above ^ This brings me to my point about the NSMBA selling out to the district. The NSMBA claims to be striving for/achieving a good relationship with the DNV so that they can live up to their motto: "Trails for all, trails forever." The second part of that motto may be true, but not the first part. Instead of aggressively pressuring the DNV or even just disregarding them as it used to be done. The NSMBA has sold out and now kisses the feet of the district by only building and maintaining beginner/xc/easy trails. Since mountain biking has become such a popular sport on the North Shore, it would be impossible for the DNV to ban mountain biking on the slopes of Fromme and Seymour and/or decommission all of the trails. Therefore, by strength in numbers, the NSMBA has much more power than it is currently exercising. Now, about attending trail days and AGMs to "put my shovel where my mouth is" or "don't bitch in, pitch in" (Mark Wood). I have attended agm's and trail days, both in the past and present. The general vibe of these events is to not say or do anything negative or that opposes the work that is being done by the NSMBA, as these people are labelled as the "vocal minority" and are no longer supported by the NSMBA. I look forward to reading your reponse either on this board, or by PM'ing me.
Anonymous-5000 mikekazimer's article
Dec 27, 2013 at 17:41
Dec 27, 2013
Pinkbike Poll: Will Mountain Biking Ever Be a Mainstream Sport?
@carletonman (Matthew Lee): Yes, most of the trails on the shore were originally loamers or strung together old logging roads, however it is not true that they were not maintained for the past 20 years. They were maintained in different ways, such as rock armouring, bridges/skinnies, and other stunts. The NSMBA held trail days on Air Supply as well as Pink Starfish back in the early/mid 2000's and challenging features were actually built and maintained. All trails will require maintenance at some point regardless of initial construction. Loamers are unsustainable, but once worn down, become a sustainable punched-out river bed. Erosion is a natural process, nothing can be done to prevent it, so why not just embrace it and spend the time elsewhere... perhaps making and maintaining challenging dh and fr trails. The main reason that challenging trails are not being built or maintained is not because they are "unsustainable" or that no one wants to ride them anymore. It is because the DNV does not want these types of trails to exist, for whatever reason (they are not liable for any injuries because they are protected by the Forest Practices Code of B.C. Act) Continued below
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