JScott

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JScott pinkbikeoriginals's article
Aug 14, 2013 at 10:51
Aug 14, 2013
Video: Garbanzo DH - Crankworx 2013
Prosthetic leg(s). :)
JScott RichardCunningham's article
Aug 13, 2013 at 14:27
Aug 13, 2013
Crankworx 2013 - Views From the Village
@oldschool, payments in that scenario would be closer to $1200 per month, but you're not getting much for $350K in Whistler. And to be honest redrook, you can't even get a house for half a million. Notice I didn't say it was cheap, it's just cheaper than Van. ;) It is though, seriously, I lived in Van for 12 years, here for 2 now. Housing is cheaper here. It's just a flat out fact. You guys can downvote all you want, but it won't change that fact. Up until 2009 things were different, but now it's cheaper here. Groceries and eating out in general is more expensive, but most other things are the same. Squamish and Pemby yes, they're cheaper than Whistler. Isn't this supposed to be about Dogs? Oh, and Whistler is better than Vancouver for dogs too. ;)
JScott RichardCunningham's article
Aug 13, 2013 at 10:54
Aug 13, 2013
Crankworx 2013 - Views From the Village
Whistler is a really quiet little town actually. You have to come down and see it. It gets busy in the village on weekends and during events. but you can escape it very easily. When I first moved out here I thought it would be all about money, flashy tourism, but it's not. It's a nice family resort. You can ride trails all day long and avoid basically everyone, but the park can get busy during crankworx and weekends. But other than that, it's really a great place. Sorry to get defensive with your original comment, but it just shows how much we love it here!
JScott RichardCunningham's article
Aug 13, 2013 at 10:41
Aug 13, 2013
Crankworx 2013 - Views From the Village
Yeah, it's a pretty stupid argument. Maybe I'll just head on down and go heckle my buddies in the Garbanzo DH going on right now. Cheers!
JScott RichardCunningham's article
Aug 13, 2013 at 10:33
Aug 13, 2013
Crankworx 2013 - Views From the Village
Whistler is not a few sq kms, it's 161 sq kms. so in order to put Whistler over 404/per sqkm they would need 65,000 people. Will Whistler have that many people at one time? Yes, but you don't count Boston's population density on that day of the marathon do you? ;) Whistler has a population of 10,000 full time and 20,000-30,000 transient That makes a population density of 248 per sq km at the high end. If every bed is full (whistler has a bed cap of 62,000 and roughly 55,000 are developed) then you might approach the higher end of the population density, but that's not a true reflection on the population of a town. As for the housing stats. Whistler, like any resort town, has a shortage of affordable housing for the residents. But I wasn't pulling numbers out of my ass when it comes to Whistler vs. Vancouver http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/home-and-garden/real-estate/whistler-real-estate-a-bargain/article7321682/ This article (and you can look up supporting references online) clearly shows that Whistler housing is cheaper than Vancouver. Can there be discrepancies in a study like this? yes, but working in finance, development and real estate myself, I know for a fact you can get more for your money in Whistler than you can in Vancouver. I've worked in both markets and it's not even close. Look it up right now. And don't go comparing Surrey or Burnaby... We're talking Vancouver vs Whistler. So, yes cheeselord, I would accept that someone knows their shit, WHEN they know their shit. But no amount of downvotes you guys give me changes the fact Whistler A.) has a lower population density than the netherlands (even if you cherry pick the peak times) B.) has cheaper housing than Vancouver. C.) locals are nice.... okay, this is debatable. lol And I'm not helping right now. But, all disagreements aside, I'd have a beer with you anytime redrook, since you're from Scotland, and more importantly Edinburgh. So you're alright in my books. :)
JScott RichardCunningham's article
Aug 13, 2013 at 9:14
Aug 13, 2013
Crankworx 2013 - Views From the Village
I don't know what BS facts you think I used to defend Whistler, but even if you take into account the tourists at the height of the busiest times in Whistler, it still has a lower population density than the Netherlands. Hell, if every bed was full and people were sleeping on couches, it's still less populated than most places in Europe. Scotland would be one of the exceptions. And yes, I understand population density, it's not the most complicated equation (pop. per kmĀ²). ;) And for the record, I wasn't arguing with you about this stuff, I was pointing out the hypocrisy in Philip's post. But now that I know you studied Whistler for a school course, I will refrain, as you must be an expert. lol What do I know, I just live here. Look at me though, sounding like a bitter local. :D Truth is I love this place and I do take issue with your original post saying locals are bitter and entitled. I just don't see it. They're awesome people that really accept that this place is a tourist attraction and so many are willing to go the extra mile to make sure people visiting have a great stay. It's also an awesome place to live. Expensive? yeah, but we moved here because housing was actually CHEAPER than in Vancouver and we could afford a house.
JScott RichardCunningham's article
Aug 13, 2013 at 8:05
Aug 13, 2013
Crankworx 2013 - Views From the Village
Are you guys crazy? Let's start with Philip, Whistler is not over populated. Especially if you're from the Netherlands, but even by Canadian/North American standards, it's not. The town has 1/10th the population density of your entire country. And that's the actual town. Go to the village during crankworx, and yeah, it can feel overpopulated. And the locals here are all super nice. Aussies are great, and would be my #1 choice of any group to take over a town I live in, but it doesn't mean that the locals aren't friendly. First of all, it was started in the 60's so you're not going to find a lot of people that didn't move there from somewhere else. Even people that have lived here for 20+ years are still stoked on the place. I've met the odd bitter old hippy that's been here too long for his own good ;) but in the 2 years I've lived here 99% of the people are extremely happy to still be here. And I gotta be skeptical on the helmet thing. Everyone wears helmets on the slopes now, why would he call you out? And how do you know he was a local? All you gotta do is get out there and start talking to people in this town and you realize how awesome it is and the people that inhabit it are. Best place on earth filled with the best people on earth!
JScott mikekazimer's article
Apr 5, 2013 at 15:16
Apr 5, 2013
UCI Clarifies Rule on Unsanctioned Races
The problem is there are a lot of people that are. And I for one love having pros come out to our local beer races.
JScott mikekazimer's article
Apr 5, 2013 at 11:55
Apr 5, 2013
UCI Clarifies Rule on Unsanctioned Races
All this to fill the Olympic dream! Good thing there are enough of us out there to know that the Olympics is rarely ever good for these types of sports. Attempting to legitimize a sport by suffocating it... makes sense UCI.
JScott RichardCunningham's article
Jan 7, 2013 at 12:00
Jan 7, 2013
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