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polishbob leelau's article
Nov 18, 2013 at 9:22
Nov 18, 2013
Self-Supported Bikepacking - A Sample Packing List
I think you could easy shave off at least 2-3 lbs by not taking a pillow (use your cloths in your sleeping bag stuff sack) and take one pot. Freeze-dry food needs just boiling water, so one pot will suffice for boiling it. Most likely 1 jetboil with 2 gas canisters should do it for 2 people for 5 days, as you are not melting snow or the temps are not below freezing (propane/butane mix efficiency drops then). Another item is a tent- Black Diamond First Light will be a tight fit for 2 people, but for 4 nights is more then enough. It is the lightest single wall tent on the market- 1.28kg or 2lbs 13oz. Packed for 9 days in the Bugaboos (double rack, crampons, ice tool, food for 9 days 70m rope, fuel, tend and camping stuff under 60lbs). Most definitely you can pack under 25, by not taking flip flops for the camp. Lighter= faster= more fun!
polishbob the-coastal-crew's article
Oct 8, 2013 at 14:57
Oct 8, 2013
Coastal Crew Announce Coast Gravity Park
I don't know that. But it THEIR stinky responsibility to do so. One thing is to inform about a project, but if you are asking for monetary exchange for tickets on somewhat specific time frame, it is their responsibility to inform the potential buyers/ investors about the process and where they are at. And just because you purchase a land it doesn't mean you can do whatever you want with it. A classic example is the top of Malamute in Squamish, where land owner was fined 4.5 millions for cutting trees without a permit. Another issue is the impact- OK, trails are built. So what! One thing is to host 10 or 20 people, but it is a completely different ball of wax to host 1000, 2000 or 3000. They will need toilets, they will need lodging, they will need an infrastructure in place, so the area doesn't get thrashed. And btw, it's the stupidest thing to actually own the land for such ventures, because of liability. Yea, even in Canada. There might be some exemptions, but 95% of ski areas both in Canada and the US are on leased land. Purchasing the land is one of the worst things a venture like this can do. And no waiver makes the land owner immune from lawsuits.
polishbob the-coastal-crew's article
Oct 8, 2013 at 14:29
Oct 8, 2013
Coastal Crew Announce Coast Gravity Park
Taking people money and not delivering the goods is not a robbery, but it is a form of theft. I am not accusing them of the actual theft, but the communications by this venture issued here is a complete disaster. I wish Pinkbike would ask some of these questions before allow for this post to go through. And taking peoples money and not delivering at the end is not what I want to see in a biking community.
polishbob the-coastal-crew's article
Oct 8, 2013 at 14:09
Oct 8, 2013
Coastal Crew Announce Coast Gravity Park
Sounds like a complete bs pipe dream/ money scam to me. First of all, do you even have any permits at hand for this? Have you done any impact studies, do the land managers give you green light to a lift? It took Squamish Gondola almost 10 years to get their project off the ground. They were well funded and knew the process really well. There are only a few manufacturers of chair lifts, a 13 tower chair lift costs several millions of USD. Probably just the steel cable on the lift is in access of 10K, these things are not cheap. You should inform people in detail where you are positioned as far as permitting process. To be perfectly honest "crowdfunding" for this sort of venture doesn't make you look legit at all.
polishbob mikekazimer's article
May 21, 2013 at 12:30
May 21, 2013
Video: Whistler Mountain Bike Park Opening Weekend
Too bad nobody is talking how many stolen bikes were over the opening weekend. Too bad Whistler resort and RCMP are doing nothing about it.
polishbob mikelevy's article
May 19, 2013 at 18:52
May 19, 2013
Bikes of the Whistler Mountain Bike Park - Opening Weekend
Stolen bikes: Norco A-line and 2012 Giant Glory size medium. They were stolen in Whistler, 2 chains broken, right at a front door. Please let us know if anyone hears anything. People who stole them were riders, as they left unchained XC bikes next door.
polishbob peytodog's video
Feb 9, 2013 at 15:10
Feb 9, 2013
I am sure he has as much fun riding as you-

Nov 27, 2012 at 18:20
Nov 27, 2012
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