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Discussion in 'Canada' started by longwaytim, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Thread Derailleur

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    The ride near Comox/Alberni? It was great! It's for sure one of my favorite Island spots for fishing and camping now! I'll put the details on my Van Isle Daytrips thread.

    I'm not sure how it went down with your incident, but years of Mountain Biking has trained me not to try and break a fall by putting an arm out:deal, not saying that's what you did! Sometimes you can do the tuck, without the roll, which can save you from broken wrists and collar bones, but not always.... So don't take my bad advice too seriously!


    I still want to hit a bit of mellow dirt on Saturday If anyone is interested. Bring an extra tube!
  2. Garak

    Garak Cardassian Spy

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    Excellent tip! The tuck and roll has definitely save me from serious injuries many times. In this particular case it was just the force transmitted through the bars into the wrist, as I was hard on the front brake at time of impact scrubbing off as much speed as possible.

    Of possible interest to you though Tropic (on a pretty unrelated note), I've been doing a bunch of turning and milling this term away from school. I'll send you some pics of the stuff I've been making when I get a chance.
  3. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Thread Derailleur

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    You mean you didn't go over the bars?? Ouch!!!
  4. Garak

    Garak Cardassian Spy

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    Yeah, not something I'm keen to repeat. The bar mounts are bent forward about thirty degrees, so I surmise that quite a bit of force was transmitted through my hands.
  5. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Thread Derailleur

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    Anyone know someone in Vic that can perform a leak-down test on a thumper for beer or cheap? The DRZ seems to be burning some oil and I need to see what's up with it before it becomes a disaster! I just want to know what the future holds for my bike.:ear
  6. Cody1771

    Cody1771 Been here awhile

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    Who wants to go for a ride soon?
  7. Argus16

    Argus16 ThReAd KiLleR

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    I heard an inmate talking about a co-op in Victoria that, for a small fee, grants you access to a shop, assistance, and free tire changes.
  8. roglsa

    roglsa Adventurer

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  9. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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  10. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Thread Derailleur

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    how much "assistance" do you really get if you are using their shop? I'm probably looking at a valve job...of course I'd love to learn, but is that something beyond what they would help you with? what is their hourly rate?
  11. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Scott is great, he'll help you with anything. They'll give you as much help as you want or need. Membership is $100/yr and includes use of their shop and tools for $20/hr, 10% discount off purchases, free mounting and balancing of tires, discounted shop rate of $80/hr for work they do, one free roadside assistance call/yr, bike washing and there's something else too I can't remember. I've been a member there for a year and a half and it's been great. I recommend you at least go and talk to Scott - see what you think.
  12. Tropic-Of-Canada

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    Last years rally for Malahat Safety was on November 5th last year, and was a great turnout. Has anyone heard when this years is happening? I really hope it is, as I'm sure you have heard there were 3 more fatalities last weekend due to weather, and lack of barriers. We need to keep pushing this issue, and get it done!
  13. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    It was in the spring - May 6 to be exact.
  14. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Unfortunately the vast majority of accidents on the Malahat are due to bad driving, excessive speed, lack of skill and an inability to make smart decisions as soon as most of us get behind the wheel of a car. Yes barriers will reduce the number of deaths, but it really only solves the symptoms and not the underlying problem. IMHO the money would be far better spent on proper enforcement.
  15. Tropic-Of-Canada

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    You can't catch everybody, and $200 per block isn't too bad of a price, if you ask me, given their lifespan.. whether police are catching bad drivers or not, shit happens, and it almost always involves the center line being crossed.
  16. Tropic-Of-Canada

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    Yes, but the downtown Victoria one that went to the Legislature in the fall. Is that what it turned into? are they doing it every spring now?
  17. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Yes, that's right. They changed the dates to make it more accessible.
  18. roglsa

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    This rain is killing me. may have to ignore it and get out there in the mud lol
  19. Tropic-Of-Canada

    Tropic-Of-Canada Thread Derailleur

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    It is a fact of life here. Ride on!:ricky

    PS- Get some TKC's on yer cruiser!

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  20. Cody1771

    Cody1771 Been here awhile

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    Going to be nice the next few days