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Old 06-09-2013, 08:38 PM   #3626
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Wouldn't it be freaken awesome if we had these all over Vancouver? Imagine not having to worry about bike thieves or crappy weather!
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:55 PM   #3627
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I took a look at Strava and it looks like everyone got some decent rides in this weekend!

I had a great solo ride from Squamish to Whistler on Friday. The next day, my GF had the idea of wanting to ride Whistler to Pemberton and back to Whistler. She's a novice rider, her biggest ride was about 70-80km's which was Richmond>UBC>Stanley Park>UBC>Richmond, and most elevation gained was about 700-800 meters. The longest hill she's done is Spanish Banks, or Cambie street climb from Marine Drive...

So we set out from Whistler and head to Pemberton. We make it there pretty quickly as it was mainly downhill. LOL... So you know what that meant... It was all UPHILL coming back... 33 km's of uphill, grades ranging from 0% to 12%. Not to mention the 15km headwind the entire way back!!

2km's into the 33km's coming back, my GF yelled out that she was cramping really badly in her stomach. We're mid climb in a steep section with the road curving, the shoulder of the road's gone and shes not able to continue. So there we are, standing in the middle of a single lane highway, in the blind curve of the road... I get her to walk uphill for a bit to a safer spot. We chilled out for a few minutes, get some water in us. She stretches out for a minute. At that point, I'm thinking "DAMN... we're only 2km's into this 33km ride back to Whistler, we're so fucked. I'm gonna have to ride back by myself, grab the car, drive back here while shes waits at the side of the road???".

Anyways... she ends up toughing it out. We rode together and paced it back to Whistler. We stopped a fair amount because the distance and grades were just too much for her.

In the end though, she felt really good about herself. She was able to make it all the way back. I was really proud of her too, and pretty damn impressed! I'm not sure what to compare that ride to... Probably like doing Cypress Mountain two or three times back to back. The real zinger was the headwind...

[edit] Forgot to mention, on the way to pemberton, around the same area where my gf cramped out coming back, we passed by a coyote on the side of the road. At first we thought it was a dog, but the ears and the long face and legs!! It was no more than 5 meters away from us when we rode by. So b/c of the spotting, my gf was having a mental freakout while dealing with a cramp lol.

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I've been having knee pains as well when pushing hard on longer rides. Hoping after a fit it goes away. I've also read it can be caused from mashing on the pedals rather then a nice consistent power stroke all the way around.
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I've been having knee pains as well when pushing hard on longer rides. Hoping after a fit it goes away. I've also read it can be caused from mashing on the pedals rather then a nice consistent power stroke all the way around.
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Anyone interested in watching the bike races tomorrow (Tuesday) evening?
I'll be here anyways, as it starts right in front of my office building. Maybe we can do a few laps before the races start to see some self comparisons to the racers.

1st race start at 6:30pm.

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Old 06-10-2013, 10:12 AM   #3631
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did a long-ish ride saturday morning with a buddy and now i'm still fighting a mean mean cold. feels bad bro.

anyways, sorta disappointed after checking my strava after. As we got into stanley park we tagged along the back of the "Fast track Autobody" team. After a bit their lead group decided to break off at a faster pace so i did too maintaining a pace of 30-35 all the way. Feeling really good approaching the prospect point climb i decided to attack and broke from the group hoping to set a new PR. so i get up and feel like i should have smashed my record but when i check strava....6min 20 seconds?! wtF!

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i did notice my speedo periodically dropped and lingered around 6km/h for a portion of the climb for no reason, then it would spike back up to the 20's. i don't think cloud cover would affect the gps that much though?
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Old 06-10-2013, 10:34 AM   #3632
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^ mine didn't even log a PP climb on Saturday even though I did it. Would of been my fastest to date but NOPE
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glad i'm not the only one experiencing it then lol

i was feeling SO good about it too. oh well! will attack again next weekend
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yea my garmin500 did that too, went for 4 laps and only had 3 PP climbs, but 4 descent speed check, so it registered i came down 4 times but went up 3 times LOL.

maybe because the 2nd time i went all the way to the bus stop at PP and then went back to the bridge to camwhore
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^ mine didn't even log a PP climb on Saturday even though I did it. Would of been my fastest to date but NOPE
Something to be said about just using a stopwatch instead of relying on all that fancy technology!
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Do you guys have it mounted on the stem? Odd that the GPS reception is unreliable like that.

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The trees at Stanley Park hinder GPS and cell signal reception. There isn't a whole lot you can do about it so it will skew your results.
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brb petitioning bc gov to cut the trees down around prospect point so we can get better reception to our garmins
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Maybe we can hope for another windstorm lol
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Definitely shouldn't of rode in today. I was basically one legged pushing up the last hill home.
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My wheelset showed up today looking like this:





The box had no damage so to cause this, so it seems like they shipped it damaged knowingly
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I was going to give you shit because I thought it was just a little tear in the tape, but now I see the bend! Shitty luck dude! Where did you get them from?
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I would be so pissed if that happened. Which company did the shipping? I see a snapped spoke there too.
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Picked it up from Amazon. Its supposed to be a tubeless wheels so rim tape matters. I can just imagine the fuck-around I'm going to be dealing with.

To top it off I got dinged GST and PST. Are bicycle parts only one tax or both?
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I think both. Complete bicycles are one tax only. (Not sure of which one.)

Sorry to hear man. That is pretty homo. If the seller was Amazon, you should have no problem dealing with them. It's just that the shipping and time cost is what hurts.
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It depends on the officer, I think. I got only 5% PST on my bike accessories (lights, locks etc) from The Clymb when I brought my bike across the border but that may be because it was together with the bicycle. What wheels are those, by the way?

Here's the list: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/assets/gov/top..._whats_not.pdf
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that sucks to hear man! hope it works out fine.

when i brought my wheels back from blaine to canada i was only charged 5%.

same with the groupset. only 5%.
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to add to that, complete bikes and built wheels are dutiable if not made in north America. But other bike parts and components are duty free even if made overseas. If you are improperly taxed and dutied, you can fill out a form and submit your receipts with cbsa and they will mail you a cheque back.

Sucks to be stoked and excited for new parts only to have them come in damaged. that's part of the risk with buying parts cheap online and not physically from a Brock and mortar shop unfortunately. Most times you alwin and save money, sometimes you lose and it costs you time and effort
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Picked it up from Amazon. Its supposed to be a tubeless wheels so rim tape matters. I can just imagine the fuck-around I'm going to be dealing with.

To top it off I got dinged GST and PST. Are bicycle parts only one tax or both?
i would report to paypal and escalate the claim and let paypal handle the problem
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