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    Currently looking at the Dainese Trail Skins,...

    Currently looking at the Dainese Trail Skins, Troy Lee 5400, POC VPD 2.o and POC Air. I have fairly skinny calves, I'm a non-aggressive rider and I'd prefer to just leave them on for the whole ride...
  2. http://techcrunch.com/2009/04/29/rare-1200mm-canon...

    http://techcrunch.com/2009/04/29/rare-1200mm-canon-lens-for-you-my-friend-only-120000/
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    I've been cleared for weight bearing! I went a...

    I've been cleared for weight bearing! I went a little big on the first two days, used one crutch only and now it's sore as hell. But it still feels like progress. Hopefully, the pain of weight...
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    I think we can get by on 50-75% of current...

    I think we can get by on 50-75% of current salaries in retirement. No kids, no house payment, etc. I do want to long term (6 months?) VRBO in Spain, France, Ireland, New Zealand, etc., so I have to...
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    No, I'm not a backer. Looks interesting,...

    No, I'm not a backer. Looks interesting, especially for someone like me that always wonders if I could be set up better.
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    Shock wiz?

    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/dustydynamics/shockwiz-automated-suspension-tuning-for-mountain

    I figured someone would've posted this by now.
  7. Good bump.

    Good bump.
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    http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/yamak...

    http://thumbnail.image.rakuten.co.jp/@0_mall/yamakuya/cabinet/beer/img59429012.jpg

    One of the worst beers I've ever had.
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    That stuff does look awesome. Is there a time of...

    That stuff does look awesome. Is there a time of year (after labor day?), or week that you can hit those classics without traffic jams?
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    Hutash, this one?...

    Hutash, this one?
    http://mountainproject.com/v/john-muir-route-the-mountaineers-route/109164198
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    I've climbed lots of single pitch with her and a...

    I've climbed lots of single pitch with her and a few multipitch stuff in the City of Rocks. She has a pretty good head. I may be the one freaking out after my latest fall and injury. I honestly don't...
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    Maybe you're right. I have to adjust my reality...

    Maybe you're right. I have to adjust my reality of acceptable exposure to fit hers.
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    She may like that one. I've got that 7.something...

    She may like that one. I've got that 7.something mil rope that you could take for lightweight insurance.
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    Favorite ridge walks?

    My wife, a new climber, has a goal of climbing the alpine. I know she isn't ready and I think she does to. I think she may enjoy some easy ridge walks though, mostly 4th class with potentially some...
  15. I once took a 250+ pound man down the women's DH...

    I once took a 250+ pound man down the women's DH at Snowbasin, icy conditions, on dynafits. I was absolutely convinced runaway sled man was going to be me.
  16. No shit. I've struggled to follow that climb...

    No shit. I've struggled to follow that climb (triple overhangs) in a t shirt.
  17. Thread: Insomnia

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    I've wondered about melatonin safety long term....

    I've wondered about melatonin safety long term. It's a hormone. Typically when you substitute a hormone, your body quits producing its own, right?
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    No shit. 4play, tell your dad to get a job so you...

    No shit. 4play, tell your dad to get a job so you don't have to live like that.
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    Sounds fun. I could guide them to Burger King...

    Sounds fun. I could guide them to Burger King after.
  20. Thread: Nocturia

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    I've been dealing with this for a few years now....

    I've been dealing with this for a few years now. It started with getting up once or twice a night which was ok, but, like you, three is too many. I did ask my doc about it in a checkup a couple of...
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    Should I quit my job....

    For now!
    (Technically I'm the fire marshal)
  22. Thread: RIP Logan

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    I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts to you.

    I'm so sorry to hear this. My thoughts to you.
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    Should I quit my job....

    And become a Jenny Lake climbing ranger? One day a few weeks back when I was particularly upset about my recent injury my wife ok'd it.
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    No love for Airstreams? I'm afraid my wife is...

    No love for Airstreams? I'm afraid my wife is dead set on one.
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    "All the Light We Cannot See," was a good read.

    "All the Light We Cannot See," was a good read.
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    Advice needed. I had the surgery a little over 3...

    Advice needed. I had the surgery a little over 3 weeks ago, still 6 more weeks to go of non-weight bearing. I'm in a hard cast almost to my knee. This morning I lost my balance crutching up the...
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    167006 I'm no photographer but I have a great...

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    I'm no photographer but I have a great view of Ben Lomond. I'll have to try for an alpenglow pic.
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    I've been caffeine free for over a week now and...

    I've been caffeine free for over a week now and I'm a huge coffee drinker, I think I'm past the headaches now, but I'm already looking forward to my next cup. I've been back at work this week and...
  29. Ha. I've got an old 575 that I've been limping...

    Ha. I've got an old 575 that I've been limping along for my teenagers for a few years now. I have to fix something on it just about every time it comes back.
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    Badass TR, bravo!

    Badass TR, bravo!
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    Thanks again for the phone calls, big help.

    Thanks again for the phone calls, big help.
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    Thanks for all of the thoughts and ideas. And...

    Thanks for all of the thoughts and ideas. And mostly thanks just for sharing, it's good to know that this will go away.

    So, the update to the story: after that one bad night I was fine for the...
  33. I was curious what the fire dept. pays in Jackson...

    I was curious what the fire dept. pays in Jackson and found a job listing. Jackson Fire EMS is hiring a FF/PM at a starting salary of $39,xxx per year. That's less than Ogden, UT fire starting pay....
  34. Yeah, this one isn't too bad. I'm the worlds...

    Yeah, this one isn't too bad. I'm the worlds worst handyman and I managed to do a switch-out myself. If I remember right, getting it to vent properly was the crux.
  35. Kayak explore will point you in the right...

    Kayak explore will point you in the right direction, you can see where other people found fares to for cheap.
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    Noooo....

    Noooo....
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    I've really cut back on the narcotics over the...

    I've really cut back on the narcotics over the last few days because I hate them; dizziness, nausea, etc. Consequently I was in some pain. I wonder if it was a withdrawal thing? Is this thread going...
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    Panic/anxiety?

    I should probably start an alias for this, but fuck it. Last Saturday I broke my heel (calcaneus) by falling off of my roof 12 feet, onto concrete, directly on my left heel. It's shattered and the...
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    What about Dr. Nicholas Goucher? Saw him...

    What about Dr. Nicholas Goucher? Saw him yesterday and scheduled surgery for next Thursday. He thinks he'll be able to do the less invasive procedure.

    Thanks for the words and thoughts guys.
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    I was using one of those folding ladders and the...

    I was using one of those folding ladders and the hinge failed. I even tested it on the way up by bouncing on it because I've never trusted the damn thing. I'm trying to mentally wrap my head around...
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    I joined the club Saturday when I feel off of my...

    I joined the club Saturday when I feel off of my roof from 12+ feet and landed left heel first on concrete. This has been the most painful bone I've broken by far. Doc said it may be two weeks before...
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    Didn't see any of either. I was a little...

    Didn't see any of either.



    I was a little worried about this initially at some of the out of the way beaches, but then I thought about the 5000 wild horses roaming the island and how I never...
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    Yeah, on second thought probably not. I was...

    Yeah, on second thought probably not. I was thinking kill two birds, but I can use a cheap pair for running.

    Makes me wonder if I should just get over the ears type?
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    Yup.

    Yup.
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    Bump. Looking for some noise canceling/isolating...

    Bump. Looking for some noise canceling/isolating headphones. Any updates to this info? I'm not opposed to ear buds, but they need to be comfortable for long periods and stay in while running. I can...
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    Vibes, tough deal.

    Vibes, tough deal.
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    Anticlimatic for sure.

    Anticlimatic for sure.
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    Negatory. I'm from NC originally, it's pretty...

    Negatory. I'm from NC originally, it's pretty much ingrained in me to prefer that style. Plus, strip clubs have never done it for me.

    Back on the train now. I walked all over down there. Cool...
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    Perfect day for a scenic walk around town. What's...

    Perfect day for a scenic walk around town. What's the windchill? Thirty below?
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    Good beta. Like arrive at the airport 1 hour...

    Good beta. Like arrive at the airport 1 hour before boarding (1.5 hours before takeoff) crowded? Or even earlier? This is tomorrow, BTW.

    Is there a several train wait for a Camden load? I wish I...
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