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  1. I'm having an existential crisis reading this...

    I'm having an existential crisis reading this thread.
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    I have that asbestos wrapped octopus in my...

    I have that asbestos wrapped octopus in my basement. I have access to a lot of contractors, especially of the clean up type through my work, and I've had several of them come and take a look....
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    Jesus, I hope nobody with a recent calcaneus...

    Jesus, I hope nobody with a recent calcaneus fracture reads that.
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    No shit. The locals that appreciate good trail...

    No shit. The locals that appreciate good trail are furious. Moto's included. The river parkway crowd thinks it's a good idea.
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    Better get Skyline while it's singletrack. They...

    Better get Skyline while it's singletrack. They are blading it six feet wide from Windsurfer beach at Pineview on the south end all the way to the Willard spike camp on the north.
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    Poll: Daily driver? Probably the Audi. But then again,...

    Daily driver? Probably the Audi. But then again, now that I've had a truck I'm not sure I can go without.
  7. Nothing to add other than I can't believe we...

    Nothing to add other than I can't believe we still haven't ridden together. Once upon a time it seemed like everyone here from Utah got together at least once a year to ski/drink/BBQ. Now there are...
  8. Try and keep up. DS getting his panties in a...

    Try and keep up. DS getting his panties in a bunch without reason is what he does.
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    This x 10. I've wondered for years if I have...

    This x 10. I've wondered for years if I have Raynaud's. After years of feet and hands going numb I learned that I had to keep my core warm almost to the point of sweating.
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    True, we didn't even try and snorkel, we were...

    True, we didn't even try and snorkel, we were there for the surfing. I do think that Belize has ruined me for snorkeling though.
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    It's not the trendy spot right now but it's still...

    It's not the trendy spot right now but it's still awesome. I spent a week driving the Pacific coast and would have loved more time to see other parts, especially volcanoes. Not the place for...
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    See my thread about peroneal tendon pain. I've...

    See my thread about peroneal tendon pain. I've been weight bearing for two weeks after 10 weeks off of it. I can limp without crutches for about 10 feet at this point. Still painful.
  13. Good to hear yours resolved itself with a few...

    Good to hear yours resolved itself with a few days rest, hopefully mine does as well. My fear was that it would last for months like tennis elbow and keep me from trying to return to activity. I'm...
  14. Peroneal tendonitis/osis? Anyone experience?

    So I've recently been cleared to bear weight and do PT after a calcaneus fracture and surgery to repair. I had been hitting the PT pretty hard, doing 10-30 minutes per day on a stationary bike. I was...
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    I've learned from reading this thread that grown...

    I've learned from reading this thread that grown men say things like "amazeballs" and "sick titties."
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    I didn't read the thread, but my advice would be...

    I didn't read the thread, but my advice would be that if your man card is tied to the car you drive, you never had one. Things that are utilitarian are also manly.
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    New new...

    New new standard:http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/First-Ride-Specialized-Turbo-Levo-The-X-Factor,9143/Slideshow,0/iceman2058,94
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    I may need some type of calf adjustment as I have...

    I may need some type of calf adjustment as I have one calf that is currently way smaller than the other. Past experience tells me that it will take a year to come back to full size even it's full...
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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...
  20. 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.
  25. 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...
  33. 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.
  34. No shit. I've struggled to follow that climb...

    No shit. I've struggled to follow that climb (triple overhangs) in a t shirt.
  35. 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.
  38. 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)
  40. 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...
  47. 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...
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