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    Good grief. Care to share the response?

    Good grief. Care to share the response?
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    I'm pretty sure that Save Our Foothills is not...

    I'm pretty sure that Save Our Foothills is not formally affiliated with SOC; they're just stealing credibility by using a similar name, like Blue Iguana (if a bike advocacy org pulled the same move...
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    There's the Big Water-Alexander connector trail...

    There's the Big Water-Alexander connector trail now which minimizes that kind of bullshit. Millcreek should probably be a Zion-type shuttle bus system at this point.



    Most of Pipeline is like...
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    Pavement isn't the dumb part of riding all the...

    Pavement isn't the dumb part of riding all the way out Millcreek. Pipeline could vanish tomorrow and I wouldn't even blink. The way to ride upper Millcreek is to start in BCC, pedal back up Big...
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    Finally branching out, eh? The most popular...

    Finally branching out, eh?

    The most popular route is Armstrong/MM/Pinecone. It's popular for a reason, really nice singletrack all the way to ridge.

    The other option is...
  6. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    This should help the situation: ...

    This should help the situation: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/shimano-factory-shut-down-in-malaysia-could-lead-to-further-product-delays.html
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    We were already set up to shuttle (my Dad is...

    We were already set up to shuttle (my Dad is joining us so we'll have two vehicles). She'll be decidedly less than stoked to hang out alone in the truck while the rest of us have fun. Better to...
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    On the one hand, this is not a new thing. Twenty...

    On the one hand, this is not a new thing. Twenty years ago in college I worked on a landscaping crew for a few summers. Not mowing lawns and trimming hedges, most jobs were full new landscape...
  9. The world does need more organ donors, I suppose.

    The world does need more organ donors, I suppose.
  10. No, it doesn't depend "on who you're talking to,"...

    No, it doesn't depend "on who you're talking to," if it has a freewheel by definition it's not a fixie.
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    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/25399190/h...

    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/25399190/has-the-whole-world-gone-crazy.jpg
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    Well, shit. It's a 1.5 hour drive plus bridge...

    Well, shit. It's a 1.5 hour drive plus bridge tolls so if we go all the way out there and it's not bonertown I'll never hear the end of it.

    AC managed to hurt her shoulder last week and now...
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    I didn't look to see if they were mopeds or not. ...

    I didn't look to see if they were mopeds or not. Probably a safe assumption, but I'm way beyond confronting people about it and it wasn't far below the rock garden and I was still gassed and trying...
  14. Damn. Saw SAR at Butler driving to up to ride...

    Damn. Saw SAR at Butler driving to up to ride last night and was hoping it wasn't too serious.



    This needs to happen.
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    Is there supposed to be a bike in the pic? All I...

    Is there supposed to be a bike in the pic? All I can see is a giant pair of brass elephant balls.

    Interesting wildlife sighting in Honeycomb last night--two chubby dudes in full camo on fat...
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    Looks like he's very ready to move up a size. ...

    Looks like he's very ready to move up a size.

    eta: Finding a new bike might be next to impossible right now, though.
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    Been perusing Trailforks and Cold Creek and...

    Been perusing Trailforks and Cold Creek and Thrillium are giving me an e-boner. A bit of a drive but looks like it's worth it.
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    Hot rides pay huge dividends later--when it's...

    Hot rides pay huge dividends later--when it's even a little bit cooler you feel like a hero on the climbs. The full-face and body armor crowd overriding sight lines on the Quarry isn't anything new,...
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    That's got to be annual and not bad if so. Taxes...

    That's got to be annual and not bad if so. Taxes are super low, too.
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    This, too. Walk/power hike everything more than...

    This, too. Walk/power hike everything more than a gentle uphill grade. Running uphill is way more physically taxing but only marginally faster.
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    Still, $130k/acre for alfalfa fields in Caldwell...

    Still, $130k/acre for alfalfa fields in Caldwell is nuts.



    Congrats!
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    Yes, there are huge downsides. If you could only...

    Yes, there are huge downsides. If you could only camp in developed campgrounds I'd probably quit camping.
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    Sorry to hear this! Hopefully the DFL goal works...

    Sorry to hear this! Hopefully the DFL goal works out.
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    Way to early for that, focus on base fitness for...

    Way to early for that, focus on base fitness for now. The main thing that will help you get through Days 2-3 is good base fitness and not blowing yourself up on Day 1.

    eta: Absolutely do not run...
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    This. There are parts of BCS you'll never...

    This. There are parts of BCS you'll never understand or fully appreciate without having watched all of BB.
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    He seems to be. Further, the role of "bath...

    He seems to be. Further, the role of "bath salts" in the Miami Cannibal Attack and some other violent incidents is speculative and was not confirmed by toxicology results. Regardless, they're...
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    How much elevation gain/loss is there in those...

    How much elevation gain/loss is there in those 11-12 mile stages? What are the time cutoffs?

    I'd probably start with a "Couch to Half-Marathon" type program and do as much of the training as...
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    What, that it was a just a legal weed...

    What, that it was a just a legal weed alternative, or that it was genuinely "popular" at all? I'll certainly concede the latter point. It's also a gross oversimplification to label all synthetic...
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    Yes, baffling.

    Yes, baffling.
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    Yep

    Yep
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    Ribbon Coil 29 is ~300 g heavier than a Pike...

    Ribbon Coil 29 is ~300 g heavier than a Pike Ultimate 29.

    Agreed on the Mattoc recommendation. The Dorado IRT spring should be great for light riders. My kid's fork with IRT is awesome and he...
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    Very tiny I'm sure. Shit, most people probably...

    Very tiny I'm sure. Shit, most people probably don't even change their furnace filters. But, still worth mentioning. Mine's 14 years old now, it's on its third anode rod and gets flushed every...
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    Shit would get real in a hurry if we treated Type...

    Shit would get real in a hurry if we treated Type 2 diabetics like heroin users and they had to buy insulin on the black market. They made their own bed with their shitty lifestyle choices, so fuck...
  34. "A commercial lobster diver says he escaped...

    "A commercial lobster diver says he escaped relatively unscathed after nearly being swallowed by a humpback whale, in a biblical-sounding encounter that whale experts describe as rare but plausible."...
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    Bothering to flush it annually and replace the...

    Bothering to flush it annually and replace the anode rod periodically will extend the life significantly.
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    21 years later and that scene is still pure gold.

    21 years later and that scene is still pure gold.
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    I'm still faster than the 11 y.o, but barely. ...

    I'm still faster than the 11 y.o, but barely.


    http://youtu.be/xZuEjMDpmbQ
  38. Oh man, brutal.

    Oh man, brutal.
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    Listened, random thoughts: I really...

    Listened, random thoughts:

    I really appreciated that the opening segment made it clear that the foothills are a former industrial area and not a pristine environment.

    The irony of complaining...
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    Excellent Honeycomb beta! I had been thinking...

    Excellent Honeycomb beta! I had been thinking about HABing up it to see where the snow line was. Crazy early to be GTG.

    I got talked into DH laps at Sundance yesterday. Once a year is plenty, but...
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    This is absurdly last minute, but does anyone...

    This is absurdly last minute, but does anyone have a line on Sundance lift ticket discounts?
  42. On the former, IDK, we could pay them their...

    On the former, IDK, we could pay them their current rates and it would still be money well spent. Dental insurance premiums at group rates are really cheap. On the latter, yeah, that's a challenge...
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    For “significantly less” than $100 million,

    For “significantly less” than $100 million, <5 cents per investment dollar: https://www.wsj.com/articles/roku-acquires-rights-to-quibi-s-content-11610116056
  44. It's still very short-sighted. Poor dental...

    It's still very short-sighted. Poor dental health is causally related to a number of expensive systemic diseases. Dental care is extremely cost-effective preventative medicine.
    ...
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    Same as it ever was, really.

    Same as it ever was, really.
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    There was a period where work required me to...

    There was a period where work required me to spend a fair amount of time in SE Missouri. Summer conditions were usually 95*/95% RH, just completely miserable. Cold as balls in the winter, too.
  47. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Well, since it's your thread, carry on! :D

    Well, since it's your thread, carry on! :D
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    Quibi was also an inherently riskier endeavor...

    Quibi was also an inherently riskier endeavor since it was non-traditional content. This list of big time studios and investment groups that got burned on that one is quite impressive, though.
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    This is what I was getting at. Hosting your own...

    This is what I was getting at. Hosting your own in-house streaming service costs money. Right now everyone is betting that they'll attract enough subscribers that subscriber revenue minus hosting...
  50. Thread: The FIFTY

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    IIRC, he has been applying for and receiving...

    IIRC, he has been applying for and receiving permits. The Rainier NPS office denied his permit application for reasons that I don't believe have been disclosed.

    Can you all go start a separate...
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