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  1. Bad ass spot and view (if this link works). The...

    Bad ass spot and view (if this link works). The tour divide route goes past this point and I've stopped there (by bike) a few times. I assume you could drive up Rice Ridge road (but haven't done it...
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    Little brown bear up the Rattlesnake in Missoula....

    Little brown bear up the Rattlesnake in Missoula. I think this might be a yearling from the cubs I saw last summer.

    The bridge photo is 8miles up the main corridor. Always worth a 10min stop to...
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    I replace the core each year. Like others had...

    I replace the core each year. Like others had said, cheap and easy.

    My OCD also makes me store my bike with the stem down. I told myself that if it was at the top of the tire (in storage), it...
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    Someone might correct me, but i don't think that...

    Someone might correct me, but i don't think that you'll find a power meter that will work on it's own (without a nice computer). So get a good computer and HR monitor. I recently bought the Garmin...
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    ^^^ I hadn't thought about the COVID effect on...

    ^^^ I hadn't thought about the COVID effect on customers riding with you. That is a benefit....I agree that the GFC looks cool and would be passable to clients
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    WRG, what is the need with respect to your work?...

    WRG, what is the need with respect to your work? Do you drive clients to properties now using the truck? That might be ok with current topper situation and ok with the GFC. I'd start looking...
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    We had the same or similar boundaries until the...

    We had the same or similar boundaries until the girls were approx 14 - at that point they had smart phones and could access what they want as soon as they walked out the door (via cell/data). I...
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    You might also check out Flathead Lake South of...

    You might also check out Flathead Lake South of Kalispell. Seems like I've seen boats in racing formations, but I have no experience to know what class they are. Just north of Lakeside is a...
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    Started following this guy a month ago. Great...

    Started following this guy a month ago. Great thoughts about strategy around the course. Dig thru some of his past posts.

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CPqRsRAgEwA/?utm_medium=copy_link


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  10. Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park is...

    Triple Divide Peak in Glacier National Park is one of them.



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  11. 6029 if I added correctly. Southwest of...

    6029 if I added correctly.

    Southwest of Hebgen Lake, Montana. Then west of Henrys Lake, Idaho. Just north of Red Rock Mountain is a gravel road that is used for the Tour Divide MTB route.
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    Thanks! 2pair of pants, normally see them for at...

    Thanks! 2pair of pants, normally see them for at least $80 a pair. Got them for $36 total. No tax for me, no shipping.

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    Missoula TV news last night. Median home prices...

    Missoula TV news last night. Median home prices in Missoula:
    2001 - $138k
    2011 - $205k
    2020 - $350k
    2021 - $420k (end of Q1)
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    Jamal, thanks for being a leader in the local MTB...

    Jamal, thanks for being a leader in the local MTB community. It is appreciated.

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    I really need to ride that section. A two...

    I really need to ride that section. A two nighter of inside road, to Polebridge and up to Red Meadow would be fun.

    Saturday was decent in Missoula, but still wet from rain. So I only rode a chair...
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    Thanks, I raced that for 7 or 8 yrs straight....

    Thanks, I raced that for 7 or 8 yrs straight. Made it a priority one year and got it down to a 4:22. I really love that event and hope to get back there and get back under 5 hrs again.

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    I like the new world. Great graphics, good mix of...

    I like the new world. Great graphics, good mix of road surfaces, so even though it is fairly flat, it rides harder then expected. The 1 climb is just right in length to get a good workout if pushing...
  18. That fireplace is what I originally had planned...

    That fireplace is what I originally had planned for our place, sourcing and price knocked it of contention. Such a cool look!
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    If you overlay my three GPS tracks, you can start...

    If you overlay my three GPS tracks, you can start to see how you could make several loops out of the race course. The parking lot that track #2 starts at, is also a spot that I've seen people camping...
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    I looked back through Strava and found two good...

    I looked back through Strava and found two good Dakota Five-O pre-rides and the race course.

    1st one is a nice out and back loop. You have to be careful in not missing the connect at the far end...
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    Spearfish is a cool place. Stay in the city...

    Spearfish is a cool place. Stay in the city campground (if not completely packed). Cool spot along a small stream, but still a public campground (could also be a shit show depending on who is...
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    Was just thinking that you were in the mud in...

    Was just thinking that you were in the mud in Missouri, no?

    New cables and housing before you take apart the shifter.

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    Probably close to 50-60%. But, I highly doubt...

    Probably close to 50-60%. But, I highly doubt that it is theirs. More likely to be friends or relatives. Seems like I saw a roamer there a year ago.

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    New Earth Cruiser spotted down the street. They...

    New Earth Cruiser spotted down the street. They popped the roof canvas/tent earlier today. Wasn't sure if this was in the spirit of this thread, but seemed close. Give them more time to buy the rest...
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    I was probably the post you thought of in the...

    I was probably the post you thought of in the other thread. I had the Garmin 500 as well and recently bought the Garmin 530. I looked at the Elmnts, but went with the 530 due to price and recent...
  26. Don't bother trying to teach the non-riding...

    Don't bother trying to teach the non-riding girlfriend to MTB. She will do it because she wants to impress you or be with you.

    This is a good thing, it will provide the solo outlet you will want...
  27. Too late for this interview, but for the next...

    Too late for this interview, but for the next one.

    I could agree with you, (dramatic pause) - but then we'd both be wrong.

    We held a contest on our team to use that one in a meeting. Had to...
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    Etto helmet? Sent from my SM-N975U using...

    Etto helmet?

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    Euro experience: Train to Whitefish -...

    Euro experience:
    Train to Whitefish - overnighter for $100 - ski a few days
    Whitefish to Sandpoint - leave at 9pm, arrive at midnight - ski a few days - $40
    Sandpoint to Seattle - leave near...
  30. I pulled that Sheriff's department on Facebook,...

    I pulled that Sheriff's department on Facebook, looks real to me

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    Driving in Missoula yesterday and I hear a radio...

    Driving in Missoula yesterday and I hear a radio ad for the COVID site. Walk-up, no appointments necessary and you can get a $15 Amazon or Apple gift card (or someplace else). Must be down to the...
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    The better of two states for what? Vacation?...

    The better of two states for what? Vacation? Taxes? Living?

    I'd choose Texas over Montana for ocean beaches.

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    Corporate moves are probably a thing of the past,...

    Corporate moves are probably a thing of the past, but I made good money on the 3 of mine across various parts of the USA. RE fees paid, closing costs paid, expenses for the moving, even money for...
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    If your MTB is a hardtail, grab a rigid fork and...

    If your MTB is a hardtail, grab a rigid fork and make that the gravel bike. Take the savings for the better MTB upgrade
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    Thanks for that info. Good point on the...

    Thanks for that info. Good point on the touchscreen and gloves for the next model up.

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    Anyone have feedback on the Garmin 530? I'm...

    Anyone have feedback on the Garmin 530?

    I'm still on the old 500, was going to get the Wahoo Roam, but read the reviews at DC Rainmaker and the 530 seems to be a better product for $100 cheaper. ...
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    Road bars or Flat bars? Ergon grips or similar...

    Road bars or Flat bars? Ergon grips or similar style being used?

    I get this on multi-day bikepacking trips (flat bars), adding Ergons and bar ends have helped some.
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    I think you need 1 tub someplace in the house....

    I think you need 1 tub someplace in the house. But doesn't have to be the master. We went for a sweet master shower setup, guest bath has the shower/tub combo.

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    What happened with this? At Casper...

    What happened with this? At Casper todayhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210402/3189646aef30c9e1cdea88feb4376f5e.jpg

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    These bids are the bomb. Night two pair last...

    These bids are the bomb. Night two pair last year, will buy two more. Great price. See my review that references bikepacking (on the link)
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    I was grandfathered into a nice pension for the...

    I was grandfathered into a nice pension for the private sector. Great deal that tended to push people out at age 55. In fact, the payout decreased from age 55 to 65, then slowly got back to the 55...
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    Michigan win would have secured me the pool win...

    Michigan win would have secured me the pool win (not the tgr pool), and I would have had 3 of the final 4.

    But, seeing UCLA make this run from first 4 to final 4 is pretty cool.

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    Dee - once again I owe you a beer for the right...

    Dee - once again I owe you a beer for the right words to keep me going, and for the wheel to suck back onto the group. You are a good man. Same for the other words of encouragement. Looked like a...
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    This is true, I also think the price changes to...

    This is true, I also think the price changes to end in .98 instead of .99 (unless I'm thinking of Best Buy)

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    I tasted blood in my lungs for the first time in...

    I tasted blood in my lungs for the first time in a long time last night. I rode a stage of the Tour of Watopia and, of course, treated it like a race. In pushing harder and longer then I have in a...
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    Nice grab Pet...I was looking at those models as...

    Nice grab Pet...I was looking at those models as well. In my case for some solo ski trips and summer trips with my wife. I think most models have the bed that drops from the ceiling, correct? Nice...
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    Ya, crap Sent from my SM-N975U using Tapatalk

    Ya, crap

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    I have 5 of the elite 8 locked, can't get the...

    I have 5 of the elite 8 locked, can't get the others. A Bama loss would help me out, same for an Oregon loss. Those two lose and I might have my pool locked up.

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    Apple TV for me as well. And same easy...

    Apple TV for me as well. And same easy connection. My trainer (Direto) bundles power and cadence into one signal. HR is 1 and remote is 1. I use the companion app for turns, rideons and messaging....
  50. Been waiting for this one. Nice job pushing...

    Been waiting for this one. Nice job pushing through the weather (literally)!

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