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    No cell phones, no call display on the landline...

    No cell phones, no call display on the landline either. So yeah they answer the phone every time it rings. As long as they're good about not giving out personal info I'm fine with that.

    I...
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    Great idea! I also like how OnTrac and DHL are...

    Great idea! I also like how OnTrac and DHL are left out :biggrin:


    Good point, hadn't thought of it that way. I'm not a morning person, so this sounded miserable to me. Traffic in my hood...
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    BCT seems rougher every time I ride it. I hear...

    BCT seems rougher every time I ride it. I hear there is some good bikepacking around Durango! :)

    Summertime is going to offer all sorts of adventure for you. Hello after work bikepack and...
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    Poor amazon drivers, at the whim of whatever...

    Poor amazon drivers, at the whim of whatever stupid ideas the mothership comes up with.

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    I've been hammering it into my parents for years...

    I've been hammering it into my parents for years never to give out credit card or banking details to anyone over the phone, or really any information to anyone who calls. They've got the message...
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    LOL. Not as much of a JONG as me with my knee...

    LOL. Not as much of a JONG as me with my knee pads on above the socks.
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    My hands and feet suffer the most when I (rarely)...

    My hands and feet suffer the most when I (rarely) ride in cold weather. Given lack of snow here I've been planning some higher elevation rides that should still be doable, just very cold. I ordered...
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    I went to the dentist in Sept. Next appt always...

    I went to the dentist in Sept. Next appt always gets scheduled 6 months out when I am there. By the time that date rolls around I often I have to reschedule. Had a trip coming up so I called and...
  9. Thread: HOA's

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    Good. I wish my condo HOA would enforce its rule...

    Good. I wish my condo HOA would enforce its rule banning xmas lights and Halloween decorations more than a month out. A few homeowners here had Halloween decorations up in early Sept, and put their...
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    Thanks for the report! I ordered a set of 160mm...

    Thanks for the report! I ordered a set of 160mm Canfields a few months ago but haven't gotten around to installing them yet. Looking forward to reduced pedal strikes and hoping shorter cranks help...
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    Different mothers, huh? But racially he's pretty...

    Different mothers, huh? But racially he's pretty cool?
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    No worky on the lock screen. To clarify this is...

    No worky on the lock screen. To clarify this is a Pixel3. Apparently you can change the clock on other phone brands but after some reading google doesn't allow you to change it on Pixel models. ...
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    Speaking of clocks, here's some shit that annoys...

    Speaking of clocks, here's some shit that annoys me. Finally gave in last night and installed the latest Android system update on my phone. I hate doing it, because its like playing Russian...
  14. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Agreed basic service of forks and shocks is...

    Agreed basic service of forks and shocks is pretty easy. I've done both RS and Fox and don't recall needing any special tools. Maybe a pick to help remove seals and o-rings, and a 24mm or other...
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    I have 3 bikes. Have to add sealant every few...

    I have 3 bikes. Have to add sealant every few months. The 3:1 mix makes 64oz. A batch usually lasts me about a year.
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    Apparently George Lopez is into IPAs. 392875

    Apparently George Lopez is into IPAs.

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    Victory now in cans 392874

    Victory now in cans

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    Nice A "One less E-bike" sticker would be...

    Nice

    A "One less E-bike" sticker would be equally satisfying
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    Late 90's / early 2000's "One less car" stickers...

    Late 90's / early 2000's "One less car" stickers were on the bike of every bike commuter, courier and hipster in Vancouver. I got one and put it on my truck. Current truck has a One Less Sprinter...
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    Glitter for sure! Plus you can color match it...

    Glitter for sure! Plus you can color match it will all your ano parts so you can fit in with the MTBR crowd.

    Are you using something other than homebrew now?
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    Yeah DIY could turn into a rabbit hole if you let...

    Yeah DIY could turn into a rabbit hole if you let it. I just went with recipes that were tried and tested. The first I used was from Schillingsworth - Slime, antifreeze, and mold builder. Worked...
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    Just make your own sealant for a fraction of the...

    Just make your own sealant for a fraction of the price. I've been running homebrew for 4-5 years now, works just as well as stans in my experience. 1 part latex mold builder, 3 parts water.
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    Putting my boxers on backwards (and t-shirt for...

    Putting my boxers on backwards (and t-shirt for that matter) is a regular occurrence. Boxers all used to have a white tag only on the back like a T-shirt so it was easy to tell which way was front. ...
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    I don't really think it matters what type bike...

    I don't really think it matters what type bike you bring unless you're a racer going all out. They travel so light you can barely call it bikepacking, it's basically a four-five day long day ride. ...
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    ^^^ I've still got a couple Magicshine light...

    ^^^ I've still got a couple Magicshine light heads and batteries of different generations, they seem to be interchangeable with the Amazon chinese knockoff lights I also own.
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    So it's been what, a day since the US opened it's...

    So it's been what, a day since the US opened it's border? Last night and today I've already seen about 2 dozen BC and Alberta plates in what seems to be a mad dash south to AZ and Vegas. Is it...
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    I used to work with a girl who was cold all the...

    I used to work with a girl who was cold all the time. She brought a portable heater to work, and she'd close her office door and crank it. The thermostat was also in that same office, so it...
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    That sounds like something I would do. Couple...

    That sounds like something I would do. Couple years ago I left my bike leaning against the wall outside my garage after riding over to the local pub for beers. Opened the garage, had to move...
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    Yeah the Sawyer bags suck, impossible to fill...

    Yeah the Sawyer bags suck, impossible to fill unless you have water flowing down over rocks. I ditched them and used smart water bottles instead. They thread on perfectly. Thru hiker staple. I...
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    I used a Sawyer mini and then full size Sawyer...

    I used a Sawyer mini and then full size Sawyer for a while. The regular was ok, decent flow. Moved on to Katadyn Bfree which has excellent flow. It clogs a lot easier though and I had one filter...
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    Hateful old hikers hate everything. Especially...

    Hateful old hikers hate everything. Especially anyone who enjoys the outdoors differently than they do.
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    Was going to suggest that. They make a variety of thru axles and can help you get the right sizing
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    I used state farm roadside assistance once for a...

    I used state farm roadside assistance once for a tow in NorCal. They would only cover towing to nearest possible tire shop after I had 2 tires blow on hwy 101. That nearest shop wasn't open til...
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    ^^^ 95% of the time I just use the cup to bleed...

    ^^^ 95% of the time I just use the cup to bleed the lever. No worry about contaminating pads or rotor.
    I only bleed the whole system when the fluid is dirty or bleeding lever alone doesn't work.
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    Lower stuff will be fine to ride, higher stuff...

    Lower stuff will be fine to ride, higher stuff will have snow. Wildcard will be weather. Could have nice weather but also expect consecutive days of rain. The coast hwy won't be as busy as summer...
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    Not a lot honestly. Food stays in my pack or...

    Not a lot honestly. Food stays in my pack or bike bags which are right next to me. Only black bears in CO which usually run away. Usually riding late-ish and up early, so that also limits exposure...
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    Do it! It really is an amazing ride. Just don't...

    Do it! It really is an amazing ride. Just don't read schillingsworths TR. Or do...I linked to it somewhere.

    You can always do sections if you don't want to commit to the whole thing
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    Lol. Yup there was only one view on the ride

    Lol. Yup there was only one view on the ride
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    Would love to join for that! The first time I...

    Would love to join for that! The first time I did this ride I "shuttled" using the city bus. Doesn't work on Sundays though : )
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    Happy to help, glad you had a good time! If...

    Happy to help, glad you had a good time!

    If you want some more stoke my Colorado Trail race TR is finished in the Trip Reports subforum...
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    There were lots of CDT thru hikers too. Plus...

    There were lots of CDT thru hikers too. Plus people doing the Collegiate Peaks loop or just backpacking a number of CT segments. There are around 350 completers listed on the CT org website so far...
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    The hikers hated Sargents just as much. It is a...

    The hikers hated Sargents just as much. It is a long dry section for them on top of all the loose rock that is no fun to walk on. At least I could get through it in half a day. Hikers have the...
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    I was having trouble getting them to show last...

    I was having trouble getting them to show last night after hitting the post reply button, but see them all now. Try coming back to the thread later.
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    Summary and final thoughts.... Overall stats...

    Summary and final thoughts....


    Overall stats -

    589.8 miles total, +77,605/-74,915 feet elevation gain/loss. Moving time 134hrs - moving average 4.3mph. My usual speed is around 5mph so...
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    Probably have to deduct a point for having the...

    Probably have to deduct a point for having the maxtrax hidden in the bed. Nice use of side cabinets though. Holy shit that is a lot of weight up high. Truck bed itself likely empty?


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  46. Thread: Wildlife

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    Hopefully that gives the #yolo tourists some...

    Hopefully that gives the #yolo tourists some inspiration, we could use some fodder for both the darwin and the yellowstone tourist threads.


    On a trip years ago we saw a wolf staring down and...
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    Sounds about right. I'm starting a project to...

    Sounds about right. I'm starting a project to re-finish my deck. I can't even get the existing paint off. Home depot paint guy recommended using Behr stripper to remove it. Youtube confirmed it...
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    Only the first 20 photos are free. To see more...

    Only the first 20 photos are free. To see more you need the TRG premium subscription.

    Or try refreshing the page. Sometimes that works, sometimes I have to come back later and try again.
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    I lived in dorms for 1st and 2nd year at...

    I lived in dorms for 1st and 2nd year at university. It was tradition that the fire alarm would get pulled multiple times the night before the Math 100 final exam. And numerous other times during...
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    A guy I know in Sedona bought a timeshare on ebay...

    A guy I know in Sedona bought a timeshare on ebay for $150 back in the late 2000s. He could swap his weeks for the Sedona resort for any of their other locations across the southwest. And he could...
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