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    On the tablet front, experience from the...

    On the tablet front, experience from the motorcycle world is that most electronics don't like excessive vibration. A tablet in a street car is probably reasonable, but I wouldn't expect frequent...
  2. If I'm shopping without a detailed list, I don't...

    If I'm shopping without a detailed list, I don't get anxiety, I just know that I'm going to get yelled at when I get home because I failed to correctly read the wife's intent (eg "tortillas" meaning...
  3. This drives me nuts. My wife won't let me cook...

    This drives me nuts. My wife won't let me cook because I like things like kale and believe that salad doesn't have to have meat on it to be a meal, but she also can't be bothered to actually pay...
  4. My wife likes to run errands together and then...

    My wife likes to run errands together and then complain that she doesn't get time to do her own stuff later. Yup, I could've taken the kid with me to the dump and you'd have gotten half an hour, but...
  5. Being a shitty painter is a great way to avoid...

    Being a shitty painter is a great way to avoid getting asked to paint things.

    I can do 20/20 exterior painting, but that's about it--looks good from 20 feet or when going by at 20 MPH.

    On the...
  6. I consider myself lucky if something more...

    I consider myself lucky if something more complicated than an oil change doesn't take me more than 3x book time. I consider the level of gratitude I feel when I can just drop a vehicle off and pick...
  7. Call me a curmudgeon, but I firmly believe it...

    Call me a curmudgeon, but I firmly believe it builds both character and mechanical awareness for teenagers to drive cars that aren't completely dialed. Safety stuff, sure, but the rest of it, meh,...
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    I don't know about bicycle rims, but tubeless...

    I don't know about bicycle rims, but tubeless moto rims are designed to keep the tire in place better even if they loose pressure, as a sudden loss of pressure can be tricky, but a sudden loss of...
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    That belongs in the "shit that annoys you"...

    That belongs in the "shit that annoys you" thread. Making me call or live chat to cancel every six months so I can maintain the same pricing plan is beyond obnoxious, but unfortunately still better...
  10. Picking one piece of the thread to respond...

    Picking one piece of the thread to respond to...the SAD44 (Bethel/Woodstock/etc) and RSU10 schools (Rumford/Mexico/etc) are both pretty good at the elementary level, although I may be biased (my wife...
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    FWIW, this tracks with what I've heard on...

    FWIW, this tracks with what I've heard on Vermont, as well. My ex worked for the state, and part of her job involved dealing with failed tanks (and remediation) as well as a state program that...
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    Anecdotally, I know at least three...

    Anecdotally, I know at least three service-industry people from a small town in Montana who couldn't get hours in during the height of the pandemic, used the time to pick up other skills, and are now...
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    Red Lodge, MT, firefighter badly burnt while...

    Red Lodge, MT, firefighter badly burnt while fighting a fire outside of Joliet:

    https://www.ktvq.com/news/fire-watch/injured-red-lodge-firefighter-in-serious-condition-in-utah-hospital
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  14. We're spending about that for one. Sent from...

    We're spending about that for one.

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    But there are a lot of limits on actually...

    But there are a lot of limits on actually collecting, particularly if you have nothing of value on paper (ie no car, bank account, or real estate), don't use credit (and thus don't care about your...
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    Live free or die, baby. IIRC, New Hampshire...

    Live free or die, baby.

    IIRC, New Hampshire law requires that you self-insure if you lack traditional insurance, including a requirement that you have the resources to do so. My understanding is...
  17. It depends on the poop. I'd happily pick up our...

    It depends on the poop. I'd happily pick up our pomsky's poop twice as much if it meant not needing to deal with any guacamole-with-chunks in our daughter's diaper, but the pug beats them both, hands...
  18. We started with disposables on baby one, switched...

    We started with disposables on baby one, switched to cloth, and then back to disposables when she started solid food. Baby two is due soon and the plan is cloth until he or she gets solid food. As...
  19. I'm suddenly a lot less grumpy about my wife...

    I'm suddenly a lot less grumpy about my wife mentioning the tire pressure light being on for a couple of weeks and finding one tire down 10 PSI.

    The scratched windshield because her answer to...
  20. Set them with a tire gauge, shoot the hubs and...

    Set them with a tire gauge, shoot the hubs and tires at each stop. It's not foolproof, but if you're already checking hub temperatures, it's damn near zero extra effort and should still catch a slow...
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    They've done studies on it in California and came...

    They've done studies on it in California and came to the conclusion that lane splitting is safer than sitting in traffic. IIRC, it's also *way* less likely to result in a car-at-fault incident, so...
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    Ghost is up at the community forest, apparently...

    Ghost is up at the community forest, apparently it actually went in before the access issues got sorted out and they've just put in a connector to get there from the current system.

    I prefer the...
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    Saw as many people as I've seen yet on a...

    Saw as many people as I've seen yet on a weeknight at Bethel Village Trails, apparently I wasn't the only one trying to get out before boarding the ark. It is impressive how well the machine-built...
  24. Also a decent way to keep an eye on your...

    Also a decent way to keep an eye on your pressures for wheels without TPMS.

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  25. The few times I've been headed into a park on a...

    The few times I've been headed into a park on a busy day, they've been pretty good about glancing at an annual pass and waving me on. The best one was after the eclipse, entering Yellowstone from the...
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    Our pug needs to be carried out of the house,...

    Our pug needs to be carried out of the house, through the mudroom, and into the yard (and back). If she's feeling like she needs to go, she is perfectly happy dropping poop mid carry. This, I'm...
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    The Kriega packs are very well built and, from a...

    The Kriega packs are very well built and, from a moto perspective, stand out for working pretty well both with and without armor on. I haven't tried mine on the bicycle.

    Sent from my SM-G892A...
  28. I don't think they closed 212 at all, but they...

    I don't think they closed 212 at all, but they did have a USFS closure on both sides of it for a week or so.

    Red Lodge has the rodeo in town for the weekend of the fourth, I believe, so town could...
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    It would make some sense if the bed were full of...

    It would make some sense if the bed were full of dirt bikes, but loading dirt bikes under that frame doesn't sound like fun.

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    The Toyota pickup (Tacoma predecessor) was a...

    The Toyota pickup (Tacoma predecessor) was a half-ton rig, but getting onto the interstate while loaded was a patience-building exercise.

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    If you like your road shorts, you can ride in...

    If you like your road shorts, you can ride in those under an MTB short, too. I'm no expert, but I've found that (not surprisingly) the expensive road shorts I already own make better liners than the...
  32. That's what I get for not reading the whole...

    That's what I get for not reading the whole article. I still think that the number of good service industry employees sitting on their butts (or riding their bikes or whatever) is relatively small,...
  33. Anecdotally, based on folks I know in Montana...

    Anecdotally, based on folks I know in Montana (where the governor already stopped the enhanced benefits), the ones that were actually good at serving and bartending are either already back at it or...
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    Subject arrested and charges filed on Robertson...

    Subject arrested and charges filed on Robertson Draw. Tl;Dr version: John Lightburn, 55, of Bridger is facing two felonies and one misdemeanor after experiencing mechanical issues while riding in an...
  35. You're an optimist. I think a lot of people who...

    You're an optimist. I think a lot of people who had been working service industry jobs got forced to look elsewhere by the pandemic and then realized that they preferred steady income and less abuse...
  36. This is where growing up in an area with lots of...

    This is where growing up in an area with lots of small towns is beneficial--they actually covered small-town speed traps in driver's Ed, plus it was pretty common knowledge that at least 85% of the...
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    If she's dealing with people who are struggling...

    If she's dealing with people who are struggling to order stuff online because the website doesn't work well enough, she may not have disagreed.

    Probably still better than the guy I know who had...
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    How far is the bar? I've found that pedaling...

    How far is the bar? I've found that pedaling clipless pedals with regular shoes really isn't all that bad for short distances. I'd think something like the PD-M820 would work fine for that use case...
  39. https://www.newschoolers.com/news/amp/51618 ...

    https://www.newschoolers.com/news/amp/51618

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    I'm 99% sure the factory tires wouldn't protrude...

    I'm 99% sure the factory tires wouldn't protrude beyond the fenders, particularly given that it's got oversized fenders to begin with.

    Fair point on not being in its natural habitat.

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    Does it matter that it's lifted and comes with...

    Does it matter that it's lifted and comes with beefy tires from the factory?

    Should there be some sort of point bonus for the exterior accessories using more than half the factory payload? Because...
  42. That reminds me: pay attention to distances and...

    That reminds me: pay attention to distances and remember that driving over mountains tends to reduce gas mileage. The stations in the park aren't as expensive as you might think, but there are a lot...
  43. I'm with the "get a hotel room" group. While I...

    I'm with the "get a hotel room" group. While I generally think that car camping is sufficiently luxurious, if you can get a decent room near or in the park, you can potentially take a nap mid-day to...
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    When the USFS can't find enough funding to empty...

    When the USFS can't find enough funding to empty pit toilets often enough and instead has to close them because the shitter's full, finding enough funding to have the personnel necessary to...
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    Today was lift-served day four at Mt. Abram for...

    Today was lift-served day four at Mt. Abram for me, and I managed 14 laps before the lift shut down for lunch at 12:45. I finally rode Yellowjacket, about which I'd been nervous--if it turned out to...
  46. Just remember that if you're bridging solenoid...

    Just remember that if you're bridging solenoid terminals, you want to be very careful how you do so. A screwdriver works, but a plastic handle is recommended and I'd strongly endorse not accidentally...
  47. It may also be a documentation flaw. The...

    It may also be a documentation flaw. The adjustment instructions here are significantly better than those I found looking for official docs

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    The chain slap when I go to the bike park is...

    The chain slap when I go to the bike park is bugging me. Is it worth trying for something fancier like the STFU bike thing, or do I just put some form of padding on so I don't hear it? Bike...
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    The race training courses get set on the lower...

    The race training courses get set on the lower poma, so it's much more efficient to bring everything down and not need to come all the way back up for snack and hydration breaks...especially when the...
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    To the north, there's the town of Bear Creek to...

    To the north, there's the town of Bear Creek to complicate matters, but they seem to think it's not in imminent danger (evacuation order lifted, but I believe an evacuation warning remains in place)....
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