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    Well, I just re-read SorryBro's post and the...

    Well, I just re-read SorryBro's post and the $3500 was just for labor so not the bargain that it initially struck me as. Still, assuming a 2-day/2-man job that's ~$200/hr. That's a good bit more...
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    I built a 16x14 deck myself and just the...

    I built a 16x14 deck myself and just the materials cost me $3k...14 years ago.
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    He seems to be talking about a one-off feature...

    He seems to be talking about a one-off feature under ideal conditions, which I would totally agree with. That's basically the drop equivalent of Zink's 100-foot back flip. Zink's 100 footer also...
  4. If we stay in an active pattern things could be...

    If we stay in an active pattern things could be fine. If there's an extended dry spell in November/December we'll be making a lot of low-angle turns for a while when it starts snowing again. The...
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    One thing that seems certain is that more...

    One thing that seems certain is that more technical tricks are what's going to win. I feel like they've basically maxed out how gnarly the lines can be and the size of the drops and jumps. If they...
  6. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Awesome.

    Awesome.
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    Would make pressing the steerer into the crown a...

    Would make pressing the steerer into the crown a more difficult and low-tolerance process, maybe?



    Yeah, I usually go with one eyeball and try to align the bottom edge of the bar to the front...
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    Been meaning to ask this one for a while: Is...

    Been meaning to ask this one for a while:

    Is there a method or trick to getting your bars perfectly perpendicular to your front wheel after putting a stem or fork back on? Or do even pro...
  9. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    Especially when there's a gaggle of...

    Especially when there's a gaggle of middle-schoolers throwing down like they own the place.
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    I think it's fair to call him a generational...

    I think it's fair to call him a generational talent. When he's at speed it looks like he's taking half the strides of the guys trying to chase him down.
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    Did you make it to the old site? Tons of stuff...

    Did you make it to the old site? Tons of stuff there that is better maintained, and like muted said the EMTs can get to you much easier.



    I would be totally on-board with no live scoring and...
  12. Perfect example of why the sidewalk is usually...

    Perfect example of why the sidewalk is usually more dangerous than the road.
  13. Thread: Trucks.

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    Just add an option that pipes in engine noise...

    Just add an option that pipes in engine noise through the speaker system. Hell, "engine sound enhancement" is already a thing in some performance cars.



    "Car as mobile whole-house battery"...
  14. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    That is just awesome. Glad he's OK, wow!

    That is just awesome.



    Glad he's OK, wow!
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    Primary criteria for me is few, if any,...

    Primary criteria for me is few, if any, super-tight switchbacks that require coming to almost a complete stop to negotiate. Second criteria is few, if any, grade reversals that require more than a...
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    I swore the "main" road that contest spectators...

    I swore the "main" road that contest spectators ride in on had a gate. That may have changed, and there's lots of other roads in the area and alternate access points. The private land is all very...
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    There's a long-standing rumor, probably an...

    There's a long-standing rumor, probably an actively-cultivated one, that the modern venues are on private land. But, this is incorrect and they are in fact on BLM land. You can confirm this...
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    They are good for a cringe-worthy laugh...

    They are good for a cringe-worthy laugh sometimes. SLC is in the process of trying to build a proper trail system in the foothills. Construction started in the spring and the HOHs have managed to...
  19. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Commencal just announced a revamped kids bike...

    Commencal just announced a revamped kids bike lineup, big press release on Pinkbike. Estimated availability 3rd quarter 2022.
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    This is certainly true, but there's a sizeable...

    This is certainly true, but there's a sizeable percentage of the "hateful old hiker" contingent that even hates trail running--anyone not walking <2 mph enthralled in rapt reverence while carrying a...
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    Guy was not a young buck, either. Glorious. The...

    Guy was not a young buck, either. Glorious. The stair ascent at 0:25 was pretty bad ass.
  22. More updates from Waller County, TX: ...

    More updates from Waller County, TX: https://jalopnik.com/district-attorney-accuses-waller-police-of-mishandling-1847846381

    "The Waller County District Attorney released a statement Monday...
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    There's also this: ...

    There's also this: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/21/998536881/a-black-woman-says-she-had-to-hide-her-race-to-get-a-fair-home-appraisal
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    Perfect day to get boosty. ...

    Perfect day to get boosty.


    http://youtu.be/quaugbgRy64

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211017/2a9ecd08cef199d87bcea438df6f55be.jpg
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    Tiddly is solid. I didn't get to ride anything...

    Tiddly is solid. I didn't get to ride anything else there but it definitely seemed like the funnest descent in that area.
  26. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    That has to be right up there with the worst...

    That has to be right up there with the worst Rampage injuries ever. It will be amazing if he can come back 100% from that.
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    Lots of brands are absolutely terrible. King...

    Lots of brands are absolutely terrible. King Oscar are good, and my absolute favorite are Trader Joe's house brand in the purple can.
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    Awesome to see everyone putting it together so...

    Awesome to see everyone putting it together so far.
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    Serious carnage. Heartbreaking to see Tom go down...

    Serious carnage. Heartbreaking to see Tom go down that hard after nailing the front flip. Amazing to see Kyle Straight still competitive.
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    Agreed. Rhonda Patrick took him to task on covid...

    Agreed. Rhonda Patrick took him to task on covid vaccines a while back and it's like it never happened.
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    Holy fuck.

    Holy fuck.
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    I'm picturing the meeting with the architect...

    I'm picturing the meeting with the architect going down like this:

    https://c.tenor.com/prqVL-HThecAAAAC/wine-sideways.gif
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    That addition blends right in.

    That addition blends right in.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKcJ-0bAHB4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKcJ-0bAHB4
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    Yeah, it's a good flick. The Stoned Ape...

    Yeah, it's a good flick. The Stoned Ape Hypothesis part is entirely unprovable but compelling nonetheless. We started watching it with the 11. y.o. not realizing it got so into the Psilocybe aspect....
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    #winning

    #winning
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    Splat was actually kind of a dick to me on...

    Splat was actually kind of a dick to me on multiple occasions, but I'll pitch in regardless.
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    Maybe this doesn't apply to bamboo, but I was...

    Maybe this doesn't apply to bamboo, but I was under the impression (quite likely wrong) that wood flooring is a bad idea on a basement slab. Or, at least it's a bad idea on an old basement slab...
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    Until they sold it, realized the net cost was...

    Until they sold it, realized the net cost was less than a Walmart bike, and cried all the way to the bank.
  40. Jeremy Clarkson needs to hire you to work on his...

    Jeremy Clarkson needs to hire you to work on his farm. My god that would be amazing.
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    At the very least I'd "dry" run this idea by...

    At the very least I'd "dry" run this idea by taking the trash can you have in mind, filling it with water outside, and seeing if you can dump the water out in a semi-controlled manner and without...
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    Assuming you're using 50 lb bags, five bags plus...

    Assuming you're using 50 lb bags, five bags plus water is pushing 300 lbs....
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    Full-dentist with a side of trust fund. Wow.

    Full-dentist with a side of trust fund. Wow.
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    Preach.

    Preach.
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    This is so weird, I was looking at those exact...

    This is so weird, I was looking at those exact links earlier and the weights were different.
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    The logistics of moving that thing to South...

    The logistics of moving that thing to South America must be insane.
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    Patrol is 27.5. Thinking about this more, what...

    Patrol is 27.5.

    Thinking about this more, what are the odds that Patrol + <800 g tires + 50 mile ride = miles of walking?
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    Yikes.
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    All I'm saying is that in the catalog the EXO...

    All I'm saying is that in the catalog the EXO Dissector weighs less than the 2.4WT EXO Rekon he was considering. Maybe the rolling resistance makes up for it, but there may not be much efficiency...
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    Confusing MaxxTerra with MaxxGrip? Rekon/Ikon...

    Confusing MaxxTerra with MaxxGrip?

    Rekon/Ikon on a Patrol running a 38/Storia feels beyond silly. I'd probably run Dissector/Dissector, 3C/EXO up front (787 g) and 3C/EXO+ rear (877 g), or the...
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