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  1. Boomers always come out on top. ...

    Boomers always come out on top.

    https://youtu.be/2hekDuCBxCc
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    "What I am saying is that telling someone that’s...

    "What I am saying is that telling someone that’s paid in for over 40 years at an inflating rate to either give away ownership of their home to stay or sell and leave because “they’re rich” with home...
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    I say we buy this thing as a collective. It can...

    I say we buy this thing as a collective. It can park on my property 40 mins from Heavenly or Mt Rose. A deck beside it with an additional hot tub looking at the backcountry run we call "porch run"...
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    You're correct: I didn't mean to suggest that...

    You're correct: I didn't mean to suggest that one should totally eschew technology. Heart rate and power are extremely useful metrics that I seldom ride without. Resting HR can be useful for...
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    Whoop & Oura measure and base recommendations on...

    Whoop & Oura measure and base recommendations on Heart Rate Variability, which is promising but currently of minimal or zero use for athletes. The measurements are way too dependent on variables...
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    I've been doing a lot of liquid calories this...

    I've been doing a lot of liquid calories this year and am finding it to be excellent to avoid energy dips. I still get the majority of my calories from solid foods (mostly my DIY rice cake) but the...
  7. I grew up on a farm and can confirm that we...

    I grew up on a farm and can confirm that we castrated hundreds of steers and thousands of pigs in a similar fashion (fingers, not teeth) every year. I can further confirm that the rubber band method...
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    I've been enjoying the 2.35 Nobby Nic EVO as a...

    I've been enjoying the 2.35 Nobby Nic EVO as a front for the last few hundred miles. It's holding up pretty well, considering a bunch of those miles were at Bootleg and Gooseberry. It feels like a...
  9. Carson City, NV

    Carson City, NV
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    Quoting for posterity. Don't feel bad, we've all...

    Quoting for posterity. Don't feel bad, we've all made this exact mistake before, some more than once.
  11. I got a J&J shot yesterday (the local tribe had...

    I got a J&J shot yesterday (the local tribe had extra doses and opened it up to everyone).

    I felt a little extra tired last night, but went for a 5 hour hard bike ride today and felt 100%. Maybe...
  12. QFT Sent from my SM-P610 using TGR Forums...

    QFT

    Sent from my SM-P610 using TGR Forums mobile app
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    Use whatever oil you want in your forks, but if...

    Use whatever oil you want in your forks, but if you ask for advice and get it, arguing with those who offer it might not be the best way to get them to answer your questions in the future.

    Oil...
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    5w-40 is a measurement of viscosity. It says...

    5w-40 is a measurement of viscosity. It says nothing about what type of oil it is or what additives it may have.

    Maxima is prob the most readily available and one of the cheapest suspension oils....
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    Any suspension oil is almost certainly fine. All...

    Any suspension oil is almost certainly fine. All moto shops will have it. 5 or 7w would be good. Synthetic ATF is great, and recommended for some moto forks. I use it in the Marzocchi forks on my...
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    So you didn't even get high? What kind of painter...

    So you didn't even get high? What kind of painter are you?

    I finally learned why they are the way they are after spraying a lot of lacquer myself while wearing a full face respirator and having...
  17. FYI we've entered that magical period when...

    FYI we've entered that magical period when Monitor Pass is clean but still closed to cars. It's like a playground for road bikes. I suspect it will open soon though so get it now if you're into that...
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    Relevant AF Planet Money episode: ...

    Relevant AF Planet Money episode:

    https://pca.st/episode/12b3cfbf-4270-41b6-80e1-d61cca9b16cc

    Are these the same sign people? Were they in Bozeman?
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    I'm just here to post this, again, since people...

    I'm just here to post this, again, since people still appear to think Hunt is a real manufacturer. Just go straight to the source. BTLOS, Farsports, Light Bicycle, etc. Or you can just get some...
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    You really need to test the water. If it's...

    You really need to test the water. If it's pretty nasty with chemicals etc (bad taste) an RO system will fix it, but if the primary problem is hardness (residue on your faucets, poor soap...
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    The standard rec for inexpensive bibs is...

    The standard rec for inexpensive bibs is Theblackbibs.com. Even their basic ones are good, but the premium ones have better chamois. They are as good as you'll find under $100.

    If you can spend...
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    This is my perspective as well. If I'm pretty...

    This is my perspective as well. If I'm pretty sure I'll be wearing the jacket most of the time, Ferossi all the way. It's incredibly durable (enough that I wear it over my armor when dirt biking!)...
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    Those Moapa trails are well worth a stop! Sent...

    Those Moapa trails are well worth a stop!

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    The OR Ferrosi is what you seek. Everyone should...

    The OR Ferrosi is what you seek. Everyone should own one of those.
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    We should start a crusty old contractor thread....

    We should start a crusty old contractor thread. We can all tell stories about how generally fucked the whole housing industry is in the US. I stopped doing the high end ski house thing because it...
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    I've been trying to convince clients to wait, but...

    I've been trying to convince clients to wait, but predicting when things will "return to normal" is a fool's errand. I have a couple of clients who have approved plans and who are ready to break...
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    20 miles? Pretty much any lube will last that...

    20 miles? Pretty much any lube will last that long. Get back to us when you don't have to re-lube after 40+ miles of dust.

    (Spoiler: the No Toil moto lube goes at least 60 miles.)
  28. Thanks TahoeBC for the clarification on the...

    Thanks TahoeBC for the clarification on the previous USFS action to open trails to mopeds. I misspoke when saying it had been blocked by the courts.

    I don't know the total mileage of trails within...
  29. I think we can all agree that horse people need...

    I think we can all agree that horse people need to fuck right off.

    The only thing worse is the SXS / UTV / Razr phenomenon. Those things are turning all of the desert moto singletrack into roads....
  30. As a further illustration of my point, here's a...

    As a further illustration of my point, here's a quick screenshot of one of USFS's documents. The trail codes reference their maps, and the full list is very long. You can clearly see that they are...
  31. Actually, if you look at the maps USFS has...

    Actually, if you look at the maps USFS has provided, they will OPEN the majority of basin trails to mopeds. Despite what Spats appears to believe, they are currently non-motorized trails and thus...
  32. There's actually a bunch of great stuff down...

    There's actually a bunch of great stuff down here, and even some super burly enduro-bro approved trails that are not on Trailforks, but it's pretty far from TC. If you really want to ride in 2 weeks...
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    I use the 50/50 mix from our local place with...

    I use the 50/50 mix from our local place with success. You don't want straight compost since it will have no structure.
    The more expensive options might be better, but it really depends on where...
  34. A longitudinal study in hotness from 18-32,...

    A longitudinal study in hotness from 18-32, courtesy of Reddit's Queen_Ballerina.369098

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    I'm not in the market for a 145mm travel bike,...

    I'm not in the market for a 145mm travel bike, but if this were 120ish I'd be putting the Ripley on the market....

    https://m.pinkbike.com/news/first-look-the-new-last-cinto.html

    369097

    Sent...
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    I'd like to try Versus but I'm not a fan of the...

    I'd like to try Versus but I'm not a fan of the DHR/F design with its dead zone. If they put it a pattern that includes knobs all the way across I'll buy it.
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    Obviously technique plays a huge role. I don't...

    Obviously technique plays a huge role. I don't skid intentionally and often publicly call out those who do. I've also been riding for 25 years so it's likely I'm a little more careful than many with...
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    On long/remote gravel rides (many of my rides) I...

    On long/remote gravel rides (many of my rides) I carry a plug kit and a spare tube. I bring a pump instead of CO2, obviously. I also carry my full MTB tool kit and zip ties, tie wire, etc. It all...
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    Nice moped.

    Nice moped.
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    Here's a data point for you tire destroyers out...

    Here's a data point for you tire destroyers out there.

    I just wore out a 664 gram 2.2" Schwalbe Rocket Ron rear after a fairly big trip to SW UT. It did a couple of hundred miles of random riding...
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    I got all googly eyed and bought a DVO Sapphire...

    I got all googly eyed and bought a DVO Sapphire for the Ripley. I'm mostly excited for the easy service (I like fresh oil in my damper).

    Now I'm on the list for a Topaz when they get back in...
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    Oh, FFS. Is the horse carcass not pulpy enough...

    Oh, FFS. Is the horse carcass not pulpy enough yet?

    I use No Toil motorcycle chain lube on my mtbs now. For me it's the Grail: no fussy setup, lasts 80 miles of singletrack, and isn't super dirty.
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    Has anyone here mounted a longer stroke shock to...

    Has anyone here mounted a longer stroke shock to a V4 Ripley? I'd like to put a Topaz on mine but I can only find 190x50mm in stock. Spec is 190x45. Some guys on mtbr have supposedly done it,...
  44. Basically nothing at the lake will be rideable....

    Basically nothing at the lake will be rideable. Everyone will be riding Clear Creek every day.
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    There was. We continued to beat this horse long...

    There was. We continued to beat this horse long after it was an unrecognizable pile of bloody guts.

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337813
  46. ? The vans have an opposed 4 design. Putting a...

    ? The vans have an opposed 4 design. Putting a inline 4 is not a simple swap. With any swap there's a new wiring harness to create, engine mounts to fab, and a trans adapter plate to machine, at...
  47. I've been trying for years to figure out a way to...

    I've been trying for years to figure out a way to get a swap done on mine for under $5k. Even with the skills and tools, I don't think I can realistically do it. Lately I've been thinking about just...
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    Conditions are fantastic around Hurricane right...

    Conditions are fantastic around Hurricane right now. The dirt is tacky, and the crowds have arrived. I saw 1 whole person on Secret trail yesterday (and like 50 on South Rim).

    FYI 50 miles of...
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    One of the better spots we've found. Zion in the...

    One of the better spots we've found. Zion in the background.367913
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    I would strongly recommend doing the loop part...

    I would strongly recommend doing the loop part from Mesquite, but not the power line section (though it was interesting in a suffery kind of way). My GF was working all day but could pick me up, so...
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