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    I'm not that old (yet) and this also annoys me...

    I'm not that old (yet) and this also annoys me very much on my Forester. I also want a roof-mounted push broom to clear the moon roof, it's too hard to remove the snow by hand because of the roof...
  2. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    The Mr Chao emotional roller coaster continues....

    The Mr Chao emotional roller coaster continues. Hopefully he's on a stable up now!
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    Tsssss. More $$ and considerably less steeze than...

    Tsssss. More $$ and considerably less steeze than their Chinese counterparts...
  4. Thread: Energy Bars

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    Mag citrate is also a semi-miracle cure for...

    Mag citrate is also a semi-miracle cure for hangovers.

    +1 on meat and cheese snacks. Fats & salt balance out the carbs nicely on long days.
    Ms Boissal is packing these soft flasks she fills...
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    Time to re-evaluate would have been after the 1st...

    Time to re-evaluate would have been after the 1st slide, maybe the 2nd. After 14 might as well continue giving no fucks and rolling the dice.
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    Core skiers uh? Shelling out $200 to sport a...

    Core skiers uh? Shelling out $200 to sport a recognized brand name on the side of your head only gives you status among clueless bros...
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    USPS annoys me more than usual today. I get...

    USPS annoys me more than usual today.
    I get packages from France semi regularly and they always require in-person signature for delivery. This guarantees I'll have to pick them up from the post...
  8. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Hard to know exactly what he is. Definitely a Rex...

    Hard to know exactly what he is. Definitely a Rex based on the curly fur and whiskers (his point in a bunch of different directions on top of curving) but he has an intermediate body shape between...
  9. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ugly is a Devon Rex mix and could be...

    Ugly is a Devon Rex mix and could be significantly uglier based on the pics of the pure breds I've seen.
    Fur is quite soft expect on his back where it's definitely a bit coarser than the average...
  10. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Satisfied Ugly getting the chin rub: 305523 ...

    Satisfied Ugly getting the chin rub:

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    Dissatisfied Ugly wondering what could be more important than continuing the chin rub:

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    Within 10 seconds of me taking that pic he had...
  11. Thread: Energy Bars

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    I was listening to the Gear:30 Blister podcast...

    I was listening to the Gear:30 Blister podcast today and dude brought 1/2 pound of bacon on a 10k linkup where her skied 3 aspects of a 14er. I figured the TGR collective would be very appreciative...
  12. Ha!! Nicely done, what are you driving?...

    Ha!! Nicely done, what are you driving? Embarrassment cranked to 11 if you're in a small sedan.
    Weird spot to get stuck for sure. The one I saw was silver, even more decked out for rhino hunting...
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    Should have added IMO I guess. Which is all any...

    Should have added IMO I guess. Which is all any of us are entitled to in the end...


    Now we're talking. When I was in grad school I used to spend time in a machine shop where they built...
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    I've been using a pair with their darkest lenses...

    I've been using a pair with their darkest lenses since early last season (VLT 7.5% black). No complaints whatsoever regarding eye strain on bright days. Caveat: I spend 95% of my time skinning up...
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    So dogmatic... Is there room for personal...

    So dogmatic... Is there room for personal preference here or is everyone not doing it your way just doing it wrong?

    Unnecessary, yes. Useless, hell no. Faster, yes, in my experience, mostly...
  16. Solid move right there. There's at least 1 daily...

    Solid move right there. There's at least 1 daily post in the UT backcountry ski group on FB asking where to park for USA bowl and there's always a recommendation to park along the road by the Soli...
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    Well, I wouldn't recommend buying a drill press...

    Well, I wouldn't recommend buying a drill press specifically to mount skis but the ability to drill completely vertically and on center is nice. I don't bother with using a center punch if I have a...
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    That's the pair in question actually. Having now...

    That's the pair in question actually.
    Having now skied the CD104L I'd say it's vastly superior to the LD102 for the average Wasatch day. More versatile shape, better float, not much heavier. The...
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    Drill press makes the whole process so much...

    Drill press makes the whole process so much better...
  20. Yellow boots with orange tongues, yellow pants,...

    Yellow boots with orange tongues, yellow pants, green or baby blue jacket. I'm a skittle.
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    One mangled screw and several Albions & packs of...

    One mangled screw and several Albions & packs of Hardman orange later, I mounted a small family of Down skis:

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    The big guys in the back are a remount to deal with a shifted...
  22. I finished last season with a pair of Dynafit...

    I finished last season with a pair of Dynafit pants Ms Boissal wasn't using. Good thing she had grumbled that they were too big for her, I'd be dead if she found out I fit in the same size pants as...
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    Ha! I've only stripped 1 torx to date by being a...

    Ha! I've only stripped 1 torx to date by being a complete idiot. I've stripped multiple PZ screws without the excuse of not heating the epoxy...
    I mounted the Plums yesterday using the PZ screws...
  24. That helped for sure Dunno, being a huge...

    That helped for sure


    Dunno, being a huge hypocrite? I'm not going to stop complaining just because I have no ground to stand on, being a whiny twat is my Jeebus-given right!


    Funny thing is...
  25. Which is why I married her fast, before she...

    Which is why I married her fast, before she realized the same couldn't be said of me :D

    Multiple pairs of pants and jackets have apparently been sold or consigned today. Profits will be offset by...
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    PZ screws for bindings need to go away. So easy...

    PZ screws for bindings need to go away. So easy to strip... My Plum Oazos have them and I'm strongly considering swapping them with standard torx if they are the same length as the Dynafits screws.
  27. She's constantly tinkering with her layering and...

    She's constantly tinkering with her layering and ends up spending pretty little compared to what you'd expect since most of the items are bought on the cheap and resold barely used. This particular...
  28. Uptade: teal/aquamarine/cornflower Patagucci...

    Uptade: teal/aquamarine/cornflower Patagucci pants are staying along with a new Montain Hardwear shell that isn't in the pile. It's a soothing mauve color at least, I'll submit a pic for review and...
  29. BCC parking situation is definitely permafucked...

    BCC parking situation is definitely permafucked summer and winter. I bike Crest loops from the Spruces parking lot or from Cardiff which coincidentally are the only trailheads I bother with in the...
  30. I'd like to sleep in my own bed tonight so I'm...

    I'd like to sleep in my own bed tonight so I'm going to ease into that one with a suggestion for less teal for now...
  31. Just got a text with the picture below followed...

    Just got a text with the picture below followed by 6000 characters of text detailing why all of these pants and jackets are needed. Softshells, hardshells, hybrid soft/harshells, insulated or not,...
  32. This ^^^. Buried weak layers are an intractable...

    This ^^^.
    Buried weak layers are an intractable problem with way too many influencing factors to be managed with certainty. No amount of education, experience, information from forecasts, etc... has...
  33. Well, I don't particularly trust the bridging...

    Well, I don't particularly trust the bridging story either to be honest. I'm sure there's a sound theory behind it and at some point bridging occurs and isolates the shit layer. The problem is that I...
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    Funny thing, it's easier for me to get access to...

    Funny thing, it's easier for me to get access to a laser than a soldering iron which I'd have to go buy... I'll post a TR next time I have to pull bindings off a ski and the heavy-duty equipment gets...
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    Ohhhh I need one! I had a lazy moment pulling...

    Ohhhh I need one!
    I had a lazy moment pulling some bindings last week and didn't heat the head of the epoxied screws before trying to crank them out. One of the torx screws came out easy but two...
  36. True, they do review everything and if they...

    True, they do review everything and if they started filtering people would probably get butthurt about their obs not getting published and stop contributing...
    I'm going to print a "Proud poster of...
  37. Love the mercury but you'd better have skinny...

    Love the mercury but you'd better have skinny thighs if you want to make them work... I find myself opening the thigh vents in all kinds of unfriendly weathers just to let my meaty legs decompress a...
  38. I think big slides can scrub weak layers to the...

    I think big slides can scrub weak layers to the ground whereas smaller ones run on the weak layer which gets re-buried at the next storm. There's also no chance of building a thick enough layer to...
  39. HA! You're correct, and remote trigger makes it...

    HA! You're correct, and remote trigger makes it sound much more Avy level 2 certified...
    We should take bets on how many times 2Dogs, W Monitor, and a bunch of other paths can repeat over the...
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    I'm sure smart people can make it work without...

    I'm sure smart people can make it work without taking the pack off as it's a hook-based design, albeit a very small hook that I latch on the pack strap. You've seen me transition though, speed isn't...
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    I think you could adapt the BCA helmet carry...

    I think you could adapt the BCA helmet carry system to the pack but it would probably conflict with the skis once they're on the pack. I've actually latched a helmet on the top of that pack a couple...
  42. Thread: SLC Eats

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    Adding this to the list of places to visit ASAP....

    Adding this to the list of places to visit ASAP. I've been to the Ogden one and loved it.
    Recently discovered Ice Haus in Murray. It's a Lucky13 without the mustachioed crowds. Huge beer selection,...
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    Visited Ms Boissal at work yesterday, she was on...

    Visited Ms Boissal at work yesterday, she was on 24 hour shift and in need of food. She had just seen a guy who got shot in the dick by his wife. Twice. Third bullet was very close to his rectum....
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    The one in Holladay is better located for...

    The one in Holladay is better located for post-shredding food, straight shot from BCC. LOVE their food.
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    Salomon X-alp 30 fits most of the criteria except...

    Salomon X-alp 30 fits most of the criteria except it doesn't have a dedicated tool compartment, just a sleeve I use for proble & shovel handle.
    It's burly, the diagonal carry is fast to setup and...
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    I gave up looking for an extra set of rims for...

    I gave up looking for an extra set of rims for the Forester after failing to find a single one at a decent price to replace my doughnut with a full-size spare.
    Long term it would be significantly...
  47. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Same here!! A couple days ago Ms Boissal calls...

    Same here!!
    A couple days ago Ms Boissal calls me saying she's 5 minutes away from the house and bringing home a coworker's labradoodle. Dude got stuck in the valley during snowmaggedon and couldn't...
  48. Finally put the bike away and accepted it was...

    Finally put the bike away and accepted it was winter.

    Toured out of Alta on Sat, wanted to take a look at the carnage on N facing Patsey. Full on winter up there, single-digit temps, windy,...
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    Thanks for clarifying that. Seemed like a really...

    Thanks for clarifying that. Seemed like a really odd thing to force for a binding that's designed to rotate 1/4 turn only. She doesn't have brakes now so direction of rotation will be whatever is...
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    Bumping this old thread for a question I'm sure...

    Bumping this old thread for a question I'm sure someone here has the answer for.

    Ms Boissal does not like the Speed Turn 2.0 heels. She hasn't figured out the proper angle to rotate the heel...
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