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    Same. I love riding at 10k but if it means 100F...

    Same. I love riding at 10k but if it means 100F in the valley and smoke you can cut with a knife I don't mind enjoying the green foothills a bit longer. I was browsing through my pics and saw one...
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    New rotors for the big mule: 416201 I was...

    New rotors for the big mule:

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    I was looking for the usual Shimano ones for my other bike and found those, didn't realize Galfer made centerlocks. So far I like them, they seem less bendy...
  3. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit the resolution on some of...

    Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit the resolution on some of these images...
    Can you imagine working at NOAA and this is the new toy you get to play with? I'm sure it's a grind like anything else to get it up and...
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    I have volume reducing bands for that shock,...

    I have volume reducing bands for that shock, bought and never used (sold the shock without ever riding it). They might help, if you're interested shoot me a PM and I'll put in the mail for you....
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    ^^^ Nice, it's so awesome up there right now!...

    ^^^ Nice, it's so awesome up there right now! Everything is green, the brush is still reasonable, temps are great, there's moisture in the soil, almost feels like a great place to ride bikes!

    I...
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    I need to hit you up then! Riding some of these...

    I need to hit you up then! Riding some of these zones solo is a bit sketch and not super fun. I went back to the Lake Mtns last week on my own and felt pretty dumb getting sketchy and sideways on the...
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    +1 on this. Thoughts on doing the loop without a...

    +1 on this. Thoughts on doing the loop without a shuttle? Partners never seem particularly interested in venturing out of the pen for more exploratory rides and will go munch dirt carpet in CC rather...
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    I broke a Shimano blade in a slow crash last...

    I broke a Shimano blade in a slow crash last year. Replaced it, loosened the clamp bolts on both brakes and now when I dump the bike the whole thing just rotates out of the way instead of braking....
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    Those conifers, all high and mighty while jizzing...

    Those conifers, all high and mighty while jizzing in your nose...
    Poppies are wild for sure. I had a whole bunch of seed to plant which disappeared somewhere. Great looking plants.
  10. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Can one overdose on cuteness? That's quite the...

    Can one overdose on cuteness? That's quite the pile of blue-eyed gingers... I love the two barely poking above the pile in the back.

    Hobbes' litter was the weirdest mix. There were 5 short-haired...
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    I start with SLOTH and if I have 0 hits I go with...

    I start with SLOTH and if I have 0 hits I go with CRANE cause I'm into critter names.
    If I get hits with sloth I recycle the letters into different positions with a new word. I'll very rarely go...
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    Once I convince people to start calling me...

    Once I convince people to start calling me Dominion A4 I'll be half as cool as DMT Jr. with my own name on my brakes!

    Classy looking bike, based on how hard he sends it at I street I'd say he...
  13. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ginger loaf triplets. Could be an overlay of the...

    Ginger loaf triplets. Could be an overlay of the same cat in 3 pictures, they look exactly the same!

    Facebook just sent me a reminder that Hobbes is turning 10 this month. Here's the first pic of...
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    I have DT valves on both sets of wheels, they...

    I have DT valves on both sets of wheels, they work great. Came with a bunch of rubber seals in various shapes to adapt to different wheel profiles so they've never leaked, no issues with gumming of...
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    Truth. First time I rode it (4 years ago mind...

    Truth. First time I rode it (4 years ago mind you, not exactly BITD) I exploded on one of the gaps in the upper section cause the grass was so tall you couldn't really see the jump on the narrow...
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    Good point, I need to stop laying it against...

    Good point, I need to stop laying it against random picnic tables...
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    I've put a mean scratch in the R stanchion of my...

    I've put a mean scratch in the R stanchion of my Mezzer by letting the bike slide against a wooden picnic table last year. I am VERY sensitive to stanchion abuse.

    Sounds like the SF would tick...
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    Had the same exact experience. Lots of grumbling...

    Had the same exact experience. Lots of grumbling about how poorly designed it was until I started using it the right way and I realized I was the one who was poorly designed...
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    Nicely done! Ms Boissal drove one when she was...

    Nicely done! Ms Boissal drove one when she was car shopping but didn't like the looks. I was more excited about it than the Tucson she ended up getting but I was told to STFU and keep driving my...
  20. If I buy this thing I'm driving over to pick it...

    If I buy this thing I'm driving over to pick it up :D
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    Answering my own anticipatory grumble here but...

    Answering my own anticipatory grumble here but the bush is cleaner than it's ever been. Bit of a bummer to see some of the loose jank removed but it certainly rides better and faster with fewer...
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    Thanks, I need to go up there ASAP. Hope it...

    Thanks, I need to go up there ASAP.
    Hope it never gets sanitized, it wasn't ever brushy past the first rock roll and it wouldn't require moving too many rocks to become quite tame.
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    Love me some 70s bush!! All dry in the lower...

    Love me some 70s bush!! All dry in the lower gully??
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    I'm not smart on the bike and not that good...

    I'm not smart on the bike and not that good looking at baseline so this is happening to ensure I will at least retain my teeth:

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    Thanks to all who chimed in on this in the Expert thread....
  25. Thread: Climbing Skins

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    Damn, first time skins go on the skia and this?...

    Damn, first time skins go on the skia and this? I'd say email warranty with a pic and a bit old wft.
    Unless you were cutting the skins inside an oven this does not bode well for the future.
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    Stupid me read HG as MS. Please disregard. I have...

    Stupid me read HG as MS. Please disregard. I have a lot of paperweights already...
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    Are HG-compatible cassettes not fancy? Asking...

    Are HG-compatible cassettes not fancy? Asking for... me who's running XT on a Hydra. Trying to decide if I need a back up freehub or if I just want to have it...
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    As others have said, Taco and 4 Runner are great...

    As others have said, Taco and 4 Runner are great on paper but their best quality is resale value. We ditched our 2017 Taco after 4 years for a number of reasons: poor gas mileage (17 at best), tiny...
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    So really a 2.3 based on Maxxis standard...

    So really a 2.3 based on Maxxis standard undersizing :D

    I was waffling between 2.4 and 2.6 and went with the smaller ones. On a 30mm IW rim the Eliminator ends up being a touch wider than spec,...
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    Vibes. Sounds like a very serious ordeal...

    Vibes. Sounds like a very serious ordeal...
  31. Thread: Garden 2022

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    Thanks for the beta. We have a tomatillo plant...

    Thanks for the beta. We have a tomatillo plant that has survived 3 winters now. Well, I should say that the root ball survives and the plant comes back in spring cause I always break the stem once...
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    I was at the tire shop today getting my winter...

    I was at the tire shop today getting my winter tires off and some dude rolls in with a flat. Tire guy goes out to look at the car, they come back in arguing about the fact that the tires are shot to...
  33. Thread: Garden 2022

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    Damn, that's impressive, I gotta make sure Ms...

    Damn, that's impressive, I gotta make sure Ms Boissal doesn't see this or she'll escalate to another level. Found her in the greenhouse last week spraying insulation foam in the nook and crannies...
  34. Thread: Garden 2022

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    Holy shit Norseman that is a serious head start...

    Holy shit Norseman that is a serious head start...
  35. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Her face in the 2nd pic... You can tell she isn't...

    Her face in the 2nd pic... You can tell she isn't messing around.
    One of my kitties is like that. Chunky and all snuggly and pleasant looking but once in a while you get a look from her and realize...
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    I was plugging stuff from your writeup into...

    I was plugging stuff from your writeup into google maps but not once did I think of just googling the name.
    I don't feel like a dumbass at all...
  37. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    ^^^ apex predator laying in wait. In my...

    ^^^ apex predator laying in wait.

    In my experience the more laid back the kitty looks the more murderous it is. Misty looks the part.
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    Full on winter in the morning, XC cruising in the...

    Full on winter in the morning, XC cruising in the afternoon, damn I love spring...

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    EaMo isn't super exciting, the trails aren't rad, there isn't much vert, it's a bit spaghetti bowl, and...
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    Outstanding. Any chance you can post a map of...

    Outstanding.
    Any chance you can post a map of the route? Curious how far inland it takes you, I looked up a few of the more obvious locations but have a hard time seeing the whole thing.


    Truth....
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    So cool. Being in UT this kind of riding,...

    So cool. Being in UT this kind of riding, scenery, and wetness looks completely otherworldly.
    And that bigass couloir definitely looks like a sweet ski line!!
  42. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    One of these nap spots looks more precarious than...

    One of these nap spots looks more precarious than the other...
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    Experts: I have a dangerous propensity to...

    Experts: I have a dangerous propensity to overestimate my skills on the bike and the only reason I haven't embedded my teeth in a tree trunk is dumb luck. I've been thinking of getting a FF helmet as...
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    Thanks a bunch. If I don't use it by Monday...

    Thanks a bunch. If I don't use it by Monday (still waffling about the helmet after trying it on) I'll put it back up for grabs.
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    I'll take it if not claimed, I figure it's time...

    I'll take it if not claimed, I figure it's time for a full face now that I'm turning 40 but for some reason can't turn down my level of stupid on the bike.
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    Re: Oazo, I've been skiing them for a couple...

    Re: Oazo, I've been skiing them for a couple season and have about 60 days on them without ever coming out of the binding. I'm 175 lbs without gear and ski with the reckless abandon of someone who...
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    I used to go all caveman on the stuff that...

    I used to go all caveman on the stuff that required 40+ Nm and torque by hand (real fucking tight minus a bit) but a couple years ago I trashed a cassette lockring and had a moment of panic thinking...
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    The entirety of the HR department would like a...

    The entirety of the HR department would like a word...
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    Damn that's nice, I think the fixed rate peaked...

    Damn that's nice, I think the fixed rate peaked around 3.5% in the late 90s but has been below 1% and basically down to 0 for a while now. Government-backed security paying 10%? Yes please...
  50. There's a review on WildSnow from one of their...

    There's a review on WildSnow from one of their youguns who actually skis bigger sticks as opposed to worshipping anything lightweight.
    Apparently it does everything the F1 LT does but skis mucho...
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