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    More tasting notes, mostly

    More tasting notes, mostly <$20 bottles:



    2021 Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc - New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough (11/22/2022)
    Very light lemon in color. Medium minus body. Grapefruit and...
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    wHY do tHeY CaLl it IdIOt's?

    wHY do tHeY CaLl it IdIOt's?
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    I did the thing! First race since, what, 8th...

    I did the thing! First race since, what, 8th grade field day maybe? Ended up mid-pack somewhere, I'll be curious to see the results posted. It was hard but fun hard; I'd probably do another one.
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    I LIKE DINNER PARTIES! I agree about value in...

    I LIKE DINNER PARTIES!

    I agree about value in the german rieslings - some really fun $15 bottles in there.
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    Tasty looking stew. I'm now on the De Negoce...

    Tasty looking stew.
    I'm now on the De Negoce hype train thanks to neufox.
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    Huh. Anyway, end derail. I'd also be interested...

    Huh. Anyway, end derail. I'd also be interested in a training bonus episode.
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    House is still listed as a coach on their site,...

    House is still listed as a coach on their site, and Johnson still runs the podcasts.
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    Huh? He skied the Comstock, which is in BC.

    Huh? He skied the Comstock, which is in BC.
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    "Alpinism related health issues" is a great...

    "Alpinism related health issues" is a great euphemism.
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    Confirmed....

    Confirmed....
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    The point is that I don't ski every day. Email...

    The point is that I don't ski every day. Email subscriptions make it easier to keep an eye on the snowpack throughout the season, even on days where I'm not getting out or doing a deeper dive into...
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    Yeah, I mean, I'm not a tech guy, so I don't know...

    Yeah, I mean, I'm not a tech guy, so I don't know what it would take on the backend. But if I click through to the bookmark that I have for a (new) point avalanche forecast, the website pulls...
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    I want an email subscription option! Forecasts to...

    I want an email subscription option! Forecasts to my inbox please!
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    Yeah I'm local to Summit, so that's by far the...

    Yeah I'm local to Summit, so that's by far the easier option logistically. I'll report back after the 22nd.
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    I think it's also a nice demonstration of how...

    I think it's also a nice demonstration of how important patience can be in the mountains. Don't push through bad conditions with exposed lines - wait for weather and snow to line up.
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    Thanks. I'm gonna try one - if it sucks then I'll...

    Thanks. I'm gonna try one - if it sucks then I'll know it sucks.
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    Has anyone done the Rise and Shine Rando races at...

    Has anyone done the Rise and Shine Rando races at A-Basin? I've never done a race before - are they any fun if you're an average ski tourer who won't be anywhere near the podium?
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    I almost skied down some rocks at coon hill...

    I almost skied down some rocks at coon hill today, since the Loveland snowtel was reporting 11". It's more like 6" at the coon parking lot, so I bailed. I figured the odds of getting suckered into...
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    Rad! Snowing around here - broke out the...

    Rad!

    Snowing around here - broke out the micro spikes for the first time the other day.
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    Loved the "we had an adventure" post-script. Nice...

    Loved the "we had an adventure" post-script. Nice way to start the stoke.
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    3rd in line.

    3rd in line.
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    Gyros Delish recently catered my buddy's wedding....

    Gyros Delish recently catered my buddy's wedding. Solid food and real reasonable prices if greek food works for your setup.
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    Yeah, I thought maybe a bad translation of "ski...

    Yeah, I thought maybe a bad translation of "ski edge." Ug.
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    Ski blade?

    Ski blade?
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    Funny, I was just listening to a Totally Deep...

    Funny, I was just listening to a Totally Deep podcast with Kuenzle this morning.
    https://totallydeep.libsyn.com/episode-100-hats-off-and-some-clothes-off-too-with-jack-kuenzle-on-episode-100
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    Regarding Killian's training, I thought one of...

    Regarding Killian's training, I thought one of the House books had a nice bit where it explained that Killian's training is sitting on top of 20 years of progressively increasing aerobic base...
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    Some recent notes (with some booze thrown in...

    Some recent notes (with some booze thrown in there for good measure):

    2019 Domaine Lafage Côtes du Roussillon Bastide Miraflors - France, Languedoc Roussillon, Roussillon, Côtes du Roussillon...
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    Simple's recommendation of Keystone gulch up west...

    Simple's recommendation of Keystone gulch up west ridge and down CT to Soda and Aqueduct is my standard Keystone loop if I'm staying in the area. Real fun ride. The lift-served DH is also worth your...
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    Lately I've been drinking some relatively...

    Lately I've been drinking some relatively inexpensive ($12-15) barberas. So far it's been a good way to indulge my earthy/funky red interests.
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    I've recently gone down the wine rabbit hole. Any...

    I've recently gone down the wine rabbit hole. Any mags using Cellar Tracker to track bottles and tasting notes? It's a pretty slick system, particularly with the ability to scan bar codes.
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    I'm a big fan of rebranding "quiet quitting" as...

    I'm a big fan of rebranding "quiet quitting" as "acting your wage."
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    Speaking of, has anyone done the ABasin via...

    Speaking of, has anyone done the ABasin via ferrata? Worth doing?
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    As I recall, most of those bailout options have...

    As I recall, most of those bailout options have some scree but are okay to travel without technical gear.
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    Ug, I would make sure you rule out rhabdomyolysis...

    Ug, I would make sure you rule out rhabdomyolysis if you think blood in urine is exercise induced and you're considering more heavy exercise.
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    A fenix one generation out of date is a great...

    A fenix one generation out of date is a great option.
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    Nthing Goodrs. Lots of colors, polarized, and...

    Nthing Goodrs. Lots of colors, polarized, and they'll replaced scratched lenses for free. Not "you pay shipping," but free free.
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    More of a hike than a run today since the slope...

    More of a hike than a run today since the slope was 1k' vert per mile, but there were goats!
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  38. More Patagucci fanboy reports: I had an 8...

    More Patagucci fanboy reports: I had an 8 year-old shell that had seams starting to delam; I had repaired other holes with tape and restitched velcro. And a pair of board shorts that were starting to...
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    Well that's a lot. In plebian news, I ran my...

    Well that's a lot.

    In plebian news, I ran my first half marathon today on-trail. 3k vert gained and lost and just under 4 hours. Pretty day.

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  40. Speaking of shades, I just got replacement lenses...

    Speaking of shades, I just got replacement lenses for two more pairs of Goodrs that I scratched the everliving shit out of. Impressive at their price point.
  41. IIRC Patagonia's policy is that if they're...

    IIRC Patagonia's policy is that if they're refunding you, they'll refund the purchase price if you provide proof or, if no proof, refund at the most recent sale price.
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    This essay is pretty on-point for this...

    This essay is pretty on-point for this discussion: https://semi-rad.com/2022/06/he-was-just-a-dog/
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    Let us know how it goes!

    Let us know how it goes!
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    How huge are your pipes? Current photos in this...

    How huge are your pipes? Current photos in this thread show what's left of the "ramp." https://www.mountainbuzz.com/threads/north-wash-take-out-rated-m.108307/page-4

    I saw a snout rig get pulled...
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    Note that the North Wash ramp is completely...

    Note that the North Wash ramp is completely fucked. Like, even more fucked than it was 3 weeks ago.
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    Our Cataract trip was a proper adventure. Ran...

    Our Cataract trip was a proper adventure. Ran down from Westwater for about 180 river miles. Motored the flatwater to spend more time in the pretty parts. Two flips, one in Skull on Westy and another...
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    Friends and I did a week in the Dolomites with 2...

    Friends and I did a week in the Dolomites with 2 days guided and the balance in the Superski network. With the Ikon pass (a sunk cost for me) it came out to $1,200 per person plus airfare.
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    I'll ride my acoustic bike all over ABay if I...

    I'll ride my acoustic bike all over ABay if I want.
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    Yeah. We're making moves for cataract instead.

    Yeah. We're making moves for cataract instead.
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    Yeah, too bad, but nature doesn't give a shit...

    Yeah, too bad, but nature doesn't give a shit about our plans. Things were setting up pretty well until things turned cold and wet - Salmon drainage is looking at over 200% annual average snowpack...
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