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    Thanks for the link. I thought you mightíve had...

    Thanks for the link. I thought you mightíve had some inside info. Certainly cryptic and begs some questions.

    I know one of the guys who organizes the Cabot Ride the Ridges ride and he mentioned...
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    Care to share the "official" reason? I assumed...

    Care to share the "official" reason? I assumed it had something to do with the town of Richmond not liking the crowds and/or safety reasons related to the rider who died at the Overland.

    I did...
  3. 2-3 inches of the white stuff so far at my place,...

    2-3 inches of the white stuff so far at my place, still nuking.

    Where's the new thread?
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    My pops had a 2001 540i wagon. He bought it from...

    My pops had a 2001 540i wagon. He bought it from a dealer right after a guy ordered it then cancelled it. That was a fast, stealth wagon with a great exhaust note. Another one of those random cars...
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    I mounted my 190 WC tour 108s on the line and had...

    I mounted my 190 WC tour 108s on the line and had a blast on them last season. Never experienced any tip dive and I find them to be pretty damn nimble for the size. I just got a pair of Commander...
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    Anyone have experience with the Moment adjustable...

    Anyone have experience with the Moment adjustable poles?

    https://www.momentskis.com/products/freeride-poles

    Cody doesn't use them but they're Moment so.........
  7. The smart Epic passholders will hike to the top...

    The smart Epic passholders will hike to the top of the 4runner and camp out the night before.
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    That was a good read, thanks for posting. It...

    That was a good read, thanks for posting. It definitely reinforces that Colin was being a womanizing scumbag and also makes the Austin riding scene sound extra douchey.
  9. I heard it sold out in just a few minutes. ...

    I heard it sold out in just a few minutes.


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    I got rid of my full size pick up this past ...

    I got rid of my full size pick up this past weekend so if anyone wants a large Race Face tailgate pad, come pick it up. It's a few years old but still works just fine. Should fit any full size...
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    Looks good, man. My C98's showed up yesterday...

    Looks good, man. My C98's showed up yesterday too. I'll be mounting Pivots on these ASAP.

    Love that sidewall.

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    Armstrong's trial starts today. Base on the...

    Armstrong's trial starts today. Base on the Dateline episode, her lawyer seems confident that she won't be convicted. Curious to see what BS arguments he comes up with.
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    I with ya. 9/10 times I end up wasting sealant...

    I with ya. 9/10 times I end up wasting sealant and spewing that shit everywhere when I swap out tires. That shit ain't cheap either.

    Same goes for bleeding disc brakes. Mineral oil all over...
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    I was just thinking how I've been reaching for my...

    I was just thinking how I've been reaching for my gravel bike more this fall. Something about long gravel rides amongst the foliage is more appealing that leaf covered, slippery mountain bike trails...
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    193 Bananas are already sold out. Damn.

    193 Bananas are already sold out. Damn.
  16. I've got Bolton teed up as my new mountain...

    I've got Bolton teed up as my new mountain if/when Sugarbush starts charging for parking.

    In other parking related news, Stowe parking passes sold out in 13 minutes. ...
  17. I'll bet that a ton of people are buying Epic or...

    I'll bet that a ton of people are buying Epic or Ikon in addition to the Indy pass. Bottom line is almost everywhere will be crowded this season. With all these cheap mega passes combined with...
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    Pretty damn nice out there despite the clouds...

    Pretty damn nice out there despite the clouds today. This weekend will be prime fall riding. 429140


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    I had a squishy rear brake and did my usual...

    I had a squishy rear brake and did my usual bleed. The lever still feels squishy after and now the pads are suddenly contaminated. Me (being a dumbass) assumes I contaminated the pads by touching...
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    Shit that annoys you

    Some prick stole my pot plant 2 nights ago. The house next door was just sold and is empty but there were landscapers there last week. Pretty fucking sure one of those shitbags took it.


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    "Value" according to their marketing department.

    It's insane that you pay $450 for parking and you aren't even guaranteed a spot. Who thought this was a good idea?

    Glad I got my Stowe days...
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    I can't say I see too many other Moments around...

    I can't say I see too many other Moments around Sugarbush. I get plenty of liftline gawkers asking me about them. I've got a 3 pairs of them but I'm I'll be on my Wildcats or C98s if you spot me in...
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    Thanks guys. I'll be mounting mine with Pivots...

    Thanks guys. I'll be mounting mine with Pivots too so I'll stick with the factory mount.

    BC - Sounds like you're digging the C98s for NE terrain? It'll be my new frontside ski for around...
  24. Speaking of Blutos.....I'm looking to ditch my...

    Speaking of Blutos.....I'm looking to ditch my 120mm Bluto too but don't want to drop the front end of my bike with a shorter carbon fork. Does a carbon fat bike fork exist that has a similar axle...
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    Might've been discussed already but are people...

    Might've been discussed already but are people mounting the Commander 98s at the recommended -10? I have 188s coming and was curious about mounting at -8. I'm 6'1" if that makes a difference.
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    Moment Skis Discussion

    Same here. It'll be my 3rd pair of Moments.....so far. I gotta spend less time on that website.
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    Ouch, that looks gnarly. Iím way more freaked...

    Ouch, that looks gnarly. Iím way more freaked out about taking a spill on my gravel bike than on my mountain bike. Dirt road rash at 20+ mph sounds brutal.


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    Never in 20+ years of riding has a quick link...

    Never in 20+ years of riding has a quick link failed on me. Recently a shop tech told me that Shimano and SRAM quick links are designed for one time use only but KMCs are reusable. Never heard this...
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    I'm still rolling a 1x with a 40t and an 10-40 11...

    I'm still rolling a 1x with a 40t and an 10-40 11 speed cassette. The 40t is a bit of push up all the hills around here but it's made me a strong rider. I swore to stop using front derailleurs...
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    What's the best tool to cut/grind off a front...

    What's the best tool to cut/grind off a front derailleur cable stop off a steel frame? I'm restoring an old frame and want to clean it up a bit. Would an angle die grinder that hooks up to a...
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    Thanks man, this route is super helpful. Already...

    Thanks man, this route is super helpful. Already got it ready to go on my Garmin. Stoked to hit these trails.
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    Visiting the in laws this weekend in Maine and I...

    Visiting the in laws this weekend in Maine and I plan on hitting Carrabassett Valley early one morning. I haven't ridden there in a few years - any new trails to check out or route suggestions? I...
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    She's definitely going to for the pretty white...

    She's definitely going to for the pretty white girl victim card. Just like Jax said, she shot that poor girl in cold blood. Fuck her and her bullshit defense.
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    I was going to take my kiddo to the Burke race...

    I was going to take my kiddo to the Burke race but bailed once I saw the email about the expected crowds.

    I canít believe they were charging people $45 to spectate. I still dig the trails at...
  35. Thread: Numb Junk

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    My buddy who does some bike fitting told me that...

    My buddy who does some bike fitting told me that saddles that are round on top of the nose will put pressure there and cause numbness so look for a saddle with a flat nose.


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    Nah, the latest Nimble 9 is stout and lighter...

    Nah, the latest Nimble 9 is stout and lighter than other steel hardtails Iíve owned. After riding it frequently this season and itíll confidently do most anything with ease. The ride quality and...
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    I've owned a TransAM 29er and a Chromag Surface...

    I've owned a TransAM 29er and a Chromag Surface and recently picked up a Nimble 9. It's an extremely fun bike; the gee is modern without being cartoonishly slack and it builds up pretty light. The...
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    Had a few late nights going deep into the YouTube...

    Had a few late nights going deep into the YouTube overlanding rabbit hole. Soooo many middle aged white guys in flat brimmed baseball hats. I swear they all look the same.

    I also ordered a new...
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    I ski the Wildcat 108 Tours around the trees here...

    I ski the Wildcat 108 Tours around the trees here in VT. It's damn light and snappy ski for its size.
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    Thanks but I need the 188s. Sent from my...

    Thanks but I need the 188s.


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    damn, need that website to drop so I can get me...

    damn, need that website to drop so I can get me some Commander 98s.
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    I was a bit underwhelmed when I rode it...

    I was a bit underwhelmed when I rode it considering it was talked up quite a bit by the builders and volunteers involved. Its 1/3 of a mile long and the vast majority of the trail is varying widths...
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    Kick ass, I'll keep an eye out for that next time...

    Kick ass, I'll keep an eye out for that next time I'm up that way.

    Did some super duper extreme freeriding at Stowe today.

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    22 NE - Just get out and ride

    Itís been more than a few years but back in my Boston days we would ride Lincoln Woods and Diamond Hill in RI.

    I was also down at the beach near Westerly last week and did some decent riding at...
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    Thatís it...itís time to play G.O.T.O.S.

    Not necessarily GOTOS related but I spent the past week at the beach in Rhode Island and it seems you need a classic Defender to get your chairs and cooler a 1/2 mile to the beach. I was doing it...
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    Shit, that makes things a bit more interesting. ...

    Shit, that makes things a bit more interesting.


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    Par for the course for start up EV companies. ...

    Par for the course for start up EV companies. Cool car, plenty of hype and a slim chance youíll ever see one on the road before 2030.


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    ďDumb giant fucking deerĒ is a spot on...

    ďDumb giant fucking deerĒ is a spot on description.


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    I'm all of a sudden irrationally irritated by all...

    I'm all of a sudden irrationally irritated by all the off roady Sprinter vans at the trailhead. I swear I'm at a camper van dealer every time I park to go ride. Now some of them have their...
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    Damn, she shouldíve saved that nose job money for...

    Damn, she shouldíve saved that nose job money for commissary in the clink.



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