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  1. This keeps me biting my tongue when reading this...

    This keeps me biting my tongue when reading this thread.
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    With a minor FIFY, this ^^^

    With a minor FIFY, this ^^^
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    Sad truth is that when I was between 15 and 25,...

    Sad truth is that when I was between 15 and 25, not everyone in my community and age group survived driving, including some that weren't under the influence. Scares the fuck out of me when I hear my...
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    So today daughter is in jackrabbits for an hour...

    So today daughter is in jackrabbits for an hour this afternoon. My wife works the night shift, so she goes early up to the tracks. Reports back that the 5cm that fell last night hasn't yet been...
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    Mr Klassen with Cariboo Weather dude on that Jan...

    Mr Klassen with Cariboo Weather dude on that Jan 24th layer. Big variability from the Trophies to Valemount here. Time to limit the exposure.

    https://youtu.be/IquWuPshhkI
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    Add me to the list that will call someone an...

    Add me to the list that will call someone an asshole that doesn't clear the roof of their vehicle from snow and ice. I honk and laugh when they come to a stop, and the load comes sliding over the...
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    The recent storm cycle weighting on that Jan 24th...

    The recent storm cycle weighting on that Jan 24th weakness claimed a snowmobiler in the Pine Pass (Hasler) area last Saturday Feb 20th too. More snow/precip to come, with winds and temps rising, over...
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    Valemount - Skier Fatality Feb 23, 2021

    Looking at the MIN reports this morning and came across this incident. Hasn't seemed to hit the local media yet, and some parts of the reports around date and times do not appear to be consistent....
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    Oh my. Memories from the stories here. Looking...

    Oh my. Memories from the stories here. Looking after a brushing crew that was mostly made up of recent immigrants from India. Part of the contract prework was discussions about how to poop in the...
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    Ya, I've a bit of experience with lynx,...

    Ya, I've a bit of experience with lynx, especially in the Omineca and Bulkley areas, and they are a different breed up there vs the ones I've encountered in the Kootenays, or now in the N.Thompson....
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    I must admit that flying into Maui with the...

    I must admit that flying into Maui with the family the couple of times I've suffered a beach vacation during the height of glorious winter, I was impressed with the Costco 10min from the airport. And...
  12. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Seeds are all purchased for this season - my...

    Seeds are all purchased for this season - my smarter half remembered some of the shortages locally for seeds last year due to the COVID rush so this year the order was placed early.

    We won't be...
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    Its like Aladdin's cave of the lamp. You go in...

    Its like Aladdin's cave of the lamp. You go in with singular purpose, but then get tempted by all the other treasure. And doomed to wander the oversized isles with your too small cart - better get a...
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    10km/hr for classic is a nice sweat if the wax...

    10km/hr for classic is a nice sweat if the wax and trackset are paired right.
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    Iceman posting from the gates of heaven? Give St...

    Iceman posting from the gates of heaven? Give St Peter a kick in the shin for me :)
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    Surprise! Good thing she wasn't a he with...

    Surprise!

    Good thing she wasn't a he with dangling bits to latch onto.

    I've always taken a couple squares of white gold, lit it and sent it down the pit. It scares the packrats away, and the...
  17. Ha! Never seen your better half on the throne...

    Ha! Never seen your better half on the throne yammering to her friends? You've led a sheltered relationship from my experience.
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    The state is not responsible for ground search...

    The state is not responsible for ground search and rescue in BC. Every SAR team is a non-profit society comprised of volunteers. BC Search and Rescue Association represents those teams in their...
  19. Here's a coroner's report from 2007 - 2018 for...

    Here's a coroner's report from 2007 - 2018 for all winter activity deaths. FWIW, here in the snowmobile mecca of the North Thompson (think McBride, Valemount, Blue River), numbers of fatalities are...
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    They grip the crust and ice as intended. As they...

    They grip the crust and ice as intended. As they are attached to the ski and not the binding/boot, they do create the odd occurrence of resistance as you stride forward. Only used them on my 96mm...
  21. That would the simplest, least nefarious...

    That would the simplest, least nefarious possibility. More likely that gym is where her female group has decided to go, to commiserate and plot revenge in their version of this thread.
  22. Maybe she started to whip it, but said fuck it...

    Maybe she started to whip it, but said fuck it after the first pass.
    Probably buys in bulk and stores it in the freezer, like my wife, and then pulls it out too late and tries to cut off slabs of...
  23. Being 'on time' means something completely...

    Being 'on time' means something completely different between my wife and I. She thinks that anytime within 10min after the time of the appointment is appropriate. And this includes finishing her prep...
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    http://kahtoola.com/product/microspikes/ Thats...

    http://kahtoola.com/product/microspikes/
    Thats the company that makes the originals. Lots of knock-offs on amazon for around half the price. Some of the lesser varieties have fewer spikes per foot,...
  25. Heh. When out with the kid and hound, I just wear...

    Heh. When out with the kid and hound, I just wear my double front carharts. If it's cold out, I might put on a pair of wool undies.
    When I'm out for serious workout on the track, it's usually some...
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    Same kind of conditions here this winter. Lots of...

    Same kind of conditions here this winter. Lots of snow over ice. Picked up a pair of microspike knock-offs for the wife and I, scored major points for it. 361896
    A little aggressive for some urban...
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    We regularly see griz tracks over ours during...

    We regularly see griz tracks over ours during field work in March. We've never been bothered by the early risers though. They are more interested in bulbs and wild tubers to flush the colon when they...
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    Quite a few backcountry skiers here have 550s &...

    Quite a few backcountry skiers here have 550s & 600 tundras for sled access. As long as there is a packed trail, they do just fine. Put them on over 15% grade on a foot of fresh on the trail, or...
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    He was a regular icon of the Stratford Festival....

    He was a regular icon of the Stratford Festival. And recognized with the triple crown of awards. He will be sorely missed.
  30. Ha! I must admit that this year my 7yo daughter...

    Ha! I must admit that this year my 7yo daughter will not likely even strap on alpine gear as the local ski hill is too low elevation for this year's freezing levels. But she is absolutely killing it...
  31. Wide stance? Sorry to break it to ya, but he...

    Wide stance? Sorry to break it to ya, but he might be a snowboarder waiting to be set free.
    Look on the bright side, at least he isn't showing signs of bending the knee! :D
  32. Ya, heating 5cft with 220V vs

    Ya, heating 5cft with 220V vs <1cft at 110V, for 2 - 4 slices of bread. The 5min broil/toast function of the toaster oven would take >10min in the oven to finish the same task as well.
    Betcha you...
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    My 2003 Tacoma payload (4X4, x-cab, off-road pkg)...

    My 2003 Tacoma payload (4X4, x-cab, off-road pkg) is #1500lbs. It will carry my 600lbs sled, and 2 guys and gear (500lbs) without issue. But that's it.
  34. Yup. Our toaster oven also gets lots of use. Love...

    Yup. Our toaster oven also gets lots of use. Love it for melting cheese over bacon and tomato prior to topping with a fried egg. How about a tuna/turkey/smoked salmon melt? Warming corn bread...
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    I think it was old goat or maybe another retired...

    I think it was old goat or maybe another retired dentist that said none of the lenses really work. Something about the rods dying as we age and not being replaced. I am going through that now, I used...
  36. Only the ones they can walk under, but are at my...

    Only the ones they can walk under, but are at my nose level! Keeps me on my toes at least.
  37. Liquor on the shelf? No membership required to...

    Liquor on the shelf? No membership required to walk through the front door, let along the check-out? Did AB secede from the dominion and I missed it? Or is Kamloops in some sort of alternate reality?...
  38. Fuck am I glad I've managed to steer my wife away...

    Fuck am I glad I've managed to steer my wife away from that consumer cult icon. Only way to save money there is to spend it on stuff you have to rationalize you need right now.

    Maybe if the...
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    Heh, we have a gas station (small independent)...

    Heh, we have a gas station (small independent) here that still uses one for our govt gas cards. As there are only 2 gas stations in town, they are not going to let that bit of business get away. No...
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    The greatest part is not the pile-ups, but the...

    The greatest part is not the pile-ups, but the individual bails. The catalyst guy in blue at 30sec and last couple near the end, as the camera pans. Misery sticks indead.
  41. All it takes is one infected idiot at a party....

    All it takes is one infected idiot at a party. Doesn't matter if it was a local or tourist. The source isn't the problem - it's the behaviour.
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    https://youtu.be/QrHMFVDVc74

    https://youtu.be/QrHMFVDVc74
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    Glad to hear all went well Harry! 8 times...

    Glad to hear all went well Harry!



    8 times a season isn't going to help you improve your technique. And having skis that aren't matched for your weight definitely will not help. I didn't catch...
  44. I am not getting that impression so much, but I...

    I am not getting that impression so much, but I can appreciate the frustration with any measures being discussed to try and slow this virus. Talking with my wife at dinner, and people are just so...
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    They already are. Got smoked going to work a few...

    They already are. Got smoked going to work a few years ago by a oil patch worker heading back to the Okanagan on days off, doing the midnight haul, in his lifted F150 severely overloaded with a large...
  46. Horgan is not quite wrong though. Just because...

    Horgan is not quite wrong though. Just because the outbreaks are caused by local transmission doesn't mean the traveler cant/won't be exposed and bring it back to their bubble/community. It is a...
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    While running into the swamp donkey on a steep...

    While running into the swamp donkey on a steep corner is possible, my experience is hitting that little chink of ice or soft spot in the corduroy sending me flying through the moonlight into the...
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    Cause life is hard. Even harder when you're...

    Cause life is hard. Even harder when you're stupid.
    And community support in our culture sucks.

    Seriously. Where is that study linked somewhere in here long time ago where they gave two groups of...
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    Heard a piece on CBC ideas with Dr Hart. Very...

    Heard a piece on CBC ideas with Dr Hart. Very interesting perspective.
    https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1533523011983
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    Was out last night, skating under a nearly full...

    Was out last night, skating under a nearly full moon. Enjoyed fresh corduroy and -8C temps. Had a cow moose share the trail for a moment, and had an great grey owl buzz me. About 12km and 250m...
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