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  1. I don't think so. We were just there and both of...

    I don't think so. We were just there and both of the main garages in Vail look to be run by the city, associated with the transit center. It's $30 to park for a day. I was expecting to pay more...
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    I've been having some fun weekend days at the...

    I've been having some fun weekend days at the Kirkwood XC center with my dog. It beats long lift lines and my best friend gets in on the action.
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    I've got a full backcountry...
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    I have a Renogy, but are you sure it is in charge...

    I have a Renogy, but are you sure it is in charge mode? My Renogy 20 amp DC-DC has a wire that triggers charging when it receives voltage when the truck is running. I wired it with an add-a-circuit...
  4. I hear ya and if it was just me I would be on the...

    I hear ya and if it was just me I would be on the skin track, but my wife and old dog wouldn't be there with me.
  5. Before this season started I was telling my wife...

    Before this season started I was telling my wife this would either be the best or the worst season at Vail resorts due to COVID. Best would have been a reservation system that meant something and...
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    You are lucky you got talked out of it. I got...

    You are lucky you got talked out of it. I got talked into it and regretted that choice so much I sold it after a couple of years. Yes, they carry a lot of weight, but a dually with a big truck...
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    I've noticed that when I crash skiing the surface...

    I've noticed that when I crash skiing the surface is kind of slippery and I slide pretty well. It doesn't really hurt, usually. I can ski at 90% and not worry too much.

    Bike crashes almost...
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    Looks really cool, but I wonder how they got a...

    Looks really cool, but I wonder how they got a truck with an 1100 lb payload to carry that kind of weight? I assume removing the composite bed will give you maybe another 300 lbs, but still that's...
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    This from the Tahoe thread. I hope Vail is...

    This from the Tahoe thread. I hope Vail is reading this because they need to fix it now. If the line for the ticket window is extending 100+ yards at 10:15AM on a non-holiday, they are f-ing nuts...
  11. I drove down the hill on 50 today at 11:30AM and...

    I drove down the hill on 50 today at 11:30AM and it was a nonstop shitshow of people trying to sled everywhere. I was almost taken out by someone doing a U-turn in the middle of the highway - twice....
  12. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/CO...

    https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Travel-Advisory.aspx

    "The State is issuing the following recommendations, which supercede the Travel Advisory issued on November 13, 2020...
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    Ottime, here's what I think. I know you are...

    Ottime, here's what I think. I know you are super pissed about this. Before I go into it...for the record, I agree with you that what Vail has done to Kirkwood sucks. I used to buy BOTH an Epic...
  14. I took this one today at Heavenly at the top of...

    I took this one today at Heavenly at the top of North Bowl, which opened today. Personally I love it. There is a little path to the left to get past the rocks and then nicely covered hardly touched...
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    This is all no big surprise is it? Reduced lift...

    This is all no big surprise is it? Reduced lift capacity due to approx 60% loading and skiing being one of the only things people can still do with their families in public during the pandemic.
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  16. I was there, so I hope not. Vail is failing...

    I was there, so I hope not.

    Vail is failing here. Even with 98%+ mask wearing, the lines were unacceptable from a social distancing standpoint obviously. The spirit of the state order to limit...
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    Timeshares work that way, if that's what they...

    Timeshares work that way, if that's what they were referring to. You can usually rent out your time if you don't want to use it and aren't in an exchange program.
  18. I do that same thing ^^^ dragging my pole on each...

    I do that same thing ^^^ dragging my pole on each turn. I can't decide if it's OK to do that, or I'm just compensating for some form mistake. Doesn't affect the fun factor though. Nice pics.
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    We landed next to the lake at Oak Flat...

    We landed next to the lake at Oak Flat campground. Don't need much space to land a hang glider. There used to be a windsock out by the lake.

    Yeah, the main road in is washboard hell for miles,...
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    I read that and was sad to hear about Hull...

    I read that and was sad to hear about Hull burning. I used to fly Hang Gliders up there. I have many memories of that road up to the launch site and hanging out at cloudbase at 11,000 over the...
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    Reservations are starting to fill more regularly...

    Reservations are starting to fill more regularly a few days out now. This coming weekend filled up yesterday at Heavenly, which caught me out for Sunday skiing with the family. I don't like skiing...
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    OMG, you guys ski on that? Props...

    OMG, you guys ski on that? Props...
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    Those diesel heaters don't cycle well though, so...

    Those diesel heaters don't cycle well though, so you want the lowest BTU rating ones available or you will turn your whatever into a sauna. 8Kw is the equivalent of an 8,000 watt space heater, which...
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    I use a Kovea Cupid for exactly what you are...

    I use a Kovea Cupid for exactly what you are describing. I've used it for 2 hours at a time without dying. I never could find out what the CO output is on these (if any?).
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    Thanks for reminding us. I had forgotten about...

    Thanks for reminding us. I had forgotten about that.
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    Got a roof vent option, but this is mostly a...

    Got a roof vent option, but this is mostly a 3-season camper for me to do off-road stuff. If it's really cold I'd rather pull the Escape 17B which has real heat and insulation and is a proven winter...
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    Yes to insulation. I'm going to use 1" rigid...

    Yes to insulation. I'm going to use 1" rigid foam foil-backed insulation and probably spray adhesive for the insulation part. Example here:...
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    Check out OVRLND campers also. Very similar...

    Check out OVRLND campers also. Very similar concept, but about 125 lbs lighter because it's made entirely out of aluminum and they have a lightweight composite sleeping platform. I pick mine up in...
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    Water heater overflow pans: ...

    Water heater overflow pans:

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    There are...
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    That looks exactly like my neighbor's (South Lake...

    That looks exactly like my neighbor's (South Lake Tahoe) rig that he sold about 3 weeks ago. He only had it listed for a couple of days.
  31. Thread: Risky Behaviour

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    It does work, but it takes at least a decade so I...

    It does work, but it takes at least a decade so I hope you plan to marry her. Put her in lessons as step 1 if you value the relationship.

    My wife is from Taiwan, never skied, and couldn't even...
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    I had one of those (AF 990 I think?) and they are...

    I had one of those (AF 990 I think?) and they are awesome for winter camping, but they are super heavy. My F350 gasser struggled going up hills with 385 HP at about 3 mpg. Averaged 10 mpg though so...
  33. Nope. I own one home and it's in Tahoe. I live...

    Nope. I own one home and it's in Tahoe. I live here full time. I split time between the Bay and here for 15 years prior to that. I'm guessing that doesn't meet the criteria to be considered a...
  34. Well I live here so I'm definitely coming back. ...

    Well I live here so I'm definitely coming back. I run into someone who wants to educate me about 2-3x a year. 2 of the 3 interactions last year were on the same day on legal trails, which basically...
  35. I love e-bikes and ride them in Tahoe. There are...

    I love e-bikes and ride them in Tahoe. There are lots of us who live here and ride e-bikes. People who want to become citizen cops and enforce rules that authorities are not interested in enforcing...
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    Poll: This is one of the purest forms of Darwinism...

    This is one of the purest forms of Darwinism possible and could over the long term result in an increase in the average intelligence of the population.
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    That's from June 5th. Still in effect?

    That's from June 5th. Still in effect?
  38. With Covid heating up, I'm starting to wonder if...

    With Covid heating up, I'm starting to wonder if it was a good idea to get both Tahoe Local Epic and full unrestricted Sierra passes. With the Sierra pass we can defer to the next year up until...
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    There is an incredible lack of involvement from...

    There is an incredible lack of involvement from the anti e-bike crowd at the board meetings I've been to and spoken at. The last one was Mid Peninsula in the Bay Area. I was one of about 15...
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    Here's one: If your habit is to "call out"...

    Here's one: If your habit is to "call out" people doing something that you think is illegal, you no longer have to do that. I can't believe how bent out of shape some people get over this issue out...
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    This back and forth about definitions of...

    This back and forth about definitions of "motorized", "mopeds", "bicycle", etc. happen in each and every e-bike trail access thread I've ever seen. In the end it's the land managers making the...
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    Giant Stance is about the cheapest decent bike...

    Giant Stance is about the cheapest decent bike out there. You may have trouble finding one currently though. Grinch may have better suggestions because he follows current trends more. Bolt-on...
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    Last year I test rode most of them and liked the...

    Last year I test rode most of them and liked the Spesh Vado best for a commuting bike, until I rode the Orbea Gain. I almost pulled the trigger on it but my situation changed and I work remotely...
  44. I'll keep the Heavenly stoke going. The hike up...

    I'll keep the Heavenly stoke going. The hike up from the Stagecoach base was popular until the signs went up warning of fines. Being by myself I stuck to mellower terrain like North Bowl Woods and...
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    IC. Yes, I think you could warp the bed rails if...

    IC. Yes, I think you could warp the bed rails if you used steel clamps and overtightened them. That's definitely happened to people with Chevy trucks. It puts a dent where the clamp is. I never...
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    I'm not sure what the first part of that means...

    I'm not sure what the first part of that means because you won't be driving around with the top popped, but the bed is steel on the Colorado so I don't think there is any way to deform it without...
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    I spoke to Jay last week and he told me about it....

    I spoke to Jay last week and he told me about it. He said the bed used to be made out of wood like FWC but they were switching to this new material and would eat the cost difference without raising...
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    The lightest Project M is about 400 lbs. If you...

    The lightest Project M is about 400 lbs. If you are looking for a shell like that with a full-height popup and cabover bed, take a look at Ovrlnd campers in Flagstaff. They are switching to a...
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    These are super rare if someone on here is...

    These are super rare if someone on here is looking for a lightweight 4-season truck camper:
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    I haven't had to fill up at the gas station in...

    I haven't had to fill up at the gas station in weeks, and won't have to for weeks more. If I drive 4 miles to the trailhead I'm not interacting with anyone. Yesterday at Luther Pass there were less...
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