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    Agree with this. I love the Lhasa in soft snow...

    Agree with this. I love the Lhasa in soft snow and especially trees -- but the pin is just a bit too much for harder snow.
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    Workin' from home. 380047

    Workin' from home.

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  3. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Fuckin' A -- congrats on the mini-shredder! What...

    Fuckin' A -- congrats on the mini-shredder! What a badass mom that kid is gonna have.



    Let's be clear though -- they cut you a helluva a deal if they built you that for 80k with a brand new...
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    Kitchen cabinet got a little pop of color (mostly...

    Kitchen cabinet got a little pop of color (mostly to cover up some drill holes due to a failed table mounting experiment). And a rug to bring the room together. Won't have running water during ski...
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    I'll come test it for ya this winter -- stealthy...

    I'll come test it for ya this winter -- stealthy minivan setup.
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    Fuckin' radness.

    Fuckin' radness.
  7. Thread: Dream Job...

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    Reference: Name: Bunion 2020 Contact: PM...

    Reference:
    Name: Bunion 2020
    Contact: PM Rontele.
    Type: Maggot
    Additional notes: Will tell the world stories of your rookie years unless you hire me.
  8. Thread: Dream Job...

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    CIAC just dropped a posting something pretty...

    CIAC just dropped a posting something pretty close to mine. Had a chat with Ethan Greene today about it….
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    It's fine. You're overthinking this. If $33...

    It's fine. You're overthinking this.

    If $33 every 5k saves you some piece of mind. That's *maybe* and extra $70 a year on a new Tacoma. Do it. It costs $33 just to buy that much FullSyn and a...
  10. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    I'd say start with the "Gang of Four" producers...

    I'd say start with the "Gang of Four" producers since even they aren't that pricey -- Lapierre, Foillard, Breton, Jean-Paul Thévenet. Depending on your preferred styles, just start tasting various...
  11. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Chenin blanc (dry styles -- i consider dessert...

    Chenin blanc (dry styles -- i consider dessert wines a whole nother category)-- Domaine Guiberteau, Breze cuvee. You probably can't find '90 anymore. But '14 is damn good too.
  12. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Ya'll showing that you're a bunch of old fucks...

    Ya'll showing that you're a bunch of old fucks who confuse Beajoulais Nouveau you drank as a dentist in the 80s is representative of modern Beajoulais. Drink a bottle of Morgon Cote du Py by Foillard...
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    Slightly different speed than most posted here --...

    Slightly different speed than most posted here -- but next year taking a week off to ride along and play back up wrench on a family member's 1918 American LaFrance in a rally. It's a ridiculous car.....
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    CNG4NKL?

    CNG4NKL?
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    Ordered my first ever vanity plate today and...

    Ordered my first ever vanity plate today and thought of this thread. First one is mostly for a family collect -- we'll have 4 different states with the same place (small little fishing village my sis...
  16. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    I haven't drunk a ton of Brunello so I dont have...

    I haven't drunk a ton of Brunello so I dont have a lot of direct comparisons -- but it was pretty damn killer with some truffle risotto. Probably a bit young still.



    Francois was the fucking...
  17. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Camping wedding wine stoke. 378553 Since...

    Camping wedding wine stoke.

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    Since we cancelled our larger celebration we got to just spend a good chunk of change on good wine. When we woke up in the morning we remember to write down...
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    Good soak here in NW denver. Feels awesome....

    Good soak here in NW denver. Feels awesome. Thunder rolling in.

    Was nice up high early today too.

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  19. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Many of the great and classic producers are...

    Many of the great and classic producers are "natural" wine makers in the sense that they are using only indigenous yeasts, organic/biodynamic farming, hand harvested, no additives except maybe a...
  20. Thread: Wine Geekery

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    Na...have whatever Buster serves.... 378420 ...

    Na...have whatever Buster serves....

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    This was a helluva a fun lineup we had one night in Spain. Almost full pours of 5 Tschida cuvees each for 15eu per person. Luckily we went to...
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    Yes and no. I try to almost exclusively drink...

    Yes and no. I try to almost exclusively drink what most would call "natural" wines. E.g. low-intervention farming and wine making, indigenous yeast fermentations only, respect for local winemaking...
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    Pretty sure it is a World Heritage Site so I...

    Pretty sure it is a World Heritage Site so I can't imagine it's any less something now.

    Bordeaux can be dope. It can be crazy expensive and dope. But there is sooo much quality wine around there...
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    Drinking with Buster when he brings a bottle out...

    Drinking with Buster when he brings a bottle out is a special treat. Especially for us younger mags who've never had access to regions we're now priced out of.

    Current value pick -- B.Y.O.B. red...
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    I lol'd. You know flylow would do this shit.

    I lol'd. You know flylow would do this shit.
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    My buddy grabbed one. Thanks for the PSA. As she...

    My buddy grabbed one. Thanks for the PSA. As she pointed out -- if you wear white on a powder day no one can follow you. It's science.
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    You might try the Sienna AWD group on FB if you...

    You might try the Sienna AWD group on FB if you have it -- pretty wide spread of folks on there.

    Enjoy it. 2nd gen is really a pretty sweet spot with these vans.
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    Your wife is gold. As is this rig. If I wasn't...

    Your wife is gold. As is this rig. If I wasn't already marriage-deep in a 31 year old project car...

    Someone is about to be damn happy.
  28. There are a number of backcountry spots that are...

    There are a number of backcountry spots that are allocated for first come first serve...or at least there were two years back? We rolled in early, snagged one, hiked in for a couple days. Was legit...
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    First off -- listen again and again to the injury...

    First off -- listen again and again to the injury advice. Not getting injured in training is by far the most important part. I broke my ankle almost 2 years ago (don't do drugs while backpacking...
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    I dripped sweat all over my woodworking finish...

    I dripped sweat all over my woodworking finish today because it is 99 degrees in Denver. Gonna be a long summer if this keeps up.
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    As others said, made in Japan Bianchi. Dead easy...

    As others said, made in Japan Bianchi. Dead easy to build due to standard threading and sizes and typically great riders. Had one for many years -- mine was a limited not sure of this exact model...
  32. I lifted my FWD Sienna (which runs snows in...

    I lifted my FWD Sienna (which runs snows in winter and AT in summer) because clearance is more regularly an issue for me than traction of a heavy van with snow tires. If I lived in a massively snowy...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTpd-KE2aw0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTpd-KE2aw0
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    Echoing splat. Keep writing. Whatever...

    Echoing splat. Keep writing. Whatever trade/profession/career/life you want to follow it will be a huge asset.

    Vedauwoo has lots of good camping and is quick to get to off the highway. Couple...
  35. For sure—it’s one reason I went gen 3 with the...

    For sure—it’s one reason I went gen 3 with the new gen so close on the horizon. We roll mostly with middle seats out and camper mode in. But last week I pulled it out in 10min, got hauled a fuck ton...
  36. I think they've gotten a bit better by going to...

    I think they've gotten a bit better by going to direct fuel injection and better aerodynamics. Something like 15mpg combined.
  37. FWIW you can remove the 2nd row in the 3rd gen....

    FWIW you can remove the 2nd row in the 3rd gen. It's just the putting them back in that is the problem.
  38. If it's just dirt roads and not really high...

    If it's just dirt roads and not really high clearance -- then you're paying a big premium for Sequoia and Tundra. Plus sliding doors rule for camping and in the city.

    Not to mention interior...
  39. I'd guess the lift itself is responsible for...

    I'd guess the lift itself is responsible for about 1mpg on the highway. But I added a very non-aero big ass roof box, heavier tires, and an awning at the same time -- all told a loss of about 2mpg. ...
  40. Gen 3 moved the rear row back a bit compared to...

    Gen 3 moved the rear row back a bit compared to Gen 2 -- giving it more space but less trunk space.

    FWIW, I now have 25k on my 3.5" lift on my Gen 3 Sienna with no problems. Slight decrease in...
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    Well...if you're concerned that the 130 flex is...

    Well...if you're concerned that the 130 flex is not enough ;) , the LV version is stiffer since it is the same outer last with a smaller plug inside -- yielding a couple extra mm of plastic in the...
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    They revised the last when they introduced dual...

    They revised the last when they introduced dual core materials. In me experience the new last is noticeably roomier in the toe box, similar in the mid foot and a bit snugger in the heel than the...
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    Some of us who might buy that won't because of...

    Some of us who might buy that won't because of lack of clearance.

    Source: Have a modern minivan with >9" of clearance.
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    Yeah...common, 9" makes it so much more useful.

    Yeah...common, 9" makes it so much more useful.
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    Wouldn't surprise me if there are a lot of...

    Wouldn't surprise me if there are a lot of Frangers like me that found a lot of value in the $200 pass last year (unguided + bonus resort days at Abasin etc)...but at $300 it's pretty different...
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    Jesus. That's spendy. For two guided days you...

    Jesus. That's spendy. For two guided days you could go cat skiing at some places.
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    How long you willing to go without one for prices...

    How long you willing to go without one for prices to come down? Might be a while. AWD Astros still very popular for those who are dipping toe into owning a van.

    No idea what the market is in...
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    Probably left cash on the table. But I felt it...

    Probably left cash on the table. But I felt it was a solid extra thousand (i.e. 20%) over worth. And fleecing people just because the market is nuts feels like bad ski karma.

    Threw the buyer a...
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    Took 2.5hr from posting online to cash in hand...

    Took 2.5hr from posting online to cash in hand (no inspection or nutting) for asking for my old van today.

    Just did the math. Owned it for 6 years. Put 60k on it -- all ski commuting/camping...
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    Wish TGR had a simple +1 function sometimes. I...

    Wish TGR had a simple +1 function sometimes. I know that is millennial bullshit. But I can't read while pulling weeds out of the garden.





    What's particularly fascinating about Carlin to...
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