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    Not only that but with 36x19 gearing. That’s a...

    Not only that but with 36x19 gearing. That’s a rugged gear ratio, especially on a 29er loaded with bikepacking gear.
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    Polar HR monitors are buggy and not worth the $$....

    Polar HR monitors are buggy and not worth the $$. Garmins are marginally better but often take 2-5 miles before they start sending data to the device. I have used both. Best HR monitor is the Wahoo...
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    FS: Garmin Forerunner 735xt

    Garmin Forerunner 735xt, black body with new black/grey silicon wristband.

    Purchased December 2017, great device, no issues.
    USES GPS and GLONASS satellites
    great battery life
    pairs with...
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    Nice scorpion!

    Nice scorpion!
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    True but Surly sizing is different from that of...

    True but Surly sizing is different from that of other bikes, especially road bikes. I believe that the Krampus frame is optimized/designed for a flat bar or riser bar; not drops, which automatically...
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    If you're willing to drop a little more, this...

    If you're willing to drop a little more, this seems like a pretty amazing deal. Swiss army bike with lots of carbon stuff.

    https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/641335819644854/
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    What kinda seat bag is that? Trying to find...

    What kinda seat bag is that? Trying to find something that works with a dropper post.
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    Nice frame! Is it the camera angle or is there...

    Nice frame! Is it the camera angle or is there something very odd going on with the top race on that headset?
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190204/d01b20f5...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190204/d01b20f53edd902559164e6374c93c12.jpghttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190204/c2f10213947efcf57c8c2ff6eef69fb2.jpg


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    Was aiming for 10k miles, but life got in the...

    Was aiming for 10k miles, but life got in the way.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190127/2f6a934f931c08e4d40ea51469e439af.jpg


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    You picked a good point to bail. The west side...

    You picked a good point to bail. The west side of Waitsfield Gap was absurd. Deep muddy ruts, 15-20% downhill grade. I think I went over the handlebars at least 3 times. Just before connecting...
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    See you there. I'll try not to bonk this time -...

    See you there. I'll try not to bonk this time - last year I went to a very dark place around mile 85 or so, but I did do the entire thing (16,000' of climbing - gah!) This is worth doing as well....
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    Also noteworthy is how he spelled “verticle” so...

    Also noteworthy is how he spelled “verticle” so that it resembles “testicle”.
  14. This made me laugh. Thankyou.

    This made me laugh. Thankyou.
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    Or even allow for some seasonal yurts at/near the...

    Or even allow for some seasonal yurts at/near the base on a year-by-year (permit renewal) basis. Not sure what land ownership is though - I know the alpine ridgeline is managed by the Appalachian...
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    Let's play a drinking game. Every time someone...

    Let's play a drinking game. Every time someone posts the conditions or photos of Mt. Washington in this thread, consume a beer.

    Edit: If they post an actual TR from Mt Washington, drink 2 beers.
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    As Greg Brown would say, “I’m a man who’s rich in...

    As Greg Brown would say, “I’m a man who’s rich in daughters” (2 of ‘em) - my house has plenty of estrogen. Frame looks amazing; best of luck to you, Buttah and VTF on Sunday!


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  18. Some ridiculous posts and statements can be found...

    Some ridiculous posts and statements can be found in the mtbr singlespeed forum. Lots of chest-thumping.
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    This thing is pretty dope. $495 on VT...

    This thing is pretty dope. $495 on VT Craigslist. I'd be scared to ride it on anything other than smooth pavement though.

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    Definitely best elevation/mile ratio, but the...

    Definitely best elevation/mile ratio, but the main up (Jimmy Cliff) is still a lot easier than the old climb (India Pale Trail) was. That thing was brutal. The stuff on the backside is still...
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    Thanks for that. I will never think of Bellows...

    Thanks for that. I will never think of Bellows Falls, VT the same way ever again.


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    ICYMI, it appears that the efforts behind the The...

    ICYMI, it appears that the efforts behind the The Ranger ride have achieved their goal. The developer has pulled the plug.
    ...
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    18 NE - Go on, ride when it's wet

    Those 3 trail pods are well represented on Trailforks. Definitely get the app on your phone and you can use it to navigate those trail networks.
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    18 NE - Go on, ride when it's wet

    Funny that - my rear hub started grinding and making popcorn sounds 2 weeks ago - suddenly realized a new rear wheel was needed. Not exactly a budgeted item. See you at the IRR tomorrow - I’ll be the...
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    Thanks for heads-up on Redemption - I think I may...

    Thanks for heads-up on Redemption - I think I may do that one.

    Doing the IRR7 this coming weekend - gonna be an interesting day for sure. Tapering sucks - my legs are twitchy.
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    This piece of trail (aka "Car Wash") was gone...

    This piece of trail (aka "Car Wash") was gone when I rode there the weekend before last - buried under logging debris. They may have since recovered it. I had to enter at the trail at the top of...
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    So just got a new set of wheels with Flow MK3...

    So just got a new set of wheels with Flow MK3 rims, and I have a lot of fork/chainstay clearance.

    Has anyone tried the Schwalbe Nobby Nic 29x2.6 tires? I am seriously considering them...
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    IMHO I think you should include Raymond Cataract...

    IMHO I think you should include Raymond Cataract this year. After about 3 Heady Toppers, the downclimbing should be a piece of cake. :wink:
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    I'd say Memorial Day weekend is more likely -...

    I'd say Memorial Day weekend is more likely - that's when most mtb trails on VT State Lands officially open (early openings can happen in drier years)
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    Agreed. The sheer depth of the snowpack...

    Close....but not yet.[/QUOTE]
    Agreed. The sheer depth of the snowpack March-April 2001 was mind-boggling. There was stuff above treeline that normally was 6-10' tall evergreen forest. Tree wells...
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    This.

    This.
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    Wow - that's commitment. What did he clean his...

    Wow - that's commitment. What did he clean his bike with - a hose and a putty knife?
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    North not really an option. Currently 52F in the...

    North not really an option. Currently 52F in the Haute Gaspesie (Chic Chocs). Gotta go all the way to Labrador to escape this mess.
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    Miles Per Year?

    That’s a wrap for me. 8,262 miles for the year for me, about 900 or so of that on an indoor trainer, 1k mtb; the remainder about 50/50 road/gravel. Best year yet; hope to do even better next year....
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    There are trails not on State lands in the Mad...

    There are trails not on State lands in the Mad River Valley that are open until the snow files, as long as things stay dry.

    Trail descriptions and map
    Eurich Pond Trails
    Center Fayston Trails...
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    bump....anyone?

    bump....anyone?
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    Yeah nuthin there now.

    Yeah nuthin there now.
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    WTB - Scarpa T1 size 28 75mm telemark boots

    Looking to buy a gently used pair of Scarpa T1 size 28. Preferably recent model. The bellows on mine have compressed to the point where they are crushing the tops of my toes.

    Thanks in advance!
  39. Spring of 1997, when I was working as the huts...

    Spring of 1997, when I was working as the huts caretaker for the Randolph Mountain Club, MWOBS got 96" of snow in the month of May. I was able to ski from treeline on Mtn Adams all the way to Mt...
  40. LDS = LSD

    LDS = LSD
  41. FS: Marmot Spire Goretex ski pants/bibs - $100 shipped

    Marmot Spire Pant

    Size: Men's Large; Color: Black

    Bought these a few years ago on pro-form for $180, used them maybe about 8 times on backcountry tours, lost 35 pounds, now they are too big for...
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    http://i.imgur.com/KEP8Ist.png 6,737 miles...

    http://i.imgur.com/KEP8Ist.png

    6,737 miles with 550,259 ft of gain for the season as of right now;

    About 600 miles of this is singletrack, maybe 100 miles on an indoor trainer, rest is about...
  43. Had some fun on Chinclip this AM - it was really...

    Had some fun on Chinclip this AM - it was really good, but now it's probably hammered into moguls now that Gondola has opened. Could not believe how many tracks I saw heading over into the...
  44. I concur. Did some pre-dawn storm...

    I concur. Did some pre-dawn storm skinning/skiing laps at Stowe this AM and it fully exceeded my expectations. Close to a foot of dense powder up high as of 7AM, still dumping when I left. ...
  45. Most likely Barry Mitterhoff.

    Most likely Barry Mitterhoff.
  46. PM sent regarding Salomon jacket

    PM sent regarding Salomon jacket
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    PSA - New England Randonneurs Fall Classic 200K / 110K

    Detailed description on NER website

    Saturday, Sept 24

    Start Location: 28 Colonial Drive, Montpelier, VT

    Start Times:
    – 200k: 06:00am
    – 110k: 09:00am
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    2016 Honzo Steel frame. That's why I asked. ...

    2016 ALDL frame size large. Cracked both seat stay welds at the seat tube/seat stay junctions. Frame failed in May. No new ones available till winter. Kona offered up some nice options but I don't...
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    What year honzo frame do you have and where did...

    What year honzo frame do you have and where did it fail?
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    How to keep Strava stuff from showing up on...

    How to keep Strava stuff from showing up on heatmaps -

    1.) Go into settings > privacy.
    2.) Scroll down to "Strava Metro & Heatmap"
    3.) Uncheck the box next to "Include my anonymized public...
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