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  1. I'm smaller and lighter than Falcon (5'8" 175)...

    I'm smaller and lighter than Falcon (5'8" 175) and like the 178s. Femur, I expect you'd be fine on either.
  2. 302338 I made a lamp, among some other things....

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    I made a lamp, among some other things. Happy with this one though.
  3. I haven't skied the Salomon, but I have a few...

    I haven't skied the Salomon, but I have a few days on the Camox Freebird and I really like the ski. I wanted a light do-it-all ski that I expect to be on every touring day that isn't on deep powder...
  4. Advice on Touring and Lodging near Tromso

    I'm doing a trip to Tromso, Norway in mid-April 2020. We're touring from a boat (the Vulkana) for 5 days, but we have 2-3 days on both the front end and the back end to fill. We were thinking of...
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    And infrastructure and money. Full sized pickups...

    And infrastructure and money. Full sized pickups are expensive. And they don't fit in residential areas in a lot of areas of the world.
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    Just a minor plug, but I've generally been...

    Just a minor plug, but I've generally been impressed with the reporting done by the CO Sun.
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    Looks like Cripple Creek Backcountry is on notice...

    Looks like Cripple Creek Backcountry is on notice too.
  8. Ain't my story. ...

    Ain't my story.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IxqdAgNJck
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    No. I think they're a decent AT tire, but in no...

    No. I think they're a decent AT tire, but in no way equal to a dedicated snow tire.
  10. The brown M&Ms thing was pretty clever. Van Halen...

    The brown M&Ms thing was pretty clever. Van Halen was one of the first touring shows to bring a really complicated lights-and-sound razzle dazzle to second-rate venues. It required the venue to pay...
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    Glad the paper included this jab: The...

    Glad the paper included this jab:

    The continuous daytime barrage of pistols, rifles and shotguns echos off the mountain and cracks across the valley below, causing consternation among nearby...
  12. Not in the market, but here's a bump for super...

    Not in the market, but here's a bump for super helpful previous mount diagrams.
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    Oof. Good luck with that. My dad flies, and has a...

    Oof. Good luck with that. My dad flies, and has a pump gas STC so he can skip the aviation fuel. He's flying about as cheaply as possible, but even the simplest aircraft are expensive to maintain....
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    If you can afford it, don't book anything now....

    If you can afford it, don't book anything now. Wait until you're a week out and then book based on the weather forecast. Skiing okay terrain in great conditions is way more fun than skiing great...
  15. Is that this Carlise ...

    Is that this Carlise paddle? If it is, I had an earlier version of the same thing; it broke across my chest on one of my first whitewater rivers.

    The boat design is 19 years old.

    I'm not...
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    I also have wide, flat feet, and I also ski and...

    I also have wide, flat feet, and I also ski and like the F1s. Needed custom footbeds in my inbounds boots but the F1s have been great with well-heat-molded liners.
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    I have a '17 Tacoma DCLB. I wouldn't trade it for...

    I have a '17 Tacoma DCLB. I wouldn't trade it for another vehicle, but I'm also about the ideal use case.

    I currently have on-street parking, which is a pain in the ass in a full-sized truck.

    I...
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    Denver banned non-owner-occupied STRs, and at...

    Denver banned non-owner-occupied STRs, and at least from the news stories, they've been prosecuting people for lying on their registration forms about where their primary residence is (i.e. they say...
  19. It seems like Outside Magazine has dropped in...

    It seems like Outside Magazine has dropped in quality lately, but I thought this was a pretty good write-up/tribute.
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    Can you explain this sentence more? It makes it...

    Can you explain this sentence more? It makes it sound like you have these as assets, but that doesn't make a lot of sense within the rest of your post.
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    Yeah, I was gonna say craigslist if you're...

    Yeah, I was gonna say craigslist if you're outfitting a small enough place. I see places offloading office furniture there all the time.
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    One of my buddies has the battery-powered...

    One of my buddies has the battery-powered electric shades and he said he only needs to recharge the packs once a year. Seems like a pretty easy way to go about things.
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    Effective in that it's artificially suppressing...

    Effective in that it's artificially suppressing the "true" cost of a ride from Point A to Point B.

    And also it's a joke.
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    Someone mentioned the other day, maybe it was on...

    Someone mentioned the other day, maybe it was on twitter, that Uber burning through investor cash is maybe the only effective redistribution of wealth going on in the US at the moment.
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    Makes sense.

    Makes sense.
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    Yeah, I mean, I appreciate the concern from some...

    Yeah, I mean, I appreciate the concern from some of you, but maybe you're reading a little too much into me asking a question because my GC mentioned that mountain labor is expensive when mountain...
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    To be clear, I never had any intention of telling...

    To be clear, I never had any intention of telling GC "hey I found our tile guy." Only "hey I heard good things about this tile guy," while leaving any final calls up to the GC.
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    Summit County CO Subcontractors

    Interested to hear whether any mags are residential subcontractors in Summit County or have any recommendations for them. We're building a house, and the GC has his own contacts but has also made the...
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    [Citation needed] Counter cite:...

    [Citation needed]

    Counter cite: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/09/06/5-facts-about-millennial-households/

    "More Millennial households are in poverty than households headed by any...
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    Talk about making the perfect the enemy of the...

    Talk about making the perfect the enemy of the good. I'm reminded of the "But Did You Really Climb It" semi-rad post. You can always take ideological purity one step further. "Sure it was human...
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    100 companies are the source of over 70% of our...

    100 companies are the source of over 70% of our greenhouse gas emissions since 1998. She's making the point that lobbying governments and corporations is probably going to have a larger net effect...
  32. Buff creek is a good fit. If you come to summit,...

    Buff creek is a good fit. If you come to summit, the Keystone gulch loop is worthwhile. Requires some dirt road riding, but up keystone gulch, connect to the CO trail, and loop back through Summit...
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    My dad was always kind of a car guy, but never...

    My dad was always kind of a car guy, but never real serious about it. Picked up a used C6 corvette that had spent most of its life as a sunday car for another old guy. And it's fun. He can go fast...
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    r/watches has a lot of good discussion from watch...

    r/watches has a lot of good discussion from watch nerds. On their advice, I've picked up a couple of Soviet-era watches, a Pobeda and a Vostok Amphibian. Not super high-end, but mechanical movements...
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    I've come to trust the wirecutter's reviews. They...

    I've come to trust the wirecutter's reviews. They may not always pick the absolute best thing, but their picks are solid and well-researched. I picked up a Coleman xtreme after their earlier version...
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    Youtube comments are right up there with online...

    Youtube comments are right up there with online versions of local newspapers and the cesspool of discourse that shows up there.
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    Lost Creek is a super solid recommendation,...

    Lost Creek is a super solid recommendation, particularly for a few nights.
  38. The echo dot outputs to a 3.5mm cable. I use a...

    The echo dot outputs to a 3.5mm cable. I use a 3.5mm to RCA to run the input into my stereo receiver to drive a full set of speakers and a sub.
  39. Yeah, I wouldn't use Sugru on a drysuit; like you...

    Yeah, I wouldn't use Sugru on a drysuit; like you said, better for things that you want a little flexibility in to prevent cracking, but don't want too much. Like, I lost an earbud cover for an oddly...
  40. AQS is great for lots of repairs. When I need...

    AQS is great for lots of repairs. When I need something more rubberized and a little stiffer, I've been using Sugru, which is pretty cool stuff. Goes on like a soft putty, hardens into a firm but...
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    The garage I'm currently building in my head has...

    The garage I'm currently building in my head has electrical infrastructure for a future electric car, and is kicked out enough on the sides that I can walk and install a rubbermaid tub storage system...
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    Earlier in the year, midwinter, my group was...

    Earlier in the year, midwinter, my group was crossing the most exposed part of our tour near Montezuma in somewhat touchy conditions. We heard a deep rumble and narrowly avoided shitting our pants....
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    I was in Vancouver last year for a work trip. A...

    I was in Vancouver last year for a work trip. A couple of highlights were Stanley Park if the weather is decent (old growth forests! in a city park!). We had great sushi at Miku, and a great dinner...
  44. I'd prefer something on the dry side. Looks like...

    I'd prefer something on the dry side. Looks like a number of distillers etc. are putting out some tonic syrups, though some are relatively expensive ($2/ounce).
  45. My wife recently bought a sodastream. Anyone have...

    My wife recently bought a sodastream. Anyone have any luck with rolling their own tonic with a tonic syrup?
  46. I just skied my new set for the first time...

    I just skied my new set for the first time yesterday, but I really like them. Really light, solid amount of stiffness (particularly for the weight), and handled weird variable spring snow yesterday...
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    There were a couple of facebook posts suggesting...

    There were a couple of facebook posts suggesting that the first trial day was somewhat poorly-run. I'm also curious to see how it goes though.
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    You had asked about what I can cover from...

    You had asked about what I can cover from rentals. I have an odd setup that I'm happy to go into more detail on via PM, but broadly, condo income has covered 60% to 99% of my expenses (that's all...
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    Ditto to the above. Management companies are...

    Ditto to the above. Management companies are pretty variable in what they charge, but from what I've seen, it tends to be a significant chunk for them to do everything. Finding a reliable cleaning...
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    The River by Peter Heller is very good (though...

    The River by Peter Heller is very good (though I'm also a fan of the rest of his work). Makes me want do a Canadian/Boundary Waters river trip.
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