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  1. The only benefit of early season snow is that it...

    The only benefit of early season snow is that it gets all the kooks excited and they blow their loads early. By March you can't get them to STFU about biking and the need for dry trails while...
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    Thanks for doing that. Stuck at work or I'd...

    Thanks for doing that. Stuck at work or I'd happily helped digging rocks and stuff.
    Looks like we're getting more riding days ahead so hopefully I get to sample it before it turns into my favorite...
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    Preposterous. One must purchase the most...

    Preposterous.
    One must purchase the most expensive Euro-made (Japanese and acceptable 2nd option) carbon-infused RED thermos for ski touring purposes. Nobody's gonna be impressed with that Kleen...
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    Just talked to my parents in France, Macron...

    Just talked to my parents in France, Macron announced a second round of 1-month confinement. Slightly less restrictive than the 1st round but needless to say people aren't psyched.
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    Weird about the lid. I've never had issues with...

    Weird about the lid. I've never had issues with the 2 that I have and I make it a habit to drop them frequently, usually when opened to make sure they spill and I get a chance to fuck up the hinge of...
  6. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ugly hasn't set foot outside since the cold spell...

    Ugly hasn't set foot outside since the cold spell started and can usually be found in his fuzzy house or toasting his butt on a heat vent:

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    Not currently filled with COVID patients?...

    Not currently filled with COVID patients? Somewhere in the vicinity of none.
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    White velour is a bold choice for dinner. ...

    White velour is a bold choice for dinner.

    Brake goop though? And Stan's blowing all over the kitchen?
    You guys are taking this bike maintenance thing into R-rated territory.
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    Zojirushi thermos. Best I've ever owned. No...

    Zojirushi thermos. Best I've ever owned. No leaks, insane insulation without going crazy in size. I don't like the lid-cup option and these have a spring loaded lid that swings opened so you can...
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    The polar opposite of stravassholes who'll mow...

    The polar opposite of stravassholes who'll mow you down with zero afterthought so they can enter the top 50% on a 300' segment.
    Takes a bit of everything to make the trails interesting!
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    We OBVIOUSLY have a rant thread. No hammer to...

    We OBVIOUSLY have a rant thread.
    No hammer to the rotors. Or wife shoving her bike against yours and bending the rotors in the process (I hear you about pad rub, it makes me see red and I'm dealing...
  12. I remember reading that after doing the WURL in...

    I remember reading that after doing the WURL in sections over a few summers and just shaking my head. As if the WURL didn't have enough vert on its own!

    Edit: watched the video. Damn. These girls...
  13. Thread: SLC Eats

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    Shit. I do that. As a matter of convenience and...

    Shit. I do that. As a matter of convenience and because I'm a slob constantly dropping food on myself. Not to signal that I've had better pizza elsewhere and I think SLC pizza is inferior to...
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    Take it to the rant thread? Stop kicking your...

    Take it to the rant thread?
    Stop kicking your rotors and bending them?
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    I'll take it, what you got ? :D Overly...

    I'll take it, what you got ? :D

    Overly courteous people are admittedly not something to be annoyed with or rant about. It's more that the miscommunication that leads to both parties pulling off...
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    Another one for the "Shit that enrages you"...

    Another one for the "Shit that enrages you" thread. Could be cross-posted in the "POS human being" thread or the yet-to-be created "People who need to die" thread:

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    Spotted on a hike...
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    All my recent calls have featured people with...

    All my recent calls have featured people with masks in big conference rooms so you can barely tell their gender, let alone facial features. Waste of bandwidth but somehow it guilts me into turning my...
  18. Yeah I doubt the 1000 souls who occupy Daggett...

    Yeah I doubt the 1000 souls who occupy Daggett county contribute much to the explosion of cases.
    That being said 1 person is enough to infect a whole ward and the county probably has 3 total so I...
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    Happy to help! I always thought it ended at the...

    Happy to help!
    I always thought it ended at the huge washout from last season but when I rode it last week I realized it kept going all the way to the bridge. I tried that last section, mucho fun...
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    Standard practice in Park City it seems. I'm all...

    Standard practice in Park City it seems. I'm all tangled up in brush trying to clear the trail so they can power uphill and they spot me and immediately drop a foot and tell me they're happy for the...
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    Sorry, just shipped it to HankScorpio. If you're...

    Sorry, just shipped it to HankScorpio.
    If you're in no rush the level is constantly on Alibaba and occasionally on Amazon. I had never bought anything on AB, figured it would be a cheap mistake if...
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    When I was 15 or so I started calling my parents...

    When I was 15 or so I started calling my parents Pépé and Mémé which is grandpa and grandma in French. To mock them for being old since I was a shithead.
    They were annoyed but didn't show it so my...
  23. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Bump for end of season stoke. We have a hard...

    Bump for end of season stoke.

    We have a hard freeze in the forecast for Sunday night with shitty weather before that so it's time to finally pull the plug on the garden for the year.
    Yesterday...
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    I'll echo this comment. Clearing the last flat...

    I'll echo this comment. Clearing the last flat section is an exercise in timing and balance - or you can spin as hard as possible and bounce off stuff hoping it will work. The rest is super fun, even...
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    I bought a couple ZTTO dropper levers this spring...

    I bought a couple ZTTO dropper levers this spring in case I didn't like the XT version my new bike came with. They're knockoffs of the WolfTooth ReMote and are relatively well reviewed considering...
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    Impressive and pretty damn polished I'd say. With...

    Impressive and pretty damn polished I'd say. With those tools I may succeed in making a rough oval. A rectangle would be within reach too.
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    Have some SpeedRads bought for Ms Boissal which...

    Have some SpeedRads bought for Ms Boissal which she won't be using, PM sent
  28. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    ^^ Serious loaf. We have an automatic litter...

    ^^ Serious loaf.

    We have an automatic litter box (as in some sort of rake runs across the surface and pushed the turds under a flap so the litter appears clean). It seems to help our senile kitty...
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    All good points. To be fair I should have...

    All good points.

    To be fair I should have mentioned that I've had many more positive interactions with hunters than I've had bad ones. In general they involved them pulling off to the side of the...
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    Again, my observations are based on a sample of...

    Again, my observations are based on a sample of the crowd hunting right off the Big Mtn pass lot (and all along that road). In that group the average gut size prevents people from seeing their feet...
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    Just to clarify, I have no qualms with hunters...

    Just to clarify, I have no qualms with hunters doing their thing either. I'm personally not into it but I don't see it as my job to tell people what to do unless their behavior is egregious. Leaving...
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    HA! Wildsnow is on the case with an article this...

    HA!
    Wildsnow is on the case with an article this AM. I have to agree that the story is making enough noise that it may yield some results. Are there any standards other than frequencies in the...
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    Some "sportsman" shot a critter right off Big Mtn...

    Some "sportsman" shot a critter right off Big Mtn pass, probably 100' from the trail at most, gutted it and left most of it to rot in the sun. When I rode down the backside last week the stench was...
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    Very little, that's why I'd prefer to upgrade the...

    Very little, that's why I'd prefer to upgrade the brakes and enjoy his company for a few more years, even if these days it's 100% via Zoom call :D.
    Plus my sister is smarter than I am and just had a...
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    Might take you up on that. My dad just got an...

    Might take you up on that. My dad just got an ebike - before this generates its own controversy, he's 68, was riding a hardtail 26er in the French Alps until a couple weeks ago to the tune of 1500...
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    I now have about 1800 miles on XT brakes and...

    I now have about 1800 miles on XT brakes and never had an issue. I don't dispute that it happens, I just don't get how there can be so much variability in that system that Shiman hasn't figured out a...
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    Ambulance chasing, winter edition...

    Ambulance chasing, winter edition...
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    And you can't get a quickie ride of the...

    And you can't get a quickie ride of the Strawberry Narrows as a fun way to break up the drive. Terrible option.
  39. So cruel to entice her with a real mountain when...

    So cruel to entice her with a real mountain when you know all she'll be seeing until she turns 18 is the pit of low elevation despair that is Porter Fork at 4AM...
    :biggrin:
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    Accidents, for sure. When I worked in Lehi it was...

    Accidents, for sure. When I worked in Lehi it was a daily occurrence at rush hour, there was always some inane shenanigans going on and it was a complete miracle only one major accent would occur...
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    ^^^ Truth. Although I'm not sure I'm amused by...

    ^^^ Truth. Although I'm not sure I'm amused by it, this belongs equally in the shit that annoys you thread or the shit that should get people kicked in the sack thread.

    Ms Boissal was holding a...
  42. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    AAAWWWWWWWW

    AAAWWWWWWWW
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    Ooooof, if it's faster to go through Duschene...

    Ooooof, if it's faster to go through Duschene then you're talking about a real shitshow on 6 and 15, that detour is serious!

    Years ago I made the decision that there was no point in rushing...
  44. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Photoshop that sticker, secured by CATs!

    Photoshop that sticker, secured by CATs!
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    Same here. Delta > 10mm means you need a very...

    Same here.
    Delta > 10mm means you need a very upright boot (lean angle 12 degrees or less, does that even exist out of the box) or you end be so far over your tips that it becomes really challenging...
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    The palm of my hands would like a word with you...

    The palm of my hands would like a word with you :biggrin:
    Never got hand pump on the bike before chatter.

    Bummer about the snow guns. Easy to avoid until they're not. Possible snow in the...
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    Chatter report: a touch above my pay grade on the...

    Chatter report: a touch above my pay grade on the first try. It felt significantly steeper than BT and infinitely jankyer. Definitely rideable but I would have prefered to follow someone to convince...
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    Regardless of the analogy, they would do nothing....

    Regardless of the analogy, they would do nothing. There are endless factors coming into play during use that can lead to problems. BD will reasonably claim that they can't be expected to account for...
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    Usually I scan headlines on GoogleNews and follow...

    Usually I scan headlines on GoogleNews and follow links from there to get a more diversified sample. I've made an effort not to hide certain outlets that tend to infuriate me in order to stay out of...
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    Link no worky. I wouldn't say BD is making a...

    Link no worky.

    I wouldn't say BD is making a weak attempt at covering themselves. They have n=2 tragic events here (and dozens of anecdotal reports from randos whose beacons have apparently...
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