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    If im using neighborhood side roads because the...

    If im using neighborhood side roads because the arterials are jammed, i have no problem slowing way down and letting the residents of that neighborhood do their thing. Im the asshole commuting...
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    Welp, a line of like 30+ cars was waiting at a...

    Welp, a line of like 30+ cars was waiting at a stop light last night and a cyclist comes up the right side in his bike lane, slows down and starts to cut over through the stopped traffic to get over...
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    The reasoning i've heard for not always releasing...

    The reasoning i've heard for not always releasing footage is because if the video has a shitty angle, or gets blocked, or sound gets screwed up, etc and is inconclusive then public opinion will be...
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    I don't see the point of police body/car cameras...

    I don't see the point of police body/car cameras if the footage is not available to the suspect and/or public after the fact. Would probably get rid of some shitty cops, and also stop false...
  5. I always hear riders complaining about off-leash...

    I always hear riders complaining about off-leash dogs, and this certainly validates that. But i ride around off-leash dogs all the time here in the PNW and have never had an issue (except from a...
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    Yeah. Don't really see anything wrong with it on...

    Yeah. Don't really see anything wrong with it on either side. Both the cop and the cyclist seem fairly reasonable. Both said some things that are a little cringy/dumb, but nothing that wouldn't be...
  7. I really want/need a new shock for my bike (have...

    I really want/need a new shock for my bike (have a trail shock on a 165mm travel mini DH bike and am 200lbs with gear on), but the only shocks i can reasonably afford are listed in the PB buy/sell as...
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    My bad, wasn't an ebike. Im just used to that...

    My bad, wasn't an ebike. Im just used to that being the case with bike shares.

    Based upon the pictures it looks like this was a case of the cop boxing in the cyclist ie. cyclist totally...
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    How bout the fuck e-bikes thread? But really,...

    How bout the fuck e-bikes thread?

    But really, id like to see video of the incident before i can accurately judge if the officers actions were egregious or totally fine.
  10. Lots of good restaurants indicate easily...

    Lots of good restaurants indicate easily available, good quality ingredients... which are helpful if you do like to cook for yourself.
  11. Everytime i have to deal with an incompetent...

    Everytime i have to deal with an incompetent employee i just blame the economy being so good that fucking everybody has a job... even the incompetent.
  12. It would have to be electric or manual. I need...

    It would have to be electric or manual. I need it for a place "in-town" and would rather not draw attention, even though im pretty sure the neighbors dont mind. Thanks for the advice.
  13. We have vine maple and blackberry bushes is...

    We have vine maple and blackberry bushes is abundance in my area. What tools do folks like for clearing out vines and bushy plants? Shears seem like a lot of work to keep sharp and non-sticky, and...
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    Was riding lifts in whistler with my GF this past...

    Was riding lifts in whistler with my GF this past weekend and a guy from the Bay Area hops on with us and starts chatting about how great the MTB is there, especially Oakland, and how he was thinking...
  15. If its just a cruiser trail where you pedal...

    If its just a cruiser trail where you pedal along you don't need one. Similarly, a lot of the stuff i ride is a long ass fire road or singletrack slog to a long continuous descent... another place...
  16. Oddly, the reverb i ran for 3 years without any...

    Oddly, the reverb i ran for 3 years without any maintenance was fine. Current RF dropper just shit the bed. Im more just bitching about how goddamn complicated these things are when the concept...
  17. How have dropper posts still not been 100%...

    How have dropper posts still not been 100% figured out? Should be as easy as installing a spring in the damn post with a ratchet system that has a cable activated trigger on the handlebars. ...
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    The half price ticket to all of the places on the...

    The half price ticket to all of the places on the MC pass is pretty darn close to what the cost of their day pass should be based on the cost 10-15 years ago and adjusting for inflation. Its a...
  19. I think the DOT spec'ed the wrong size aggregate...

    I think the DOT spec'ed the wrong size aggregate in that pavement mix. Didn't know "Big Ass Boulders" was a standard size. Probably should go with a smaller size next time to improve the ride of...
  20. An equestrian yelled at me to control my dog,...

    An equestrian yelled at me to control my dog, while my dog was following about 20' behind me on a fire road the other day. He passed the equestrian on the other track of the double track (like i did...
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    i doubt 31.8 goes away. plenty of pro DHers and...

    i doubt 31.8 goes away. plenty of pro DHers and EWSers run 31.8 instead of 35 because of the added compliance. kinda like how lots of pros run AL rims instead of Carbon rims because they dont like...
  22. Id be for a permit lottery system to allow a...

    Id be for a permit lottery system to allow a certain number of users per day into certain wilderness areas. How you want to recreate there is up to you- bike, horse, hike etc.
  23. e-bikes seem like a cool toy, but would very be...

    e-bikes seem like a cool toy, but would very be limited in application for me. too much upfront cost. Id be scared of running out of battery. And i break enough shit on my bike as is (i ride...
  24. "ride in a manner fitting the situation". ...

    "ride in a manner fitting the situation". Sounds like its the rider not the activity in that situation. IDK why anyone would think actions like that would be a good way to share trails. Blasting...
  25. Never met a hiker/equestrian who would be mad at...

    Never met a hiker/equestrian who would be mad at an e-biker but not a MTBer out on the trail. YMMV.
  26. Pretty much word for word the argument against...

    Pretty much word for word the argument against MTB access anywhere. Its human nature to set the line just beyond yourself. Bikes are man made machines used to gain a mechanical advantage allowing...
  27. yup. Sell your bike. Buy a used bike from the...

    yup. Sell your bike. Buy a used bike from the last couple years that is in your price range. Pretty decent deals out there for $1500-$2000, which is then lowered by however much you sell your...
  28. I don't understand the use of the time/money/man...

    I don't understand the use of the time/money/man power that is used to build (overbuild) wilderness flow trails. I love that more and more backcountry and wilderness trails are being opened to bikes...
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    nuthing breathes better than cotton. The fabric...

    nuthing breathes better than cotton. The fabric of our lives.
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    Meh, as a tall lanky dude they are one of the...

    Meh, as a tall lanky dude they are one of the only companies producing outerwear that fits well, is technical (20k/20k) and is affordable. A smaller company making quality product for affordable...
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    IME it is a little difficult to reach customer...

    IME it is a little difficult to reach customer service at this time of they year. You do kinda have to realize they are small shop, with a very particular niche so things can and do fall through the...
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    Damn, those folks had 4+ hours of daylight left...

    Damn, those folks had 4+ hours of daylight left when they realized they couldnt get a taxi the 6 miles back. Uninjured folks called 911 because they didnt think they could walk downhill at 1.5mph?
  33. do i have to shoot the video too? Cause people...

    do i have to shoot the video too? Cause people usually ask if my pics and vids are shot with a potato.
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    The nations infrastructure is crumbling. ...

    The nations infrastructure is crumbling. Chipseal is the DOT version of duct tape. Just trying to get that shit to last a few more seasons before they are forced into spending the big bucks on some...
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    This. there are a number of really high quality...

    This. there are a number of really high quality tactical boots out there that would fit your bill really well... waterproof, lighweight, tall, vibram sole etc. The only issue is if you actually...
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    in the same way a wolf goes "ruff, ruff".

    in the same way a wolf goes "ruff, ruff".
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    Anyone have any suggestions for some dispersed...

    Anyone have any suggestions for some dispersed camping by a creek accessible by SUV? Looking to car camp this weekend (as im sure 75% of the seattle population is as well). Im not looking for...
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    I doubt they made it past panorama point.

    I doubt they made it past panorama point.
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    My GF and I were just starting the skin on Mt...

    My GF and I were just starting the skin on Mt Rainier on the way up to Muir camp to ski some mellow corn this past weekend. We are probably 15-20 mins into to the uphill probably 1/2 mile from the...
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    Folks who look under the age of 12, or gapers...

    Folks who look under the age of 12, or gapers under 20 get a pass in my book. I try and keep a wide berth from kids, unless they rip in which case i try and stoke them up and cheer them on for...
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    "bad place to stop" as i go by, usually...

    "bad place to stop" as i go by, usually accidentally tapping them with my trailing pole. Why is it not common instinct to get out of the path of travel when stopped? First thing i do when i blow up...
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    24hr telemetry from mid mountain shows about an...

    24hr telemetry from mid mountain shows about an inch of rain, and only 5" of snow out of that 1" of water at the top. On top of like 3'+ over the last few days.

    Marginal visibility, variable...
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    I ride a slayer on 90% of the trails i ride, but...

    I ride a slayer on 90% of the trails i ride, but i ride a fully rigid for the one trail i ride 50% of the time.

    Have a burly mtn bike for the stuff you want to get rad on, just make sure it has...
  44. Just wait till they start demanding to search...

    Just wait till they start demanding to search backbacks for beer in the liftlines and hiring police to cruise the lots looking for open containers. Can't have people drinking beer they didnt buy...
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    Maybe im missing something, but this has been an...

    Maybe im missing something, but this has been an average to below average year. Real good later december, then warm finishing storms for 2 months till 2 weeks of snowmagedon, then typical spring...
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    Sometimes the idiots manage to bring you down to...

    Sometimes the idiots manage to bring you down to their level. They'll beat you with their experience down there. Best to treat it like a high-T and stay high.

    Snow looks soft and slushy. ...
  47. FKS and Shortys have been sold/traded. Flat...

    FKS and Shortys have been sold/traded.

    Flat 191 Billygoat and Rossi Bandit are still available....
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    Operations and crowd effects aside, id prefer...

    Operations and crowd effects aside, id prefer Epic over Ikon. Epic would include Whistler, Kirkwood and PCMR all of which i have free lodging at due to family and friends and 2 of those resorts have...
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    Any chance they have the MC add-on like last...

    Any chance they have the MC add-on like last year? or any other add-ons?
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    I don't think folks quite understand Thalls...

    I don't think folks quite understand Thalls injury history, and why he chooses to pretty much only ski pow and slush spring snow....

    Lots of people talking about how there are a ton of kids out...
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