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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200605/81c7bd38...

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    I quit early today to change my view to this.
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    Vigilante is running van shuttles for quaranteams...

    Vigilante is running van shuttles for quaranteams and sanitizing between engagements. Heís a nurse at his day job, so he knows what heís doing. Details should be on their social media.

    I think...
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    Peak arrowleaf in Helena this weekend. ...

    Peak arrowleaf in Helena this weekend.

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    Thanks, all. He was my first dog. Iíve lost cats...

    Thanks, all. He was my first dog. Iíve lost cats that I loved, but this is an order of magnitude worse. Dogs just share your life so much more.

    We have one more dog, Bode, who was my GFís...
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    Most of that trail does follow the grade of the...

    Most of that trail does follow the grade of the old Orofino waterline, so Iíd imagine thatís the reason for those gaps. There was another ditch lower on the hillside that shows up well in old photos....
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    I've been dreading this post

    My buddy Chevy came to the end of the trail yesterday. We caught him at the inflection point where his general aging-related decline was just starting to accelerate and blow some seams. His eyelids...
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    I sprung for the paid version a couple years ago...

    I sprung for the paid version a couple years ago when my GF was on a road trip and riding solo in CO. Stravaís Beacon was the easiest and fastest way to get some kind of ride tracking. Now I have a...
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    They wonít. They still rely on Strava data for...

    They wonít. They still rely on Strava data for the vast majority of their ridelogs, so they wonít threaten that data source by becoming a competitor.
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    I think Muskrat is just over the border in the...

    I think Muskrat is just over the border in the B-D, but I havenít looked at a map of that trail recently.

    Iíve downloaded the majority of the files for my library, but aside from glancing at the...
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    Yup- My saying has been ďuncertain times: drink...

    Yup- My saying has been ďuncertain times: drink the good whisky first.Ē Iíve been chipping away at my better scotches and a CEHT. I havenít been in the liquor store since before the lockdown. Iím out...
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    Bourbon Twitter was on it today around an Esquire...

    Bourbon Twitter was on it today around an Esquire article. $200 for a bottling from Dickel BIB reject barrels was the most common take.
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    The odds of me ever buying a celebrityís bourbon...

    The odds of me ever buying a celebrityís bourbon named after a golf course are vanishingly low.
  13. Thread: Found Music

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    I found them from a mention in the New Yorker....

    I found them from a mention in the New Yorker. Maria Tambien is a solid jam.
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    I rode Mini/E today, and they both were...

    I rode Mini/E today, and they both were completely dry. If theyíre dry, the whole South Hills system should be good to go.
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    It took me a bit to get the technique- I have to...

    It took me a bit to get the technique- I have to really unweight the front, like Iím riding a unicycle. I rode the 5.5 for literally miles at a time without hands, but Iím not there yet with the...
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    My Banshee is built with the parts from my SB5.5,...

    My Banshee is built with the parts from my SB5.5, including a 160mm 36 with 51mm offset. The Banshee is 2 degrees slacker (64.5 versus 66.5). The first time I took my hands off the bar I had some...
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    Itís long, for sure. The HTA looks slacker from...

    Itís long, for sure. The HTA looks slacker from the photo perspective. Thatís a 2017 36 I took off a SB5.5, so itís only 160mm. With the shorter A2C, itís not as slack as designed.

    Iíll replace...
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    It snowed 6Ē today. Fuck. ...

    It snowed 6Ē today. Fuck.

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  19. Did you see that Beam is dusting off that label...

    Did you see that Beam is dusting off that label and moving it upmarket?
  20. I was starting to worry that Iíll get low on...

    I was starting to worry that Iíll get low on WT101 for cocktails over the next week or 2, but remembered that I have a Four Roses Small Batch and an IW Harper that I was gifted last year. Just as...
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    Shit, I know Herring Bay. I grew up sailing it,...

    Shit, I know Herring Bay. I grew up sailing it, and my folks still have a boat in a marina there.
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    Same. But my softshell pants are old Cloudveils...

    Same. But my softshell pants are old Cloudveils made from Schoeller DrySkin so Iím not willing to crash in them anymore. Iíve never found a fabric I like as well, and it seems like itís priced out of...
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    Thatís why I went raw with my Banshee.

    Thatís why I went raw with my Banshee.
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    That was mostly the case a decade ago, but...

    That was mostly the case a decade ago, but Chinese manufacturing has come a long way. I remember reading a few years ago that the center of gravity has shifted.
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    I was leaning Hankook myself until I read the...

    I was leaning Hankook myself until I read the Tirerack comparison I linked above. I donít have any comparative experience of my own, though. FWIW Iíve been pleased with the Yokos. Theyíre pretty...
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    Wasnít there a new RS fork spotted at Andes...

    Wasnít there a new RS fork spotted at Andes Pacifico?

    Menís Journal has the real 2020 hotness:
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    GF has a Ripmo v2 in the shop waiting on some...

    GF has a Ripmo v2 in the shop waiting on some lingering parts, and I have a Banshee Titan frame inbound. If Helena hadnít gotten a foot of snow last weekend Iíd be a lot antsier to get them built up.
  28. I like the 10 a lot - it tends to run ~$70 in...

    I like the 10 a lot - it tends to run ~$70 in Montana. I bought a bottle in VA last fall for a little over $50, which I though was a bargain. I should give the Storm expression a shot.
  29. Fails criterion #4.

    Fails criterion #4.
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    I have a pair of these in the garage. Next to a...

    I have a pair of these in the garage. Next to a pair of K2 Apache Chiefs. And my current daily driver are Devastators. Lots of heavy skis here.
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    Itís closer to 20í with the tongue and youíd...

    Itís closer to 20í with the tongue and youíd probably want a half ton to tow it. Itís more trail-capable than we need, but I want something that isnít going to rattle to death on USFS roads.
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    The Sol line seems pretty nice and well-made, but...

    The Sol line seems pretty nice and well-made, but I donít think they have a boondocking or high-clearance model. Weíre looking for something similar, but slightly larger. Leaning Black Series HQ15 at...
  33. Thread: Trucks.

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    We bought one 3 weeks ago. Digging it.

    We bought one 3 weeks ago. Digging it.
  34. I agree with you. Thatís why I generally donít...

    I agree with you. Thatís why I generally donít buy expensive bourbon. If I spend more than about $60, itís coming from Scotland. And now that my local carries Bowmore 12, thatís what I have (in...
  35. You keep saying this, and undermine yourself in...

    You keep saying this, and undermine yourself in each post. If you know what a mashbill is, why would you say that two whiskeys could share one but have different grains and ratios?

    In case itís...
  36. Bowmore Legend used to be my cheap-and-cheerful...

    Bowmore Legend used to be my cheap-and-cheerful standard. I think it was ~$25. I like the 12yr much better, but it wasnít available locally for years.
  37. Do you know what a mashbill is? It doesnít sound...

    Do you know what a mashbill is? It doesnít sound like it, because all those variables you mention are unique to one.

    Beam produces BH and OGD from the same high-rye mashbill: 63% corn, 27% rye,...
  38. Theyíre the same mashbill.

    Theyíre the same mashbill.
  39. My $0.02: BH is overpriced, underproofed OGD....

    My $0.02: BH is overpriced, underproofed OGD. When someone tells me itís their favorite bourbon, itís likely they arenít really into whiskey. Especially if they call it ďsmooth.Ē
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    We just bought a Sierra 1500 and I did the same,...

    We just bought a Sierra 1500 and I did the same, plus talked with some OCD friends and read a bunch of the comparisons on Tire Rack. This one got to what I wanted:
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  41. Same. My go-to for bourbon drinks.

    Same. My go-to for bourbon drinks.
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    We moved on this sooner than I thought we might....

    We moved on this sooner than I thought we might. After extensive conversations with several friends we ended up going with a Sierra- crew cab, short box. The GMC short bed is 5í9Ē. Not that much...
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    I still have a bottle left from the last...

    I still have a bottle left from the last allocation here. Itís getting harder to collect the whole set, though.
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    My biggest issue with a NSR is that carrying by...

    My biggest issue with a NSR is that carrying by the fork mount rather than the front tire results in the bike hanging lower. With longer and longer wheelbases, that becomes an issue. Even in 2012 my...
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    We bought a truck sooner than I thought we might,...

    We bought a truck sooner than I thought we might, so weíre in the market now.

    In discussing pros/cons we figured that we donít often do fatbike rides with large groups, so the 1-Up double rack I...
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    I was starting to get interested in the VelociRAX...

    I was starting to get interested in the VelociRAX but it wonít carry fat bikes.

    I know someone who put Lolo hangers on a NSR, and swears itís the best answer. Iíll be in the same boat soon, and...
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    The Jabra active earbuds get high marks on...

    The Jabra active earbuds get high marks on Wirecutter. Iíve been debating a pair for the gym, and maybe for some rides.
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    The longer stays are the reason I chose the 5.5...

    The longer stays are the reason I chose the 5.5 over a Riot in 2016. But Iíve never been in love with it.
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    If I were doing a lot of rock crawling -style...

    If I were doing a lot of rock crawling -style riding in the SW, Iíd be more interested in short chainstays. For the wide-open trails we have in MT, they get squirrelly.

    I built a Yelli Screamy in...
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