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    Unless you're the last one to the top, then you...

    Unless you're the last one to the top, then you have to figure out how to have eaten your snack, drank your water, and transitioned before reaching the top. Otherwise you get dirty looks from the...
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    Of course it is, when the only place people...

    Of course it is, when the only place people consume photos anymore is instagram it doesn't really matter.

    I have gone on several amazing trips the past few years with friends and took the time...
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    The end is near in the high country, but not here...

    The end is near in the high country, but not here yet.

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    I typically stumble until I can find a suitable...

    I typically stumble until I can find a suitable lime bike....with flats.
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    Not ridiculous, this compound excels in wet...

    Not ridiculous, this compound excels in wet slippery conditions and can last a full season in the PNW (depending on the amount of east side riding you do), one would expect it to wear fast riding on...
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    Seems a lot of complete bikes (even higher end...

    Seems a lot of complete bikes (even higher end builds) have shitty cheap hubs as OEM these days, which sucks because it's one of the major parts of a bike that if it fails on the trail you are truly...
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    If you have the 2019 grip 2 Fox 36 on the...

    If you have the 2019 grip 2 Fox 36 on the Sentinel, the LSR (faster) makes a huge difference in making the bike feel more poppy and playful as has been discussed here.
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    Make a list of about 10 bikes you like from a...

    Make a list of about 10 bikes you like from a category (because really they aren't that different), wait for "princess and the pea" to sell bike x used at 6 months old because bike y is better. ...
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    Icicle goes top to bottom with no dismounts...

    Icicle goes top to bottom with no dismounts (assuming you can clean all the switchbacks that is)

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    Agree to disagree :smile:

    Agree to disagree :smile:
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    Loving my Sentinel :smile: All day backcountry...

    Loving my Sentinel :smile:

    All day backcountry mission with 6-7k of climbing (including lots of steep singletrack) or Whistler Westside steeps, it does it all. The traction in wet sketchy stuff...
  15. Check your freehub, and by check I mean check it...

    Check your freehub, and by check I mean check it thoroughly.

    Hold the bike by hand and apply the rear brake, see if you can reproduce the creak by putting load on the pedals (lots of load). If...
  16. Definitely accurate in lots of ways. However,...

    Definitely accurate in lots of ways. However, lots of people still like to pedal uphill, problem is even those of us who do, and even like to pedal uphill and downhill all day in the backcountry for...
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    It has a lot to offer - (all of these are...

    It has a lot to offer - (all of these are descents of ~3,000 or greater)

    Crystal Mtn Trail
    Northway
    Suntop
    Deep Creek
    Palisades
    Ranger Creek
    Cristoff
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    Everything is good to go. Even Deep Creek is...

    Everything is good to go. Even Deep Creek is back in, albeit with a different look but the same steep rugged feel. Deep Creek is awesome right now for the more adventurous and needs tires :smile:
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    Too busy riding. Snow has melted off pretty...

    Too busy riding.

    Snow has melted off pretty much everything up high, go get it before it's all on fire :wink:
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    New whip and nice views...

    New whip and nice views
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    A local classic backcountry trail that seemed...

    A local classic backcountry trail that seemed insurmountably destroyed just a year ago has risen from the ashes. That is, if you like "raw" trail.
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  23. You can do it without the tools but you'll cuss...

    You can do it without the tools but you'll cuss more, fuss more, and be more likely to screw something up. Really depends on how much you value time vs money. I will say that with the tools this is...
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    I'm a bit behind, sorry. Hope you will forgive...

    I'm a bit behind, sorry. Hope you will forgive me. Haven't been as stoked on carrying the camera around but looking back the phone shots the past month or so have been pretty good.
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  25. Moab It's just a bunch of doubletrack jeep...

    Moab

    It's just a bunch of doubletrack jeep roads overrun with tourists.

    Can I actually get a decent descent for maybe 30 seconds before I have to pedal up a big rock again?

    The town has no...
  26. Pisgah, NC Never seen a place so overhyped. ...

    Pisgah, NC

    Never seen a place so overhyped. The weather is always unpredictable, either pouring rain from a thunderstorm ruining the trails or it's too hot and humid to even ride.

    Not to...
  27. The entire Northwest. It's always wet and...

    The entire Northwest. It's always wet and slippery and just plain dreary outside. As soon as the sun comes out everything gets blown out with brake bumps and moon dust. Never, ever go there to...
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    I saw that story last week and said it's just...

    I saw that story last week and said it's just click bait and moved on because Im so tired of the complaining around here....its only one of the best places in the world to live IMO. At least the...
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    A rare creature spotted in it's element, the...

    A rare creature spotted in it's element, the Steeple 98.

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    Finally put some days on these this year and am really enjoying them....
  31. I really like having the 18-200, it makes the...

    I really like having the 18-200, it makes the mirrorless setup a bit heavy so many times I'll leave it at home but when I'm willing to lug it around it is nice.
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    Congrats, I must admit when Judo's pictures went up there was a severe case of performance anxiety. Great shot(s)
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    Then there is the problem of communicating to...

    Then there is the problem of communicating to make the turn NEXT to you and not right before you :rolleyes2

    Although, this one turned out pretty cool, and everyone know what's going on here!
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    We may have crossed paths. I was in the group of...

    We may have crossed paths. I was in the group of 6 sitting on the West side of Henry Creek during the evacuation. (We were asked to hang tight until they had him loaded up). I know several people...
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    Ride in the PNW and it's so easy to just change...

    Ride in the PNW and it's so easy to just change out a SRAM threaded BB once a season. Same with headset bearings.
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    Pmed
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    Thomson Covert (Internal routing). 30.9 / 125mm...

    Thomson Covert (Internal routing). 30.9 / 125mm

    Fresh rebuild from Thomson, not reinstalled - still in the box shipped back from Thomson. I wanted mo drop and went with a 150mm.

    $210 shipped...
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    You just can't roll out of bed at 8 in Seattle...

    You just can't roll out of bed at 8 in Seattle (depending on location obviously), knock out a couple hours of skiing, have a beer and be home by lunch going to Crystal...and 5-7 days isn't enough. ...
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    Maybe just me, but it seems like Alpental has...

    Maybe just me, but it seems like Alpental has been much less crowded this year with the Ikon....with parking filling up at Crystal a lot more. So many days with ski on/ski off with pretty decent ski...
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    Unbelievable. They managed to make the...

    Unbelievable. They managed to make the experience of buying a ticket at the window not just expensive, but so miserable and torturous that people are willing to buy a year in advance to avoid the...
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    I'll enter a couple more but cant decide 🙂

    I'll enter a couple more but cant decide 🙂
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    Hideous weekend out there...

    Hideous weekend out there
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    Someone needs to make a "BG for sale" app so you...

    Someone needs to make a "BG for sale" app so you get notified when a set pops up here in your desired length.
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    Been abusing my A6000 for going on 3 years now. Whitewater kayaking, mountain biking, skiing, hiking in PNW elements Just hanging off my pack in a down matador case mostly too. Sweat, cold, hot,...
  47. You folks have a nice place out there. Felt like...

    You folks have a nice place out there. Felt like we hit the jackpot with such great stability and conditions.

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    BG automatically heals the mounting holes

    BG automatically heals the mounting holes
  50. Glad I was able to make it up for a bit on...

    Glad I was able to make it up for a bit on Saturday and finally put some faces to names.

    Felt like I was a bit late to the party (see Thursday/Friday) and therefore out of sync but still had a...
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