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    Just realized it's been 10 years (this week)...

    Just realized it's been 10 years (this week) since Plake and Greg Hill almost died in the huge Avy on Manaslu that killed Rťmy Lťcluse
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    Yeah, hoping for a miracle here. Such an icon of...

    Yeah, hoping for a miracle here. Such an icon of a human and athlete.

    Yesterday, randomly, I just reread that Ski Journal article that Hilaree wrote about White Sail yesterday with Johnny. Wild...
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    I bought one of these 7 years ago for work. It's...

    I bought one of these 7 years ago for work. It's served us very well on outdoor education trips and field trips; I had the non-compressor version previously:...
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    In general, it's definitely not the weapon of...

    In general, it's definitely not the weapon of choice for chop, crud or heavier snow. That said, it's not nearly as light as V108 or T108; my 2018 189cm weighs 2240g, though I know the latest two...
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    Finally caught the Vid this week. Haven't been...

    Finally caught the Vid this week. Haven't been very sick, but have been hanging on the couch. Hoping to get out this weekend when the sun breaks!
  6. We started xc skiing and skinning with them at...

    We started xc skiing and skinning with them at 4mo with them in babybjorns on the front. That worked well and kept them warm; cold days we'd have them in down buntings, otherwise fleece onesies. They...
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    Same here and with most CO resort communities. I...

    Same here and with most CO resort communities. I know quite a few buddies who haven't owned cars, while living here for a decade or more. Free bus to everywhere they need to go, including the airport...
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    Whose body is wrapped up in the blue bag up top???

    Whose body is wrapped up in the blue bag up top???
  9. Thread: Ukraine

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    Is Russia close to making it onto the list, with...

    Is Russia close to making it onto the list, with their giveaways over the last few weeks???
  10. I personally don't idolize them for their wealth,...

    I personally don't idolize them for their wealth, but rather for living with intention, putting their money where their mouth is and existing in a somewhat modest reality, despite their...
  11. Right right, my bad. I had hastily looked up the...

    Right right, my bad. I had hastily looked up the non-Trail CF7 which is $4399 MSRP. Regardless, still a killer deal against a $7000+ Santa Cruz.



    I paid just over $5000 net for my Izzo Pro Race...
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    I was going to suggest a Golf Alltrack S 6sp, but...

    I was going to suggest a Golf Alltrack S 6sp, but the price premium is wild right now on those. As other said, FWD can make it happen all day. If you're willing to take a slight reliability gamble...
  13. For sure, just speaks to the ridiculous price...

    For sure, just speaks to the ridiculous price disparity still being perpetuated by industry heavyweights (as everyone waits for the industry to really cool off).
  14. Been following this too out of curiosity and glad...

    Been following this too out of curiosity and glad to hear it's come around to a happy outcome. Pretty funny that OP paid effectively $4000 for a great bike with a solid kit. Meanwhile Santa Cruz just...
  15. I just finished reading Rick Ridgeway's book Life...

    I just finished reading Rick Ridgeway's book Life Lived Wild this week. Great book with pretty amazing stories throughout his life, many with Yvon and Doug Tompkins. Interesting timing with all the...
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    We had to drive home from DIA last night (missed...

    We had to drive home from DIA last night (missed our connection at ORD...). Really spotty colors, just a little yellow here and there. But still a little snow tucked into the shadows around...
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    Second Beach. Good memories!!

    Second Beach. Good memories!!
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    Would need to be the 4.2 not the laymanís engine...

    Would need to be the 4.2 not the laymanís engine for full qualification
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    And roundabout landscaping... it sucks, but i...

    And roundabout landscaping...

    it sucks, but i think its better to happen all at once. It will feel like a nice quiet October, right?
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    Lebanon has always been on my list. I just...

    Lebanon has always been on my list. I just re-read the Ski Journal article on it from 7.2. Big mountains, lots of terrain and sometimes lots and lots of snow

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    Thatís it...itís time to play G.O.T.O.S.

    I appreciated this minimalist approach with a oversized hand trowel duct taped to the rack.

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    No, Iíd say the larger conversation that article...

    No, Iíd say the larger conversation that article ties into is very relevant this thread. It relates to the choice of owning and using an e-bike in society and the fact that you shouldnít just do...
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    Love this energy: ďAll Kooks ó foils, sups,...

    Love this energy:

    ďAll Kooks ó foils, sups, jetskiis, yoga creeps, sellout wannabes, etc etc etc. If you donít live there donít surf there. Beat it. The recreational integrity of surfing has been...
  24. Bump. I've gotta pass on the Navis; medical bills...

    Bump. I've gotta pass on the Navis; medical bills coming our way...
  25. Yes yes yes. and I, yeah, my mind immediately...

    Yes yes yes.

    and I, yeah, my mind immediately flashed "Rod" when I read the word "pyrenees" :)
  26. Good road biking to be had with lots of nice...

    Good road biking to be had with lots of nice climbing in the northern parts (big, switchbacky stuff). We did some mellow rides around Bovec which were beautiful. Our slovenian friends seem to like...
  27. Dibs on the Navis. Where in CO are you?

    Dibs on the Navis. Where in CO are you?
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    See: https://support.google.com/maps/answer/6291838?hl=en&co=GENIE.Platform%3DiOS

    We did the "wifi only, no Sim card" travel for a lot of international trips over the last 15yrs. We pre-downloaded...
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    Just added two new Woom2's to the fleet. Striders...

    Just added two new Woom2's to the fleet. Striders no more!
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    [raises hand]. Wife should be getting $10,000....

    [raises hand]. Wife should be getting $10,000. When she finished her grad program 10 years ago she had about $150,000, with some leftover from undergrad. It won't change our lives super dramatically,...
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    2021/22 ASPEN/RFV Condtions

    Someone at work had mentioned the $100 local rate for kids drop-in group lessons. Anyone got details on that? Looking to get my boys, 3 tomorrow, into potentially a few weekend lessons


    Sent from...
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    We had backpacked in towards Big Jim Mountain in...

    We had backpacked in towards Big Jim Mountain in the spring (late may?) and camped with snow on the ground up in the basin. We came back out and I stepped over the snake a few miles from the TH and...
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    What's the lowdown on the PNW?

    Outside of the cultural+climate improvements from SLC: (though the Seattle metro traffic is far worse) you donít have to deal with the diabolical volume of billboards and depressing views on I15 vs...
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    424793 ďthat should do itĒ

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    ďthat should do itĒ
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    [Raises hand] Graduated in 08 and was lucky to...

    [Raises hand]

    Graduated in 08 and was lucky to walk with ďonlyĒ $20k in loans. Never really got a ďcareerĒ (that Iím engaged in) going but that has mostly been attributed to choosing to live in...
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    The C43 AMG Estate is by no means a future...

    The C43 AMG Estate is by no means a future classic, but I'd give it a nod over the M3 Touring with sharing a very similar body shape, minus some of the M's garish attributes.
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    Our campus, while beautiful, is mostly flat roofs...

    Our campus, while beautiful, is mostly flat roofs and even has building with a massive concave section that loads 3-4ft of snow to melt into a poorly sealed seam/internal gutter system. It's been a...
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    Well... no money would really be going to...

    Well... no money would really be going to anyone's pockets at this point anyways. Most people haven't "had" to make payments for the last few years and now they've just been told they don't "have to"...
  39. Thread: Peak Chat

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    AFAIK, the ownership group that had purchased...

    AFAIK, the ownership group that had purchased Kastle in the 2007 (including Dav), sold their equity in the last couple years. My guess is that Dav had a contract that ran out last year and it was...
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    Yes Lawd! I had a postcard of cherry red...

    Yes Lawd!

    I had a postcard of cherry red Countach in my bedroom as a kid. Love it

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    The 9" TV and the "2 chicken teriyaki back packer...

    The 9" TV and the "2 chicken teriyaki back packer meals and an ultra lite propane stove with gas" really got me going!
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    Limelight bar is pretty similar. Just a facelift...

    Limelight bar is pretty similar. Just a facelift really to the actual bar/restaurant space. Entryway and other stuff saw some bigger changes.

    Loving the rain, though itís keeping me off the bikeÖ...
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    Anton Sponar - he runs Ski Arpa now, his dad Toni...

    Anton Sponar - he runs Ski Arpa now, his dad Toni got it going back in the day
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    Good stuff. Davís Instagram stories have...

    Good stuff. Davís Instagram stories have definitely been showing Portillo at its best.

    Very cool on getting to Arpa. I was chatting with Anton at toddler gymnastics this Spring and he was hopeful...
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    POTD!

    POTD!
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    I got love for the AMG Wagon, Volvo's and...

    I got love for the AMG Wagon, Volvo's and S-Lines, and visually they'll age nicely, but not sure if they qualify as "long term cars" or "reasonably reliable."

    Best of the "boring" Asian options...
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    Welp... spoke too fucking soon! We drove our...

    Welp... spoke too fucking soon!

    We drove our Alltrack to the PNW for a roadtrip over the last few weeks and while loading it up one day I noticed we had water staining down the back half of the...
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    We just rode the southern stuff at Port Gamble...

    We just rode the southern stuff at Port Gamble this morning. Short loops, but some fun sections intermixed with gravel logging roads. We rode the northern stuff last summer and it sounds like theyíve...
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    The fix for our Ď17 Alltrack was to just pull the...

    The fix for our Ď17 Alltrack was to just pull the ďspider plugsĒ from the bottom of the drain tubes. That allows water+crud to [in theory] fully drain out the tube and not plug up and leak. Weíve...
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    Ze Hammer was the W124 E-class chassis+body...

    Ze Hammer was the W124 E-class chassis+body modified by AMG with a 6.0 engine and many extras. Two wagons were made by AMG out of ~30 total Hammers.

    The silver wagon is a W126 S-class chassis. A...
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