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    Good wedding gift for a couple you don't think...

    Good wedding gift for a couple you don't think will make it! Seems super generous, but instead accelerates the inevitable.
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    He was so good. The Tour with him in it was fun....

    He was so good. The Tour with him in it was fun.

    He was a complete a hole Texan.

    These two things could exists in the same universe,

    I wonder if the French would do anything different...
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    Stop brining you herd to the bike park and...

    Stop brining you herd to the bike park and leaving them! I love kids, but when unsupervised toddlers in diapers are unsupervised wandering around the pump track, someone is going to get hurt. I...
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    I think she had probably been passed by twenty...

    I think she had probably been passed by twenty bikers and had worked herself up to, I’m going to tell the next one what’s up. Her grabbing me as I approached speaks to the fact that she had no...
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    Climbing a local hill and come around a switch...

    Climbing a local hill and come around a switch back, uphill and a lady is standing on the edge of the trail behind some aspens. Yells at me to "slow down", and grabs my arm causing me to turn toward...
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    I have a bike with XT hubs. I am currently...

    I have a bike with XT hubs. I am currently swapping them out after replacing the rear hub three times. I have had cone nuts fail resulting in hub failure on each. There are just to many press fit...
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    Flying dog is now directional, which explains...

    Flying dog is now directional, which explains some dirty looks I've received having no idea this was the case until now.
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    The police did come monitoring and 2/3 of the...

    The police did come monitoring and 2/3 of the cars at PC trail heads were from the valley. I was really surprised by that. That said, I haven’t driven to a local ride this year, so maybe that skews...
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    Jan’s swap and they’ll go quick. Actually I think...

    Jan’s swap and they’ll go quick. Actually I think it’s white pine.
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    I’ve ridden in Moab a lot. It is empty. City...

    I’ve ridden in Moab a lot. It is empty. City Market is open and people are wearing masks. I haven’t been to any other place in town. I see a few Colorado vans in the early am that must be camping....
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    In my little world, suicide 2, covid -0. I...

    In my little world, suicide 2, covid -0.

    I don’t have answers, but be there for people who are going through the isolation and job loss.
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    Slick rock and saw two riders. Ahab, saw one. ...

    Slick rock and saw two riders. Ahab, saw one. Klondike, didn’t see anyone. It’s weird where people are and aren’t. Local down hill only trail and three grandmas were really struggling walking...
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    And that is the point. The organizations can’t...

    And that is the point. The organizations can’t build the true single track trail. Rogue parties do, but occasionally step over to stupid in the amount of damage they do. It’s tough and will only...
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    Every time mtn trails takes over the maintenance...

    Every time mtn trails takes over the maintenance of a trail, it builds a highway and triples it’s users. So, are the stewards really the best people to do the work? Everyone has their own idea of...
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    Crazy Covid stories

    A place to share the craziness we are encountering. I am convinced people are just super stressed out, and acting crazy as a result.

    Yesterday: I ride a loop for the first time and the ascent is...
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    I have a diamond back I purchased for a child. I...

    I have a diamond back I purchased for a child. I understand their hubs, while house brand are Novatec. They were coming loose and I finally resulted to loc tite to keep things right. (Freewheel...
  17. I think it's line choices. I am in the wrong...

    I think it's line choices. I am in the wrong gear constantly because I didn't realize funk or steep little climb, or whatever was coming, that leads to pushing multiple gears and then the silica...
  18. Moab double black is destroying my beer budget

    I have come to the conclusion that the only way you can consistently ride the advanced terrain in Moab is to be a pro or own a shop.

    Seriously, as I progress the expense is going to require...
  19. That is so cool!

    That is so cool!
  20. Are first responders stretched thin? I can see...

    Are first responders stretched thin? I can see hospital staff, er’s, etc. but are EMT’s having remote response to Covid? I know everyone is stressed, but I think in most places, work comp and less...
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    The whole, I have a constitutional right to be...

    The whole, I have a constitutional right to be here argument must be driving law enforcement crazy. Because the whole Health Safety and Welfare exception just isn’t going to be central to the...
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    I too am at a loss. Thank God my neighbors all...

    I too am at a loss. Thank God my neighbors all ride. Our yell to the next yard conversations are about which trails are clear enough to hit and whether anyone needs TP.
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    Right now it’s mud season. I’m riding more than...

    Right now it’s mud season. I’m riding more than I ever have, but it’s mostly on roads with a weekly trip to the desert. Portions of soldier hollow are rideable, most of the front face on coyote,...
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    I continue to self isolate and get in more rides...

    I continue to self isolate and get in more rides from my house than ever before. This is one more time I'm glad I live in the mountains. Broke a freewheel and a local shop guy got a six pack for...
  25. Thread: Trust Me...

    by Canada1
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    I’m surprised. I see these all over. Maybe they...

    I’m surprised. I see these all over. Maybe they sold a higher percentage here in Utah? Still haven’t tried one.
  26. Got it done. Thanks! She now is tubeless with...

    Got it done. Thanks! She now is tubeless with disk brakes on the old Trek! Now do I spend more upgrading to an air shock than her bike is worth?
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    I think people were parking in the road, not...

    I think people were parking in the road, not recognizing that once in a blue moon they need to get rescue stuff up there. I just got back from a tour with my kids and we were first tracks on a ridge...
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    No joke. Back to the backcountry. Sloppy wet...

    No joke. Back to the backcountry. Sloppy wet snow that is going to Mud everything up big time.

    The stream through our yard is running like it typically does in mid to late April. Early run...
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    I just rode. Saw two other riders. No camping...

    I just rode. Saw two other riders. No camping signs were up. Never went into town. It appeared a number of van lifers are camping. Certainly deserted.
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    I have been there a couple times recently. I...

    I have been there a couple times recently. I never went into a business. I filled at the pump and hand sanitized before and after. I never came closer to anyone than six feet. I guess I could...
  31. Spoke wrench fits valve cores if you carry one of...

    Spoke wrench fits valve cores if you carry one of the ones with multiple sizes.
  32. I rode Navajo Rocks today with my daughter. On...

    I rode Navajo Rocks today with my daughter. On the trail at eight up rocky top and didn’t see another person until middle earth. The lots were full when we got off the trail, but it wasn’t bad at...
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    I cannot help but wonder if our reaction to this...

    I cannot help but wonder if our reaction to this is dramatically overreaching.
    I found some TP today, so at least my family can can use the restroom for another week.
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    The mountain was empty today. I’m sure Vail ran...

    The mountain was empty today. I’m sure Vail ran the numbers and here we are. I feel a lot anti vail today. Deer valley also announcing closure. I live here. I can’t imagine how pissed I’d be if...
  35. SLC and Vicinity: ISO old quick release 26" rear wheel with disk brake.

    I'm converting a kids bike to disc brakes and need a rear wheel that has six bolt or center lock. The five old wheels I have in the shed all are rim brake, and it's $90 for the wheel at the local...
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    I rode Moab yesterday. Get in the car and drive,...

    I rode Moab yesterday. Get in the car and drive, it’s worth it. Only saw three other riders on Capt. Ahab, but I was on and off early.
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    attempted to pm you on this

    attempted to pm you on this
  38. Thread: YBN chains

    by Canada1
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    YBN chains

    Just read an”independent study” claims they are the strongest and longest wearing. Any of you use them? I just break too many chains and want an alternative.
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    My families season passes are with Vail Resorts. ...

    My families season passes are with Vail Resorts. Since they pried Park City from Taliskers mismanagement, the dynamic has shifted. Most of the skiers I ride up chairs with are pass holders from...
  40. Thanks guys!

    Thanks guys!
  41. Anyone have a good site for current Moab trail conditions?

    I’m hungry to ride. I’ve used Poison Spiders page in the past, but what seems to show there contrasts with you tubes I’m seeing posted. And yes, it is Trail Conditions!
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    Where are you?

    Where are you?
  43. Locally there are groups of retirees hitting the...

    Locally there are groups of retirees hitting the backcountry that we’re not there a decade ago. Many retired here and are doing this for the first time in their lives. But I don’t see them taking...
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    Zion is packed at spring break. But the temps...

    Zion is packed at spring break. But the temps are nice and the scenery is amazing. Bryce can often have snow, but is clear some years. I usually do Moab, because I know it’s safe weather wise.
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    You should have been an attorney Dan. No oil and...

    You should have been an attorney Dan. No oil and gas company is going to develop slick rock. This is a PR play 100%. And it seems to have worked!
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    Last year I bought one of my kids a diamond back...

    Last year I bought one of my kids a diamond back hardtail for racing. I had planned to drive out to Denver to pick up one of Smoakin's fleet he was selling when this came up online for sale at a...
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    I am so much less agro now that my kids are...

    I am so much less agro now that my kids are older. I never realized how much stress it was creating in my day until now they are old enough I'm not constantly blocking for them. Thank god they...
  48. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Not enough coaching? Disagree. When I look at...

    Not enough coaching? Disagree. When I look at the amount of money spent on coaching throughout the ski towns of USA, then add on NCAA and Olympic team. Skiing has always been dominated by a couple...
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    Last year when the resort opened here with one...

    Last year when the resort opened here with one massively overcrowded run, there were a couple crazy spandex wearing uphill skinners heading up against the crowds. I didn’t see them this year so...
  50. On Saturday I was with my daughter, youngest,...

    On Saturday I was with my daughter, youngest, skiing in bound trees. We skied until last chair and had large sections of every run untouched.

    That cliff begs to be sent, is visible to everyone,...
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