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    I was in this same situation with an old...

    I was in this same situation with an old Cannondale M1000.

    For $500-700 you can get a modern used bike which can actually be upgraded when you have more money or inclination -- something like a...
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    Who is buying the Purg pass on the pre-season...

    Who is buying the Purg pass on the pre-season offer they have?

    I'm not super stoked on the offer -- no credit, increased prices, and a 100-day guarantee based on how long seven other mountains are...
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    somebody tell me how that video game thingy is...

    somebody tell me how that video game thingy is supposed to sell the bike
  4. Specialized Brain shocks: What's the maintenance like?

    Am eyeing a couple of lightly used Specialized bikes which all have the Brain shocks. I have seen rumors here and there that these shocks need mainenance much more frequently than your normal shock...
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    Update: To answer an earlier post, I have...

    Update:

    To answer an earlier post, I have credit with my LBS -- it's a trade for professional services.

    I wound up buying this:
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  6. Thread: Kamchatka

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    incredible tune

    incredible tune
  7. How illegal is the San Juan County sheriff's action?

    https://durangoherald.com/articles/319050-san-juan-county-colorado-limits-backcountry-recreation-to-locals

    To wit: anyone parked along any road in the county whose car is not registered in San...
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    Nothing is quite La Grave, but ... (AT) ...

    Nothing is quite La Grave, but ... (AT)

    https://dachstein-salzkammergut.com/en/winter/winter-region/panorama-map-winter/

    A close second (AT)
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    Why does it look like the fork is on backwards?

    Why does it look like the fork is on backwards?
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    Keep in mind also that Austria is not far at all...

    Keep in mind also that Austria is not far at all from Chur and probably 30% cheaper across the board. You could base in Bludenz for easy access to Brandt, Schruns, Zurs, Damuls, and St. Anton. You...
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    it's a six hour train ride and prolly a couple...

    it's a six hour train ride and prolly a couple hundred dollars to boot

    if you are already in Klosters why not base in chur, then hit up Arosa, Flims, Obersaxen, Pizol, and over to Andermatt and...
  12. If you are still looking for route...

    If you are still looking for route recommendations, try maps.me. I used that last summer on a Paris to Sweden ride and its offline functionality is very good. Google maps in the bike mode I found to...
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    Great input, everyone, I appreciate it.

    Great input, everyone, I appreciate it.
  14. Voile V6

    Voile V6
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    Cheap rigid MTB forks

    I have an old (2009? 2010?) Specialized Carve and the front shock is shot and cannot reasonably be fixed. This bike has old-style quick release wheels and disc brakes.

    I use this bike for bike...
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    Funny that OP saw them on Big Mountain as 90% of...

    Funny that OP saw them on Big Mountain as 90% of all snow skirt wearers are on the Snowbowl volunteer ski patrol.
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    Note the difference between skiing at Chur and...

    Note the difference between skiing at Chur and skiing at Churwalden.
  18. IMO Sedona does not have much easy riding,...

    IMO Sedona does not have much easy riding, although there is plenty of thrilling riding. Overall it's slow going, especially so with kids and the traffic during Spring Break gives me a headache.
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    I need a new kids bike with 24 inch tires

    My precious 8 year old baby has outgrown his Orbea MX20. This was an awesome bike, complete with QRs and hydro disc brakes and fully rigid.

    I don't think he is tall enough for a small frame...
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    Just to be clear, Powderhorn Ski Area is nowhere...

    Just to be clear, Powderhorn Ski Area is nowhere near Powderhorn, Colo. Powderhorn the town is on the way to Lake City, which has a town-run poma lift. Powderhorn the ski area is at least 2.5 hours...
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    Awesome! Thanks -- email sent.

    Awesome!

    Thanks -- email sent.
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    Arva Evo 3+ battery drainage

    I have an Arva Evo 3+ that is about five years old. I can't tell if there is some sort of malfunction regarding how it uses batteries.

    To wit: Put fresh regular Energizer batteries in and turn on...
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    **correction, Glendive

    **correction, Glendive
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    It's a used one they got off craigslist from a...

    It's a used one they got off craigslist from a Circle K in Billings.
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    This response is stipulated in Rasputin's...

    This response is stipulated in Rasputin's Snowbowl contract guaranteeing free hot chocolates from the bar.
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    Trump love = Snowbowl love The more fucked up...

    Trump love = Snowbowl love

    The more fucked up it is, the more people love it.
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    You sorry saps of course it's the fault of a...

    You sorry saps of course it's the fault of a SKIER, the lift has been there for 50 years, sure, seen hundreds of thousands of people get off of it, but it was not until this one skier happened to get...
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    https://missoulian.com/news/local/skiers-evacuated...

    https://missoulian.com/news/local/skiers-evacuated-from-snowbowl-lift-after-chair-separates/article_57e06334-5018-5a97-b8ae-7218f8cd8737.html#utm_source=missoulian.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templ...
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    I skinned it a few years ago after a weekend at...

    I skinned it a few years ago after a weekend at Anthony Lakes. Cool throwback spot in the middle of nowhere at a low elevation that gets a surprising amount of snow. Not exciting by any means, but I...
  30. Sandpoint is cute, but there is limited...

    Sandpoint is cute, but there is limited backcountry skiing in general in northern Idaho, much less summer skiing.

    The Cabinets have a small glacier that is difficult to access. If you live in...
  31. From today's paper, if that offers any...

    From today's paper, if that offers any clarification.

    https://durangoherald.com/articles/302677-blm-proposes-closing-some-areas-to-mountain-bikes-to-protect-wildlife

    I don't fully understand...
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    You need a sticker for Austria -- you can buy...

    You need a sticker for Austria -- you can buy them in gas stations leading up to the borders and they sell them by the month. Most rental cars should have a little clip on the windshield where...
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    Is Backcountry.com going to sue me?

    I have a handful of self-published books, all with "backcountry" in the title. Think, Backountry Ski Guide to X, and X Pass Backcountry Ski Guide. They are for sale on Amazon.

    Not being facetious...
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    OMG. Just read the story. What a bag of dicks.

    OMG. Just read the story. What a bag of dicks.
  35. Topeak Joe Blow vs. A Regular $59 Air Compressor

    Goal: Save money and trips to LBS when setting up tubeless tires.

    Options: A floor pump that will inflate tubeless tires, which seem to go for around $150, or a plug-in air compressor, which is...
  36. Thread: TR: RTW

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    From the northern tip of Sardinia we took a short...

    From the northern tip of Sardinia we took a short morning boat ride to Corsica, which was staggeringly beautiful but also breathtakingly expensive.
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    Montenegro was great; I wish we had more time to...

    Montenegro was great; I wish we had more time to see it, but at this point, every choice we made was a decisoin to see one spot in favor of another. You would not think that when traveling for almost...
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    From Cyprus, Central Asia still beckoned, but...

    From Cyprus, Central Asia still beckoned, but Europe's call was stronger. We took a short flight to Athens.

    Waiting for a subway in Athens -- minutes later on the subway someone tried...
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    There are people who go to India and can't get...

    There are people who go to India and can't get enough -- I envy them in a way. For me, the filth, the pollution, the poverty, the noise -- it's too much. Indians love people, and crowds, and...
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    After a few days in Bangkok we boarded a Druk Air...

    After a few days in Bangkok we boarded a Druk Air flight headed to Paro. But after just 30 minutes of flying north, the plane banked to the northwest and started to descend; snow in Paro meant we...
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    From Adelaide we flew to Christchurch. ...

    From Adelaide we flew to Christchurch.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48678177433_5837d92259_z.jpg20181217_144942 by redpinecanyon, on Flickr

    After a quick stop for laundry
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  42. Thread: TR: RTW

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    From Kyoto we took an overnight flight to Cairns....

    From Kyoto we took an overnight flight to Cairns. Originally we had in the back of our minds that we would bike the southeast coast of Australia, but the logistics were dizzying. Instead, we went to...
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    He made friends wherever he went. ...

    He made friends wherever he went.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48678171313_0e0b1f5b60_z.jpg20180925_193618 by redpinecanyon, on Flickr

    We bussed the entire north coast of Borneo.
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  44. Thread: TR: RTW

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    TR: RTW

    In August, 2018 we bought a one-way ticket to Bangkok.

    https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48678508961_49b94388c3_z.jpg20180828_120515 by redpinecanyon, on Flickr

    The Cloud Cultette...
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    Is there a ski area on Mocho-Choshuenco with...

    Is there a ski area on Mocho-Choshuenco with lifts, or is it a sort of private cat operation?
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    I've done train/bus only trips and car only...

    I've done train/bus only trips and car only trips. Busses and trains are not necessarily cheaper than cars, and with a car you can stay somewhat out of town in a cheaper inn. If you are just taking...
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    My son was born in Missoula and is now 7. ...

    My son was born in Missoula and is now 7. Overall it has been a good place to raise a kid.

    We live right in town, which is nice and walkable. There are tons of free activities for kids year...
  48. We were in IF last winter and skied Targee on...

    We were in IF last winter and skied Targee on Saturday, and then were going to go to Kelley on Sunday, and in the morning randomly called the snow report to see how much they had gotten overnight,...
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    Thanks everyone. Lots to chew on here. To...

    Thanks everyone. Lots to chew on here.

    To answer a question, the reason I was asking about Silverton specifically was because I was trying to think outside the box. Durango at the moment is too...
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    Buying in Silverton -- good idea or dumb?

    We are looking for a home in the Durango area but are priced out at the moment, and the rentals are depressing AF. There's a bunch of homes in Silverton that would do for us short-term -- like a...
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