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  1. I finished last season with a pair of Dynafit...

    I finished last season with a pair of Dynafit pants Ms Boissal wasn't using. Good thing she had grumbled that they were too big for her, I'd be dead if she found out I fit in the same size pants as...
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    Ha! I've only stripped 1 torx to date by being a...

    Ha! I've only stripped 1 torx to date by being a complete idiot. I've stripped multiple PZ screws without the excuse of not heating the epoxy...
    I mounted the Plums yesterday using the PZ screws...
  3. That helped for sure Dunno, being a huge...

    That helped for sure


    Dunno, being a huge hypocrite? I'm not going to stop complaining just because I have no ground to stand on, being a whiny twat is my Jeebus-given right!


    Funny thing is...
  4. Which is why I married her fast, before she...

    Which is why I married her fast, before she realized the same couldn't be said of me :D

    Multiple pairs of pants and jackets have apparently been sold or consigned today. Profits will be offset by...
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    PZ screws for bindings need to go away. So easy...

    PZ screws for bindings need to go away. So easy to strip... My Plum Oazos have them and I'm strongly considering swapping them with standard torx if they are the same length as the Dynafits screws.
  6. She's constantly tinkering with her layering and...

    She's constantly tinkering with her layering and ends up spending pretty little compared to what you'd expect since most of the items are bought on the cheap and resold barely used. This particular...
  7. Uptade: teal/aquamarine/cornflower Patagucci...

    Uptade: teal/aquamarine/cornflower Patagucci pants are staying along with a new Montain Hardwear shell that isn't in the pile. It's a soothing mauve color at least, I'll submit a pic for review and...
  8. BCC parking situation is definitely permafucked...

    BCC parking situation is definitely permafucked summer and winter. I bike Crest loops from the Spruces parking lot or from Cardiff which coincidentally are the only trailheads I bother with in the...
  9. I'd like to sleep in my own bed tonight so I'm...

    I'd like to sleep in my own bed tonight so I'm going to ease into that one with a suggestion for less teal for now...
  10. Just got a text with the picture below followed...

    Just got a text with the picture below followed by 6000 characters of text detailing why all of these pants and jackets are needed. Softshells, hardshells, hybrid soft/harshells, insulated or not,...
  11. This ^^^. Buried weak layers are an intractable...

    This ^^^.
    Buried weak layers are an intractable problem with way too many influencing factors to be managed with certainty. No amount of education, experience, information from forecasts, etc... has...
  12. Well, I don't particularly trust the bridging...

    Well, I don't particularly trust the bridging story either to be honest. I'm sure there's a sound theory behind it and at some point bridging occurs and isolates the shit layer. The problem is that I...
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    Funny thing, it's easier for me to get access to...

    Funny thing, it's easier for me to get access to a laser than a soldering iron which I'd have to go buy... I'll post a TR next time I have to pull bindings off a ski and the heavy-duty equipment gets...
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    Ohhhh I need one! I had a lazy moment pulling...

    Ohhhh I need one!
    I had a lazy moment pulling some bindings last week and didn't heat the head of the epoxied screws before trying to crank them out. One of the torx screws came out easy but two...
  15. True, they do review everything and if they...

    True, they do review everything and if they started filtering people would probably get butthurt about their obs not getting published and stop contributing...
    I'm going to print a "Proud poster of...
  16. Love the mercury but you'd better have skinny...

    Love the mercury but you'd better have skinny thighs if you want to make them work... I find myself opening the thigh vents in all kinds of unfriendly weathers just to let my meaty legs decompress a...
  17. I think big slides can scrub weak layers to the...

    I think big slides can scrub weak layers to the ground whereas smaller ones run on the weak layer which gets re-buried at the next storm. There's also no chance of building a thick enough layer to...
  18. HA! You're correct, and remote trigger makes it...

    HA! You're correct, and remote trigger makes it sound much more Avy level 2 certified...
    We should take bets on how many times 2Dogs, W Monitor, and a bunch of other paths can repeat over the...
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    I'm sure smart people can make it work without...

    I'm sure smart people can make it work without taking the pack off as it's a hook-based design, albeit a very small hook that I latch on the pack strap. You've seen me transition though, speed isn't...
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    I think you could adapt the BCA helmet carry...

    I think you could adapt the BCA helmet carry system to the pack but it would probably conflict with the skis once they're on the pack. I've actually latched a helmet on the top of that pack a couple...
  21. Thread: SLC Eats

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    Adding this to the list of places to visit ASAP....

    Adding this to the list of places to visit ASAP. I've been to the Ogden one and loved it.
    Recently discovered Ice Haus in Murray. It's a Lucky13 without the mustachioed crowds. Huge beer selection,...
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    Visited Ms Boissal at work yesterday, she was on...

    Visited Ms Boissal at work yesterday, she was on 24 hour shift and in need of food. She had just seen a guy who got shot in the dick by his wife. Twice. Third bullet was very close to his rectum....
  23. Thread: SLC Eats

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    The one in Holladay is better located for...

    The one in Holladay is better located for post-shredding food, straight shot from BCC. LOVE their food.
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    Salomon X-alp 30 fits most of the criteria except...

    Salomon X-alp 30 fits most of the criteria except it doesn't have a dedicated tool compartment, just a sleeve I use for proble & shovel handle.
    It's burly, the diagonal carry is fast to setup and...
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    I gave up looking for an extra set of rims for...

    I gave up looking for an extra set of rims for the Forester after failing to find a single one at a decent price to replace my doughnut with a full-size spare.
    Long term it would be significantly...
  26. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Same here!! A couple days ago Ms Boissal calls...

    Same here!!
    A couple days ago Ms Boissal calls me saying she's 5 minutes away from the house and bringing home a coworker's labradoodle. Dude got stuck in the valley during snowmaggedon and couldn't...
  27. Finally put the bike away and accepted it was...

    Finally put the bike away and accepted it was winter.

    Toured out of Alta on Sat, wanted to take a look at the carnage on N facing Patsey. Full on winter up there, single-digit temps, windy,...
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    Thanks for clarifying that. Seemed like a really...

    Thanks for clarifying that. Seemed like a really odd thing to force for a binding that's designed to rotate 1/4 turn only. She doesn't have brakes now so direction of rotation will be whatever is...
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    Bumping this old thread for a question I'm sure...

    Bumping this old thread for a question I'm sure someone here has the answer for.

    Ms Boissal does not like the Speed Turn 2.0 heels. She hasn't figured out the proper angle to rotate the heel...
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    I shared a driveway with 2 neighbors for 4 years....

    I shared a driveway with 2 neighbors for 4 years. It was a weird layout with a long section going to my yard and their garages off to the right of it (I don't have a garage). I'm eternally thankful...
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    Is that a grigri in your skirt or are you just...

    Is that a grigri in your skirt or are you just happy to see me?

    Not going to lie, I've seen girls wearing those at the ice park in Ouray and all it elicited from me was jealousy. A puffy skirt...
  32. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Sutter is quite the regal beast! Hobbes...

    Sutter is quite the regal beast!

    Hobbes playing the camouflage game during a closet rearrangement by Ms Boissal. The potential for getting squished is high:

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    Strong work using your brain power and relying on...

    Strong work using your brain power and relying on UT's fear of anyone who isn't snow white to dodge the crowds! I need the address of that place btw, the only reason I wasn't one of the fools waiting...
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    FOOOK THAT! I left my previous job less than 2...

    FOOOK THAT!
    I left my previous job less than 2 months after they made me give up my 4-10s. Took me 3 years to get the schedule and I had it for less than a year before going back to 5-10s basically....
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    FUCK G3 skins with the energy of a thousand suns....

    FUCK G3 skins with the energy of a thousand suns. The tip and tail attachment are some of the best in the industry but the glue is clearly from a barrel of BITD horse-glue discovered by...
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    I'm amused that this morning, on the 1st legit...

    I'm amused that this morning, on the 1st legit snow day of the year, hordes of people were waiting at the 2 different tire shops I drive by, all packed inside or clogging the parking lots. When I...
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    I did a fair amount of hiking on dirt/rock and...

    I did a fair amount of hiking on dirt/rock and scrambling in my Spectre 2.0 and they're holding up surprisingly well. I have a couple of chunks of sole missing but overall I'm impressed with how well...
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    Built-in back-seat compensation right there... It...

    Built-in back-seat compensation right there... It might be tolerable if you have a very upright boot but +18 is super high . My Speed Turn 2.0 are close and definitely a bit over the top, especially...
  39. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Holy whale-cat, how much does Gus weigh??? ...

    Holy whale-cat, how much does Gus weigh???

    Ugly outdid himself yesterday in terms of laziness. I was trying to open the door with 12 bag of groceries in my arms and something was blocking it, had...
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    No recalls for either AFAIK. I've cracked 2...

    No recalls for either AFAIK. I've cracked 2 tongues in 4 seasons of hard use and they were warrantied each time, the 2nd with the new 3-piece locking tongue from the Synchro which stiffened the boot...
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    We have one of these a few blocks from the house....

    We have one of these a few blocks from the house. I've had people angrily honk at me when I've stopped at the flashing lights to let pedestrians go. One guy try to gun it around me and came pretty...
  42. Thread: Garden 2019

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    Last day of the season to do work in the garden...

    Last day of the season to do work in the garden for the SLC area. Tilled and composted the shadier area of the yard so Ms Boissal could get the garlic and onions in the ground. Dog was being very...
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    Rode the rebuilt shock today. Apparently there...

    Rode the rebuilt shock today. Apparently there was nothing significantly wrong other than being overdue for service by about 500 miles. New valves, new volume spacer, new tune, and the improvement is...
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    Anti-brrrrrr today: 303544 303542 303543...

    Anti-brrrrrr today:

    303544

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    Although it did get cold for the last 2 miles of pavement once the sun was down.
    Winter is supposed to arrive to SLC tomorrow. I'm not sold...
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    Check out this kitty ottoman. Came from China,...

    Check out this kitty ottoman. Came from China, plywood with thin rug-like material on top. Ikea-level assembly. Cats are thoroughly unimpressed.
    Who knows what's in that other box in the foreground....
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    I can't imagine a non-sintered resin pad would...

    I can't imagine a non-sintered resin pad would like to be torched. The compound is pretty damn soft and it probably doesn't take much heat to change the surface property and ruin it.
    And you are...
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    I have a can of el cheapo brake cleaner at Harbor...

    I have a can of el cheapo brake cleaner at Harbor Freight, spray it on a paper towel, rub the brake pads on, score them with sand paper, reinstall, seems to take care of squealing/loss of power after...
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    Of the burnt hair? It's grown back by now. She...

    Of the burnt hair? It's grown back by now. She wasn't even that bothered and she HATES the cold. Guess she spent most of the night heating water and pouring it in nalgenes to wrap herself around. The...
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    A few years ago a buddy of mine had to drive solo...

    A few years ago a buddy of mine had to drive solo from SLC to Golden BC for a hut trip. He mad it to the Canadian border where the was reminded a passport would be needed to enter the country. Oops....
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    Ms Boissal's face when I opened the 2 giant boxes...

    Ms Boissal's face when I opened the 2 giant boxes I got for the Down group buy was priceless. It's the 2nd year I get one of the shipments and both times she had a 15 second moment wondering if all 8...
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