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    It is not about Emopeds, its about Grinch, don't...

    It is not about Emopeds, its about Grinch, don't you get it. By jumping on everybody that is not rah rah emopeds he justifies his own unhealthy obsession with the topic and this thread. It is kinda...
  2. Some of the drivers of this trend, not in order...

    Some of the drivers of this trend, not in order of importance:
    1. Fat skis and alpine touring equipment easy to attain now - low bar of skiing skill needed now
    2. Insane cost of lift...
  3. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/sep/08/kerr...

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/sep/08/kerri-walsh-jennings-mask-refusal-covid-19-coronavirus

    I actually saw Ms. Walsh in the Incline Village Raley's on Saturday early evening without the...
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    Classic attitude of not giving a fuck about your...

    Classic attitude of not giving a fuck about your impact. Yes, folks are entitled to enjoy there trail experience on a bike, horse, or foot, however this motorized change is coming fast, and in...
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    I will give an example of how ebikes are going to...

    I will give an example of how ebikes are going to fundamentally change a large portion of the riding/hiking trail experience in Tahoe.

    My long time Tahoe neighbor, generally a nice person, but...
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    Duff, I am in a similar situation and have very...

    Duff, I am in a similar situation and have very similar thoughts. The house is on the market, which is insane right now, and I am switching to mostly ocean adventures. Coastal Cup, Pac cup and...
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    Hey TGR maggots watch this space!!! My Fremont...

    Hey TGR maggots watch this space!!!

    My Fremont based engineering team has been expecting this. We are working on an automated program that will secure your skiing reservation automatically the...
  8. www.purpleair.com real time air quality data...

    www.purpleair.com

    real time air quality data for the Tahoe basin for those of you that might not know about this site and are interested in current conditions
  9. Can a resort like squaw break even if they are...

    Can a resort like squaw break even if they are only doing day tickets, season passes, and much smaller amounts of food sales. It is likely that concession sales (i.e. burgers and beers) would be way...
  10. Everybody needs to stop breeding and you need an...

    Everybody needs to stop breeding and you need an ebike. Problem solved
  11. I think one solution might be to look into a...

    I think one solution might be to look into a by-pass route that goes from 267 to 28 around the north boundary of Kings beach and get a lot of the traffic out of the beach front area. This of course...
  12. I feel for the residents of Kings Beach. They...

    I feel for the residents of Kings Beach. They should have just left the improvements to the sidewalks and not installed the round abouts. As for incline residents being beneficiaries, hardly. It...
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    Poll: I think business travel is exempt, so you know,...

    I think business travel is exempt, so you know, they are there on business.
  14. teledad thanks for the link. Do not have time to...

    teledad thanks for the link. Do not have time to read the whole document now but I did quickly peruse the the summary impact section. Interestingly, I found no reference to cumulative impacts or...
  15. One data point. I drove thru south shore on...

    One data point.

    I drove thru south shore on Sunday at 11 am-12 pm. I was surprised to see that the crowds really were not that bad. Much more crowded on the Nevada side of the line with lots of...
  16. link to study ...

    link to study

    https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/08/07/sciadv.abd3083
  17. FYI from a Duke University study "Neck...

    FYI from a Duke University study

    "Neck fleeces, also called gaiter masks and often used by runners, were the least effective. In fact, wearing a fleece mask resulted in a higher number of...
  18. Says the silicon valley tech bro who is now...

    Says the silicon valley tech bro who is now living in the second maybe third home at Tahoe during the pandemic. Happy your breaking the rules up there instead of causing grief in the Mid Penn open...
  19. Air B n B and VRBO are one of the new drivers for...

    Air B n B and VRBO are one of the new drivers for huge wealth disparity in the USA. You can use good credit and cheap government supplied money to buy a second or third or fourth home and make money...
  20. let me get this straight. you go and build...

    let me get this straight. you go and build trails not on your property or on government property that are not sanctioned or approved by any body, people find them, ride them, and post about them;...
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    Poll: ok so maybe I shot from the hip a bit too fast. ...

    ok so maybe I shot from the hip a bit too fast. There is some research on drive up vaccination clinics and daily numbers. If it is well organized and has enough man power and vaccine local...
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    Poll: So just for fun I started thinking about how fast...

    So just for fun I started thinking about how fast a vaccination program could take. Assuming that a basic vaccination takes somewhere around 5 minutes to complete from start to the next patient. ...
  23. boo hoo poor fucking sledders. Sled head lives...

    boo hoo poor fucking sledders. Sled head lives matter!!!
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    Poll: I do not see the font color, sorry was not on...

    I do not see the font color, sorry was not on purpose. I hope your right on the vaccine.
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    Poll: Well Paulster "The body stops making...

    Well Paulster

    "The body stops making antibodies when they're no longer needed to fight off infection, so a reduction over time without further exposure would be expected. What's important is...
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    Poll: Some new studies are showing that humans are...

    Some new studies are showing that humans are losing the antibodies within months after contracting and recovering from Covid. I am no doctor but it is my understanding that vaccines work by...
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    Poll: Do you remember that April fools joke about the...

    Do you remember that April fools joke about the Alpine club and Alpine meadows going private like an elite country club that seems a bit more plausible now. :) I bet KSL has calc'd the numbers and...
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    Poll: fair enough. I will bet that as soon as the...

    fair enough. I will bet that as soon as the system is announced some tech bro or bra will write a bot to game system and make money.

    PS I doubt Snowbird will not find some way to game that...
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    Poll: How do you set up a reservation system? first...

    How do you set up a reservation system? first come first serve? because I bet there will quickly be a secondary market for reservations. think craigslist or burning man ticket sales. Are powder...
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    Poll: My guess if the resorts cannot make it pencil out...

    My guess if the resorts cannot make it pencil out for profit or break even then they will likely just close and limit their losses. Given what is happening now this summer, the scientific doubt...
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    map source ...

    map source

    https://www.openspace.org/preserves?field_preserve_info_value%5B%5D=Biking
  32. That does not surprise me at all. Incline has...

    That does not surprise me at all. Incline has changed so much in the last few years. The attitude of entitlement is so pervasive now. When you drop 1 million$ plus on your second home, you got...
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    333132 Not UCSC

    333132
    Not UCSC
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    Completely agree with you. It would be nice to...

    Completely agree with you. It would be nice to be sensible about the trails, however many of the trails in there now are not sustainable and would not meet current trail design criteria. The cost...
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    Not saying this is a major cause but it is a...

    Not saying this is a major cause but it is a cumulative problem. All that silt flows into the San Lorenzo River, an impacted water body that is trying restore its salmonid fishery, but hey biker made...
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    I think a lot managers are kicking the can down...

    I think a lot managers are kicking the can down the road for a lot different reasons. Here studies and committees have authored reports and recommendations but the governing, elected board really...
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    I think this bike will really help you get out...

    I think this bike will really help you get out into nature and appreciate the wonder of it. give me a fuck'n break this is the future and it generally sucks. Communing with my ebike, smart phone,...
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    kneedropper you need to talk to some folks that...

    kneedropper you need to talk to some folks that just bought their ebikes. The trails are theirs to use, thank you very much. Plus a lot of them are not coming from older mtb roots and really know...
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    I think arguing back and forth about ebikes on...

    I think arguing back and forth about ebikes on non motorized bike legal trails is kinda of moot point or will be very soon. I do not think the laws/trail use guidelines will change that quickly,...
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    Climbervan, I agree with you and I very...

    Climbervan,

    I agree with you and I very fearful of the impacts in Tahoe when the Forest Service allows ebikes on all MTB trails in the basin. I know there is a legal case now but that will only...
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    I went to go check out this new one. Very fun...

    I went to go check out this new one. Very fun trail, interestingly they placed offset logs to force slight sharp S turns to control downhill speed in about 20 places, worked but kinda was a pain in...
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    West Marin looking across the San Andreas fault...

    West Marin looking across the San Andreas fault into Tomales Bay and Point Reyes National Seashore
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    Just to give you a check in from Marin County. ...

    Just to give you a check in from Marin County. The ebike onslaught is in full force. Out riding in some lesser visited areas of western marin over the weekend i would say 50% were of ebikes. Most...
  44. "A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the Sierra...

    "A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the Sierra Nevada" By Stephen Whitney, Sierra Club Books, San Francisco 1979
  45. if you think threads like this do not do more...

    if you think threads like this do not do more harm/crowding/stupid behavior, you have not been paying attention for the last 10 years. fucking peacocks just seeking attention for their insecure...
  46. I already put my money down. First 100 people...

    I already put my money down. First 100 people guaranteed first chairs every powder day with the special gold pass.
  47. The kid (15 yo) next door, nice kid, just got...

    The kid (15 yo) next door, nice kid, just got together with three of friends to go for a MTB ride. Gathered outside not much social distancing and took off as a group. I am in a shelter-in place...
  48. We thought through going up to our house in...

    We thought through going up to our house in Tahoe. Ultimately we decided that this was a bad move not only for the locals but for us. Basically everything is constrained in Tahoe: supply lines,...
  49. Sad news today, just found out I knew the AM...

    Sad news today, just found out I knew the AM employee who passed away in the parking lot. Really good kid, took up skiing a lot just a few years ago when he worked as an employee. He was likely...
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    we let our amazon boxes sit for 24 hours but if...

    we let our amazon boxes sit for 24 hours but if you open immediately I would be careful and wash hands immediately after. Mail same thing. I also have been wearing gloves when bringing in the...
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