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    My best looking loaf yet! More aggressive...

    My best looking loaf yet! More aggressive stretching of the dough as I roll it into the final boule seems to help.

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    Back in the groove with my tried and true recipe....

    Back in the groove with my tried and true recipe. Also been digging some semi local flour that our supermarket carries. Smells so good and fresh. Tastes divine.

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    Getting better at shaping...
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    Sad, flat, tasty pancakes... 335572[

    Sad, flat, tasty pancakes...

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    Had my first fail yesterday, trying out a new...

    Had my first fail yesterday, trying out a new recipe for an olive loaf. Everything seemed good until I made the cuts, and the the dough just deflated. Ended up with two dense but flavourful pancake...
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    I don't understand the love for Darn Tough. In my...

    I don't understand the love for Darn Tough. In my experience the fit is awful. I have tried 3 or 4 different models and they only ones that were OK were the mid weight hikers. They all seem to wear...
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    Clever brackets.

    Clever brackets.
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    The worm drive mod has held up just fine, and I...

    The worm drive mod has held up just fine, and I don't think I would change anything! I am the same with the PID - set & forget. I do adjust the set-point for various blends. Typically a little higher...
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    Mostly. Before any one asks - the Rocky...

    Mostly.

    Before any one asks - the Rocky grinder modifications.
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    SC/CO

    SC/CO
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    Going for a particular shot time/mass doesn't...

    Going for a particular shot time/mass doesn't imply that I am running my shots blonde... I still cut them by appearance, but I adjust other inputs to work towards that goal. Influenced by James...
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    18 g of coffee in. Aiming for about 36 g out...

    18 g of coffee in.

    Aiming for about 36 g out in 30-32 s - when i bother to weigh the shot.

    We still try lots of different blends, but the best shots come from the coffee we know best in my...
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    I started in to espresso seriously about 18 years...

    I started in to espresso seriously about 18 years ago when I got a used Rancilio Silvia with a new Rocky grinder...

    The biggest things that have made significant changes to my quality and...
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    "Discard" has been one of the more exciting...

    "Discard" has been one of the more exciting revelations of this whole sourdough thing. Once back to work, I am not sure we will have time or energy to use as much of it, but for now we have been...
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    Today's effort, same recipe, much less chaos as...

    Today's effort, same recipe, much less chaos as we've done it once now... Yielded a more blistered crust, and just as tasty as last time. It has highlighted the fact that I need to sharpen my bread...
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    We also did a pan of boiling water in the oven...

    We also did a pan of boiling water in the oven just to humidify the air in general. Pulled the water and the bowl/lid at 20 minutes.

    Pic uploads seem to be working now!

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    Quarantine bread - 1st attempt at a sourdough......

    Quarantine bread - 1st attempt at a sourdough...

    Followed the "recipe" below except where we couldn't. No dutch oven = large cast iron pan with a SS mixing bowl over the top, and a baking stone on...
  17. Thread: Hey Patrollers!

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    If only. By the time we shut down, it was obvious...

    If only. By the time we shut down, it was obvious that we could not get the PPE required to keep running. The tiny bit we had left went to the local SAR team, as they had even less.
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    Slow and limited. Hopefully not, but possibly...

    Slow and limited. Hopefully not, but possibly even none... It's going to take a lot for a team to cover all the bases that they should be in terms of distancing etc. It may also take a toll on the...
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    Heresy! I guess it's all down to what you like. ...

    Heresy! I guess it's all down to what you like.

    Also good to know is Empire coffee - best coffee in town (IMO) and open early every morning.
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    Good tips, I am waiting for parts to do my third...

    Good tips, I am waiting for parts to do my third mount of these and will certainly be integrating as much as I can from what has been shared here.

    I am a little concerned about an issue I have...
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    Just got a chance to measure. Binding heels 4 x...

    Just got a chance to measure.
    Binding heels 4 x 10 mm + 4 x 20 mm - NB the "20 mm" ones measured out about 19 mm and look like I may have ground them down a little.
    Riser block 4 x 15 mm (These are...
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    Read the last few pages, but yes, plate and posts...

    Read the last few pages, but yes, plate and posts (2nd ski kit) for the toe on each set of skis, then inserts for your heels.
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    Summit Mountain Guides...

    Summit Mountain Guides Dave Lussier who is the principal guide is a local badass.
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    I use Binding Freedom inserts for the heel and...

    I use Binding Freedom inserts for the heel and the heel lifter plate. Works great so far.
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    A few thoughts... Single data point - We are...

    A few thoughts...

    Single data point - We are currently having to replace an otherwise perfectly good AED because the batteries are no longer available. The new one we are looking at uses non...
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    Online at mparam.com, based in Canmore I think....

    Online at mparam.com, based in Canmore I think. Lots of good info to read first.
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    My stuff has all come by post from them.

    My stuff has all come by post from them.
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    Any one remember SWATCH Time (tm)? It doesn't...

    Any one remember SWATCH Time (tm)? It doesn't matter what we call it. set the time leave it, and adapt our operating hours around that...

    Powder days around Christmas will be interesting. No way...
  29. At least $60, just for the inserts alone. :D

    At least $60, just for the inserts alone. :D
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    More than one splice in a tramway rope is OK. I...

    More than one splice in a tramway rope is OK. I think it is partly a PR move. There may also be different rules or factors when the cable has been damaged.
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    You could just make your own - WITH BACON!...

    You could just make your own - WITH BACON!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9dskxN10N0
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    pi(d/2)^2 - it's related to cross section area....

    pi(d/2)^2 - it's related to cross section area. The core messes with that somewhat.
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    I've been part of a few cable splices over the...

    I've been part of a few cable splices over the years. Wire rope is easy to cut with a grinder. Standing on a tower and cutting it under load would be terrifying.
  34. Thread: Maggot down

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    Couldn't have happened to nicer people. :( 10...

    Couldn't have happened to nicer people. :( 10 years ago they came to ski at my home hill, we'd had a crappy rain storm, all the goods were ice, and they still were gracious guests, having fun on blue...
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    A nice detailed pic of the newest generation....

    A nice detailed pic of the newest generation. Can't remember source. edit: it was Powder /edit

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    Hestra makes size 11 and 12 in various models.

    Hestra makes size 11 and 12 in various models.
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    That's what I did. The CAST parts you need to do...

    That's what I did. The CAST parts you need to do that only cost $28. It doesn't make the ski pack flat like a full insert solution though.
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    Another little learning moment for me today. I...

    Another little learning moment for me today. I pulled too hard on the touring lock, and it went past the lock nubbin, and I couldn't get it to unlock when I wanted to ski! I pushed hard enough that I...
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    8cm of 3% at Red today. Weird winter, but loving...

    8cm of 3% at Red today. Weird winter, but loving it.
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    An opposite view - I had the original brown...

    An opposite view - I had the original brown Cochise, and the original tech inserts were known to be problematic, even in Dynafit bindings. They would prerelease with any pressure on the toe and...
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    There is also a new hostel at the base of the...

    There is also a new hostel at the base of the hill that looks pretty nice.
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    Could be spring, could be waist deep. You never...

    Could be spring, could be waist deep. You never know at that time of year, although it will lean towards springy moist likely.
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    If you had inserts, you wouldn't need a second...

    If you had inserts, you wouldn't need a second ski kit though. I have a set of extra shoulder screws shipping, as I want to try a couple ideas. Currently I have my heels and risers mounted on...
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    Hey 2FUNKY - you might want to check the threads...

    Hey 2FUNKY - you might want to check the threads that talk about the original CAST systems.

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    ^^ Your bindings, apparently. :(

    ^^ Your bindings, apparently. :(
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    rossland-sar-brings-back-two-overdue-back-country-...

    rossland-sar-brings-back-two-overdue-back-country-skiers

    Please know where you are going. This pic shows where we picked them up - it's a long way up or down from here... Lamb Creek for those who...
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    :D Enjoy! I have a friend waiting for a pair,...

    :D Enjoy! I have a friend waiting for a pair, can't wait to see what tweaks they have made.

    I had a little learning/user-error experience this morning. It was zero dark 30, and some how when I...
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    Thanks for bumping this to the top, saved me from...

    Thanks for bumping this to the top, saved me from having to search for it! I just wanted to circle back and give a few longer term impressions and notes.

    I had a rough winter last season, blew up...
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    Booster strap inside the shell instead of outside.

    Booster strap inside the shell instead of outside.
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    You will note it's a Ski Area Boundary, not a...

    You will note it's a Ski Area Boundary, not a closure in most places. Red does not have a closed boundary...

    Please respect that Grey is not open yet, as there is still avalanche mitigation work...
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