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  1. Nice work, Laps. It was squalling hard driving...

    Nice work, Laps. It was squalling hard driving down 89 this morning, I was hoping the high peaks got some coverage.

    Hoping Sugarbush crowds clear out by the time I get there Sunday.


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  2. Thread: Trucks.

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    Doug Demuro just did a review of a 2021...

    Doug Demuro just did a review of a 2021 Landcruiser thatís sold abroad - 4wd, cloth seats, no screens, lock dif, turbo V6, manual seats - about as base model as a Landcruiser can be. It would be...
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    Might sound kinda bonkers but why not throw a 26...

    Might sound kinda bonkers but why not throw a 26 in wheel on the rear of your 27.5 HT? Iím all for more
    bikes but if youíve got 2 hardtails already, you can make one work for a DJ bike.

    I...
  4. Dumping some big fat flakes here. Sent...

    Dumping some big fat flakes here.


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  5. Ha! Thought you were being snarky about my skis...

    Ha! Thought you were being snarky about my skis for sale. My bad.
  6. New? Nope, they're prob 4 years old, still in...

    New? Nope, they're prob 4 years old, still in good shape.

    Hate? Nope, they're light, snappy skis, great for frontside days. Full carbon means they'll feel like that for many years.

    I hardly...
  7. Nice to see some turns being had here in VT; well...

    Nice to see some turns being had here in VT; well done Laps and Ayo.

    I was fitted for new boots yesterday at Alpine Options and was quite happy to see ample white stuff along the peaks. Won't...
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    I picked an RSD Mayor V5 frame back in the spring...

    I picked an RSD Mayor V5 frame back in the spring and have been taking it on a few trail rides before the snow comes. The progressive geo makes it feel more like an aggressive hardtail than a fat...
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    I've been really happy with my Tasco Dawn Patrol...

    I've been really happy with my Tasco Dawn Patrol gloves. They're more of a cool weather glove; I wear them between 30-50 degrees and they're just warm enough with barely any bulk. I have another...
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    Iíve had good run of small, fun, 3 pedal cars:...

    Iíve had good run of small, fun, 3 pedal cars: Ď04 Acura RSX Type S, Ď05 Mazda 3 2.5 hatch, Ď11 Jetta 2.5 wagon and most recently, a Ď15 VW GTI.

    I really miss my GTI; it was the perfect daily...
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    2021 NE - Flatten That Berm

    What a day. 20 miles today around E. Montpelier . 390175


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    The XD freehub was from Hope some nothing to...

    The XD freehub was from Hope some nothing to worry about there. I'll certainly go to Hope USA if they tell give me a no.



    Yeah, I probably should've swapped the freehub but that never crossed...
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    Need some insight from bike shop people about a...

    Need some insight from bike shop people about a hub warranty......

    In 2020 I bought a custom wheelset from Colorado Cyclist.com - Hope hubs on Race Face rims. Back in May, the rim cracks around...
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    Thanks guys, all good info. Chain line never...

    Thanks guys, all good info. Chain line never occured to me with a short stays and a wide range cassette. I don't mind a bit of fiddling here and there........
  15. Finally a MTBR and TGR crossover thread! I've...

    Finally a MTBR and TGR crossover thread! I've been waiting for this since the Flintstones met the Jetsons.
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    My kid's 20 inch Specialized has a 32t rear...

    My kid's 20 inch Specialized has a 32t rear cassette and I wanted to get him more range. I was looking at the MicroShift Advent 9 speed drivetrain for him. Clutch derailleur, shifter and 42t...
  17. Not impressed. Autistic, millionaire, mtb...

    Not impressed. Autistic, millionaire, mtb racing, farmers are a dime a dozen here.


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    I'm on the same page. I don't want any batteries...

    I'm on the same page. I don't want any batteries or electronic shit on my bike. There seems to be an influx of over priced, overengineered gear being marketed towards riders that is unnecessary.
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    The connection from the bottom of Pipeline/Stowe...

    The connection from the bottom of Pipeline/Stowe HS to Cady to pretty simple. Go in behind the high school, go right at the first "T" intersection, up a hill, then bear left at the next "T"...
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    Speaking of bike wear, my buddy who works at shop...

    Speaking of bike wear, my buddy who works at shop showed me these "mtb dungarees" that his shop is stocking. The POC rep said they've sold one pair in the Northeast so far. I honestly thought they...
  21. I'm 6'1" on an XL SC Hightower with a 490mm...

    I'm 6'1" on an XL SC Hightower with a 490mm reach. Its the first XL I've ever ridden - I've been riding L bikes forever and the long reach on the XL is just perfect.

    The trend lately is much...
  22. At first I read that as inches, now I see its %...

    At first I read that as inches, now I see its % of normal so I hope it's accurate We're due for a consistently snowy winter.
  23. Maybe this will draw traffic to Stowe and away...

    Maybe this will draw traffic to Stowe and away from Sugarbush?






    No, wait.....it'll all be a total shitshow.
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    Thanks for the offer. Once I get my $$ back from...

    Thanks for the offer. Once I get my $$ back from Hunt, I may PM you about those Stan's wheels.
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    I've definitely tried to clean and/or sand...

    I've definitely tried to clean and/or sand contaminated pads as well with little success. I've heard some people baking them at high temps to decontaminate them but I've never tried that.

    Miles...
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    Did you contaminate your pads with the mineral...

    Did you contaminate your pads with the mineral oil? I've done this and you'll get almost zero bite with contaminated pads. It doesn't take much either - a leaky caliper or a some oily fingers will...
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    I bought some Hunt gravel wheels recently that...

    I bought some Hunt gravel wheels recently that turned out to be a disaster so I just returned those. I'm looking for a decent gravel wheelset for around $500 to replace them. 100x12/142x12, XD...
  28. Sounds like it was a rough transition because...

    Sounds like it was a rough transition because your district was stuck doing it early on. I can definitely see it being a hassle in that case. I've heard that some districts did a better job when...
  29. Not really. It's been pretty successful in the...

    Not really. It's been pretty successful in the district I teach in.
  30. Another Vermont public school teacher here. ...

    Another Vermont public school teacher here.

    Burlington area schools are excellent - their districts are some of the best in the state, including South Burlington. They're well funded, they pay...
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    I can't speak to lodging much but for riding...

    I can't speak to lodging much but for riding beyond Cady Hill between Stowe/Waterbury/Burlington:

    Adam's Camp and Trapp lodge trails connect to Cady and are worth a go. They've done some recent...
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    My new strategy for jackets or pants is to buy...

    My new strategy for jackets or pants is to buy from company with a good warranty and/or that does repairs. Once it rips or starts falling apart, you get it repaired or they'll offer you something...
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    There's a good reason the values of older M3s and...

    There's a good reason the values of older M3s and M5s are skyrocketing.
  34. Thread: RC cars

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    Searched for an RC car thread and what do ya...

    Searched for an RC car thread and what do ya know.....

    Anywho.....bumping this because my 6 year old son has gone down the RC car rabbit hole on Youtube and is getting really into it. I bought...
  35. A buddy of mine is selling his Hightower and...

    A buddy of mine is selling his Hightower and offered me his Cascade V2 link for cheap. I'm not really a big hit, gravity/enduro bro so I don't think I need the extra 10 mm of travel, it also makes...
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    I was in the same spot last season - I was set on...

    I was in the same spot last season - I was set on the Tallboy because I needed an efficient climber that I could pedal long distances and descend confidently. My local shop sold me on the Hightower...
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    I bought a bike from RSD bikes in Canada and it...

    I bought a bike from RSD bikes in Canada and it was the usual shipping costs ($50) and took an extra day or 2 to go through customs. It may be different for a private sale but I wouldn't hesitate if...
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    Considering selling my M/L Chromag Surface...

    Considering selling my M/L Chromag Surface hardtail frame if anyone's interested. I figured I'd try to sell local first to avoid the shipping hassles. PM me if you're interested or want details.
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    $125? Fuck, I hope that includes a t-shirt and a...

    $125? Fuck, I hope that includes a t-shirt and a couple beers.
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    Thanks for the tip. The more I think about it,...

    Thanks for the tip. The more I think about it, the front brake bled easier because the lever was directly above the caliper. I'll remove the rear one and try bleeding with it under the lever.
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    I'm upgrading my gravel bike to GRX 11 speed but...

    I'm upgrading my gravel bike to GRX 11 speed but my frame has post disc mounts (not flat mounts) so I decided to use XT calipers with GRX 810 levers/shifters. I attached the front brake with the...
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    Locked my keys in my truck yesterday after a bike...

    Locked my keys in my truck yesterday after a bike ride. I call my wife to come bring the extra keys and left a message. I have no idea when she'll get the message or be able to come because she's...
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    Poll: Yep, I love how all my bike tools stick to me...

    Yep, I love how all my bike tools stick to me now.


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    Another thanks to Fred Pabst for the Kennebec...

    Another thanks to Fred Pabst for the Kennebec Highlands trail tip. Rode this route yesterday and it was definitely rugged, backcountry singletrack. The crown trail around the summit was the...
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    2021 NE - Flatten That Berm

    Yes, I do recall that rec. Sounds like thatís the ride Iímlooking for. Iíll def check that out, thanks.

    Edit - just saw the ride on trailforks and looks pretty straightforward.

    Sent from...
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    Anyone have recs for a longish mtb ride within an...

    Anyone have recs for a longish mtb ride within an hour of Augusta? Iím visiting in laws and got the kitchen pass to ride for half day or so. Carrabasset is a bit too far so I was leaning towards...
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    Yep. The first rule of fight clubÖÖ. Sent...

    Yep. The first rule of fight clubÖÖ.


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    Gravel/Bikepack nerds enter...

    I went a little nuts today and dug out some old-ish XT calipers then ordered some GRX levers. Matching them seems pretty straightforward. Just need an 11 speed XT or SLX derailleur and I should be...
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    Iíve been neglecting by gravel bike a bit so Iíve...

    Iíve been neglecting by gravel bike a bit so Iíve decided to upgrade its tired old drivetrain/brakes. I have a newish 11 speed GX cassette and 40t GRX crank so Iím shopping for a 1 x 11 drop bar...
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    Good to hear. I have bad memories of a few years...

    Good to hear. I have bad memories of a few years ago when they held a trail running event after a rain storm and trashed some of the lower trails. Nice to to see some responsible trail use.

    What...
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