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    Thanks. at 6'2.5, I'd probably be getting a...

    Thanks. at 6'2.5, I'd probably be getting a similar fit with the XL as you have with the large. If I don't find an even crazier deal on something similar in this end of the season, maybe I'll try to...
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    Thanks! If we end up moving out there, I'll...

    Thanks! If we end up moving out there, I'll certainly take you up on it.
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    Thanks! That's really useful as I'm exactly your...

    Thanks! That's really useful as I'm exactly your height. Hmmm.
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    How tall are you? The Strive another bike I've...

    How tall are you? The Strive another bike I've been thinking about given the value and that everyone seems to love it.
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    Add the Druid and the new Orbea Occam and you...

    Add the Druid and the new Orbea Occam and you have my list pretty much. I'm currently in a V1 Bronson with a DVO Topaz and a 1 degree angleset. I need to decide if I want to replace it with something...
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    Climbing is one outdoor sport that I never really...

    Climbing is one outdoor sport that I never really got into. I have always enjoyed it when I have gone - mostly in college - but never have gone regularly enough to improve and get good enough to go...
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    Thanks for all the info! I'm a data science...

    Thanks for all the info!

    I'm a data science professor at the moment (though I'm more a computational sociologist than computer scientist). My wife is finishing grad school. I'd prefer to stay an...
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    Yeah that's obviously one of our biggest...

    Yeah that's obviously one of our biggest concerns. USU is so big, though, that it seems like the non-Mormon school and social life is based on those connections. At least that is the claim of our...
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    Obviously, it must just be people keeping their...

    Obviously, it must just be people keeping their secret Shangri La to themselves. :wink:
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    Another thing: Anyone mountain biked around...

    Another thing: Anyone mountain biked around there? It seems like there is a lot of potential but maybe not actually that much in existence. Is that true?
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    Hmm, the link isn't working for me. I found a...

    Hmm, the link isn't working for me. I found a couple of threads, but the newest was from 2008. I might have missed some of the more mixed in stuff though.



    Yeah it sounds pretty good to me too....
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    Living in Logan, Utah

    My wife just interviewed for a job at Utah State University in Logan. She won't now if she's been offered the position for another few weeks to a month, but she said the interview went very well and...
  13. Heh, I had a dog growing up that looked just like...

    Heh, I had a dog growing up that looked just like that. Imperious little guy.

    My dog apparently loves chocolate. Particularly when we are visiting my parents. She has been to five family...
  14. My wife is interviewing at USU in Logan today....

    My wife is interviewing at USU in Logan today. Apparently every single person she meets with mentions this to her. There is apparently a lot of excitement.
  15. In my experience as a home hobbiest, the Harbor...

    In my experience as a home hobbiest, the Harbor Freight hand tools have held up well for the most part. The only thing that has failed on me was one of the torque wrenches. I wouldn't put a lot of...
  16. My wife is coming out to interview at Utah State...

    My wife is coming out to interview at Utah State this week. I think after a good number of years in graduate school, it's about time she gets a job and supports me so I can move out and have some fun...
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    A riding buddy has blown his X2 a few times. He's...

    A riding buddy has blown his X2 a few times. He's a bigger guy on an Evil Wreckoning. The 2019 model apparently has made some small changes to allow for a higher max pressure (300 vs 250) and more...
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    Speak for yourself.

    Speak for yourself.
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    Heh, I actually do love Basset Hounds. If i had a...

    Heh, I actually do love Basset Hounds. If i had a pack, I'd love to have one be part of it. Though as this thread has probably suggested, I tend to love whatever dog I end up near.
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    Nope, in New England. I'm still a few months to a...

    Nope, in New England. I'm still a few months to a year away from wanting to adopt a new dog. The plan is to figure out permanent job stuff in the next month or two, and a house soon after (assuming...
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    I definitely didn't mean that if I adopted a dog...

    I definitely didn't mean that if I adopted a dog from a breed specific rescue, it would be less likely to work out. Just that I presumed that there would be less dogs going through the system and so...
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    Beautiful labs you have there. And, Bromontana,...

    Beautiful labs you have there. And, Bromontana, that's a gorgeous "fat" boy you have there.

    I'll likely end up adopting another shelter dog if one pops up when we're ready. Breed specific rescues...
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    I understand. Though I wouldn't rule out training...

    I understand. Though I wouldn't rule out training this dog to point birds as well. I grew up with working setters and there are few things I think are more beautiful than a bird dog on point. I don't...
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    I actually dated and briefly lived with a woman...

    I actually dated and briefly lived with a woman who had a Yorkshire terrier/Chihuahua mix. I actually loved him and we had a lot of fun. He was not the dog for my current life style, but as an...
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    That's a fun looking dog. If I ever actually...

    That's a fun looking dog. If I ever actually succeed in my consistently unsuccessful attempts to move to WA or ID, I'll look into them. ha
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    That's what I feared (regarding the getting hot...

    That's what I feared (regarding the getting hot part). I have friends with a pair that are some of my absolute favorite dogs and seem to be very happy as active family dogs for the 90% of their life...
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    I teach at a women's college that moves to admit...

    I teach at a women's college that moves to admit trans students while I was here, so I'm quite familiar with this. I've never had to attach it to my emails and I never did as I admit feeling a bit...
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    I don't know. I'll do more research. I'd always...

    I don't know. I'll do more research. I'd always read that GSPs were one of the hip healthier hunting breeds. If it matters, I'm a New England mountain biker, so trails are tighter and more up and...
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    Thanks! Yeah I'm not opposed to coats in theory....

    Thanks! Yeah I'm not opposed to coats in theory. My current dog just hates wearing them. I try to put hers on when it gets below 5 degrees (and definitely below 0). But she just plops herself down on...
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    Lots of votes for part heeler in here. I do love...

    Lots of votes for part heeler in here. I do love my current one, so I will of course be keeping my eyes open.
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    Interesting. I did not know that and always see...

    Interesting. I did not know that and always see GSPs and vizslas listed as breeds for long distance runners (which I'm not really, just a few miles at a time). So that's good to know.
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    And here is my current dog on a mountain bike...

    And here is my current dog on a mountain bike ride with me the other day. When it's cool and the riding is techy rather than fast, she can still run me into the ground.

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    Trail dog for variable temperatures

    Let's have a positive dog thread to balance out the canine negatives of the pitbull thread!

    I currently have a mutt (1/2 Cattle Dog, 1/4 Catahoula, 1/4?) who is my jogging/mountain biking/hiking...
  34. As a college professor who has witnessed a stream...

    As a college professor who has witnessed a stream of millennials of all types over the past years, this thread is much more embarrassing for most of the posters than the millennials.
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    Driving around with a sleeping kid in the car has...

    Driving around with a sleeping kid in the car has been the majority of my drive thru usage in the past few years. My now three year old was a really bad sleeper, so there was lots of aimless driving...
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    Thanks! My dog is pretty good on rides, but...

    Thanks!

    My dog is pretty good on rides, but depends where we are. I either ride or jog up to a little trail system about half a mile from my house every day. There she is, eh, adequate. She knows...
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    My dog is happy that Fall has arrived. She loves...

    My dog is happy that Fall has arrived. She loves mountain biking, but I don't take her for longer rides if it's warm.

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    I've always driven to Lake Garda, but even if you...

    I've always driven to Lake Garda, but even if you could get to the lake, I would want a car. The areas around it are so pretty (esp. to the north) that I'd want to explore a bit.
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    I've been there a couple of times. I've either...

    I've been there a couple of times. I've either flown into Milan directly or connected in Europe and flown into Verona. I have family in Verona so prefer that option, but Milan can be cheaper. The...
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    Hmm, I wonder how much the condos/cabins that...

    Hmm, I wonder how much the condos/cabins that they hold would go for at the moment? That's a really nice area regardless of whether the mountain opens. The ones on Zillow aren't super cheap, but...
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    Option 1. Bought 5th Wheel using mortgage style...

    Option 1. Bought 5th Wheel using mortgage style financing where the interest rate is lower than the expected return on many standard investments.
    Option 2. "Make bank" in this case means "make more...
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    This is actually the first thing that I thought of.
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    I'm always a bit nervous about things I loved...

    I'm always a bit nervous about things I loved coming back after long hiatuses. I can't think of too many that lived up to their original runs.
  44. I actually just applied to a job at Whitman a few...

    I actually just applied to a job at Whitman a few days ago. It's not the absolute best fit, but I talked to them this summer and they gave me enough encouragement to send in an app. We'll see if by...
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    Don't know exactly. But he's got a shaved head,...

    Don't know exactly. But he's got a shaved head, bit goatee, tattoo covered arms and as far as I can tell is one of the organizers of motorcycle events. So very much engaged with the biker lifestyle...
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    I talked to an ex-gf recently, and she just found...

    I talked to an ex-gf recently, and she just found her father via a DNA test that put her in touch with an aunt. She's 37 and literally knew nothing but a name that her mom had given her at 18. This...
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    On a number of recommendations from this thread,...

    On a number of recommendations from this thread, I tried some Topo Athletic runners. I was looking for a road biased shoes with good cushioning, some drop, and a wide forefoot to accommodate a...
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    Sounds like it's time to plan something. Do...

    Sounds like it's time to plan something.

    Do you live somewhere that you can build trails? Start planning one. Unless you're glued to the commode, you can walk stuff and envision what you can do...
  49. I've traveled in a number of places with pretty...

    I've traveled in a number of places with pretty high travel advisories without too much worry. Kashmir was definitely on the "Do Not Travel" list while I was last there. Now that I have a kid, I'd...
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    I'm really hoping this works out. I loved...

    I'm really hoping this works out. I loved Saddleback on my lone visit and would love to go back. My brother just started a job at U of Maine, so I have more reason to be in the state in any case.
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