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    Whoa I had no idea you could ski on Crete! A...

    Whoa I had no idea you could ski on Crete! A little googling reinforces this reality:

    https://www.greece-is.com/snow-way-crete-is-europes-most-surprising-skiing-destination/

    I want to hear more...
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    I rode Molas to Engineer Mtn yesterday as it was...

    I rode Molas to Engineer Mtn yesterday as it was going to be the best weather of the week. Molas is stunning of course, and Engineer DH was a face melting endless shredfest with hero dirt that made...
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    These options and season-specific recommendations...

    These options and season-specific recommendations are perfect! I only have time for a couple of rides, so this is great to have.
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    Oh I see so Molas to Engineer is a good longer...

    Oh I see so Molas to Engineer is a good longer route rather than Pass Creek. Do you have any specifics recs by Purgatory? Elbert Cr to Dutch Cr shuttle? Goulding?
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    Thanks again to you both for the tips!

    Thanks again to you both for the tips!
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    If paying for a shuttle from town for Kennebec...

    If paying for a shuttle from town for Kennebec Pass, what service/shop do you recommend? Thanks for the suggestions.
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    This was exactly the level of detail I was...

    This was exactly the level of detail I was looking for. Thank you! Anticipation building for "Primo action"
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    Yes, I’ll be staying north of town halfway...

    Yes, I’ll be staying north of town halfway between Durango and Purgatory for a few days. Thanks for confirming my suspicion about the moon dust situation. I assume that the rides near Purgatory and...
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    Bumping this old thread hoping for fresh leads....

    Bumping this old thread hoping for fresh leads. I'm going to be in Durango next week for a social function, and the thought crossed my mind that I've never visited or ridden there - seems worthwhile...
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    Is the gauge accurate?

    Is the gauge accurate?
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    That looks nice! What region?

    That looks nice! What region?
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    Will do

    Will do
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    Dibs on the 29" DHF depending on the...

    Dibs on the 29" DHF depending on the compound/casing. I'm located in Seattle so can probably pick up.
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    I suppose much like a season pass there is a sunk...

    I suppose much like a season pass there is a sunk cost mindset which reduces that mental barrier to getting out each time.
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    The cost of Airbnbs and such in the PNW seems to...

    The cost of Airbnbs and such in the PNW seems to have doubled in the last two years. I’m all for renting a cabin/hotel if going somewhere when the weather is poor, but have experienced some extreme...
  16. Thread: Whistler 21/22

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    Pillow lines in 99 were pretty sick!

    Pillow lines in 99 were pretty sick!
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    I used a combination of small to medium clear...

    I used a combination of small to medium clear plastic totes and foldable hard sided shopping bags. I like the clear totes because I can see what is inside, and I like the smaller ones because I’m not...
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    Noted! Thanks.

    Noted! Thanks.
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    The pad sleeve does seem nice - I hate rolling...

    The pad sleeve does seem nice - I hate rolling off of it in the middle of the night. I was stoked to read some cot recommendations as I've wanted to try them, then saw that $350 price tag. You were...
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    I think MaxTerra minions are a really good bet if...

    I think MaxTerra minions are a really good bet if you have to decide now, they will likely be ideal. Dust in early June would be pretty unlikely. Something on the spectrum from hero dirt to wet is...
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    I've had good luck with a minimal bucket type...

    I've had good luck with a minimal bucket type shower while showering using this pump. We heat up water either with the sun or a camp stove. I'd say it feels like about 90% of a full shower - totally...
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    While I'm sure a trailer/van/RV is better than a...

    While I'm sure a trailer/van/RV is better than a tent, I think you need to be able to commit a huge number of days for a camper to be "worth it" by most monetary standards. Everyone is already...
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    Tokul East and West is the go-to spot after rain....

    Tokul East and West is the go-to spot after rain.

    https://www.trailforks.com/region/tokul-east/
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    Agreed 100% and that’s what I wrote it the...

    Agreed 100% and that’s what I wrote it the survey.

    Although I have seen a few e-bike riders crawling downhill at a snail’s pace, so maybe they need their own DH trails as well [emoji23] Mostly...
  25. No kidding. The lines can be deep when parking is...

    No kidding. The lines can be deep when parking is full - especially when the gates are closed.
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    I agree that the XTD feels like it has more...

    I agree that the XTD feels like it has more forward lean. There is an aftermarket walk mode chip you can get for it that allows you to make it 2 degrees more upright than it can with the stock chip....
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    I don't know, but I have the 130 XTD and Ultra...

    I don't know, but I have the 130 XTD and Ultra 130 alpine version and the XTD definitely flexes softer/different. It just feels different overall. The walk mode in the XTD changes the flex. Both fit...
  28. Thread: $4K Trail Bike

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    Same here. Silly brand name, but the Delano Peak...

    Same here. Silly brand name, but the Delano Peak is a good bike. I've had mine for one season and I really like it. I have the same Fox/XT build. The blue color looks nice but the coral color is...
  29. We appear to be in the middle of a four month...

    We appear to be in the middle of a four month sleep regression. Baby went from sleeping 4-7 hours at a time to waking up every two hours; often because she is hungry. The struggle is real.
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    I'm dropping in from outer space (WA) to say that...

    I'm dropping in from outer space (WA) to say that this is an excellent idea. I bet that area would be fantastic for e-bike focused huge trail networks, and that activity it a lot more reliable than...
  31. There is the agency you sign up with, and a...

    There is the agency you sign up with, and a separate agency in the au pair’s country. Together they handle the visa application, au pair training, health insurance, etc. our local representative is...
  32. Nothing is more attractive that reliable childcare

    Nothing is more attractive that reliable childcare
  33. Our first au pair arrives next week - so I’m...

    Our first au pair arrives next week - so I’m hardly a veteran - but we are taking the lead from friends who have had au pairs for years. They used AuPairCare and so are we. Our local representative...
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    How wide/long is your sleeping space?

    How wide/long is your sleeping space?
  35. Fatherhood anonymous; an open discussion on being a dad.

    Regarding carriers: if your baby is less than 8 pounds, and you are looking to have them in a carrier as soon as possible, the Babybjorn Baby Carrier Mini is good down to 7 pounds, and general good...
  36. I think the tax savings goes even deeper than...

    I think the tax savings goes even deeper than that, because a lot of the monetary value you are giving them is a place to live, utilities, food, maybe travel with the family and other things, all of...
  37. Sending positive vibes to skiers in the...

    Sending positive vibes to skiers in the eurozone...
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    Wait, reloaming is a thing?

    Wait, reloaming is a thing?
  39. My partner and I both had parental leave time off...

    My partner and I both had parental leave time off of work with our newborn, and we just used some of that time to go on an 18 day trip to Portugal with our four month old. While it had its own...
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    But wait…. didn’t you take your sled to said...

    But wait…. didn’t you take your sled to said zone? It’s impressive in any case.

    FWIW, I once toured to the basic of Iconoclast on a Sorcerer trip. Our guide assessed it as worst wind board over...
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    Did you sled to Sorcerer and then stay there? Do...

    Did you sled to Sorcerer and then stay there? Do they have a water pump yet, or so you still need to haul? A cook told me their kitchen is/was the worst of all the huts, but hopefully that has...
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    Crystal policies change faster than the weather...

    Crystal policies change faster than the weather these days! I have low confidence that any pass purchased in the spring won’t have new restrictions added in the fall or during the winter. At least...
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    As in, a hitch mounted ski rack or cargo box? ...

    As in, a hitch mounted ski rack or cargo box?

    I’m interested in any feedback you have on that car, because my father in law is looking to get an EV. He drives in southern Maine with cold weather,...
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    While they’re milking the “premium price for...

    While they’re milking the “premium price for premiere access” line, let’s talk shitters. I want to see an Unlimited Premium Porcelain pass for exclusive access to gold toilets you can access from the...
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    Gary only travels south of the border to find the...

    Gary only travels south of the border to find the one think lacking up north: moguls! We hammered the bumps under REX together that day [emoji3]
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    Electric car thread

    That is rad. I’m curious to hear what your real world range is in winter - especially if you add a roof box and winter tires.
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    Where would you park it?

    Where would you park it?
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    FYI I believe the reason they don’t check the QR...

    FYI I believe the reason they don’t check the QR code on the app is because the app attaches all of your info to your passport number. As soon as they scan your passport, they see all of the info....
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    Haha I had a similar shock when I saw a full...

    Haha I had a similar shock when I saw a full price ticket near $200. Times have changed.

    Wife and I have been on leave at the same time after the baby came in November. It’s been good and I was...
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    Hah - I’m just a month behind you on paternity...

    Hah - I’m just a month behind you on paternity leave. December was good at least! Is it your first kid? Good luck at the grind.
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