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    Fuck don't tempt me... I haven't looked into...

    Fuck don't tempt me...

    I haven't looked into the Mara much, does it blow a DPX2 out of the water?
    As far as brakes go I've been working on nose manuals for styling my way around idiotically...
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    Put a Mezzer on the new build and forget about...

    Put a Mezzer on the new build and forget about the concept of dumping mo money into an already expensive fork to get it to do what you want. I've gone back to playing with air pressure in mine and...
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    700E makes a good barrier for deer. Damn dude,...

    700E makes a good barrier for deer.
    Damn dude, you went all out. That is a massive amount of real estate! The home-made cold frame looks dope, what are you going to cover it with?
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    Sent you a PM with details but my review is as...

    Sent you a PM with details but my review is as follows: all the fun was had, it's going to take a major amount of time for me to send the crux without mangling myself (it could use some work but even...
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    Pants? I said fartbag, as in the full top to...

    Pants? I said fartbag, as in the full top to bottom package. Will you buy it if I give you 90% off retail? The fork is only 88.9% off. Bigger discount, more better!

    If you have $300 burning your...
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    Miners is fun, relatively pleasant up for the...

    Miners is fun, relatively pleasant up for the most part then it gets a bit savage at the top. Not much traffic other than hikers, would be a good dog ride option. It gets overgrown fast and on the...
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    I plan on riding it tonight (assuming it's the...

    I plan on riding it tonight (assuming it's the segment I asked about on Strava). Wanted to try yesterday but got stuck at work. If you happen to be up there I think I'll start at the zoo around 5ish,...
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    Ms Boissal veggie cave is going off! She's also...

    Ms Boissal veggie cave is going off! She's also starting a ton of flowers this year, something about turning the front yard into a cottage garden which involves massive amounts of perennials. I...
  9. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Hear hear! Ugly is having a hard time hanging...

    Hear hear!

    Ugly is having a hard time hanging on to his napping spots. Hobbes the angry chubs took over his bed about a week ago and has been defending it fiercely and Bosco the giant sloth dog...
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    One way to look at it. Which makes me think, I...

    One way to look at it. Which makes me think, I have a hot pink Patagucci fartbag, barely used, stylish faux-fur on the collar, the absolute height of 80s style. Perfect of apres in Deer Valley,...
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    Egregious suggestion I know but you could ride...

    Egregious suggestion I know but you could ride the bike for a few 100 miles and get a good feel for what you like and what you think could be improved before setting a pile of $$ on fire to get a...
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    I use one but mostly because it holds the...

    I use one but mostly because it holds the cassette or centerlock tool in place much better than a regular adjustable wrench and the long handle makes it really nice in high-torque applications. 40 Nm...
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    Counterpoint: Ms Boissal is 5'4" and ride a full...

    Counterpoint: Ms Boissal is 5'4" and ride a full 29er in size M (Orbea Occam), she tried the S and felt too cramped on it. She was fine on 27.5" until she demoed the clown-sized wheels. That day was...
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    No place to add anything to a direct-mount ring...

    No place to add anything to a direct-mount ring so that solves the problem.

    The Occam doesn't have ISCG tabs but fortunately has a threaded BB so I bought a BB to ISCG adapter and will see where I...
  15. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Last page of this thread is heavy. Vibes to...

    Last page of this thread is heavy. Vibes to Meadow Skipper, losing a stray who has adopted you can't be easy.
    KQ, hope the wizard cat will return.

    Re: Ugly, he's actually been rescued once by...
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    Link missing?? Shit, 60 grams?? Might have...

    Link missing??


    Shit, 60 grams?? Might have to reconsider if it pushes my bike over 30 lbs. Granted I probably lost that much in sealant last week due to overly low pressure and slamming into...
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    Bash guards. Seems like the weight penalty is...

    Bash guards. Seems like the weight penalty is essentially non existent and I don't see the downside. I've been riding a lot of techy uphill this season and I'm trying to be more playful and adopt a...
  18. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    So sad. Mr Chao's life was way better than it...

    So sad. Mr Chao's life was way better than it could have been thanks to you. Vibes to you and the mustachioed kitty, I'll miss seeing his goofy face. Hopefully another kitty comes into your life...
  19. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    A rare non-ugly Ugly moment: 370224

    A rare non-ugly Ugly moment:

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    Lack of fitness from this lost winter is slowly...

    Lack of fitness from this lost winter is slowly improving thanks to a fair bit of this:

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    With the obligatory bike pose after slogging up Van Cott:

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    Riding down MedHill at...
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    Probably no worse than any other tire does on...

    Probably no worse than any other tire does on that shit. SLC has as dust on crust problem but it's definitely not a winter thing :D
  22. Classy move. Patrol should have engraved...

    Classy move. Patrol should have engraved "personal responsibility" on a piece of bamboo and flogged both of these asshats with it.
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    Ignore the line and the arrow. I think the...

    Ignore the line and the arrow. I think the drawing is an attempt to clarify the text and shows you that you drill forward (direction of the arrow) of the true center (horizontal line). It's a visual...
  24. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    For cats it's probably constant cackling at the...

    For cats it's probably constant cackling at the thought of fucking shit up, be it their person, other cats, the dog, inanimate objects, anything deserving of their scorn. Which means literally...
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    Damn KQ, Max is living large, that is quite the...

    Damn KQ, Max is living large, that is quite the chub you got there. Not that Ugly is a skinny cat mind you but he's only bottom heavy with tiny shoulders. He looks like a furry pear while Max looks...
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    Got Moderna-ed yesterday. Non dominant arm shot...

    Got Moderna-ed yesterday. Non dominant arm shot (L) means I'm not damaging my engine as much as MCS5280. Feels like I got punched really hard in the shoulder, no other symptom.
    Surprisingly quiet at...
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    "If this door wasn't there I'd take him for sure"...

    "If this door wasn't there I'd take him for sure"

    Ugly's is particularly rotund right now and his coat is at its longest and shaggiest, a result of spending the entire winter in his bed? Here he...
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    Finally got fed up with my Shimano dropper lever...

    Finally got fed up with my Shimano dropper lever and bought a Wolftooth light action remote. I thought I had a few of the cheap chinese remotes left but I apparently sold them (on here) so I had to...
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    This. Guy would rather use it to patch a fucking...

    This. Guy would rather use it to patch a fucking hole in his fence rather than let you have it? Shiiiiiiiiiit... I got a nice piece of chainlink I'll bring to your house, maybe that will convince him...
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    Aren't these shocks supposed to max at 300 psi...

    Aren't these shocks supposed to max at 300 psi anyway? Maybe your shock pump is trying to save your from an explosive doom...

    That being said I'm running mine at 265 lbs with a 0.4 volume spacer,...
  31. SICK shots! That headwall is really glorious when...

    SICK shots! That headwall is really glorious when it's in shape. Not quite as fun when there are hordes ahead of you or chasing you up the skinner for sure but once you drop in all is forgotten.

    I...
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    There was a similar issue with Rocky bikes a few...

    There was a similar issue with Rocky bikes a few years ago, they came out of assembly with a massively overtightened rear axle bolt. I had a meltdown working on Ms Boissal's bike thinking I was going...
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    I hate how relatable both of these posts are... ​

    I hate how relatable both of these posts are... ​
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    She was mortified about the whole thing, there...

    She was mortified about the whole thing, there was no attempt to distribute the blame (although I'll be the one moving the outlet this weekend as punishment). I did most of the clean up but she has...
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    I get home from work at 10pm last time, famished...

    I get home from work at 10pm last time, famished and too tired to get fancy. Off to the outdoor freezer I go (we have a small house and inherited a big old freezer from the in-laws which doesn't fit...
  36. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ugly waiting for the sun to make his nap truly...

    Ugly waiting for the sun to make his nap truly satisfying.

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    The pillow version of Ugly was a gift from my MIL, because clearly having 4 cats isn't enough to clearly brand us as insane...
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    I think the difference between XT and SLX...

    I think the difference between XT and SLX cassettes is the number of aluminum sprockets (lighter but softer than the steel ones), 2 for the fancy stuff, 1 for the peasant stuff. If you killed the 45t...
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    Not a bee expert by any stretch but 2 of our...

    Not a bee expert by any stretch but 2 of our neighbors have hives and we love it, the bees spent all day pollinating our garden. We had a swarm set shop underneath the chicken coop last year. I've...
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    The greenhouse went up this winter, it's Ms...

    The greenhouse went up this winter, it's Ms Boissal new project and I've been completely uninvolved. It has a 6x10 footprint and is 7' tall in the center. Palram HG5010 Mythos Hobby Greenhouse,...
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    Thought for a second that the 4th guy had...

    Thought for a second that the 4th guy had miraculously dodged the wrath of Zeus. Nope.
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    Holy contrast! The first shot is classic...

    Holy contrast!
    The first shot is classic Shoreline, unreal sky.
  42. I've backed off that ridge on a couple of...

    I've backed off that ridge on a couple of occasions over the years. The wind pillow that forms up high can be downright monstrous but the winds slabs below tend to be less impressive and easier to...
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    Eagle Mountain was quality yesterday, first time...

    Eagle Mountain was quality yesterday, first time I ride out there with enough moisture in the dirt to provide grip! Bunch of new to me trails and some new stuff being built in a bunch of places, lots...
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    ^^^^ nice! We're finally getting a good handle...

    ^^^^ nice!

    We're finally getting a good handle on temperature regulation inside the greenhouse. Much more variable than inside the house obviously but the plants seem to enjoy it:

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    One...
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    Oooooooh sweet, thanks for the offer, PM...

    Oooooooh sweet, thanks for the offer, PM incoming!

    Re: transplants, I've noticed that tomatoes tolerate them better than anything else. The 1st seedlings then to be super gangly and I usually...
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    Sad. Something good might come out of it though,...

    Sad. Something good might come out of it though, maybe he's now a lot less likely to get beat to a pulp and injured. More cuddles for you!
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    That mid-year review feedback is writing itself...

    That mid-year review feedback is writing itself on day 1 it seems...
  48. Thread: Why go skinny?

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    Sorry, I wasn't accusing you of being dogmatic, I...

    Sorry, I wasn't accusing you of being dogmatic, I was just pointing out that in general there isn't a right or wrong AT setup and it's a very personal choice. Clearly if you're asking where other...
  49. Thread: Why go skinny?

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    Muuuaaahhahahahah! The heavy trend will soon wash...

    Muuuaaahhahahahah! The heavy trend will soon wash over our slopes and skinners! That is 2 people I know of who've now seen the light and embraced their fatter selves, mallwalker and you!!
    I think we...
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    Do you really think I ski big sticks to be cool?...

    Do you really think I ski big sticks to be cool? I imagine your comment was tongue in cheek but since it's not the first time someone makes a similar quip when the topic of skinny vs wide comes up I...
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