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  1. Thread: Garden 2020

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    While all of the points you make in your post are...

    While all of the points you make in your post are very spot on (especially Rome, it took me 5 years to get satisfying soil quality & a good handle on the drip irrigation, proper plant spacing,...
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    Is the HR hit or miss using the optical reader on...

    Is the HR hit or miss using the optical reader on the watch or with a chest strap? My experience with the optical reader is that it's complete garbage if your hand moves too much, or hardly at all...
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    Thanks, I think I'll pull the trigger for my...

    Thanks, I think I'll pull the trigger for my upcoming Bday. The Ambit randomly uploads as XC to Strava about every third tour despite having the dedicated mode so that won't be an issue. With Suunto...
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    Used to have a neighbor that was a catastrophic...

    Used to have a neighbor that was a catastrophic lush, I'd see him hammered at all hours of the day stumbling around the yard. He was part of a crew of contractors and they'd come pick him up whenever...
  5. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    I don't understand why you think anything in your...

    I don't understand why you think anything in your house is still "yours" with a cat around. It's ALL hers, she just tolerates that you occasionally use it...

    Old Man Artie is pulling a weird one...
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    Worth upgrading from a Suunto Ambit 3 peak for...

    Worth upgrading from a Suunto Ambit 3 peak for mostly BC skiing and biking? The Peak has served me really well but this winter gave me a couple of really weird reads where my vert for the day would...
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    I dealt with the exact same situation last fall...

    I dealt with the exact same situation last fall and got verbally trounced by the owner despite the fact that he was 100% at fault. I was going down a popular trail and wasn't hauling much ass as...
  8. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Climbing un-stoke, some POS trashlord lit a giant...

    Climbing un-stoke, some POS trashlord lit a giant bonfire under the Red Monster boulder at Ibex and obliterated a couple of classic problems. Ju and Blue Flowers are no more, both beautiful problems...
  9. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Tall socks on this one. He must ride an enduro...

    Tall socks on this one. He must ride an enduro bike.

    Lots of awesome cats on this page!!
    Here's chunker Hobbes after I tried to steal her pillow. Bad posture, worse attitude.

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    329806 Some glorious carpet dirt out there...

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    Some glorious carpet dirt out there after a bit of rain.
  11. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Tomatoes should be OK if they're well implanted....

    Tomatoes should be OK if they're well implanted. Peppers will not like it much, seems like 1 cold spell can slow them down for the season
  12. Thread: Garden 2020

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    She crushed it. I usually do all the prep work,...

    She crushed it. I usually do all the prep work, planting, and irrigation but this year I couldn't get off my ass and she took over. She did it better of course. Hopefully she doesn't punish me with...
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    Well posted is an understatement, I was shocked...

    Well posted is an understatement, I was shocked at the frequency of signs when I rode up there last week. It would be very hard to ignore the signs or pretend you didn't see them for sure...
  14. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Bob MC's info is solid, we've been doing a...

    Bob MC's info is solid, we've been doing a variation of his stuff for years. It replaces the soaker tubing with individual bubblers going to each plant. I've found that the soaker hoses work well but...
  15. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Jealousy: 329145 We are trying to fatten up...

    Jealousy:

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    We are trying to fatten up old man Simon and wet food is the only thing he'll actually go for these day. We lock him in a room with it for 30 minutes so he can do his thing....
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    Wait, some Karen grabbed you while you were going...

    Wait, some Karen grabbed you while you were going uphill? Congrats on keeping your cool, I'd have a hard time not rolling on top of her and accidentally elbowing her in the teeth. I don't think...
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    "The terrain took a battering from bikers and...

    "The terrain took a battering from bikers and spooked cattle", gimme a break, five cows left to their own devices will obliterate acres of terrain faster than 100 bikers can damage 20 yards of...
  18. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Old man looks no worse for the wear, he probably...

    Old man looks no worse for the wear, he probably ran out of fucks years ago. He's a proud looking beast! Love the white triangle on the side of the nose
  19. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Hot damn, looks like a little slice of Canadian...

    Hot damn, looks like a little slice of Canadian Rockies!
  20. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Back in the game, found a big old piece of choss...

    Back in the game, found a big old piece of choss to develop. The face is about 700' at its tallest with good potential. 3 pitches fixed via a convenient ledge halfway up, 3 to go above. The first...
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    Hmmm... I still think it's a big lie to force me...

    Hmmm... I still think it's a big lie to force me to wear a mouth guard, I just don't see the endgame. Mouthguard has been purchase btw but I've been looking at it sideways for weeks now as the...
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    I can fit my entire body in 1 leg of the pants of...

    I can fit my entire body in 1 leg of the pants of the smallest person in that video. And I can park my car in the bed of their giant trucks. WTF...
  23. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Hope the old guy is sleeping under a piece of...

    Hope the old guy is sleeping under a piece of ground cloth somewhere and will come back soon for a triple helping of treats!!


    Always point the toes. Always. It's key for style points.
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    Sounds like I'll stick with my Sheep Trail loops...

    Sounds like I'll stick with my Sheep Trail loops instead of dropping Alexander Creek... The thought of riding that pavement section back to Little Dell doesn't appeal to me.
  25. Thread: Owwie

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    Holy fucking Gollum hand, that's gonna give me...

    Holy fucking Gollum hand, that's gonna give me nightmares!
    Hope they patch you up fast and the recovery goes well.
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    Baby head does suck major dongs yet I've seen an...

    Baby head does suck major dongs yet I've seen an absolute glut of cars parked at the base every time I've been up there these past 2 weeks. Is there anything else of interest to ride from there?...
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    I don't snore but I gnash my teeth. Hard. Or so...

    I don't snore but I gnash my teeth. Hard. Or so every woman I've ever shared a bed with claims. I think they all lie as my teeth show no sign of wear and if the stories Ms Boissal tells are true I...
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    How's the backside of MoPi running right now? Not...

    How's the backside of MoPi running right now? Not too wet? I love that section but it can be brutal when it's flowing and the beavers have been at it...
  29. It's no worse than the skier's right Twin....

    It's no worse than the skier's right Twin. Narrower but not really any steeper. Get after it.
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    To be fair I still can't get the Millcreek bike...

    To be fair I still can't get the Millcreek bike days straight. Is odd day OK to ride or off leash? Even the mnemonics fail me...
    I ended up poaching the canyon on a weekday last summer, didn't see...
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    Crazy. Getting rid of the main lot at the base of...

    Crazy. Getting rid of the main lot at the base of the resort seems like a giant clusterfuck in the making.

    Yes, GWT from the top of MoPi, made it most of the way around the ridgeline to the E...
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    WTF?? It's definitely going to help in the winter...

    WTF?? It's definitely going to help in the winter with all the parking available around PC...

    Speaking of trails covered in snow, I got a bit too excited yesterday and went for a loop that is...
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    Right? The ironing... The fucking jokes write...

    Right? The ironing... The fucking jokes write themselves with these kooks.
  34. Thread: Garden 2020

    by Boissal
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    Our lettuce patch got decimated too. Armies of...

    Our lettuce patch got decimated too. Armies of birds in the yard all day, 4 fucking cats lounging around in the dirt doing nothing. I'm going to lock the door and let them fend for themselves for a...
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    Holy. Fuck. You always hear that anyone can fall...

    Holy. Fuck.
    You always hear that anyone can fall into a cult and the members are just regular people with completely outlandish beliefs. These "people" confirm that.
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    I'll always remember the look of profound...

    I'll always remember the look of profound confusion one of the guys I used to work with had on his face every time I'd show him something in Excel. He'd go back to his desk and stare into the void...
  37. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    There's definitely a family resemblance ^^^ It...

    There's definitely a family resemblance ^^^

    It looks like I found the missing kitteh I posted about upthread, the one which was described by his crazy owner as indoors only, super skiddish, OMG...
  38. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    ^^^^ Awwwwwwww. Can't resist kitty love.

    ^^^^ Awwwwwwww. Can't resist kitty love.
  39. Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit man, that's a lot of...

    Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit man, that's a lot of exposure in 3 days...
    I got mad FOMO when I saw the name Montgomery, that fucker rejected me 3 times this year. Good to have more beta on the raps at...
  40. Thread: Garden 2020

    by Boissal
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    Pickling tomatoes you say? Interesting... We can...

    Pickling tomatoes you say? Interesting... We can a shitload of them and last year I dehydrated a whole bunch in a home-made sun box (metal grate between 2 glass panel framed in wood sitting in the S...
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    I think it's inexplicable to those of us who...

    I think it's inexplicable to those of us who still haven't been shamed into abandoning our packs and tend to leave all our shit in it between rides instead of strapping 6 items to the frame and...
  42. Thread: Ahmaud Arbery

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    Truth. Whenever he ventures out of Polyass the...

    Truth. Whenever he ventures out of Polyass the ignore function is a blessing. Gentlecunt farmer drivel is not something anyone should be exposed to...
  43. To be fair Ms Boissal and her ex got Bosco as a...

    To be fair Ms Boissal and her ex got Bosco as a puppy and he was 9 when they got divorced so it would have been hard for either of them to take him permanently. They get along well and did the smart...
  44. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    She looks like a little mouse in that pic!...

    She looks like a little mouse in that pic! Hopefully she doesn't get to be as chunky as Hobbes:

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  45. He's been much more interested in the compost...

    He's been much more interested in the compost pile since the chicks have arrived. It's like a giant buffet to him. His other people (we have joint doggie custody with the ex) have ducks so he's got...
  46. He mostly wants to sniff their butts. He's way...

    He mostly wants to sniff their butts. He's way into butt sniffing and chicken butts are a great novelty. I'm more worried about a despondent Ugly getting mauled when he strolls by on his way to a hot...
  47. Ms Boissal finally christened the chicken coop: ...

    Ms Boissal finally christened the chicken coop:

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    I'll get some interior pics at some point. It's a 2 level thing to maintain a reasonably small footprint but still have enough room for 8...
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    I've been hauling super heavy packs over very...

    I've been hauling super heavy packs over very rough terrain for quite some time and been really happy with whatever model is now the Garmont Dragontail.
    I have really flat feet and crappy ankle but...
  49. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    A fine looking beast! It may take longer than a...

    A fine looking beast! It may take longer than a week for everyone to get along though...

    Don't have a pic yet but Ms Boissal found Ugly sleeping under the black plastic ground covers we have...
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    The loose slats are stapped to the very last one...

    The loose slats are stapped to the very last one which is fixed in place so no bouncing. The rest of the shit in the bed takes care of that!
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