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    Just got an ad on Instagram for a John...

    Just got an ad on Instagram for a John Collison-directed workout via the Fit! app. Seems intriguing - anyone tried it or have experience with the Fit! app?

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    I've consistently heard great things about the...

    I've consistently heard great things about the Chemicals and they're on sale at BC (https://www.backcountry.com/flylow-chemical-pant-mens) so I just picked up a pair. Planning to use them at Whistler...
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    389533 389534 Some gravel riding from Grand...

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    Some gravel riding from Grand Junction to Moab. TR to follow.


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    Interesting article about relationship management...

    Interesting article about relationship management and conflict. The Secret to a Fight-Free Relationship

    "Conventional wisdom says that venting is cathartic and that we should never go to bed...
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    I think I shared it elsewhere but I've enjoyed...

    I think I shared it elsewhere but I've enjoyed Spring Energy gels. They're more expensive than I would like but all natural (blended bananas, rice, etc.) which a lot of people say is easier on the...
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    100x yes. A powerful movie. Miss that guy a...

    100x yes. A powerful movie. Miss that guy a bunch.


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    Thanks, doe. Whenever my legs are recovered and...

    Thanks, doe. Whenever my legs are recovered and I'm back to running again, maybe I'll DM you for some Front Range runs.

    Amazing pics isbd - where are they from?

    Nice work, Buke!



    I feel...
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    Great discussion all. That’s awesome -...

    Great discussion all.



    That’s awesome - thanks, ISBD. Good stuff. FWIW, a friend’s parents swore by this “foundation back routine.” Might be worth checking out (it gives me a workout but my...
  9. Thread: University choice

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    Since your son is into math, physics and maybe...

    Since your son is into math, physics and maybe engineering, I feel like Harvey Mudd could be a good fit. CalTech would be great too. A friend from high school - the smartest kid in our class - went...
  10. Thread: Havanna Syndrome

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    I find this syndrome fascinating...and a bit...

    I find this syndrome fascinating...and a bit scary. Since maggots love podcasts, I would definitely recommend the Today Explained episode covering it (scroll down in the media player a little):
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  11. Thread: What phone now?

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    Answered my own question. My buddy likes Lander...

    Answered my own question. My buddy likes Lander (https://www.lander.com/torrey-case-for-iphone-13-pro.html) and it seems Ringke also has a case + strap...
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    But to Rideski's point, I think I've heard that...

    But to Rideski's point, I think I've heard that they won't be making new models of the SE.

    Mag input: anyone have a durable phone case that has a wrist strap that they like? I'm probably going to...
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    Nice work, sfotex! Pretty stout 100 to start...

    Nice work, sfotex! Pretty stout 100 to start with.

    I had a good and challenging time at the 50. Beautiful course and perfect weather. 386190386191386192


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    386189 The "garage" section if REI in...

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    The "garage" section if REI in Silverthorne had a 16L Spinelock for $90, so I snagged it. Everything seems to be alright, just need to install it to ensure it all works. They also had a...
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    I've used Gaia for trail running and ski...

    I've used Gaia for trail running and ski mountaineering and it's worked well. However, a runner/backpacker that I trust, Andrew Skurka, just recently posted how he has converted to 100% CalTopo, so I...
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    Not sure if this has been posted...

    Not sure if this has been posted yet...DCRainMaker has a running list of the best deals. Currently - and maybe recently? - it has a 745 for $400 and 935 for $270. Even if you don't like any of the...
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    Thanks, DTM, Pickels, and others for all the...

    Thanks, DTM, Pickels, and others for all the insight. This thread - as well as other training threads - are hugely inspiring and informative, so appreciate the discussion from all.

    Re: BA, good to...
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    Thanks for all the comments - great discussion. ...

    Thanks for all the comments - great discussion.



    Good call, Jorion - thanks! (And I hope your quads are recovering from Imogene!). Somehow I forgot about Uphill Athlete - I’m glad the plans are...
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    50. Stoked for it, especially if the Aspens are...

    50. Stoked for it, especially if the Aspens are as good as that pic from Breck!

    And not sure if Gaperville is Denver, but if so we should meet up for a run after we recover from races (or to...
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    Aspen was on the list until I saw the season pass...

    Aspen was on the list until I saw the season pass was $2k+...would love to spend more time there though. (Plus I figure it would be fun to do a winter in Canada).



    I had just talked to a...
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    Jason Koop, an ultra/trail runner coach at...

    Jason Koop, an ultra/trail runner coach at Carmichael Training Systems, runs AMAs every Wednesday. Since this thread was the first time I had heard of Beta Alanine, I figured I might as well ask him...
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    Good luck, doe! I'm racing in Steamboat this...

    Good luck, doe! I'm racing in Steamboat this weekend and hope the Aspens will be turning there too.


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    Good to know - thanks, Biggins and Supermoon. The...

    Good to know - thanks, Biggins and Supermoon. The sway definitely came up on the REI reviews but for the price that seems to make sense. At the same time the Revelate Spinelock 10L seems great...but...
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    Training thread bump! Thoughts on the Mountain...

    Training thread bump!

    Thoughts on the Mountain Tactical "30 MINUTES PER DAY DRYLAND SKI TRAINING PLAN" (https://mtntactical.com/shop/30-minutes-per-day-dryland-ski-training-plan/)? I know this...
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    :yourock: I dig it. I think I could make it...

    :yourock: I dig it. I think I could make it work...I just don't want to have to meet new people and make new friends every month. But if that's easier than I imagine - either with Mags or the more...
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    Any thoughts on the REI branded bikepacking bags?...

    Any thoughts on the REI branded bikepacking bags? I'm not going full-blown bikepacking but would like about 20L of space at a reasonable price for some adventures (and may go full-bikepacking down...
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    Beautiful stuff, phatty - I'd love to explore the...

    Beautiful stuff, phatty - I'd love to explore the NW more. And nice work, Jorion!
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    I can afford a winter in Whistler (and a car, if...

    I can afford a winter in Whistler (and a car, if I so desired). The lack of a car is due to my current life plans: I don't have/need one now and I won't need one after this ski season for 6 months,...
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    Gravel/Bikepack nerds enter...

    Got it - good to know. Those are the type of thoughts I was hoping from this thread. Thanks!


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    Got it. Thanks, Snow Dog and Kevin. I joined the...

    Got it. Thanks, Snow Dog and Kevin. I joined the FB group and also have seen a few postings on Craigslist. If anyone knows any landlords looking for good tenants, please let me know.
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    Also had a great experience with Jeremy.

    Also had a great experience with Jeremy.
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    Whistler Mags, any recommendations/tips for...

    Whistler Mags, any recommendations/tips for finding a place to live in Whistler this winter? I’ve skimmed the thread from March and April and the stoke is high, so I’m hoping I can make this work....
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    Ah, nice. I'll have to give it a try. Curious to...

    Ah, nice. I'll have to give it a try. Curious to hear your thoughts on the blended negroni!



    Everyone keeps talking about the ancho Chile liquor so I guess I have to get some!
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    All good, jorion! I think the descent will be...

    All good, jorion! I think the descent will be fine for you - I just ran it too fast and was too excited with the beautiful scenery. My quads were not ready. Also, IIRC - it's been 7 years... - Brown...
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    Anybody seen the Allied Echo? Looks pretty...

    Anybody seen the Allied Echo? Looks pretty intriguing (and expensive). I have a buddy that ordered one and he's stoked about it...

    https://alliedcycleworks.com/collections/echo

    "At the heart of...
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    Thanks ottime - I really appreciate that. It's...

    Thanks ottime - I really appreciate that. It's looking like more and more like I'll stay local (CO Front Range) for the fall but might end up on my surf adventure next fall (2022). Will keep you...
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    What JT said. Wes, if the 945 is too expensive...

    What JT said.

    Wes, if the 945 is too expensive you could probably go cheaper. That being said - and I can't remember all the feature differences - having a map on your watch is surprisingly nice....
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    Not a fan of his but his platform and rise are...

    Not a fan of his but his platform and rise are worth noting. Excited to read this - thanks for posting.

    Another good one, though also a bit dated: "Joe Rogan Is the New Mainstream Media: Talking...
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    Welp, definitely subscribed. Currently figuring out my winter bumming plans and this looks like it would be a nice trip too. Looking forward to seeing if it's feasible.
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    After watching it, I mostly agree. I wish it...

    After watching it, I mostly agree. I wish it didn't happen but it doesn't seem that big of a deal in the end.

    Loved the movie. Heavy stuff for sure but he was so great. Wish he was still around.
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    It's the coolest. Almost like a drug. When you...

    It's the coolest. Almost like a drug. When you finish a run and are like "wow, that wasn't too bad. And I went far."



    Imogene is great! Just be careful of the downhill - my quads were not ready...
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    Right around 20, with 3.7k climbing. If you DM me...

    Right around 20, with 3.7k climbing. If you DM me your email, I'm happy to send the GPX.



    Agreed! Was strongly thinking about 4 Pass this year but not sure it will happen. And I think that...
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    Tgapp, have you made this with gin rather than...

    Tgapp, have you made this with gin rather than whiskey? I feel like it would also be tasty...



    Ghost, I feel like you might dig Morgenthaler's frozen negroni. It's been a while since I've made...
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    Running, Anyone...?

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    Pics from last Saturday’s run via S Sourdough, Niwot Ridge, and then back via Long and Brainard Lake with a moose sighting.

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    Followed by Sunday’s run at Red...
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    Thanks, Ottime. I have a (sand bagging) buddy...

    Thanks, Ottime. I have a (sand bagging) buddy that said Baby Maks, Queens Beach, Threes, and Canoes could be good. You think they would be too big?

    I have been thinking Kauai would be cool, since...
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    ^^^ what this guy said. Glad you're healing well,...

    ^^^ what this guy said. Glad you're healing well, Harry!
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    Ah, good point John. I made the list before...

    Ah, good point John. I made the list before deciding more firmly on the schools. So ideally I’d probably be +/- 3 hours from PST or EST - I haven’t yet decided on exactly which school - but if...
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    Where to go? Oct-Dec, beginning surfer.

    As title says, looking for a fall surf spot, here are the deets.

    -Timeframe: mid-October to mid-December
    -Skill: Beginner (15 days or so, so far)
    -Other needs/interests: decent wifi (I'll be...
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    Thanks for the input starfish, supermen, ZZZ, and...

    Thanks for the input starfish, supermen, ZZZ, and ottime. I’m going to post a broader input to get additional inputs from the mags.
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    Thanks, bodywhomper. Now that I've switched...

    Thanks, bodywhomper.

    Now that I've switched from Purple Air's base setting to LARPA, my current location has now indicates ~60 rather than ~120. How would you say LARPA applies to the...
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