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    Euro model is the gold standard right now, would...

    Euro model is the gold standard right now, would put more stock in that than the US. Swell was impressive by sundown, I thought about windsurfing earlier but that was clearly insane by evening.
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    First big storm since moving to the central OR...

    First big storm since moving to the central OR coast. Stocked up on food and booze, waiting to see what tomorrow brings.
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    There's a shapely lass at the gym that wears some...

    There's a shapely lass at the gym that wears some yoga pants that somehow look as if they are made of leather. Yummy.
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    Papa gets my vote for best alias ever, Geronimo...

    Papa gets my vote for best alias ever, Geronimo is in the mix (and sorely missed) but I think Ernest takes it. Enjoy your siesta but please come back.

    Any guesses? Steven S. Dallas has the chops...
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    The old man was a part of Ford's effort to crush...

    The old man was a part of Ford's effort to crush the life out of Enzo. Good for him. (posted by tonghands who has forgotten his old login)
  6. Van is sold

    Van is sold
  7. Sandy has been very nice the last couple of...

    Sandy has been very nice the last couple of weeks. Thrillium was awesome a couple of weeks ago. Post canyon was radequate this weekend, just a bit dryer than hero dirt. Bunch of new stuff going in...
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    Dumberest idea?

    Anyone ever put 26er wheels on a 27.5 frame? A stumpjumper evo with an even lower bb sounds stupidly fun. I know it will be impossible to pedal through the super technical gnar you find on the...
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    Gunna be tough to be that one I'd say.

    Gunna be tough to be that one I'd say.
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    Help: Name my new Android app

    So lets say you're planning on drinking a quart and a half of bourbon tonight. But you're worried that the drunk version of you might call your boss and tell him what a cockgoblin he is. I have a...
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    I could tell the story where Brian Lopes and...

    I could tell the story where Brian Lopes and Sunny Garcia put porn in my tent in the middle of Baja (true story by the way), but instead I am going to sit on my ass per above.
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    Cool, thanks. Sitting on my ass sounds perfect....

    Cool, thanks. Sitting on my ass sounds perfect. Prolly won't have to claim benefits anyways, but didn't want to find out the hard way if I had to.

    And yes, I LIVE.
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    Unemployment Question

    Got laid off last week. Not a big deal, decent amount of severance and my jobs skills are in demand. I've never dealt with unemployment before though, and the Oregon website is incomprehensible.
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    BBG's $30 at Pricepoint right now. Stock up.

    BBG's $30 at Pricepoint right now. Stock up.
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    Spec SJ EVO is worth trying out. I was looking...

    Spec SJ EVO is worth trying out. I was looking for exactly the kind of bike you describe and the Evo fit the bill for me. Reasonably poppy out of the box, although I may look into a volume reducer...
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    Dammit, I think I gotta buy it, right? Shit. ...

    Dammit, I think I gotta buy it, right? Shit.

    There's a couple a new lines going in at Post that thing would be perfect for.

    I'll shoot you a pm.
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    Please tell me this is sold so I can stop...

    Please tell me this is sold so I can stop considering it. Please?
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    I have been trying to ignore this thread, with...

    I have been trying to ignore this thread, with moderate success.
  19. I've got a ton of time on a 26" Stumpy Evo, it's...

    I've got a ton of time on a 26" Stumpy Evo, it's a ridiculously fun bike. Super capable on the downhill side. Climbs pretty well, but I'm not the sort of guy who cares if I clean a tech climbing...
  20. Lots of good stuff going in at Post Canyon as...

    Lots of good stuff going in at Post Canyon as well, a big new jump line and a downhill only section in place of the damaged Seven Streams. Post should be better than ever by late spring.
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    I've actually got an SX Trail that I like alot....

    I've actually got an SX Trail that I like alot. But the idea of a lower, poppier version sounds ridiculously fun. Shit, I'm weakening.
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    Do want. Must not buy. Do want. Must not buy.

    Do want. Must not buy. Do want. Must not buy.
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    I really should even ask, but hows the sizing...

    I really should even ask, but hows the sizing work on these? I'm around 5'11', a medium 09 SX trail fits perfect.
  24. Post is pretty rough now, we had a huge ice storm...

    Post is pretty rough now, we had a huge ice storm last winter that knocked down a ton of trees. County is logging the land now, maybe half of Post is open. Prolly not worth a trip until Oct when we...
  25. Heh, just saw this. Was at BL for the first time...

    Heh, just saw this. Was at BL for the first time today.

    ZOMGWEIADJD! If I coulda built hot wheels tracks that rad when I was 7 I would have been stoked. Will be making the trip more often.

    I...
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    Bump. Tried out the BBG for the first time...

    Bump. Tried out the BBG for the first time yesterday and it ruled. Best thing I've tried on the late summer moondust and kitty litter.
  27. I haven't spent a bunch of time at Sandy, but...

    I haven't spent a bunch of time at Sandy, but what I have seen is really good, totally worth it. I'd do it on Friday or Monday to avoid the Portland horde. Word is a new trail was opened up in the...
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    Bullshit. Yes, it needs less gear and works in...

    Bullshit. Yes, it needs less gear and works in lighter winds. But if you live somewhere windy, windsurfing is at least as much fun as kiting. On anything other than a full on speed course Windsurfing...
  29. Have not ridden both. I've got a Stumpy Evo Comp...

    Have not ridden both. I've got a Stumpy Evo Comp though and I looooooove it. Climbs really well compared to my old Reign, and just a riot on the downs, corners unbelievably well and is a pumping...
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    Heh, Matt's a good friend of mine as well, went...

    Heh, Matt's a good friend of mine as well, went to High School with him. I bet we met at a party or a wedding at one point.
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    Hey AD, you know Matt Simcik, swam at State right...

    Hey AD, you know Matt Simcik, swam at State right around when you must have.
  32. Just got back from my first ride at Sandy, holy...

    Just got back from my first ride at Sandy, holy crap that's alot of fun.
  33. Pretty much that bad. Most of the freeride stuff...

    Pretty much that bad. Most of the freeride stuff has stunt damage, most of the XC stuff has so many logs down its not worth the effort. The county is having loggers come in to remove the downed...
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    With the Reign, if I set it up with enough sag to...

    With the Reign, if I set it up with enough sag to corner the way I wanted it to, then the suspension was a bag of mush when it came to pumping or popping off lips. If I set it up stiffer to improve...
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    New Stumpy Evo, not the super bling carbon...

    New Stumpy Evo, not the super bling carbon though. Took it out for real ride for the first time this week, super stoked. Climbed way better than the old reign, destroyed the reign on the downs. So...
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    Definitely not guaranteed bluebird. Wouldn't...

    Definitely not guaranteed bluebird. Wouldn't expect a downpour, but fog is almost guaranteed and light rain is possible. You'll want warm clothes at night for sure. I always freeze my ass off camping...
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    You can check the local trail stewards site for...

    You can check the local trail stewards site for for latest conditions: http://hrats.org/

    Or just ask here, I live about a mile away and will be up on the status.
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    Post Canyon condition report

    Not good. After an ice storm a few weeks ago everything below Family man is destroyed and being clear cut. Above that is mostly intact, just some damage here and there, but still under snow. Might be...
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    Just got back from the first ride, thanks Kidwoo,...

    Just got back from the first ride, thanks Kidwoo, that's exactly the bike I was looking for. Ridiculously fun. Pops off lips like a coked-up spider monkey.

    It's perfect for shuttling now, need to...
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    I do what Kidwoo says to do, you should too....

    I do what Kidwoo says to do, you should too. Also, poo.



    No. Also, poo.
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    w00t! Maiden voyage is tomorrow.

    w00t! Maiden voyage is tomorrow.
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    OK, I'll get an SX trail. Looks like it changed...

    OK, I'll get an SX trail. Looks like it changed in 09, with the curvy top tube. So I'm guessing you mean an 08 or earlier?
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    First off, I seem to have forgotten my internet...

    First off, I seem to have forgotten my internet bike question etiquette:

    I RIDE THE GNARLIEST ROOTIEST ROCKIEST MOST TECHNICAL TRAILS EVAR!!! YOU CULD NOT HANDLE IT BECAUSE U ARE NOT CORE LIK...
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    Do want new bike. Bottlerocket?

    I really, really need a new bike, where need actually means want. Needs to rail corners, have good pop off lips, and handle drops up to 5ft or so. Will be used almost all the time at Post Canyon....
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    Well, that would be a pretty sweet cross into the...

    Well, that would be a pretty sweet cross into the box.
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    That's Mister Reed to you

    Your average guy would have turned into a mist of blood and bone splinters on impact. Your regulation bad ass pro moto rider would have taken a few hours to remember his last name after a ride in an...
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    Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggs! ...

    Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnngggggggggs!

    1) Second late game comeback in a row for the Wings. Sharks must be shitting themselves.

    2) Datsyuk for best player in the world, at least right...
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    Crashing when you're going fast is fun. Crashing...

    Crashing when you're going fast is fun. Crashing when you're going slow is the worst. I always end up bouncing around on one leg like I'm doing a Mr. Bean impression.

    FYI, Just got back from Post...
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    Seriously. Oh, and whoever invented skinnys can...

    Seriously. Oh, and whoever invented skinnys can suck it. I hate those things.
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    Three eternal truths

    1. I goddamn suck on a mountain bike. Just a complete hopeless, no talent hack.

    2. Even though #1 remains true, every time I ride I have a stupid, shit eating grin for the rest of the day.

    3....
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