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    One of us always has a can of bear spray, all...

    One of us always has a can of bear spray, all year round. Never can tell when you'll run into something unexpected. Wolf, moose, bears and cats all a concern around here. 2 weeks ago I was out...
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    Say what? I've posted pics on numerous forums...

    Say what? I've posted pics on numerous forums but I can't figure this one out.
    I hit the plus on REPLY TO THREAD.... But it looks exactly like the reply curved arrow. I don't see anyway to attach...
  3. We lived in CB for 2 consecutive winters 20 years...

    We lived in CB for 2 consecutive winters 20 years ago. It was awesome! We loved it there. The people and the mountain. The article was great, and sad. These tensions have been around CB and most...
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    Wind is the best mask money can buy

    Wind is the best mask money can buy
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    The mounting template for the NNN BC binding puts...

    The mounting template for the NNN BC binding puts the Toe Bar just behind the balance point of the ski. Which for a XC ski works to let the tip of the ski pivot down when you lift your foot. Making...
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    That's what I mounted up today! Pair of Sbound...

    That's what I mounted up today! Pair of Sbound 112s , 169cm for the wife.
    Great ski
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    I just mounted a pair of wide BC XC skis with...

    I just mounted a pair of wide BC XC skis with Rotefella BC bindings. Used the balance point per the binding instructions. Here's a good article about the choices:
    ...
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    We Kited Spray Lakes about 10 years ago. That...

    We Kited Spray Lakes about 10 years ago. That place is etched into my brain. One of the most scenic places I've ever been
  9. Not environmentally friendly but silicone spray...

    Not environmentally friendly but silicone spray works. Don't need much. Spread it on with some plastic film or a trashed plastic bag
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    After a couple million doses are given and a...

    After a couple million doses are given and a couple months pass, to allow for adverse effects to surface - hopefully not - my wife and I will be over joyed to get vaccinated. I don't know what...
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    That's Dan, not John I had the pleasure of...

    That's Dan, not John


    I had the pleasure of skiing with both of them in their XTeam clinics years ago.
    John defied gravity, you'd have to see it to understand
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    Last year at 60 plus I had a few runs under...

    Last year at 60 plus I had a few runs under Thunder with people hooting and hollering for me ripping a line under the chair. If your lucky, 60 will be your reality before you know it.....

    This...
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    Bah! Funny!

    Bah! Funny!
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    I'll second that 25 dollar lever. Smooth as...

    I'll second that 25 dollar lever. Smooth as buttah. I replaced one of those cheapo rocker style levers. Huge difference
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    Very sad to hear about this. Back in the 80s I...

    Very sad to hear about this. Back in the 80s I ran into Captain Pow where we didn't get much. On line at Killington VT. He was dressed in a gray suit with a crazy hat with a gigantic brim and a...
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    102 108s in hard east coast conditions can put...

    102

    108s in hard east coast conditions can put a ton of torque on your knees. If your in the east a lot I'd think hard about 95s for a one ski quiver
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    Maybe for the first run on a pow day. I bought a...

    Maybe for the first run on a pow day. I bought a pair of Atomic element's years ago - 117UF. I took them to the resort once on a big day. After the first run, they kicked my ass all over the place...
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    I love (love) my rascal. It's a little heavy in...

    I love (love) my rascal. It's a little heavy in the GX build is my only complaint. I'm a XC style rider. Swapped the tires to a 2.3 aggressor and a 2.3 DHF. Shaved some weight and I think it...
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    Lol, I'd love to.... under different...

    Lol, I'd love to.... under different circumstances it sounds like a great excuse for a road trip!
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    I'm 5,11. Long arms and legs.... if your normal...

    I'm 5,11. Long arms and legs.... if your normal build I think your right.
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    Lol, because nothings been broken or bent? Fwiw,...

    Lol, because nothings been broken or bent? Fwiw, the bike has been well maintained. I do all my own wrenching except for the tricky bits on hydrologic brakes
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    Bump -. No one in JH needs a nice new whip¿

    Bump -. No one in JH needs a nice new whip¿
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    I'm 5 11 all arms and legs. About 34 or 35...

    I'm 5 11 all arms and legs. About 34 or 35 reach and 34 inseam
    Hence all that seat tube someone joked about
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    It's used but I doubt you'll find many in as good...

    It's used but I doubt you'll find many in as good condition, unless their owners got hurt or something unusual happened.
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    HA! You post a bike for sale and a whole comedy...

    HA! You post a bike for sale and a whole comedy team shows up on your door :-)

    FWIW - I grew up riding in the North East. I bought this bike to ride in WY. Compared to the rocks and stumps I...
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    For Sale: Evil Following MB, Large

    Selling my Evil Following MB Size Large GX build 2018

    In Great Condition, Never crashed, Everything looks and works like new. Still on first set of brake pads - but near retirement / replacement....
  27. I may be. But if being thoughtful, trying to...

    I may be. But if being thoughtful, trying to protect myself, my family, passerby's and their families, our healthcare workers, etc. from catching, or having to care for infections of a highly...
  28. The thing is, around here there are a lot of...

    The thing is, around here there are a lot of places that are too narrow to get much more than a couple feet apart when passing. Either because of thick sage or more often, narrow trails side cut...
  29. Not if you think about the problem of...

    Not if you think about the problem of transmission. Which is the ONLY reason to change our normal ROW behavior. Standing there on narrow trails while allowing the uphill rider to slowly creep by...
  30. How about just try it and see how it goes. Don't...

    How about just try it and see how it goes. Don't understand all the hostility for trying not to get sick.
    And its everyones concern. No one knows why some people get really ill and some show no...
  31. Patience and a smile are the best tools we got. ...

    Patience and a smile are the best tools we got. Most people around here know we are sharing designated trails and
    usually step aside so we can pass. Slowing down and showing some common courtesy...
  32. yeah, I realize that it will initially create...

    yeah, I realize that it will initially create some confusion but if we take time to explain then most normal people understand and will act accordingly next time.
    When I pull over now going uphill,...
  33. Not really practical with how quickly we...

    Not really practical with how quickly we intersect with not much time to react.
  34. Etiquette for our new dysfunctional normal

    Hi,

    Been out riding the local trails for the past couple weeks - now that things are finally drying out.

    The trails are starting to get busier and interactions with other riders more...
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    You beat me to it Tahoe! Heres a review and...

    You beat me to it Tahoe! Heres a review and detailed look:

    https://ebike-mtb.com/en/specialized-levo-sl-2020-emtb-review/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter
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    Which ones did you get?

    Which ones did you get?
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    Lower tire pressure should help! When I got my...

    Lower tire pressure should help! When I got my fat bike they had it set up with way too much air. I went from 10psi to 4 or 5 after a couple rides and it made a huge difference. Also, a gear or 2...
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    It's a great question. You can save your phone...

    It's a great question. You can save your phone batteries by not charging to 100 at night and going to sleep. As important, don't let the batteries get below 40 percent for very long. charge back...
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    Not true, my Ryobi tool set is Li and the...

    Not true, my Ryobi tool set is Li and the batteries can be managed to live for 10 years. Maybe longer. When my tools used nicad bats they were dying every couple years because it was impossible to...
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    Exactly the same if they are regular Li...

    Exactly the same if they are regular Li batteries. In devices like cars with really big expensive batteries they have sophisticated charging with lower peak charging voltages - to extend the life...
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    You seemed awfully informed about stuff you don't...

    You seemed awfully informed about stuff you don't know about...... Yes, easily 3x. Charging to full capacity most packs are rated to get somewhere between 500 and 700 cycles at 80 percent of...
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    It can be the difference of getting 3 seasons or...

    It can be the difference of getting 3 seasons or 10 or 11. Today a bike battery costs 600 to a thousand bucks. Hopefully it'll be less in the future. It's easy to manage but if you can't be...
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    Sorry bud! But for the record, ending a ride at...

    Sorry bud! But for the record, ending a ride at 38 pecent isn't what I recommended. That's actually bad for the battery too. Under 55 you should charge back to 60 to 80 percent as soon as you get...
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    On the road that's true, it's a joy to fly up the...

    On the road that's true, it's a joy to fly up the hills 5 or 6 mph faster than normal. On the emtb, it depends on a few things like trail condition and your intentions. The only time I really use...
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    I'm at the tail end of the boomers and I'll...

    I'm at the tail end of the boomers and I'll readily admit that my generation has made me feel embarrassed and ashamed on many fronts. The primary being the war on climate science and action. I'm not...
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    The brose s is the quietest motor I've ridden so...

    The brose s is the quietest motor I've ridden so far. Its got a very natural and efficient feel when it's pedaled turned off and when it's powered. The rest have a more sudden take off and a bigger...
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    Agree with Gravity. I'll ride with the motor off...

    Agree with Gravity. I'll ride with the motor off much of the time. Really only activate it when I'm in first gear and climbing long or steep. It's like having an extra low gear. My heart rate does...
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    Awesome! We love Rossland, maybe my favorite...

    Awesome! We love Rossland, maybe my favorite place of all time - lived there a couple Winters years ago.
  49. RX. Bars -. Blueberry. They get hard in the cold...

    RX. Bars -. Blueberry. They get hard in the cold is the only negative
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    That's awesome!

    That's awesome!
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