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  1. If you venture further north there were lots of...

    If you venture further north there were lots of places in OR where vanlife was in full effect on the beach. Cape Kiwanda etc. Much colder water though. The most important thing is to be in a place...
  2. needessentialsusa.com is a great place to buy a...

    needessentialsusa.com is a great place to buy a new high quality suit. Made in the same factories as all the top brands but half price or better most of the time.
    The only people who wear eye...
  3. Personally if i were you i would head to socal....

    Personally if i were you i would head to socal. Warmish water, lots of surfers and used gear market as well as waves. I dunno about the campervan situation there though.

    To avoid pissing off...
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    Blanket Chalet is saying they have been working...

    Blanket Chalet is saying they have been working out a way to be open for the winter according to their IG.
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    Sometimes strava just misses segments. GPS is off...

    Sometimes strava just misses segments. GPS is off and it thinks you have ridden something different. You can check this at the bottom of the segments list (i think only on desktop atm) by clicking on...
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    Oaxaca is a gnarly 6 hour drive from the coast....

    Oaxaca is a gnarly 6 hour drive from the coast. You wouldnt want to both in the same time. But you could go and stay there for a few days when the waves were flat. I have spent a lot of time in that...
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    Horstman tbar is being dug up right now....

    Horstman tbar is being dug up right now. Currently no plans for replacement.
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    4 at a time except for Garbo which varies...

    4 at a time except for Garbo which varies depending on how many lifties. But they could switch to 2, just with longer lines.
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    I nearly drowned at Puerto Escondido from foam....

    I nearly drowned at Puerto Escondido from foam. Big day, with rapidly filling in swell. Conistently double overhead, but got caught by a triple overhead death set. Puerto is so fucking gnarly. You...
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    My take on this as someone on the battle lines in...

    My take on this as someone on the battle lines in Whistler when it comes to housing.
    Lots and lots of places came up April 1st. They are mainly the places that people who are here for 6-12 months...
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    theres a run in Les Menuires called Jerusalem ...

    theres a run in Les Menuires called Jerusalem that had some amazing rollers. Thats based on a 15 year old memory though so maybe im wrong.
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    I dont think its going to make money, but...

    I dont think its going to make money, but hopefully the town survives. One of the issues is we won't have an influx of front line workers for the winter to man all the stations on both mountains. We...
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    Agree that one person per room wonít make much...

    Agree that one person per room wonít make much difference. Letís be honest those places donít generally have running water, and if one sick person shows up mos people catch it. I canít really see...
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    100% exactly what they are trying to figure out....

    100% exactly what they are trying to figure out. I would expect late spring (post telus fest). Just peak chair or 7th.
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    in other news. Grizzly spotted in Whistler Cay...

    in other news.
    Grizzly spotted in Whistler Cay according to the pique.
    https://www.facebook.com/PiqueNewsmagazine/posts/10157915235895622
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    The issue isn't that its just WB. Its that is...

    The issue isn't that its just WB. Its that is every single person who bought a pass. (though maybe the don't have edge cards elsewhere, i've never looked into it). There is also likely the people who...
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    From what I can tell (maybe Lee Lau can chime in)...

    From what I can tell (maybe Lee Lau can chime in) Vail are seriously hurting. If they don't make any money from ticket sales next year for WB then maybe it will be too much for them. I think your...
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    Gimp Central! But seriously, good luck. Go easy...

    Gimp Central!
    But seriously, good luck. Go easy with meds if you have an addictive personality. Seen it put some people thru the wringer personally and its not fun.
    Crush the rehab and you'll be...
  19. Holy fuck stranger than fiction is amazing! I...

    Holy fuck stranger than fiction is amazing! I remember watching that at Lakeys back in the day just losing my mind!
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    What meat are you cutting that bleeds everywhere?...

    What meat are you cutting that bleeds everywhere? Are you butchering whole animals, or are you not resting your meat long enough after cooking before cutting?
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    Whats the best way to get my sled into tight fit...

    Whats the best way to get my sled into tight fit storage locker? Looking for a cheap dolly or castor wheels or something similar
    will something like this work or is it just a waste of money?...
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    Thanks guys. ended up just ordering from MEC as...

    Thanks guys. ended up just ordering from MEC as it was fairly time sensitive
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    Cheap Chamois - Lightinthebox

    Has anyone tried ordering from this site? Seems like Chinese knock offs, im hoping they work as well as the goggles. Think its worth a try or just junk stuff?
    ...
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    I got some Fasthouse pants last summer. Rode them...

    I got some Fasthouse pants last summer. Rode them alot in the bike park in the fall, and also pedalled in them as soon as it got cold. I wore just a tshirt or a long sleeve merino for temps down to...
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    Thanks guys makes sense!

    Thanks guys makes sense!
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    It looks like the seat post and frame bag uses...

    It looks like the seat post and frame bag uses velcro straps to affix to the frame. Where as panniers are often mounted via a rack system that is bolted directly into the frame.
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    Curious why you used the strap on mounts rather...

    Curious why you used the strap on mounts rather than the brazed on ones for panniers?
    I just bought something similar but don't have bags yet so trying to figure out what to buy before bike packing...
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    Was this right after the storm snow or later in...

    Was this right after the storm snow or later in the week.
    We cut a couple of cornices, aggressive ski cuts right above convexities, dug pits etc. We saw a little bit of a slab on April 2nd but...
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    Hmm it wasnt that dry of a March was it? Or was...

    Hmm it wasnt that dry of a March was it? Or was all that snow in April? I mean it wasn't pure chaos but was still decent.
    I think alot of really big lines would have got skied this past week if not...
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    How about these temps though? No end in sight...

    How about these temps though? No end in sight either.

    What an odd winter. No snow, then a sketchy af snowpack til well after Xmas, then some amazing times, then this.
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    Seems like its all over now anyway. BC Parks just...

    Seems like its all over now anyway. BC Parks just got officially shut. Avalanche danger would be super high right now. Hoping to see Hanging roll go massive from my patio.
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    I agree. We created a little group chat and...

    I agree. We created a little group chat and basically formed our own mini SAR team to help out with a rescue if needed. at least 50% off us have WFA training. I don't think one of us have posted a...
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    Dont think ive ever skied so many 2000m+ days in...

    Dont think ive ever skied so many 2000m+ days in my life. Its been pretty dreamy this past few weeks.
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    Ya im also thinking its unlikely to happen. Very...

    Ya im also thinking its unlikely to happen.
    Very worried about ski season next year and to be honest my general livelyhood. The possibility that things won't be back til normal til there is widely...
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    If any regulars are looking for obs feel free to...

    If any regulars are looking for obs feel free to pm me.
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    I get the feeling, and am hoping, that Vail will...

    I get the feeling, and am hoping, that Vail will do something like transfer them forward for next year. No matter what they do, people are still gonna hate them though.
    Anyway, some recent obs. M/F...
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    Lee left out the Creekside route which goes up...

    Lee left out the Creekside route which goes up the road you climb to access kashmir, almost all the way to H86. Took me 1.5 hours to get to the go no further signs. lots of people out. think they are...
  38. Thread: The FIFTY

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    I mean more so than it would normally be. We've...

    I mean more so than it would normally be. We've had one of the windiest winters I can remember with most of the storms coming with 150+ km winds so wondering whether it was more windy than normal....
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    I was surprised this was as gnarly as it was. Its...

    I was surprised this was as gnarly as it was. Its been on my list for years, but after seeing Cody stressed and listening to Alexi speak as he dropped in, maybe not. Any idea if it was super windy...
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    So much great South facing terrain out there. ...

    So much great South facing terrain out there. Just always a little spicier!
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    We also got out to the tantalus for a couple of...

    We also got out to the tantalus for a couple of days, sunday and monday. As scblurlt mentioned weather was phenomenal. Cold af & sunny. Convective flurries on saturday afternoon resulted in 20-40cms...
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    Do you mean both South & East facing or just...

    Do you mean both South & East facing or just south east facing?
    Darkside was pretty busy too. Spankys was mauled quickly. fucking tbar not running seriously fucks things up.
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    During the lull between ski men and the non start...

    During the lull between ski men and the non start of snowboard men there was talk about another face that they could have used, that was higher and closer to the ridgeline. Im assuming that was the...
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    Well today was pretty fucking sweet.

    Well today was pretty fucking sweet.
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    Not widely available better deals. Hard to tell...

    Not widely available better deals. Hard to tell on the weather. Last forecast i saw was for thursday night to be the dump. its still so far away i wouldn't bank on anything until later if you can.
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    great info guys thanks!

    great info guys thanks!
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    If one was to get a rx100, is the zoom on the 6/7...

    If one was to get a rx100, is the zoom on the 6/7 good enough or stick with the 5?
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    Nice. Symphony headwall can hold some decent...

    Nice. Symphony headwall can hold some decent turns.
    Gramboh, i think your spot on. The blackout weekends almost have the opposite effect, quiet on those weekends, but the other weekends are crazy....
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    Not really. Been everywhere up here....

    Not really. Been everywhere up here. Pique/Chief/FB groups etc...

    Whats with all the Saturday pow days this year. what a load of shit! :cussing:
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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