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    While my brand new touring set up continues to...

    While my brand new touring set up continues to collect dust, the fat bike is getting some miles.

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    Pretty damn good out there.


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  2. I skied Magic for years and, while it has its...

    I skied Magic for years and, while it has its "charms," there were too many ski days that were thwarted by non functioning lifts, groomer issues and other operation fuck ups. That got annoying quick.
  3. I did after the snow a couple weeks ago. It was...

    I did after the snow a couple weeks ago. It was covered then but was especially thin down low. There was also a fair amount of ice/draining water at the bottom of Lower FIS thatís probably all ice...
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    Bumping this with a battery question. Iíve got...

    Bumping this with a battery question. Iíve got Nite Rider Lumina 1100 that needs a battery replacement. I also have a Lumina 400 as a spare. Will the 1100 work if swap in the 400 battery?

    ...
  5. Did NH and ME get iced too? Debating how...

    Did NH and ME get iced too?

    Debating how horrifying Sugarbush will be later and if itís worth it to head over.

    In the mean time Iíll continue to watch cars slide past my house.


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    $260 for Pivot 18s? This site's prices sound too...

    $260 for Pivot 18s? This site's prices sound too good to be true. Do they nail you for shipping and/or VAT?
  7. Glad I bailed on the Bush and went Ellen. It was...

    Glad I bailed on the Bush and went Ellen. It was very quiet until late AM. Not much for open terrain, but the snow was bueno.


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  8. My day ends in 4 minutes and I wasn't shot at...

    My day ends in 4 minutes and I wasn't shot at school today.

    Time for a beer.
  9. 3:40 is about the point where you'll want to kick...

    3:40 is about the point where you'll want to kick this guy in the nuts.
  10. FedEx texted me and said the delivery would be...

    FedEx texted me and said the delivery would be delayed again. Then my wife calls and said FedEx just dropped my skis off.

    Idiots.

    Problem solved. Goddamn FedEx.

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    Fuck. 3rd in line.

    Fuck.

    3rd in line.
  12. Haha this scene has gone through my mind several...

    Haha this scene has gone through my mind several times this week.
  13. FedEx is definitely a shit show lately. This...

    FedEx is definitely a shit show lately. This happened with a bike frame I bought earlier this year so I shouldn't be surprised.

    I emailed Moment so I hope they get back to me ASAP.

    I did...
  14. Thanks guys. I've got other skis to use and...

    Thanks guys.

    I've got other skis to use and the snow here currently sucks so waiting isn't costing me any good skiing.

    I just emailed Moment so that will hopefully make something happen.

    I...
  15. Ordered Skis from Moment, FedEx has "lost" them

    I pulled the trigger on a pair of Wildcat Tours on 11/27, Moment got them shipped the same day and they were due to arrive via FedEx 10 days ago. Long story short, tracking says they've been sitting...
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    A few of us had and epic Rax demo at Magic prob...

    A few of us had and epic Rax demo at Magic prob 10(?) years ago. I recall Tom getting booted for poaching Red Line.


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  17. Hell yes. Lately, I've been taking my fat bike...

    Hell yes. Lately, I've been taking my fat bike out with a PBR and some green. Roll a few miles, chill out with a beer, pack a bowl and enjoy the cold air.

    Mountain biking is really enjoyable...
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    Yes! Christmas has come early. Sent from...

    Yes! Christmas has come early.


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  19. Nice work, Laps. It was squalling hard driving...

    Nice work, Laps. It was squalling hard driving down 89 this morning, I was hoping the high peaks got some coverage.

    Hoping Sugarbush crowds clear out by the time I get there Sunday.


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  20. Thread: Trucks.

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    Doug Demuro just did a review of a 2021...

    Doug Demuro just did a review of a 2021 Landcruiser thatís sold abroad - 4wd, cloth seats, no screens, lock dif, turbo V6, manual seats - about as base model as a Landcruiser can be. It would be...
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    Might sound kinda bonkers but why not throw a 26...

    Might sound kinda bonkers but why not throw a 26 in wheel on the rear of your 27.5 HT? Iím all for more
    bikes but if youíve got 2 hardtails already, you can make one work for a DJ bike.

    I...
  22. Dumping some big fat flakes here. Sent...

    Dumping some big fat flakes here.


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  23. Ha! Thought you were being snarky about my skis...

    Ha! Thought you were being snarky about my skis for sale. My bad.
  24. New? Nope, they're prob 4 years old, still in...

    New? Nope, they're prob 4 years old, still in good shape.

    Hate? Nope, they're light, snappy skis, great for frontside days. Full carbon means they'll feel like that for many years.

    I hardly...
  25. Nice to see some turns being had here in VT; well...

    Nice to see some turns being had here in VT; well done Laps and Ayo.

    I was fitted for new boots yesterday at Alpine Options and was quite happy to see ample white stuff along the peaks. Won't...
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    I picked an RSD Mayor V5 frame back in the spring...

    I picked an RSD Mayor V5 frame back in the spring and have been taking it on a few trail rides before the snow comes. The progressive geo makes it feel more like an aggressive hardtail than a fat...
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    I've been really happy with my Tasco Dawn Patrol...

    I've been really happy with my Tasco Dawn Patrol gloves. They're more of a cool weather glove; I wear them between 30-50 degrees and they're just warm enough with barely any bulk. I have another...
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    Iíve had good run of small, fun, 3 pedal cars:...

    Iíve had good run of small, fun, 3 pedal cars: Ď04 Acura RSX Type S, Ď05 Mazda 3 2.5 hatch, Ď11 Jetta 2.5 wagon and most recently, a Ď15 VW GTI.

    I really miss my GTI; it was the perfect daily...
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    2021 NE - Flatten That Berm

    What a day. 20 miles today around E. Montpelier . 390175


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    The XD freehub was from Hope some nothing to...

    The XD freehub was from Hope some nothing to worry about there. I'll certainly go to Hope USA if they tell give me a no.



    Yeah, I probably should've swapped the freehub but that never crossed...
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    Need some insight from bike shop people about a...

    Need some insight from bike shop people about a hub warranty......

    In 2020 I bought a custom wheelset from Colorado Cyclist.com - Hope hubs on Race Face rims. Back in May, the rim cracks around...
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    Thanks guys, all good info. Chain line never...

    Thanks guys, all good info. Chain line never occured to me with a short stays and a wide range cassette. I don't mind a bit of fiddling here and there........
  33. Finally a MTBR and TGR crossover thread! I've...

    Finally a MTBR and TGR crossover thread! I've been waiting for this since the Flintstones met the Jetsons.
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    My kid's 20 inch Specialized has a 32t rear...

    My kid's 20 inch Specialized has a 32t rear cassette and I wanted to get him more range. I was looking at the MicroShift Advent 9 speed drivetrain for him. Clutch derailleur, shifter and 42t...
  35. Not impressed. Autistic, millionaire, mtb...

    Not impressed. Autistic, millionaire, mtb racing, farmers are a dime a dozen here.


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    I'm on the same page. I don't want any batteries...

    I'm on the same page. I don't want any batteries or electronic shit on my bike. There seems to be an influx of over priced, overengineered gear being marketed towards riders that is unnecessary.
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    The connection from the bottom of Pipeline/Stowe...

    The connection from the bottom of Pipeline/Stowe HS to Cady to pretty simple. Go in behind the high school, go right at the first "T" intersection, up a hill, then bear left at the next "T"...
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    Speaking of bike wear, my buddy who works at shop...

    Speaking of bike wear, my buddy who works at shop showed me these "mtb dungarees" that his shop is stocking. The POC rep said they've sold one pair in the Northeast so far. I honestly thought they...
  39. I'm 6'1" on an XL SC Hightower with a 490mm...

    I'm 6'1" on an XL SC Hightower with a 490mm reach. Its the first XL I've ever ridden - I've been riding L bikes forever and the long reach on the XL is just perfect.

    The trend lately is much...
  40. At first I read that as inches, now I see its %...

    At first I read that as inches, now I see its % of normal so I hope it's accurate We're due for a consistently snowy winter.
  41. Maybe this will draw traffic to Stowe and away...

    Maybe this will draw traffic to Stowe and away from Sugarbush?






    No, wait.....it'll all be a total shitshow.
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    Thanks for the offer. Once I get my $$ back from...

    Thanks for the offer. Once I get my $$ back from Hunt, I may PM you about those Stan's wheels.
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    I've definitely tried to clean and/or sand...

    I've definitely tried to clean and/or sand contaminated pads as well with little success. I've heard some people baking them at high temps to decontaminate them but I've never tried that.

    Miles...
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    Did you contaminate your pads with the mineral...

    Did you contaminate your pads with the mineral oil? I've done this and you'll get almost zero bite with contaminated pads. It doesn't take much either - a leaky caliper or a some oily fingers will...
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    I bought some Hunt gravel wheels recently that...

    I bought some Hunt gravel wheels recently that turned out to be a disaster so I just returned those. I'm looking for a decent gravel wheelset for around $500 to replace them. 100x12/142x12, XD...
  46. Sounds like it was a rough transition because...

    Sounds like it was a rough transition because your district was stuck doing it early on. I can definitely see it being a hassle in that case. I've heard that some districts did a better job when...
  47. Not really. It's been pretty successful in the...

    Not really. It's been pretty successful in the district I teach in.
  48. Another Vermont public school teacher here. ...

    Another Vermont public school teacher here.

    Burlington area schools are excellent - their districts are some of the best in the state, including South Burlington. They're well funded, they pay...
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    I can't speak to lodging much but for riding...

    I can't speak to lodging much but for riding beyond Cady Hill between Stowe/Waterbury/Burlington:

    Adam's Camp and Trapp lodge trails connect to Cady and are worth a go. They've done some recent...
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    My new strategy for jackets or pants is to buy...

    My new strategy for jackets or pants is to buy from company with a good warranty and/or that does repairs. Once it rips or starts falling apart, you get it repaired or they'll offer you something...
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