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    Yeah made the move to Tucson. A lot more riding...

    Yeah made the move to Tucson. A lot more riding here (of all variety) than I was expecting so pretty pleased so far, other than having to figure out how the F to stay hydrated! I do miss biking out...
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    Yeah I was in western Oregon before, hence why I...

    Yeah I was in western Oregon before, hence why I never 'needed' a dropper. Think mostly long climbs with then long downhills. I was perfectly fine with a qr collar, and I think for this type of...
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    Yeah other than riding a few friend's bikes...

    Yeah other than riding a few friend's bikes around I have no experience with a dropper, so should be a good time!
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    Crocs Tevas Muck Boots and that's all.

    Crocs
    Tevas
    Muck Boots

    and that's all.
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    I just ordered the cascade (170mm) with the...

    I just ordered the cascade (170mm) with the standard lever. Really good deal with smokkan's code. This is my first time with a dropper, so excited to report back. My frame has internal routing but I...
  8. My dad had a 2006 basic honda civic that got just...

    My dad had a 2006 basic honda civic that got just over 350,000miles (he drove a lot for work). Minimal repairs and maintenance. I think the most expensive part was when the AC compressor went. ...
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    Good to know, maybe I'll check those out. And...

    Good to know, maybe I'll check those out. And yeah toe clips are sketchy AF!
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    Just caught Bad Religion in Phoenix this weekend....

    Just caught Bad Religion in Phoenix this weekend. Great mix of older songs and a few off their new album, which I really like too. Last time I saw them was 6+ years ago in New Jersey. You folks are...
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    ^Yeah that's what I'm thinking of but can't seem...

    ^Yeah that's what I'm thinking of but can't seem to find it. But I think you're right with pulling up only had a noticeable benefit in pedaling efficiency for short bursts, like a road sprint. Here's...
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    Yeah, I've rode a bunch of long gravel races with...

    Yeah, I've rode a bunch of long gravel races with clips. Especially on real loose washboard descents, and this is probably against popular opinion, I'm re-thinking being clipped in on 40mm tires....
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    Didn't BQ show that you might actually be more...

    Didn't BQ show that you might actually be more efficient over long distances with flats and the ability to move your foot around more freely (so less chance of overuse/fatigue in the same position)?...
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  17. Now that's a sweet bike!

    Now that's a sweet bike!
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    Good info, that's enough to get me looking....

    Good info, that's enough to get me looking. Another option could be cheap brake levers and a microshift thumb shifter.
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    Gearing question = my "gravel" bike (currently in...

    Gearing question = my "gravel" bike (currently in more of a commuter mode) is in need of some desperate tlc with the drivetrain. Probably 6,000+ miles on the original sprocket and front mech, and I...
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    That's actually an awesome idea. I use the old...

    That's actually an awesome idea. I use the old 'cat food can stove' with a small titanium pot, but the water bottle might actually cut some redundancy too.
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    PM Damien, he might have some stockpiled with a...

    PM Damien, he might have some stockpiled with a stash of 26" tires.
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    Awesome, will definitely look more into it. ...

    Awesome, will definitely look more into it.

    Due for an upgrade from a galaxy 8. My first smartphone was the G5 which, hands down, was the best smartphone I've ever had. Removable back to swap the...
  23. You will definitely overpack regardless, then...

    You will definitely overpack regardless, then bring about half the shit on your second trip from the first trip.

    I like having my alcohol cat food can stove, although I agree that it's bulky to...
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    Anyone have any experience with Google Fi?...

    Anyone have any experience with Google Fi? Looking into switching to this, seems enticing but I don't know anyone who uses it. GF and I looking to switch from verizon, we're in southern AZ. I'm sure...
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    Swrve cycling.

    Swrve cycling.
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    cannot believe parents would buy their kid some...

    cannot believe parents would buy their kid some $3000 new full suspension mtn bike. my first $100 department store bmx style bike probably got way more use and, if anything, made me a better bike...
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    Easily one of the best bands I've seen live in...

    Easily one of the best bands I've seen live in awhile. Would strongly recommend if you're within a few hours drive of seeing them next. New album kills it, too, especially live. AUTO CREMATE
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    Saw King Gizzard last night in PDX for their new...

    Saw King Gizzard last night in PDX for their new album release 'Infest the Rats' Nest'. Dear fucking god.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VHvxarnms4
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    Looks like a day lift ticket is currently $36?...

    Looks like a day lift ticket is currently $36? Actually thinking about going before I move out of OR in September. I'm not much for crazy downhill so this looks doable and mildly fun on my hardtail....
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    Not necessarily running but anyone try these new...

    Not necessarily running but anyone try these new shoes from Altra?
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    Seems like an awesome person, and have enjoyed...

    Seems like an awesome person, and have enjoyed reading about her wins this year with TD and now the Colorado trail.
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    Ha! Maybe more so now? not the case up to 5-10yrs...

    Ha! Maybe more so now? not the case up to 5-10yrs ago...

    I'm not sure, other than my parents actively avoiding taking us as kids through any parts of troy for most of my childhood.
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    I rode it as an overnight bikepacking trip (biked...

    I rode it as an overnight bikepacking trip (biked up logging roads from Blue River) and had more fun taking it easy with gear strapped to my bike, than ripping downhill. From someone out of town, I...
  37. Sweet! That's why my mtn bike is a hardtail from...

    Sweet! That's why my mtn bike is a hardtail from Surly!
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    All a bunch of stupid internet shit on both...

    All a bunch of stupid internet shit on both sides. I don't know much about Jay P but his critiques seem a bit absurd. At the same time, having a social media film crew then dropping out (along with a...
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    I'm torn on the cambium. I have an original C17...

    I'm torn on the cambium. I have an original C17 (non carved) and have mostly designated it to commuting. For long rides and gravel races I go for the wtb rocket (142mm). At least in my opinion, the...
  40. Would actually love a proper wide range 1 x 9 or...

    Would actually love a proper wide range 1 x 9 or 10 spd drivetrain (Better shifting, less chain wear, lighter). Those 12spd cassettes are getting out of hand. If I actually needed 12spds, I'd just...
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    Love it there when the falls freeze over. Damn I...

    Love it there when the falls freeze over. Damn I miss Ithaca so much sometimes.
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    Just got an eye exam (finally) and have one small...

    Just got an eye exam (finally) and have one small eye floater. Never had this before but at a -7.00 contact RX, eye DR said this isn't unusual (even though I'm upper 20s). Retinas looked fine. Anyone...
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    No idea how, but bikeflights has always been...

    No idea how, but bikeflights has always been cheaper for me than regular FedEx/UPS. Other option is greyhound shipping...have used for moving boxes before, I imagine bikes would be similarly cheap. ...
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    Nice, the good thing for the parents is that...

    Nice, the good thing for the parents is that school districts are no longer a factor.



    Good to know!
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    Same here, maybe I'll see you there in the near...

    Same here, maybe I'll see you there in the near future! I'd be tempted to go for it on a gravel bike setup with higher volume tires, not to be super competitive, but for distance comfort, and take er...
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    Another cool bikepacking bike...LWB Jones...

    Another cool bikepacking bike...LWB Jones complete just released:

    https://blog.jonesbikes.com/something-new-from-jones-bikes/

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    I've run Jones bars on a rigid bikepacking setup before...
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    286929 ...

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    https://allcitycycles.com/blog/the_new_electric_queen_guaranteed_to_blow_your_mind

    Damn you All-city!
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    I have one of those burrito bags and love it. I...

    I have one of those burrito bags and love it. I also run chuck buckets occasionally but yes I hit my knees on the gravel bike (not on the mtn bike). Preferred setup for long gravel rides is the...
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    Understandable, just seems like a slight slap in...

    Understandable, just seems like a slight slap in the face to folks who dream of a trip like this, train/take time off/save money for years to try to complete it.
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