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    Humid and hi 50s to start, 70 and sunny finish. ...

    Humid and hi 50s to start, 70 and sunny finish. 78 mi w 6200’ in 4 hrs made for a tough one. Hard way to earn a donut
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    Yesterday was 2 weeks since #2 and my 5G...

    Yesterday was 2 weeks since #2 and my 5G reception is best it's ever been. Wife got her 2nd this week so 2 more weeks until we have go day-drinking while kids are in school like responsible parents.
  3. Not surprising, they were barely squeaking by...

    Not surprising, they were barely squeaking by Saturday afternoon down low when this pic was taken. Whiteface Sunday wasn’t terribly far behind.


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    70* and dry trails, think I’m done indoors for...

    70* and dry trails, think I’m done indoors for the season. Rode solo at lunch and again w my 8 y/o daughter


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    Come on you know they match his shoes

    Come on you know they match his shoes
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    Highly recommend remote control for fans. Have a...

    Highly recommend remote control for fans. Have a floor stand oscillating one I picked up from Target pretty cheap w/ remote and an old box fan on the other side w/ a remote power switch ($10 off...
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    Making no judgements about it as I was just...

    Making no judgements about it as I was just passing through, could have (and maybe should) have thrown this in the NSFW thread.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210406/494f02e0...

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    As seen in North Creek


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    Ha just got back from Gore and Whiteface, skiing...

    Ha just got back from Gore and Whiteface, skiing was pretty fun, but thinking I coulda ridden based on what I saw of North Creek ski bowl. Woulda been cool to ski and then ride, but kids were pretty...
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    I'll take em if yeahman doesn't

    I'll take em if yeahman doesn't
  11. Ugh, that guy posts in the NE BC ski FB group...

    Ugh, that guy posts in the NE BC ski FB group frequently and lives not too far away. Have seen him “BC tour” our rolling hilly mountain bike trails in DE/MD.

    In more upbeat news, finished my...
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    Good fun at Gore again today


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    The Good (above), The Bad (dust on crust) and The Ugly (Muddy mess hiking to the lift) at Gore today


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    My team uses Voler and can definitely recommend...

    My team uses Voler and can definitely recommend the black label bibs. Previously had high $ hincapie and actually like these more!


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    Golden hour ride w mini crew


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    My ever prepared boy scout riding buddy brings a...

    My ever prepared boy scout riding buddy brings a Tupperware container pre mixed with soap and wash cloth for parking lot beer & bath time. I chuckle but then end up in prednisone once or twice a...
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    I work for a big company.... I get way too many...

    I work for a big company.... I get way too many emails like everyone, but TURN OFF THE F'ing Yammer/Teams/Kool-Aide BS trying to force some corp culture and especially out of my email inbox. I...
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    Bummer about ZwiftHub, had a great UI and was...

    Bummer about ZwiftHub, had a great UI and was promising, but much like everything Zwift was a great concept more than a fully flushed out product. It became more laborious to log everything in...
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    Good to hear that worked out! Now back to...

    Good to hear that worked out! Now back to important things picking a crockpot and being a dick about it, but now with queso!!

    F waxing chains, talk about marginal gains!?! I'm all for clean bike...
  20. They're on your head, or if your kid is

    They're on your head, or if your kid is <5 probably have been crushed.
  21. ^^ Best to you BS! Think Rev hit a pretty good...

    ^^ Best to you BS!

    Think Rev hit a pretty good point about balance which also requires some selfishness to keep yourself square, same way that I'm a better husband & father if I get some me time. ...
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    DTM my 19/20 Stumpy is totally normal thread non...

    DTM my 19/20 Stumpy is totally normal thread non drive side.


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    Forgot the trail names, but definitely remember...

    Forgot the trail names, but definitely remember plenty of laps there. Including some night storm skiing as a VT student. We used to hit a strip club now and then on the way home, Southern Exposure,...
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    To Vaccinate or Not---The Rat Flu Odyssey Continues

    Got Pfizer (my employer) #2 had sore arm, bit of indigestion for a few hours, still rallied for outside beers with friend day after. Today, 2 days later, did a big road ride and feel great. Big...
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    Thanks guys, figured as much and will wait and...

    Thanks guys, figured as much and will wait and see how weather works out. So much for longer winter, spring hit HARD. It’s going to be 81* here today and super windy, so at least be riding down...
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    Absolutely! Glad people ask before traveling...

    Absolutely!

    Glad people ask before traveling an hour+ and then just ride anyway bc they made the trip.

    I just did this exact thing in the NE thread Bc I’m 5 hrs away and don’t have a feel...
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    Have a kids spring break “ski” trip scheduled for...

    Have a kids spring break “ski” trip scheduled for Gore next weekend Apr2-4. Wondering if I should bring bikes as well given current weather. Any idea if trails up there are even remotely rideable...
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    Yep, many miles of trails in backyard and lake...

    Yep, many miles of trails in backyard and lake does offset the absolute shit skiing here.
  29. ^^^ for sure Well that escalated quickly and...

    ^^^ for sure

    Well that escalated quickly and fastest addition to my ignore list ever
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    I'm stretching the NE definition, as this is in...

    I'm stretching the NE definition, as this is in Pennsylvania
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    Ah dry dirt! Love days to ski am and ride dry dirt in the pm


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    Let them go to other buyer, the buyer of the...

    Let them go to other buyer, the buyer of the shifts I was getting is MIA.


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  33. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    I've done the same with 11s road gear as well,...

    I've done the same with 11s road gear as well, Apex/Force on my CX/Gravel bike running XT/XTR cassettes for years.
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    I use my iPhone projected to TV via...

    I use my iPhone projected to TV via lightning/HDMI connector and haven’t had any issues. I did update the Zwift app right before last nights TGR ride as well, maybe try that?


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    Bit of weeknight corn harvesting w kids as season winds down here


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    Based on current HTA and designs (which I'm a fan...

    Based on current HTA and designs (which I'm a fan of to a point), I should have died riding on rocks and techy trails w/ a HT 29er w/ a 71/72* HTA 10 years ago.
  37. Thread: No poles?

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    See lots of this at my park centric area. Aside...

    See lots of this at my park centric area. Aside from the no poles kids, there’s one ~6’ teen who has poles shorter than my 7 y/o’s which is amusing. Think w his arms hanging straight down his poles...
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    Dude emailed me back pretty quickly hopefully...

    Dude emailed me back pretty quickly hopefully going to meet this week. They’re the 10 DIN model, which is fine for my uses. And yeah hope I don’t get murdered either


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    Zwift, TR, Sufferfest etc

    Thanks for hosting as usual DH, especially on post century PRL legs


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    I’m local-ish sent him an email, we’ll see ...

    I’m local-ish sent him an email, we’ll see


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    Could totally use that for shoulder season of...

    Could totally use that for shoulder season of bikes and skis in same weekend or even same day. Felt like a plebe taking my ski gear out for a short trip w/ kids to trail and then loading bikes back...
  42. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    bags - weight aside there's very little...

    bags - weight aside there's very little functional difference in my experience based on 11s XT/SLX/STR stuff. I say save the money.

    I do always stick to XT/Ultegra and higher chains though, think...
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    Rocks is the name of the Bear Creek game. I...

    Rocks is the name of the Bear Creek game. I always stay out of the woods skiing there knowing what's underneath, though actually had enough snow in Feb to ski some lines around the Mtb trails....
  44. How much of your quiver have you skied in 20/21?

    Location PA and few upcoming in NY, mostly skiing w kids
    Days 36 expect 40+
    One really good PA pow day 18”, couple 3-6” days, lots of XC not counted above.

    Skis ordered in rough number of days...
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    2021 Maggot Bike Racing Thread

    Ha was there for the last US National Champs Super D at my little bump of a hill, Bear Creek PA

    Oh and runs, while pretty technical, were just over 5 minutes.
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  46. Pretty sure the old 2006ish Stumpjumper had the...

    Pretty sure the old 2006ish Stumpjumper had the same size shock. I’m pretty sure it wasn’t anything too crazy size wise either.


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    Music is good no matter the intensity, podcasts...

    Music is good no matter the intensity, podcasts and movies definitely better served by easy to watch/listen. I wouldn’t want to watch anything serious, but action flicks are usually my go to

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    huck - lots of other good info here, but i'll...

    huck - lots of other good info here, but i'll chime in that I don't think your goals are all that mutually exclusive. I would make those Saturday and possibly Tuesday days your hard days from the...
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    Like these two

    Like these two
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    2021 NE - I couldn't think of anything witty for the title

    NE 2021: Have vax and mask will roll


    Also from yesterday’s gravel ride to see how my local trails are during massive snow melt... you can guess the status...
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