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    There are a few chunky steep climbs but it's...

    There are a few chunky steep climbs but it's mostly a good quality road. If it weren't sandy I bet the FKT guys would use gravel bikes.
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    Excellent, approved.

    Excellent, approved.
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    Yeah, no power meter on the mtb, so it's pretty...

    Yeah, no power meter on the mtb, so it's pretty far off. I did an 8hr ride on the road bike (130 mi, 13k ft, if you're counting) last week and it said 4500kCal, which is prob more accurate. I'm only...
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    You can, if you let the air out if the shock and...

    You can, if you let the air out if the shock and bungee the rear wheel to the seat so that it stays at the sagged height.
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    Agreed on the above. My lady loves her new unisex...

    Agreed on the above. My lady loves her new unisex bike, and even though she's pretty hard core and unbelievably sensible, the color was a factor.

    As said, if your lady is very small (like 5'2" and...
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    Agreed. Having done enough shock and fork...

    Agreed. Having done enough shock and fork services (including dampers) myself to have considered doing it as a business, $100 for a lowers service with seal change sounds right. Try getting a...
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    Well, that was great. Thanks again for the advice...

    Well, that was great. Thanks again for the advice folks!373855
  8. https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337913

    So much easily avoided waste there.
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    Thanks for the input, folks! To be clear, we'll...

    Thanks for the input, folks! To be clear, we'll be there on Friday. I don't go to popular places on weekends anymore. I'd prefer to do it mid-week, but I don't make it west often, and this is the...
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    I just mapped out riding from Aptos to Demo via...

    I just mapped out riding from Aptos to Demo via the fire road, then Sawpit. Climb back up via Old Sulphur Springs rd (Or is there a better way back up?) then ride Flow. Back to the top, ride Braille,...
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    Lezyne head units have been great for us. The...

    Lezyne head units have been great for us. The battery life is fantastic (like 30 hours) and they have barometric altimeters so the elev gain is accurate. The downloadable maps are pretty decent,...
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    Bumping this thread because I'll be in the Bay...

    Bumping this thread because I'll be in the Bay Area visiting family this weekend and next week. We're thinking about riding in SC Friday, at least.

    Should I just do the Aptos to Demo climb and...
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    I suspect Jamal meant to say "anaerobic...

    I suspect Jamal meant to say "anaerobic threshold". That's the commonly used number, and is usually just called "threshold". One's actual aerobic threshold is a lot lower and very difficult to...
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    Yep. A lot of people like to do "sweet spot"...

    Yep. A lot of people like to do "sweet spot" intervals (84-97% FTP) instead of true threshold intensity since they are nearly as effective as threshold (91-105%), but easier to recover from and...
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    My economist GF agrees with you. She says real...

    My economist GF agrees with you. She says real inflation must include a supply side driver (increasing wages) or something like that. Why say do we call what's happening now, then? Just cost...
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    I agree with most of what FF said, but the...

    I agree with most of what FF said, but the assessment that the pres/gov isn't interested in doing any real infrastructure work is incorrect. The proposed infrastructure bill is very ambitious, and...
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    I'd be shocked if your threshold HR is 154,...

    I'd be shocked if your threshold HR is 154, especially if you've seen 183 before. Right around threshold is not a comfortable pace that can be held for hours. It's the absolute maximum that can be...
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    Come on, man, you're killing me here. The last...

    Come on, man, you're killing me here.

    The last thing the mtb world needs is another wheel diameter standard. [emoji12]
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    ∆∆ Tempting... It's a testament to how crazy...

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    Tempting... It's a testament to how crazy prices are these days. I paid $5200 for my '82 diesel Winnie Brave 15 years ago. It's remarkably similar to that one. Both are front engine, not...
  20. On the west side of Ebbetts Pass today I met 2...

    On the west side of Ebbetts Pass today I met 2 guys who had walked for 8.4 miles from the west side closure with their kayaks so that they could take advantage of the high melt. Lemonade. The road...
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    Fashion.

    Fashion.
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    Assegai provides a ludicrous amount of grip but...

    Assegai provides a ludicrous amount of grip but rolls just as slowly. I loved it on the front and hated it on the rear. For a rider who can't stomach drifting they are super confidence inspiring. I...
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    I got fancy coloured hex keys. And...373210

    I got fancy coloured hex keys. And...373210
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    Want.373208

    Want.373208
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    Bottled water in developed countries with...

    Bottled water in developed countries with reliable water supplies should be taxed so heavily that it becomes unaffordable. It's one of the most egregious examples of a private company not paying for...
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    I must admit, part of me wants this. ...

    I must admit, part of me wants this.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHSW0UIs65c&t=41s
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    The diesel heaters pull combustion air from...

    The diesel heaters pull combustion air from outside and vent combustion gases outside. The main fan pulls air across the body, so it's just a heat exchanger. I can attest to the heat being dry...
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    They are pretty much all the same. Mine's a few...

    They are pretty much all the same. Mine's a few years old now, so the random storefront I bought it from is probably no longer in existence. The only real differences are the controllers, and I'm...
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    What bars were on the Renegade? I'm looking for a...

    What bars were on the Renegade? I'm looking for a slightly flared 42 or 44cm bar, so if they fit that description maybe I can take them off of your hands.
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    I have the iCan "gravel bike explorer" frame and...

    I have the iCan "gravel bike explorer" frame and it's fine. It's very stiff and respectably light. Def almost no resale value, but if you're not a brand name aficionado it will do the job.
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    Chinese diesel heater FTW. $150 and an easy...

    Chinese diesel heater FTW. $150 and an easy couple of hours to install and you're golden. Ours kept us nice and warm in the Winningbago when we visited you last year.

    Honestly, now that these...
  32. Ha. He's my neighbor, and the sled just showed up...

    Ha. He's my neighbor, and the sled just showed up a few weeks ago. I'll have to give him some shit.
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    If the 4a were water resistant I'd buy one...

    If the 4a were water resistant I'd buy one tomorrow. Otherwise it's better than the current flagships, since it has a headphone jack.

    Is there a current model phone that has the magic jack and is...
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    This could be my neighborhood as well. When I...

    This could be my neighborhood as well. When I bought my foreclosure house in 2013 the 3/2 ~1800sf houses here were going for around $300-350k. The last few remaining vacant lots are now being built...
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    That joint must be flashed. If not, no sealant is...

    That joint must be flashed. If not, no sealant is going to last very long, and you'll end up with the same problem no matter what you use for holding the capstone on.
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    Thanks. I'm 40# lighter and 6" shorter, so I'm...

    Thanks. I'm 40# lighter and 6" shorter, so I'm guessing a M would be my jam. GLWS.
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    Could you give us some insight on sizing? How big...

    Could you give us some insight on sizing? How big are you?
  38. It's cleared to the top, according to a guy I...

    It's cleared to the top, according to a guy I follow on Strava who rides it more than anyone else I know.

    Monitor is open but really never busy. I think it's at least as good of a road ride. Go...
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    Not really. The Vanagons have tiny crumple zones,...

    Not really. The Vanagons have tiny crumple zones, then the frame takes the load, and it is crazy stiff/strong. One's legs would remain intact in a pretty forceful collision. One's internal...
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    Boomers always come out on top. ...

    Boomers always come out on top.

    https://youtu.be/2hekDuCBxCc
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    "What I am saying is that telling someone that’s...

    "What I am saying is that telling someone that’s paid in for over 40 years at an inflating rate to either give away ownership of their home to stay or sell and leave because “they’re rich” with home...
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    I say we buy this thing as a collective. It can...

    I say we buy this thing as a collective. It can park on my property 40 mins from Heavenly or Mt Rose. A deck beside it with an additional hot tub looking at the backcountry run we call "porch run"...
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    You're correct: I didn't mean to suggest that...

    You're correct: I didn't mean to suggest that one should totally eschew technology. Heart rate and power are extremely useful metrics that I seldom ride without. Resting HR can be useful for...
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    Whoop & Oura measure and base recommendations on...

    Whoop & Oura measure and base recommendations on Heart Rate Variability, which is promising but currently of minimal or zero use for athletes. The measurements are way too dependent on variables...
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    I've been doing a lot of liquid calories this...

    I've been doing a lot of liquid calories this year and am finding it to be excellent to avoid energy dips. I still get the majority of my calories from solid foods (mostly my DIY rice cake) but the...
  46. I grew up on a farm and can confirm that we...

    I grew up on a farm and can confirm that we castrated hundreds of steers and thousands of pigs in a similar fashion (fingers, not teeth) every year. I can further confirm that the rubber band method...
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    I've been enjoying the 2.35 Nobby Nic EVO as a...

    I've been enjoying the 2.35 Nobby Nic EVO as a front for the last few hundred miles. It's holding up pretty well, considering a bunch of those miles were at Bootleg and Gooseberry. It feels like a...
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    Carson City, NV

    Carson City, NV
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    Quoting for posterity. Don't feel bad, we've all...

    Quoting for posterity. Don't feel bad, we've all made this exact mistake before, some more than once.
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    I got a J&J shot yesterday (the local tribe had...

    I got a J&J shot yesterday (the local tribe had extra doses and opened it up to everyone).

    I felt a little extra tired last night, but went for a 5 hour hard bike ride today and felt 100%. Maybe...
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