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    We've had fun with this subscription (and company...

    We've had fun with this subscription (and company in general) in the past:
    https://www.adafruit.com/adabox

    Self-contained box of project(s) along a different theme every quarter(?) Problem with...
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    Thanks, all, for the info/thoughts on water...

    Thanks, all, for the info/thoughts on water rights.

    BB, maybe keep sending them shower pics, and see how quickly they get back to you with "don't worry about it, you're good"?
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    Cool project, thanks for sharing. Must be a lot...

    Cool project, thanks for sharing. Must be a lot of great stuff to learn/teach/share with the family (lesson learned on the rock-dropping, hopefully...)

    Stupid question from someone with less...
  4. I think there's an AirBnB right next to him ->...

    I think there's an AirBnB right next to him -> can probably rent that for a day and set up your own? TR, obvs...
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    Sticky: Done!

    Done!
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    Sticky: Hey PlayItLeo, If uglymoney passes on those,...

    Hey PlayItLeo,

    If uglymoney passes on those, would be interested in the Kastles for my daughter.

    Agree that kids shouldn't go (back) to foam core once they are on wood, but learned the hard way...
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    Specialized Fatboy 20

    We have this fun ride collecting dust in the garage*, hoping someone here has someone that might enjoy it:

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    In great shape, <100 miles on it, and maybe 1/4 of those on snow (no dust &...
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    Yeah, looks like they're gone now. 5 left when I...

    Yeah, looks like they're gone now. 5 left when I posted, hope someone here was lucky enough to get them.

    If its any consolation, you could do the same promo code to get a Mammut Barryvox down to...
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    PSA: Cheap Ion LTs

    Maybe not the SAC you want, but the SAC you have...Steep and Cheap has Ion LTs for $130, and their current coupon brings them effectively to 110 (if'n you can find $71 of other crap to buy):
    ...
  10. Sugar Bowl empty and skiing awesome right now. ...

    Sugar Bowl empty and skiing awesome right now.

    So many aspects off of Disney and Lincoln to find good snow up until closing.
  11. Can confirm Castle is holding surprisingly well....

    Can confirm Castle is holding surprisingly well. Taken yesterday on a SE aspect between 8200-8400' or so:

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    Can ski from here pretty much to the rest area w/similar coverage, but varying...
  12. Haven't been myself lately, but this may be...

    Haven't been myself lately, but this may be helpful:

    https://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org/observation/2021/apr/1/1130/south-side-castle-peak
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    Another week or two in Truckee. Moving out of a...

    Another week or two in Truckee. Moving out of a great wind assisted melt/freeze cycle, but still having good tracks in the morning. No complaints -> it's been a really good season!

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  14. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Man, you are really committed to keeping...

    Man, you are really committed to keeping drizzling as part of your process.

    In that case, just get a chocolate fountain for the shop and pick up some high cocoa butter-content “lube” -> can go...
  15. Thread: King Crimson

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    ^^^ That's good stuff, thanks! The new lineup...

    ^^^ That's good stuff, thanks!

    The new lineup is kind of growing on me, but they need to do less covers:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khkKfMotNoI
  16. +1 on the Hertel Hot Sauce, even on the skinny...

    +1 on the Hertel Hot Sauce, even on the skinny skis these days, though even he recommends layering different flavors when things are above freezing.

    More importantly, seems he's retiring right...
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    This is fun, Love the context, vision and...

    This is fun, Love the context, vision and execution, good on him!

    Feeling I studied history all wrong now...
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    Well enough to get her first World Cup start, and...

    Well enough to get her first World Cup start, and at the world championships this year! US was only allowed 5 women for that series, and she made the cut.

    Was a new name to me, but did catch her...
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    For those that like US men in spandex along with...

    For those that like US men in spandex along with their ladies, US teams did real well* in 2 mixed relay biathlon events today.

    Both good races to watch...

    * no podium toppers, but podium &...
  20. Thread: Salsa Bikes?

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    I have a 2012 Spearfish that has been flawless*...

    I have a 2012 Spearfish that has been flawless* through 2 Leadvilles/training, a second life as my main road bike for rides <40 miles, and now as my main MTB as my stupid daughter has claimed its...
  21. Brunch Patrol at Sugar Bowl did not disappoint ->...

    Brunch Patrol at Sugar Bowl did not disappoint -> I think they claimed 14” overnight, and that felt about right. Well cut up by the time I got there, but light enough to not care.

    Skied right onto...
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    Not on podium, but US Biathlon women had a really...

    Not on podium, but US Biathlon women had a really good day in their relay today, too.

    Crazy race -> worth watching if you’re a fan.
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    :) FWIW, I think LeMond and Indurain would...

    :)

    FWIW, I think LeMond and Indurain would agree with you. Dunno GoldMembers palmares.
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    Is that the one on Waldron Island? Also,...

    Is that the one on Waldron Island?

    Also, ‘Scrambled Eggs Super’ was in heavy rotation at our house. Saw all of those others except the Alphabet on -> sounds fun!
  25. Thread: Katahdin 2021

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    Nicely done! Thanks for the pics & report

    Nicely done! Thanks for the pics & report
  26. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Hey grskier, Congrats on finding a bike in...

    Hey grskier,

    Congrats on finding a bike in stock that you are interested in/like the price. Does look like it would fit the bill for ACL rehab.

    Given the cassette spec'd (HG400) is a...
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    All good stuff above. Worth reiterating that you...

    All good stuff above. Worth reiterating that you should just trust your Garmin's GPS for speed.

    I have multple GSC-10s that have been very solid performers & great on battery use (last several...
  28. Graupel on Donner Pass right now, FWIW. Don’t...

    Graupel on Donner Pass right now, FWIW.

    Don’t have much expectation for the weekend snow (I’ll take anything), just hoping the midweek stuff materializes.
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    OP, As an also large guy, with larger than...

    OP,

    As an also large guy, with larger than average feet (ladies...), I've found that DIN setting is super-sensitive to BSL so I need to go with lower-spec bindings if I want a shop to mount/test. ...
  30. Thread: Smart/gps watch

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    +1 for consulting with dcrainmaker site, both for...

    +1 for consulting with dcrainmaker site, both for knowledge and seeing what deals he may have going/uncovered.

    I'm team Garmin (only because Best Buy was blowing out the Fenix 5x's last year), and...
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    As long as we can get to something that doesn't...

    As long as we can get to something that doesn't work out of the box w/out first downloading an app & creating an account, I'll know the companies are looking out for my skiing performance and safety....
  32. Thread: Board Games

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    That Everdell looks fun, thanks! We're a Catan...

    That Everdell looks fun, thanks!

    We're a Catan family*, but lately have been adding this into the mix:
    https://www.boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/266192/wingspan

    Unnecessarily beautiful design,...
  33. FIFY

    FIFY
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    I use a couple of the longer ones as budget...

    I use a couple of the longer ones as budget booster straps on my MTN Labs -> much better flex profile than the static nylon webbing.
  35. I like that the oven is over the fridge, and...

    I like that the oven is over the fridge, and opens downward.
  36. ^ nobody will see that, they're failing

    ^ nobody will see that, they're failing
  37. ^ Thanks for that, Dookey.

    ^ Thanks for that, Dookey.
  38. I make it back by taking up 2 spots.

    I make it back by taking up 2 spots.
  39. Can confirm TDXC is requiring online pre-purchase...

    Can confirm TDXC is requiring online pre-purchase of tickets/rentals/lessons.
  40. All I know is that before AirBnB was a thing,...

    All I know is that before AirBnB was a thing, there were as many as 2 (two) dog bakeries in Truckee.

    Now my dog has to drive to Tahoe City for eclairs, and he sucks at roundabouts.
  41. Poll: Thanks for setting this up MiCol & MRG! If you...

    Thanks for setting this up MiCol & MRG! If you can do pullover in Orange, put me down for:

    Orange Pullover Large 1
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    Guy got pissed you didn't Salt Life it: ...

    Guy got pissed you didn't Salt Life it:

    https://www.wflx.com/2020/11/09/police-salt-life-co-founder-shot-woman-then-left-her-singer-island-hotel-room
  43. MBY is nowhere near that map anymore, so take...

    MBY is nowhere near that map anymore, so take this for what it's worth:

    If the concern is for the Killington-area population, I'd save some ire for the folks in VT counties that have >800...
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    Thanks. Yeah, agree an issue w/brakes could be...

    Thanks. Yeah, agree an issue w/brakes could be any number of things. My Guides were this case -> would alternate bottoming out w/locking up.

    In the case of my Elixirs, they worked (and still do!)...
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    ^ This. I'd add the suggestion to get the...

    ^ This.

    I'd add the suggestion to get the kit/do the Shimano yourself (easier process, applies to multiple bikes, get some experience, much safer fluid), but consider bringing the SRAM to a shop...
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    In addition to Pennysaver, I find that NextDoor...

    In addition to Pennysaver, I find that NextDoor is good for understanding why my HOA should be more responsive to my neighbors issues with AirBnB renters.

    Also, good source of lost pets to look...
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    Thanks, I hadn't seen that. Will commence hoping...

    Thanks, I hadn't seen that. Will commence hoping for the best in the appeals process, but the wording of the request seems to be a laundry list of things the administration would love to happen to CA...
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    +1 on the blanket in the box + a couple...

    +1 on the blanket in the box + a couple strategically-placed holes.

    Blanket keeps skis & crap from shifting around, then flings out 90% of the snow. We just use a fleece one, but need to remember...
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    Since you asked about the Barryvox battery door,...

    Since you asked about the Barryvox battery door, and I happened to have one and Element (prior model) on my desk, I grabbed the pic below:

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    While they both open the same way/same...
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    What about the case where only one of the parties...

    What about the case where only one of the parties is claiming an oral contract? If that is, in any way, supportable?

    If so, I have a lot of law-suitin' to catch up on...

    (Not to mention the guy...
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