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  1. Seriously? I know AGW is real because the fat...

    Seriously?

    I know AGW is real because the fat man with tiny digits tweeted it's all a big hoax.

    If you had been paying attention, that right there tells you pretty much all you need to know.
  2. It looks susceptible to snow/ice...

    It looks susceptible to snow/ice packing/refreezing in the toe-piece.

    It might be ready for prime time after 5-8 years of development.
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    I've got 3 winters on them on my Mazda CX-5...

    I've got 3 winters on them on my Mazda CX-5 (225/65/17). Very good all around winter tire but less ultimate snow/ice traction than more specialized winter tires. The payoff is these are excellent on...
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    Correct. Unless you tele bumps in the rain. ...

    Correct.

    Unless you tele bumps in the rain.

    Then you are gay again.:rolleyes:
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    Looks roughly the same to me. If pressed I would...

    Looks roughly the same to me. If pressed I would have to say the '15 photos look more sad.

    I think Mount Baker was the only PNW area open on that date in 1977.
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    I'm running the X-ice on my Mazda CX-5 AWD and I...

    I'm running the X-ice on my Mazda CX-5 AWD and I really like them. They are not as good on ice and slush as other winter tires I've had (Arctic Alpin's) but they are far superior on bare pavement so...
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    True. Same with 4&5 (now just 5). It's probably...

    True. Same with 4&5 (now just 5). It's probably due to the heaviness of a modern attached quad. If it's traveling too fast it starts hurting people. Two people load a lot faster too. These two...
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    Good one. I liked the old #1 better than the...

    Good one.

    I liked the old #1 better than the new quad. It got you to the top faster, it could be operated in much higher wind gusts, it had a more pleasant ride due to the lighter chairs. I forget...
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    A little encouragement for those who like to...

    A little encouragement for those who like to tour:

    In the winter of 1976-77, even though all N.W. ski areas except Baker were closed until March, the touring opportunities were some of the best...
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    A little historical perspective from Mt. Baker. I...

    A little historical perspective from Mt. Baker. I was having trouble finding snow depth records for 1976-77 drought year at Baker but they helped me out by posting this on their snow report this...
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    Do you have recent photos from the same locations...

    Do you have recent photos from the same locations for comparison?
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    It's possible, you just need to be in the right...

    It's possible, you just need to be in the right place at the right time.

    Happened to me once. Baker in the mid '80's on a Friday morning. The mountain had been closed all week while it stormed...
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    It's lame to wonder whether skiing in the rain is...

    It's lame to wonder whether skiing in the rain is lame.
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    I should have said 1976-1977 (not '75-'76). By...

    I should have said 1976-1977 (not '75-'76). By Feb. 15 1977 Baker only had 24" at 4200'.
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    When life gives you pineapples, make pina...

    When life gives you pineapples, make pina coladas.

    Just returned from an unusual (for me) mid winter trip to Hawaii. I ate and drank more pineapples than I can count. Very agreeable weather. As...
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    What's the matter? Are you too good for a horse...

    What's the matter? Are you too good for a horse and buggy? Quite reliable and the 4HD just plain works when it snows over 2 feet.

    Crank start autos are for pussies.
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    Dontcha know, it's Obama's fault.

    Dontcha know, it's Obama's fault.
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    I found a loaded B&P tree hiking one summer at...

    I found a loaded B&P tree hiking one summer at Tamarack. I harvested as many as I could reach with a really long branch and listed the used panties on eBay. Sold out in two days and made enough for a...
  19. Relationship between foot length and body height vs. shell size and cuff height

    I'll start by stating the obvious:

    There is a strong correlation between foot length and body height. There are always exceptions but this relationship has been shown to be strong. A persons...
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    TLT5 vs. Mercury fit and function

    I'm 51, 6'-04" 210 lbs. and have been skiing Lange RX130 (29.5) inbounds and TLT5 (30.5) inbounds and backcountry for the last several years. This season I picked up a pair of Mercury's (30.5). I use...
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    You speak of "night" and then you speak of "under...

    You speak of "night" and then you speak of "under the lights". Are you using two terms to denote the same thing? To me "night" means very dark, before sunrise or after sunset, no lights. "Artificial...
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    I wonder if it's still safe to feed it to your...

    I wonder if it's still safe to feed it to your dog after it's been used to make a print?
  23. Thread: Bachelor?

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    Always bring your full quiver.

    Always bring your full quiver.
  24. Actually, it's Feb. 16th at 11:02:33.01 am. ...

    Actually, it's Feb. 16th at 11:02:33.01 am.

    Get with the program.
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    Bear proof only with two padlocks secured. Good...

    Bear proof only with two padlocks secured. Good if you expect bears, otherwise worthless toughness.

    50 quart model weighs 30 pounds! before ice/beer/meat.

    Can survive falling off roof at...
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    Looks good! Since it's already wired for 120 v, I...

    Looks good! Since it's already wired for 120 v, I would add a 60W light bulb socket inside. This will only raise the temperature a few degrees above ambient but will lower the relative humidity...
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    I ski toured with a guy that cut the end of his...

    I ski toured with a guy that cut the end of his toothbrush handle off so he only had 1.5" to hold on to. I asked him how he could brush his teeth with that thing. He also brought the mini-bic...
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    I wouldn't worry about that. Li-ion batteries...

    I wouldn't worry about that. Li-ion batteries store best with a partial charge. Manufacturers ship them partially charged but they never know how much charge will be in it by the time you charge it...
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    Are you really comparing the cold weather...

    Are you really comparing the cold weather performance of a flooded lead acid battery un-charged for 7 months to a recently charged lithium ion dry cell? That's really silly.

    It's pretty obvious...
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    Weather Summary

    http://i.imgur.com/W5eXZ3y.jpg
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    But the bottom line is that tires are not the...

    But the bottom line is that tires are not the weak link in warm weather (the drivers are). I've driven the Goodyear's mentioned above in 65 degree weather in a sporting manner and they performed...
  32. You forgot the fishing pole and the falcon...

    You forgot the fishing pole and the falcon...
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    "They"? It sounds like you are trying to say all...

    "They"? It sounds like you are trying to say all winter tires are the same.

    Actually, like most product choices it is a good idea to select one that suits anticipated usage. Someone who wants...
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    That's complete BS! My "research" comes from...

    That's complete BS!

    My "research" comes from driving different setups, not from tire companies. Winter tires are night/day difference vs. summer or all season tires. The important difference is...
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    That's not how it works. The national electrical...

    That's not how it works. The national electrical code allows electrical panels to be filled with breakers even when the sum total amperage of the breakers far exceed the amperage rating of the main...
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    66 degrees F by 11am at 5020 ft, probably warmer...

    66 degrees F by 11am at 5020 ft, probably warmer higher up.
  37. Thread: Snow Dog

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    Cool dog. Go Hamish!

    Cool dog.

    Go Hamish!
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    Good point, but if you stuck with George's...

    Good point, but if you stuck with George's approved 1:1:1 ratio, you would run out of beer long before you had put much of a dent in the scotch or bourbon.
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    Why would you bring one bourbon when you could...

    Why would you bring one bourbon when you could just as easily bring two scotch's?
    Makes no sense.
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    Upgrading your thermostats to a networked...

    Upgrading your thermostats to a networked solution is going to be expensive so you might just want to skip that step and upgrade the entire heating system.

    The Solo by Nuheat will do what you want...
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    Yes indeed. Even ear plugs have their uses but...

    Yes indeed. Even ear plugs have their uses but they don't work for getting rid of that distracting sound of pattern bases on re-frozen snow. The sound transmits right through your bones.

    I like...
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    Hi Steve, Nothing uninformed about it. I've...

    Hi Steve,

    Nothing uninformed about it. I've skied around 20 different skis with patterned bases and am well aware of the few conditions in which they have an edge. But I ski for enjoyment (like...
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    Touring on fish scale bases is worse than having...

    Touring on fish scale bases is worse than having sex while wearing two condoms.

    Just say no.

    You only live once.

    Fish scales suck.

    Any questions?
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    I'm 6'-04" and I agree with you on Subie...

    I'm 6'-04" and I agree with you on Subie ergonomics being less than ideal for tall people.

    But anything Japanese? You are living in the past - Japanese manufacturers make plenty of cars with room...
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    You drop MDMA once a week and you've never been...

    You drop MDMA once a week and you've never been skiing on it?

    Excuse me for stating the obvious but you need to get out and ski more.
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    If I followed that rule every-time I'd often...

    If I followed that rule every-time I'd often miss-out on the last three to five runs!
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    You called?

    You called?
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    My last tank in the CX-5 was a trip to Seattle on...

    My last tank in the CX-5 was a trip to Seattle on I-5 and a trip to the Ski Area. Trip computer reported 35.3 mpg avg. for the tank and manual calculation when I fueled up said 36.3 mpg. But I was in...
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    Maybe you need 300 hp to achieve the speed limit...

    Maybe you need 300 hp to achieve the speed limit - I don't. Driving lessons may help you there.
    But your comment is really pointless because you're only going to go as fast as the person who wants...
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    I wanted it in "all things winter" category but...

    I wanted it in "all things winter" category but if the mods want to move it to tech talk, that's OK.
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