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    Had some Spam a few years ago while in Maui....

    Had some Spam a few years ago while in Maui. Damn, that brought back some memories. Not sure how good Spam would be pre-backcountry touring. Afterwards however, hell yes!
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    And here I thought TGR was full of far right wing...

    And here I thought TGR was full of far right wing radical conservatives who want to expand ski resorts in North America.
  3. Thread: Trucks.

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    Slap some solar panels on it. Should be able to...

    Slap some solar panels on it. Should be able to make it all the way to AK in the summer, since the sun almost doesn't set. Winter time, you should be able to make it to your local ski hill and plug...
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    Pretty easy to spot a flipper home. It's got...

    Pretty easy to spot a flipper home. It's got Lowe's and/or HD DIY written all over it. Crappy paint jobs where you can tell someone hardly bothered to prep or tape before hand. No symmetry. Each room...
  5. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I have run into a few IKON or EPIC pass holders...

    I have run into a few IKON or EPIC pass holders that make an effort to do the 3-4 week pass tours. One dude I rode the chair with at SV was hitting up EPIC resorts from Cali/WB and then to Colorado. ...
  6. I hear something about a bomb cyclone going off...

    I hear something about a bomb cyclone going off up around Vancouver Island or something. Sounds intense.
    ...
  7. Thread: Trucks.

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    Just save the money on a 4x4 and put a lift kit...

    Just save the money on a 4x4 and put a lift kit on the TDi with some 33x1250/18's. You should be good to go. Other than not having the utility of a 5' truck bed.
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    Yes, yes I am. Drove and owned trucks my whole...

    Yes, yes I am. Drove and owned trucks my whole life. Learned to drive my Dad's 5 speed Chevy S10 when I was 15. Then one day I got a hair up my ass and bought a Porsche 3 years ago. Damn fun car to...
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    Agreed. I think there will be several more tire...

    Agreed. I think there will be several more tire plants built in the USA, and I also know several existing tire plants that are working on expanding production. A bitch to find workers though....
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    The Raven in Nepal. Indiana Jones can sit out in...

    The Raven in Nepal. Indiana Jones can sit out in the cold will I slam back a few with Marion Ravenwood. Bonus time kicking some Nazi ass after a few drinks would be a great story to tell the...
  11. Thread: Trucks.

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    BFD. Not owning a car is nothing to brag about....

    BFD. Not owning a car is nothing to brag about. Unless of course you're in a thread about trucks.
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    Or they just found some of Brian's belongings...

    Or they just found some of Brian's belongings planted on the trail to throw them off.
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    Yep, the rich love the misery of the middle and...

    Yep, the rich love the misery of the middle and poor class. Kaching! Heck, the rich are the ones engineering these boom and bust cycles.
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    Well, once everyone has spent their wad of funny...

    Well, once everyone has spent their wad of funny fed gov't stimulus money, the American consumer might slow down the wants vs. needs buying. But, we are talking about the addicted American consumer...
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    People who can't handle self checkout should not...

    People who can't handle self checkout should not be allowed to drive.
  16. Thread: Trucks.

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    Will be interesting to see if the American...

    Will be interesting to see if the American conservative truck owner will buy into the electric truck craze. Or will it be liberals, who have secretly always wanted to be part of the truck ownership...
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    I think this is one of those areas where...

    I think this is one of those areas where corporations can be very narrow minded and short sighted. They want someone else to pay for providing an educated workforce. Coming out of an industry that...
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    Right - And the sooner you lock in that sub 4% 30...

    Right - And the sooner you lock in that sub 4% 30 year fixed mortgage, the better.

    https://finance.yahoo.com/news/mortgage-rates-may-spike-30-160021820.html
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    It's already tough out there trying to compete...

    It's already tough out there trying to compete with Boomers and older Gen X'ers with cash. Back in the day you just how to compete with your fellow citizens, now you have to bid against the man.
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    Or retiring a bit earlier than they had been...

    Or retiring a bit earlier than they had been planning.
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    Haha. Crane operators are the biggest prima...

    Haha. Crane operators are the biggest prima donna's on the ports. This will blow your mind, but they make way more than $250k/year. They work 4 hour shifts and get paid 8. Then they switch terminals...
  22. Thread: NFL 2021/2022

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    I am so happy to see Belichick miserable.

    I am so happy to see Belichick miserable.
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    Unfortunately capital doesn't include people....

    Unfortunately capital doesn't include people. Most companies, i.e., the executives view labor as a cost/liability on the balance sheet.

    Company I work for has had about a dozen people leave...
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    It means that no one can get anything off the...

    It means that no one can get anything off the cargo ships. No one.

    https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2021-10-17/port-la-supply-chain-unvaccinated-sailors-stuck-on-cargo-ships
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    Stay classy Tennessee fans. ...

    Stay classy Tennessee fans.

    https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/college/university-of-tennessee/football/2021/10/17/tennessee-football-fans-throw-golf-ball-sec-review-penalties-vols/8497908002/
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    Sadly not. All the people that were left behind...

    Sadly not. All the people that were left behind are ski bums and rich skier type people who will be buying Fast Tracks passes.
  27. Would make for a great time lapse sequence in a...

    Would make for a great time lapse sequence in a Warren Miller film of old. A bunch of local ski bums with well worn gear and clothing lined up for two hours. Then we see a bunch of shiny new, fancy...
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    Nokian is moving tire molds from their factory in...

    Nokian is moving tire molds from their factory in Russia to the USA TN plant that they recently completed. So, they have a gap in production. Don't ask me how I know this, but I know a guy, who knows...
  29. I'm surprised POWDR hasn't tried to get a resort...

    I'm surprised POWDR hasn't tried to get a resort lodge built as close to the ski hill as possible.
  30. What, they going to station someone at the bottom...

    What, they going to station someone at the bottom of Red Chair and collect a toll to climb the Cinder Cone, or up to Pine Martin Lodge? Some patroller going to check my Cinder Cone hiking pass when I...
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    One can only imagine that a few very wealthy...

    One can only imagine that a few very wealthy folks who ski at these mountains sent in some emails to the suggestion box;

    "Hey, you guys ever think about adding some thing like a 'fast pass' for...
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    I guess John Cummings could respond to Senator...

    I guess John Cummings could respond to Senator Wyden with something like your post. But, maybe the fact that POWDR Corp. leases the public land via a SUP, makes it different.
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    Wait a minute, you are getting 100k miles out of...

    Wait a minute, you are getting 100k miles out of a set of snow tires? And they actually work in winter conditions?
  34. LMFAO. I needed that this morning. Hey, but I...

    LMFAO. I needed that this morning. Hey, but I hear that Red Chair is going to run 7 days a week now to take some relief off of Pine Marten, so at least we got that going for us.
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    388906

    388906
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    I believe this is for climate change.

    I believe this is for climate change.
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    If you need snow tires this year, buy them this...

    If you need snow tires this year, buy them this week if you can. Or risk having slim pickings in your size and preferred brand when the snow does fly.

    Domestic mfg. didn't hit the production...
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    Not only did she get strangled to death, but her...

    Not only did she get strangled to death, but her body was found 3-4 weeks after the fact. So, that just ramps up the heat on a dude that for a month after she was dead was driving around in her van,...
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    This is definitely going to be marketed to the...

    This is definitely going to be marketed to the jet set type. Where time is money, and money is no object.
  40. Sounds cool. I'm just going to teleport over. ...

    Sounds cool. I'm just going to teleport over.

    https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2018/06/the-mysterious-case-of-the-teleporting-skier/
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    This is true. Fat people don't or can't use their...

    This is true. Fat people don't or can't use their diaphragms to breath.
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    So now us local pass holders are considered...

    So now us local pass holders are considered non-premium. I feel much better now.
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    Someone I rode a chair with at Bachelor...

    Someone I rode a chair with at Bachelor recommended this book to me, while I was complaining about breathing with a COVID mask on, and mentioned a slightly deviated septum for a stiff arm to the face...
  44. Thanks, I can almost see the alien spacecraft...

    Thanks, I can almost see the alien spacecraft entering the upper Cascade Mtn. atmosphere.
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    Talk about an old ski

    I think this goes beyond vintage long board day ski quivers....Thank Ullr they finally found the other ski!


    https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/1-300-old-ski-discovered-184945535.html
  46. Right, Dynamic pricing!

    Right, Dynamic pricing!
  47. This is just a horrible picture. I can't see a...

    This is just a horrible picture. I can't see a damn thing with all those white smudge marks!
  48. Well, damn, they have covered all the bases then.

    Well, damn, they have covered all the bases then.
  49. There was a year or two where Crystal gave early...

    There was a year or two where Crystal gave early ups to season pass holders. An extra 30 minutes load up on the Gondy to ride Green Valley. I think it was for a limited period during the winter. But...
  50. What happens when you have 100 Fastpassers in...

    What happens when you have 100 Fastpassers in line for Summit on a bluebird 20" blower pow day? Do they let all 100 load up before all us non-FP wankers? Or will they let a few groups of 4 go, and...
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