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    Cool weather put the brakes on our drying out....

    Cool weather put the brakes on our drying out. Helena trails dry in inverse order of difficulty, which makes early season fun. Thanks to Zwift this year hasnít been too bad. Did some winch-and...
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    There are so many better options than Chesters. I...

    There are so many better options than Chesters. I used a pair for 3-4 years on my fatbike until I got annoyed enough to change. The Deity composite pedals are significantly better: better grip,...
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    Gasoline is a petroleum distillate. Itís all...

    Gasoline is a petroleum distillate. Itís all volatile compounds, largely benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). Motor oil is a lot heavier. Some ďrawĒ petroleum was basically motor oil-...
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    You can avoid the debate over when to drink a G&T...

    You can avoid the debate over when to drink a G&T by skipping clear liquor and having a mint julep. Ribs inside the hot box.
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    Making the most of the limited dry trail in Helena. Hopefully the run of warm days gets us some new options by Sunday.
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    Gah! Better stock up.

    Gah! Better stock up.
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    Yesterday I finally got my 2020 frame rebuilt...

    Yesterday I finally got my 2020 frame rebuilt with new components. It took a while to get the XT 12-speed. I had to send the hub back to Onyx, too (they made a running change to their axles a few...
  8. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    My XT 12-speed derailleur finally came in Friday....

    My XT 12-speed derailleur finally came in Friday. Today is new(ish) bike day.
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    South Hills are not ready. I keep hearing mixed...

    South Hills are not ready. I keep hearing mixed reports from the Scratchies, but Big Sky Bikes posted that theyíre good to go. Weíve been riding laps around the regulating reservoir which is fine for...
  10. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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  11. Thread: Irish Bars

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    Thatís a good one- seconded. My memory as...

    Thatís a good one- seconded.



    My memory as well.
  12. Thread: Irish Bars

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    I remember some basement level bar on 2nd avenue...

    I remember some basement level bar on 2nd avenue in the 86-87th street range. I went there a lot with a buddy who moved in around the corner. Nothing special, just your typical neighborhood NYC bar...
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    Bonus points in the Montana series for that one,...

    Bonus points in the Montana series for that one, too.
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    Nothing in HLN. CC and SWMBA are posting pics of...

    Nothing in HLN. CC and SWMBA are posting pics of ruts and begging people to wait.
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    And bragging every time about Carole Kingís...

    And bragging every time about Carole Kingís endorsement.
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    This is pretty good. Too bad itís a seasonal. On...

    This is pretty good. Too bad itís a seasonal. On the other hand, that means theyíve been selling it for $25 per case to make way for their next seasonal.
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  17. Thread: NREPA

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    The concept of ďpristineĒ Wilderness is 100%...

    The concept of ďpristineĒ Wilderness is 100% dependent on indigenous erasure. Make these fucking liberal boomers face their systemic racism.

    Uncommon Ground was published 25 years ago. This isnít...
  18. Thread: Mandalorian

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    Mandalorian

    IMO nothing beats this for Star Wars fan videos.

    https://youtu.be/6A0rwG39Jzk
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    I eat at Pazeekah just about every time Iím in...

    I eat at Pazeekah just about every time Iím in Bozeman, but Iíve had enough Indian food to rate it ďMontana good.Ē It wouldnít cut it somewhere else. But Iím just thrilled to have a real Indian...
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    Similar conditions in Helena. Scratchgravels will...

    Similar conditions in Helena. Scratchgravels will be the first to open, but theyíre wet at the moment.
  21. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Yeah, weíre also sinking cash into a box of parts...

    Yeah, weíre also sinking cash into a box of parts while we can, unfortunately. People we know in the sales and distribution side of the industry started warning us late last fall. I havenít had a...
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    Iím really enjoying this. ...

    Iím really enjoying this.

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    On my last ride I got passed by a dude wearing a...

    On my last ride I got passed by a dude wearing a flat/driving cap and riding a mustache bar townie with a basket.
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    We have a couple Dakine Rangers for bike use....

    We have a couple Dakine Rangers for bike use. COVID kept all our riding local last year so theyíre still on the shelf. With our weather and usual conditions we donít need much compartmentalization in...
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    Some years ago I saw a diesel hauler RV pulling a...

    Some years ago I saw a diesel hauler RV pulling a ski boat, pulling an Excursion. This was in town on surface streets. Wish Iíd taken a picture.
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    A free ride up AdZ is good training for mountain...

    A free ride up AdZ is good training for mountain biking around here. A lot of it feels familiar: the long unbroken climb, the grade, the resistance, the steady stream of passing riders.
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    Same in our house. Itís interesting that Disney+...

    Same in our house. Itís interesting that Disney+ went against the binge model and brought back appointment TV.
  29. My dad insists that my mom cook lutefisk in the...

    My dad insists that my mom cook lutefisk in the second (detached) garage with the doors open. I canít imagine how much worse that is.
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    About the same. I can ride my MTB all day, but...

    About the same. I can ride my MTB all day, but Zwift runs the clock faster. I think I need to adjust my saddle for the trainer.
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    Same. We made one visit and stuck with Safeway. I...

    Same. We made one visit and stuck with Safeway. I would go back for beer and ice for a party, but not for daily shopping.
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    You chose well, IMO. Lagavulin 8 is fine, but...

    You chose well, IMO. Lagavulin 8 is fine, but doesnít jump out at me the way the 16 does (or the Ardbeg 10).
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    The chai is noticeable, so you probably wouldnít...

    The chai is noticeable, so you probably wouldnít like it. On the other hand, this was 2 cans out of their 8-can variety pack, so that might be acceptable.
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    I havenít made it to Islay yet. Hopefully in the...

    I havenít made it to Islay yet. Hopefully in the next few years after COVID. Iíve visited Oban and Tobermory but whisky wasnít the main focus of my time in Scotland (back then).

    No argument with a...
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    Iíve tried a couple bottles, about ~15 years...

    Iíve tried a couple bottles, about ~15 years apart and never loved it. Thatís the way I feel about all the DEs, so take that for what itís worth.

    I never regret a pour of the classic 16. Itís so...
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    The description is spot-on. ...

    The description is spot-on.

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    This is pretty good and surprisingly smoky. I...

    This is pretty good and surprisingly smoky. I wonder what scotch they use in the blend.

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    Itís been sitting in the...
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    If youíre making a batch of margaritas, a 5-lb...

    If youíre making a batch of margaritas, a 5-lb bag of limes from Costco for $6 makes a lot more sense than $0.79 per lime at Safeway.
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    Yeah. At Mac Pass you can expect a ground...

    Yeah. At Mac Pass you can expect a ground blizzard pretty much all winter long. Marker driving on that last pitch on the west side.
  40. Itís more an ingredient than a condiment, but I...

    Itís more an ingredient than a condiment, but I have a jar of tom yum paste in the fridge. A spoonful in a mug of hot water is great when you have a sore throat.
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    Disco exceeded expectations today. Figured it...

    Disco exceeded expectations today. Figured it might be a spring-ish day to let the fiancťe work on getting her legs and confidence back. Winter showed up after lunch and added about an inch of fresh...
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    Itís seldom my first pour of the night, but...

    Itís seldom my first pour of the night, but damned if Wyoming Whiskeyís Outryder isnít tasty. Iím sipping on one now after killing my Bowmore 12. Nancy Fraley did a great job helping them address...
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    Same. I know someone who was walking his dog and...

    Same. I know someone who was walking his dog and heard it.
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    If your store still has them, you really want the...

    If your store still has them, you really want the $25 synthetic fleece Pendleton blanket mentioned in the KQ Claus thread.

    I havenít seen IQF halibut in the freezer section for a while, but we...
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    I believe this. But I wish it would for two...

    I believe this. But I wish it would for two reasons- being able to buy liquor at Costco, and port at Topperís.
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    Yeah, in the snack section. 2nd on their...

    Yeah, in the snack section.

    2nd on their almonds. We have the regular Kirkland roasted, the smokehouse, and the olive oil and rosemary.
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    Their Korean BBQ pork jerky is awesome.

    Their Korean BBQ pork jerky is awesome.
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    I learned to ski at Timberline. One weekend...

    I learned to ski at Timberline.

    One weekend in college a few friends and I bought one-way tickets on their lift and climbed on with Nordic skis and overnight packs. The top of the mountain...
  49. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    I think he was just stoked to see his neediness...

    I think he was just stoked to see his neediness and food FOMO recast as successful strategies.
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    Can confirm. Iíve called 911 and waved in a...

    Can confirm. Iíve called 911 and waved in a helicopter after a mountain bike accident. Everyone should know how to provide a lat/long.
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