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    I've managed to get three flats this year already...

    I've managed to get three flats this year already (thanks, 2020), so I decided to pull the trigger on a Huck Norris insert for my rear tire. I went with the DH casing which is thicker, and only 20g...
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    Few from Salida earlier in the week: 334372 ...

    Few from Salida earlier in the week:

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  3. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Picked up our newest foster dog yesterday (for...

    Picked up our newest foster dog yesterday (for Safe Harbor, in Golden CO)... Luna somehow slipped through the cracks and managed to find her way into a lab rescue, when she's clearly not one. Our...
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    Where did you see that? I see July 8th at 452,...

    Where did you see that? I see July 8th at 452, which is high... but nowhere near the 3rd highest day. More like 15th.
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    Yep, alongside of their unofficial "baby sitter"...

    Yep, alongside of their unofficial "baby sitter" title, they can now put "sacrificial lambs" on their resume. My wife is a teacher, and they have absolutely no say in what's going on. It's fucked...
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    Damn that's nice. Is the monsoon season...

    Damn that's nice.

    Is the monsoon season arriving anytime soon? It's hot as shit already. With 2020 being the year of suck, I'm guessing we don't see a drop of rain for weeks.
  7. Combine the red spokes with the sound of Hydra...

    Combine the red spokes with the sound of Hydra hubs, and you're basically guaranteed a couple of KOMs.
  8. FS: Industry Nine Enduro 305 29'er Wheelsets, Brand New

    I ordered these wheels directly from Industry Nine back in January, but due to CoVid I ended up with fewer demo bikes than I originally planned. So these are brand new, just-pulled-out-of-the-box...
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    Funny, I keep getting emails from the SBA about...

    Funny, I keep getting emails from the SBA about my EIDL application, telling me that I need to continue the application and move forward with next steps or else I risk not getting my funding. Thing...
  10. FS: Deuter Speed Lite 24 Hiking Pack, Brand New

    I have a brand new Deuter Speed Lite 24 hiking backpack for sale, includes original tags and has never been used. Includes 3L hydration reservoir as well. Here's more info from their website:
    ...
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    2.4" Dissector WT would fit the bill nicely vs an...

    2.4" Dissector WT would fit the bill nicely vs an Aggressor....
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    Agreed, but they still can't do it.... nor do...

    Agreed, but they still can't do it.... nor do they care. You can count on one hand the number of NL pitchers who don't look like scared 10-year olds at the plate.
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    I wonder what it says that Vail Resorts isn't...

    I wonder what it says that Vail Resorts isn't allowing MTB'ing on any of its properties this summer, but virtually everyone else is. It'll be interesting how they decide to handle things this winter.
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    I'm 100% in favor of it. I'm sick of watching NL...

    I'm 100% in favor of it. I'm sick of watching NL managers trying to out-think themselves with stupid double switches, horribly-timed substitutions and pinch runners, along with embarrassing attempts...
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    You need to ask the head groundskeeper to help...

    You need to ask the head groundskeeper to help you out. :)
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    The stats still don't lie on bunting, especially...

    The stats still don't lie on bunting, especially with a runner on 2nd and no outs... so I doubt things will change. Additionally, for half the league (the NL, obviously), there's now a full-time DH...
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    Wait, you believe the numbers coming out of...

    Wait, you believe the numbers coming out of China? Yeah....
  18. Crazy. I was there for two weeks in early June...

    Crazy. I was there for two weeks in early June (came home around the 14th), and town was totally empty and the trails were quiet.
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    Aubrey Huff is the same asshole that the Giants...

    Aubrey Huff is the same asshole that the Giants didn't invite back for their 2010 World Series reunion. The guy is a grade-A asshole, people should just ignore the douchebag.
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    On the same note, I wish Strava would show...

    On the same note, I wish Strava would show "Elevation Descended" as well. I know I can look at the profile and add it all up myself, but it would be a nice addition to the ride stats.
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    Out of curiosity, how's the riding to the east of...

    Out of curiosity, how's the riding to the east of Ogden in the mountains towards Morgan? I've driven through there a bunch lately (back and forth between CO and Sun Valley), and it looks like some...
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    My wife is a teacher (not in DPS, up in Adams 12)...

    My wife is a teacher (not in DPS, up in Adams 12) and there are SO many holes in the DPS plan it's laughable. I like to think I'm an optimist with this whole situation, but I can't see any way...
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    Damn, nothing wrong with that bike. Very, very...

    Damn, nothing wrong with that bike. Very, very nice!
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    California has money? Who knew.

    California has money? Who knew.
  25. FS: 56cm Van Dessel WTF Steel Gravel Bike, Mint

    Turns out gravel riding isn't for me... or more specifically, my back and my arthritic shoulders. So up for sale is my lightly-used steel Van Dessel Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (WTF) gravel bike, size...
  26. Yep, one spot left. It's filled with repeat...

    Yep, one spot left. It's filled with repeat clients who are all legit riders too, it should be a blast.
  27. Screw Western Spirit, you should look at Chasing...

    Screw Western Spirit, you should look at Chasing Epic trips. :)

    (although we don't really have anything in your time frame this year)
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    Picked up a like-new used Van Dessel WTF...

    Picked up a like-new used Van Dessel WTF yesterday, and put in a quick 30 miles this afternoon. I have to say, it was the smoothest gravel/road bike I've ridden, and made the 30 miles go by super...
  29. Sun Valley should definitely be on your list.

    Sun Valley should definitely be on your list.
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    Hey WG, question for you.... how heavy is your...

    Hey WG, question for you.... how heavy is your steel gravel bike? Do you notice the extra weight of the steel on longer rides at all?

    I'm looking at a Van Dessel WTF to buy locally, but it weighs...
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    I've had the same issue with mine lately, but...

    I've had the same issue with mine lately, but with way more miles. I re-greased the clutch roller and had the shop check it out, but it was still sticking and creaking like a MF'er (but still...
  32. Thread: Ripmo AF

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    If you're looking at the Ripmo V2, it's also...

    If you're looking at the Ripmo V2, it's also worth checking out the Guerrilla Gravity Smash. It's a little heavier, but just as capable and it absolutely rips. You'll be able to buy it sooner too,...
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    Yep, I'm right there with you. I don't care one...

    Yep, I'm right there with you. I don't care one bit if they play or not. Of course, I'm more concerned with my own business and the general health and well-being of my friends/family, but the whole...
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    Just getting around to editing some of the...

    Just getting around to editing some of the pictures I took last week in Sun Valley, here are a few more:

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  35. FS: 2017 MacBook Air 13", 1.8GHz, 8GB Memory, 128 Flash Storage

    Looking for a new/used, powerful laptop in a tiny little package? For sale is a very lightly-used 2017 MacBook Air 13", with a 1.8 GHz Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 memory, and 128 GB...
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    To so many people, the players alienated the...

    To so many people, the players alienated the fans. Public bitching from millionaires is not the way to win anyone over when so many people lost their job or are fighting to keep what they have. ...
  37. Thread: New MTB recos?

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    If your budget is under $10k, then you have about...

    If your budget is under $10k, then you have about 25 legit options to choose from these days. Are you going to buy from a local shop? If so, that might help narrow down the available brands. If...
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    Danny Hart at Snowshoe last year? ...

    Danny Hart at Snowshoe last year?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEHniLfQlXI
  39. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    A few from this afternoon in the wildflowers. ...

    A few from this afternoon in the wildflowers.

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    I love the focal system on the A6xx Sony cameras,...

    I love the focal system on the A6xx Sony cameras, and the touch focus on the A6400 works so well.

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    Few pictures from Sun Valley, taken earlier this...

    Few pictures from Sun Valley, taken earlier this afternoon. It was supposed to be 41 and snowy, instead it was mid-50s and sunny. Yesterday we rode a big double loop in Greenhorn Gulch, and it may...
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    I think the middle ground solution is what...

    I think the middle ground solution is what they're currently proposing... let each land manager decide what's right for their area and/or specific trails. I lean towards the "against" side, but I...
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    I've owned 70+ carbon bikes over the last five...

    I've owned 70+ carbon bikes over the last five years, and the only time I've ever had to deal with a warranty issue on a frame was when the Spot Rollik broke due to a design flaw. Otherwise,...
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    Yeah, too bad they still didn't make an...

    Yeah, too bad they still didn't make an adjustment to allow for single-owner small businesses to claim net income (or distributions) as part of payroll.... instead, they're making it easier for the...
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    Meaning the business now has 24 weeks to spend...

    Meaning the business now has 24 weeks to spend the funds on payroll, expenses, etc, I'm assuming?
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    I've been using 4-piston Shimano Zee brakes since...

    I've been using 4-piston Shimano Zee brakes since last fall, and they're bombproof. I just replaced the pads last week after about 6-7 months of use, and with the new TruckerCo pads the brakes are...
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    Spending a couple of weeks in Sun Valley: ...

    Spending a couple of weeks in Sun Valley:

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    You'll dig it. I sold my A7iii last year and...

    You'll dig it. I sold my A7iii last year and bought an a6400, and I'm definitely impressed. There is obviously a sacrifice in performance, but I realized that in order to get what I wanted out of...
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    Yeah, 28mm will work totally fine with those...

    Yeah, 28mm will work totally fine with those tires. 35mm is overkill for anything but 2.6-2.8, IMO.

    FWIW, my buddy ordered the Ripmo 2 frame the day it came out, and still doesn't have it. ...
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    Looks like it's an $800 difference on their...

    Looks like it's an $800 difference on their website, unless your shop is hooking you up. Buy the NX kit, sell it on eBay with the brakes (you'll net about $250-300) and then buy an SLX or XT group...
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