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    Iíve been eyeing a big-ish route connecting...

    Iíve been eyeing a big-ish route connecting Cochranís to Hinesburg to Sleepy Hollow and back to Cochranís. I did a ďshortenedĒ version this morning. 21 miles and 4K of vert; Iím smoked. Could...
  2. Fuck it. Ordered a Hightower frame instead...

    Fuck it. Ordered a Hightower frame instead today. Dudes at the shop were adamant that it doesn’t give up much to the Tallboy climbing. Just a little extra weight and a lot more down hill...
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    Meaningless fees just to squeeze a few dollars...

    Meaningless fees just to squeeze a few dollars out of you.

    I traded my car in for a truck and needed to simply switch the vehicle for my SiriusXM subscription. I log in, put in the radio ID and...
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    Shit, I wish there wasn't still a year left on...

    Shit, I wish there wasn't still a year left on wife's Alltrack lease. Smoking deal here.
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    Damn, impressive. I have 3 steel bikes with the...

    Damn, impressive. I have 3 steel bikes with the intention of each outlasting me.
  6. Yep, I do this with my boost fork. I found a...

    Yep, I do this with my boost fork. I found a plastic tube at the hardware store that was 15 mm wide and just used a pipe cutter to cut a 10 mm section. Been working great for a few years now.
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  7. Yes, V4 of both bikes is what Iím after. ...

    Yes, V4 of both bikes is what Iím after.

    Thanks for all the Ripley input, especially from Smmokan. Definitely more info to chew on . I had to put off demoing it until next weekend but Iím even...
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    Never saw the Merc AMG GT R in person. Beautiful...

    Never saw the Merc AMG GT R in person. Beautiful shape, matte paint was a nice touch. Vermont plates too.
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    Tickets to the Boston show sold out in a few...

    Tickets to the Boston show sold out in a few minutes. Now Stubhub wants $215 for seats BEHIND THE GODDAMN STAGE. Fuck that.

    I remember seeing Tool in 1997 in a club in NY, I think tickets were...
  10. The lack of Tallboy and Hightower demos around...

    The lack of Tallboy and Hightower demos around here is frustrating. I at least want to try some version of the new VPP before plunking down 3 large for a frame.
  11. Wasn't on my radar but the local shop has a few...

    Wasn't on my radar but the local shop has a few in stock. Probably worth a look. Thanks.



    I had a DW link Iron Horse quite a while ago and loved the way it pedaled; I'm really curious to see...
  12. Latest Ripley or Tallboy....Anyone Ridden?

    I'll try not to turn this into a "what bike do I want?" thread.

    I'm ready to pull the trigger on a new mid travel trail frame and have to narrowed down to the latest Tallboy or Ripley. A local...
  13. Damn, gotta try to make it this year. Edit: ...

    Damn, gotta try to make it this year.

    Edit: Maybe a mtb ride the day of? I want to ride Peruvian's secret S. VT trails.
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    Quick update for those who don't follow the NE...

    Quick update for those who don't follow the NE thread. The Ranch Camp bike shop in Stowe that posted a pic of my son's abandoned bike contacted my wife yesterday and are giving my son a new...
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    I have a crazy, unexpected development with my...

    I have a crazy, unexpected development with my son's missing/likely stolen bike. Long story short, the guys at Ranch Camp shop in Stowe originally posted a pic of the bike on IG after they saw it...
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    I checked with Stowe Rec department but never...

    I checked with Stowe Rec department but never thought of the dump. I'll give that a go......thanks!
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    I called the local shops in Stowe and gave them...

    I called the local shops in Stowe and gave them my contact info if it shows up. I didn't think to call Stowe PD, good call on giving them a shout.

    I like to think that there are enough friendly...
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    I've got a 16 inch wheel bike lined up for him...

    I've got a 16 inch wheel bike lined up for him and I planned on removing the cranks, bb and chain if I can't get another Starfish. Its bit long and tall for him at the moment so I was hoping to get...
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    WTB: Cleary Starfish Balance Bike

    Just posted this in the NE thread. I fucked up this weekend and left my 3 year old's Cleary Starfish balance bike at the local bike path. When I went back to get it was gone. I put the world out...
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    I had parenting fuck up yesterday and hoping to...

    I had parenting fuck up yesterday and hoping to get the word out for my son's bike.

    We was at Thomson park on the Stowe bike path with our 3 year old and I managed to forget his little Cleary...
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    Last plug for Cabot Ride the Ridges grinder this...

    Last plug for Cabot Ride the Ridges grinder this Sunday. Weather looks cool and sunny; 30, 60 or 100 km.

    https://www.bikereg.com/40128

    I'll be the dude with the nuclear green helmet.

    If...
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    30 miles of singletrack, doubletrack and gravel...

    30 miles of singletrack, doubletrack and gravel this morning. Sunshine and cool temps....canít ask for better weather.

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    Downloaded. Iíll be diving into this in my...

    Downloaded. Iíll be diving into this in my office for a while.


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    Anyone interested in a set of back steel wheels...

    Anyone interested in a set of back steel wheels and snow tires? 205/55/16 General Alitmax Arctic tires with about 15k miles on them, prob 50-60% tread left. Bolt pattern in 5x112, coming off a '15...
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/feature/bike/blood-sw...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/feature/bike/blood-sweat-and-gears-part-2


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    Cochran's. Right off the Richmond exit on 89...

    Cochran's. Right off the Richmond exit on 89 when you head out of Burlington.
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    Driving around yesterday, there's a pick up in...

    Driving around yesterday, there's a pick up in front of me with a big Confederate flag across the back window. One the bumper is a sticker: "The North Started Slavery and the South Abolished it! ...
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    ^^Hey Dave, just for reference is the PMT trail...

    ^^Hey Dave, just for reference is the PMT trail the newish one that stops at Kingston Rd.?

    Really digging these trails lately. I spoke to another rider there last week who was raving about the...
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    I bet you're back at school Monday, much like me....

    I bet you're back at school Monday, much like me.



    Do it. No regrets after moving it all up here.
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    I also rode 20 miles are KT today, must've missed...

    I also rode 20 miles are KT today, must've missed ya.
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    I did 2 rides there this week with a buddy; first...

    I did 2 rides there this week with a buddy; first ride we had no idea where to go so we climbed up the lower trails, then up Paine Mt trail then to up to the summit. Brutal climbing up, such a dick...
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    My cousin has 3 kids from 3 different dads. One...

    My cousin has 3 kids from 3 different dads. One dad is dead from an OD, another dad is in jail.


    Does that count?


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    290762 Weather and trail conditions have been...

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    Weather and trail conditions have been all time lately.




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    Ah, you were the "some dude" aid station! You...

    Ah, you were the "some dude" aid station! You guys killed it with the maple lemon iced tea (something like that) and nutella and PB sammies. Nice calories that carried me thru to the next stop. ...
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    Rooted VT gravel race was a blast yesterday,...

    Rooted VT gravel race was a blast yesterday, couldn't ask for better weather either. A couple buddies and I did the 82 mile loop with 8k of vert. in a little over 6 hours of moving time. Definitely...
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    Iíll be there for all 85 miles. Iíll certainly...

    Iíll be there for all 85 miles. Iíll certainly say hi.


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    Kinda depends. Mowing the lawn? PBR pounder...

    Kinda depends.

    Mowing the lawn? PBR pounder
    Midday drinking? Lawson's Super Session
    At the local bar and don't want to get too hammered? Hill Farmstead Edward or Works of Love
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    Never a dull moment poking around VT today. One...

    Never a dull moment poking around VT today. One of the few ďpavedĒ roads we came across.

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    Peacham Fall Fondo is the same weekend, 9/21. I...

    Peacham Fall Fondo is the same weekend, 9/21. I hope to do that instead.
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    That's sweet - especially the R steering wheel. ...

    That's sweet - especially the R steering wheel. I always thought it'd be the perfect swap to take the plaid seats, powertrain and suspension out of my GTI and swap them into my wife's Alltrack. ...
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    ....and Circumburke is canceled but they seem...

    ....and Circumburke is canceled but they seem confident it'll be sorted out for next year(?) E mail today:

    "Dear Circumburker,
    In a combined decision, the Kingdom Trail Association and the...
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    I may take you up on that next week; Iím off so Iíll be looking to ride some new spots. Iíll shoot you a PM.

    Laps - Iíll see you at Rooted, this time Iíll be on a real gravel bike with a...
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    ^^^looks impressive, Iíve been meaning to get down to check that out, maybe next week.

    Had a great dawn ride at Millstone this morning. Been a hell of a summer for riding bikes.

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    Iíve seen 2, 40-50 lb ďcoyotesĒ in my yard in the...

    Iíve seen 2, 40-50 lb ďcoyotesĒ in my yard in the last couple years. Iím no animal expert but these were much bigger than any coyote Iíve seen. One got within 100 ft of me last summer while I was...
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    Okay, the interior and build quality will be shit...

    Okay, the interior and build quality will be shit and it has the prestige of a Pontiac compared to Euro supercars but I canít wait to see this thing on a track with the standard import super cars. ...
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    Is it realistic that you can walk into a Chevy...

    Is it realistic that you can walk into a Chevy dealer and walk out with a mid engine, sub 3 second 0-60 car for $60k?

    If thatís the case, fuck yeah - at a quick glance it looks like a Ferrari...
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    Dealer markup will be insane on this car when it...

    Dealer markup will be insane on this car when it hits the market and idiots will pay it.


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  48. Thanks for the summarizing endless MTBR forum in...

    Thanks for the summarizing endless MTBR forum in one post.


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    According to R&T, VW is killing the Golf wagons...

    According to R&T, VW is killing the Golf wagons for 2019 in favor of (guess what!??) more SUfuckingVs.

    I figured VW was selling these like crazy; Alltacks are all over the place around here. I...
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    I remember racing DH at Spat ní Kill back in college and always leaving with some sort of injury. That place is an old school chunk fest.

    Heal up quick.

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