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    Dirt in the PNWet

    I havenít tried the Assegaiís yet but they have an intermediate knob and no true channels between the center and cornering knobs - so no dead zone at intermediate lean angles like on the DHF. Some...
  2. https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/trails/trail...

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/trails/trail-management-tools/national-saw-program

    Iím sure the TAMBA folks know when regional training opportunities are coming g up next.

    I donít have...
  3. Iím sure there are enough #localbrahs here that...

    Iím sure there are enough #localbrahs here that someone knows a trail manager or District Ranger, hit them up on DM for a more definitive opinion than armchair TGR e-sawyers Ö.
  4. Our terrain and trees are a lot different up...

    Our terrain and trees are a lot different up here, but we have wide swaths from the 2020 fires in the Willamette NF that have been closed for exactly 1 year now. Fire can overwinter in remote areas...
  5. Iím sure however some areas will take much longer...

    Iím sure however some areas will take much longer than others to mark and clear hazard trees and have slope stability okayed. Many factors such as underlying geology, topography, how far up the trees...
  6. Also hilarious because the fire has burned within...

    Also hilarious because the fire has burned within or adjacent to the 3 ski resorts around South Tahoe yet its relevance is Ö oh never mind
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    More on the ďdo itĒ Iíve never tried 62 head...

    More on the ďdo itĒ
    Iíve never tried 62 head angle but sagged you are gonna be closer to your sentinel anyway.

    And then also, Iíve come to appreciate wheel flop as it comes to countersteer turn...
  8. THE OFFICIAL 20/21 TAHOE SKI & SNOWBOARD THREAD. PANDEMIC SCHMANDEMIC!

    Based on DCSO Facebook page,I *think* these are the evac zones they defined. Seems to me like Upper and Lower Kingsbury should GTFO now.
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    Sounds like youíve got the parts to make it work,...

    Sounds like youíve got the parts to make it work, and also the dealer has the frame in stock. Might as well go for it. Then you wonít be swapping tires as needed for neighborhood vs what is left of...
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    What I learned having a slackish hardtail are:...

    What I learned having a slackish hardtail are: the biggest brakes you can get (due to less traction on the rear wheel), and the plushest fork you can get make so much of a difference. I totally...
  11. Thatís totally fair. Still concerning about the...

    Thatís totally fair. Still concerning about the risk of waiting too long to pull the trigger on the Lower and Upper KB warning zones they established as winds pick up and humidity continues to drop.
  12. Iím not talking about warning zones Iím talking...

    Iím not talking about warning zones Iím talking about clearing the area (most importantly the roads around Heavenly) of civilians so that crews can focus on structure protection.

    Look at Harrahs...
  13. THE OFFICIAL 20/21 TAHOE SKI & SNOWBOARD THREAD. PANDEMIC SCHMANDEMIC!

    And yet, still no word from DCSO or
    Nevada Homeland Security on shutting down casinos and clearing Stateline before that shit hits Heavenly?
    ...
  14. I am really curious what the strategy is going to...

    I am really curious what the strategy is going to be re: crew staging and distribution today. They will have so much more fire front relative to where structures are today than yesterday. More...
  15. Looking at 7 AM calfire incident update compared...

    Looking at 7 AM calfire incident update compared to yesterday evening, ďsingle residences destroyedĒ increased from 482 at 7 pm to 486 at 7 am.
  16. Yeah no one is out of the woods for a while yet....

    Yeah no one is out of the woods for a while yet.
    Iím just trying to be positive and expressing gratitude that the area largely survived night 1ís onslaught. Still more days and nights to go,...
  17. Thanks for that one M. What a goddamn relief for...

    Thanks for that one M. What a goddamn relief for everyone.

    I canít wait for my next visit to the Heart of Meyers and to give everyone big hugs.
  18. THE OFFICIAL 20/21 TAHOE SKI & SNOWBOARD THREAD. PANDEMIC SCHMANDEMIC!

    Perimeter maps from around 9 pm. These will be outdated in the morning but the gist is that the fire appears well established on the east side of Xmas Valley and behind the Paradise Golf Course. How...
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  20. I meant Kingsbury, 50 proper, and 28 turnoff....

    I meant Kingsbury, 50 proper, and 28 turnoff.
    And isnít traffic all clear now? So crews can focus on structure protection in Xmas Valley and Myers and not worry about life safety protecting...
  21. I live right near the McKenzie River, when we had...

    I live right near the McKenzie River, when we had single digit humidity and big winds last year the fire ran 20 miles downriver in 12 hours.
  22. 25k people and only 3 roads out, red flag winds...

    25k people and only 3 roads out, red flag winds and as low as single digit humidity forecasted through Weds night, winds pointed right at town, pray tell me what exactly is the overreach?
  23. I suspect itís to stagger traffic

    I suspect itís to stagger traffic
  24. Sliver of positive news to keep your spirits up:...

    Sliver of positive news to keep your spirits up:
    Camp Sac was saved!

    https://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article253853548.html
  25. THE OFFICIAL 20/21 TAHOE SKI & SNOWBOARD THREAD. PANDEMIC SCHMANDEMIC!

    Makes sense to clear the bottom end of West Shore now and keep roads open for crews in case anything spots north of Fallen Leaf and makes a run later.

    Same with Pioneer. Anything jumping over to...
  26. Tahoe Strong!...

    Tahoe Strong!
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    Photo KRCA
  27. The New and improved Oregon 2020/2021 Ski Season Thread

    Chairlifts at Sierra at Tahoe were literally surrounded by flames last night Ö And I have so many friends evacíEd and threatened these next few days.
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  28. Sierra pics from last night ...

    Sierra pics from last night

    https://www.gettyimages.com/photos/josh-edelson?family=editorial&phrase=%22josh%20edelson%22&sort=newest
  29. Posting back here to say that my heart is with...

    Posting back here to say that my heart is with you, my Kirkweed, Sierra, Xmas Valley, Myers and SLT peeps.

    Stay strong everyone -
    Gotta take times like these minute by minute hour by hour. I...
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    Iíve been pretty happy with Butcher 29 x 2.6...

    Iíve been pretty happy with Butcher 29 x 2.6 front and back on 35mm rims. Not the fastest setup but they are so versatile for a variety of trail conditions.

    Iíve tried both the 2.3 and 2.6...
  31. I hope not too. I want my Doo back. (Not that...

    I hope not too.
    I want my Doo back. (Not that itís going back to how it was Ö at least not until the economy craters again)
  32. I traded emails with Julie @ Hoodoo yesterday-...

    I traded emails with Julie @ Hoodoo yesterday- the Pick 20 RV Program for this upcoming season filled up in April! And they arenít sure yet if they are going to offer dry camping [emoji24]

    I know...
  33. Not that Iím trying to push you on this car -...

    Not that Iím trying to push you on this car - just to correct a misconception:
    The 2.0 DIT engine in this one uses a different design than the 2.5 - itís a closed deck and has never burned a single...
  34. Yeah. Itís the ďhigh torque CVTĒ so not quite the...

    Yeah. Itís the ďhigh torque CVTĒ so not quite the same as whatís in the 2.5 Foresters. It has paddle shifters for temporary override or a locked simulated full 6 or 8 speed manual mode that lets you...
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    Iím in love with my Guerilla Gravity Pedalhead. I...

    Iím in love with my Guerilla Gravity Pedalhead. I think they arenít making them due to material shortages but if you see a rare used one pop up donít be afraid, with the square tubes the vertical...
  36. Spam - selling my 2016 Subie FXT if a mag /...

    Spam - selling my 2016 Subie FXT if a mag / mag-family-member needs a ride. Too small for 2 kids and a dog - I just bought a 2013 F250 Crew cab lol.
    Price is flexible especially for mags....
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    I might try Blizzak LTs for the winter. Reviews...

    I might try Blizzak LTs for the winter. Reviews are limited but the gist is that they drive really well on snow and ice but have shit wear. Costco has them for cheap though and wear problems could...
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    Truck Tire Time

    Where did I say I would not use chains? Yes I understand I need them on both the drive wheels and the trailer.

    Iím looking to get every bit of margin of safety possible here - that means starting...
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    Truck Tire Time

    Yup. I hear you. So does washing poop diapers instead of using disposables. But you sometimes you donít make great choices to accomplish a valuable goal.

    This isnít the towing and WDH on snow...
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    Yeah I know. Thankfully traffic level at the...

    Yeah I know. Thankfully traffic level at the chain up areas here is nothing like it is in Tahoe. Iíll be fully prepared for this - but hope to rarely have to do it. No chain controls here either,...
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    Truck Tire Time

    Yo K, I hear ya. I really really really wanted to build a TC setup, but with 2 adults and 2 kids, dog, gear (I.e., MTBs on a hitch extension) I just didnít have the ton of money to throw down on a...
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    Truck Tire Time

    As of this week, Iím new to truckin, new to truck tires, and new to towing. Anyone on this thread pulling a trailer in mountains in the winter? Favorite tire under a 3/4 ton for doing so?

    Right...
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    Oh yeah, also Oakridge is on fire now. Bunch of...

    Oh yeah, also Oakridge is on fire now. Bunch of new starts from lightning this past Tuesday and now some of them are 10-40 acres, including one on the north boundary of Alpine trail. Iím guessing the...
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    It just opened a month or two ago. A local rider...

    It just opened a month or two ago. A local rider from Eugene hit it solo 2 weeks ago and was found unconscious there, life flighted out and now is in a medically induced coma. I havenít seen it yet,...
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    Dirt in the PNWet

    Enough bitching, hereís some Stoakridge pics that enginerd took of me over the weekend Ö conditions are cornertastic!
    (We do have left turns here, just a funny coincidence that these are all right...
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    Oh yeah, and my Dissector 3C MT is also falling...

    Oh yeah, and my Dissector 3C MT is also falling apart after 10 rides. It sounds like the DD DC is promising? Iím definitely liking the way this tire handles Ö itís gonna be Dissector or DHR2 DD DC...
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    I still think you should be wary of people who...

    I still think you should be wary of people who espouse specific models without listing soil type, application and use.

    One reason I like to dabble in DHF alternatives is that Iím looking for a...
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    Itís the PNW. We donít have a rogue trail problem...

    Itís the PNW. We donít have a rogue trail problem for the most part, because any trail that you canít get a volunteer group to heavily maintain at least twice a year (spring and Fall) will be...
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    While Iím up in the middle of the night, here is...

    While Iím up in the middle of the night, here is a random story about druggies, the unfortunate destitute, or just careless morons in Salmon Creek. Once my wife and I hiked there one July when our...
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    muted, good call on not wanting to get involved...

    muted, good call on not wanting to get involved with anything going on with Falls City locals! Did you end up hitting Eula? I got the guys on Lawler on Sunday and itís in wonderful shape right now.
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