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    Amazon spends over 40 billion on R&D every year,...

    Amazon spends over 40 billion on R&D every year, might be able to do a little more in supply chain automation than a relatively small chain of ski shops.
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    I think all of Shimano's 10, 11, and 12 speed...

    I think all of Shimano's 10, 11, and 12 speed chains are directional/asymmetric. If there's no writing on either side (not even the "HG" logo) I'm guessing the chain is either a fake or some other...
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    Has anyone tried to widen the opening of the top...

    Has anyone tried to widen the opening of the top of the lower boot on the Ultra XTD 130? I love the boots once I have them on but even after 40-50 days the process of getting them on (and off to a...
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    Just ordered a pack from Alpinstore, ordered on...

    Just ordered a pack from Alpinstore, ordered on the 10th, shipped from France on the 11th, got it in Tahoe on the 16th.
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    The Bear Welcome to Wrexham Brockmire Schitt's...

    The Bear
    Welcome to Wrexham
    Brockmire
    Schitt's Creek (if you missed it on Netflix)
    Reservation Dogs
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    My 19 yo daughter wants me to take her to see...

    My 19 yo daughter wants me to take her to see Springsteen - that doesn't annoy me (except the ticket prices).
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    Any day now! Oh, and I've got a bridge for sale...

    Any day now! Oh, and I've got a bridge for sale...
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    Careful parking at trailheads, there are bad guys...

    Careful parking at trailheads, there are bad guys out there: https://www.facebook.com/PlacerSheriff/posts/pfbid02JZyjFfiKyZqwpgPh1qstKonCAWAQ1EJ7rsw4uX2EbekF342cKU4dJF9PAqpNuJLil
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    You can definitely get a workout with classic...

    You can definitely get a workout with classic (without double poling) but it requires a good kick and weight transfer. Starting out people tend to just shuffle along and have a hard time getting...
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    It looks like they used to be Sun Valley...

    It looks like they used to be Sun Valley Trekking, who is on the list: https://svguides.com/about. So maybe they just haven't updated the A3 site with the "new" (4 year old) name.
    Worth a call to...
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    On dusk patrol at 7500 feet yesterday. Was...

    On dusk patrol at 7500 feet yesterday. Was feeling undergunned with 110 waist touring skis.

    433134
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    Sorry, I got new snow tires on Saturday and...

    Sorry, I got new snow tires on Saturday and derailed the hype train. BA didn't know so he didn't have time to adjust the forecast.

    It's been nuking all day on the summit though.
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    To add to what's already been posted: If...

    To add to what's already been posted:

    If you're planning to grab water from the water stations without stopping, practice! Get a friend to hand up dixie cups of water to you or just set them on a...
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    Haven't tried it, but this might be worth a look:...

    Haven't tried it, but this might be worth a look:
    https://www.fairbicycle.com/product-page/drop-best
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    Thanks, ordered the Mara Pro. I'm 170 lbs so...

    Thanks, ordered the Mara Pro. I'm 170 lbs so sounds like it should work.
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    Picked up a Ripmo v2 on a late season sale and...

    Picked up a Ripmo v2 on a late season sale and moved over some of the parts from my Ripley. BTLOS carbon wheels with DT240s and XT cassette, SRAM XX1 cranks with Wolftooth chainring, carbon bars,...
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    A lot of water sports seem to get popular and...

    A lot of water sports seem to get popular and then fade away:
    Windsurfing
    Kayaking
    Kite surfing
    SUP

    Now it's all about wingsurfing and wingfoiling I guess.
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    I wear gloves and used ESI Chunky grips for...

    I wear gloves and used ESI Chunky grips for years. Eventually was getting some wrist pain and decided to try something else - tried a few styles and clicked with the Ergon GE1 Evo. Seems to keep my...
  19. Home Depot in Reno (order ship to store)...

    Home Depot in Reno (order ship to store)
    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Bare-Ground-55-Gal-Drum-Bolt-Calcium-Chloride-Liquid-Deicer-BGB-55DC/206051318
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    If you like the hubs, then sure? You can pick up...

    If you like the hubs, then sure? You can pick up Chinese carbon rims (Light Bicycles or BTLOS) for around $200 each, spokes and nipples for $100, wheel building should be around $100 each - so that's...
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    Except most schools are test optional now and a...

    Except most schools are test optional now and a lot of the kids don't take the tests (except maybe PSAT). That leaves GPA (hard to assess across different types of high schools) and a bunch of "soft"...
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    OTOH some of my kid's HS classmates just applied...

    OTOH some of my kid's HS classmates just applied to the 3-4 schools they really wanted and didn't get into any. Gotta be realistic about your chances.
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    Maybe you're just getting older and slower? :D

    Maybe you're just getting older and slower? :D
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    Thanks, ordered a Pro from Starbike (need to...

    Thanks, ordered a Pro from Starbike (need to reduce travel from 180 to 160 but it looks like that isn't a big deal). Nice to have a strong dollar vs. the euro.
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    Anyone tried the Mezzer Expert? I can get an...

    Anyone tried the Mezzer Expert? I can get an Expert for about $400 less than the Pro, wondering if the difference is worth it for a "set it and forget it" rider like me. This'll be replacing a 160...
  26. Not sure, but playing at Northstar until...

    Not sure, but playing at Northstar until Thursday, Grass Valley and South Lake after that.
    https://www.buriedfilm.com/screenings
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    Yeah, they're narrow. I'm a D and they fit OK but...

    Yeah, they're narrow. I'm a D and they fit OK but they're definitely narrower than my regular trainers (Saucony Guides).
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    Inov-8 has some shoes with spikes and minimal...

    Inov-8 has some shoes with spikes and minimal drop (3-6 mm). I have an older pair (Oroc 340s) and run with them on hardpack snow and ice, they work pretty well as long as the surface is firm (less...
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    Lezyne Flow Cage SL:...

    Lezyne Flow Cage SL: https://ride.lezyne.com/collections/bottle-cages/products/flow-cage-sl-r-enhanced

    Has left and right variants.

    I like the King cages and have the stainless ones on my road...
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    Trying to get a part for a Mavic wheelset (rear...

    Trying to get a part for a Mavic wheelset (rear boost adapter). Crawled through the Mavic tech specs and managed to find the part number. Went to order and found:
    - Mavic seems to no longer have...
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    Sounds similar to my family's experience (me,...

    Sounds similar to my family's experience (me, wife, adult kid) in late June except we all got it at the same time (probably exposed together). I somehow managed to walk the dog every day while I was...
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    I find a Rogue Hoe or Travis to be better than a...

    I find a Rogue Hoe or Travis to be better than a McLeod for debris removal, bench cut, shaping, and coarse raking. The smaller head and better construction makes it more versatile, and you can do...
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    The safety study was done using Moderna with the...

    The safety study was done using Moderna with the original+BA.1 strains. Both vaccines have been updated to original+BA.4/5 for release.
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    Um, sure, good luck, but doing a trick in the...

    Um, sure, good luck, but doing a trick in the park is very different than a FWQ comp with natural features, no ramp, no practice runs, ...
  35. There isn't a blanket exemption but there's an...

    There isn't a blanket exemption but there's an exception process documented here (depends on snow load requirements, roof angle, and how slippery the roof is):...
  36. If you missed the earlier screenings - Buried...

    If you missed the earlier screenings - Buried (1982 AM avalanche doc) playing at the TC Art Haus until October 6th.
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    The food in Singapore is amazing and it's a...

    The food in Singapore is amazing and it's a pretty interesting place in general. Enjoy.
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    Speaking of fasteners, what’s with 1up racks...

    Speaking of fasteners, what’s with 1up racks using imperial sized allen bolts? Not just for the main installation bolts (which they provide the wrench for), but also for all the other ones that bind...
  39. FYI generally you can use a Pilot boot with a...

    FYI generally you can use a Pilot boot with a Profil binding - in some cases you'll need cut the flexor (or replace it with one that's Pilot compatible) to accommodate the extra bar. That might open...
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    Butted spokes are normally more durable since the...

    Butted spokes are normally more durable since the spokes can flex and spread load, but that's when the force is applied through the plane of the wheel. For a wheel that's getting a lot of...
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    Big fan of the Mammut Barryvox beacons, great...

    Big fan of the Mammut Barryvox beacons, great range and intuitive to use even for casual users. IMO the "S" model is worth the extra cost for the better/larger display, but if the price seems too...
  42. Depends on the age of the kid but Vikingsholm...

    Depends on the age of the kid but Vikingsholm (Emerald Bay) is a nice mellow hike.
  43. Interesting... I went to school there but at the...

    Interesting... I went to school there but at the time the riding was mostly fire roads. I'll check out what's been built since then.
  44. Bump... The wife and I will be kidless for...

    Bump... The wife and I will be kidless for Thanksgiving this year for the first time in forever, and thinking about a road trip. Want to stick with driving for maximum flexibility (we'll probably...
  45. Who was the Jack of Hearts?

    Who was the Jack of Hearts?
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    Road bike geos are pretty dialed now (within...

    Road bike geos are pretty dialed now (within categories - e.g. racing vs. relaxed/endurance), and carbon frame quality is generally good across the board. So I think it generally comes down to...
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    Seems like the consensus recommendation is to be...

    Seems like the consensus recommendation is to be very gradual about returning to exercise post COVID. I'm used to shrugging off a cold or flu and jumping back into training once the worst symptoms...
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    Yeah, the short Jewish billionaire running on...

    Yeah, the short Jewish billionaire running on climate change and gun control would have really killed it in the Midwest and the South. The guy who tried to ban the Big Gulp? Even New Yorkers didn't...
  49. I rode the chair back to the gondola lot once...

    I rode the chair back to the gondola lot once when the gondola broke down - there was no snow on the offramp so you needed to carry your skis and jump off onto the carpet. I now have one of the...
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    All of your gears will increase by 6.7%. If...

    All of your gears will increase by 6.7%. If you're currently topping out at 24 mph, you'll be able to do 25.6 mph at the same cadence. Good if you don't use your lowest gear much. Or if you do, and...
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