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  1. I manage opening day expectations by adhering to...

    I manage opening day expectations by adhering to the following rules:

    - have at least 2 large mugs of coffee on the drive up (having a warm stomach helps to tolerate the freeze/thaw cycles on...
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    I came across this video this summer on NSMB.com....

    I came across this video this summer on NSMB.com. A group of guys that do a biking and paddling trip using a school bus powered by veggie oil. From his bio, the film maker Joey Schusler is from CO....
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    I was pleasantly surprised to see the DVD on the...

    I was pleasantly surprised to see the DVD on the shelf at MEC in Van. I wasn't expecting any of the new films to be on the shelves yet. Didn't have to think twice.
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    I went up to Rogers past in mid-Feb and my buddy...

    I went up to Rogers past in mid-Feb and my buddy and I had a guided tour with Marty Schaffer. He is a really outgoing, fun, and above all, knowledgeable. Check him out at www.capow.ca/

    Gaining...
  5. As always, thanks for sharing the stoke and keep...

    As always, thanks for sharing the stoke and keep it up!

    Curious about what is going on in this one? The angle is interesting. It looks like he is sending it uphill. Is he actually going from...
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    I thought the "now hiring" sign was 2nd best joke...

    I thought the "now hiring" sign was 2nd best joke on the sea to sky highway. Second to the 60 km/hr through Lions bay that is.
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    The picture and its response is interesting. It...

    The picture and its response is interesting. It appears that gaperdom is a spectrum.

    If your gear is old or not 100% appropriate for skiing. Thou art a gaper.

    If your gear is too eXtreme for...
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    A good friend of mine used to tell me about a guy...

    A good friend of mine used to tell me about a guy on his construction site named Maxim who was always in a great mood and couldn't stop talking about moving to Whistler to ski everyday.

    Nice to...
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    I like the powder vest you are sporting. So hot...

    I like the powder vest you are sporting. So hot right now.
  10. I plan on mounting my 186 Autos with 2013 dukes...

    I plan on mounting my 186 Autos with 2013 dukes on the recommended line. Everyone I've spoken to has tried to talk me out of going +1 cm.

    Me = 5'11" 190 lbs who rarely spins (read as can't) and...
  11. Never mind. I was back in the shop and they only...

    Never mind. I was back in the shop and they only have small 2012 dukes.
  12. There's a shop here in Van (Comor) that still has...

    There's a shop here in Van (Comor) that still has some 2012 Dukes, although I haven’t inquired about the availability of the large or small bindings.

    I'm currently carrying out trade-off studies...
  13. This is Canada. We settle our problems with...

    This is Canada. We settle our problems with strongly worded letters, not class action lawsuits.
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    I knew I felt a powerful force calling me over to...

    I knew I felt a powerful force calling me over to Harmony Ridge yesterday. I however, chose the path of the heretic and remained on the darkside.
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    Monday morning special with McConkey by chance? ...

    Monday morning special with McConkey by chance? I'm riding today because of that arthroscopic saint. Best of luck to your wife.
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    Harmony was indeed tasty today. A great quiet...

    Harmony was indeed tasty today. A great quiet Sunday.

    I worked Saturday so I could ride on Monday. I'm really hoping to get a taste of the alpine tomorrow, but this weekend-warrior desk jockey...
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    Someone actually called it in this thread....

    Someone actually called it in this thread. https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/240006-Need-help-skiing-at-Whistler-Blackholm-WHERE-ARE-THE-GOODS?p=3565136#post3565136

    Perhaps the GSA...
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    I love the Quebexican "Tabarnack" in this one...

    I love the Quebexican "Tabarnack" in this one hahah
  19. Wow, your crew has been given'r on the top...

    Wow, your crew has been given'r on the top string. Well done.
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    Thankfully everyone survived the accident....

    Thankfully everyone survived the accident. Luckily enough, one of the earlier people at the scene was a paramedic just coming off a long on call shift. That person handled the scene like a champ...
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    We left Van at 6:05 AM and we were the 3rd car at...

    We left Van at 6:05 AM and we were the 3rd car at the scene of the head-on just outside of Function. Once all of that was over, I think we were parked at Creekside by 9 AM? By the time we got...
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    I'm trading the Whistler crowds for the Baker...

    I'm trading the Whistler crowds for the Baker crowds. The current winter storm warning for the area is also enticing.
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    +++vibes+++

    +++vibes+++
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    Good thing I'm a geotechnical engineer or I'd be...

    Good thing I'm a geotechnical engineer or I'd be insulted with this thread title :wink:
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    I got great upper mountain skiing over new years....

    I got great upper mountain skiing over new years. A little boot pack never hurt anyone.
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    I mysteriously came across these during one of my...

    I mysteriously came across these during one of my journeys through the Internets. May Ullr be pleased with this humble offering of sexy shenanigans, on the mountain nonetheless. May Ullr bless the...
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    The Fast and the Furious

    The Fast and the Furious
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    There is a reason why elite athletes take ice...

    There is a reason why elite athletes take ice baths rather than a dip in a hot tub to recover. But what would they know, right?
  29. I've got the 27.5 Cochise and they are 320 mm.

    I've got the 27.5 Cochise and they are 320 mm.
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    I further the motion that Cochise > quest. In...

    I further the motion that Cochise > quest. In addition to having trouble actually getting a quest on due to my high instep, the quests 12 just felt cheap in comparison to the Cochise. I never got...
  31. Indeed it is. Heli drops and restaurant meals at...

    Indeed it is. Heli drops and restaurant meals at the best of times, touring and peanut butter sandwiches at the worst of times. :wink:
  32. Stick with mining, and like someone else said,...

    Stick with mining, and like someone else said, put "enginering" behind geology. It'll give you more job flexibility if logging miles of core and mapping acres of outcrops turns out to not be your...
  33. Many folks have already said it, but I'll 3rd,...

    Many folks have already said it, but I'll 3rd, 4th, or nth this motion: More Kicking Horse, Less Panorama and Sunshine Village, unless DD is open.

    When I was living in Calgary, we spent a week in...
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    I was having the same apprehensions about the...

    I was having the same apprehensions about the first post-op fall. I was night skiing up at Grouse this past week and it was pretty icy in spots. When engaging a turn, my uphill ski (good leg) slid...
  35. This sums up my feelings yCFB2akLh4s

    This sums up my feelings
    yCFB2akLh4s
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    Zion, I've recently had something similar that...

    Zion, I've recently had something similar that start happening, 6 months after surgery.

    I went skiing this past Saturday and everything was great. Skiied only groomers, but never had any knee...
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    I had 2 of those 4 things last season, and I had...

    I had 2 of those 4 things last season, and I had an excellent and pow fill season up right up until mid-March. I'm hoping to survive the hoards on Saturday to complete my comeback.

    Have a happy...
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    Whuups...sorry. I had a hamstring tendon...

    Whuups...sorry.

    I had a hamstring tendon autograph.
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    Off the shelf DonJoy Armor. My selection of...

    Off the shelf DonJoy Armor. My selection of DonJoy over CTi, Ossur and Breg was biased as their DonJoy floor model was the only one that actually fit me properly. The other three were too small for...
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    Injured: 12 March 2011 Surgery: 16 May 2011 ...

    Injured: 12 March 2011
    Surgery: 16 May 2011

    I'm now 6 months out. Dedication to PT at the sessions and on my own has been the key to my success. I've been cleared to ski by my Doc and PT, with...
  41. schwing!

    schwing!
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    They have been tough to find. I've been trying...

    They have been tough to find. I've been trying to find a pair to try on to compare with the Cochise. They've already sold out at Comor and are "expecting" a shipment sometime in December.
  43. I tried on a 27.5 and a 26.5, as my left foot is...

    I tried on a 27.5 and a 26.5, as my left foot is just on the cusp. The fitter recommended the 27.5 as after 5 mins in the 26.5, he didn't like the color of my foot and thought I'd have circulation...
  44. Thread: Snow Tire help

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    This ^ and just because the rule doesn't...

    This ^

    and just because the rule doesn't apply to Canada doesn't mean it isn't a good rule of thumb to follow. As far as I'm concerned, after the breaks, tires are the most important thing on my...
  45. Thread: Snow Tire help

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    Turns out Google knows a thing or two. According...

    Turns out Google knows a thing or two. According to the link below, the date component of the DOT number is only stamped on one side of the tire. I'm gonna check tomorrow sometime.
    ...
  46. Thread: Snow Tire help

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    Actually, scratch that, the number on 2 of my 4...

    Actually, scratch that, the number on 2 of my 4 tires is 2809. So that makes the manufacturing date as the 28th week of 2009. I guess it was a combination of bad lighting in my parking garage and...
  47. Thread: Snow Tire help

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    I just put Altimax Arctics on my Suby and I have...

    I just put Altimax Arctics on my Suby and I have the same issue as you. What is weird is I have an additional 4 numbers after my DOT code on 2 of the four tires? The number is something like 2873,...
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    I like where this is goin'. Can't wait.

    I like where this is goin'.

    Can't wait.
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    Thanks for sharing. With every Ja-pow TR that is...

    Thanks for sharing. With every Ja-pow TR that is posted I find myself saying "I miss Japan so much".
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    I'm sorry I missed the Japan edit the first time...

    I'm sorry I missed the Japan edit the first time around. A top tier effort.

    Keep on sharing your edits, please.
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