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  1. Storm day is here! See you all at KW tomorrow,...

    Storm day is here! See you all at KW tomorrow, I'll be car camping in the meadow tonight if I can get enough speed up coming down from the spur :D
  2. Hmmmm, may need to play hooky from work Friday......

    Hmmmm, may need to play hooky from work Friday... Forecast is looking vera naiizse.
  3. Loved me some kirkwood today. Tons of fresh,...

    Loved me some kirkwood today. Tons of fresh, minimal lines, backside opened just as light was getting flat on the front, and the hooting and hollering could be heard for hours.
    First day on the...
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    Got the Nokian WRG4s on the X5, and holy hell,...

    Got the Nokian WRG4s on the X5, and holy hell, they're a lot burlier looking than the stock photos make them look. (That's a good thing; the stock photos made them look a lot more passenger-car-ish...
  5. I've only seen maybe one post claiming the blower...

    I've only seen maybe one post claiming the blower pow is the problem.

    I'd say it's the majority saying a massive snow dump of 100" over a week with almost no breaks == nobody having had time to...
  6. And I think folks are just pointing out those...

    And I think folks are just pointing out those aren't grounded in realistic expectations.

    They've barely had the time to dig out to get anything open at all.

    If they got a couple feet of snow...
  7. I've seen at least 3 cars in the meadow on one of...

    I've seen at least 3 cars in the meadow on one of the KW FB groups. Someone who posts seems to have a nice view across the meadow and I recommended he setup a telephoto webcam so we can get a...
  8. You're not wrong on the first point. Not sure...

    You're not wrong on the first point.

    Not sure about the second. Where are you flying to? It's not like Mt Baker International Airport has a tram straight to the base.

    2 hours to get to SFO and...
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    Found this thread a bit too late, thanks...

    Found this thread a bit too late, thanks LightRanger.

    Nokian product line is perplexing me a bit, but I definitely know I ended up with the wrong tire on order.

    Was at America's Tire today for...
  10. Are snowmobiles 2 stroke? 4 stroke? Do the new...

    Are snowmobiles 2 stroke? 4 stroke? Do the new ones have cats, or no? I know a lot more about what's legal in terms of dirt bikes, but I know fuckall about snowmobiles.
    And of course, throwing NV...
  11. Huh, I guess it does sorta look like Rudy.

    Huh, I guess it does sorta look like Rudy.
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    (as a separate post) After 16 months and 20,000...

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    After 16 months and 20,000 miles, quick rundown on the 3. We bought it back in July of last year; we hadn't planned on pulling the trigger on a 3 as a replacement for my wife's...
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    Before I start in; rear wheel drive Model 3...

    Before I start in; rear wheel drive Model 3 long-range (rated at like 310 or 320 or 330mi, whatever Elon says this week) owner, about 20k miles in 16 months. I live in the bay.





    Meh. Now,...
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    Christmas week 2015, too. 3' a day for at least 3...

    Christmas week 2015, too. 3' a day for at least 3 days in a row. Was "trapped" up there without a car. It was pretty awesome.
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    Good point about the backside, crap. Haven't been...

    Good point about the backside, crap. Haven't been there all year.

    Still having a hard time getting a good read on tonight's conditions, and particularly the timing/quantities on Sunday's storm...
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    Yup, keeping my eye on it today. Was planning on...

    Yup, keeping my eye on it today. Was planning on heading up late tonight to enjoy the leftovers on Saturday (okay, more like a few inches of fresh wet snow?).. but with the Spur closed now, storm...
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    Relative to everyone else. I don't think it's...

    Relative to everyone else. I don't think it's ever taken me more than 3h30... mayyyyybe 4h tops on a 3 day weekend.

    Just my first taste of what the 50/80 shitshow is normally like :)
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    Jets were out rippin' it! Got a quick shot of 'em...

    Jets were out rippin' it! Got a quick shot of 'em off 5.







    I somehow absolutely crushed the KW-Peninsula drive on Sunday, despite it seeming terrible at the time. Was out on the hill...
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    Nuking on the peninsula commute in da bay this...

    Nuking on the peninsula commute in da bay this morning. Headed your way!
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    That's some bullshit. Friday night, San Mateo...

    That's some bullshit. Friday night, San Mateo County to Kirkwood 2h57.





    Agreed that Saturday was a shitshow at Kirkwood. Parking out to the inn, word was it was as bad as Sunday of MLK...
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    Looked into a sleigh ride when I was there with...

    Looked into a sleigh ride when I was there with the wife last February (can't beat USD$118/night for a 1bdr condo in the village!). Was thinking a couple hundo. Nice getaway/xmas/early anniversary...
  22. Yikes. Glad everything turned out okay. Kirkwood...

    Yikes. Glad everything turned out okay. Kirkwood was spooky quiet last weekend. Made summer weekends look like Presidents' Day.

    We had no propane smell but also no hot water -- heater was failing...
  23. Y'all with your made-up bullshit holidays. Chloe...

    Y'all with your made-up bullshit holidays. Chloe got Cesar Chavez day off, works for the county. BAH I say!

    You've got a few things on me. 1. Ground clearance. 2. Studs (yeah, I'd take that shit...
  24. This is relevant to my interests. In the same...

    This is relevant to my interests. In the same boat, got a place to stay at KW (but not hot water, hah), gonna try to make it up this weekend as last weekend was a no-go due to work. Thinking of...
  25. http://img.answcdn.com/cew/13b4d0a5/0879e7ae3e2c98...

    http://img.answcdn.com/cew/13b4d0a5/0879e7ae3e2c98f7daaf94f885c80fff8ca959d9.png
  26. Based on last weekend, I said KW would be dead...

    Based on last weekend, I said KW would be dead this weekend. Wrong-o. Cars almost out to the highway at 10 today (Sunday). No lines to speak of, though, but I didn't spend a ton of time in the...
  27. Haha, I took the EXACT same picture on Sunday...

    Haha, I took the EXACT same picture on Sunday afternoon. After a bunch of bouncing and banging around, I finally took out my phone to prep for a picture, and that spot was the best 3rd-world looking...
  28. Northstar got really sticky really fast on...

    Northstar got really sticky really fast on Saturday. Still stayed on the hill until about 2:30 or 3.
    Kirkwood was much better on Sunday. Spent all morning on the backside and the usual spots near...
  29. Another propane bomb at Kirkwood. Right at the...

    Another propane bomb at Kirkwood. Right at the corner of Dangberg and Fremont I believe.

    https://twitter.com/CHPSouthLake/status/847930829053468672
  30. My in-laws are about a block or two up the road...

    My in-laws are about a block or two up the road from there. I'm no rocket surgeon, and I don't know much about propane or propane-related accessories, but I believe that there's propane service all...
  31. Yeah, I'm just lazy and like to do things on my...

    Yeah, I'm just lazy and like to do things on my own schedule. I'm not used to *having* to be somewhere by a certain time. Normally I just get on the hill when I feel like it, particularly when I'm...
  32. As for the lines, yeah, I really don't get it. ...

    As for the lines, yeah, I really don't get it.
    At the beginning of winter, folks were talking about sitting in traffic for hours to go a few miles down in South Lake.
    Here I see people posting...
  33. Doesn't even take snow. Westbound 88, just...

    Doesn't even take snow.

    Westbound 88, just west of Kirkwood, closed this AM for a rollover.
    https://twitter.com/CaltransDist10/status/837739861012406273
  34. I've been sweating our Whistler trip all month....

    I've been sweating our Whistler trip all month. Flying up Sunday the 5th, and now it looks like we're gonna get lucky. It's gonna get some minor dumpage from now through Sunday, and then looks like a...
  35. Tell me about it. Headed up to Whistler next...

    Tell me about it. Headed up to Whistler next weekend, they could sure use some more.
  36. Ah I though this was a reference to the...

    Ah I though this was a reference to the double-decreasing-radius left hand turn just after the lake eastbound. At least once someone who optimistically passed me in the passing zone after the lake...
  37. https://twitter.com/CHPSouthLake/status/8346038800...

    https://twitter.com/CHPSouthLake/status/834603880096763904
  38. I've got nothing against those who want to save...

    I've got nothing against those who want to save money on their commute, but damn, driving a Prius Rolling Penalty Box (PRPB)TM all the way to the mountains from the bay area when you own.... anything...
  39. The place I stay at KW is slightly downhill from...

    The place I stay at KW is slightly downhill from the road, entrance on the 2nd story of course. There's a stairwell up the deck with a 90deg bend; in the winter we take off the side and just go in...
  40. I happily use Waze for surprise traffic incidents...

    I happily use Waze for surprise traffic incidents but I don't know why anyone would trust user-reported data over actual CalTrans data. 2 weekends ago Waze+Google Maps+my car's NavTraffic system were...
  41. Closure just got extended. At about 4pm, my buddy...

    Closure just got extended. At about 4pm, my buddy and his girlfriend were stuck in their jeep in a "20 minute closure" on 50, when a tree fell on the road in front of them. Threw it in reverse,...
  42. Same at KW. Shuttles were packed, parking was...

    Same at KW. Shuttles were packed, parking was not-quite-holiday-weekend bad, and there was... nobody in line.

    Got out at the crack of noon both days this weekend, and the groomers were all time. ...
  43. ready to slay some lift lines at the wood! ...

    ready to slay some lift lines at the wood!

    rolling in at 1am, never seen so many cars parked on the street at the various houses. gonna be busy.
  44. Or until you look at the wheelsup link and see...

    Or until you look at the wheelsup link and see $17,500 initiation fee and $800 per seat to Truckee.

    Then again, a friend with a ski lease in Truckee was talking about 1.5-2h to go 7mi to Northstar...
  45. Drove around; turned off onto 49 around 10pm...

    Drove around; turned off onto 49 around 10pm friday night and went 49->50->89->88. It was fine at that hour. Traffic on 50 but moving along nicely.

    Everything was great; completely bare pavement...
  46. Looks like 88 just opened from Peddler to Silver...

    Looks like 88 just opened from Peddler to Silver Lake. Now just the spur to go.....
  47. Will do. I've gone from hoping the spur stays...

    Will do.

    I've gone from hoping the spur stays closed as long as possible, to suddenly getting antsy that it won't open up by tomorrow evening. I'm sure it will, but that won't keep me from being...
  48. *shakes fist* it took me a minute to find the...

    *shakes fist* it took me a minute to find the pic, OKAY?
  49. http://conti.net/rbp/kirkwoodcrash-3.jpg

    http://conti.net/rbp/kirkwoodcrash-3.jpg
  50. No kidding. Need something to do while you're...

    No kidding. Need something to do while you're waiting to be able to flush the toilet.
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