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  1. Also, my bike commute is totally annoying with...

    Also, my bike commute is totally annoying with pathways choked with walkers and cyclists.
  2. Traffic rebounding to near-normal here. (I’m...

    Traffic rebounding to near-normal here.
    (I’m “essential”, out driving in it)

    Seeing a surprising number of motorcycles. 2 guys were out riding around the other day, I think everyone saw them...
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    Dang, I was hoping it was this friggin Kennedy...

    Dang, I was hoping it was this friggin Kennedy
    ...
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    The tire that came with the surly instigator was...

    The tire that came with the surly instigator was 26x3
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    Why not just a bluto and summer wheelset for the...

    Why not just a bluto and summer wheelset for the farley?
  6. I drive this high-functioning mentally retarded...

    I drive this high-functioning mentally retarded guy to work at the grocery store.
    He’s one of my favorite passengers because, developmentally, he’s essentially a permanent teenager and his...
  7. Dammit. Vibes to all of you.

    Dammit.
    Vibes to all of you.
  8. https://www.framedbikes.com/products/marquette-x7-...

    https://www.framedbikes.com/products/marquette-x7-mountain-bike-27-5
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    The notion and language hasn’t kept pace with the...

    The notion and language hasn’t kept pace with the changing world.
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    To save having to click and load: 323047

    To save having to click and load:
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    He was 100% silent when we got him from the...

    He was 100% silent when we got him from the pound.
    UCmMAQwqD2I

    We were so proud. ��
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    The other half of my transit job nightmare is the...

    The other half of my transit job nightmare is the nightmare of my wife managing a grocery dept. and having a bad back in the last couple months from having to do more stocking and unloading than she...
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    He’s a sadistic piece of evil shit. When I was...

    He’s a sadistic piece of evil shit. When I was still a fairly new firefighter he put us in a position of huge risk for his own amusement.
    Then years later made a bunch of rapey remarks to a female...
  14. Moving: Wife, wife career, aging mother, home...

    Moving:
    Wife, wife career, aging mother, home ownership-if we move anywhere I want to live we’ll be in some shitbox apartment, rusty vehicles that won’t pass inspection elsewhere, lack of adequate...
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    Imagine if it was 34 degrees and raining and word...

    Imagine if it was 34 degrees and raining and word spread around that the transit system was now free of fare.

    My only real peaceful comforting thoughts lately have had to do with acceptance. ...
  16. We’re all at different stages of this, and have...

    We’re all at different stages of this, and have different relationships with skiing.

    With me, I get pretty intense about skiing because:

    1) when I was around 16, I had like 3 months where I...
  17. It’s almost impossible to get skunked on the $100...

    It’s almost impossible to get skunked on the $100 bohemia pass, but I’m a special snowflake so I went up there once this year, one chair was broken down, got 3 runs in bad spring snow over thin...
  18. Marquette MI.

    Marquette MI.
  19. But yeah, also this. Something about this will...

    But yeah, also this.
    Something about this will make me better somehow.
    I don’t know what, but you never really do I guess.
  20. Now imagine you’re there skinning the closed hill...

    Now imagine you’re there skinning the closed hill and the manager and his buddies are towing each other around with the work sleds, tracking it out way faster than skinners and hikers can.
    So you...
  21. I’m a really good powder 8 follower. It bummed...

    I’m a really good powder 8 follower.
    It bummed me out that powder 8 stopped being a thing.
    Hereby calling dibs on svs for powder 8 partner.

    It’s going to be a long gnarly road for me to get...
  22. It was a guy I normally really like. I fixed his...

    It was a guy I normally really like. I fixed his broken down van in the middle of the night a few weeks ago. He just doesn’t get it.
    They’re just living in insular rural trailer park headspace....
  23. In theory yes. The thing is structured like...

    In theory yes.
    The thing is structured like this though: your employer can’t compel you to work if their operations aren’t essential.
    That’s not how people operate, that’s not how life works. If...
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    g8MYsii4DZY

    g8MYsii4DZY
  25. Is Detroit a city?

    Is Detroit a city?
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    My favorite homeless guy, who is of the...

    My favorite homeless guy, who is of the perplexing but real brand of homeless where they could probably get housing but prefer to be outdoors, gets on a bus out of town in the fall, then comes back...
  27. It’s not, there isn’t. I’ve pled guilty to...

    It’s not, there isn’t. I’ve pled guilty to disorderly conduct, even though I did nothing wrong, because it was the least expensive, least risky, most reasonable way to get on with life. I have to...
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    “87? Really? Sidney Crosby? Who do you think...

    “87?
    Really? Sidney Crosby?
    Who do you think I am?
    Gonna need another number. Now.”

    And they would have had to give you one, because, I mean...epic powerstache.
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    I’m your captain, I’m your captain, though I’m...

    I’m your captain, I’m your captain, though I’m feeling mighty sick...
    g8MYsii4DZY
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    It’s appreciable!

    It’s appreciable!
  31. Hey...covid 19’s serious enough to close the ski...

    Hey...covid 19’s serious enough to close the ski hill, but the staff will still be here hanging out getting drunk standing around in groups towing each other around with the work sleds like an...
  32. Meanwhile the brobrah who runs our ski hill was...

    Meanwhile the brobrah who runs our ski hill was out lapping runs towing his buddies up the hill behind the work sleds and having a big party inside the closed ski area hanging out in groups in front...
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    2020 mustache project. 322498 Not my best...

    2020 mustache project.
    322498

    Not my best effort, also not my worst.
  34. Yeah, my bad. It’s just my reaction to dude...

    Yeah, my bad. It’s just my reaction to dude mentioning rights being disregarded.
  35. My life is on hold waiting for criminal court...

    My life is on hold waiting for criminal court processes they’ve just decided to cease doing, indefinitely. I’m lucky (and thankful) I made bail. We supposedly have a right to a speedy trial. Rights...
  36. Think about this too: your stuff is going to be...

    Think about this too: your stuff is going to be like 150 degrees, at least, inside a truck/trailer if it sits at all during a sunny mid summer day. Warping, melting...etc.
  37. I’m shocked about HD. They seem to sell a lot of...

    I’m shocked about HD. They seem to sell a lot of machines for a lot each.
  38. I‘m too big to ski long narrow skis in breakable...

    I‘m too big to ski long narrow skis in breakable crust.
    Edit: I did my share of that when all skis were narrow. At this point with the area I’m talking about I’d rather snowshoe than fight with...
  39. I have free time, not money.

    I have free time, not money.
  40. I slept out (no tent) next to the trucks on a...

    I slept out (no tent) next to the trucks on a fire on the vermejo park ranch, probably around 00/01. It was on a dozer line with a lot of fine fine talc dirt we called “moon dust”. I woke up to cat...
  41. I just took my dog to the closed ski hill. 5...

    I just took my dog to the closed ski hill. 5 minute drive. People doing tire-peeling speed through the turns by the ski hill. Almost got hit from behind trying to make a left turn by some maniac...
  42. http://vimeo.com/86474868 Yeah, kinda this. I...

    http://vimeo.com/86474868

    Yeah, kinda this. I have to be honest, I like that kind of skiing in powder, but most of the time where I live it’s some kind of sketchy breakable crust. I hit some trees...
  43. Ugh. We’re legally on lockdown now. :frown: ...

    Ugh.
    We’re legally on lockdown now.
    :frown:

    Thanks again for all the input.

    As far as sizing goes...I guess I need to measure. I’ve been getting the same shoes and ski boots for so long...
  44. Thanks for all the input! So here’s a related...

    Thanks for all the input!
    So here’s a related question: I’ve been getting uphill at the closed resort with daymakers, but I’ve found that my really comfortable old fulltilts, same size shell I’ve...
  45. I know, I shipped a pair of skis this year...it...

    I know, I shipped a pair of skis this year...it was $100, I just about shit a brick.
    I had no idea it had gotten so spendy.
  46. Seeking Opinions on Cheap/DIY Neighborhood Dick-Around “approach ski” Setup

    Since many of us are bored:

    Purpose: I live adjacent to the little overgrown hills that spawned the Marquette Backcountry Ski, which appears to be the right tool for the job.

    for the last 3...
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    fuck you

    fuck you
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    The douchebag piece of dog shit who closed our...

    The douchebag piece of dog shit who closed our local hill is now lapping it with the snowmobile and gas we paid for with our passes.
  49. Lots of “fuck you we’re closing and keeping your...

    Lots of “fuck you we’re closing and keeping your money” moves right now.
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    Haha. Check out this one!...

    Haha. Check out this one!!
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