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  1. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    I approve of his decision but Ms Boissal is going...

    I approve of his decision but Ms Boissal is going to be crushed over not knowing. She got him and his littermate as tiny kittens and they've been with her for 14 years. Her animals are her world, as...
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    Jackson Goldstone has a video of Thibaut's crash...

    Jackson Goldstone has a video of Thibaut's crash on his IG. Big slammer. He comes out of a corner, nails a root that throws him off his line, foot comes of the pedal, he gets halfway off the bike and...
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    Shit, out of stock. I haven't had any issues with...

    Shit, out of stock. I haven't had any issues with the plastic thingie but it's definitely annoying as shit to deal with when replacing the hanger. Which I've had to do and will most certainly have to...
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    That was honestly part of my consideration when I...

    That was honestly part of my consideration when I ended up buying the same bike as Ms Boissals. The ability to wrench on both with the same set of tools and have a stash of parts that can go on...
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    Dear lawd, Bruni 1.5 seconds ahead then the next...

    Dear lawd, Bruni 1.5 seconds ahead then the next 3 guys in the same second? Let's hope the rain stays away and it's a real race, not some survival rock sliding...
    Myriam is out of this world this...
  6. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Good call on the neighborhood internet stuff....

    Good call on the neighborhood internet stuff. Maybe Nextdoor will actually be useful for something!
    As for the litter box, the entire house is a litter box for him. He's been peeing wherever for a...
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    Didn't realize they used to have the option of...

    Didn't realize they used to have the option of opening the clamp on the older shifter. Dumb function to remove!

    To temper the Shimano hate around here, I'm now over 1500 miles on a set of XT...
  8. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ms Boissal did a thorough house and garden search...

    Ms Boissal did a thorough house and garden search and came back empty handed. I think if he were in the house we'd hear him wailing, he starts making tortured sad cat noises after a couple minutes...
  9. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Well old man Artie is missing. Hasn't been seen...

    Well old man Artie is missing. Hasn't been seen since the morning after I took the picture. He never goes more than 30' from the house and I can't remember not seeing his ass for more than an hour at...
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    I played with the clamp version of the XT shifter...

    I played with the clamp version of the XT shifter hoping it would allow me to get the paddles in a better spot than with the lever-mounted version which either digs into my thumb when descending or...
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    The aspens are starting to fire up high: ...

    The aspens are starting to fire up high:

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    Felt a chill riding down MillMeadow, so good to remember what cold feels like!
    There's a short bit of new trail on Crest, it bypasses...
  12. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Hi hi hi. I think she'd fit right in with those...

    Hi hi hi. I think she'd fit right in with those chaos-makers.
  13. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    He is CONSTANTLY eating shit. At least this time...

    He is CONSTANTLY eating shit. At least this time he fell on the good side of the couch, sometimes he rolls off the back and bonks his head on the bench then he roams around angrily meowing at...
  14. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Tired old lion: 385559 Couple minutes after...

    Tired old lion:

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    Couple minutes after I took this he fell off the back of the touch directly on top of Ugly. Mayhem ensued.
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    As expected. Follow the property tax money......

    As expected. Follow the property tax money...
    Guess this will be another fall of scaring old ladies and running over small dogs while marveling at the pristine and untouched foothills covered in...
  16. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Vibes. Cats live for a long time and it's nowhere...

    Vibes. Cats live for a long time and it's nowhere near enough...
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    That Taco is making me regret the fact that we're...

    That Taco is making me regret the fact that we're selling ours. Instead of getting a bunch of $$ back switching to something smaller I could pour ALL OF MY FUTURE INCOME into turning my vehicle into...
  18. Thread: Garden 2021

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    My experience with picking melons (cantaloupes)...

    My experience with picking melons (cantaloupes) is that you have to rely on smell only. Firmness, noise they make when you tap them, none of it matters. The second you can detect their smell pluck...
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    ^^ Sick!! The high elevation playground is...

    ^^ Sick!!

    The high elevation playground is starting to show some colors:

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    Sounds wonderful. I think I had mapped a longer...

    Sounds wonderful. I think I had mapped a longer version which adds S Skyline and finishes at the reservoir, that one would have to be shuttled as it's 40 miles on dirt.
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    Funny I was thinking the time for an Ogden ride...

    Funny I was thinking the time for an Ogden ride was approaching with the temps getting more reasonable.
    What's the mileage without the shuttle? And what's the water situation on that slog?
  22. Thread: Garden 2021

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    That wrinkly tomato is a nice specimen, picture...

    That wrinkly tomato is a nice specimen, picture perfect.

    Enter zuckzilla:

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    Model is 5'7" with skier thighs.
  23. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Sunny morning nap after a long night of......

    Sunny morning nap after a long night of... sleeping super hard. This chubs is living the life:

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    PM if you need help, I just helped Ms Boissal do...

    PM if you need help, I just helped Ms Boissal do hers yesterday.
  25. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Another monster zucc discovered today. Those...

    Another monster zucc discovered today. Those fuckers are shockingly stealth considering they're the size of a human leg...

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    Edit: full spread is a bit scary. There's gonna be canning...
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    I'm pretty sure I could ride 1000 miles on the...

    I'm pretty sure I could ride 1000 miles on the big cog and a single chain without doing any damage if I didn't shift. I think the wear come from constant shifting under load on soft aluminum cogs....
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    Dude. Do not get into this weight thing with me....

    Dude. Do not get into this weight thing with me. I made it clear I am the anti weight weenie and my component choice was about vanity. I ride a big bike and I ski big skis with big boots. I don't...
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    Vanity? My bike is enough of a pig as is. I...

    Vanity?
    My bike is enough of a pig as is. I doubt the 120 g difference would be noticeable but I want to have all the nice things (and bitch about it). If it didn't take so long to get them I'd...
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    Blasphemy on the wheel size! I've only buzzed my...

    Blasphemy on the wheel size! I've only buzzed my taint on the minion a couple of times this year! I'll have to try mullet at some point though, I'm intrigued. Maybe mullet the big squish bike and...
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    Definitely something to think about. The 51t is a...

    Definitely something to think about. The 51t is a true bailout gear and I'm not in it as much as the 45t which is the one that shows most of the wear. A smaller ring would allow me to spend more time...
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    Chain line question. I ranted upthread about...

    Chain line question. I ranted upthread about absolutely trashing an XT 10-51 cassette after about 1000 miles: the 2 biggest alu cogs have teeth that are nearly completely worn down and I suspect the...
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    Thought for a second you were offering those up...

    Thought for a second you were offering those up for sale and I peed a little.
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    I say yes. Even without resale value in mind it's...

    I say yes. Even without resale value in mind it's nice to know that when you lay the bike into stuff it's going to have a bit extra protection. I get that bikes are supposed to be ridden and look the...
  34. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    "I swear I didn't inhale" said Mr Kitty

    "I swear I didn't inhale" said Mr Kitty
  35. Thread: Garden 2021

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    We have some peppers right now which start green...

    We have some peppers right now which start green then go purple then orange then brown and finally red (buena mullata pepper). They're a roller coaster of mouth burning flavor with each color having...
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    Tell him you'll break trail for X hours on your...

    Tell him you'll break trail for X hours on your next tour or belay his ass for Y burns on his proj. FB invitation should be an automatic disqualifier for any gift. FFS, it's a wedding reception, if...
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    Bump. Anyone want the TLDs for $40 shipped? ...

    Bump. Anyone want the TLDs for $40 shipped?

    Edit: all sold, thanks!
  38. Thread: Garden 2021

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    I'd say dumb luck, I've never seen peppers like...

    I'd say dumb luck, I've never seen peppers like that and have been growing bells forever. Next year they'll probably be the size of a cherry tomato!
    I think Hopeless Sinner's comment is spot on....
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    Looked savage. Half of the PB comments about the...

    Looked savage. Half of the PB comments about the course have to do with people who can't wait to see PFP die in that rock garden while Yolanda cruises by like she's on a green trail.
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    I need a reminder on my phone that it's not the...

    I need a reminder on my phone that it's not the solstice and it gets dark before 9:30p these days...
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    Nice Manitou family! The light was not too...

    Nice Manitou family!

    The light was not too shabby up high either. It was raining the whole drive up BCC but I caught a nice weather window for the climb to the Crest and thought I was going to...
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    Buddy of mine who's on size L frames always swaps...

    Buddy of mine who's on size L frames always swaps the stock 175 cranks for 165 and loves it, mostly for clearance issues. He also swears his knees feel better. I definitely like the 170 better than...
  43. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Yesterday's haul, minus the zuccs which didn't...

    Yesterday's haul, minus the zuccs which didn't fit on the table. Ms Boissal was out there filling a wheelbarrow when I came to her rescue.
    We're retiring from growing bell peppers after finally...
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    FS - MTB shorts

    SOLD - Troy Lee Designs Ruckus shorts, size 32 - $50 shipped - SOLD
    These things retail for $110 which is crazy. I wore them once, they're a touch too big and I have to cinch the velcro waist...
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    How da fook do I not know about #1? I thought I...

    How da fook do I not know about #1? I thought I had sniffed out the majority of the stuff down low but apparently I'm still way off...
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    ^^^ Seconded. That is dead sexy Rackham the...

    ^^^ Seconded. That is dead sexy


    Rackham the Red, famous French pirate, spelling is close enough. It shall be a Raccam!
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    Speaking of Mara Pro, this isn't a new purchase...

    Speaking of Mara Pro, this isn't a new purchase but I'm about to have the travel spacer removed from mine to increase the stroke from 50 to 55mm (I'd do it myself but I don't want to bleed the...
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    Don't you dare say that about the Eliminator, I...

    Don't you dare say that about the Eliminator, I just picked up a couple!
  49. Thread: Garden 2021

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    Purple okra flower: 383427 First year...

    Purple okra flower:

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    First year growing the stuff, liking it a lot.
    Veggie murderer, about to meet its doom at the beaks of the chicken patrol!

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  50. That is fucking nuts. I grew up below that face...

    That is fucking nuts. I grew up below that face and have looked at it a LOT, no part of it looks like a ski line even with a wild imagination!
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