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  1. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    ^^^ Chao is such a tease... Vibes Thalela,...

    ^^^ Chao is such a tease...

    Vibes Thalela, that's bad kitty news. So sorry it's that bad of a diagnosis.

    A few happier pics, Simon invading Hobbes privacy, a few seconds before smackdown was...
  2. Thread: Garden 2020

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    This guy greeted me last night when I opened the...

    This guy greeted me last night when I opened the shed to pick up tools to do some yard work:

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    I decided to drink beer instead.
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    OK thanks, I guess I'll open the clutch and see...

    OK thanks, I guess I'll open the clutch and see if anything is obviously broken. If not I'll service/reinstall and see if it's working otherwise I'll have him get a replacement. There are still some...
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    A non-mechanically inclined but cheap as shit...

    A non-mechanically inclined but cheap as shit buddy asked me to look at his drivetrain yesterday after it developed some random chain slap. The clutch on his Shimano XT M8100 derailleur seems to be...
  5. Thread: Garden 2020

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    I've had good luck with the single tomatillo but...

    I've had good luck with the single tomatillo but we have a shit ton of bees. My first year gardening in UT I planted 2 per recommendations of e-experts and ended up with gallons of tomatillo salsa...
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    COVID was actually my first thought after reports...

    COVID was actually my first thought after reports of feline transmission but who knows... Both cats are doing great and are back to being super annoying assholes. Given that there were no apparent...
  7. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    When I moved her to Ms Boissal's house she had to...

    When I moved her to Ms Boissal's house she had to go back in the carboard box as the carrier was too big to fit in the car with all the other shit I had in there. She threw the same fit and tried the...
  8. Thread: Garden 2020

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    I have extensive experience with that as well, my...

    I have extensive experience with that as well, my house had at least 3 generations of sprinkler systems installed with random pipes all over the place, some connected and plugged, some in the ground...
  9. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    That's impressive! Both the driving and the 19-yo...

    That's impressive! Both the driving and the 19-yo cat still kicking it.

    Way BITD I was driving back from the vet with little Hobbs (6 months old at the time) in one of the cardboard carriers you...
  10. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Had that happen early last year, I think it was...

    Had that happen early last year, I think it was at a spot where the hose was bent at a sharp angle. Ms Boissal used to roll her eyes at me when I unspooled the hoses and made sure they were nicely...
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    Here's a question that recently stumped our vet:...

    Here's a question that recently stumped our vet: 2 of our 4 cats lost their voice for a couple of weeks in late spring. They're both vocal assholes and are constantly screaming at us for any number...
  12. ^^^ Hot damn, Superior is one badass looking peak...

    ^^^ Hot damn, Superior is one badass looking peak for a roadside lap!!
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    Apologies in advance for the thread drift but...

    Apologies in advance for the thread drift but would anyone in and around SLC have a lockring tool I could borrow to remove a chainring on a Shimano direct mount crankset? Looking for a ParkTool LRT-4...
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    From the WaPo...

    From the WaPo:



    JFC. You couldn't possibly think of a stupider hypothetical situation if you spent a week on it. I would LOVE to see one of our resident COVID-denying dickheads twist themselves...
  15. Thread: Garden 2020

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    I have cedar beds at my house that have been...

    I have cedar beds at my house that have been going strong for 10 years now, no sign of rot or any other damage. I went with 3 2x4 insted of 2 2x6, makes the bed 1/2" shorter but cuts the cost a...
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    I want IIINNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!

    I want IIINNNNNNNNNNNNN!!!
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    This is what ended both my grandparents' driving...

    This is what ended both my grandparents' driving careers. They had their shit together until France went crazy about roundabouts and starting putting them everywhere. My sister was in the car when my...
  18. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Have you ventured on the outskirts a bit? There...

    Have you ventured on the outskirts a bit? There are endless hard 10s that see 0 traffic because they require more walking than the inner city classics and are equally good. Beef Jello and...
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    "The problem with humanity today is ignorance,...

    "The problem with humanity today is ignorance, arrogance, and apathy" says the ignorant and arrogant (but certainly not apathetic) Karen.
    If lack of self-awareness was fatal every one of the twats...
  20. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Interceptor gobbles gear, just get on it and...

    Interceptor gobbles gear, just get on it and bring doubles in #2s through #4s, you'll be on TR the whole time. Tape up though, the fucker has teeth. And make sure not to place a piece close to the...
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    Shhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, Squaltamish slabs, looks...

    Shhhhhhiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, Squaltamish slabs, looks so good!! How the shady stuff doing up there?

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    Really pleasant up high in PC tonight despite the dust bowl and somewhat painful temps at...
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    Brilliant! I'm off to re-train some rodents.

    Brilliant! I'm off to re-train some rodents.
  23. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Nah, this guy plays in a different class with...

    Nah, this guy plays in a different class with other good looking cats. Ugly has his own league,
    Nice ear notch, definitely part burmese, first time I see one with such reddish fur, usually they...
  24. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ugly IS Old Gregg.

    Ugly IS Old Gregg.
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    Interesting. Ms Boissal and her parents have...

    Interesting. Ms Boissal and her parents have hiked around that area a ton (they have a cabin in the canyon) and laughed at me when I mentioned biking up there. They don't enjoy pushing their bikes...
  26. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ugly's new lounging spot. Every time I walk to...

    Ugly's new lounging spot. Every time I walk to the coop he's either already in the chair or on his way there. He doesn't even look at the birds although I did find him inside the coop last week just...
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    I have a similar issue with a couple of angry...

    I have a similar issue with a couple of angry squirrels. They're hanging out in a giant walnut tree on the neighbors property and are either pissed at each other or antagonizing one of our cats....
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    I hiked it to the split with the Erickson basin...

    I hiked it to the split with the Erickson basin trail on Sun, wanted to ride it but my neck was still not screwed on right. Looks like it gets steeper after the fork, how much HAB was involved?
    The...
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    Got a similar advance notice from the French...

    Got a similar advance notice from the French foreign affair ministry (they have a newsletter for expats). I sure wish I could see my parents this year, or my grand parents who are getting way up...
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    [QUOTE=snowaddict91;6011908]Happy to report that...

    [QUOTE=snowaddict91;6011908]Happy to report that the big tree has finally been cleared!
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    Hell yeah! I flailed so hard trying to go around it when I rode that trail earlier this year it was...
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    Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, that brand looks painful,...

    Shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit, that brand looks painful, much worse than the 3 scratches I have around my nose... I'm surprised I never pulled that move myself.
  32. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Old kittehs tends to get all skinny with sad fur...

    Old kittehs tends to get all skinny with sad fur but she looks damn good for being 17! She's also perfect the "WTF do you want now" look!

    KQ, that is South-American-kitty-drug-cartel levels of...
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    I've only ridden it once before so I don't have...

    I've only ridden it once before so I don't have much of a reference point.

    I'm all banged up right now so it might be a while before I can check it out. I cratered hard on Spin Cycle this...
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    Honeycomb doomsday rock garden?? I need a rematch...

    Honeycomb doomsday rock garden?? I need a rematch with that fucker... I hear last year's big Tstorms made it even gnarlier than before, any truth to that?
  35. Classy AF! Ms Boissal has been talking about a...

    Classy AF! Ms Boissal has been talking about a firepit, this will be used as inspiration. Really like the patio integration!
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    Speaking of cutting things, what's everyone...

    Speaking of cutting things, what's everyone choice tool for cutting cable housing? When I replaced my drivetrain last month I used an angle grinder since my experience with dedicated tools is that...
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    Will do when it arrives. She got the grey...

    Will do when it arrives. She got the grey version, I was lobbying for orange and blue but apparently those obnoxious colors only work for obnoxious assholes like me!
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    Rémy Métailler has a new vid out in which he...

    Rémy Métailler has a new vid out in which he rides Squamish gnar with Christina Chappetta (now a pinkbike lass), she talks or makes hilarious noises the whole time while absolutely slaying wet rooty...
  39. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Nice! Gonna show this to Ms B, she hung a few...

    Nice! Gonna show this to Ms B, she hung a few baskets around the house but they're nowhere near as proud and she's already talking about making her own.
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    Bump, Ms Boissal pulled the trigger and got...

    Bump, Ms Boissal pulled the trigger and got herself an Occam M10.
    I'm green with envy, her bike is now nicer than mine in all respects: better geometry for the trails we ride, better components all...
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    He's the mayor of mountain biking and trail...

    He's the mayor of mountain biking and trail clearing around here. He also took care of Little Emigration (chainsaw work) this year, along with a whole bunch more he hasn't said anything about.
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    I followed a couple of ladies in PC last week and...

    I followed a couple of ladies in PC last week and it took a few minutes before there was a long enough gap in their conversation for me to squeeze in a quick request to pass. Constant back and forth...
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    This. Rocks are there for a reason, hop over...

    This. Rocks are there for a reason, hop over them, roll them, what's the point of going around? That's what road biking is for...
    I've been guilty of going around the occasional puddle as for some...
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    Damn, proud hucks, I walked the majority of those...

    Damn, proud hucks, I walked the majority of those on my first go at that trail, it felt way above my pay grade. Still does actually...

    Temps and dirt have been shockingly great these past few days...
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    Ms Boissal demoed an Orbea Occam yesterday, she's...

    Ms Boissal demoed an Orbea Occam yesterday, she's coming from a RockyMtn Altitude which is way too much bike for her here in the Wasatch. She was whipping that 29er around like it wasn't even there,...
  46. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Curious about that too, been seeing it on most of...

    Curious about that too, been seeing it on most of the peppers this season. Probably not fertilizer if it's the same issue, haven't done anything to the ground since the fall compost addition. We...
  47. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    I'd say you found a great name already. It...

    I'd say you found a great name already. It doesn't matter what you chose to name a cat anyway, they only respond to names such as Lord or Master or Destroyer of Worlds.
  48. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Spooky!!! Regarding kittens climbing up legs,...

    Spooky!!!

    Regarding kittens climbing up legs, it gets worse. At least kittens are lightweight, our 2 geriatric and chubby assholes routinely fail to complete the jump to my lap and you can imagine...
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    Shit, the mere mention of that lift every fall...

    Shit, the mere mention of that lift every fall leads to hundreds of underwear-bunching incidents. If it actually happened there would be mobs of bc skiers with torches and pitchfork walking around...
  50. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    That face though... It's impossible to be mad at...

    That face though... It's impossible to be mad at them. When Hobbes was little she terrorized everything and everyone and tore most of the house to shreds. The dog and I were constantly mad at her but...
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