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    Hmmm, good to know on the repeat issues and...

    Hmmm, good to know on the repeat issues and ensuing buyback. Coincidentally I'm driving our '05 Outback with 200k into the ground right now (with leaking gaskets, etc) as my around town car. Twins...
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    As said - get the APR tune and you'll match...

    As said - get the APR tune and you'll match Allroad or GTI power numbers for so cheap. And if there's a concern about the cost of long term wear and tear from a chip tune on a VW, in comparison to...
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    Love the 189, but it's best when charging or...

    Love the 189, but it's best when charging or skiing softer snow. This year in Aspen was unique and we had all-time snow fall and great coverage. The 189 was great because I was skiing a lot of fresh...
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    Well this changes things! ...

    Well this changes things!

    https://www.aspentimes.com/news/local/lift-one-project-on-aspen-mountain-in-peril/
  5. I happened to listen to ep 63 yesterday and was...

    I happened to listen to ep 63 yesterday and was curious if this follow-up ever came to fruition. The original interview was great and really interesting; I'm very excited to hear these too as well.
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    Def a cool rig, but I'm guessing they're selling...

    Def a cool rig, but I'm guessing they're selling it for double what they paid . Plenty of JDM oddities like this crossing the pond nowadays. This guy's just fishing for a lazy SF trustafarian that...
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    Great story, great day, nice work!

    Great story, great day, nice work!
  8. Thanks for the thoughts, first step is definitely...

    Thanks for the thoughts, first step is definitely getting them on my feet!
  9. I've resort skied my Hawx Ultra 130 for a few...

    I've resort skied my Hawx Ultra 130 for a few seasons and now looking to upgrade my touring boots from the trusty Mercuries. I'm assuming the XTD will be a slam dunk to transition to and that it has...
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    Yeah, the Clymb was pretty much bankrupt a few...

    Yeah, the Clymb was pretty much bankrupt a few years back and sold to LeftLane Sports
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    PSA Bump - I've been underwhelmed with the...

    PSA Bump -

    I've been underwhelmed with the Clymb for a while, but I noticed they're offering 25% off sitewide with code SOLSTICE and there's some good deals to be had on a few Faction, Armada and...
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    We bought two Traveller 50, regular size a few...

    We bought two Traveller 50, regular size a few years back for hut trips and summer backpacking. They've been a great investment and I'd highly recommend if you're in huts a lot or looking to...
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    If you only want a few days, get a Coleman...

    If you only want a few days, get a Coleman Extreme and manage your ice/openings well - . The weight on a decent sized roto is no joke - we have a Yeti Tundra 65 and the thing is 30lbs empty. Coleman...
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    I think the V10 was well regarded, but coming...

    I think the V10 was well regarded, but coming from Lamborghini it was pricey on all accounts. The switch to the twin turbo V8 probably lowered cost, lowered a bit of weight and really improved MPG.
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    Looks like the Euro-only '08-'11 S6 Avant that...

    Looks like the Euro-only '08-'11 S6 Avant that had the V10. Is that photo supposedly from the US or is that a someones driveway in the UK?

    Regarding S6 Avants... I worked at a bike shop in Seattle...
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    Buddy just bought a '95 Minnie Winnie 4x4 w/ the...

    Buddy just bought a '95 Minnie Winnie 4x4 w/ the 460ci V8. Thing is sweet, great size (esp if you want to have wife AND kid in it) and capability. Gas will suck, but that's a given. I'd go that route...
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    Whole Foods has also slipped a bit up here in the...

    Whole Foods has also slipped a bit up here in the RFV as well. We bought all our seafood from WF when we lived in Denver (never Sprouts) and they're by far the best up here now. Marczyk in Denver...
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    And the beat goes on -...

    And the beat goes on - https://www.aspentimes.com/news/aspen-mountain-will-open-for-skiing-riding-during-food-wine-classic-weekend/

    The Pass was fun this weekend, but lots of people out and lots...
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    Don't miss out on Lesotho and the Drakensberg - a...

    Don't miss out on Lesotho and the Drakensberg - a range of peaks at 10-11k, lots of vert on approaches and even some winter snow. We loved hiking there and it looks like mountain biking is growing...
  20. I got the deal they're still running - $1797 new...

    I got the deal they're still running - $1797 new for the kit, including a Rode video mic that I sold off for $100.

    Regarding the discounting - My guess is it's an inventory issue. Nikon's been...
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    Outliers are my taste and few, if any, of my...

    Outliers are my taste and few, if any, of my fellow 'Muricans waddling around there.

    Need to get some TR's posted one of these days.
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    $27 no matter what with an Ikon

    $27 no matter what with an Ikon
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    Albania Sri Lanka Indonesia Oman Norway...

    Albania
    Sri Lanka
    Indonesia
    Oman
    Norway
    Solvenia
  24. I came back to the D750 + 24-120; got it for the...

    I came back to the D750 + 24-120; got it for the right price and I'll just keep schlepping the weight. Really loving it fresh and brand new.
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    We rode the chair with a guy on Saturday who was...

    We rode the chair with a guy on Saturday who was wearing a VAIL t-shirt, Epic Pass beanie, mesh gym shorts and had his IKON pass lanyard tucked into his shirt. He was bitching about "having to drive...
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    Yeah, its open, you're good to go. Bus starts...

    Yeah, its open, you're good to go. Bus starts June 15.

    Aspen was great yesterday - no crowds, great snow, good vibes. Back today!
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    We were out of town last weekend; bummed to miss...

    We were out of town last weekend; bummed to miss Sam's thing. It sounded awesome from everyone who was there.

    Pretty stoked on Aspen Mtn this weekend and the pass opening. We drove up to the Bells...
  28. classic: ...

    classic:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tb3tZbfQqkw

    pif, the best:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqbDIiUUc3o

    turbo, for a wild evening:
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    - Chase Jarvis I think the biggest issue...

    - Chase Jarvis


    I think the biggest issue right now for Nikon and Canon is marketing and branding themselves as two entities: who they were (traditional DSLR systems) and who they want to be...
  30. Yes! Mono! Yes! 282214 282215

    Yes! Mono! Yes!

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  31. FREAKS!

    FREAKS!
  32. yes

    yes
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    I can only imagine. That's a beast and a beaut....

    I can only imagine. That's a beast and a beaut. Nice work.
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    DM inbound

    DM inbound
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    Is the Thule the one that holds two car seats?...

    Is the Thule the one that holds two car seats? Cond?
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    enjoi the scroll-...

    enjoi the scroll- https://slides.com/francetelevisionsmidi-pyrenees/deck-83/fullscreen#/1
  37. Telll me more. My die is cast.

    Telll me more. My die is cast.
  38. I'm curious is this is the same vibe for 4R as...

    I'm curious is this is the same vibe for 4R as well - tight/tough with two car seats?
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    Love the recap and honesty. Good on you guys for...

    Love the recap and honesty. Good on you guys for keeping it going despite the foehn and pucker factor! We made our first trip there last year and it's def a must-go place.
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    Update: purchased and van is sweet. The...

    Update: purchased and van is sweet.

    The ecoboost is crazy fast for the whale that thing is. Rubber Weathertech floor going in next week and then a basic build out for cargo storage happening this...
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    Maybe peds? aka Pete Houghton -...

    Maybe peds? aka Pete Houghton - https://altitudinalnoodles.wordpress.com/

    Dude skied some great descents around Cham -...
  42. Gorsuch has some amazing deals hidden among the...

    Gorsuch has some amazing deals hidden among the piles of Bogner/kjus "fashion wear" and rich tool home goods. Their ski sales and demos are damn good prices.

    But Jeff needs to keep selling his...
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    Thread drift... But, if you are someone who...

    Thread drift...

    But, if you are someone who still wants a manual, the Alltrack is great and they're giving these away! $20k, new, AWD/Manual/Turbo:...
  44. This is the key and what keeps a lot of rippers...

    This is the key and what keeps a lot of rippers on Aspen midweek. If I have 2 hours during a weekday I often just go crank laps at Aspen, all over the mountain - gondi laps, 1A, laps under 6. Find...
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    Ahh, i see. I saw one a few months ago getting...

    Ahh, i see. I saw one a few months ago getting serviced at the VW dealership. Must have some $$$
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    I happened to ski on some EssVar's today for an...

    I happened to ski on some EssVar's today for an innagural run on straight skis at Aspen Mountain closing. Thankfully no issues or pre-release, but I can't say I trusted them after reading old forum...
  47. Update/slight rant: I was able to borrow an...

    Update/slight rant:

    I was able to borrow an XT-1 and 18-55 yesterday for a tour; it was a fast crew so I wasn't waiting around or stopping much to setup shots. IQ was ok and the weight/size was...
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    The elusive Allroad 4.2L with the 6 speed was a...

    The elusive Allroad 4.2L with the 6 speed was a beast
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    For sure - not my choice, but wagons on the...

    For sure - not my choice, but wagons on the market nonetheless. I won't be trading my Alltrack 6mt anytime soon.



    Still confused on the point here. 8" of snow should not stop your car from...
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    NY Auto Show bringing a bit of wagon stoke: ...

    NY Auto Show bringing a bit of wagon stoke:

    2020 Outback will offer an XT model with a 2.4 Turbo with better economy, towing and power numbers then the 3.6 -...
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