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    There is so much great advice here. Iím running...

    There is so much great advice here. Iím running out the door but wanted to let yíall know that this is all appreciated. Thanks.
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    College Selection?

    Haha. Yeah Iíd say she ďhas a say in itĒ. Sheís sitting here at the table with me as we are scouring the interwebs for schools. Definitely not a helicopter parent (or even close)...but there are...
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    College Selection?

    My daughter is halfway through her Junior year, and we are starting to narrow down colleges.

    Sheís a fast XC and track runner, though not THAT fast. And sheís a great student, but not very top...
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    Perfect man! Thanks. Lol@ ď6000 lumensĒ

    Perfect man! Thanks.

    Lol@ ď6000 lumensĒ
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    Iíve been using these cheap Chinese lights for...

    Iíve been using these cheap Chinese lights for years. When I purchased it was branded a ďmagicshineĒ, though after a cursory google search I donít see a match.

    I have 3 of the lights and 3 of...
  6. Iím just some hack, but my new Pike Ultimate is a...

    Iím just some hack, but my new Pike Ultimate is a way better fork than my 2018 36 (w/ grip2)

    Steers better. Small bump compliance. Chunk. All of it. A better ride.
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    I went around and around on it. Iíve heard the...

    I went around and around on it. Iíve heard the TB4 is super capable even though itís only 120. I swung a leg over each and was just more drawn to the TB. It was a tough call, but Iím stoked on my...
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    Canít say, exactly. But he does some kind of...

    Canít say, exactly. But he does some kind of custom tune.
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    I just replaced my 2018 Hightower with a brand...

    I just replaced my 2018 Hightower with a brand new 2022 Tallboy4. Itís a goddamn sex machine.

    Big props to Joetron who did the build and swapped some old parts and provided some badly needed...
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    Halloween in the Front Range

    This weekend my daughter is running in the XC State Championship in Colorado Springs on Saturday morning.

    We are driving up there from Durango Friday evening, then watching her race. Our plan...
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    Fox elite DPS evol 200x50

    Taken off a 2018 Hightower.

    Works great, has had a custom tune (for a 170# rider) by Diaz Suspension Designs recently.

    Iím only selling it because I no longer own a bike that itíll fit on. ...
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    I put in some little retaining walls and now need some fill dirt to even out the grade. Maybe raise by 6Ē on the low side, even 8Ē-10Ē in the corner.

    Need to park vans and trailers...
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    Solid PSA. Just picked one up. Thanks!

    Solid PSA. Just picked one up. Thanks!
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    I started this thread nearly 12 years ago, and...

    I started this thread nearly 12 years ago, and wonder if anyone ever successfully swapped houses. (Or wives, I suppose).

    Anyone from somewhere in California want to come here for thanksgiving ?
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    I have a great RE agent. PM incoming Sent...

    I have a great RE agent. PM incoming


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    I think Iím currently dissector/aggressor combo. ...

    I think Iím currently dissector/aggressor combo.

    How dumb am I?
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    Thatís the plan, but the shock wonít carry-over

    Thatís the plan, but the shock wonít carry-over
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    Funny, Iím working in NM, but was gonna hit you...

    Funny, Iím working in NM, but was gonna hit you up when I get back Friday.
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    That sums it up nicely. Not sure Iím sold on...

    That sums it up nicely.

    Not sure Iím sold on long shocking. I may want to keep it tight and snappy and not stress about tire rub
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    Possibly, but with supply chain issues and my...

    Possibly, but with supply chain issues and my warranty claim somewhat tenuous, if they say a shock isnít included, Iím gonna go with it.
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    Has anyone successfully long shocked a TB? The...

    Has anyone successfully long shocked a TB?

    The suggested shock is
    190mm i2i
    45mm stroke

    So would a long shock be a 190x50?

    Anyone have a 190x45 or 190x50 shock for sale?
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    Thanks for the excellent long shock descriptions!...

    Thanks for the excellent long shock descriptions!

    I pulled the trigger on the TB.

    Iím a xc dork who likes smashing chunder. I think itíll be perfect.
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    The trail we used to call the Party Trail has...

    The trail we used to call the Party Trail has been renamed vulture. It drops off the west side of animas straight into sailing hawks. When you left it was pretty scrappy. Itís freakiní awesome...
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    The 36 upfront is a given, as that what I have. ...

    The 36 upfront is a given, as that what I have.

    Tell me more about this long shocking you all speak of.

    Explain it to me like Iím a child.
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    Tallboy vs Hightower?

    Itís like a 50/50 split! You guys offer no help!

    I should add that Iíve been on a 2018 Hightower for a few years.

    More snap and a lighter climber sounds awesome. And with the 36 @ 140 up...
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    Still torn. Leaning toward TB4

    Still torn. Leaning toward TB4
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    Yeah, pretty much 1 bike quiver. Even though...

    Yeah, pretty much 1 bike quiver.

    Even though I love pointing it through chunk, a lot of my rides are on the CT, or quick evening bangers in the Test Tracks. =TB4

    Where ya goin? Why leave...
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    I like the sound of that

    I like the sound of that
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    Tallboy vs Hightower?

    Hi all

    Santa Cruz is replacing my Hightower frame on warranty

    And as they are fkn awesome, they are letting me change to a TB4 if I want.

    Me:
    40s. Ride a lot (3-5/week). Live in Durango,...
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    Now THATíS what Iím talking about. Thanks man

    Now THATíS what Iím talking about.

    Thanks man
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    Lord Iím glad I donít have to deal with front...

    Lord Iím glad I donít have to deal with front range drama aside from 1-2 times a year.
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    a) neither. Gnar V user is how I identify ...

    a) neither. Gnar V user is how I identify
    b)Iím a straight, white, 43yo white guy with a fucking monster van. Rules? lol no.
    c) itís 4wd and jacked, yo.
    d) no pooping in my van. I keep a...
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    Possibly considering heading down 285 toward home...

    Possibly considering heading down 285 toward home after the show

    Would it be silly to think we could find a place to crash around midnight on a Saturday somewhere near Kenosha Pass? (Bailey, etc)
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    Red Rocks camping?

    Other than 2 nights of phish in 2009, I havenít been to a show at Red Rocks since the Ď90s. Iím old.

    We have to be up in the area this weekend, and thinking of taking our teenager to her first...
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    Better than ďIím 50 and I hate my daily...

    Better than ďIím 50 and I hate my daily existenceĒ which is far more common.
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    Generally speaking, Ottobock is a manufacturer of...

    Generally speaking, Ottobock is a manufacturer of components, not a clinical provider. So yeah, I use a ton of Ďbock parts.

    Lately though, theyíve been acquiring patient care clinics and getting...
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    Iím a prosthetist. So I make artificial limbs...

    Iím a prosthetist. So I make artificial limbs for amputees.

    I have a niche role in an already niche field, as I specialize mostly in upper-limb prosthetics.
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    I donít do any O, bro! So I introduce Mrs Johnson...

    I donít do any O, bro! So I introduce Mrs Johnson to our resident and head into the lab to tinker.

    I actually joined our upper limb team about 4 years ago, and started specializing in ULP about 2...
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    Iím just here to say that Iím 12 years into my...

    Iím just here to say that Iím 12 years into my career. Iím 43. Iíve lived with ADHD since I was a kid.

    I am at a desk roughly 25% of my time. The rest of the time in a fabrication lab or with...
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    Maybe Iím in a grouchy mood (I am) but why is...

    Maybe Iím in a grouchy mood (I am) but why is everyone saying what the AQI is where they live but they DONT SAY WHERE IT IS THEY LIVE?

    ďIt was so smoky here this morningĒ

    I was just in SLC and...
  41. Haha. The Q-Farm was some seriously...

    Haha. The Q-Farm was some seriously inappropriate shit. That would never fly now. Even parents called it that.

    I hate to call Bullshit, but no freakiní way did DMB pay at WRA. I mean, Iíve...
  42. DMB played at the Q in the 90ís? Unpossible. ...

    DMB played at the Q in the 90ís? Unpossible.



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    Yeah I thought of that; wouldíve been fun to do...

    Yeah I thought of that; wouldíve been fun to do 100+miles and loop together all sorts of shit.
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    Hey man Yeah it was definitely a good...

    Hey man

    Yeah it was definitely a good experience.
    I rented from Chrono Bikes (https://www.chronobikes.com).

    Ä50/day for a super nice Pinarello Paris. Carbon everything, disc brakes, looked...
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    We couldnít possibly be more different.

    We couldnít possibly be more different.
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    Yeah dude. Your mention of Barga was spot on. ...

    Yeah dude. Your mention of Barga was spot on.

    The area around Lucca and North to the garfgnana valley was so so so amazing. The food. The wine. The people. So good.

    Also, rented a road...
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    380954 380955 380956 380957 The last pic is...

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    The last pic is in the Alpi Apuane, a small range in NW Tuscany. Solid limestone
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    Yeah, thatís Cannaregio, where we are staying the...

    Yeah, thatís Cannaregio, where we are staying the next 2 nights, currently on the train traveling to Venice

    A few pics.

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    Dude, those look great. Thanks

    Dude, those look great. Thanks
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    Having a great trip, will do a photo dump and TR...

    Having a great trip, will do a photo dump and TR once we are back.

    Quick update though: we spent a week in Tuscany, mostly around Lucca. Barga was awesome, so was Bagni di Lucca and a little...
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