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    "We’ve given the Range VLT the ultimate...

    "We’ve given the Range VLT the ultimate combination of Norco’s progressive handling and advanced long-travel suspension in a carbon e-MTB platform engineered to tackle the same trails as our non-...
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    Karma is a bitch
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    Some pictures from a couple of rides this...

    Some pictures from a couple of rides this weekend.
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    A sail ride combo just for the fun of it.
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    Who did Specialized pay off? I am retreating...

    Who did Specialized pay off?

    I am retreating to my fortified, off grid, compound with my guns! God help us

    or

    start a new thread " which new emtb should I buy"

    tough decision
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    "15 miles today, 900 feet climbing" Really? need...

    "15 miles today, 900 feet climbing" Really? need a ebike?, I going to assume you are 80 years old or have some type of disability. Good for you to be getting out:).
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    that made my friday!!:) Could not watch more of...

    that made my friday!!:) Could not watch more of it than a few minutes, how did it end?
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    Nice but windy evening at West Point last night. ...

    Nice but windy evening at West Point last night. 292011Looked like the Richmond Yacht Club's Wednesday night beer can race had a good turn out.292012
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    Cool area. Exploring google maps I stumbled...

    Cool area. Exploring google maps I stumbled across this gem of a place.

    http://www.crazymountainranch.info/

    Philip Morris customer Vacation spot. I bet smoking is allowed.
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    Looks beautiful. However, my approach to leisure...

    Looks beautiful. However, my approach to leisure travel is evolving to consider my personal carbon budget.
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    "Still, the proposed revisions can be hard to...

    "Still, the proposed revisions can be hard to brush off. Democratic processes like public comment periods may convolute or lengthen government decisions, but is part of what makes public land our...
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    The kid from the bike shop is right. If you rely...

    The kid from the bike shop is right. If you rely on tire irons a lot you are doing it all wrong. Google is your friend, there is a groove down the middle of your rim for a reason. Typically you...
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    that is the old style, they are making them with...

    that is the old style, they are making them with more air vents and a MIPS system now. Nice mid eighties day glow colors as well.
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    I guess he doesn't want to throw his other long...

    I guess he doesn't want to throw his other long and slack bike into the back of the pickup and drive it to the top.
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    North Bay vista looking towards Sonoma, top of...

    North Bay vista looking towards Sonoma, top of China Camp last night290521290520
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    Heli-biking kills baby polar bears!!! Come On!!...

    Heli-biking kills baby polar bears!!! Come On!! Do you really need a helicopter for biking?? How can you justify the carbon foot print of a day of heli-biking? Do mtbers have no shame? flame away...
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    Photo is looking southeast with the bay and...

    Photo is looking southeast with the bay and Tiburon Peninsula in the background. Been riding Marin since 1987, yes its has its issues and its not that technical of riding but its highly diverse,...
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    Nice evening ride overlooking Sleepy Hollow and...

    Nice evening ride overlooking Sleepy Hollow and the north side of Tam
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    Truth in advertising? This is what will stoke...

    Truth in advertising? This is what will stoke conflict.

    "Where can I ride ebikes?Our ebikes are class 1 250w 20 mph bikes. They pedal assist and do not give assistance above 20 mph. These bikes...
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    Fog creeping in over Bolinas Ridge last night...

    Fog creeping in over Bolinas Ridge last night
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    Rodeo Beach -GGNRA old military base, now hosts...

    Rodeo Beach -GGNRA old military base, now hosts Non-profits organizations. Cool old WW II bunkers hidden in the hills, also has an Nike Missile base from the cold war. The base is open every 3rd...
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    Last night's gravel grinder and...

    Last night's gravel grinder and hike-a-bike288680288681288682
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    an interesting comparison between old and new...

    an interesting comparison between old and new geos

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/ibis-ripley-vs-ibis-ripley-ls-opinion-2016.html
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    "longer & slack with 29" wheels is just faster" ...

    "longer & slack with 29" wheels is just faster"

    Downhill yes but I am already going fast enough to severely injure myself in a crash, extra speed means more$$ in medical bills. I always chuckle...
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    This has happened to me before. Now I do it...

    This has happened to me before. Now I do it myself or I totally strip the wheel and bring them just the wheel with everything removed. One time I got the wheel back and they had put gorilla tape as...
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    I think 1x and a dinner plate on the back wheel...

    I think 1x and a dinner plate on the back wheel is the biggest bike industry boondoggle in the last 5 years. Long and slack is the next biggest one.
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    Don't you hate it when people ramble on about...

    Don't you hate it when people ramble on about gear ratios.
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    This is one reason I miss frame pumps

    This is one reason I miss frame pumps
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    loved the locked up back wheel and all the skid...

    loved the locked up back wheel and all the skid turns. I wish everyone rode like this, the trails would be so much better, way more techy and broken up. Shows how little impact ebikes have an a...
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    I am with Not bunion. I ride with a group that...

    I am with Not bunion. I ride with a group that all have them. When you ask them how much they really use it maybe once or twice a ride. I ride everything they do and do not have one. Adds weight,...
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    The flume trail will be ride-able by end of June....

    The flume trail will be ride-able by end of June. They start running shuttles on the 15th. Tahoe rim and other trails in the state park probably be 80% clear but could involve some longish...
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    quiet for me. If you live in Montana LOUD!

    quiet for me. If you live in Montana LOUD!
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    so took a quick look Bunion. These are published...

    so took a quick look Bunion. These are published by pro bike groups though so "frame of reference?" Interesting neither link is peer reviewed or published but it does rely on peer reviewed literature...
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    thinking about this more. What is the length of...

    thinking about this more. What is the length of average hike 5 to 8 miles? My rides average about 20 miles but I have fairly easy trails and only moderate climbs (2,500 feet). I ride through...
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    Horses rip the hell out of trail, and have big...

    Horses rip the hell out of trail, and have big impacts on meadows when pack stock is allowed to graze, one reason the PCT looks the way it does.

    Grinch, do not know if time is a significant...
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    bunion post the link please. Peer reviewed and...

    bunion post the link please. Peer reviewed and published, right? There are so many access issues depending on the individual area. I do not claim to know about your area but I am interested in the...
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    no slam intended. It is interesting that the...

    no slam intended. It is interesting that the article talks about population growth in Yellowstone area. I have several friends that are longtime Bozeman residents. They are impressed/surprised by...
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    entitlement and $$$$. We got rangers on them as...

    entitlement and $$$$. We got rangers on them as well. They claimed they would not be used for trail enforcement when the local shop sold them to the bikes. It only took two weeks before the first...
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    Ever been blown by a emoped rider going 20 uphill...

    Ever been blown by a emoped rider going 20 uphill on a non-motorized fireroad with almost no noise? You should see the reactions of hikers. I deal with entitled ebikers almost every ride now. I...
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    Thanks not bunion a very interesting read. ...

    Thanks not bunion a very interesting read. Kidwoo get off your high horse. Ebikes are great for around town and commuting they do not belong on trails for non motorized use. Giving ebike riders a...
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    "Don't let anyone ever tell you that you don't...

    "Don't let anyone ever tell you that you don't get a good workout riding an e-mtb. I rode again today and I'm whooped. Humping that thing up and over downed trees and through crazy ass rock gardens...
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    I have three sets of these. ...

    I have three sets of these.

    https://www.lightbicycle.com/

    I weigh 230 lbs and typically ride 40 to 60 miles a week during the season. I have their newish asymmetric AM rim/wheel and it has...
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    I think you have to define what constituents a...

    I think you have to define what constituents a riding area. I say it has to have a minimum of 20+ miles of trails, minimum 10 mile non repetitive loops. One 10 mile loop does not cut it, that is...
  43. Last day of lift served chutes280612

    Last day of lift served chutes280612
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    East Bay Hills, only will be green for a few more...

    East Bay Hills, only will be green for a few more weeks.
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  47. I think Hercule33 has the right idea. It always...

    I think Hercule33 has the right idea. It always amazes me that just a few (around 10-12) locals on this board constantly post about conditions and places they skied. Keep posting about glorious...
  48. I agree with you Mr. Mexican and I have been an...

    I agree with you Mr. Mexican and I have been an on again off again resident in the Tahoe basin for 50 years. I gave up on Squaw 10 years ago. With your flexibility, Squaw would come in pretty low...
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    Careful for what you wish for, it could be...

    Careful for what you wish for, it could be "disruptive technology". I bet its less than 10 years out, if there is any snow left by then.
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    Thanksgiving day after 200 days of no...

    Thanksgiving day after 200 days of no precipitation. Tacky trails and clean air.256992
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