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  1. There is zero, and I mean zero, gondola base...

    There is zero, and I mean zero, gondola base built at Squ-alympic Valley. They would have to move the Red Dog base to make room. That hasn't even happened yet.

    Ain't happening for this winter.
  2. This. Never leave the Bay between noon and...

    This.

    Never leave the Bay between noon and 6:00 on Friday. You're asking for a long afternoon and evening. If it's snowing, plan on 7-8 hours. If it's not snowing, we used to leave SF at 6:30, and...
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    As good as Blister is, it seems like they often...

    As good as Blister is, it seems like they often just unwrap the skis, no wax, no edge prep, no detuning - like 3 day a year joeys. I would not be surprised at all if you're correct.



    Thanks for...
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    After posting, I realized maybe this should have...

    After posting, I realized maybe this should have gone in the Tires thread? Oh well. Anyway, I really appreciate the comments and suggestions!
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    Experts.... I'm trying to justify NOT buying a...

    Experts....

    I'm trying to justify NOT buying a short-travel 29er (Spur, Ranger, Rocky Element, etc.), and instead doing tire-jiu-jitsu to put lighter and more pedally tires on my very squishy...
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    I would like a pair of 191 Renegades. That is my...

    I would like a pair of 191 Renegades. That is my post.

    Anyone in Tahoe area have a recent pair that I can try?? BSL is 325. Plz and thx!!

    Also, saw this on a Blister review of the 193 Moment...
  7. Wa She Shu and Adrenaline Rock...

    Wa She Shu and Adrenaline Rock...
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    Holy damn!!! My meager offering...

    Holy damn!!!


    My meager offering
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  9. Resort Chair! ...

    Resort Chair!
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    I just looked a trail map for Park City for the...

    I just looked a trail map for Park City for the first time ever. Holy shit that's a lotta trails!! Stacked on top of each other like spaghetti in a bowl.
  11. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Five Stars!! The full range of emotions -...

    Five Stars!!

    The full range of emotions - despair, relief, nervy fear, accomplishment, and back to despair. Legit. Loved it.

    The approach and reproach (deproach?) were the business, but the...
  12. I haven't been tracking the weather, but they...

    I haven't been tracking the weather, but they close the passes every fall when it snows. They are not set up to plow those roads with running traffic, there are large hazards / cliffs, and no...
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    Undertow, that's pretty much unacceptable. I...

    Undertow, that's pretty much unacceptable.

    I require encyclopedic knowledge of tech talk minutiae and side-threads with 20 replies. Otherwise, git da fahk out JONG!

    ;)

    [happy to help - I...
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    My latest thought here:...

    My latest thought here: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/341378-Review-Praxis-FRS-188-enduro?p=6278472#post6278472

    But I think I was the outlier on that thread of FRS reviews -...
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    I have the stock FRS from last year. I think the...

    I have the stock FRS from last year. I think the veneer will be the perfect improvement to that ski - adding damping. I almost tossed my existing pair to get one of the veneers! Still might...
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    Rode a Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay. Had a...

    Rode a Rocky Mountain Instinct Powerplay. Had a blast. Pedaled amazingly well. And boooooooooooosted the jumps, holy crap
    ...
  17. Did you just un-close the forest? Bold move,...

    Did you just un-close the forest?

    Bold move, Cotton!
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  18. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Sorry buddy!! ...

    Sorry buddy!!

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  19. Wa She Shu is the word that that the Washoe use...

    Wa She Shu is the word that that the Washoe use for Washoe people.

    "Washoe," of course, is what whitey wrote down.

    Cool name, I like it.

    Bummer they didn't name Resort chair Snow Queen....
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    I've got a couple of extra tickets for...

    I've got a couple of extra tickets for Sacramento, section 112, row G. Any takers? Mag price of course.
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    I have had the OneUp 100cc pump with EDC tool...

    I have had the OneUp 100cc pump with EDC tool running every day for about 16 months (no riding during winter months for me). On a ride on Sunday, the pump liberated itself from my bike -- the soft...
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    1) Manitou Mezzer for 27.5, 180 travel (can...

    1) Manitou Mezzer for 27.5, 180 travel (can change down to 140). About 100 hours on the fork, just serviced lowers for the second time.
    Considering swapping out the Mezzer for a Fox 38...or just...
  23. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Whoa whoa whoa. With a GUIDE?!? That means he's...

    Whoa whoa whoa. With a GUIDE?!? That means he's not really skiing The Fifty, and that the effort and accomplishment must be undermined by internet warriors.

    Oh wait, I'm getting a call.......
  24. Thanks for your work, ESS. From USFS Plumas...

    Thanks for your work, ESS.

    From USFS Plumas NF, posted by SBTS and related to Dixie but applies here to Caldor and Tamarack.



    RIP Tiff. Hope you find the peace you were seeking. fuck.
  25. Lest you think the Caldor Fire is done... ...

    Lest you think the Caldor Fire is done...
    ...
  26. Just dropping in to say Fuck YEAH, emcee. Good...

    Just dropping in to say Fuck YEAH, emcee. Good work on this one. Awesome to support the FFs. Big ups.

    Also, hell YEAH to dookey - my 8yo daughters liked Northstar wayyyy more than expected. Thanks...
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    Lee what was the overall outcome for the Lava...

    Lee what was the overall outcome for the Lava Fire? Inciweb suggests most of the really bad outcomes were avoided. Hope so. https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7581/

    Was driving through town on my...
  28. I was just kidding - no one is going to close the...

    I was just kidding - no one is going to close the forest due to climate change or whatever, but just to refresh your recollection....







    Better planning for closures would be great....
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo4sV4i6qU0 I...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo4sV4i6qU0

    I missed it before but the video says athlete cut after third stop (KH), then Fieberbrunn will be best of two runs. Rad
  30. You're crazy. It's all huge lines, entitled rich...

    You're crazy. It's all huge lines, entitled rich fucks, BAY AREA KOOKS, LOCAL ASSHOLES, shitty snow, flat light, a "Village," and HUGE lines. That place is terrible. Especially the lines and the...
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    2022 schedule: 1. (NEW) Baqueira Beret, Spain:...

    2022 schedule:

    1. (NEW) Baqueira Beret, Spain: 22 – 28 January 2022
    2. Ordino Arcalis, Andorra: 30 January – 5 February 2022
    3. Kicking Horse Golden BC, Canada: 12 – 17 February 2022
    4....
  32. Sorry to blow the spot hehe. It's a great ski...

    Sorry to blow the spot hehe. It's a great ski area. Nice they capped season pass sales. Truly country club skiing!
  33. You mean SUGAR BOWL, right?!? Must be Sugar Bowl....

    You mean SUGAR BOWL, right?!? Must be Sugar Bowl. That place is awesome. No lines, tech terrain, fresh landings all day long, great groomers, burgers and beer are cheap, no attitude, no traffic, live...
  34. I personally love the name. 1. People who hate...

    I personally love the name.

    1. People who hate Alterra for renaming the resort won't come ski there.

    2. People googling "Squaw" will not book tickets at Palisades because they're confused.
    ...
  35. There already was a Martis Fire in 2001. That...

    There already was a Martis Fire in 2001.

    That said, I'm looking at Church, Rose, Relay, and the Martis Fire scar right now and see no smoke.

    Jericho brings the hype and the fear-porn for sure. ...
  36. Got a link? Sure is nice to have some rain!!

    Got a link?

    Sure is nice to have some rain!!
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    Colorado charges $14.5k now for the pop-top....

    Colorado charges $14.5k now for the pop-top. https://www.coloradocampervan.com/pop-top-info Plus more for extra goodies. Plus tax. Plus a never-ending waitlist.
  38. Very stoked SLT escape the brunt of the Caldor. ...

    Very stoked SLT escape the brunt of the Caldor. I am still blown away that basically not a single structure in Christmas Valley, Meyers, or SLT was lost. Given how the fire came into town, at the...
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    This is super useful - thanks for sharing. ...

    This is super useful - thanks for sharing.

    This particular van has relatively low miles and was used primarily by skiers. Pop is Colorado CV, with winter insulation. Color is a dull silver (?I'm...
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    That's what he said he would list it for, but I...

    That's what he said he would list it for, but I imagine there's some downward wiggle room on price.
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    North or others with AWD Express vans. Can you...

    North or others with AWD Express vans. Can you share any thoughts on how you like these things? How is the maintenance? Any qualms or issues I should be on the lookout for?

    Looking at a 2010 AWD...
  42. https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/trails/trail...

    https://www.fs.usda.gov/managing-land/trails/trail-management-tools/national-saw-program

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  43. Some good news for Xmas Valley and Meyers. Not...

    Some good news for Xmas Valley and Meyers. Not totally out of the woods yet, but fingers crossed all goes well.

    Van Tieu (@Van_Tieu) Tweeted:
    I also did catch up with CAL FIRE information...
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    Thank you sir. Linky for those who want:...

    Thank you sir. Linky for those who want: https://planetcyclery.com/catalog/product/view/id/17376/s/maxxis-minion-dhf-wide-trail-275-x-25-tire-folding-120tpi-3c-maxx-grip-tir6401-803/category/679/
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    WRG, found your training, bud! Just ride The...

    WRG, found your training, bud! Just ride The Gorge to Shoreline to Dick's - no worries.

    FACKING STOKED they found a way to do these shows. Plus, it means I can escape the smoke-riddled hellscape...
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    Thanks y'all for the happy blue skies. Tahoe...

    Thanks y'all for the happy blue skies.

    Tahoe has looked like this for too long. Can't wait to see some blue again...
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  47. CalFire's update from this morning is definitely...

    CalFire's update from this morning is definitely useful, and calming. Pretty hopeful to see the dozer lines coming out, and hopefully enough to contain this fucker.
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    Sweet send him to me! I'll be sure to do a...

    Sweet send him to me!



    I'll be sure to do a proper under-bra inspection.
  49. FUCK TO THE YES! Sierra Watch won at the Court of...

    FUCK TO THE YES! Sierra Watch won at the Court of Appeals, which nixed the approvals for the Squaw Village.

    A bright spot in dark days.
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    I've been pretty focused on looking for pop-up...

    I've been pretty focused on looking for pop-up truck-campers like FWCs as a lightweight slide-in for my aging 2006 F150 (eventually, F250 or equivalent). But a friend suggested I look at some van...
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