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    In the past 3 years I've gone from a 10-50...

    In the past 3 years I've gone from a 10-50 cassette with a 34t round chainring to a 10-51 cassette with a 30t oval. I'm not any slower and my knees appreciate the higher RPM when grinding up stuff....
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    Shit, even with TF it's hard. When I started...

    Shit, even with TF it's hard. When I started biking again I would put together ride plans on the computer then try to follow them. Invariably I'd end up having a super shitty time pulling the phone...
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    +2. Unless I'm short on time I avoid Jenni's and...

    +2. Unless I'm short on time I avoid Jenni's and spin up John's, it's a lot more fun and I've rarely seen anyone on it. And when I did their max downhill speed was about 10 mph, that trail is so...
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    Right? The fucking Brunis and Pierrons of the PC...

    Right? The fucking Brunis and Pierrons of the PC green trail seem to be completely oblivious to the fact that there are much better trails to prove their worth on... Not too hard hitting 25 mph on...
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    ^^^ proper alignment of branding on rim and tire,...

    ^^^ proper alignment of branding on rim and tire, props for that. Had to peel off my rim decals as I kept fucking it up and my OCD would flare up.
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    Praise be Jeebus. Thou shalt be missed. But not...

    Praise be Jeebus. Thou shalt be missed. But not that much. See you in Main Chute?
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    Tire is most likely gone, 2 people in line, I...

    Tire is most likely gone, 2 people in line, I responded to PMs!
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    Speaking of Eliminator, anyone interested in this...

    Speaking of Eliminator, anyone interested in this one?

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    Ordered a black one from Specialized and they sent me the penis-colored version. Vanity prevents me from mounting it on my...
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    ^^^ add the UK to that map, they want to go back...

    ^^^ add the UK to that map, they want to go back to imperial now that they've brexited.

    I'd be curious to jump on an electronic suspension platform and see how much difference it makes in my day...
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    Did you see me remove a rock? Pass me on an...

    Did you see me remove a rock? Pass me on an ebike? Witness my wife tongue lash a chubs?


    Either my sarcasm-meter shat the bed or you can't read. Assuming #2, we're not talking about a technical...
  11. There are ways on and off the peak that aren't...

    There are ways on and off the peak that aren't technical but they involve going way up drainage to gain the ridge then backtracking along the ridge. That involves exposed scrambling on loose rock and...
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    ^^^ one of the good things about riding around...

    ^^^ one of the good things about riding around Park City is the number of really fast ladies around. Male ego shrinks real fast when you get passed by hordes of women going 2x the speed then handling...
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    That has been rough to handle on Crest this...

    That has been rough to handle on Crest this summer. I usually get up there late in the day when the temps are getting better and the trail is more quiet and haul ass on the whole thing. I've had some...
  14. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Simon was fucking around in the lavender bushes...

    Simon was fucking around in the lavender bushes yesterday and harassing bees. He got stung and is now sporting a regular paw and a large mountain lion paw. I wish I could have snagged a picture, most...
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    #1 is a major pet peeve of mine. Either from big...

    #1 is a major pet peeve of mine. Either from big groups or people who are stopped and take off right as you get to them. Invariably they get 50' ahead with their fresh legs then burn out and you have...
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    Sick bike DTM, lucky kid!! Based on comments...

    Sick bike DTM, lucky kid!!

    Based on comments in the tire thread I got myself a set of Spesh Butcher and Eliminator, both 29 x 2.3 grid trail, one in T9 and one in T7. First ride will be on wet...
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    Another leafy vision from Crest last night: ...

    Another leafy vision from Crest last night:

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    The cold nights have started taking their toll, a lot of black leaves on the ground and naked aspens in the shadier spots. Finished in the...
  18. Thread: Alta 2/27/08

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    What a glorious read this was. Perfect way to...

    What a glorious read this was. Perfect way to start a morning at the office.
  19. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Hands up this is a robbery!! Old man Artie has...

    Hands up this is a robbery!!

    Old man Artie has settled back into his old habbits, life between the back of the couch and the office chair. Content as ever:

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    He's going to live another...
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    Shit that would be hilarious, I follow that...

    Shit that would be hilarious, I follow that channel on and off and they do pull people out of that area. Their jeep is even the same color as the recovery vehicle these guys use!
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    Sounds like the Jeep is really dead so it might...

    Sounds like the Jeep is really dead so it might be a non-issue in the future. They're usually reasonable people, not sure what happened on this one.
    The debrief will be fun, the in-laws are already...
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    Ms Boissal is going to take their SPOT away and...

    Ms Boissal is going to take their SPOT away and give them a InReach specifically for that reason. They should NEVER have sent that SOS. They had hours of daylight left to find an occupied cabin with...
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    Proud father moment right there!

    Proud father moment right there!
  24. If you're thinking Orbea and want to throw a leg...

    If you're thinking Orbea and want to throw a leg over a Large Occam (2020 version) hit me up. I think at your size I wouldn't even consider a size L, you'd look like the dudes in the DH videos from...
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    Yeah they really outdid themselves on this one...

    Yeah they really outdid themselves on this one and they're being very defiant about it. Apparently that's what SAR should be spending them time on, at least when their ass is involved. They grumble a...
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    My in-laws annoy me, today more than usual... ...

    My in-laws annoy me, today more than usual...

    I get a panicked call from Ms Boissal around 9 AM, her parents are out jeeping in SoUt and have just activated their SPOT beacon with the "shit's...
  27. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Dude, that cat has the best look! She looks so...

    Dude, that cat has the best look! She looks so ready to create chaos in that pic...
  28. Not much difference between SLX and XT...

    Not much difference between SLX and XT derailleurs, the bearing in the pulleys are fancier in the XT but that's not something I'll ever notice. I don't think you could tell the difference if you ran...
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    Spotted this beauty on the drive to work this AM....

    Spotted this beauty on the drive to work this AM. Looks like some accessories were left behind on the side panels (only one gas can?? bruh please...) but I was impressed with the 4 different roof...
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    Damn Phall, every time I ride the spine I have a...

    Damn Phall, every time I ride the spine I have a fleeting moment of fear about what would happen if I stuffed the front wheel in one of the holes and went flying into the rocks. Glad to hear you were...
  31. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Bah, I'd blame it on the cat, I'm sure he's peed...

    Bah, I'd blame it on the cat, I'm sure he's peed on the laptop a few times...
  32. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    He's super confused still, I bet he forgot all...

    He's super confused still, I bet he forgot all about us during his week away. He's been pretty slow and doesn't move much but he eats well and has commandeered his chair again. He has some abrasions...
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    Not gonna lie, there was a silver lining to his...

    Not gonna lie, there was a silver lining to his furry ass being gone. For the past 2 years he's been relieving himself wherever he pleases and if FUCKING SUCKS. Ms Boissal is a much better person...
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    Picked these up today: 386382 Yes, both are...

    Picked these up today:

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    Yes, both are rear wheels. The one on the left is a replacement for the wheel I fucked up in July (slid into a large rock, ripped spoke + nipple out of the rim)....
  35. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Artie is home, I retrieved him from the lady who...

    Artie is home, I retrieved him from the lady who found him this morning. He was busy wandering around the parking lots of a high school after making it across a busy intersection. It's a miracle he...
  36. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    ^^^ holy chubs! In other (great) news, Old Man...

    ^^^ holy chubs!

    In other (great) news, Old Man Artie has been found!
    A sweet old cat lady who volunteers at a rescue found him about 10 blocks from the house. That's about a 1000 miles away by...
  37. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Gorgeous kitteh. Vibes. 17 years is a long time!

    Gorgeous kitteh. Vibes. 17 years is a long time!
  38. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    She seems way psyched! More kitty stoke is...

    She seems way psyched!

    More kitty stoke is warranted if there is suspicion that a subject of this thread has crossed the rainbow bridge! Post more pics of happy cats!
  39. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Thanks everyone. Ms Boissal is entering a hard...

    Thanks everyone.
    Ms Boissal is entering a hard phase with the pets, a 13 yo big dog and 2 15 yo cats. There's going to be some heartbreak...
  40. Thread: Garden 2021

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    They do once they're off the plant, on the plant...

    They do once they're off the plant, on the plant I've only seen one with a slight orange tint. The plant got absorbed by an out-on-control squash though and wasn't as productive as it should have...
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    Artie is still MIA. We called all the shelters...

    Artie is still MIA. We called all the shelters and the humane society so they have his chip number. Posts are up on every lost pet app I could think of and in the neighborhood FB and nextdoor groups....
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    Supposed to get cold tonight so we hauled most of...

    Supposed to get cold tonight so we hauled most of the peppers in this morning. And whatever else was ripe:

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    That giant squash is going to make a boatload of soup!! It has some smaller...
  43. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    I approve of his decision but Ms Boissal is going...

    I approve of his decision but Ms Boissal is going to be crushed over not knowing. She got him and his littermate as tiny kittens and they've been with her for 14 years. Her animals are her world, as...
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    Jackson Goldstone has a video of Thibaut's crash...

    Jackson Goldstone has a video of Thibaut's crash on his IG. Big slammer. He comes out of a corner, nails a root that throws him off his line, foot comes of the pedal, he gets halfway off the bike and...
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    Shit, out of stock. I haven't had any issues with...

    Shit, out of stock. I haven't had any issues with the plastic thingie but it's definitely annoying as shit to deal with when replacing the hanger. Which I've had to do and will most certainly have to...
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    That was honestly part of my consideration when I...

    That was honestly part of my consideration when I ended up buying the same bike as Ms Boissals. The ability to wrench on both with the same set of tools and have a stash of parts that can go on...
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    Dear lawd, Bruni 1.5 seconds ahead then the next...

    Dear lawd, Bruni 1.5 seconds ahead then the next 3 guys in the same second? Let's hope the rain stays away and it's a real race, not some survival rock sliding...
    Myriam is out of this world this...
  48. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Good call on the neighborhood internet stuff....

    Good call on the neighborhood internet stuff. Maybe Nextdoor will actually be useful for something!
    As for the litter box, the entire house is a litter box for him. He's been peeing wherever for a...
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    Didn't realize they used to have the option of...

    Didn't realize they used to have the option of opening the clamp on the older shifter. Dumb function to remove!

    To temper the Shimano hate around here, I'm now over 1500 miles on a set of XT...
  50. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ms Boissal did a thorough house and garden search...

    Ms Boissal did a thorough house and garden search and came back empty handed. I think if he were in the house we'd hear him wailing, he starts making tortured sad cat noises after a couple minutes...
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