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    Iíve seen 2, 40-50 lb ďcoyotesĒ in my yard in the...

    Iíve seen 2, 40-50 lb ďcoyotesĒ in my yard in the last couple years. Iím no animal expert but these were much bigger than any coyote Iíve seen. One got within 100 ft of me last summer while I was...
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    Okay, the interior and build quality will be shit...

    Okay, the interior and build quality will be shit and it has the prestige of a Pontiac compared to Euro supercars but I canít wait to see this thing on a track with the standard import super cars. ...
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    Is it realistic that you can walk into a Chevy...

    Is it realistic that you can walk into a Chevy dealer and walk out with a mid engine, sub 3 second 0-60 car for $60k?

    If thatís the case, fuck yeah - at a quick glance it looks like a Ferrari...
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    Dealer markup will be insane on this car when it...

    Dealer markup will be insane on this car when it hits the market and idiots will pay it.


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  5. Thanks for the summarizing endless MTBR forum in...

    Thanks for the summarizing endless MTBR forum in one post.


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    According to R&T, VW is killing the Golf wagons...

    According to R&T, VW is killing the Golf wagons for 2019 in favor of (guess what!??) more SUfuckingVs.

    I figured VW was selling these like crazy; Alltacks are all over the place around here. I...
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    I remember racing DH at Spat ní Kill back in college and always leaving with some sort of injury. That place is an old school chunk fest.

    Heal up quick.

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    Its absurd they announced the GRX group back in...

    Its absurd they announced the GRX group back in May for a late June release and dealers still have no idea when it will be available.

    Iím all in for SRAM but youíll have to pry XT disc brakes from...
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    Iím out for that weekend; Iíve got the Ride the...

    Iím out for that weekend; Iíve got the Ride the Ridges 100k on the 8th.


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    I could be into that for at least one day. Letís...

    I could be into that for at least one day. Letís make it happen.


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    Shimano announces the new GRX group back in the...

    Shimano announces the new GRX group back in the spring, they say availability will be mid June. I'm scrolling through Jenson USA and see the GRX cranks, says they will ship in 2 weeks, I order a...
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    Any of you Mainers have a big (50+ miles)...

    Any of you Mainers have a big (50+ miles) gravel/mixed surface route around Augusta? I'm over that way visiting in laws next weekend and would like to get in a big ride to prep for Rooted VT. ...
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    Yep, I was just thinking this the other day when...

    Yep, I was just thinking this the other day when simply adjusting the angle of my bar - dropper lever is a 3mm, shifter is a 5mm and brake levers are 4mm.
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    ^I've got a couple riding buddies who go through...

    ^I've got a couple riding buddies who go through e13 cassettes like clean underwear.
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    Did you get to those forest service roads behind...

    Did you get to those forest service roads behind Stratton? I pedaled those a while back and it was rougher than expected but still an adventure.

    I also attempted a ďshortĒ grinder around your...
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    Your usual slow cooker chili recipe but throw in...

    Your usual slow cooker chili recipe but throw in a cup of strong coffee and/or powdered cocoa.


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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    Iíve got my eye on the newly redesigned Hightower and the latest Ibis Ripley. Iím working in finding a Ripley demo very soon.

    I saw that Cross VT ride on Strava this morning; great route. ...
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    If anyone is interested, I'm going to be putting...

    If anyone is interested, I'm going to be putting my large Hightower C frame up for sale soon. It's been ridden for 3 seasons and has seen plenty of use but works perfectly. New hardware, new shock...
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    I had a big route planned to day connecting Cady...

    I had a big route planned to day connecting Cady Hill to Littler River to Trapp but an active landslide in Little River cut my route a bit short. A park ranger I talked to said the trail that slid...
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    Finally got around to riding Cochranís this...

    Finally got around to riding Cochranís this morning. Holy shit, what a great trail network. Crazy vert too; I managed nearly 2400 ft. in 9 miles. Iíll be back here very soon.

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    Doing some promotion here for my co-worker who...

    Doing some promotion here for my co-worker who organizes this gravel ride every year. Proceeds go to the Cabot, VT youth mentoring program. I did the 100 km last year and it was amazing. Stellar...
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    I think reliable and effective hydro disc brakes...

    I think reliable and effective hydro disc brakes might rival dropper posts for most significant tech in the last 20 years. Hayes brakes of the early 2000s blew my mind after using v-brakes and...
  23. I'm in the same boat with my '16 Hightower. The...

    I'm in the same boat with my '16 Hightower. The new 140 mm Hightower and 120 mm Tallboy are due out 7/2. Its worth waiting for either of those bikes to see how they've changed the reach, STA, HTA,...
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    .......and I thought I was the only one who...

    .......and I thought I was the only one who despises large group rides. Keep groups to 5 or less or else you're clogging up the trail and fucking it up for everyone you encounter.
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    Kinda unrelated, but I ran into a guy over the...

    Kinda unrelated, but I ran into a guy over the weekend who had a 6 speed stick swapped into a twin turbo V8 RS6 sedan. Dude was prob in his 60s and said he did the swap himself in his garage. He...
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    Adding a bunch of hops for preservation that...

    Adding a bunch of hops for preservation that indirectly resulted in delicious hoppy ales is ideal compared to flat, warm, bitter English beer. Beer in England is terrible and its ironic they created...
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    Looks like they make a new "Boost" version of...

    Looks like they make a new "Boost" version of that bike, maybe ask for a whole new rear end if it fits?

    I would be a pain in the ass push them on that shotty recommendation for a fix. A 2 year...
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    I was planning on the Raid Lamoille but then I...

    I was planning on the Raid Lamoille but then I saw on the website they "require" riders average 14 mph but its not a race (?). I'm still interested in doing it but will be that guy in baggies...
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    I heard the same from a guy I ride with who's a...

    I heard the same from a guy I ride with who's a buyer for a shop. Spec will require a significant portion of every thing in shop carries their name which basically chokes other brands out from the...
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    I was just looking at that and I was also shocked...

    I was just looking at that and I was also shocked at the price. Its also only 26 pounds and does not look like it has a motor. E mountain bikes will be in this territory soon.
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    I sold a 303 RDH to a guy simply because it was...

    I sold a 303 RDH to a guy simply because it was Yeti and he had 2 others. He showed up and said it was the only Yeti DH bike for sale in the area and he needed it to "match" his 2 other bikes. He...
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    My co-worker has started this diet of...

    My co-worker has started this diet of intermittent fasting and talks about it quite a bit. He used to say (like a normal person) "Time for lunch!" Now he says "Time to break my fast!"
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    Fuck, it poured here last night. Not the best...

    Fuck, it poured here last night. Not the best timing considering I got a crew coming up ride this weekend. Come on sun!!!!!!!!
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    Throw a DSG in that Allroad and Iíd be sold. ...

    Throw a DSG in that Allroad and Iíd be sold.


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    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27746256/audi-a...

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27746256/audi-a6-allroad-wagon-photos-info/

    The new Allroad might be coming back to the US. Could wagons be making a comeback?
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    Tell us more, oh wise one.

    Tell us more, oh wise one.
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    Trailforks will indicate what trails are open,...

    Trailforks will indicate what trails are open, closed or on "caution." They usually will rope off closed trails but not always.

    Adam's Camp and Trapp are right next door and you can put...
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    Cady has been mostly open since early May, except...

    Cady has been mostly open since early May, except for Florence. I rode it 10 or so days ago and it rode great except for a few soft spots. Forecast looks spotty between now and Friday but as long...
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    I wonder this too. I ride 3-4 days a week and I...

    I wonder this too. I ride 3-4 days a week and I think I've gotten 2 flat tires in the last 3 seasons. I credit not running low tire pressure. At 185 lbs. I'm quite happy with 28-30 psi in my tires.
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    I wonder this too. I ride 3-4 days a week and I...

    I wonder this too. I ride 3-4 days a week and I think I've gotten 2 flat tires in the last 3 seasons. I credit not running low tire pressure. At 185 lbs. I'm quite happy with 28-30 psi in my tires.
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    Love my Scag Freedom Z. Only complaint is itís...

    Love my Scag Freedom Z. Only complaint is itís hard to crush PBR pounders when you have to steer with two hands.


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    Didnít head that way bc I didnít want to risk it...

    Didnít head that way bc I didnít want to risk it not being open and then having climb up.

    Mad River Riders posted last week on IG they were looking to finish it soon so Iím sure theyíll post...
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    Certainly not crowded were Waitsfield trails this morning. Old school, kick in the nuts techy ups and downs. Love these trails.284460
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    Gravel/Bikepack nerds enter...

    Iím fascinated by the hype and the idea of a 200 mile day/night on gravel roads.

    I did some reading on it last night it sounds like it evolved from a cool race in an unassuming locale to a...
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    Nice! My folks live in Jamaica and I've done...

    Nice! My folks live in Jamaica and I've done that ride up the dam a few times. A while ago, I got crazy lost trying to find more singletrack long the river once you get up over the dam. I...
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    Any of you sickos doing or know if anyone doing...

    Any of you sickos doing or know if anyone doing the Dirty Kanza? All of a sudden Iím seeing locals posting how theyíre on the way there now.

    2700 people entered. Seems like a bucket list suffer...
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    I figured you guys got hammered with rain like we did on Sunday.

    I wouldnít mind getting down to Yarmouth on Saturday but I gotta clear it with the boss/Mrs. Iíll let you know if I can swing it....
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    Heading to the Augusta, ME this weekend to visit...

    Heading to the Augusta, ME this weekend to visit some family - anyone have any info on what's dry and open around there? I usually ride Bond Brook and will maybe schlep to CV trails if they're open....
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    Absolutely fucking not. Sandals only has my...

    Absolutely fucking not. Sandals only has my wife's e-mail and I bet future MIL was stupid enough to give them her phone #.
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    There will be empty slots considering bat shit...

    There will be empty slots considering bat shit crazy's daughter just got out of jail for violating a restraining order and can't leave the country. Wait....maybe this should have gotten its own...
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