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    And 30% prefer to starve.

    And 30% prefer to starve.
  2. Not uncommon to have some rockfall there during...

    Not uncommon to have some rockfall there during big storms. That looks relatively minor. The slide on Hwy 70 looks a lot more serious:
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    You should be able to get a hub replacement but...

    You should be able to get a hub replacement but CC may be unwilling to rebuild it with the new hub since it's no longer a CC wheel. If that's the case I'd just ask for a new hub and for the rim and...
  4. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Both of those places have been on the market...

    Both of those places have been on the market since July. You can list your shithole for $100M if you want, doesn't mean it will sell for that.

    Blaming realtors for housing prices seems like...
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    Sugar Bowl only allows it for homeowners and...

    Sugar Bowl only allows it for homeowners and their guests - so it requires a $1M+ buy-in plus the ~$25K/year HOA fee. That tends to limit the usage.

    Northstar has been doing it for a while too. Do...
  6. Just a dusting this morning but now it's nuking....

    Just a dusting this morning but now it's nuking. My car tires are bald and the patio furniture is still on the deck so you're welcome.
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    Southwest Airlines annoys me. And/or whoever...

    Southwest Airlines annoys me. And/or whoever (ATC? pilots?) had a sickout because they donít want to take a vaccine. Wife and daughter are stuck trying to get home, flight this morning was cancelled...
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    Also a 30x36 low gear seems a little high for...

    Also a 30x36 low gear seems a little high for riding around Santa Cruz. I might think about swapping for a 26 or even 24 chainring. He'll lose a bit on the top end but if he's mostly riding single...
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    I'd avoid coil forks for kids. Usually they're...

    I'd avoid coil forks for kids. Usually they're cheap garbage that's mostly for looks and too stiff for their weight - might as well save the weight and use a rigid fork.

    The Vitus looks like a...
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    Wool socks and toe covers or booties.

    Wool socks and toe covers or booties.
  11. Gotcha. The Summit Haus lot (where ASI used to...

    Gotcha. The Summit Haus lot (where ASI used to be) at the top of old 40 is another option, I've seen people there overnight. Or by the PCT trailhead just south of there.
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    One of my pet peeves with e-bikes as well - if...

    One of my pet peeves with e-bikes as well - if you're going to pass me on the uphill but don't know how to descend, be ready to get out of the way when I catch you.
  13. You talking now or in the winter? SB doesn't...

    You talking now or in the winter? SB doesn't allow overnights in their lots unless you have a reservation at Benson Hut and make arrangements with them. You could probably park in the dirt lot out by...
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    Yeah, Whitman. Hoping to check out their GF...

    Yeah, Whitman. Hoping to check out their GF options as well. Thanks for the suggestions.
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    KQ, you know a good place for gluten free...

    KQ, you know a good place for gluten free options? I'll be there next week taking my daughter on college tour, she has Celiac disease. Looking for casual but good food.
  16. Might need to zoom a bit. 387591

    Might need to zoom a bit.

    387591
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    Braided:...

    Braided: https://www.serfas.com/serfas-bar-tape-challenge/
    Or Harlequin: http://www.wastedlife.org/bike/harlequin/index.html
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    That's not a sharrow, that's a legally protected...

    That's not a sharrow, that's a legally protected bike lane. Cars are required to yield if moving into the lane (just like any other lane) and can only do so when about to turn right or pull over to...
  19. How dare they rename the Tucker carpet - think of...

    How dare they rename the Tucker carpet - think of the history.
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    The nice thing about upgrades is they generally...

    The nice thing about upgrades is they generally go under the radar. Though my wife just got a new bike (and bought 2 in the last 18 months) so I think I have some credit to spend.
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    Add Nixle (888777) to your Favorites, turn on Do...

    Add Nixle (888777) to your Favorites, turn on Do Not Disturb.
  22. No dispersed camping or target shooting in Tahoe...

    No dispersed camping or target shooting in Tahoe NF. Plus the prior fire restrictions. Otherwise open.
    https://www.fs.usda.gov/detailfull/tahoe/alerts-notices/?cid=fseprd754138&width=full
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    Not using Campy? Sacrilege.

    Not using Campy? Sacrilege.
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    Yeah, Dura-Ace 7-speed cassettes are incompatible...

    Yeah, Dura-Ace 7-speed cassettes are incompatible with pretty much everything (including other Shimano 7-speed cassettes) and are basically impossible to find.

    Some options:
    - Depending on how...
  25. Why would the USFS care about a few people...

    Why would the USFS care about a few people getting hurt or even dying in avalanches? They don't close lakes to keep people from drowning, they don't close climbing areas because climbers might fall,...
  26. Working link:...

    Working link: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/r5/news-events/?cid=FSEPRD953056

    Tahoe NF site still says the 17th, but maybe hasn't been updated yet.
  27. Northstar.

    Northstar.
  28. But does Sugar Bowl have to rename their...

    But does Sugar Bowl have to rename their Palisades now?

    https://sugar3.sugarbowl.com/tahoe/178/site/graphics/2016site//interior/medium/dining/med_470x313_palisdaes_bar.jpg
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    What's affordable? Polar H9 and Garmin HRM-Dual...

    What's affordable? Polar H9 and Garmin HRM-Dual are each around $50 and will pair with any modern phone over Bluetooth.
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    I don't blame the people who are unwilling to get...

    I don't blame the people who are unwilling to get vaccinated - they're getting different information from all sides and I can see why people are mistrustful and skeptical and confused, particularly...
  31. I think it's kind of lame - but a lot of resorts...

    I think it's kind of lame - but a lot of resorts have generic names that sound kind of lame in the abstract. Mammoth Mountain, Big Sky, Snowbasin, Powder Mountain, Sugar Bowl, Snowmass, Winter Park,...
  32. If anything I'd think it was the opposite - not...

    If anything I'd think it was the opposite - not wanting to commit expensive equipment, fuel, and people to a fire that seemed likely to burn out on its own. Particularly early in the fire season with...
  33. Martis and Coldstream fires are contained:...

    Martis and Coldstream fires are contained: https://twitter.com/CALFIRENEU/status/1436415623634972673
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    Wasn't everyone talking about herd immunity just...

    Wasn't everyone talking about herd immunity just a few months ago? Now it's gone from "everyone has been infected, the pandemic is about to be over" to "vaccines are useless because they're not 100%".
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    I feel like we don't see enough charts like this...

    I feel like we don't see enough charts like this in the media:

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ed/Measles_US_1944-2007_inset.png

    Or this:
    ...
  36. Order lifted (downgraded) for SLT and Tahoma:...

    Order lifted (downgraded) for SLT and Tahoma: https://twitter.com/CALFIREAEU/status/1434637810166689795
  37. If there's enough ash to ski on, does that count?...

    If there's enough ash to ski on, does that count?

    This is pretty amazing: https://twitter.com/HKTahoe/status/1434154295398526980
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    Happy with the Brand X carbon bars I picked up a...

    Happy with the Brand X carbon bars I picked up a while back and the price is certainly right, but they only come in 31.8:...
  39. It's getting kind of smoky here, it's OK if I...

    It's getting kind of smoky here, it's OK if I bring my SUP down to Steamer Lane and catch some waves right?
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    Yes. If he's getting pinch flats, the tire...

    Yes. If he's getting pinch flats, the tire pressure is too low. At road pressures you can lose quite a bit in a day or two, even with tubes. Keep them pumped up and figure out what the right pressure...
  41. Not just "on the ground" - that's the intent....

    Not just "on the ground" - that's the intent. From https://www.fire.ca.gov/incidents/2021/8/14/caldor-fire/updates/7bbfa7a5-8b39-42ac-ada5-639afb28d654/
  42. Compare a couple of zaps and a day or two of...

    Compare a couple of zaps and a day or two of aching balls to years of diapers, getting up at 2AM (and 4, and 6), going insane when your kid won't stop crying, constantly needing to watch them so they...
  43. If you have a paid subscription the smoke maps on...

    If you have a paid subscription the smoke maps on opensnow are incredibly useful - I look at this multiple times per day:

    https://opensnow.com/map/light/smoke-surface
  44. Could be PG&E checking lines. Power was out in...

    Could be PG&E checking lines. Power was out in the Sugar Bowl area yesterday (but not Serene) for some equipment work.

    Edited to add: yep, looks like it's flying over the transmission line between...
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    Good study, thanks for posting. Cheat code:...

    Good study, thanks for posting. Cheat code: BNT162b2 = Pfizer, ChAdOx1 = AstraZeneca.
  46. Traffic out of SLT seems to have cleared. ...

    Traffic out of SLT seems to have cleared.

    https://twitter.com/GurajpalSangha/status/1432478066152931329
  47. Obvious example is the Gondola Fire at Heavenly...

    Obvious example is the Gondola Fire at Heavenly in 2002 (started by a cigarette butt). There was also a fire at Purgatory last fall but it was relatively small.

    Pretty clever to fire up the snow...
  48. Went for a ride when the smoke started to clear...

    Went for a ride when the smoke started to clear before sunset. Got to the top and saw this huge pyrocumulus plume to the south. I'm about 35 air miles from the fire here (that's the back side of...
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    Despite being a STEM major I think 95% of people...

    Despite being a STEM major I think 95% of people would be better off taking statistics in high school rather than calculus. Outside of hard science and engineering you don't often need to solve a...
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    My daughter tells me there's a Tiktok video...

    My daughter tells me there's a Tiktok video making the rounds where some woman says that the Pfizer vaccine made her tits bigger. Now that's a conspiracy theory I can support. Just need to start a...
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