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    Stem cells. Biblethumpin' kooks be damned.

    Stem cells.

    Biblethumpin' kooks be damned.
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    Nice you were able to get together and cherish...

    Nice you were able to get together and cherish the memories and have a laugh. It's all you can do in times of death. You will be missed on this side, but cheers to John as he's now skiing and...
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    What is Flow? That would be a great thread for...

    What is Flow? That would be a great thread for mtn bike kooks [emoji14]. That one could go on like the leaf blow arguments.

    I do dig a fast trail that speed checks you with a fast turny up...
  4. Classic! Right when I'll be there. Just means...

    Classic! Right when I'll be there. Just means I'll have to go back next year.
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    This one was hung up in four different spots. Was...

    This one was hung up in four different spots. Was a bit tricky for me. I made a lot cuts as I'm sure a pro would have made only a couple. The one branch (yellow) was almost as long as the tree...
  6. As long as he doesn't go when I'm at the Village,...

    As long as he doesn't go when I'm at the Village, yes. Otherwise, selfishly as hell I will be bummed to miss him!
  7. I'm laughing and I don't even know why! ...

    I'm laughing and I don't even know why!

    [emoji111]
  8. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Oh man! Classic. She loves a good mud...

    Oh man! Classic.

    She loves a good mud...
  9. This has flown right over my head? What!? Do...

    This has flown right over my head? What!?

    Do note, 73 is the new 37 for me
  10. Thanks to ML for posting this up in ecrc because...

    Thanks to ML for posting this up in ecrc because I had not seen it yet. Hats of Buster!

    Stoked for anyone that can go or gets to go!

    Being way late to the party and seeing its an ec thing at...
  11. Oh shit, thank for posting this

    Oh shit, thank for posting this
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    So, yeah. Looks like bending these is not a great...

    So, yeah. Looks like bending these is not a great option. It has that little 45ish bend up high and the steel is heavy duty. Shop always bent brakes, but they're not into bending these ones.

    This...
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    Agree, I like it all, but my favorite is tech...

    Agree, I like it all, but my favorite is tech with fast sweeping turns thrown in here and there. That's my utopia.

    Edit to add that my 'lunch' ride spot is super easy terrain, so the trails are...
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    We have a lot of granite boulders, whalebacks,...

    We have a lot of granite boulders, whalebacks, and spines, so we aim for those on the builds which is the tech. Between those features is decent single track and I've been trying to build faster...
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    What is the deal with the brakes only coming in...

    What is the deal with the brakes only coming in 100 and 125mm? Does the 100 fit up to a 115-120 or so? I can't imagine you want a 125 brake on 116 billy goat?
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    This is so true in many cases! We have tree...

    This is so true in many cases! We have tree issues, so unless we're cutting, which we never do on unsanctioned, it is obviously difficult to achieve. But to your point, I've had riders show me "flow"...
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    I build what the terrain gives me, but I never...

    I build what the terrain gives me, but I never purposely kill speed if I don't have to. Everyone that knows my builds would laugh if you said, "flow". I'm trying really hard to incorporate flow where...
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    Yeah, true. I've had more issues with mtn bikers...

    Yeah, true. I've had more issues with mtn bikers than any other group. The old bikers (shit I'm old and have been riding probably longer than them) have this innate, so it seems, need to keep trails,...
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    Good info. These bindings fill a niche for sure....

    Good info. These bindings fill a niche for sure. Seem perfect for alpine and every once in a great while to do a quick tour. As a person that would never ride a marker back in the day, I've come...
  20. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    Yeah, if we're discussing sanctioned 'events" or...

    Yeah, if we're discussing sanctioned 'events" or "contests", then Rampage is up there.

    Just hairball sports is different. Class V and VI whitewater, 8k meter climbs, technical high elevation...
  21. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    Definitely insane. They make it look easy...

    Definitely insane. They make it look easy too...until they don't.

    Big wave surfing is batshit crazy also.
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    A wee bit ago. If you look close enough you can...

    A wee bit ago. If you look close enough you can see VT [emoji2]

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211016/8921aa4da19d303b40ea4deff2f741cb.jpg
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    Ahh, capitalism isn' just one way or one...

    Ahh, capitalism isn' just one way or one philosophy sort of speak. What these guys are doing is Trumpism and maybe I'm giving Trump too much credit because there has been many before him. A flip side...
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    Oh! That asshole! fuck him!

    Oh! That asshole! fuck him!
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    Thats funny!

    Thats funny!
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    I'm guessing Mexico and beyond into Central...

    I'm guessing Mexico and beyond into Central America.
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    I've never heard of it previously. I hate all...

    I've never heard of it previously.

    I hate all vip pay to play shite. Inequities because of the mighty dollar are evil imo, but that is capitalism.

    And I've experienced too much vip in my life...
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    No, it's been the same forever. I've probably...

    No, it's been the same forever. I've probably mentioned this at some point in here previously, but here goes. I'm living in VT and I tell a native VT'er that I'm moving to New Mexico. He responds,...
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    Thank you. I did see the adjustment afterwards,...

    Thank you. I did see the adjustment afterwards, but still didn't know exactly what was going on! Makes complete sense to get that dialed.
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    Dumb question of the day. What is that bolt in...

    Dumb question of the day. What is that bolt in the bb at about the 1:25-30 mark?

    https://youtu.be/Zfv4890jyH8
  31. The Rescue - Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin

    https://www.npr.org/2021/10/11/1043363760/thailand-cave-rescue-documentary-film

    https://youtu.be/_-Kw5kAPSbk
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    Fits here maybe. "Hold my juicebox" ...

    Fits here maybe. "Hold my juicebox"

    https://twitter.com/HldMyBeer/status/1448069049863245829?t=cRXGtdMCOuTX2UuzYPqKTQ&s=19
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    I'd be embarrassed to be in that 'fast track'...

    I'd be embarrassed to be in that 'fast track' line. Even being the best fucking skier on the mountain riding a snowboard.
  34. https://youtu.be/rMs_oncCL7c

    https://youtu.be/rMs_oncCL7c
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    Yeah, I have a shitton of trees. I love them...

    Yeah, I have a shitton of trees. I love them until the leaves fall. I just reached out to a friend that is a landscaper to come clean them up when it's time. I have no idea what it will cost. I will...
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    How much is a rear triangle? Seems like the...

    How much is a rear triangle? Seems like the spacer would be the cheapest easiest way out. Plus, as has been said, the LT lost a little sumptin. There are better bikes out there for what the LT was...
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    This is the one category that will take a lot...

    This is the one category that will take a lot more innovation to compete with gas-powered imo. Especially where we have a lot of hardwoods that drop a few billion leaves, the battery doesn't quite...
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    Everything is popping right now. Pretty cool time...

    Everything is popping right now. Pretty cool time of the yearhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211010/492dfdd113d31c09d890820ded50b33c.jpg
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    Yeah, that is not good.

    Yeah, that is not good.
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    Yeah, that looks pretty good. I'm not sure I...

    Yeah, that looks pretty good.

    I'm not sure I need a fs fatty. I think only need a rigid or possibly hard tail electric. I'd only ride it in snow.
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    It's difficult to keep up with this thread, but...

    It's difficult to keep up with this thread, but did we solve the case yet?
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    Not in line with the thread buy an interesting...

    Not in line with the thread buy an interesting perspective

    https://twitter.com/vanssurf/status/1445666519388602372?t=aPA-CJJLXR8nGqMpVit3rg&s=19
  43. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Bushwhack from hell! Jeezus, I've done shit...

    Bushwhack from hell! Jeezus, I've done shit bushwack like that for a couple of hours and was back drinking beers pretty quick. I cannot imagine that one. No thanks. Mental toughness to the next level.
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    NO! Whoa dude. Go easy there necky. If you...

    NO!

    Whoa dude. Go easy there necky. If you were observant, you would have noticed it was a cut and paste in italics from googles. And we have decaying blowdowns, mostly buried, that have Lions...
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    I missed your post about it. What bike is modern...

    I missed your post about it. What bike is modern geo fatty?
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    ^Whitey Bulger hid in plain sight for years.

    ^Whitey Bulger hid in plain sight for years.
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    I remember that show! I wasn't there, but I...

    I remember that show! I wasn't there, but I remember wanting to go because of the venue and I also thought Los Lobos would be fun. I was into bikes back then, so obviously that track was a draw.
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    I want a modern geo fat ebike!! Come on now!...

    I want a modern geo fat ebike!! Come on now! Snows gonna fly soon!
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    Nice! Vid looks like a lot of fun. I wouldn't...

    Nice!

    Vid looks like a lot of fun. I wouldn't know where to turn without trees in the way!
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    South and North swells this time of year, eh Ott....

    South and North swells this time of year, eh Ott. My kid got back from Salinas and laughing said the water is freezing! Ha! He got to surf with Steph Gilmore and hung out with MikeD of the Beastie...
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