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    Snow in the PNW 2019-20

    I'm claiming it bitches! To the parking lot as was requested no less. (Sorry, it wasn't switch.)

    https://i.postimg.cc/SK1nWhbP/Bach-10-19-19.jpg


    No sharks were found on the down.
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    Can you drive a stick?

    Can you drive a stick?
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    I feel the thread title is misleading. I thought...

    I feel the thread title is misleading. I thought this was about a new Absolute Vodka born of glacier water. I'm kind of bummed...But those "skis", so intriguing!
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    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/western-wate...

    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/western-water/

    Interesting history about water in the West. If only they could bottle it and sell it...oh wait...never mind.
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    Yes, I'm a hypocrite. But I'm just joining the...

    Yes, I'm a hypocrite. But I'm just joining the chorus on NIMBY now that I'm a "local".
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    My wife contributes to these stats. Seem to run...

    My wife contributes to these stats. Seem to run in to quite a few telecommuters around town and on the ski slopes.
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    Late to the thread. But this transfers into...

    Late to the thread. But this transfers into (input name of product here). I've spent time in Asia at mfg. facilities. Mainly for auto/commercial vehicle parts. These trade shows are for anything you...
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    Just privatize SS. Problem solved. I mean, what...

    Just privatize SS. Problem solved. I mean, what could go wrong...
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    Use the wife's hairdryer, FFS. Why is everyone...

    Use the wife's hairdryer, FFS. Why is everyone making this so complicated...
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    Yep. Dog loves him some snow. (As does his owner!)

    Yep. Dog loves him some snow. (As does his owner!)
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    Nice fall weather in Central Oregon. Good for a...

    Nice fall weather in Central Oregon. Good for a mt bike ride or a hike with the dog.

    https://i.postimg.cc/1zK5KX15/Bodie-Cinder-Cone-2019.jpg
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    Scam

    Scam
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    Snowing proper in NW Bend. ...

    Snowing proper in NW Bend.



    https://i.postimg.cc/WzWwZfYk/Sept-2019-Snow.jpg
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    I would go long CBD, and also on synthetic oxy,...

    I would go long CBD, and also on synthetic oxy, with a dash of fentanyl as a hedge.
  15. What's the point? ...

    What's the point?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q84nfWkLsYU
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    It's everywhere, not just Seattle. I left there...

    It's everywhere, not just Seattle. I left there over 2 years ago after 20 years. It has changed a lot since then. But guess what, 20 years earlier it was changing, and 20 years before that. So has...
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    Take up snowboarding.

    Take up snowboarding.
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    That's all well and good, but what's AI's...

    That's all well and good, but what's AI's prediction for the stock market?
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    Toyo M55 isn't going to get you the tread life...

    Toyo M55 isn't going to get you the tread life you might want. Especially if running mostly highway miles. 25k miles, maybe 30k miles depending how you drive and if you are hauling or towing...
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    That would be sweet. Now if only the bank would...

    That would be sweet. Now if only the bank would pay me to keep money in their bank...
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    No thinking about it. It IS booming out West. ...

    No thinking about it. It IS booming out West. $462k will get you in to a fixer upper 3 bed 2 bath 1,700 sq ft home in a so-so area of town here in Central Oregon. New construction every where you...
  22. Did this once in NYC. Had tickets for a BDWY...

    Did this once in NYC. Had tickets for a BDWY show. Couldn't get the waiter to come over and give us the check. I think they were way understaffed. There was one other table where it looked like they...
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    What rig you putting these on? You sure about...

    What rig you putting these on? You sure about that 2nd measurement?

    http://www.fueloffroad.com/wheel/2583/fuel-1-piece-wheels-maverick-d538/?finishID=258&lugs=5
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    Last day of the season for me. Not a bad way to...

    Last day of the season for me. Not a bad way to end things. A few inches of corn snow to harvest.

    https://i.postimg.cc/CKBPnqWH/Bach-May-2019.jpg

    https://i.postimg.cc/Nj498CwQ/Bac-May-2019a.jpg
  25. Thread: Trucks.

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    Hmmm, thinking I need to save a few coin over the...

    Hmmm, thinking I need to save a few coin over the next 3-4 years when I'll be in the market for a new truck, and maybe the price will come down a tad on that Rivian? Or with inflation, it will cost...
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    Meanwhile in Central Oregon; the Bend city...

    Meanwhile in Central Oregon; the Bend city council is working on a goal to approve 3,000 building permits by 2021. Build it and they will come.
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    Fuck, just was going to post this. Damn. RIP...

    Fuck, just was going to post this. Damn. RIP Dave. Vibes to the family.
  28. Thread: Buying a car

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    So far so good. Drove it down from Spokane on...

    So far so good. Drove it down from Spokane on Saturday. Fun was had. Everyone should experience the sound and sensation of a Porsche engine as you hit the accelerator and hear that beautiful note...
  29. Thread: Buying a car

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    I went with this - can't believe I'm driving this...

    I went with this - can't believe I'm driving this home after work.

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  30. Thread: Buying a car

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    Just had an enjoyable email/text buying...

    Just had an enjoyable email/text buying experience. Flew in to retrieve the vehicle. Sales rep picked me up at the airport. Had agreed on price before I bought the ticket. They had the paperwork...
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    Well, Trump is probably one of the best builders...

    Well, Trump is probably one of the best builders in the world. I'm sure he will offer to rebuild Notre Dame for a small sum. Besides he knows more about building than the French. C'est la vie!
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    Hope the Summit doesn't pop tomorrow. (Sorry all...

    Hope the Summit doesn't pop tomorrow. (Sorry all you dead beats and retired folk) Would like to get some freshies on Saturday. Although I might try and get another lap on the Cone tomorrow morning....
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    Um, yeah, that is why it took my an extra 10...

    Um, yeah, that is why it took my an extra 10 minutes to get to the top of the Cone this morning. (Hey, I was the dude boot packing it) You're welcome! Good day to call in sick for those in the area....
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    Not a fan of Lexus. I hate the front grille.

    Not a fan of Lexus. I hate the front grille.
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    Work buddy got me good this morning. He mentioned...

    Work buddy got me good this morning. He mentioned that Bachelor was adding a new lift...up the Cinder Cone. Took me about 10 seconds to process that April Fools joke.
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    First chair on Summit did not suck this morning....

    First chair on Summit did not suck this morning.

    https://i.postimg.cc/0QR1kfQC/Bachelor-3-30-19-a.jpg


    Nice light 3rd buckle to shin deep Spring pow pow.
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    Looks good up on Bachy right about now...

    Looks good up on Bachy right about now...
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    Not too many folks out on the mountain today. ...

    Not too many folks out on the mountain today.

    https://i.postimg.cc/zvMr6DXW/Bachy-3-22-19-c.jpg

    Had a nice mellow day skiing different lines off the summit. Good day to be out and about.
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    Where's Rudy G. when you need him? He cleaned up...

    Where's Rudy G. when you need him? He cleaned up the squeegee people and the like back in the early 90's of NYC. I'm sure Seattle would welcome him with open arms and all. Or maybe not.
  40. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I priced out a trip to Europe this winter to...

    I priced out a trip to Europe this winter to either the Arlberg or Switzerland. With airfare, hotel, train to resort, and estimated food and bev with 7 day lift tickets, it came out to be almost the...
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    I think a lot of folks bailed at 11, but it also...

    I think a lot of folks bailed at 11, but it also looked like a lot of people were showing up at 11 too. Nice dry and light pow this morning. Too bad the viz went to crap but my back was not going to...
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    Couldn't pass up a warm up lap on the Cone this...

    Couldn't pass up a warm up lap on the Cone this morning.

    It was deeper than it looked, especially the lower you got.

    https://i.postimg.cc/05TVSfLq/Cinder-3-9-19.jpg


    Can't figure out if we...
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    Snowing like a snow globe in Bend ATM. Probably...

    Snowing like a snow globe in Bend ATM. Probably some good pow turns to be had on Pilot Butte...
  44. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I took a leisure hike up Highlands Bowl last...

    I took a leisure hike up Highlands Bowl last Wednesday. There was a sticker posted at the top that said, " Stop the Ikonization of Aspen". I over heard some dude talking to a 'troller about how the...
  45. Thread: Blister

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    I'd rather pay $60 to demo skis than read about...

    I'd rather pay $60 to demo skis than read about other people's impressions of skis. I trust just one person when it comes to ski reviews. And that person is me. Good on Blister if they can get people...
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    Back to stoke. ...

    Back to stoke.

    https://i.postimg.cc/mkJxj4td/Snowmass.jpg

    I guess everyone is busy schralping pow today...
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    I think Bachelor was reporting 4" new over night....

    I think Bachelor was reporting 4" new over night. Can't be sure. I really just wanted to ski today. It's the deepest 4" I've skied in a long time. Snowed the entire time, with intermittent heavy...
  48. Just do what Europe does and put in lifts on...

    Just do what Europe does and put in lifts on every mountain. Problem solved. Now's the time. Have DJT declare a national emergency and build those ski lifts!!!
  49. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    I'm sure the ski resorts on these...

    I'm sure the ski resorts on these Epic/Ikon/Mountain Collective passes love the ancillary revenue from food and bev sales, not to mention lessons, rentals and lodging. I suppose the resorts can...
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    Don't assume the individual is an adult. He's...

    Don't assume the individual is an adult. He's been skiing the PNW since he's 3. For all we know, the kid is just 5 or 6 years old.

    I've taken many a week day pow day off and stopped being...
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