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    You didn't fire up the Kendall stump? I was...

    You didn't fire up the Kendall stump? I was hoping to live vicariously through your adventure - would you have hiked from PCT or biked from Gold Creek? Doooo it!
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    I appreciate having an image of Emma Peel...

    I appreciate having an image of Emma Peel starting off a thread....
  3. Thread: BBQ

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    _____ Had one day in Lockhart while visiting...

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    Had one day in Lockhart while visiting friends in Austin. Was like a pilgrimage. Had to have two lunches so I could get both of these in.

    Pig Iron in SODO is respectable though.
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    Maybe ping the local Crossfit gym to move it? ...

    Maybe ping the local Crossfit gym to move it?

    I mean kettlebells and tires are so yesterday; hauling hay is the new "it" routine.

    Sell it right and they'll pay you.
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    Seems like the WeWork IPO could really turn...

    Seems like the WeWork IPO could really turn things around though, right?

    From their S-1:

    "We are a community company committed to maximum global impact. Our mission is to elevate the world’s...
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    Perhaps damning with faint praise, but I now...

    Perhaps damning with faint praise, but I now approach Tarantino movies expecting to really enjoy certain scenes (and dialogue) rather than the movie as a whole.

    I could replay the first scene of...
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    Slightly off-topic, but are the lift lines...

    Slightly off-topic, but are the lift lines horrible on a weekday? Had considered going there on a Friday in August.

    Somewhat discouraged to make the trip from Seattle if I am waiting in long...
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    Rutger Hauer - RIP

    I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time,...
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    Thanks for linking this. I think. Wow.

    Thanks for linking this. I think. Wow.
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    How my two-year old pronounces certain words: ...

    How my two-year old pronounces certain words:

    “Popicle” and “ice keem” being the two that emerge currently from my sleep deprived brain
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    Stopped reading after the 20” part.... Hell...

    Stopped reading after the 20” part....

    Hell yeah. Very quiet coming up pass. Avy control at 10. Snowmagedon in lowland.

    Happycamper in line at Fir. Orange jacket. Hellbents.
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    Another +1 for the Smith Maze (comes with MIPS...

    Another +1 for the Smith Maze (comes with MIPS even) - surprisingly light.
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    Maybe do a test-run? Take 4-6 weeks after they...

    Maybe do a test-run? Take 4-6 weeks after they get out of school this year?
  14. Elizabeth Taylor has one of my more favorite...

    Elizabeth Taylor has one of my more favorite quotes:

    “The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.”
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    Daryl “The Captain” Dragon - of the Captain and...

    Daryl “The Captain” Dragon - of the Captain and Tennielle died today. He, Mean Gene and Super Dave all died at 76.
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    OMG - that Comedian in Cars joke cracked me up. ...

    OMG - that Comedian in Cars joke cracked me up. RIP Super Dave
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    I boat far less than I used to, but still like to...

    I boat far less than I used to, but still like to associate myself with the obscure little tribe, which probably likes being labeled an obscure little tribe.

    Nowadays, I view it more as an...
  18. Been looking for one for quite some time. Jesus...

    Been looking for one for quite some time. Jesus though. $450? $100 and a ham sandwich.
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    Just additional motivation to ski this week. ...

    Just additional motivation to ski this week. Looking at you Paradise.
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    That is my personal post of the day right there. ...

    That is my personal post of the day right there. The ghosts of Hunter S. Thompson and Charles Bukowski would no doubt approve.
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    I'll occasionally use cycling sleeves on days where a t-shirt is close to enough (and wearing a lightweight headband and gloves).

    Dorky, but having my forearms warm means I can usually avoid...
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    He seemed to strike a good balance between...

    He seemed to strike a good balance between donating to worthy causes and buying really cool toys. RIP
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    While you are looking for skiing - this is my...

    While you are looking for skiing - this is my favorite time of year for hikes. Fall colors, less crowds, no bugs - and I like wearing some layers. Beautiful fall colors up at the pass right now.
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    Yes!

    Yes!
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    Too "experienced"? Poorly-disguised way of...

    Too "experienced"? Poorly-disguised way of screening out older candidates. Bring the heat.
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    The OR Echo Hoody is my go to on sunny hot days. ...

    The OR Echo Hoody is my go to on sunny hot days. The slightest breeze will go right through it.
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    There are a number of whitewater kayaking runs...

    There are a number of whitewater kayaking runs within minutes of town, which can give you a "glass half-full" perspective when it rains.
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5IrRe2F7qY ...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5IrRe2F7qY


    No old Ben Stiller show fans? There were at least a dozen. Manson/Lassie mashup (too soon?).
  29. Child care can be a welcome break from seemingly...

    Child care can be a welcome break from seemingly non-stop parenting duties. But child care at a ski resort is...magical.

    I think we were nervous the first time we dropped kiddo #1 off, but...
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    rocked my little boy back to sleep early this...

    rocked my little boy back to sleep early this morning...
  31. Thread: Armada JJ

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    Can any former JJ enthusiasts chime in on what...

    Can any former JJ enthusiasts chime in on what skis they got after them? Skied them happily for years on days with a couple inches of fresh.

    Had been looking for a discounted/used pair of 2.0...
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    Optimistic Red Velvet Walrus!

    Optimistic Red Velvet Walrus!
  33. Sweet lord that was a good laugh this morning.

    Sweet lord that was a good laugh this morning.
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    Another option for OP - if you are doing short...

    Another option for OP - if you are doing short tours - is to take a pair of your resort sticks and just mount some framed AT bindings on them.

    I did that with some fat, heavily rockered resort...
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    seconded for Chuck's Hop Shop. First one was in...

    seconded for Chuck's Hop Shop. First one was in Greenwood - nothing nearby it, busy street, spartan interior. Yet seemingly always packed.

    Maybe take a road trip north and see if the owner is...
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    Great thread - whole lot of "hell yeah". Music...

    Great thread - whole lot of "hell yeah". Music playlists refreshed. X2 on Vulgar Display of Power.

    Alt-J; "An Awesome Wave"
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    Curious about losing the wicking layers - do you wear something more loose fitting? Cotton? Considered something like a loose synthetic shirt (like the ones they hand out for free at races for...
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    So much for my YouTube posting... will figger out...

    So much for my YouTube posting... will figger out soon no doubt.

    Anyway, New Pornographers "Challengers". Beautifully sad.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHWWWa8EvzI
  40. Maybe not as joyous of advice, but something that...

    Maybe not as joyous of advice, but something that will come up:

    Be prepared to dial back your risk of harm engaging in outdoor activities - or at least be ready to justify them to your spouse (and...
  41. Just a small thing - and maybe more about me, but...

    Just a small thing - and maybe more about me, but I sang a lot to the kiddo when trying to get her to sleep. Kind of fun turning a random song into a lullaby.
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    Littering, and...
  43. I bought my 2010 Kung Fujas based on some thought...

    I bought my 2010 Kung Fujas based on some thought that this was pretty similar to the earlier Seth. Not that you can find that ski new either - but maybe a gently used one - or a newer model.
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    NFL 2015/16

    Bullshit coin flip - they were robbed. Where's the replay on that? Underweighted coins!
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    Go on the lighter side of layering. It's a...

    Go on the lighter side of layering. It's a resort, you won't die, and shivering is a great weight loss program. Swamp sucks.
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    Always thought I'd go back to the snowboard at...

    Always thought I'd go back to the snowboard at least on big powder days

    ...until I discovered fat rockered skis.
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    Definitely just as stoked - it was (still is) a...

    Definitely just as stoked - it was (still is) a brand new shiny toy. Enough so that after the first season of mixing between both I went full on skiing. Although - after a couple seasons off I did...
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    I boarded for 20 years or so before taking up the...

    I boarded for 20 years or so before taking up the two-planks....

    I really enjoyed the learning process - trying to teach your body to respond differently, taking joy in rocking a green run, then a...
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