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    Just watched on NetFlix. Had no idea about this...

    Just watched on NetFlix. Had no idea about this guy's story. Not into rock climbing but always in awe of people who do it. I usually end up getting sweaty palms watching them hanging from thousands...
  2. Thread: Tennis 2022

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    Best thing the ATP could do is announce that if...

    Best thing the ATP could do is announce that if you want to play at Wimbledon, French Open, US Open that you need to be vaxxed. No exceptions. That way Djoko could plan ahead for either getting...
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    ILWU (International Longshore Workers Union)...

    ILWU (International Longshore Workers Union) contract is up first week of July. They are notorious for working half as hard as they normally work in the months leading up to a contract getting...
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    I had a Navy vet working for me at one point....

    I had a Navy vet working for me at one point. Dude was a welder. He would weld all day long. I asked how much welding he thought he did, and he simply said hundreds and hundreds of miles.
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    I had posted up thread speculating that this...

    I had posted up thread speculating that this might happen. Same thing will happen in the UK and USA. Djoko should just play tournaments in Eastern Euro and Russia. Maybe get a tennis league for the...
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    I have no doubt there are people who are testing...

    I have no doubt there are people who are testing positive and experiencing only mild symptoms that are still skiing. I tested positive 2 weeks ago. Had a very mild cough. That and a bit of sinus...
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    Spring like conditions. Good for cardio and rehab...

    Spring like conditions. Good for cardio and rehab work.

    https://i.ibb.co/Hn7NwG1/Cinder-Jan-2022.jpg


    Knee is coming along. Lungs need work.

    https://i.ibb.co/Tv7cb4Y/Broken-Top.jpg
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    I'm wondering if they could use dog sleds to...

    I'm wondering if they could use dog sleds to shuttle people between the base of Skyliner to West or Sunshine Village? I mean using a shuttle bus doesn't seem like a good idea based on how jacked up...
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    Just go to China and walk though a factory to see...

    Just go to China and walk though a factory to see what not having an OSHA style branch of gov't gets you. Although it has gotten better there over the past 20 years.

    I spent years dealing with...
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    I wonder if France will allow him in. Or heck,...

    I wonder if France will allow him in. Or heck, the ultra liberal state of NY for that matter. Screw him if he doesn't want to play by the rules. No exemptions. I would not so politely tell him to...
  11. No need to get agro with the clueless. Never...

    No need to get agro with the clueless. Never helps the situation. Just ski over the backs of their skis with a smile and a very saccharin sweet, "Excuse me coming through."
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    I have a co-worker who tested positive a few...

    I have a co-worker who tested positive a few months back. He had pretty severe symptoms and a 103f fever. He ended up getting the Regeneron treatment but he still has a mild cough that just won't go...
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    Add me to the list of COVID infected. Very mild...

    Add me to the list of COVID infected. Very mild symptoms. My cough went away within 24 hours, and all I have is some sinus congestion. Never had a fever or any aches or chills. Double vaxxed and...
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    I just can't comprehend some of the nightly rates...

    I just can't comprehend some of the nightly rates I've seen just doing a random search in February for lodging. I mean there are some very swanky hotels in Aspen, and most are 4 figure sums per...
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    I think you just overexposed your shot. What you...

    I think you just overexposed your shot. What you need to do is increase your f stop, while dropping your shutter speed. Either that or your ran into a snowbank when you took the shot.
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    There's simply way too much participation in the...

    There's simply way too much participation in the dying sport of skiing.
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    Interesting read. I find some of the numbers...

    Interesting read. I find some of the numbers suspect. I don't believe the lowball average cost for a night's stay in Aspen. $300 bucks? IDTS.
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    We bought a W&D set for the house. Talking the...

    We bought a W&D set for the house. Talking the the local appliance store last week, the sales rep says we are going to be a few weeks late on delivery because every single one of their delivery...
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    Sounds like Alterra needs to double, triple,...

    Sounds like Alterra needs to double, triple, quadruple the unlimited pass price for next season. Might tamp down demand a bit. And then they can take all that extra revenue and put into their...
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    Bonehead move of the day goes to yours truly. If...

    Bonehead move of the day goes to yours truly. If anyone finds a pair of 125cm Black with red lettering L9 ski poles in the West Village parking lot, those would be mine. Drove off and left them to...
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    Damn, only $1,300 a month!? That doesn't exist...

    Damn, only $1,300 a month!? That doesn't exist around here. No builder in Central OR is wasting their time building such low rent studio apts.
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    You were saying.... From the Bachelor website;

    You were saying....

    From the Bachelor website;
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    Only if all those houses are turned into rentals....

    Only if all those houses are turned into rentals. Bottom line, it comes down to supply and demand. If there's a downturn in housing prices, it doesn't necessarily translate into reduced rental...
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    There's a bumper sticker I've seen in Bend that...

    There's a bumper sticker I've seen in Bend that says, "Defund Visit Bend"
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    Damn, that Bumble's got his teeth, so it's gotta...

    Damn, that Bumble's got his teeth, so it's gotta be bad!
  26. I would hit up Powder Mountain. The name pretty...

    I would hit up Powder Mountain. The name pretty much says it all.
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    Plus inflation. Lumber prices up over $1k per 1k...

    Plus inflation. Lumber prices up over $1k per 1k board feet of lumber. And when things do crash, at least on WS, that will trickle down to us on Main Street, and no one will be building RE just like...
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    Damn, dude can barely get a word out while having...

    Damn, dude can barely get a word out while having to suck in air. I bet his lungs got wrecked by the COVID. I wonder how many lung and other organ transplants are going to be required for those that...
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    Pretty much this. Big biz is just passing along...

    Pretty much this. Big biz is just passing along the price hikes until they start to see sales drop. Figure about 9 more months of good times rolling before the wheels start to come off. Maybe we get...
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    Going one step further, why can't they figure out...

    Going one step further, why can't they figure out a way to upload my Ikon pass onto my Pfizer chip? No COVID vax, no ski. Works for me!
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    Right!

    Right!
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    Yes, I am sick of people who put them in a pocket...

    Yes, I am sick of people who put them in a pocket with another RFID card and hold me up from getting through the turnstyle/gate.

    I have a sleeve pocket in my ski jacket. I put it in there and...
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    No it appears it's time for base building Cascade...

    No it appears it's time for base building Cascade concrete.
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    Yes, yes I am an environmentalist who is thinking...

    Yes, yes I am an environmentalist who is thinking of the mountain culture and how best to preserve and enjoy it, with copious amounts of lift served terrain for the greater Cascadia Interconnect....
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    After shoveling a foot of snow off the sidewalk...

    After shoveling a foot of snow off the sidewalk and then trying to keep up with the dog this morning, the knee is not doing so hot. I need to learn to dial it back. Just taking my snow boot off this...
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    Ullr bringeth, and Mother Nature taketh.

    Ullr bringeth, and Mother Nature taketh.
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    Time to put a damn tram on Rainier! And a...

    Time to put a damn tram on Rainier! And a funicular. And a cog rail. And a super 8 pack. And a gondy. And a t-bar. And finally, for good measure, a magic carpet. I always marveled at the Swiss ski...
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    Based on the Bachy webcam for Sunrise, that's the...

    Based on the Bachy webcam for Sunrise, that's the money chair to be on today. I mean, where else you going to go?
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    Pretty much lack of drivers; ...

    Pretty much lack of drivers;

    https://centraloregondaily.com/snowplow-driver-shortage-could-mean-slower-longer-drives-to-mt-bachelor/
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    So, is Crystal a one off mess with oversold ski...

    So, is Crystal a one off mess with oversold ski passes for Alterra? I mean, either Alterra raises pass prices for all ski areas next year, and not by just 10%-12%, or every ski resort gets hit with...
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    I was contemplating a trip to schralp your pow in...

    I was contemplating a trip to schralp your pow in February. The cost of a week to stay in Snowmass disabused my of that notion. Even though airfare wasn't all that bad. It's crazy what lodging is...
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    Plus, lots of pet food manufacturing!

    Plus, lots of pet food manufacturing!
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    How is the homeless situation in Denver? Is it as...

    How is the homeless situation in Denver? Is it as bad as LA, SF and SD? What's the tax situation like? Is it worse than Cali? Does Denver have 4 seasons or just two like SoCal, Drought/Fire season...
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    Ditto. I have been to many, many other ski areas...

    Ditto. I have been to many, many other ski areas that have taken days to open terrain, and wondering WTF is taking them so long. I'm talking days with 8"-10" of new snow. Xtal ski patrollers know...
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    Some times too much of a good thing is not all...

    Some times too much of a good thing is not all good.

    Amazing what 500' in elevation change gets you in terms of snow fall. About 5" in Bend, and up at my Aunt and Uncle's place on Awbrey Butte...
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    Talk about inflation; I picked these...

    Talk about inflation; I picked these uphttps://www.habervision.com/Haber-Eliminator-Click-for-more-info_p_26.html last year for about $40. Fan is a bit noisy but easy installation. Was a lifesaver...
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    Sweet, 19' cliffs almost feel like 20 footers and...

    Sweet, 19' cliffs almost feel like 20 footers and no one is going to give you a hard time for doing an uncorked 7 hundy. Although they may ask why you didn't pull a mute grab.
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    We're gonna need a bigger snowstake!!! ...

    We're gonna need a bigger snowstake!!!

    https://i.ibb.co/kGh77TB/Bachelor-1-3-22.jpg
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    How would the pass sales work? First come first...

    How would the pass sales work? First come first served? I agree, greedy Altera sold passes above and beyond what the mountain infrastructure can handle? Do you double, or triple the pass price to try...
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    Boom! Do they have a beacon on the Xtal snow...

    Boom! Do they have a beacon on the Xtal snow stake?

    https://i.ibb.co/XbYsBxR/Xtal-Snow-Stake-1-3-2022.jpg
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