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  1. I work on cars and sell parts. Mostly Subarus and...

    I work on cars and sell parts. Mostly Subarus and aftermarket performance type stuff but I'm fine with general maintenance things and most other makes. vw/audi stuff kind of annoys me though.

    Have...
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    USAC is suspending permits on all events through...

    USAC is suspending permits on all events through april 5th. I'm directing a race this year, but it isn't until june so i'm hoping it can still happen.
  3. i just want to say i'm really impressed by your...

    i just want to say i'm really impressed by your formatting here
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    If the wheels are tubeless ready, yeah...

    If the wheels are tubeless ready, yeah definitely. Otherwise just the biggest tires that fit and have tread go a long way. You might not be able to fit a 40, especially in the back, but it depends on...
  5. Thread: YBN chains

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    I've been seeing longer life out of kmc over...

    I've been seeing longer life out of kmc over shimano (x11sl vs hg 601 and -701s). The gold ones come up on amazon for sub $50 occasionally and they look really cool.

    Do the YBNs come in gold? MTB...
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    Really good, I was there three times last week,...

    Really good, I was there three times last week, and conditions were great every time between wind and continued snowfall. Grew up skiing there actually, but have hardly been in the last, like, 20...
  7. one of the other pictures: ...

    one of the other pictures:

    https://i.imgur.com/Na5qr7U.jpg
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    That's not what I heard one post above yours! ...

    That's not what I heard one post above yours!

    i guess snowbowl giving an official update or two is just crazy talk though.
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    Heard the cable has already been spliced and...

    Heard the cable has already been spliced and they're putting chairs back on. t/f?
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    It's nice to have a standardized rule set and...

    It's nice to have a standardized rule set and categories and stuff like that, state and national championship events, and to send racers to international events like world cups, world championships,...
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    Still waiting for some of that science that...

    Still waiting for some of that science that questions the relationship between co2 and temperature.
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    Care to share some of this science? Here's the...

    Care to share some of this science?

    Here's the noaa's take on it

    https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/climate-change-atmospheric-carbon-dioxide
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    Just saw an ad for lookout talking about their...

    Just saw an ad for lookout talking about their new chair that you can actually go ride right now and it made me chuckle.
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    The internet's slow up there so it takes longer...

    The internet's slow up there so it takes longer to load those cable splicing youtube videos.
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    Mine is called "quick javascript switcher" in...

    Mine is called "quick javascript switcher" in chrome. Puts a button next to the search bar, if a website is giving me some stupid shit like a bunch of ads or a paywall, I can click it, it disables...
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    "it will likely be more than a week" no...

    "it will likely be more than a week"

    no fucking shit lady
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    It's the news websites that are the worse about...

    It's the news websites that are the worse about it. Apparently in europe there are laws and there's way less bullshit on a page. Between an ad blocker and a javascript switcher extension you can get...
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    I put too much drink mix in my water bottle...

    I put too much drink mix in my water bottle yesterday and thought i was going to throw up after some hard efforts in spin class. And by drink mix I mean $0.80 big bottles of powerade from walmart. On...
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    Meguiar's plastX works pretty well. Clean the...

    Meguiar's plastX works pretty well. Clean the headlights, then put some on a shop towel or something, give the lens a good application and scrubbing, then wipe clean with a microfiber cloth.
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    I've thought of getting some euro or jdm...

    I've thought of getting some euro or jdm headlights for my car (which are glass instead of plastic and some use projectors), and then swapping in an hid kit, but then I get out the plastx and give...
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    Been up in canada for a few weeks with the...

    Been up in canada for a few weeks with the grandparents. They're getting old and the relatives that live here don't seem to come around and do stuff quite as much as they should. So I've been doing a...
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    There's a big variation between rim brakes. I...

    There's a big variation between rim brakes. I went from the cheap stock tektro cantis to trp cx8.4 mini-vs and it's a night and day difference. Now the brakes actually work. But, since they have more...
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    Depends on fitness and how much stuff you're...

    Depends on fitness and how much stuff you're carrying, but I'd say 40 x 11-36 is passable on most stuff, but about the tallest low gear you'd want. Might as well use a wider cassette than that...
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    My hardtail has a 34t ring and doesn't look like...

    My hardtail has a 34t ring and doesn't look like it would clear 36. I think newer xc bikes are made with up to like a 38t ring in mind though. And a 10t little cog is like having two more teeth on...
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    If they had an ass they would be pants. Or...

    If they had an ass they would be pants.

    Or wait, are chaps considered pants or not?

    While the jury is out on chaps being pants, I'm gonna suggest a goat. They seem like cool pets and you can...
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    Thanks for continuing to post useful and accurate...

    Thanks for continuing to post useful and accurate information in this thread but you should really stop engaging with ron. He must either be getting paid to post all the bullshit or at the very least...
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    Cold, but the frozen ground was better than the...

    Cold, but the frozen ground was better than the other day, when this was a little soft and slick in spots

    http://jamalb.net/gallery/d/10798-2/IMG_20191121_161633215_HDR.jpg
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    This site does pretty cool visualizations, I...

    This site does pretty cool visualizations, I think they may have been posted already in here but there are pages and pages of stupid bullshit so

    https://climatereanalyzer.org

    Here's the temp...
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    https://www.jensonusa.com/Salsa-Guide-Stem-1 ...

    https://www.jensonusa.com/Salsa-Guide-Stem-1

    or try ebay, lots of people try different stems and have them laying around. I have a 3t arx pro that's 120mm x 6degree in a bin somewhere but that's...
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    Realized I did almost no riding just for fun...

    Realized I did almost no riding just for fun since like august because of cyclocross. Not that I don't have fun doing the racing thing but pretty have only been training, practicing, racing,...
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    Vittoria's replacement for that is the terreno...

    Vittoria's replacement for that is the terreno dry, there's also a terreno zero that is pretty much a slick. You could do zero on the rear, dry up front. I've been thinking about trying their mtb...
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    Wait who was it that posted the huge list of...

    Wait who was it that posted the huge list of actual total randoms who signed that letter saying we didn't need to worry about it? Like this has to be trolling right?
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    You're inside and not going anywhere, why would...

    You're inside and not going anywhere, why would you count that as miles? Time, sure.
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    The point was to show that yes, they can...

    The point was to show that yes, they can determine what temperature and climate were like in the past without there having been some guy around with a thermometer. And the ice is especially useful. I...
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    Definitely a new contender for the stupidest...

    Definitely a new contender for the stupidest asshole in the thread.

    Or maybe it's everyone who continues to engage with him and ron. Trying to argue that the earth isn't warming and it's not...
  36. I've been meaning to pick up one of these ...

    I've been meaning to pick up one of these

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M12284X/?coliid=I1MR8ZXRQNK4VZ&colid=1ZBE362UPRXA7&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    They make another one that's a touch bigger...
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    Cyclocross racing going on all day at Big sky...

    Cyclocross racing going on all day at Big sky brewing tomorrow. Donations for the free beer go to mtb missoula. There's a "try cx" beginner race, and a mtb only race, both only cost $20, go like 25...
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    I only use the shot blocks and gels for races or...

    I only use the shot blocks and gels for races or maybe harder, longer rides in the summer, our wed worlds road ride, when I'm doing a big workout that's going to take long enough to need some...
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    -peanut butter banana flavor clif bars -apple...

    -peanut butter banana flavor clif bars
    -apple pie lara bars (lemon bar also p good)
    -salted watermelon shot blocks (margarita 2nd choice, strawberry 3rd. Haven't tried some of the new ones like...
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    Decided not to push my luck today ...

    Decided not to push my luck today

    http://jamalb.net/gallery/d/10651-2/IMG_20191026_170018636_HDR.jpg

    The guy on a fatbike with studs went all the way to the top though
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    Uh, yeah, the trails are great right now. Just...

    Uh, yeah, the trails are great right now. Just wear a jacket?
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    Sunday there were some thin patches of snow on...

    Sunday there were some thin patches of snow on the trail up to the snowbowl overlook and down the other side into spring. today i just went there and back and it was all clear and dry. Something like...
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    Running out of days ...

    Running out of days

    http://jamalb.net/gallery/d/10597-2/IMG_20191020_152335757_HDR.jpg

    Last time I made it up there last year was oct 30. in 2017 nov 30th.
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    Just a reminder that weight and pressure...

    Just a reminder that weight and pressure determine contact patch area. I don't think a slight change in diameter you would see from, say the next size up or down that would still work on the same...
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    Yesterday I could only average like 9mph and my...

    Yesterday I could only average like 9mph and my chain kept falling off for some reason.

    http://jamalb.net/gallery/d/10579-2/IMG_20191012_161423185_HDR.jpg
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    Checks out.

    Checks out.
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    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/tatze-pedal-eurobike...

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/tatze-pedal-eurobike-2019.html
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    https://www.wtb.com/pages/wtb-introduces-padloc-gr...

    https://www.wtb.com/pages/wtb-introduces-padloc-grips
  49. The last bear encounter I had on trail was on a...

    The last bear encounter I had on trail was on a really fast one where I regularly see 30+ and that bear was already running the other way. Unfortunately it was running straight down the trail and...
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    This corner was only a few months old and was...

    This corner was only a few months old and was already fucked because you came into it too fast and it was flat/off camber and sent you wide at the exit. We slowed down the entrance and gave it some...
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