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    When you're young you can take a bad crash and...

    When you're young you can take a bad crash and bounce back in a couple of days. When you're old it might take 6 months (or 2 years). So while you may be able to send as hard as you could in your 20s,...
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    Big difference between evaluating hazards in...

    Big difference between evaluating hazards in spring mountaineering season vs. early winter in a continental snowpack. Also (as we all know) plenty of people with years of experience make mistakes...
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    The wife is blacked out at the resort this week...

    The wife is blacked out at the resort this week but wants to ski Thursday so I go to get her a "friends and family" (passholder perk) 1/2 off ticket. I go through the online process but get stuck, it...
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    Yep, tried most of the options (folded buff,...

    Yep, tried most of the options (folded buff, double layer buff, balaclava, mask with ear loops, mask with round-the-head loops) but the lightweight Ubertube is the best I've found for skiing. The...
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    Starlink is terrible. I can deal with the backing...

    Starlink is terrible. I can deal with the backing up issue, but having it automatically play all the songs on my phone in alphabetical order (by title) every time I start the car drives me nuts.
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    If seatbelts work, why do we need air bags? If...

    If seatbelts work, why do we need air bags?
    If air bags work, why do we need seatbelts?
    If either one works, why do we need crumple zones?
    If ANY of them work, why do we need DUI laws?
    Think...
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    DT 240S? Light, reliable, cheaper than the more...

    DT 240S? Light, reliable, cheaper than the more blingy options (CK etc.). Comes in any color you want as long as it's black. Upgrade the star ratchet if you want more POE.
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    Ordered some of these and used them at Mammoth,...

    Ordered some of these and used them at Mammoth, seemed to work pretty well. Pull up for the lift, pull down to ski (or leave it up for storm days). Had a little trouble keeping it from slipping under...
  9. A shootout at the T-Club would certainly make Old...

    A shootout at the T-Club would certainly make Old Town more interesting. Maybe they can set up a gallows by the eagle.
  10. THE OFFICIAL 20/21 TAHOE SKI & SNOWBOARD THREAD. PANDEMIC SCHMANDEMIC!

    Laps in the backyard - got in about 1000’ of vertical without too many scratches.
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  11. Do all posts in this thread have to be in haiku...

    Do all posts in this thread have to be in haiku form?

    Anyone used TEC in Truckee for gear repair (not cleaning)? I have a couple jackets that need some TLC (new zipper, pockets resewn). Deciding...
  12. 5 syllables (or morae), not 6. You could be...

    5 syllables (or morae), not 6. You could be poetic and use “ope” instead of “open”.
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    Can only fit one water bottle on the frame. Plus...

    Can only fit one water bottle on the frame. Plus shit keeps breaking.
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    I've been in office buildings in Europe that had...

    I've been in office buildings in Europe that had CO2 meters built into the HVAC system, with every thermostat displaying the CO2 ppm (and green/orange/red indicators). With a bunch of people crammed...
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    According to the state, no. ...

    According to the state, no.



    https://www.wisn.com/article/milwaukee-county-medical-examiner-says-states-coronavirus-death-count-too-high/34226894

    In any case, even if you believe that there...
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    Yes, read the book years ago and loved it. The...

    Yes, read the book years ago and loved it. The show is just as good. (The same author also wrote The Hustler, The Color of Money, and The Man Who Fell To Earth.)
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    Unless you did a really good job of filling the...

    Unless you did a really good job of filling the holes, I'd move forward or back 1cm to avoid the overlap. Or install a different binding.
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    Boston area wastewater data - recent trend...

    Boston area wastewater data - recent trend doesn't look good.
    http://www.mwra.com/biobot/graph1024.JPG
    http://www.mwra.com/biobot/biobotdata.htm
  20. Buy one of these and save some $ and time. Makes...

    Buy one of these and save some $ and time. Makes it a 5 minute job.

    https://skimo.co/g3-trim-tool

    Edit to add: just make sure you have the plush going the right direction when you trim.
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    These look pretty nice (and less fussy than...

    These look pretty nice (and less fussy than wearing two buffs), although the designs are limited unless you want to buy 50+:

    https://www.boathouse.com/products/neck-gaiter-2-0-2-layer
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    Pieps Beacons under fire

    At least in the US, they’re regulated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. The CPSC was involved with the Ortovox beacon recall a couple of years ago:

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    Travel over the land border is closed (with...

    Travel over the land border is closed (with exceptions), air travel is allowed.
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    Nevada at 37% but still having MAGA rallies:...

    Nevada at 37% but still having MAGA rallies:
    https://mynews4.com/resources/media/8e3b8b1e-ca3d-477d-aa64-ef77b145c9a0-medium16x9_trumpcarsoncity1.jpg
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    I have a few 10-12 year old Trackers that were...

    I have a few 10-12 year old Trackers that were still functioning last time I checked. I'll send one along for the cost of shipping if you promise never to tour with it and not to resell it.
  26. The Official 19/20 Tahoe Ski Snowboard Thread. Plus bonus Bootfitting Recs!

    Also upper BB is a mess (unnavigable) and there’s logging in the middle of SP as well.
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    Yeah, and how did Melinda Gates make all that...

    Yeah, and how did Melinda Gates make all that money? I mean, she was a marketing manager at Microsoft for a few years, and basically hasn't worked in 24 years, and now she's worth 120 billion. It's a...
  28. But a season pass at Verbier is 1450 CHF (about...

    But a season pass at Verbier is 1450 CHF (about $1600). A 4 Vallees pass is 1560 CHF. Engelberg-Titlis is 950 CHF. Seems similar to the US before the advent of cheap Ikon and Vail passes (and other...
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    See the video here (swipe left):...

    See the video here (swipe left): https://www.instagram.com/p/CGKiX6FnesY/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    Doesn't look cracked from what I can tell.

    Even if BD/Pieps thinks this isn't a product...
  30. This. Should be able to find something on ebay...

    This. Should be able to find something on ebay (new) for around $300. Shipping can take a while though (3-4 weeks).
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    Property surveyor working at my neighbor's house...

    Property surveyor working at my neighbor's house is standing in knee deep dry grass smoking a cigarette. I mean, it's not like there's a risk of fire in California or anything.
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    I have a bunch of OneUp composites and MG1s on...

    I have a bunch of OneUp composites and MG1s on various bikes and much prefer the OneUps - thinner, larger surface, better grip, and better durability IME (magnesium body gets pretty banged up)....
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    North Complex is also blowing up with the wind...

    North Complex is also blowing up with the wind despite 78% containment. Paradise under evac warning.
    https://twitter.com/sfchronicle/status/1310456548192387074

    In addition to @CAFireScanner and...
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    There's also this: ...

    There's also this:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Texas_wildfires
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texas-Oklahoma_wildfires_of_2005%E2%80%9306
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    Nordica, Tecnica, and Blizzard are all part of...

    Nordica, Tecnica, and Blizzard are all part of Tecnica Group.
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    There's some discussion of different ways to...

    There's some discussion of different ways to measure the number of tests here: https://covidtracking.com/blog/counting-covid-19-tests
    That site also shows per-state results as well as the...
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    There's a testing site at the Davis Senior...

    There's a testing site at the Davis Senior Center. Need an appointment but no doctor recommendation or other qualifications. Free whether or not you have insurance (if CA resident).
    ...
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    It's a lot easier to build up a berm on the...

    It's a lot easier to build up a berm on the uphill side of the turn where the slope is helping rather than downhill where you need to dig in a lot more (or use something to support it). Plus drainage...
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    Did this too, replaced the broken stock axle with...

    Did this too, replaced the broken stock axle with a steel one from ebay. So far so good.
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    More sealant, swish it around to plug sidewall...

    More sealant, swish it around to plug sidewall holes, make sure the valve is screwed down tight. If that doesn't help, pull the tire (at least one side) and make sure the rim tape is still good.
  41. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Pick the resort that you think has the highest...

    Pick the resort that you think has the highest expected number of days closed due to COVID-19, regardless of whether you're planning to ski there. I'd recommend someplace in a state with a Democratic...
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    I was assuming "broke at the nipple" meant the...

    I was assuming "broke at the nipple" meant the spoke broke, not the nipple. I'd assume an OEM wheel with mid-level hubs and rims is going to have brass nipples (since they're both cheaper and easier...
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    True, but anyone over entry level is getting a...

    True, but anyone over entry level is getting a substantial amount in stock grants, and at higher levels the stock grants exceed salary. These are RSUs not options so they have value even if the stock...
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    Could be spoke imbalance. Who is truing the wheel...

    Could be spoke imbalance. Who is truing the wheel after the spoke replacements and do they know anything about wheel building? Could also be over-twisting the replacement spoke (easy to do on a...
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    I tried the bowl on the porch thing one year....

    I tried the bowl on the porch thing one year. Home alone, had to go to a neighbor’s house for a few minutes, left the bowl outside for any kids who came by while I was gone. Came back and not only...
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    It's certainly better than nothing, and generally...

    It's certainly better than nothing, and generally fine for most personal accounts if you're not famous and don't have tech savvy enemies, but it's easily circumvented by a directed attack (one where...
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    Tell them that SMS based 2FA isn't secure due to...

    Tell them that SMS based 2FA isn't secure due to the risk of SIM hijacking, and they should support a hardware key based on FIDO U2F for 2FA/MFA. Until they upgrade their apps to modern security...
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    Haven't tried it but (assuming a hard board) I...

    Haven't tried it but (assuming a hard board) I would think mounting vertically with a kayak stacker would work. If they can hold a 14 foot sea kayak weighing 50 pounds they should be able to hold a...
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    Hi Mustonen, are you there?

    Hi Mustonen, are you there?
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    What size? If it's the 27" model from late 2009...

    What size? If it's the 27" model from late 2009 you should be able to use it as a display if you get a Mac laptop - just need a Mini Display Port to Thunderbolt cable and use Target Display Mode. If...
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