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    See, that's the beauty of the Travis. The narrow...

    See, that's the beauty of the Travis. The narrow end is similar to a Mattock so I can pull small boulders easily and then the rake to clean the surface layer, narrow hoe for cutting roots etc, and...
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    Taos needs a shitton of snow for the goods to be...

    Taos needs a shitton of snow for the goods to be great. 9k base is generally pretty fluffy stellar crystally. Graupel drops occasionally, which is always a nice cushion at low tide.

    I broke a lot...
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    Yeah, I like the variety as well. Although, I...

    Yeah, I like the variety as well. Although, I prefer the tech, it does beat the shit out of me, so it's nice to take a break from it. 10 miles there is like riding 25 in an easier area.
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    Yeah, jackass riders bitching about trails are...

    Yeah, jackass riders bitching about trails are pathetic, especially if they've never lifted a finger to help build or the best is when they won't stop to pick up some debris and ride around it...
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    Yeah, RA13! I probably have more hours building...

    Yeah, RA13! I probably have more hours building these days than actually riding. I primarily build in four different areas locally. One is the most technically difficult locally and one other is the...
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    That's interesting.

    That's interesting.
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    I'm not part of the BTA and nobody is asking for...

    I'm not part of the BTA and nobody is asking for your opinion on anything...skiing, biking, or trail building. You clearly think you're some sort of expert who needs to share your insightful thoughts...
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    This sucks. Hoping for a miracle.

    This sucks. Hoping for a miracle.
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    You realize it's a new trail system and you can...

    You realize it's a new trail system and you can only do so much with the terrain you have. Do you actually build trails or just bitch about them on the internet?
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    This...

    This https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220922/e12bd49a21010926d39360a9d45c4e74.jpg
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  11. Thread: 5-13-77

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    Ok, which Mag is running this...

    Ok, which Mag is running this place?https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220922/0b20ba17a080b6f0cc2f6817ef8b9340.jpg
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    Umm, how about a moronic investor that doesn't...

    Umm, how about a moronic investor that doesn't really know what the f he's doing, but generally speaking, does a "set it and forget it" until some reason like the yield curve going inverted and says...
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    I know. All good. Just freaky when shit like this...

    I know. All good. Just freaky when shit like this happens and it still is since he lives close to us. I'm just trying to restrain myself because down deep I'm a kooky Irishman and despise creepy...
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    Yeah, no. Driving down the street and stopping a...

    Yeah, no. Driving down the street and stopping a women exercising is straight up fucked. You're a legit weirdo tweaker at best and a complete fucking psychopathic serial killer at worst.
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    My wife walks a lot. She cannot run anymore since...

    My wife walks a lot. She cannot run anymore since her back surgery. Anyway, this guys stops his car and gets out to ask her to dinner. Says he sees her walking all the time. Wtf dude. Creepy fuck.
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    FKNA! That looks like a great climb! I would love...

    FKNA! That looks like a great climb! I would love to get out there and do a machine/hand build. That to me is probably the perfect combo trail. Throw some hand built techy stuff with fat berms and...
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    thank you

    thank you
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    Yes, thank you all. They are a fiduciary and I...

    Yes, thank you all. They are a fiduciary and I guess they're kind of the local gurus and have a selective client base. Dartmouth folks, so not idiots. That is a good and potentially bad thing. Idk....
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    I'm meeting with a financial advisor for the...

    I'm meeting with a financial advisor for the first time Friday. It will be interesting to hear what they have to say.
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    I caught this yesterday but wasn't able to reply....

    I caught this yesterday but wasn't able to reply. I like the 80's edit :biggrin:

    Headed out shortly with a pro to cut a leaner on my new trail and we have couple blow downs that I may get to also.
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    How many of you guys have gone to cash? Is that a...

    How many of you guys have gone to cash? Is that a wise thing to do if you're a passive investor?
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    This was an issue finally addressed. ...

    This was an issue finally addressed.

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220921/1a1bf77d2873be2ce6e0d2de9895fd18.jpg
  23. Thread: Trucks.

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    Interesting. If it's using supplemental electric...

    Interesting. If it's using supplemental electric all the time I would assume the mpg would be significantly improved over their full ice version. I need to inquire with my kid.
  24. Thread: Trucks.

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    Yeah, I guess I just don't really know what a...

    Yeah, I guess I just don't really know what a hybrid is. In my mind you should be able to drive X amount all electric and then use ice. Or both at the same time. The Tundra only get 20ish mpg and max...
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    Yeah, Idk. I hate blowdowns. I think they're just...

    Yeah, Idk. I hate blowdowns. I think they're just annoying and don't contribute to the trail at all unless you spin it and make it a skinny. We have plenty of tech riding and I don't consider a blow...
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    That looks fun. Where is that?

    That looks fun. Where is that?
  27. Thread: Trucks.

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    Yeah, weird. Is there a decent hybrid all...

    Yeah, weird.

    Is there a decent hybrid all wheel or 4 wheel drive truck? I thought Honda would have launched a hybrid Ridgeline by now.
  28. It's a great book. I should read it again also. I...

    It's a great book. I should read it again also. I remember when they almost went under and learned a valuable lesson in growth strategy and if I recall correctly, cash flow.

    The other good...
  29. Thread: Tool Time

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    It wasn't lost on everyone. I do the same damn...

    It wasn't lost on everyone. I do the same damn thing. It's so wasteful to just toss them out, so I throw them in drawer and never use them again. Actually, I usually don't even use them once. I don't...
  30. Wedge initiation and upper body rotation!? Dude,...

    Wedge initiation and upper body rotation!? Dude, you're speaking in archaic terms. Should have thrown the double pole plant in there too!

    Your writing style and content does make me chuckle, so...
  31. The fact that you stated a telemarker is...

    The fact that you stated a telemarker is descending in a much "worse" fashion is what's at play here. You descent like a robot with the most generic stiff style I've ever seen. You're technically...
  32. Thread: Tool Time

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    That is a pretty cool feature.

    That is a pretty cool feature.
  33. Umm, the thing is I've seen you ski and you are...

    Umm, the thing is I've seen you ski and you are unequivocally wrong. You're very fast on the way up, but good gawd it's ugly on the down. Keep practicing! [emoji16]
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    If more companies were like Patagonia, the world...

    If more companies were like Patagonia, the world would be a better place.

    Here's a brief history lesson.
    https://www.patagonia.com/company-history/
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    Says the guy(s) who rides ebikes [emoji1787]

    Says the guy(s) who rides ebikes [emoji1787]
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    Fuck bezos and cock rocket

    Fuck bezos and cock rocket
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    Yeah, do it. I search this thread occasionally...

    Yeah, do it. I search this thread occasionally looking for something specific and it's a pia to find. Probably end up duplicating something that's already been discussed. And not saying that wouldn't...
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    ^That dh track is sick!

    ^That dh track is sick!
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    This guy is batshit crazy.

    This guy is batshit crazy.
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220915/9a0e2445...

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  42. Interesting ...

    Interesting

    https://www.businessinsider.com/patagonia-founder-gives-away-company-profits-to-go-climate-crisis-2022-9?amp
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    That's wild Ott. Have a great time!

    That's wild Ott. Have a great time!
  44. Hahaha! Classic Boston right there.

    Hahaha! Classic Boston right there.
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    I've been riding the rail trail because of my...

    I've been riding the rail trail because of my injury and there are many ebikers out there. It is dirt/gravel/some mud and a couple "tighter" spots from weeds tightening up the trail. I passed a...
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    I laft

    I laft
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    It's the damn computers, software, and IT staff....

    It's the damn computers, software, and IT staff. Make Bill Gates pay.
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    That's a great point. One of my groups has some...

    That's a great point. One of my groups has some really strong fast riders and the ages are late 20's to a few old me types. The group rides are fine as we spread out and just gather at an...
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    So you're saying it's the Universities fault,...

    So you're saying it's the Universities fault, which seems fair based on what you've stated above. I don't know the reasons for that 3x increase? When I look at our business, it's payroll. So I'll...
  50. Every industry is different and I don't know shit...

    Every industry is different and I don't know shit about the ski industry. Those numbers are not normal in mine, but mostly because the purchases usually take out a direct competitor.
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