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    Whitefish is starting to fill in. ...

    Whitefish is starting to fill in.

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    They should create a masters class at one of...

    They should create a masters class at one of these events. Competitors have to be at least 35(?) years old. Just do it as a one off thing so hopefully they could stack it with guys like candide,...
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    Poll: If the majority can't overcome the mechanisms of...

    If the majority can't overcome the mechanisms of the American government, then it would appear the majority doesn't actually care that much. There are plenty of people who care in a "hand wringing...
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    Poll: As has been said before, Sandy Hook was the end...

    As has been said before, Sandy Hook was the end of the gun debate. When someone can go mow down 20 kids in school and the country collectively decides that nothing needs to be done about it, the...
  5. Ah, right. Then yeah, he should buy that.

    Ah, right. Then yeah, he should buy that.
  6. If I had $675 to spend, I'd rather buy a used ...

    If I had $675 to spend, I'd rather buy a used factory / performance elite than a new rhythm. For the reasons el chup stated.
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    Yeah, this. He's gotta be the oldest guy on...

    Yeah, this.

    He's gotta be the oldest guy on the tour by 6 years or so. A man's ankles can only take so much.
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    Ended up getting a small tablet on Amazon because...

    Ended up getting a small tablet on Amazon because with the black Friday deals it was basically free. I'm about due for some new speakers for the system, so maybe when I spend too much money on...
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    Sick. Envious of you big sky folks. Whitefish...

    Sick. Envious of you big sky folks. Whitefish could still use a couple decent storms.
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    Yeah, that's kinda what I'm leaning towards, or...

    Yeah, that's kinda what I'm leaning towards, or just buying another smart phone. My biggest hesitation is just that it's not very clean - cords all over the place. I was kinda hoping for a nice...
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    Thanks. Those seem like they're probably the...

    Thanks. Those seem like they're probably the cheapest options that do what I want aside from just buying an iPod or tablet to dedicate to the task.

    I guess I need to decide whether I want to go...
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    Yeah, I've seen that sort of thing mentioned...

    Yeah, I've seen that sort of thing mentioned elsewhere. Putting that together might be a bit beyond my skill level though.

    And the fact that people with high end systems are resorting to putting...
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    Heh. Yeah, that's about where my search has...

    Heh. Yeah, that's about where my search has landed. I'm kinda baffled that this isn't a more straightforward request. I can't be the only one that wants to play spotify on their home stereo...
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    Does a reasonably priced stand alone music...

    Does a reasonably priced stand alone music streaming device exist?

    I want to play spotify on my home stereo. Currently I'm doing it through an old, retired smart phone, but that phone is starting...
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    This is awesome. Great pictures. Looks like an...

    This is awesome. Great pictures. Looks like an awesome experience.
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    Schwalbe doesn't really make a DHF equivalent...

    Schwalbe doesn't really make a DHF equivalent that lacks transitional knobs. The magic mary is vaguely assegai-ish, but slightly worse in most aspects of traction. It rolls a smidge faster...
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    You guys are acting like Aymar is the only one...

    You guys are acting like Aymar is the only one who ever crashes in these comps.

    And for whatever it's worth, of the few competitions I regularly watch, FWT actually isn't too bad in terms of...
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    Yeah. One death. A couple of paralyses. All...

    Yeah. One death. A couple of paralyses. All in races that I was participating in.

    All of them were fairly unspectacular crashes. It happens, and clearly it's unfortunate and we should do...
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    ^^^fair enough (edit: directed at oftpiste). ...

    ^^^fair enough (edit: directed at oftpiste). But it still seems really weird to me to put together a competition to showcase the most badass skiers, but then have people say "oh, but maybe not...
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    As has been pointed out many times in here, guys...

    As has been pointed out many times in here, guys like Aymar are doing the same sort of lines outside of competition too. It's not like he's pushing himself just because it's a competition and he's...
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    Thought this was gonna be about Tom Petty's...

    Thought this was gonna be about Tom Petty's estate going after that crazy woman in AZ.
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    Nice. Thanks for the heads up. Grabbed a...

    Nice. Thanks for the heads up. Grabbed a couple butchers.
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    If there's someone else that'll tee up the lines...

    If there's someone else that'll tee up the lines that Aymar does and keep their shit together 100% of the time, then by all means they should be on the tour. But I haven't seen anyone new on the...
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    Last time I had a lot surveyed, I think I paid...

    Last time I had a lot surveyed, I think I paid around $1200. Nothing fancy - just marked the corners with the surveyor's rebar markers and gave me the printout of the map. I'm sure they filed it...
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    I bolted a 2x6 width wise into the box. I cut a...

    I bolted a 2x6 width wise into the box. I cut a couple of deep notches into the 2x6 so the skis slot into it. The notches aren't tight on the skis - the skis can still wiggle around a bit, but...
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    I'm assuming Dex was caught unawares by a flock...

    I'm assuming Dex was caught unawares by a flock of lurk wielding tele skiers. Maybe Danno was one of them?
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    I haven't noticed any of mine to have excessive...

    I haven't noticed any of mine to have excessive play. My oldest Oneup has a bit more play than the fresh ones, but it's not excessive, and they definitely don't rattle audibly. There are brass...
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    For a little under twice the price, an X01 chain...

    For a little under twice the price, an X01 chain lasts about three times as long as a GX chain. So, just to recap, who's the idiot?
  29. Just put a bit of your KY jelly on the bushings...

    Just put a bit of your KY jelly on the bushings and you'll never notice the difference.
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    ^^^ sick. You gonna set it up brakeless for him?...

    ^^^ sick. You gonna set it up brakeless for him? My BMX time was before the brakeless era, so that whole concept kinda terrifies me.
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    That's a fucking cool looking trail. Love those...

    That's a fucking cool looking trail. Love those odd, outside of the box trails that people build.
  32. Regardless of which bike is faster, if the geo...

    Regardless of which bike is faster, if the geo fits, it fits.

    That said, personally I don't want the exact same geo on my hardtail as on my full suspension bikes. The extra suspension and...
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    X2

    X2
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    Depends on the bike, but probably twice a year or...

    Depends on the bike, but probably twice a year or so. Once at the end of mud season, and once at the end of the year. Can't really get everything properly clean without taking it apart. And sure,...
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    Yeah, but the 11 speed ones aren't oil slick. ...

    Yeah, but the 11 speed ones aren't oil slick.

    Which means the 11 speed ones are the same as an X01 eagle chain. Which costs about $50.

    The X01 / XX1 chains last way longer than the cheaper...
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    According to Universal cycles, about 4 bucks more...

    According to Universal cycles, about 4 bucks more than an 11 speed one.
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    That one depends a lot on the bike. I've had...

    That one depends a lot on the bike. I've had some bikes where the shift cable is a massive pain in the ass to thread through the bike. But the better tube-in-tube bikes are super easy. Swapping...
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    Brenda and Wynona should hang out.

    Brenda and Wynona should hang out.
  39. The bearings make the lever feel nicer for sure. ...

    The bearings make the lever feel nicer for sure. Smoother and snappier. Personally I don't really like the feel of carbon blades, but maybe they make sense if you're riding in the cold a lot.
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    It's not even just about swapping brakes. ...

    It's not even just about swapping brakes. Sometimes I want to take my bike apart. To clean it, to replace bearings, etc. If the rear brake is internally routed, I end up with the chainstays...
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    Ah, yeah, I'd forgotten about spot. Those guys...

    Ah, yeah, I'd forgotten about spot. Those guys kinda always fly under my radar.
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    Really? I can only think of two American brands...

    Really? I can only think of two American brands that keep the brake hose fully external - GG and transition.
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    Wonder if any of those kids have fragile ankles.

    Wonder if any of those kids have fragile ankles.
  44. Probably not. Around the last time I saw motos...

    Probably not. Around the last time I saw motos on porky singletrack, UPS and LPS had only recently become legal for anyone.
  45. It used to be moto legal. Or at least I used to...

    It used to be moto legal. Or at least I used to see motos on it. I wonder when that changed?
  46. Now someone's gotta do it with less dabs. It's...

    Now someone's gotta do it with less dabs.

    It's like the whole fastest known time thing. Except less stupid. Or maybe more stupid? Not sure.
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    So she had 1 kid at the time of the shooting, and...

    So she had 1 kid at the time of the shooting, and now she has 4. It takes a special kind of person to crank out 3 kids while waiting to see how their indictment for attempted murder shakes out.
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    ^^^ lol

    ^^^ lol
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    But think of how much sealant you could inject...

    But think of how much sealant you could inject into the dead horse with the Park syringe. That horse would be air tight.
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    Awesome, thanks. That's all very helpful. ...

    Awesome, thanks. That's all very helpful. I'll have some scrap that'll get trimmed off the edges, so maybe I'll do a couple test samples with tung vs straight poly. Probably won't tell me much...
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