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  1. Thread: Run Of Hope 2019

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    Sticky: I can fully support this. If you're in the...

    I can fully support this. If you're in the Seattle area and enjoy organized runs, this is probably the coolest 5k around. It's a super good vibe. So, sign up, join Team Roarke, post a link to the...
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    I know that you said you don't want to spend $170...

    I know that you said you don't want to spend $170 on an S/Lab vest but I can highly recommend the Adv Skin 12. I wanted something that I could wear on runs to work where I'd be carrying a lunch and a...
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    I'm plugging away at training for my first...

    I'm plugging away at training for my first marathon. The time commitment is definitely a little daunting. I'll run 30 miles this week which is big for me but I can't fathom the amount of time and...
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    I did a 30 course tasting menu at Disfrutar in...

    I did a 30 course tasting menu at Disfrutar in Barcelona. It was worth every penny.

    I can't help you with NYC recommendations.
  5. Thread: Kauai Questions

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    We went a few years ago. At the time our kids...

    We went a few years ago. At the time our kids were 2, 4 and 6. We stayed in Poipu because with 3 kids having dry weather and a kid friendly beach was a high priority. Our youngest still asks us...
  6. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Frittata: Bacon, Red Onion, Spinich, Tomato,...

    Frittata: Bacon, Red Onion, Spinich, Tomato, zucchini, and Cheddar. For whatever reason, I'd never made a frittata before. This won't be my last.
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  7. As mentioned, there's a bus from the Grenoble...

    As mentioned, there's a bus from the Grenoble Train Station to Briancon that stops in La Grave. It runs 2-3 times a day. It's the LER 35 (link below). The LinkBus that plugboots mentions is a tourist...
  8. Thread: MAUI

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    I thought that Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in...

    I thought that Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olawalu was fantastic.
  9. A few years ago a coworker mentioned duolingo and...

    A few years ago a coworker mentioned duolingo and I randomly started in studying French. I plowed through the entire duolingo course but when I was done I realized that I couldn't speak a word of it...
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    I realize that shoes are highly individualized...

    I realize that shoes are highly individualized and what works for one person won't work at all for another but I have about 300 miles in a pair of Hoka Stinson ATR 4's and I think they're great. For...
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    Sounds like you and I have similar goals. Have...

    Sounds like you and I have similar goals. Have you seen big improvements over the last two years? Has your pace at that sub 140 range improved, or has your stamina improved? I've at just about 1...
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    Do any of you have experience with the maffetone...

    Do any of you have experience with the maffetone method? Or aerobic base training as promoted by the "Training for the New Alpinism" or "The Uphill Athlete" folks? I've been doing nothing but aerobic...
  13. Thread: Colorado Springs

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    I can't comment on what CS is like now but I...

    I can't comment on what CS is like now but I spent a summer there for an internship in 2001. The urban sprawl was pretty grotesque back then but it was probably just in its infancy compared to now. I...
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    My sourdough system is finally in full swing. ...

    My sourdough system is finally in full swing.

    This weekend I made sourdough pancakes Saturday morning, sourdough crackers Saturday evening, and a loaf of sourdough bread on Sunday. Actually I...
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    I love this thread. As for mac and cheese, I'm...

    I love this thread.

    As for mac and cheese, I'm sorry that Annie's was your first experience. My wife buys it for the kids because it's organic and natural or some other nonsense but I think it's...
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    That link is kind of funny. What I meant by...

    That link is kind of funny. What I meant by proper form is simply take it easy and don't think that just because some ballerina can bend her joints 220 degrees that it's healthy for normal people.
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    From personal experience, I find that when my...

    From personal experience, I find that when my knee starts hurting it almost always means that I need to stretch my quads and open up my hips. Sitting at a desk all day results in short quads and...
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    I think I might have been bitten by the trail...

    I think I might have been bitten by the trail running bug this weekend. I ran the Destination Trail Orcas Island Half (https://www.destinationtrailrun.com/orcas-island.html). With 3900' of uphill and...
  19. Thread: Skintrack stoke

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    Sorrybro ascending toward Blue Lake Peak. 281877

    Sorrybro ascending toward Blue Lake Peak.
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    I wondered about that. I always prefer creams to...

    I wondered about that. I always prefer creams to gels for topicals too but it looked like the cream has a higher THC content. Do you get any of the THC side effects from the topical? I'm a total noob...
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    I've been battling a sprained ankle that just...

    I've been battling a sprained ankle that just won't heal 100%. I've never really thought about CBD topicals but this thread has me intrigued. Especially Splat's DMSO infused salve. DMSO is one of...
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    C25K got me started last summer. Coupled with...

    C25K got me started last summer. Coupled with motivation to be fit for a ski trip I kept it up. Running (or walking) a half marathon trail run with 3900' of vert this coming Saturday. The Hal Higdon...
  23. Is this a plan view of a basement wall? I...

    Is this a plan view of a basement wall?

    I could be wrong but I think it's a typo. It's supposed to say t&b which stands for top and bottom. That is (2) #5 at the top of the 12" deep concrete...
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    Signal is good but has fairly low adoption rates...

    Signal is good but has fairly low adoption rates compared to WhatsApp. From a privacy/security stanpoint I think Signal is the clear winner but the adoption rate of WhatsApp makes it a pretty...
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    Man I wish I could be there tomorrow. My kids...

    Man I wish I could be there tomorrow. My kids drank the little league kool-aid this year so I'll be watching a second grader spend 1h15 to get through 2 innings while dreaming about making a fool out...
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    Let me know how it turns out. Tonight will be the...

    Let me know how it turns out. Tonight will be the beginning of my "day 4 feeding" and based on how much bubbling action was going on last night after just 2 days I'm guessing that I'll be ready to...
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    Inspired by this thread (and the watcha cookin...

    Inspired by this thread (and the watcha cookin thread), I picked up a bag of rye flour and set out to get a sourdough starter going from scratch (following the king arthur instructions).

    Now, I...
  28. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    I have nothing against kneading per se. Just that...

    I have nothing against kneading per se. Just that it's a technique that I haven't taken the time to get good at. Machine kneading with the mixer has given me mixed results. Kneading by hand also has...
  29. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Hah, sous vide of bread, yeah that's probably not...

    Hah, sous vide of bread, yeah that's probably not a bad way to summarize it.

    I followed the NYT video recipe and was sorely disappointed but the process was so brain dead simple that I set out on...
  30. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Here's my version of the no-knead bread that I...

    Here's my version of the no-knead bread that I baked on Saturday morning. I use about 20% whole wheat to add some character. Usually I give it 2-3 days to cold ferment in the fridge after the initial...
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    Buster, have you given any thought to Prali as an...

    Buster, have you given any thought to Prali as an option on this itinerary? I don't know anything about it other than the occasional mention of "the valley which shall not be named" or some crap like...
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    Awesome trip report. Years ago I figured that...

    Awesome trip report.

    Years ago I figured that I wanted to do the classic Haute Route but the more I learned about it (the crowding, the skiing not being all that great) the more I was intrigued...
  33. Thread: Marrakesh?

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    My wife and I took our honeymoon in Morocco in...

    My wife and I took our honeymoon in Morocco in 2004 so any beta that I have is way way way out of date.

    I will say that Marrakesh was interesting. It had that super crowded market vibe in the old...
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    I plan on being there. Sent from my Moto G...

    I plan on being there.

    Sent from my Moto G (5) Plus using Tapatalk
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    Awesome photos. Looks like you kooks are having a...

    Awesome photos. Looks like you kooks are having a great trip.



    So, what's the 2020 plan?



    I think the the $120-$150 + transportation is certainly possible especially if you're travelling...
  36. Thread: Pushing my limits

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    Troll or not, I'll throw my 2 cents in. I just...

    Troll or not, I'll throw my 2 cents in.

    I just got back from a week in La Grave. I'm a pretty good skier by recreational skier standards but in reality I'm a total hack. That is to say, I can side...
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    With all of the snow in the Seattle area, I took...

    With all of the snow in the Seattle area, I took a couple weeks off except for a "long run" on the weekends. Then I went to France for 2 weeks, including a week of skiing in La Grave.

    I wasn't...
  38. Thread: How high?

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    I just returned from a week in La Grave, where...

    I just returned from a week in La Grave, where you can access absolutely stunning terrain for €50/day. Not to mention the neighboring Serre Chevalier, which I reckon is on par with Vail, if not...
  39. Sounds good. PM me Tuesday night. I should have...

    Sounds good. PM me Tuesday night. I should have my schedule nailed down by then.
  40. Where abouts in Seattle. My plans are still up in...

    Where abouts in Seattle. My plans are still up in the air but I'm hoping to take the day off work on Thursday. I'm coming from North Seattle.
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    Puerto Varas (or Puerto Montt) would be pretty...

    Puerto Varas (or Puerto Montt) would be pretty sweet.
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    A question for the experienced runners. What do...

    A question for the experienced runners. What do you do to combat those sluggish runs?

    Running is new to me. I've been very slowly and consistently working in to it over the last 6 months or so....
  43. I just bought a pair of Patagonia Triolet pants....

    I just bought a pair of Patagonia Triolet pants. They're goretex with a full side zip. No suspenders but it's simple enough to add suspenders. Not sure if they qualify as proper ski pants but they...
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    I've really got nothing to add to Busters...

    I've really got nothing to add to Busters commentary other than to say that a good friend of mine is spending the week at Montafon right now with his family. His pictures look fantastic and they got...
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    The advice of a good attorney is almost always...

    The advice of a good attorney is almost always worth the fee.

    I hate turning over records for a records subpoena. It's such a hassle to access all of those emails and then sort through them and...
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    Funny, that's the first thing that came to mind...

    Funny, that's the first thing that came to mind while reading OP's post. Although, I like his well documented assessments. Take what's good, ignore the rest.

    Kind of on this same topic, just this...
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    I won't name any names, but one of these three...

    I won't name any names, but one of these three was seriously tuckered out after a morning spent shredding the magic carpet.

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    Oh man, don't get me started on the woes of...

    Oh man, don't get me started on the woes of clothing sizing. I just bought a new Patagonia shell and a Houdini jacket. The Patagonia stuff is supposed to be consistently sized across their whole...
  49. My experience in India is very limited but I did...

    My experience in India is very limited but I did ride the train from Delhi to Dehradun and then took a taxi up to Musoorie almost 20 years ago. It's a reasonable trip to do on a Friday and then...
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    I have basically nothing to add to this thread...

    I have basically nothing to add to this thread other than to say that it's kind of amazing how saw technology has evolved. Roughly 20 years ago I spent my summers working in the woods for my dad. For...
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