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    Don't know if you have Uber/Lyft where you are...

    Don't know if you have Uber/Lyft where you are but if you do:...
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    Just get an Instant Pot. White rice in 12...

    Just get an Instant Pot. White rice in 12 minutes, brown in 15. Not affected by altitude. I got rid of my rice cooker.
  3. FE didn't look great last time I was there but...

    FE didn't look great last time I was there but you can ski out to the ramp by the maintenance building at the north end of the lot. Even make it from Mountain Run if you stay high on the traverse.
  4. I'd tell myself to keep with it and trust that...

    I'd tell myself to keep with it and trust that the bikes would get better. My first MTB looked pretty close to this (including the superlong stem):
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    Agreed regarding making the process simpler, but...

    Agreed regarding making the process simpler, but in case it helps - CVS is scheduling 2nd shot appointments, even if you got the 1st shot somewhere else. Just need to select which vaccine you got in...
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    Recent Bob Wachter (head of UCSF med school)...

    Recent Bob Wachter (head of UCSF med school) thread on this: https://twitter.com/Bob_Wachter/status/1383918646934720515
    Basically, don't eat, or on a long flight, eat when everyone else is done and...
  7. Squaw was pretty good this morning. 4" is enough...

    Squaw was pretty good this morning. 4" is enough to have fun if you can find the right spots (that's what she said) and stay light on your feet. Saw a steady stream of cars coming in as I headed out...
  8. Thread: Runners Bump

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    Iíve had those. Try different lacing strategies...

    Iíve had those. Try different lacing strategies to take off the pressure (assuming you got it from running). Switching to elastic laces can help too since you donít need to tie them as tightly.
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    Why not just use a rake?

    Why not just use a rake?
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    I've been running a 31.6 dropper in an old Scott...

    I've been running a 31.6 dropper in an old Scott frame that takes 34.9 and it's been fine. I'd use a real shim rather than a coke can though (I have the Cane Creek).
  11. Yeah, the chair 1+6 area looked pretty burned out...

    Yeah, the chair 1+6 area looked pretty burned out when I drove by on Monday.
  12. This weekend is looking interesting. One last...

    This weekend is looking interesting. One last hurrah? Cancelled my dentist appointment Monday morning.
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    This might be helpful:...

    This might be helpful: https://thebikedads.com/kids-pedals/

    Main thing I'll say is to make sure they like the color. My daughter still has scars from starting riding with pins 3-4 years ago but...
  14. Thanks TahoeBC and climberevan! Now to find time...

    Thanks TahoeBC and climberevan! Now to find time to get down there before they open the road.
  15. Anyone have beta on how far they've plowed the...

    Anyone have beta on how far they've plowed the east side of Ebbetts (and/or possible opening date)? Thinking about a (road) bike trip before the pass opens to cars. From Caltrans Facebook it looks...
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    Chesters/Fookers are fine but I like the OneUp...

    Chesters/Fookers are fine but I like the OneUp Composites better - larger platform and better grip.
    https://www.oneupcomponents.com/products/comp-pedal
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    It depends... Some are restricted to the local...

    It depends... Some are restricted to the local county, others don't care. In particular Walgreen's doesn't seem to care (I was vaxxed in Placer County, my kid in Sacramento County, neither of us were...
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    Appts in Truckee have been tough to get, the Sac...

    Appts in Truckee have been tough to get, the Sac area has been much easier (probably because of more pharmacies and county clinics). I got mine (Pfizer) in Roseville on April 1st (first day of...
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    Neighbors had a kid in college across the country...

    Neighbors had a kid in college across the country (attending in person). Kid's roommate tested positive, kid tested negative but was going to need to quarantine per school policy - so they decided to...
  20. Everyone has the freedom to make their own risk...

    Everyone has the freedom to make their own risk assessments, but the Tunnel Creek slide at Stevens Pass was triggered by the 7th skier. Storm slab in coastal snow, stepping down to an earlier crust...
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    Wife had first dose of Moderna Saturday. Sore arm...

    Wife had first dose of Moderna Saturday. Sore arm that night but the next day was feeling good enough to do 2 hours of resort skiing and then 13 km of skate skiing (kicking my butt in the process).
  22. Turns out I knew the victim. Good guy, left...

    Turns out I knew the victim. Good guy, left behind a wife and teenage girls. Tragic. I'll be thinking about this for a while when heading out into the BC.
  23. I wouldn't put any weight (one way or another) on...

    I wouldn't put any weight (one way or another) on a few tracks regardless of the problems of the day. Too much possibility of variation, both spatially (previous skiers may have missed trigger points...
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    This. I like the Rogue 70H (without the rake) for...

    This. I like the Rogue 70H (without the rake) for rough-in work. It's tough enough to chop roots and pry out smaller rocks without having to switch to the Pulaski (which I'll use for bigger stuff)....
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    Firefighting equipment sites have them:...

    Firefighting equipment sites have them: https://www.fire-etc.com/7144/
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    WFH means I get to work in the mountains (where I...

    WFH means I get to work in the mountains (where I live) rather than in an office park surrounded by concrete. I can get off a meeting at 5 and be on the MTB trail at 5:05, or go XC skiing during...
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    Pregnant? Working at SU? NY actually has a pretty...

    Pregnant? Working at SU? NY actually has a pretty broad eligibility criteria at this point - includes restaurant and grocery workers, college faculty and staff (and K-12), and a number of underlying...
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    Vaccines are basically homeopathic, so everyone...

    Vaccines are basically homeopathic, so everyone who believes in homeopathic medicine is getting a COVID vaccine, right? Right?
  29. Calstar and REACH have merged but I believe...

    Calstar and REACH have merged but I believe CareFlight is still separate (though the plan is administered through AirMedCare like the others).

    https://www.remsahealth.com/membership/
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    Bump - how are you (and muted) liking those...

    Bump - how are you (and muted) liking those Brahmas? Looking for a groomer and bump ski for days it hasn't snowed in a while. I have race stock SLs but those are kind of a one trick pony (fun...
  31. On a weekend get there early, particularly for...

    On a weekend get there early, particularly for Castle. The Sno-Park does turn into a shitshow but generally later in the morning. No parking in the Boreal lot without a ticket. Weekdays are no...
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    Ever been to Keystone?

    Ever been to Keystone?
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    Shimano EH500. Not much heavier than a standard...

    Shimano EH500. Not much heavier than a standard SPD.
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    Campy's tech manuals are pretty good, assuming...

    Campy's tech manuals are pretty good, assuming this is 10-speed look here:...
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    What does she know about skiing, she's not even...

    What does she know about skiing, she's not even on TGR.
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    Is the Ultra XTD 95 just as hard to put on as the...

    Is the Ultra XTD 95 just as hard to put on as the Ultra XTD 130? Looking for a new touring boot for the wife, she skis Hawx Ultra 95 inbounds so the XTD version seems like an obvious choice, but she...
  37. Thread: AT Helmet halp

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    Yeah, works fine with Smith I/Os aside from...

    Yeah, works fine with Smith I/Os aside from looking a little gaperish with goggles but no ear pads (I threw out the ridiculous "winter liner").
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    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/02/19/v...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2021/02/19/vaccines-delayed-winter-storm/

    Sent a COVID test to a lab in Houston last week (before the storm), just got the results 7 days later (negative) -...
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/CLUMLRiMLwV/?igshid=bb...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/CLUMLRiMLwV/?igshid=bb3d69mbyr4m
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    CDC says no need to quarantine for exposure to...

    CDC says no need to quarantine for exposure to COVID after vaccination (with some conditions):
    https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/covid-19/info-by-product/clinical-considerations.html
  41. Yes, save the dispatch number for anywhere you...

    Yes, save the dispatch number for anywhere you ski regularly. Also you can ask a lifty to radio patrol, they'll have a radio in the shack if they're not carrying one.
  42. Glad he's OK. Don't think I'd be throwing 3's...

    Glad he's OK. Don't think I'd be throwing 3's into steep faces on a Considerable day but that's just me I guess.
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    If it's stock that's the S trim, $4400 new:...

    If it's stock that's the S trim, $4400 new: https://www.santacruzbicycles.com/en-US/blur-my19

    Normally 80% of MSRP would seem a little high for a used bike (even 1 year old in great condition),...
  44. At least you didn't put the youngest on the roof...

    At least you didn't put the youngest on the roof and the iPad in the carseat.
  45. Thread: AT Helmet halp

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    Probably fine with an "enduro" style helmet with...

    Probably fine with an "enduro" style helmet with good coverage of the back of the head. I'd be a little more worried about a roadie/XC style helmet where there's no coverage below the ears - less...
  46. Main difference I remember from the late 80s and...

    Main difference I remember from the late 80s and early 90s is fixed grip doubles/triples vs. detachable quads and 6-packs now. Also fewer lifts. So you had long lines to go up but fewer people on the...
  47. Or top of Crow's (hike to the top or take the...

    Or top of Crow's (hike to the top or take the traverse to the boundary line). That's Snow Mountain with the north fork of the American to the left.
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    All of those but Alaska have adult events that...

    All of those but Alaska have adult events that serve as qualifiers for the FWT. Snowbird just has a 2 star this year but Crested Butte and Kirkwood have 4 stars. (4 star comps count for more points...
  49. No, the main entrance facing west (towards Tower...

    No, the main entrance facing west (towards Tower 9 and the ski shop).
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    SC = Santa Cruz? If so, congrats, that's a good...

    SC = Santa Cruz? If so, congrats, that's a good crew. Matt has figured out how to raise funds and grow the program (they have volunteer days where 70+ people turn up) and Drew knows his stuff.
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