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  1. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    Oh, this I know. Battled it with my Range Rover...

    Oh, this I know. Battled it with my Range Rover Sport and now with my wife's AllTrack. It's an easy fix in both cases and part of regular maintenance if you even want to call it that. Still... My...
  2. Thread: Wagon Stoke

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    I like it. Meh on the color. And I know the track...

    I like it. Meh on the color. And I know the track dorks like to talk about the weight savings and rigidity of a slick top, but is a CTS-V wagon really going to benefit from a moonroof delete?

    If...
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    If my flight to TexASS is canceled, I'll be there.

    If my flight to TexASS is canceled, I'll be there.
  4. Checking someone else's oil should make it extra...

    Checking someone else's oil should make it extra sporty. I look forward to the TR.
  5. Stolen from our Oregon thread... All the...

    Stolen from our Oregon thread...

    All the mountain driving in the west today be like:
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    Pretty much. Meadows just emailed that they're...

    Pretty much. Meadows just emailed that they're likely closing early today. Sounds like gnar winds and rain junked up the snow.

    Oh, and I-84 is closed. Again.
  7. I lulzed, heartily. Well-played. I was telling...

    I lulzed, heartily. Well-played.

    I was telling hutash that I've made that drive dozens of times and to send it.



    Good to know. Hutash; as we discussed, check that stretch between Tetonia and...
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    Count on it. I'm curious to see how big some of...

    Count on it. I'm curious to see how big some of that chunder is... some if will be massive with all this snow, wind-loading, and upside-down snowpack.
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    +1 for a length of BillyGoat shorter than the...

    +1 for a length of BillyGoat shorter than the 189, which I'm on. I'm bigger and heavier, so shorter might be your ticket. I effin' heart my pair.

    Those BGs replaced Bibby Pros, which are now the...
  10. You have my attention. For the pedants out...

    You have my attention.

    For the pedants out there... can you share the specific skis being recreated here? I think I know some; Lotus 138 and maybe some version of Dynastar Legend or XXL? Not sure...
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    And that's the worst of it because it's clear...

    And that's the worst of it because it's clear that everything now is a political battleground, and each side would love nothing more than to be right. It's petty and a huge bummer.
  12. So they can fish the beaters out of the pit below...

    So they can fish the beaters out of the pit below the loading area when they fall off the chair?
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    If you can dream it; you can do it.

    If you can dream it; you can do it.
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    I loved my heated windscreens in the various...

    I loved my heated windscreens in the various Rovers I've had. I wish all my cars that feature.



    The fake stick-on side vents are a nice touch.
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    A true civil war terrifies me on a number of...

    A true civil war terrifies me on a number of levels. Nonetheless, should that come to pass; a split is needed. It shouldn't necessarily be red v blue states. Instead, a more regional break-up likely....
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    I see the vendor is shipping your package via...

    I see the vendor is shipping your package via FedEx. ++vibes++
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    The best part will be when that GOTOS user goes...

    The best part will be when that GOTOS user goes to dig in with that angry beaver (heh), bends most of the tines, and thereby renders that thing useless. But up until then, it will sure look sweet on...
  18. Really, RFID cards? No, not an issue. And I...

    Really, RFID cards?

    No, not an issue. And I don't care. If I have to throw a few extra sheckles to an indy resort; so be it. They probably need it, anyway.

    It's easy technology. Try to keep up.
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    I like it. I'll give the tri-fuel a look. My...

    I like it. I'll give the tri-fuel a look. My Lance has exterior hose access for propane, so that could be pretty slick if I went that route.



    Fair enough. I had a suspicion that the Honda EU...
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    On a rare instagram hit today, I caught a post...

    On a rare instagram hit today, I caught a post from the official Crystal account. A good portion of the comments either were asking about reservations or vocally against the reservations.
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    That got me bad last week. I kept calling it...

    That got me bad last week. I kept calling it windboard. But it was more wind-hammered, breakable concrete. I augered in hard more than once when my skis submarined. Fun stuff with that Eastern Sierra...
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    Yikes. When down in Mammoth Lakes last week, I...

    Yikes.

    When down in Mammoth Lakes last week, I saw plenty. I guess they are all going SoCal.
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    Rad. 10/10 definitely would bang. But not at...

    Rad. 10/10 definitely would bang.

    But not at 2x MSRP. Aren't the regular, peasant-class D110s like $100k+ new?
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    I just reread this whole hot mess. And it...

    I just reread this whole hot mess. And it delivered. Again.

    HOF, for sure.
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    Sort of. The USFS grants permits and the like to...

    Sort of. The USFS grants permits and the like to operate on federal land. But make no mistake, the minute the wheels start turning for a new ski area; the USFS will be litigated into oblivion by...
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    Sort of. The USFS grants permits and the like to...

    Sort of. The USFS grants permits and the like to operate on federal land. But make no mistake, the minute the wheels start turning for a new ski area; the USFS will be litigated into oblivion by...
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    Whatever it is, the fact remains that it's been a...

    Whatever it is, the fact remains that it's been a bait-and-switch this year. Seven, ten, or unlimited days - just be consistent. And no fucking reservations.



    This is true, especially about...
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    Makes sense. I believe WA-14 was closed...

    Makes sense.



    I believe WA-14 was closed some of yesterday. So it must've been pretty bad?

    Nonetheless, it does seem a bit... off. After all, this is the PNWet where we measure snowpack in...
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    I hear you. For the first time since the pandemic...

    I hear you. For the first time since the pandemic blew up our world, I've considered my options outside of my current company, up and including, a sabbatical. The continued staffing shortages,...
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    As I continue to stew on shitshow, I can't help...

    As I continue to stew on shitshow, I can't help but think about how poorly Alterra and their conglomeration of resorts have handled this whole thing. From my view, Ikon appeared to be the lesser of...
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    Gnar all around. Is it really a lack of plows? I...

    Gnar all around. Is it really a lack of plows? I mean, I know there's more snow than usual, but it's not as if such dumps never occur or that we're somehow unaccustomed to deep snowpacsks?
    ...
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    That's point; there should not be a reservation...

    That's point; there should not be a reservation system for either skiing or parking. It was to be unlimited this year.



    Precisely. Parking reservations are stupid. Hardly anywhere else does...
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    The message from the dorks over at Crystal: ...

    The message from the dorks over at Crystal:

    Dear Ikon Pass holder,

    On Friday, December 31, we made an announcement regarding Crystal Mountain lift reservations. However, to improve the guest...
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    A vague and deep-cut reference to Team America....

    A vague and deep-cut reference to Team America. If you hang out with my motley crew of motorcyclists, you'll hear it frequently.
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    Yes, Gary. YES!!

    Yes, Gary. YES!!
  36. The good doctor is already there, I think? I...

    The good doctor is already there, I think? I won't arrive until a week from today. LBskier will be there then, too. Let's rip!
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    Here here. When the email dropped, I had to give...

    Here here. When the email dropped, I had to give it a second read as I was just off some amazing (if crowded) days at Mammoth. Once I understood what was sent, the red mist descended.

    The irony is...
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    I believe my two house batteries are inside the...

    I believe my two house batteries are inside the camper, so to speak. Where a pass-thru window would exist, mine has a bump out and thereby a step where the two batteries are house, putting them...
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    He's right. There, I said it.

    He's right. There, I said it.
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    Most passes, Ikon included, usually have a...

    Most passes, Ikon included, usually have a stop-sale date. It's usually Thanksgiving or the week leading up to Christmas. Mountain Collective has typically had a capacity and once met, passes cease...
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    Tripcheck makes it look like a shitshow out...

    Tripcheck makes it look like a shitshow out there. The Gorge looks whiteout and gnar. Hood looks wedged with possible crashes. Gooood times.
  42. :yourock: :D

    :yourock:



    :D
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    It was gnar. Stared at it for a good while from...

    It was gnar. Stared at it for a good while from Main and at the top of Stump Alley while we were there. Word was that it slid all the way down to St Anton's. The crown propagation was wild... HUGE!
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    It's tempting, if a bit fiddly to figure out...

    It's tempting, if a bit fiddly to figure out wiring, plumbing, and tank location. My camper also has on-demand hot water, three burner stove, and oven, so propane would need to remain.

    I think I...
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    If it's the batteries, most any auto parts store...

    If it's the batteries, most any auto parts store or battery shop will test the battery... and then try to sell you a battery. :D
    In any case, the test is free. Start there if you suspect bad battery.
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    Really? That's pretty weak on both parties. It...

    Really? That's pretty weak on both parties. It shows a complete lack of backbone to stand up to the Chads and Karens of the skiing world, and it's soft on the skiing parents. The world doesn't...
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    and by powder techs, you mean the numpties...

    and by powder techs, you mean the numpties chaining up in the middle of the road?
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    A friend suggested that. And while it's...

    A friend suggested that. And while it's intriguing, it's another fuel source, unless I plumb into the vehicle tank, which is a whole thing. And I would need to fuck with the wiring and existing...
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    Heads up you magnificent maggots; hutash,...

    Heads up you magnificent maggots; hutash, LBSkier, and hoarhey are headed to Bozeman this coming weekend. I’d make it a foursome, but I head to Frisco, TX to watch my Bobcats in the FCS National...
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    Oh? Yes, good idea. We ran the heat constantly as...

    Oh? Yes, good idea. We ran the heat constantly as we had the pup in the camper and Mammoth was experiencing record lows with brutal wind chill most of the time we were there. I suspect with more mild...
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