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    All of these pics got me off my ass and get the...

    All of these pics got me off my ass and get the pegboard hung on the wall. Still feels jong-ish without any jigs in sight, but it's really nice to get the tools off the bench.297892

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    They tend to be heavy, but they're also generally...

    They tend to be heavy, but they're also generally pretty cheap used. Race skis tend to loose value real quick when they get more than a year old.

    There are absolutely better quiver of one skis for...
  3. My last rig (older Xterra) got snow tires shortly...

    My last rig (older Xterra) got snow tires shortly after I bought it and then I never bothered buying summer tires because I've also got a motorcycle. Living at 5,000 feet and playing at 7-11k in...
  4. Didn't a lot of big-mountain skiers use Super-G...

    Didn't a lot of big-mountain skiers use Super-G and DH boards before it was called "big mountain"?

    The greater surface area (increased float) and stability at speed, even through chop, seems like...
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    He can't find a cheap-ass pair of used race skis,...

    He can't find a cheap-ass pair of used race skis, flat, and throw bindings on for a daily driver/patrol, and then buy a decent new pair for soft-snow days and travel? A pair of 165 slaloms can...
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    If we're not at peak, we're damn close in western...

    If we're not at peak, we're damn close in western Maine.
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    Typical New England snowfall. It turned back to...

    Typical New England snowfall. It turned back to rain and wrecked the snow before opening bell.
  8. NPS officially said f*** it with respect to...

    NPS officially said f*** it with respect to Beartooth Pass this morning, closed for the season at the state line. I wouldn't be surprised if MDT followed suit shortly.
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    Amusing redactions on the opening page. Clearly...

    Amusing redactions on the opening page. Clearly knowing which towers are near the established hiking trails and the 1-2 foot-high wooden fence to guide hikers is limited to those involved with the...
  10. Open containers used to be legal in multiple...

    Open containers used to be legal in multiple states, maybe a lot of them, and I think Montana may have been one of the last holdouts. Vermont didn't have an anti-open-container-while-driving law...
  11. My subscription order from last year (13053)...

    My subscription order from last year (13053) still shows "Processing" with an expiration of Nov 20. Please PM me with whatever I need to do to make sure I get in on the hat this year (I could use a...
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    Yes, no shit, if you need clearance, you probably...

    Yes, no shit, if you need clearance, you probably need a truck (or something built on a truck frame), with a few exceptions (the Cherokee comes to mind, but good luck sleeping in one). That doesn't...
  13. But if the developer is working with the...

    But if the developer is working with the mountain, that's a tough enemy to have in a ski town. I lived in a condo in a smaller eastern resort for a while, and my landlord had a bit of a battle with...
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    I guess it's been a while since you drove a...

    I guess it's been a while since you drove a handling-oriented car or mid-size or smaller SUV to compare. Modern trucks handle incredibly well for trucks, but they can't touch even an econobox, let...
  15. What make/model/year car? For a modern Ford,...

    What make/model/year car?

    For a modern Ford, you can't beat ForSCAN with a stick. It picks up codes and also allows changing certain system parameters and running diagnostics and calibration...
  16. And a lot of the mountain biking is on trails...

    And a lot of the mountain biking is on trails they took over from the motorized crowd. The best way to encourage people to defend public lands (and the environment in general) is to get them to spend...
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    Many people who are sufficienciently committed to...

    Many people who are sufficienciently committed to a various ideologies throughout history have demonstrated a willingness to sacrifices themselves in the name of the greater good. I wouldn't discount...
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    If you Google wire rope safety factors or wire...

    If you Google wire rope safety factors or wire rope inspections, you can really geek out on some of this stuff, including failure modes and how many strands of a wire rope need to be damaged in one...
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    Looking pretty at Valle Nevado as long as you...

    Looking pretty at Valle Nevado as long as you look in the right direction, but conditions are kinda like low tide at Big Sky: the untracked might be a great turn, or it might be a shark, and there's...
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    ....and we just got an email from Ski Arpa that...

    ....and we just got an email from Ski Arpa that there isn't enough snow on the ground or in the forecast for our planned snowcat day. That means we suddenly have a Santiago day to plan. Considering...
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    My wife and I are headed to Peru for general...

    My wife and I are headed to Peru for general tourusting and on to Chile the week after, including a few days at Valle Nevado. I'm trying to figure out if we can use US-spec FRS radios or not, and my...
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    For a budget, I'll throw another vote in for the...

    For a budget, I'll throw another vote in for the Coleman Xtreme line. I'm not a desert camper, but I've used mine on a few two- and three-day trips, primarily motorcycle track days. While I tried to...
  23. What do you mean, the rules apply to us? ...

    What do you mean, the rules apply to us?

    https://www.kulr8.com/regional/more-alcohol-seized-in-raid-at-ski-resort-for-ultra/article_405f3339-b772-5afd-bcbf-1f7f81053388.html
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    At least until CGNF completes the new master plan...

    At least until CGNF completes the new master plan and does over-snow travel management, almost anything non-wilderness in the Beartooth Ranger District is open to sled access. On the plateau, the...
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    People tend to be good-natured about it on the...

    People tend to be good-natured about it on the first goof, but it can get a bit annoying when someone goofs and then manages to not even try grabbing one or more pomas because they're nervous. I did...
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    This is a good question. I'd also ask what your...

    This is a good question. I'd also ask what your driving habits are; if you regularly drive rocky Forest service-type roads, the risk of hitting one of the vulnerable spots again seems a lot higher...
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    F-150s come from the factory with P-rated tires...

    F-150s come from the factory with P-rated tires and rated for towing over 10k (not that you can get there with most trucks before you run out of payload, but marketing). As long as you're within the...
  28. Wow, bunch of detail added to that Gazette story...

    Wow, bunch of detail added to that Gazette story after I first looked at it. I was going to say that nevermind the fine, the loss of inventory alone would put most local watering holes out of...
  29. Looks like the club settled those liquor law...

    Looks like the club settled those liquor law violations. They're paying a fine and taking short suspensions (probably scheduled for minimum business disruption), but the bigger news if I read the...
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    If anyone else is coming from that direction and...

    If anyone else is coming from that direction and wants to go for it, the drive out the East entrance and north isn't bad. It's a lot of miles but it's relatively boring (thus faster and easier)...
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    Wyoming road report...

    Wyoming road report http://www.wyoroad.info/pls/Browse/WRR.RoutesResults?SelectedRoute=US212


    Montana
    https://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/detailed.shtml

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    Just saw on Facebook that the pass is now closed...

    Just saw on Facebook that the pass is now closed at the state line. MDT and Wyoming DOT sites are your best bets for updates (but I wouldn't expect the NPS to bother clearing the Wyoming side until...
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    Vt-F, many thanks for the voucher hookup. The...

    Vt-F, many thanks for the voucher hookup.

    The first few runs on Saturday were pretty damn good, aside from the cluster up top as people did their best to remove the minimal snow on the headwall...
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    Speaking of shitshows...284400 Sent from my...

    Speaking of shitshows...284400

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    And opening delayed half an hour, it's going to...

    And opening delayed half an hour, it's going to get worse.

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    If you have expiring vouchers burning a hole in...

    If you have expiring vouchers burning a hole in your pocket, the wife and I would be happy to help keep them from going to waste.

    Planning to be on snow by eight, although the hotel deciding that...
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    The wife and I are heading over tonight; 3.25...

    The wife and I are heading over tonight; 3.25 hours is just a little too long for me to convince myself to day trip if I want to be in line at 8 a.m. Being a cheap bastard, paying for a room stings a...
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    Does this following me home make me officially...

    Does this following me home make me officially old?284121

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    The snowfields did not disappoint today. We got a...

    The snowfields did not disappoint today. We got a few laps in before heading to bail so as to be responsible adults this afternoon, but the morning was beautiful.283892283893283894

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    I should have been more specific about the GS...I...

    I should have been more specific about the GS...I was thinking one of the smaller varieties, not the big beast. The F650GS (or the modern G650GS) is definitely a reasonably newbie-friendly bike if...
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    Street oriented dual sport--BMW GS, Weestrom,...

    Street oriented dual sport--BMW GS, Weestrom, etc. Comfortable seating position, ability to carry luggage, and enough suspension travel to deal with crappy roads, yet plenty of refinement to make...
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    ...and news story on the Woodstock covered...

    ...and news story on the Woodstock covered bridge—driver towing trailer w/landscaping equipment apparently thought he'd make it until the Bad Noises started. Unlike the other driver, though, he did...
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    Someone drive a truck through? VTrans reported...

    Someone drive a truck through? VTrans reported two covered-bridge closures today, that one and another in Woodstock.

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  44. My problem whenever I've tried had been not...

    My problem whenever I've tried had been not getting the file to cut smoothly, often to the point of making it very difficult to keep my hand from getting bounced out of position. Pulling is a lot...
  45. ... And brush, and iron (go in both directions to...

    ... And brush, and iron (go in both directions to spread the wax, always finish tip to tail). I know different techs may have differing opinions on some of this, but I've heard that from enough...
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    Pretty sure it was in the 3-5" range at higher...

    Pretty sure it was in the 3-5" range at higher elevations around here. Just enough to hide the rocks, not quite enough to ski over all of them. I almost managed to remember where the bare spots were...
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    Entirely true. It just seems, based mostly on...

    Entirely true.

    It just seems, based mostly on the videos of the rotary plows powering through large drifts, that having one would allow them to move snow more efficiently and get the road open...
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    Anyone know why they don't use a giant...

    Anyone know why they don't use a giant snowblower/rotary plow setup in the clearing process? Those seem to be working pretty well as part of the process on a lot of western roads (particularly...
  49. The lift failure at the end of the season wasn't...

    The lift failure at the end of the season wasn't diesel-related AFAIK. They were operating the lower lift for a camp after the top one failed, but the didn't want to open to the public without the...
  50. I doubt the biodiesel conversion would have any...

    I doubt the biodiesel conversion would have any direct impact on the bullwheel. If it were a generator failure, that might be a different story, but I don't recall if the generator issues were pre-...
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