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    I recently exploded my EXT Storia and swapped it...

    I recently exploded my EXT Storia and swapped it for a Mara Pro on my big bike. I had always had a coil on it, the air shock was a backup I bought when it was on stupid sale. Gotta say, it is damn...
  2. The sense of entitlement is staggering. I'm sure...

    The sense of entitlement is staggering. I'm sure the same people were shitting themselves in rage this winter over the closures.
    But what are all the S ridge lovers gonna do this summer? Clearly...
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    I was driving home from BCC yesterday (90F at...

    I was driving home from BCC yesterday (90F at 8000' by the way) and the temp read in the car dropped by about 5 degrees going from newly laid really dark asphalt to the older grayer one by my house....
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    That's a good buddy right there, I might be a tad...

    That's a good buddy right there, I might be a tad hesitant to hand you a wheel knowing you slaughtered a couple the day before :D
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    Same thing here, I took most of last summer off...

    Same thing here, I took most of last summer off due to injury and the first day back was a rough awakening. I dropped into a bunch of trails I thought I knew very well and got brutalized by a giant...
  6. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    She ended up having both. Ran back and forth a...

    She ended up having both. Ran back and forth a couple time in case she missed a morsel. Dog's a complete fiend...


    Vibes. Kitties should live much longer than they do.
    Toki was a regal-looking...
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    I read your story in the other thread, scary! ...

    I read your story in the other thread, scary!
    Re: Yoann, didn't realize he had slid into the water on top of the crash. He, Remi, Steve, the shit they do without wearing medieval armor is nuts....
  8. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ugly puked his breakfast this morning and the dog...

    Ugly puked his breakfast this morning and the dog nearly had a seizure trying to decide if she should go clean it up or stay under the baby's chair and its literal cascade of falling food.
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    Alta to Brighton is always a hoot. Climbing to...

    Alta to Brighton is always a hoot. Climbing to the pass is savage but doable and the tech down Catherine's is some of the best. Links well with some of the Brighton stuff you've probably ridden...
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    I've always thought I knew how to fall well,...

    I've always thought I knew how to fall well, mainly because of skiing and a lot of luck on the bike. I proved myself wrong a bunch of times in the past 4 years though, and not in the situation you're...
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    I occasionally find myself envying them when I...

    I occasionally find myself envying them when I spit out pieces of bloody lung on Raptor road...
    As long as Sillytude doesn't decide to start loading bikes on Summit there's hope, but if they do...
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    I'm surprised how blown the top is this year. The...

    I'm surprised how blown the top is this year. The brake bumps have not recovered from last season (or Soli patrol took them out of storage and re-installed them early).
    Agree 100% on the rock...
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    Buddy of mine has been up there a couple times,...

    Buddy of mine has been up there a couple times, up Raptor Road the whole way, no issues. Based on his speed I'd say no snow left but maybe a tree down?
  14. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    495861 Every. Fucking. Time. We go to the park...

    495861

    Every. Fucking. Time. We go to the park next to the house, she gets into the nastiest stinkiest mud, then runs into clean winter, repeat 10x, but she always finishes with the black mud. And...
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    The new shock seems to be designed to work as a...

    The new shock seems to be designed to work as a coil with a pneumatic bottom out function. Linear until end of stroke then a steep ramp up. It might be easier to balance decent small bump sensitivity...
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    I ran my Orbea Occam with a 50mm stroke shock for...

    I ran my Orbea Occam with a 50mm stroke shock for a while then removed a spacer in the shock to bump stroke to 55 mm (required a damper bleed). It bumped the travel from 140 to 150ish so a 10%...
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    I was chatting with a buddy back in France who...

    I was chatting with a buddy back in France who owns a ski/bike shop and is a big Scott retailer. He said more than 90% of the bike he sells are mopeds these days. I was out hiking 3 or 4 days and...
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    2" extension on each slat. The annoying part is...

    2" extension on each slat. The annoying part is that the ground slopes down and when I built it I wanted everything to look aligned so there are 3 degree angle cuts everywhere. Made it more of a...
  19. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Been a while since I posted in here but it looks...

    Been a while since I posted in here but it looks like the photo uploader is working again.
    His shaggy lordship has finally adjusted to the dog and is back to his lounging ways:

    495639

    Shorn...
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    Had a shoulder MRI recently and it was shockingly...

    Had a shoulder MRI recently and it was shockingly not unpleasant. Went the "direct to consumer route" at one of these places that advertise on billboards since I didn't have a referral from a...
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    You'd have a hard time seeing through your tears...

    You'd have a hard time seeing through your tears if they made you ride back down that fucker. Although I am always shocked at the number of people I see riding down when I'm slogging up. Good way to...
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    This is a step-up from the problem we have with...

    This is a step-up from the problem we have with our cat who brings piles of wood chips inside the house with his velcro-like fur and deposits them in the bed. At least wood chips don't bite...
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    Can relate, although not to that level. Just...

    Can relate, although not to that level.

    Just got back from France, flew SLC-JFK-GVA and back with Ms Boissal and Little Miss Boissal who just turned 1. I won't list all of the bullshit we had to...
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    Having a rack for convenience is one thing,...

    Having a rack for convenience is one thing, having it to display a bunch of sunglasses you can buy at a gas station is another. That might be the douchiest part of this whole listing, and that's...
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    I've only ever had issues coming into CDG from...

    I've only ever had issues coming into CDG from the US. For some reason coming in from Switzerland has always been smooth sailing, probably because I fly in from GVA which has a French zone, meaning...
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    I'd probably pick based on the fact that there is...

    I'd probably pick based on the fact that there is 0 guarantee you're making your CDG connection with 2h45. I've missed my last 2 at that fucking airport whereas I've never had issues in AMS, even...
  27. Damn, that's some chunky timber... Gonna be fun...

    Damn, that's some chunky timber... Gonna be fun to clear.
  28. Inspiring. Can't wait to be able to do that stuff...

    Inspiring. Can't wait to be able to do that stuff with my daughter.
    Note to self though: bring extra food.
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    That thing is one 6-pack away from reaching its...

    That thing is one 6-pack away from reaching its max carrying load...
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    Had a bit of a scare on Sat when I woke up to...

    Had a bit of a scare on Sat when I woke up to cold Mara X with all lights blinking. The boiler wasn't filling properly, and the machine was timing out. YT helped with troubleshooting things, looked...
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    Neighbors again. Our cool neighbor had 20 cu...

    Neighbors again.

    Our cool neighbor had 20 cu yards of mulch delivered last Monday as she's doing a full yard remodel and ripping out all of her grass. She has a narrow single car driveway so the...
  32. One of the most recognizable lines on the E side...

    One of the most recognizable lines on the E side and one of the 50 classics, I think you're safe.
    Looked pretty ripe up there!
  33. She's 1, I'm 42 going on 53 this year!

    She's 1, I'm 42 going on 53 this year!
  34. Funny, one of the things which eventually clicked...

    Funny, one of the things which eventually clicked in my mind when I was waffling about whether of not it was time to have kids was about Groundhog Day. I fucking loved my life before the baby but I...
  35. Really? Straight up the apron is pretty standard...

    Really? Straight up the apron is pretty standard for a winter Lone Peak ascent. Bit longer than coming in from Alpine but it saves you that endless S face slog and the airy summit traverse which...
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    Dude you are cursed! I have yet to have one go...

    Dude you are cursed! I have yet to have one go bad, and they are everywhere in the house. The only place I don't use them is my beacon for some irrational reason. They've been flawless. Ironically I...
  37. This is the hardest thing for me at the moment. I...

    This is the hardest thing for me at the moment. I have never dealt with this level of time constraint, and have always considered a sub-2 hours bike ride as not worth it. The thought of going on a...
  38. The actual slide happened left of the back knob...

    The actual slide happened left of the back knob center of the pic right?
    I assume the bigger slide in the middle of the pic (crown by the few scattered pines and very visible above) pull out during...
  39. Damn, textbook trigger on the shallow rocky...

    Damn, textbook trigger on the shallow rocky ridge. Not something I would ever think about with a 600+ snowpack at that elevation, but there it is... Lookers left of the ridge is more NE facing, with...
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    The drift right is real. At least they built some...

    The drift right is real. At least they built some extra landing room on this one, you guys should look up the previous longest jumps at Planica. That hill was built as a 210m one then expanded to...
  41. Shit fuck, I was wondering what the heli was up...

    Shit fuck, I was wondering what the heli was up to this morning buzzing about in that area and was really hoping it wasn't a rescue. After a bunch of close calls all seasons I thought we were finally...
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    I did for a while. Played the sourdough game a...

    I did for a while. Played the sourdough game a bit, lots of work timing everything properly and managing the starter but I have a couple easy no-knead recipes that I really like. Ms Boissal got...
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    In SLC I still haven't found a better bread than...

    In SLC I still haven't found a better bread than at Costco. They have a cranberry walnut loaf that is legit. I could do without the cranberries and walnuts to be honest, the bread can stand on its...
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    That's what I just got actually, a Sirrus X3....

    That's what I just got actually, a Sirrus X3. Huge discount for the limited sizes left, got it for $700 instead of $1200. I would have gotten an X4 to stay in the Shimano ecosystem but they come with...
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    Thanks for the beta, those Konas look good, same...

    Thanks for the beta, those Konas look good, same for the Diamondback. Mother's day gift here we come!
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    Experts, not really a tech question, more of a...

    Experts, not really a tech question, more of a general thing. Ms Boissal wants to get a bike to putz around the neighborhood, go to the gym, get light groceries, etc... Nothing fancy but since she...
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    #1 mucho better if you give a shit about water....

    #1 mucho better if you give a shit about water. #2 mucho better for proper bowel evacuation. #3 creepy as fuck.
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    I believe sharp white cheddar was used, on bread...

    I believe sharp white cheddar was used, on bread rubbed with aioli. I liked it. No ketchup, I don't touch the stuff, even home made. Too sweet for me, and after having made a batch myself (and...
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    Our neighbor is redoing all her landscaping this...

    Our neighbor is redoing all her landscaping this year, taking out 2/3 of her lawn and replacing with rocks/gravel/etc. She's good friends with Ms Boissal and helps us a bunch with our dog so I...
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    Holy NaCl blowout! FWIW, I am not advocating...

    Holy NaCl blowout!

    FWIW, I am not advocating for a universal unsalted butter ban, I just think it tastes better on toast (50% of my butter intake). Unsalted butter is banned at my house, I'm not...
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