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    SJG thanks for the awesome review. On that basis...

    SJG thanks for the awesome review. On that basis and some follow-up research, just ordered some Vittoria Air Liners. They're 25+% off at many retailers right now. Seems like a great Goldilocks betwen...
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    Ordered a pair of FRS in the custom sale today...

    Ordered a pair of FRS in the custom sale today (7/1) - maybe there's still time to get in another order?

    Went stock flex (4), stock topsheet, stock layup, stock base, stock stock stock. Can't beat...
  3. Wow, wild. Too bad! Also...

    Wow, wild. Too bad!

    Also...
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    Just mounted up my first pair of carbon hoops,...

    Just mounted up my first pair of carbon hoops, Bontrager Line Pro 30s.

    New rubber too. Trying the dual compound DHR2 in back, standard DHF up front.

    STOKED



    Oh, and I've got a set of...
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    Good recs - will definitely use these in the...

    Good recs - will definitely use these in the future!
  6. Only for the first year. Then, as compared to...

    Only for the first year. Then, as compared to parents of kids two different ages, you're stylin'. They're on the same page, have a playmate, same grade level, etc., etc., etc. Only problem is no...
  7. To confirm: it did NOT rain in Tahoe Donner...

    To confirm: it did NOT rain in Tahoe Donner yesterday (dusty!), but it did rain here in the Shire. Bet it rained up by Rose and off 267.
  8. Yep, as I understand it (long before my time in...

    Yep, as I understand it (long before my time in California, let alone in Tahoe), Squaw had a big MTB scene including lots of races and events in the late 90s. Not sure what happened, but they did...
  9. Lots of thunder out in Glenshire...but where is...

    Lots of thunder out in Glenshire...but where is it raining???

    Also, does anyone know why Squaw does not have a bike park anymore? How could that not pencil out?? (minus COVID this summer of...
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    Dirt is choice right now. Trails are buffed out....

    Dirt is choice right now. Trails are buffed out. Temps are mellow. Cool mornings. At least the riding is...
  11. Damn SC, that's horrific. So sorry to hear it....

    Damn SC, that's horrific. So sorry to hear it. You never know when it's your day that's for sure.
  12. Sick pics 666! Skeeters fierce in Euer...

    Sick pics 666!



    Skeeters fierce in Euer Valley (6300), top of Painted Rock (7700), and near Packer Lake (6400) by the saddle north. It's on.
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    Wow, that is sooooo rad. Well done steveski! ...

    Wow, that is sooooo rad. Well done steveski!

    Wonder what that graphic would look like with a veneer topsheet...
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    whoa, is TPR back in business?!? That's awesome...

    whoa, is TPR back in business?!? That's awesome news!!!

    Since I thought it was terminal, and others might have as well, here's an update from Feb on the Bookface.

    Now...if they bring back...
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    Some shots from around the way ...

    Some shots from around the way

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200609/39ede4a92d82894d64ddf3889077d93c.jpg

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200609/c2456c3fcacbb17b4d69cdf9d8dc63bc.jpg
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  16. no idea, but this says all year -...

    no idea, but this says all year - https://www.trailforks.com/reports/all/?status=3,4&active=1&nearby_range=50&near=point
  17. Found it - yep, the Environmental Assessment says...

    Found it - yep, the Environmental Assessment says the trade for the new parking areas is "removal of roadside parking" - https://www.fs.usda.gov/nfs/11558/www/nepa/108175_FSPLT3_4662580.pdf See page...
  18. I don't know for certain, but I would bet that...

    I don't know for certain, but I would bet that closing most of the roadside parking is the trade-off for the designated parking area. The Lake clarity goals mean that roadside parking pullouts get...
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    That Reaper is so sweet. Wish my kids were a bit...

    That Reaper is so sweet. Wish my kids were a bit bigger, but we'll get in line for that thing for 2022!
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    ^^^Thanks for the recs on the Commencal and...

    ^^^Thanks for the recs on the Commencal and Nukeproof.

    Found a Trek Roscoe 20" (8-speed, mechanical disc brakes, fat tires) at my LBS for a decent deal $400. I guess my budget is $300-500 for the...
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    Hell yeah! Last night's was no slouch either. 46...

    Hell yeah! Last night's was no slouch either. 46 Days>Cities is hot, whole second set is so tight. Spool it up!

    12/29/2018

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x8joEF-J4wc
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    Anybody selling any 20" MTBs? I'm having a hard...

    Anybody selling any 20" MTBs? I'm having a hard time finding anything in stock anywhere! Bike supply chains are f'd and everyone is buying bikes like crazy.

    I need two (7 year old twins....).
  23. Sweet - holler. Good luck. Lemme know if I can...

    Sweet - holler. Good luck. Lemme know if I can help.

    TahoeBC, that was awesome. Halls footy was excellent, and you had a nice long segment (2-3 laps?) from a zone I've been wanting to check out...
  24. I live in Glenshire. Our flowers are popping by...

    I live in Glenshire. Our flowers are popping by end of March/beginning of April. We get way less snow here than anywhere else in Tahoe/Truckee.

    Glenshire Drive is nothing like Northwoods. NW is a...
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    Oaxaca! ...

    Oaxaca!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjrYqGIOiAQ
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    Whoa - rad! I waited and watched and waited...

    Whoa - rad!

    I waited and watched and waited for deals on the 188 C108 (used or new) for a couple months. Never saw anything below $600, which is above my ski purchase price ceiling. Same reason I...
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    Man, those kids had a TON of energy. Ghost, Gin -...

    Man, those kids had a TON of energy. Ghost, Gin - awesome. Bowie - otherworldly. So tight, so hawt. Give it a spin before it disappears in 5 days!
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    Thanks for the feedback and photos people! ...

    Thanks for the feedback and photos people!

    Buying a pair from Spyderjon...with brakes. :)

    I have leashes on another pair of Alpinists but brakes seem to make more sense on a powder ski....my...
  29. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Thanks y'all - stoked on Kona-man. He's awesome.

    Thanks y'all - stoked on Kona-man. He's awesome.
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    Anybody use the Alpinist brakes? Do they suck? I...

    Anybody use the Alpinist brakes? Do they suck? I know they have a pull tab string that breaks easily...any other insight?

    Also, can I buy a brakeless version...
  31. Damn dude wow - good luck with recovery.

    Damn dude wow - good luck with recovery.
  32. I hooked up a buddy with one of their used demo...

    I hooked up a buddy with one of their used demo bikes (from last season) about 3 weeks ago. Screaming deal. But don't know what they have now - call em up!

    It's a bike seller's market right now -...
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    PM coming - thanks dude!

    PM coming - thanks dude!
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    I'm 6'. 190#, usually a size large, but only a...

    I'm 6'. 190#, usually a size large, but only a 40-41L (narrow chest/shoulders). I mostly ride before it gets hot, but I guess I'm just going for the lightest protection I can get - other than just a...
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    MTB body armor

    Anybody wear body armor?

    I'd like to get a lightweight long-sleeve shirt with elbow, shoulder, chest, and back pads. I'd like to be able to wear this pedaling to 80-90*, so think super light not...
  36. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    First dog I've owned since being a kid in the...

    First dog I've owned since being a kid in the 90s.

    This is Kona, 8 weeks old. We're STOKED!

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200514/803b63464a6fd02e6914f6ad61fff56f.jpg
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  37. Those Mott pics are droolworthy. Holy damn....

    Those Mott pics are droolworthy. Holy damn. Gimpy, jfc man, sick pics.

    Hit up Sports Hub yesterday - tons of skis (and boots) still in stock - all 50% off. Picked up some sticks for next season -...
  38. BUMPING - update from MTBR [ETA:...

    BUMPING - update from MTBR [ETA: https://forums.mtbr.com/california-norcal/30-miles-new-trails-hidden-falls-we-need-your-help-1136505.html]

    Thank you everyone for taking a few minutes to comment!...
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    Lassen NP is still completely closed per their...

    Lassen NP is still completely closed per their website.
  40. What did they go for? Just curious if the asking...

    What did they go for? Just curious if the asking price for mine is too high.
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    Thanks for the help on sizing folks. I'm 182cm,...

    Thanks for the help on sizing folks. I'm 182cm, 88kg (6', ~195#) - 184 looked short in the shop, but 191s for metal layup hard snow skis sounded big. Looking to replace 188 PBJs. Happy on 190 Bibbys,...
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    Why are you so obsessed with Dean? I don't think...

    Why are you so obsessed with Dean? I don't think you've done anything on TGR except start this thread and keep it going, apparently obsessed with dragging a low man through the mud. What's your axe...
  43. Thanks for the beta, Moko. I'll report back when...

    Thanks for the beta, Moko. I'll report back when I explore first hand. Heckacali, hope you get some workers' comp lined up. That sucks.

    BTW, for all your MTBers, Auburn may be opening more trails...
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    10-4. The collective delivers...

    10-4. The collective delivers...
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    BD sent me Evo toepieces to replace Black...

    BD sent me Evo toepieces to replace Black toepieces last winter....

    CJ, I gave away my last Vipec toe-piece, but I do have a Tecton invaginator toe-piece (v1.0) - you want? PM your address. I...
  46. Anybody been up Western States/Painted Rock? I've...

    Anybody been up Western States/Painted Rock? I've found snow-free trails on south aspects up to about 7500. Wondering about the shadier stuff that's not south. Seems like there are still lots of...
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    CJ, I may have one. I'll dig around tonight. PM...

    CJ, I may have one. I'll dig around tonight. PM me if I forget!
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    Gotcha. That all makes sense. I have a beacon...

    Gotcha. That all makes sense. I have a beacon pocket in Trew Roams (a waterproof-breathable bib), which is nicer and does fit better than the regular pocket in the Dawn Patrols. But my BCA beacon...
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    Dumb question - what's the difference between a...

    Dumb question - what's the difference between a beacon pocket and a regular zippered-pocket? A dongle to clip your beacon to?

    I have BD Dawn Patrols, and just put the beacon in my pocket and zip...
  50. I suggest you try the lighter bindings before you...

    I suggest you try the lighter bindings before you sell those beautiful skis. A 400g binding versus the 900g Shift will make it feel like a completely different setup.

    Unless you don't like the...
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