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  1. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Right? It also seems to be a favorite of the...

    Right? It also seems to be a favorite of the Wasatch Old Lady Hiking Group (TM) who I greatly disturbed on my ride. No amount of getting off the trail, polite small talk, and general good behavior...
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    Good to hear there will be death involved,...

    Good to hear there will be death involved, wouldn't have it any other way!

    Honestly, I tend to adapt fairly easily to whatever I'm riding, be it skis or bikes, as long as they're not ridiculously...
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    I shredded my rear Forekaster yesterday getting...

    I shredded my rear Forekaster yesterday getting loose in a rock garden and dove into this thread to try and find some agreement on a good option for Wasatch moon dust. What a rabbit hole it's been......
  4. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Holy shit... That looks like it would rattle a...

    Holy shit... That looks like it would rattle a bit on the down. Guess I'm not riding Days this year, bummer.
    I wanted to go back to Honeycomb to clear the rock garden (almost committed on my first...
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    I'm really happy with the UrbanCycling Flex 2...

    I'm really happy with the UrbanCycling Flex 2 shorts (see here).
    The waist isn't elastic, they have 2 large velcro adjustments which stay in place (unlike half of the other shorts I own). The...
  6. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    It's the last section before Deso that almost did...

    It's the last section before Deso that almost did me in. Sustained grind with a water bar or root every 20', at some point I was going so slow I just couldn't clear them anymore.
    Also, fook Little...
  7. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Too much Ugly for the bed, paws sticking out...

    Too much Ugly for the bed, paws sticking out every which way... He is VERY ticklish and obviously asking for it.

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  8. Thread: Garden 2019

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    I remember reading about a trellising technique...

    I remember reading about a trellising technique that connects separate rows of tomatoes with sections of flexible PVC pipes (or something of the sort) to make an arch. Each row has its own trellis...
  9. Thread: Wildlife

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    Well, still no pics but saw the Solitude coyote...

    Well, still no pics but saw the Solitude coyote again today. Same spot, same goofy hunting method, same annoyed look once he got the marmot and had to run away from me. He's getting fat!
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    Ms Boissal and I did the Wailua paddle board...

    Ms Boissal and I did the Wailua paddle board thing. I had never been on a SUP and had no intention of ever getting on one but the time we spent on the water was really awesome. There are numerous...
  11. Thread: Garden 2019

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    I say that every season. And every season I watch...

    I say that every season. And every season I watch them climb to the top of their 6' cages then jump to the next cage and colonize it. Tomatoes can't be stopped. Might as well run some wires to the...
  12. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    I'll be there if I can drag my carcass out of bed...

    I'll be there if I can drag my carcass out of bed in the AM.

    Got greedy this morning with a variation of and as usual bit more than I could chew. I tried to time the up so I could get to the top...
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    ZING! Family related amusement: my FIL has...

    ZING!

    Family related amusement: my FIL has chronic anxiety when it comes to grilling. He's 100% convinced that he ruins everything he puts on the grill. Meat, fish, veggies, you name it, he always...
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    Nah, everyone who posts here SHREDS!! But...

    Nah, everyone who posts here SHREDS!!

    But really, I hope they let up on their kid and wife a bit. Can't imagine I'd want to keep riding if that shit happens regularly...
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    This belongs equally in the shit that annoys you...

    This belongs equally in the shit that annoys you thread but the conclusion made me laugh so hard I'm putting it here... TLDR warning in effect.

    Earlier this week I was blissfully cruising along a...
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    Wuttabout Jeffrey Epstein? I bet a cable snapping...

    Wuttabout Jeffrey Epstein? I bet a cable snapping would leave marks very similar to the ones found on his neck.
    #comingfullcircle
  17. Thread: "The Turn"

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    Wandering around the headwaters of the Weber...

    Wandering around the headwaters of the Weber river by Pass Lake. Cold slog out of there in the tall wet grass.
    The turn happens in the Uintas in mid-August usually but I think this year has been...
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    Oh ma gawd... So purdy!

    Oh ma gawd... So purdy!
  19. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Ms Boissal did a fine job cleaning up the murder...

    Ms Boissal did a fine job cleaning up the murder scene for sure. He looks pretty ridiculous since he's so skinny, it's like we stitched an oversized head on a very small body. He's much happier...
  20. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Here's Artie the old lion in all of his scrawny...

    Here's Artie the old lion in all of his scrawny glory. He's warming up to his tonsure, I think we're going to leave the belly alone as it's completely knot-free and we don't want to mess with his...
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    More like pots of choss in the Uintas. All you'll...

    More like pots of choss in the Uintas. All you'll find at the end of the rainbow is more talus!
  22. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    He's definitely improved his attitude after the...

    He's definitely improved his attitude after the knots were gone.
    I'd post pics but Ms. Boissal has decided he needs some time off before the final cut. She went back at it the other night and...
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    Moody weather and double rainbows in the Uintas ...

    Moody weather and double rainbows in the Uintas

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  24. Thread: "The Turn"

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    Last Sunday in the Uintas things went from...

    Last Sunday in the Uintas things went from pleasant temps to pounding hail and cold rain in about a minute. Got to the car soaked to the bone and chilled to the core, the thermometer was reading 43...
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    +1. Looks spectacular. I'd push my bike up that...

    +1. Looks spectacular. I'd push my bike up that thing every day.
  26. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Holy fuck. What is most impressive to me is the...

    Holy fuck.
    What is most impressive to me is the shot around 2:05 showing the Campus boulder. I used to climb up there a bunch and the problems were mostly tall and scary. A few years ago a big storm...
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    Reading signs and being told what to do is for...

    Reading signs and being told what to do is for liberal snowflakes. Dude has a constitutional right to pump gas on whichever side he pleases. FREEDOM MOTHERFUCKER!!
    That's more or less what I got...
  28. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Right? I thought she had flattened him out at...

    Right? I thought she had flattened him out at first. Apparently he didn't budge for a few minutes after she stopped shearing him. I'm really worried about what I'm going to find when I get home...
  29. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Can't figure out where that is. Looks like the...

    Can't figure out where that is. Looks like the area just below Lisa Falls but the vegetation doesn't work...


    Absolute carnage.
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    My grandfather on my mom's side, now 87, found...

    My grandfather on my mom's side, now 87, found out on his 80th birthday that he was not, after all, the son of a rich Paris industrialist. My great-grandma admitted as much to him on his birthday....
  31. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Solid wooden pillow. Cats' ability to pass out...

    Solid wooden pillow. Cats' ability to pass out wherever they please in the most contorted positions is mind boggling.

    Had another haircut experience with one of the kittehs yesterday. It was, uh,...
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    This. GTFO. Nobody has time for your shit. How in...

    This. GTFO. Nobody has time for your shit. How in the fuck is gravel getting embedded in a hose that can't physically touch the ground?

    I pulled up behind some dude at Costco last week, all pumps...
  33. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    I've had the opposite problem several times...

    I've had the opposite problem several times while canyoneering in the Roost. Show up to a drop that has been bolted for as long as I can remember (10+ years) only to find chopped bolts and 35' of...
  34. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Maybe not. Lisa Falls puked its standard amount...

    Maybe not. Lisa Falls puked its standard amount of rocks and mud on the road and they usually clear that up fast but there's apparently another slide up high that did significant damage, undercut ...
  35. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Weird situation. Popping 4 pieces is unlikely,...

    Weird situation. Popping 4 pieces is unlikely, esp. if a couple are placed from a solid stance with plenty of time to find the best option. Maybe the nature of the rock? People rip small gear at the...
  36. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Also in the burbs and the chip is the only way...

    Also in the burbs and the chip is the only way I've recovered Ugly Kitty on the three occasions he moved out. He invariably ends up trapped by animal control, either right away because people think...
  37. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    10c R is not something you jump on lightly unless...

    10c R is not something you jump on lightly unless you routinely crush 2 number-grades harder and are dialed on gear. If that's not the case you headpoint until you know you're not going to fall then...
  38. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    I was climbing at Hellgate when it happened. I...

    I was climbing at Hellgate when it happened. I thought I had seen it a few years back when a Tstorm hit and Lisa Falls vomited a large pile of debris from gravel to mircrowave-sized blocks across the...
  39. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Thanks for that. I'm not overly concerned about...

    Thanks for that.
    I'm not overly concerned about trespassing charges and, as you mentioned, if it came to actual legal action the lack of signage would probably play in my favor. I'm more worried...
  40. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    That loop is next on my list. Looks more...

    That loop is next on my list. Looks more appealing than Deso to Mill D plus you can throw in the mini section of Red Pine Rim which may be my favorite part of Crest and not have to backtrack too far....
  41. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    Thanks for the update!! Did a plan B...

    Thanks for the update!!

    Did a plan B Solitude/Crest/Bear Trap yesterday after failing yet again to remember about the mid-week MTB racers swarming the Solitude trails...
    Crest was not that...
  42. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Toit de Ben looks SICK!! Hands through the roof?

    Toit de Ben looks SICK!! Hands through the roof?
  43. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Simon loves harassing the bees which all over our...

    Simon loves harassing the bees which all over our lavender plants. Hopefully having one of his paws double in size will teach him a lesson... Kitteh looked like Hellboy for day.

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  44. Thread: Wasatch 2019

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    ^^ Good beta! I didn't look when I was there...

    ^^ Good beta! I didn't look when I was there Tuesday as I had heard reports or monster snow drifts "at least 6' deep".
    Escaped from work at 1ish yesterday to bang out a Crest before everything...
  45. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Big boy and girl territory right there. Buddy of...

    Big boy and girl territory right there. Buddy of mine has been climbing there non-stop for a couple years, he's only now getting over the terror of having to slog down through the poison ivy gully...
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    I played dodgeball a lot growing up in France,...

    I played dodgeball a lot growing up in France, not as a school sanctioned activity but it was the only thing going on during recess. It was as violent as what's described above. Always outside on a...
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    I hadn't. I'm not sure I'd be laughing...

    I hadn't. I'm not sure I'd be laughing...
  48. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Mostly. When on of my kitteh's was really little...

    Mostly. When on of my kitteh's was really little she fell down the laundry chute and landed on her ass. It broke her tail and she's been an absolute monster ever since...
    Incidentally I've never...
  49. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Never seen owls out and about in SLC but it's...

    Never seen owls out and about in SLC but it's possible. If it's not a raccoon there's another cat out there who's probably looking equally rough. Maybe they'll get over each other at some point?
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  50. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Obviously as a cat he knows he's not supposed to...

    Obviously as a cat he knows he's not supposed to bring it all the way back. He'll play the game but he's not going to make it easy for you...

    Ugly Kitty got in another fight and is all torn up...
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