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    Heal up, the snow is finally gone from Great...

    Heal up, the snow is finally gone from Great Western, I'm having deadly visions of going from Glenwild all the way to Bountiful for endless miles of jank!

    No I won't poach City Creek unless I'm...
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    I landed myself in the middle of the mid-week MTB...

    I landed myself in the middle of the mid-week MTB races twice last week, once at the Bird and once at Solitude. Took me a while to go back after that but when I did (after checking the calendar like...
  3. Snopes says the pic of the regular-color führer...

    Snopes says the pic of the regular-color führer is doctored...
  4. Nice trip, really good photos! I've always wanted...

    Nice trip, really good photos! I've always wanted to do a kayak multi-day thing down there, never even thought a SUP would be possible for multiple nights!
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    Agree on all counts. I ran into the FS guys at...

    Agree on all counts. I ran into the FS guys at the very end of last season when they had already done the new section by Little Dell and the one right after crossing the road before the campsite....
  6. Dude held the bible the way I hold a particularly...

    Dude held the bible the way I hold a particularly pungent dog poop when I'm cleaning the backyard... Couldn't even claim that it was his own. Guess the level of suspension of disbelief required to...
  7. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Sounds like a good way to become feed yourself...

    Sounds like a good way to become feed yourself for sure. Our kittehs are so vocal in the morning too that without noise cancelling headphones I wouldn't last 5 minutes.
  8. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    We have a long rug in the hall and every morning...

    We have a long rug in the hall and every morning when I get up 3 of the 4 cats are flopped down along the rug waiting for breakfast (the 4th one lives in a kitty castle at night otherwise he'd be on...
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    Got mine yesterday, same form factor as every...

    Got mine yesterday, same form factor as every other GPS watch out, still looks like a cyborg wrist, kinda overwhelmed by the Garmin app ecosystem coming from Suunto...
    Speaking of Suunto, if anyone...
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    High Star is a bit of a dirt sidewalk but I think...

    High Star is a bit of a dirt sidewalk but I think it's better than some of the recent work that's been done at PC or Corner Canyon. The trails are pretty well designed for a mellow day out, no leg...
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    Those Crossmax look exactly like my Shimano ME7,...

    Those Crossmax look exactly like my Shimano ME7, exact same design/features with only the colors being different. Too bad they're not in my size!
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    SIL brought her aging golden to High Start. He's...

    SIL brought her aging golden to High Start. He's a complete maniac and pretty good trail dog, probably ran 2x the distance we biked. Everyone we came across gave him water and he was still a dried...
  13. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Draw me like one of your French girls: 330337...

    Draw me like one of your French girls:

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    Artie the mute lion getting carted off to bed like an empty sack of flour.

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    He's still silent but he eats, drinks, and runs around as...
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    85 degrees in Jeremy Ranch on Sat around 10:30AM....

    85 degrees in Jeremy Ranch on Sat around 10:30AM. I thought I was riding inside a sauna. Damn near melted on the Flying Dog switchbacks...
    High Star was cooler on Sunday but this May heat is out of...
  15. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Bet he makes a great pillow! Unlike this...

    Bet he makes a great pillow!

    Unlike this filthy creature who will not skip an opportunity to wallow around in dirty stuff, in this case freshly removed weed block:

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  16. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Oh we can tell!

    Oh we can tell!
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    Best description to date? I think so. Parking is...

    Best description to date? I think so.
    Parking is the defining issue for the future of the Wasatch. That's why my 8:30AM summer wakeup time is pushed forward to 5AM in the winter. I don't know how...
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    True. Out here we're under the rule of Ullr who's...

    True. Out here we're under the rule of Ullr who's stingy as fuck in the summer months but gives up the goods in the winter. I can live without green fine, not so much without white.
    UT is way less...
  19. Thread: Garden 2020

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    That was my take but these are Ms Boissal's first...

    That was my take but these are Ms Boissal's first chicks and they are treated as the babies we'll never have. She monitors the temps in the coop hourly, checks food and water twice a day, and overall...
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    If you're thinking about vast expanses of...

    If you're thinking about vast expanses of Kentucky bluegrass, you're right. Same for UT, we don't grow that dumb shit out here. Why bother? If people are longing for the misty dewy looks of mother...
  21. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Moody teenage lady cat is moody. But will only...

    Moody teenage lady cat is moody. But will only make a stand as long as she's not hungry or cold.
    Hobbes used to do the same and at some point decided her comfort was worth dealing with the...
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    You obviously like to ski too much to qualify....

    You obviously like to ski too much to qualify. And you do both inbounds and BC too consistently to be lumped in with the gotta-get-into-it-cause-it-looks-rad-on-the-gram crowd.

    Listen, I'm all...
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    Thanks man, let me get some thoughts in order...

    Thanks man, let me get some thoughts in order before I bother you. Gotta see the atmosphere at the house tonight before deciding if it's worth pursuing any further...
    I'd PM you about my house but I...
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    Damn, I need to get Ms Boissal to call liv2ski...

    Damn, I need to get Ms Boissal to call liv2ski ASAP then send him a case of whatever he likes to drink as a thank you. I tried to have a refinance conversation with her yesterday and it went to shit...
  25. Thread: Garden 2020

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    He's probably going to bring friends over to mock...

    He's probably going to bring friends over to mock you next time...
    Our neighbor peaked across the fence last night as Ms B and I were chasing hens around. She let them out of the coop for the first...
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    I don't know. But I wish I did.

    I don't know. But I wish I did.
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    The majority of people who flocked to the sport...

    The majority of people who flocked to the sport with COVID will continue to get out 3x per season to get a few rad IG shots 20 minutes from Alta central (or, for the more motivated, on top of the...
  28. Thread: Garden 2020

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    While all of the points you make in your post are...

    While all of the points you make in your post are very spot on (especially Rome, it took me 5 years to get satisfying soil quality & a good handle on the drip irrigation, proper plant spacing,...
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    Is the HR hit or miss using the optical reader on...

    Is the HR hit or miss using the optical reader on the watch or with a chest strap? My experience with the optical reader is that it's complete garbage if your hand moves too much, or hardly at all...
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    Thanks, I think I'll pull the trigger for my...

    Thanks, I think I'll pull the trigger for my upcoming Bday. The Ambit randomly uploads as XC to Strava about every third tour despite having the dedicated mode so that won't be an issue. With Suunto...
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    Used to have a neighbor that was a catastrophic...

    Used to have a neighbor that was a catastrophic lush, I'd see him hammered at all hours of the day stumbling around the yard. He was part of a crew of contractors and they'd come pick him up whenever...
  32. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    I don't understand why you think anything in your...

    I don't understand why you think anything in your house is still "yours" with a cat around. It's ALL hers, she just tolerates that you occasionally use it...

    Old Man Artie is pulling a weird one...
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    Worth upgrading from a Suunto Ambit 3 peak for...

    Worth upgrading from a Suunto Ambit 3 peak for mostly BC skiing and biking? The Peak has served me really well but this winter gave me a couple of really weird reads where my vert for the day would...
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    I dealt with the exact same situation last fall...

    I dealt with the exact same situation last fall and got verbally trounced by the owner despite the fact that he was 100% at fault. I was going down a popular trail and wasn't hauling much ass as...
  35. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Climbing un-stoke, some POS trashlord lit a giant...

    Climbing un-stoke, some POS trashlord lit a giant bonfire under the Red Monster boulder at Ibex and obliterated a couple of classic problems. Ju and Blue Flowers are no more, both beautiful problems...
  36. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Tall socks on this one. He must ride an enduro...

    Tall socks on this one. He must ride an enduro bike.

    Lots of awesome cats on this page!!
    Here's chunker Hobbes after I tried to steal her pillow. Bad posture, worse attitude.

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    329806 Some glorious carpet dirt out there...

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    Some glorious carpet dirt out there after a bit of rain.
  38. Thread: Garden 2020

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    Tomatoes should be OK if they're well implanted....

    Tomatoes should be OK if they're well implanted. Peppers will not like it much, seems like 1 cold spell can slow them down for the season
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    She crushed it. I usually do all the prep work,...

    She crushed it. I usually do all the prep work, planting, and irrigation but this year I couldn't get off my ass and she took over. She did it better of course. Hopefully she doesn't punish me with...
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    Well posted is an understatement, I was shocked...

    Well posted is an understatement, I was shocked at the frequency of signs when I rode up there last week. It would be very hard to ignore the signs or pretend you didn't see them for sure...
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    Bob MC's info is solid, we've been doing a...

    Bob MC's info is solid, we've been doing a variation of his stuff for years. It replaces the soaker tubing with individual bubblers going to each plant. I've found that the soaker hoses work well but...
  42. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Jealousy: 329145 We are trying to fatten up...

    Jealousy:

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    We are trying to fatten up old man Simon and wet food is the only thing he'll actually go for these day. We lock him in a room with it for 30 minutes so he can do his thing....
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    Wait, some Karen grabbed you while you were going...

    Wait, some Karen grabbed you while you were going uphill? Congrats on keeping your cool, I'd have a hard time not rolling on top of her and accidentally elbowing her in the teeth. I don't think...
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    "The terrain took a battering from bikers and...

    "The terrain took a battering from bikers and spooked cattle", gimme a break, five cows left to their own devices will obliterate acres of terrain faster than 100 bikers can damage 20 yards of...
  45. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Old man looks no worse for the wear, he probably...

    Old man looks no worse for the wear, he probably ran out of fucks years ago. He's a proud looking beast! Love the white triangle on the side of the nose
  46. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Hot damn, looks like a little slice of Canadian...

    Hot damn, looks like a little slice of Canadian Rockies!
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    Back in the game, found a big old piece of choss...

    Back in the game, found a big old piece of choss to develop. The face is about 700' at its tallest with good potential. 3 pitches fixed via a convenient ledge halfway up, 3 to go above. The first...
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    Hmmm... I still think it's a big lie to force me...

    Hmmm... I still think it's a big lie to force me to wear a mouth guard, I just don't see the endgame. Mouthguard has been purchase btw but I've been looking at it sideways for weeks now as the...
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    I can fit my entire body in 1 leg of the pants of...

    I can fit my entire body in 1 leg of the pants of the smallest person in that video. And I can park my car in the bed of their giant trucks. WTF...
  50. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Hope the old guy is sleeping under a piece of...

    Hope the old guy is sleeping under a piece of ground cloth somewhere and will come back soon for a triple helping of treats!!


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