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    N* has better snowmaking and so skis better in...

    N* has better snowmaking and so skis better in drought years. They aren't subject to wind holds. SB has a better vibe, easier access, better BC gates, joint pass with RG and uphill travel so I don't...
  2. I know the title of the thread was TLT vs...

    I know the title of the thread was TLT vs Spectre, but the Spectre is not intended to "compete" with the TLT series. It's supposed to be in the Maestrale or Vulcan category, what the Euros call "free...
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    Anybody who hikes the mountain in Summer or for...

    Anybody who hikes the mountain in Summer or for that matter rides the lifts in winter can see that there are extensive, extensive human impacts. No one really could mistake Squaw for a backcountry or...
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    Fourthed. Just like Rob said, Ed Heneveld has...

    Fourthed. Just like Rob said, Ed Heneveld has quite a few years of experience in that valley (30+?) and brings an informed perspective.
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    Not true on the coffee. A French press will not...

    Not true on the coffee. A French press will not cause much change in lipid test results. Alcohol in the 2-3 days prior to testing however can have a big effect.
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    The risk factors are age and male gender, which...

    The risk factors are age and male gender, which we can do nothing about, blood pressure which we can control, cholesterol which we can also do something about, plus smoking and diabetes. Family...
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    Safe travels from here on out Bunion!

    Safe travels from here on out Bunion!
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    I have an ASR-5 and an SB-66. For me, the SB-66...

    I have an ASR-5 and an SB-66. For me, the SB-66 is the more playful of the two. Super fun ride.
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    I rented an apartment on the grounds of the Park...

    I rented an apartment on the grounds of the Park McCullough house in North B. No idea if they are still renting but it was super nice.
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    No permit up here without all that, and...

    No permit up here without all that, and sprinklers, and <10% grade driveway, and fees....
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    I seriously doubt those cabins are engineered for...

    I seriously doubt those cabins are engineered for snow loads of 210-240 psf, seismic category d, 95 mph winds, wui requirments, etc ie California snow country.
  12. What's your height and how'd the M SB-95 fit you?

    What's your height and how'd the M SB-95 fit you?
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    I spent two awesome years there in the mid 90s so...

    I spent two awesome years there in the mid 90s so my info is way out of date but I really loved it there. I didn't alpine ski or mountain bike at the time but the Nordic skiing and trail running was...
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    Tesuue felt very nice. Anyway congrats on the...

    Tesuue felt very nice.

    Anyway congrats on the move and enjoy exploring!
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    And the plastic bit in the center ices up, but...

    And the plastic bit in the center ices up, but they're still great boots.
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    Enjoy the ride. It just keeps getting better.

    Enjoy the ride. It just keeps getting better.
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    Also mor powder and rainbow unicorns for every...

    Also mor powder and rainbow unicorns for every one!
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    Curious why Alpine was so anti-incorporation....

    Curious why Alpine was so anti-incorporation. That valley would be next up for development pressure. Yet it would seem Squaw residents strongly support IOV and Alpine residents were 60% opposed.
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    Incorporate Olympic Valley says that a newly...

    Incorporate Olympic Valley says that a newly incorporated town can overrule a county approved tentative subdivision map as long as the first signature on an incorporation petition was placed before...
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    Mountain biking up there today was pretty good...

    Mountain biking up there today was pretty good too. Just sayin...
  21. The silly water recirculation pump and insulated...

    The silly water recirculation pump and insulated pipe are major energy savers. Google Gary Klein and hot water if you want to understand why.

    To the poster above with radiant and DHW at 140, you...
  22. I lived in New Haven for a while in the late 80s...

    I lived in New Haven for a while in the late 80s and it was pretty ghetto. My GF at the time and I used to sit on the front stoop, drink a 40 and watch dudes steal car stereos. We just about choked...
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    I went out on the OC-1 with Tim who paddles out...

    I went out on the OC-1 with Tim who paddles out of Hawaiian Canoe Club and found a lot of aloha. He does business as Hawaiian Paddle Sports and I'm sure you'll enjoy your time paddling with him or...
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    You could pay a local outfitter to take you to...

    You could pay a local outfitter to take you to Turtle town or Honolua, or Olowalu and have a meal at Leoda's... It's probably not all that much more expensive than renting a kayak.
  25. Is Monique still cooking for Larry?

    Is Monique still cooking for Larry?
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    Funny, everybody I tour with has a little bitty...

    Funny, everybody I tour with has a little bitty thermos and a second small water bottle or platypus. People drink at transitions, no rush. Doesn't sound like the official TGR approach but works for...
  27. Still three inches of fresh and no tracks in the...

    Still three inches of fresh and no tracks in the glades. Happy Easter!
  28. There are two or three places I wouldn't mind...

    There are two or three places I wouldn't mind seeing built out around Truckee and Squaw ain't one of them. Think Railyards, the ponds by Coldstream, maybe the defunct Hilltop Master plan, etc. Its...
  29. Thread: Sepsis

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    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Sadly not...

    Best wishes for a speedy recovery!

    Sadly not enough antibiotic drug discovery going on to really address abx resistance.

    Also, the increase in sepsis has something to do with an aging...
  30. Regarding the original post, there are a couple...

    Regarding the original post, there are a couple of ski guide/heli pilot types in BC. as well.
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    In Seattle I think VM buys the "team doc"...

    In Seattle I think VM buys the "team doc" sponsorships. Which is not to say a given VM orthopod can't help you.
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    I made the opposite relocation-Seattle to...

    I made the opposite relocation-Seattle to Truckee. Day tripping to Baker always felt like too much drive time to me. Stevens or Crystal felt like a decent amount of bang for the buck. I'd rather...
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    I like steep trees as much as the next guy, but...

    I like steep trees as much as the next guy, but getting dropped by the 407 in an alpine cirque and getting a couple thousand vert of blower also has its moments.
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    I had to replace the side sewer at my old place...

    I had to replace the side sewer at my old place in Seattle. It was clay, and totally full of roots all the way to where it joined my neighbor's. It tied into the basement drains part way down, and...
  35. Good luck.

    Good luck.
  36. There is more or less just one trail from High...

    There is more or less just one trail from High Camp to the bottom which was resurrected for a bike fest last year. I have no idea what's planned for this summer.
  37. The EHPs are not a matched pair, are they? The...

    The EHPs are not a matched pair, are they? The top sheets have the same graphic.
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    I have a pair of Vertic SVs. They probably have...

    I have a pair of Vertic SVs. They probably have 50 days in them and not really any signs of wear yet. They are slightly cold for me on cold Tahoe days, especially if I didn't get the core quite warm...
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    That very reason is why I got Cochises. The...

    That very reason is why I got Cochises. The Maestrales are just a little tight there.
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    Fair enough. My old black and yellow Salomon...

    Fair enough. My old black and yellow Salomon boots ski almost as well as my new s-lab boots.
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    Speaking of graphics, to my eye the Volkls look...

    Speaking of graphics, to my eye the Volkls look great, Nordica looks really good in person, Rossi is meh, and Technica still looks budget.
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    All good advice. Yr lucky-it takes me 18 minutes...

    All good advice. Yr lucky-it takes me 18 minutes to get to the closest xc area ;)

    A lesson never hurt either. It's kind of technical, and technical fine tuning makes it less brutally hard,
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    Im not an engineer, but i think the shock...

    Im not an engineer, but i think the shock absorber in a car is a damper, and the spring is, well, a spring.
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    Not so far as I know.

    Not so far as I know.
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    The Kastle FX "touring" skis have metal, the TX...

    The Kastle FX "touring" skis have metal, the TX skis are cap and don't have metal, and the BMX skis have sidewalls and no metal.
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    I have the fantasy of owning my own private bc...

    I have the fantasy of owning my own private bc lodge. Hans Gmoser and Bill Putnam managed to build Battle Abbey, but that was during a different era. Not sure I would bother with lifts, though.
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    Wow, you got a liposuction thrown with your tumor...

    Wow, you got a liposuction thrown with your tumor operation? Sweet.
  48. Sweet-you got both Portlands in one thread.

    Sweet-you got both Portlands in one thread.
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    We looked at jobs there and ultimately were...

    We looked at jobs there and ultimately were turned off by the meager level of aesthetic charm in the town itself, little snow fall, and the fact that the hospital is for-profit and made no effort to...
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    I had the pleasure of meeting Dick when I worked...

    I had the pleasure of meeting Dick when I worked at Lake Clark summer of '90. He had been in his cabin for 22 or 23 years at that point. What a beautiful spot.
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