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    How about those shitty dog owners. Get to my...

    How about those shitty dog owners.

    Get to my nearby trailhead yesterday and stopped for a second to futz with my brake. It's small, only room for a couple of cars, no one parked there. Oh hey,...
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    No, you won't. With a complete wire rope, the...

    No, you won't. With a complete wire rope, the load is distributed evenly across all the strands. start to cut it, and suddenly it is not.
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    This seems a little tough ...

    This seems a little tough

    https://youtu.be/e1jpagI-3HY?t=117
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    Do you weigh more than you did 5 years ago? How...

    Do you weigh more than you did 5 years ago? How much do you drink, how well do you sleep?

    I'm still a couple of years from 40 but am lighter and fitter than I've ever been. Cutting back a little...
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    Yeah that's rough. And no I did not know about...

    Yeah that's rough. And no I did not know about that when I made my guardrail comment. I didn't see a lot of details in the first article I pulled up but I suppose there are spots where the edge is...
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    Oh sorry I thought that was a group and not a...

    Oh sorry I thought that was a group and not a page. There is a missoula group, and you might get some interest from down here, but I want to say there's some sort of flathead area one too.
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    You could try asking here ...

    You could try asking here

    https://www.facebook.com/FlatheadAreaMountainBikers/

    You're a week late for the organized ride up there unfortunately
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    No one's told me I won anything yet but they did...

    No one's told me I won anything yet but they did make some new leaderboards, including a "shortest distance" one

    https://www.trailforks.com/contests/returntoearth/
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    A few weeks ago I was riding and then was...

    A few weeks ago I was riding and then was suddenly on my head- end of a tree stump just slightly protruding into the outside of a corner, obscured by brush. Thankfully a cracked helmet was the worst...
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    The runs are cut, the chair is mostly done and...

    The runs are cut, the chair is mostly done and will supposedly be working this winter? But the chair was supposed to be running like two years ago. I don't know the details of that project but I've...
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    Woah last day. I had been thinking it's tomorrow,...

    Woah last day. I had been thinking it's tomorrow, because July, but no it's 1st-30th. Wonder where I should go?
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    Hey well if you put the guardrails on the outside...

    Hey well if you put the guardrails on the outside of corners people would be running into them all the time.
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    Looking forward to taking a few days off from...

    Looking forward to taking a few days off from riding. I can do a pretty easy ride that counts but I'm a little overdue for an actual rest week and keep going on long rides for some reason.
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    Oh whoops for some reason I thought that was the...

    Oh whoops for some reason I thought that was the final run to the finish.
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    Man that's rough for Alaphillipe. Bernal probably...

    Man that's rough for Alaphillipe. Bernal probably had the stage but JA was already at the chase group when they called it, and they definitely would have take some time back. But that's bike racing....
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    My issue was more that he went 265ft at 3mph....

    My issue was more that he went 265ft at 3mph. Walking speed for one minute. Kind of questionable that it was even on a bike and there are a lot of days like that.

    But hey if it gives you a badge...
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    Great posts. It's crossed my mind to go out to...

    Great posts. It's crossed my mind to go out to ovando or something and hang out for a day or two giving out snacks. Also encourages me to finally get around to trying the bikepacking thing even if...
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    And if you're constantly getting worked up and...

    And if you're constantly getting worked up and angry about other people on trails, maybe you're the problem. Fucking chill out and try to enjoy yourself, isn't that the whole point? It's like that...
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    I can't see giving downhill riders row turning...

    I can't see giving downhill riders row turning out well. You'd have way to many people riding with a "fuck you get out the way" attitude. And there probably already are too many of those.

    It's not...
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    St regis river trail (I'd start at the west end...

    St regis river trail (I'd start at the west end and go as far as you feel like)

    route of hiawatha

    And there's paved path near the interstate from like wallace to lake coeur d'alene
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    Still in it. Has definitely leveled out, only...

    Still in it. Has definitely leveled out, only losing like 30 people a day now, looks like close to 2k will finish it. On that note a little strange that I recall seeing 9k something day 1 badges but...
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    Outback shocks and springs are a little longer to...

    Outback shocks and springs are a little longer to raise the car, plus tires are bigger to make up for the full height difference.

    But in addition to the taller suspension, all the crossmembers and...
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    Seems unlikely, but I don't know for sure....

    Seems unlikely, but I don't know for sure. Reservation divide starts out in some dense lodgepole and the first like, 1/2 mile - mile has trees down on it even right after it's been cleared. But then...
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    are you sure? what would be the problem with just...

    are you sure? what would be the problem with just using an eagle cassette with a shimano 12s shifter and RD?

    But, yeah, who cares. Shimano has been way behind for awhile now. Like the grx RD will...
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    Halfway, still in it. Not super proud of riding...

    Halfway, still in it. Not super proud of riding the same paved path the last two days but hey it still counts.
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    Thanks guys. And yeah it got pretty bad but no...

    Thanks guys. And yeah it got pretty bad but no one got hit by lightning and everything went by pretty quickly. Worst was some welts from being stuck in the hail out in the open on the road on the way...
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    Speaking of, raced that yesterday and now is...

    Speaking of, raced that yesterday and now is probably the best time to ride it as it's all clear. If I was just going up there I'm not sure how I would do it. Maybe an out and back from the south...
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    Barely made it today. Tried to go on a gravel...

    Barely made it today. Tried to go on a gravel ride with a friend, and doing the whole thing would have included a "trail." But t-storms turned us back and we would have been in a pretty unpleasant...
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    Chainsaw, hedge trimmers, gas powered trimmer? ...

    Chainsaw, hedge trimmers, gas powered trimmer?

    Went on the sheep mountain trail clearing day last weekend, it was long. We went over the top and down the other side and then out the main...
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    First week done, who else is still in it? On the...

    First week done, who else is still in it? On the app I noticed it gives the number of daily badges. Went from like 9k on day 1 to 3k yesterday. Which still doesn't mean all those people on day 6 did...
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    Yeah I raced it last year and will probably do...

    Yeah I raced it last year and will probably do again but haven't signed up yet. The black pine ridge trail was pretty cool from what I remember but I was not really paying much attention to the...
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    Thunderstorms all over today, and it didn't seem...

    Thunderstorms all over today, and it didn't seem like a good idea to go do that mtb ride I had planned across town where the lightning and rain have looked worse. Thankfully a 30min ride up and down...
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    Some tips for people doing this, who have...

    Some tips for people doing this, who have hopefully made it through day 1:

    Make sure your rides are going to trailforks and that trails are being listed on them. It's good to keep your phone and...
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    Remember, it's not just ride every day, it's log...

    Remember, it's not just ride every day, it's log a ride to trailforks and ride on a trailforks trail every day. I have mine linked to strava but it only sends rides on my mtb. Might have to add the...
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    Very cool. I hiked up from rogers pass to the...

    Very cool. I hiked up from rogers pass to the northwest one time, but only up to the ridge and back as I was driving through. Some friends have been meaning to bikepack it south from there. And...
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    so many earth based kickouts ...

    so many earth based kickouts

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I2qhqLqt0IM
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    My mips has little rubber tabs that keep it...

    My mips has little rubber tabs that keep it centered and it doesn't move around.

    I want to say I felt it working that time my head was dragging along the ground. But it was also soft grass so not...
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    Road to painted rocks is all paved, went there...

    Road to painted rocks is all paved, went there from Hamilton and back on a road bike a few years ago. I want to go up there and take the fire roads over to that hot spring in idaho sometime. Como has...
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    I'd assume she has some sort of a water bladder...

    I'd assume she has some sort of a water bladder in there somewhere or maybe a pack/vest?

    DId a good dirt/gravel ride yesterday with some guys down in the bitterroot on the sapphire side. Up one...
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    Two more xc races for me in the last week. Round...

    Two more xc races for me in the last week. Round 2 of our wednesday night series, which was hot and miserable, and then spirit bear in Kalispell Sunday. Pretty competitive group out there and at the...
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    In a strong headwind or something, I like to get...

    In a strong headwind or something, I like to get my hands really close to the stem and tuck down almost like I'm on TT bars. Seems marginally more aerodynamic than being in the drops as my shoulders...
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    You could stay in hot springs. Symes hotel is the...

    You could stay in hot springs. Symes hotel is the main place, but there's 1-2 more. Quinn's is sort of on the way too, and is nicer.

    I don't know about actual camping out that way, maybe there's...
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    Yes Bass creek has camping. It's basically right...

    Yes Bass creek has camping. It's basically right at the end of the pavement down in the canyon, like 2mi from the highway, but a little more shaded and cool than something out in the bitterroot...
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    Do you want to actually be in missoula and do...

    Do you want to actually be in missoula and do stuff here or just stop in the general location?

    Also near that quartz flat campground to the west of town is big pine campground on fish creek....
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    For racing XC, yes. The Kendas claim to be around...

    For racing XC, yes. The Kendas claim to be around 540g each so I'm saving over a full pound just on tires. The nice evo/ss schwalbes are also significantly lighter than the performance/tr/ versions....
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    I've gotten into just running different tires...

    I've gotten into just running different tires depending on time of year. Right now, things are hardpack and grippy and I'm racing, so fast XC tires. Later on in the year things dry out, get loose,...
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    First wed night xc race was last night. I needed...

    First wed night xc race was last night. I needed a little more rest going into it but can't complain too much. Despite not feeling 100% I set a PR up the first ~3min of the climb while thinking I was...
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    Might have just had the saddle a touch too high....

    Might have just had the saddle a touch too high. I was having moderate discomfort issues for awhile, tried a bunch of different saddles, they all felt the same. With the seat at the right height, you...
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    Do you have a garmin or anything? My 510 doesn't...

    Do you have a garmin or anything? My 510 doesn't show an actual map, but it will give me a line to follow on a blank screen, which actually works pretty well even in a mess of old logging roads....
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    Phone always goes in my jersey or a shorts...

    Phone always goes in my jersey or a shorts pocket. I have a plastic bag/case thing for money and cards that my phone fits in if I need to keep it dry.
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