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    There are plenty of waterproof phones with...

    There are plenty of waterproof phones with headphone jacks and removable microSD cards. I'm using one right now to post this. (S10e) Shit, the S5 was waterproof and had a removable battery!

    I...
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    I had them in the sunroom until about late dec...

    I had them in the sunroom until about late dec with lights and heat, but they didn't produce any new fruit anyway and got absolutely coated in aphids, so I turned off the lights and heat and just...
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    Scroll back up to see pics of my very healthy,...

    Scroll back up to see pics of my very healthy, very productive second year banana, lunchbox, and shishito peppers. They don't produce in winter and eventually lose their leaves, but they come right...
  4. Thread: Trucks.

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    Excellent.

    Excellent.
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    Nice spot. The $150 Chinese Diesel heater is...

    Nice spot.

    The $150 Chinese Diesel heater is pretty much the right answer anytime the question involves heating a vehicle. I can't imagine trying to find/carry/keep dry wood all the time and then...
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    Bringing the lulz even into the garden thread! ...

    Bringing the lulz even into the garden thread!

    My tomatoes are turning much faster this year than in the past. We're still losing very few though.

    The mild habaneros are amazing but so strange...
  7. ^^^ DJ might be a salty fuck, but he knows his...

    ^^^ DJ might be a salty fuck, but he knows his his grading and concrete.

    Just filling with gravel would be easy but you'd get stuck in there bc it won't really compact. Dirt with gravel on top is...
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    Based on my Google-fu, no. They look like...

    Based on my Google-fu, no. They look like Boletes, which are reputedly delicious. Lucky you!

    Of course IANAM (mycologist).
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    If any mags want to get in on the gravel game for...

    If any mags want to get in on the gravel game for a bargain, I'm selling this just repainted 55cm ICAN AC388 frameset, or I can build it up with Ultegra or 105. Options abound from my parts hoard....
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    PROPER tiki torch use: maximum points. Also,...

    PROPER tiki torch use: maximum points.

    Also, is this GOTOS, perhaps?
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    Those things are sick, of course, but what few...

    Those things are sick, of course, but what few seem to realize is that their size is a major impediment to actually using them off road. The MAN kind of trucks were designed for deserts and taiga,...
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    Yes, there will be plenty of space behind the DW...

    Yes, there will be plenty of space behind the DW to run those lines.
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    They are just following my lead. I do wish I...

    They are just following my lead.

    I do wish I could have gotten the half dose of Moderna for my second (third, if you count the J&J) jab. Side effects were a bitch and lasted 3 days. Combining it...
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    I have an Emonda with the same seatmast design....

    I have an Emonda with the same seatmast design. Its side clamping style definitely needs to fit the profile of the rails. I have the carbon specific clamp for my S-Works Romin, and it's a way...
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    Ding, ding, ding: we have a winner.

    Ding, ding, ding: we have a winner.
  16. I'm pretty sure they reopened the forest because...

    I'm pretty sure they reopened the forest because they felt the relentless pressure of one noble vigilante who tore down some signs and made a bunch of noise on the internet about "government...
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    That's a very cool looking rendering. How will...

    That's a very cool looking rendering. How will they get past the Tacoma's pitifully low payload capacity? If it's a factory deal they can't just overload the shit out of it and put in some airbags...
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    Agreed. I usually scroll right past the oddly...

    Agreed. I usually scroll right past the oddly formatted posts, and discredit those with egregious misspellings. If you can't be bothered to proofread your missive, why would you expect it to be taken...
  19. Shhhh!

    Shhhh!
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    I also find myself humbled by seatpost clamps on...

    I also find myself humbled by seatpost clamps on occasion. The best is the kind that has a bolt facing up--fine if you have a saddle with a cutout but woe betide those without.

    Honestly some of...
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    I just listened to a big interview with Stephen...

    I just listened to a big interview with Stephen Seiler (of polarized training fame) and it confirmed what I've been thinking since getting a smart trainer.

    The erg mode makes it easy to just pin...
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    Self leveling compound was invented to trick...

    Self leveling compound was invented to trick people into thinking that there is an easy way to make bad floors level.

    You always need 5-10x the amount you think you'll need, and it never spreads...
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    ^^ If you can find a sparky who will be ok with...

    ^^ If you can find a sparky who will be ok with that plan (unlikely, unless he's a friend), it might work. The old wire will (should) be stapled to the studs a few inches from the boxes whether it's...
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    Give it a shot sending a text with the inreach...

    Give it a shot sending a text with the inreach alone. If that doesn't seem unbelievably cumbersome to you, feel free to skip the phone app. [emoji57]
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    If this is happening to you regularly (and it's...

    If this is happening to you regularly (and it's not justified), you need to screen your customers better. Or maybe where you live people are just super duper assholes. Here, at least, people are so...
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    Ouch. If that were my experience I'd probably be...

    Ouch. If that were my experience I'd probably be bitter about writing bids too. For me it's probably more like 75% of the people I meet whose jobs I actually want end up hiring me. I don't even...
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    It's working for Blackrock et al in real estate.

    It's working for Blackrock et al in real estate.
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    Def sounds like AC separation. When I did that...

    Def sounds like AC separation. When I did that about 15 years ago they basically told me to walk it off but I think they like to do surgery much more often now. Mine gradually got better and only...
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    The Shafer is very tempting. I've had the Fezzari...

    The Shafer is very tempting. I've had the Fezzari website open in a tab since they released it...

    68.9 degree head tube is very slack for a gravel bike, but that and a long TT is the current...
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    Definitely real. There were photos of the inside...

    Definitely real. There were photos of the inside as well. The whole thing is decidedly DIY. Guy claims it's 800# dry and half of the weight is borne on the roof rack.
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    This seems to belong here. It's not strictly...

    This seems to belong here. It's not strictly GOTOS, but it's...something. Found on FB.

    388642

    388643
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    The Sawyer Squeeze is plenty adequate for...

    The Sawyer Squeeze is plenty adequate for multiple days. Yours is probably just a little clogged and in need of a backflush. You can also soak it in vinegar to dislodge mineral deposits if regular...
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    Those are badass bells. A friend here made that...

    Those are badass bells. A friend here made that happen one year by doping her plants (nutrient injector in the irrigation). What's your secret?

    I grew Scorpions one year but they are so hot as to...
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    It's not funny or clever, but it's a good...

    It's not funny or clever, but it's a good reminder why I and many others have montuckey on ignore. As we say in the other threads: don't quote the trolls.
  35. Flurries in the Carson Valley.

    Flurries in the Carson Valley.
  36. I'll never sell mine, but this strikes me as...

    I'll never sell mine, but this strikes me as accurate.388577
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    Give the DVO Sapphire a look. 120,130, or 140 mm...

    Give the DVO Sapphire a look. 120,130, or 140 mm with just a spacer change. The damper holds like 2x the oil of a Fox and the whole fork is easy to work on with no special tools aside from a pin...
  38. 240,000 shows on my '90 pickup but the speedo was...

    240,000 shows on my '90 pickup but the speedo was disconnected for a at least a couple of years before I obtained it. It has, so far, lived up to the Toyota reputation.
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    My very first client in Tahoe was so blown away...

    My very first client in Tahoe was so blown away that I showed up on time that he told so and hired me on the spot. I never get why guys can't just be reliable. If you have too much work (we all do,...
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    I pulled the plug now that we've had a few...

    I pulled the plug now that we've had a few freezing nights and more on the way. Overall it was an ok year with a few standout performers and a few near total failures, just like every other year. The...
  41. Good to know. Monitor and Ebbets are early/late...

    Good to know. Monitor and Ebbets are early/late season favorites when they're closed.388219
  42. Yay! Closed roads are the best roads (if you're a...

    Yay! Closed roads are the best roads (if you're a road cyclist).
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    Or 30 minutes, or sometimes never, IME.

    Or 30 minutes, or sometimes never, IME.
  44. Thread: Trucks.

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    I like it. It's like a cheaper, slightly smaller...

    I like it. It's like a cheaper, slightly smaller Ridgeline, which as we learned above is really what most people who think they need trucks should get instead. Look, you can even carry your beloved...
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    This can also allow inreach to inreach...

    This can also allow inreach to inreach communication, but I've found that to be horribly slow in practice. Overall the inreach is the best of the best options and I grudgingly keep paying but wish...
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    My neighbor here in Carson City just accepted an...

    My neighbor here in Carson City just accepted an offer over asking ($780k), one of 2 that came in in the first 24 hours. Is a nice house, one of the nicest on the street, and priced "only" about 220%...
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    I've never found a windscreen setup that doesn't...

    I've never found a windscreen setup that doesn't just create lots of horrible buffeting, but I've never ridden a true luxe touring bike. For me, the ones that come on bikes like the CB500X, R1100GS,...
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    CB500X or F would be great for all of that, but...

    CB500X or F would be great for all of that, but pretty limited for dirt. It's a street bike.

    My GF has an X and I have an F. They are not exciting, unless you like getting 65mpg while absolutely...
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    300 is the answer for the leave at the cabin...

    300 is the answer for the leave at the cabin moto. Get one with a kicker and put a Lectron carb on it if you want to never think about jetting again. 2T is lighter, simpler, and cheaper to repair. As...
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    Does no one actually pedal uphill in your vision...

    Does no one actually pedal uphill in your vision of "modern recreation"? What's fundamentally different now, compared with 20 years ago?

    I'm all for directional trails, and I agree that foot...
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