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    We just had a fresh round of snow/rain come...

    We just had a fresh round of snow/rain come through last night so it might be questionable if Boston Lot or Peg dry out by the weekend. I'm an hour north so I may be wrong.

    That said, Mt. Peg is...
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    You can easily pick out the dirtbaggers around...

    You can easily pick out the dirtbaggers around here - usually lifted Tacos from the late 90s/early 2000s, huge tires, dented, covered in mud, homemade steel bumper, horrible sounding exhaust and...
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    Spot on diagnosis. Went to shop yesterday and...

    Spot on diagnosis. Went to shop yesterday and the valve core was faulty. A new one went in and I was on my way 5 minutes later.
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    I got my RS Super Deluxe Ultimate shock serviced...

    I got my RS Super Deluxe Ultimate shock serviced last week, went to set the sag last night and the valve is leaking air. I put pressure in the shock anyway, compress it and half the psi is gone. ...
  5. Not a bad dual sport weekend in VT. Sunny bumps,...

    Not a bad dual sport weekend in VT. Sunny bumps, grilling and cheap beer all day Friday and Saturday at Sugarbush, followed by some mountain biking in the valley on Sunday. Too much going on to...
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    2021 NE - Flatten That Berm

    Nice to get out on dry trails in April this year.

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  7. ."..Hermitage Club, open only on weekends and...

    ."..Hermitage Club, open only on weekends and holidays, used its $175,000 Ski Area Recreation Safety grant award to purchase hazmat suits for ski patrollers."

    Hazmat suits?

    Also odd they...
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    I highly doubt it. I don't even think there are...

    I highly doubt it. I don't even think there are non-Shimano options for a 12 speed.

    I may be wrong though.
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    Long range forecast is looking sunny and warm. ...

    Long range forecast is looking sunny and warm. Almost there!
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    I had RF carbon cranks on for about a month...

    I had RF carbon cranks on for about a month before they developed play in on one side. Right back to Turbines after that.


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    x2 on the RF Turbines cranks. I run them on 2...

    x2 on the RF Turbines cranks. I run them on 2 bikes and they just work - straightforward installation and I never have to worry about them coming loose.
  12. I bought a complete bike from them in 2016. ...

    I bought a complete bike from them in 2016. Easiest bike purchase ever - free shipping, bike was 90% assembled and was put together very well. I would definitely buy from CC again.


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    Probably been covered but what's the verdict on a...

    Probably been covered but what's the verdict on a DHF as a rear tire?

    I just got a 29 x 2.6 DHF for the front of my Surface and I've got another 2.5 DHF kicking around that will likely go in the...
  14. Oh well, back to tuning bikes up.

    Oh well, back to tuning bikes up.
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    A trail network around here goes by the acronym...

    A trail network around here goes by the acronym RASTA (Rochester Area Sport Trail Alliance) and they're changing their name because its not culturally appropriate.

    Really? I missed the part...
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    I saw a red Evora poking around town this week,...

    I saw a red Evora poking around town this week, definitely gorgeous with nice exhaust note. Given the $100+k price tag, it'd be a hard sell to get that over a new, base 911.
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    A state park I used to ride when I lived in...

    A state park I used to ride when I lived in Boston just got torn to shreds by a group of e-dirt bikes just like the one you linked. A few dudes just shamelessly rode them all over the park while it...
  18. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Definitely just shelled out nearly $1k each for...

    Definitely just shelled out nearly $1k each for Ikon passes for my wife and I so we're committed. I don't see Ikon giving credits or doing anything but maybe this means Epic resorts will be slammed...
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    I'm 3 weeks past my second poke so I went to my...

    I'm 3 weeks past my second poke so I went to my favorite bar for the first time in a year, drank a couple beers and had some wings. It felt amazingly normal and I'll prob be back this week.
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    OneUp carbon bar, 203 mm front rotor, XT 4 piston...

    OneUp carbon bar, 203 mm front rotor, XT 4 piston caliper, PNW grips, fresh Minions and a suspension service for my Hightower. Can't believe I found it all in stock.
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    Thanks, man. I suspected this was the case. ...

    Thanks, man. I suspected this was the case. Peasant level SLX cassette it is.
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    I managed to wear down the 45t ring on my 12...

    I managed to wear down the 45t ring on my 12 speed XT cassette after only ~1400 miles or so. Not a lot of stock out there but I did find a 12 speed SLX replacement. I see the 45 and 51t rings on...
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    For a couple years I had a MK7 GTI and my wife...

    For a couple years I had a MK7 GTI and my wife had an Alltrack. I secretly dreamed of combing the two into the ultimate wagon. GTI powertrain, plaid seats, steering wheel and front bumper all...
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    Title shouldn't be "The Best New Station Wagons...

    Title shouldn't be "The Best New Station Wagons of 2021," it should be "The Only Station Wagons of 2021."
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    Watching "Farrow vs. Allen" on HBO and it made me...

    Watching "Farrow vs. Allen" on HBO and it made me mildly angry that Woody Allen still has a career. That creep groomed and slept with teenagers, married his fucking step daughter and molested his...
  26. I paid full price at Jackson Hole one day several...

    I paid full price at Jackson Hole one day several years ago, I think I paid $140. I had a few 1/2 price vouchers that trip so one full day was worth it. Not sure I'd pay that again.

    I'm...
  27. Oh fuck yeah. l'll be in that yellow blob...

    Oh fuck yeah. l'll be in that yellow blob Saturday AM.
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    The RSD fat bike frame I ordered in early...

    The RSD fat bike frame I ordered in early December has been pushed back for a third time to mid-March and the price went up too. I'd cancel the order but there just aren't any frames out there. The...
  29. 4 or so new inches skied amazing at Mad River...

    4 or so new inches skied amazing at Mad River today. Crust is gone and steeps were soft and smooth. If only I could always ski here mid week when itís empty.

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  30. Hell of a sleeper day skiing trees at Bolton...

    Hell of a sleeper day skiing trees at Bolton today. Crust is on the way out and the 6-8 inch refresher sure helped. Snow hard when I left.

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    MRG on tap for tomorrow...
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    Last weekís crust packed down nicely and an inch...

    Last weekís crust packed down nicely and an inch of snow overnight made for some fast and fluffy riding.
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  32. I've never heard of Action Park but I'm sure as...

    I've never heard of Action Park but I'm sure as shit watching that HBO doc when I get home.
  33. Sweet relish, horseradish, mayo honorable...

    Sweet relish, horseradish, mayo

    honorable mentions: honey hot sauce, spicy deli mustard
  34. Thanks for the intel. $39 Monday lift ticket...

    Thanks for the intel. $39 Monday lift ticket might be the new plan for Bolton.
  35. What's the crust report from the higher elevation...

    What's the crust report from the higher elevation Greens?

    Got a tour planned for Monday at Bolton and my yard's got a serious crust layer.
  36. Bc NIN fucking rules. Sent from my iPhone...

    Bc NIN fucking rules.


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    I know everyone in Vermont is skiing but Perry...

    I know everyone in Vermont is skiing but Perry Hill now has legit fat biking as of this weekend.

    https://fpr.vermont.gov/news/perry-hill-winter-recreation-pilot

    Pretty stoked to have some...
  38. I went to buy a ton of stove pellets the other...

    I went to buy a ton of stove pellets the other day. A dude there helped me load all 25 bags into my truck. I have him $5 and he gave me a funny look and then awkwardly said thanks. I thought this...
  39. Mixed it up today and rode lifts at Bolton. ...

    Mixed it up today and rode lifts at Bolton. Found endless lines through the trees while it snowed all day. Skiing is gooooood right now.

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  40. East Coast Roll Call #??? 20-21 Covid closures and hard core touring! Be Fit or Sit

    Did a quick Bolton lap this morning on a few inches of new snow. Wind scoured up top but the trees are still skiing very well. Snow started up again as I left and looks like its going to be on and...
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    I'm dying to ride Slab City trail up in Quebec. ...

    I'm dying to ride Slab City trail up in Quebec. I hope the border will open for summer but I'm not holding my breath.

    Millstone trails have some grippy slab riding too.
  42. I with you. Let the tourists get frostbite and...

    I with you. Let the tourists get frostbite and blown away by -20 wind chills.

    I'm about quality of ski days lately, not quantity.
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    Around here, trails can be ready as soon as mid...

    Around here, trails can be ready as soon as mid April or as late as mid May. Most years, you'll have some solid riding options by May 1st. Trails that are higher up usually dry out a week or 2...
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    Tough to go wrong with this new Ripley AF Deore...

    Tough to go wrong with this new Ripley AF Deore or SLX as a do all bike. I'd jump on this simply because its a great bike and most shops have them in stock at the moment (at least around here). ...
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    Its been a long dry January so far. I've...

    Its been a long dry January so far. I've concluded I'm ended it a day early because 1/30 is a Saturday night.

    First beer will promptly be a 8% Foam DIPA.
  46. Stratton is personally cursed for me; every time...

    Stratton is personally cursed for me; every time I go there something bad happens. I lacerated my leg after a fall there a few years ago and ended up in the hospital, another time we had to drag a...
  47. .......and more snow fell last night. Hasn't...

    .......and more snow fell last night. Hasn't really stopped since Sunday. Might need to skin a Bolton tree lap before dark.



    Edit: Just saw on Reddit that a hiker's been missing since...
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    I put $ down for a pre-order on an RSD Mayor fat...

    I put $ down for a pre-order on an RSD Mayor fat bike frame back in early December. Frame was scheduled to arrive next week so I have a pile of parts ready to build it. Found out yesterday that the...
  49. Staff at our school who are working face to face...

    Staff at our school who are working face to face with kids starting get vaccinated with the Moderna shots. Kind of unexpected considering the Gov has said nothing about teachers getting inoculated. ...
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    100% agree. The only thing more awful than...

    100% agree. The only thing more awful than taking a vacation via plane right now is also having the audacity to post vacation pics all over social media.

    If you're going to be a selfish douchebag...
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