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    Not a lot of details here, but you get the...

    Not a lot of details here, but you get the flavor. Their trip report covers a longer section but includes Rogers to Flesher.

    https://freehubmag.com/articles/few-thousand-miles-go
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    I bought a One Up 100cc pump based on Pinkbikeís...

    I bought a One Up 100cc pump based on Pinkbikeís shootout. Itís the only mini pump I havenít hated using. Wonít work for high pressure applications like a shock though.
  3. Thread: Velocirax?

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    I posted in the other thread before we bought a...

    I posted in the other thread before we bought a rack. We went with the Velocirax 5X.

    Iím happy with it. Every rack is a trade off. I thought the tilt feature was kind of a gimmick but my fiancťe...
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    They are. Bikes are allowed on the CDT south of...

    They are. Bikes are allowed on the CDT south of the Wilderness boundary up by Alice Creek. Iíve never ridden it myself. It takes some logistics and Iíve always had a conflict when friends have set...
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    On a recent ride I counted 60 (!) fresh drainage...

    On a recent ride I counted 60 (!) fresh drainage ditches dug in one mile of trail. Not one of them was located or constructed so as to do anything beyond provide fresh soil for weeds, and the two...
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    Itís funny but the new iPhone is the best camera...

    Itís funny but the new iPhone is the best camera Iíve ever owned.



    No worries; I didnít read it that way. Iím not sure how much youíve ridden here outside the OG Helenduro courses, but thereís...
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    [emoji3595] Iíd agree with that provided you...

    [emoji3595] Iíd agree with that provided you define Helena as the South Hills. As you expand into the broader landscape thereís a lot more variety. Thatís not what gets marketed, and Iím fine with...
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    Iím pretty happy with mine.

    Iím pretty happy with mine.
  9. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Fiancťe and I just finished our last stint pet...

    Fiancťe and I just finished our last stint pet sitting for this big boi. Heís off to a sanctuary soon.

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    It was the...
  10. We changed to metric liquor bottles just fine.

    We changed to metric liquor bottles just fine.
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    View 20 minutes ago: ...

    View 20 minutes ago:

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    There is so much potential in that landscape....

    There is so much potential in that landscape. Even the two barely-there trails are a lot of fun.
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    They had Gravity Logic booked for last year, but...

    They had Gravity Logic booked for last year, but COVID border closure meant that wasnít happening anytime soon. I would have preferred them to IMBA Trail Solutions, but either way Iím just happy to...
  14. G&Ts are tasty and all, but when push comes to...

    G&Ts are tasty and all, but when push comes to shove...

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    We finally dried out. ...

    We finally dried out.

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    No doubt. Sometime I want to get over the other...

    No doubt. Sometime I want to get over the other side and ride Horsetail. I hiked all over those hills for 4 summers in my 20s.
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    Wydaho was fun for a few years, especially before...

    Wydaho was fun for a few years, especially before they moved to the resort, but now I canít see any reason to pay for crowds. We have enough friends in the valley that we donít need guided rides in...
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    No BME at Jackson that Iím aware of. Yes, GT...

    No BME at Jackson that Iím aware of.

    Yes, GT did a super D from the top down Mill Creek for a number of years. It used to be associated with the Wydaho festival. I still have some socks and water...
  19. ďIndexed shifting isnít the end of innovation- it...

    ďIndexed shifting isnít the end of innovation- it gets so much better.Ē

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    Not my actual bike, but the same model,...
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    Thanks- will do. Machir Bay is the only...

    Thanks- will do. Machir Bay is the only expression Iíve ever seen around here.
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    Same. I stopped Zwift about 6 weeks ago as we...

    Same. I stopped Zwift about 6 weeks ago as we were able to start riding outside again and Iíve been fretting a little about giving up my gains. I did a nerd ride again on Sunday.
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    My current Islay lineup is 4 of those (Ardbeg,...

    My current Islay lineup is 4 of those (Ardbeg, Laphroig, Caol Ila, Lagavulin) plus a Bowmore 12. Poured some Oogy last night-
    man, thatís nice.

    I agree that I like a strongly flavored Islay more...
  23. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Heís a buddy. Iíve spent a lot of time in his...

    Heís a buddy. Iíve spent a lot of time in his workspace, and the sticker on the stand and the logo on the hoodie are local to me, not Bellingham.
  24. I met him once at a meeting. My MS advisor did...

    I met him once at a meeting. My MS advisor did her PhD under him. And her husband worked with JD Love in Wyoming.

    I did my MS in the eastern Klamaths on structural geology and the tectonic...
  25. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Is that in the Transition shop? I see a few...

    Is that in the Transition shop? I see a few things in the photo that make me think I know the wrench.
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    Man, I miss them.

    Man, I miss them.
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    Better than expected for today. Still- come on,...

    Better than expected for today. Still- come on, spring.

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    I felt a slightly scratchy throat and a vague...

    I felt a slightly scratchy throat and a vague sense of low energy 24 hours after Pfizer #2. Didnít feel anything after #1. Itís been 48 hours now and I feel normal.
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    Cool weather put the brakes on our drying out....

    Cool weather put the brakes on our drying out. Helena trails dry in inverse order of difficulty, which makes early season fun. Thanks to Zwift this year hasnít been too bad. Did some winch-and...
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    There are so many better options than Chesters. I...

    There are so many better options than Chesters. I used a pair for 3-4 years on my fatbike until I got annoyed enough to change. The Deity composite pedals are significantly better: better grip,...
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    Gasoline is a petroleum distillate. Itís all...

    Gasoline is a petroleum distillate. Itís all volatile compounds, largely benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). Motor oil is a lot heavier. Some ďrawĒ petroleum was basically motor oil-...
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    You can avoid the debate over when to drink a G&T...

    You can avoid the debate over when to drink a G&T by skipping clear liquor and having a mint julep. Ribs inside the hot box.
    ...
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    Making the most of the limited dry trail in Helena. Hopefully the run of warm days gets us some new options by Sunday.
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    Gah! Better stock up.

    Gah! Better stock up.
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    Yesterday I finally got my 2020 frame rebuilt...

    Yesterday I finally got my 2020 frame rebuilt with new components. It took a while to get the XT 12-speed. I had to send the hub back to Onyx, too (they made a running change to their axles a few...
  36. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    My XT 12-speed derailleur finally came in Friday....

    My XT 12-speed derailleur finally came in Friday. Today is new(ish) bike day.
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    South Hills are not ready. I keep hearing mixed...

    South Hills are not ready. I keep hearing mixed reports from the Scratchies, but Big Sky Bikes posted that theyíre good to go. Weíve been riding laps around the regulating reservoir which is fine for...
  38. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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  39. Thread: Irish Bars

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    Thatís a good one- seconded. My memory as...

    Thatís a good one- seconded.



    My memory as well.
  40. Thread: Irish Bars

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    I remember some basement level bar on 2nd avenue...

    I remember some basement level bar on 2nd avenue in the 86-87th street range. I went there a lot with a buddy who moved in around the corner. Nothing special, just your typical neighborhood NYC bar...
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    Bonus points in the Montana series for that one,...

    Bonus points in the Montana series for that one, too.
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    Nothing in HLN. CC and SWMBA are posting pics of...

    Nothing in HLN. CC and SWMBA are posting pics of ruts and begging people to wait.
  43. Thread: NREPA

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    And bragging every time about Carole Kingís...

    And bragging every time about Carole Kingís endorsement.
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    This is pretty good. Too bad itís a seasonal. On...

    This is pretty good. Too bad itís a seasonal. On the other hand, that means theyíve been selling it for $25 per case to make way for their next seasonal.
    ...
  45. Thread: NREPA

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    The concept of ďpristineĒ Wilderness is 100%...

    The concept of ďpristineĒ Wilderness is 100% dependent on indigenous erasure. Make these fucking liberal boomers face their systemic racism.

    Uncommon Ground was published 25 years ago. This isnít...
  46. Thread: Mandalorian

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    Mandalorian

    IMO nothing beats this for Star Wars fan videos.

    https://youtu.be/6A0rwG39Jzk
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    I eat at Pazeekah just about every time Iím in...

    I eat at Pazeekah just about every time Iím in Bozeman, but Iíve had enough Indian food to rate it ďMontana good.Ē It wouldnít cut it somewhere else. But Iím just thrilled to have a real Indian...
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    Similar conditions in Helena. Scratchgravels will...

    Similar conditions in Helena. Scratchgravels will be the first to open, but theyíre wet at the moment.
  49. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Yeah, weíre also sinking cash into a box of parts...

    Yeah, weíre also sinking cash into a box of parts while we can, unfortunately. People we know in the sales and distribution side of the industry started warning us late last fall. I havenít had a...
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    Iím really enjoying this. ...

    Iím really enjoying this.

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