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    Ice, ice and more ice. 2nd snow day of the year...

    Ice, ice and more ice. 2nd snow day of the year and canít even ski pow.




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    The general public can't handle much these days,...

    The general public can't handle much these days, so self serving lift mazes are always rife with disasters. Lifties yelling at the front row to go or not too go is essential for the declining common...
  3. They donít make them anymore but I swear by my...

    They donít make them anymore but I swear by my 45nrth Japanther boots. Reasonably light, waterproof and warm down to single digits temps.


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    Definitely jealous of the dirt. At least Cady...

    Definitely jealous of the dirt. At least Cady Hill is groomed for the weekend.

    8 deg, sunny and calm.....still gonna be a nice day to ride.


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    $180 for an uphill pass? Well so much for...

    $180 for an uphill pass? Well so much for skinning Bolton this season.
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    Well fall didn't last too long up here. I was...

    Well fall didn't last too long up here. I was hoping for some good late season dirt but winter came in fast again this year.

    Poked around on the fat bike last night and trails could use some...
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    Damn, now I canít smugly tell people I ski at an...

    Damn, now I canít smugly tell people I ski at an ďindependentĒ mountain.


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    Nice skin up Mt. Ellen this morning. A wee bit...

    Nice skin up Mt. Ellen this morning. A wee bit of crust in spots but still found some nice turns.


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    4-5Ē here and still snowing. Digging out the...

    4-5Ē here and still snowing. Digging out the skins and heading out in a minute.


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    Got a 4 pack of that the other day. Very tasty,...

    Got a 4 pack of that the other day. Very tasty, especially for 5.5% ABV.
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    Hoping for enough snow to cancel school and get...

    Hoping for enough snow to cancel school and get some turns in tomorrow AM. Forecast is all over the place. Weather nerds wanna chime in?


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    Yeah its all under warranty but bringing the damn...

    Yeah its all under warranty but bringing the damn thing back to the dealer once a month is getting old. There are fewer things I hate more than visiting car dealerships for any reason.
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    Bumping this because my wife's Alltrack is...

    Bumping this because my wife's Alltrack is turning into a train wreck at 25k miles. Passenger side wheel bearing is cooked and now there is a new transmission warning light that VW says is apart of...
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    No doubt the bike industry is taking full...

    No doubt the bike industry is taking full advantage of the "gravel" concept. They'll milk that cow 'til she's dry.
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    "Gravel" bike is a vague term these days. For me...

    "Gravel" bike is a vague term these days. For me its more relaxed road geo, 40cm tires, wide/flared drop bars and lower gearing (38t single ring x 40t cassette for me).
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    The StubHub thing really pisses me off. Anything...

    The StubHub thing really pisses me off. Anything that is not obstructed fro the Boston show is $300+ a seat, if you want decent seats its a $1000. Greedy cunts. I've heard that prices drop buying...
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    FIFY

    FIFY
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    I saw Rage a few times when I was in college and...

    I saw Rage a few times when I was in college and high school and I would do terrible things to see them again.

    Rage is the band we all need right now.
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    Stratton, VT.......because......well, just fuck...

    Stratton, VT.......because......well, just fuck Stratton.
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    Yeah, after doing Rooted last year, I'm not...

    Yeah, after doing Rooted last year, I'm not shocked it's turned into an over-hyped event. It sounds like King wants to make it a "brand" like Dirty Kanza. Whatever, it's his ride and he can flood...
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    Yes, yes and yes. That was on my radar this...

    Yes, yes and yes. That was on my radar this summer but couldn't make it. I've been eyeing that route for a bit. I'm in for next year, just give me the heads up when.
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    I've been doing a bunch of local gravel rides the...

    I've been doing a bunch of local gravel rides the past couple years and was okay with the whole paying to ride concept. Organizers charge $50 or so and you get a t-shirt, a supported ride, a signed...
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    I expected the worst this weekend between the...

    I expected the worst this weekend between the recent wet weather and downed trees but trails were in damn good shape. Rode Ascutney early Saturday and Millstone Sunday - trails were dry, leafy and...
  24. Iíve had the same one for a few years as well. ...

    Iíve had the same one for a few years as well. Works great. You donít need to spend $80 on a torque wrench.


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    Was thinking about riding Ascutney Saturday but...

    Was thinking about riding Ascutney Saturday but it may into a gravel ride after the next storm coming through.


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    Little bit of late season Perry Hill today. ...

    Little bit of late season Perry Hill today. 300034


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    This has emerged as a new thing at my school. ...

    This has emerged as a new thing at my school. Staff with preferred pronouns in their email sig and students wanting to go by alternate gender names and pronouns. I'm pretty progressive so I get it...
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    2020 Santa Cruz Hightower for me. Frame is...

    2020 Santa Cruz Hightower for me. Frame is sitting in my garage waiting for parts.
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    I also haven't ridden Grafton is a few years. ...

    I also haven't ridden Grafton is a few years. Last time I was there, there was one dude maintaining the trails and running the little rental shop. Kinda felt like the biking was fizzling out there....
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    Co-workers who are consistently late for...

    Co-workers who are consistently late for everything and see no problem with it.
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    Nothing wrong a Bikes Direct fat bike. I bought...

    Nothing wrong a Bikes Direct fat bike. I bought a steel Motobecane Lurch a couple seasons ago for about $1k - hard to beat the build kit (full GX, Bluto, Race Face bits, Maxxis tires, etc.) for that...
  32. Light Bike quoted me Hope hubs laced to 29 mm...

    Light Bike quoted me Hope hubs laced to 29 mm carbon rims for $880 shipped........tempting......
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    Nice, thanks. Pretty sure I know where to look. ...

    Nice, thanks. Pretty sure I know where to look.

    Last question - Do those trails shut down for rifle season or have any set closing date?
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    Ohh interesting. Care to shed some more info on...

    Ohh interesting. Care to shed some more info on location? It took me a few tries to find the trails near the car battery....that area?

    BTW, DaveVT does one hell of a job with the trails in...
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    A 10 mg gummy and STAB trails are the perfect...

    A 10 mg gummy and STAB trails are the perfect combo.
  36. What did these cost ya? I emailed Light Bike for...

    What did these cost ya? I emailed Light Bike for a quote for the same build and haven't head back yet. Did they take months to get?

    If the OP wants to go budget - Colorado Cyclist and Pro Wheel...
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    KT is great when it's empty. I usually will head...

    KT is great when it's empty. I usually will head there in early morning hours to avoid the crowds.

    I made the mistake of riding there Saturday morning because some friends from Boston were up...
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    My wife has a low-mid level hardtail with NX...

    My wife has a low-mid level hardtail with NX Eagle the cassette is a boat anchor. I was amazed when I took it off to clean it recently.
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    Don't we usually wait until the first winter...

    Don't we usually wait until the first winter rain/thaw to start internet fighting?
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    Damn, I wish I could ride over that way this...

    Damn, I wish I could ride over that way this weekend but my kid's birthday and family in town makes it unlikely. Happy to give you some trails rec's if you're not familiar.
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    I'm amidst building a new bike build now and was...

    I'm amidst building a new bike build now and was looking hard at the Box 9 speed set up. Only hesitation is the cassette weighs a ton.
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    Damn it, you're right. Looks clean though.

    Damn it, you're right. Looks clean though.
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    I was prepared to bitch and moan about installing...

    I was prepared to bitch and moan about installing internally routed brake lines on my new frame but I set up last night and it wasn't terrible.
  44. First generation (2014ish?) Salomon Rocker2s. ...

    First generation (2014ish?) Salomon Rocker2s. I'll never get rid of these as my powder ski as long as they hold together.
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    296551 A balmy 28 degrees this morning at...

    296551

    A balmy 28 degrees this morning at dawn.


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    x3 on the XT trails. I have 2 pairs I beat the...

    x3 on the XT trails. I have 2 pairs I beat the shit out of and they work like they day I got them.
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    A wee bit of snow forecasted for higher...

    A wee bit of snow forecasted for higher elevations tonight.
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    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2-EWaghKOt/?utm_sourc...

    https://www.instagram.com/p/B2-EWaghKOt/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet
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    Traded in my GTI for a truck so I'm unloading a...

    Traded in my GTI for a truck so I'm unloading a set of steel wheels and snow tires. 215/55/16 General Altimax Arctic on steelies, 5 x 112 bolt pattern, great shape, no rust, no tire bubbles, about...
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    Thanks for the tip, sounds like it's worth a go.

    Thanks for the tip, sounds like it's worth a go.
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