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    Engineer for the feds. WFH since 3/13, but my...

    Engineer for the feds. WFH since 3/13, but my position has been deemed mission critical, so will start doing fieldwork again starting Thursday.

    Fieldwork will consist of only me in my assigned...
  2. Sweet Melissa's and Born in a Barn - Laramie....

    Sweet Melissa's and Born in a Barn - Laramie. Right next door to each other.
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    A non-profit I volunteer for uses WordPress for...

    A non-profit I volunteer for uses WordPress for site development. GoDaddy for hosting. It works - haven't had any issues.

    It could be the worst combination out there, but I wouldn't know.
  4. Been pretty happy with the Adrenalin bindings...

    Been pretty happy with the Adrenalin bindings from Tyrolia. They claim that the design allows the ski to flex under the binding - can't say how well this works in the field, but I can see the...
  5. Thread: Danner Boots

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    I've worn their Grouse upland boot in the woods...

    I've worn their Grouse upland boot in the woods for close to 2 decades. On my 3rd pair. They are resoled when necessary - I prefer the Bob sole and they wear pretty well in the woods, not so much on...
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    In 2006 I did York, PA to Corvallis, OR in just...

    In 2006 I did York, PA to Corvallis, OR in just over 46 hours. Solo in a 2000 Subaru Outback 2.5-liter with two whitewater kayaks on top. Not very fast, but only slept for like 2 hours in a Wyoming...
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    The change to a Float X2 made a bike that I was...

    The change to a Float X2 made a bike that I was going to sell into a machine that I love to ride (and still do). I service it often, but not nearly as often as Fox recommends. Very pleased with it...
  8. Nice. Just got back from a few weeks in...

    Nice. Just got back from a few weeks in Flagstaff/San Juan's/Tahoe area. You are spot on about the pizza joint in Flag. Lived there for years and worked at the bike shop next door. Good skiing in the...
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    Thanks! Will check out some cans and their dates...

    Thanks! Will check out some cans and their dates (and sample the goods).
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    ^^^guessing the foreign object stuff is pretty...

    ^^^guessing the foreign object stuff is pretty good? Keep seeing singles pop up at the local shop here in OR...
  11. Thread: Bend OR

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    Shasta - ride the backcountry gem one day. Check...

    Shasta - ride the backcountry gem one day. Check out the trails around Redding the other day - they are pretty sweet.

    http://www.reddingtrailalliance.org/trail-status-whats-open-after-the-fire
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    I hope it isn't permafucked. White Industries has...

    I hope it isn't permafucked. White Industries has a compatible rear hub. The shift quality of Shimano is far above SRAM, imo. The new stuff is amazing - shifting under load - fuck it, just go for it....
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    They're alright.

    They're alright.
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    "Bundyville: The Remnant" is going up this week...

    "Bundyville: The Remnant" is going up this week on LongReads this week. This is part 2 of the series and builds on the original (linked in the quote below). Written by Leah Sottile and supported by...
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    Both the Hardline and Portal ride real nice. As...

    Both the Hardline and Portal ride real nice. As mentioned above, the geometry isn't super progressive, but still very functional and both were a blast to ride. I was working at a Jamis dealer up...
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    I don't think they make 165mm crank arms for...

    I don't think they make 165mm crank arms for 29ers. Need at least 650 B's in the rear.
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    Transfer rebuild can be done in the home shop,...

    Transfer rebuild can be done in the home shop, but it does help to have some of the specialized tools from Fox. At least a set of shaft clamps :fm: with the correct diameters. Fox specs a nitrogen...
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    If you're doing any bikepacking, and you want to...

    If you're doing any bikepacking, and you want to have a good time doing it, a front derailleur is a great idea. Otherwise, the 40x10-42 setup is adequate.
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    Yeah, no. 111 kills it on Trans-Cascadia terrain....

    Yeah, no. 111 kills it on Trans-Cascadia terrain. That bike offers a very different 111mm of travel...wish I still had one.
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    ^^^Block 15. What else do you need?

    ^^^Block 15. What else do you need?
  21. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkbMViPWgzY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkbMViPWgzY
  22. Everytime Ashland riding gets a poopoo on the...

    Everytime Ashland riding gets a poopoo on the internetz...there's one less braking bump the following summer.

    If you like sucky trails, do come here and ride. Open invite to show mags around...bet...
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    Neat, of course. Or a Verm-a-rita - add a...

    Neat, of course.

    Or a Verm-a-rita - add a squeeze or two of lime (and a beer).
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    Rim brake tubeless vs. rim brake tubed. Does one...

    Rim brake tubeless vs. rim brake tubed. Does one get hotter than the other?

    I've seen plenty of tubed tires blow out during a long downhill neutral rollout towards a starting line at a road race...
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    Honestly, I don't know of another external cup BB...

    Honestly, I don't know of another external cup BB that is as serviceable. They are probably out there, but not sure.

    The Shimano, Sram, RF, and even Hope BB's that I use on other bikes all need...
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    How many regular BB's does it take to pay for the...

    How many regular BB's does it take to pay for the CK BB + the grease + the grease injector (or not)? If you plan on keeping the BB long enough to pay for itself, it seems like a better use of...
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    Zip ties on a hand grip surface? That sounds like...

    Zip ties on a hand grip surface? That sounds like it would suck.

    Handlebar tape or racquet tape...sounds pretty comfortable.
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    Jeebs. Storming straight through to Tuesday...

    Jeebs. Storming straight through to Tuesday night. And beyond?
  29. Dang that's trouble. Send some of those Bend...

    Dang that's trouble. Send some of those Bend deers over here...maybe they'll rough up our deerlinquents!
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    Mt. Ashland closed for the day. Too much snow!...

    Mt. Ashland closed for the day. Too much snow! Oh, the irony.
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    Great TR - awesome riding down there around...

    Great TR - awesome riding down there around Tucson. Thanks!
  32. Virtually no snow, no skiing, too hot in the...

    Virtually no snow, no skiing, too hot in the summer, too smokey in the summer, no jobs, all the mtb trails are inundated with mean old people and their off-leash dogs so you can barely even ride 8...
  33. Definitely Tucson.

    Definitely Tucson.
  34. I heard Bend was full, but it ticks most of the...

    I heard Bend was full, but it ticks most of the boxes for ya. What kind of boating? There's good whitewater nearby and the mountain biking is pretty darn good, especially if you like to pedal.
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    Noticed this during the daily Zillow check. Damn fine effort by the kids. Looks like the field goal was good!
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    Took home a growler of this a few weeks ago....

    Took home a growler of this a few weeks ago. Delicious (and tasty).
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    265066 Two west coast IPA's from the State of...

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    Two west coast IPA's from the State of Washington that I've been looking to try. Grains of Wrath from Camas and Wander Brewing from Bellingham. Both really good, not great. Will buy again....
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    Mt. slAy closed today due to high winds....

    Mt. slAy closed today due to high winds. Everyone's lawn/patio furniture all over the place in town. Breezy AF out there, but no precip yet.
  39. Yeah the Commencal seems to be the ticket for...

    Yeah the Commencal seems to be the ticket for performance-to-price ratio. I'll soon be in the market for a 29 DH race bike, and even though the new V10 is droolworthy, I'd be okay with the extra...
  40. Also the Norco Aurum HSP and new GT Fury. Will...

    Also the Norco Aurum HSP and new GT Fury.

    Will this be primarily a race bike or a fun bike?

    The Commencal is definitely a heater when piloted by the World Cup riders.
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    Mt. Ashland opened today! . . . Oh wait, is...

    Mt. Ashland opened today!
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    Oh wait, is that still in Oregon?
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    :yourock::yourock::yourock: Oakridge is sooo...

    :yourock::yourock::yourock:

    Oakridge is sooo good!
  43. I had a 27.2 Thomson with the same issue. Sent it...

    I had a 27.2 Thomson with the same issue. Sent it back for service under warranty. Worked great for a bit, then failed again. Sent it back again under warranty and requested a new post. Thomson...
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    Such a great loop - did it Friday for the first...

    Such a great loop - did it Friday for the first time in a decade.
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    grabtindy - I'm in Ashland if you want a trail guide or shuttle and the stars align (open invite for all mags, etc). We got...
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    Sounds like it could be an axle end cap on the...

    Sounds like it could be an axle end cap on the drive side that was installed in the incorrect order or slightly crooked. Similar to what dannynoonan describes.
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    Found out today that a former student was killed...

    Found out today that a former student was killed (LODD) in the Ferguson fire. Just had a class with him in April.

    I've been travelling much of this fire season, and this is belated and very sad...
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    We dodged a potential big big So. Oregon fire...

    We dodged a potential big big So. Oregon fire with the human-caused Klamathon a few weeks ago just across the border in NorCal. Wind shifted and drove it back on itself. Still a threat, and there was...
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    That's true. And documented on the interweb.

    That's true. And documented on the interweb.
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    Neighbor found deer carcass 20 meters from my...

    Neighbor found deer carcass 20 meters from my front door a few weeks ago. They said it was most likely a cougar kill based on what was left (I did not see it firsthand). There are so many deer around...
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    4-part series on "The War in the Desert"....

    4-part series on "The War in the Desert". Bunkerville, Malheur occupation, grazing and water rights, Sagebrush Rebellion, etc...part 4 drops tomorrow 5/18/18.
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