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    I'm on Silverton now. Holy hell, there is a ton...

    I'm on Silverton now. Holy hell, there is a ton of shit strapped to pretty much every vehicle. Given location I shouldnt get any points, but maybe for all the vehicles with roof top tents parked at...
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    Thanks! I find I stop often for short breaks but...

    Thanks! I find I stop often for short breaks but not long ones aside from sleep or meals. I find my tiredness masks the pain so if I stopped for a day I probably wouldnt get going again. Lots of...
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    Ive ridden pieces of that loop during other...

    Ive ridden pieces of that loop during other rides, can't really recommend those trails from what I've seen. Lots of hike a bike on moto trail.

    Parker Bear turns Pioneer into a big ride. But you...
  4. Thread: Wildlife

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    Thanks! Good times for sure....

    Thanks! Good times for sure....
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    haha... I usually cut the loose skin off...

    haha...

    I usually cut the loose skin off around the edge and it heals pretty quick
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    Here's some wildlife I saw on my recent Colorado...

    Here's some wildlife I saw on my recent Colorado trail bikepack:


    Just past the campground at Kenosha pass

    http://www.habventures.com/photos/07-Colorado/CTR2021/POD/bear.jpg


    Not really...
  7. Looks like an awesome trip so far, nice work! ...

    Looks like an awesome trip so far, nice work! What's the smoke like up there?
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    Yup, solo ITT (individual time trial) of the...

    Yup, solo ITT (individual time trial) of the Colorado trail race. The grand depart for the race started this morning. Fastest guys are already hitting Silverton, which took me 2 full days going the...
  9. Thread: Ranger vs Ripley

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    I test rode a Ripley 2 yrs ago. Great bike,...

    I test rode a Ripley 2 yrs ago. Great bike, probably would have bought it if there were availability during covid last year. I also test rode a Rascal and Rail just before Covid. Also great bikes....
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    What's air quality like in the Wasatch these...

    What's air quality like in the Wasatch these days? Still in Durango for now but may be headed north. Thru WY is one option, or could head north and up I-15.
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    So I did a little ride recently, Colorado Trail...

    So I did a little ride recently, Colorado Trail race. Finished in just under 11 days. TR will come at some point but for now here's a pic from each day.


    Flew from Durango to Denver then took...
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    Good stuff, I rode there a few years ago. If you...

    Good stuff, I rode there a few years ago. If you really want to learn some new vocabulary go ride the Highline trail on the east side of the Uintas. See page 2:
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  13. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Haha, I landed in Denver 2 wks ago and was...

    Haha, I landed in Denver 2 wks ago and was assembling my bike in the baggage area. Can't recall what exactly happened but as I was monkeying with the rear wheel the eagle cassette slid off the stans...
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    I've had good luck on universal cycles lately

    I've had good luck on universal cycles lately
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    ^^^ and maybe remind them that it's Saturday?

    ^^^ and maybe remind them that it's Saturday?
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    I'm guessing if she's that smart she's at a US...

    I'm guessing if she's that smart she's at a US school, and probably a good one.
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    OK so this definitely impresses me. What were...

    OK so this definitely impresses me. What were you doing when you were 9?

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  18. Congrats on retirement! Maybe I'll see you...

    Congrats on retirement!

    Maybe I'll see you on the road. I got downsized in Dec, currently taking a year or so of retirement in advance. Starting a bikepack of the Colorado Trail from Denver...
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    Made an escape from Socal a few days ago. Left...

    Made an escape from Socal a few days ago. Left late at night, too hot to stop and take a nap. High 90s from Yuma to Phx even middle of the night. 80 at Flagstaff for breakfast.
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    If you guys can time that ride for end of July I...

    If you guys can time that ride for end of July I might be able to swing by and join you. There is supposedly a spring at Grizzly pk but I've never seen it. The one along the road below Willard was...
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    I've been getting this on my phone (pixel) using chrome browser. No issues on home computer.
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    Driving thru Phoenix. It's 4am and 99 degrees. ...

    Driving thru Phoenix. It's 4am and 99 degrees. Can't even stop to nap without cooking.
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    Not sure I'd call that a weirdo ride. It was...

    Not sure I'd call that a weirdo ride. It was pretty rad. Day 2 from my trip last year: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/showthread.php/335859-TR-Sun-Valley-for-4th-of-July-2020?highlight=parker...
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    It will be scorching hot, but you should be able...

    It will be scorching hot, but you should be able to ride starting at sunrise, or time it so you end at last light. There are plenty of fun shorter rides, and most systems have options to bail when...
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    Anyone got a link to a good smoke map? Someone...

    Anyone got a link to a good smoke map?

    Someone posted a satellite image a few days ago that showed smoke plumes across the west. Saw it while on my phone and meant to go back and bookmark the...
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    Yeah, I wasn't aware of the poop bag requirement...

    Yeah, I wasn't aware of the poop bag requirement at the time otherwise I would have come more prepared. Guess I could have tied it to the outside of the pack. I have a top loader day pack, no...
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    There used to be a toilet up by Trail Camp on Mt...

    There used to be a toilet up by Trail Camp on Mt Whitney, but hikers were throwing so much trash in it the Forest Service removed it. Now hikers are given shit bags with their permit that they are...
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    That's hilarious. Especially the comment about...

    That's hilarious. Especially the comment about messing up strava times when the guy in the pic is holding an e-bike.


    Here in socal people just run over rattle snakes. "I was going too fast to...
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    Boss at my last company lived in a neighborhood...

    Boss at my last company lived in a neighborhood that was highly impacted by the fire here in 2007. A bunch of people on his street lost their homes. He was relieved to find that his survived but...
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    Yeah we have lots of nice basic campgrounds here...

    Yeah we have lots of nice basic campgrounds here too. I was thinking of RV parks when I typed campgrounds. Those pretty much all have hookups and are completely undesirable to anyone but RVs.
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    My fire science prof at UBC was interviewed on...

    My fire science prof at UBC was interviewed on the news after a destructive fire in Kelowna in 2003 and straight up blamed the residents who lost homes for living in a wildland urban interface area...
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    Let's hope not. They can stay in the fucking...

    Let's hope not. They can stay in the fucking campgrounds and run off shore power. Massive battery systems that allow them to stay off grid will just encourage more dumbasses to take up dispersed...
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    Was talking to an ex-co worker today. Said her...

    Was talking to an ex-co worker today. Said her father died of Covid a couple weeks ago. He came down with mild symptoms and tested positive, and symptoms got worse over the following week. He...
  34. Thread: Ask the experts

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    I ran KS posts for a bunch of years. They were...

    I ran KS posts for a bunch of years. They were pretty good but all of them eventually started drooping 1/2" or so which means time to send in for service. Can't really complain about that. The one...
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    If condo development is like other industries I'm...

    If condo development is like other industries I'm sure there were plenty of subcontractors out there who cut corners in the name of profit. You might not result in issues right away but this is not...
  36. Thread: what amuses you?

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    At least ask for pics of the bride to be. Part...

    At least ask for pics of the bride to be. Part of a background check of course.....
  37. Thread: what amuses you?

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    You know damn well they're going to shoot a porno...

    You know damn well they're going to shoot a porno there
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    This could be more appropriate in the Shit that...

    This could be more appropriate in the Shit that amuses you thread, but figured it would resonate well with those reading this thread.

    Add to the list of things you didn't know you needed - a...
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    Pizza Port Coastal Access 7% - Citra, Nelson,...

    Pizza Port Coastal Access
    7% - Citra, Nelson, Motueka, Mosaic

    http://www.habventures.com/photos/Beer/ppcoastal.jpg
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    I had my own equipment for about six years. As...

    I had my own equipment for about six years. As soon as the pandemic started, I was suddenly having all sorts of connection issues. Not just on zoom calls, but internet constantly going down. I...
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    You have to pay extra for that level of service. ...

    You have to pay extra for that level of service. Seriously.
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    Yeah, we have a pretty bad homeless problem here...

    Yeah, we have a pretty bad homeless problem here in SD. Every campsite is littered with trash. Not just stuff they've used and discarded, but all the random shit they gather or steal, bring back to...
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    Yeah, if he hadn't been cooperative I was going...

    Yeah, if he hadn't been cooperative I was going to point out that the reason I dispersed camp is to get away from people like him. What was interesting/annoying was he offered to move it to the far...
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    A race organizer here holds one that sends riders...

    A race organizer here holds one that sends riders through one of the busiest trails in the city at the busiest time on a Saturday morning. No trail closures, no marshals (would cut into profits $$)....
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    Seemed like a good weekend to pull out the...

    Seemed like a good weekend to pull out the hammock

    http://www.habventures.com/photos/09-Other/Tacoma/hammock.jpg

    Camper setup is coming along, recently installed new lighting. Orange setting...
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    Dispersed campsites out here are getting overrun...

    Dispersed campsites out here are getting overrun by the homeless. Sometimes they leave just their trash. Sometimes they leave their whole camp. I think what's in the pic there is a box spring. ...
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    I went out again this weekend despite hot temps...

    I went out again this weekend despite hot temps figuring I'd work early til it got too hot. Wasn't bad the first day, maybe mid 80s with some breeze so I worked til 330. Next day was brutal. Got...
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    We've used them on some local trails here. Just...

    We've used them on some local trails here. Just like they do with any trivial rock in the trail, hoardes of mediocre socal riders seem scared of that lip and end up riding around the line of pavers,...
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    ^^^ That looks awesome!

    ^^^ That looks awesome!
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    Not messing around with tire choice! I still...

    Not messing around with tire choice! I still have the original tires on mine and enjoy the lack of heft, but I'm sure I'll have minions on it next.
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