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    This is the official end of the annual...

    This is the official end of the annual complaining about November ARs.
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    The taqueria in Cashmere... oh my

    The taqueria in Cashmere... oh my
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    Ain't over up high till you're pushing through...

    Ain't over up high till you're pushing through knee deep snow..

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    For the larches however - its over
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    It only rains, it is expensive and crowded, and...

    It only rains, it is expensive and crowded, and the closest place to ski is Tahoe.
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    So are you saying turn ERG off and ride a bit...

    So are you saying turn ERG off and ride a bit below the stated watts?
  6. In for $100 Coffee Please :)

    In for $100

    Coffee Please :)
  7. This is exactly my experience with the 11 speed. ...

    This is exactly my experience with the 11 speed. I was going through 2-3 XTs a year, the cage was softer than the hanger so it always bent and not the hanger. Switched to XTR and no more issues, so...
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    On technical and/or steep singletrack climbs when...

    On technical and/or steep singletrack climbs when you are trying to get up and over stuff - yes, especiallywhen using flat pedals - spinning up a fire road climb, no. Not a controlled study but...
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    This is one of those things where everyone is...

    This is one of those things where everyone is going to have a different opinion and usually ends up with some dick measuring and bragging about riding a 34t ring and a 42t big cog and how everyone...
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    We ride quite a few moto trails here (they are...

    We ride quite a few moto trails here (they are really, really good) - the motos like to come up the trails we like to bomb down. If you aren't ready to yield while descending you can be in for a...
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    I feel like when you start talking 20k that is...

    I feel like when you start talking 20k that is beyond a dentist's budget?

    The pinkbike comments on this were hilarious, especially the ones about turning off your bike if you don't pay your...
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    This is only valid on purpose built, bike only...

    This is only valid on purpose built, bike only trail systems and almost always results in dirt sidewalks being built for "climbing trails" or fire roads and then anything that is actually interesting...
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    This move causes my head to spontaneously combust...

    This move causes my head to spontaneously combust on site.
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    Ah, but did he get the flat because the pressure...

    Ah, but did he get the flat because the pressure was just a hair too low on the bike that felt great? I wouldn't call it getting screwed, it is part of that race and what makes is so difficult.

    I...
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    Blueberries on their last gasp, but still tasty. ...

    Blueberries on their last gasp, but still tasty. ...
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    This says typically 28-32 ...

    This says typically 28-32

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    I think most were on ~28 and a lot of guys were...

    I think most were on ~28 and a lot of guys were saying they were struggling at the beginning on the pavement due to low tire pressure.

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    These guys need cush core today ;) Sent from...

    These guys need cush core today ;)

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    This one, while the landscape is nothing similar...

    This one, while the landscape is nothing similar reminds me a bit of Farlow Gap in Pisgah
  20. Either that or a gondola from Chinook Pass and...

    Either that or a gondola from Chinook Pass and keep it open all winter along with Stevens Canyon and the route in from US 12 :eek:

    Yeah, I know there is a national park there but they also paved...
  21. Whether you agree with it or not, full access no...

    Whether you agree with it or not, full access no blackout season pass would need to be $2500+ to significantly reduce weekend overcrowding at Crystal.

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  22. At least with the 11 speed drivetrains I noticed...

    At least with the 11 speed drivetrains I noticed a significant increase in reliability with the XTR derailleur vs the XTs. I know that hasn't always been the case with XT but it seems like they are...
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    +1 for ski strap redundancy

    +1 for ski strap redundancy
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    I buy a new o-ring kit for mine once a year and...

    I buy a new o-ring kit for mine once a year and it includes a new rubber strap. Also run it upside down, I do this on my theory that the stuff is less likely to fall out facing up, whether or not...
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    If you've never done much riding in the wet you...

    If you've never done much riding in the wet you will generally have a really sucky time even though the locals will rave about the "hero dirt" and "incredible conditions", etc, etc. It is still a...
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    Entiat side - can give more details if you want...

    Entiat side - can give more details if you want to PM me but all on trailforks, just doesn't get a lot of traffic the way I went.
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    Or it could be 65 and sunny, you just don't know

    Or it could be 65 and sunny, you just don't know
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    Basically reaching in a bag and pulling out any...

    Basically reaching in a bag and pulling out any and all possibilities from the weather spectrum that time of year, all of which are rideable in.
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    I put some tires in a place that probably has...

    I put some tires in a place that probably has seen very few for legal alpine trails in these parts on a side trip that I just couldn't resist on such a beautiful day. Then ventured over to a bit...
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    I ran the Addix Soft snakeskin but looks like...

    I ran the Addix Soft snakeskin but looks like they've changed their casing branding to "super trail" and "super gravity" so at this point who knows. The "soft" I thought provided ample wet traction...
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    Assegai's are good in the wet until it gets...

    Assegai's are good in the wet until it gets muddy, they pack out really bad in the mud I think because there isn't enough space in the tread to shed it.

    The Magic Mary is a great winter tire in...
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  33. Normally I would agree but have always enjoyed...

    Normally I would agree but have always enjoyed the burger and beer mid ride after the climb and then descending Northway with a full belly and a bit of "lube".
  34. Speaking of things getting expensive and horrible...

    Speaking of things getting expensive and horrible at Crystal - has anyone seen the sorry excuse for a burger they are serving this year? Looks like they jumped in with McDs on bulk ordering 1/8"...
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    PSA: Leave your brake lever clamps as loose as...

    PSA: Leave your brake lever clamps as loose as possible on your bars so they move when you crash. Tight enough they don't move when you brake but loose enough that any force will cause them to...
  37. I like the IXS flow but still typically pull them...

    I like the IXS flow but still typically pull them down when pedaling when at all possible.

    I have found that any knee pads, regardless of how unrestrictive still cause knee pain (due to the...
  38. DH - Tried to PM you back but looks like your box...

    DH - Tried to PM you back but looks like your box is full. Let me know if you still want the lever.
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    Because the bike industry has made damn sure over...

    Because the bike industry has made damn sure over the past 5-10 years by changing stupid shit for pointless reasons that you can't :)
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    Tiger is holding up much, much better FWIW if you...

    Tiger is holding up much, much better FWIW if you need a close to town fix. CCDH seems prone to bomb holes and brake bumps in the summer moreso than other trails. No Service and Invictus usually...
  41. I have one from XT 8120 that leaks out of the end...

    I have one from XT 8120 that leaks out of the end and not repairable but otherwise in perfect condition. Theoretically all of the parts would be useable.
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    I just tell people it isn't sold until I get full...

    I just tell people it isn't sold until I get full payment in hand. End of story. Too many flakes out there.
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    Aluminum threads on expensive parts

    Aluminum threads on expensive parts
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    Sunday evenings are for laundry, at least that's...

    Sunday evenings are for laundry, at least that's what all the hikers say.

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    Also, a lot of people ride around with blown out...

    Also, a lot of people ride around with blown out dampers and never check their pressure and can't tell the difference so "noticeable" can vary by rider.
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    I've had days where you go from upper 30s to low...

    I've had days where you go from upper 30s to low 40s starting early morning and it being in the 70s by mid day so you can get a pretty significant noticeable change in suspension performance with the...
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    The 1.5 hour drive to Summit Prairie and Table...

    The 1.5 hour drive to Summit Prairie and Table Mountain are guaranteed boner city. Both are great with a shuttle drop as well :D
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    Same can be said for a lot of modern "enduro"...

    Same can be said for a lot of modern "enduro" bikes as well
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    Post Canyon is going to be really blown out in...

    Post Canyon is going to be really blown out in early August.

    Dog River is a really, really fun descent. I second Nester Peak, really fun. Both are pretty featureless but stupid fun fast and...
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