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    Trains were pretty easy in Italy when I took my...

    Trains were pretty easy in Italy when I took my MTB to Val Gardena last November. Most will have a car specifically for carrying bikes, and you'll need to purchase an additional (very cheap) ticket...
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    Cyclepath in Portland built me a nice wheel when...

    Cyclepath in Portland built me a nice wheel when I was passing through, and I recall seeing every one of the brands you mention. Not sure if they demo, but might be worth a call.
  3. Thread: The New Corvette

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    Hopefully it has many "never before" features: ...

    Hopefully it has many "never before" features:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP7ijUkgc-4
  4. I've dabbled in Spanish for a few years, but am...

    I've dabbled in Spanish for a few years, but am taking it more seriously now. 2wks in Chile, 1 month in Mexico in the past few years both advanced understanding and provided an impetus to learn...
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    x2 for Expel. I did my whole bike with it. Use...

    x2 for Expel. I did my whole bike with it. Use the "shop by the foot" option to get a couple rolls in different widths. I used a cheap Salsa downtube protecter for the area by the bottom bracket. ...
  6. Dude has a steady lady and she loves the *truck!

    Dude has a steady lady and she loves the *truck!
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    Damn. Those look incredible.

    Damn. Those look incredible.
  8. Very interested in hearing how these things ride,...

    Very interested in hearing how these things ride, and how much conversion kits really transform the bikes. Couldn't get past the aesthetics of the old aluminum GG bikes (and I still think the name...
  9. 6'5" homie of mine just picked up an AWD Sienna...

    6'5" homie of mine just picked up an AWD Sienna for this purpose. Mint condition, fully loaded, every option (including adaptive cruise control from 2006!), <100K mi all for <$9K. It's beige and...
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    Replaced a pinched/cut DHRII with the same tire...

    Replaced a pinched/cut DHRII with the same tire in the new EXO+ casing. EXO+ lasted <2 turns into the first downhill on the maiden voyage. Same treadblock cut/bead pinch combo. FML.

    155lbs...
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    Interesting to see the different...

    Interesting to see the different rationalizations. I'm not trying to harsh the stoke for #riglife, more interested in what people think it's worth. $10K? $40K? $60K+?

    I do think skiing is the...
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    #vanlife me is generally stoked on the rent, but...

    #vanlife me is generally stoked on the rent, but holy shit did I underestimate the price of having a mobile ski chalet/I70 management device. The shit we get ourselves into for this stupid sport...
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    Anybody else keep track of their cost/night for...

    Anybody else keep track of their cost/night for their rig? It's inherently imperfect math, given that some portion of the vehicle price would be recouped if you sold it, but I still think it's an...
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    A few days from the end of my Baja trip and I...

    A few days from the end of my Baja trip and I feel like I've progressed a decent amount. It's hard to remember previous ability levels (part of the reason I keep writing in this thread) but all of...
  15. Thread: Yankee Boy

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    Was closed as late as May 6, but some friends...

    Was closed as late as May 6, but some friends skied the Snake a few days ago and claimed they "walked a lot less" than us, so I'd presume open now.
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    I think CG is an elite athlete who has earned...

    I think CG is an elite athlete who has earned every bit of her success and then some. No doubt she has dealt with some awful bullshit and roadblocks that male athletes and other female athletes have...
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    Yep crossing the lake was no problem. No open...

    Yep crossing the lake was no problem. No open water or thin spots.
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    Just wrapped up 11 consecutive days of touring...

    Just wrapped up 11 consecutive days of touring near Mammoth and Bishop. What a place! A lifetime of rad skiing options and easy living/camping in the desert. Long haul coming from CO, but worthy of a...
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    As of today, snow starts ~0.5mi from hwy. Once...

    As of today, snow starts ~0.5mi from hwy. Once you wrap around to the south facing section of road there are 4+ 100yd snowless patches and a few 20yd snowless patches. Probably still best...
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    Happened to a buddy of mine while sleeping off a...

    Happened to a buddy of mine while sleeping off a night of drinking in the back of his Tacoma, downtown Portland I think. Woke up staring at the perp who'd poked his head through the cab slider. Quick...
  21. Have F1s posted in GS. Common opinion is that...

    Have F1s posted in GS. Common opinion is that they ski as well as mango maestrale (I owned mangos for 3 seasons, F1s for 2 and forward lean aside, I would agree). Holler if interested.
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    I owned an F1 for two seasons and decided to swap...

    I owned an F1 for two seasons and decided to swap out for ZeroG Tour Scouts earlier this month. I had some great days in the F1s but was never able to feel totally dialed in them. A/B with the...
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    Thanks Ottime - that's super helpful info. I've...

    Thanks Ottime - that's super helpful info. I've been following your experience with the Evolved boards a bit and it sounds like they're pretty solid.

    Interesting insight on fiberglass vs foam. ...
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    For Gore-curious individuals, the entrance/exit...

    For Gore-curious individuals, the entrance/exit slogs are the easiest they've ever been IMO.
  25. Thread: The Fifty One?

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    Managed to have a good outing on HC this week,...

    Managed to have a good outing on HC this week, and thought it was a stellar line, but prime conditions likely played into that. Hard to say if I'd feel the same under typical conditions. Care to...
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    Having done neither but researched this and the...

    Having done neither but researched this and the HR, my understanding is the Urner route has more dh skiing. It's often advertised as the HR for people who want to ski more than traverse.
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    Nice! Like many others, I've had this one in the...

    Nice! Like many others, I've had this one in the back of my mind for a bit. Thanks for documenting - good motivation to get out there and do it.
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    FS: Scarpa F1 Sz 26.5/27

    I've used these for longer spring touring missions (#skimo :wink:) for the past 2 seasons. Plenty of good days, but more than a few off days have convinced me that I can't get used to the forward...
  29. I don't #Enduro, but I frequently ride with...

    I don't #Enduro, but I frequently ride with former DH pros who now race #Enduro (yep, it's full of middle-aged has-been DHers). I'm confident that the individuals racing that discipline at a high...
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    Smith Vantage with pads removed works for me

    Smith Vantage with pads removed works for me
  31. Also, FTR edge loop is not worth your time.

    Also, FTR edge loop is not worth your time.
  32. Bend. Town trails are a flat sandy XC- fest with...

    Bend. Town trails are a flat sandy XC- fest with occasional sections of flat volcanic choss. Best trail I rode was 1.5hrs out of town, so not really in Bend.

    To a much lesser degree, Moab. WE is...
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    Bump. Planning to spend the month of May or...

    Bump.

    Planning to spend the month of May or parts of May/June in Baja surfing. This will likely be one of my last "hurrahs" before going back to the working world so I'd like to make it count. ...
  34. That stretch of road was really slick at low...

    That stretch of road was really slick at low speed. Watched 4 pickups creep up at 45def angles, outback in front of me was having a hard time. Passed em. Good day for AWD + snows.

    3 locals...
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    Cole Sport did a free grind for me, should be all...

    Cole Sport did a free grind for me, should be all set :yourock:
  36. Thanks for the PSA. Checked this out tonight. ...

    Thanks for the PSA. Checked this out tonight.

    Skis/Boots were at 40% off
    Jackets/Outerwear 50% off
    Most other stuff at 30% off

    Some stuff seemed marked up. I went in for some boots that...
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    SIAP - Can anybody compare the new Tour Scout to...

    SIAP - Can anybody compare the new Tour Scout to the old ZeroG Guide Pro in terms of flex (stiffness)? I've skied the old Guide Pro for 3 seasons, and have never needed any added stiffness outside...
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    Yeah I'm passing through. I figured this would be...

    Yeah I'm passing through. I figured this would be no problem for my usual guy (Larry in Boulder). Lots of the shops recommended here require appt. well in advance, or are closed.
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    I think they are pretty limited in what they have...

    I think they are pretty limited in what they have for tools (Skimoco). Price was right for the 6th toe punch but I'll try to find another shop (SLC) to do the heel.
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    Still in between old boots and new boots. Trying...

    Still in between old boots and new boots. Trying on the new version w/old liners seemed to fix ankle hotspots.

    Old boots could work with new liners and a few punches. Need one high on the heel...
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    I'm interested in the voucher. I think I qualify...

    I'm interested in the voucher. I think I qualify for cretia 2 & 3. Dirtbag gets thrown around pretty loosely these days, but I can send you a photo of my mullet, van (low roof cargo, no sprinter bs)...
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    I can't reproduce the issue on the workbench, but...

    I can't reproduce the issue on the workbench, but it happened again today on my tour. I'll try adjusting the pin.



    Thanks. My boots are a different version than the one's mentioned in that...
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    Thanks! Wasn't sure if punching was possible in...

    Thanks! Wasn't sure if punching was possible in that ankle area; thought it might interfere with the cuff. Sounds like it is a possibility.
  44. Damn. Was hoping to get up there tomorrow. Bird...

    Damn. Was hoping to get up there tomorrow. Bird was pretty much ski on/walk on all day
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    Did a shell fit on the latest iteration of the...

    Did a shell fit on the latest iteration of the ZeroG boot this week. The scaffo fits pretty well, but I have some pain points around my ankle bones. Is this a fixable issue? I've gotten plenty of...
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    Excellent news

    Excellent news
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    Had my Vipec black toes replaced under warranty...

    Had my Vipec black toes replaced under warranty yesterday. Didn't fix a different issue I've noticed lately:

    The tech fittings in my boots (Gen1 ZeroG) seem to "stick" to the pins when I try to...
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    Apparently this issue is resolved by spraying...

    Apparently this issue is resolved by spraying lubricant on the back of the plate/heelpiece where they interface.
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    Has anybody experienced excessive wear in the...

    Has anybody experienced excessive wear in the tech fittings on the original ZeroG boots? I've noticed recently that mine are "sticking" to the pins on my Vipecs when I try to step out of my...
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    First proper ski on the 138s via South Face of...

    First proper ski on the 138s via South Face of Superior today. Divine. That is all.
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