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  1. Dude's pretty good at climbing. I also thought...

    Dude's pretty good at climbing. I also thought his points about the difficulty in grading a route after a first ascent were good ones.
  2. By and large, the PNW is much more camper van...

    By and large, the PNW is much more camper van friendly than Colorado is.
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    I have a shin question for you runners. I've...

    I have a shin question for you runners.

    I've never been much of a runner, but I'm trying to get into it. Tried it last fall and got some shin pain that made me nervous enough about shin splints...
  4. I like the double wood. After the recommendations...

    I like the double wood. After the recommendations around here for Monkey Shoulder I picked up a bottle. Didn't knock my socks off. I'd swap it for a bottle of Storm in a heartbeat.
  5. Also, keep your vermouth in the fridge. ...

    Also, keep your vermouth in the fridge.

    https://www.seriouseats.com/2014/07/best-way-to-store-vermouth-for-cocktails-fridge-vs-winesaver-rebottling.html
  6. Fully agree with the Boulevardier love. I like a...

    Fully agree with the Boulevardier love. I like a rye-heavy bourbon. Boulevardiers and Negronis are also two of the three cocktails I actually measure (third is an Aviation), since they taste off to...
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    I have, though only with a new vehicle, and only...

    I have, though only with a new vehicle, and only after test-driving the options so I knew exactly what I wanted. Went fine.
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    I also thought this speech from Killer Mike was...

    I also thought this speech from Killer Mike was one of the better ones I've heard about the current protests: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy9io6VEt58
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    RTJ4 is out. Start with Walking in the Snow or...

    RTJ4 is out. Start with Walking in the Snow or JU$T. https://runthejewels.com/?fbclid=IwAR2ahfD1ZiaTGzJx7SnYQDCrjkQHKBg1sIdoWnc3AMdWnAsmb4WYxosEW-o
  10. I just picked up a bottle too. Happy with it,...

    I just picked up a bottle too. Happy with it, especially for the price.
  11. Rad!

    Rad!
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    Take a look at ME water temperatures. Most...

    Take a look at ME water temperatures. Most wetsuit manufacturers will have a chart with recommended thicknesses vs. water temperatures. I'd guess 3mm may be a little thin, but I haven't done my...
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    Hmm. I have an old Fenix 2 that is still chugging...

    Hmm. I have an old Fenix 2 that is still chugging along, but battery life is pretty lousy. This is tempting.
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    I agree with all of this. They're a little weak,...

    I agree with all of this. They're a little weak, but I still like them a lot more than leashes.
  15. Gate's open, come on in

    Gate's open, come on in
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    Strongly agree. With the right cuts, I got my...

    Strongly agree. With the right cuts, I got my Tacoma platform out of one 4x8 sheet of playwood and a 2x6.
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    I'm not sure I'd recommend it for living in your...

    I'm not sure I'd recommend it for living in your truck, but if your truck bed is multi-use, hauling stuff but also a sleeping platform every other weekend, the Truck paco pad is awesome. I managed to...
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    Huh! So it is! Makes sense now that I think about...

    Huh! So it is! Makes sense now that I think about it, but I have been misunderstanding the R scale for a while now.
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    Final report is up:...

    Final report is up: https://avalanche.state.co.us/caic/acc/acc_report.php?acc_id=757&accfm=inv&fbclid=IwAR3K4Ec6ylXvx7Sl1YFyMwEnqjgdPvsl3YjVUMHk6ps-eUgVFeFjjNBxHrI

    One thing I don't quite get:...
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    This also made me think of a line from a Totally...

    This also made me think of a line from a Totally Deep podcast episode that has stuck with me for quite a while. It was in the context of a skier-triggered slide, and I'm paraphrasing a bit, but it...
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    Yeah, there was a report a year or two ago of...

    Yeah, there was a report a year or two ago of something similar; wind slab release near the top and pinballing down; "if things would have gone a little differently I wouldn't have made it."

    I saw...
  22. Here's a fairly long analysis of the...

    Here's a fairly long analysis of the constitutional issues, at least when it comes to recreation: https://endlesswaves.net/2020/04/11/covid-19-and-the-constitutionality-of-closures/
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    Yeah, makes sense. Good work!

    Yeah, makes sense. Good work!
  24. Yeah, Norway trip was in the "trip of a lifetime"...

    Yeah, Norway trip was in the "trip of a lifetime" category for me. Not happy.
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    I'm in for a set if you've got the capacity. Nice...

    I'm in for a set if you've got the capacity. Nice mod. I was considering trying to retrofit a buckle with a longer throw, but I like this setup more.
  26. To answer your main question - why - I think the...

    To answer your main question - why - I think the answer is simply "they don't think they can afford to and stay afloat." Which suuuuucks. I just ate $2k on a trip I'm not going on. I actually think...
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    I don't really know what I'm talking about, but...

    I don't really know what I'm talking about, but maybe the difference is what "close" is. -25C to 0C makes snow a lot closer to its melting point in every day life than, say, the steel frame of my...
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    I found this helpful. From Andy Slavitt:...

    I found this helpful. From Andy Slavitt:
    #StayHome... saves a lot of lives. Here’s how I think about it. If you’re infected & don’t know it (highly likely) and you infect the R0 average of around...
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    Nothing beats a local paper for amateur...

    Nothing beats a local paper for amateur constitutional analysis. Though the second amendment crowd would like it to be different, none of the rights in the bill of rights are absolute. You have...
  30. One other option: if you have an old wifi router...

    One other option: if you have an old wifi router sitting around, there's a good chance you can load dd-wrt firmware and use it as an extender.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBIAwJeUJI0

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBIAwJeUJI0
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    No, though part of that is due to age; our oldest...

    No, though part of that is due to age; our oldest is 4.5, and we frankly don't trust her to stay away from people. It's been tough on her though, since she's an extrovert like me.

    I did have a 6'...
  33. So, I was conflicted about this for a while...

    So, I was conflicted about this for a while (could I justify getting out for a mellow tour). Up until yesterday or so, I could still get myself there. "I'll just ski with partners I've been exposed...
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    This is painting with a pretty broad brush, but I...

    This is painting with a pretty broad brush, but I think Japanese culture also has strong cultural norms in favor of rule-following. As opposed to the whole American maverick "I'm gonna go play pickup...
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    Alone Together - Fall Out Boy

    Alone Together - Fall Out Boy
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    I see nothing at all in the order regarding...

    I see nothing at all in the order regarding travel past a certain distance. Again, with this sort of thing it very much pays to read the actual text of the order. It's 12 pages long. And it's going...
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    [citation needed]. From what I've seen, odds...

    [citation needed].

    From what I've seen, odds are pretty low.

    Here are my sources: https://kottke.org/20/03/covid-19-and-food-safety

    Specifically:

    Q: Can I get COVID-19 from touching or...
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    Did you read the text of the order? Specifically,...

    Did you read the text of the order? Specifically, paragraphs 4 and 6(a)(iii).

    Outdoor recreation that maintains social distancing is an "Essential Activity."

    Travel is allowed for "Essential...
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    Recreational dispensaries closed, medical...

    Recreational dispensaries closed, medical dispensaries open.
    And as I read it, liquor delivery still flies.
  40. Denver "stay at home" order just issued. As I...

    Denver "stay at home" order just issued. As I read it, travel for the purpose of outdoor recreation still allowed, so long as your outdoor recreation allows you to keep distance. Also, recreational...
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    Text of the Denver order. As I read it, you can...

    Text of the Denver order. As I read it, you can still travel to your outdoor activity, so long as you can still space out during your outdoor activity....
  42. Some people are very much saying you can't do...

    Some people are very much saying you can't do anything beyond walk around the block or take a bike ride without being socially irresponsible. Some are interpreting #staythefuckhome as exactly that....
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    General guidance from where?

    General guidance from where?
  44. This piece is in line with my thoughts, at least...

    This piece is in line with my thoughts, at least at the moment: https://www.wildsnow.com/27828/should-you-go-ski-touring-during-coronavirus/

    There are responsible ways to do things that keep your...
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    This is mostly where I'm at (though maybe...

    This is mostly where I'm at (though maybe avoiding crowded areas like Berthoud is better). I have a kid who is starting to go a little stir crazy. Was thinking about taking her for a one-night truck...
  46. Thread: Norway

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    Uuuuuuuuggggggg. Had a two-week trip planned to...

    Uuuuuuuuggggggg. Had a two-week trip planned to Lyngen that I just scratched. First world problems and all, but this COVID stuff sucks.
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    I like that piece a lot, but I think OP was...

    I like that piece a lot, but I think OP was looking for wind protection, which this isn't.
  48. American ingenuity for you. "We're putting...

    American ingenuity for you. "We're putting together financial assistance for people to help them out during this lean time. How can we do that but still fuck poor people?"
  49. Oh also, thanks to many for the WT 101...

    Oh also, thanks to many for the WT 101 recommendation. It's my new standard mixing bourbon.
  50. Yeah, no age statement on Storm, and it's maybe a...

    Yeah, no age statement on Storm, and it's maybe a touch sweeter. I think it was priced higher, but seems like price has come down well.
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