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  1. Says the silicon valley tech bro who is now...

    Says the silicon valley tech bro who is now living in the second maybe third home at Tahoe during the pandemic. Happy your breaking the rules up there instead of causing grief in the Mid Penn open...
  2. Air B n B and VRBO are one of the new drivers for...

    Air B n B and VRBO are one of the new drivers for huge wealth disparity in the USA. You can use good credit and cheap government supplied money to buy a second or third or fourth home and make money...
  3. let me get this straight. you go and build...

    let me get this straight. you go and build trails not on your property or on government property that are not sanctioned or approved by any body, people find them, ride them, and post about them;...
  4. Poll: ok so maybe I shot from the hip a bit too fast. ...

    ok so maybe I shot from the hip a bit too fast. There is some research on drive up vaccination clinics and daily numbers. If it is well organized and has enough man power and vaccine local...
  5. Poll: So just for fun I started thinking about how fast...

    So just for fun I started thinking about how fast a vaccination program could take. Assuming that a basic vaccination takes somewhere around 5 minutes to complete from start to the next patient. ...
  6. boo hoo poor fucking sledders. Sled head lives...

    boo hoo poor fucking sledders. Sled head lives matter!!!
  7. Poll: I do not see the font color, sorry was not on...

    I do not see the font color, sorry was not on purpose. I hope your right on the vaccine.
  8. Poll: Well Paulster "The body stops making...

    Well Paulster

    "The body stops making antibodies when they're no longer needed to fight off infection, so a reduction over time without further exposure would be expected. What's important is...
  9. Poll: Some new studies are showing that humans are...

    Some new studies are showing that humans are losing the antibodies within months after contracting and recovering from Covid. I am no doctor but it is my understanding that vaccines work by...
  10. Poll: Do you remember that April fools joke about the...

    Do you remember that April fools joke about the Alpine club and Alpine meadows going private like an elite country club that seems a bit more plausible now. :) I bet KSL has calc'd the numbers and...
  11. Poll: fair enough. I will bet that as soon as the...

    fair enough. I will bet that as soon as the system is announced some tech bro or bra will write a bot to game system and make money.

    PS I doubt Snowbird will not find some way to game that...
  12. Poll: How do you set up a reservation system? first...

    How do you set up a reservation system? first come first serve? because I bet there will quickly be a secondary market for reservations. think craigslist or burning man ticket sales. Are powder...
  13. Poll: My guess if the resorts cannot make it pencil out...

    My guess if the resorts cannot make it pencil out for profit or break even then they will likely just close and limit their losses. Given what is happening now this summer, the scientific doubt...
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    map source ...

    map source

    https://www.openspace.org/preserves?field_preserve_info_value%5B%5D=Biking
  15. That does not surprise me at all. Incline has...

    That does not surprise me at all. Incline has changed so much in the last few years. The attitude of entitlement is so pervasive now. When you drop 1 million$ plus on your second home, you got...
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    333132 Not UCSC

    333132
    Not UCSC
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    Completely agree with you. It would be nice to...

    Completely agree with you. It would be nice to be sensible about the trails, however many of the trails in there now are not sustainable and would not meet current trail design criteria. The cost...
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    Not saying this is a major cause but it is a...

    Not saying this is a major cause but it is a cumulative problem. All that silt flows into the San Lorenzo River, an impacted water body that is trying restore its salmonid fishery, but hey biker made...
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    I think a lot managers are kicking the can down...

    I think a lot managers are kicking the can down the road for a lot different reasons. Here studies and committees have authored reports and recommendations but the governing, elected board really...
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    I think this bike will really help you get out...

    I think this bike will really help you get out into nature and appreciate the wonder of it. give me a fuck'n break this is the future and it generally sucks. Communing with my ebike, smart phone,...
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    kneedropper you need to talk to some folks that...

    kneedropper you need to talk to some folks that just bought their ebikes. The trails are theirs to use, thank you very much. Plus a lot of them are not coming from older mtb roots and really know...
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    I think arguing back and forth about ebikes on...

    I think arguing back and forth about ebikes on non motorized bike legal trails is kinda of moot point or will be very soon. I do not think the laws/trail use guidelines will change that quickly,...
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    Climbervan, I agree with you and I very...

    Climbervan,

    I agree with you and I very fearful of the impacts in Tahoe when the Forest Service allows ebikes on all MTB trails in the basin. I know there is a legal case now but that will only...
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    I went to go check out this new one. Very fun...

    I went to go check out this new one. Very fun trail, interestingly they placed offset logs to force slight sharp S turns to control downhill speed in about 20 places, worked but kinda was a pain in...
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    West Marin looking across the San Andreas fault...

    West Marin looking across the San Andreas fault into Tomales Bay and Point Reyes National Seashore
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    Just to give you a check in from Marin County. ...

    Just to give you a check in from Marin County. The ebike onslaught is in full force. Out riding in some lesser visited areas of western marin over the weekend i would say 50% were of ebikes. Most...
  27. "A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the Sierra...

    "A Sierra Club Naturalist's Guide to the Sierra Nevada" By Stephen Whitney, Sierra Club Books, San Francisco 1979
  28. if you think threads like this do not do more...

    if you think threads like this do not do more harm/crowding/stupid behavior, you have not been paying attention for the last 10 years. fucking peacocks just seeking attention for their insecure...
  29. I already put my money down. First 100 people...

    I already put my money down. First 100 people guaranteed first chairs every powder day with the special gold pass.
  30. The kid (15 yo) next door, nice kid, just got...

    The kid (15 yo) next door, nice kid, just got together with three of friends to go for a MTB ride. Gathered outside not much social distancing and took off as a group. I am in a shelter-in place...
  31. We thought through going up to our house in...

    We thought through going up to our house in Tahoe. Ultimately we decided that this was a bad move not only for the locals but for us. Basically everything is constrained in Tahoe: supply lines,...
  32. Sad news today, just found out I knew the AM...

    Sad news today, just found out I knew the AM employee who passed away in the parking lot. Really good kid, took up skiing a lot just a few years ago when he worked as an employee. He was likely...
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    we let our amazon boxes sit for 24 hours but if...

    we let our amazon boxes sit for 24 hours but if you open immediately I would be careful and wash hands immediately after. Mail same thing. I also have been wearing gloves when bringing in the...
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    As this pandemic progresses skiing seems to be...

    As this pandemic progresses skiing seems to be more and more trivial. I am sharing some tips that came from the UCB epidemiology department about keeping yourself and your home as safe as possible....
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  36. Port of Oakland is seeing a slow...

    Port of Oakland is seeing a slow down/cancellation in cargo ships from China. Oakland is one the major west coast shipping ports. When will bikes shops see an impact, if any? any shop owners out...
  37. Bike parts and Pandemics Supply line issues

    what say you? this summer bike parts in short supply?
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    Hard to get a photo, they blaze past me too fast...

    Hard to get a photo, they blaze past me too fast to get it. If you try to get one at a rest stop, like the West Point Inn, you are likely to come off as some creep. Trust me, the MILF species...
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    Riding on the mountain this weekend I noticed...

    Riding on the mountain this weekend I noticed what seems to be a new trend emerging. EMopeds seem to be the new status symbol for the southern Marin MILF, previously it was Tesla SUVs. The majority...
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    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OmLzRKhdIYXPZoDW...

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/OmLzRKhdIYXPZoDWJ-JpwhZNTZaeGMAjP9-NFJ1ejVmuRw_gWjG7BvsEYtj_bEI3R-QfR3N-LamM0wPjpaQHLA=s480Yeah good job!! Everybody wins
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    I agree with this but would amend it to only...

    I agree with this but would amend it to only include illegal trails and would add you are also primarily concerned only about your own selfish riding experience and do not really care about the...
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    All for $13,000 out the door

    All for $13,000 out the door
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    So what kinda PR does BLM get out of this? Is it...

    So what kinda PR does BLM get out of this? Is it just BLM snubbing their noses at other stakeholders? I do not see the benefit in this action for BLM, seems it only incites user conflict. I wonder...
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    slickrock and fracking trail

    https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2020/01/23/feds-propose-oil-gas/?fbclid=IwAR3kAY9EPhpQT4rPUWeR5rQ1hA7g69ZgtgELhs5TVMCiA6cYSuLSGgJchQY
  45. use brown paper bags instead, may need multiple...

    use brown paper bags instead, may need multiple strips to soak up and strip old glue/dirt, skip the freezer, and reapply a nice new coat when cool.

    Stay with the same brand of glue, if not...
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    https://formative.jmir.org/2019/3/e13643/ You...

    https://formative.jmir.org/2019/3/e13643/

    You get a similar work out but go 40% faster this study concludes. I would say this is going to be some ammunition in some battle areas.
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    Any land use policy that significantly changes...

    Any land use policy that significantly changes the use patterns on Federal land needs to go through NEPA. It was the reason why the spokesperson was so mealy mouthed. The trails around South lake...
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    Plug, cool video of a classic ride up the RR...

    Plug,

    cool video of a classic ride up the RR grade, out Bolinas ridge to Bolinas-Fairfax road, up towards Pine mtn and finish off with the Repack back to Fairfax for a beer. It should be noted...
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    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/attachment.php...

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=301197&d=1573056746Pretty sure that is the lower Repack. That turn is still the same sketcky, outside banking, gravel slide with a...
  50. Just say'n that is a good thing, Mr social media...

    Just say'n that is a good thing, Mr social media whore, post boast'r, very good skier person.
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