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    Nah, the latest Nimble 9 is stout and lighter...

    Nah, the latest Nimble 9 is stout and lighter than other steel hardtails Iíve owned. After riding it frequently this season and itíll confidently do most anything with ease. The ride quality and...
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    I've owned a TransAM 29er and a Chromag Surface...

    I've owned a TransAM 29er and a Chromag Surface and recently picked up a Nimble 9. It's an extremely fun bike; the gee is modern without being cartoonishly slack and it builds up pretty light. The...
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    Had a few late nights going deep into the YouTube...

    Had a few late nights going deep into the YouTube overlanding rabbit hole. Soooo many middle aged white guys in flat brimmed baseball hats. I swear they all look the same.

    I also ordered a new...
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    I ski the Wildcat 108 Tours around the trees here...

    I ski the Wildcat 108 Tours around the trees here in VT. It's damn light and snappy ski for its size.
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    Thanks but I need the 188s. Sent from my...

    Thanks but I need the 188s.


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    damn, need that website to drop so I can get me...

    damn, need that website to drop so I can get me some Commander 98s.
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    I was a bit underwhelmed when I rode it...

    I was a bit underwhelmed when I rode it considering it was talked up quite a bit by the builders and volunteers involved. Its 1/3 of a mile long and the vast majority of the trail is varying widths...
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    Kick ass, I'll keep an eye out for that next time...

    Kick ass, I'll keep an eye out for that next time I'm up that way.

    Did some super duper extreme freeriding at Stowe today.

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    22 NE - Just get out and ride

    Itís been more than a few years but back in my Boston days we would ride Lincoln Woods and Diamond Hill in RI.

    I was also down at the beach near Westerly last week and did some decent riding at...
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    Thatís it...itís time to play G.O.T.O.S.

    Not necessarily GOTOS related but I spent the past week at the beach in Rhode Island and it seems you need a classic Defender to get your chairs and cooler a 1/2 mile to the beach. I was doing it...
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    Shit, that makes things a bit more interesting. ...

    Shit, that makes things a bit more interesting.


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    Par for the course for start up EV companies. ...

    Par for the course for start up EV companies. Cool car, plenty of hype and a slim chance youíll ever see one on the road before 2030.


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    ďDumb giant fucking deerĒ is a spot on...

    ďDumb giant fucking deerĒ is a spot on description.


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    I'm all of a sudden irrationally irritated by all...

    I'm all of a sudden irrationally irritated by all the off roady Sprinter vans at the trailhead. I swear I'm at a camper van dealer every time I park to go ride. Now some of them have their...
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    Damn, she shouldíve saved that nose job money for...

    Damn, she shouldíve saved that nose job money for commissary in the clink.



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  16. Thread: Trucks.

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    Decided to trade in my Ď15 Sierra 1500 for a new...

    Decided to trade in my Ď15 Sierra 1500 for a new TRD Taco. I managed to find a local dealer willing to sell me one at MSRP so I ordered a quad cab with a 6 speed stick.

    Digging around online I...
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    Murder of rising cycling star

    She was definitely arrogant enough to assume she was home free after 5 weeks on the lam. Just found this in an Fox article:

    "She was trying to set up another type of lifestyle." The type of yoga...
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    Murder of rising cycling star

    They fucking found her:

    https://vtdigger.org/2022/06/30/federal-authorities-capture-texas-woman-accused-of-slaying-top-cyclist-from-vermont/

    In Costa Rica, nonetheless. I had a hunch she would...
  19. 185 DPS Cassair 95s - daily driver/groomer ski so...

    185 DPS Cassair 95s - daily driver/groomer ski so probably 30+ of days on these, especially skiing with my kid. I appreciate the traditional shape for groomers but will likely replace these next...
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    22 NE - Just get out and ride

    Thanks a ton for this guidance. We rode this Saturday AM and had a blast. Cotton Candy and Thunder Vision were hilariously fun. Loved the combo of rowdy, off camber lines and flow. Iíll...
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    Playful budget singlespeed frame?

    Not cheap at $900 but Canfield Nimble 9 comes with sliding dropouts and has modern geo that's not cartoonishly long and slack. I have one built up with gears and its stupid fun. They have frames in...
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    I'm heading to Thunder Mountain with some buddies...

    I'm heading to Thunder Mountain with some buddies this weekend and was hoping for a pedal Friday afternoon. Anything to know about the trails across the road from Thunder? Are there better non-lift...
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    Holy shit, didn't know all this. I guess...

    Holy shit, didn't know all this. I guess premeditated is an understatement.
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    Definitely. Kaitlin pulled into Mo's place right...

    Definitely. Kaitlin pulled into Mo's place right after Colin dropped her off.

    Not much of a legal expert but she definitely planned this as oppose to an impulsive "crime of passion."
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    Pretty damn hard these days to not leave a...

    Pretty damn hard these days to not leave a digital footprint of where you are constantly. Assuming she has cash on hand to get by, she'll blend in in NYC for a while but it's only a matter of time...
  26. Thread: Tool Time

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    I mainly use my compressor to mount tubeless...

    I mainly use my compressor to mount tubeless tires. I use the floor pump for almost everything else.


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    I've been perusing Craigslist lately for a cheap,...

    I've been perusing Craigslist lately for a cheap, fun car and this manual, 530xi wagon popped locally up for $2200:
    ...
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    Ahh thanks, man. That's just the info I need. ...

    Ahh thanks, man. That's just the info I need. I've got a wide-ish foot so looks like RC is a no go.
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    Anyone using Ride Concepts shoes? I'm interested...

    Anyone using Ride Concepts shoes? I'm interested in a pair and they're on sale at the moment.

    How's the width and fit? Do they run wide, big, small, etc?
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    Poll: No armed teachers at the high school I teach at...

    No armed teachers at the high school I teach at but we do have a school resource officer/cop and locked doors with key cards access. We also have about a dozen staff that offer kids free, regular...
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    Holy shit. I had heard brief details about this...

    Holy shit. I had heard brief details about this but had no idea how fucked this is and that Colin Strickland was involved.

    Was his ex not able to buy a gun and that's why he bought 2 hand guns? ...
  32. I had a part time student pass at Stowe in the...

    I had a part time student pass at Stowe in the AIG days. I'm pretty sure it was around $1200 in 2014ish. Crowds and parking were rarely an issue.....ahh those were the days.
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    I had a last gen Hightower and currently ride the...

    I had a last gen Hightower and currently ride the newest version, The old HT feels quite outdated compared to the modern geo of the new version. The seat tube angle is too slack, the reach feels...
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    Had a great time suffering through 50ish miles...

    Had a great time suffering through 50ish miles and 5k+ of vert at the Waterbury Gravel Grinder yesterday with a few buddies from Boston. We started in the pouring rain but it tapered off to showers....
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    I buy large containers of mineral oil and tire...

    I buy large containers of mineral oil and tire sealant because more than half usually ends up on the floor of my garage.
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    22 NE - Just get out and ride

    Got out a bit after dawn this morning because I knew Cady Hill would be a zoo today. I didnít see a soul the whole ride.

    First proper mtb ride of the year, first proper ride on the new Nimble 9...
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    A few trail networks are open around here but not...

    A few trail networks are open around here but not much. I believe Cady Hill, Mt. Peg, Pine Hill and Saxon are open or partially open. I've I'm also noticing too many people shamelessly poaching...
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    I often use clear Gorilla tape if I can't get to...

    I often use clear Gorilla tape if I can't get to a bike shop. No residue, it works, it's cheap and you can get it at the hardware store.
  39. Nice dude! Glad you got the bike back but we...

    Nice dude! Glad you got the bike back but we need details!
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    RIP As a Howard Stern fan since high school, I...

    RIP

    As a Howard Stern fan since high school, I grew to really love Gottfried. Dude has over 120 appearances on Stern and every one was hilarious. One of the last great comics who didn't give a...
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    uuhh it's called pavť and it's very classy.

    uuhh it's called pavť and it's very classy.
  42. Thread: Trucks.

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    Trucks.

    https://www.motortrend.com/reviews/2022-gmc-hummer-ev-pickup-first-edition-first-test-review/

    The new EV Hummer weights 9,000 lbs and runs a sub 12 second 1/4 mile. What. the. fuck.
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    Breakfast - something quick and not too filling -...

    Breakfast - something quick and not too filling - a banana, hard boiled egg and/or peanut butter on a piece of whole wheat bread. When I have time, I'll do a couple scrambled or fried eggs with...
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    22 NE - Just get out and ride

    I'll quote WATA's IG post as to why, "We want everyone to feel welcome on the trails and using a religious name to identify a trail name is not welcoming at all."

    I donít give a damn what they...
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    Oh yeah, Rastaman is out. New trail name is...

    Oh yeah, Rastaman is out. New trail name is Small Axe. WATA posted a thing about it on social media recently.

    I still appreciate the Bob Marley reference.
  46. Thanks man, thatís super helpful. Rookie dog...

    Thanks man, thatís super helpful. Rookie dog owner over here.


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  47. FWIW, the OG Transfer is the most reliable and...

    FWIW, the OG Transfer is the most reliable and problem free dropper out there. Mine's got 6 seasons on it and nothing will kill it. Damn good deal here.
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    They do more than update politically...

    They do more than update politically insensitivity trail signs. :smile: hahahaha
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    It's fun pace ride, no timing or anything. ...

    It's fun pace ride, no timing or anything. There's beer and shots at most of the rest stops so that gives you an idea of the level of seriousness. I've done the 50 miler the past 4 years and it's a...
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    Ohh that's fancy, biggins! I hope you're...

    Ohh that's fancy, biggins!

    I hope you're signed up for some gravel grinders so you can put that to use.

    Muddy Onion coming up on 4/23 and the WATA grinder on 5/15!!
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