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    Ah, I see, you must be a representative from the...

    Ah, I see, you must be a representative from the Indonesian government insisting that moving the capital to Borneo is somehow good for the environment.


    Indonesia’s utopian new capital may not...
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    Have you Vespa'd around First–Grindelwald? Don't...

    Have you Vespa'd around First–Grindelwald? Don't knock it until you try it. It helps to stock up on weed in Interlaken first.
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    I am not there but purple air shows readings over...

    I am not there but purple air shows readings over 200 around Leavenworth (there is a fire near Lake Wenatchee smoldering). If it is under 100, I am fine outside. 100-200 it's starting to get...
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    Renting a scooter in Interlaken and heading up...

    Renting a scooter in Interlaken and heading up random paved roads through the the ski areas was one of the most fun things I've done in my life.
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    Really? When I was there 20+ years ago it was a...

    Really? When I was there 20+ years ago it was a huge pain to take a train from Geneva to Cham. However, there was a private bus that went directly there.

    Taking the train to Verbier from Geneva...
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    Go now because I imagine it will become even more...

    Go now because I imagine it will become even more crowded after Indonesia moves their capital to the pristine jungles of Borneo.
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    Ya, Alterra analyticed the shit out of this....

    Ya, Alterra analyticed the shit out of this. Those MBAs they have working for them have to earn their money somehow.

    I went with midweek but it was a tough decision as I like to ski weekends on...
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    Air quality is pretty shitty in the Puget Sound...

    Air quality is pretty shitty in the Puget Sound and Western WA Cascades at the moment, as well as in Leavenworth/Wenatchee area, due to the Bolt Creek fire. This doesn't look to change in the next 10...
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    I noticed on some kids bikes they do this. Kind...

    I noticed on some kids bikes they do this. Kind of a good idea to allow you to fine tune which crank length you like.
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    More details on her life here: Remembering...

    More details on her life here:

    Remembering Seattle-born top ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson

    https://www.seattletimes.com/life/outdoors/remembering-seattle-born-top-ski-mountaineer-hilaree-nelson/
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    A dusting of new snow above 10,000 feet...

    A dusting of new snow above 10,000 feet yesterday.

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    Spent a couple days wandering around Georgetown...

    Spent a couple days wandering around Georgetown area of Penang eight years ago. In a few blocks you can go from a Chinese neighborhood, to Indian, Malay (Muslim) to colonial British. Take a tour of...
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    Where in Malaysia are you going? Haven't been to...

    Where in Malaysia are you going? Haven't been to Singapore but Penang gets my vote for best foodie city I've ever been to.
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    The whole reason Alterra took Crystal off of...

    The whole reason Alterra took Crystal off of unlimited is because the locals bitch and whined enough. The long term pass holders wanted a more expensive season pass, so Alterra gave them what they...
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    But wait, wouldn't a 3.0 tire on a 27.5 just be a...

    But wait, wouldn't a 3.0 tire on a 27.5 just be a 29-like outer tire diameter? Is that really a 27.5 anymore?
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    All the cool kids are moving to North Bend How...

    All the cool kids are moving to North Bend

    How North Bend became a true Northwest mountain town

    https://www.seattletimes.com/life/outdoors/how-north-bend-became-a-true-northwest-mountain-town/
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    Sue them in small claims court

    Sue them in small claims court
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    The local I passed with his animals hiking over a...

    The local I passed with his animals hiking over a 15,000 ft pass looked similar to this (the only person I saw on this two day section of my trek). He was wearing sandles, no socks, and it was...
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    What link? I'd just be conscious of pushing...

    What link?

    I'd just be conscious of pushing mountain biking, and inevitably, e-mountain biking, in too many places in Peru. Unlike the US, with wilderness and national parks where you can't bike...
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    Can't wait until grinch and his boys get down...

    Can't wait until grinch and his boys get down there on their ebikes. Peru, like all impoverished countries, has no sense of rules, laws, or preservation efforts of any kind. A complete free for all...
  21. Upon closer review, they plead to infractions,...

    Upon closer review, they plead to infractions, not misdemeanor crimes. Infractions are like speeding or parking tickets. They don't go on your criminal record. Per Outside:

    The hikers, a...
  22. Not really accurate to say New Hampshire...

    Not really accurate to say New Hampshire "criminalizes" this conduct. New Hampshire has a Reckless Conduct statute on the books, as does every state. A prosecutor there decided to use that statute to...
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    If that's our plan, grow trees and burn them,...

    If that's our plan, grow trees and burn them, then we are truly fucked. And as that article points out, they aren't just harvesting fast growing plantation trees, they are harvesting old growth trees...
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    Looks like Europe's idea of sustainable energy is...

    Looks like Europe's idea of sustainable energy is cutting down protected old growth forests in Eastern and Northern Europe to make wood pellets to burn for energy. They actually subsidize this...
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    Let me get this straight. Man built dams which...

    Let me get this straight. Man built dams which fucked the salmon. Now man releasing water from those dams unnaturally is fucking the frogs. But it is somehow the salmon's fault? Seems like if man...
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    There should be a rule for junior racing that all...

    There should be a rule for junior racing that all racers must use only one pair of skis for slalom, gs, and training. Ridiculous that kids get three plus sets of new skis each year. Another rule that...
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    Bellingham has Seattle area real estate prices...

    Bellingham has Seattle area real estate prices and cost of living, but doesn't have the industries to justify or support those high prices (except WFH and retirees moving there in droves). Way...
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    Forest Service considering permit for winter only...

    Forest Service considering permit for winter only ski hut at DeRoux Campground

    Comments accepted until August 19.

    The Okanogan Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District is considering...
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    Colorado weather is exactly inverse to Washington...

    Colorado weather is exactly inverse to Washington weather. It's dry as fuck here right now, so Colorado is extraordinarily wet. I assume it will be another wet winter here in Washington (because we...
  31. She squeezed a bunch of kids out of her vagina....

    She squeezed a bunch of kids out of her vagina. Pony up for a new (or at least slightly used) bike. You can find decent hard tails in the 2k -3k range. It will be fun around town and gravel roads...
  32. Nothing wrong with a hardtail. I got my wife a...

    Nothing wrong with a hardtail. I got my wife a RSD Middle Child as a post kid present. There are people riding nearly any trail on Earth with modern enduro hard tails. One less shock to maintain. My...
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    It was 16 bike miles round trip to the trailhead...

    It was 16 bike miles round trip to the trailhead I used. It's 18 miles round trip to the end of the road where bikes are not allowed any further. I believe its a little over 2,000 ft elevation gain...
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    Yep, good eye. The road is in amazing shape. Any...

    Yep, good eye. The road is in amazing shape. Any vehicle could drive it if it was open. But I believe the park service has decided to keep it closed indefinitely and just keep it in pristine shape so...
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    16 miles of this 423793 and 8 miles of hiking...

    16 miles of this
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