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    ^^ Awesome- thanks.

    ^^ Awesome- thanks.
  2. The Official 19/20 Tahoe Ski Snowboard Thread. Plus bonus Bootfitting Recs!

    Nice. I just officially made the move to Truckee last week myself (finally converting the second home into my primary residence) after the pandemic delayed my earlier plans. Hearing that real estate...
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    The change starting in 2000 with Bush's tax cuts...

    The change starting in 2000 with Bush's tax cuts for the wealthy is pretty startling... and now we've doubled down on it, what could go wrong?
  4. Northwoods is so steep that on snow days people...

    Northwoods is so steep that on snow days people tend to take it pretty slow... but yeah, obviously that's a clusterfuck sometimes and I will often leave TD via Alder Creek / 89 instead. It should...
  5. Haven't lived there, but looked at houses in...

    Haven't lived there, but looked at houses in every neighborhood weighing pros and cons and did several multi-day stays in each to get a feel for it, including Glenshire. It doesn't really take any...
  6. Female golfers are improving quite a bit in...

    Female golfers are improving quite a bit in recent years. Lily Muni He was a rookie on the LPGA last year and uh, let's just say I'm a fan:

    https://www.instagram.com/lilymhe/?hl=en
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    / end thread.
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    Who's making mtn bike trails on their property

    I suppose the good thing when looking for sloped hillside property is that most people are looking for flat lots. The back yard at my place here in Truckee is pretty close to a connected trail...
  9. Thread: Kickstands?

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    Yeah, I suppose so. Not my cup of tea so...

    Yeah, I suppose so. Not my cup of tea so...
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    This is my dream someday. I assume you follow...

    This is my dream someday. I assume you follow Seth's Bike Hacks on Youtube? With everything he's doing on his new property, definitely a lot of tips and ideas there.

    Share some pics of what...
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    Earlier in the thread he mentioned that the...

    Earlier in the thread he mentioned that the regular Wildcat will be heavier next year.

    On that note, I love my Wildcat 108's and I'm curious if the feel of the regular Wildcats is similar in...
  12. It just doesn't strike me as Tahoe second...

    It just doesn't strike me as Tahoe second homeowner. More like a glass of Chardonnay and some brie.

    It doesn't seem like *that* many people are flooding into the area for Memorial weekend...
  13. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Diamond Peak actually has an exchange deal with...

    Diamond Peak actually has an exchange deal with Tahoe Donner starting last season where each pass gets a few days at the other.

    Homewood said on Instagram today theyíd announce season pass details...
  14. Whatís with the bong and white claw over and over...

    Whatís with the bong and white claw over and over again?
  15. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Same. In Truckee it's Northstar (Epic) vs. Squaw...

    Same. In Truckee it's Northstar (Epic) vs. Squaw / Alpine (ikon). Not even debatable. Kirkwood is awesome but it's an hour and a half to get over there.
  16. Thread: Kickstands?

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    Touche!

    Touche!
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    Jesus Christ. Vibes on having to deal with a...

    Jesus Christ. Vibes on having to deal with a whack job. She sounds even worse than my ex.
  18. Thread: Kickstands?

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    A kickstand is perfectly acceptable on anything...

    A kickstand is perfectly acceptable on anything but a mountain bike.
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    Even though I'm now going through an ugly divorce...

    Even though I'm now going through an ugly divorce - the big wedding 15 years ago was pretty great and I think it's an experience worth having (so no regrets). You can always get married officially...
  20. You would think they might at least keep the cat...

    You would think they might at least keep the cat operation going, as they could run that pretty simply and use the entire resort and not just the adjacent terrain.
  21. Thread: Fritschi Tecton

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    On the stepping in note, I've found with Tectons...

    On the stepping in note, I've found with Tectons that if I just step in almost like it's a normal DH binding I have a pretty high success rate. Obviously you can't kick the toe of your boot in as...
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    Can't believe it took this long. This place is...

    Can't believe it took this long. This place is slipping.
  23. Thread: The Last Dance

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    It's funny how some have misinterpreted that...

    It's funny how some have misinterpreted that Jordan / Bird exchange. It was Jordan who said "You bitch, fuck you!" and it was him paying respect to Bird for pushing his team that far against him.
    ...
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    Once I switched from the button to the paddle,...

    Once I switched from the button to the paddle, both of mine have worked flawlessly.
  25. Thread: The Last Dance

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    No idea, but I'm guessing a lot more than I could...

    No idea, but I'm guessing a lot more than I could afford.
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    Okay, while I would never drop that kind of $$ on...

    Okay, while I would never drop that kind of $$ on it, I do think it's kind of cool.
  27. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    Before all of this I was already planning to go...

    Before all of this I was already planning to go to NZ in late August / early September... but it sounds like they aren't going to allow travel from other countries this season, except maybe...
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    Thereís a healthy balance in the middle of all...

    Thereís a healthy balance in the middle of all this for sure. Itís good to be financially conservative but not to the point that you avoid risk to the degree that you miss out on opportunities that...
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    ^^ Exactly. I have a 0% interest loan on my...

    ^^ Exactly. I have a 0% interest loan on my truck. Seemed like a no-brainer, and yeah, pretty sure I can beat 0% with that money in the meantime.
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    That's a nice bike. Have fun!

    That's a nice bike. Have fun!
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    Absolutely! And then when the upgrades happen you...

    Absolutely! And then when the upgrades happen you really appreciate them. That was my experience.
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    Or like in the US now doing active shooter...

    Or like in the US now doing active shooter drills... pretty fucked up.
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    Yep, exactly. People like to just have an easy...

    Yep, exactly. People like to just have an easy target (landlords and STR services) and conveniently ignore this reality.
  34. Basically the exact opposite of trying to sell a...

    Basically the exact opposite of trying to sell a used car right now. Ugh. Just sold my 2011 Honda Pilot for significantly less than I was hoping.
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    ^^ You leverage it to borrow more money. ...

    ^^ You leverage it to borrow more money.



    Sure. It's a risk, just like opening a restaurant or anything else. My real point is don't assign morality at random. What's going on right now is a...
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    This. I don't mean to be an asshole or elitist...

    This. I don't mean to be an asshole or elitist by saying this, but some of you are thinking like poor people. You should almost never play with your own money if there's the opportunity to borrow...
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    There's definitely something to be said for...

    There's definitely something to be said for having a new bike... but if my budget was around $2,500 I'd probably get something used with nicer components. You can absolutely find some decent new...
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    This is my favorite TGR post in quite some time....

    This is my favorite TGR post in quite some time. Bravo!
  39. If they spread the tables out and take proper...

    If they spread the tables out and take proper precautions, a restaurant doesn't necessarily need to be any more dangerous than a grocery store. But we'll see. If it was just local community it...
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    You mean actual leadership? What a crazy concept.

    You mean actual leadership? What a crazy concept.
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    Madison Bumgarner is going to be angry you left...

    Madison Bumgarner is going to be angry you left him off that list. ;-)

    I love National League baseball. The DH eliminates so much strategy from the game.

    In general... baseball is screwed...
  42. Thread: The Last Dance

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    This. I met MJ and Barkley on the golf course...

    This. I met MJ and Barkley on the golf course about 15 years ago and they were both really nice and friendly. Even played a hole together (we were letting them play thru), then they picked up our...
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    While you're in the area, make sure to do a lap...

    While you're in the area, make sure to do a lap on Jesusita too - inspiration point at the top is a good spot to catch a sunset or sunrise. Some very technical sections on the descent mixed in with...
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    Me either. I played blackjack with him for a few...

    Me either. I played blackjack with him for a few hours at The Palms in Vegas several years back. Most people didn't recognize him without a baseball hat on. Such a cool guy.
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    Nice. I really love that SB backcountry (used to...

    Nice. I really love that SB backcountry (used to live there and still go down several times per year for work). When you get over towards Camuesa, etc. you really feel like you're in the middle of...
  46. This really makes me want to ski off that diving...

    This really makes me want to ski off that diving board right now. Perfect natural kicker.
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    Coronavirus complaint/commiseration thread.

    That sounds pretty great actually. Some day down the road he will look back on the experience and really appreciate it.
  48. Thread: The Last Dance

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    Youíre responding like Iím an IT fan. I hate that...

    Youíre responding like Iím an IT fan. I hate that guy. But he was a good player for sure.
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    Yep - and it's worth noting that's with universal...

    Yep - and it's worth noting that's with universal health care and less income inequality... so if the US tried the same it would be much worse, most likely.
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    Well done. Haha.

    Well done. Haha.
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