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    And it's over. If anyone has thought about riding...

    And it's over. If anyone has thought about riding bikes in Teton Valley this is the event to come to. Cariboo Jack really highlighted a bunch of our best rides in a gnarly two days, great riding,...
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    293246 Just trying to make 5th Street Bike...

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    Just trying to make 5th Street Bike Park a little less sleeper. Come race in the old singletrack behind the skate park. It's cooler than when the druggies hung out back there, I promise!
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    Cariboo Jack runs this weekend. Big ole...

    Cariboo Jack runs this weekend. Big ole backcountry enduro, should be rad.

    So stoked, haven't raced gravity since high school, so it's weird to be trying to get back into that mindset....
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    To be fair, I pedal strike way less with Crampons...

    To be fair, I pedal strike way less with Crampons than with my Stamps. That convex shape makes for nice thin leading edges. But Crampons make my feet cramp, so Stamps it is.
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    Sorry, didn't mean to stir up so much controversy...

    Sorry, didn't mean to stir up so much controversy with that measurement!

    That review was one of the most fun I've written. It's rare that I just get to spew unequivocally positive information...
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    Yeah! Did some similar stuff with my (metal)...

    Yeah! Did some similar stuff with my (metal) Smuggler. 150 mm fork feels great, started with a 50 mm stem, didn't feel terrible, but went to the 32 mm Anvl stem and it's way more stable.

    Been...
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    Knock on wood, I'm gonna make it. Pretty ready to...

    Knock on wood, I'm gonna make it. Pretty ready to go back to normal life where I don't bother Strava-ing every ride. But am interested to do a bit of analysis at the end and figure out how much more...
  8. Ha! Interesting. I grew up south of CDA, live in...

    Ha! Interesting. I grew up south of CDA, live in Driggs now. Been a fun thought experiment on whether I'd rather live in Spokane or IF.

    Personally, I think the Mo aspect has been played up a bit...
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    Still in it. I've definitely been guilty of a few...

    Still in it. I've definitely been guilty of a few one mile rides at the local bike park, but I think I made up for that yesterday with a huge, stupid, bushwhack filled adventure ride.
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    Still in it. The rate of attrition is pretty...

    Still in it.

    The rate of attrition is pretty impressive so far. Any guesses as to what the final number who made it all month will be?

    I've been playing it really safe, with a backup ride...
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    Doing it, even though I had a 16 hour travel day...

    Doing it, even though I had a 16 hour travel day July 1st. Got home early enough to snag a quicky at the town bike park, rest of my rides will be more legit.

    Seems like the coolest internet...
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    JayP's commentary on there is freaking hilarious....

    JayP's commentary on there is freaking hilarious. This has been a fun one to watch from the comfort of my computer screen.
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    I get the group ride hate, but I also just hate...

    I get the group ride hate, but I also just hate popular trails in general, because I'm an obnoxious misanthrope that doesn't like having to get off my bike.

    That said, the right sort of group ride...
  14. I went Large Hightower LT to Large Smuggler this...

    I went Large Hightower LT to Large Smuggler this year, and it's the best bike decision I've ever made. Swapped all my parts straight across except for a shorter stem. So much more fun, and supple,...
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    I mostly agree. I borrowed a bike that had these...

    I mostly agree. I borrowed a bike that had these for a lap. It is a noticeable difference, especially in braking bumps. Way less chatter / hand fatigue. For folks with some kind of medical hand...
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    Got my one gravel race of the season out of the...

    Got my one gravel race of the season out of the way Saturday. Did the Angry Horse 82 miler. Went into it totally unprepared, with my only goal as finishing haha. Spent a grand total of 50 miles on...
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    From what I've heard Parallel and Powerline are...

    From what I've heard Parallel and Powerline are in, with everything else out a ways still. Probably gonna ride over there this weekend and will report back.
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    Riding the Angry Horse Gravel 80 miler this...

    Riding the Angry Horse Gravel 80 miler this weekend. Really did absolutely nothing to train for it, so I guess it'll probably be a lot of snacking and drinking chelada while riding my bike slowly
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    Might have to make a Copper City stop on the way...

    Might have to make a Copper City stop on the way through this weekend. Hiked Lewis and Clark Caverns ages ago when I was still a kid on training wheels, need to get back and ride there.


    And 7N...
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    Doing the 80 Mile Angry Horse at the end of the...

    Doing the 80 Mile Angry Horse at the end of the month. May do the Caribou Jack later in the summer.

    For some reason I have a way easier time talking myself into doing gravel races than enduros.
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    OneUp killed it for me as well. Snapped a dropper...

    OneUp killed it for me as well. Snapped a dropper lever off in a crash, a brand new one was on my doorstep in two days.

    Dakine's quality and warranty are sort of inversely proportional in my book....
  22. Thought I was done for the season, put everything...

    Thought I was done for the season, put everything away, and then got talked into the Fallopian Tube on Sunday. Cool line. Mediocre snow.

    Also wrote up a little end of season bit if you're into...
  23. So, I live here, did it last year, but did a...

    So, I live here, did it last year, but did a variant where we rode around the Rock to Wilson, then camped there, and rode around the Block, through Alpine, Swan Valley and then home. Did it fully...
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    Exactly! Used to love riding Beacon when I...

    Exactly!

    Used to love riding Beacon when I lived in Moscow. Rad network up there.
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    Best "Sleeper" Riding Areas

    While I love the mountain bike Meccas of this world as much as anyone else, I also have a huge soft spot for local bike parks, small areas where locals made the most of what they had to get some...
  26. They release these periodically, people always...

    They release these periodically, people always overreact and then change always comes very, very slowly. Some of it is already happening, some of it will probably never happen, and some of it will...
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    Ah. This is directed at me. I was unimpressed by...

    Ah. This is directed at me. I was unimpressed by an E-Biker poaching a trail that he was not legally allowed to be on, then riding poorly and huffing at us (yes, probably punters in your parlance)...
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    Yeah. Wasn't sure of the rules and didn't feel...

    Yeah. Wasn't sure of the rules and didn't feel like being a dick. Did make "braaaaaaaaap" noises and throttle motions whenever we passed motos, but that's sorta par for the course.

    Yep. Slab with...
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    Eh, really not sure. Was on Prime Cut at 18 Road...

    Eh, really not sure. Was on Prime Cut at 18 Road in Fruita. Internets are unclear on the legality of said vehicles on that trail.

    Regardless, that's a mellow climbing trail that you should be able...
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    I'm sure someone has already gone off about...

    I'm sure someone has already gone off about e-bikers in here but whatever.

    Don't tell me you're "the future" when we heckle you on a short techy climb that you didn't clear, even though everyone...
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    I tried watching some BC POV before we headed up...

    I tried watching some BC POV before we headed up there on a trip last fall. Midway through the first video, I realized my time would be better spend cleaning each individual link of my chain with a...
  32. I'll offer what experience I have. 29+ on a...

    I'll offer what experience I have.

    29+ on a fat bike for a daily driver:

    I was on 29+ for a hardtail / bikepacking bike last year, and it's super run and rad and cool, but also pretty dumb as a...
  33. Did somebody say stoke!? Spring skiing was...

    Did somebody say stoke!?

    Spring skiing was good early this week!

    Skied the gut of Glory on Saturday because I'm a wuss and only ski the gut of anything on the pass late in the spring when I...
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    Next year's Roxa R3 130 is damn close to this. I...

    Next year's Roxa R3 130 is damn close to this. I love mine, didn't jive with the Ascendant, but used to only rock Konflicts. R3 is like a heat moldable Konflict with a walk mode and tech fittings....
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    Yeah, I had the same old ones with sucky glue....

    Yeah, I had the same old ones with sucky glue. Had to rent a heated scraper from a local shop, still took two hours, and ended up with goop all over the house (and all over the dog) but re-glued them...
  36. Now that Ride2Fly (AKA: Sketchy dudes deciding if...

    Now that Ride2Fly (AKA: Sketchy dudes deciding if they want to kidnap you and sell you into sex slavery) is gone, I've had good luck with Uber. Little cheaper than a cab generally.
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    184 cm is 1660 and 1680 grams a ski.

    184 cm is 1660 and 1680 grams a ski.
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    Got on the DW Tour 112 both days this weekend....

    Got on the DW Tour 112 both days this weekend. Short version: by far my favorite touring ski I've ever been on. Makes me smile more than any other ski ever has.

    Took a warmup tour Saturday to try...
  39. Not quite stoke, but did most of the Middle...

    Not quite stoke, but did most of the Middle yesterday. Snow's weird, not quite into the corn cycle up high.

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    Bad snow meant we had to down-climb the top quarter of the couloir but still a...
  40. You're a lot smarter than us, so this shouldn't...

    You're a lot smarter than us, so this shouldn't be a problem, but, if you do go for Stouts tomorrow, don't follow our up-track. We turned left to go up one ridge too soon and ended up with some silly...
  41. Sunny spring Stout's Stoke? Sure. 274289 ...

    Sunny spring Stout's Stoke? Sure.

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    Cold pow, hot pow, and everything inbetween.
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    I would debate the "they do work" of it all. I've...

    I would debate the "they do work" of it all. I've seen so many break in the field, that it almost feels like you're paying $175 to have to jimmy-rig a binding after it falls apart in the backcountry,...
  43. Such a good start. I was trying to do the math...

    Such a good start. I was trying to do the math last night of how many mom-and-pop lift tickets a IKON pass could buy. Give me a pass with a few days each at Lookout, Pebble Creek, Discovery,...
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    Walked my dog on the new Deathwish Tour 112...

    Walked my dog on the new Deathwish Tour 112 today. Getting over a man cold so I haven't done anything but pretend to nordork ski on it yet, but will this weekend, and will get a review out this...
  45. Thread: Bikepacking

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    Bike choice is so subjective. Bikepacking can be...

    Bike choice is so subjective. Bikepacking can be fun on any bike. Started out on an On-One 45650b, had a great summer where that was my only mountain bike, was super fun for more techy riding, and...
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    Yeah, got mine, same thing as last two years, but...

    Yeah, got mine, same thing as last two years, but no Sun Valley or Snow Basin. Still worth it IMO.
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    Hate is such a strong word. I've definitely been...

    Hate is such a strong word. I've definitely been on skis that I have no interest of skiing ever again though. But it's always been that they were not the right ski for me, not that they were actually...
  48. Thread: Blister

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    Yeah, on that note, I remember going to put...

    Yeah, on that note, I remember going to put bindings on a ski that was advertised as 105 mm underfoot, and my 105 mm brakes didn't fit. Pulled out the calipers, and it was 111 mm at its narrowest...
  49. Yeah, Smiley's Atlas and Gaia (along with a good...

    Yeah, Smiley's Atlas and Gaia (along with a good battery pack) are a hugely valuable tool. It's pretty cool, when going to ski a bigger line for the first time to be able to make absolutely sure...
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    Yeah.... Big days in Grand Teton made me want...

    Yeah.... Big days in Grand Teton made me want another riser, and I kept having to ski them on terrible rocky exits that were not good for a light, wide ski like that haha. So, for now, they're my...
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