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    This is the only source I found previously:...

    This is the only source I found previously:
    https://garneau.com/us_en/junior/apparel/bottoms
    Bought the Request model for our daughter. Very nice. Probably nicer than most of my own bike shorts....
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    Those mid July turns looked surprisingly legit. ...

    Those mid July turns looked surprisingly legit. Skiing for the sake of skiing for sure, but far from the usual July 4 snow arch sketchiness.

    I'm thinking about Thursday, since I've never skied in...
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    Congrats, glad to hear that!

    Congrats, glad to hear that!
  4. Taking the earning of my turns more seriously...

    Taking the earning of my turns more seriously now: cargo e-bike to the trailhead!

    Well, maybe not.
    Okay, definitely not.

    Actually, VW Arteon.
    (Noticed it first via a promotional blurb in the...
  5. FS: '15 Subaru Legacy AWD sedan in Western Mass @~106k miles for $8,495

    Safe, reliable, roomy, and practical all-wheel-drive transportation, with surprisingly loaded features for this trim level (e.g., rear back-up camera, infotainment touch screen, six interior lights,...
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    So after I posted again about this, remember that...

    So after I posted again about this, remember that I had ended up just using a bunch o' bungees for that trip.
    Then either later that season or the following season, a friend asked if a friend of his...
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    Some of those models were under consideration...

    Some of those models were under consideration (sort of), but some are just more of the same compared to Subaru.
    For our needs, a crossover is pretty much all about impracticality.
    And don't...
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    And almost 8.5 years later, I did the same thing...

    And almost 8.5 years later, I did the same thing again...
    Immediately remembered that I had done this previously. And that I had I figured out the solution. At the time. But couldn't remember it...
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    Can skip the tetanus shot!

    Can skip the tetanus shot!
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    That terrifies me as much as an avalanche. ...

    That terrifies me as much as an avalanche.

    Fortunately, my skimo race skis are too weak to puncture a seatback.
    Just kidding -- I think?

    Definitely a good wake-up call not to be casual about...
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    Sorry to disappoint, heh, just the VW take on...

    Sorry to disappoint, heh, just the VW take on that general design.
    Hard to justify spending 2x the price for what is kind of a 20% better car, plus any sort of "status" badge is a drawback for my...
  12. Good points. Here's the revised plan: I...

    Good points.

    Here's the revised plan:



    I also like this plan:
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    Eek! Did the skis just launch forward like...

    Eek!

    Did the skis just launch forward like torpedoes?
    (And how did the skis hit someone in the back?!?)
  14. Oooh, tough crowd to please here! Should be...

    Oooh, tough crowd to please here!

    Should be pretty easy to take the door of its hinges, remove whatever you call the seal/flap/gasket that is attached to the bottom of the door, cut down the door...
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    Hah, I just noticed that now for the first time!...

    Hah, I just noticed that now for the first time!
    My first reaction was, huh, since when is the Mazda 3 available with AWD?
    Answer is, ummm, as of only a few months ago...
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    Yeah, that is a good point ... I feel better...

    Yeah, that is a good point ... I feel better though about the center pass through, given that it's much more constraining.
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    Getting into major thread drift here, but ... ...

    Getting into major thread drift here, but ...



    The transmission failure was covered under warranty. (We did happen to get lucky though with no inconvenience.)
    For both my wife's Impreza at...
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    Also, I meant to clarify, my take was that Subaru...

    Also, I meant to clarify, my take was that Subaru sedans are so absurdly cheap that I feel it skews the repair<>replace decision toward the latter (even if based purely on $ the repairs might still...
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    With the major caveat that this doesn't come...

    With the major caveat that this doesn't come anywhere even close to a true lifecycle analysis:

    $21,600 purchase price for 2015 Legacy
    $1,250 tax
    $8,200 low-end KBB private-party resale
    ...
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    Oh good, glad to hear that! As for the...

    Oh good, glad to hear that!

    As for the detailed lifespan financial analysis, I haven't bothered running that (even though I would be the ideal candidate, in terms of both aptitude as well as...
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    So do I have, let's see here, five more years...

    So do I have, let's see here, five more years until I reach Bitter Old Man status?

    All of our Subaru sedans over many generations have been highly reliable up until around 100k.
    After that, I...
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    Whatever the explanation might be, I sure am...

    Whatever the explanation might be, I sure am grateful for that extension: my wife's Impreza CVT went at ~85k this past March.
    Fortunately it was -- to my great surprise -- still under warranty....
  23. I'm thinking (hoping?) that the dirt will...

    I'm thinking (hoping?) that the dirt will partially be swept off and the rest will just fall through the cracks (i.e., the equivalent of sweeping it under the rug.

    So one drawback (not shown in...
  24. Wow, what a long overdue improvement! In...

    Wow, what a long overdue improvement!
    In addition to the improved fit and pretty much everything else, so nice to have a single lens that can adapt to, well, pretty much everything, including a ski...
  25. Wow, this was crazy easy: 287508 A few...

    Wow, this was crazy easy:


    287508


    A few clicks on Amazon then the boxes were on my porch two days later.
    Total time for everything -- including taking the boxes from the front door to the...
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    Thanks to this thread, I bought this model:...

    Thanks to this thread, I bought this model:
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O5GG6VC/
    ... and now for the first time since, well, since we bought our new house in 2006, my workroom floor is...
  27. Wow, that looks great, thanks! Plus installation...

    Wow, that looks great, thanks!
    Plus installation is the next best thing to playing Lego with our 9 yr old daughter.
    (Actually, I could probably have her assist with installation...)
    Now the only...
  28. Oh, lots o' wx gets inside! Snow drifts in...

    Oh, lots o' wx gets inside!
    Snow drifts in during winter, and sideways rain during ... well, all four seasons, ugh.

    So check out something like this? --...
  29. Flooring rec for concrete of screened-in porch?

    When our house was built in 2006, we included a nice screened-in porch, but never bothered doing anything to the bare concrete floor.

    But my wife and daughter are now making some noises about how...
  30. Combo of blue Whippet plus red boots FTW? Or do...

    Combo of blue Whippet plus red boots FTW?
    Or do you want the much older removable pick?
    If instead you're okay with the fixed pick on the 3 part cf version, then I can sell a new one.
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    Usually, yes. I have one heel unit that has...

    Usually, yes.
    I have one heel unit that has seized up a couple times after "touring" at closed ski resorts with "snow" that is some combination of dirt and slush, which seems to be the enemy of that...
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    No, not at all! First, it wasn't a Glock, it was...

    No, not at all!
    First, it wasn't a Glock, it was a Beretta Px4 Storm.
    And that's only for the Northern Presidentials.
    For Mount Washington, a full shotgun ammo belt is advised, although you still...
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    Slackfest starts whenever Otto sez it starts. ...

    Slackfest starts whenever Otto sez it starts.

    Which in 2013 was on May 10 at 9:00 a.m. -- picture below was taken at 8:58 a.m. (and yes, those are MA plates on the car underneath the Scarpa Alien...
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    Slackfest should be starting well before then....

    Slackfest should be starting well before then.
    Here's the first day of Slackfest for the past few years:

    2013 May 10
    2014 May 18
    2015 May 14 (late in p.m.)
    2016 May 24
    2017 May 20
    2018 May 12
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    ...pretty much anything and everything, even when...

    ...pretty much anything and everything, even when established official websites that would be the top hits for even the most ill-defined search terms would find the answer immediately.
    My favorites...
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    "...even my ice axe because I left it in the car,...

    "...even my ice axe because I left it in the car, apparently deliberately despite my plans to ascend steep terrain in Tuckerman Ravine."
    Maybe I should start doing that too. Might have gotten a few...
  37. Even though this thread is a year old, the timing...

    Even though this thread is a year old, the timing of your reply is perfect, since we went straight from relatively cold and dry weather to very wet weather.
    (Including above treeline, sigh.)
  38. MonteBianco arrived today -- or rather, I arrived...

    MonteBianco arrived today -- or rather, I arrived back home today after getting blown around these past three days.
    Speaking of which, loved how my Julbo Aerolite sunglasses were perfect yesterday...
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    Re the other parties who saw the crown line, even...

    Re the other parties who saw the crown line, even aside from the varying estimates on how long that diversion really would be (for a party heading up to Hermit Lake), if they saw it from the Tux...
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    Re the other parties who saw the crown line, even...

    Re the other parties who saw the crown line, even aside from the varying estimates on how long that diversion really would be (for a party heading up to Hermit Lake), if they saw it from the Tux...
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    Wow, thanks -- looking forward to my annual-or-so...

    Wow, thanks -- looking forward to my annual-or-so traverse across it later this spring!
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    A couple days later I realized that I had the...

    A couple days later I realized that I had the last pictures ever taken of him:
    https://www.facebook.com/NERandoRaceSeries/posts/2849074341800461
    ... although you have to save the picture to your...
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    https://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/411...

    https://www.mountwashingtonavalanchecenter.org/4112019-avalanche-fatality-raymond-cataract/
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    R.I.P. Nicholas D. Benedix, 32, of Campton NH

    R.I.P. Nicholas D. Benedix, 32, of Campton NH
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    He had skied Tripyramid 3x solo this season. I...

    He had skied Tripyramid 3x solo this season.
    I wasn't sure if he'd ski Raymond Cataract previously or not.
  46. Thanks for the feedback -- trigger pulled on...

    Thanks for the feedback -- trigger pulled on MonteBianco w/ Reactiv Cameleon lens.
    (Originally planned as both a practical purchase for spring & summer ski mountaineering plus a gift to myself for...
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    Maybe I should have spent more time trying...

    Maybe I should have spent more time trying instead of responding to my partner's intro of him as "[Name] here has flexible objectives for the day." with my usual semi-joke about how the prior day we...
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    Lots of options there yesterday in the various...

    Lots of options there yesterday in the various ravines for skiing was very safe, very enjoyable, and easily accessible.
    (Raymond Cataract though was not one of them -- which is what I tried to...
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    Here's the best article so far:...

    Here's the best article so far:
    https://vtskiandride.com/skier-killed-in-avalanche-on-mt-washington/

    Some minor corrections though:


    Does anyone here have the book -- I'm curious which...
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    Yep:...

    Yep:
    https://ell.stackexchange.com/questions/113102/what-is-the-meaning-of-you-can-always-tell-a-harvard-man/113106
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