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    My 12 year old skied great in the first race of...

    My 12 year old skied great in the first race of the season. 19th out of 71. ...
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    It is as you feared.

    It is as you feared.
  3. He would do anything for life, but he wouldn't do...

    He would do anything for life, but he wouldn't do that.
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    The good news is that if you just wait a bit,...

    The good news is that if you just wait a bit, they will be perfectly ripe.

    "My friend asked if I wanted a frozen banana. I said no, but I do want a regular banana later, so, yeah" - Mitch Hedberg
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    I'd love a wok, but we have an induction stove....

    I'd love a wok, but we have an induction stove. It seems to me you can't really take advantage of the benefits of a wok using induction. I just stir fry in a carbon steel pan.
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    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is where I learned the trick. ...

    J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is where I learned the trick.

    Here's a good article on it - https://www.seriouseats.com/hei-now-youre-a-wok-star-a-fiery-hack-for-stir-frying-at-home
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    Have you tried hitting the pan with a kitchen...

    Have you tried hitting the pan with a kitchen torch while you're stir frying? It adds a nice smoky flavor that you typically get with woks in commercial kitchens.
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    It could just be shitty calibration of the...

    It could just be shitty calibration of the electric power steering coupled with a soft suspension.

    My '07 Highlander is boring to drive but it tracks straight and is super easy to live with. But,...
  9. Well, it was -20C (-4 F) last night. It makes a...

    Well, it was -20C (-4 F) last night. It makes a massive difference on how quickly it starts to make heat.

    But yeah, it would still start just fine without being plugged in. But then I'd have...
  10. Not a plug in car. Just a TDI with a block...

    Not a plug in car. Just a TDI with a block heater.
  11. Yeah, I had done the longer extension cord over...

    Yeah, I had done the longer extension cord over the mirror trick last year, but my neighbour ran over it with a snow blower. I guess that is the better (and less condescending) way to go.

    That...
  12. Damnit, why didn't I see that. You're right. My...

    Damnit, why didn't I see that. You're right. My bad.
  13. God damnit. My wife drove off with the block...

    God damnit. My wife drove off with the block heater cord still attached. Despite asking me if it was plugged in just as she stepped out the door.

    This is the second time, the first she never...
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    I'd go Highlander over Rav4. Assuming it fits. ...

    I'd go Highlander over Rav4. Assuming it fits. The first gen's aren't very long, about the same as a current Rav. I have an '07 with 206k km and the things just keeps on going. Bought it used...
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    Weekly cleanings help too. I go to the manual...

    Weekly cleanings help too. I go to the manual wash bays because roof boxes and automated ones don't mix. The manual ones are good because you can spray the shit out of the underbody and wheel...
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    Lexus GS F-Sport? That would be worth looking...

    Lexus GS F-Sport? That would be worth looking into.

    Even the Infiniti Q50.

    Unless you have something against Japanese cars.
  17. The Fischer RC One GT 86 could fit the bill. ...

    The Fischer RC One GT 86 could fit the bill. Decently still, will carve, but should be more versatile than the Deacon's. Basically a poor man's Laser AX.

    I think a good two ski quiver for the...
  18. Yeah. I've had some shitty returns to Canada...

    Yeah. I've had some shitty returns to Canada coming north on 89.

    When I said "hello" and got a reply in French I knew I was in trouble.

    Dude went on and on asking for proof of when I crossed...
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    Oh yeah, Tremblant on the weekend is a shit slow.

    Oh yeah, Tremblant on the weekend is a shit slow.
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    Stay for the first couple of seasons. It...

    Stay for the first couple of seasons. It eventually jumps the shark.
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    If you're driving park on the north side. That...

    If you're driving park on the north side. That way you avoid the village/gondola cluster fuck. Easier to get to your car for lunch too.

    I too am kinda meh on Tremblant. A hill on a hill is the...
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    McDonald's used to cook their fries in beef...

    McDonald's used to cook their fries in beef tallow. Apparently quality dropped a ton once they switched to vegetable oil. There's Malcolm Gladwell Revisionist History episode about it.
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    I love that the airlines are completely fucking...

    I love that the airlines are completely fucking these people over.
  24. So you're saying you're literally sick of them.

    So you're saying you're literally sick of them.
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    I'd do my best to avoid Tremblant on a weekend.

    I'd do my best to avoid Tremblant on a
    weekend.
  26. Would you want to use G-Flex epoxy to help it...

    Would you want to use G-Flex epoxy to help it survive the vibrations?

    I bought a repaired Thule last year and it's held up great. No idea what he used but I don't think it was epoxy.
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    Because of this thread I tried holding my poles...

    Because of this thread I tried holding my poles about 5cm lower and I think I preferred it.
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    I wonder if body geometry plays a role too. ...

    I wonder if body geometry plays a role too.

    I'm 5'10 or so and use 50" poles. They are right about at the 90° method. They seem about perfect for me.

    But I'm all torso with a 30" inseam.
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    I turned Kenji's carnitas recipe into enchiladas...

    I turned Kenji's carnitas recipe into enchiladas the other day. Was great.

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    I made Philly cheese steak sandwiches at the ski...

    I made Philly cheese steak sandwiches at the ski hill parking lot for lunch. They were delicious.
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    Just went through this with my in laws. They...

    Just went through this with my in laws.

    They visited my sister and brother in law, BiL tests positive on the 24th. No isolation or anything. Then my SiL tests positive on the 26th. Still no...
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    For extra fat I just cut off some of the fat cap...

    For extra fat I just cut off some of the fat cap and rendered it in a pan.
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    Because the surface warms up to room temperature...

    Because the surface warms up to room temperature while the middle remains cold.

    I presume it's safe for a few hours are room temperature, so probably only a concern for longer warming times.
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    Pretty sure the sitting to warm method up is a...

    Pretty sure the sitting to warm method up is a myth. It doesn't really warm up that quickly. And by the time it does it's been sitting on the counter for a few hours.
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    Indeed. Though yours makes me think I need to add...

    Indeed. Though yours makes me think I need to add more pepper.

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    My cats breath smells like cat food.

    My cats breath smells like cat food.
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    I've done it before. It came out perfectly. I...

    I've done it before. It came out perfectly.

    I like that you let it rest then sear just before it goes to the table. It makes the timing a lot easier.
  38. Nice! That was my home hill growing up. We had...

    Nice! That was my home hill growing up. We had a ton of fun ripping around there as kids.
  39. I really need to do the LCAs on my 07 Highlander....

    I really need to do the LCAs on my 07 Highlander. I replaced them a few years ago with AC Delco parts from RockAuto and the bushings are totally fucked. In Canada so shipping them back isn't worth...
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    God damn that's a good looking rig. My dad had...

    God damn that's a good looking rig.

    My dad had two of the 3 door models with the triangle windows. Both in a stick. He drove all over northern Ontario and western Quebec in them. Loved them.
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    I think my favorite part is when the two of them...

    I think my favorite part is when the two of them just blow past the two guys on that face in Squamish. They were roped up and all serious and the two of them went by like it was a Sunday walk.
    ...
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    Trace of mint wafting in from the north, so we...

    Trace of mint wafting in from the north, so we don't fuck with the 401.
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    When you lift up the boots they shouldn't move,...

    When you lift up the boots they shouldn't move, if the pressure is correct
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    There is a thread on Pivots out there somewhere....

    There is a thread on Pivots out there somewhere. It has the answers you seek.

    Try putting his boot in a ski on the carpet. Pull up on the boot. If it moves in the bindings it's too loose. Tighten...
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    Interesting. I just scored a set of 148 Mantra...

    Interesting. I just scored a set of 148 Mantra Jr's for me 10 year old. Because of the previous mount he's at +5 or so. It looks to far forward to my eye but I was worried about going -5 with a...
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    FWIW, I wasn't aware there is a distinction...

    FWIW, I wasn't aware there is a distinction between the Spirit I and Spirit II.

    Good to know when I have to replace my grill in 20 years.
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    Both of these suggestions are on point. My Weber...

    Both of these suggestions are on point. My Weber Gensis is coming up on 40 years old and was a hand me down from my father in-law since he was upgrading to a newer Weber.

    I replaced the...
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    Do a quick scan of your local classifieds. You...

    Do a quick scan of your local classifieds. You can often find Weber's that are a few years old but perfectly functional.

    Just make sure they are the Genesis line and not the Spirit line.
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    Now we're getting somewhere.

    Now we're getting somewhere.
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    This. But I'd go wood fired sauna instead.

    This. But I'd go wood fired sauna instead.
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