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    Download the "Companion" app for Zwift if you...

    Download the "Companion" app for Zwift if you don't already have it. I use Apple TV as well and it works good. But, the app allows easy access to the Power-up (or whatever they are called) and easy...
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    I bailed today. Lost about 25% overall, 40% in my...

    I bailed today. Lost about 25% overall, 40% in my bank stock, the 45% of my portfolio moved to bonds last fall saved me even more heartburn. Moved a sizeable amount to cash (45%), left the 45% in...
  3. Your in Bozeman, right? Thinking outside of...

    Your in Bozeman, right?

    Thinking outside of the box.... Do the college students have to sign 12 month leases? If so, you should be able to find one to sub-lease from. They should be happy to get...
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    If I remember correctly, different sized housing...

    If I remember correctly, different sized housing and cable diameter for road and mtb. I made that mistake many years back. Not sure if it still applies to the current stuff.

    Maybe it was brake VS...
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    5 laps of the jungle was harder than I expected....

    5 laps of the jungle was harder than I expected.

    Difference between tour and races, nothing really. Anytime you get a group starting together, people will treat it as a race.

    Tour of Watopia is...
  6. When the govt money was paid out after 9/11,...

    When the govt money was paid out after 9/11, didn't we get taxed on it during the following tax season? I think so.

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    I tried that and had to size down and back up. I...

    I tried that and had to size down and back up. I was getting dizzy when coming down the Epic Kom climb. The corners come at you fast.

    Great for racing though.

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    Snowbowl just announced they are closing on...

    Snowbowl just announced they are closing on Facebook.

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    Just saw this posted around 6pm, Wednesday...

    Just saw this posted around 6pm, Wednesday https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200319/9b2ce5a8ff38f9a2e7e4be1d6a629b9e.jpg

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  10. Thank you

    Thank you
  11. Link to the heli operator? Would love to pull...

    Link to the heli operator? Would love to pull that off someday and finally getting close enough to do it.

    Thanks
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    Ha! I'm now to old to remember the age for...

    Ha! I'm now to old to remember the age for drivers ed in the late 70s. Montana, being an Ag state, allowed young kids to drive. Crazy young if you were rural.

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    Snow stuck this morning like a heavy frost. First...

    Snow stuck this morning like a heavy frost. First onto at dawn, second at around 10am.

    A bluebird day...
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    Big Sky just cancelled. 1hr prior to the round 2...

    Big Sky just cancelled. 1hr prior to the round 2 games starting today. 1 round already played in Boise, all teams already there and mingling. Eastern Washington will get the bid as the regular...
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    I have the beargrease and really like it as it...

    I have the beargrease and really like it as it performs similar to a regular mtb (fastish feeling, nice turn response). However, I'm also quickly seeing the limitations that it really is only a...
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    I'm 14 or 15 and in drivers ed in Montana. I'm...

    I'm 14 or 15 and in drivers ed in Montana. I'm driving and the shop teacher/instructor has me stop for gas. We wait in the car as he starts the pump, then goes into pay. He comes back with an...
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    Daughters college (Purdue) and others in the Big...

    Daughters college (Purdue) and others in the Big 10 are going to online classes after spring break. She said that most students are still going through with spring break plans, and thus the colleges...
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    I was a past President for the MTB club in Des...

    I was a past President for the MTB club in Des Moines, Iowa. #1 reason for membership was to show activity and workforce to obtain access to public land for new trails. By showing engaged citizens...
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    Exact same for me - figure that when the term...

    Exact same for me - figure that when the term ends, the rates will be even lower (due to politics or a larger market crash).

    Approx 30days total from application to close - so get on it now if...
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    Wife's car starts with a fob that she keeps in...

    Wife's car starts with a fob that she keeps in her purse. I'm driving and drop her at the grocery store, I continue onto the car wash. No beeping about the fob being away from the car. I'm at the...
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    Is Gelande weekend still a big event? Late 80s...

    Is Gelande weekend still a big event? Late 80s and early 90s were huge. Saturday night was a blast with a betting Calcutta on the pros for Sunday. I was usually nicely hungover for the Sunday jumps....
  22. Thread: OCD

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    They did get that correct. All light and plugin...

    They did get that correct. All light and plugin plates have vertically aligned plate screws
  23. Thread: OCD

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    All light switches must be in the down/off...

    All light switches must be in the down/off position as I head to bed.

    Recently moved into a new place and had to change 4 switches that the electrician didn't have set to be down/off (is that...
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    Fred - sounds like you hit the good food spots. I...

    Fred - sounds like you hit the good food spots. I agree that Mooses has the best thin crust. Just don't take any home, it sucks the next day.

    Snowbowl - the website is still down for me. A...
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    The "normal" middle fork float is from Moccasin...

    The "normal" middle fork float is from Moccasin Creek to Apgar. It will have a bunch of tourist boats on it, but still a great float. The North Fork is also good fishing, and getting more popular. ...
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    They would only rent for the frontside and...

    They would only rent for the frontside and groomers only. Didn't want the gear to hit any rocks on the backside. Said they would let him take them, but any damage would quickly hit $100, $200 or...
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    Late report from Weds at Discovery. Drove over...

    Late report from Weds at Discovery. Drove over from Big Sky and rolled into the Disco lodge near 11am, bummer that they wouldn't rent skis to 1 of our party and allow them on the backside. 3 of the...
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    Arm rotation has to be forward motion to work. ...

    Arm rotation has to be forward motion to work.

    Little known, but if you are catching too much air, just exhale forcefully to reduce the flight by a few feet.

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    To add: 2 of 3 rides with people outside of our...

    To add: 2 of 3 rides with people outside of our group were Ikoners. Both apologized.

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    The rest of the week should be excellent as we...

    The rest of the week should be excellent as we are forced to depart and head back towards Snowbowl.

    Cold skiing on Monday and Tuesday, I'm not used to that. Will need to buy extra gear for when...
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    Dildo toe spring put'r in'r Sent from my...

    Dildo toe spring put'r in'r

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    Damn, I hope that forecast is correct. Arriving...

    Damn, I hope that forecast is correct. Arriving Sunday night with the annual crew. First time there in about 20yrs.

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  33. Thread: Props to...

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    Sticky: Props to dgilligan02. Worked with me on my...

    Props to dgilligan02. Worked with me on my questions to see if the blue pants would fit my moderately fat ass. As expected, they are close enough. Pants in great shape, fantastic deal!
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    Missoula this morning. New phone, pleased with...

    Missoula this morning. New phone, pleased with the camera soo far. Samsung Note10https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200130/fe15f973bf5fc70b26104c42aba48557.jpg

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    Thanks for the Disco update - I was there on the...

    Thanks for the Disco update - I was there on the 19th. Backside snow was good for the top 1/3, middle 1/3 was sparse and sporty avoiding the mini-trees, bottom 1/3 was typical outrun skiing.

    Open...
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    I've only asked Disco once, so not familiar with...

    I've only asked Disco once, so not familiar with the runs. Is the backside shaping up yet? Have a crew coming in next week. Starting at Big Sky, would like to hit Disco as we return to hit the Bowl...
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    Gravel bikes when compared to true cross bikes. ...

    Gravel bikes when compared to true cross bikes. Gravel has longer chain stays, lower bottom bracket and slightly slacker. Makes for a more comfortable and less twitchy ride.

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  38. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    This was an interesting video (embedded in the...

    This was an interesting video (embedded in the link). Not sure if the info is correct, but seems plausible.

    https://snowbrains.com/boomers-blame-for-declining-ski-industry/
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    I'll take the pants. New pm sent for payment...

    I'll take the pants. New pm sent for payment arrangements


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    Pm coming about the pants Sent from my SM-T580...

    Pm coming about the pants

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    Does that airstrip still exist in the valley near...

    Does that airstrip still exist in the valley near the Skookum Flats trailhead? I can't imagine it is used in the winter.

    4wd and carpool proceeds to the loss near the lifts. 2wd and solo, park on...
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    The new chair skied well today. True blues in my...

    The new chair skied well today. True blues in my opinion. Lots of leftovers on the edges, a good spot to test my aching knees.

    Upper Grizzly skied really nice, I would have tried the trees, but...
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    What is the difference between "fire taping" a...

    What is the difference between "fire taping" a drywall project and finished enough to paint? I cheaped out on the garage of my house and they fire taped it, so it looks done to me. But, if I throw...
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    Thanks Bunion - yes, here to ski, but one of the...

    Thanks Bunion - yes, here to ski, but one of the divorced guys thinks he is 25 again. So we humor him with a bar trip or two. :)

    Will post up again as we arrive and maybe meet up with some of you...
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    Guys are booking a condo on the Moonlight Basin...

    Guys are booking a condo on the Moonlight Basin side - I think on Saddle Ridge. Obviously will have to drive to any nightlife, but what do we need to know about apres beers that usually last longer...
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    Thanks Bunion - didn't think so. Two day...

    Thanks Bunion - didn't think so.

    Two day advance purchase for $250 - then we will likely head to Bridger for a day. Can't believe I'll say it, but 2 for $250 doesn't seem as bad as expected.
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    FYI - Whitefish tickets at the Missoula Costco -...

    FYI - Whitefish tickets at the Missoula Costco - 2 days for $125. Didn't read the fine print to see if that is consecutive days or could be used individually.
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    5 headed that way 1st week of Feb. Does the Big...

    5 headed that way 1st week of Feb. Does the Big (or Bridger) sell advance tickets at the local Costco? I surprisingly saw Whitefish tickets in the Missoula Costco today.

    Guessing the answer is...
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    Snowbowl: [this spot blank on purpose] (still...

    Snowbowl: [this spot blank on purpose] (still waiting on communication of what they plan to communicate)
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    True :) Good reason for me to spread the love...

    True :)

    Good reason for me to spread the love around and ski the various offerings within a few hours drive.

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