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    Finally got around to riding Cochranís this...

    Finally got around to riding Cochranís this morning. Holy shit, what a great trail network. Crazy vert too; I managed nearly 2400 ft. in 9 miles. Iíll be back here very soon.

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    Doing some promotion here for my co-worker who...

    Doing some promotion here for my co-worker who organizes this gravel ride every year. Proceeds go to the Cabot, VT youth mentoring program. I did the 100 km last year and it was amazing. Stellar...
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    I think reliable and effective hydro disc brakes...

    I think reliable and effective hydro disc brakes might rival dropper posts for most significant tech in the last 20 years. Hayes brakes of the early 2000s blew my mind after using v-brakes and...
  4. I'm in the same boat with my '16 Hightower. The...

    I'm in the same boat with my '16 Hightower. The new 140 mm Hightower and 120 mm Tallboy are due out 7/2. Its worth waiting for either of those bikes to see how they've changed the reach, STA, HTA,...
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    .......and I thought I was the only one who...

    .......and I thought I was the only one who despises large group rides. Keep groups to 5 or less or else you're clogging up the trail and fucking it up for everyone you encounter.
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    Kinda unrelated, but I ran into a guy over the...

    Kinda unrelated, but I ran into a guy over the weekend who had a 6 speed stick swapped into a twin turbo V8 RS6 sedan. Dude was prob in his 60s and said he did the swap himself in his garage. He...
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    Adding a bunch of hops for preservation that...

    Adding a bunch of hops for preservation that indirectly resulted in delicious hoppy ales is ideal compared to flat, warm, bitter English beer. Beer in England is terrible and its ironic they created...
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    Looks like they make a new "Boost" version of...

    Looks like they make a new "Boost" version of that bike, maybe ask for a whole new rear end if it fits?

    I would be a pain in the ass push them on that shotty recommendation for a fix. A 2 year...
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    I was planning on the Raid Lamoille but then I...

    I was planning on the Raid Lamoille but then I saw on the website they "require" riders average 14 mph but its not a race (?). I'm still interested in doing it but will be that guy in baggies...
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    I saw a guy compound fractured his ankle/leg from...

    I saw a guy compound fractured his ankle/leg from these. He took a slow speed fall, his leg went one way and those Power Staps kept his foot on the pedal. Holy fuck, that was gruesome.
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    I heard the same from a guy I ride with who's a...

    I heard the same from a guy I ride with who's a buyer for a shop. Spec will require a significant portion of every thing in shop carries their name which basically chokes other brands out from the...
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    I was just looking at that and I was also shocked...

    I was just looking at that and I was also shocked at the price. Its also only 26 pounds and does not look like it has a motor. E mountain bikes will be in this territory soon.
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    I sold a 303 RDH to a guy simply because it was...

    I sold a 303 RDH to a guy simply because it was Yeti and he had 2 others. He showed up and said it was the only Yeti DH bike for sale in the area and he needed it to "match" his 2 other bikes. He...
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    Getting any mountain bike gear in white is just...

    Getting any mountain bike gear in white is just dumb.
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    My co-worker has started this diet of...

    My co-worker has started this diet of intermittent fasting and talks about it quite a bit. He used to say (like a normal person) "Time for lunch!" Now he says "Time to break my fast!"
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    Shimano shoes have been my go to a few years now....

    Shimano shoes have been my go to a few years now. I use the AM9s for gravity or shuttle rides and XC5s for XC and gravel. The fit is great but and they're crazy light but durability is a bit...
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    Fuck, it poured here last night. Not the best...

    Fuck, it poured here last night. Not the best timing considering I got a crew coming up ride this weekend. Come on sun!!!!!!!!
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    Throw a DSG in that Allroad and Iíd be sold. ...

    Throw a DSG in that Allroad and Iíd be sold.


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    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27746256/audi-a...

    https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a27746256/audi-a6-allroad-wagon-photos-info/

    The new Allroad might be coming back to the US. Could wagons be making a comeback?
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    Tell us more, oh wise one.

    Tell us more, oh wise one.
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    Trailforks will indicate what trails are open,...

    Trailforks will indicate what trails are open, closed or on "caution." They usually will rope off closed trails but not always.

    Adam's Camp and Trapp are right next door and you can put...
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    Cady has been mostly open since early May, except...

    Cady has been mostly open since early May, except for Florence. I rode it 10 or so days ago and it rode great except for a few soft spots. Forecast looks spotty between now and Friday but as long...
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    I wonder this too. I ride 3-4 days a week and I...

    I wonder this too. I ride 3-4 days a week and I think I've gotten 2 flat tires in the last 3 seasons. I credit not running low tire pressure. At 185 lbs. I'm quite happy with 28-30 psi in my tires.
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    I wonder this too. I ride 3-4 days a week and I...

    I wonder this too. I ride 3-4 days a week and I think I've gotten 2 flat tires in the last 3 seasons. I credit not running low tire pressure. At 185 lbs. I'm quite happy with 28-30 psi in my tires.
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    Love my Scag Freedom Z. Only complaint is itís...

    Love my Scag Freedom Z. Only complaint is itís hard to crush PBR pounders when you have to steer with two hands.


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    Didnít head that way bc I didnít want to risk it...

    Didnít head that way bc I didnít want to risk it not being open and then having climb up.

    Mad River Riders posted last week on IG they were looking to finish it soon so Iím sure theyíll post...
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    Certainly not crowded were Waitsfield trails this morning. Old school, kick in the nuts techy ups and downs. Love these trails.284460
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    Gravel/Bikepack nerds enter...

    Iím fascinated by the hype and the idea of a 200 mile day/night on gravel roads.

    I did some reading on it last night it sounds like it evolved from a cool race in an unassuming locale to a...
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    Nice! My folks live in Jamaica and I've done...

    Nice! My folks live in Jamaica and I've done that ride up the dam a few times. A while ago, I got crazy lost trying to find more singletrack long the river once you get up over the dam. I...
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    Any of you sickos doing or know if anyone doing...

    Any of you sickos doing or know if anyone doing the Dirty Kanza? All of a sudden Iím seeing locals posting how theyíre on the way there now.

    2700 people entered. Seems like a bucket list suffer...
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    I figured you guys got hammered with rain like we did on Sunday.

    I wouldnít mind getting down to Yarmouth on Saturday but I gotta clear it with the boss/Mrs. Iíll let you know if I can swing it....
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    Heading to the Augusta, ME this weekend to visit...

    Heading to the Augusta, ME this weekend to visit some family - anyone have any info on what's dry and open around there? I usually ride Bond Brook and will maybe schlep to CV trails if they're open....
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    Absolutely fucking not. Sandals only has my...

    Absolutely fucking not. Sandals only has my wife's e-mail and I bet future MIL was stupid enough to give them her phone #.
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    There will be empty slots considering bat shit...

    There will be empty slots considering bat shit crazy's daughter just got out of jail for violating a restraining order and can't leave the country. Wait....maybe this should have gotten its own...
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    A couple of months ago my father in law mentions...

    A couple of months ago my father in law mentions to my wife that he and his bat-shit crazy girlfriend are thinking about getting married.......in Jamaica. My wife tells him that would be hard for us...
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    Nice choice, NEK. Hardtails are awesome for so...

    Nice choice, NEK. Hardtails are awesome for so many reasons, especially for Kingdom Trails. I'm up there riding a few times a month so drop me a message if you wanna ride.
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    Yep. I'll never understand why they don't make...

    Yep. I'll never understand why they don't make Growler/Tapline one continuous "blue" trail. My only guess is the tourist clientele that stays at Trapp would consider Tapline to be very challenging.
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    Great dawn patrol pedal around Adams Camp and...

    Great dawn patrol pedal around Adams Camp and Trapp this morning. Upper trails were a bit greasy but lower trails are rolling nice.

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    Between this and the Golf R wagon, my jealousy of...

    Between this and the Golf R wagon, my jealousy of Euro long-roofs is now just blind rage.
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    Driving my VW GTI is like having a hot girlfriend...

    Driving my VW GTI is like having a hot girlfriend who fucking hates you but you won't dump for some illogical reason.
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    Will the Exo be a lighter, trail tire or still DH...

    Will the Exo be a lighter, trail tire or still DH weight?
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    19 NE - It's all up from here

    One of my pet peeves has always been huge groups monopolizing the right of way regardless of going up or down. I know KT asks to keep groups to six or less but I see huge groups there often that all...
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    Sansa and Arya will be the only 2 left standing...

    Sansa and Arya will be the only 2 left standing at the end when it comes to the throne.

    Part of me says Jon Snow will kill Dany for fucking torching King's Landing. It goes back to his honor code...
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    I just did the exact same for my wife over the...

    I just did the exact same for my wife over the weekend - she picked up a mid-level 29er Scott scale hardtail for around $1k. Real nice parts for the $ - NX Eagle, Shimano hdyros, RS air fork, Maxxis...
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    No shit? Man, I hope you're right. A new...

    No shit? Man, I hope you're right. A new battery is an ideal simple repair. Thanks, man.
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    Car is running perfectly one day then 5 different...

    Car is running perfectly one day then 5 different warning lights pop up when I started it yesterday Airbag, ABS, TPMS and traction control all managed to fail at the same time. The price I pay for...
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    Iím liking the specs and price point on the GRX...

    Iím liking the specs and price point on the GRX cranks and wheelset. I just hope Shimano isnít still making shit hubs (?)


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    Good looking ride, Buttah! Go get it dirty! ...

    Good looking ride, Buttah! Go get it dirty!


    Well that was an killer VT bike weekend.

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    A couple buddies and I did the W.A.T.A. Gravel Grinder on Saturday, then the Lawson's Crank de...
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    FS: NIB Shimano XC5 Shoes, size 44

    Brand new, never even tried on Shimano XC5s. Great for XC, gravel or anything really. Wide-ish last, comes with extra grey laces, light and simple shoe. $125 shipped.

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    My uncle runs a Merc dealer in CT and had a...

    My uncle runs a Merc dealer in CT and had a customer order a "Designo" custom E350 wagon with a sticker of $110,00. Full AMG body kit, AMG wheels, exhaust, suede headliner, all that non-sense. The...
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