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    The tri fold mattresses are a nice plug n play...

    The tri fold mattresses are a nice plug n play option IMO if they fit your vehicle:

    https://www.amazon.com/Milliard-Folding-Mattress-Ultra-Washable/dp/B00W67PAPK

    Otherwise you can buy anything...
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    Scarpa F1: I used these for 2+ spring seasons...

    Scarpa F1: I used these for 2+ spring seasons primarily on bigger mountaineering objectives. The boot walks amazing, skis well, and is plenty stiff (I'm 160lb). The forward lean is severe. I have...
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    Yeah I actually watched the YouTube vid first,...

    Yeah I actually watched the YouTube vid first, and subsequently binged all Barkley Marathons content I could find. Totally fascinating, mostly because "Laz" is such a great character.
  4. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    Vikings fan, and not a Cousins apologist by any...

    Vikings fan, and not a Cousins apologist by any means, but the dude seems to be a lightning rod for criticism regardless of circumstance. Fans like to pin all credit and blame on QBs, because fans...
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    Goddamn BC is so rad for MTB. No better place to...

    Goddamn BC is so rad for MTB. No better place to cash in the fun tickets.

    Many good recs given for Squamish area so far. Generally I think Alice Lakes has more of the uniquely Squamish tech...
  6. Thread: Trucks.

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    An opinion that you almost certainly don't want...

    An opinion that you almost certainly don't want to hear: none of your stated requirements scream "needs a truck." Plenty of other options out there that will be much better for the stuff you'll be...
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    Just dropping in because I'd never heard of the...

    Just dropping in because I'd never heard of the Barkley Marathons until this weekend. Holy shit.
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    What a Normie! Like anything, the jaded will...

    What a Normie! Like anything, the jaded will throw shade.

    I'm definitely guilty of droning on about how much fun I think surfing is. I suck at it, just started, but I love it. If the...
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    Needs moar mudflapz, duallys, and a bear mural. ...

    Needs moar mudflapz, duallys, and a bear mural. Like so:

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/calgary/1965-chevy-off-road-camper-van/1456032923?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
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    Yes. According to Expo 1" added to either side...

    Yes. According to Expo 1" added to either side of the exterior, netting 4" of additional interior width (somehow). More here:
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    Why is this an issue? They claim to have based...

    Why is this an issue? They claim to have based the flex pattern and rocker profile off of the pair of skis that the designer of the skis has deemed to be the best version. The age of this "test...
  12. Roger that. Thanks for the info!

    Roger that. Thanks for the info!
  13. Micol, have the "Don't ever wash" instructions...

    Micol, have the "Don't ever wash" instructions always been in place for the jackets? I don't remember seeing it before, and I've been hearing a lot of the opposite opinion lately (ie lots of talk...
  14. Thanks for the info. With any luck maybe I'll be...

    Thanks for the info. With any luck maybe I'll be able to take you up on that inspection some day. For now, I can't in good conscience own one of these without being able to house it in a garage.
    ...
  15. Really? Man that's music to my ears. Dream rig...

    Really? Man that's music to my ears. Dream rig is and always has been a 85+ manual 60, in desert beige. Basically this:
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  16. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Pretty damn good I thought!

    Pretty damn good I thought!
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    Trains were pretty easy in Italy when I took my...

    Trains were pretty easy in Italy when I took my MTB to Val Gardena last November. Most will have a car specifically for carrying bikes, and you'll need to purchase an additional (very cheap) ticket...
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    Cyclepath in Portland built me a nice wheel when...

    Cyclepath in Portland built me a nice wheel when I was passing through, and I recall seeing every one of the brands you mention. Not sure if they demo, but might be worth a call.
  19. Thread: The New Corvette

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    Hopefully it has many "never before" features: ...

    Hopefully it has many "never before" features:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP7ijUkgc-4
  20. I've dabbled in Spanish for a few years, but am...

    I've dabbled in Spanish for a few years, but am taking it more seriously now. 2wks in Chile, 1 month in Mexico in the past few years both advanced understanding and provided an impetus to learn...
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    x2 for Expel. I did my whole bike with it. Use...

    x2 for Expel. I did my whole bike with it. Use the "shop by the foot" option to get a couple rolls in different widths. I used a cheap Salsa downtube protecter for the area by the bottom bracket. ...
  22. Dude has a steady lady and she loves the *truck!

    Dude has a steady lady and she loves the *truck!
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    Damn. Those look incredible.

    Damn. Those look incredible.
  24. Very interested in hearing how these things ride,...

    Very interested in hearing how these things ride, and how much conversion kits really transform the bikes. Couldn't get past the aesthetics of the old aluminum GG bikes (and I still think the name...
  25. 6'5" homie of mine just picked up an AWD Sienna...

    6'5" homie of mine just picked up an AWD Sienna for this purpose. Mint condition, fully loaded, every option (including adaptive cruise control from 2006!), <100K mi all for <$9K. It's beige and...
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    Replaced a pinched/cut DHRII with the same tire...

    Replaced a pinched/cut DHRII with the same tire in the new EXO+ casing. EXO+ lasted <2 turns into the first downhill on the maiden voyage. Same treadblock cut/bead pinch combo. FML.

    155lbs...
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    Interesting to see the different...

    Interesting to see the different rationalizations. I'm not trying to harsh the stoke for #riglife, more interested in what people think it's worth. $10K? $40K? $60K+?

    I do think skiing is the...
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    #vanlife me is generally stoked on the rent, but...

    #vanlife me is generally stoked on the rent, but holy shit did I underestimate the price of having a mobile ski chalet/I70 management device. The shit we get ourselves into for this stupid sport...
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    Anybody else keep track of their cost/night for...

    Anybody else keep track of their cost/night for their rig? It's inherently imperfect math, given that some portion of the vehicle price would be recouped if you sold it, but I still think it's an...
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    A few days from the end of my Baja trip and I...

    A few days from the end of my Baja trip and I feel like I've progressed a decent amount. It's hard to remember previous ability levels (part of the reason I keep writing in this thread) but all of...
  31. Thread: Yankee Boy

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    Was closed as late as May 6, but some friends...

    Was closed as late as May 6, but some friends skied the Snake a few days ago and claimed they "walked a lot less" than us, so I'd presume open now.
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    I think CG is an elite athlete who has earned...

    I think CG is an elite athlete who has earned every bit of her success and then some. No doubt she has dealt with some awful bullshit and roadblocks that male athletes and other female athletes have...
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    Yep crossing the lake was no problem. No open...

    Yep crossing the lake was no problem. No open water or thin spots.
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    Just wrapped up 11 consecutive days of touring...

    Just wrapped up 11 consecutive days of touring near Mammoth and Bishop. What a place! A lifetime of rad skiing options and easy living/camping in the desert. Long haul coming from CO, but worthy of a...
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    As of today, snow starts ~0.5mi from hwy. Once...

    As of today, snow starts ~0.5mi from hwy. Once you wrap around to the south facing section of road there are 4+ 100yd snowless patches and a few 20yd snowless patches. Probably still best...
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    Happened to a buddy of mine while sleeping off a...

    Happened to a buddy of mine while sleeping off a night of drinking in the back of his Tacoma, downtown Portland I think. Woke up staring at the perp who'd poked his head through the cab slider. Quick...
  37. Have F1s posted in GS. Common opinion is that...

    Have F1s posted in GS. Common opinion is that they ski as well as mango maestrale (I owned mangos for 3 seasons, F1s for 2 and forward lean aside, I would agree). Holler if interested.
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    I owned an F1 for two seasons and decided to swap...

    I owned an F1 for two seasons and decided to swap out for ZeroG Tour Scouts earlier this month. I had some great days in the F1s but was never able to feel totally dialed in them. A/B with the...
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    Thanks Ottime - that's super helpful info. I've...

    Thanks Ottime - that's super helpful info. I've been following your experience with the Evolved boards a bit and it sounds like they're pretty solid.

    Interesting insight on fiberglass vs foam. ...
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    For Gore-curious individuals, the entrance/exit...

    For Gore-curious individuals, the entrance/exit slogs are the easiest they've ever been IMO.
  41. Thread: The Fifty One?

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    Managed to have a good outing on HC this week,...

    Managed to have a good outing on HC this week, and thought it was a stellar line, but prime conditions likely played into that. Hard to say if I'd feel the same under typical conditions. Care to...
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    Having done neither but researched this and the...

    Having done neither but researched this and the HR, my understanding is the Urner route has more dh skiing. It's often advertised as the HR for people who want to ski more than traverse.
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    Nice! Like many others, I've had this one in the...

    Nice! Like many others, I've had this one in the back of my mind for a bit. Thanks for documenting - good motivation to get out there and do it.
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    FS: Scarpa F1 Sz 26.5/27

    I've used these for longer spring touring missions (#skimo :wink:) for the past 2 seasons. Plenty of good days, but more than a few off days have convinced me that I can't get used to the forward...
  45. I don't #Enduro, but I frequently ride with...

    I don't #Enduro, but I frequently ride with former DH pros who now race #Enduro (yep, it's full of middle-aged has-been DHers). I'm confident that the individuals racing that discipline at a high...
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    Smith Vantage with pads removed works for me

    Smith Vantage with pads removed works for me
  47. Also, FTR edge loop is not worth your time.

    Also, FTR edge loop is not worth your time.
  48. Bend. Town trails are a flat sandy XC- fest with...

    Bend. Town trails are a flat sandy XC- fest with occasional sections of flat volcanic choss. Best trail I rode was 1.5hrs out of town, so not really in Bend.

    To a much lesser degree, Moab. WE is...
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    Bump. Planning to spend the month of May or...

    Bump.

    Planning to spend the month of May or parts of May/June in Baja surfing. This will likely be one of my last "hurrahs" before going back to the working world so I'd like to make it count. ...
  50. That stretch of road was really slick at low...

    That stretch of road was really slick at low speed. Watched 4 pickups creep up at 45def angles, outback in front of me was having a hard time. Passed em. Good day for AWD + snows.

    3 locals...
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