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    Good points, KS. Actually, I gapped the fact...

    Good points, KS. Actually, I gapped the fact that the empires were full rocker. Just checked out their reverse camber profile...given that the widest point of front sidecut is projected quite far...
  4. IMO, Gary shouda won. Reasons: 1. Though...

    IMO, Gary shouda won.

    Reasons:

    1. Though not a green card carrier, Gary is a true citizen of the globe. IIRC, through his various forays into foreign lands over the past decades, 0.0000001...
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    Oh, thought you were being sarcastic in the last...

    Oh, thought you were being sarcastic in the last comment. Not ashcroft, it was the o.g. P.G. sandblast slope. I'm guessing years of folks hiking it kinda kicked a lot of the bigger rocks down and...
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    No, it was actually Aschcroft, but didn't wanna...

    No, it was actually Aschcroft, but didn't wanna blow out the zone. Red herrings. Obfuscation.
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    Skiin' the sand's been a game changer Gary! No...

    Skiin' the sand's been a game changer Gary! No more heat induced summer skiing thermonuclear meltdown sufferfests at Wesach to ski suncups or blue ice; savor the sand, grate the gravel!

    One more:...
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    re: o.g. carbon empire: If you drive the tips,...

    re: o.g. carbon empire:

    If you drive the tips, how's the float in bottomless and upside down conditions? Took a pair for a ski touring day a few years back and dropped a few steep chutes...
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    Emergency campfires Had an unplanned...

    Emergency campfires

    Had an unplanned overnighter a few Mays ago after truck wouldn't start after a late afternoon ski tour. Was parked at the top of a logging road just below treeline. Truck...
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    Bailed on summer snow skiing 'cause the sand...

    Bailed on summer snow skiing 'cause the sand patches are prime these days. An homage to the gone but not forgotten Prince George Sandblast summer sand ski race in Prince George, B.C. River cutbanks...
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    Prit near met the maker last night...ride the...

    Prit near met the maker last night...ride the lightning.

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  14. Thread: UFC

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    Beautiful clean punch. Luke appears to be...

    Beautiful clean punch. Luke appears to be knockdown/out prone at any weight. That leg kick earlier on barely grazed him.
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    Tight little 100 vert foot car lap sand/gravel...

    Tight little 100 vert foot car lap sand/gravel pitch just west of Endako off of Savory Road, followed by some great grass ski Rollka turns on the highway interchange in Quesnel. Non snow summer...
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    Found a world class highwayside drive through...

    Found a world class highwayside drive through patch of naturally compacted sand/gravel. Perfectly groomed by the hand of ma nature, eezee slarves.

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    My cats helped in throwing darts at a board. ...

    My cats helped in throwing darts at a board.

    Jones
    Nunes
    Askren
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    Markos (Go Canada!) but prolly be Gadelha with hand raised in decision victory
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    How about a redux for the ski touring folk? ...

    How about a redux for the ski touring folk?

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  19. Fascinating podcast. Coupla questions: 1. ...

    Fascinating podcast.

    Coupla questions:

    1. Regarding the different plastics; I have no formal training in boot fitting. Employing tips gleaned from internet research and from generous...
  20. Poll: Bypass the dung heap and send the old Alpine...

    Bypass the dung heap and send the old Alpine Trekkers to my sand pile. My old A.T.'s are starting to show some wear with the sand and gravel uphilling i'm doing with 'em.

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    Recumbenting en route to some Rollska turns...who...

    Recumbenting en route to some Rollska turns...who knew that dynafit mercury ski touring boots are kick ass cycling shoes. The cuff rom is just right and the tread knobbies stick nicely in the pedal...
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    Anyone else Rollka-ing these days? Just scored a...

    Anyone else Rollka-ing these days? Just scored a pair that were in storage for 30 years from a buddy. Survived my first trial run down the 3 vertical feet of a 15 foot long, 5 percent pitch in the...
  23. Podcast downloaded and will be listening during...

    Podcast downloaded and will be listening during my day's session of gravel and grass skiing. Can't wait! :)

    Until later....Any guesses how much a one off, custom, light weight carbon fiber...
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    Hey, I wouldn't necessarily throw out the baby...

    Hey, I wouldn't necessarily throw out the baby with the bathwater just yet. Thought about it a bit more...maybe an effective mod would be redrill holes over a few mm's, then fill existing holes with...
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    Yup. Construction has begun on the flowiest...

    Yup. Construction has begun on the flowiest gravel mogul zipperline north of Nevada.
  26. Poll: My kingdom for a lightweight, universal tech...

    My kingdom for a lightweight, universal tech binding mounting plate system that is quick on/quick off with no requirement of tools and introduces no slop to the system. I've tried a custom mount...
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    I get out of tech talk from time to time. ...

    I get out of tech talk from time to time. Equipment tested in nature's padded room...or if it's a particularly burly rock studded line; beyond thunderdome.

    Gravel skiing, FTW.

    fwiw: If...
  28. Sure, but where's the fun in that? :biggrin:

    Sure, but where's the fun in that? :biggrin:
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    Answered another thread with this but thought i'd...

    Answered another thread with this but thought i'd post just for posting's sake.


    Coupla basic conceptual ideas came to mind. No clue if they'd really work in the real world.

    1. An easily re/re...
  30. I put some thought into it. Coupla basic...

    I put some thought into it.

    Coupla basic conceptual ideas came to mind. No clue if they'd really work in the real world.

    1. An easily re/re external rigid rod that spans from a mounting point...
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    Sorry for the delay. Did a re/re of the yellow...

    Sorry for the delay.

    Did a re/re of the yellow tlt 5, 6 or 7 buckle I have kickin' around.

    When not under tension, the buckle knob slid into the hole but once normal buckling action was...
  32. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Cool; will try them both!

    Cool; will try them both!
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    Damn...tough go. Condolences.

    Damn...tough go. Condolences.
  34. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Hilo's a bit of a weirdo but he has a reasonable...

    Hilo's a bit of a weirdo but he has a reasonable excuse. When we went to find a cat to adopt, he was the obvious runt of the litter. A bit emaciated and could see that he struggled to get food...
  35. Thread: Hike Naked!

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    Skied some gravel today. In honor of this...

    Skied some gravel today. In honor of this thread, was tempted to send it au natural...the fear of catastrophic failure quashed that thought. There are levels to the gravel skiing game...
  36. Gravel skiing back on the menu. Figured out an...

    Gravel skiing back on the menu. Figured out an optimum ski + shovel drag system for the boot packs ascents. Can't wait to try it on snow...could be another game changer. :biggrin:

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    Gravel skiing back on the menu. Figured out an...

    Gravel skiing back on the menu. Figured out an optimum ski + shovel drag system for the boot packs ascents. Can't wait to try it on snow...could be another game changer. :biggrin:

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    Breakfast for the cats this morning. King Kona...

    Breakfast for the cats this morning. King Kona likes his mice...feasted on in nature. Hilo likes his chopped/minced avocado...consumed in a civilized fashion from Grandma's fine china.

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    Used conveyor belt rubber, so many uses. Use it...

    Used conveyor belt rubber, so many uses. Use it for forward flex damping material in the vulcan progressive forward flex mod too.
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    Buddy of my that worked in the old Skeena Sell U...

    Buddy of my that worked in the old Skeena Sell U Lose pulp mill in rupert (R.I.P.) scored a bunch of old thick conveyor belt rubber to use as soundproofing material between his upper floor living...
  41. Thanks for the intel, guys. Looking forward to...

    Thanks for the intel, guys. Looking forward to giving the boot a good fit test in the fall. Have some dramatic butchering mods to experiment with on my Vulcans so we'll see if they survive or need...
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    Went for a forest walk. Spotted three toads on a...

    Went for a forest walk. Spotted three toads on a log, sunbathing. They looked pretty happy.

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  43. Have skinny calves/low volume lower legs/ankles. ...

    Have skinny calves/low volume lower legs/ankles. Considering the Hawx for the next boot.

    Curious though; How effective is lateral power transmission if powerstrap/top buckle isn't buckled tight?...
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    Wow, that's quite the windrow...freshly plowed...

    Wow, that's quite the windrow...freshly plowed road? :biggrin:
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    Annual discharge of fluff from the cottenwood...

    Annual discharge of fluff from the cottenwood trees in northwest B.C. happened over the past few days. Like pitter patter snowfall on summer solstice.

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    UFC thread but....what about saturday's...

    UFC thread but....what about saturday's bareknuckle fight?

    Malignaggi or Lobov?


    Leaning towards Lobov. Bareknuckle experience, more intuitive experienced based clinchwork, proven hands that...
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    lol, no clue. I rarely leave the safe confines...

    lol, no clue. I rarely leave the safe confines of tech talk.
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    Didn't u cover that tune on mainstage at...

    Didn't u cover that tune on mainstage at midsummer 2011, X'er? Or was that boarderdave?
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    On the 'cutoff' note: the torn and shredded...

    On the 'cutoff' note: the torn and shredded internal gaitor on these pants inspired cutting out the internal gaitors on a new to me pair of 6 year old bibbed gore tex ski pants I use for colder day...
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    Damn...didn't think about the trigger my...

    Damn...didn't think about the trigger my cathartic rant would cause...to the folks here wiser than I, should i delete or edit to include a trigger warning? I'm Canadian and an apologist so feel...
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