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    FWIW -- went by a place to pickup crowlers...

    FWIW -- went by a place to pickup crowlers yesterday. They had made a quick-and-dirty pea gravel based outdoor area with a few pavers/flagstone for furniture support to expand outdoor seating.
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    Lots of xeriscape round here looks like that. It...

    Lots of xeriscape round here looks like that. It often needs some watering in first couple years to get established. But then just goes.
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    Hey neighbor -- and thanks! I kinda like the...

    Hey neighbor -- and thanks! I kinda like the mulch idea. Already killed off all the weeds in the area with a tarp for the last few weeks. Could just lay down some fabric and mulch and call it good....
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    Thanks @Rideski. I think you're local --...

    Thanks @Rideski.

    I think you're local -- recommendations on materials? Like to keep it DIY-able and relatively inexpensive. Something I could get done in a few weekends worth of effort.
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    Significant. And this will probably only be in...

    Significant. And this will probably only be in place for ~5 years. It's in the way of a future house expansion.

    Flagstone covers ~120sqft per ton, at about $250-300/ton. So ~$1200 in just the...
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    That's why I was leaning towards squeegee...

    That's why I was leaning towards squeegee (https://www.bedrocklandscapingmaterial.com/product-page/squeegee). Smaller than pea to pack down. Was thinking 2" of depth.
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    Putting in a 20'x20' gravel fire pit / seating...

    Putting in a 20'x20' gravel fire pit / seating area.

    Recommendations on what to use for the gravel? Squeegee (leaning this way)? Pea Gravel? Some kind of crusher fines? This is all new to me....
  8. Thread: $600 a week

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    The latter is going to happen, with or w/o the...

    The latter is going to happen, with or w/o the $600 a week.
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    Pretty cool when a thread could end after just...

    Pretty cool when a thread could end after just the second post.
  10. Thread: Lhasa Pow 186

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    Huh, that's the same weight as current pair, so I...

    Huh, that's the same weight as current pair, so I can justify.

    Get'em HAB!
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    Na, that's too close to the ground. 400' past the...

    Na, that's too close to the ground. 400' past the mid-station.
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    I hope he gets stuck on Chair 9. Really shitty...

    I hope he gets stuck on Chair 9. Really shitty place to be stuck.
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    That first shot is gorgeous Phatty. Makes me...

    That first shot is gorgeous Phatty.

    Makes me really want to get out to PNW over this summer. Nice thing about getting turned on to running is that it gives me a summer thing to think about when...
  14. My understanding of the 4.7 V8 is that what you...

    My understanding of the 4.7 V8 is that what you spend in gas, you save in maintenance. Reliable AF from what I've read.
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    Weight? BSL of mount? Location? Too fucking...

    Weight? BSL of mount?

    Location?

    Too fucking tempting. Love my hybrids but they are a pinch heavy for touring.
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    Watched what appeared to be a stock 4-runner eat...

    Watched what appeared to be a stock 4-runner eat shit on it on my way out.
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    Yeah, it's def helped me as well. About 90% of my...

    Yeah, it's def helped me as well. About 90% of my mileage is ~130-140bpm or even lower.

    When I run at elevation, that certainly jacks up another 10-15bpm.

    Will say though, hard to not run...
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    Able to move around today. So not broken....

    Able to move around today. So not broken. Hopefully just out for a few weeks. And then lots of time on a stability disc, etc.
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    Spent last 9 months rehabbing ankle including 3...

    Spent last 9 months rehabbing ankle including 3 months of intensive PT followed by 5 days a week work on bosu ball, bands, etc. Slowly working mileage up, to about 30mi a week with no pain.

    Went...
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    All of the above seems to be on the table at...

    All of the above seems to be on the table at least in CO. Busing is going to be a cluster. As is how care is provided for kids when they aren't in school due to hybrid schedules. I'm on a few zoom...
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    How drunk am I that I agree with glademaster? ...

    How drunk am I that I agree with glademaster?

    That last paragraph is very well put.
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    Thanks. And yes -- the virus shouldn't be...

    Thanks.

    And yes -- the virus shouldn't be big-P "Political". Krugman had an op-ed in NYTimes about that exact problem today. Such a response is inducing this incredible nightmare.

    It is...
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    I said exactly fuck all about you personally. I...

    I said exactly fuck all about you personally. I made the observation that protests are not what is driving this outbreak. Its conservative, Trumpian asshats in the SE combined with college kids going...
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    If it was protests causing this resurgence, and...

    If it was protests causing this resurgence, and not fat conservative fucks from the south east, Minneapolis would be exploding in cases.

    Guess what: it's not. Cases are down in the counties...
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    The series with Andrew McLean is pretty decent...

    The series with Andrew McLean is pretty decent for backcountry skiing. Not nearly as thorough as SwP or Seths Bike Hacks:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7me9NpG_1k
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    'gucci has been doing such for a while.

    'gucci has been doing such for a while.
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    No shit.
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    I'd personally go Northern if you've got the...

    I'd personally go Northern if you've got the time.

    N. Michigan and the UP are both pretty cool, then you hit N. Wisco which is big ass forest. Great forest/lakes/relaxed vibes all over those...
  29. Meanwhile, my fiance loves to point out I'm the...

    Meanwhile, my fiance loves to point out I'm the one who has bought 3 mini-vans in the past 10 years.
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    Thirded.

    Thirded.
  31. I went with an older model, but low mileage/one...

    I went with an older model, but low mileage/one owner/good records for same reason. A '17 with 40k on it was about 12k more than a '13 with 50k.

    Takes a long time at 2mpg diff to make up 10k in...
  32. ^^ My buddy has a Tundra for exactly this...

    ^^ My buddy has a Tundra for exactly this purpose. Had to upgrade from a Taco when 2nd kid in a seat at the same time demanded it.

    It's a nice vehicle to get rides to the hill in. Rides nicely,...
  33. Few Sienna thoughts: - Better MPG from '17 on...

    Few Sienna thoughts:

    - Better MPG from '17 on with direct injection and 8spd. Unfortunately, feels less peppy than the 6spd from prior years.
    - Next gen gets even better MPG, but warning that...
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    Yep. 332010

    Yep.

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    We have a two person quilt from Enlightenment...

    We have a two person quilt from Enlightenment equipment.

    It fucking rules. Very spacious.
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    FWIW -- Gen 3 Siennna's pushed the 3rd row...

    FWIW -- Gen 3 Siennna's pushed the 3rd row further back to give a bit more room. And extended the track length of the 2nd row to give more variability. (Unfortunately it means removing 2nd row seats...
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    Yeah -- I'm with DJ. Kids are out. Time to...

    Yeah -- I'm with DJ.

    Kids are out. Time to buy something fun and tell them to drive themselves.

    Lexus LX570.

    Not that I follow my own advice. But sleeping in back of an LX is difficult for...
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    Or in a roof basket when you're remote. And...

    Or in a roof basket when you're remote. And AAA/Plug Kit/Compressor when you're in town.



    Gen 3 Sienna's are rated to tow 3500#.

    Would I tow that weight around a bunch up mountain passes?...
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    Sienna's platform was new as of 2011 model year,...

    Sienna's platform was new as of 2011 model year, so yeah, not fresh. Next year is a new generation built on the Highlander platform.

    Mixed reviews on the 8spd tranny from a power delivery...
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    Sienna + 3.5" lift == more clearance than a...

    Sienna + 3.5" lift == more clearance than a suburban.

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    I'm sure this has been posted here, but in case...

    I'm sure this has been posted here, but in case it hasn't -- fuckin' A. Better use of 7min of your time than reading this forum.

    "They're lucky Black people are looking for equality and not...
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    So far, one middle finger (from a Ford Transit?)....

    So far, one middle finger (from a Ford Transit?). And yes, he had a flat-brim hat on.

    And one peppy "honk honk" and thumbs up from a 1980's Toyota Delica.
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    Got everything built in the new rig, lift on, and...

    Got everything built in the new rig, lift on, and out for some dirt. Almost got myself in trouble a few times.

    Since I can't stand up in it, I'm only allowed to spend limited money. About $200...
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    So no, your anecdote doesn't concern the police...

    So no, your anecdote doesn't concern the police force under discussion for defunding.

    And I"m gonna guess your wife is not from the N. side of the city. Probably lived in Linden hills or some...
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    Is your anecdote concerning the most policed...

    Is your anecdote concerning the most policed neighborhood in the city that started this current round of protest? The police force there is serious talk about defunding?

    Oddly, sometimes some...
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    From my buddy's long post -- who lived on the N....

    From my buddy's long post -- who lived on the N. side of Mpls for a decade+ as a white AF dude who witnessed 3 shootings in his neighborhood and had 4 people killed within 2 blocks of his house over...
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    For those who aren't aware -- the "inner city...

    For those who aren't aware -- the "inner city Minneapolis" yesterday was at Powderhorn park on the South side of the city. It's hardly a rough hood. It's a diverse hood, majority white (57%), <20%...
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    The whole point is they aren't going to rehire...

    The whole point is they aren't going to rehire the entire force.

    They are going to figure out what they actually need police to do, which is a much smaller scope than what they currently do. Then...
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    Disbanding an organization doesn't mean there can...

    Disbanding an organization doesn't mean there can never be another organization that serves similar purposes. It means the organization that exist now will no longer -- leadership, cops, union -- all...
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