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    A very experienced shop and race wrench told me...

    A very experienced shop and race wrench told me yesterday that he is using light viscosity fork oil instead of mineral oil in his brakes to reduce fade under heating. Anyone else heard of this,...
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    Your new bike weighs 1/2#!!! Talk about down...

    Your new bike weighs 1/2#!!! Talk about down country!!
  3. A lesson from the school of hard knocks. Go...

    A lesson from the school of hard knocks.
    Go through your house once a year and lay all of your good stuff out and take a walk through video of it. After a house fire, or theft, showing that your...
  4. A guy locally did this a year ago and the bike...

    A guy locally did this a year ago and the bike thief pulled a Glock on them. Wish the cops would back us all up.
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    I think sluff that buries you is an avalanche....

    I think sluff that buries you is an avalanche. But really it's just semantics. If it takes you out and you go into a no fall zone, it is still your mistake.
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    Do you have your bike? Do you need more help on...

    Do you have your bike? Do you need more help on the ground in Moab or Grand Junction?
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    I rode white rim today. Most of the spots on...

    I rode white rim today. Most of the spots on Mineral bottom were open, including some really nice spots on the river before you hit the park.

    Iíve never camped there, but there were several camp...
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    During Covid, I started going again. Starting...

    During Covid, I started going again. Starting my youngest on Klondike and Big Mesa and working up to Ahab and Portal. It's been good. I'll be over for a century loop early next week. My first on...
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    I've been there during jeep week and just went...

    I've been there during jeep week and just went south and camped 35 minutes out of town toward Monticello. You could also go out towards Cisco, and split the difference with Moab and Fruita. Not as...
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    You may laugh at this, but my favorite valve...

    You may laugh at this, but my favorite valve stems came with a set of house wheels from Diamond Back. They have a rubber rectangle on the base that just works, rather than the requisite round cone...
  11. Thread: Shiffrin

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    Sweeping generalizations follow: Body type...

    Sweeping generalizations follow:
    Body type matters. Lyndsey was built for speed events. Mikela seems built for GS / slalom. She will overcome that through incredible talent, and course type.
    ...
  12. IAS, Van life seems to be the new possibility. ...

    IAS, Van life seems to be the new possibility.
    Even that has scale. There are people spending on a van what my house cost us. But I know a few young guys who have converted autos and are finding...
  13. Thread: Shiffrin

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    I think she is the best slalom skier on the...

    I think she is the best slalom skier on the ladies side ever. She's had a brutal year. (Dad, Back, Covid) Any one of those could justify an off year. All three together.
    It's not like she took...
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    That was actually pretty good! But Seriously,...

    That was actually pretty good! But Seriously, what kind of ski boots does she wear?
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    Who is Guís boot sponsor?

    Thanks.
  16. The trail at the bottom of Pinecone walking...

    The trail at the bottom of Pinecone walking access now has a party building a home on it. He's posted it, and is threatening everyone who is sending tourists and groups there to hike and snowshoe,...
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    I am prepping for a mountain bike century and...

    I am prepping for a mountain bike century and seem to be getting too many miles too quickly on the indoor. How do you match milage . On the indoor I'm cranking 20-25 mph. I've never turned that...
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    We live in a world where bike parts have become a...

    We live in a world where bike parts have become a target of pirates like Drugs. Fuck covid.
  19. What is the alternative? I remember my parents...

    What is the alternative? I remember my parents putting my feet in bread bags before buckling up boots way back when. Cold and wet sucks. Thank goodness my kids never had to deal with it
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    The Trail Alliance of Southern Utah posted about...

    The Trail Alliance of Southern Utah posted about House Bill 227 today. Seems like a real doozy that could hamper trail development in Utah.

    Weaponizing users against each other. What could go...
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    Lately I've been wearing my smart wool ski socks...

    Lately I've been wearing my smart wool ski socks on outdoor rides. Seriously nice when it's cold!
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    I am a technology idiot. I have started doing...

    I am a technology idiot. I have started doing some training on ifit, and am linking it with strava. On a couple of rides it pulls over my milage and elevation, but on most it just pulls over time...
  23. Anyone been out in the St George area? Wondering...

    Anyone been out in the St George area? Wondering if it is dry enough to ride?
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    They will do something appropriate. I have never...

    They will do something appropriate. I have never met one of them I wouldnít trust. They are a stand up group of people.
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    I think that sentiment is really prevalent in...

    I think that sentiment is really prevalent in town. What is in sharp contrast is how much better deer valley is doing. PC opens late with two runs. Two weeks later, deer valley opens 8 chairs with...
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    I didnít know this brand existed. It is amazing...

    I didnít know this brand existed. It is amazing you can get a 250 new for what most used mtn bikes cost. Seems like someday a person is going to figure out how to blow up the current model and make...
  27. A few years back I skied over a pair of skis laid...

    A few years back I skied over a pair of skis laid perpendicular to the lift line and had a patroller waiting for me at the top. He told me to chill out, and was probably right. He probably could...
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    I might. I'll look tonight. If I do it is one...

    I might. I'll look tonight. If I do it is one we replaced and then kept in the bin in case something broke.
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    I say something. Often, get a smart ass reply. ...

    I say something. Often, get a smart ass reply. Better to be able to sleep if something goes wrong and I held it in.
  30. Rained all night in PC.. 36 degrees at parley's...

    Rained all night in PC.. 36 degrees at parley's summit and raining this morning when I drove through. Get up high today.
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    How did they compare? I have used options on...

    How did they compare? I have used options on both.
  32. The closed terrain is a staffing issue. Not...

    The closed terrain is a staffing issue. Not snow. We have lots of good snow. The bus requires a mask. Riding the Gondi requires at least a buff. Quicksilver is easy back and forth. The bus is...
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    I would advise to go to the base of the trail and...

    I would advise to go to the base of the trail and call the cops and tell them what happened. De-escalating the situation might make sense if people are going to go crazy on you. Notifying the...
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    I have used use a cinch strap. Gives you a bit...

    I have used use a cinch strap. Gives you a bit wider spread.
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    One of my kids came home this week saying the...

    One of my kids came home this week saying the lines were so bad everyone was chanting F vail and someone broke out a window on one of the restaurants at the base of Tombstone. Seems like the new...
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    Lee Lau's story has shaken me a bit. I probably...

    Lee Lau's story has shaken me a bit. I probably set my bike on a tree and make my way into the woods 2-3 times per week. Weather watching a sun rise or finding a private spot to bury my waste, I...
  37. Weekends like this one remind me why I live here!...

    Weekends like this one remind me why I live here! Taking today off because my legs are so tired!
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    I'm an abrassive ass

    I'm a bit of an agro ass. I always regret it, but tend to step on the gas rather than the brake when faced with adversity or confrontation. I've caused confrontations on trails and in ski lines. ...
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    Good for you for not showing up at his...

    Good for you for not showing up at his house/apartment/truck. You have more restraint than me.
  40. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Honest question, whatís better. Iíve started...

    Honest question, whatís better. Iíve started only buying bikes with Shimano because the Srams I had sucked by comparison. I moved some XT single buckets to 4 bucket and the increase in power caused...
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    It's funny how the corner looks much easier in...

    It's funny how the corner looks much easier in the go pro, and then the part that scarred me looks like nothing. I have a work project keeping me here, but will be taking my kids over later this...
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    Honestly, I donít know if I have that in me. ...

    Honestly, I donít know if I have that in me. Iíll go back again next week if the resort doesnít open. Iím certainly not sending that by myself. I guess Iím just an old man now. I didnít see...
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    Thatís why Iím asking. It looked like Iíd go OTB...

    Thatís why Iím asking. It looked like Iíd go OTB if I rolled it, but I wasnít sure if I could get enough brake for the right hand turn if I dropped it. The moon dust between the two made it clear...
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    On Jackson in the crux switch backs there is a...

    On Jackson in the crux switch backs there is a rock that is probably a four foot drop. Do you roll it, or drop it?
    Asking for a friend!
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    Yeah, I remember back before kids when the only...

    Yeah, I remember back before kids when the only time we would dream of hitting the deductible was if we were going to have a kid. Now, it is just a given. At least they are all still alive so far!!
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    Dan, your son is fun to watch!! Get good medical...

    Dan, your son is fun to watch!! Get good medical insurance!!
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    20 + years ago I worked on a deal where 2...

    20 + years ago I worked on a deal where 2 prototype bikes were stolen in that same neighborhood. The police found them being ridden by crackheads. Call them meth heads today. I donít think a lot...
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    Coyote was good this weekend. Moisture...

    Coyote was good this weekend. Moisture forecasted next couple days
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    Slick rock allows moto's and thus e bikes.

    Slick rock allows moto's and thus e bikes.
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    My Bias. I make some day trips to Moab this time...

    My Bias. I make some day trips to Moab this time of year. Took daughter for her first slick rock last week. Why do E bikes bug me when Iím at home, but not at all there? Maybe itís because they...
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