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    Nice work. Way to start em young. Speaking of...

    Nice work. Way to start em young.

    Speaking of kids and Alpental, I took my almost 10 year old for a daddy daughter date to Alpental on Tuesday night. It was so great to see the payoff of all of...
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    KQ's list is pretty comprehensive. I don't...

    KQ's list is pretty comprehensive.

    I don't have quite as many gadgets yet.

    If I'm baking artisan style rounds then I proof the loaves in a colander lined with a cotton towel. The wicker...
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    I think I made my best homemade pizza yet on...

    I think I made my best homemade pizza yet on Saturday. Homemade sourdough crust was nice and airy and just the right balance between soft and chewy. Topped with red sauce, mozzarella, TJ's quattro...
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    I stayed 1 block from there for a few nights last...

    I stayed 1 block from there for a few nights last spring (CitizenM, which I would recommend). The neighborhood lacks some of the cool charm of the Latin Quarter or Le Marais but you just can't beat...
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    No pics but I drove up last night for the skimo...

    No pics but I drove up last night for the skimo beer league at hyak. I was surprised that it was still snowing when I got to the parking lot at 6. The "race" started at 6:40 and I'm pretty sure that...
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    Sunday's efforts. 1. My normal sourdough loaf....

    Sunday's efforts.
    1. My normal sourdough loaf. I've pretty much settled on 75% AP, 15% WW, 10% Rye, 74% hydration, + 20% hydration sourdough starter (@100% hydration), 2% salt
    2. First attempt at...
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    This sounds a lot like what I do except that I...

    This sounds a lot like what I do except that I will usually start first thing in the morning and spend more like 4-5 hours in the initial ferment, folding every 30 minutes and then go straight to...
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    I think you've identified the problem. At least...

    I think you've identified the problem. At least that's my problem. It doesn't really matter what your local hill is, if you have to show up for work 5 days a week...
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    Have any of you tried making cinnamon rolls with...

    Have any of you tried making cinnamon rolls with a sourdough starter?

    I'm thinking about giving this recipe a try this weekend....
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    “No language has ever had a word for a virgin...

    “No language has ever had a word for a virgin man.”

    “This is the tragedy of almost every civilization—that its soul is in its faith, and seldom survives philosophy.”

    “There are not many things...
  11. Thread: Patagonia Code

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    I used one of those to buy a jacket for my wife...

    I used one of those to buy a jacket for my wife for Christmas a few years ago. The size wasn't quite right. We went to a store, returned it and swapped it for something different. They would have...
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    You know, I just use a 32oz plastic yogurt tub....

    You know, I just use a 32oz plastic yogurt tub. If it goes totally crazy then the lid pops off but usually enough air seeps out around the lid that it doesn't happen. I only use my starter about once...
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    This probably belongs in the gimp section but...

    This probably belongs in the gimp section but I'll post it here because it's running specific. Post marathon I had 2 or 3 pains/injuries/sore areas. I took a few days off and then went out for a 2...
  14. Thread: Energy Bars

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    I'm a little confused by this thread. How did it...

    I'm a little confused by this thread. How did it devolve into a debate over healthy vs non-healthy food. That's such a stupid topic. I read something a few years that stuck in my head. The question...
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    For frying pans, we got a couple of these at...

    For frying pans, we got a couple of these at costco and when the non-stick wore out we thought they were good enough value that we replaced them via amazon. ...
  16. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Some things are classic not because they are the...

    Some things are classic not because they are the most aesthetic, the most difficult, the most (fill in adjective of your choice here) objective but because they have a great combination of all of...
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    Nice work. Is that Mt. Si, or further west?

    Nice work. Is that Mt. Si, or further west?
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    I need to up the ante with my kids I guess. My...

    I need to up the ante with my kids I guess. My youngest is 4.5. She got to go on her first overnight backpacking trip this year. I ended up carrying her backpack which only had her clothes and a few...
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    Yeah, I'm pretty wrecked post marathon. Went out...

    Yeah, I'm pretty wrecked post marathon. Went out for a short jog last night and I'm pretty sure it was too soon. I had foot pains that I hadn't noticed before, my hamstring tendons at the back of my...
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    That's one of my main motivations. I like long...

    That's one of my main motivations. I like long backpacking trips but with 3 kids in elementary school it's just not an option. A couple years ago a friend posted some pics of a run that he had done...
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    I ran my first marathon last Sunday. It was a...

    I ran my first marathon last Sunday. It was a long process to go from not being able to run a mile a couple years ago to running a full marathon. Overall, it was a great experience but I'm not too...
  22. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    From what I understand, the big difference...

    From what I understand, the big difference between the high end ones and the cheaper ones is that the rim and lid are flat and seal well on the better ones. My lodge has three little bumps on the lid...
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    KQ, I've not used either of those products that...

    KQ, I've not used either of those products that you reference but I'd get the cloche. The reason being that I hate trying to score a ball of dough with a lame inside my eci pot. The cloche would...
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    Lately, I've had a lot of time to listen to...

    Lately, I've had a lot of time to listen to audiobooks so I'm finally doing the "reading" that I never had time for.

    - How Not to be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg, I loved it although a friend...
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    Have you been driving my car at night? Because my...

    Have you been driving my car at night? Because my 97 Outback has a faulty drivers side window switch and the rearview mirror won't stay in place on anything but perfectly smooth roads. I actually...
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    The first bread on that list is Bolani! I spent a...

    The first bread on that list is Bolani! I spent a few months in Kabul in 2002. There was a guy that had a little cart a block away from where I lived who sold Bolani. I think it was 1,500 afghani for...
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    The recipe is here:...

    The recipe is here: https://www.emelieforsberg.com/autumn-bread/

    But I modified it just a little. I wasn't quite sure what she meant by grinded apple (chopped, pureed, sauce?) so I used some apple...
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    I've wanted to make a real dense flavorful whole...

    I've wanted to make a real dense flavorful whole grain type bread for a while. Kind of like the type of breads that I associate with Scandinavia. One of the many mountain athletes that I follow on...
  29. Thread: London beta

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    I'm by no means an expert but the coolest thing...

    I'm by no means an expert but the coolest thing that I've done in London is take a day trip to Cambridge and take a walking tour from the local tourist info center. The architecture and history at...
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    When I first saw the footage of the collapse, I...

    When I first saw the footage of the collapse, I turned to my wife and said, "that's my worst nightmare". Knock on wood, I've never had a project that I've worked on have any major problems.
    ...
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    I picked up a copy of the Tartine Bread book from...

    I picked up a copy of the Tartine Bread book from the library. I had a couple of very lackluster results following their basic bread recipe.

    Yesterday I was stuck at home all day waiting for the...
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    I've been contemplating trying Altras but the...

    I've been contemplating trying Altras but the zero heel drop has me a little worried. I've been dealing with some nagging plantar fasciitis and I'm afraid that the zero drop would exacerbate the...
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    My youngest finally got to participate in the...

    My youngest finally got to participate in the annual backpacking trip with my father-in-law and I. She turned 4 exactly 1 month before this photo was taken. I'm pretty stoked that she managed the 2.5...
  34. Thread: MP3 players

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    We use an old nexus 5x android phone for this. It...

    We use an old nexus 5x android phone for this. It broke and won't connect to the cell network so it's worthless as a phone but works great with bluetooth and wifi. We just leave it sitting on the...
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    I'll jump into the fray with my complaints about...

    I'll jump into the fray with my complaints about injury. I'm training for my first marathon. I've had plantar fasciitis in the past and as I've ramped up my running so has the plantar fasciitis. It's...
  36. Thread: Run Of Hope 2019

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    I can fully support this. If you're in the...

    I can fully support this. If you're in the Seattle area and enjoy organized runs, this is probably the coolest 5k around. It's a super good vibe. So, sign up, join Team Roarke, post a link to the...
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    I know that you said you don't want to spend $170...

    I know that you said you don't want to spend $170 on an S/Lab vest but I can highly recommend the Adv Skin 12. I wanted something that I could wear on runs to work where I'd be carrying a lunch and a...
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    I'm plugging away at training for my first...

    I'm plugging away at training for my first marathon. The time commitment is definitely a little daunting. I'll run 30 miles this week which is big for me but I can't fathom the amount of time and...
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    I did a 30 course tasting menu at Disfrutar in...

    I did a 30 course tasting menu at Disfrutar in Barcelona. It was worth every penny.

    I can't help you with NYC recommendations.
  40. Thread: Kauai Questions

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    We went a few years ago. At the time our kids...

    We went a few years ago. At the time our kids were 2, 4 and 6. We stayed in Poipu because with 3 kids having dry weather and a kid friendly beach was a high priority. Our youngest still asks us...
  41. Thread: Watcha cookin'?

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    Frittata: Bacon, Red Onion, Spinich, Tomato,...

    Frittata: Bacon, Red Onion, Spinich, Tomato, zucchini, and Cheddar. For whatever reason, I'd never made a frittata before. This won't be my last.
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  42. As mentioned, there's a bus from the Grenoble...

    As mentioned, there's a bus from the Grenoble Train Station to Briancon that stops in La Grave. It runs 2-3 times a day. It's the LER 35 (link below). The LinkBus that plugboots mentions is a tourist...
  43. Thread: MAUI

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    I thought that Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in...

    I thought that Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olawalu was fantastic.
  44. A few years ago a coworker mentioned duolingo and...

    A few years ago a coworker mentioned duolingo and I randomly started in studying French. I plowed through the entire duolingo course but when I was done I realized that I couldn't speak a word of it...
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    I realize that shoes are highly individualized...

    I realize that shoes are highly individualized and what works for one person won't work at all for another but I have about 300 miles in a pair of Hoka Stinson ATR 4's and I think they're great. For...
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    Sounds like you and I have similar goals. Have...

    Sounds like you and I have similar goals. Have you seen big improvements over the last two years? Has your pace at that sub 140 range improved, or has your stamina improved? I've at just about 1...
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    Do any of you have experience with the maffetone...

    Do any of you have experience with the maffetone method? Or aerobic base training as promoted by the "Training for the New Alpinism" or "The Uphill Athlete" folks? I've been doing nothing but aerobic...
  48. Thread: Colorado Springs

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    I can't comment on what CS is like now but I...

    I can't comment on what CS is like now but I spent a summer there for an internship in 2001. The urban sprawl was pretty grotesque back then but it was probably just in its infancy compared to now. I...
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    My sourdough system is finally in full swing. ...

    My sourdough system is finally in full swing.

    This weekend I made sourdough pancakes Saturday morning, sourdough crackers Saturday evening, and a loaf of sourdough bread on Sunday. Actually I...
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    I love this thread. As for mac and cheese, I'm...

    I love this thread.

    As for mac and cheese, I'm sorry that Annie's was your first experience. My wife buys it for the kids because it's organic and natural or some other nonsense but I think it's...
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