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    I had a couple first gen Reverbs and they were...

    I had a couple first gen Reverbs and they were awful. Also had a KS Lev and Race Face dropper that were almost as bad. The Fox Transfer on my hardtail is going on season 3 and still works like the...
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    Right, it as nothing to do with the fact their...

    Right, it as nothing to do with the fact their forks look ridiculous and cost nearly 3x the best forks on the market.
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    Yeah I figured things were still a bit too...

    Yeah I figured things were still a bit too saturated. Definitely shoot me a pm if you hear of things drying up.

    Still a bit of ice/snow in the woods around here. Weather next week is looking...
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    I got the 170mm Bachelor with their Loam Lever. ...

    I got the 170mm Bachelor with their Loam Lever. Easy to set up, very solid and its supposed to be super reliable. I've had mixed experiences with various droppers but I've got faith in this one. ...
  5. Now that you mention it, It's been quite awhile...

    Now that you mention it, It's been quite awhile since I snapped one off, prob 7 or 8 years. I always keep a spare one on me while riding because why not if it weights just a few grams. I usually...
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    Its a 2020 Hightower, 150mm/140mm. Haven't...

    Its a 2020 Hightower, 150mm/140mm. Haven't really gotten it on the trail yet but everything I read about it says its a great climber. It may look like a gravity bike but should efficient up and...
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    I hope to get it on the trail this weekend if...

    I hope to get it on the trail this weekend if weather cooperates so I'm very anxious to compare to my OG HT. My one complaint with the old HT was the small bump sensitivity and the lower link VPP is...
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    Yeah itís low, long and slack for sure but thatís...

    Yeah itís low, long and slack for sure but thatís how trail bikes are in 2020, I guess. I got the frame late last fall and have been piecing it together all winter. Built it with a Lyrik, XT 12...
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    Great day to ride but the fork for my new rig...

    Great day to ride but the fork for my new rig showed up so my afternoon was spent doing final tweaks on my new toy. Really hoping for dry trails this weekend.

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    If there's any silver lining, its the fact that...

    If there's any silver lining, its the fact that the Earth is loving this pandemic. I'm seeing lots of people out, picking up trash along their neighborhood roads too.
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    I had a 2016 Hightower for a few seasons. Great...

    I had a 2016 Hightower for a few seasons. Great bike but I found the BB to be quite low, lots of pedal strikes. 27.5 x 2.5 is close to plus size but you're still dropping the BB a bit.
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    East MF Coast 19/20.

    He had a Green Bay Packers hat on with a matching jersey. This stuck out at me.


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    Our principle said to prepare for this scenario...

    Our principle said to prepare for this scenario just a couple days after we closed. Itís serious but itís clear Gov. Scott is learning from other statesí mistakes and being more proactive. Weíll...
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    Iím a clean cut white guy in the middle of...

    Iím a clean cut white guy in the middle of Vermont. Cops arenít a big concern of mine.


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    Well this is interesting. Ran into Montpelier to...

    Well this is interesting. Ran into Montpelier to get once last load of stove pellets to make sure we've got plenty. 2 cops at the end of my dirt road, and 2 more parked at the roundabout on rt. 2. ...
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    Who's still working?

    Iím a high school teacher. Schools closed suddenly last Monday. The state and the district have been making up how to teach remotely day by day. Itís a mess and itís all being made up on the fly. ...
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    Day 9 for us sheltering on place, weíre getting...

    Day 9 for us sheltering on place, weíre getting used to it by now.




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    Easy 5-6 inches here but a 9 am Zoom meeting is...

    Easy 5-6 inches here but a 9 am Zoom meeting is fucking up my ski plans


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    East MF Coast 19/20.

    Itís astounding how people canít get this through their head. Stay home and this shit will get better sooner. Drives me fucking nuts.


    Edit: puking snow here, theyíre calling for 1-3Ē but itís...
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    Right? You'd think if the bike industry could...

    Right? You'd think if the bike industry could keep one thing standard it would be diameter of a goddamn shift cable.
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    After racking my brain and much swearing, I...

    After racking my brain and much swearing, I figured out that the Shimano cable I used has a 1.2 mm diameter while most other shifter cables are 1.1 mm. I put in a 1.1 mm cable it now it works with...
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    Nice man, glad to see other people getting out...

    Nice man, glad to see other people getting out there. I saw a couple riders, not sure if one was you. There was a dude in a Subie getting started as I was finishing. I'm curious to see if they...
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    Saw this morning that they opened a few trails at...

    Saw this morning that they opened a few trails at Cochranís so I immediately deserted my family amidst the global crisis to ride. Felt good to be riding dirt in VT in March. Stoked!


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    Ok experts, are Shimano shift cables are larger...

    Ok experts, are Shimano shift cables are larger diameter than others? I put a black Shimano shift cable in my drop bar shifters and there is a lot of friction- so much so that it wonít release...
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    Yep, in the same isolation boat. Iíve got a few...

    Yep, in the same isolation boat. Iíve got a few more parts to finish up my new Hightower build and will definitely throw some business by the local shop.

    Dirt roads are setting up nice and it...
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    Just cut it off and let it float away. ...

    Just cut it off and let it float away.


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    I know, I hear ya. Itís not about where youíre...

    I know, I hear ya. Itís not about where youíre coming from. Itís about people just not exercising common sense.


    Oh and definitely fuck Trump.


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    East MF Coast 19/20.

    2 of 4 new cases in VT in the last 48 hrs: a guy from NY and a guy from Boston. Everyone just stay home for fucks sake.


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    .....and VT schools are closed Tuesday-4/6. ...

    .....and VT schools are closed Tuesday-4/6.

    Skinning and biking alone are in my future.


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    25 miles of gravel yesterday and didnít see...

    25 miles of gravel yesterday and didnít see another soul. I could used to this quarantine thing. 320398


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    Thanks for posting this. Us teachers are...

    Thanks for posting this. Us teachers are freaking out. We had an emergency meeting planned for tomorrow AM.


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    East MF Coast 19/20.

    Welp looks like itíll be a nice spring of skinning deserted mountains.


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    Pretty normal in Montpelier today. Grocery story...

    Pretty normal in Montpelier today. Grocery story was busy, not crazy but people are prepping. Also grabbed a beer at Three Penny and the usual Friday crowd was there.

    Liquor store also wasnít...
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    I don't get the TP craze. I'm stocked up on food...

    I don't get the TP craze. I'm stocked up on food and beer.

    I can get creative with wiping my ass, getting creative with food is a bit more difficult.
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    Today's warm rain is the nail in coffin for the...

    Today's warm rain is the nail in coffin for the remaining snow in the valleys.

    Front yard was dry yesterday, this time last year it was buried.
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    I knew you could ski in Hawaii, but skiing in...

    I knew you could ski in Hawaii, but skiing in Florida is impressive.
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    Yeah I read that. I'll head there tomorrow and...

    Yeah I read that. I'll head there tomorrow and just do some laps, no lodge of beer breaks this time.

    Solitary activities likes skiing and biking will keep some of us sane during this.
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    Looks like it will be nice spring of skinning up...

    Looks like it will be nice spring of skinning up deserted ski resorts.

    Curious to see is SB crowds will dwindle significantly as this plays out.
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    My Boston riding buddies report everything north...

    My Boston riding buddies report everything north of Boston is riding great.
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    Still enough stubborn snow to put together a fat...

    Still enough stubborn snow to put together a fat bike ride on some sno mo trails.

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    Sold.


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    20/20 NE - I can see clearly now

    Weatherís weird up here. 40s and 50s for the 15 day forecast, snow is melting, fat biking is winding down. Spring temps are about a month ahead of schedule.

    Early spring? Inevitable April...
  43. FS: Evil Offering frame, Large, with Push 11-6 coil

    Posting this for a buddy of mine. Front triangle and shock have less than 10 or so on rides on them, rear triangle is brand new. Also includes Hope seat collar and Chris King headset. He's looking...
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    Progressive hardtails need to be steel. Those...

    Progressive hardtails need to be steel. Those are the rules.
  45. I got my fatty with a Bluto with the intention of...

    I got my fatty with a Bluto with the intention of riding it occasionally as a trail bike but I rarely take it on dirt. Itís definitely slow, sluggish and has funky handing on firm dirt. Next year...
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    Itís an old Audi that runs? Iíve...

    Itís an old Audi that runs?





    Iíve owned several Audiís/VWs and Iíve simultaneously loved and hated each one.
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    East MF Coast 19/20.

    Great turns this morning. Woke up and didnít expect the surprise overnight snow. What a day.

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    Bush is skiing great, absolutely nuking since...

    Bush is skiing great, absolutely nuking since lifts started..........just bring your gore-tex.


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    First time riding dirt and ďskinnyĒ tires since...

    First time riding dirt and ďskinnyĒ tires since early November. Fuck, it was fun. Itís a ways out but Iím already stoked for mtb season.

    Back to VT tomorrow and likely pow day Thursday. ...
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    TH is $24/4 pack??!! Thatís absurd, Iíve got...

    TH is $24/4 pack??!! Thatís absurd, Iíve got better beer at the gas station down the street for $14/4 pack.


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