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  1. Fatherhood anonymous; an open discussion on being a dad.

    We took our ten month old out for her first backpacking trip a few weeks ago and here is what we learned:

    -Leaving the house late and arriving at camp while the sun sets does not work better with...
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    Well evdog you seem to really get around in your...

    Well evdog you seem to really get around in your rig and ride some amazing places. I bet having secure storage in the back for your bike and the ability to pop the tent in 10 seconds really helps for...
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    What’s the difference between camping out in a...

    What’s the difference between camping out in a van and in a truck with a RTT in terms of impact? Or are you are referring to general practices by a type of camper you typically see using a van.
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    Sadly this has been my experience as well. Not...

    Sadly this has been my experience as well. Not that they did anything really wrong, but it was always a cluttered and somewhat disorganized experience. I want to like the place more than I do.
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    This is the land of the soul rider. Do not harsh...

    This is the land of the soul rider. Do not harsh ze vibe
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    I can confirm that’s not current prices.

    I can confirm that’s not current prices.
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    Serious question: how tall of a person can fit in...

    Serious question: how tall of a person can fit in a Japanese mini-truck and camper?
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    Frequent super deep snowfall can definitely bury...

    Frequent super deep snowfall can definitely bury crusts quick!
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    I remember that week of Jan 6th - 12th or so. We...

    I remember that week of Jan 6th - 12th or so. We were touring up the south side of Yotei and it got super warm, with tree bombs dropping left and right. birds were chirping and it felt like April. We...
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    You’ll note that I never said it was bad - just...

    You’ll note that I never said it was bad - just one of the lowest [emoji6]
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    A lot of this people did go in Jan/Feb 2020 and...

    A lot of this people did go in Jan/Feb 2020 and experienced one of the lowest snow winters Japan had seen in decades.
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    There are definitely other remote workers there....

    There are definitely other remote workers there. I met one who's been there for years even before Covid. I've met others who have out of town jobs and travel to them. Doctors and nurses who drive...
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    I just raised ours for this reason

    I just raised ours for this reason
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    Nice! TGR backcountry winter-only tent city...

    Nice! TGR backcountry winter-only tent city coming soon.
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    Reading the application for a remote winter-only...

    Reading the application for a remote winter-only hut just makes me want one of my own.
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    Do you have any comments on the sizing? What size...

    Do you have any comments on the sizing? What size did you get and do you have anything to compare to?

    I like cargo bib shorts and have two pairs of the Specialized Swat ones, but they are weirdly...
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    I heard about this beast from some Andermatt...

    I heard about this beast from some Andermatt Swedes in ‘03
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    Thanks. I knew about Carbon River but not this...

    Thanks. I knew about Carbon River but not this one.
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    More details please! 16 miles one way or return?

    More details please! 16 miles one way or return?
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    Not to harsh your Gear Acquisition Syndrome but...

    Not to harsh your Gear Acquisition Syndrome but if you think the bushings are tight, it’s absolutely worth trying to get them fixed before buying a new fork. Tight bushings will make the best fork in...
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    I’d never heard of the zoo trails. Thanks for the...

    I’d never heard of the zoo trails. Thanks for the rec. The peninsula seems like it has a lot of untapped potential.
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    FWIW a few new trails have gone in a Tiger in the...

    FWIW a few new trails have gone in a Tiger in the last 1-2 years and are riding great if you pass through there. Atlas, Close Encounters, Extra Terrestrial, Side Hustle.
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    $12k to replace your entire furnace doesn’t seem...

    $12k to replace your entire furnace doesn’t seem to bad. A friend just had a new heat pump installed for a smaller house and it was $30k, but they needed to have new ducts installed.

    I know...
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    I don’t think anyone should assume they need...

    I don’t think anyone should assume they need heavy tires just because some others do. I know a lot of people running EXO I’m the PNW with success - plenty of experienced riders on long travel bikes....
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    Does anyone know if the bolt is actually what...

    Does anyone know if the bolt is actually what loosens and causes the problem? I guess you could mark/record the bolt position on install to confirm.
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    It was actually insulated with some decomposed...

    It was actually insulated with some decomposed cedar shavings - really nice stuff! Are you talking about sealing leaks between interior rooms and the attic, specifically? Or, air that passes on the...
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    Nice van! Do most of those miles come from work...

    Nice van! Do most of those miles come from work or pow chasing?
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    When people if you have recently had an 18k btu...

    When people if you have recently had an 18k btu mini split or similar installed recently, what did that cost you? Thinking a single condenser, single indoor unit, uncomplicated install, including...
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    Has anyone tried the “Hall lock” mod to prevent...

    Has anyone tried the “Hall lock” mod to prevent their derailleur from rotating and making noise? Even running Shimano XT I do have a noise on bigger hits that is probably the B tension screw…
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    What’s your best source for mold builder? How do...

    What’s your best source for mold builder? How do you explain why you are covered in glitter?
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    I think we can all appreciate someone with such a...

    I think we can all appreciate someone with such a devotion to their craft. You said you were able to leave and return once, right? Did you stay and work during summers?
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    Just buy a Thule like my friend did. His bike is...

    Just buy a Thule like my friend did. His bike is somewhere between Dallas and Bentonville. Great value!
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    FWIW, I think I read that X-Ice roll faster than...

    FWIW, I think I read that X-Ice roll faster than some other popular snow tires. Might be something to pay attention to if you are trying to preserve winter range.
  34. Thread: Solar carport?

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    This is a pretty slick idea, since you get some...

    This is a pretty slick idea, since you get some side benefit of shade and/or weather protection from the panels. To make it more weather resistant, would it be easier to mount corrugated clear...
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    FIFY Seriously though, it's interesting to...

    FIFY

    Seriously though, it's interesting to read your report! That must have been a real trip traveling around Japan during covid. Did you work as a guide? If so, was the clientele more Japanese...
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    I've also seen T2s rust, and the plastic closing...

    I've also seen T2s rust, and the plastic closing mechanism on the arm (on the version I had) is cheesy. I had a friend improperly load his bike into it and it fell down on my roof mid-drive - could...
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    That’s nice. Do you use a roof box or put skis...

    That’s nice. Do you use a roof box or put skis inside? What tires do you run in winter?
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    That range is pretty sweet. I was reading that...

    That range is pretty sweet. I was reading that you can't get the heat pump with RWD, making for an interesting tradeoff in summer vs. winter range. The internet suggested that the reason to get AWD...
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    For the hybrid, does putting a spare on a cargo...

    For the hybrid, does putting a spare on a cargo rack not result in a pretty massive hit to MPG? Seems like you might be edging into diminishing returns in comparison to a hybrid Highlander or similar.
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    I went for the second time in Jan 2020 and would...

    I went for the second time in Jan 2020 and would second this. It’s still a super fun ski experience but the known spots are much, much, more crowded than in years prior. I saw a pair of Aussie...
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    Do either of you have the AWD or RWD versions?...

    Do either of you have the AWD or RWD versions? Curious to hear snow driving and winter range experiences.
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    22 mile range then 34mpg it looks like. I wish...

    22 mile range then 34mpg it looks like. I wish that either range or mpg were a bit better.
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    Choose your state wisely, I guess ...

    Choose your state wisely, I guess

    https://cleantechnica.com/2022/06/20/seattle-offers-utility-pole-ev-chargers-to-city-residents/
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    Whoa I had no idea you could ski on Crete! A...

    Whoa I had no idea you could ski on Crete! A little googling reinforces this reality:

    https://www.greece-is.com/snow-way-crete-is-europes-most-surprising-skiing-destination/

    I want to hear more...
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    I rode Molas to Engineer Mtn yesterday as it was...

    I rode Molas to Engineer Mtn yesterday as it was going to be the best weather of the week. Molas is stunning of course, and Engineer DH was a face melting endless shredfest with hero dirt that made...
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    These options and season-specific recommendations...

    These options and season-specific recommendations are perfect! I only have time for a couple of rides, so this is great to have.
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    Oh I see so Molas to Engineer is a good longer...

    Oh I see so Molas to Engineer is a good longer route rather than Pass Creek. Do you have any specifics recs by Purgatory? Elbert Cr to Dutch Cr shuttle? Goulding?
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    Thanks again to you both for the tips!

    Thanks again to you both for the tips!
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    If paying for a shuttle from town for Kennebec...

    If paying for a shuttle from town for Kennebec Pass, what service/shop do you recommend? Thanks for the suggestions.
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    This was exactly the level of detail I was...

    This was exactly the level of detail I was looking for. Thank you! Anticipation building for "Primo action"
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