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  1. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    ^^^ would not work with Hobbes. She's so brazen...

    ^^^ would not work with Hobbes. She's so brazen lately she'll jump on the bar when I'm eating and literally lunges at the food. I'd have to keep that lid on at all times and only lift it for a second...
  2. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Cat on the counter = disaster. That's the only...

    Cat on the counter = disaster. That's the only line I've refused to cross even now that we're completely invaded by cats, no cats on surfaces that are used for food. Ms Boissal thinks it's cute but...
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    I threatened her with that and she reminded me...

    I threatened her with that and she reminded me that my green card is conditional for now and only becomes permanent at the 2 year mark if we're still married. As usual, I ended shutting the fuck up...
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    To be fair, and it's been mentioned up thread a...

    To be fair, and it's been mentioned up thread a fair bit, I bet Ms Boissal is posting in a similar thread on some other forum about all the dumb shit I buy...
    Compulsive buyer syndrome is a small...
  5. Thread: Pinion drive

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    Not bike radar, it was from some guy who is...

    Not bike radar, it was from some guy who is currently biking across a continent I think? I'll have to find it again, he had a great explanation of the whole system, potential benefits, downsides,...
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    Amazing shot!

    Amazing shot!
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    +1. Where does one buy owl pellets? And more...

    +1. Where does one buy owl pellets? And more importantly, why?

    A handheld vacuum showed up at the house yesterday. On top of the new Roomba and his floor-mopping cousin. Which are meant to replace...
  8. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Chao is always so wide-eyed! His world must be...

    Chao is always so wide-eyed! His world must be scaring the shit out of him non-stop
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    She's definitely that. She's also a person who...

    She's definitely that.
    She's also a person who buys a shark-shaped cat bed cause it's really cute. We already have 4 cat beds in the house and the cats only use one since they sleep on our bed. And...
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    Right? I'd be dead in hours if I said something...

    Right? I'd be dead in hours if I said something like that.
    This morning Ms B informed me that her Amazon CC had yet another fraudulent charges and had been canceled. Third time this year. I joked...
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    Don't you have to pop the cassette to get in...

    Don't you have to pop the cassette to get in there? I don't do that shit roadside, I always end up stabbing myself wit the cassette while trying to get it off.
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    Hitting the gym = hard, taking the pill and...

    Hitting the gym = hard, taking the pill and hating on big pharma = easy. Might as well accept it and start filming commercials that reflect that...
  13. Thread: Pinion drive

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    I watched a video discussing their patent,...

    I watched a video discussing their patent, apparently it's very detailed, includes new lubrication systems and describes frame integration. All parts are already available and easy to mass produce....
  14. Thread: Pinion drive

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    Damn, 600% range on a 12-speed, pretty...

    Damn, 600% range on a 12-speed, pretty impressive. No shifting under load seems like a deal breaker though. Seems like the Shimano 13-speed box from the patent remedies that part.
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    I've gone to the IHC's Instacares on a couple of...

    I've gone to the IHC's Instacares on a couple of occasions now that I'm on Ms Boissal's insurance. It's always been great, not much wait, and a non-obnoxious bill. I've been really spoiled for years...
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    That's what he kept saying. He milked the shit of...

    That's what he kept saying. He milked the shit of the incident though, almost got himself excused from the wedding then claimed it prevented him from talking to people. Because a broken sacrum...
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    Seems dirt cheap for that kind of service! I went...

    Seems dirt cheap for that kind of service! I went to the ER on a Sunday AM in SLC because nothing else was opened. Deep laceration at the base of my index sustained in a battle with a frozen bagel (I...
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    Thanks, I've read all kinds of threads about...

    Thanks, I've read all kinds of threads about shocks sounding like 2-pack-a-day smokers and cavitation/blown seals are at the top of the culprit list.
    The shock came stock with the bike and I got...
  19. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Omar = proper kitteh name. Our critters have...

    Omar = proper kitteh name.

    Our critters have been unmotivated to go out now that it's cooled off a bit. There's fierce competition for beds and lately Hobbes has been invading Ugly's fuzzy house...
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    What I'm trying to convey is that there has been...

    What I'm trying to convey is that there has been a sudden change in performance. My wording probably sucks, I'm bad at describing how bikes/skis feel, I just adapt to things rather than tinker. I...
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    Reached out to him this AM, we'll see what he...

    Reached out to him this AM, we'll see what he says. Of course the shock sounds perfectly normal now even though I could have sworn I was riding an overweight asthmatic pig this weekend. Something's...
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    Oh snap, Go Ride seems like the way to go for us...

    Oh snap, Go Ride seems like the way to go for us SLC peeps. I think I may limp on that shock for a few more weeks and once the snow flies I'll take it in, thanks!
  23. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Another ginger pile: 302837

    Another ginger pile:

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  24. Thread: SLC Eats

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    Really? I have never set foot on that patio...

    Really? I have never set foot on that patio without feeling like I had somehow been transported to the Bird's tram deck.
    But really I'm not as taken with the food as most people seem to be and it's...
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    Thanks all, that gives me a good starting point. ...

    Thanks all, that gives me a good starting point.
    Jono, the Wasatch only knows 1 set of conditions: dry as can be. Thus my asking for people with experience in similarly bone dry and dusty...
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    Speaking of suspension, and not necessarily...

    Speaking of suspension, and not necessarily temperature related: my shock (Fox Float DPS) has developed a wheezing sound. I hear it on and off when pedaling up, seems like it's blowing air out when...
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    Instead of worrying about the dreary conditions...

    Instead of worrying about the dreary conditions of the snowpack in the Wasatch:

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  28. Thread: SLC Eats

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    And 400 steezy bros talking about how rad they...

    And 400 steezy bros talking about how rad they got that day. It's not worth the hassle...
  29. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Levitation-fu. Kid is still wondering what hit...

    Levitation-fu. Kid is still wondering what hit him I bet, he never stood a chance...
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    My 11 yo black lab had the same symptoms and the...

    My 11 yo black lab had the same symptoms and the blood work came back similar. Vet took the same course of action, ultrasound showed a lymphoma. Nothing to do at that point, she went on for another 6...
  31. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Some of the best I've climbed on. Quartzite with...

    Some of the best I've climbed on. Quartzite with texture which is basically unheard of, you can actually smear on stuff and not immediately peel off. It's very hard to read though, cryptic bulges...
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    That's how I felt inside. Coming out of the...

    That's how I felt inside.
    Coming out of the house wearing underwear and a beer is as efficient as the flame thrower in UT though...
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    I had a Kenmore that fits the bill perfectly....

    I had a Kenmore that fits the bill perfectly. Long sectional burner on the left side which can be used as 2 individual burners or one long continuous ones that fits a girdle, I used it pretty often ....
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    That used to happen to me regularly when I lived...

    That used to happen to me regularly when I lived in the Sugarhood in SLC. Not for dog walking but for the fireworks. The house was within 10 minutes of the park where they set off the biggest show in...
  35. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Claws: because cats deal in tough love.

    Claws: because cats deal in tough love.
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    I find both of these facts more alarming than...

    I find both of these facts more alarming than amusing... then I remember that we have a large old-school doggie door that makes breaking into the house even easier. Why carry keys or kick doors if...
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    ^^^ Genius. I remember reading that it takes...

    ^^^ Genius. I remember reading that it takes anywhere between 20 to 45 minutes to get in a properly focused state and work at full efficiency, depending on the complexity of the task.

    At my...
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    My experience has been limited mountain biking,...

    My experience has been limited mountain biking, spectacular climbing (some of the best limestone in the state) and skiing if you have somebody to show you around. It's been mentioned up thread, the...
  39. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    The thundercoat is really helping Artie despite...

    The thundercoat is really helping Artie despite the extremely dramatic hissing and screaming fits he goes through when we put it on. It's been a long time since he's been this chilled:

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  40. Thread: Climbing Stoke

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    Wrapped up a new 7 pitch route high above the...

    Wrapped up a new 7 pitch route high above the West Desert this weekend. It was a long time in the making. For those of you who are familiar with the area, the new Sevier Lake potash mine project will...
  41. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    I tried to put a thundercoat on old man Artie...

    I tried to put a thundercoat on old man Artie last night to see if reducing his anxiety will help with not peeing everywhere. I'm surprised the neighbors didn't call the cops on suspicions that I was...
  42. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Vibes. Oreo made far too quick uses of her 9...

    Vibes. Oreo made far too quick uses of her 9 lives... Hopefully she's terrorizing large dogs in kitteh heaven.
  43. Or you never let yourself run out of cold ones at...

    Or you never let yourself run out of cold ones at home... It is a pain when you're leaving for a trip down South and you grab warm beers at the last minute, sometimes they're not cold enough by the...
  44. Saddest part of this change: instead of...

    Saddest part of this change: instead of discounting the leftover 3.2% piss after Nov 1st the grocery stores are dumping the beer down the brain. Because in Utah you just can't have nice things.

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    This and the cost of gas. Toyota, Ford, etc......

    This and the cost of gas. Toyota, Ford, etc... make smaller engines that work better for Europe.
    I grew up in a rural/mountainous area in France where people need to drive into the "alpine" on...
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    Thanks, that opens up tons of options. To me...

    Thanks, that opens up tons of options.
    To me bootfitting is like witchcraft and Yelp reviews for witches suck balls. I'd rather ask here and get recommendations from people who actually ski, not...
  47. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    HA!! You should see the damage these damn hens...

    HA!! You should see the damage these damn hens can do to each other.
    Now imagine a tarred Mr. Chao frantically running around the house painting all of 4matic's furniture with a strip of gooey dark...
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    Nice, crushing the bike already! I rode Gold Bar...

    Nice, crushing the bike already! I rode Gold Bar years ago, definitely a step-up from ThuMo.
  49. Thread: Kitty Stoke

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    Vibes for Mr. Chao. Such a great looking kitteh....

    Vibes for Mr. Chao. Such a great looking kitteh. You're doing good work 4matic, keep at it!!

    Which reminds me, and this may have been discussed before about him: are there any options for...
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    I've only ridden Thunder Mtn but I'd say it's...

    I've only ridden Thunder Mtn but I'd say it's worth a trip if you have the time. Even without a shuttle you get to warm up on a mellow bike path & dirt road then cruise some high quality single...
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