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    Knowing that Marshal is sketched out by this line...

    Knowing that Marshal is sketched out by this line is giving me a minor panic attack thinking about riding it.
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    Makes sense. I don't pay a lick of attention to...

    Makes sense. I don't pay a lick of attention to ski trail signs in the summer, obviously. "Shatter" always seemed logical since I assumed a decent number of bones and bike parts had been broken on...
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    Yep, always ready to go, self-mulching, quiet,...

    Yep, always ready to go, self-mulching, quiet, and cut like a scalpel when they're sharp. I'll concede that they do suck around edges.
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    I'm pretty sure it's named "Shatter Ridge" on...

    I'm pretty sure it's named "Shatter Ridge" on Strava and that's how I've always heard it identified. But "Shadow Ridge" does make logical sense, too.
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    https://media3.giphy.com/media/VM01S5yIaKCgqg1bSF/...

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/VM01S5yIaKCgqg1bSF/giphy.gif
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    Hard pass.

    Hard pass.
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    Holy shit, I'm glad I was able find AC's EVO back...

    Holy shit, I'm glad I was able find AC's EVO back in March, because the price has gone up by $1600 since then. Nicer builds have gone up even more, S-Works went from $10k to $15k :eek:

    I turn 40...
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    https://cdn-tp3.mozu.com/24645-37138/cms/37138/fil...

    https://cdn-tp3.mozu.com/24645-37138/cms/37138/files/c2de9f59-5d52-4d89-b452-32f341e347a5


    I actually own that exact mower and love it. I only have 2,000 ft2 of grass but I'd need to have more...
  9. Thread: Tool Time

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    Workstand is a third tier item? Really? ...

    Workstand is a third tier item? Really? Workstand should be tier zero, and I say that as someone who fucked around without one for way, way too long.
  10. Thread: Tool Time

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    Ignoring the more basic non- or marginally-bike...

    Ignoring the more basic non- or marginally-bike specific tools that your should own regardless (e.g., L handle allen wrench set, needle nose pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, sockets, razor knife,...
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    My main bike is a Megatrail. The EVO probably...

    My main bike is a Megatrail. The EVO probably goes up and down better/faster.
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    As an adult bike, not much. As a kids bike,...

    As an adult bike, not much. As a kids bike, right now, hello big money!
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    I'm not bitching, just lamenting. Whenever I...

    I'm not bitching, just lamenting. Whenever I look at that giant hole in the map east of the Crest all I can think is #sad.



    Trails are narrow and there's a lot more space available than the...
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    Technically, it definitely is. But, TGR...

    Technically, it definitely is. But, TGR headquarters doesn't have a supercomputer pointed at your brain that's actively trying to keep you engaged and curating the content you see, so it's...
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    Everything's legal at night. Honestly, if...

    Everything's legal at night.



    Honestly, if you're courteous, apologetic, and yield I couldn't give less of shit if you're riding down uphill-only routes (obviously, this doesn't apply to the...
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    130 is the bike you have when you can't afford...

    130 is the bike you have when you can't afford and/or justify a 150 and a 115. With the 130 in the lineup it would surprise me if Yeti released a 120-125 bike unless it replaces the 130 entirely.
    ...
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    No suggestions, but I wouldn't want something...

    No suggestions, but I wouldn't want something that doesn't default to the SPD side. You'll be using the SPD side way more, and you don't want to be screwing with flipping the pedal over while trying...
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    Mojave is officially downhill-only: ...

    Mojave is officially downhill-only: https://www.parkcitymountain.com/explore-the-resort/activities/summer-activities/mountain-biking/bike-haul-pass.aspx
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    Looks like Gee is done for the season. This...

    Looks like Gee is done for the season. This sounds horrific:

    "Following a crash, on Friday afternoon Gee Atherton was airlifted to Royal Stoke University Hospital where he has undergone surgery...
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    There is some obvious logic to the idea that a...

    There is some obvious logic to the idea that a spinning metal blade could damage a fragile clay pipe.

    My house is early '70s construction and most likely has a cast iron sewer line (in that era...
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    The point is that you are normally locked in for...

    The point is that you are normally locked in for at least a year, and people do frequently re-up the 12-month term so they don't have to worry about having to move out on 40 days notice. With the...
  23. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    Rock dog 377508

    Rock dog

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    Basically an old money/new money thing, I think. ...

    Basically an old money/new money thing, I think. Survey taken.

    But, fuck all this foothills negativity. Alpine season is on and it's great! Snowbird was great last night. No one out except some...
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    Good grief. Care to share the response?

    Good grief. Care to share the response?
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    I'm pretty sure that Save Our Foothills is not...

    I'm pretty sure that Save Our Foothills is not formally affiliated with SOC; they're just stealing credibility by using a similar name, like Blue Iguana (if a bike advocacy org pulled the same move...
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    There's the Big Water-Alexander connector trail...

    There's the Big Water-Alexander connector trail now which minimizes that kind of bullshit. Millcreek should probably be a Zion-type shuttle bus system at this point.



    Most of Pipeline is like...
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    Pavement isn't the dumb part of riding all the...

    Pavement isn't the dumb part of riding all the way out Millcreek. Pipeline could vanish tomorrow and I wouldn't even blink. The way to ride upper Millcreek is to start in BCC, pedal back up Big...
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    Finally branching out, eh? The most popular...

    Finally branching out, eh?

    The most popular route is Armstrong/MM/Pinecone. It's popular for a reason, really nice singletrack all the way to ridge.

    The other option is...
  30. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    This should help the situation: ...

    This should help the situation: https://www.pinkbike.com/news/shimano-factory-shut-down-in-malaysia-could-lead-to-further-product-delays.html
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    We were already set up to shuttle (my Dad is...

    We were already set up to shuttle (my Dad is joining us so we'll have two vehicles). She'll be decidedly less than stoked to hang out alone in the truck while the rest of us have fun. Better to...
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    On the one hand, this is not a new thing. Twenty...

    On the one hand, this is not a new thing. Twenty years ago in college I worked on a landscaping crew for a few summers. Not mowing lawns and trimming hedges, most jobs were full new landscape...
  33. The world does need more organ donors, I suppose.

    The world does need more organ donors, I suppose.
  34. No, it doesn't depend "on who you're talking to,"...

    No, it doesn't depend "on who you're talking to," if it has a freewheel by definition it's not a fixie.
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    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/25399190/h...

    https://memegenerator.net/img/instances/25399190/has-the-whole-world-gone-crazy.jpg
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    Well, shit. It's a 1.5 hour drive plus bridge...

    Well, shit. It's a 1.5 hour drive plus bridge tolls so if we go all the way out there and it's not bonertown I'll never hear the end of it.

    AC managed to hurt her shoulder last week and now...
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    I didn't look to see if they were mopeds or not. ...

    I didn't look to see if they were mopeds or not. Probably a safe assumption, but I'm way beyond confronting people about it and it wasn't far below the rock garden and I was still gassed and trying...
  38. Damn. Saw SAR at Butler driving to up to ride...

    Damn. Saw SAR at Butler driving to up to ride last night and was hoping it wasn't too serious.



    This needs to happen.
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    Is there supposed to be a bike in the pic? All I...

    Is there supposed to be a bike in the pic? All I can see is a giant pair of brass elephant balls.

    Interesting wildlife sighting in Honeycomb last night--two chubby dudes in full camo on fat...
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    Looks like he's very ready to move up a size. ...

    Looks like he's very ready to move up a size.

    eta: Finding a new bike might be next to impossible right now, though.
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    Been perusing Trailforks and Cold Creek and...

    Been perusing Trailforks and Cold Creek and Thrillium are giving me an e-boner. A bit of a drive but looks like it's worth it.
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    Hot rides pay huge dividends later--when it's...

    Hot rides pay huge dividends later--when it's even a little bit cooler you feel like a hero on the climbs. The full-face and body armor crowd overriding sight lines on the Quarry isn't anything new,...
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    That's got to be annual and not bad if so. Taxes...

    That's got to be annual and not bad if so. Taxes are super low, too.
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    This, too. Walk/power hike everything more than...

    This, too. Walk/power hike everything more than a gentle uphill grade. Running uphill is way more physically taxing but only marginally faster.
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    Still, $130k/acre for alfalfa fields in Caldwell...

    Still, $130k/acre for alfalfa fields in Caldwell is nuts.



    Congrats!
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    Yes, there are huge downsides. If you could only...

    Yes, there are huge downsides. If you could only camp in developed campgrounds I'd probably quit camping.
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    Sorry to hear this! Hopefully the DFL goal works...

    Sorry to hear this! Hopefully the DFL goal works out.
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    Way to early for that, focus on base fitness for...

    Way to early for that, focus on base fitness for now. The main thing that will help you get through Days 2-3 is good base fitness and not blowing yourself up on Day 1.

    eta: Absolutely do not run...
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    This. There are parts of BCS you'll never...

    This. There are parts of BCS you'll never understand or fully appreciate without having watched all of BB.
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    He seems to be. Further, the role of "bath...

    He seems to be. Further, the role of "bath salts" in the Miami Cannibal Attack and some other violent incidents is speculative and was not confirmed by toxicology results. Regardless, they're...
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