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    No it's not. There's so much tin hat pessimism...

    No it's not. There's so much tin hat pessimism in this thread that it's laughable. Stop watching CNN and MSNBC for a while, and your life will get better, I promise.
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    Based on the number of cars heading south on 93...

    Based on the number of cars heading south on 93 this afternoon, I thought for sure there would be a post about I-70 today. Looks pretty clear into the mountains though.
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    Yep, I've been saying this for a while now... why...

    Yep, I've been saying this for a while now... why is it not a thing, anywhere (other than the odd store setting aside an hour a week for shopping)? It's not hard to see that old folks, fat people,...
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    Memorial Day Weekend in Fruita? It's busy AF...

    Memorial Day Weekend in Fruita? It's busy AF during a normal, non-pandemic year. I wouldn't go near that place this weekend.
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    Are they even allowed to run shuttles yet?

    Are they even allowed to run shuttles yet?
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    So ahead of time, he knew: - The post was slow...

    So ahead of time, he knew:

    - The post was slow to return
    - It needed either a bleed or a rebuild
    - He was buying a used Reverb

    Given the pre-purchase conversation, I'm not sure I'd feel the...
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    That article is nothing but click bait, and is...

    That article is nothing but click bait, and is total horseshit. I've got multiple friends that live in Fruita/GJ and they said that other than lots of dispersed campers at Rabbit Valley and 18 Road...
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    So far, so good with my Tubolito tubes. I bring...

    So far, so good with my Tubolito tubes. I bring a few on each of our Chasing Epic trips, and I always carry one (29er) on personal rides too. It's light as shit and when folded up, it fits into my...
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    Crazy, after my freshman year in college I played...

    Crazy, after my freshman year in college I played baseball in the Valley League, and lived in New Market for three months. Of course it was different back in the late 90's, but it's crazy how many...
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    The Sony sensors/cameras are significantly better...

    The Sony sensors/cameras are significantly better than Olympus, which is micro 4/3'rds. That loosely translates to "really shitty in sub-optimal light".

    I used the M50 a couple of years ago and...
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    I agree with GrantN above- mirrorless camera all...

    I agree with GrantN above- mirrorless camera all the way. And I'd recommend one do-it-all lens for her, if she really digs it and wants to expand later, then she could get a good prime lens for kid...
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    Maybe I'm too optimistic, but I think (and hope)...

    Maybe I'm too optimistic, but I think (and hope) that you're very wrong.
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    I get it. But there's always more to it. I've...

    I get it. But there's always more to it. I've seen multiple people from these "closed" counties in Colorado bitch about visitors, but then they leave to go ride somewhere else all day, and then...
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    "Locals" are gonna be locals. If they don't...

    "Locals" are gonna be locals. If they don't complain about something other people are doing, then they don't deserve to live there.
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    Funny, I did the same thing. It looked awesome...

    Funny, I did the same thing. It looked awesome when I built it up, but it just felt weird when I got on the bike.
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    Funny, my wife's friend flew from DEN to PHX...

    Funny, my wife's friend flew from DEN to PHX earlier this week and said it was totally normal aside from the masks. Flight was 3/4 full.

    These doomsday articles are really fucking old already. ...
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    I have no idea on timing or details, but I heard...

    I have no idea on timing or details, but I heard Spot is releasing a longer travel 29er soon.
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    I think compliance is already in the single...

    I think compliance is already in the single digits. Ron Mexico, just go enjoy yourself outdoors; there's absolutely no harm in doing so.
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    GG Trail Pistol, Spot Mayhem, Norco Optic...

    GG Trail Pistol, Spot Mayhem, Norco Optic (haven't ridden, to be fair)... then I'd like to get on the Pivot 429 Trail, Orbea Occam, Evil Following, and the new YT Izzo. The Tallboy just felt dead to...
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    Meh, I was underwhelmed. It climbs OK, and it...

    Meh, I was underwhelmed. It climbs OK, and it descends OK. There are a dozen bikes I'd look at before the Tallboy, especially for the price they charge with their crap builds.
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    I don't know if this has been covered or not......

    I don't know if this has been covered or not... but for those single-owner small businesses (S-corps specifically): net income IS NOT considered payroll, you can only claim the amount you actually...
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    There are going to be a lot of self-combusting...

    There are going to be a lot of self-combusting accountants a year from now. You just know they're already dreading the impending clusterfuck.
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    The new PYGA carbon trail bike is sexy AF. I'd...

    The new PYGA carbon trail bike is sexy AF. I'd love to check one out in person:

    https://www.pinkbike.com/news/pyga-reveal-the-mobu-their-latest-carbon-model-handmade-in-south-africa.html
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    Nope, I'm not wearing one when I ride my bike or...

    Nope, I'm not wearing one when I ride my bike or take the dogs for a walk. My thinking is similar to yours. If wearing a mask while "social distancing" actually did anything, then my thought is...
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    Why? In our town (this is while walking our...

    Why?

    In our town (this is while walking our dogs, not riding), I find that people are actually way more social and talkative than normal these days. While riding, I'm no less social or talkative,...
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    Similar to Mt. Baldy in California... I think as...

    Similar to Mt. Baldy in California... I think as long as they have a plan, it'll be fine. Other than the base lodge, there's nowhere on the mountain that people are coming in close contact with each...
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    Bought a new Ergon SM Pro saddle last week, and...

    Bought a new Ergon SM Pro saddle last week, and holy shit- game changer for my ass. It's a huge upgrade over the WTB Silverado I've been sitting on for the last few years. I immediately ordered...
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    I don't think so, although we don't know for...

    I don't think so, although we don't know for sure. Our vet thinks she's a Dudley lab.
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    Yep, I've noticed lots more people on the road...

    Yep, I've noticed lots more people on the road over the last 3-4 days here in town (around Boulder) too. People are getting restless.
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    Another one of our foster lab, Nala, in the back...

    Another one of our foster lab, Nala, in the back yard last night. She absolutely loves playing fetch. And she's super cute.

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    Hotels and AirBnbs are limited in number/capacity...

    Hotels and AirBnbs are limited in number/capacity too. So while town is opening up, the capacity is significantly less than normal for the spring, especially considering virtually no one is flying. ...
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    Yeah.... sounds like actual small businesses get...

    Yeah.... sounds like actual small businesses get fucked again.

    "But an email from the SBA dated April 6, 2020 states, “Only payroll costs in the form of salary, wages, tips, etc. are eligible...
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    I heard the same thing from my bank today. Like...

    I heard the same thing from my bank today. Like you, I'll believe it when I see the money hit my account.

    Question for those "in the know": let's assume I get my PPP funding. My company is a...
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    Sale pending to you.

    Sale pending to you.
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    FS: WTB Silverado Titanium 142mm

    I'm mixing things up on the saddle front, so I'm selling my WTB Silverado. It's about 4-5 months old and has been used for a handful of rides. It's in great condition, no tears, stains, dents, etc....
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    FWIW, the Tallboy and Ripley are two very...

    FWIW, the Tallboy and Ripley are two very different feeling bikes, despite the travel similarity. The Ripley is way more of a rocket on the climbs and flats, while the Tallboy feels a lot more plush...
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    Meanwhile, the Lakers are giving back the $4.6MM...

    Meanwhile, the Lakers are giving back the $4.6MM they received from round one PPP funding. No wonder there wasn't any money left for the companies that actually needed it.

    They're valued at...
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    You asked the same question five years ago (and...

    You asked the same question five years ago (and every year since, it seems), yet you're still here. There must be a reason keeping you from moving, whether it's subconscious or not. :)
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    I received my $1,000 from the EIDL yesterday (for...

    I received my $1,000 from the EIDL yesterday (for my single-owner LLC / S-Corp). Gee thanks, SBA, that's really going to help me overcome absolutely no income for the first eight months of this...
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    So all those businesses who thought they could...

    So all those businesses who thought they could open after Polis' announcement have to stay shut down because of the county orders now? Jesus fuck, can't these idiot politicians just get on the same...
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    Picked up another Safe Harbor foster lab today,...

    Picked up another Safe Harbor foster lab today, #28 I think. This one will be adopted super quick- she's a beautiful 5-month old yellow lab that was an owner surrender out of Denver. She's very...
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    Yep, it's pretty fucked up that there weren't...

    Yep, it's pretty fucked up that there weren't more specific qualifications regarding how much your business is impacted, there was only a single check-box that asked if your business has been...
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    Yep, but that's WAY more bike than I ever...

    Yep, but that's WAY more bike than I ever need.... the Smash will work just fine. :)
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    But from the article, it still sounds like it's...

    But from the article, it still sounds like it's closed to non-residents. My guess is that goes away soon... it doesn't do much good to allow businesses to reopen if there's no one to spend money.
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    This is one thing I don't understand. Why not...

    This is one thing I don't understand. Why not allow overflow parking where it makes sense (ie., where it doesn't block traffic and/or emergency access)? Being outside on trails is about the safest...
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    That'll change very soon. The EC commissioners...

    That'll change very soon. The EC commissioners are asking Polis to let them reopen sooner because the economy is hurting so bad. I think they realize that county residents alone can't support what...
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    Put a 140mm fork on that bike, swap out to some...

    Put a 140mm fork on that bike, swap out to some legit tires, and you can ride it on 95% of the trails out there. I personally prefer a trail bike for my daily driver, but I also always want a "big...
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    Sounds like you should post more frequently in...

    Sounds like you should post more frequently in the other CoVid threads in the Padded Room. ;)

    I didn't say the world was normal now, I said it will return to normal sooner than later. It always...
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    Nope, because once there's a widely-available...

    Nope, because once there's a widely-available vaccine and therapeutic treatment, the world isn't going to be significantly different than it was four months ago. It'll take a bit of time, but things...
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    Another bison shot.... I realized that to get the...

    Another bison shot.... I realized that to get the shot I have in mind, I'll need a much longer lens. Maybe the 200-600 is in my future? :)

    This was taken with the Canon 70-300 adapted to my Sony...
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