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  1. Aral Sea satellite image on a windy day: ...

    Aral Sea satellite image on a windy day: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146487/a-dusty-day-over-the-aral-sea
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    Got some new wheels for the kiddo's Altitude....

    Got some new wheels for the kiddo's Altitude. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211023/b186e35a6ba0e17747f48ea1ba6b1bff.jpg
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    All correct. Heat stroke is a shockingly fast...

    All correct. Heat stroke is a shockingly fast death, especially if hyponatremia occurs concurrently.
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    One of those guys got through to me once by...

    One of those guys got through to me once by calling me on my office line (which was creepy). I offered 2x current Zestimate, his counter-offer consisted of telling me my place was "a piece of shit."...
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    This pig-human kidney thing really needs video to...

    This pig-human kidney thing really needs video to be fully appreciated

    https://www.cbsnews.com/video/doctors-complete-first-successful-pig-to-human-kidney-transplant/#x
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    Probably no evidence that would survive a few...

    Probably no evidence that would survive a few days of decomp in mid-summer temps.





    My dog would 100% die of heat stress long before I was ever in serious trouble. 80* F is pushing it for...
  7. Overuse of water in general, but ag is ~85% of...

    Overuse of water in general, but ag is ~85% of use. There needs to be a minimum annual inflow codified into state law, but nothing like that currently exists. If the infrastructure existed every...
  8. That's my recollection as well. Early snow is...

    That's my recollection as well. Early snow is almost always followed by an extended dry spell that rots it to sugar. Ideal scenario is not a flake until Nov. 15, then turn on the faucet.


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    Seem high. I'm only 160 lbs kitted up but I run...

    Seem high. I'm only 160 lbs kitted up but I run my 170 Mezzer at 32/65.
  10. Yep. Knew one guy BITD who broke a femur, another...

    Yep. Knew one guy BITD who broke a femur, another that broke multiple ribs. Nearly joined that club myself once. I'd rather be riding bikes up high in October, but what can you do. We do need the...
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    I take 1 tsp (about 4.5 g) daily with breakfast....

    I take 1 tsp (about 4.5 g) daily with breakfast. Studies show that it's safe to take up to 6 g/day so I pull back from that a little just out of an abundance of caution. You need to take it every day...
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    Still on the 575? Yeah, you need a bike.

    Still on the 575? Yeah, you need a bike.
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    Really? Mikey, you seem like a good guy that is...

    Really? Mikey, you seem like a good guy that is better than this^^^
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    Well, yeah, and I'm certainly not arguing that...

    Well, yeah, and I'm certainly not arguing that having a fast 10k time will make you a better skier. But, the idea that you could take a novice/beginner level person and train them to "high level"...
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    "Intermediate" for a 160 lb 35 y.o. male per...

    "Intermediate" for a 160 lb 35 y.o. male per https://runninglevel.com/
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    I think you're way off here. While it may not be...

    I think you're way off here. While it may not be "elite" 2x BW for 6 is beastly AF by any measure. I can say with absolute certainty I'll never get there. If there's a single poster on this forum...
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    ATK recommends pre-heating cast iron pans in the...

    ATK recommends pre-heating cast iron pans in the oven, even if you have a gas range.
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    Intuitively, this makes sense. On the ground I...

    Intuitively, this makes sense. On the ground I think it's more complicated. It's hard to overstate how beastly squatting 2x BW for 6 reps really is. Unless you're a genetic outlier there's a level...
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    Super interesting article, thanks. He says in...

    Super interesting article, thanks. He says in the article that strength trumps technique by a large margin. But, that's for sprint speed which is a more natural movement. For something entirely...
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    Really sorry to hear that. I have no advice to...

    Really sorry to hear that. I have no advice to offer, unfortunately, but best of luck and keep us posted. How bad was your initial illness?
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    This post has been circling around in the back of...

    This post has been circling around in the back of my brain since it was posted. I'm not sure that being able to squat 2x BW for six reps would actually make you a better skier or make you better at...
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    Hah, whoops, math is hard. Yeah, more like...

    Hah, whoops, math is hard. Yeah, more like $100/hr, totally reasonable.
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    Well, I just re-read SorryBro's post and the...

    Well, I just re-read SorryBro's post and the $3500 was just for labor so not the bargain that it initially struck me as. Still, assuming a 2-day/2-man job that's ~$200/hr. That's a good bit more...
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    I built a 16x14 deck myself and just the...

    I built a 16x14 deck myself and just the materials cost me $3k...14 years ago.
  25. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    He seems to be talking about a one-off feature...

    He seems to be talking about a one-off feature under ideal conditions, which I would totally agree with. That's basically the drop equivalent of Zink's 100-foot back flip. Zink's 100 footer also...
  26. If we stay in an active pattern things could be...

    If we stay in an active pattern things could be fine. If there's an extended dry spell in November/December we'll be making a lot of low-angle turns for a while when it starts snowing again. The...
  27. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    One thing that seems certain is that more...

    One thing that seems certain is that more technical tricks are what's going to win. I feel like they've basically maxed out how gnarly the lines can be and the size of the drops and jumps. If they...
  28. Thread: The FIFTY

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    Awesome.

    Awesome.
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    Would make pressing the steerer into the crown a...

    Would make pressing the steerer into the crown a more difficult and low-tolerance process, maybe?



    Yeah, I usually go with one eyeball and try to align the bottom edge of the bar to the front...
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    Been meaning to ask this one for a while: Is...

    Been meaning to ask this one for a while:

    Is there a method or trick to getting your bars perfectly perpendicular to your front wheel after putting a stem or fork back on? Or do even pro...
  31. Thread: Rampage 2021

    by Dantheman
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    Especially when there's a gaggle of...

    Especially when there's a gaggle of middle-schoolers throwing down like they own the place.
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    I think it's fair to call him a generational...

    I think it's fair to call him a generational talent. When he's at speed it looks like he's taking half the strides of the guys trying to chase him down.
  33. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    Did you make it to the old site? Tons of stuff...

    Did you make it to the old site? Tons of stuff there that is better maintained, and like muted said the EMTs can get to you much easier.



    I would be totally on-board with no live scoring and...
  34. Perfect example of why the sidewalk is usually...

    Perfect example of why the sidewalk is usually more dangerous than the road.
  35. Thread: Trucks.

    by Dantheman
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    Just add an option that pipes in engine noise...

    Just add an option that pipes in engine noise through the speaker system. Hell, "engine sound enhancement" is already a thing in some performance cars.



    "Car as mobile whole-house battery"...
  36. Thread: Doggie stoke

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    That is just awesome. Glad he's OK, wow!

    That is just awesome.



    Glad he's OK, wow!
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    Primary criteria for me is few, if any,...

    Primary criteria for me is few, if any, super-tight switchbacks that require coming to almost a complete stop to negotiate. Second criteria is few, if any, grade reversals that require more than a...
  38. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    I swore the "main" road that contest spectators...

    I swore the "main" road that contest spectators ride in on had a gate. That may have changed, and there's lots of other roads in the area and alternate access points. The private land is all very...
  39. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    There's a long-standing rumor, probably an...

    There's a long-standing rumor, probably an actively-cultivated one, that the modern venues are on private land. But, this is incorrect and they are in fact on BLM land. You can confirm this...
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    They are good for a cringe-worthy laugh...

    They are good for a cringe-worthy laugh sometimes. SLC is in the process of trying to build a proper trail system in the foothills. Construction started in the spring and the HOHs have managed to...
  41. Thread: 2021 Supply

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    Commencal just announced a revamped kids bike...

    Commencal just announced a revamped kids bike lineup, big press release on Pinkbike. Estimated availability 3rd quarter 2022.
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    This is certainly true, but there's a sizeable...

    This is certainly true, but there's a sizeable percentage of the "hateful old hiker" contingent that even hates trail running--anyone not walking <2 mph enthralled in rapt reverence while carrying a...
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    Guy was not a young buck, either. Glorious. The...

    Guy was not a young buck, either. Glorious. The stair ascent at 0:25 was pretty bad ass.
  44. More updates from Waller County, TX: ...

    More updates from Waller County, TX: https://jalopnik.com/district-attorney-accuses-waller-police-of-mishandling-1847846381

    "The Waller County District Attorney released a statement Monday...
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    There's also this: ...

    There's also this: https://www.npr.org/2021/05/21/998536881/a-black-woman-says-she-had-to-hide-her-race-to-get-a-fair-home-appraisal
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    Perfect day to get boosty. ...

    Perfect day to get boosty.


    http://youtu.be/quaugbgRy64

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211017/2a9ecd08cef199d87bcea438df6f55be.jpg
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    Tiddly is solid. I didn't get to ride anything...

    Tiddly is solid. I didn't get to ride anything else there but it definitely seemed like the funnest descent in that area.
  48. Thread: Rampage 2021

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    That has to be right up there with the worst...

    That has to be right up there with the worst Rampage injuries ever. It will be amazing if he can come back 100% from that.
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    Lots of brands are absolutely terrible. King...

    Lots of brands are absolutely terrible. King Oscar are good, and my absolute favorite are Trader Joe's house brand in the purple can.
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    Awesome to see everyone putting it together so...

    Awesome to see everyone putting it together so far.
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