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    I've had the worst experience with Kirkland...

    I've had the worst experience with Kirkland batteries from Costco. Seems like close to 1/3 or more have leaked out of the last package. Some leaked while still in the package. I've stopped buying...
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    Will do! Always looking for a reason to head to...

    Will do! Always looking for a reason to head to your area. Hopefully the subframe holds up. The rack doesn't take a lot of weight back there given the strap over the bike stem. But we'll see. It...
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    Similar experience when I got my new tacoma. In...

    Similar experience when I got my new tacoma. In my case it was in construction zones where the lanes had shifted but they didn't do a good job of removing the old paint striping. Lots of crazy...
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    A few years ago the property manager for our...

    A few years ago the property manager for our office decided to remove tile from all the common areas and go with polished concrete instead. My favorite pair of shoes squeaked horribly with every...
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    Am I the only one who has a lot of batteries...

    Am I the only one who has a lot of batteries corrode and leak, ruining whatever they are in?

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    No hood to work under here, but I had some work...

    No hood to work under here, but I had some work to do on my moto recently.


    A little while ago I found a crack in my rack. This is the luggage carrier on my moto with a mountain bike carrier...
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    Just go with a bench seat ...

    Just go with a bench seat

    http://www.habventures.com/photos/07-Colorado/CTR2021/02Abajos/002.jpg
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    I hear you on complainers and generally ignore...

    I hear you on complainers and generally ignore them as well. This guy was notable because he complained then you see him riding around all the hard stuff as he rides away.

    Also agreed on MTBers...
  9. "why do some guys go crazy on their bike every...

    "why do some guys go crazy on their bike every 10-20 seconds...on a flat surface?"
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    Timo Meier with 5 goals against LA tonite.

    Timo Meier with 5 goals against LA tonite.
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    Haha, no. The one I saw was a pretty low key...

    Haha, no. The one I saw was a pretty low key build aside from the roof rack. Offroad tires and maybe slight lift but no steel bumpers, tow hooks or rock sliders. So there's no way he could use the...
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    Went out this afternoon with a bottle of...

    Went out this afternoon with a bottle of biodegradable graffiti remover to test.


    Before, with spray applied

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    After letting sit for 10min and some scrubbing. Not the best result,...
  13. Thread: Ask the experts

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    Seems like that's the way they are. I've been...

    Seems like that's the way they are. I've been trying out Advent X as well and having similar experience. It shifts great and rides nicely on smooth trail, but as soon as the trail gets rough there...
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    I can say with certainty I've never once serviced...

    I can say with certainty I've never once serviced fork or shock anywhere close to those intervals. Probably add a zero and I might get close. So I'm not a good example. I'll usually send it in...
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    I've seen said jabroni out a couple more times...

    I've seen said jabroni out a couple more times lately while I've been working. First time I saw him ride a good stretch of trail and take every single available ride around and b-line. The second...
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    A duel... Both are good, but if I drink the...

    A duel... Both are good, but if I drink the West and then the East, the East tastes funny. Drink East then West, all good. So I guess I like the West Coast IPA better.

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    Yeah I don't know. A lot of them have a setup...

    Yeah I don't know. A lot of them have a setup like this but with a tonneau cover over over the bed, under the bed rack. That alone makes it very hard to get to anything in the bed. Then they add...
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    No pic, but had a Porsche Cayenne blow past me...

    No pic, but had a Porsche Cayenne blow past me with a roof rack full of Gotos gear. The standard condiment containers, spare tire, boxes. They got extra points for a hi-lift jack they are...
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    The alert on my phone was accompanied by the same...

    The alert on my phone was accompanied by the same obnoxious tone you get with an amber alert.

    Didn't go out to see the waves. Did see footage from news reports and couldn't note any difference...
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    Same thing.... I often get flash flood emergency...

    Same thing.... I often get flash flood emergency warnings on my phone. During the big storms we had a couple weeks ago, or numerous times in the past? Nada.
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    If you want to see ruins and are also going to...

    If you want to see ruins and are also going to Bryce Canyon, you could go around to the south. Mesa Verde National Park is just over near Cortez CO. Then you could detour a bit and drive through...
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    I bought mine for shuttling and exploring FS...

    I bought mine for shuttling and exploring FS roads. It has been exceptional for that especially once I put the MTB carrier on it. I ride it around town a fair bit in good weather too if I need to...
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    Haha, not a surfer. Just someone who doesn't...

    Haha, not a surfer. Just someone who doesn't like getting woken up for a warning about puny waves.
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    Emergency alert wake-up for 1-3ft waves. ...

    Emergency alert wake-up for 1-3ft waves.

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    I'd be fucking annoyed if I had to start school...

    I'd be fucking annoyed if I had to start school at 7am.
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    For a while some radio stations here seemed to be...

    For a while some radio stations here seemed to be playing dance mixes of already annoying/overplayed songs. I'd take an acoustic version over that any day.
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    Sure, but I don't take my dual sport on...

    Sure, but I don't take my dual sport on non-motorized trails and pretend its a pedal bike. It has also never spontaneously ignited.
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    Cool, hopefully the Hawk is reliable for you. I...

    Cool, hopefully the Hawk is reliable for you. I hear you on hard to find combo of price, weight, street legal. I have the added criteria of needing low standover. My CRF230L is perfect for most of...
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    This one is rated to 500 lbs. So I could carry...

    This one is rated to 500 lbs. So I could carry another MTB or two no problem.

    What moto do you have? Add a 2x2 cycles carrier for a great moto MTB covid self shuttle option. ...
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    Yeah that was pretty much our experience. We'd...

    Yeah that was pretty much our experience. We'd talk to our account manager who would "fix" it, but then we'd get the next month's bills and it wouldn't be fixed. Rinse, repeat. Then the account...
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    No, Ebikes are dumb. /thread

    No, Ebikes are dumb. /thread
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    Try not to start any more fires, eh? ...

    Try not to start any more fires, eh?

    https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/e-bike-battery-blamed-for-sparking-4-alarm-bronx-building-fire-ny-only/3486142/
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    Agreed. SD is also the go-to state to register...

    Agreed. SD is also the go-to state to register dirt bikes in which cannot be registered in CA as street legal due to smog. You register said dirt bike that has "off road only" classification in SD...
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    I've had bad experiences with CenturyLink at two...

    I've had bad experiences with CenturyLink at two companies. But it was more the predictable type of thing. AT&T on the other hand, said hold my beer and watch this.

    With CenturyLink we...
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    Upgraded bike/moto carrier setup. Old...

    Upgraded bike/moto carrier setup.


    Old setup, moto sat on a platform which I would raise/lower. MTB lived inside the canopy. Had to lower moto to get bike out to ride, but lowered carrier did...
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    Ogden?

    Ogden?
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    Thanks! This is our prime riding season. 60-70F...

    Thanks! This is our prime riding season. 60-70F every day! High country just got shut down a few weeks ago by snow.
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    All the cool kids go to Scotland to ride. Search...

    All the cool kids go to Scotland to ride. Search out springsproject's posts from the last couple years or look up HT550.
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    The Holy Fire closure recently ended, so we hit...

    The Holy Fire closure recently ended, so we hit up a couple classic Santa Ana's backcountry rides today


    Los Pinos: 2k of up to get 6k down, following the spine of a ridgeline with lots of steep,...
  40. Thread: Wildfire 2021

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    It would be nice if they just made new...

    It would be nice if they just made new developments in those areas so expensive that they couldn't be built. Focus on building lots of multi-family near transit corridors within existing urban areas...
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    Yeah the Witch fire mainly burned north of the...

    Yeah the Witch fire mainly burned north of the Cedar fire footprint in a lot of semi-rural areas. Plenty of expensive neighborhoods (and not so expensive) fall within that burn area.

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    "Congrats you're the millionth skier on this...

    "Congrats you're the millionth skier on this lift" lol
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    Charging anti-vaxxers higher premiums makes sense...

    Charging anti-vaxxers higher premiums makes sense in principle, but if they can't afford it and go uninsured the rest of us will end up paying for their treatment via higher rates rather than...
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    I have an insinkerator but rarely use it. ...

    I have an insinkerator but rarely use it.


    My grandma accumulated a ton of stuff, and of course all of it was either valuable or would be definitely used at some point. Every time my...
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    So the guy who said it was a head on collision is...

    So the guy who said it was a head on collision is now saying one rider came up short on a jump and then the guy behind landed on him. So it wasn't a head-on crash, and both were riding downhill. ...
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    The interesting thing is whatever area that is...

    The interesting thing is whatever area that is probably burned in the Cedar fire or 2007 Witch fire, so they have a good idea of how fast fire can move there.
  47. I rode both Redding and MOTR on my trip. ...

    I rode both Redding and MOTR on my trip.

    MOTR is bike specific, nice climb up and a few fun trails to descend. Stay off Freewheel trail if it's been raining. That one was a sloppy mess when...
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    Same area, another collision today. Both riders...

    Same area, another collision today. Both riders in serious condition requiring life flight. Apparently it was two e-bikers colliding head on. Which means one of them was riding up the DH trail. ...
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    Developers have been trying to build on an area...

    Developers have been trying to build on an area in East County San Diego for decades with a cycle of approval, lawsuits, bankruptcy, and land sale. Inadequate fire evacuation routes was the focus...
  50. Norcal was getting a lot of rain until recently...

    Norcal was getting a lot of rain until recently but should be starting to dry out. They get hit by more storms than we do. We last had rain here in SD early last week and it's already close to bone...
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