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    I hadn't looked at the forecast yet [emoji2357]....

    I hadn't looked at the forecast yet [emoji2357]. Looks like I need to make a call on Tuesday.

    Is NOAA the best bet for UT weather? Are there places to avoid/goto if precip?
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    Thank you for the suggestions. I'll check those...

    Thank you for the suggestions. I'll check those out and get in touch if things are confusing.

    Why SLC/PC: I hate driving 50 in Nevada (open range) even though I should be doing it in daytime. Also...
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    Idk, I'm pretty open as far as climbing. My local...

    Idk, I'm pretty open as far as climbing. My local ride is around 2400 vert for a 14 mile ride. I can handle more, love tech climbing, tolerate fire road climbs for great descents.
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    Hello Utards [emoji112]. I'm headed thru this...

    Hello Utards [emoji112]. I'm headed thru this week on my way to Snowmass from the Bay and was planning on a Utah ride day, Wednesday. I'll have my 170/160 bike with me. Any recommendations? I started...
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    I broke the little rubber strap on my OneUp pump...

    I broke the little rubber strap on my OneUp pump but noticed it before the ride. Used a twist tie to secure it until the little 3 pack of straps arrived. Think it was $10 for the pack of 3? I'll...
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    I have been dealing with tennis elbow from riding...

    I have been dealing with tennis elbow from riding for the last few years, always seemed to creep in mid July and fade away in late November. Moved to year round biking and it got real bad by the...
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    I've been on 165 SRAM GX cranks for a few years...

    I've been on 165 SRAM GX cranks for a few years now, downsized from 175 carbon Descendants. 30" pant inseam, was recommended to try shorter cranks by my bike fitter. I've noticed less hip rocking and...
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    I love my Onyx Vesper hubs. Bought them for a...

    I love my Onyx Vesper hubs. Bought them for a MiddleChild hardtail build, moved them over to a Wildcat V2 (120mm Horst link). I did have to warranty the hub when it froze after 4 months but Onyx took...
  9. Thread: Tool Time

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    I just bought the $75 Fox digital pump. Only have...

    I just bought the $75 Fox digital pump. Only have a few weeks use but so far, so good. Was tired of the estimation using a tiny analog pump. It's as small as the analog too without the round gauge...
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    I bought the Gear Lock case for my Samsung S10E...

    I bought the Gear Lock case for my Samsung S10E and Out Front mount last summer. I rode a ton of bike park and CO XC with it. I didn't use the mount for races but definitely rode fast and even had a...
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    Yup. Buddy of mine who runs Minions was...

    Yup. Buddy of mine who runs Minions was commenting the same when he helped me mount them tubeless after I pulled my CushCores (long story). When I reinstalled the CushCores and remounted the tires I...
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    Glad you enjoyed our spot and congrats to your...

    Glad you enjoyed our spot and congrats to your daughter. I haven't ridden 6 yet, hoping to ride it soon. Plenty more trails to explore next time [emoji106].
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    NICA course is up Fanny Hill work road,...

    NICA course is up Fanny Hill work road, Discovery->Sleigh Ride->Ditch->Connector->Work Road->Village Bound (down).

    S Rim->7 Star (down)->Viewline->Deadline->Tom Blake is a good route that starts...
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    https://www.pocsports.com/us/products/essential-en...

    https://www.pocsports.com/us/products/essential-enduro-shorts/52835.html?dwvar_52835_color=Draconis%20Blue&cgid=apparel-shorts#slide[object%20Object]

    The entire back half of the waist band is...
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    Just removed old e13 SS LG1 EN Race and put new...

    Just removed old e13 SS LG1 EN Race and put new same tire on 27.5 30mm rim with CushCore. 1 tire lever, no lube. I found this guys install and removal videos very helpful:...
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    Last Fall I had Michelin Wild AM 2.6 installed...

    Last Fall I had Michelin Wild AM 2.6 installed front/rear on my Diamondback Release 5c (Arc 30s). Very tight fit in the rear, overall pretty happy with performance.

    This June I got a small stick...
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    I wear PI bib liners. One older model with black...

    I wear PI bib liners. One older model with black thin chamois and no fly, added 2 newer pair with thicker orange chamois and fly. Newer version is tighter around the quads and harder to put on but...
  18. I switched from a 27.5 overlap to a 26.5 Full...

    I switched from a 27.5 overlap to a 26.5 Full Tilt SethMo. They came with an 8/10 tongue and I picked up a 10/10 tongue online. I use the 10 tongue in the Spring and the 8 the rest of the season.
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  19. Well done! I think I just went for my last bike...

    Well done! I think I just went for my last bike ride of the season 2 days ago. Glass/Buck still riding well. Hoping this storm pans out.
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    They specifically mention a lack of skin glue...

    They specifically mention a lack of skin glue contamination being a benefit. They did not mention any diminished skin adhesion.
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    My $.02 after listening to the podcast: I would...

    My $.02 after listening to the podcast: I would compare this product to a chemical version of hotboxxing skis. The ceramic coating analogy is close but is more of a surface bonded product than a...
  22. Thread: Snow boots?

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    For real snow days or if I need to be outside and...

    For real snow days or if I need to be outside and not active I wear Salomon TOUNDRA PRO CSWP. They use a gel insulation that is super light.

    For everyday commuting to the hill I have been wearing...
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    2nd on the Hovercraft split. I ride a Split Fish...

    2nd on the Hovercraft split. I ride a Split Fish that is flat (micro camber) with rocker starting at the front foot. Amazing float in pow yet stable in firmer snow. As long as the boards you are...
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    Loving my Alltrack. 2017 S DSG. 16k miles. Beast...

    Loving my Alltrack. 2017 S DSG. 16k miles. Beast in the snow with Nokian R2s.

    No kids so back seat space isn't an issue. Someone asked about front seat room: the front seat can be moved back a...
  25. Been away for a while but wanted to chime in on...

    Been away for a while but wanted to chime in on this thread. I bought a few pair of socks along with a pair of nuyarn (no chill) bottoms and a skullcap beanie at the start of this past winter season....
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    Roaring Fork Valley trail conditions

    Wanted to say thanks for all the local beta. I just got a bike this summer and have been enjoying the trails immensely. Still pretty terrible but I am getting stronger.
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    I70 might be faster Copper to SMV but Indy Pass...

    I70 might be faster Copper to SMV but Indy Pass is a far more enjoyable drive. Several passing opportunities on 82 between Twin Lakes and the Pass. No construction, fewer Staties, and you don't have...
  28. Stoked to see you guys expanding the line. ...

    Stoked to see you guys expanding the line.

    Tops: long sleeves and hem a must. I don't care for thumb loops but not a deal breaker. I know you guys have a certain style thing going on but don't...
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    Sick!! Hoping to get some tomorrow at Highlands.

    Sick!! Hoping to get some tomorrow at Highlands.
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    No double diamond gates opened at Snowmass today....

    No double diamond gates opened at Snowmass today. Neither did Longshot/Burnt Mtn. West Coast Cream Cheese snow today. First tracks were great, crossing tracks got dicey.

    Tomorrow and Wednesday...
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    I can hook up a half price voucher. PM me.

    I can hook up a half price voucher. PM me.
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    Never too late. We teach beginners,...

    Never too late. We teach beginners, intermediates, and advanced/expert riders. You don't have habits yet. Group/private, buy what you can afford. You will improve and be able to enjoy more of the...
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    People with less money/class. But in all...

    People with less money/class.

    But in all seriousness, the skis didn't get stolen. Your kids left them on the bus and they haven't been recovered. I know folks who have had skis fall out of a RFTA...
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    Newschoolers is for fucking skiers, quit steering...

    Newschoolers is for fucking skiers, quit steering snowboarders over there.

    Get a pow board. Tapered tail, setback stance, rockered nose. Ride centered and be happy. Riding twins in pow doable but...
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    Light showers today at Snowmass, then it got cold...

    Light showers today at Snowmass, then it got cold around 2 and the snow got more intense. Still kinda bushy on the Burn but the snow is fantastic.
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    ^^Surprisingly good conditions at the Milk today....

    ^^Surprisingly good conditions at the Milk today. Hopefully Highlands isn't too much of a junk show tomorrow.
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    Snowmass was good Friday, but high winds...

    Snowmass was good Friday, but high winds stripped, polished, and sastrugied the place Sunday. Unfavored spots were bulletproof. The Knob had the best conditions and that was bushy and wind packed.
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    My Polish buddy drank Seagrams, claimed it was...

    My Polish buddy drank Seagrams, claimed it was best value vodka. I like Monopolowa or however the hell you spell it, Tito's, Crater, Bend, and Woody Creek. Sky is a better mass produced one made in...
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    Asshole^10 So funny to see someone drive all...

    Asshole^10

    So funny to see someone drive all crazy just to get a few cars ahead in surface street traffic. How much time is he really saving?

    Future Darwin Award recipient for sure.
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    Yes. You need to get comfortable with landing...

    Yes. You need to get comfortable with landing airs. Ollying the landings of big jumps is great practice. Try snowboardingforum, they love qs like this.
  41. Steep ass little ski hill, looked like a lot of...

    Steep ass little ski hill, looked like a lot of fun when I visited in the summer. Wish them luck going forward.
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    We would call that move the Wave of Death. All...

    We would call that move the Wave of Death. All the niceholes helping people get t-boned and an at fault accident.
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    Both ins companies should take pix of damage to...

    Both ins companies should take pix of damage to both cars. If it looks like rear end ax damage, your company will pay his damage to protect you. If the damage is to say the corner of his bumper and...
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    Smith F&F deal going on right now, might want to...

    Smith F&F deal going on right now, might want to hit up your local shred pro or mitten fetcher.
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    Me. I care because my FtP gloves were...

    Me. I care because my FtP gloves were constrictively tight when I wore them on dog walks but I was informed that they would pack out a little bit. Like so tight that my fingers were cold.

    I wear...
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    Oh well, must have been the front of the front.

    Oh well, must have been the front of the front.
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    Looks like the front is about to hit Aspen. All...

    Looks like the front is about to hit Aspen. All types of misty on both sides of the highway.
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    You're describing a Burton Landlord to a T....

    You're describing a Burton Landlord to a T. They're pricey though. Might want to look for a newest gen Malolo. Camber, taper, rocker nose.
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    VWVortex is reporting that VW is confirming AWD...

    VWVortex is reporting that VW is confirming AWD Sportwagen and Alltrak (?sp?) to US for 2016. No mention of engine or trans.
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    Ajax opening this Saturday with 120 acres of t2b...

    Ajax opening this Saturday with 120 acres of t2b riding! Woot!

    Gondi laps are a great way to get in shape for the season, right?!?! :D
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