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    This is a good question. I'd also ask what your...

    This is a good question. I'd also ask what your driving habits are; if you regularly drive rocky Forest service-type roads, the risk of hitting one of the vulnerable spots again seems a lot higher...
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    F-150s come from the factory with P-rated tires...

    F-150s come from the factory with P-rated tires and rated for towing over 10k (not that you can get there with most trucks before you run out of payload, but marketing). As long as you're within the...
  3. Wow, bunch of detail added to that Gazette story...

    Wow, bunch of detail added to that Gazette story after I first looked at it. I was going to say that nevermind the fine, the loss of inventory alone would put most local watering holes out of...
  4. Looks like the club settled those liquor law...

    Looks like the club settled those liquor law violations. They're paying a fine and taking short suspensions (probably scheduled for minimum business disruption), but the bigger news if I read the...
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    If anyone else is coming from that direction and...

    If anyone else is coming from that direction and wants to go for it, the drive out the East entrance and north isn't bad. It's a lot of miles but it's relatively boring (thus faster and easier)...
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    Wyoming road report...

    Wyoming road report http://www.wyoroad.info/pls/Browse/WRR.RoutesResults?SelectedRoute=US212


    Montana
    https://www.mdt.mt.gov/travinfo/detailed.shtml

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    Just saw on Facebook that the pass is now closed...

    Just saw on Facebook that the pass is now closed at the state line. MDT and Wyoming DOT sites are your best bets for updates (but I wouldn't expect the NPS to bother clearing the Wyoming side until...
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    Vt-F, many thanks for the voucher hookup. The...

    Vt-F, many thanks for the voucher hookup.

    The first few runs on Saturday were pretty damn good, aside from the cluster up top as people did their best to remove the minimal snow on the headwall...
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    Speaking of shitshows...284400 Sent from my...

    Speaking of shitshows...284400

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    And opening delayed half an hour, it's going to...

    And opening delayed half an hour, it's going to get worse.

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    If you have expiring vouchers burning a hole in...

    If you have expiring vouchers burning a hole in your pocket, the wife and I would be happy to help keep them from going to waste.

    Planning to be on snow by eight, although the hotel deciding that...
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    The wife and I are heading over tonight; 3.25...

    The wife and I are heading over tonight; 3.25 hours is just a little too long for me to convince myself to day trip if I want to be in line at 8 a.m. Being a cheap bastard, paying for a room stings a...
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    Does this following me home make me officially...

    Does this following me home make me officially old?284121

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    The snowfields did not disappoint today. We got a...

    The snowfields did not disappoint today. We got a few laps in before heading to bail so as to be responsible adults this afternoon, but the morning was beautiful.283892283893283894

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    I should have been more specific about the GS...I...

    I should have been more specific about the GS...I was thinking one of the smaller varieties, not the big beast. The F650GS (or the modern G650GS) is definitely a reasonably newbie-friendly bike if...
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    Street oriented dual sport--BMW GS, Weestrom,...

    Street oriented dual sport--BMW GS, Weestrom, etc. Comfortable seating position, ability to carry luggage, and enough suspension travel to deal with crappy roads, yet plenty of refinement to make...
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    ...and news story on the Woodstock covered...

    ...and news story on the Woodstock covered bridge—driver towing trailer w/landscaping equipment apparently thought he'd make it until the Bad Noises started. Unlike the other driver, though, he did...
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    Someone drive a truck through? VTrans reported...

    Someone drive a truck through? VTrans reported two covered-bridge closures today, that one and another in Woodstock.

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  19. My problem whenever I've tried had been not...

    My problem whenever I've tried had been not getting the file to cut smoothly, often to the point of making it very difficult to keep my hand from getting bounced out of position. Pulling is a lot...
  20. ... And brush, and iron (go in both directions to...

    ... And brush, and iron (go in both directions to spread the wax, always finish tip to tail). I know different techs may have differing opinions on some of this, but I've heard that from enough...
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    Pretty sure it was in the 3-5" range at higher...

    Pretty sure it was in the 3-5" range at higher elevations around here. Just enough to hide the rocks, not quite enough to ski over all of them. I almost managed to remember where the bare spots were...
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    Entirely true. It just seems, based mostly on...

    Entirely true.

    It just seems, based mostly on the videos of the rotary plows powering through large drifts, that having one would allow them to move snow more efficiently and get the road open...
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    Anyone know why they don't use a giant...

    Anyone know why they don't use a giant snowblower/rotary plow setup in the clearing process? Those seem to be working pretty well as part of the process on a lot of western roads (particularly...
  24. The lift failure at the end of the season wasn't...

    The lift failure at the end of the season wasn't diesel-related AFAIK. They were operating the lower lift for a camp after the top one failed, but the didn't want to open to the public without the...
  25. I doubt the biodiesel conversion would have any...

    I doubt the biodiesel conversion would have any direct impact on the bullwheel. If it were a generator failure, that might be a different story, but I don't recall if the generator issues were pre-...
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    I'd expect it to still be skiable Wednesday or...

    I'd expect it to still be skiable Wednesday or Thursday, especially from the looker's-right entrances. It is getting a bit narrow in places, and the combination of sustained pitch (even if not...
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    Good day on the Rockpile today. The little bit of...

    Good day on the Rockpile today. The little bit of low cloud hanging out near the top of the ravine burnt off by the time I was halfway up Hillman's, and my schedule and mountain conditions finally...
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    How far up the TRT do you have to get to start...

    How far up the TRT do you have to get to start skinning? I'm pretty sure I'm going to switch to hiking boots for the down hike below the Sherbie closure, wondering if it's worth carrying ski boots up...
  29. It's also worth noting that having your license...

    It's also worth noting that having your license revoked can (does?) prevent you from being eligible for another one, ever. I'm hazy on details--been a while since I took the dlc class--but there are...
  30. Oh, yeah, they're pretty much f***ed. Loading...

    Oh, yeah, they're pretty much f***ed. Loading everything in a UHaul and then bringing it back on site after the inspection is the kind of thing that makes inspectors look for undotted i's and...
  31. So there's an interesting corner of Montana...

    So there's an interesting corner of Montana liquor law insofar as selling it clearly requires licensing and jumping through the proper hoops, and a licensed seller basically has to follow the same...
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    TRT was still mostly skinnable last Tuesday, but...

    TRT was still mostly skinnable last Tuesday, but Sherbie was going fast and some portion is now closed (report mentioned which crossover, but I forget which).

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    Closing day at the River wasn't quite as lively...

    Closing day at the River wasn't quite as lively or as crowded as I expected, but by mid afternoon there were a pretty good number of folks having fun. Patrol was being quite proactive in getting...
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    There's not a whole lot of moto-legal, public...

    There's not a whole lot of moto-legal, public singletrack in Vermont.

    Most of the public, moto-legal off-road riding in Vermont is on Class IV roadways, which are public right-of-ways that are no...
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    Sunday River has pretty darn good coverage...

    Sunday River has pretty darn good coverage despite a lot of snow loss recently. Most of the Barker trails are open, including a few that are a bit sporty. I'm hoping they don't get more conservative...
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    Another beautiful day on the Rockpile. It...

    Another beautiful day on the Rockpile.

    It seemed like it might burn off, it started to lift... And nope.

    Ah, well, Hillman's skied pretty well. Sherbie is getting a bit rugged, I'm guessing at...
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    At the exit onto Lazy River, actually, but an...

    At the exit onto Lazy River, actually, but an impressive call without further context.

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    Starting to look like spring in Maine. Not a lot...

    Starting to look like spring in Maine. Not a lot of folks out there this morning, seemed to be picking up a bit around midday, and the surface was definitely improving rather than getting worse (the...
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    If you happen to live within range, scanning ops...

    If you happen to live within range, scanning ops traffic (patrol and lift maintenance, which have been on the same channel in the places I've skied) is also helpful for informing your plan on a...
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    Good call. We didn't have a chance to ask...

    Good call. We didn't have a chance to ask forgiveness, as the only two other people we saw were also earning turns.

    Grand Fonds looks really cool, too, but without the ability to speak French...
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    Long shot, but anyone tried skinning at Le Massif...

    Long shot, but anyone tried skinning at Le Massif this time of year while they're closed midweek? Staying in Quebec City, had planned to get some turns in either there and/or Mont St Anne based on...
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    75 feet wide. Peruvian, you're right, wearing...

    75 feet wide.

    Peruvian, you're right, wearing a beacon while skiing alone its a recovery aid, but Tremper makes the point in one of his books that if you're going to take that risk, it's better to...
  43. I found i t interesting that when the fianceť and...

    I found i t interesting that when the fianceť and I went up Mt. Washington last Tuesday, five of the six skiers who passed us on the way up were on Shifts (the fifth was on Kingpins, FWIW). Until...
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    Tried for a Tucks day today. Visibility at HoJos...

    Tried for a Tucks day today. Visibility at HoJos had me thinking that maybe I could climb and ski something like lobster claw or right gully and remain close to the rocks for orientation the whole...
  45. I've got Shifts on one pair of skis and no...

    I've got Shifts on one pair of skis and no issues* with my 2017 or 2019 Freetours (got the newer ones in late December, IIRC). The 2019 Freetours I do ski with the DIN soles for race-binding...
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    You didn't happen to get the privilege of hiking...

    You didn't happen to get the privilege of hiking back out from the start because you didn't pay attention to the sign going by it the first time, by any chance?

    (saw that happen last weekend; one...
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    Sunday River didn't suck today, either. There...

    Sunday River didn't suck today, either. There were lift lines, and plenty of breeze to go around, but between being aggressive in spinning what they could when they could and allowing hiking to what...
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    How well do you think patrol should be able to...

    How well do you think patrol should be able to run a toboggan before they do it with a real patient?

    It's pretty much the same question, and it will vary for everyone, and by environment....
  49. No way would you manage to stay within payload,...

    No way would you manage to stay within payload, even if the numbers (curb weight and GVWR) are accurate. If those are manufacturer's published numbers, they often are for base-model rigs without...
  50. I don't suppose you can quantify "significantly"...

    I don't suppose you can quantify "significantly" in a public setting, by any chance?

    I'm really curious because I can think of a few relatively modern chairs that have fittings for bars but don't...
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