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Discussion in 'Sports, Hobbies & Interests' started by Gunshot-6A, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Jun 13, 2021 at 3:57 AM
    jjones.yota

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    Haha well TW didn’t say it was actually your birthday so I was wondering if yesterday was actually the day.

    glad you had a good one! I hit the big 3-0 next month…
     
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  2. Jun 13, 2021 at 4:23 PM
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    Thanks, I have three Thule 821mounts (low riders) bolted to the lid, 2 inch bolts, large washers to reduce flex, nyloc lock nuts inside the lid to keep bolts tight and a bead of silicon around the base of the bracket keeps it all watertight.The UWS lid is actually an inch thick.

    Important installation tip, check for clearance.
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    The mounts also act as an anchor for my cargo net when I'm not hauling the bikes
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2021 at 5:32 PM
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    Climbing up Pinhoti 1 on the way to Pinhoti 2. North Georgia.

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  4. Jun 13, 2021 at 6:48 PM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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  5. Jun 13, 2021 at 7:16 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    saw that. sad. hopefully that fire gets contained quick. I looked it up, human caused...campfire not doused. :(
     
  6. Jun 13, 2021 at 8:04 PM
    abacall

    abacall gets bored easily...

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    Goddam it. Hate that kind of shit. Camp responsibly dammit. :mad:
     
  7. Jun 13, 2021 at 9:02 PM
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    Got in a quick lap at Horsetooth Mountain this evening. Was hot, but totally worth it.
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  8. Jun 13, 2021 at 9:31 PM
    ginseng27

    ginseng27 who knows?

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    not enough.
    yeah. This year's gonna be bad. severe drought. low water in the reservoirs. loads more people out and about than before. There's quite a few fires listed as active already.
     
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  9. Jun 13, 2021 at 11:59 PM
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    Much as I love a campfire this isn’t the year for it, at least not in this neck of the woods. Not sure of the cause but watched a chopper dipping from Stafford lake while we were golfing at Indian Valley and not 5 miles from where we had ridden Big Rock trail 2 days before. A few retardant drops by twin props as well had it snuffed pretty quickly thank goodness.
     
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  10. Jun 14, 2021 at 5:09 AM
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    I’m going to say something that’s pretty unpopular but they need to start letting some of these fires burn. Fire is a natural part of the landscape and we have prevented it for too long. Now fuel loads are higher (forest more dense) and drier than they have ever been. The forest service has been kicking the can down the road for too long and now each fire that gets out of control is catastrophic. By no means am I saying let people’s homes burn down, but if it’s in a rural area let the fire burn.
     
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  11. Jun 14, 2021 at 5:50 AM
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    Did you do Bear Creek?

    We did BC/P1 and maybe P2 a few years ago. Those climbs are fun. :p
     
  12. Jun 14, 2021 at 6:17 AM
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    Was up in North Conway NH this weekend and got a few rides in - trails are awesome and climbs kicked my ass. Ended up getting together and doing a couple downhill runs on Hurricane Mountain - upset I didn't dedicate more time to riding while there, but I don't want to get divorced either. Would recommend the area to anyone.
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    That's not unpopular at all, as most ecologists and forest managers agree (to a point). The problem is when it's human caused and completely preventable. Natural fire cycles are good, they let forests regenerate a healthy ecosystem. What's not good is when it's campfires and other human related activities that set them off, and climate change that reduces vital moisture and increase overall temperature (increasing tinder), causing them to burn larger and hotter than they should.
    It's also "our fault" that property is in the forests in the first place. I mean, feel free to put your house there, but it's up to you to protect it and understand the risks involved in having a home in forest fire territory. I hate reading about fire fighters who lose their lives protecting someone's poor decisions.
     
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    At this point there isn’t really much choice left once a fire takes off. All they can do is their best to protect what gets in the way that can be protected and let the rest burn. There are already too few days in the year that meet the standards for humidity for allowing controlled burns and those days are diminishing. “Raking the leaves” or any other human endeavor only serve to help decide where firefighters can focus their efforts with any hope of success. The landscape has changed both by drought conditions and where people have chosen to live but it’s not just the boonies that are threatened now. Look for even more drastic changes to building codes or allowable landscaping as well as what insurers will deem “defensible”.
     
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  15. Jun 14, 2021 at 7:52 AM
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    What model is that SC? How do you like it?

    How have you been liking the new HT? Did you Canadian buddy have the purple Optic? I've been keeping my eye out for a used Optic but last year the two top models are either that purple or a kind of bright mint green. Not my favorite frame colors.
     
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  16. Jun 14, 2021 at 8:11 AM
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    My turn at a PSA: check yourself thoroughly for ticks post ride. We always do but doc is pretty sure I've got Lyme. On doxy now pending blood work.
     
  17. Jun 14, 2021 at 8:13 AM
    Gunshot-6A

    Gunshot-6A [OP] Not A Fed

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    I love my Sirius! The only thing that I'm not super stoked on is that they only have one set of bottle bosses in the triangle. The standover is super low though, so they had to delete the seat tube bosses in order to fit a dropper long enough to actually work. I put a 180 post in it and I think I might have been able to squeeze a 210 dropper in. The saddle is low enough dropped, that I can comfortably stand over the saddle with my feet flat on the ground. Imagine a 29er BMX bike!

    Yeah, Canada guy had the purple optic. He shredded the hell out of it! I love purple, but even I'll admit it's a little much on the color scheme.
     
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  18. Jun 14, 2021 at 8:16 AM
    Bentrodder

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    Damn dude, Hope your ok. I hate those little bastards and I am so paranoid about it.
     
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  19. Jun 14, 2021 at 8:31 AM
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    Ditto & thank you. Wife is an NP and we check one another religiously post ride so who knows. PA didn't seemed concerned that it might be past a treatable period. Doxy & Tylenol for the fever and should be good to go
     
  20. Jun 14, 2021 at 8:49 AM
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    not enough.
    I don't think tht's unpopular at all. I think human caused fires are the problem. Natural fires are fine I think. But also, if the fires are threatening human life or structures, then yeah, douse it down. But you're not wrong. higher fuel loads have contributed to the problem because we've just...let it grow. :/ Firefighting departments are now starting to to d a lot more controlled burns. On top of that, "containment" is also changing as a term as they are working to let the fire burn but also prevent it from getting completely out of hand. Out of hand woudl be like what California had last year. Wouldn't want that again.
     
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