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Old 12-18-23, 02:20 PM
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Zion and Bryce are must-sees for sure. Zion is more verdant, and overtly more beautiful, but Bryce just blew me away. It's otherworldly. Hiking through those hoodoos you will see a solid palette of sandstone color (say, beige), then you round the corner and all you can see is a different color, red or something. The odd solo pine tree peppered within the hoodoos for some green contrast. It just blew my mind.
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Zion is monumental. The hike up to Angel's landing is epic and not for those fearful of heights as there are chains one holds on to along the way with multi 100 straight drops down both sides.
Bryce is strange, with nearly Gaudi-esque features.
Both worth going to.

Many decades ago as a born and raised midwesterner made the mistake in a back area hike of Zion of deciding that the best way to get to point was a straight line. Several canyons, reroutes and 30 miles later finally finished a 12 mile hike. Went to restaurant, order brook trout meal. Asked for another- they asked what I want another of - replied everything the whole thing. Ate it all too.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
Zion and Bryce are must-sees for sure. Zion is more verdant, and overtly more beautiful, but Bryce just blew me away. It's otherworldly. Hiking through those hoodoos you will see a solid pallet of sandstone color (say, beige), then you round the corner and all you can see is a different color, red or something. The odd solo pine tree pepped within the hoodoos for some green contrast. It just blew my mind.
Back in 2000 I finished a tour to Cortez, CO from Seattle to meet up with a GF and some schoolmates. They were interning at Mesa Verde.

Not long after I arrived, the park caught on fire and we had to evacuate to town. With nothing to do, we took a road trip to Vegas. The second night we camp at Bryce. I had heard of the place but knew nothing about it. When we arrived, we first went to the welcome center to use the restrooms. There was a gift shop selling all sorts of posters of the place. I asked my GF “Is this what we are going to see?”

I was blown away. We got up the next morning to see the sunrise and then walked amongst the hoodoos.
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Old 12-18-23, 03:18 PM
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I've had great luck finding good deals on DT Competition spokes on eBay, usually between ~$.50-$1.00 per spoke.

Latest build was with some old Araya rims and late '70s Shimano high flange hubs and 15/16g spokes. Rims are pretty soft and have a noticeable bulge at the seam so I'll probably relace them with some Sun M13 soon-ish.

Looks like it should be telling us some jokes.
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RE: Utah. I want to check Moab too for sure. Mostly for MTB
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Originally Posted by t2p
thought of you this morning

did not need another cordless DeWalt drill - but could not pass up a great deal … brought home another drill (DCD794 20v brushless drill / driver) from a local flea market
I just decided to go corded for my next hammer drill. Somewhat less convenient, but it will outlast me. I can buy one here in Tixkokob, from my favorite hardware store, and keep the money in the local community.
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Originally Posted by TMonk
RE: Utah. I want to check Moab too for sure. Mostly for MTB
I started going to Moab to mtb in the mid 80's and then got hooked on jeeps and over the years have lost count of how many times I have been to Moab (usually 2x year) have never grown tired of it.
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I am not an expert, but my sense is she has a decent amount of talent and also very savvy. I don't hold that against her. I don't understand the hype but I am too old anyway.
On her end, she certainly realizes she needs to make hay while the sun shines, just in case it doesn’t shine as long as it did for Madonna, for example.
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can you get them through the LBS ?
yeah, probably. But I dont have a good relationship with my lbs. . I used to build wheels and had bought spokes from them in the past. Then one day he just doubled the prices on me. So onesey twosey...sure but not for a whole wheel.
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One inch thick?

Tempered is better. If you fall (I mean pushed onto it), there is far less chance of being impaled.
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Get some nice 3/4" plywood. You'll never break that! You can paint it any color you want.
3/8” tempered. 1” would be too heavy. We have some of that in the living room. I considered plywood with a tasteful rattle can finish, but it wouldn’t match our other pieces.
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Destroyed a big glass table top this a.m. I wish I were more sure the day can only get better.
Like this?
Sorry, I couldn’t find a shorter one. Still gold.
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Originally Posted by MoAlpha
3/8” tempered. 1” would be too heavy. We have some of that in the living room. I considered plywood with a tasteful rattle can finish, but it wouldn’t match our other pieces.
Buy more cans.
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Buy more cans.
And really piss off the LSS, and paint em up in the house.
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Originally Posted by jadmt
I started going to Moab to mtb in the mid 80's and then got hooked on jeeps and over the years have lost count of how many times I have been to Moab (usually 2x year) have never grown tired of it.
I should ride Moab one of these days, I have a feeling I'm more of a Gooseberry guy though - awesome trails, no crowds, one hour closer to home.


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Originally Posted by big john
√ √ √
Where? I’ on iOS
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Originally Posted by ls01
Started out trying to true up my 46mm Reynolds wheels yesterday. Today I'm ordering all new spokes for the rear wheel. I had to order what I think are unbranded spokes. Good reviews. Wheelsmith and DTSwiss have lost thier minds. Fugetaboutit! 4 bux a spoke? Nope. And trying to buy them from Amazon ?...Thats a shiz show.
I had that problem during COVID. And they were only $2/spoke then
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Grindavik is getting serious on the volcanism tip now.



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Originally Posted by seedsbelize2
Where? I’ on iOS

These check marks are made by holding "alt" and typing 251 with the number lock on. √ √
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Did you get a new vehicle?
If I did, would I take it to Wyoming during the winter for a photograph?
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People here don't get it.
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These check marks are made by holding "alt" and typing 251 with the number lock on. √ √
Likely unpossible on an iPad. I’ll keep it in mind for the Chromebook
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My android has a check or two.
✓ ✔️ ✅
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Jackson Falls alert!

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Likely unpossible on an iPad. I’ll keep it in mind for the Chromebook
Google it for iPad, might be a way.
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