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    Solves stubborn manscaping problems.
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    Veronique Sandler.... https://www.redbull.com/sg-en/videos/veronique-sandler-sound-of-speed-video
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    We took Friday off and headed up to NH with plans to get 3 solid days of riding in. FRIDAY: by the time we were ready to go it was torrentially pouring with lightning all around. Oh well, scrap the Friday ride. Instead we headed down to One Love Brewery for a few pints of their Summer Bock. At ABV 7, but very light tasting, this is a great summer beer. Over drinks we made plans for redemption with a Saturday ride. SATURDAY: The goal was to ride the new-ish trail network at PRKR Mtn in Littleton, NH. We got a bit of a late start and it was HOT by the time we hit the trailhead. The upside was that there was only one other truck in the lot so we were looking forward to a nice quiet exploration of a new spot. The start of these trails is all up, up, up. We got less than a mile when I heard a lot SNAP and a shout behind me. My wife's seatpost had snapped (actually one of the bolts that holds the seat). Fortunately she only took a glancing blow from the seatpost as she went down. Unfortunately there's no way to fix that on the trail unless you happen to have a spare bolt. I wasn't looking forward to walking out but I knew she couldn't ride it that way. So we switched bikes and I rode all the way out with no seat. Man that's harder than it sounds! The upside of all that was that we immediately redirected to the outdoor patio at Schilling's. They had great live music going and the beer was nice and cold! After a few IPAs we took the roken parts over to Littleton bike shop. They fixed her up quick with a barely-used seatpost they had hanging around. For all of $30 and 5min we were back in business. However, after a few drinks and the day wearing on we weren't really up for tackling the big ride we had planned. So instead we rode at one of tried-and-true trails in Lincoln. We brought the beer along, went to our secret spot on the river, and turned it into an afternoon swim call. SATURDAY: We knew we needed to a fool-proof plan so we headed up to Kingdom Trails, VT. We were the first people in the lot at 7:45am. It was 64 degrees and overcast...perfect riding weather. Apparently it had absolutely poured rain the night before so we did have some concerns about trail conditions. We were on the bikes and off into the woods by 8:15, with only a few people starting to show up. We immediately came across some downed trees from the previous night's storm. We dragged them out of the way and wondered if this was going to work out. After that it was smooth sailing. There was some mud and some slick spots, but their trails are so immaculate that they completely handle even a heavy rain. We got almost 4 hours of phenomenal riding in and got back to the barn just as they started serving beer. Even with all the hiccups, it turned into a great weekend. Bring on the next one!
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    Nothing good comes from Cranston...or Johnston.
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    I honestly can't even comprehend this speed in this terrain. Loïc Bruni's winning run from the men’s downhill final in Mont-Sainte-Anne https://www.redbull.tv/video/AP-1W371TEZN2111/mens-dh-winning-run-mont-sainte-anne
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    I returned yesterday morning from a camping trip to the Sierras. Aug 3: Arrived in Reno and went downtown for the evening. If you haven't been to Reno before, it's an old school Americana casino town. But many of the locals are outdoor-oriented. It's less than an hour from Lake Tahoe and major ski areas. Aug 4: Woke up in Reno to oppressive smoke. Street signs a block away were hazy. Visibility was under 1 mile. We spent the afternoon in Truckee and drove to South Lake Tahoe. Aug 5: we woke up to cool, clean air and greatly improved visibility in South Lake Tahoe. We went shopping for our camping supplied and drove to Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite. As the afternoon wore on, we found plenty more smoke in the mountains which made for an apocalyptic scene. FYI, gas in the rural areas was $5.00 per gallon. For real. Aug 6: Waking up in morning it was clear we were not prepared for how cold it got that night. It went down at least to 45 if not colder. We drove as deep in Yosemite as we could get, but didn't get anywhere near the valley as most of the park was closed. Instead we turned around and went to Mammoth for the day. We were forced to park at the ski area and take a shuttle to the Devil's Postpile National Monument. This was the one day I regret. The parking and shuttling took way too long, and the Postpile didn't justify the effort. After the Postpile, we went shopping in Mammoth for some warmer clothes for the camping night to come. That evening an elk casually grazed directly behind our tent in Tuolumne Meadows. Aug 7: Woke in the Tuolumne a bit warmer due to more appropriate sleeping arrangements. We drove to Bishop to do a little more shopping, then up to the Bristle Cones Pines in the White Mountains. We took our rented Toyota 4Runner off road up to 12,000 feet. That night we drove through Lone Pine and the Alabama Hills. If you've never been, the Alabama Hills are a unique topography that was used to film hundreds of Westerns. We camped next to a mountain brook in Whitney Portal at the base camp to Mount Whitney. Aug 8: Day trip to Death Valley. The temperature was 122 degrees. At the camp site that evening a black bear walked right through out site between us and the car. My wife freaked out and ran to the car, only to find another black bear behind the car. She was not happy. We found bear paw prints on the car window making it clear they were very curious. Aug 8: We had breakfast at the store at Whitney Portal. For $12 you got 3 eggs, 4 pieces of bacon, the largest pancake I have ever see, and unlimited maple syrup for Vermont. The pancake over spilled the plate by a couple inches on both sides. Best breakfast ever. Visited the Manzanar concentration camp outside of Lone Pine. Then drove around the Sierras to Kings Canyon. Aug 10: We explored Kings Canyon and Sequoia. The place was overrun with European tourists. I mean completely overrun. Aug 11: We toured some "underground" garden in Fresno and then flew home. We got upgrade to first class so I did some "getting drunk on a plane". The wife got very angry with me. Things about the trip that stuck with me: Over the course of the trip my wife accumulated an entire duffle bag filled with souvenirs. We were unusual as tourists because we were American. Everywhere we went the tourists were mostly European. Overwhelmingly so. I love off-roading and camping. It was a great time. But make sure to sleep above 6,000 feet in California in the summer I have mixed feelings on the Toyota 4Runner that we rented. It is ancient technology all around. It doesn't have good acceleration or enough power to pass going uphill. The engine is loud and ride is unrefined. Fuel economy is as bad as my full size truck but for a much smaller vehicle. It is not an enjoyable highway driver. But take it off the pavement and it thrived. I really enjoyed it as a dirt road vehicle.
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    i think the Nazi's have taken that word out of normal vernacular.
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    Libby on a absolutely horrible day! Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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    Enjoyed these this wknd Sent from my XT1254 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    You know those troubles spots.
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    I need one!!!!!!
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    The Canadians have finally developed a pot sobriety test.
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    time to unveil new design for 18/19 season MR107. New MR107 which incorporated best from almost 10 years experience of designing and building custom skis. Features like 4.5 points sidecut for best performance in various conditions. Unique tip shape and profile so skis never get pushed around and always staying on top. very special tail shape and profile to help to maintain upright position in powder and effortless turning all day long into last chair
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    Definitely a cool place. We're only here for a couple of days and then heading up to SF. Now I'm wishing we were going to be here longer. Sent from my Pixel 2 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    That is bone jarring just thinking about it.
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    I mentioned this before, but I still think it's kind of crazy. Here are excerpts from the most recent Lincoln, NH Police logs (June)..... 6/2/18- 1418 hrs. - During a routine motor vehicle stop, Officer Lowe could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver and passenger both admitted to having marijuana in the car and willingly handed over the drugs. The driver was issued a warning for speed (43 mph in a 30-mph zone) and both were issued a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana and were sent on their way. 6/2/18- 1918- During a routine motor vehicle stop, Captain Burnham could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The passenger admitted to having marijuana in the car and willingly handed over the drugs and paraphernalia. The passenger was issued a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana and was sent on his way. 6/8/18 1811 hrs.- During a routine motor vehicle stop, Officer Davis could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana in the car and willingly handed over the drugs and paraphernalia. The driver was issued a warning for the speed and defective equipment, brake light and a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana and was sent on his way. 6/8/18 1917 hrs.- During a routine motor vehicle stop, Officer Davis could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana in the car and willingly handed over the drugs and paraphernalia. The driver was issued a warning for speed and issued a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana and was sent on his way. 6/15/18 1944 hrs. - During a routine motor vehicle stop, Officer Davis could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana in the car and willingly handed over the drugs and paraphernalia. The driver was issued a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana and was sent on his way. 6/16/18 1144 hrs. - During a routine motor vehicle stop, Officer Lowe could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana in the car and willingly handed over the drugs and paraphernalia. The driver was issued a warning for speed (47 mph in a 30-mph zone) and a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana and was sent on his way. 6/20/18 1513 hrs. - During a routine motor vehicle stop, Officer Lowe could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana in the car and willingly handed over the drugs and paraphernalia. The driver was issued a warning for defective equipment, brake light and a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana. It should be noted during this stop the driver did faint during the interview with Officer Lowe, Officer Lowe requested an ambulance and the driver was evaluated. He reported to have been hiking all day and was dehydrated and had not eaten anything. After the ambulance assessed the driver, they agreed he was ok to drive and he was sent on his way. 6/24/18 0655 hrs. - During a routine motor vehicle stop, Officer Davis could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana in the car and willingly handed over the drugs and paraphernalia. The driver was issued a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana and was sent on his way. 6/29/18 1020 hrs. - During a routine motor vehicle stop, Officer’s Lowe and Davis could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The driver admitted to having marijuana in the car and willingly handed over the drugs and paraphernalia. The driver was issued a warning for speed and a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana and was sent on his way. 6/30/18 0837 hrs. - - During a routine motor vehicle stop, Officer Lowe could detect an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. During the consent search, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and alcohol was located. The driver was taken in to custody and charged with unlawfully transporting alcohol by a minor and the passenger was issued a citation, a violation level offense, for possession of less than ¾ of an oz. of marijuana and was sent on their way.
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    Very nice. That stream looks refreshing!! I have never coupled biking with a visit to a brewery, but this past Saturday I took a solo 25 mile bike ride on the W and OD bike trail and about 1.5 miles from the finish I passed a trailside brewery - seriously tempted, maybe next time? On Sunday I spent about an hour biking with wife and daughter on the C&O Canal towpath near Wash DC. - followed by a post-ride Heineken beside the Potomac River. As an older dude, biking is one of my few remaining fitness pursuits and generally strengthens my knees, rather than breaking them down:-) PS: lemon connection - I'm not a serious beer connoisseur. I've enjoyed summer shandy type beers occasionally over the years, but didn't find out until this summer that Summer Shandy specifically means that the beer is mixed with a form of lemonade.
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    Great trip report! Any weekend with bikes and beers is a good one in my opinion.
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    If you like the uphill, Highland has Wednesduro on Wednesday nights from 5:30 to 8:30. You can pedal up Freedom Trail and then ride back down whatever you want.
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    Alright! Curiosity got the best of me and I booked a Find Your Ride at Highlands for Sunday. Fingers crossed I leave unscathed. This is also my 69th post.
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    It's at Sunapee. Friday was International Ride MTB Day. I snuck out of work early and did my part
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    Couldn’t tell, as couldn’t get close enough and have nothing to compare it too. I was impressed with the overall area and property that I did see. Sent from my iPhone using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app
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    Went down to RI this wknd to borrow my uncle's boat as he was very generous about letting us use it.... Going to be upgrading as our old girl is just too small as boys get bigger and we want to do some overnight trips. Wanted to get a sense of the layout of this model and to see if it would work for our family. Great weather, managed to handle the big boat just fine and really had a great time. East Greenwich to Dutch Harbor over to Newport to spend the night on a mooring in Wickford. Back up to East Greenwich this AM early. About 50 miles round trip 1989 Grady White Sailfish 28' with original 2 stroke 200 HP twin Yamahas Will be looking for this model as well as a couple others over the next few months. Phone died so couldn't take more pics of Newport but those boats/yachts in there are just insane (when $ has $!) Sent from my XT1254 using Northeast Mountain Sports mobile app


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