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    Poll: Don't buy a smart TV , they aren't smart. Many...

    Don't buy a smart TV , they aren't smart. Many don't even have access to some major streaming services like Amazon. Or their agreements change and what they have today they might not have in a year...
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    Mount Tom is extra special to me with many great...

    Mount Tom is extra special to me with many great memories. My first date with my wife was night skiing there in March 1985.
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    CT Bike Swap May 20th

    for you CT riders, there's a bike swap at Powder Ridge Ski Area May 20th. It benefits the awesome kids bike program CCAP

    https://powderridgepark.com/first-annual-bike-swap-may-20/
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    did you see the pictures of Tahoe or Mammooth...

    did you see the pictures of Tahoe or Mammooth last month when they received 24 to 30 FEET of snow in February? They had to dig the lifts out, maybe that was too much , nah
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    http://www.mountsnow.com/our-media/live-cams/ ...

    http://www.mountsnow.com/our-media/live-cams/

    Mount Snow has a few including a snow stake that is wiped clean before each storm. Of course with the wind it might not show anything accumulating.
  6. Thread: 10 Great Trails

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    I sweat while mountain biking no mater how cold...

    I sweat while mountain biking no mater how cold it is.Even in the low 20s with just a base layer and a thin jacket or jersey I soak both through by the end of the ride. I'm never cold except the...
  7. Thread: 10 Great Trails

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    Why do you not ride in winter? This winter has...

    Why do you not ride in winter? This winter has been great in southern New England for mountain biking and even road. I've been riding 3-4 days per week all winter. Last weekend I did a TB ride Sat an...
  8. Thread: Bike Log 2016

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    Finished 2016 with 4357 miles, 159 rides, ...

    Finished 2016 with 4357 miles, 159 rides,
    315,101 ft Elev gain
    242,893 Calories (= 69 lbs of weight loss, so why didn't I lose weight)

    breakdown
    MTB 653 miles
    Road and Gravel 3704 miles (465...
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    I married a ski date too. Our first date was...

    I married a ski date too. Our first date was March 2, 1985 . We married in 1991 and we’re still together!
    I remember that first date like it was yesterday. I go to pick her up and she comes to the...
  10. Thread: Fat Bikes

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    Nic pics Ironhippy. No snow is CT yet, well...

    Nic pics Ironhippy.
    No snow is CT yet, well about 1/2 inch this morning that is already melted. Are you running studded tires? I'm
    m trying to decide if its worth the expense. I can get studded...
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    I think that's a rendition. Here are some real...

    I think that's a rendition. Here are some real photos
    http://www.newenglandskihistory.com/lifts/viewlift.php?id=247
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    I think that just helped guide it and stabilize...

    I think that just helped guide it and stabilize it when in the docking stations on either end. There were only two cars. Mount Snow was searching for them a few years ago. I never heard if they were...
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    This might be an interesting read, Ski Inc.

    http://www.dvalnews.com/view/full_story_obits/27317803/article--You-can-t-make-this-stuff-up--Retired-exec-offers-a-candid-and-colorful-behind-the-scenes-look?instance=home_news_1st_right
  14. Thread: Bike Quiver

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    I bought one of these for my wife as a college...

    I bought one of these for my wife as a college graduation present in 1987! We weren't married until 1991
    It was a great bike that later my brother restored and gave to his then girlfriend. It was an...
  15. Thread: Bike Quiver

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    Bike Quiver

    gmcunni's car quiver post had me thinking what about bikes?

    I'm very guilty of the N+1 syndrome, gotta have the right tool for the task

    here's my list, for now anyway

    2016 Lynskey...
  16. Thread: Car Quiver

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    2005 Subaru WRX wagon 5MT 285hp 2005 Subaru...

    2005 Subaru WRX wagon 5MT 285hp
    2005 Subaru Legacy GT wagon 5MT 300hp
    1999 Mazda Miata 10AE 6MT
    2008 Honda Element 5MT

    We hate slush boxes
  17. Thread: Subaru Recall

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    I see a huge reliability difference between the...

    I see a huge reliability difference between the Japanese built cars like Skifastrs WRX and the US built cars like the Outbacks Foresters, Legacys.
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    they will, it's just so predictable. Just...

    they will, it's just so predictable. Just another new set of bad guys everyone hates that they will kill off. Then on to the next set of bad guys. We watch Game of Thrones too and we were just...
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    Ok, so we just watched only part of the new...

    Ok, so we just watched only part of the new season opener. Up until Glen gets bashed in the head. Just after that, actually when they were showing him still alive (I guess he's dead now). We turned...
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    http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/10/news/danny-...

    http://velonews.competitor.com/2016/10/news/danny-macaskill-stuns-scotland-new-mtb-video_422727
    Danny Macaskill at it again, Red Bull big budget, beautifully filmed .
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    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy...

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/upshot/buy-rent-calculator.html?_r=0
    If you want to do a rent vs purchase comparison here is a good tool
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    I agree with this we definitely enjoyed our 11...

    I agree with this we definitely enjoyed our 11 years of ownership. When I couldn't ski much I hated winter but when we bought the condo I looked forward to each weekend.

    We bought near the high...
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    My wife and I owned a condo at Mount Snow for 11...

    My wife and I owned a condo at Mount Snow for 11 years until we sold it earlier this year. For the first few years we rented our unit as a “ share seasonal rental”. We rented to a nice couple, there...
  24. Thread: Bike Log 2016

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    Broke 1000 miles for 2016 last night. so far for...

    Broke 1000 miles for 2016 last night. so far for 2016 221 MTB miles 790 road miles. Still managing to get out at least 1-day /week on the MTB.
  25. Thread: Bike Log 2016

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    Our group road rides started this week too but...

    Our group road rides started this week too but still doing a few MTB rides each week. Actually been enjoying the MTB rides more lately, especially on my new Trek Fuel.

    Totals so far for 2016
    MTB...
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