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    Warm quickie.

    Snuck up to the high country for the afternoon. Snowpack is thin--*feet* less than we usually have on the level up there.

    Which is fine by me--I'd rather cruise mellow than slog and slave. For now!
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    So stinkin' warm up there--felt like an April afternoon. Rode hatless and with just shirtsleeves right up 'til sunset.
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    I love mellow rides, clear skies, and warm temps. But I'm purty dang ready for some *actual* winter too!

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    I don't feel for you. We haven't had any snow this winter. And oh, I think we had frost at night, one night, somewhere in December. This is supposed to be winter, right?

    Back on topic: great pictures!

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    Great pics!
    Too bad you have to ride such a clunker

    That bike is sweet!

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    Awesome!
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    I went for a similar ride yesterday. Long sleeved tee shirt and no helmet liner. What a wonderfull April afternoon!

    Great pics.

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    Tres purdy. On another note, did you do an Alaska Peninsula write up and I missed it? Linky, por favor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tscheezy View Post
    Tres purdy. On another note, did you do an Alaska Peninsula write up and I missed it? Linky, por favor?
    That vid will appear on the Surly site sometime this month.

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    Nice! We may actually get a coating of snow tonight.

    By the way, what's up with the cartoonish distortion in the top two pics. Camera weirdness? Specialty Lens? More "nunya"?
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    what brakes are you running?

    looks like hopes?

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    Beautiful photos and beautiful bike!

    BTW, it appears that there are brass drain valves on the rear of the fork legs. What are the purpose of these?
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    Same weather here in the Cascades. Barely enough snow to keep the ski areas open. Spring riding conditions in the valleys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikesee View Post

    But I'm purty dang ready for some *actual* winter too!
    Make another trip to Anchorage! We're at a record for snowfall at 81 inches as of yesterday, could get 16 inches more overnight. Are we the only ones getting a real winter?
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    I like the second shot a bunch.

    Also, this thread is totally not what I thought it'd be about, much to my relief.
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    Purrrddyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AirGuitar29 View Post
    BTW, it appears that there are brass drain valves on the rear of the fork legs. What are the purpose of these?
    The fork is a Ti Moots. It's designed to cary liquid stove fuel if I remember correctly....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitar Ted View Post
    By the way, what's up with the cartoonish distortion in the top two pics. Camera weirdness? Specialty Lens? More "nunya"?
    8mm ultra wide angle lens = rectilinear distortion.

    Although I like Nunya better...

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    Also, this thread is totally not what I thought it'd be about, much to my relief.
    And yet you clicked it anyway!

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    The fork is a Ti Moots. It's designed to cary liquid stove fuel if I remember correctly....
    Yep--correct. Need to do a full post on this bike someday--even though it's ~4 years old I've never properly "introduced" it.

    Mebbe this weekend.

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