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  1. Bend Climbing Partners

    Well, I have successfully completed graduate school , and now it seems the only sensible thing to do is get back on the rock consistently! Living in Bend at the moment, but unemployed so Lworth, etc are options. Just looking to get out for some mellow days to start. I have a lot of experience on long, moderate trad routes, but bouldering or clippin' bolts at Smithy are always great days too. PM and let's go play!
  2. Bend Climbing Partners

    Hi all, Looking for some fellow Bendites to get on the rock with. I just got back to Oregon from a trip to the Sierras and am inspired to get back in climbing shape. However I am so embedded in the nordic skiing community that my climbing acquaintances are limited. I've been climbing for 6 years, mostly moderate trad, but clipping bolts is fun too. I just want to go play! Available weekdays except Monday and intermittent weekends.
  3. RIP Shane McConkey

    http://espn.go.com/action/freeskiing/blog?post=4018726 It appears a ski didn't come off as intended and he couldn't pull the chute. Bummer. RIP Shane.
  4. BD Mesa Tent - Brand New $200

    Still has the tags on. What BD has to say: http://www.bdel.com/gear/mesa.php Thanks!
  5. Pole Pedal Paddle

    Anyone racing next weekend?
  6. Asshole Roommates

    As a freshman in college my roommate was this Italian girl who spoke no english. She was way into anime and practiced her numchucking all day every day. She also would grow her armpit hair to ungodly lengths and then shave it in the sink in our room. And lastly she believed our dorm room garbage was a proper place to dispose of, um, used feminine products. UGH.
  7. I agree. Those things are usually more of a pain in the ass than anything else. I would save this option as a last resort...
  8. Mold Yer Own Liners?

    Oh and BE CAREFUL if you do it yourself!
  9. Mold Yer Own Liners?

    Lots of times if you're real nice and go in on a quiet afternoon w/ some beer shops will totally hook ya up... But not always. And don't even think about trying it on a Saturday afternoon. And yeah, $80 is pretty ridiculous.
  10. Every woman I know who has tiny feet and AT skis uses her Alpine boots... But if she's really determined, have her call The Backcountry at 1-800-625-8444. I know they used to have some older Dynafit boots(possibly in a back closet or the rental fleet now...?) in a 21. And I'm sure if those boots are still around they would be more than willing to sell them. Worth a shot...
  11. The Smart Cars are coming

    Perhaps if Smart Cars become popular it will force our generally overweight population to lose some pounds so they actually can fit in them...
  12. Smith... new to Bend area

    Just moved to Bend and have plenty of free time on my hands so let's climb, pretty please!
  13. Smith... new to Bend area

    Won't be able to do any whole days that week except perhaps Friday. Afternoons I can probably manage but I'll be coaching most mornings...
  14. Gaper Kaydee

    Congrats you guys!!!
  15. Smith... new to Bend area

    Oh and Rod, can't climb on Wed. I actually have to work. Or something...
  16. Smith... new to Bend area

    Sheesh people.... details details. You mean you want to know something about a person before you climb with them?! Allrighty well then I've been climbing for 4 years, I'm a 5.9ish climber, mostly trad but am totally up for sport as well. I've been traveling so not much time on the rock this summer, and just about zero time has ever been spent at Smith, so I'm stoked to check it out. What else... I'm a cross country skiing coach with lots of time on my hands currently. So let's play!
  17. i have to quit sugar

    If you're really serious about this, first don't keep sugary stuff in the house. Even if it's just a little bit 'for guests' or whatever excuse you give yourself. And second, every time you get a sugar craving, do something to get your mind off of it. Stretch, walk around the block, make a cup of tea, etc... And of course you'll fall off the wagon occasionally but don't feel bad. Just start again the next day. Good luck. That's a tough one...
  18. WTF do you eat for dinner?

    oh and lots of hot sauce
  19. WTF do you eat for dinner?

    brown rice, can of beans, can of chopped tomatoes, some taco seasoning from the little packets... mix it all up, shred some cheese on top, make a burrito w/ whole wheat tortilla.
  20. what to say to tourists...

    I was hiking the other day with a few friends, and as we were eating lunch at the summit, 2 kids, maybe around 8 or 9 years old come walking up. At first we were suprised there were no adults with them, but then we noticed they were each wearing a canteen and a large knife around their waist. As we headed back down the trail, we met up with the rest of the group. More kids in the same age bracket carrying knives, a few adults and older kids all carrying handguns in holsters. They had a ways to go and it was getting dark. We got the hell out of there!
  21. what to say to tourists...

    I've also been asked "What time of year do the deer turn into elk?"
  22. what to say to tourists...

    when I was living in michigan, I had a customer ask me what time the northern lights turned on at...
  23. the burn

    The shop I work at has been fixing up people's junker bikes for it... talk about a pain in the ass!
  24. My Dog is Cuter than your dog

    I WIN!
  25. Oregon waterfalls??

    There's another nice one... Tamanawas Falls. About 15 miles south of Hood River on Hwy 35. Probably a 5 mile really mellow hike round trip. You can walk up behind it and hang out - sure does cool ya off!