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    14 Hours Ago
    When you drive west 12 hours across the prairies(torture) and finally see the mountains on the horizon the excitement just builds. Get into the mountains and the contrast in scenery is mindblowing. I barely got into B.C. and I already knew it was my favorite place on earth. I've heard the east coast is nice but I'll be heading west again the next chance I get. I want to own property in the Rocky Mountains. Even if it was a p.o.s. trailer in some resort town I'd be fine.
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    1 Day Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    We're barely a city and I've heard rumors of 5 shops opening.
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    1 Day Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    I think how much I've used site trucks for personal use, never putting a drop of fuel in, wear and tear etc. I figure we're even. That being said I'll never use a site truck again. Ever.
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    2 Days Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    It was a site truck which made it time sensitive so I went to a dealership that had the capacity to accommodate me with no notice. That's how I'm rationalizing it to make myself feel better. Definitely got hosed.
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    2 Days Ago
    I always end up spilling gas or oil. Best not to do it in someone's yard. The tools come closer to the work in a tote with my climbing gear. If they're not contained they disappear.
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    2 Days Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    I've never seen that before. It actually makes Ringo's kick drum look tough.
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    2 Days Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Yeah our dollar sucks.
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    2 Days Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Thanks Rich. Good point about the exit. When I flew a bucket for line clearance I would cut an outlet to funnel branches down but seemed to have lost that foresight. I have to repair the window without the company brass finding out. 700 for the glass and 300 for the labor. $1000 I get to eat . Like that Pursuit of Happiness oldie. "Had to laugh to prevent myself from crying".
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    3 Days Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    I've farmed out the cleanup before but one guy dropped f-bombs within earshot of the customer while we dragged and another guy took 6hours to clean up a 50' spruce. I could have hauled it in that time. I'm a side jobber but I still don't want to be associated with poor manners or crappy clean up.
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    3 Days Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    No chipper. I'm a glutton for punishment.
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    3 Days Ago
    To be honest I haven't touched my acoustics in months. I'd consider the rtoms if they had two 14's. I'm still hammering my e drums which keeps me going. Make sure you give us a review when they come.
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    3 Days Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Got done just in time for the snow to start. Ended up poking a stick through the cage of the backrack and rear window of the truck I borrowed from work. Que sera.
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    4 Days Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    The snow is gone for now...Here's a couple Maples I worked on yesterday. Unremarkable work with some gear and technique deficiencies but I got them down. No vid of the trunks being felled, too focused on my z rigs and notches etc. Going back today to finish: drag branch to the pickup, kibble with loppers and load trunkwood that was left to big because I'm a hero that likes a sore back. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/ghFhg5E1Rv4" frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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    5 Days Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Jim is it S.O.P. to start the pole at an angle and then bring it plumb or was the angled entry to avoid banging the existing fence? Would you start to pound the pole perfectly plumb otherwise?
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    1 Week Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    Good luck!
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    1 Week Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread Work Pics Thread 2.0! in Climbing Forum
    Willie's not the only one who can throw tops around.:|:
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    1 Week Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    One of our site trucks has tuck tape tail light covers. Nobody ever knows how they get broken but there's always a guy that'll tape them right quick.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Ryan replied to a thread How'd it go today? in Odds and Ends
    We're getting 5 to 10 cm today. With a high of plus 2 it's a wet snow and I'm soaked.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I find fasting as foreign a concept as some people might consider lifting weights 3 times a week would be. I'm interested in strength and fitness as opposed to trimming fat off of a soft frame. Different strokes I guess. Health and happiness is the goal no matter how you get there.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I'd want something like a coiled rope with a bight passed thru, with the bight hooked on a cari tool with it's keeper removed if you can picture that. In a bail out situation it would be nice to drop the coil with one hand but that ease would make it impractical for anything that would snag it.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    Choking the stem with your climb line is a handy way to descend when you bury the tail of your ddrt system with spruce branches. Not that I've done that before.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Another nice one Reg. As the zipped load reached the rigging tree, the groundman pulled to bring the load farther down the line (I think). Was it just his bodyweight or was there a 2 to 1 or something similar? Also, did you chunk the spar or flop it? I assume you didn't want to drop chunks onto a speedline rigged to a dead tree. And finally, how many gopros do you have and have you wrecked any?
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    09-10-2018
    Ryan replied to a thread Yellow jacket refuge :) in Odds and Ends
    I had a nest in the crack where the front steps meet the sidewalk. I packed mud/dirt in there for a couple days but the industrious little bastards kept digging it out. I had read about the soapy water here but hesitated. Finally, I filled a mop pail with hot, soapy water and it worked like a charm. A few stragglers that weren't there for the bath hung around for a day or two but that was it. An old guy told me he used a shopvac filled with soapy water for a ground nest. Stuck it in the hole and left it for hours and says there were "thousands" when he dumped it.
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