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bos on How my month long dream ski vacation got crewed up. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Man, that sucks. Good advice about assumptions you should (or should not) make about other people's skills. I wish you the best for a complete recovery. To put things into perspective, I broke my fibula at the end of the season before last, and skied harder than ever last season. That said, the fibula only bears 10% of your weight and it still took me months to recover—and I have a small permanent reduction in knee function. I'm sure you know that you should not be surprised if this season is a write-off, as femur fractures are way more serious and often require surgery." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Strapping Ski's directly to car roof crossbars - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Most bags are going to flap around like crazy and: do horrible things to your gas mileage (why do you think skydivers wear baggy clothes? to add drag!), make annoying noise, and most importantly make you look like a tool." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on We believe that adoption of functional programming will drive wider adoption of lightweight formal methods such as VDM. In return, formal methods could serve as the design method and language for functional programming. Would you agree and/or comment? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I remember thinking VDM was ridiculous when I was exposed to it as an undergraduate back around 1993, and I literally haven't heard of it again until today. (Same thing for Z.) This is the funniest case of "so you're saying there's a *chance*?" wishful thinking I've encountered in a while." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Possible move to Santa Cruz, need advice! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The rule of thumb is 24 hours per inch of rainfall, starting after the rain ends." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Possible move to Santa Cruz, need advice! - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"We've had near-record amounts of rain so far this season, and the forecast for the rest of the winter is wet (to be taken with a pinch of salt). The rain usually peaks in the timeframe the OP will be visiting, so there are likely to be a lot of down days waiting for trails to dry out." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Complex skies at Jay Peak, VT - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"You shouldn't go into the backcountry unless you have both training and equipment." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Vail Resorts to Connect PCMR/Canyons. Create Largest Single Ski Area in USA - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"They built a little tiny bar in the middle of the central plaza, and have done literally nothing else. But by all means please don't come to Kirkwood and ski, because I hate lift lines and like my stashes undisturbed." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on What is an intermediate haskell programmer? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"That's an interesting offer, thanks. Let me think about it and get back to you." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on What is an intermediate haskell programmer? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"It's hard to get enthused about the amount of work involved, to be honest. I'd rather ride my bike or play with the kids." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on What is an intermediate haskell programmer? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I wrote a whole book about the subject, smart guy." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on What is an intermediate haskell programmer? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"This list is utterly bonkers. I agree with about 10% of it, and think the rest is shamefully bad advice. It mixes points that are almost trivial with things that are simultaneously hard to master and hardly ever useful. This is honestly the kind of crappy advice that has me paying little to no attention to the Haskell community any longer. A noisy subsdt of silly people has collectively gone nuts for abstractions that provide little value other than making them feel special. It is most disappointing." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on TBT: my son in the terrain park a couple of seasons ago - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I have trouble keeping up with him, so safe to say he's ripping :-)" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on TBT: my son in the terrain park a couple of seasons ago - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"He bruised his heels moderately and sprained his thumb a little. He stayed off the skis for maybe ten days afterwards, but it didn't otherwise set him back at all. My son was 11 in this clip, so he weighed maybe half or less of what you do, assuming you're an adult. If you landed the same way, your extra mass would mean a higher likelihood of injury (but no guarantees)." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on TBT: my son in the terrain park a couple of seasons ago - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"And then of course [there's the edit](https://youtube.com/watch...). My son was totally thrilled to have his crash remixed like this. The most fun part: we licensed the original video to a few TV production companies, and donated all the license fees to the [High Fives Foundation](http://highfivesfoundation.org). They're pretty cool, check them out." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on One of the toughest and highest Elevation sections on the Tahoe Rim Trail . Starlake trail loop - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Putting this into perspective: depending on how you approach Star Lake, it's a 3,000 foot climb over 10 miles with absolutely no let up (and no air at the top: you top out at 9200 feet!), and that's before you continue on to anywhere else. It's fantastic, but brutal." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on State of /r/Skiing - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The galling thing about your particular brand of assholery is it's not even entertaining. If I was as relentlessly dumb and unpleasant as you, I'd run for governor of Arizona." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on State of /r/Skiing - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"> I don't know how many people agree with me, but I kind of like that he's on this sub railing against people for no good reason. His behaviour is toxic and likely to drive people away. There are enough outlets for people who need to express their inner offensive assholes on the internet already; I'd rather not see a fairly decent sub dragged down." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Help me plan my Mountain Collective season. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Most of Jackson is south facing, so it'll be mush by March. Squaw is crazy busy at the end of December, and we've had a terrible start to the season. I wouldn't go until mid-Jan to Feb. I also wouldn't go to Whistler until January or so. There's no best time to go. You can choose between crappy snow if it's dry, or huge crowds if it's been snowing :-)" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Do I need to return my boots and go to another shop? - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"A good boot fitting experience takes a few hours, and usually involves a lot of monkeying around with the boots, the liners, and the buckles. If you just got plopped into whatever seemed adequate over the course of 20 minutes or so, you may have ended up with boots you can ski in, but they won't work for long. Doesn't seem like a great use of $320 to me." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Cold Creek Trail - South Lake Tahoe - 11/17/14 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Not this time, had to get home to the kids :-)" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Cold Creek Trail - South Lake Tahoe - 11/17/14 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"It turned out that the TRT south of Luther Pass was well sheltered from the wind, and the Christmas Valley downhill was in perfect shape. Great end to the season!" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Cold Creek Trail - South Lake Tahoe - 11/17/14 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Good conditions for it too: a record high temperature for the day in SLT! I'm thinking of going out to ride the TRT this morning before the incoming storm shuts it down for the season, but with sustained 25mph winds I'm a bit worried about a combination of high energy output and falling trees. Decisions, decisions..." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Racing lineup for this year - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Race skis are very different from the skis people usually ride, and they vary in length and turn radius depending on the discipline. Slalom skis are short (160cm) and have a big sidecut for tight turns, while downhill skis are really long (210cm) and take ages to turn. They are all very narrow, with waists in the 65 to 80mm category." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on I too am building something for my local trail, 12' ladder drop. - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Where does a noob find out details on "I have plenty of beefs with IMBA"?" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on The Weekly New Rider Thread - 24th of November 2014 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Then just demo a few bikes from your local bike shop over a few weekends, and follow up with a purchase if you like it. You should be able to get a sense of whether or not you like riding pretty quickly, long before you'll ever find out if you're any good at it :-)" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on The Weekly New Rider Thread - 24th of November 2014 - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"I started back in June. All I did was buy a bike and start riding. The one mistake I made was to start with clipless pedals and shoes, which I would strongly recommend you avoid in favour of flat pedals and shoes for a long time. All I've done to build endurance for climbs is ride uphill until I can't any more, then walk until I catch my breath and start riding again. I run into plenty of spots where my technical ability falls short for difficult sections on climbs now (step-ups and stairs), but endurance hasn't been a problem for a while. For choosing trails, I started by doing research online, then riding conservatively. I ride with friends whenever I can, but getting out by myself has been fun too. All in all, just getting on my bike and going has worked really well for me, but everyone's psychology and motivations are different." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Home-made bike repair jig - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"The clamp is about $50 cheaper than a stand, but I mostly liked the idea of using the existing bench and C clamp, and of building the rest of the jig myself." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Home-made bike repair jig - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Yep! Great bike." - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on Home-made bike repair jig - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Thanks! This area is [roadie heaven](https://www.deathride.com/), so perhaps I'll take it up and get a chance to follow your advice some day :-)" - Bryan O'Sullivan
bos on 2015 Giant Reign Advanced 27.5 GoPro Video - http://www.reddit.com/r...
"Nice! I have its predecessor 26" bike, which is lots of fun too. Cool looking trail, as well." - Bryan O'Sullivan
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